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Forum: Airheads 01-30-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 873
Posted By ericrat
I have a little bit of experience with all three,...

I have a little bit of experience with all three, but I think of soda blasting as the most mild. If walnut shells won't work, then I don't think soda will either.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By ericrat
I agree with that. Email or call HDB, they will...

I agree with that. Email or call HDB, they will help you out.

Eric
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By ericrat
What chapter and "general area" of "The...

What chapter and "general area" of "The High-Speed Internal-Combustion Engine" are you referencing. Perhaps I could snap a pic or two of the those pages from the last revision of the book. I think...
Forum: Airheads 01-26-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,857
Posted By ericrat
GS Giants

The GS Giants group is meeting in Bighorn park prior to event for some GS riding leading up to the rally. See: http://www.gsgiants.com/the-gs-giant-2015/

They will also be publishing "Gypsy Tour"...
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By ericrat
I think the K bike cylinder heads being on the...

I think the K bike cylinder heads being on the downward side clearly demonstrates that less thought goes into these things than we might think or wish.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By ericrat
I have an 800, my wife has a 700. Very, very...

I have an 800, my wife has a 700. Very, very occasionally she lets me ride it. I think the 700 is a great bike overall.

The 21 inch front wheel and increased ground clearance are the biggest...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26,762
Views: 3,826,067
Posted By ericrat
Big Tank on Ebay

No affiliation what so ever, but I ran across this and thought someone might be interested. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By ericrat
This is a goofy way to show it, but you can see a...

This is a goofy way to show it, but you can see a picture of the connector under the seat here: http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-f800gs-abs-master-switch-connectors.php

You could test the rear sensor by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-21-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By ericrat
The rear ABS sensor is $120 dollars in the USA,...

The rear ABS sensor is $120 dollars in the USA, it is listed at 39 Pounds at motobins.co.uk here: https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=F%20Series&bikeref=F800GS
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
Just saying

If you are able, it isn't too late to click THIS BUTTON (http://www.advrider.com/Donate/Donate.html) or THIS ONE ...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,543
Posted By ericrat
I sure don't think so. Thanks to you, I am...

I sure don't think so. Thanks to you, I am proficient in VLC. The daily Eurosport updates twice a day in english are awesome. I record them for the Mrs. if she is working late. And snooker... ah...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
:clap :clap:clap :clap:clap:clap :clap:clap...

:clap
:clap:clap
:clap:clap:clap
:clap:clap
:clap

Never would I be so happy to be last.
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
Interesting... ...

Interesting...

http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-2nnZj3Z/0/L/i-2nnZj3Z-L.png

66 total withdrawals so far. I think 161 total entries. 40% of the field is out so far.
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By ericrat
Normay, You may want to re-ask in the Airhead...

Normay, You may want to re-ask in the Airhead forum as others have suggested, but I can give you a few directions.

Do the valves first. This needs to be done with a cold engine. You can't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-13-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,639
Posted By ericrat
:nod Clearing that isn't so much about...

:nod

Clearing that isn't so much about ground clearance as throttle control.
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
The Pavey's are in!

The Pavey's are in, I was getting worried. :clap
Forum: Racing 01-12-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
Eurosport 1 is on NOW

Eurosport 1 is on NOW
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11,259
Views: 789,400
Posted By ericrat
Almost keeping up despite this pesky job I have,...

Almost keeping up despite this pesky job I have, thank you ADV Rider and team F5!
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By ericrat
I misinterpreted "while i'm in there", if they...

I misinterpreted "while i'm in there", if they look bad then they need attention.

There is an old thread here:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429553 that might help.

I think I...
Forum: Airheads 12-16-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,013
Posted By ericrat
I wouldn't touch the main bearings "just...

I wouldn't touch the main bearings "just because". They are tricky. They are difficult to measure accurately and it is easy to damage the soft bearing surface.

Please do some careful research...
Forum: Airheads 12-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,402
Posted By ericrat
Please do some research. We have talked about...

Please do some research. We have talked about this a few times, once here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865649

The cover gasket thickness is a factor and there is no telling...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,563
Posted By ericrat
I have a sense that you aren't a squeamish sort...

I have a sense that you aren't a squeamish sort of guy, but I know a guy that found a solid sheen of dried "fluids" under the floor of the ambulance he bought
65k seems low, but you know they were...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By ericrat
What era are you referring to? The last ~2 years...

What era are you referring to? The last ~2 years or so or previous to that?
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,059
Posted By ericrat
Interesting. Cycleworks stocks the main bearings...

Interesting. Cycleworks stocks the main bearings for Slash 2s with the glass reinforced plastic cages. I wonder if the would order a batch for this application.
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,059
Posted By ericrat
It is clear if you look at the bearing chart in a...

It is clear if you look at the bearing chart in a bearing catalog, or on any of the bearing manufactures websites. You can cross reference for consistency. If the bearing isn't marked it is the...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,059
Posted By ericrat
My bearing manual agrees with that, there is...

My bearing manual agrees with that, there is considerable overlap.

I think it would be very difficult to measure this outside of a metrology lab.
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 780
Posted By ericrat
The driveshaft needs to come out of the swingarm....

The driveshaft needs to come out of the swingarm. This is a non-trivial task, read up on it. Sometimes it is only "not that hard", sometimes it very difficult. It can be dangerous, so please use...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,059
Posted By ericrat
The "TM" is an NTN prefix for a specific heat...

The "TM" is an NTN prefix for a specific heat treat or bearing steel.

ISO standards say if they are not marked then they have to fit the standard ISO clearances, so they shouldn't be C3 clearance...
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,059
Posted By ericrat
I can't comment on what BMW does, but otherwise...

I can't comment on what BMW does, but otherwise that statement is false. Standard bearing are not "C3", the are standard clearance. If they are "C3" they will be marked "C3".

From SKF's site...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By ericrat
My rule of thumb is to charge at about 10% of the...

My rule of thumb is to charge at about 10% of the battery amp/hr rating. So .4 - .5 amp/hr in your case.

I have a little half amp hour harbor freight charger that has absolutely no intelligence...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,129
Posted By ericrat
Good enough for Gaston

If they are good enough for Gaston, they are good enough for me.

http://31.media.tumblr.com/05b75e724eadb2ff9b853c24281ecffe/tumblr_mg49jtB9az1qgomj2o1_1280.jpg

I don't need the two piece...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By ericrat
Yes, you need to take out two links in the chain....

Yes, you need to take out two links in the chain. It looks like there is plenty of room on the adjuster.

With a 45 tooth rear and a 120 link chain I think that works out to chain hitting the same...
Forum: Airheads 10-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By ericrat
I have grown uncommonly fond of that gas can. I...

I have grown uncommonly fond of that gas can. I bought it from Bill, the old man at the ACE Hardware on the "main" street of our Neighborhood. Bill was "old" I was a kid an I am not so much of a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By ericrat
Yup, you are correct. I misunderstood the title...

Yup, you are correct. I misunderstood the title line the "Garmin 590..."

Anyway, the Zumo 590 does have a sunlight readable display.

You might try reposint in "Layin' Down Tracks, GPS 101",...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By ericrat
The Zumo has a sunlight readable disply. The...

The Zumo has a sunlight readable disply. The Nuvi does not. This is one of the big differences between the moto specific models and why they cost so much more.

If you search for "gps sun...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By ericrat
:rofl ...

:rofl

http://ericrat.smugmug.com/photos/i-HnXXJJ4/0/M/i-HnXXJJ4-M.jpg
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,589
Posted By ericrat
Meh - The dino Castrol 4t has been the same price...

Meh - The dino Castrol 4t has been the same price as the part-syn Actevo for a while. Dino oil is going the way of the - wait for it... Dinosaur. :D
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,511
Posted By ericrat
Obviously, you are correct. I was thinking about...

Obviously, you are correct. I was thinking about the problem wrong. Nice work.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By ericrat
Interesting...

That explains the good gas mileage too. There is a lot of horsepower available there... Hmm...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,511
Posted By ericrat
I think that sensor is a little on "small" side. ...

I think that sensor is a little on "small" side. I would have used this one. http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?mpart=40PC006G2A&vendor=480

Theoretically, a 1 psi sensor should top out at...
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