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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By freetors
Some of you folks keep implying that motorcyle...

Some of you folks keep implying that motorcyle forks and shocks have position sensitive damping. I was under the impression that nearly all supension dampers (with the exception of really exotic rock...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,694
Posted By freetors
Does anybody know where you can readily buy those...

Does anybody know where you can readily buy those little valve shims?
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By freetors
What if you drop your drain plug down said storm...

What if you drop your drain plug down said storm drain?
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By freetors
I would not get my aluminum wheels powdercoated....

I would not get my aluminum wheels powdercoated. A LOT of wheels have gone through powdercoaters and end up with stress cracks within a few years.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By freetors
Maybe it is supposed to be mineral oil? It...

Maybe it is supposed to be mineral oil?

It is also possible for air to get in but no fluid visibly come out.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By freetors
Sintered pads are pretty much the only thing I've...

Sintered pads are pretty much the only thing I've seen that come from the factory on bikes. Carbon pads are generally only useful for track riding where you can get a lot of heat into them. Many high...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 85,636
Posted By freetors
I want one of these bad.... Still hardly any of...

I want one of these bad.... Still hardly any of them on the market that are used. All the ones of I've seen resale have ghey modifications like extended swing arms, awful exhausts, and other silly...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,500
Posted By freetors
IMO, the zip tie method, while it technically...

IMO, the zip tie method, while it technically works, is a cop out to the real technique.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By freetors
MPGuino is based on arduino and can display...

MPGuino is based on arduino and can display instantaneous fuel economy. It only uses two inputs; one from the vehicle speed sensor, and one from a fuel injector. The user must calibrate to match your...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By freetors
You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even...

You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even on modern fuel injected cars.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,098
Posted By freetors
I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy)...

I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy) article where he recommended running a slightly longer reach spark plug in race engines to bump up the compression ratio a small amount. The only...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44,197
Views: 8,461,366
Posted By freetors
Not everybody wants to be riding that close to...

Not everybody wants to be riding that close to redline just "cruising" down the highway. Personally, I think the "it won't even hit the rev limiter in 6th gear" argument is just silly. I'd bet your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 44,197
Views: 8,461,366
Posted By freetors
I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up...

I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up the airbox. Remove the FMF controller. Put the exhaust valve stuff back on if you have the parts. I'll bet your issues go away :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,114
Posted By freetors
It's always flashing yellow for east to west...

It's always flashing yellow for east to west traffic and flashing red for north south. FWIW it could be replaced by a stop sign. But it really needs to just be replaced by a proper green/yellow/red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,114
Posted By freetors
There's an intersection here that still has...

There's an intersection here that still has those. Unfortunately, the traffic volume has far exceeded the original intersections design. During times of heavy traffic it can take several minutes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,738
Posted By freetors
They did this after they repaved a major highway...

They did this after they repaved a major highway here. I think this was the first time road crews in our area have done this method because I never saw it previously. Anyways, fast forward a few...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 85,636
Posted By freetors
That bike is totally ghey. The extended swingarm,...

That bike is totally ghey. The extended swingarm, the crappy air filter, stupid exhaust, obnoxious horns which the bikes electrical system probably can't even keep up with, no sidestand, stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,114
Posted By freetors
There are some occasions where I have...

There are some occasions where I have accidentally run red lights in places that I am unfamiliar with due to poor road design. For instance, placing a large dip in the road for an underpass with the...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,653
Posted By freetors
What is this 70k service you guys keep talking...

What is this 70k service you guys keep talking about? I've been into subarus for a long time and this is the first time I've ever heard of it. Like has already been said, the timing belt isn't due...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44,197
Views: 8,461,366
Posted By freetors
I believe it only runs at one speed. The black...

I believe it only runs at one speed. The black round part at the top of the assembly vents off excess pressure.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,995
Posted By freetors
Dang that's the smallest (non-lithium) moto...

Dang that's the smallest (non-lithium) moto battery I've ever seen. 40 cca?!
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By freetors
How does it hold up long term? I'v thought of...

How does it hold up long term? I'v thought of doing something similar for my my bike which has a reputation for going through them quickly. On one of my project mini bikes we made one out of a thin...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By freetors
Still running along well. I will say that it took...

Still running along well. I will say that it took a long time and a lot of driving with the heater on and burping the cooling system to get all the air out. Almost thought I had screwed something up...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Awesome 16 sounds great!

Awesome 16 sounds great!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Awesome suggestions! Don't give me too many...

Awesome suggestions!

Don't give me too many things to do, I have to go back home!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,223
Posted By freetors
I've been reading more and more posts about WRR...

I've been reading more and more posts about WRR owners having issues with their performance "upgrades". Makes me glad mine is all stock as far as the engine/exhaust/intake goes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By freetors
I don't know about you but when I am out for than...

I don't know about you but when I am out for than 4 hours or so I start getting uncomfortable, I start riding faster and taking more risks. Because of this I try to limit how long I ride.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By freetors
IT RUNS!!! It just purrs nicer and smoother than...

IT RUNS!!! It just purrs nicer and smoother than it ever has. I think this job was a success!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-30-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
That's amazing there's almost no mexican joints...

That's amazing there's almost no mexican joints in AR. Heck, the town near me has about 25000 people and at least 7 or 8 mexican restaurants.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,246
Posted By freetors
I hate reading on forums where people are...

I hate reading on forums where people are searching for completely unmolested cars or bikes when they know full well that will be modifying it. I think some vehicles should be left stock. But others...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
She has told me that the one type of restaurant...

She has told me that the one type of restaurant and she can always count on to cater to her veganism are Mexican places. Any good ones around there?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Sweet! Ours is a 73 with the same color. It...

Sweet! Ours is a 73 with the same color. It didn't start out that way though. Over the years previous owners have painted it at least twice. It started off as a disgusting brownish yellow. Then it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Haha of all the cars I've worked on this one...

Haha of all the cars I've worked on this one usually frustrates me the most! Even the most mundane jobs like changing instrument bulbs are uncomfortable torturous exercises. Don't even get me started...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I should...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I should clarify that it's not a true camping trip. It's more like a road trip with camping instead of a hotel. Also the lady friend I'm going with is vegan so...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 803
Posted By freetors
Help plan my Arkansas camping trip

A friend and I are planning on taking a short camping trip in Arkansas this summer. They have a busy schedule so we'll be driving up there in the day, camp the night out, and drive back the next day....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 44,197
Views: 8,461,366
Posted By freetors
The little plastic clip that holds the sensor in...

The little plastic clip that holds the sensor in can actually be used to lower it as well. Just pop it out and move it to the lower slot. It's not as secure as the factory location but probably more...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By freetors
I was hoping the same would work in my case. Like...

I was hoping the same would work in my case. Like I said though it was maxing out my press. Tried the air hammer and a sledge hammer too. Nothing worked. I will admit I was getting scared of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,187
Posted By freetors
Water cooled turbos don't really need this though...

Water cooled turbos don't really need this though unless you've been driving hard right before shutdown.

As has been said, there's really no need to keep it idling. Coolant still moves around even...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By freetors
That's how it's supposed to be. A quick google...

That's how it's supposed to be. A quick google search shows that I'm not the only one to ever have this problem. Seems the splines get a little rusty and seize in there. Apparently some axles just...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,619
Posted By freetors
I've run into a problem. While trying to remove...

I've run into a problem. While trying to remove one of the axles I found that the axle stub is extremely stuck in the hub. I tried using a puller but the arms on it were starting to flex. That's when...
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