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Forum: The Garage Today, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 608
Posted By lesman
I shit you not. I watched a buddy make an...

I shit you not. I watched a buddy make an aluminum barb with his wood lathe and a file. It took him less than 10 minutes maybe 5 minutes. Can be done on a drill press. Much easier on a lathe. He made...
Forum: The Garage Today, 03:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By lesman
There is a spacer between the two bearings(I...

There is a spacer between the two bearings(I never knew until I removed the bearings). One bearing may sit farther inside the wheel. So you might have 2 different sized wheel spacers or like the...
Forum: The Garage Today, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By lesman
building a cantanna.. or buying a cantanna

building a cantanna.. or buying a cantanna
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By lesman
When Reinstalling the bearings. The wheel may...

When Reinstalling the bearings. The wheel may have a specific reinstall sequence. For example you might need to reinstall the right bearing first.
When I did my Strom. the manual specified one...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By lesman
Harbor freight sells a bearing puller. ...

Harbor freight sells a bearing puller.
http://www.harborfreight.com/blind-hole-bearing-puller-95987.html.
In the ad , they want $69.00.

I think I paid $29.00 on sale with a coupon. It will take...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By lesman
I'm running a blue seas on my strom. Great...

I'm running a blue seas on my strom. Great Product...little big in the real estate area. I ran a 50 amp relay(I think) with a 50 amp fuse(I think). I ran a 8 gauge wire. Using it for dual relay...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By lesman
I installed it. It made a bit a bit of...

I installed it. It made a bit a bit of difference. After running around to do it 2 other bikes. It's worth it's value.
I did on a VStrom. Also I had a switch incorporated in the setup to turn off...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By lesman
Hose clamps? That's down right ugly. Zip Ties are...

Hose clamps? That's down right ugly. Zip Ties are super clean/cheap. Stainless if you are anal/OCD.



Les
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,286
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine replaced all the 2 tube CF...

A buddy of mine replaced all the 2 tube CF fixtures with single tube LED's in his liquor store. He is running the same amount of tubes. Instead of a 2 tube CF placed 8ft apart, they are single tube...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,273
Posted By lesman
I bought my angles set at Sears. I think they...

I bought my angles set at Sears. I think they were kinda of spendy $10-15. I bought them 5 years ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By lesman
Not exactly the only issue. After you replace the...

Not exactly the only issue. After you replace the flasher with an electronic flasher. All four blinkers will flash. There are 3 solutions . I know two.
If your Guzzi has only "one" indicator light....
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,387
Posted By lesman
The problem that Indian has is... Harley just hit...

The problem that Indian has is... Harley just hit a grandslam with the 2014/2015 street/road glide models. The New Indians are really nice compared to the 2012/2013 Harleys. I've owned 7 Harleys...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By lesman
I use zip ties on my quota. I bought Rancho Shock...

I use zip ties on my quota. I bought Rancho Shock boots from 4 wheel drive parts. Summit racing has them also for $5.00. New quota/bmw gaiters are $80+
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By lesman
I bought the $5 version works as claimed.

I bought the $5 version works as claimed.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By lesman
Stainless Zip ties from HF. I think 4 gaiter...

Stainless Zip ties from HF. I think 4 gaiter clamps for an GSPD would buy Honda Z50 in 1970.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
Still haven't done the final install. Haven't had...

Still haven't done the final install. Haven't had time to build the new mount for the fuel pump/filter mount. To help boost mpg I disconnected my serial port PowerCommander. I'm not lying I got 43...
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 85,444
Posted By lesman
I check my clearance at 39.5mm to touch the...

I check my clearance at 39.5mm to touch the spokes. This is from the side of the rotor not the center of the rotor. I've seen pictures of Quota with Brembo's and Nissin's.I'm a bit perplexed. I'm...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 85,444
Posted By lesman
really old thread bump

Does any one know what the thickness of a nissin caliper or brembo 4 piston caliper(not the type on a ( r1100, 1150 or 1200 but like the brembo calipers on ducati monster(non radial)). I was thinking...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By lesman
Not to hijack your thread. I had a Honda 1972 750...

Not to hijack your thread. I had a Honda 1972 750 that the tail light wouldn't work. I check every wire and connection. Finally I'm at the dealer. I happen to talk to the Honda rep. He said it's my...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By lesman
I bought them for my motoguzzi from Grainger. We...

I bought them for my motoguzzi from Grainger. We have have them in town and I wanted them now. If not, McMaster Carr is a great go to for hardware.
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,286
Posted By lesman
I replaced the four bulbs in my bed closet. It...

I replaced the four bulbs in my bed closet. It took me about 20 minutes or so. Cut wires to ballasts and reconnect the wires. I paid about $80 for 4 bulbs. It looks great and it was pretty easy. I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By lesman
I owned a brand new 1980. I paid $1950 drive out....

I owned a brand new 1980. I paid $1950 drive out. Why is your bike seizing. I could not get mine to seize in the Texas summer heat. Are you having restricted oil flow?
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By lesman
Look at a ebay for a pitbike hydraulic clutch....

Look at a ebay for a pitbike hydraulic clutch. It's cheap. I looking at one.
Hose length is 900 or 1200 mm? Something like 37 or 45/47 inches.
Just an alternative.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
Kind a bit side tracked. My buddy Terry(MBT) made...

Kind a bit side tracked. My buddy Terry(MBT) made a cool stainless plate for the rear fender. I/MBT mounted a Pelican 1050? on it . It has ears for my helmet locks. At the bottom it bends out for my...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,962
Posted By lesman
I have a buddy that knows everything about...

I have a buddy that knows everything about welding , in fact is a welding /fabricating god. Since you don't have one. Leisure Learning(classes you can take to learn about almost anything)if you have...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,272
Posted By lesman
On my HF bead breaker. I duct taped the edges to...

On my HF bead breaker. I duct taped the edges to avoid scratching the rim.
I'm sure plastic coat is cleaner or perhaps melting plastic.





Les
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By lesman
No problems whats so ever. Rear wheel loses 1-2...

No problems whats so ever. Rear wheel loses 1-2 lbs every 2 weeks.It's also cold( Houston Cold). Front wheel no loss. I didn't change tires in December as I anticipated. I think it will be mid to...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,984
Posted By lesman
I ran Wurth in my GSPD. I was very pleased. Super...

I ran Wurth in my GSPD. I was very pleased. Super easy install.




Les
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 64,227
Posted By lesman
Bought the plans years ago. I went to a steel...

Bought the plans years ago. I went to a steel yard to buy the steel. Steel cost then $550-600+. I bought a real nice lft for $725 delivered. My is 48" wide, drop plate and 3 ft extention for the...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By lesman
I've been using them for 6 years for spot lights...

I've been using them for 6 years for spot lights and a dual Wolo horn setup. I think they are a bit spendy at $13-15 each.




Les
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-05-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
Small snag on the tank afer RR/Holiday season....

Small snag on the tank afer RR/Holiday season. The existing electric pump may not have enough"suction" to to pump fuel from the aux tank. If you look at fuel pump . The inlet is almost at he same...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
I've got 2-3 inches clearance between the tank...

I've got 2-3 inches clearance between the tank and swingarm with me & wife plus gear. The lying ass pizza box gave me a false reading on the width. From mockup to build was 14-21 days. The bike was...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,975
Posted By lesman
If soldering, get a good solder iron setup. It's...

If soldering, get a good solder iron setup. It's also very magical.
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,454
Posted By lesman
Noticed a slight difference with synthetic for...

Noticed a slight difference with synthetic for the first 1000 miles(mobile 1)
Notice a "bit more" noticeable difference with Royal Purple for about 1000 miles. Mobile is great oil for the money.

...
Forum: Airheads 12-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By lesman
Not to hijack. The HD/Sunbeam was a picture I...

Not to hijack. The HD/Sunbeam was a picture I downloaded. In my clumsy attempt to upload pictures for another thread, it got tossed into the mix. It's not mine. I have no talent. I can only steal...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
I would like to get my EFI sorted out. I would...

I would like to get my EFI sorted out. I would like to get a reliable 32-35 mpg.
I'm am so blessed to have a riding buddy with mad fabrication skills.
It's a really great Christmas present.



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Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,975
Posted By lesman
I use posilocks a lot . I crimp and solder a lot....

I use posilocks a lot . I crimp and solder a lot. I changed my whole attitiude about crimping with a better crimper. Seriously it's magical.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-25-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,499
Posted By lesman
The tank is built. I will need to send it out for...

The tank is built. I will need to send it out for powder coating. My buddy built the tank in 2 hours+/-. The 3 mounting brackets took 3 hours +/-,. I will be uploading photo's soon. Plumbed Main tank...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By lesman
When I was doing my many caliper upgrades on my...

When I was doing my many caliper upgrades on my GSPD. There was a guy who fitted a Ducati 320mm rotor to his G/S or GS. I can't remember the thread but it's here somewhere.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By lesman
The word is free . The phrase is worst case...

The word is free . The phrase is worst case scenario. If I had to pay real money > I would be definitely buying a runner. If the engine cases can't be fixed, what are my engine options to get the...
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