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Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Pulled the front wheel on the st4s. Speedo...

Pulled the front wheel on the st4s. Speedo dropped from around 70 to 0 this morning, without me slowing down! Plastic drive gear on the speedo drive has thrown in the towel! 40 notes on eBay for a...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1,481
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 337,855
Posted By rc mad
When fitting a new GEM module (general electric...

When fitting a new GEM module (general electric module/ Computer) to your focus to gain extra features such as auto locking doors and lane change indicators don't use the Ford IDS softwre to restore...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,171
Posted By rc mad
Tea and cake or death ?

Tea and cake or death ?
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
That's nothing, I had a 1990 CBR which had the...

That's nothing, I had a 1990 CBR which had the filter on the front of the engine behind the downpipes, with barely enough room to get a hand in. Procedure called for warming the engine before...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
banjaxxed, the sensor is the same one Ranger Ron...

banjaxxed, the sensor is the same one Ranger Ron used in his build, it' posted somewhere earlier in this thread. Once I get the build nailed down I'll post up a thread with the code, parts list and...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
I like that ron, I was thinking of adding the...

I like that ron, I was thinking of adding the speedo sensor into my project but decided I didn't need to as the trail tech unit does a good enough job for me. Similarly I figured litres remaining was...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
I'm detecting fuel level using a pressure sensor...

I'm detecting fuel level using a pressure sensor that puts out a voltage between 2.5 and 5 volts depending on pressure detected (0 to 1 PSI). One port is connected into the fuel line from the tank...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rgc3jC3/0/XL...

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rgc3jC3/0/XL/i-Rgc3jC3-XL.jpg


:augie

Finally got my version on the bike and working, need to calibrate the pressure sensor correctly, I'm going to adjust...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Sorry, but that made me laugh :lol3 Been there...

Sorry, but that made me laugh :lol3 Been there with after market bike alarms. They get ripped out sharpish!

I fitted a bit of electronic wizardry to the bike over the last few days.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By rc mad
I'll not be touching it with a ten foot barge...

I'll not be touching it with a ten foot barge pole! Unless the family really want me to. I spoke to my father in law last night (also a biker, I married the right woman :freaky ) He seems to think...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By rc mad
Ladies Douglas

Figured this would be the place to ask about an old obscure british bike :lol3

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-5pzgb4C/0/XL/i-5pzgb4C-XL.jpg

A friend of mine father passed away recently,...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Not in the garage as such but I spent a bit of...

Not in the garage as such but I spent a bit of time with an electronic circuit, a few components and a soldering iron last night. Building a computer for the bike, in the last stages of prepping...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Changed out the manual mirrors for heated...

Changed out the manual mirrors for heated electric ones on my focus. was getting sick of reaching across the car to adjust mirrors and not being able to see out of them if they were wet. It wasn't a...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
no harm vintagespeed, I knew you weren't...

no harm vintagespeed, I knew you weren't nitpicking, hell any suggestions are welcome as I'm sure you know :lol3

If I have issues with a piece of code I find I usually have the solution in my mind...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
Thanks Ron, The code is a simplified version of...

Thanks Ron, The code is a simplified version of c++, I don't know an awful lot about c++ as I don't use it in my work, I'm learning tho :clap

vintagespeed, I had a case statement in there before I...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
Been working on my own version. Arduino...

Been working on my own version.

Arduino based, so a little easier to use then Ranger Ron's set-up, and there's a lot more support / examples out there to gain knowledge from:clap

this is the...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
Guess what I did today, ran out of fuel :lol3 ...

Guess what I did today, ran out of fuel :lol3

The bike has no low fuel indicator of any sort, just the reserve tap, and I'd forgotten it was on reserve :doh

Now seriously looking at doing this...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,031
Posted By rc mad
That is ingenious :clap and makes me want to dig...

That is ingenious :clap and makes me want to dig out my arduino project, One of the bikes I have currently has no low fuel level light or anything, you know you've run out when it splutters to a...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Swapped all 4 springs and the front struts on the...

Swapped all 4 springs and the front struts on the focus estate. It's now sat 30mm lower and feels so much better for the work. Its good to get a define improvement when you've worked on something, ...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Gave an old inherited food mixer a spruce up,...

Gave an old inherited food mixer a spruce up, went form this

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-F63qFSQ/0/XL/i-F63qFSQ-XL.jpg

to this
...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
It is snug in there! Most everything I need is in...

It is snug in there! Most everything I need is in there, except for a lift that is lol

I do have to be quite tidy otherwise I can't find a damn thing!
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Not today but the TDM got a Carb balance over the...

Not today but the TDM got a Carb balance over the weekend.

Normally i'd set it by ear, bit of pipe between the intake and your ear but this time I thought i'd try my hand at making a carb balance...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Newman cams by any chance? They did the rockers...

Newman cams by any chance? They did the rockers on my duke, good company :thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-24-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
Measurement from the back of the rotor to the...

Measurement from the back of the rotor to the back of the bluespots is 37mm, also i don't think the 98tdm came with bluespots as standard, all the pictures I've seen of 98 bikes have had silver...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
Thanks :-) if you can wait 24hrs I'll measure the...

Thanks :-) if you can wait 24hrs I'll measure the caliper tomorrow evening, I had the same concerns on this project, there's around 3mm clearance between the spokes and the callipers.

Also I think...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
So, got the old girl back on her feet over this...

So, got the old girl back on her feet over this past weekend, was waiting on parts hence the lack of updates :D Where were we? Ah yes, various alignment issues. I got the 6mm wheel spacers form...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
:clap ...

:clap

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-FFbdkVV/0/XL/i-FFbdkVV-XL.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 172,826
Posted By rc mad
We used to do that at work, drill the hole with...

We used to do that at work, drill the hole with the press then pop off the drive belts and tap the hole by turning the top pulley by hand :D

Kind of takes the skill out of it tho, not that that's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
:rofl You know a fork conversion isn't going...

:rofl

You know a fork conversion isn't going to plan when you have to break out the CAD software :deal


Current fork travel is at 85mm, not a good length seeing as the standard r6 forks have...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
Also, i only have a flat bastard file, not a 1/4...

Also, i only have a flat bastard file, not a 1/4 round bastard file :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-04-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
yup, needed to make some material in the hub...

yup, needed to make some material in the hub disappear, :rofl the internal hole on the front wheel is tapered. it's larger on one side than the other, that holesaw just happened to have the right...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,617
Posted By rc mad
I usually just buy the bearings I need from a...

I usually just buy the bearings I need from a local bearing supply place. Most bearings have the size on them, if not you should be able to take the old bearing to the shop and have them match them...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-01-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
You've just done it :lol3 Also, I've been...

You've just done it :lol3

Also, I've been here before :deal

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Sv-650/i-wnHptv3/0/XL/IMAG0100-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,617
Posted By rc mad
New wheel bearings time I think, regardless don't...

New wheel bearings time I think, regardless don't ride that bike anywhere without pulling it apart and inspecting it first.

Also, don't forget the brake cleaner when you pull the wheel, pull the...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Painted the fork lowers for the tdm. 3 coats of...

Painted the fork lowers for the tdm. 3 coats of black bed liner and 2 coats of clear. Checked it tonight and it came out great, time will tell how it holds up. Also finished prep work on the fork...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,437
Posted By rc mad
Slight TeDiuM

How many fork upgrades require taking a hole saw and a rats tail file to the front wheel I wonder :D

http://johnelsom.smugmug.com/photos/i-SNPJ4mw/0/XL/i-SNPJ4mw-XL.jpg

I blame the ducati for...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Syntec, you may need to prime the fuel filter...

Syntec, you may need to prime the fuel filter with diesel before it'll fire up. Manual says to do that on my focus as they are a bitch to get going if there's air in the fuel lines.
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
No pics or Write-up yet as I'm still collecting...

No pics or Write-up yet as I'm still collecting parts. New Wheel bearings and fork seals showed up today, just waiting on wheel bearing dust seals then i'll be good to start ripping the TDM apart, so...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3,000
Views: 421,500
Posted By rc mad
Took apart a set of 1999 Yamaha R6 Forks. Made...

Took apart a set of 1999 Yamaha R6 Forks. Made use of a hacksaw on the upper tubes :eek1

Not to worry tho, i only need the lowers for the compression damping and the internals for the rebound...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,177,171
Posted By rc mad
Couple from a co worker yrsterday "Do you...

Couple from a co worker yrsterday

"Do you ride bikes because you can't afford a car?"
When I replied that I owned 2 bikes and a car the next question was " do you ride bikes because you can't...
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