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Forum: Face Plant 06-28-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,245
Posted By 74C5
Probably and yes. Front brake always reacts...

Probably and yes.
Front brake always reacts through the forks by trying to bend them forward in the center. It should never cause a failure.
Pay attention when riding and you'll have more skin. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,876
Posted By 74C5
$3000 to replace the tranny when it burns up from...

$3000 to replace the tranny when it burns up from hunting or just from working too hard non-OD. Don't ask how I know.
The new one (expedition) sees OD only on the freeway on the flats.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By 74C5
Pool supply store. Leslie's out that way? Might...

Pool supply store. Leslie's out that way? Might be hard to find it in 2" though.
3M vinyl tape is easy to find on ebay too.
Forum: Face Plant 06-22-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,338
Posted By 74C5
Not a lot of locations on Hwy 49 to take a nap. ...

Not a lot of locations on Hwy 49 to take a nap. There are plenty that require some extra care to avoid eating dirt (or trees) or taking a swim.
Could have been worse.
Forum: Face Plant 06-08-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By 74C5
Just like making any type of turn at an...

Just like making any type of turn at an intersection where there's a gas station.
WATCH OUT FOR SLIPPERY SURFACES! Explain it that way.
Sand and slippery liquids will collect wherever it has the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By 74C5
The possibilities are: 1. Pad adhesive on the...

The possibilities are:
1. Pad adhesive on the rotor and,
2. Warped rotor
While #2 isn't terribly likely, treat #1 per the prior post. Emory cloth or 100ish grit wet/dry paper sanding down the...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By 74C5
Bad assumption. Maybe you're one of those who...

Bad assumption.
Maybe you're one of those who has to install another light 6" away so that there's a light source for working in the garage. Others realize that there is no need to circle-jerk...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By 74C5
Steel embrittlement? Maybe a tiny, tiny, tiny,...

Steel embrittlement? Maybe a tiny, tiny, tiny, bit of work hardening.....depending upon alloy but, it's a gas tank. The loads on a gas tank occur at the mounts so, even if there was embrittlement,...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,393
Posted By 74C5
Experienced exactly the same thing and returned...

Experienced exactly the same thing and returned to incandescent/flourescent bulbs. Too much EMI with LEDs
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,961
Posted By 74C5
Swiss army or leatherman type multi-tool.

Swiss army or leatherman type multi-tool.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,731
Posted By 74C5
Keep it and get hiway pegs, maybe a new seat and...

Keep it and get hiway pegs, maybe a new seat and bar backs to make it comfy.
Or, get a RT which will likely require everything above.
Do a broad yahoo search for the master yoda riding position. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By 74C5
You might need to stick with (no pun intended)...

You might need to stick with (no pun intended) the 3M VHB or similar tapes. Don't necessarily go with foam since the high temps will tend to cross-link the foam, it'll go hard and turn to...
Forum: Vendors 05-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 114,018
Posted By 74C5
That's a lot of output but, I've watched him make...

That's a lot of output but, I've watched him make my two...with heating elements and a couple others being co-processed. My personal opinion is that it's a 2 hour job. 2 hour job for me? Hell no. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By 74C5
You might have a local race shop that can do it.

You might have a local race shop that can do it.
Forum: Face Plant 05-12-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,985
Posted By 74C5
Glad you're ok. Ambiguity in other drivers is...

Glad you're ok. Ambiguity in other drivers is the bane of motorcyclists. For that matter, ambiguity in motorcyclists is the bane of good motorcyclists.
You don't know what the right thing to do...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,467
Posted By 74C5
Agree with trying to pull the bit out. Chill the...

Agree with trying to pull the bit out. Chill the crap out of it all with Brakleen. You could try to use ice cubes too. After the solvent flashes off, heat the head of the head of the screw ONLY...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By 74C5
Depending on the torx size, go up one size with...

Depending on the torx size, go up one size with a, potentially sacrificial, driver and hammer it in. Then crank on it. Hammering it in will also tend to act to break any corrosion product bonds. ...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By 74C5
Wonder if these guys can help with the...

Wonder if these guys can help with the composition and see what is very fine in the oil.
http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,969
Posted By 74C5
Kroil, or similar, and heat to get some capillary...

Kroil, or similar, and heat to get some capillary action going.
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By 74C5
The only caveat to the prior posts is that armor...

The only caveat to the prior posts is that armor in the jacket will create areas that will not evaporate well. Account for that. I don't use mine that much anymore instead preferring to wear...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By 74C5
Should soften with some heat. Heat gun, indirect...

Should soften with some heat. Heat gun, indirect propane torch, etc.
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By 74C5
Go low in the torque table and check them from...

Go low in the torque table and check them from time to time.
You do not want a yielded fastener and, when using grease, that happens very quickly. Note that threadlocker is an effective...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By 74C5
Either make a new hole, or use an existing one. ...

Either make a new hole, or use an existing one. Up the sleeve and down to the jacket plug? Down the collar and to the plug? A lot of M/C shops have the extender lines.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By 74C5
Tried to. My R1100RT pump was beyond repair.

Tried to. My R1100RT pump was beyond repair.
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,521
Posted By 74C5
Saw something like that on a Kawi head. You have...

Saw something like that on a Kawi head. You have to start working on where the aluminum transfer came from. If the journal, WHY? Could it have been pumped there by a banjo fitting (if equipped)?...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 114,018
Posted By 74C5
Proof that Anonymous includes no motorcycle...

Proof that Anonymous includes no motorcycle riders.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By 74C5
What JVB says but............... If you ride...

What JVB says but...............
If you ride with a tankbag, velcro is your friend. Attach the controller to the bag with velcro in the winter. Use a really gummy adhesive for the velcro backing...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,386
Posted By 74C5
Saw those on quite a few messenger scooters when...

Saw those on quite a few messenger scooters when vacationing (Germany & Britain) a couple years ago. Makes a ton of sense for that purpose since you'd end up overheated going into buildings and such.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-31-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,329
Posted By 74C5
Sorry if this is redundant, didn't read most of...

Sorry if this is redundant, didn't read most of the prior posts.
I'll tap my brakes to get the light flashing while doing a bit of a weave (if possible). In a nutshell, do everything you can think...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By 74C5
Goto guys when you can bypass the dealer!

Goto guys when you can bypass the dealer!
Forum: Road Warriors 03-22-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By 74C5
Fuel, check. Spark, check. Compression,...

Fuel, check.
Spark, check.
Compression, check.
All at the right time? That's the hard part.

Also, check your tank and fuel lines so that you don't have a repeat.
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,137
Posted By 74C5
And maybe 15 minutes away from an awesome ride...

And maybe 15 minutes away from an awesome ride either up or down Lake Koocanusa. 70mph speed limit and no need to drop below that on any curves.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-16-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By 74C5
Have you updated the maps?

Have you updated the maps?
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By 74C5
You can throw some layers away with heated gear. ...

You can throw some layers away with heated gear. Keep in mind you might want a layer underneath to disperse hot spots. Outer gear that is very well vented might require an outer layer to keep heat...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,928
Posted By 74C5
+1 and layers. +1 to the unicorn thing too. ...

+1 and layers. +1 to the unicorn thing too.
May not work to -5 but to the +20's is ok using the liners, gerbings and such. I've done lower 30's to 105 on the same day like this.

When it gets...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By 74C5
I have to do this if I want mine to work right on...

I have to do this if I want mine to work right on a Multitec. Each time I flip the shield down and have an inch or two to go, I have to push the pinlock up because the shield seal pushed it down on...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By 74C5
If you want to be seen with a flood pattern,...

If you want to be seen with a flood pattern, there's two ways to do it.
1. Bright lights that shine everywhere.
2. Dim lights that shine everywhere.

#1 might very well get you run over because...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By 74C5
You can do that. However, you are talking about...

You can do that. However, you are talking about spring rate versus damping and, they are totally different....if that is what you mean by the shock rebuild. If you need a shock rebuild, you may...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By 74C5
You have specific questions about...

You have specific questions about generalizations. Or vice versa.
Anyway, mondo motos #10 lamps are floods and can be mounted in any orientation. That is all I know about LEDs.
For cutoff, and an...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By 74C5
Yes. Use a flat, non-serrated, butter-type...

Yes.
Use a flat, non-serrated, butter-type knife (no edge whatsover) and tuck the wire into the area between the shell and the EPS over to the right side. Fold it back on itself to take up the...
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