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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 278
Posted By OldPete
I'm cheap and would look for an inch pound, 1/4"...

I'm cheap and would look for an inch pound, 1/4" drive, bending beam torque wrench.

There will be 24 posts in 24 hours... betcha! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By OldPete
You're a real hit with the ladies. :rayof ...

You're a real hit with the ladies. :rayof

Looking forward to the updates. :ricky


:lurk
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By OldPete
A locksmith on youtube offers scary videos on...

A locksmith on youtube offers scary videos on just how easy most locks can be picked. EZ find.

Best chain that is inexpensive and takes a 48" bolt cutter to slice is 5/16" lift gate chain.
It is...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,210
Posted By OldPete
John Prine, Some Humans Aint Human and Hello In...

John Prine, Some Humans Aint Human and Hello In There.
How 'bout In Spite Of Ourselves with Iris DeMent. ;-)

It has been awhile but he is on now... Yes! :nod
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,210
Posted By OldPete
Very good morning reads Hekto. I save your fresh...

Very good morning reads Hekto. I save your fresh posts to enjoy with my second cuppa. :*sip*

I'm 66 and "the party" was over several decades ago. :lol3

My ego is not necessarily my amigo.
I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 253,079
Posted By OldPete
Bet I'm not the only one hoping Sheldon was in...

Bet I'm not the only one hoping Sheldon was in that tight rope video. :dllama
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By OldPete
I'm in the middle of eating so you look it up. ...

I'm in the middle of eating so you look it up.

The British offer all kinds of what you are looking for.
So search UK for ideas.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,210
Posted By OldPete
Nice shots, good eye behind the camera. :thumb ...

Nice shots, good eye behind the camera. :thumb

PSA
Border crossings in C.A. for those interested?
RTWPaul has a small book on offer in several formats.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By OldPete
Washer bit in hand... First I'd look at the BMW...

Washer bit in hand...
First I'd look at the BMW trans microfiche and pick out several it might be.
Second I'd go to the dealer and talk to the head parts man and shop foreman not the service...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By OldPete
Are the valve clearances set tight? Sometimes...

Are the valve clearances set tight?
Sometimes that can encourage the condition you describe.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,210
Posted By OldPete
:lurk :ricky Thank you for posting. :clap

:lurk :ricky


Thank you for posting. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,124
Posted By OldPete
I might be wrong but it is doubtful crankcases...

I might be wrong but it is doubtful crankcases are final machined one side at a time, bet they are machined assembled in pairs.

JB Weld is quite common and seems to be OK but I would use Devcon...
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By OldPete
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953519

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953519
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,446
Views: 451,227
Posted By OldPete
:bow Andi & Ellen

:bow Andi & Ellen
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By OldPete
weep Quite normal OP. Sealing the crap...

weep

Quite normal OP.
Sealing the crap out-of-it will just make getting the cover off again a PITA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By OldPete
Some guys use WD40 to check for leaks in the...

Some guys use WD40 to check for leaks in the intake area. It will cause a slight knock when burned.
The more adventurous use starting fluid. It offer much less residue on the surface but is highly...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By OldPete
As I indicated earlier... Heli-Coil specs a drill...

As I indicated earlier... Heli-Coil specs a drill for steel and a slightly smaller size for aluminum.
If one just tries tapping a stripped hole or uses a too small a drill it will make starting the...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By OldPete
I've installed hundreds of them, Detroit Diesels...

I've installed hundreds of them, Detroit Diesels have huge rear gear train covers/flywheel housings made of aluminum.

Drill and tap it straight and go for it.
The coils are magnetic stainless. If...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,363,296
Posted By OldPete
I follow but rarely post. Congrats on the 2...

I follow but rarely post. Congrats on the 2 years. :clap

Glen/strikingviking had to pull his RRs on order from the publisher. (he did post that fact on ADV)
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 1,584,465
Posted By OldPete
Oh man! As I recall you gotta good crew that...

Oh man!
As I recall you gotta good crew that helped you in the past.

Best of fortune on all this Ed/lalo.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By OldPete
Generally hole thread width/depth should be...

Generally hole thread width/depth should be atleast the diameter of the fastener used.

The width of nuts for metric, USS or SAE fasteners are right at the fastener diameter dimension.

I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 1,584,465
Posted By OldPete
^ Needs a bigger tail light, plate and mud flap....

^ Needs a bigger tail light, plate and mud flap. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By OldPete
Solids can precipitate out of some old coolants. ...

Solids can precipitate out of some old coolants.
I'd flush system and refill with decent coolant.

Bought a 3yo NOS Isuzu truck, had over heating issues several years later,
the radiator shop...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By OldPete
Some steel tubing can/will be copper plated, most...

Some steel tubing can/will be copper plated, most I've seen in the USA is galvanized
as zinc will heal an abrasion and still offer corrosion resistance.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By OldPete
Copper will work harden and crack. I find it...

Copper will work harden and crack.
I find it interesting that light aircraft would used copper lines in the brake system.

Ever notice on old cars and motorcycles that there will be a loop bent...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 561
Posted By OldPete
Sorry... But never, ever, use copper for brake...

Sorry... But never, ever, use copper for brake lines, ever. Always use galvanized steel for solid lines.

Two sources that I've used in the past... Baker is close by for me.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,925
Views: 253,079
Posted By OldPete
OK you got 5 from me. :freaky My comp is...

OK you got 5 from me. :freaky

My comp is HDMIed into my big screen and sunglasses are needed for that bright body. :lol3

In common we share the look of the Traveling Buddha. :wave
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 714
Views: 146,869
Posted By OldPete
Clint Eastwood's movie Gran Torino had me do a...

Clint Eastwood's movie Gran Torino had me do a little research on the Hmong people,
guess I'll do some more, along with the Red Dzao (Google offers Dao).

The boys at play with the water buffalo....
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By OldPete
For 21"/18" you might consider Tubliss....

For 21"/18" you might consider Tubliss. Search'em.
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 146,869
Posted By OldPete
I'm in my mid-60s, draft number was never called...

I'm in my mid-60s, draft number was never called up.

This RR has a warmth to it that I would not try to define because my words would fall short, be wanting.
However, meditation music with rain...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By OldPete
"Pay me now, pay me later." quote from unknown...

"Pay me now, pay me later." quote from unknown mechanic. :wink:

Pull the intake valves, then try it after a light touch of Marks Alot blk on the journals. That will tattle-tail it. Work dry w/o...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,363,296
Posted By OldPete
Yes indeed as that was the first thought crossing...

Yes indeed as that was the first thought crossing my mind.

FYYFF :lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,362
Posted By OldPete
Yes indeed. Unbaffled you will most likely...

Yes indeed.

Unbaffled you will most likely introduce a huge flat spot in the lower midrange.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By OldPete
Yes, ALL the fluids, to include trans, final...

Yes, ALL the fluids, to include trans, final drive, coolant and brake fluid.
Use what is speced.
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By OldPete
OP, listen to concours. :deal

OP, listen to concours. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By OldPete
All good replies. Could be as simple as a...

All good replies.

Could be as simple as a corroded or pulled connection.
Most likely the thermal switch as stated,
it can be jumped with the key on to hear if the fan relay clicks and the fan...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,262
Views: 958,335
Posted By OldPete
Some pass leaving a stain, other pass making a...

Some pass leaving a stain, other pass making a mark. John, you are the latter.
Just play/pay it forward as you said you would.. don't doubt you will my friend.

The Two Kiwis stopped at Lorraine's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6,650
Views: 1,584,465
Posted By OldPete
I googled imodium and please listen to The...

I googled imodium and please listen to The Bigfella.
That can be some bad assed stuff lalo.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By OldPete
You could just have the battery load tested w/o...

You could just have the battery load tested w/o even removing it from the bike.

Lot of factors determine battery service life but it is not uncommon for many sealed batteries to last 7 or 8 years....
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,195
Views: 1,363,296
Posted By OldPete
Not only class but you have balance too. :thumb...

Not only class but you have balance too. :thumb :1drink
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