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Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By scapegoat
What he says more less. IMO the late 90ies...

What he says more less. IMO the late 90ies Toyotas were the best, our 06 Taco is disappointing in some areas. Seems no matter which you'll get 20mpg give or take a few. Be aware of the 4.0 ford head...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By scapegoat
Like others have said it sounds like the battery...

Like others have said it sounds like the battery no good anymore is to low on voltage. What you likely hear is the solenoid clicking and trying to stay engaged to get the starter spinning. If its on...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-20-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By scapegoat
Hum, thanks for the input. Regarding weight Ive...

Hum, thanks for the input. Regarding weight Ive owned two Electra Glides so I cant imagine it being worst COG vise etc. There is a 91 locally, but the seller wants a mint for it. I don't care for...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By scapegoat
ST1100 question

So Im having hand surgery done in a few weeks and am getting itchy for a bike when Im ready to go again. Been pondering a RT but after sitting on one of the PD bikes in the shop its just an OK fit. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,187
Posted By scapegoat
It almost looks as if the vehicle sat for far to...

It almost looks as if the vehicle sat for far to long and the rotors rusted extensively beyond surface rust. Now as you drive it the rust pimples are grinding down. Only kicker in that one if part of...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33,346
Views: 4,262,470
Posted By scapegoat
No grandma here either, running Delo, Rotella,...

No grandma here either, running Delo, Rotella, Delvac or whatever commercial grade oil around and never had clutch issues in HD primaries, or wet clutch jap or euro bikes. I can speak for the "new...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-03-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,599
Posted By scapegoat
Im wondering about the wiring as well. Not an...

Im wondering about the wiring as well. Not an easy find,however based off problems I had with my Buell where the factory actually glues wires together in a splice which failed and caused very...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,983
Posted By scapegoat
Ive had good results by sticking the bottle in a...

Ive had good results by sticking the bottle in a pot hot water for a while. Raising the temp thins it out nicely, and it sure helps with the pumping. I havent tried microwaving it yet but I recon...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33,346
Views: 4,262,470
Posted By scapegoat
My 97 is stock and has a 37.5 pilot jet. You can...

My 97 is stock and has a 37.5 pilot jet. You can also look on some of the stock parts suppliers websites and in the breakdown pics they lists jets by number/size.
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By scapegoat
Most modern VFD's we have installed (Yaskawa)are...

Most modern VFD's we have installed (Yaskawa)are cabable of running at various voltages. You typically will need to program it to accept input voltage, single phase or three phase, HZ, ramp up and...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By scapegoat
A digital voltmeter would do you wonders or even...

A digital voltmeter would do you wonders or even a test light. I converted a TT600 long ago to street and don't recall much, however Im guessin the break light switch completes the circuit and...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By scapegoat
Thats what Im thinking especially with the...

Thats what Im thinking especially with the potential spline issues and this comes based off two GS'es i owned. If it made it this far its either been replaced or taken care of. Ive have one or two or...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By scapegoat
Funds are a significant factor as well as dealer...

Funds are a significant factor as well as dealer location for parts support. Id love to swing a new Norge, but I need to curb my spending habits on pricy bikes and the like. Just hoping to find a...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,484
Posted By scapegoat
Service records, do I expect to much?

Ive been searching for a clean ready to go commuter. Could be a early RT, GS, a 955 Tiger withing my affordability range. There are out there, miles seem to be in the 40K to 60K range ,look clean and...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-12-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,763
Posted By scapegoat
Pfffttt...um yeah. Should have been so proactive...

Pfffttt...um yeah. Should have been so proactive with the V92's locking up transmissions and V regulator failures. Pretty sad when it takes blood on the tarmac to fess up to junk.
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,750
Posted By scapegoat
Maybe Im missing something here, but we but...

Maybe Im missing something here, but we but Camlocks frequently from McMaster Carr. They have glass, alum etc,etc.
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By scapegoat
Oil, ZDDP VS film strength?

There is no misunderstanding that ZDDP levels are being lowered due to numerous reasons. Recently building a Flat tappet 350 and doing some reads on oil types I see endless accounts of smoked cam...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By scapegoat
Might check out Silkolene Proprep.

Might check out Silkolene Proprep.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,078
Posted By scapegoat
Interesting as we just went thru the park last...

Interesting as we just went thru the park last weekend. The 158 side charged us $20 but as I exited thru to Fresno looking back at the booth I saw the was $30 on that side. Far as bikes go the greens...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,673
Posted By scapegoat
You don't at home anymore, its becoming what is...

You don't at home anymore, its becoming what is referred to "an illicit discharge" This means anytime you discharge anything that alters the chemistry of where ever it will end up its illegal to...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,545
Posted By scapegoat
Jeep cherokee, 4.0 6 with a automatic....

Jeep cherokee, 4.0 6 with a automatic. Indestructible, 20 mpg, very capable off road, comfy, can carry a load, and best part 1/3 the orice of a CJ,YJ or TJ.I loved my 95 but had several other...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By scapegoat
I have a Handy lift also. Id check the "O" rings...

I have a Handy lift also. Id check the "O" rings on the foot pedal stem. Mine get screwed up regularly and if worn or torn it leaks like a sieve. I get new ones from any good auto parts or hardware...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By scapegoat
The battery is wet type. I stuck the tender Jr on...

The battery is wet type. I stuck the tender Jr on it after it was up to 13.5 or so, but the JR gets pretty hot and I didnt wanna damage it. The 2,4,6 amp charger is a automatic type Duracell labeled...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By scapegoat
RV battery question

I recently purchased a new Deep cycle battery for our camper from Orieleys. Sure start brand or something like that. At the time of purchase its labeled with a MFG date of 5/2014 . I assume its been...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,372
Posted By scapegoat
Got it all back together yesterday, primed the...

Got it all back together yesterday, primed the oiling system and within a few cranks it fired up. I havent driven it as of yet but ran it for about 25 mins for cam breakin and it ran without skipping...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,372
Posted By scapegoat
For the OP, just because the lead to the...

For the OP, just because the lead to the distributer shows 12V, doesn't mean it can carry current. Even a wire cut all the way through except for one tiny strand left can show 12V. It won't carry...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By scapegoat
When I lived out in the dirt I built a nice...

When I lived out in the dirt I built a nice hermetically sealed dirt free 8x16 building to keep my bikes. As soon as the sun hit the walls on a sunny day the cold of the bikes and the quickly heated...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,372
Posted By scapegoat
If it wasent for running OK the last few weeks...

If it wasent for running OK the last few weeks and as I was driving away from home at this point Id begin to wonder if I hadent screwed up the plug wires or something. Ive gone over this 4 times as...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,372
Posted By scapegoat
Agreed Modnrod, Ive had some pretty sad vehicles...

Agreed Modnrod, Ive had some pretty sad vehicles that a junk yard would turn down, but they still fired up and moved down the road. Thing that's screwy it fired right up and ran fine for 200 feet...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,372
Posted By scapegoat
Dead Chevy 350, Im stumped

We picked up a 75 C20 to tote stuff around and haul the camper. Truck has a 350, HEI, Rochester 4 bbl and 400 auto. Kinda bee chippin away at a tune up and have run it every time following any new...
Forum: Road Warriors 09-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 56,139
Posted By scapegoat
Same reason some would rater sit in a gas...

Same reason some would rater sit in a gas guzzling, stinky noisy shaking 396 powered Chevelle than a 2015 Impala SS that would kick its ass in every catagory. It just aint the same.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By scapegoat
Generally speaking evap cans have a line from the...

Generally speaking evap cans have a line from the tank,one to a maniford/TB or carb base to suck the fumes into the engine, and a vac signal line or solenoid to open which allows fumes into the...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By scapegoat
I wouldent try sand blasting a radiator, I think...

I wouldent try sand blasting a radiator, I think you'd damage the fins and possibly some of the solder joints. If anything how about paint stripper on the big areas and then scrub it off with a brush...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-22-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By scapegoat
Gezus..from Lancaster you could head west on 178...

Gezus..from Lancaster you could head west on 178 to Kernville, up Sherman pass, east down 9 mile canyon, up 395 to see Lone pine, Bishop, Death Valley to the east, continue up 395 to Lee Vining, Mono...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-16-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,894
Posted By scapegoat
Electra Glide/Road Glide with a tour pack. The...

Electra Glide/Road Glide with a tour pack. The king of wide with somewhat wrap around back support. If your wife has reservations about falling off or feeling unattached this did the trick for my wife
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By scapegoat
I built a hug storage shed for my 5 bikes. Ince...

I built a hug storage shed for my 5 bikes. Ince the sun came up and heated up the air inside before the metal did all the bikes looked like I took a spray bottle to them. I had to wonder if the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By scapegoat
As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging...

As mentioned there are numerous fire/logging roads. There are also a bunch of jeep trails like the Dusy Ershim, Swamp,Red mtn, Coyote, etc,etc. I seriously doubt any of them will be open until late...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By scapegoat
San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp...

San Simeon state park. Right on the beach, camp grounds slightly inland away from the sand, close to food and the like. Be advised the fog rolled in yesterday and its pretty chilly at the beach...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-01-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By scapegoat
Center stand. The idea is flat ground when...

Center stand. The idea is flat ground when checking things and Id hope BMW knows the angle one of their gems is at when on its side stand. Hell..even Harley knows that one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,612
Posted By scapegoat
What he said, coast typically gets foggy when...

What he said, coast typically gets foggy when inland starts to cook, the deserts a blazin hot. the mountains...beautiful. Snow pack over the likes of Tioga, ebbets and Sonora should be non existent...
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