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Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
Been there and done that. My experience is that...

Been there and done that. My experience is that the owners and general managers are knowledgeable on the business side of the operation, not the service side. Throw them a technical question, and...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
I feel your pain. My Mazda MPV, which has been...

I feel your pain. My Mazda MPV, which has been overall a great vehicle for the last 185K miles, has had all the ignition coils go bad, one after another, starting at about 105K. It's unbelievable how...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
Great advice here! I actually have been following...

Great advice here! I actually have been following the advice you gave your sister for my last two new car purchases. It worked out great for one, but not the other. Dealer service on my daughter's...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
The leakdown value is the percentage of maximum...

The leakdown value is the percentage of maximum compression pressure maintained over a limited period of time. And yes, it is done at TDC, which means the valves are closed. Maximum combustion...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
I'm new to the area and have somewhat limited...

I'm new to the area and have somewhat limited resources for checking out all the dealers, hence, the "pop quiz".



A good, long-term working relationship with the selling dealer, particularly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,552
Posted By theDoktor
Helmets are discretionary in Texas, so everyone...

Helmets are discretionary in Texas, so everyone in the original shot are ahead of the curve for the location. Both riders, based on their gear choices, are Squids with limited riding experience and...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By theDoktor
Question New vehicle purchase based on service dept. knowledge?

I'm considering a new vehicle purchase shortly, and I'd like to winnow the field of potential dealerships. What do my fellow inmates think about my using the answer to (what I consider to be) a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,224
Posted By theDoktor
PM me if you need a hand with anything- I'm local...

PM me if you need a hand with anything- I'm local and have a fair amount of bike wrenching experience.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 144,607
Posted By theDoktor
Thanks!:D

Thanks!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 144,607
Posted By theDoktor
:clap Where did you source the blue...

:clap

Where did you source the blue windscreen and trim on the GS1100? I've got a GS1000E with the same fairing that would great with one just like that!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By theDoktor
That is just nuts! Kinda reminds me of the...

That is just nuts! Kinda reminds me of the Kawasaki 750 triple in a Maico frame one of my old racing clubmates put together.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,220
Posted By theDoktor
I'm interested in some of the parts and also have...

I'm interested in some of the parts and also have some GS1000 parts that others might be interested in, including a complete big port top end. PM me if interested. Located in CNY.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,160
Posted By theDoktor
+2 With the house being in Florida, you are...

+2

With the house being in Florida, you are most likely in a high wind area. Most jurisdictions in Florida require licensed roofers and Miami-Dade compliant roofing materials and installations....
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,072
Posted By theDoktor
That is a product used to control the rate of...

That is a product used to control the rate of moisture loss from the top surface when the concrete slab is first poured. It's a cheaper, faster, less effective method over the preferred water fog for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By theDoktor
Great Christmas present! :clapCan you clarify...

Great Christmas present! :clapCan you clarify where exactly it was found, and did the perp get nailed?
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,072
Posted By theDoktor
Concrete will continue to loose moisture for...

Concrete will continue to loose moisture for years. If there is no vapor barrier below it, as is the norm for an exterior concrete slab, moisture will continue to travel thru it and you can't stop...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,983
Posted By theDoktor
Sorry about your loss. I'm in the Syracuse area...

Sorry about your loss. I'm in the Syracuse area too. I'm sending this to all my local riding buddies. One of them rides KLR's too.
Keeping my eyes & ears open too.
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,973
Posted By theDoktor
Anything over 4' high will require a structural...

Anything over 4' high will require a structural engineer to design. There are concealed soil tie-backs required if the wall gets over 4'. Existing subgrade soil conditions need to be analyzed by a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 35,607
Posted By theDoktor
EB I-20 Service Road between Park Springs & Kelly...

EB I-20 Service Road between Park Springs & Kelly Elliot? APD loves to hang out there & catch speeders. I got nailed in my kid's Mini there shortly after I bought it. I could hear the rice rockets...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,267
Posted By theDoktor
My Bushwacker jacket and Airglide pants are on...

My Bushwacker jacket and Airglide pants are on their third season of riding in all kinds of weather. Although the abrasion resistance and cushioning haven't been tested yet, the wind & moisture...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,553
Posted By theDoktor
There are a lot of great schools out there with...

There are a lot of great schools out there with strong mechanical engineering programs with ties to the automotive industry. I'd encourage your son looking for a ME program with a history in...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By theDoktor
trailer Rails, you have different issues to deal...

trailer Rails, you have different issues to deal with than those in Texas. There are several different types of clay soils that respond differently to the addition and loss of moisture. You also have...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By theDoktor
You do not want or need a strip footing for your...

You do not want or need a strip footing for your location. Typical construction, including much light commercial work, would be a slab-on-grade with a 2' or so deep turned-down edge beam and a couple...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By theDoktor
You have the wrong foundation design for the soil...

You have the wrong foundation design for the soil types of your area! If you haven't got a foundation design from a licensed structural engineer, I'm amazed that Houston has issued you a building...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,061
Posted By theDoktor
As you are in Florida, the probability that you...

As you are in Florida, the probability that you have a moisture issue with your slab is virtually 100%. Go to a professional paint shop and discuss it with their staff. You might be able to get even...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By theDoktor
There was a mod similar to this on the...

There was a mod similar to this on the Stromtrooper site from a couple of years ago that you might find with a little searching. A Wee owner in Fort Worth made some really slick additions to his...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
Posted By theDoktor
I just picked up an I-phone 5 with the Lifeproof...

I just picked up an I-phone 5 with the Lifeproof case and am planning on getting their mount. You will DEFINITELY need to run power to the phone- it sucks down battery power big time when in GPS...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By theDoktor
Question Any experience with Altrider & Enduro Guardian on Wee?

Do any of you have first hand experience with the Alt Rider crash bars and an Enduro Guardian skid plate on the first generation Wee? Any fitment issues or other problems? How well does this...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,427
Posted By theDoktor
What are you using for a charger? I just got a...

What are you using for a charger? I just got a new I5 last week with the Lifeproof case. Looks like this is a farkle to seriously consider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 311,620
Posted By theDoktor
FYI, it was a concrete truck, not a "cement"...

FYI, it was a concrete truck, not a "cement" truck if it was hauling a rotating tapered cylinder on it's back. A "cement" truck would be an 18-wheeler hauling a trailer that carries and dispenses...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 120,131
Posted By theDoktor
Very interesting. Worst case would be...

Very interesting. Worst case would be justification to ride the Wee there to spectate &/or work the event.
Forum: Racing 02-17-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 120,131
Posted By theDoktor
Thanks. Evansville, Broome-Tioga & Southwick are...

Thanks. Evansville, Broome-Tioga & Southwick are on my list. Have to check out the others. Considering the ARHMA race at Unadilla too, although that one will get a bit pricy with a one race...
Forum: Racing 02-16-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 120,131
Posted By theDoktor
It's already on my list. So is Broome/Tioga....

It's already on my list. So is Broome/Tioga. Anything else west of the Hudson?
Forum: Racing 02-16-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 120,131
Posted By theDoktor
relocated Vintage MX racer- looking for races

I recently move to CNY and am looking for reasonably close Vintage MX racing. Any input?

BTW, I ride an 84 Husky XC250.

Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8,457
Views: 1,706,178
Posted By theDoktor
You're a day too late- I just packed the original...

You're a day too late- I just packed the original carbs into my POD. You could have had them cheap! My GS has a set of 29mm Smoothbores on it and a black chrome 4-2-1 exhaust. Forgot who made it- Mac...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8,457
Views: 1,706,178
Posted By theDoktor
After I move to CNY next week, I'll try to dig up...

After I move to CNY next week, I'll try to dig up some photos of some hibernating snowmobiles. I assure you they are alive & well up there, and just straining at the bit to get some exercise in a...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By theDoktor
Now that the pistons are out, an answer to your...

Now that the pistons are out, an answer to your second question: I bought my seal kits at Ron Ayers on-line site. Decent price- about $16 per caliper, as I recall. Delivery was quick too. I wouldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 311,620
Posted By theDoktor
Keeping right except to pass is also one less...

Keeping right except to pass is also one less reason for a patrolling CHP to stop you. They don't need much of a reason anyway- why give them one, especially when they've had a long night of looking...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By theDoktor
Listen to Greywolf (Pat). He really knows his...

Listen to Greywolf (Pat). He really knows his stuff, especially concerning the K7 Wees! :thumbup
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 311,620
Posted By theDoktor
The closest Tax Assessor office for you is...

The closest Tax Assessor office for you is probably in Lake Worth. They just built a fancy new sub-courthouse out there. The only other one out your way that MIGHT have a Tax Assessor office is on...
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