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Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By ericrat
I misinterpreted "while i'm in there", if they...

I misinterpreted "while i'm in there", if they look bad then they need attention.

There is an old thread here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429553 that might help.

I think I...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By ericrat
I wouldn't touch the main bearings "just...

I wouldn't touch the main bearings "just because". They are tricky. They are difficult to measure accurately and it is easy to damage the soft bearing surface.

Please do some careful research...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By ericrat
Please do some research. We have talked about...

Please do some research. We have talked about this a few times, once here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865649

The cover gasket thickness is a factor and there is no telling...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,296
Posted By ericrat
I have a sense that you aren't a squeamish sort...

I have a sense that you aren't a squeamish sort of guy, but I know a guy that found a solid sheen of dried "fluids" under the floor of the ambulance he bought
65k seems low, but you know they were...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,816
Posted By ericrat
What era are you referring to? The last ~2 years...

What era are you referring to? The last ~2 years or so or previous to that?
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,610
Posted By ericrat
Interesting. Cycleworks stocks the main bearings...

Interesting. Cycleworks stocks the main bearings for Slash 2s with the glass reinforced plastic cages. I wonder if the would order a batch for this application.
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,610
Posted By ericrat
It is clear if you look at the bearing chart in a...

It is clear if you look at the bearing chart in a bearing catalog, or on any of the bearing manufactures websites. You can cross reference for consistency. If the bearing isn't marked it is the...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,610
Posted By ericrat
My bearing manual agrees with that, there is...

My bearing manual agrees with that, there is considerable overlap.

I think it would be very difficult to measure this outside of a metrology lab.
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By ericrat
The driveshaft needs to come out of the swingarm....

The driveshaft needs to come out of the swingarm. This is a non-trivial task, read up on it. Sometimes it is only "not that hard", sometimes it very difficult. It can be dangerous, so please use...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,610
Posted By ericrat
The "TM" is an NTN prefix for a specific heat...

The "TM" is an NTN prefix for a specific heat treat or bearing steel.

ISO standards say if they are not marked then they have to fit the standard ISO clearances, so they shouldn't be C3 clearance...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,610
Posted By ericrat
I can't comment on what BMW does, but otherwise...

I can't comment on what BMW does, but otherwise that statement is false. Standard bearing are not "C3", the are standard clearance. If they are "C3" they will be marked "C3".

From SKF's site...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By ericrat
My rule of thumb is to charge at about 10% of the...

My rule of thumb is to charge at about 10% of the battery amp/hr rating. So .4 - .5 amp/hr in your case.

I have a little half amp hour harbor freight charger that has absolutely no intelligence...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By ericrat
Good enough for Gaston

If they are good enough for Gaston, they are good enough for me.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/05b75e724eadb2ff9b853c24281ecffe/tumblr_mg49jtB9az1qgomj2o1_1280.jpg

I don't need the two piece...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By ericrat
Yes, you need to take out two links in the chain....

Yes, you need to take out two links in the chain. It looks like there is plenty of room on the adjuster.

With a 45 tooth rear and a 120 link chain I think that works out to chain hitting the same...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By ericrat
I have grown uncommonly fond of that gas can. I...

I have grown uncommonly fond of that gas can. I bought it from Bill, the old man at the ACE Hardware on the "main" street of our Neighborhood. Bill was "old" I was a kid an I am not so much of a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By ericrat
Yup, you are correct. I misunderstood the title...

Yup, you are correct. I misunderstood the title line the "Garmin 590..."

Anyway, the Zumo 590 does have a sunlight readable display.

You might try reposint in "Layin' Down Tracks, GPS 101",...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By ericrat
The Zumo has a sunlight readable disply. The...

The Zumo has a sunlight readable disply. The Nuvi does not. This is one of the big differences between the moto specific models and why they cost so much more.

If you search for "gps sun...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By ericrat
:rofl ...

:rofl

http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-HnXXJJ4/0/M/i-HnXXJJ4-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By ericrat
Meh - The dino Castrol 4t has been the same price...

Meh - The dino Castrol 4t has been the same price as the part-syn Actevo for a while. Dino oil is going the way of the - wait for it... Dinosaur. :D
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,281
Posted By ericrat
Obviously, you are correct. I was thinking about...

Obviously, you are correct. I was thinking about the problem wrong. Nice work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By ericrat
Interesting...

That explains the good gas mileage too. There is a lot of horsepower available there... Hmm...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,281
Posted By ericrat
I think that sensor is a little on "small" side. ...

I think that sensor is a little on "small" side. I would have used this one. http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?mpart=40PC006G2A&vendor=480

Theoretically, a 1 psi sensor should top out at...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By ericrat
Somehow when I do that I never end up with an...

Somehow when I do that I never end up with an R100GS for 3k. :cry
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By ericrat
I move on to textile gear years ago, but... ...

I move on to textile gear years ago, but...

Snow seal is the best leather waterproofing I have ever used. You have to work it in, a little at a time.
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By ericrat
it looks like Motobins has them. ...

it looks like Motobins has them. https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R%20Series%202%20valve%20Twin&bikeref=R90-6
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,789
Posted By ericrat
The Castrol Power RS is 1200ppm of ZDDP. I don't...

The Castrol Power RS is 1200ppm of ZDDP. I don't know what the BMW oil is.

I actually just discovered that $11.00 quart of BMW oil is just a $6.00 quart of Castrol Actevo SEMI-Synthetic. That...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,789
Posted By ericrat
This still isn't an oil thread, but this is all...

This still isn't an oil thread, but this is all the evidence I need.
http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-HnXXJJ4/0/M/i-HnXXJJ4-M.jpg

Sometime lifters fail, eventually they will all fail. They...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By ericrat
To make sure I understand the problem. Let's...

To make sure I understand the problem. Let's define two things.
1) You need a power source to run the actual accessories. This needs to be thick wires for a relatively "heavy" load.
2) You...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By ericrat
Woody at Woody's wheel works should be able to...

Woody at Woody's wheel works should be able to set you up. Longstanding thread in vendors.
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,698
Posted By ericrat
I agree that it sound like an ignition problem. ...

I agree that it sound like an ignition problem.

I seem to recall those trucks have either nylon or fiber timing gear sprockets. When they get old and loose they can jump time pretty easily. I...
Forum: Airheads 09-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 682
Posted By ericrat
I run a 65 watt heated jacket without any...

I run a 65 watt heated jacket without any problem.

I have a headlight switch so I can turn the headlight off when I am running the jacket.

The jacket also has a PWM controller so I would...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By ericrat
I have been considering a pair of Conti Attack...

I have been considering a pair of Conti Attack SMs. Probably a PERFECT time to buy them. Imagine the scrutiny that production line is getting right now.

Voluntary recalls mean the manufacturer...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By ericrat
I have been very happy with the Cyclepump I got...

I have been very happy with the Cyclepump I got from Pak-Meister. http://www.pak-meister.com/MotoPumps-MiniPro-Inflator-Deluxe-Kit_p_728.html

I like the neoprene case it comes in and that is comes...
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ericrat
I wouldn't worry about it. I would run it. Gear...

I wouldn't worry about it. I would run it. Gear oil is better for the splines than molly paste, easy to change, drain, inspect, etc. Airhead with oil lubed splines almost never eat their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By ericrat
Why don't you look for yourself. Cut open a Fram...

Why don't you look for yourself. Cut open a Fram filter and inspect the contents. Measure the number of pleats, total length of the filter media, end cap construction, etc. Remember the pressure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,376
Posted By ericrat
I put these on my wife F700GS and she likes them....

I put these on my wife F700GS and she likes them.

http://www.wunderlichsf.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=WS&Product_Code=vario_lever_F800&Category_Code=F800GS-X
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,939
Posted By ericrat
Citation needed.

Citation needed.
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By ericrat
Short answer is, there isn't a standard practice....

Short answer is, there isn't a standard practice.

It depends on a lot of factors including liner material, water versus air cooled and lastly, and most importantly, what the ring manufacturer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By ericrat
Techspec makes specific panels for the G800GS. ...

Techspec makes specific panels for the G800GS.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/techspec-gripster-set-for-bmw-f800gs-13-14
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,955
Posted By ericrat
Keep the matching frame and engine numbers...

Keep the matching frame and engine numbers together, as Disston said.

There are a number of reputable shops that can do this work, Bob's in Maryland, Anton Largiader, Bombar's, Tom Cutter, etc. ...
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