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Forum: The Garage 09-05-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,213
Posted By msells
What's the suggested non bank-breaking upgrades...

What's the suggested non bank-breaking upgrades to brakes and/or suspension so that say 70 mph is non-scarey?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,508
Posted By msells
I looked at a /2 in worse shape than this over a...

I looked at a /2 in worse shape than this over a year ago. It was almost all complete but not all in good condition. I added up costs and made an offer based on what I thought it would cost to make...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,182
Posted By msells
In most of the non-US world people drink a lot of...

In most of the non-US world people drink a lot of tea and use electric kettles. They're hugely handy for heating water for pasta too: put 2 pints in a pot on the stove on high, 5 pints in the kettle...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,613
Posted By msells
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.js...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=138 has lots of opinions from British & Japanese tire and rubber groups. Consensus seems to be 6-10 years.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By msells
Lots listed for $5k-$6k but not sure what price...

Lots listed for $5k-$6k but not sure what price actual sales are take place:

http://motorcycles.smartcarguide.com/ducati-st3

https://www.google.com/search?q=ducati+st3+site%3Acraigslist.org
...
Forum: Vendors 05-12-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By msells
Laugh I'm in north Atlanta and I've used these guys...

I'm in north Atlanta and I've used these guys several times (cutting BMW K75 and R65 keys, and Ford keys I bought online or from a dealer that wouldn't cut them). They are a "real" locksmith. I would...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,701
Posted By msells
I've had a tank done at Apex Cycle in Ellijay (2...

I've had a tank done at Apex Cycle in Ellijay (2 hours from Athens). They have a bunch of tank liner failure / repair pictures on their web site http://www.apexcycleshop.com/Tank_Liner_Failure.html.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,778
Posted By msells
So my point, again, is that the Japanese switches...

So my point, again, is that the Japanese switches I am familiar with don't have the right number of poles to support "turning both ways at once". Here is a cartoon-ish wiring diagram that I believe...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,778
Posted By msells
My initial point was that on the original "left...

My initial point was that on the original "left on left bar, right on right bar" is that it's possible to engage BOTH switches at once. If you replace that with a "flip left or flip right" you can't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,778
Posted By msells
I believe the Harley will be one inch (1") handle...

I believe the Harley will be one inch (1") handle bars and that some new-ish big-ish metric cruisers also use the "fat" 1 inch bars instead of the usual Japanese 7/8". Do some reading and see if this...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By msells
http://www.militarydepotonline.com/ (the one on...

http://www.militarydepotonline.com/ (the one on Arnold Mill) or www.hodgearmynavy.com/. The military depot I expect most more pricy but isn't as much "all the way in Atlanta".
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,852
Posted By msells
In terms of connectors you can match what you...

In terms of connectors you can match what you have or go with one of the "brands": molex, deutsch, etc.. You will need the appropriate connector bodies, pins and pin insertion/removal tool. There are...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 94,978
Posted By msells
Is this a standing offer? How about for parts?...

Is this a standing offer? How about for parts? Wondering if I use this magic phrase I call in next week to order some parts to fix one of the mounts on my R1100GS set ?
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,852
Posted By msells
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/C...

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Elec__Products/Connectors/connectors.html

Order a catalog from these guys: http://www.waytekwire.com/products/
...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,856
Posted By msells
Just bought two Samsonite bags @ their outlet in...

Just bought two Samsonite bags @ their outlet in Stratford, Ontario. Knowledgeable staff, great prices as leftovers from their Canada Day Clearance Event, they have other events I'm told. Worth a...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,596
Posted By msells
I just had an ebay classified turn into a "I'm in...

I just had an ebay classified turn into a "I'm in Buffalo, the car is in XYZ but my shipper will deliver it and you get 30 days to inspect it." THEN WHY THE (#*$ DID YOU LIST IT FOR SALE IN...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,634
Posted By msells
It looks bizarre and scary at first but the thing...

It looks bizarre and scary at first but the thing I noticed with traffic in Vietnam is that everyone yields to anyone ahead of them. This isn't a "I will stop for you" sort of yield, but if you're...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,156
Posted By msells
Buy an inexpensive mini or micro USB power cable...

Buy an inexpensive mini or micro USB power cable (Amazon $2-$3) and cut it apart and solder it up to one of the plugs from here...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By msells
JIS fasteners are also used on some model...

JIS fasteners are also used on some model airplane and helicopters. It maybe worth calling a few places related to that.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1006298 has some UK guys...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,366
Posted By msells
I have the Kobalt 351991 box you mentioned....

I have the Kobalt 351991 box you mentioned. Actually two.

One is at home with the top box they sell for it. The second one is at another shop without a top box. It wheels around easily and has a...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2012, 03:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,856
Posted By msells
+1 on Briggs & Riley. They will fix anything...

+1 on Briggs & Riley. They will fix anything forever - http://www.briggs-riley.com/simple-as-that-lifetime-warranty/ Tumi has the same but for ONE YEAR - http://www.tumi.com/about/warranty.jsp BTW,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,131
Posted By msells
Excellent discussion, thanks! I will report...

Excellent discussion, thanks! I will report progress on the Passport when I make some. Not sure if tractor supply or home depot will have something to use in place of the exhaust socket. I am...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,131
Posted By msells
Lifan 125 auto into 12v Passport - done!

It took me way too long but it's finished! Here's some tidbits for anyone else doing the swap. The motor is a 1P54FMI (Lifan 125CC Motor, 22MM Carburetor, Intake manifold, intake gaskets, Shifter,...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By msells
Years ago I ran out of gas in my truck somewhere...

Years ago I ran out of gas in my truck somewhere in northern Ontario. A helpful Indian guy (driving the wrong way down the shoulder of the road, maybe had an open beer at 7am?) gave me a lift to the...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,697
Posted By msells
Yup. :D It started @ the seller's shop but then...

Yup. :D It started @ the seller's shop but then after a trailer ride home in the rain it was hard starting & wouldn't fire on both cylinders. Tons of surface rust, starter & headlight work rest of...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,697
Posted By msells
Just got an R65 from craigslist that's very...

Just got an R65 from craigslist that's very challenged so I hope to make it to this.
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,352
Posted By msells
I'm nearby and would love to watch/learn when you...

I'm nearby and would love to watch/learn when you guys are getting together drop me a PM. I've got a Honda Passport scooter that I need a 1" extension welded into the exhaust which may or may not be...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,953
Posted By msells
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m570.l1313&_nkw=SEMI+AUTO+LIFAN+125CC+Motor&_sacat=See-All-Categories

I can't remember my exact thinking on size / auto / electric starter...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-07-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,953
Posted By msells
So I'm partway through putting a 125cc 4 speed...

So I'm partway through putting a 125cc 4 speed auto into my 1980-something Passport (12v). Old motor is out, new motor is in. The 2-3 issues I've got so far:

The exhaust won't fit. I cut it up by...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By msells
I have some spare spares. For sure a few new seat...

I have some spare spares. For sure a few new seat covers from a guy in Canada, some worn/used mirrors, set of new tires, carbs of various condidtions, etc.. . PM me any needs or I'll send you one...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By msells
Thanks everyone, several good leads here. I was...

Thanks everyone, several good leads here. I was interested in seeing what's available and what stuff is crazy expensive and to avoid having to buy. Bikes are two R69 models. It looks like the first...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By msells
Airhead Parts Catalogs in Dead Tree format?

New perspective airhead owner here. I'm wondering who to send my address off to so I'll get some nice dead tree format parts catalogs/books to thumb through.
Forum: Airheads 09-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,645
Posted By msells
Location: Parking lot of Everybody's Pizza &...

Location: Parking lot of Everybody's Pizza & Steady Hand Pour House near Emory University

Him: "How's that BMW treating you?"
Me: "Well, but I'd like to have an older one someday."
Him: "I've...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,575
Posted By msells
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bike+lift+wood+pipe ...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bike+lift+wood+pipe

First hit is http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/bikelift.htm which is similar to what you're interested in, but different.

These maybe of interest as...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,940
Posted By msells
D-ham that TechShop tool list looks amazing and a...

D-ham that TechShop tool list looks amazing and a great deal for $100/month. Wish there was one in Atlanta.

In talking with the E3 Storage (www.e3storage.com/) partners/founders they mentioned...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 91,040
Posted By msells
Not me but if what's going on is what I think...

Not me but if what's going on is what I think then this may qualify...

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lp35vlPYPa1qze93ao1_400.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By msells
What didja tell 'em about it or send with it? It...

What didja tell 'em about it or send with it? It seemed like their policy was to require a receipt and or charge for fixing 'em. If you know a $0 way I'd be happy. I've got a couple of the Junior...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By msells
Going to Colorado soon? Haul this Aprilla RS125

Anyone heading to Denver or Colorado from Georgia (Atlanta) in the next two weeks have room for this Aprilia RS125:
...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,940
Posted By msells
http://www.e3storage.com/ Car guys, but I...

http://www.e3storage.com/

Car guys, but I have ummm... I think four bikes there. :evil
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 10:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,153
Posted By msells
If you can wait a (long) while, Lowes and Home...

If you can wait a (long) while, Lowes and Home Depot have for the last 3-4 years put a Dewalt 18V cordless drill with two NiCD batteries on sale for $99 for black friday (after Thanksgiving). I've...
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