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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,132,796
Posted By KeithinSC
Anytime before 9am and after 6pm is usually...

Anytime before 9am and after 6pm is usually pretty quiet. Careful in the morning, roads are still wet with dew.
I'll be in the area this Sat. for the whole week. WILL not be near 129 until after...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By KeithinSC
Acetone and automatic transmission fluid mixed...

Acetone and automatic transmission fluid mixed 50/50 is a pretty good penetrating oil.

The trick is apply, heat, repeat. Like suggested, do this twice a day for a few days in a row.

What might...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,041
Posted By KeithinSC
I knew warm tires were easier to change, so my...

I knew warm tires were easier to change, so my last set I figured I'd warm them up.
Cab of my truck is always super warm when it is sunny.
So I put them in the cab in the morning, figured I'd swap...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,607
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 361,699
Posted By KeithinSC
Along the same vein.. Before tearing the carbs...

Along the same vein..
Before tearing the carbs down to see why the bike only idles, but dies when you rev 'er up, make sure there is gas in the tank.:freaky
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By KeithinSC
I think this may be accurate. I had used cheap...

I think this may be accurate. I had used cheap Ajax dish soap for about 5 years. Two years ago I bought a gallon of ruglyde at NAPA.
Much easier to use and works better.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,366
Posted By KeithinSC
Calibrate it yourself. I did mine, plenty...

Calibrate it yourself. I did mine, plenty accurate for anything in my garage.

http://www.wikihow.com/Calibrate-a-Torque-Wrench

DO NOT clamp the head of the wrench in the vice as shown in the...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By KeithinSC
The aluminum rim on my Valkyrie was doing the...

The aluminum rim on my Valkyrie was doing the same thing. 5 psi a week.
Bead was leaking. I broke the bead on both sides, used a scotchbrite pad to clean the corrosion off. Inflated. No more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By KeithinSC
Good advice on the wheel truing. Look at how...

Good advice on the wheel truing.
Look at how the spokes attach to the hub and to the rim. To get the rim to move, tighten one spoke and loosen the spoke 180° away from it but on the opposite side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,013
Posted By KeithinSC
I can imagine after a while they said screw it. ...

I can imagine after a while they said screw it. They then put it on the roof and each one held onto it thru the open window:lol3
We'll drive slow, no need for tiedowns!
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,507
Posted By KeithinSC
http://webapp.jasperengines.com/netcust/catalog.as...

http://webapp.jasperengines.com/netcust/catalog.asp

We used to use a lot of their engines, the trannies have a good rep also.
No idea on the cost.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,696
Posted By KeithinSC
Anyone drive around Troy, Mi recognizes this one....

Anyone drive around Troy, Mi recognizes this one.

Used to giggle like Beavis every-time I exited there.

http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BigBeaverRoadSign.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By KeithinSC
Anyone remember this one from about '97 ? ...

Anyone remember this one from about '97 ?
<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/a19jg9-pdmM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,880
Posted By KeithinSC
Just went thru this Monday. Same symptoms. ...

Just went thru this Monday. Same symptoms.
Pull the carb, drop the float bowl and clean the gunk out of the jet. I used a bristle from a toothbrush.
A few squirts of carb cleaner and put it back...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By KeithinSC
I've had good luck by talking with the Manager on...

I've had good luck by talking with the Manager on Duty.
Just tell him you just bought a house, and will be remodeling A LOT. They usually are pretty generous with 10-15%.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By KeithinSC
Does it run normal at all, then starve out after...

Does it run normal at all, then starve out after 20 min?
Vented gas caps sometimes clog up and the fuel can't drain to the carb because the tank goes into a vacuum as the fuel is leaving.
As soon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,589
Posted By KeithinSC
No mention of BMWs on that list? Final drives...

No mention of BMWs on that list? Final drives might have skewed the data a bit.
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,468
Posted By KeithinSC
Single cut burr and use some transmission oil as...

Single cut burr and use some transmission oil as lube, it will help keep it from loading up.
I have had good luck using a really coarse sanding disc on Al.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,699
Posted By KeithinSC
Looks like you are good to go with your current...

Looks like you are good to go with your current oil:clap
Before you mess with an exhaust$$$, try doing an airbox mod.
I had a DR125:lol3, and a coworker has a DR200. Cut open the airbox, and rejet...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,699
Posted By KeithinSC
:lol3:lol3:lol3 When you get to the store,...

:lol3:lol3:lol3

When you get to the store, pick the right weight oil and look at the API symbol on the bottle. Make sure to get one without energy conserving.
( I use shell rotella diesel rated,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,699
Posted By KeithinSC
Great to hear it is running! Bikes are a great...

Great to hear it is running! Bikes are a great way to get your feet wet mechanically.

Just in case no one mentioned it, do not use regular automobile oil in your motorcycle.
If has 'friction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,038
Posted By KeithinSC
These are the same assholes that think throwing...

These are the same assholes that think throwing chunks of cinder block at traffic from highway overpasses are "funny":dog

Just in the news in the past week, three prime examples

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38,232
Views: 10,132,796
Posted By KeithinSC
http://advrider.com/forums/data:image/jpeg;base64,...

http://advrider.com/forums/data:image/jpeg;base64,/9j/4AAQSkZJRgABAQAAAQABAAD/2wCEAAkGBxQTEhUUExQWFhUXGBgXGRgYGRkcFxwXGBgXGBgYGBoYHiggGBolHBQXITEiJSkrLi4uFx8zODMsNygtLisBCgoKDg0OGxAQGy8kICY0LCwsLCwsLy...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,085
Posted By KeithinSC
Is this from the era where the wheel studs were...

Is this from the era where the wheel studs were left thread and right thread depending on which side of the car?

Might have trouble taking off the wheels if you get it wrong!
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By KeithinSC
Modify them to be toilet flush handles? You can...

Modify them to be toilet flush handles? You can make $millions!!!
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,376
Posted By KeithinSC
I would ride that with no worries! Keep an eye...

I would ride that with no worries!
Keep an eye on your sprocket wear and rear tire wear. That would indicate any swingarm misalignment. Very unlikely though. Don't worry about it.

You are the...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,085
Posted By KeithinSC
All advice so far is solid. Before you try to...

All advice so far is solid.
Before you try to start it, turn the motor over by hand to make sure it is free. Before you attach a live battery, be prepared with a few spotters and be ready to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By KeithinSC
I that like using a file to wear off the chicken...

I that like using a file to wear off the chicken strips on new tires?:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,505
Posted By KeithinSC
Got a gopro 3 yrs ago for my birthday. Every...

Got a gopro 3 yrs ago for my birthday. Every week during construction, I videoed my parent's new house being built and posted it to youtube. Dad was 700 miles away and it kept him from going (more)...
Forum: Racing 03-13-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
The treetops should be a small part of your...

The treetops should be a small part of your riding skills, but don't put too much trust into them. Like posted earlier, it'll bite yer ass if you get it wrong.
But, did any of you guys notice the...
Forum: Racing 03-08-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
Anyone have pictures of the stolen bikes? :cry ...

Anyone have pictures of the stolen bikes? :cry
I can keep my eyes open, aren't too many prepped rally bikes running around Chesterfield county the other 364 days of the year
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
No, not him, but he does know him. That guy was...

No, not him, but he does know him. That guy was a pain for a few years, even though all the residents we given early notice that the far end of Winery was going to be closed for Shakedown, he still...
Forum: Racing 03-05-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
The car the burnt down last year; it sat at the...

The car the burnt down last year; it sat at the small wrecking yard/repair shop just south of the Service Area in Patrick up until about 2 months ago.

Nothing left of it but roll bars and some...
Forum: Racing 02-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
Had an ice storm here last week, sunny today. ...

Had an ice storm here last week, sunny today. But the forecast for this week is rainy. Ground is still pretty saturated from a ton of rain earlier in the month. Friday and Saturday should be clear...
Forum: Racing 02-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
Forecast is pretty good so far. Ice storm on...

Forecast is pretty good so far.

Ice storm on Tuesday, lots of snapped branches. Melted Wednesday afternoon. We did have 8° when I woke up Thursday:eek1 Unheard of for Chesterfield County. ...
Forum: Racing 02-21-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 662
Views: 45,901
Posted By KeithinSC
My Wife and I (and dog!) are on Sand trap also,...

My Wife and I (and dog!) are on Sand trap also, see you there:freaky
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By KeithinSC
No good reason was given, and I don't have the...

No good reason was given, and I don't have the knowledge to give him a good argument:lol3 I cut the strap and he signed off on my permit. None of the smoke has escaped the wires in the 8 yrs...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By KeithinSC
Careful with this one. Some inspectors insist on...

Careful with this one. Some inspectors insist on it being bonded, others want it removed. In the SAME County?!!!! Even working out of the same office!
After he signed my Final, I asked him...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By KeithinSC
I use these SAE two wire connectors on all sorts...

I use these SAE two wire connectors on all sorts of stuff. Usually can find them at any auto store. NAPA, Advance, Oreily, etc.
For more than 2 wires, stick with molex. Make sure you get the...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,902
Posted By KeithinSC
I bought an earlier edition of this around 2006. ...

I bought an earlier edition of this around 2006. Simple, plain instructions with good diagrams. Perfect for a rookie.
Wired an addition, a detached garage and a big pole barn.
Helped with motion...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 16,692
Posted By KeithinSC
In NY about 10 yrs ago heading to Americade they...

In NY about 10 yrs ago heading to Americade they had bike only checkpoints. Looking for M endorsements on your DL and checking registration and insurance. NO cars were being directed into the...
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