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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
Posted By beemerkid
I just hang them with a piece of wire overnight...

I just hang them with a piece of wire overnight over the trash can(after pumping the excess out of course) . Then I wrap the openings in paper towels and put it in a plastic bag until the next rare...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 442,052
Posted By beemerkid
New chain and sprockets for the YZ250. The old...

New chain and sprockets for the YZ250. The old sprocket was rounded, missing teeth and the chain looked like it was covered in 50 year old rusty grease.
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By beemerkid
Keep riding on that and you'll be buying new...

Keep riding on that and you'll be buying new parts for your bike and a new helmet. If your lucky.
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,197
Posted By beemerkid
All service completed at the dealer is about as...

All service completed at the dealer is about as good as you can get in a used vehicle.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By beemerkid
Sure you can use some stop leak if you want to be...

Sure you can use some stop leak if you want to be dishonest and sell it next week. If not, you know the right answer. Fix it right. Any smoking? evidence of coolant coming out anywhere but a head...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,197
Posted By beemerkid
I'm just listening to it on my phone, but it...

I'm just listening to it on my phone, but it sounds like a diesel to me. it might just be because of the phone. 100,000 miles is pretty regular for having the timing belt done. the problem with the...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By beemerkid
Clearwater Erica's. They're brighter than hell...

Clearwater Erica's. They're brighter than hell and I can't believe I ever lived without the dimmer and hi beam full power mode. Set low to not kill oncoming traffic, then flick your properly located...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 616
Posted By beemerkid
If there's any slop left strips of old beer can...

If there's any slop left strips of old beer can will suffice. Don't try this at home kids.

I had a buddy do this with a strut on a four wheeler.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,320
Posted By beemerkid
Combination wrench- useful for rounding of bolt...

Combination wrench- useful for rounding of bolt heads with the open part. When successful in turning a stuck bolt, great at removing knuckle skin.
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By beemerkid
So from what I understand you has a plate welded...

So from what I understand you has a plate welded on to upgrade your brakes. (seperate topic haha) and where the fork tube slides in your hitting a stopping point. Did you slide the tube in and out...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By beemerkid
My big question is weather you had looked at them...

My big question is weather you had looked at them in person. the price point is definitely attractive. Also you need to consider what you'll have in them. I only gave them a cursory glance but while...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By beemerkid
For sure, as problem in an even more remote area...

For sure, as problem in an even more remote area could be a really big problem. A replacement is always the best option.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By beemerkid
I would completely agree with you but the man is...

I would completely agree with you but the man is isn't in his garage. 4 hours of Guatemalan labor and a few bucks in argon might not be equal to the price of a swingarm shipped to south america....
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,213
Posted By beemerkid
Take that wheel off and have the guy weld it with...

Take that wheel off and have the guy weld it with a sandwich plate both sides. That is as long as the plate on the inside would clear the tire. GET THAT FOOTPEG OUT OF THE WAY! Even if the guy is...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By beemerkid
Sorry to butt into your thread, but I have the...

Sorry to butt into your thread, but I have the same question, but for a 2x12 for loading bikes into the truck. It should hold up right? The can says good on wood, and I have some left over from the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By beemerkid
When pui....I miss things haha.

When pui....I miss things haha.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,431
Posted By beemerkid
My Ducati dealer recommended the harder method....

My Ducati dealer recommended the harder method. The bike was run soft for 100 miles and then flogged. It hasnt burned a single drop of oil. Ever.
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By beemerkid
Good news gents, after taking apart the entire...

Good news gents, after taking apart the entire bike (I guess something had to be in a hard to access spot, right)I got the starter out. I pulled it apart and clened out 55K worth of oil and grease,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,656
Posted By beemerkid
I think it depends greatly on where you live. In...

I think it depends greatly on where you live. In a city where it is crowded, doesnt snow, and you can park a bike anywhere (like mine, lane splitting is a plus too) a bike as primary transport makes...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By beemerkid
Yamaha R1 tarter issues

So I picked this bike up a few months ago with 50 K+ miles. The bike starts up fine but the guy says the battery is old and is getting weak. OK, so it cranks hard for about one revolution, then clows...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,314
Posted By beemerkid
It is for me, sure it wont boil over but your...

It is for me, sure it wont boil over but your engine is made with some very tight tolerances that are temperature sensitive (think piston ring gap)and there is a target temperature to achieve those...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,749
Posted By beemerkid
Good job to whoever was moving your truck...who...

Good job to whoever was moving your truck...who puts the window down when its cold anyway (other than to look around in the shop its self)
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,361
Posted By beemerkid
I agree, the only problem is its a pretty small...

I agree, the only problem is its a pretty small chip. You might be able to find someone to zap it real quick with a tig welder. I'd have that done than coat the remaining cracks with the loctite...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By beemerkid
I like the one I got from highwaydirtbikes.

I like the one I got from highwaydirtbikes.
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,820
Posted By beemerkid
That'll do donkey, that'll do....so long as your...

That'll do donkey, that'll do....so long as your lifting small bikes like that. Good job being bored!
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,859
Posted By beemerkid
I did something similar but with no crash. I had...

I did something similar but with no crash. I had a jeep with all the engine electrics wired desperately and on a panel. I still had the key for the steering lock and starter. While demonstrating this...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By beemerkid
You might be having problems getting the lube...

You might be having problems getting the lube where it needs to go, also try a better penetrating lubricant such as kroil or a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone.
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By beemerkid
You found it before you hit the starter I hope...

You found it before you hit the starter I hope...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,143
Posted By beemerkid
Ok so theyre not digital, but this is the...

Ok so theyre not digital, but this is the precision measurement thread.I have a brown and sharp dial calipers, and they seem accurate to half a thousandth compared to some feeler gagues I have. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By beemerkid
I like the military standard switchboard matting....

I like the military standard switchboard matting. Its oil proof, obviously non-conductive, pretty durable since its flooring. Put a strip of angle aluminum screwed into the substrate around the edges...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By beemerkid
Ive got nothing useful except to say that your...

Ive got nothing useful except to say that your going to love having dro's. The convenience is astounding. Oh and can I come pay machine shop:deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,218
Posted By beemerkid
R6, a tig welder, and lots of your time and you...

R6, a tig welder, and lots of your time and you can make whatever you want for an exhaust. Id suggest just getting an r6 and an aftermarket exhaust for the sound. My r1 with a power commander and leo...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By beemerkid
They're pricey but I love mine on my yz250 mx...

They're pricey but I love mine on my yz250 mx bike and on my r1.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,771
Posted By beemerkid
+1 the Mag led heads are way better than the drop...

+1 the Mag led heads are way better than the drop in replacements.
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By beemerkid
http://www.ducatisuite.com/belttension.html ...

http://www.ducatisuite.com/belttension.html

Its pretty widely accepted that you can do the 2 valve belts with the allen wrench method. I did it with my 4v testastretta evolutzione and I found it...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By beemerkid
I used jegs lines and fittings on a jeep...

I used jegs lines and fittings on a jeep transmission cooler. Worked wonderfully. Quality was on par with any one you see in a $$$ built race setup.
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By beemerkid
If you dont KNOW how the output shaft is lubed,...

If you dont KNOW how the output shaft is lubed, don't run with the drive shaft on. If it has a slip yoke you could drain the fluid and put a bag over the hole with some electrical tape.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,893
Posted By beemerkid
I have an integrated led turn signal/ brake light...

I have an integrated led turn signal/ brake light on my R1 that flashes when first engaged. It is REAAAALLLYY obvious when I hit the brakes. If you make a successful home brew one post it up, Id like...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-01-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 602,551
Posted By beemerkid
Sebastopol Ca 5 miles from CA highway 1 Country...

Sebastopol Ca 5 miles from CA highway 1
Country location.
Garage for two, MAYBE 3 bikes.
A comfy couch and an air mattress.
Camping outside if you feel like it.
Shower.
Laundry.
Slow wifi....
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,621
Posted By beemerkid
I have a new man cave since I posted up my last...

I have a new man cave since I posted up my last one. It does ok for me, but working on cars is annoying because I have to remove all the bikes and even so its really tight. Its still so much better...
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