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Forum: The Garage Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By freetors
Why do they have to be "surplus"? Price...

Why do they have to be "surplus"? Price difference?
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By freetors
The main purspose of the nitrogen charge is to...

The main purspose of the nitrogen charge is to combat cavitation on the back side of the shock piston. This happens when the pressure drops below the vapor pressure of the fluid. When cavitation...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By freetors
I had them on my old SV650. The price was hard to...

I had them on my old SV650. The price was hard to swallow but they are lovely to use! They're sold under the name of Ariete or Bridgeport and go for about $25 a pair.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,105
Posted By freetors
Why would Subaru do that though when they don't...

Why would Subaru do that though when they don't sell any trucks?
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,105
Posted By freetors
The A/T subarus have heat a exchanger built into...

The A/T subarus have heat a exchanger built into the radiator so the trans temps should never really get above 220. Also, this isn't the dark ages, these turbos are oil and water cooled. The only...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,131
Posted By freetors
120dB!!! That's almost D&D loud.

120dB!!! That's almost D&D loud.
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By freetors
Dang, I need a shock dyno...

Dang, I need a shock dyno...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By freetors
I'm not familiar with this tune ecu thing but...

I'm not familiar with this tune ecu thing but your bike is trying to tell you the TPS might need some attention. It sounds like you just cleared the diagnostic code without fixing the problem that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,695
Posted By freetors
You're missing the point. Brake pads don't care...

You're missing the point. Brake pads don't care how much area they use. The only thing matters to brake pads is how much force is put into them and how much radius they act on (ie larger/smaller...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,695
Posted By freetors
Technially, yes. But your pads would wear down...

Technially, yes. But your pads would wear down extremely fast as well as fade very easily, and also boil your brake fluid easily.

From Stoptech,...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,695
Posted By freetors
While a larger brake rotor does indeed give more...

While a larger brake rotor does indeed give more braking power, it's not because of the area on the rotor. Friction is not dependent on area, only the amount of force and the coefficient of friction....
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,209
Posted By freetors
The way I understand it is that KTM dealers fall...

The way I understand it is that KTM dealers fall into two categories; street dealers and dirt dealers. My city has a KTM dirt dealer but there is no street dealer nearby. I see a lot of bikes during...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By freetors
It would be interesting to see what spring rates...

It would be interesting to see what spring rates you'd end up if you calculated the natural frequency as a starting point like they do in auto racing. You'd have to choose your desired stiffness...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 76,209
Posted By freetors
Not to mention the KTM dealer network sucks. They...

Not to mention the KTM dealer network sucks. They probably won't even import enough of them to meet demand.
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,131
Posted By freetors
What did I tell you guys?!

What did I tell you guys?!
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By freetors
For two springs of equal length and equal wire...

For two springs of equal length and equal wire diameter, the one with fewer active coils will be the one with the stiffer rate. It sounds counterintuitive at first thought but that's the way it is.
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By freetors
The auto transmission subarus of that era spend...

The auto transmission subarus of that era spend most of there time with about 90% of the torque going to the front wheels. From what I remember of the auto's center diff is that it is normally locked...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,870
Posted By freetors
It was not previously in my vocabulary so I...

It was not previously in my vocabulary so I googled it. I was a little surprised at the outcome...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,870
Posted By freetors
Even more off topic. What are you calling a...

Even more off topic. What are you calling a bussy? This is urban dictionary's definition:

Slang term used by gay men to connote Boy-Pussy. In reference to their anus.

Bussy has been used for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,131
Posted By freetors
Has Kawisaki officially announced a price yet?

Has Kawisaki officially announced a price yet?
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By freetors
I'm assuming the odometer is still counting, that...

I'm assuming the odometer is still counting, that would indicate the sensors and wiring are all working correctly. It's probably a bad trace in the instrument panel. If you can get it out it...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
Posted By freetors
Still heavier than a modern trials bike?! :huh

Still heavier than a modern trials bike?! :huh
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,336
Posted By freetors
Valmont?

Valmont?
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By freetors
I wouldn't have too much qualms about reusing old...

I wouldn't have too much qualms about reusing old pads on new rotors as long as the pads were sanded flat to remove any grooves.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,907
Posted By freetors
It's all in the technique! Although a lot...

It's all in the technique! Although a lot motorcycle wheels have pretty shallow drop centers, some of them are just barely deep enough. If they made the valley even half an inch deeper you could...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,131
Posted By freetors
I wouldn't be surprised of Jay Leno ends up with...

I wouldn't be surprised of Jay Leno ends up with one of these and rides it all over the place, street legal or not.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,336
Posted By freetors
And the trailer lights, don't even get me...

And the trailer lights, don't even get me started. Just last night I came upon a truck at 10pm with zero trailer lighting or even reflectors. It was dang near invisible.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,336
Posted By freetors
This thread reminds me why I steer clear of...

This thread reminds me why I steer clear of trailers on the road. Typically overloaded and under-maintained. I've seen people around here drive for miles on flat, shredded, and sometimes nonexistent...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By freetors
Are you sure the holes in those snap rings are...

Are you sure the holes in those snap rings are clean and oil free? You need as much friction between the hole and those pins as you can get.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,002
Posted By freetors
Can anybody here explain WHY, in physical terms,...

Can anybody here explain WHY, in physical terms, improper rebound damping affects tire cupping? I have seen a lot of people regurgitate this as fact but never once has any of those people explained...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,002
Posted By freetors
In my opinion, motorcycle tire cupping is only...

In my opinion, motorcycle tire cupping is only caused by tire construction, tread design, inflation pressure, and applied load (like from heavy braking). Let's think about what causes tires to wear,...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By freetors
Assuming this is on a bike with two front rotors,...

Assuming this is on a bike with two front rotors, you'll never know the difference.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,761
Posted By freetors
What ever happened to the turbocharged Suzuki...

What ever happened to the turbocharged Suzuki Recursion concept?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,217
Posted By freetors
If you can keep a bike working great and looking...

If you can keep a bike working great and looking relatively fresh with no scratched up paint, busted fairings, dented tanks, or ripped up seats then I wouldn't worry about the mileage. Most modern...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By freetors
I stand corrected. Apparently these older BMW's...

I stand corrected. Apparently these older BMW's use some ECU's that are a lot different than the ones that I've experienced.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By freetors
Surely someone here has tried this out?

Surely someone here has tried this out?
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By freetors
Personally, I wouldn't trust someone to remap my...

Personally, I wouldn't trust someone to remap my ecu who has such a poor grasp of the English language. Also, modern ecu's don't really have "chips" where you just pop the old one out and put a new...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By freetors
That's probably what I would do if it were my...

That's probably what I would do if it were my car, but this guy is really not mechanically inclined at all. And he wants the option to quickly and easily change back at will.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By freetors
Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking of! I...

Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking of! I just couldn't figure out the right terms to get google to find it for me. It was such an obvious idea that it had to exist.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By freetors
Aston Martin exhaust valve switch

A friend of mine has a very nice, pristine Aston Martin V8 Vantage with about 4000 miles on it. These cars have valves in the exhaust that quiet it down at lower engine speeds like so many other cars...
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