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Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By theDoktor
:clap I agree completely with all of this....

:clap

I agree completely with all of this. When air sealing, use spray foam insulation where every wire comes thru the exposed wall plates and seal any j-boxes completely from the attic side. Your...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,688
Posted By theDoktor
While you are sealing everything that penetrates...

While you are sealing everything that penetrates the ceiling, don't forget to seal all of the electrical wires that penetrate the top plate of the stud walls. Also seal the joints and perimeter of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,284
Posted By theDoktor
It's west of Weatherford and a couple of miles...

It's west of Weatherford and a couple of miles north of I-20.
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,284
Posted By theDoktor
The 70yo mechanic doesn't happen to live outside...

The 70yo mechanic doesn't happen to live outside of Milsap by any chance?
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By theDoktor
Moisture moves from wet to dry and warm to cool....

Moisture moves from wet to dry and warm to cool. Being that Houston is basically one big (hot) swamp (not unlike the cool one I currently live in), and has very high humidity year-round, the window...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 542
Posted By theDoktor
Have you adjusted the lower end of the clutch...

Have you adjusted the lower end of the clutch cable? When my K7 starts to shift hard, I've learned that I usually have to re-adjust both ends of the cable, starting by backing off the adjustment at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,999
Views: 2,087,058
Posted By theDoktor
If either of you ever had anything to do with the...

If either of you ever had anything to do with the Texas Region SCCA or the Texas Vintage Racing Club, then we most likely know each other!

The Railhead is still going strong- been there many times...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9,999
Views: 2,087,058
Posted By theDoktor
I lived on Pershing a couple of blocks west of...

I lived on Pershing a couple of blocks west of Merrick in the early 1980's and know that area pretty well. That area south of I30 hadn't become a gangland battleground yet as I recall, so Lake Come...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,196
Posted By theDoktor
Just because the person you stopped has (what...

Just because the person you stopped has (what appears to be) a current insurance card, you better not believe it's valid unless their insurance carrier personally tells you it is. Far too many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9,999
Views: 2,087,058
Posted By theDoktor
This is what happens on a good day. It gets worse...

This is what happens on a good day. It gets worse when road rage happens, especially when someone pulls their "personal protection device". (I'm trying to stay out of CS&M.)

When it rains, which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,196
Posted By theDoktor
Eatpasta is right- LA traffic sucks 24/7, and...

Eatpasta is right- LA traffic sucks 24/7, and then it rains...:lol3
I always hated Dallas traffic, whether in a cage or on a bike. Tarrant county, with the exception of 183 west to Loop 820, is at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9,999
Views: 2,087,058
Posted By theDoktor
LOL. It could have been LBJ, Stemmons, Central...

LOL. It could have been LBJ, Stemmons, Central Expy. during rush hour during a little shower, although usually 183 is pretty "interesting" too...:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
Been there and done that. My experience is that...

Been there and done that. My experience is that the owners and general managers are knowledgeable on the business side of the operation, not the service side. Throw them a technical question, and...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
I feel your pain. My Mazda MPV, which has been...

I feel your pain. My Mazda MPV, which has been overall a great vehicle for the last 185K miles, has had all the ignition coils go bad, one after another, starting at about 105K. It's unbelievable how...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
Great advice here! I actually have been following...

Great advice here! I actually have been following the advice you gave your sister for my last two new car purchases. It worked out great for one, but not the other. Dealer service on my daughter's...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
The leakdown value is the percentage of maximum...

The leakdown value is the percentage of maximum compression pressure maintained over a limited period of time. And yes, it is done at TDC, which means the valves are closed. Maximum combustion...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
I'm new to the area and have somewhat limited...

I'm new to the area and have somewhat limited resources for checking out all the dealers, hence, the "pop quiz".



A good, long-term working relationship with the selling dealer, particularly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,971
Posted By theDoktor
Helmets are discretionary in Texas, so everyone...

Helmets are discretionary in Texas, so everyone in the original shot are ahead of the curve for the location. Both riders, based on their gear choices, are Squids with limited riding experience and...
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,490
Posted By theDoktor
Question New vehicle purchase based on service dept. knowledge?

I'm considering a new vehicle purchase shortly, and I'd like to winnow the field of potential dealerships. What do my fellow inmates think about my using the answer to (what I consider to be) a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,545
Posted By theDoktor
PM me if you need a hand with anything- I'm local...

PM me if you need a hand with anything- I'm local and have a fair amount of bike wrenching experience.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 157,469
Posted By theDoktor
Thanks!:D

Thanks!:D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 157,469
Posted By theDoktor
:clap Where did you source the blue...

:clap

Where did you source the blue windscreen and trim on the GS1100? I've got a GS1000E with the same fairing that would great with one just like that!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By theDoktor
That is just nuts! Kinda reminds me of the...

That is just nuts! Kinda reminds me of the Kawasaki 750 triple in a Maico frame one of my old racing clubmates put together.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,848
Posted By theDoktor
I'm interested in some of the parts and also have...

I'm interested in some of the parts and also have some GS1000 parts that others might be interested in, including a complete big port top end. PM me if interested. Located in CNY.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,737
Posted By theDoktor
+2 With the house being in Florida, you are...

+2

With the house being in Florida, you are most likely in a high wind area. Most jurisdictions in Florida require licensed roofers and Miami-Dade compliant roofing materials and installations....
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,382
Posted By theDoktor
That is a product used to control the rate of...

That is a product used to control the rate of moisture loss from the top surface when the concrete slab is first poured. It's a cheaper, faster, less effective method over the preferred water fog for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-22-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By theDoktor
Great Christmas present! :clapCan you clarify...

Great Christmas present! :clapCan you clarify where exactly it was found, and did the perp get nailed?
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,382
Posted By theDoktor
Concrete will continue to loose moisture for...

Concrete will continue to loose moisture for years. If there is no vapor barrier below it, as is the norm for an exterior concrete slab, moisture will continue to travel thru it and you can't stop...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-07-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By theDoktor
Sorry about your loss. I'm in the Syracuse area...

Sorry about your loss. I'm in the Syracuse area too. I'm sending this to all my local riding buddies. One of them rides KLR's too.
Keeping my eyes & ears open too.
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,510
Posted By theDoktor
Anything over 4' high will require a structural...

Anything over 4' high will require a structural engineer to design. There are concealed soil tie-backs required if the wall gets over 4'. Existing subgrade soil conditions need to be analyzed by a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 39,512
Posted By theDoktor
EB I-20 Service Road between Park Springs & Kelly...

EB I-20 Service Road between Park Springs & Kelly Elliot? APD loves to hang out there & catch speeders. I got nailed in my kid's Mini there shortly after I bought it. I could hear the rice rockets...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,466
Posted By theDoktor
My Bushwacker jacket and Airglide pants are on...

My Bushwacker jacket and Airglide pants are on their third season of riding in all kinds of weather. Although the abrasion resistance and cushioning haven't been tested yet, the wind & moisture...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,773
Posted By theDoktor
There are a lot of great schools out there with...

There are a lot of great schools out there with strong mechanical engineering programs with ties to the automotive industry. I'd encourage your son looking for a ME program with a history in...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By theDoktor
trailer Rails, you have different issues to deal...

trailer Rails, you have different issues to deal with than those in Texas. There are several different types of clay soils that respond differently to the addition and loss of moisture. You also have...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By theDoktor
You do not want or need a strip footing for your...

You do not want or need a strip footing for your location. Typical construction, including much light commercial work, would be a slab-on-grade with a 2' or so deep turned-down edge beam and a couple...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,541
Posted By theDoktor
You have the wrong foundation design for the soil...

You have the wrong foundation design for the soil types of your area! If you haven't got a foundation design from a licensed structural engineer, I'm amazed that Houston has issued you a building...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,654
Posted By theDoktor
As you are in Florida, the probability that you...

As you are in Florida, the probability that you have a moisture issue with your slab is virtually 100%. Go to a professional paint shop and discuss it with their staff. You might be able to get even...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,086
Posted By theDoktor
There was a mod similar to this on the...

There was a mod similar to this on the Stromtrooper site from a couple of years ago that you might find with a little searching. A Wee owner in Fort Worth made some really slick additions to his...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By theDoktor
I just picked up an I-phone 5 with the Lifeproof...

I just picked up an I-phone 5 with the Lifeproof case and am planning on getting their mount. You will DEFINITELY need to run power to the phone- it sucks down battery power big time when in GPS...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 431
Posted By theDoktor
Question Any experience with Altrider & Enduro Guardian on Wee?

Do any of you have first hand experience with the Alt Rider crash bars and an Enduro Guardian skid plate on the first generation Wee? Any fitment issues or other problems? How well does this...
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