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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,281
Posted By victor441
Mine works fine that way for smaller stuff on an...

Mine works fine that way for smaller stuff on an MC and much to my surprise was able to loosen lug nuts torqued to 70 ft-lbs (not a good application for the tool but did it as a test), bought a...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,281
Posted By victor441
That is not quite right. Ryobi and Milwaukee...

That is not quite right. Ryobi and Milwaukee cordless tools are made by TTI along with Craftsman C3 and Ridgid, HD's house label. TTI bought Milwaukee about 10 years ago and the quality is still...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,909
Posted By victor441
FWIW the smaller 230V MIG welders typically pull...

FWIW the smaller 230V MIG welders typically pull about 20 amps max and I've run mine on 30 amp dryer outlets at 3 places I've lived and had no problems...I made up an adapter/extension cord per the...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,909
Posted By victor441
This guy has some very helpful Youtube videos ...

This guy has some very helpful Youtube videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/weldingtipsandtricks

Also Lincoln Electric has some relatively low cost full time classes.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By victor441
There is a good general reference at ...

There is a good general reference at
http://www.mtsac.edu/~cliff/storage/gs/Motorcycle_Rim_Width_Tire_Size_Chart.pdf
Also Avon provides rim width specs for their tires and that might give a general...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,065
Posted By victor441
Carharrt double front pants hold up well IME,...

Carharrt double front pants hold up well IME, also have tool pockets like painters pants, very handy...

http://www.loggingsupply.com/cowlitz-root/uploads/B136dkb.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By victor441
Also check the voltage drop between the battery...

Also check the voltage drop between the battery and bulb, if it is over 2 volts that can cut brightness nearly in half....installing relays with a heavier feed from the battery can greatly reduce...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,028
Posted By victor441
If you do go w/ 480V 3 phase be aware that it is...

If you do go w/ 480V 3 phase be aware that it is NOT to be trifled with, above 250V arc flash is an extreme hazard aside from electrocution, etc...
(not a reason to not use 480V but it definitely...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,388
Posted By victor441
The coupon is also at ...

The coupon is also at
http://www.harborfreight.com/oct-tab1.html
along with some other stuff...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,471
Posted By victor441
under $10 at Amazon...but FWIW 9/16" is very...

under $10 at Amazon...but FWIW 9/16" is very close, only a 0.01 " difference, would probably work OK if you have one or can buy one cheap.
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,038
Posted By victor441
I installed one of the new $40 Costco LED shop...

I installed one of the new $40 Costco LED shop lights over my workbench, not quite as bright as I'd hoped but works OK in conjunction with the other garage lighting. Do like the instant on and full...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,281
Posted By victor441
The driver is POWERFUL...it was able to bust...

The driver is POWERFUL...it was able to bust loose lug nuts torqued to 75 ft-lbs (but not those on another car that were at 100 ft-lbs.)...anyway definitely impressive for a 1/4" hex driver and very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 132,821
Posted By victor441
Sounds good, will keep an eye out for your group...

Sounds good, will keep an eye out for your group too. We are a bunch of baby boomers, look for the grey hair and general decrepitude :wink:
Sounds like there could be a LOT of MC people there in...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,281
Posted By victor441
I upgraded to newer drills myself...

I upgraded to newer drills myself recently...mostly because if I tried to use my old DeWalt with nicad batteries would have to be charged first if I'd not used it in several weeks, a real PITA when...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,038
Posted By victor441
Changed a radiator hose on my GF's car, should be...

Changed a radiator hose on my GF's car, should be an very easy, straightforward job EXCEPT that it uses spring clamps with very poor access. Had a bad experience with this before so this time I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 132,821
Posted By victor441
Will be at the movie also along with about 8-10...

Will be at the movie also along with about 8-10 Thursday beernight/Sunday ride friends and we are meeting at Art's beforehand too...am almost certain that the guy that decided on Art's already let...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,038
Posted By victor441
FWIW you are troubleshooting that kind of problem...

FWIW you are troubleshooting that kind of problem a DMM can very easily lead you astray, they pull a tiny amount of current and will sometimes read good voltage through bad connections, damaged...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,558
Posted By victor441
I used two layers of 1/2" maple plywood screwed...

I used two layers of 1/2" maple plywood screwed together and it has held up really well for over 10 years, well worth the extra $$$ for good plywood, very smooth, flat, holds up to welding,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,098
Posted By victor441
As was said it is the friction modifiers in...

As was said it is the friction modifiers in synthetic automobile oil that cause clutch slippage...if you use a synthetic oil intended for MC's like Mobil 1 10W40 or 20W50 those are not added and they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 103,670
Views: 20,480,591
Posted By victor441
If you are troubleshooting a dead short to ground...

If you are troubleshooting a dead short to ground another trick is to wire a 12V bulb in place of the main fuse or in series with the battery...it will glow brightly until the short is fixed and will...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By victor441
I've had to do that too with a Battery Tender...

I've had to do that too with a Battery Tender Jr., it won't start charging if the battery voltage is really low, paralleling the dead battery with a good one for a few minutes "tricked" it.
FWIW...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By victor441
cordless xmas tree stand tool...

actually just a cordless drill and a 1" 6pt socket....works well and saves a lot of time, the 8 L shaped screws are a pain to tighten by hand.

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Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By victor441
Bad idea unless the two batteries are the same...

Bad idea unless the two batteries are the same make, model, and age...otherwise as was said they will not charge properly and/or possibly be damaged. It is common to charge identical 12V batteries...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,844
Posted By victor441
another article on hydroforming MC exhaust... ...

another article on hydroforming MC exhaust...

http://www.eurospares.com/frame8.htm
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,483
Posted By victor441
Graveyard in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork,...

Graveyard in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, Ireland...two of my grandparents were born in Ballyvourney and had deep roots so I have lots of ancestors buried here...have visited twice while touring by...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By victor441
I went w/ the pneumatic HF stapler also and it...

I went w/ the pneumatic HF stapler also and it worked well, definitely needed the power because the seat pan on my DR650 is very hard....FWIW just about any compressor with a small tank will work as...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By victor441
Signal Dynamics is selling them again for $30,...

Signal Dynamics is selling them again for $30, I'm using one and it works well, especially like that once it goes solid green it dims to half brightness after a minute or so and stays that way until...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By victor441
ammeter vs. voltmeter...(voltmeter wins for a...

ammeter vs. voltmeter...(voltmeter wins for a modern vehicle with an alternator)

http://www.autometer.com/tech_faq_answer.aspx?sid=1&qid=5
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,101
Posted By victor441
As was said if you monitor voltage that will tell...

As was said if you monitor voltage that will tell you if the alternator can't keep up with the additional load and give you plenty of warning before the battery is drained...a 3 color LED voltage...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,954
Posted By victor441
there is a lot of info at ...

there is a lot of info at

http://search.gigaom.com/technology/cord-cutting/
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By victor441
A snap on toroid coil MIGHT help too, worth a try...

A snap on toroid coil MIGHT help too, worth a try as Radio Shack sells then cheap and most stores stock them...
...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By victor441
If you run the wires through a metallic sheath...

If you run the wires through a metallic sheath (like coaxial cable uses) connected to ground that might help....resistor spark plug wires or resistor spark plugs help reduce RFI too but most modern...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,585
Posted By victor441
Ford now has an optional 1 liter turbo triple for...

Ford now has an optional 1 liter turbo triple for the Fiesta, it is supposed to have decent power w/ good mileage, have not driven one. (but greatly enjoy the 1.6L turbo 4 in my Fiesta ST)

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,694
Views: 132,821
Posted By victor441
a good ride but be VERY careful, the locals drive...

a good ride but be VERY careful, the locals drive FAST, lots of blind curves, have had a few close calls/near headons on that road
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 103,670
Views: 20,480,591
Posted By victor441
+1, my DR had a Yoshimura exhaust when I bought...

+1, my DR had a Yoshimura exhaust when I bought it, looked great and was very light at 6 lbs but too damn loud...sold it on Ebay and replaced it with a new stock takeoff system for about the same...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,204
Posted By victor441
FWIW a low $$$ way to limit current with a 12V...

FWIW a low $$$ way to limit current with a 12V battery for test purposes is to wire an incandescent bulb in series with the load...i.e. a 12V 50W bulb would not conduct more than about 4 amps...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,111
Posted By victor441
That is a REAL good idea pal, you really should...

That is a REAL good idea pal, you really should STFU since...

1. This thread is about the Jawhorse, not tire mounting...capiche??

2. There is more than one way to mount a tire

:fyyff
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By victor441
The chain length is a BIG factor, I ran the...

The chain length is a BIG factor, I ran the 14/42/102 combo before I knew better and it was a disaster but have read that some run 1:3 on DR650's and it works OK because of the chain length, don't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By victor441
If the chain has elongated that much it is almost...

If the chain has elongated that much it is almost certainly shot, but as was said you should measure it to check and you can probably do it without removing the chain. 24 links on a new chain will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,435
Posted By victor441
+1, I learned the hard way when I ran a 14/42/102...

+1, I learned the hard way when I ran a 14/42/102 combination on a Ducati, got vibration, noise, and very rapid wear....varying either sprocket size and/or the chain length can make a BIG difference...
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