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Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,134
Posted By tvpierce
I love diesels, but check out some forums for...

I love diesels, but check out some forums for that GM power train. I'm not saying it is or isn't problematic -- I know nothing about that particular vehicle. As you likely know, diesels are...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By tvpierce
The simple tube manometers are auto sync-ed by...

The simple tube manometers are auto sync-ed by gravity and atmospheric pressure. :1drink They're as simple as a stone hammer, and even simpler to operate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,569
Posted By tvpierce
Add a little bell, and you'd have an impenetrable...

Add a little bell, and you'd have an impenetrable force-field surrounding you and the bike!:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By tvpierce
Your engine wouldn't be damaged by ingesting the...

Your engine wouldn't be damaged by ingesting the small amount of oil/water/etc. that's in a homemade tube manometer. The engine would simply stumble a bit, then recover as if nothing had ever...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,548
Posted By tvpierce
Did the second tech check the valve clearances? ...

Did the second tech check the valve clearances? (not as part of the diagnosis, but as preventive maintenance)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,952
Posted By tvpierce
1) Time The rest is up to you! :1drink

1) Time

The rest is up to you! :1drink
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,717
Posted By tvpierce
All computer power supplies put out 3, 5 & 12...

All computer power supplies put out 3, 5 & 12 volts.

http://globalfuze.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Power_Supply.jpg

You should be able to get one for free.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,274
Posted By tvpierce
I would argue this "game" is an exercise that...

I would argue this "game" is an exercise that actually improves balance, and therefore skill.
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,387
Posted By tvpierce
Have the dealer do the quote, not the body shop. ...

Have the dealer do the quote, not the body shop. It's your right to have the quote and repair done at the shop of your choosing. The dealer will use all OEM parts. The body shop may not.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,387
Posted By tvpierce
If you were surprised then, just wait until you...

If you were surprised then, just wait until you see that ads that are going to start popping up for you now! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,317
Posted By tvpierce
+1

+1
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,377
Posted By tvpierce
I carry it in 12 oz cans... mixed with some...

I carry it in 12 oz cans... mixed with some barley, hops, and a little alcohol. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,450
Posted By tvpierce
Thanks for the lead! I'll look at the bike pics...

Thanks for the lead! I'll look at the bike pics in a few minutes! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6,204
Views: 2,732,688
Posted By tvpierce
I can't imagine anyone on this forum wondering...

I can't imagine anyone on this forum wondering "why". :D

We'd all have a collection like that if we had the space and the means.

Nice shop, and nice collection!

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By tvpierce
Frankenstitch it with zip-ties. ATV guys do it...

Frankenstitch it with zip-ties. ATV guys do it all the time as a permanent fix. :huh

Not pretty, but it will hold for your trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,775
Posted By tvpierce
That is an excellent point. :deal

That is an excellent point. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,591
Posted By tvpierce
Did somebody get their feelings hurt? :cry

Did somebody get their feelings hurt? :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,036
Posted By tvpierce
WHAT??? CAN YOU PLEASE SPEAK UP! :D ...

WHAT???

CAN YOU PLEASE SPEAK UP!

:D

I can't ride without earplugs. Occasionally I'll forget to put them in, and when I get up to about 35mph, it just drives me crazy. Feels like I got in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 31,198
Posted By tvpierce
I pay very keen attention to those signs: I...

I pay very keen attention to those signs: I double their figure, and do my best to keep my speed under that number! :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By tvpierce
Google "Stimson Marine bow roof shed"

Google "Stimson Marine bow roof shed"
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By tvpierce
Good question. I've never used it in a closed...

Good question. I've never used it in a closed area.
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By tvpierce
For places where carpet isn't possible: Grace...

For places where carpet isn't possible: Grace ice & water shield (or other brand of self adhesive roofing underlayment). Used for roofing in cold climates.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-08-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By tvpierce
Absolute Lock & Key ...

Absolute Lock & Key

https://www.allmotorcyclekeys.com

Don't know if he can cut from code. You''l have to contact him to find out.

Can't a dealer order keys based on VIN?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By tvpierce
I've never heard of an HMO that didn't have a...

I've never heard of an HMO that didn't have a mail order Rx plan -- and most of those only work on 3 month intervals. That's their business model: cuts paperwork, billing, shipping by 2/3.

In any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,402
Posted By tvpierce
Like the series... have seen several of them. ...

Like the series... have seen several of them. But, why SJP? I'm sure she's a perfectly lovely person, but she's not a comedian, is she?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,449
Posted By tvpierce
Cool project! Boy, those front forks look...

Cool project!

Boy, those front forks look long.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,186
Posted By tvpierce
Just wondering... how do you know the driver of...

Just wondering... how do you know the driver of the passing car didn't signal? You were looking the other way when he pulled into the passing lane.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 50,646
Posted By tvpierce
- 17mm box end wrench (cheapo, but fine) - Pair...

- 17mm box end wrench (cheapo, but fine)
- Pair of Snap-On pliers (nice... use them all the time)
- Various bungie chords
- Cordless LED mechanic's work light (nice)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,540
Posted By tvpierce
My first thought would be to tap into the...

My first thought would be to tap into the taillight wire.

Wouldn't tapping into your low beam make your accessories turn off when you switch on your high beam?
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By tvpierce
+1 That's what I use too.

+1

That's what I use too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,186
Posted By tvpierce
+1 In the US, that center line would be...

+1

In the US, that center line would be solid because of the intersection.
Unless it's different in Canada, a broken center line means he can legally pass. Doesn't that mean side entering...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By tvpierce
You mis-read a post somewhere. At no point did...

You mis-read a post somewhere. At no point did anyone claim reference O2 was introduced through the threads. The claim -- which was substantiated with the Bosch literature -- was that reference O2...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,970
Posted By tvpierce
How'd you make your right angle screwdriver?

How'd you make your right angle screwdriver?
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,108
Posted By tvpierce
Believe it or not, it's not BS... but it may be...

Believe it or not, it's not BS... but it may be outdated.

Here's a really good, short discussion on the topic -- complete with quotes directly from engineers at the manufacturer (Walker in this...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,647
Posted By tvpierce
http://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-magnetic-swee...

http://www.harborfreight.com/30-inch-magnetic-sweeper-with-wheels-93245.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,219
Posted By tvpierce
I always wave to scooters. I feel like I have...

I always wave to scooters. I feel like I have lots in common with them: to both of us, our two wheels are economical, fun transportation.

Conversely, to most of the people I encounter on...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By tvpierce
Honda CX500 used a 13mm MC. It had a single disc...

Honda CX500 used a 13mm MC. It had a single disc front brake.

Replacements are common on ebay for dirt cheap.
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,823
Posted By tvpierce
+1 My auto parts store says ATF and gear oil...

+1

My auto parts store says ATF and gear oil are OK to go in with motor oil... but not gasoline.

I've heard DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid is OK too... but have not confirmed that.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,926
Posted By tvpierce
Another old time country solution for disposing...

Another old time country solution for disposing of oil:

"Keeping the dust down" on dirt roads. Drizzled or otherwise applied through some crude dispensing system.

They'd lock you up an throw...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By tvpierce
Looks like T1-11. I believe it comes with in a...

Looks like T1-11. I believe it comes with in a variety of widths between the grooves/rabbets.
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