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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,688
Posted By Cauldron
I knew a guy that would only get the track take...

I knew a guy that would only get the track take off street tires from a guy that raced. The sides were scrubbed off, but the center was almost new.

He said he didn't care, because he knew he was...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Cauldron
http://www.georgeinstitute.org/sites/default/files...

http://www.georgeinstitute.org/sites/default/files/documents/motorcycle-protective-clothing-protection-from-injury-or-just-the-weather-the-gear-study.pdf
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By Cauldron
Interesting, and I'm going to read the full...

Interesting, and I'm going to read the full report at some point. It covers more crashes and tip-overs than the Hurt Report.

The parts about armor and its effectiveness is a little weird, as it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,929
Posted By Cauldron
Eight million didn't happen overnight. Might...

Eight million didn't happen overnight.
Might have started with safety check points..
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Cauldron
Chains don't actually stretch, the pins wear...

Chains don't actually stretch, the pins wear down, and when you get to tightening it a couple times a week, it's done for. Replace it before it ruins the sprockets.

If you have the time and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,929
Posted By Cauldron
We have more rights than what was mentioned...

We have more rights than what was mentioned earlier. They are enumerated elsewhere.

I believe the checkpoints are unreasonable searches. There isn't a reason to be detained, or even stopped.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,295
Posted By Cauldron
I've had brake calipers where the first few turns...

I've had brake calipers where the first few turns on the threads were damaged when the PO cross threaded the bolt, and then backed. Having a spare bolt with the same threads, I put it in a vice, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,671
Posted By Cauldron
It can be a little nerve wracking in the moment,...

It can be a little nerve wracking in the moment, but it's always a better feeling at the end of the ride, than when I've taken a car.

What always got me the most nervous were road conditions....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,929
Posted By Cauldron
If I thought for one minute that the asshats with...

If I thought for one minute that the asshats with the loud pipes would have to (HAVE to), make their bikes quieter, I'd be handing out donuts and coffee to the cops at the check points.

BUT......
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-13-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5,136
Views: 512,488
Posted By Cauldron
Rare Yamaha YZ/IT/DT hybrid bike. Very rare, less...

Rare Yamaha YZ/IT/DT hybrid bike. Very rare, less than 5 made. Ceramic coated pipe, and new custom paint job. It is missing the carb and airbox but runs great. Fires 1st kick each time. Exhaust is...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By Cauldron
When I did it, I soldered on a couple of...

When I did it, I soldered on a couple of connections at the ends of the wires and then bolted the outlet right to the battery. Then made sure the terminals were tight.

I ran the wires up near...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,436
Posted By Cauldron
Wiring in an accessory plug this evening, and...

Wiring in an accessory plug this evening, and using the two open wires behind the headlight. Running around the diagram like a rat in a maze.

Then noticed that the diagram on 18-19 of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,291
Posted By Cauldron
It seems odd, that if there was room on the ship...

It seems odd, that if there was room on the ship to store the supplies, there would be room to store the garbage... maybe more room.


I know at Burning Man there are no dumpsters. You...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By Cauldron
Glad you got it, sorry I didn't see you needed...

Glad you got it, sorry I didn't see you needed clarification till now.

I was talking about the needle seat. 'I' in the pic here. (Not the red part, that's the needle. The little part below that.)...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,521
Posted By Cauldron
Used bike, so make sure the tires and tubes are...

Used bike, so make sure the tires and tubes are in good shape.

Do the 'doohicky', or make sure it's been done already.

Adjust the bars to suit you, and make sure the forks aren't up too...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 5,687
Views: 304,216
Posted By Cauldron
He's still there. They're open over the winter...

He's still there. They're open over the winter too, but call ahead; the hours get odd some days.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,396
Posted By Cauldron
My old SIDI boots would let jeans go over the...

My old SIDI boots would let jeans go over the boots, but it was tight. The new SIDI boots, even though the same model, are made a bit differently, and jeans just barely go over. Tucked gets painful,...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By Cauldron
Since it's a post apocalyptic event, couldn't we...

Since it's a post apocalyptic event, couldn't we camp in the lower parking decks downtown? :evil


The overnight rates are pretty reasonable.

Out of the weather. Good places for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 569
Posted By Cauldron
The seat for the air needle likes to fall out...

The seat for the air needle likes to fall out when the carb is apart. It'll run just like you stated without the seat.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,845
Posted By Cauldron
Looks like fun!

Looks like fun!
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Cauldron
I was all sorts of impressed when I heard about...

I was all sorts of impressed when I heard about using an allen wrench. (it's worked for me for years now)

I'm a different sort of impressed to hear about tuning forks!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-21-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,198
Posted By Cauldron
I remember reading somewhere that the carbs and...

I remember reading somewhere that the carbs and choke system on the 900 A&w designed for the on or ofd you describe, and that holding the choke part way was a bad thing. Mine goes to 3000. You might...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-06-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,198
Posted By Cauldron
my guess: Might need to be honed. New valve and...

my guess: Might need to be honed. New valve and piston, and a rebuilding.. based on what was posted already.

A new motor might be cheaper. The new block will have to be machined to fit the bike...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-03-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 127,198
Posted By Cauldron
I think the detuning was only using 750 heads...

I think the detuning was only using 750 heads with the smaller valves on order to lower the torque curve into usable territory. I don't remember the carbs, timing or cams being smaller, but I'm not...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,436
Posted By Cauldron
That is the part. I ordered one, and it wasn't as...

That is the part. I ordered one, and it wasn't as bad as the $45 part from the dealership.
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,011
Views: 285,436
Posted By Cauldron
Howdy. I cleaned my carburetor and managed...

Howdy.

I cleaned my carburetor and managed to loose the needle jet. I have the part number, but read that a Sportster needle jet is the same size. I have a friend with some older sportster carbs,...
Forum: Regional forums 04-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 214,176
Posted By Cauldron
Although I officially protest plans, I'm in for...

Although I officially protest plans, I'm in for the burger.

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
Stuck bolts are an art. I'd try impacting them...

Stuck bolts are an art. I'd try impacting them with a hammer and punch. tightening, then loosening, then repeat. and oil always helps.
Smacking them with the hammer is the most satistifing. Right...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
Ive ridden in Chicago and NYC. Chicago is nicer....

Ive ridden in Chicago and NYC. Chicago is nicer. Buddy asked about splitting lanes and the traffic cop told him we long as be wasn't riding on thw sidewalk, or running over old ladies, he was good....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
Chicagoans are of the opinion that their...

Chicagoans are of the opinion that their officials are more easily and more often bought and sold than anywhere else, including NYC, and Moscow. The cops are more laid back... but we keep sending...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,636
Posted By Cauldron
Having issues getting a klr250 started, but after...

Having issues getting a klr250 started, but after that, I'd love to go for a ride.


Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
No one wants my bike. I'll agree on that!!

No one wants my bike. I'll agree on that!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
Had a great time in y'all's neck of the woods....

Had a great time in y'all's neck of the woods. Got to ride over a few bridges, and have lunch in Sleepy Hollow.

Missing two pairs of cheap yellow safety glasses, one pair of cheap tinted...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 192,471
Posted By Cauldron
Anyone? Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2

Anyone?

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,636
Posted By Cauldron
Still in NYC, and we're looking at a blizzard...

Still in NYC, and we're looking at a blizzard tomorrow... fun fun.

Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,636
Posted By Cauldron
Howdy. I've been distracted and busy. I'm riding...

Howdy. I've been distracted and busy. I'm riding more now. I rode my elefant to Manhattan two weeks ago. It's been fun riding through traffic. Pot holes and taxis.

hope to see you on a ride soon....
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,636
Posted By Cauldron
Riding somewhere for coffee or lunch sounds good....

Riding somewhere for coffee or lunch sounds good.
I've got a klr250, and it needs to get out more.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
It's a 1995 Ducati elefant. Its hard to find...

It's a 1995 Ducati elefant. Its hard to find parts until you realize they used all sorts of parts to build it. You have to know what bike to lie about owning. 900ss shares parts, as do most of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,423
Posted By Cauldron
Cleaned out the seals today using a cut up metro...

Cleaned out the seals today using a cut up metro card. Then bounced the forks, wiped off the oil, cleaned, wiped, bounced... until they were staying dry. We'll see... now I need to get the fork oil...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25,146
Views: 1,765,151
Posted By Cauldron
No love anywhere on the fork seals. I did learn...

No love anywhere on the fork seals. I did learn they are the same as a 1990 honda cr250r or a cr500r.

I made a cleaning tool from a metro card, and removed the fender, and cleaned them again....
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