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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Gimpinator
Yup - My Mitutoyo 6" caliper uses the SR44...

Yup - My Mitutoyo 6" caliper uses the SR44 battery.

Here's a good deal on a ten-pack at Amazon:
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 853
Posted By Gimpinator
Some good info in these responses. I would be...

Some good info in these responses. I would be wary of unshrouding those valves at all. The ledges around the chamber are carefully engineered to provide "quench" area while the piston is at TDC. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By Gimpinator
Check your bulb sockets for heat damage. I had...

Check your bulb sockets for heat damage. I had the same problem on my bike - eating both bulbs at least once a year. I noticed both sockets were slightly deformed from heat/ arcing and found...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,081
Posted By Gimpinator
One thing nobody mentioned is how well the OP...

One thing nobody mentioned is how well the OP bled his system after that pad change / fluid flush. The servo module will "hide" an incomplete bleeding job by pumping up the system and collapsing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 581,884
Posted By Gimpinator
There is one intersection in the neighborhood on...

There is one intersection in the neighborhood on my commute to work. It seems almost everything in the area is a four-way stop, except this one spot. My direction has no stop sign, though there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 424,925
Posted By Gimpinator
Unfortunately it's that 15% that create an...

Unfortunately it's that 15% that create an unacceptable risk. I lived up there for years, and learned quickly that you never want to ride on a weekend - especially Sunday. The landing pattern at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 581,884
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^ Are you nuts??? Kicking a car at highway...

^^^ Are you nuts??? Kicking a car at highway speed is a great way to make a point, and a lot of money for a funeral home.

Today I was riding back from work and some asshat decided to spray me...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Gimpinator
It may be as simple as the transmission being...

It may be as simple as the transmission being over-full. My '05 started doing the same thing when it was several months old. There's a vent on top of the trans, and fluid was dribbling out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gimpinator
Considering the ABS Pro system was developed in...

Considering the ABS Pro system was developed in conjunction with KTM, I highly doubt you'll see it on a BMW :wink:
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Gimpinator
Sounds like there's a leak in the system and it's...

Sounds like there's a leak in the system and it's never able to get to full pressure. Do you have a gauge on it anywhere, or a Schrader valve you can pick pressure off of? There should be a spec...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,244
Posted By Gimpinator
The quickest way to check for vacuum leaks at the...

The quickest way to check for vacuum leaks at the carb / intake is with a propane torch. Get the engine to idle with the minimum choke you need- so it's a bit rough. Crack the valve on the propane...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,143
Posted By Gimpinator
Actually, that was her reaction to seeing your...

Actually, that was her reaction to seeing your pee-pee on the test shot :evil

Glad you're coming along so well. I'm a veteran of far too many pelvic X-rays, so I feel your pain.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,244
Posted By Gimpinator
Given the good oil pressure and generally decent...

Given the good oil pressure and generally decent running qualities, I would suspect the fuel pump. It uses a lever that runs on an eccentric mounted to the camshaft chain sprocket. If the fuel pump...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,106
Posted By Gimpinator
Fuel system and carburetor...

+1 on the carburetor gaskets and seals being bad. Go ahead and pour some fuel in the carb to fire it up, but BE SURE TO HAVE A CLASS "B" FIRE EXTINGUISHER NEXT TO YOU. This is important, as I know...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,244
Posted By Gimpinator
Fly - It looks like you're closing in on the...

Fly -

It looks like you're closing in on the problem. It also seems like your timing is backed way off, in addition to the backward head gasket. Retarded spark timing will cause an engine to run...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,396
Posted By Gimpinator
+1 ^^^ Very curious

Any info I can use to keep my Mini Mill happy would be most welcome. Sounds like a very unusual problem!
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,396
Posted By Gimpinator
Something is really fooked with that spindle and...

Something is really fooked with that spindle and /or frame. Loose gibs? I could see things getting a bit jumpy if you're hogging with an eight inch shell mill, but no way should you see anything...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,396
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^^^

What software are you using to generate your toolpaths? I see lots of G01 straight segments trying to make your profiles, resulting in faceted faces. It's possible your post-processor isn't set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,339
Posted By Gimpinator
I once rode my GS up a really steep driveway to a...

I once rode my GS up a really steep driveway to a busy road, with about 60 lbs of tools in my panniers. The top of the driveway had bad visibility, obscured by hedges. (You can see this coming...)...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By Gimpinator
Actually, it would be a good idea to pull the...

Actually, it would be a good idea to pull the driveshaft and check the u-joints. The earlier 1200's often puked u-joints at 40-60K miles. Mine lost the rear at 49K.

Check for "notchiness" while...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By Gimpinator
You've probably got pad residue burned onto the...

You've probably got pad residue burned onto the discs, from holding the brakes clamped down after a really hard (hot) stop.

Here's what you do:

Get a can of brake cleaner from your local auto...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,828
Posted By Gimpinator
With a little bit of dirt bike experience, you...

With a little bit of dirt bike experience, you could have swung the bike around with the back brake, then roosted the offending car with some gravel for good measure :evil

Seriously, glad you got...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,396
Posted By Gimpinator
Usually the Z-Axis travel is sufficient for me. ...

Usually the Z-Axis travel is sufficient for me. I'm not making big tall stuff, though sometimes the 12" Y-Axis travel forces me to be creative in fixturing. A couple of times I've had aluminum...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By Gimpinator
Industrial Metals - Irvine

Just down the road from you:

2481 Alton Pkwy, Irvine

Easy shot off the 405. They are set up to deal with individuals, so you won't have any problems. Sheets and plates galore in all alloys. ...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,396
Posted By Gimpinator
+1 on the MiniMill. I've got one running in a...

+1 on the MiniMill. I've got one running in a garage on single phase 220V. It's super sweet for prototype work which supports my engineering consulting business. I'm nowhere near the machine nerd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 581,884
Posted By Gimpinator
Dual sports make short work of this problem. ...

Dual sports make short work of this problem. Having a big heavy one adds to the shock effect :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,023
Posted By Gimpinator
Here's one that almost got me yesterday. I...

Here's one that almost got me yesterday.

I was running up Wilshire Blvd in L.A. yesterday. Two lanes per side, with a centerline. Traffic was really heavy and backed up the opposite way, but was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By Gimpinator
Sorry to say, it sounds like a leaking clutch...

Sorry to say, it sounds like a leaking clutch slave cylinder. Is the fluid level staying constant?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Gimpinator
Hmm... That's interesting. So much for the easy...

Hmm... That's interesting. So much for the easy answer!

I have put 95,000 miles on my 2005 but have never heard of such a thing. I'm assuming it's not even cranking? It's sounding like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,326
Posted By Gimpinator
Kickstand Switch

Your kickstand switch needs the same love you gave to the clutch switch! Should work like a champ once you've got that sorted.

:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By Gimpinator
I had to replace both headlamp sockets on my 2005...

I had to replace both headlamp sockets on my 2005 12GS after experiencing the same problem. The factory ones can corrode a bit and then they get hot. The resistance falls out of the spec the CANBUS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,633
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^ Not so simple Kemosabe. Aluminum is...

^^^ Not so simple Kemosabe. Aluminum is particularly susceptible to fatigue, which causes cracks at much lower stresses than your test would indicate. Here's a long, boring article:

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,633
Posted By Gimpinator
That device cannot possible prevent cracks in the...

That device cannot possible prevent cracks in the disc mounting flanges. You would need something heat-shrunk onto the entire perimeter in order to create very large compressive stresses. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,952
Posted By Gimpinator
I had the same symptoms on my '05 GS. It would...

I had the same symptoms on my '05 GS. It would idle great on cold startup, but literally within 30 seconds the idle would start getting rough. I too thought it might be a stick coil.

It turned...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By Gimpinator
^^^^^ I concur!! ^^^^^

I'm an ex-Ford engineer. Those oil pressure numbers are just fine.

Your rebuild guy may have put a high volume oil pump in there 60K ago. Nothing to worry about. I've never heard of an engine...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,602
Posted By Gimpinator
I did an engineering project a few years ago and...

I did an engineering project a few years ago and we spec'd out several portable air compressors. For a reasonable current draw on 120VAC (typical garage outlet), the Makita MAC2400 wins hands down. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By Gimpinator
LOL! We had that problem at Ford with some 3.0L...

LOL! We had that problem at Ford with some 3.0L V6 engines. The #1 main cap bolts would be over-torqued at the plant and eventually fail. The engine would run fine until an oil change when the...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By Gimpinator
It may be as simple as a bad pressure sending...

It may be as simple as a bad pressure sending unit. The mechanical gauge will tell the tale!

Ideally you'd want something like 20 psi hot idle and 60+ at cruise rpm. Are you hearing any...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,819
Posted By Gimpinator
Does it need to be precision, or really tough...

Does it need to be precision, or really tough material? It makes a big difference as far as what equipment needs to be brought to bear. (Having said all of that, I may not have the right stuff for...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,819
Posted By Gimpinator
What sort of thing are you trying to make? Is it...

What sort of thing are you trying to make? Is it machined, sheet metal, plastic? What general size are we looking at?
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