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Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By ttpete
Most of these motorcycle systems only run closed...

Most of these motorcycle systems only run closed loop up to about 5000 rpm. That's the maximum rpm that the emissions test schedule uses.

A/F ratio for performance is roughly 13.2. It can vary...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,583
Posted By ttpete
What size tires are on the Ariel? Dunlop makes...

What size tires are on the Ariel? Dunlop makes their old K70 tire in 18 and 19 inch using modern rubber compounds.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By ttpete
You can get K70s, same tread pattern as original,...

You can get K70s, same tread pattern as original, but modern rubber compounds. I have them on my '67 and they are OK.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By ttpete
The factory calls this a KRTT because it has road...

The factory calls this a KRTT because it has road race equipment.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 61,941
Posted By ttpete
I put together a test box that has two small...

I put together a test box that has two small analog panel meters in it, one is 0-24 volts, the other 0-25 amps. They're connected to banana jacks, and I have clip leads made up. It's real handy for...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 61,941
Posted By ttpete
Your generator should be a third brush type if...

Your generator should be a third brush type if it's original. Output is set by moving the third brush. I'd try firing it up and seeing if it'll charge OK with the lower wattage bulb. You might have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,278
Posted By ttpete
This is why I only ride with people who I know...

This is why I only ride with people who I know understand single track vehicle dynamics. I don't want to be anywhere near the carnage that's eventually going to take place sooner or later with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 491,838
Posted By ttpete
I had the exact same thing happen, but in...

I had the exact same thing happen, but in daylight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
All of the states don't participate in the...

All of the states don't participate in the checkpoints, some because it's not legal in that state, and some don't take an interest in it. The federal government made funds available if wanted. Some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
If I remember correctly, didn't the Nazis send...

If I remember correctly, didn't the Nazis send the Jews, the gypsies and the feeble-minded away "for the greater good"?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
Being a noob, you don't understand that there is...

Being a noob, you don't understand that there is a place for that crap, and it's down in the basement in a sub-forum in Jo Momma called Church, State, and Money. That's where this thread is headed if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
Nice shot, Comrade. With the "gun nuts" and...

Nice shot, Comrade. With the "gun nuts" and "right wing screamers" remarks, this will probably land in CSM. Asshole.
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9,091
Views: 1,489,166
Posted By ttpete
http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-WvkXFw3/0/L/i-W...

http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-WvkXFw3/0/L/i-WvkXFw3-L.jpg

I owned one in 1995. It was the Replica with WP USD forks and rear shock. Also twin pipes and mufflers and Marchesini wheels. 280 mm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
In fact, the USA happens to be a Constitutional...

In fact, the USA happens to be a Constitutional Republic.

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_republic
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
SCOTUS does not change or amend the Constitution....

SCOTUS does not change or amend the Constitution. They INTERPRET it.

The ONLY way to change the Constitution is to AMEND it. That requires two thirds approval in both the House and Senate and then...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By ttpete
I just put metal on the curb on trash day and a...

I just put metal on the curb on trash day and a scrapper will usually scoop it up in a half hour.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,654
Posted By ttpete
I have a drawer full of crimp tools and die sets....

I have a drawer full of crimp tools and die sets. Not cheap, especially the single purpose ones. If I'm working with a particular system such as Deutsch or AMP, I download the data sheets for that...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,654
Posted By ttpete
I have no use for the red-yellow-blue insulated...

I have no use for the red-yellow-blue insulated terminals. It's very difficult to get a good crimp. The better way is to use the non-insulated closed barrel terminals and use shrink tubing to...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By ttpete
That price isn't really out of line, considering...

That price isn't really out of line, considering what's included in the kit. That company is well known among Ducati and other sportbike owners. I don't think you'll do much better elsewhere.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
Another US basher. Don't forget that we had...

Another US basher.

Don't forget that we had to come over there twice in the last century because you idiots couldn't play nice together. And we'll likely have to do it again when the EU...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,765
Posted By ttpete
They're not legal in MI. To be legal, they'd have...

They're not legal in MI. To be legal, they'd have to stop everyone coming down the road.

My system of dealing with cops is very simple. I hand over the paperwork and let them run it, then decline...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By ttpete
The Southco type fasteners will probably work...

The Southco type fasteners will probably work better than dzus for your application. I've used them for similar things.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By ttpete
If you go to Kurveygirl, you'll find a site that...

If you go to Kurveygirl, you'll find a site that deals with motorcyclists and handles a wide range of Dzus fasteners that most of the racing community use.

http://www.kurveygirl.com/shop/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,282
Posted By ttpete
The local BMW dealer has a very good selection of...

The local BMW dealer has a very good selection of gear. The multibrand dealer a mile away has some, but I'm not impressed with the quality or selection. I've done a lot of business with Revzilla, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,278
Posted By ttpete
Riding in still air, there's one force, gravity,...

Riding in still air, there's one force, gravity, that pulls you straight down. You stay upright through gyroscopic effect and you are in equilibrium and stable. Wind from the side upsets this and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,558
Posted By ttpete
Some of the Cibies have an adjuster on the...

Some of the Cibies have an adjuster on the reflector that allows for rotation of the bulb a small amount to switch between right or left dip direction.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,469
Posted By ttpete
Why not calcium chloride, same as is used in...

Why not calcium chloride, same as is used in tractor tires? Cheap, and won't kill pets.
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By ttpete
http://www.rallylights.com/all/electrical/relays/l...

http://www.rallylights.com/all/electrical/relays/l/b2-dual-87.html
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16,442
Views: 9,984,942
Posted By ttpete
I've ridden one of those. I always thought it was...

I've ridden one of those. I always thought it was too bad they didn't have a bigger engine. Are those early Craven cases?
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,582
Posted By ttpete
I have a commercial all steel bench for general...

I have a commercial all steel bench for general work, and a small welding table I made out of a cast iron machine base with a 1/2"X3' square piece of aluminum plate.

Working at Ford, I had some...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,696
Posted By ttpete
I've been using two 12V guns. One is a Bosch...

I've been using two 12V guns. One is a Bosch impact, and the other one's a Milwaukee driver. Both are 1/4" hex drive. Modern bikes are put together mainly with Allen and Torx fasteners, and the guns...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,583
Posted By ttpete
If you have a used mono, it might be possible to...

If you have a used mono, it might be possible to just replace the slide. The bodies don't wear nearly as fast as the concentrics do. I used the original monos when I restored my '67 Triumph using new...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,583
Posted By ttpete
I suggest you start with a new monobloc. It's a...

I suggest you start with a new monobloc. It's a better carburetor than a concentric because the only reason the concentric was made was that the bike manufacturers wanted something cheaper. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By ttpete
They're a bunch of Washer Inspectors who are...

They're a bunch of Washer Inspectors who are experts on H-D and Indian, but not so much on British stuff. Here's THE real authority in the USA:

http://www.inoanorton.com/index.html
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,779
Posted By ttpete
If you have a type 6 carb, it's supposed to pee a...

If you have a type 6 carb, it's supposed to pee a bit right after the engine's shut down. That's the fuel in the idle circuit that is held in by vacuum while the engine's running. This was eliminated...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 61,941
Posted By ttpete
Does the check ball seal properly? I've run into...

Does the check ball seal properly? I've run into this on plunger type pumps before, and have seated them by using a new ball and a punch. You drop the ball onto the seat and use the punch and hammer...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16,442
Views: 9,984,942
Posted By ttpete
Snidely Whiplash...... ^^^^

Snidely Whiplash...... ^^^^
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,388
Posted By ttpete
Don't make assumptions. My seat time goes back to...

Don't make assumptions. My seat time goes back to 1960 and an Indian. I wasn't interested in the patch thing or the life that went along with it. I never considered them as being pirates then, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35,956
Views: 9,238,651
Posted By ttpete
Until you have to stop on a steep upgrade....

Until you have to stop on a steep upgrade. There's a purpose for everything.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,388
Posted By ttpete
Sweep vehicles are for pirate parades. My AAA...

Sweep vehicles are for pirate parades. My AAA card gets me a 100 mile tow if I need it. I probably will never need it because my bikes are well maintained and I carry a tire plugging kit.
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