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Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By dennism
You might try making a bar "template" with 3/4"...

You might try making a bar "template" with 3/4" PVC tubing and some fittings. The fittings don't need to be glued, you can pull the ends around until you're happy, and they will stay in place while...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By dennism
2010 Triumph Bonneville question

I have a good friend who owns a 2010 Bonneville. It has only about 10,000 miles. He loves it.

Lately, it has started making a loud high-pitched squeal at about 70, not long after getting on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By dennism
I bought green felt, like that used on pool...

I bought green felt, like that used on pool tables, at Walmart in the fabric section. Cut it to fit and glue it down with 3M spray glue - I forget the number.

Looks good if you're...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By dennism
Ron, Take a look on here -...

Ron, Take a look on here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50630

Starting on page 929. This may be a solution for you.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
Posted By dennism
Try...

Try here...http://www.bestemusa.com/Bestem-Quick-Release-T-Box-2012-Top-Box-Blue_p_1033.html

Have used one for years with complete success.

They have several sizes, and the mounting...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By dennism
You can find these at the ATV or snowmobile...

You can find these at the ATV or snowmobile dealers for not too much money. MSR brand, IIRC.

Not too stylish, but plenty warm!
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
David Silvers also has a US outlet now, a short...

David Silvers also has a US outlet now, a short Google should find them.
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By dennism
Check Goodridge Universal brake lines - I bought...

Check Goodridge Universal brake lines - I bought them from Dennis Kirk.

I wouldn't extend the originals, but you can buy the Universals in whatever length makes sense, and then fit them with...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
[QUOTE=Ladder106;24845794]Not really. ? If...

[QUOTE=Ladder106;24845794]Not really.

? If so, you can likely just replace the short spring with a spacer to quickly increase spring rate.]



Also, you could adjust the total springs length...
Forum: Beasts 08-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Radiator hoses

[QUOTE=E-Bum;24765316] After a little research, it looks like Samco hoses and clamps are a good "install it and forget it forever" solution, albeit spendy. I'll have a look at how easy it is to...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By dennism
Thanks Doc. I've also found one by Wilbers. ...

Thanks Doc. I've also found one by Wilbers. Thanks again.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By dennism
Lowering link for Africa Twin

I have a Honda Africa Twin. I would like it much more if somehow I could lower the seat about an inch so that I could reach the ground better when I stop.

I have lowered the preload on the...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By dennism
Dan, Take a look at www.delcity.net...

Dan, Take a look at www.delcity.net (http://www.delcity.net). They'll probably send you a catalog. Dennis.
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Lowering link for AT - anyone know where?

I have a 1999 RD07a. I'd like to lower the seat about an inch. I have already reduced the shock preload as much as I can, but I don't think this is the right way to do it.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under...

Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under "Projector light kits" on ebay. There are plenty of "shrouds", which I believe they call bezels.

You can even get "Angel eyes", if that is...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Headlights

E-Bum, You might want to look at Morimoto retrofit projector units.

They recently announced a 3 inch version. They are HID, available in bi-xenon (high/low beam), and available as a kit.

Look...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By dennism
Mower bearings

I'll jump in here, I've been down this path.

Mower spindles usually come with a grease fitting, or a hole for a grease fitting so you can grease the bearings. I usually do it when I take off...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By dennism
Fork boots

These will solve your problem. Only down side is you'll have to fit them while the fork leg is out, but then you'll need to do that for new seals anyway.

Take a look...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Tripmeter

You might check and clean the plug connection for it.

You should take off the top front fairing and windshield. Behind it there are a row of plugs and sockets. The tripmeter is the one on...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,879
Posted By dennism
I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just...

I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just sitting, so it doesn't expand and contract as the temperature changes. Of course, when they are being transported the vent must be closed.

...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,797
Posted By dennism
Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl,...

Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl, but my daughter sent me a Husqvarna straight shaft for by birthday last year...love that girl. :raabia

It has been the best one I ever had. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Take a look here Hodgo. ...

Take a look here Hodgo. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/48528-anyone-tested-different-gearing.html

Plenty of options for you. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
You should check or change the wheel bearings and...

You should check or change the wheel bearings and their seals.

Brake pads, clean the brake pistons..


Update - You might want to look at this thread too. I'm going to do it, one wheel...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By dennism
Shaggie, I sent you an email, I have two...

Shaggie,

I sent you an email, I have two sets of genuine Honda discs.

Waiting to hear from you before they go away. Dennis
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By dennism
New miniature ignition system.

Here's a new development just happening in the powered model engine area. http://www.westonuk.co.uk/westonuk2_073.htm

The write-up mentions application to motorcycle engines too.

I have no...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By dennism
Video buffering?

I live in the sticks, and am connected to the net via a wireless connection. When I try to watch a video, or a bike race for example, I usually have to suffer with the video stopping while it waits...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,399
Posted By dennism
I don't know about the Handyman Association, but...

I don't know about the Handyman Association, but I do get the Family Handyman magazine.

It's filled with tips and ideas, and advertisements for stuff. I find it well worth the small...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Silicone hoses

Bunky,

I installed silicone hoses on my RD07a, using straight hose bought from ebay. I used the closest size, which I believe was 3/4" ID. You will need the special lined clamps, to stop from...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By dennism
I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart...

I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart model. It's cheap, and works fine, but isn't really big enough to submerge a whole carb body, for example.

It all depends on what you want to...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By dennism
Check out projector headlight kits on ebay, there...

Check out projector headlight kits on ebay, there are lots of them, for not too much money.

One name that comes to mind is Morimoto. They sell kits for bikes and cars. It looks to me like they are...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
So do you guys lubricate the splines or are you...

So do you guys lubricate the splines or are you keeping them clean?
[/QUOTE]


You might take a look at CRC Dry Moly lube, their product No 03084.

It comes in a rattle can, shake well, then...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Footpegs

Here. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xfootpeg+Honda+650&_nkw=footpeg+Honda+650&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Pegs for 600 and 650 will fit, as far as I know.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,954
Posted By dennism
Just buy a bottle (8 ozs) of Red-Line Injector...

Just buy a bottle (8 ozs) of Red-Line Injector Cleaner and run it in the gas as they recommend. You don't need to do anything else, although I'd change the oil after to get rid of any of the crud.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
Got lost the other day, and found...

Got lost the other day, and found these...http://www.worksconnection.com/accessories.php?cat=8

Don't know what else they have.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By dennism
+1 on fuel starvation. I don't know what...

+1 on fuel starvation.

I don't know what carburetor it has, but some of them had a small filter in the fuel pipe, just before the float valve, not easy to find, but may be full of varnish from...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By dennism
Harbor Freight has a package of long-handled...

Harbor Freight has a package of long-handled brushes for engine cleaning - IIRC - for very little coin.

Might do the job for you...you could maybe even tape one to the vacuum wand. :wink:
...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,129
Posted By dennism
Piston, I'm envious of your boot budget too, but...

Piston, I'm envious of your boot budget too, but then I read again, and see where you're going to keep the winner and send the losers back.

I have a different suggestion you might consider.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14,191
Views: 5,101,895
Posted By dennism
AT paint colors

I want to repaint my AT in the 2000 model red and blue style.

I've searched all over and found quite a lot of reference to ALL the Honda codes, but what I'm hoping to learn is the exact codes for...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,238
Posted By dennism
About thread files. There's two types. ...

About thread files.

There's two types. They are square, with a different pitch on each side, and each end, therefore eight different pitches.

One type is just the eight pitches, but only...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,986
Posted By dennism
Garage dooor opener

Lad, If those door openers are yours, you haven't finished paying for them yet....and you won't for a loooong time. :rofl

Been there, done that, bruises are finally healed!

My way will be...
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