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Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By GSWayne
If you don't need to put it in your pocket then I...

If you don't need to put it in your pocket then I would recommend a DSLR for product photography. Probably any one would work, just decide how much you want to spend. You could probably consider a...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By GSWayne
If it is zinc plated it is probably not stainless...

If it is zinc plated it is probably not stainless steel, though that really doesn't matter. Either metal can be sanded, though unless you have a belt sander it may take you a long time. You need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,958
Posted By GSWayne
What, nobody suggested headlight modulators?...

What, nobody suggested headlight modulators? :hide :pain
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By GSWayne
FWIW One data point. I saw a guy on a Ninja 250...

FWIW One data point. I saw a guy on a Ninja 250 go from cord barely showing to a blowout, in less than 200 miles.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,605
Posted By GSWayne
Olympus TG-3

I recently got a TG-3 based on the review of similar cameras here: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2491269399/2014-waterproof-camera-roundup

Below are some photos showing some the TG-3 features. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,924
Posted By GSWayne
Maybe it would be easier to make straps that...

Maybe it would be easier to make straps that clamp around the tank to hold it so you don't have to try to figure out how to hydro test the tank when you are done?
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,456
Posted By GSWayne
The radios themselves are fine. It is amazing...

The radios themselves are fine. It is amazing what you can get for $31 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009MAKWC0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=34ES5AZYSLQVT&coliid=I1N5RVQCRJ8W2A&psc=1...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By GSWayne
They can protect from surges caused by nearby...

They can protect from surges caused by nearby lightning strikes, but not a direct hit on the wiring going to your house, so they are still valuable, but not invincible.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,165
Posted By GSWayne
Stop n Go kit isn't really worthless

I found the Stop n Go pouch to work well for holding a Safety Seal http://www.safetyseal.com/ sticky string type repair kit :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,245
Posted By GSWayne
I would tend to do it by years instead of miles,...

I would tend to do it by years instead of miles, I think age is what attacks the rubber rather than miles. I would imagine every 3 or 4 years would be consistent with what they recommend for tires. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By GSWayne
I have read several comparisons of gauges in...

I have read several comparisons of gauges in magazines and they also reached your conclusion that almost all gauges are accurate enough to use to measure tire pressure. I have also compared the half...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By GSWayne
Safety Seal

Another premium sticky string brand is http://www.safetyseal.com/
The case they provide is too big to carry on a motorcycle, but I found I could fit the pieces in the small convenient Stop n Go...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By GSWayne
The only problem is that none of them will...

The only problem is that none of them will directly replace BMW fasteners which are almost entirely Torx type fasteners. Thanks for the link to the company, they do look like a good source for...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,178
Posted By GSWayne
I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a...

I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a fairly small, reasonably priced camera that has both a weatherproof body and weather proof lenses available. I also like the controls that allow me to...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,803
Posted By GSWayne
You were thinking "Outside the Thread"...

You were thinking "Outside the Thread" :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By GSWayne
I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. ...

I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. It has been that way on my bike for years and does not seem to get worse. I attempted to shim it tighter but was not successful, so I think you just...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,822
Posted By GSWayne
I think most of you folks worry too much or I am...

I think most of you folks worry too much or I am just extremely lucky. I have spent many months riding all over the US and Canada and never took any exotic precautions with my R1200GS. I almost...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 972
Posted By GSWayne
This will not work unless the grinder has a...

This will not work unless the grinder has a universal motor which is unlikely. The typical grinder motors cannot be slowed down.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,725
Posted By GSWayne
In case it was not just from overfilling, another...

In case it was not just from overfilling, another simple thing to check is the torque on those cover fasteners, I have did have one or two loosen up, though I do not think it caused a leak.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,552
Posted By GSWayne
I own my own bottles but found I could only...

I own my own bottles but found I could only exchange them where I bought them. When the local AirGas place shut their store I had to go about 30 miles to where they still had a store. The other...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,234
Posted By GSWayne
Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming...

Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming pool. They normally use HCL instead of H2SO4, but either will work to adjust pH in the pool. Also I would not worry about storing acid in plastic...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,854
Posted By GSWayne
Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient...

Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient you could build something battery powered that fits in the lid and operates by a pushbutton or tilt switch. Then you would not have to worry about...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By GSWayne
You could try wetting them and letting them dry...

You could try wetting them and letting them dry on your hands. I think that is what Helimot recommends to break them in.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,362
Posted By GSWayne
Whether it is legal in your state or not I would...

Whether it is legal in your state or not I would bet you will get to meet and discuss the issue with lots of cops that are trying to figure out what sort of non-standard lighting you are operating. ...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By GSWayne
I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me...

I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me if you want to come up and look at your error codes, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 34,978
Posted By GSWayne
Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of...

Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of steel.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By GSWayne
Have fun with your new toy. I have an...

Have fun with your new toy.

I have an earlier version of that (Thermal Arc Prowave 185TSW) that I bought used several years ago and I am happy with it, though I don't have any experience with...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,248
Posted By GSWayne
Techno babble

Just for fun I drew my slide rule from my pocket protector and calculated the effect of temperature on valve adjustment. It will need to be corrected for the actual length of the push rod (I guessed...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,004
Posted By GSWayne
Anybody know why they switched to negative...

Anybody know why they switched to negative ground? A positive ground system will reduce the corrosion if the wiring gets wet.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,662
Posted By GSWayne
We will be there. We are not much for group...

We will be there. We are not much for group rides, but we will give it a go :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,434
Posted By GSWayne
Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and...

Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and it was Michelin tires I tested and did not find them to be slippery when new??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,434
Posted By GSWayne
None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers...

None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers mentioned mold release or protectant, they just said to ride easy for awhile, they did not specify why, except for one that indicated it was to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,434
Posted By GSWayne
But it is subjective and unreliable data. What...

But it is subjective and unreliable data. What does "feels slippery" mean. Does it mean the same to you or me? Is it 10% more slippery or a factor of 2 or ??

Treadless:
Next time you get some...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,556
Posted By GSWayne
If you want it strong more than light, why not...

If you want it strong more than light, why not use aluminum or even stainless steel?
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,500
Posted By GSWayne
In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is...

In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is a one shot repair kit, not like a roll of tape. Once you un-seal it you have to use it up. Once it is wet you have to work fast, it seems to set up...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 552,924
Posted By GSWayne
TIG indoors

I TIG weld indoors and I would not worry about Argon killing you unless you empty the whole bottle in a few minutes and you have a very small room and lay on the floor when working. My larger Argon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,434
Posted By GSWayne
This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of...

This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of data. Could someone with slippery tires just duplicate the test I did so there would be ONE piece of data that shows how slippery a brand new tire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,019
Posted By GSWayne
I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March,...

I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March, but should be around for the rest of March. I'll PM you when I return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,019
Posted By GSWayne
How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a...

How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a GS-911 you could hook up to for troubleshooting, setting stepper motors etc. I also have a 2005 R1200GS and we could compare waveforms of oxygen sensor...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,934
Posted By GSWayne
One other change we made that I forgot to mention...

One other change we made that I forgot to mention is we had a Bill Mayer custom seat made and he added some rise to the front of her seat so that she does not tend to slid into me. She had probably...
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