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Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Gonzodog
What Mike said plus 2, I have both. BMW...

What Mike said plus 2, I have both.

BMW Atlantis are all day waterproof and not bulky or too warm, no armor just padding. Lee Parks deer sports are very comfortable after break in, abrasion...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,940
Posted By Gonzodog
The thing I like to see going with a build like...

The thing I like to see going with a build like this and others is it is a carry over to bikes similar in functional concept to what was been done with old VW's and other light cars previously. I...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,753
Posted By Gonzodog
Pretty, impractible?

I like looking at it but wouldn't want to own one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By Gonzodog
The 400 lives...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s35/pennrobertson/IMG_0093.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/pennrobertson/media/IMG_0093.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By Gonzodog
Pissed Lots of sales oriented info, no test data

There is a shit ton of anecdotal "information" on the performance of tires.

I have never found actual test data published on motorcycle tires. It does exist.

Meaningful tests of differing...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,561
Posted By Gonzodog
Typical

Seems to me that there are always people who buy the latest thing and then decide it is not for them. Maybe they don't research/test ride before buying, maybe something in their life changes, etc.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 27,656
Posted By Gonzodog
No 2014 S10? Yamaha website doesnt show one....

No 2014 S10?

Yamaha website doesnt show one.

Hmmm...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By Gonzodog
Thumbs down Can't recommend Rustoleum epoxy garage floor paint

Put on a new 320 sq ft slab. Surface prepped to the letter of the instructions.

Mixed the components thoroughly.

Pot life was kinda short, started to thicken as the last was applied.

Ended...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,123
Posted By Gonzodog
That will work with synthetic rubbers used in the...

That will work with synthetic rubbers used in the fuel system. Other natural rubber type compounds like tires, etc will be excessively swollen by the xylene.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,059
Posted By Gonzodog
Doubt it's possible to neutralize the alcohol...

Doubt it's possible to neutralize the alcohol mixed in with the gasoline. It may be possible to apply a coating to the inside of the tank that would prevent infiltration of alcohol into the tank...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,708
Posted By Gonzodog
Long time ago there was Dirt Bike with Rick...

Long time ago there was Dirt Bike with Rick Seiman as editor. They called it like it was, and paid the price. I miss that attitude, and the valuable information.

Now, places like this and other...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,985
Posted By Gonzodog
Sad

Some think it's sad how much anger some folks have in their lives.

In this particular case it's hilarious to watch the illogic and anger from Mr. Wee boil over.

Now, on to more interesting...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,985
Posted By Gonzodog
Funny?

Humor to me. The original Wee650 attack on the FJR was hilarious. :clap

The FJR can be hard to write about IMO because it works so well, there's really not much to complain about, and, after the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,985
Posted By Gonzodog
It's funny

I have test ridden two gen1 fz1's and thought both were completely torque-less, cramped, tiny little bikes. Having to rev the crap outta them to get going sure didn't do it for me. Lotta top end...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 595,985
Posted By Gonzodog
It depends

My buddy sold his '04 because he couldn't stand the heat. My '04 is somewhat hot but it doesn't bother me. I rode across Kansas twice in late May in 90+ temps and it was ok. Hot, but ok. I do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,493
Posted By Gonzodog
The FJR1300 and the 400 EXC are my "giggle...

The FJR1300 and the 400 EXC are my "giggle sickles". I tend to giggle at times when riding them.

Actually, the 400 is more of a jiggle sickle.

Go figger...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
Makes sense. Fortunately, these KTM's have kick...

Makes sense. Fortunately, these KTM's have kick starters. We kick & hit the starter to cold start them and then normally just use the electric starter when they're warmed up.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks again for all your help! Upgrades are in...

Thanks again for all your help! Upgrades are in my future. Grounding el battery to the motor instead of the sub-frame seems like a great place to start.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
D'oh moment

Well, I sure hope I haven't wasted anyone's time. I have learned a LOT and hopefully won't forget it before I need it. (I am getting on in years)

So, following all the excellent advice we washed...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
OldPete Thanks for your reply. Your...

OldPete

Thanks for your reply.

Your statement that with one diode bad it will charge but not well may fit the problem. Most of the riding we do around here is slow chugging woods riding,...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks Pete tirebiter, CM, I really appreciate...

Thanks Pete tirebiter, CM, I really appreciate your replies. I apparently came off a bit short but certainly didn't intend to insult anyone.

I have checked the ground using a digital VOM (a...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks, Ground / earth connection to the...

Thanks,

Ground / earth connection to the battery was checked and no problem. Zero resistance between the negative terminal to the the motor case.

And, just to be clear, the battery is...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
It's heat alright, but which component? How...

It's heat alright, but which component?

How to tell?
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
Posted By Gonzodog
450EXC battery drains off during riding

So here's the situation:

1. Battery is fully charged
2. Bike cranks and fires right up
3. Ride for 1/2 hour and it won't crank on restart, just clicks the solenoid
4. Let it sit 30 minutes, it...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,213
Posted By Gonzodog
If the tire is to be sectioned, use an industrial...

If the tire is to be sectioned, use an industrial band saw with a fine tooth blade.

If the cross section is to be inspected, the rubber & steelcord can be ground with a large diameter carbide...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,397
Posted By Gonzodog
VStrom 1000's are tall enough for lanky guys like...

VStrom 1000's are tall enough for lanky guys like you but you'll likely want a taller seat.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,579
Posted By Gonzodog
The company I work for uses a 7 year shelf life...

The company I work for uses a 7 year shelf life for rubber products they produce. (They don 't make belts)

Tests have shown their products don't 100% conform to the orginal specifications after...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,579
Posted By Gonzodog
Belts too old

Thosw 1991 belts are now 19 yrs old. Would you ride on 19 yr old tire?

Better change them soon.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks

Thanks for the replies, and moving this to the proper forum.:D

I realize getting to true FZ1 handling would take getting the bike. Overall I didn't care for the FZ1. But the handling is nice....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By Gonzodog
'splain this to me

I don't ride the Wee off road or even down many dirt roads, I have a dirt bike for dirt biking.

But, I've been getting a little wander lust bike-wise. So I rode an '03 FZ1 Sunday AM as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,932
Posted By Gonzodog
Way back when I was a tire engineer, if I recall...

Way back when I was a tire engineer, if I recall correctly, circumferential cracks at the bottom of the tread groove or at the base of the tread lug like what is shown in the photos were normally...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By Gonzodog
It would be nice to have something available that...

It would be nice to have something available that has the body compliance of the radial but with a more agressive tread pattern like a hard terrain knobbie. I have trail ridden quite a bit with the...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By Gonzodog
Excellent question. Ideas I have are: 1....

Excellent question. Ideas I have are:

1. Most people that ride dirt bikes have not ridden a bike with real radial competition trials tires on it and are very sceptical of their benefits due to...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,943
Posted By Gonzodog
Murphy's Oil Soap is what is repackaged and sold...

Murphy's Oil Soap is what is repackaged and sold as tire mounting lube to tire company dealers and independant dealers as well. Sold under numerous names.
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,369
Posted By Gonzodog
+1 on minitrail's advice. Cam bearings are...

+1 on minitrail's advice.

Cam bearings are a known somewhat infrequent problem opportunity on older RFS's. Changing the cam bearings and water pump seals is not tough if you take your time. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Gonzodog
Tubeless tires have the inner surface lined with...

Tubeless tires have the inner surface lined with a compound (normally chloro or bromo butyl) that is very resistant to air permeation. Meaning that air won't pass through it easily. In this way...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,820
Posted By Gonzodog
That's valid technology. It's called a "tuned...

That's valid technology. It's called a "tuned vibration absorber" The company I work for annually sells approximately $300 million of anti-vibration mounts to the rail, automotive, motorcycle,...
Forum: Beasts 10-17-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 37,750
Posted By Gonzodog
My guess is Buell is not for sale because they...

My guess is Buell is not for sale because they couldn't find a buyer. Who knows if or how hard they shopped the company around? Given the design Buell had, another potential buyer would have been...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Gonzodog
'bout what I thought. Thanks

'bout what I thought. Thanks
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Gonzodog
Used Shoei Hornet Value?

I have a crystal while Hornet with a clear shield in good condition. 1.5 riding seasons on it. Bought new February 2008. Liner's clean, a couple of small scratches on the paint, cheap reflective...
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