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Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,674
Posted By TheOtherBart
There are lots of pre-made kits you can buy, but...

There are lots of pre-made kits you can buy, but they're probably not perfectly suited to your bike. The best advice I've heard is to make a list of everything you need to do basic maintenance on the...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,127
Posted By TheOtherBart
I can't find a picture handy to post, but my last...

I can't find a picture handy to post, but my last decommissioned helmet had the foam pulled out, the shield "frosted" by sanding the inside, a hole drilled in the top, and a lamp kit installed. I...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,207
Posted By TheOtherBart
Back when I was racing flat track my uncle who...

Back when I was racing flat track my uncle who built the bikes rigged up a right hand shifter for one of the bikes. I don't have it here to take a picture of, but as I remember it was basically just...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,618
Posted By TheOtherBart
I had a squirrel come down the chimney (stove is...

I had a squirrel come down the chimney (stove is gone, flue pipe was stuffed with rigid insulation in the basement). Trapped him before he got out, had a good laugh, figured it was a one in a million...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 336,127
Posted By TheOtherBart
SK tools is supposed to be introducing a set of...

SK tools is supposed to be introducing a set of ratcheting box end wrenches with a 3 degree ratchet. Might be something to check out!
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,835
Posted By TheOtherBart
I love my black '06 Roadster, but that color is...

I love my black '06 Roadster, but that color is BEAUTIFUL!
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,836
Posted By TheOtherBart
Nope, nothing wrong with it at all. If there are...

Nope, nothing wrong with it at all. If there are no financial considerations then go nuts, make it the bike you want, reversible mods, irreversible mods, whatever. Think of it this way, you'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,836
Posted By TheOtherBart
Obviously opinions vary, but I don't view...

Obviously opinions vary, but I don't view motorcycles as investments. If you'll get more enjoyment out of it by modding it, go for it.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,766
Views: 1,394,859
Posted By TheOtherBart
Keep it street legal... :tb ...

Keep it street legal... :tb

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Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By TheOtherBart
I bought a mil-surplus aluminum case to use as a...

I bought a mil-surplus aluminum case to use as a topbox on my XR250L probably eight years ago, and since have used it on a Nighthawk and a DR350. The one I got is huge, 100% waterproof, and only...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,177
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm gonna jump in here as the used-to-be engineer...

I'm gonna jump in here as the used-to-be engineer and tell you you're doing the math wrong. That strength number given was shear strength, so the relevant area is the total shear plane. With a 6x6...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28,791
Views: 3,539,262
Posted By TheOtherBart
I bought a set of shorty levers online, and it...

I bought a set of shorty levers online, and it turned out that the brake lever is for the dirt model (no tang to activate the brake light switch). I'm off to look for a street-version shorty brake...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By TheOtherBart
Well that's a little disappointing, this little...

Well that's a little disappointing, this little sucker requires a lot of fuel stops when traveling.
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By TheOtherBart
Everything heading towards the engine appears to...

Everything heading towards the engine appears to be connected, that line runs back towards the rear.
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By TheOtherBart
I've found several sites with people talking...

I've found several sites with people talking about this exact problem with various Chevy truck chassis. The answer seems to come down to either 1) some kind of hose stuck down in the filler like...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
I have a direct-fit OEM style Magnaflow cat in my...

I have a direct-fit OEM style Magnaflow cat in my Amazon shopping cart, along with the upstream and downstream O2 sensors for that side, about $250 in parts. Assuming the amount of cussing and...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
I know it doesn't mean a whole lot where...

I know it doesn't mean a whole lot where electronics are concerned, but the connector and the wiring all look fine.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By TheOtherBart
Evap canister questions, and what's this tube???

I've had a minor issue ever since I bought my Chevy Express-based motorhome where it can be difficult to fill the fuel tank. Most pumps click off every couple of gallons or less, some pumps do okay...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
That was supposed to be "list", I'm still talking...

That was supposed to be "list", I'm still talking about the RV. There's never been any code until the 0430 cat, but it's always been tough to fill the tank as if there were a venting problem. That's...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks Ghostbuster. Can you tell me a little more...

Thanks Ghostbuster. Can you tell me a little more about the evap canister? Trying to figure out why it's hard to fill the tank is on my LST for tomorrow, seems like there might be a connection there.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
Okay a little web searching suggests that the big...

Okay a little web searching suggests that the big swings on the upstream sensor are normal, but that the downstream sensor should be putting out a relatively steady 0.5v. Since my downstream sensor...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,464
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm finally getting around to doing some more...

I'm finally getting around to doing some more detailed diagnosing on this thing. Thanks to GreaseMonkey's suggestion I bought an OBD Bluetooth adapter and downloaded Torque to my phone, and I just...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,835
Posted By TheOtherBart
Kny, how does that do in the rain with the...

Kny, how does that do in the rain with the exposed K&N hanging out there? I've been wanting to do something with my intake but that's the one uncertainty that's kept me on the fence, I need it to be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,785
Views: 979,052
Posted By TheOtherBart
I just posted a few Nighthawk items I want to be...

I just posted a few Nighthawk items I want to be rid of over in the Central Flea Market. Speak up quick if you're interested, I'll probably be continuing the purge this weekend.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28,791
Views: 3,539,262
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks guys, I think I might do both just for...

Thanks guys, I think I might do both just for giggles.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
Help me clean out my garage

I have a few parts that I bought for a 1982 Honda Nighthawk 750 and then never needed, I'd like to move them along. I'm sure they fit other variants but you'd have to check the cross-reference. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28,791
Views: 3,539,262
Posted By TheOtherBart
Here's an ignert question...I bent a clutch lever...

Here's an ignert question...I bent a clutch lever the other day in a little offroad tip over and decided I should probably pick up some kind of bark busters. My local shop had a Moose set (don't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
PM me what you want for it, condition and all...

PM me what you want for it, condition and all that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
Yeah, that could work too. Whatchagot? :ear

Yeah, that could work too. Whatchagot? :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
Looks like Eagle River is too far from Bob to...

Looks like Eagle River is too far from Bob to make the handoff. Anyone else have something like a PW80/CRF70 maybe even something like a KLX110 that needs a new home?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
Thanks for the offer! Bob, want to PM me some...

Thanks for the offer! Bob, want to PM me some details about the bike, what you're looking to get for it, that kind of thing?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
Come on Lobster, surely you have at least one or...

Come on Lobster, surely you have at least one or two more minibikes that the kids have outgrown... :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
No plans to, unfortunately. I am going to be...

No plans to, unfortunately. I am going to be traveling to Minneapolis in October, I was planning to ride but I could bring the truck if anyone up there has something of interest.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,517
Views: 719,376
Posted By TheOtherBart
WTB: Kids play bike

My little one has finally outgrown the PW50 so I'm on the hunt for her next bike. She fit pretty well on her big sister's PW80 so something around that size would be great. What's out there?
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 949,835
Posted By TheOtherBart
I'm a huge fan of Seafoam in fuel systems but...

I'm a huge fan of Seafoam in fuel systems but I've always been nervous about treating the oil. Seems like a lit of potential damage could happen even in just 250 miles if the oil film is compromised...
Forum: Vendors 08-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By TheOtherBart
Wow, looks amazing. What all parts do you...

Wow, looks amazing. What all parts do you make/sell?
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 50,204
Posted By TheOtherBart
Is anyone around the northern Illinois region...

Is anyone around the northern Illinois region interested in some XR250L takeoffs? I have a stock airbox and side covers that I'm about to chuck if no one local wants them. The side covers are...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,623
Posted By TheOtherBart
Yeah, like Two tail said :D

Yeah, like Two tail said :D
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,623
Posted By TheOtherBart
Simichrome is a paste in a tube. You might get it...

Simichrome is a paste in a tube. You might get it at a local parts store, but if you search online keep in mind that it's spelled "Simichrome".
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,623
Posted By TheOtherBart
There are a variety of different chemical rust...

There are a variety of different chemical rust converters, but they'll make the rusty spots into a dark "primer" surface that's ready to be overcoated. If you want your spokes to stay shiny the only...
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