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Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-18-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Amazingly, this is a real problem in the aluminum...

Amazingly, this is a real problem in the aluminum finishing world. I've had a bunch of anodizing done at a fairly large, Los Angeles anodizing place. There is not only no guarantee of colors...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-14-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You could also trim the clocking ears off of a...

You could also trim the clocking ears off of a 5-3/4 H4 light. I'm almost positive it's the same diameter as that reflector. A friend did the opposite: put two KC Daylighters into the high beam...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-10-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,667
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Are you sure on that axle diameter? I just...

Are you sure on that axle diameter? I just checked McMaster Carr's website and didn't see a single bearing with a 26mm ID, regardless of the other dimensions. What exact measurement are you getting...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
A KC Daylighter? Have you considered Harley...

A KC Daylighter? Have you considered Harley Springer headlights? They have them in both 7" and 5-3/4, in lots of styles. Similar mounting (no ears) but, more compact.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Do any of you guys read before you post? Even the...

Do any of you guys read before you post? Even the first page?
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HE'S IN GUATEMALA! THE STATE DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE HE'S NOT IN THE STATES!</blink></b>
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-30-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,189
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Are you still in <blink>Guatemala </blink>(as...

Are you still in <blink>Guatemala </blink>(as your location says)? If so, most of us can't contribute much. Your local market conditions and laws will make your situation totally different than here...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-11-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 89,754
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, I'd love to have one of those to putt...

Damn, I'd love to have one of those to putt around on. An Italian loving buddy of mine practically strangled me when I said I wanted one. He couldn't say "no" enough ways. I believe there's one for...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Not the starter wire. And that's what this wiring...

Not the starter wire. And that's what this wiring is being asked to carry.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I didn't even take the time to read your linked...

I didn't even take the time to read your linked article. Now that I have, it also states the same things that have been said in this thread:

Everything written there is absolutely true. A battery...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-03-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,197
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Maybe because it's incorrect? If somebody else...

Maybe because it's incorrect? If somebody else doesn't jump in here and correct this, you touting education and experience is going to derail the thread into a debate over witchcraft and sorcery.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-20-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 89,754
Posted By Donkey Hotey
If you like weird, it should be more embarrassing...

If you like weird, it should be more embarrassing to own the Honda. That Piaggio is bitchin. :thumb
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Don't be shy about the clearance. You will be in...

Don't be shy about the clearance. You will be in good company.

http://www.cifumotorsports.com/mc/2000excelsior/images/j12.jpg
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Couple of things to consider on the rocker boxes....

Couple of things to consider on the rocker boxes.

Lots of Buell guys swap the whole rocker box assembly for later model XB rocker boxes. They have the breathers in the top covers and eliminate one...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 66,215
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Just saw a Caselli 66 decal on the back of a...

Just saw a Caselli 66 decal on the back of a truck in town. Gone but, never forgotten.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 113,835
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Duh! He's going to make a 4-bar linkage out of...

Duh! He's going to make a 4-bar linkage out of metal from an old swing-set and pieces of a choke from a Montgomery Wards 125.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-20-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 432,701
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You know, Jesse used to ride through there once...

You know, Jesse used to ride through there once in awhile. You could have told him what you thought of him.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 113,835
Posted By Donkey Hotey
By the time that material was made into curly...

By the time that material was made into curly chips, it probably filled a 55 gallon drum.

They did it in a Haas VF-5XT (machining center), not a lathe like you'd expect. The groove between the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 113,835
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Solid 7050 billet aluminum, both the hub/drum and...

Solid 7050 billet aluminum, both the hub/drum and the backing plate. That was a LOT of material to remove. I saw it while it was in-work but, not the finished product.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 113,835
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I know the guy who made that front hub and...

I know the guy who made that front hub and backing plate. It's a small world.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Once you have the serial number, Haas can tell...

Once you have the serial number, Haas can tell you if the final unlock code has been released to the owner. The machines have unlock codes to enable certain features, and even the functionality of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I'm subscribed and following your build too. ...

I'm subscribed and following your build too.

This whole thing of selecting the hardware and finish is a subtle but, significant contributor to the overall look of a bike. McMaster Carr sells some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, that works for exposed stuff but, it...

Yeah, that works for exposed stuff but, it doesn't get the moisture out of the threads. The only thing that gets that out is getting it to operating temperature for 15-20 minutes. Since this bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Loving the build...especially since I'm a...

Loving the build...especially since I'm a long-time fan of Rickmans and I own five Buells. With that said, I'd seriously reconsider the stainless screws. My guess is that you're not going to ride...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 43,118
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They know powdercoating but, they don't know how...

They know powdercoating but, they don't know how that engine goes together. I'd spend some time cleaning out that derby cover o-ring groove and the inspection cover gasket surface before you put it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 414,426
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Thanks. Guess which engine *I* ended up with....

Thanks. Guess which engine *I* ended up with. :bluduh

I didn't mind the lack of e-start but, now that I read the rest of that list, it might be time to start looking for a replacement engine in...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Congrats on getting that fixed but, if those were...

Congrats on getting that fixed but, if those were at the factory settings and it required changing them drastically to make the machine work, they should be covering that. Of course, they won't see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,002
Views: 1,359,924
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Not sure what you're looking for but, the whole...

Not sure what you're looking for but, the whole leg would fit inside of a 31" box. That's the highest point on the fork cap to the bottom of the casting on the axle boss.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
:lol3 There is no original subject. Our OP...

:lol3

There is no original subject. Our OP posted this thread and hasn't come back since. Pushing submit was his last activity on the forum.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Where does it say ANY of that in ANY Buell or any...

Where does it say ANY of that in ANY Buell or any other manufacturer's documentation? I'm not climbing out of bed to get it but, I'm positive the books all say to have the VIN with you when you order...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Are you trying to say that your own bike isn't a...

Are you trying to say that your own bike isn't a 2010 model?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Picture of WHAT you fucking moron? THIS is what...

Picture of WHAT you fucking moron? THIS is what you posted:


Then you post a picture of your own VIN:

No, you don't have a 2009, you have a 2010 that was manufactured during 2009. Look in your...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
He just wants to argue about the production date,...

He just wants to argue about the production date, versus the model year. He's going to tuck his balls between his legs, pinch his nipples, and dance around over his internet victory, because no...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yes, except he just posted this: If the raw...

Yes, except he just posted this:

If the raw motor was showing evidence of jerky motion, it's not anything to do with the machine's mechanics.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,222
Posted By Donkey Hotey
God you're an annoying and misinformed moron....

God you're an annoying and misinformed moron. Tell you what: Excelsior Henderson made only two model years of motorcycles--1999 and 2000. They shut down the production line in December 1999. How did...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,532
Posted By Donkey Hotey
More interesting stuff. The Chinese one draws...

More interesting stuff. The Chinese one draws more while turned off than the Mitutoyo does turned on? Man, that's a piece of work. It might be time to start looking for nice calipers.


I can read...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,532
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand...

Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand but, they are indeed silver oxide. Thanks for clarifying that. I understand a bit more about them now.

The batteries HF sells are also silver oxide...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,532
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or...

Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or Energizers makes them last ten times longer? I groaned when I read your post because I just bought another 20 Duracells on Ebay and worried I bought the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
It's just a machine. If you're really at the end...

It's just a machine. If you're really at the end of what your technician can do effectively, I'd probably pull all the way covers and start a little experimenting of you own.

Maybe pull each axis...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've...

They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've got 1600 posts over there but, apparently haven't logged in for two years. :huh

Edit: I see that Geof has spoken. That may as well have been...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,061
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart...

Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart guys over there and a couple of guys from the factory monitor the forums.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/haas-mills/

If you're not new to this then...
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