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Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You should measure the chain as the repair manual...

You should measure the chain as the repair manual indicates in order to determine how much wear is in it.

The spring may have become weak due to heat or the plunge may have some crude to fight in...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Fully agree with this post !!! :freaky I...

Fully agree with this post !!! :freaky

I would never replace a compressor in a 10 years old system, especially if the coils of that compressor are toasted and junk got into the lines. :1drink...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,568
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 The whole KTM 990 Adventure weights around 460 lb...

The whole KTM 990 Adventure weights around 460 lb dry.
Your geared body plus bike's fluids add about 260 lbs.
That is a total weight of 720 lb.

Let's assume your rear is carrying 60~65% of that...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 No, no, I was just kidding. :1drink I...

No, no, I was just kidding. :1drink

I understand you, as I have a similar situation with my model airplanes, tools, old car, etc. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368468
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Getting rid of 28 of those bikes will solve your...

Getting rid of 28 of those bikes will solve your problem. :1drink

The light beam of a good LED flashlight projected along the ceiling could tell you where those trusses are.

If you still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,247
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 When your only option is stopping as soon as...

When your only option is stopping as soon as possible, everything else is secondary, even downshifting:
http://www.msgroup.org/Tip.aspx?Num=216&Set=

Practicing emergency braking twice a year is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,247
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You are missing the rotational inertia of the...

You are missing the rotational inertia of the engine.

If the braking is quick enough, your engine may be fighting your brakes during the time it takes for rpms to drop down to close to idle.

If...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,052
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Check the fan, where vibration, dust and humid...

Check the fan, where vibration, dust and humid air have more reasons to mess electric contacts up.

Contacts of the switch are the second in line.

Best luck!
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Did you make it back home?

Did you make it back home?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,667
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You are welcome :1drink As for a low-side...

You are welcome :1drink

As for a low-side fall induced by sliding the front tire:
http://www.motomom.ca/the-limit-exploring-front-tire-traction/#more-856
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,667
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Not only what it is, but how to avoid it: ...

Not only what it is, but how to avoid it:

http://beta.motomom.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Whats-a-Highside-07.pdf
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,558
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 The bit may have broken from grabbing the last...

The bit may have broken from grabbing the last portion of the head; you are almost there.
If you don't have more drill bits, you may wait until going out and buy some.
As you know, a bit that is...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Salts in the cold water precipitate when contact...

Salts in the cold water precipitate when contact hot surfaces.
The first hot surfaces that hard water contacts are the top portion of the interior of the cold water inlet pipe, which you cannot see...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,671
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 It happens naturally here in Florida to my car...

It happens naturally here in Florida to my car and motorcycle: parked in the warm garage right after going through a tropical storm; yes, all soaked and dripping water: not a problem. :freaky
Only...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,671
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Just remove the salt, which makes a great...

Just remove the salt, which makes a great electrolyte for corrosion when mixed with humidity.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UG9-CJn0Za8/UeQekipPdNI/AAAAAAAATQQ/GkG-1hBt--M/s1600/IMGP1953a.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 All good solutions. An open-able ring made...

All good solutions.

An open-able ring made of a cut PVC pipe?
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,773
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Inflate the tube a little before starting using...

Inflate the tube a little before starting using the irons, so the beads or the irons cannot pinch a folded tube.

Also, take a look at this please:
http://www.dansmc.com/tires1.htm
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,734
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Compressed air cannot hold the humidity content...

Compressed air cannot hold the humidity content that ambient air can, so, you will always have water that will interfere with your equipment.

For industrial usage, air is filtered, drained and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,120
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 All you need to know: ...

All you need to know:
http://www.msgroup.org/Articles.aspx?Cat=2

The most important reflex developed during emergency braking practices is not so much obtaining the record-short distance each...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Four things or a combination of those could be: ...

Four things or a combination of those could be:

Clutch cable adjusted with little or no slack
Weak springs
Warped discs
Oil with improper additives
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Just an example: ...

Just an example:
http://www.ninjette.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22481&d=1357244104
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Sitting on the bike, normally loaded, have...

Sitting on the bike, normally loaded, have someone measuring these two theings and compare them to specs:

Rake: 63°

Trail: 115 mm (4.53")

Use a plumb for measuring the rake; for 10" of...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Thank you all very much :1drink

Thank you all very much :1drink
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Where can I get a spanner wrench?

I need one of these for a stubborn 2-1/2" nut and cannot find one locally.

Where can I buy one?
Do autoparts rent these?

http://www.meganracing.com/uploadimage/dpage/282011_125752.JPG
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Great news !!! What a relief, isn't it? ...

Great news !!!

What a relief, isn't it?

Stay on the antibiotic as prescribed, even after you feel much better.

Actually, a female doctor did that for my sick son last year, ...... some...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Any update?

Any update?
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Thanks, eakins :1drink

Thanks, eakins :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,955
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 It has been great discussing these things with...

It has been great discussing these things with you, Beendog !!!
I feel, however, that we have hijacked this thread big time, .....and maybe someone will soon come to complain. :1drink

Your...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Unfortunately, similar things have happened to me...

Unfortunately, similar things have happened to me during years of work in metal shops.
The eye is able to push out any natural thing, but not metal or glass.

As you blink, the metal scratches the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,955
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 You are welcome, Beendog :1drink The...

You are welcome, Beendog :1drink

The throttle keeping while cornering is not as far from coasting as many believe.

According to Keith Code in his second book, all it takes is little more...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 The picture shows the best thing I have used for...

The picture shows the best thing I have used for stained carpets, it may work or not for you, but will not worsen the stains if you follow the instructions.

I would locate and contact a local...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,955
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Yes, with more or less weight on the contact...

Yes, with more or less weight on the contact patch, the area of contact grows or shrinks some, but it cannot change as much as the vertical load or force applied on the patch.
That means that if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,955
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Think of a leaned wheelie while leaving a turn:...

Think of a leaned wheelie while leaving a turn: how can the bike be balanced on only one tire? Could that be done at extreme lean angles?

The point is that as we transfer weight over one tire (CG...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By lnewqban
Question What did you do to find it? It seems that one...

What did you do to find it?
It seems that one needs to have a Mil-Spec number to find a bolt at there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,955
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 It is not exactly as you describe it,...

It is not exactly as you describe it, ............. and that misconception can be dangerous. :1drink
Here is why:
When the bike is turning, it leans because there are lateral forces as well as...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 I was confused by your description referring to...

I was confused by your description referring to clutch pedal.

The internal selector mechanism is symmetrical and should work as well up as down, if your shifting technique is not the problem.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,341
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 If you decide reducing to 10.9 grade (83% the...

If you decide reducing to 10.9 grade (83% the strength), you could find more options looking for JIS 10T bolts:

http://forums.ninja250.org/viewtopic.php?t=88348&highlight=
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 ????? Please read this: ...

?????

Please read this:
http://faq.ninja250.org/wiki/Braking_while_downshifting/Blipping_the_throttle
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By lnewqban
Cool2 Thank you all very much ! :1drink

Thank you all very much ! :1drink
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