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Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,354
Posted By victor441
another article on hydroforming MC exhaust... ...

another article on hydroforming MC exhaust...

http://www.eurospares.com/frame8.htm
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,137
Posted By victor441
Graveyard in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork,...

Graveyard in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork, Ireland...two of my grandparents were born in Ballyvourney and had deep roots so I have lots of ancestors buried here...have visited twice while touring by...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,167
Posted By victor441
I went w/ the pneumatic HF stapler also and it...

I went w/ the pneumatic HF stapler also and it worked well, definitely needed the power because the seat pan on my DR650 is very hard....FWIW just about any compressor with a small tank will work as...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By victor441
Signal Dynamics is selling them again for $30,...

Signal Dynamics is selling them again for $30, I'm using one and it works well, especially like that once it goes solid green it dims to half brightness after a minute or so and stays that way until...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By victor441
ammeter vs. voltmeter...(voltmeter wins for a...

ammeter vs. voltmeter...(voltmeter wins for a modern vehicle with an alternator)

http://www.autometer.com/tech_faq_answer.aspx?sid=1&qid=5
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By victor441
As was said if you monitor voltage that will tell...

As was said if you monitor voltage that will tell you if the alternator can't keep up with the additional load and give you plenty of warning before the battery is drained...a 3 color LED voltage...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By victor441
there is a lot of info at ...

there is a lot of info at

http://search.gigaom.com/technology/cord-cutting/
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By victor441
A snap on toroid coil MIGHT help too, worth a try...

A snap on toroid coil MIGHT help too, worth a try as Radio Shack sells then cheap and most stores stock them...
...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By victor441
If you run the wires through a metallic sheath...

If you run the wires through a metallic sheath (like coaxial cable uses) connected to ground that might help....resistor spark plug wires or resistor spark plugs help reduce RFI too but most modern...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,275
Posted By victor441
Ford now has an optional 1 liter turbo triple for...

Ford now has an optional 1 liter turbo triple for the Fiesta, it is supposed to have decent power w/ good mileage, have not driven one. (but greatly enjoy the 1.6L turbo 4 in my Fiesta ST)

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,663
Views: 128,964
Posted By victor441
a good ride but be VERY careful, the locals drive...

a good ride but be VERY careful, the locals drive FAST, lots of blind curves, have had a few close calls/near headons on that road
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 102,110
Views: 19,951,767
Posted By victor441
+1, my DR had a Yoshimura exhaust when I bought...

+1, my DR had a Yoshimura exhaust when I bought it, looked great and was very light at 6 lbs but too damn loud...sold it on Ebay and replaced it with a new stock takeoff system for about the same...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,900
Posted By victor441
FWIW a low $$$ way to limit current with a 12V...

FWIW a low $$$ way to limit current with a 12V battery for test purposes is to wire an incandescent bulb in series with the load...i.e. a 12V 50W bulb would not conduct more than about 4 amps...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,874
Posted By victor441
That is a REAL good idea pal, you really should...

That is a REAL good idea pal, you really should STFU since...

1. This thread is about the Jawhorse, not tire mounting...capiche??

2. There is more than one way to mount a tire

:fyyff
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By victor441
The chain length is a BIG factor, I ran the...

The chain length is a BIG factor, I ran the 14/42/102 combo before I knew better and it was a disaster but have read that some run 1:3 on DR650's and it works OK because of the chain length, don't...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By victor441
If the chain has elongated that much it is almost...

If the chain has elongated that much it is almost certainly shot, but as was said you should measure it to check and you can probably do it without removing the chain. 24 links on a new chain will...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
Posted By victor441
+1, I learned the hard way when I ran a 14/42/102...

+1, I learned the hard way when I ran a 14/42/102 combination on a Ducati, got vibration, noise, and very rapid wear....varying either sprocket size and/or the chain length can make a BIG difference...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 102,110
Views: 19,951,767
Posted By victor441
FWIW 35mm film works great, completely fixed the...

FWIW 35mm film works great, completely fixed the very leaky seals on my own DR (they got leaky because the PO removed the boots when he did a supermoto conversion), a business card did not work for...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By victor441
Are you using a 6 pt. socket? Also a 5/8" socket...

Are you using a 6 pt. socket? Also a 5/8" socket might work, it is between a 16 and 17mm...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 405,622
Posted By victor441
Changed a burst radiator hose on my GF's aging...

Changed a burst radiator hose on my GF's aging Focus today, should have been a very simple job but access is poor due to many obstructions. Was having a really difficult time getting the spring type...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By victor441
I wired up a 1000W inverter when I had a Prius...

I wired up a 1000W inverter when I had a Prius and had the same questions, ended up using a Bluesea Maxi fuse holder and Maxi fuse I got at West Marine, in an excess of caution used a 40A fuse IIRC...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By victor441
The first post by the OP says the bike has...

The first post by the OP says the bike has points...
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By victor441
Dissimilar batteries usually don't work well in...

Dissimilar batteries usually don't work well in series (also 9V and AA's are not designed to deliver that kind of current) and as was said it would be better to go with a rechargeable battery pack...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 102,110
Views: 19,951,767
Posted By victor441
good deal! The fork seals very likely might...

good deal! The fork seals very likely might just be dirty and 35mm film or something similar might be a $0 fix, worked on my DR650
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By victor441
FWIW 1800 rpm is standard for 60 hz diesel...

FWIW 1800 rpm is standard for 60 hz diesel generators, until recently I maintained a bunch of them from 30kW up to 1 MW (which incidentally was powered by a VERY impressive two stroke V24 Detroit...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,758
Posted By victor441
Two different things as was said...but a relay...

Two different things as was said...but a relay does become a contactor for high current, at full load the 800W inverter would pull over 60 amps DC, too much for a typical automotive relay.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By victor441
a bizarre CA MC story....

perhaps an ADVrider??? but am glad he is OK in any case....

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2933142-181/motorcyclist-who-jumped-nude-from#page=0
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By victor441
Metzeler Tourance is a good choice for bikes of...

Metzeler Tourance is a good choice for bikes of that size and weight....
...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By victor441
I had the same situation with my own DeWalt...

I had the same situation with my own DeWalt drill, only one good battery left, and decided to go to lithium battery tools, mostly because I use my drill infrequently and often when I needed it the...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,715
Posted By victor441
Adjusted the valves and swapped the valve cover...

Adjusted the valves and swapped the valve cover on my Triumph (car)...also installed some bonded sealing washers which is the part worth sharing, used them with both valve covers (OEM and...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By victor441
Am by no means a wizard, but I ran into that...

Am by no means a wizard, but I ran into that myself a year ago, did a bunch of Googling and eventually found drivers that worked and then was able to talk to my Triumph using a Windows 7...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By victor441
You can measure the chain to get a good idea on...

You can measure the chain to get a good idea on how much it has elongated (they don't stretch ;-)
15" is exactly 24 links pin center to pin center, if you measure 15 1/8" elongation is about 0.8%,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,335
Posted By victor441
The old toll road is dirt and fun to ride,...

The old toll road is dirt and fun to ride, however it can be dangerous...some of the locals drive FAST on it and I've had close calls a few times, lots of blind corners so you can't see or hear...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By victor441
So far as the 1/2" impact wrench goes nearly all...

So far as the 1/2" impact wrench goes nearly all the big tool companies now sell powerful cordless electric models rated for 300 ft-lbs or more, just bought one recently myself and love it....they...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 195,029
Posted By victor441
FWIW mine were clean and dry when I opened the...

FWIW mine were clean and dry when I opened the case, but who knows what happens when the stuff is shipped and I'd wonder what the goop is too, i.e. maybe something toxic, etc...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By victor441
I'm partial to the tricolor LED indicators, very...

I'm partial to the tricolor LED indicators, very easy to install and will accurately indicate the state of the battery and charging system....one recently let a friend know the alternator had failed...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,830
Posted By victor441
There are a bunch of DIY bead breakers here if...

There are a bunch of DIY bead breakers here if you do a search, some are as simple as a couple of pieces of 2x4's screwed together....I finally made my own because tubeless radials are very tough to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By victor441
could be a partially plugged filter, screen, etc....

could be a partially plugged filter, screen, etc. in the carb or fuel line restricting fuel flow too.....
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 195,029
Posted By victor441
I just bought a cordless 1/2" impact wrench this...

I just bought a cordless 1/2" impact wrench this week, did a LOT of research and went with a non HF item as I didn't like the look or feel of their corded or cordless versions....but did read several...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 195,029
Posted By victor441
37 piece impact socket set (item 68011) a...

37 piece impact socket set (item 68011) a definite pass and a steal on sale currently at $27. Have not used all the sockets yet but no problems with the ones I've used with an impact wrench. The...
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