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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30,268
Views: 2,278,153
Posted By mikek
too much to read

too much to read
Forum: Americas 07-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By mikek
on my old BMW I used luggage locking straps that...

on my old BMW I used luggage locking straps that are sold in dept. stores, have a 3 digit combination. The straps locked the bags to the bike/saddlebag rack and also kept the lids secure when off the...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By mikek
I have used aluminum solder before repairing AC...

I have used aluminum solder before repairing AC units at high pressure, follow the instructions and it works. I would not try any welds or solders on an oil cooler as when you heat the aluminum you...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By mikek
buy a new thermostat directly from True. $40...

buy a new thermostat directly from True. $40 bucks and 2 wires solves your problem
Forum: Australia 12-10-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,872
Posted By mikek
I've been running Valvoline conventional 10w-40...

I've been running Valvoline conventional 10w-40 or 20w-50 "car oil" in numerous motors forever. Buy it at Walmart and run it in 'my fleet'. Never any kind of lubrication problem.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By mikek
God I Loved that stuff. Did a 75 Honda cb750...

God I Loved that stuff. Did a 75 Honda cb750 engine and header with it. Last forever
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By mikek
dunno much about Subs, but just picked up one for...

dunno much about Subs, but just picked up one for a customers Jeep 4.0

Jeeps use an o-ring to seal where it goes into block, and a bracket and tab where it bolts to block.

the amazing thing...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 540,764
Posted By mikek
done that.....and like it much better than the...

done that.....and like it much better than the loud Pro circuit T4 can that I took off my bike. Well actually I used a Tractor Supply muffler for a Ford Tractor, slightly smaller than the aftmkt...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2010, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,144
Posted By mikek
yep. my Horton race trailer has about 60k...

yep.

my Horton race trailer has about 60k miles on it, original elect brakes and bearings in the dexter axles. Heck the original 205/15 tires lasted about 50k
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By mikek
RC, don't be confused.....use a switch to...

RC,

don't be confused.....use a switch to break the ground circuit to your headlamp.

since you mention 55/50 and 85/80, I know now that you have a street type high/low beam. IIRC these bikes...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By mikek
you need to use a 12v testlight and see exactly...

you need to use a 12v testlight and see exactly which wires have voltage to ground when the ignition is on.

Since you have 3 wires, one (red) supplying 12v to the parking light, the other 2 are...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 18,118
Posted By mikek
first thing to try- remove the schrader valve...

first thing to try- remove the schrader valve from the valve stem, also you may need to remove the schrader depressor from the air chuck

I once mounted a Mich DOT race tire on an EX500 and...
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By mikek
are you talking about the 'nipple' on the gas cap...

are you talking about the 'nipple' on the gas cap where the vent hose slips on???

if so, use the existing hole as a pilot and drill a 7/64" hole thru the cap.
press an inch long piece of 1/4"...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,309
Posted By mikek
normally fork oil level is measured in...

normally fork oil level is measured in millimeters not inches.

oil level is set to the specified level by removing fork springs and allowing forks to gently bottom out, maximum travel.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By mikek
normally those choke cable fittings are not very...

normally those choke cable fittings are not very tight at all, made of plastic.....a decent pair of long nose needle nose pliers will spin them loose.

HTH
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,188
Posted By mikek
yep, commonly called a plumber's torch,...

yep, commonly called a plumber's torch, technically an air-acetylene torch.

thats a "B" cylinder and can be exchanged at any welding or HVAC supply house, unlike the larger cyls, which need to go...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By mikek
its strange , if you needed to enlarge a bore you...

its strange , if you needed to enlarge a bore you could hone all day and never gain a thousandth, but if you just want to clean it up, a few strokes of the hone will make it an hourglass:eek1
...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,993
Posted By mikek
look at the HF combo lathe/milling machine, IIRC...

look at the HF combo lathe/milling machine, IIRC they are 5-700 range.

I have one of these in my shop, a handy dandy tool....... but I also have a Leblonde 18x120" in the shop.

If you have...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,371
Posted By mikek
Thumb good advice there I am not familar with 92...

good advice there

I am not familar with 92 Toyo's but many vehicles these days require bleeding the cooling system as the fill points are NOT the highest place in the system.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,642
Posted By mikek
If you possess machinist capabilites and tooling,...

If you possess machinist capabilites and tooling, you can do it yourself.

While I am blessed to have both the above, I still send pressed cranks to this guy for repairs:
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-15-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,504
Posted By mikek
I've been wanting to do Hurricane creek since I...

I've been wanting to do Hurricane creek since I first noticed the break in the guardrail on I-40 some yrs ago.

Everytime I pass by I kick my butt for not getting over there on DSbike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By mikek
I put a 606 on the rear of my KLX 650 mated with...

I put a 606 on the rear of my KLX 650 mated with a 1/2 worn Kenda 270 on the front.

just did a week in Colorado (riding rocks) and back home riding NC woods dirt. Been raining here past 2 days,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2009, 07:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,939
Posted By mikek
thats my KLX650, 96 model with 20k on it. Great...

thats my KLX650, 96 model with 20k on it. Great bike with a Mikuni 40mm pumper and the fresh Dunlop 606 that ate my license plate

IMHO it was the bestest dirtbike on this trip, of course the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,939
Posted By mikek
oh man what a wonderful trip!!!!! thanks to...

oh man what a wonderful trip!!!!!

thanks to all who contacted Coop with helpful/useful suggestions about where to go and where to ride.

biggest thanks of all goes out to ColoradoKLR kelly!...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-16-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,939
Posted By mikek
chem toilet & solar shower , we may stay til...

chem toilet & solar shower , we may stay til winter!

what kind of temps would we be looking at early Sept. day/nite?
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,428
Posted By mikek
I had a strange (and similar) one on my 8N a...

I had a strange (and similar) one on my 8N a while back....

we were doing some grading at our mountain land, my son on the dozer cutting down a ridge and me on 8N with box scrape moving the dirt...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 48,308
Posted By mikek
Hey Kith, a VS riding buddy pointed me to...

Hey Kith,

a VS riding buddy pointed me to this thread to show me how reliable the Senator's are, and I tell him 'hey I know Kith'.

Mike Kelly here, WERA V4 on the black beemer. Hope to get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-07-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 156,340
Posted By mikek
AppDR, thanks for the concern! its tuff...

AppDR, thanks for the concern!

its tuff being the old man at a young man's game, but there are very few things I love more than riding motorycles

surprisingly, I am at 100% today, other than...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-06-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 156,340
Posted By mikek
Great day of riding guys! enjoyed meeting and...

Great day of riding guys!
enjoyed meeting and riding with everyone.....looking forward to the next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-05-2008, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 156,340
Posted By mikek
same here, I'll be rolling in along with Stobie...

same here, I'll be rolling in along with Stobie on his big ole' dirtbike.

I'm passing up a good day for streetriding to try out this dualsportin craze that everybody is talking about.....lets...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2,203
Views: 156,340
Posted By mikek
Tomorrow I will be working with my son building...

Tomorrow I will be working with my son building road/clearing land and homesite.
If I am not aching too badly, I will join up on this ride Sunday, meeting the group in Collettsville.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2007, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,358
Posted By mikek
yep, no need for any more explaination. ...

yep, no need for any more explaination.

thumbs Up- ride it how ya want to

thumbs Down- something is in your near future (cops, crash, road hazards)
Forum: Orange Crush 03-26-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,275
Posted By mikek
Stobie, just came across this post, what I...

Stobie,

just came across this post, what I well done write-up!

I was the lucky guy mentioned in the post, who swapped bikes and later did the fly-bys with the 'uncorked' cannisters.

a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,329
Posted By mikek
no toolkit came with my used XR400 either. I...

no toolkit came with my used XR400 either.
I use an 18mm sparkplug socket that came in the OEM toolkit of a Honda inline 4 streetbike
had to cut about 1/4" off the top with a hacksaw to clear the...
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