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Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By dennism
NGK plug connectors are sold separately, look at...

NGK plug connectors are sold separately, look at www.denniskirk.com (http://www.denniskirk.com) for example to see them. That's not going to help you in Sweden, but I'm sure there's a NGK stocking...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-10-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Yep Farcall, That's how mine came back, I was...

Yep Farcall, That's how mine came back, I was pleasantly surprised.

I later took the stock muffler to them and asked that they coat just the front part which was grubby. When I got it back,...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By dennism
Chrome plating parts

I'm wanting to have some car parts(headlight rims for example) re-chromed for a restoration that I will working on soon.

Does anyone have a reliable shop to recommend to me? I live in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-09-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Prof, Since you already know your powder...

Prof, Since you already know your powder coater, if your @ exhaust pipes are "not quite new" you might consider having them coat the pipes at least with the silver ceramic process, I think I've...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,389
Posted By dennism
The Chinese are coming

Here's the announcement from the California Scooter Company.

http://californiascooterco.com/csc_cyclone_rx-3.htm

Has anyone given one a try? I did a search, and got no results, so I...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,249
Posted By dennism
+1 on the Meguiars Deep Crystal Car Wash from...

+1 on the Meguiars Deep Crystal Car Wash from Walmart, same as I use on the car. With a little waiting and a wet towel over it, works great for the bugs too. No need for the high dollar stuff, and...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,153
Posted By dennism
I just finished cataract surgery on both eyes,...

I just finished cataract surgery on both eyes, and the difference is simply amazing! :clap

Previous to this, I have actually been refusing to drive at night, because every light coming the...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By dennism
Dryer exhaust hose clamps? Also some used in...

Dryer exhaust hose clamps?

Also some used in the air conditioner trade

and CV joint boot clamps......but HF stainless will do just fine!
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By dennism
Which they sell for nearly $500! ...

Which they sell for nearly $500!



Thanks Luke. I just may try one, to see if it can be adapted.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By dennism
Steering dampers

Honda fits steering dampers on their CBR 1000R, CBR 600R and maybe others too.

They sell for silly money on ebay, often around $10.00, even for ones that look brand new. I suspect that's...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Heads up -Dakar Rally 2015

TV coverage of the rally starts at 4.30pm(E) on Monday, on NBCSN.

Sign of a noob........plenty of coverage in Racing Forum........and has been for some time!

I tried.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By dennism
You might try making a bar "template" with 3/4"...

You might try making a bar "template" with 3/4" PVC tubing and some fittings. The fittings don't need to be glued, you can pull the ends around until you're happy, and they will stay in place while...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By dennism
2010 Triumph Bonneville question

I have a good friend who owns a 2010 Bonneville. It has only about 10,000 miles. He loves it.

Lately, it has started making a loud high-pitched squeal at about 70, not long after getting on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By dennism
I bought green felt, like that used on pool...

I bought green felt, like that used on pool tables, at Walmart in the fabric section. Cut it to fit and glue it down with 3M spray glue - I forget the number.

Looks good if you're...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,430
Posted By dennism
Ron, Take a look on here -...

Ron, Take a look on here - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50630

Starting on page 929. This may be a solution for you.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,684
Posted By dennism
Try...

Try here...http://www.bestemusa.com/Bestem-Quick-Release-T-Box-2012-Top-Box-Blue_p_1033.html

Have used one for years with complete success.

They have several sizes, and the mounting...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,481
Posted By dennism
You can find these at the ATV or snowmobile...

You can find these at the ATV or snowmobile dealers for not too much money. MSR brand, IIRC.

Not too stylish, but plenty warm!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
David Silvers also has a US outlet now, a short...

David Silvers also has a US outlet now, a short Google should find them.
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By dennism
Check Goodridge Universal brake lines - I bought...

Check Goodridge Universal brake lines - I bought them from Dennis Kirk.

I wouldn't extend the originals, but you can buy the Universals in whatever length makes sense, and then fit them with...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-14-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
[QUOTE=Ladder106;24845794]Not really. ? If...

[QUOTE=Ladder106;24845794]Not really.

? If so, you can likely just replace the short spring with a spacer to quickly increase spring rate.]



Also, you could adjust the total springs length...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Radiator hoses

[QUOTE=E-Bum;24765316] After a little research, it looks like Samco hoses and clamps are a good "install it and forget it forever" solution, albeit spendy. I'll have a look at how easy it is to...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dennism
Thanks Doc. I've also found one by Wilbers. ...

Thanks Doc. I've also found one by Wilbers. Thanks again.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By dennism
Lowering link for Africa Twin

I have a Honda Africa Twin. I would like it much more if somehow I could lower the seat about an inch so that I could reach the ground better when I stop.

I have lowered the preload on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By dennism
Dan, Take a look at www.delcity.net...

Dan, Take a look at www.delcity.net (http://www.delcity.net). They'll probably send you a catalog. Dennis.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Lowering link for AT - anyone know where?

I have a 1999 RD07a. I'd like to lower the seat about an inch. I have already reduced the shock preload as much as I can, but I don't think this is the right way to do it.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under...

Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under "Projector light kits" on ebay. There are plenty of "shrouds", which I believe they call bezels.

You can even get "Angel eyes", if that is...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Headlights

E-Bum, You might want to look at Morimoto retrofit projector units.

They recently announced a 3 inch version. They are HID, available in bi-xenon (high/low beam), and available as a kit.

Look...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,832
Posted By dennism
Mower bearings

I'll jump in here, I've been down this path.

Mower spindles usually come with a grease fitting, or a hole for a grease fitting so you can grease the bearings. I usually do it when I take off...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,657
Posted By dennism
Fork boots

These will solve your problem. Only down side is you'll have to fit them while the fork leg is out, but then you'll need to do that for new seals anyway.

Take a look...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Tripmeter

You might check and clean the plug connection for it.

You should take off the top front fairing and windshield. Behind it there are a row of plugs and sockets. The tripmeter is the one on...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,286
Posted By dennism
I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just...

I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just sitting, so it doesn't expand and contract as the temperature changes. Of course, when they are being transported the vent must be closed.

...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,493
Posted By dennism
Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl,...

Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl, but my daughter sent me a Husqvarna straight shaft for by birthday last year...love that girl. :raabia

It has been the best one I ever had. I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Take a look here Hodgo. ...

Take a look here Hodgo. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/48528-anyone-tested-different-gearing.html

Plenty of options for you. :1drink
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
You should check or change the wheel bearings and...

You should check or change the wheel bearings and their seals.

Brake pads, clean the brake pistons..


Update - You might want to look at this thread too. I'm going to do it, one wheel...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By dennism
Shaggie, I sent you an email, I have two...

Shaggie,

I sent you an email, I have two sets of genuine Honda discs.

Waiting to hear from you before they go away. Dennis
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By dennism
New miniature ignition system.

Here's a new development just happening in the powered model engine area. http://www.westonuk.co.uk/westonuk2_073.htm

The write-up mentions application to motorcycle engines too.

I have no...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By dennism
Video buffering?

I live in the sticks, and am connected to the net via a wireless connection. When I try to watch a video, or a bike race for example, I usually have to suffer with the video stopping while it waits...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,799
Posted By dennism
I don't know about the Handyman Association, but...

I don't know about the Handyman Association, but I do get the Family Handyman magazine.

It's filled with tips and ideas, and advertisements for stuff. I find it well worth the small...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14,527
Views: 5,314,234
Posted By dennism
Silicone hoses

Bunky,

I installed silicone hoses on my RD07a, using straight hose bought from ebay. I used the closest size, which I believe was 3/4" ID. You will need the special lined clamps, to stop from...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,357
Posted By dennism
I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart...

I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart model. It's cheap, and works fine, but isn't really big enough to submerge a whole carb body, for example.

It all depends on what you want to...
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