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Forum: The Garage 01-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 290,272
Posted By Cycle61
Note to self, plug in block heater on diesel...

Note to self, plug in block heater on diesel truck before it gets down to 9F the day after a heavy rain.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 290,272
Posted By Cycle61
Yup, that's the one. I have doubled belts on the...

Yup, that's the one. I have doubled belts on the PS pump, and it does still work after a belt failure, you just lose the power assist. Little scary, but not unmanageable. Beats trusting a little...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,337
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 290,272
Posted By Cycle61
GMC Hydroboost can leak from the power steering...

GMC Hydroboost can leak from the power steering side to the brake reservoir side, and vice versa. If one gets low, don't forget to check the other. :bluduh
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Cycle61
That's an awesome way to end a crash, with the...

That's an awesome way to end a crash, with the bike perfectly upside down.

I can just see doing that, and then all your buddies come around the corner.

"WTF man?"

"Just checking my chain...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
The relevant links within that long FAQ seem to...

The relevant links within that long FAQ seem to be :

http://www.etrailer.com/question-33749.html
http://www.etrailer.com/question-31314.html

As to whether car tires are better, less likely to...
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Which wheels do you have now? I found a car...

Which wheels do you have now?

I found a car tire available for the 12" rims, link is several posts up. The wheels themselves seem fine.

If it's the 8" inch ones...I dunno.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Looks nice, man! I want to do all kinds of...

Looks nice, man!

I want to do all kinds of stuff to mine, but race season is coming up, and my tinkering time/$ is going into the bike now. :norton
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Oh, and for those looking, TireRack does sell a...

Oh, and for those looking, TireRack does sell a 12" car tire. Yokohama Y372...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
On our first job today. I've got at least a...

On our first job today. I've got at least a motorcycle's worth of weight on there, I'd say. :evil

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v39/p79791090.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Don't forget your $29 HF angle grinder to clean...

Don't forget your $29 HF angle grinder to clean off the paint first. Can't have porous welds now, can we? :deal
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Haha, this has turned into my build thread over...

Haha, this has turned into my build thread over the last two days. Hopefully somebody finds it helpful.

Here we are as I left it last night, waiting for hubs, wheels, and electrical.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
I torqued the shit out of everything, I don't...

I torqued the shit out of everything, I don't think you're actually going to break them. But I certainly wouldn't use them twice.

Also, make sure you have both sockets and box-end wrenches in...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Wheel bearings are done. As mentioned elsewhere,...

Wheel bearings are done. As mentioned elsewhere, I'm pretty sure whatever they ship with is somewhere between Vaseline and generic china brand rust inhibitor goop. No freakin' way would I actually...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
My forearms are killing me from wrenching them...

My forearms are killing me from wrenching them all into place. And you basically never see them in actual industrial applications. Red loctite on everything, and hopefully I don't have to deal with...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 172,398
Posted By Cycle61
Just bought mine. Got the heavy-duty non...

Just bought mine.

Got the heavy-duty non folding one, theoretically ~1700# load capacity.

On sale from $459 to $349, and then a 20% off coupon brought it down to $279. :clap

Got it mostly...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By Cycle61
I think we've all got stories like that. :nod ...

I think we've all got stories like that. :nod

One loose cable lug shutting down a 300,000 square foot paint shop, at Toyota's estimated line cost of $10k per minute of downtime. :eek1
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,440
Posted By Cycle61
Used to have one of the high-end FLIR cameras for...

Used to have one of the high-end FLIR cameras for checking motor control centers in our airhouses at work. Best toy in the shop, I tell ya. That this was awesome for all sorts of vehicle diagnostics...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,374
Posted By Cycle61
No. With a non-fukt vehicle, put it in park, lift...

No. With a non-fukt vehicle, put it in park, lift it up, and spin a front wheel. Other wheel will turn the opposite direction. Park locking pin in the trans is upstream of the differential, so to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,688
Views: 1,983,330
Posted By Cycle61
Ordered mine from Amazon. If this keeps me...

Ordered mine from Amazon.

If this keeps me satisfied, it'll be $100 well spent.

Of course, if it leads me to quit my job and wander the world on a motorbike, that may be a different story......
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,097
Posted By Cycle61
Hack it. :deal

Hack it. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 30,591
Posted By Cycle61
This is Nick. Couple of us in the SF area had...

This is Nick. Couple of us in the SF area had brews with Sean on Sunday. He should be approaching LA by this point, if all has gone smoothly. Our weather has been clear, so I have good hopes for him....
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,693
Posted By Cycle61
Awesome. :clap

Awesome. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,303
Posted By Cycle61
Speed limit, cruise control, good music. If...

Speed limit, cruise control, good music.

If I'm in a car, I'm not looking for drama and excitement.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,056
Posted By Cycle61
^ google the above phrase, and this thread pops...

^ google the above phrase, and this thread pops up. It's stuck with me all these years too. I need to go back and re-read some of the old masters. :norton
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 738
Views: 101,630
Posted By Cycle61
Well, got the rear end aired up properly now....

Well, got the rear end aired up properly now. What a difference!! The bike now actually sits at it's intended height, and consequently the front end is feeling far better. Fresh oil and some knob...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 101,630
Posted By Cycle61
Let me throw a question in here. I've temporarily...

Let me throw a question in here. I've temporarily adopted an '07 X-challenge. Let's say I'll have it for long enough to do some maintenance and adjustments, but not long enough to replace springs....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 804,940
Posted By Cycle61
Sounds good. My advice though: save your money on...

Sounds good. My advice though: save your money on the exhaust. It will do nothing for you in performance terms. The front suspension, stock, is beyond unforgivable, but the rear is actually not bad....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 804,940
Posted By Cycle61
I would go for rearsets before the shock or...

I would go for rearsets before the shock or aftermarket exhaust. Also, get GV cartridge emulators up front if it's in your budget. The stock footpegs end up on the ground at very modest lean angles...
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cycle61
Well, crud. The bike sold already. :lol

Well, crud. The bike sold already. :lol
Forum: Airheads 06-08-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cycle61
No problem with gravity fed carbs. My cruiser has...

No problem with gravity fed carbs. My cruiser has one, my gf's KLR has one, my racebike has two, our '86 Z1000 has four...never had a gravity failure yet. :D

I'll ask about the driveshaft history...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2011, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 831,948
Posted By Cycle61
Definitely. ...

Definitely.

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/v15/p159225090-5.jpg

And next time, spend the night out there in the middle of nowhere.

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/v13/p435299858-5.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 2,695
Views: 804,940
Posted By Cycle61
1992 Yamaha FZR 600. Paid $750 for the bike. 3...

1992 Yamaha FZR 600. Paid $750 for the bike. 3 years, 40k miles, two engines, one good crash, and a whole lot of memories later....she was stolen from the parking lot. :cry
...
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2011, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,347
Posted By Cycle61
Considering buying an '88 R100GS, talk to me.

Bike is owned by a friend, has 92,000 miles on it, and appears to be in very solid condition. Has some nice farkles and bit added over the last few years. Starts and runs well, I have not test ridden...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By Cycle61
Older still, and on the road. :D 1913...

Older still, and on the road. :D

1913 Harley-Davidson, spotted at Northern California's famous Alice's Restaurant.

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/v14/p161099407-5.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,102
Posted By Cycle61
I see what you did there. :rofl

I see what you did there. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By Cycle61
The Hit-Air ones from SaferMoto are definitely...

The Hit-Air ones from SaferMoto are definitely fast, and very effective. Several of my racing friends use them during their events, and they hold up very well to both impact and abrasion. I'm going...
Forum: Americas 09-20-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By Cycle61
I'll second or third the recommendation for...

I'll second or third the recommendation for dubbleju. A good friend of mine works for them, and they'd be more than happy to set you up with a bike that will be perfect for your adventure. Tell...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,774
Views: 831,948
Posted By Cycle61
Verah nice, RN. Got a few from the middle of...

Verah nice, RN. Got a few from the middle of nowhere, Nevada.

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v5/p192699683-4.jpg

http://nickdavis.zenfolio.com/img/s9/v14/p233501674-4.jpg
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,632
Posted By Cycle61
Read this guy's thread:...

Read this guy's thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=603979

Send me 10% of the money you just saved by not buying a new bike, and we'll call it good. :deal

:D

Oh, and I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 01:35 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,462
Posted By Cycle61
I've got an FZR 600 sportbike, a V-Star 1700...

I've got an FZR 600 sportbike, a V-Star 1700 cruiser, and a Suzuki DR650...I'd really like to make it an all Yamaha family. C'mon 660 Tenere! :clap
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