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Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By freetors
That sounds like a pretty good weight loss to my...

That sounds like a pretty good weight loss to my air gun. It's an ancient Central Pneumatic aluminum body 3/4" drive model. I weighed it today and it is 10 pounds with a 1/2" adapter on it.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By freetors
Just out of curiosity, how much does a decent...

Just out of curiosity, how much does a decent mechanic grade cordless impact weigh? A pretty large amount of time I want to use an impact I'm laying on my back under the car. My air impact gets the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-21-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 273,717
Posted By freetors
I still can't find a used one for less than $3k.

I still can't find a used one for less than $3k.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By freetors
Personally, I'd get rid of the progressive...

Personally, I'd get rid of the progressive springs and install the proper straight weight fork springs. Progressives (or more likely dual rates) sound good in theory but the initial rate is usually...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By freetors
Would the 4.8 v8 from the 2000 silverado have...

Would the 4.8 v8 from the 2000 silverado have this intake gasket problem? Ours has 175k miles on and nothing inside the engine has ever been touched. It does have some grunge around various places...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,957
Posted By freetors
Dual sport tires work just fine on the road. They...

Dual sport tires work just fine on the road. They feel a little different and make more vibration but still have adequate grip. Practice your braking because that seems to be the weak link of DS...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 17,948
Posted By freetors
Don't tell that to Navin the Negative. Just about...

Don't tell that to Navin the Negative. Just about the only thing he does like are KTM bikes.:rolleyes He goes and poo poos in every bike thread that he doesn't like, much like JerryH and JohnCW.

I...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,010
Posted By freetors
If that is indeed dirt bypassing the filter,...

If that is indeed dirt bypassing the filter, changing to a foam filter is only going to make it worse. Paper filters are really much better at filtering (and don't clog as fast either). I'd put a...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By freetors
For those interested in actually trying this out,...

For those interested in actually trying this out, here is the excel spreadsheet I made that I use to do alignments. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-2fH4qsz5oKbVUtckxsRm9DUUU/view?usp=sharing
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By freetors
I'm a big cheapskate. In my eyes, nearly...

I'm a big cheapskate. In my eyes, nearly everything is diyable. That includes doing alignments at home. A vehicle of ours hasn't been on an alignment rack in years and they drive straight! I am a big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,346
Posted By freetors
Ever heard of metric time? It's based on a 10...

Ever heard of metric time? It's based on a 10 "hour" day. I happen to be proponent to it but converting back and forth is a train wreck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,658
Posted By freetors
Maybe it's not always the drivers' problem....

Maybe it's not always the drivers' problem. Perhaps the speed limits are just too low in some places. I find myself on roads sometimes that even a semi could safely drive at 10-20 mph over the limit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,346
Posted By freetors
No matter how many times you tell them, they just...

No matter how many times you tell them, they just can't understand it. I guess everybody just thinks more is better :hmmmmm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,948
Posted By freetors
Ever looked at CL listings for Groms? They are...

Ever looked at CL listings for Groms? They are ALL like that. It's just a bunch of kids who bought them on credit, put 200 miles on, poorly modified, and then want to sell it for how much they owe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,436
Posted By freetors
It's closer to the motoman method than the baby...

It's closer to the motoman method than the baby it style. They also say to use straight mineral oil. Most aircraft piston engines are really old school designs.

Personally, I don't really see the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 68,050
Posted By freetors
Forced induction and long stroke engines are the...

Forced induction and long stroke engines are the future of ICE's for exactly that reason. Better emissions and fuel economy while maintaining adequate power.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,346
Posted By freetors
EXACTLY! I've lost track of how many times I've...

EXACTLY! I've lost track of how many times I've tried to explain this to thick headed people. Classic mechanical friction is not effected by surface area (tires are an exception to this). Therefore,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,346
Posted By freetors
I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News...

I think you're wrong. Motorcycle Consumer News lists their best braking bike ever tested as the '06 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 at 104.8 ft. Most of the other bikes hover between 110-130ft....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,346
Posted By freetors
What a credible source :rofl It's almost...

What a credible source :rofl It's almost physically impossible for them to stop a bike in under 60 feet. Even the best cars (which usually stop in shorter distances than sportbikes) can't brake from...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,067
Posted By freetors
Regardless of whether or not it works, if you...

Regardless of whether or not it works, if you have to replace two windshields in two weeks you might be doing something wrong. I'd try this stuff first or something like safelite's repair.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,185
Posted By freetors
What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years...

What kind of car? When I had my wrx a few years ago I tried driving around without the exhaust a couple times. Just straight out of the downpipe, no cats. While it probably wasn't as loud as a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,792
Posted By freetors
The best part is his boots :rofl

The best part is his boots :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 15,792
Posted By freetors
I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog...

I'm going to run over my neighbor's idiotic dog someday if someone doesn't do it first. The stupid thing chases anything that moves; bicycles, motorcycles, cars, UPS trucks. Everything. It'll even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,196
Posted By freetors
The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice....

The BMW, while not my style, looked pretty nice. That Ducati was insane though! Like they called NCR and said "I want one of everything." Really awesome build.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,178
Posted By freetors
How do all these spline drive and other...

How do all these spline drive and other "universal" things work in the long run. It seems like they would round out heads often or have a really sloppy fit. Like you're always using the wrong tool...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,557
Posted By freetors
How long does it take to do this? I never really...

How long does it take to do this? I never really have any problems mounting tires the old fashioned way and I can get it done pretty quick, even on tires that others complain about being tough. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,196
Posted By freetors
I don't want to get two far away from the...

I don't want to get two far away from the intended subject here but I wanted to make a few points. Removing a rotor won't necessarily degrade braking performance. Remember that total braking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,196
Posted By freetors
As far as bikes are concerned? I don't think so....

As far as bikes are concerned? I don't think so. The market is just too small. An example of a show format I think would be good is the Powerblock range of shows on Spike. They work on a large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,196
Posted By freetors
It's basically a rehash of the "Cafe Racers"...

It's basically a rehash of the "Cafe Racers" show. I still find it quite boring and it has many of the same characters as the original that I loathed. I can't stand hearing all their commentators...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,881
Posted By freetors
This makes me glad I drive a car that doesn't...

This makes me glad I drive a car that doesn't even have traction control...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,011
Posted By freetors
I've added a few things to mine. My dad's KLR...

I've added a few things to mine. My dad's KLR when he goes on trips, however, is like a rolling toolbox. He must carry 20 lbs of tools.
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By freetors
Mr Gasket sells a smallish, low pressure electric...

Mr Gasket sells a smallish, low pressure electric fuel pump. It's kind of noisy but if you equip it with a switch it should get the job done.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,994
Posted By freetors
As has been mentioned before, modern turbo...

As has been mentioned before, modern turbo systems really are the best of both worlds. Any properly sized turbo, with a decently well executed system, will have almost unnoticable lag. In my...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 896
Posted By freetors
I first wash the grips with soapy water to get...

I first wash the grips with soapy water to get any oils or mold release stuff of them. Let them dry out. Then I pour alcohol onto the bar surface and in the grips and slide them on fast. When the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48,787
Views: 10,116,730
Posted By freetors
I don't have a measurement to give as I don't own...

I don't have a measurement to give as I don't own one. But the link is not just two simple links like some other bikes, it's connected at one end. I don't want to discourage you from building one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,971
Posted By freetors
The app has pretty limited usefulness to me....

The app has pretty limited usefulness to me. Where I drive regularly there aren't too many road options should a traffic jam pop up. Besides, detours will usually take more time than just sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,971
Posted By freetors
I'd rather see cops go after red light runners....

I'd rather see cops go after red light runners. Even when they are sitting at the intersection they usually don't go after offenders.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By freetors
Why don't you just buy one of the myriad of OEM...

Why don't you just buy one of the myriad of OEM takeoff basic, unpowered steering dampers?
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By freetors
Don't automatically assume that it's running lean...

Don't automatically assume that it's running lean from the factory. There are lots of bikes and even many cars that run leanish in normal engine speeds/ load positions but turn pig rich with load or...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,560
Posted By freetors
Why not just drop in trail tech's X2 HID system?...

Why not just drop in trail tech's X2 HID system? I used it on the SV650 I had and it was plenty bright. The only thing I didn't like about them is being HID's, they take a little bit of time to warm...
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