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Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,846
Posted By Lomez
I'd like to know how an air-cooled engine could...

I'd like to know how an air-cooled engine could have a nikisil failure. I don't see how that's possible. By what mechanism? To my knowledge, the only way to damage a nikisil lined block was by...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,952
Posted By Lomez
The 650 just doesn't have enough power. I ran...

The 650 just doesn't have enough power. I ran into a guy once with a 650 ( I have a 1000)....he was taking a long trip and we both happened to stop in the same spot for a rest. He told me that he...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Lomez
Thanks for the responses and advice! okay,...

Thanks for the responses and advice!

okay, so I bought a new battery...and will charge and install in the AM. Obviously, all will be well....but for how long??:wink:

I remember about 2 years...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Lomez
V-strom charging / battery issue

DL1000...and I'm having a brain fart regarding the charging system.

So, out of the blue, my bike began turning over slowly. Within a week (this morning) it wouldn't start. I started it off a...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By Lomez
never unless the pads are shot. Pads are soft...

never unless the pads are shot. Pads are soft and will conform to the new (non) contours of the new rotor. They will match up perfectly within 100 miles.....just like a new pad will have to do.
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
:deal:deal words to live by

:deal:deal

words to live by
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
Update-

UPDATE....well, if I could change the title of this thread to "Being a spaz will not help you mount a tire"....I would. :rofl

So....I finally calmed down a bit, had a glass of wine, and decides...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
Shinko 705

Shinko 705
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
No, I actually went out to the dumpster to...

No, I actually went out to the dumpster to check...just in case. Same exact size: 110-80-19. I'm guessing it has something to do with it being a front tire? I know people who have done rears...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
Nope....it's not possible. Dudes, I didn't "warm...

Nope....it's not possible. Dudes, I didn't "warm up" the tire...but when completely zip-tied all around the tire, and the opposite side completely sunk down as far as it will go into the valley. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,900
Posted By Lomez
Changing a tire by hand is 100% not possible

PERIOD!

I watched some douche bags on YouTube doing it...so thought I'd give it a shot. Got the old tire off with NO problem. Probably took 10 minutes total. Then, went to mount the new tire. ...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Lomez
I don't even know what it is anymore:rofl ...

I don't even know what it is anymore:rofl Hasn't rained here in like 3 years.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Lomez
Thanks. Yea, the rears should be just shocks. ...

Thanks. Yea, the rears should be just shocks. The fronts are coil-over struts....and I'll let the mechanic install those. I just want to get the rears on there.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Lomez
replacing rear shocks....seems easy?

Girlfriend's car's (Mercedes C240) shocks are totally shot, especially in the rear. I ordered up some new shocks for it.....and read it's not too tough. Basically jack up the car and support,...
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,794
Posted By Lomez
I don't care what state I'm in.....I filter to...

I don't care what state I'm in.....I filter to the front at red lights.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Lomez
tough to say for sure...but clearly something got...

tough to say for sure...but clearly something got wet. When it dried out, everything was back to normal. I would not worry about it...unless you/he make/s a habit of going through deep water. The...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,259
Posted By Lomez
You were driving forward already in a "common...

You were driving forward already in a "common area". She was driving backwards and attempting to merge into a "common area". Thus, theoretically, you have the right of way. Hope you at least took...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,929
Posted By Lomez
vacuum leak or clogged carb. Either way, that's...

vacuum leak or clogged carb. Either way, that's pretty classic extremely lean symptom. Revs fine but can do no "work" (thus stalls under load of any type). Too much air compared to fuel. Cam...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lomez
Thanks for the comments. The next morning,...

Thanks for the comments.

The next morning, sure enough, I couldn't move it at all, couldn't walk, and the pain was extreme. Not swollen or black/blue though. I thought for sure it (right knee)...
Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,212
Posted By Lomez
have a buddy who snapped his left clavicle some...

have a buddy who snapped his left clavicle some years back, while mtn biking (endo). It wouldn't heal either. His MD ended up getting a medical device that stimulated bone growth/regrowth. I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-16-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By Lomez
Put a foot down....hyperextended knee?

Anyone else done this? I actually lost control today due to some sand/gravel on the road. The front began washing out....so I instinctively put my foot down on that side. I guess I extended it...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,837
Posted By Lomez
Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that...

Guess I'm just paranoid still from the time that I had my 180GB Ipod in my jacket pocket (unzipped)......and pulled it up to ~110mph......suddenly...no more sound. Whoops! Don't want to lose any...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,837
Posted By Lomez
Good point! I have tried to drill this into my...

Good point! I have tried to drill this into my own head. That thing is sticking up pretty high off the helmet.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,837
Posted By Lomez
GoPro adhesive helmet mount....fear!?

So I put an adhesive backed mount on my helmet (for the GoPro).....it feels ROCK solid. But still, I am worried about it somehow coming loose from the helmet and destroying the camera.

Anyone...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Lomez
24vdc @1amp is nothing....so yes, you can easily...

24vdc @1amp is nothing....so yes, you can easily use a 24v car battery (or two 12v connected to each other in series, which is pos on one battery connected to the neg on the other). Then you charge...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Lomez
Okay, many missing parts. First, I'll assume...

Okay, many missing parts. First, I'll assume it's available in 110v ALTERNATING CURRENT, while you want 12v DIRECT CURRENT. Now, you can of course simply use a 12v car battery (deep cycle) and an...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Lomez
Santa Barbara Mission stucco:

Santa Barbara Mission stucco:
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Lomez
Stucco experts- can I change my rough to mission?

......have an early '90s very rough stucco job, that frankly looks very dated and like shit. I'd really like to convert the front of the place (at least) to a smooth Santa Barbara Mission style...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,054
Posted By Lomez
old school kitchen lighting....what can I do?

Any ideas on making this nicer (DIY)? Other than covering with sheet rock and adding recessed lighting......any other ideas?
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Lomez
take the "cylinder head" off (prob. 4 screws) and...

take the "cylinder head" off (prob. 4 screws) and apply some 90W gear oil to the sides of the piston. Re-attach the head and see if it works again. I had a cheap $35 3 gallon compressor from Harbor...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Lomez
Sound VERY similar to my 1000cc V-strom. ...

Sound VERY similar to my 1000cc V-strom. But....it's made that noise for 12,000 miles now. It doesn't sound like a big bearing to me. Too raspy. Small bearing?? Why would swamping cause that...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,342
Posted By Lomez
looks brand new. nothing there to read really

looks brand new. nothing there to read really
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By Lomez
myth, unless they are so short that cold air can...

myth, unless they are so short that cold air can travel back up to the head. But...I suspect even that is a myth.
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,496
Posted By Lomez
Things that kill lead-acid (standard duty)...

Things that kill lead-acid (standard duty) batteries:
* discharging more than 10% frequently
* discharging more tan 50% does significant damage, immediately
* over-charging (leaving it on some...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,677
Posted By Lomez
sure you can use gear oil or ATF. ATF is...

sure you can use gear oil or ATF. ATF is between a 6 and 7.5 weight. The downside is that it will make a pretty big mess over time. I like a wax much better (assuming o/x/w ring chain). If I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By Lomez
Getting out of Mexico at the border??

Planning on a trip into....and later OUT of Mexico. I've been told that lane splitting is 100% legal in Mexico; and that filtering to the front of the line at the border is totally cool.

The...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,228
Posted By Lomez
Other than Optima, there really are only three...

Other than Optima, there really are only three manufacturers of car batteries in the USA. I don't care what label is slapped on there (and in many cases, if you peal that label off....surprise,...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,245
Posted By Lomez
Absolutely! That's the best bet. 32K in...

Absolutely! That's the best bet.

32K in one year means all highway....which means far far less wear, for a number of different reasons. First, revolutions per mile is minimized on the...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
Posted By Lomez
Well..update. And, I hesitate to relay this to...

Well..update. And, I hesitate to relay this to you...as it makes me appear to be something of a monkey mechanic.

As it turns out.....those plugs don't have 80k miles on them. They have 155k...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,927
Posted By Lomez
Read this spark plug

First off...yes, it's VERY VERY over-due for a change. The electrode is worn down; and thus the gap is huge But that's not my concern. I know the plugs should have been changed a while back...
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