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Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By geolpilot
Best buy

Best buy
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By geolpilot
I just removed one after 20000 miles on a...

I just removed one after 20000 miles on a Bonneville, still in good condition.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,830
Posted By geolpilot
Years ago I cleaned a small tank with hard fuel...

Years ago I cleaned a small tank with hard fuel in it with paint remover. Remember that residue is called varnish!
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,200,153
Posted By geolpilot
JIS screwdrivers have a flat point. Phillips...

JIS screwdrivers have a flat point. Phillips have a sharp point. Grind the sharp point off of the phillips and they work fine on JIS screws and still work fine on phillips.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,776
Posted By geolpilot
Generators You should not hook a generator to...

Generators You should not hook a generator to your house without a disconnect for all three wires. The Breakers do not break the neutral. This can cause you to electrocute a lineman! Not good.
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,751
Posted By geolpilot
Those tape wraps to simulate old style grips may...

Those tape wraps to simulate old style grips may be OK, but search for Beston grips on Ebay. They are the old style grips and they are inexpensive. I have used them for years and they are very...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,200,153
Posted By geolpilot
I have one of the tractor tool tubes. I have...

I have one of the tractor tool tubes. I have noticed that it is easy for it to jump the threads on the cap and once I came home from a ride and the cap was loose. I just put a hose clamp on it to...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,823
Posted By geolpilot
An easy method that a Honduran taught me long...

An easy method that a Honduran taught me long ago. Put some on your fingernail and blow it dry. If it is shiny, has oil in it.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,335
Posted By geolpilot
I have a carbed bonneville jetted for sea level. ...

I have a carbed bonneville jetted for sea level. It handles 12,000 ft passes just fine and starts and runs perfectly. The CV carbs where the slide is lifted by a diaphragm automatically adjust...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 44,053
Posted By geolpilot
Don't need a photo, but Obama sure fits the...

Don't need a photo, but Obama sure fits the description!
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,290,634
Posted By geolpilot
I carry a 470 lb Bonneville on a carrier on my...

I carry a 470 lb Bonneville on a carrier on my Dakota pickup. The carrier is probably 80 lb. . I added air Springs at 60 psi to truck and two 1500 working load ratchet straps from the truck rails...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,200,153
Posted By geolpilot
Get the colored stuff in a tube to mark the...

Get the colored stuff in a tube to mark the torqued nut. Then a glance will tell you if it has moved. It is called torque seal.
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,290,634
Posted By geolpilot
I bought a folding Bluetooth keyboard by perixx...

I bought a folding Bluetooth keyboard by perixx on eBay or Amazon for about $30. It has good touch and works well.
Forum: Vendors 08-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 56,587
Posted By geolpilot
Here is a spooling ratchet strap which will act...

Here is a spooling ratchet strap which will act as a 10 ft pull winch.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/smartstrapsreg%3B-10-ft-l-orange-retractable-ratchet-pack-of-2-1000-lb-safe-work-load
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,776
Posted By geolpilot
Why, are you horny?

Why, are you horny?
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By geolpilot
Wow, thanks for the advice. It is VERY helpful. ...

Wow, thanks for the advice. It is VERY helpful. We are going to be using this little house as a rental and to perhaps put a caretaker in when we need one later on. We are going to insulate...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By geolpilot
Need advice on mini split HVAC

We are building a little 600 sqft house and are considering using a mini split AC with one evaporator in the living room and the second one in the living room. Any recommendations to brands would be...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By geolpilot
Regular boots will do fine. However, due to the...

Regular boots will do fine. However, due to the Coriolis effect, south of the equator, you will have to wear your left boot on your right foot and your right boot on your left foot. Hope that helps.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,830
Posted By geolpilot
I like 2x12 top. Can beat on it & drill...

I like 2x12 top. Can beat on it & drill holes.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
Get Beston grips on eBay.

Get Beston grips on eBay.
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
Here is a cylinder head on ebay. ...

Here is a cylinder head on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/92-SUZUKI-DR350S-DR-350-ENGINE-MOTOR-CYLINDER-HEAD-ASSEMBLY-/231272198200?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35d8e5b038&vxp=mtr
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
A new battery solved my problems and I now have a...

A new battery solved my problems and I now have a working DR250S and Dr350S regulator, they are identical. I ordered a regulator for a
SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE SV650 1998-2001

I think that it is the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
Ding Ding, you are the winner. My new battery...

Ding Ding, you are the winner. My new battery arrived today and both my original and my EBAY used regulator work fine. It was just the battery. I never would have guessed that a bad battery would...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
It has a lead acid yuasa and I am putting in a...

It has a lead acid yuasa and I am putting in a lead acid AGM battery. So I am going to install an AGM in Yuasa hole.
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
Thank you very much. I do have a new battery...

Thank you very much. I do have a new battery ordered as well as a new regulator. I will report what I find out.
Thanks, I did clean the contacts and I was measuring the voltage by clipping my vom...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
1992 DR350S regulator/rectifier

My 1992 DR350S regulator went bad, so I bought one on Ebay. It is bad too. On both of them as soon as the throttle opens, the voltage drops. My stator checks fine (65 volts or more across all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
Used regulator coming from eBay for only $25....

Used regulator coming from eBay for only $25. Thanks all.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
I just tested the stator and the regulator and I...

I just tested the stator and the regulator and I have a bad regulator, so the search begins.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32,686
Views: 4,125,225
Posted By geolpilot
High voltage at idle, low voltage at higher rpm

My 92 DR350S has good charging voltage and bright headlight at idle, but when I rev it up at all the voltage drops way down and the headlight dims. Any idea whether this is the regulator or the...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By geolpilot
Kangaroo pouch!

Kangaroo pouch!
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,290,634
Posted By geolpilot
John, I just bought An Acer Aspire V5 11.6...

John,

I just bought An Acer Aspire V5 11.6 screen on ebay from the Acer refurb store. It was $299 with 500 gb drive, has plenty of ports, including HDMI, is small thin and light and runs Windows...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 470,782
Posted By geolpilot
Pulled by stupid reindeer! Sent from my...

Pulled by stupid reindeer!

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Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By geolpilot
Good ones at home Depot. Sent from my...

Good ones at home Depot.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 1,200,153
Posted By geolpilot
Make your own tube stem puller. Take a valve...

Make your own tube stem puller. Take a valve core and thread some small safety wire through it. Wind it into a pigtail. Now you have a valve stem puller that cost nothing.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,938
Posted By geolpilot
A pair of good sawhorses makes and excellent work...

A pair of good sawhorses makes and excellent work stand to change tires. If you have a big bench vise, that will easily break down the bead. For the second side, you will have to put a metal plate...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,897
Posted By geolpilot
I just grind the tips off of. Phillips and works...

I just grind the tips off of. Phillips and works fine.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 470,782
Posted By geolpilot
Don't tailgate. It is recommended to keep 2...

Don't tailgate. It is recommended to keep 2 seconds behind the vehicle ahead. I prefer 4 or more seconds. Just watch the vehicle ahead pass a landmark and count one thousand one, one thousand two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 470,782
Posted By geolpilot
Even if you don't pass, you will learn a lot. ...

Even if you don't pass, you will learn a lot. When you pass, realize that you still don't know much and above all, either ride alone or with someone who will go at your comfortable pace. An...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 470,782
Posted By geolpilot
Read and study Proficient Motorcycling by Hough, ...

Read and study Proficient Motorcycling by Hough, then read it again! I learned a ton from it even after 50 years of riding.

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Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,619
Posted By geolpilot
Rope is MUCH safer. I have used the rope method...

Rope is MUCH safer. I have used the rope method on airplane engines and it is very easy. I have use aircraft leak down compression testers and it is about impossible to hold on to the prop if it is...
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