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Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,103
Posted By zap2504
Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do...

Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do not have much in the way of insulation. You would be better off building your own container box out of staggered layers of 2" polyiso insulation...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By zap2504
If heating is any concern at all where you're...

If heating is any concern at all where you're located consider foam under the slab. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/building-skills/insulating-a-slab-on-grade.aspx It will go a...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By zap2504
In a nutshell: 1. Make sure your attic wiring...

In a nutshell:
1. Make sure your attic wiring is not knob-and-tube (you cannot cover it with insulation per code). Have an electrician change it out if you have it.
2. Do the air sealing first. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,992
Posted By zap2504
Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but...

Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but they are usually best for a limited work position and can actually work more to heat the concrete floor than the occupant. If the OP is looking for the...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,992
Posted By zap2504
Reasoning for this temp range? You might want...

Reasoning for this temp range?
You might want to consider 2 styles of heaters: a convection heater to keep the air temps in the entire garage where you want (I would put it on a set-back thermostat...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By zap2504
Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most...

Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most all of that is free. There is some detail info that is only available if you subscribe, but you can get a Masters degree w/o subscription.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By zap2504
Not rocket science, building science! Don't...

Not rocket science, building science! Don't bother Googling; most respected current best practice can be found either at Green Building Advisor (look particularly under the blogs)...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By zap2504
Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask,...

Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask, protective eye wear and a head lamp. If you just have ceiling joists and no attic floor, get a piece of 3/4" plywood that can fit up through the attic...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,792
Posted By zap2504
The way gable vents are supposed to work is that...

The way gable vents are supposed to work is that air flows in one side and out the other. The way soffit/peak venting is supposed to work is that air flows in through the soffit vents and out the...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By zap2504
Also check out Parts Express for components...

Also check out Parts Express for components http://www.parts-express.com/ They also have a number of projects and tech info that may help you out.
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By zap2504
If you can get a hand on it, cleaning it up and...

If you can get a hand on it, cleaning it up and using a piece of that foam shelf/tool chest drawer liner works better as an improved hand grip. Kind of like the rubber gripper thingies for jars.
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,182
Posted By zap2504
:clap Went to their site but did not see any...

:clap
Went to their site but did not see any prices (maybe I needed to click through all the legal mumbo jumbo first?) Anybody have some costs of this neat system?
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By zap2504
I purchased a dual-bowl, 33", heavy-gauge SS...

I purchased a dual-bowl, 33", heavy-gauge SS El-Kay maybe 33 years ago from a plumbing supply place. Still a fine sink. It has a very large main bowl and a small bowl with the disposal unit. Never...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,807
Views: 842,016
Posted By zap2504
I saw a thread where a Seca II owner re-painted...

I saw a thread where a Seca II owner re-painted the bodywork gloss black w/center stripes, kept the red frame, replaced the fairing with a single round headlight. Looked very sharp; very Monsteresque.
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,801
Views: 1,533,063
Posted By zap2504
The V1000 comes standard with a centerstand. As...

The V1000 comes standard with a centerstand.
As others have observed, the new V looks more like a Tiger than the previous V. I like that (possibility of dual headlights; better wind management). I...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 47,337
Posted By zap2504
Go to CycleErgos and plug in your dimensions on...

Go to CycleErgos and plug in your dimensions on the Versys 1000 (which the USA will also be getting for the first time in 2015).:deal
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By zap2504
If you just want to raise the seat to get a seat...

If you just want to raise the seat to get a seat height acceptable to you, risers can do that but as said - you might get air between the seat pan and frame rails. You can disguise this by attaching...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By zap2504
I would think you would need to transfer the...

I would think you would need to transfer the title from Ontario (assuming Canada) to a PA title first - contact PA DOT http://www.dot.state.pa.us/ who may or may not be helpful; then you will...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By zap2504
You might be able to convert your single-filament...

You might be able to convert your single-filament bulb socket to a dual-filament socket (and run an additional wire) so as to use an 1157 bulb. That way you could use the lower wattage filament as a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By zap2504
Hondas still do - even the 4-valve/cyl V-6s.

Hondas still do - even the 4-valve/cyl V-6s.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By zap2504
Your proposed dust system will not provide enough...

Your proposed dust system will not provide enough air circulation. In your location I'd use a small-medium pedestal fan in each corner to get all the air in the garage moving. I'd also forget about...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By zap2504
I've used the POR-15 kit with success and have...

I've used the POR-15 kit with success and have seen others recommend the Caswell Plating kit.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,333
Posted By zap2504
I had a patch beside our alley about 8'x20' that...

I had a patch beside our alley about 8'x20' that had become overgrown with crab grass and various weeds. I used a recipe this Summer that has been around for some time. 1 gal vinegar (got the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,054
Posted By zap2504
That's a XJ650 Maxim. Single front disk,...

That's a XJ650 Maxim. Single front disk, leading-front axle, "swirly" wheels, shaft drive, dual rear shocks. The XJ600 Seca II had a rear mono shock, chain drive, different wheels and no leading...
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,241,602
Posted By zap2504
Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles,...

Mine is a 1994 XT600E. I use air in the bottles, that way it is easier to regulate if you want to decrease the volume. Others have used an air/water mix or rolled-up foam but I find air much less...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,722
Views: 1,483,062
Posted By zap2504
I don't have a TU but this issue is very common...

I don't have a TU but this issue is very common on bikes with side stand safety circuits and several miles/years on them. Also spray the inside of the side stand switch with some electrical contact...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,241,602
Posted By zap2504
Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the...

Some have added the typical ATV seat pad, but the most economical/most comfortable solution I've seen for narrow dual-sport seats (even though the XT600E is no more narrow than the KLR650) is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,241,602
Posted By zap2504
[QUOTE=PA1018;24800934]Hi, 1990 XT600 (e-start)...

[QUOTE=PA1018;24800934]Hi, 1990 XT600 (e-start) died on me. Electrical issue that after much troubleshooting (thanks much to the service manual) I discovered the Starter Cut Off Relay is bad. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,943
Posted By zap2504
Makes perfect sense. I think many here have to...

Makes perfect sense. I think many here have to make those same decision trade offs.

RE: plastic tanks - one suggestion in the discussion threads was to try out vinyl dye instead of paint. Not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,943
Posted By zap2504
Is the shock worn out or do you need a stronger...

Is the shock worn out or do you need a stronger spring? Several here have gone to Hyperpro springs on the OEM shock.
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,943
Posted By zap2504
Have you noticed any frame flex since you...

Have you noticed any frame flex since you replaced your OEM muffler with the Yoshimura (since the OEM muffler also works as part of the frame)? I know some muffler replacements (maybe from Kedo?)...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,893
Posted By zap2504
They took it directly from the Yamaha XT600E (and...

They took it directly from the Yamaha XT600E (and the initial Tenere). If set up correctly and they are in proper working order it should work fine. [Look up info in the XT600 thread under Thumpers.]...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By zap2504
It is also possible to get leakage from the tank...

It is also possible to get leakage from the tank through the vacuum line into the intake manifold nipple if the petcock seals have given up the ghost (completely bypasses the carb). Replacement with...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By zap2504
Motorcycle Consumer News (USA) did a comparison...

Motorcycle Consumer News (USA) did a comparison not long ago. They recommended the Back-A-Line.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,854
Views: 1,241,602
Posted By zap2504
I just did a quick parts search and saw that the...

I just did a quick parts search and saw that the liquid-cooled Tenere had a similar mounting boss on the head, but the Super Tenere changed to more of a solid block mounting boss. Maybe having some...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By zap2504
All 1981 and up KZ440s had OEM electronic...

All 1981 and up KZ440s had OEM electronic ignition (transistor controlled ignition, TCI) so the previous owner didn't convert it from points. Items of suspect (not mentioned): ignition pickup coil...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,513
Posted By zap2504
New plugs and plug caps wouldn't be a bad idea,...

New plugs and plug caps wouldn't be a bad idea, but I'd also check the carb sync (I would have advised doing a bench sync before you re-installed the carbs). Sometimes out of sync can make it run on...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,237
Posted By zap2504
Here's info showing a schematic and explaining...

Here's info showing a schematic and explaining the operation of an SCR regulator: http://home.comcast.net/~loudgpz/GPZweb/RegRec/GPZvRegMagnetField.html. You would need to open up the case, dig out...
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By zap2504
I replaced the OEM wood door trim (both passage...

I replaced the OEM wood door trim (both passage and vehicle) on my mother-in-law's garage with PVC cellular as the passage door trim had rotted about a foot up from the bottom (passage door threshold...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 35,808
Posted By zap2504
I would really like to like the Yamaha (already...

I would really like to like the Yamaha (already have 4 others) but one thing the Honda NC700X does much better than the FZ-07 is fit taller riders. The ergos were definitely set up for someone around...
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