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Forum: Vendors Today, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,698
Posted By bisbonian
Just downloaded from Amazon. If I like the...

Just downloaded from Amazon.

If I like the free trial, I'm happy to pay for the others!
Forum: Thumpers 11-17-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used...

I don't remember where I bought the rods. I used Google to search, I think just for PA6 weld rod. I think all the results were for the same product so I just bought from the cheapest place after...
Forum: Thumpers 11-16-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks, but I did find a Tank. But I also...

Thanks, but I did find a Tank.

But I also repaired my original tank. The guy I sent it to used the wrong media for welding. I ordered the right stuff and learned to plastic weld, it has held up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By bisbonian
Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole...

Be aware that being a coach can take up a whole lot of your time.

If you like to spend your weekends doing something other than being at the range, then give it a lot of thought.

I enjoy...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By bisbonian
I had one tear when removing the cover for a...

I had one tear when removing the cover for a valve adjustment, that was quite a while ago.

I check my valves at each oil change.

Are you using the thicker (still paper) gaskets? I believe that...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By bisbonian
I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the...

I ended up using a shoulder bolt when the original bolt broke off my center stand.

I think it was a 10mm diameter shoulder and 13mm length on the shoulder. I bought a few different length...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By bisbonian
Check around your location for wheel repair, you...

Check around your location for wheel repair, you may find something local.

My front wheel recently took a hit from a large rock, bent one side of the bead. I used Google and found 2 wheel repair...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2...

Have to get back to working on it. Right now my 2 daily rides have been taking up all of my time.

Try to make some extra space, but maybe the fall isn't the time to be trying to sell a bike!
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bisbonian
I just used regular bolts when I replaced my...

I just used regular bolts when I replaced my switch.

Let's face it, the wires were easy to get to so that I could cut and splice; way easier than removing the top triple clamp and working on...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bisbonian
If you still have your KTM manual there should be...

If you still have your KTM manual there should be a wiring diagram in it.

You can hotwire this switch pretty easily and get the engine to run and the rest of it. I had to do this when my ignition...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,755
Posted By bisbonian
This mirrored my experience almost exactly.

This mirrored my experience almost exactly.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,536
Posted By bisbonian
There was a good article on Jalopnik recently...

There was a good article on Jalopnik recently regarding lemon laws and vehicles other than cars.

As has been said already here, in most states the lemon laws do no cover anything other than...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By bisbonian
The last battery I installed came with little...

The last battery I installed came with little pads of foam rubber glued to the bottom of the nuts.

It was brilliant!
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By bisbonian
You don't really give enough information. ...

You don't really give enough information.

For instance, who provided the "lifetime warranty" of this chain? I don't see one available from RK, so was it the retailer who offered the warranty?
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,558
Posted By bisbonian
Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't...

Those are correct, at least for a '99 and I can't imagine they changed them.
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By bisbonian
12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery. ...

12.4 volts is not a fully charged battery.

12.6 volts is the magic number. I'd take your battery in and get it tested.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,850
Posted By bisbonian
Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do...

Did you just order too big of a size N44 or do you just not like the fit?
I've had 2 Nolans, an N102 and now an N44. Enough time had passed since the N102 that I'd forgotten that after initial...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,716
Posted By bisbonian
Defective is probably not the correct term. ...

Defective is probably not the correct term.

It sounds like it was found that the original part was of a poor design and was then later upgraded.

I've had this happen with many parts for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By bisbonian
Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a...

Installing 2 o-rings for a spin-on filter is a recipe for oil leaks. You should be good.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,856
Posted By bisbonian
I find these much better looking (and desirable)...

I find these much better looking (and desirable) than any of the new sport bikes.

Congrats!
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By bisbonian
Take it off and take it apart. Very possible...

Take it off and take it apart. Very possible you'll be looking at a lot of parts to be replaced.
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By bisbonian
Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever...

Have you tried pulling in the decompression lever when starting?

Perhaps your auto decompression isn't working correctly, too much compression is bogging the starter.
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By bisbonian
What does your spark plug look like? If...

What does your spark plug look like?

If it's running really rich then you could have fouled the plug, this might take 30 minutes or so.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By bisbonian
You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket,...

You can put a 6 volt bulb into a 12 volt socket, there is no difference to the bulb.

However, you will want to pay attention to the size you have under the lens for the bulb to sit.

For...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 841
Posted By bisbonian
I think it depends on the state. When I...

I think it depends on the state.

When I bought my 640A, I went to the Washington state DMV with the seller and we were able to buy a temporary plate for something like $30.

I later looked and...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,275
Posted By bisbonian
Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store...

Not a surprise, I worked for an auto parts store back in the 90s that used the exact same tactics.

I still try to stay with smaller, privately owned, auto parts stores for my business.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By bisbonian
I doubt it would harm your charging system. ...

I doubt it would harm your charging system.

But I'd bet the bulbs are dimmer than the 6 volt bulbs would be.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it...

I went ahead and bought the knock-off. I got it in the other day and it is almost identical to the original (without all the crust). Right now I have it at the shop to get a throttle cable made. It...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,680
Posted By bisbonian
+1 Double check your timing.

+1
Double check your timing.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a...

Holy cats, looking for rebuild parts and find a place who has new replacements for these carbs. Should have honed my google skills better before jumping on this used carb...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
Got my "new" carb in the mail today. Once...

Got my "new" carb in the mail today.

Once slight difference, new one is on the right:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/Bisbonian/DKW/P1000497_zps1f1ddd04.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,028
Posted By bisbonian
I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on...

I need some plastic blocks that hold the trim on my DKW. Only source is out of stock and claims they will not be getting anymore in.

They're small pieces and I was thinking about 3D printing but...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer...

Well I guess I had to have a bit of a downer somewhere.

Decided to work on the carburetor since cleaning it up would be cheap. Screwed off the float bowl and found this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
Well that didn't last long, got home from work to...

Well that didn't last long, got home from work to the smell of gas in the back yard. Studio floor is awash with gas, all coming from my tank.

Not sure what to do now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By bisbonian
I made a valve spring compressor out of some...

I made a valve spring compressor out of some square tubing, a piece of 1x4, threaded rod and pieces of PVC tubing after having one of the cheap universal c-clamp style compressors come apart on me.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon. ...

I picked up my repaired tank this afternoon.

Looking forward to putting it all back together tomorrow!
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
After reading up some more on plastic welding,...

After reading up some more on plastic welding, I'm beginning to feel a little more comfortable.

I have been able to locate some PA 6 weld rod but it was a hassle. My problem was that I was...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By bisbonian
Found a good web resource for this today:...

Found a good web resource for this today: http://www.zweirad-union-mopeds.de/shop/galerie/2/auto-union-zweirad-union/1/

It's all in German so I've been making good use of Google translate. They...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By bisbonian
I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being...

I read a lot of reference to the rally tank being less expensive (different material).

Is this the actual 660 Rally tank or something else?

I see a part number of 58507013000/06 for the rally...
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