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Forum: Face plant 10-01-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,610
Posted By Reista
Perhaps have an obvious orange tag on your key...

Perhaps have an obvious orange tag on your key when you ride sand, which can be taken off once you air back up?
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Reista
2001 BMW F650 GS harness

So I'm trying to get a BMW 2001 F650 GS back up and running from the battery being installed in reverse (+ to -, - to +) *I didn't do it. He then proceeded to turn the ignition on and watch the...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,457
Posted By Reista
Tinkerer toys (65cc bicycle)

I've just about fixed my bike well enough to be very satisfied with it which leaves me with looking for another project, one that certainly grabs my attention is that of strapping a 50cc-100cc motor...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,765
Posted By Reista
I know for a fact mine is worse than that XD ...

I know for a fact mine is worse than that XD



Thanks! My rear tire seems to be larger than stock but it's the speedo i'm near certain. I may get a digital one I can tune for $120- either that...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 839,418
Posted By Reista
Bought a non-working 1982 Suzuki GS850GL that I...

Bought a non-working 1982 Suzuki GS850GL that I saw lots of promise in (engine turned, contact points had been shaved off from laying it down) $700...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-26-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,823
Posted By Reista
The only way I can see this making sense is if...

The only way I can see this making sense is if the bike is cradled by the knee if you do lay it down which can only happen if your leg is out. this would cause loads more pressure on your knee than a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,823
Posted By Reista
Be sure to run it around town, then run it to a...

Be sure to run it around town, then run it to a city 100 miles out and back. if it breaks down, fix it and repeat the process. If it doesn't check your oil, fork oil, secondary drive oil, shaft oil,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,823
Posted By Reista
'sall good for me XD nothing like having a bike...

'sall good for me XD nothing like having a bike you don't know works, fixing it, and then riding on the bike you brought back to like. Grats on the first ride, they really are great bikes and fast!...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By Reista
OK So the method i'm looking into is hitting it...

OK So the method i'm looking into is hitting it with some kitchen cleaner (and bartenders friend for the tough tough stuff) and then using a powerball / minicone or demel pads (for the fins) with the...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By Reista
I agree that it's the best solution but the...

I agree that it's the best solution but the amount that it would murder my wallet is unacceptable sadly =[ and the engine would definitely have to be removed/taken apart
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By Reista
Thanks for the heads up XD I'll likely be using...

Thanks for the heads up XD I'll likely be using that once I clean her up- It sounds legit



Thanks for the pics, That works disturbingly well 0.o I'll have to fight to do that on the engine fins...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Fully covered? Perhaps not, but it gets...

Fully covered? Perhaps not, but it gets incredibly dirty exceedingly quick and i'm sure it has an oil element to it AND I see oil on the left fins develop quickly. Also, if it was leaking oil into...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By Reista
Wise words and something I did not know about the...

Wise words and something I did not know about the oxide! Thanks for the heads up, I'll go at it with a brush in the fins and a more aggressive cleaner to get the fortified stuff but not to blast off...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,257
Posted By Reista
30 year old aluminum

So I've pretty well cleaned up my bike but the oxidized aluminum look just isn't too satisfying no matter how I look at it and Now i'm aiming to pony up and change that (pictured below. Not too bad,...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
OK guys, I know for a FACT what was leaking. It's...

OK guys, I know for a FACT what was leaking. It's my cam plugs on the left side (i can see the oil clearly and it's ONLY on the left fins) so do i replace those as a whole or is the sealant a good...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By Reista
Thanks a lot for the help England-Kev! I ended up...

Thanks a lot for the help England-Kev! I ended up scoring one on ebay for $6.50 for a 1981 model after shipping ^^ The one on my bike wasn't OEM but this one is and fits the bracket! Not really a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By Reista
Missing Relay

I own a 1982 Suzuki GS850 and parts seem to be falling off! I recently lost a valve cover cap (meh, it was for looks) but most recently my turn signal relay is gone... And that's incredibly fishy (i...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Thanks for all if the constructive help guys! I...

Thanks for all if the constructive help guys! I ran my motorcycle for a good hour or two today and not one change in the oil level. I DID have a very smokey front end but it was the oil from when i...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Because the chance of damaging a good gasket by...

Because the chance of damaging a good gasket by de-seating it is high, and these are gaskets that only come in rebuild kits which are $120 and i have tuition to make- I'm barely scraping by as-is.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
I wasn't going to use the water drop volume as a...

I wasn't going to use the water drop volume as a hard number. It's was more like "If it's at .5l for water, it's gotta be worse for oil" I was compensating BUT that wasn't the root of my problem. The...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
I didn't know there was a rule of thumb for that...

I didn't know there was a rule of thumb for that lol I just grabbed the volume of a drop which can vary heavily depending on the viscosity of the liquid. 0.02 may be for water, but at 20 drops a ml...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
And here I just did the math and came out the...

And here I just did the math and came out the same! Perhaps I forgot a number? XD

Don't smell oil burning but there's a sort of soot that probably isn't road dust on the front of my engine. The...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
http://www.smartsynthetics.com/motor_oil_consumpti...

http://www.smartsynthetics.com/motor_oil_consumption.htm

read #1. I didn't do the math and confirm it of course so i might as well now:

100 miles = 528,000 feet / 20 feet per drop = *2,640...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Think about it- if it puts out 1drop of oil at...

Think about it- if it puts out 1drop of oil at 5k+ rpm every 30 feet then thats a quarts worth really quick and woulnd be terribly noticable on my dirty engine, especially if it beelines for the...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Thanks for the insight. I'm a plumber by trade so...

Thanks for the insight. I'm a plumber by trade so I've got all the tools needed, I just didn't know if it had 2 bends which would require TWO mirrors which I cannot do. Also I would rather not take...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Thanks for all the great replies guys! I've got a...

Thanks for all the great replies guys! I've got a good seal for sure on the valve cover (temporary) by oil-proofing and repairing the shitty gasket for the valve cover. I'm gonna run it around and...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Working methodically from smallest issue to...

Working methodically from smallest issue to largest is the only way to do things. By just tearing off the top end I can create an even more expensive problem such as a head gasket issue- NOT...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Would it not be a majot leak if its burning that...

Would it not be a majot leak if its burning that much? I have good reason to suspect my valve cover gasket and think my seals are fine
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kDl7bYNDt2s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I think I'm doing something useful XD I could be wasting my time but It's...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
God, this orange shit is everywhere! I seem to...

God, this orange shit is everywhere! I seem to have gotten it all out.

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/425784_10150604230004141_736039140_9337282_298089860_n.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
actually they are where they are supposed to be....

actually they are where they are supposed to be. You're supposed to use very thin layers on both joining faces and let them thoroughly dry before pressing. That being said, RTV is still not my answer.
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
I'm getting a gasket I think is right- GS850 had...

I'm getting a gasket I think is right- GS850 had like a billion models- the valve gaskets should be the same though? Once I get the gasket white bearing grease goes on it and it goes straight in.

...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
i was talking about the pilot mix/ air screws....

i was talking about the pilot mix/ air screws. unfortunately my terminology still isnt too good. I'm only inspecting valves and whatnot and NOT taking my whole top end off if burning oil isn't...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
right? I expected to be fouling plugs left and...

right? I expected to be fouling plugs left and right with this much oil loss but they aren't. If they were I wouldn't be asking any questions. I'll have the valve cover off in a good 15 minutes
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Old plugs: unknown miles ...

Old plugs: unknown miles

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/421614_10150603930739141_736039140_9336388_1073142299_n.jpg
(they all look the same)

New plugs: about 70 miles
...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
The BMW is my dream bike, not a bike i own XD I...

The BMW is my dream bike, not a bike i own XD I wish i had that bike! The only time I can catch the mist is when i'm idling and it only shows up sometimes? Once it shows up it will keep coming out...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2012, 11:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,919
Posted By Reista
Burning oil?

Okay so I've put this off for a while but I think it needs addressing now. My bike burns about a quart every 300 miles which I know is abnormal. The plugs are 100% clean and i can only catch the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Reista
If you wanna ride the twisted sisters I'd love to...

If you wanna ride the twisted sisters I'd love to join! I'm probably classified as a slow rider on twisties and fast rider on straights. I don't think my 3 months of experience should be applied to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 21,765
Posted By Reista
Teaser for the day trippin thread

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18137510#post18137510

^^^^ First day trippin thread on this bike!
Check it out!
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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By Reista
Junction, TX

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