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Forum: Trials Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 396
Posted By broncobowsher
Spark plugs are not normally tested with a light...

Spark plugs are not normally tested with a light bulb. Typically you lay the spark plug on the head and kick it over and look for a spark. Not sure of a way of testing for a spark with a light...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By broncobowsher
If it is a wet battery and easy to take out, go...

If it is a wet battery and easy to take out, go ahead and do it. Save yourself a little battery compartment corrosion. Sealed battery, not worth it.
Forum: Trials 11-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,210
Posted By broncobowsher
Amazing what you can do just by laying out a...

Amazing what you can do just by laying out a garden hose.
Forum: Trials 11-24-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By broncobowsher
Some people think bark busters are some sort of...

Some people think bark busters are some sort of sin on a trials bike. Out here in the southwest several people run them ranging from entry to upper class. Saving levers is a side affect, saving...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By broncobowsher
The owners manual for the KLR states to empty the...

The owners manual for the KLR states to empty the tank. Add some motor oil. Roll it around to coat all the interior surfaces to prevent rust.

WD40 should work just fine as well.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,008
Posted By broncobowsher
And watch it crush the trailer as it crashes...

And watch it crush the trailer as it crashes through the bed bug infested mattresses. Start thinking you just caused more than $250 worth of damage to the trailer.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,008
Posted By broncobowsher
Offer the rigger $100 and see if he will take it....

Offer the rigger $100 and see if he will take it. He may want $250, but getting $100 or getting nothing he may take the $100.
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,341
Posted By broncobowsher
Take a cooler, put a headlight in it. Small...

Take a cooler, put a headlight in it. Small insulated space with no circulation doesn't take much energy to keep warm.

Now if you were trying to heat the whole truck bed, with no insulation...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,585
Posted By broncobowsher
Dip a squirrel in paint and shove him in one end...

Dip a squirrel in paint and shove him in one end of the tube. Let him run out the other side. Inside of the tube is now painted.
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,849
Posted By broncobowsher
I was anchoring telephone poles with rebar. Got...

I was anchoring telephone poles with rebar. Got the big cheap long Harbor Freight auger bits and poked holes through the poles and hammered rebar through. It was 3 "logs" stacked like a pyramid and...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,074
Posted By broncobowsher
5kW heater, 10-20 per kWh for electricity. ...

5kW heater, 10-20 per kWh for electricity.
50~1$ per hour to run continuous. reduce that rate by the duty cycle that you are running (when cold it will be close to 100%). If you know your true...
Forum: Trials 11-15-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,849
Posted By broncobowsher
And you can go further than bar ends and put a...

And you can go further than bar ends and put a set of bark busters on.
:hide
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By broncobowsher
Wasn't that about the time GM was using the...

Wasn't that about the time GM was using the thermal actuators to lock in the front axle?

Neither a solenoid nor a motor. More like a thermostat. Heating element warms a special fluid and that...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,585
Posted By broncobowsher
Premix concrete is even cheaper (per pound). Get...

Premix concrete is even cheaper (per pound). Get the bag wet and it will harden to fit whatever shape it is in as it sets.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1,396
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Views: 309,137
Posted By broncobowsher
Do not take the front end loader, pick the front...

Do not take the front end loader, pick the front tires of the tractor off the ground by rolling the bucked under, and try to cut a hole like it is a backhoe in hard pack while backing up. The lift...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,456
Posted By broncobowsher
After only 5 years I forget how to make a turn...

After only 5 years I forget how to make a turn every time I get on the bike. Makes perfect sense and I understand how it should work, it just falls apart as soon as the wheels start to roll.

...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,585
Posted By broncobowsher
So long as you get 5-lug hubs you can use most...

So long as you get 5-lug hubs you can use most any 15" car wheel. The 5 on 4" bolt circle is what 90% of the 5-lug cars run. Including most import. So wheels should be super easy to find. I run...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By broncobowsher
I know it won't cut that. 40A output is...

I know it won't cut that.

40A output is what you will be looking at in all likelihood.
I have a couple generations old Cutmaster50 (last I checked it is now the Cutmaster52) that has been...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
Have you tried the full throttle while cranking...

Have you tried the full throttle while cranking "clear flood" I suggested yesterday? Especially if you can smell fuel.
Forum: Trials 11-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,178
Posted By broncobowsher
If I were shopping for a new bike, this would be...

If I were shopping for a new bike, this would be one to look at.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
The remote TFI was the answer to the TFI failures...

The remote TFI was the answer to the TFI failures due to heat mounted on the distributor. Any auto parts store will have the TFI wrench. Thin walled 5.5mm socket. Once fender mounted the failure...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
Sounds like the only parts not changed so far are...

Sounds like the only parts not changed so far are the coil and plug wires. I have fought a bad coil to distributor wire more than once on a Ford V8.
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
It cranks, has spark. It isn't going to be the...

It cranks, has spark. It isn't going to be the neutral safety switch.
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
OK, so we are dealing with an EEC-IV batch fired...

OK, so we are dealing with an EEC-IV batch fired speed density Ford EFI system

Yes, the modules and hall effect in the distributor go out. This results in no tach signal to the computer, no run. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,767
Posted By broncobowsher
If it is cranking and has spark it is in park so...

If it is cranking and has spark it is in park so it isn't the neutral safety switch.

What year, what engine? Makes a huge difference if we know what we are working on. An old carbed beast is...
Forum: Trials 11-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,849
Posted By broncobowsher
Local rule may be different, but around here you...

Local rule may be different, but around here you pick any section and start there. After that you do all loops with the same starting section. Started loop one at section #5, you will start every...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,428
Posted By broncobowsher
Another option (actually a recommendation in the...

Another option (actually a recommendation in the least read motorcycle book regarding storage, an owner's manual) for the fuel tank is to empty it, place some fresh motor oil inside, roll it around...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By broncobowsher
Does it truely run a center diff? I thought most...

Does it truely run a center diff? I thought most of these modern AWD systems were simply a computer controlled wet clutch pack that added power to the other axle under times of high load or...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By broncobowsher
It is pretty amazing a motorcycle carburetor...

It is pretty amazing a motorcycle carburetor works so well considering what it does through. One thing that helps is to realize the fuel bowl is nearly full when the needle stops the flow. The air...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By broncobowsher
There were multiple heads used on those engines...

There were multiple heads used on those engines and they had different spark plug issues. The late 2-valve heads were the spark plug blowers. Not the end of the world, the top side fix is common...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,387
Posted By broncobowsher
Even if totaled out, it will be on the road...

Even if totaled out, it will be on the road again. Even if fixing it correctly is more than it is worth, it isn't that bad to be poorly fixed and flipped for a quick profit.
Forum: Trials 10-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By broncobowsher
Texas? That is as close of a location as you can...

Texas? That is as close of a location as you can come up with? That's like saying that there will be a trial held somewhere in Europe.

I know I WILL be checking at the AZ event.

...
Forum: Trials 10-28-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 334,933
Posted By broncobowsher
Do you have a car? Set the trash bagged tire on...

Do you have a car? Set the trash bagged tire on the dash and park facing the sun.
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By broncobowsher
Compression test on a KLR always comes up bad,...

Compression test on a KLR always comes up bad, automatic compression release makes for low compression numbers. A leak down test on the other hand will tell a lot more of what's going on in the...
Forum: Trials 10-28-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,035
Posted By broncobowsher
The ignition coil is often separate from the...

The ignition coil is often separate from the lighting coil. Nice part is a short in the lights won't keep you from riding.
Forum: Trials 10-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,035
Posted By broncobowsher
That's what I was thinking as well. Open the...

That's what I was thinking as well. Open the wires and kick away, see if you get spark.
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By broncobowsher
First thing to do is ride the bike until you are...

First thing to do is ride the bike until you are down on reserve. Don't want to have to mess with any more gas than necessary.

Drain the gas via the petcock into another container. Gas can is...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,101
Views: 400,059
Posted By broncobowsher
Tandem axle trailer blew a tire. Torsion axle...

Tandem axle trailer blew a tire. Torsion axle bastard. The rim was off the ground, could not get the lugnuts to break loose. Took the house keys and wedged them in the brake controller to hold the...
Forum: Trials 10-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By broncobowsher
No problem. For some reason I don't get pictures...

No problem. For some reason I don't get pictures of myself while riding. And rarely get good pictures of others either.

I did get Bryan on a big rock in section 6
...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By broncobowsher
Not me. This bike (minus the KLR hand...

Not me.

This bike (minus the KLR hand gaurds)
http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p773/sherco-trials/DSC_0241_zps93ed147e.jpg...
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