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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31,836
Views: 7,787,426
Posted By ttpete
Yup. Stood on a motel balcony and watched Kevin...

Yup. Stood on a motel balcony and watched Kevin Schwantz do all kinds of neat things with one for a half hour once.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
Sub forum of Jo Momma.

Sub forum of Jo Momma.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By ttpete
If you're not seeing boiling over and coolant...

If you're not seeing boiling over and coolant coming out the overflow, it's not overheating. Does the fan cycle on and off if you leave it idle?
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By ttpete
The problem with vapor blasting is similar to...

The problem with vapor blasting is similar to that of dry abrasive blasting. You're still using a very hard abrasive that's impossible to remove completely. It's not a very good idea to use it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
Seeing it's LEO specific, I'm surprised it hasn't...

Seeing it's LEO specific, I'm surprised it hasn't gone there long ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
It's USA specific. Doesn't concern you.

It's USA specific. Doesn't concern you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
What about the Federal law that prohibits gun...

What about the Federal law that prohibits gun ownership for anyone found guilty of ANY felony or high misdemeanor? Georgia has no jurisdiction over Federal law. Those people would have had to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
Sounds like Portland PD are a bunch of...

Sounds like Portland PD are a bunch of Neanderthals, same as Chicago PD. Considering the hoops that private citizens have to jump through in order to be licensed to carry, they should be happy to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By ttpete
Never saw one quite like that. The current repros...

Never saw one quite like that. The current repros have 3 jaws and a sleeve that screws down over them to compress them. They also work for a Norton pinion.

I have one of the ones that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By ttpete
Be careful with that puller and make sure all 3...

Be careful with that puller and make sure all 3 arms get under the gear so the sleeve can be screwed all the way down. If it isn't, there's a good chance it'll break.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 953
Posted By ttpete
The crank pinion has to come off, get the proper...

The crank pinion has to come off, get the proper puller. Same with the cam gears. You don't need any heat to split the cases, you will need it to get the main bearing race out later. Did you get the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,926
Views: 1,183,892
Posted By ttpete
The SR400 was produced originally to sell in...

The SR400 was produced originally to sell in countries that had a graduated licensing system that restricted riders to under 500 cc. The unlimited step in licensing involved a period of time and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,293
Posted By ttpete
I agree. I'm beginning to see why some riders...

I agree. I'm beginning to see why some riders complain so bitterly about car drivers and their problems with them. They not only don't know how to use their mirrors, they also aren't aware of what's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,214
Views: 8,696,848
Posted By ttpete
3rd pic is Earl Robinson. The woman might be Dot,...

3rd pic is Earl Robinson. The woman might be Dot, I'm not real sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,293
Posted By ttpete
Bullseye covers it. Never drove a truck? They...

Bullseye covers it. Never drove a truck? They don't HAVE side and rear windows to look out of.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 367,769
Posted By ttpete
http://www.gibson-barnes.com/dept-293830/Skull-Cap...

http://www.gibson-barnes.com/dept-293830/Skull-Caps.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,293
Posted By ttpete
Actually, what it should say is "If you can't see...

Actually, what it should say is "If you can't see my face in my mirrors, I can't see you". Most trucks don't have that sign, though.

I've never been real concerned about what's directly behind me...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By ttpete
If you have a Square D QO panel, you can get a...

If you have a Square D QO panel, you can get a whole house surge suppressor that snaps in and takes up 2 slots.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By ttpete
What you do to it will depend on how involved you...

What you do to it will depend on how involved you want to get. I've lived with Triumphs for many years, and am very familiar with them. If I were going to work with a bike like yours, I'd go through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,293
Posted By ttpete
I'm a bit surprised that no one who drives box...

I'm a bit surprised that no one who drives box trucks or panel vans has chimed in here. We have NO WAY to "shoulder check", yet we get along just fine using nothing but side mirrors. The key is to...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,910
Posted By ttpete
Actually, the best refractory material is a...

Actually, the best refractory material is a substance known as Fiberfrax. It's a ceramic fiber that is an excellent insulator and has a very high melting temperature. I've used it, and it works very...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7,926
Views: 1,183,892
Posted By ttpete
Now, that's just nuts. Traditionally, those shows...

Now, that's just nuts. Traditionally, those shows have used old Indian 101 Scouts that weigh less than half as much as that monstrosity. Someone's going to really get hurt.
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 334,724
Posted By ttpete
That's dark ages stuff. Modern battery...

That's dark ages stuff. Modern battery maintainers aren't "battery chargers". They have electronic circuitry that monitors battery voltage and only charge when the voltage drops below a set amount....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9,044
Views: 1,806,291
Posted By ttpete
Try looking through different color filters. I...

Try looking through different color filters. I suggest a red one because it will cause the red writing to look very light and the green darker. It'll give more contrast and maybe make it readable to...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,077
Posted By ttpete
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,910
Posted By ttpete
I go to the restaurant supply and buy the big...

I go to the restaurant supply and buy the big heavy duty professional ones. They're rolled up like a donut with a hole in the center, and I just slip them over the center core and push in until the...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By ttpete
We actually dumped about a pint of water in...

We actually dumped about a pint of water in before the balloon. One time, we were at the old Loudon track racing and brought it along. We managed to lob one from the paddock into an open jeep going...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By ttpete
Years ago, we made water balloon cannons that...

Years ago, we made water balloon cannons that would toss a balloon a couple hundred yards. We used a CO2 tank to charge it. We found that putting water down the barrel before the balloon made it...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7,926
Views: 1,183,892
Posted By ttpete
I can cruise all day at 80, about 6000 rpm, no...

I can cruise all day at 80, about 6000 rpm, no problem. I did gear it taller, though. Took 3 teeth off the rear. This is its 6th year now.

Have a look at this forum. You'll get a lot of good...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,480
Posted By ttpete
If the clutch line has a banjo bolt at the...

If the clutch line has a banjo bolt at the master, replace it with one that has a bleeder nipple. It helps get the air out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
Not at all. Our justice system is different than...

Not at all. Our justice system is different than yours. It's based on British Common Law but differs in many details.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,555
Posted By ttpete
This doesn't concern you because you don't live...

This doesn't concern you because you don't live here and you're not a US citizen. You have no idea of what goes on in law enforcement here.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By ttpete
Stay tuned, folks. There's more to come. :evil

Stay tuned, folks. There's more to come. :evil
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By ttpete
Yes, although you'll want to be careful to be as...

Yes, although you'll want to be careful to be as exact as possible concerning TDC and the point where the camshaft should be set. Rock it back and forth a few times to get it centered and then put...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By ttpete
What make is that? And what does the chain turn?...

What make is that? And what does the chain turn? If that's a cam chain or a balancer chain, then yes, it certainly does need to be timed properly. Get the shop manual out and find out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,729
Views: 367,769
Posted By ttpete
I would have had a few choice words for...

I would have had a few choice words for her...........:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By ttpete
Before you do ANYTHING, get your hands on a...

Before you do ANYTHING, get your hands on a wiring schematic for that particular model. You'll be able to identify the wires by their color. Better yet, try to find a factory workshop manual. Google...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-03-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By ttpete
Jersey, what's your background in a mechanical...

Jersey, what's your background in a mechanical sense? What you're looking at is not the Briggs & Stratton engine in the lawnmower. Any manual assumes that the reader knows a certain amount about...
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,692
Posted By ttpete
How essential is it to have an automatic door...

How essential is it to have an automatic door opener? I was in much the same situation, and decided that because the garage was used for storage and motorcycles, I didn't need the opener. The garage...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 839
Views: 64,264
Posted By ttpete
It made 151 after the reflash. 136 before. Euro 3...

It made 151 after the reflash. 136 before. Euro 3 emissions standards really choke these down. Ducati ships all Euro 3 calibrations to the US to save money by not doing another calibration for the...
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