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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 389,750
Posted By Donkey Hotey
You know, Jesse used to ride through there once...

You know, Jesse used to ride through there once in awhile. You could have told him what you thought of him.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,279
Posted By Donkey Hotey
By the time that material was made into curly...

By the time that material was made into curly chips, it probably filled a 55 gallon drum.

They did it in a Haas VF-5XT (machining center), not a lathe like you'd expect. The groove between the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,279
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Solid 7050 billet aluminum, both the hub/drum and...

Solid 7050 billet aluminum, both the hub/drum and the backing plate. That was a LOT of material to remove. I saw it while it was in-work but, not the finished product.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,279
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I know the guy who made that front hub and...

I know the guy who made that front hub and backing plate. It's a small world.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Once you have the serial number, Haas can tell...

Once you have the serial number, Haas can tell you if the final unlock code has been released to the owner. The machines have unlock codes to enable certain features, and even the functionality of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,399
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I'm subscribed and following your build too. ...

I'm subscribed and following your build too.

This whole thing of selecting the hardware and finish is a subtle but, significant contributor to the overall look of a bike. McMaster Carr sells some...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,399
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, that works for exposed stuff but, it...

Yeah, that works for exposed stuff but, it doesn't get the moisture out of the threads. The only thing that gets that out is getting it to operating temperature for 15-20 minutes. Since this bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,399
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Loving the build...especially since I'm a...

Loving the build...especially since I'm a long-time fan of Rickmans and I own five Buells. With that said, I'd seriously reconsider the stainless screws. My guess is that you're not going to ride...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,399
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They know powdercoating but, they don't know how...

They know powdercoating but, they don't know how that engine goes together. I'd spend some time cleaning out that derby cover o-ring groove and the inspection cover gasket surface before you put it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 371,220
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Thanks. Guess which engine *I* ended up with....

Thanks. Guess which engine *I* ended up with. :bluduh

I didn't mind the lack of e-start but, now that I read the rest of that list, it might be time to start looking for a replacement engine in...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Congrats on getting that fixed but, if those were...

Congrats on getting that fixed but, if those were at the factory settings and it required changing them drastically to make the machine work, they should be covering that. Of course, they won't see...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,833
Views: 1,263,163
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Not sure what you're looking for but, the whole...

Not sure what you're looking for but, the whole leg would fit inside of a 31" box. That's the highest point on the fork cap to the bottom of the casting on the axle boss.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
:lol3 There is no original subject. Our OP...

:lol3

There is no original subject. Our OP posted this thread and hasn't come back since. Pushing submit was his last activity on the forum.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-17-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Where does it say ANY of that in ANY Buell or any...

Where does it say ANY of that in ANY Buell or any other manufacturer's documentation? I'm not climbing out of bed to get it but, I'm positive the books all say to have the VIN with you when you order...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Are you trying to say that your own bike isn't a...

Are you trying to say that your own bike isn't a 2010 model?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-16-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Picture of WHAT you fucking moron? THIS is what...

Picture of WHAT you fucking moron? THIS is what you posted:


Then you post a picture of your own VIN:

No, you don't have a 2009, you have a 2010 that was manufactured during 2009. Look in your...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
He just wants to argue about the production date,...

He just wants to argue about the production date, versus the model year. He's going to tuck his balls between his legs, pinch his nipples, and dance around over his internet victory, because no...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yes, except he just posted this: If the raw...

Yes, except he just posted this:

If the raw motor was showing evidence of jerky motion, it's not anything to do with the machine's mechanics.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,659
Posted By Donkey Hotey
God you're an annoying and misinformed moron....

God you're an annoying and misinformed moron. Tell you what: Excelsior Henderson made only two model years of motorcycles--1999 and 2000. They shut down the production line in December 1999. How did...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,997
Posted By Donkey Hotey
More interesting stuff. The Chinese one draws...

More interesting stuff. The Chinese one draws more while turned off than the Mitutoyo does turned on? Man, that's a piece of work. It might be time to start looking for nice calipers.


I can read...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,997
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand...

Hmmm and double-hmmm. I bought 20 Duracell brand but, they are indeed silver oxide. Thanks for clarifying that. I understand a bit more about them now.

The batteries HF sells are also silver oxide...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,997
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or...

Hmmm...is THAT why buying real Duracell or Energizers makes them last ten times longer? I groaned when I read your post because I just bought another 20 Duracells on Ebay and worried I bought the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
It's just a machine. If you're really at the end...

It's just a machine. If you're really at the end of what your technician can do effectively, I'd probably pull all the way covers and start a little experimenting of you own.

Maybe pull each axis...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've...

They sold the forum? Man, I miss everything. I've got 1600 posts over there but, apparently haven't logged in for two years. :huh

Edit: I see that Geof has spoken. That may as well have been...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart...

Well, then give CNC Zone a try. Lots of smart guys over there and a couple of guys from the factory monitor the forums.

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/haas-mills/

If you're not new to this then...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Hey, he got two identical votes. That's got to be...

Hey, he got two identical votes. That's got to be worth something. :freaky
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
That could be a whole bunch of things. Your HFO...

That could be a whole bunch of things. Your HFO should be helping you out. First off: cutters matter. Some endmills won't side-finish to save their lives. Same with floor finish. Some just don't like...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I just looked up a used shrink-fit machine on...

I just looked up a used shrink-fit machine on Ebay. For a moderate sized one like you're describing, it requires 440V 16A electrical service. Yeah, no 440 three-phase here. :lol3

3/4" would be...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I wish. The issue for the shrink fit machines is...

I wish. The issue for the shrink fit machines is getting a big enough one so getting the tools in and out isn't a problem. The entry cost of buying the machine and the dedicated holders is what has...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 129,657
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, look at it this way: you're putting in new...

Well, look at it this way: you're putting in new parts and you're basically zero-timing the engine and other parts. So the person who gets to wear out all those new parts is you. The sad truth is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 129,657
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Congrats on finding that. My guess? Take a look...

Congrats on finding that. My guess? Take a look at the crank main bearings and see how they are. I'll bet that was what caused that engine tear-down. Common LC4 problem. Not a huge deal but, upon...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I've been fully immersed into CNC, tooling, etc,...

I've been fully immersed into CNC, tooling, etc, for 11 years. I'm a R&D design engineer and we build our own prototypes. I bought two Haas machines ten years ago, then spec'd three more for work...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I am about five years from needing an industrial...

I am about five years from needing an industrial space so I ask and absorb everything I can from anybody willing to share the information. Just like you, I've been looking at business locations,...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,864
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Just so you're aware, single-phase / three-phase...

Just so you're aware, single-phase / three-phase is standard, not some optional feature. Quite a few of their machines simply have such low power demands that they will run on either flavor of power....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 129,386
Posted By Donkey Hotey
OK, I'm not sure which boots you're talking about...

OK, I'm not sure which boots you're talking about now. I was talking about the frame boot for the 650 Elefant airbox. I don't need one. I just figured if they needed a minimum buy, I'd jump in.

If...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-02-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15,829
Views: 882,233
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, dude! You're an animal! That is a lot of...

Damn, dude! You're an animal! That is a lot of work in a short time.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 301,272
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Actually, I've got 23 posts in this thread. I was...

Actually, I've got 23 posts in this thread. I was an optimist in the early stages, now that I've seen one, not so much. Those posts are in the thread too. You're behaving like a complete Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 301,272
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, I know what you mean. When they get that...

Yeah, I know what you mean. When they get that wide, it's tough to line them up with the narrow rails on the trailer. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,714
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Nah, man, it's just getting legs! Happier...

Nah, man, it's just getting legs!

Happier times:

http://pics.pof.com/dating/291/38/3ipsfms0la402muz51wjp31yk476064087.2.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 23,621
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3

Damn, that's a lot of rake for a sportbike! :lol3
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