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Forum: Trials 01-11-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,791
Posted By DustMeOff
i'm curious about this too. i just picked up a 95...

i'm curious about this too. i just picked up a 95 fantic section 250 and i'm 6'4" and 270. i spoke with a local trials guy and he said there are lots of taller riders, and as far as he knew they just...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,866
Posted By DustMeOff
you can get a schrader valve from mcmaster.com...

you can get a schrader valve from mcmaster.com for ~$3 with an npt thread - part number 8063K31

i would guess fastenal or some industrial supply places would have them if the tire shop doesn't.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By DustMeOff
one other place to check is your kill switch...

one other place to check is your kill switch housing. water may have gotten driven into it and is shorting some semi corroded contacts in there. the v65 sabre i had developed a corrosion fetish,...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By DustMeOff
one other place to check is your kill switch...

one other place to check is your kill switch housing. water may have gotten driven into it and is shorting some semi corroded contacts in there. the v65 sabre i had developed a corrosion fetish,...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2008, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,041
Posted By DustMeOff
i found a used reznor garage heater for $200, i...

i found a used reznor garage heater for $200, i had to convert it to run on propane, then it was fantastic. you need to run a flue, i just used single wall pipe and made a heatsheild to pass through...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 124,767
Posted By DustMeOff
someone mentioned it before, but i'm interested...

someone mentioned it before, but i'm interested to hear from anyone who has crashed and can comment on if the back protector needs to extend below the beltline. i'm riding in the woods these days,...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,874
Posted By DustMeOff
for those with a drill press but no access to edm

http://www.omegadrill.com/default.html
it will drill through hardened tool steel. it's made for taps.
you can get these from travers tool for $35-45 in different sizes. you should run them in a...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,790
Posted By DustMeOff
Some items for compact shops

build your workbench with one side hinged to the wall with some heavy duty hinges, and some support legs that support the front side. hinge the top of the legs as well, and attach them to the floor...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By DustMeOff
convert to trials? getting ready for cabin fever this winter

so i have a hankering to try trials riding and a 220 lb. atk 406 sitting in the shed waiting to be messed with. i think they used a variant of the rotax engine in it on some 80's aprilia trials...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,324
Posted By DustMeOff
yst612, you left out the proprioception system...

yst612,
you left out the proprioception system (nerve feedback from muscles to the brain). there's way more that i know nothing about.

i disagree that your eyes are the only feedback you get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,324
Posted By DustMeOff
for me it's more about control and being relaxed...

for me it's more about control and being relaxed on the bike. like watching enduro riders lift the front wheel at will to get over things. i can do it if i'm in the right gear/speed, and i'm on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,324
Posted By DustMeOff
How to improve balance?

how have you folks improved your balance?

i made one of those boards with a roller under it (one is called the indo board), i can mostly balance riding it like a skateboard (side to side), but...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,087
Posted By DustMeOff
so it looks like the original bmw setup had a...

so it looks like the original bmw setup had a differential, with the drive ratios to even out the torque steer. the sounds good for dry pavement, but you loose your forward thrust if you pick up or...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,822
Posted By DustMeOff
you get that effect by wearing through the...

you get that effect by wearing through the aluminum oxide layer into the raw aluminum. it may have had some sort of cosmetic anodizing you wore through. you can leave it alone for a week or two and...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
you could just get a regular oxyacetylene torch...

you could just get a regular oxyacetylene torch outfit and save some cash. it's better spent on additional tips than a fancy torch. they're already expensive without going with that henrob. i got a...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
kent white has some comments on it here: ...

kent white has some comments on it here:

http://www.tinmantech.com/html/faq__torch__henrob.php
http://www.tinmantech.com/html/faq_henrod_2000_torch.php

what do you want to do specifically?
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
so assuming you put the work clamp as close to...

so assuming you put the work clamp as close to the weld as possible on a clean spot of metal. i.e. goo connection closeby.

i've been told that high frequency starting is bad for nearly all but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By DustMeOff
i made lower footpegs, probably 1" lower and...

i made lower footpegs, probably 1" lower and slightly rearward, then used the adjustment on the shifter to move it to a comfortable spot. even before i changed pegs i had plently of adjustment to get...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
lift/touch start tig and Electronics

i'm curious about if the new touch/lift start feature on inverter tigs make them safe around sensitive electronics. i pulled the computer on my gs before even mig welding just to make sure, but how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,026
Posted By DustMeOff
9500 miles all around the US 2 up over the course...

9500 miles all around the US 2 up over the course of 6 weeks. that plus a bunch of 1000-2000 mile trips over long weekends.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By DustMeOff
those are all good solutions i might have thought...

those are all good solutions i might have thought of if i wasn't trashed at the time. i didn't say that i didn't sleep...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By DustMeOff
when i tried that with a tarp like a blanket, it...

when i tried that with a tarp like a blanket, it was like sleeping in a garbage bag. hot, stuffy and eventually i sweat through my sleeping bag.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,133
Posted By DustMeOff
here's one i made after looking at ray jardine's...

here's one i made after looking at ray jardine's website. he sells plans, but it's easy enough to make after looking at the pictures.
it's 10' wide by 12' long which is huge, but it only ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 06:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,531
Posted By DustMeOff
if i was to go across country again (first time...

if i was to go across country again (first time was on my r11gs) and time was no constraint, i would definitely lean toward something i had to exert some effort on. that motorized bicycle sounds kind...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2007, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By DustMeOff
i had a v45 sabre and a v65 sabre. i rebuilt the...

i had a v45 sabre and a v65 sabre. i rebuilt the v65 tranny and did the rings and bottom end of the engine while i had it apart. if you have any questions pm me. i used to hose those carb couplers...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
panel clamps are available form eastwood, they...

panel clamps are available form eastwood, they may ship to aus.

http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=1159&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=1159

you still want to stich...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2007, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
my old honda v65 tank was made of something about...

my old honda v65 tank was made of something about 24 gage (~.58mm), i.e. really thin stuff. first, clean the old paint off of the outside of the tank, open it up and air out. maybe put some gravel...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2007, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
scratch starting is a pretty frustrating ordeal,...

scratch starting is a pretty frustrating ordeal, especially if you are relatively new to welding. does it have any type of remote control like a foot pedal or a hand control? you can find old high...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,768
Posted By DustMeOff
it might be old news now, but if you need to keep...

it might be old news now, but if you need to keep heat away from the lineX, get some of the foil faced fiberglass cloth from mcmaster.com to wrap the frame with. the small stand off, and reflecting...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-09-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,367
Posted By DustMeOff
DustMeOff

i joined ADV when i started riding again after wrecking my old sabre v65, not my fault, and disturbingly i can't think of how to avoid that situation if it happened again. girl driving car did a last...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
it's not that hard. just have someone bevel and...

it's not that hard. just have someone bevel and weld around. they'll need to grind or file the weld off afterwards. is a hand ground/filed surface acceptable or does it need to have an accurate od?...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
you really should isolate the things you're...

you really should isolate the things you're trying to learn. depending on where you are skill wise, here's a list of steps i've used to learn and to show other people to weld. hop in on the list...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 841
Posted By DustMeOff
i agree that hardcoat anodizing is more durable...

i agree that hardcoat anodizing is more durable than powder. if you use 5356 filler for the welds, they will match anodizing. if you use 4043 filler, the welds may or may not match. 4043 turns a...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2007, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
one trick i've picked up for grinding tungstens...

one trick i've picked up for grinding tungstens is to taper them so that the taper starts at least 3x the diameter back from the tip. i try to put some curve on it like the nosecone shape below. then...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,785
Posted By DustMeOff
i can't feel anything when i wear gloves... ...

i can't feel anything when i wear gloves...

that's good advice though. i'm not worried seeing as i do this at most once a year. as long as i wash my hands when i'm done, i've been fine. brake...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,785
Posted By DustMeOff
i've gottne the air out this way, it just...

i've gottne the air out this way, it just requires a bunch of towels to catch the fluid.

start with the master cylinder full, take off the outlet hose and banjo bolt. take the banjo bolt off of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By DustMeOff
i had something similar from a road somewhere in...

i had something similar from a road somewhere in the us last summer. i used kitchen grade scotchbrite and alloy wheel cleaner. it came off in no time (but lots of scrubbing). it was also all over my...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 557,843
Posted By DustMeOff
any word on when this welder becomes available?

any word on when this welder becomes available?
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2007, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By DustMeOff
i was interested in one a while back but after...

i was interested in one a while back but after talking with some people who've dealt with them as mechanics, the engine design was really never completely shaken down. they have some reliability...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,611
Posted By DustMeOff
LE sounds like a good plan. I ended up with some...

LE sounds like a good plan. I ended up with some wilbers for about $1200, and to tell you the truth they are better than stock, but i could have used that money for something else and not midned...
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