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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 417
Posted By concours
The HVAC control and selector switch are both...

The HVAC control and selector switch are both lowest bidder junk, you have access to a scan tool?...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,793
Posted By concours
The reason the procedure was amended to use an...

The reason the procedure was amended to use an engine bracket, is, to get the spark created when hooking/unhooking AWAY from the battery and it's likely explosive vapors. A GREAT general change to...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,382
Posted By concours
My opinion is that a bead blasted finish is not...

My opinion is that a bead blasted finish is not acceptable for a plain bearing surface. :deal Grab a simple magnifying glass and a flashlight, report back.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,382
Posted By concours
+1 37 years in the metal trade says that looks...

+1
37 years in the metal trade says that looks glass beaded. Run an air hose out to the parking lot, use the sandblaster to clean bugs off the (NON) machinists car windshield. Maybe he'll get it.......
Forum: Road Warriors 07-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By concours
Lowest bidder components. Again. Open a case on...

Lowest bidder components. Again. Open a case on the
https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/index.xhtml so it isn't swept under the carpet, again.
Keep good records of you dealer visits. Be...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,793
Posted By concours
It's a total MYTH. The vehicles electrical system...

It's a total MYTH. The vehicles electrical system and all it's components are able to handle 13.6V nominal, junp starting will cause NO PROBLEM. The myth is spread by people with no understanding of...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,382
Posted By concours
''Eggfrickinzactly. Crack monkeys without the...

''Eggfrickinzactly. Crack monkeys without the slightest inkling of what is going on. :deal
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By concours
I LIKE it..... you'll do just fine here:1drink

I LIKE it..... you'll do just fine here:1drink
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By concours
Somethings fishy, NO piston can live at FOUR...

Somethings fishy, NO piston can live at FOUR TENTHS clearance. Recheck data...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By concours
They failed because the 46RE still requires band...

They failed because the 46RE still requires band adjustment long after the rest of the world transitioned to long travel servos. Nobody performed preventive maintenance and they all pooped. Properly...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By concours
Although not much weight, you've got frontal...

Although not much weight, you've got frontal area, which is significant wind drag. As mentioned, constant backshifting is destructive, AND tiny OD planetary gears are meant for LOW TORQUE only.
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By concours
How does the TRAILER sit? Level? Also, getting...

How does the TRAILER sit? Level?
Also, getting the tow vehicle perfectly level isn't critical, just so long as some of the tongue weight is transferred. Can you give us a hitch/rig pic WITHOUT the...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,415
Posted By concours
The mystery oil story is old and romantic, but oh...

The mystery oil story is old and romantic, but oh such horseshit. If an engine RUSTS enough to stick, then is forced free, the residual iron oxide (HARD!) will quickly gobble up adjacent parts. Next...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,748
Posted By concours
Cooling system aside, you have bigger fish to...

Cooling system aside, you have bigger fish to fry. The post '83 302 was externally balanced, versus previous internally balanced. Meaning to you? You must use the flywheel from the new engine.
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,440
Posted By concours
+1

+1
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By concours
Have you dumped it? On the shifter side?

Have you dumped it? On the shifter side?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-17-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By concours
Just ordered them for the Triumph Tiger 1050,...

Just ordered them for the Triumph Tiger 1050, replacing Mich PR2's, will advise.
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,774
Posted By concours
Please give us an example of such an engine...

Please give us an example of such an engine...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,281
Posted By concours
QUALITY machines. :deal I've maintained them in...

QUALITY machines. :deal I've maintained them in the past..
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By concours
A common malody is a single needle roller drops...

A common malody is a single needle roller drops out of position, down onto the END of the cross, the cap is now shimmed outward by .040", caps won't sit down in the pinion yoke properly.... pull...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By concours
They should last much longer. If the mech that...

They should last much longer. If the mech that did wheel bearings failed to properly seat the rubber seals on the cables, water intrusion is likely. GREASE at the seal is a weapon against the salt...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By concours
Use the brake.

Use the brake.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By concours
clever theif, dressed the part, no one would...

clever theif, dressed the part, no one would question him....

It so sucks. My siblings and I learned this painful lesson at a young age... I hope there is a special coal shoveling station RIGHT...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,974
Posted By concours
Dude... only us OLD guys even remember REVOLVING...

Dude... only us OLD guys even remember REVOLVING lights on police cars.:gerg The hand motion you describe is normally to tell your moto buds the leader has effed up, missed a turn, and we must turn...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,230
Posted By concours
http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b404/gsx800ho/...

http://i1040.photobucket.com/albums/b404/gsx800ho/Motorcycle%20stuff/OLD%20motorcycle%20images/SCN_0001_zps80100e35.jpg



1969 180 Scrambler, Dad bought it slightly used at SeaHorse Marine in...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By concours
NAPA has two quality levels on rotors, low rent...

NAPA has two quality levels on rotors, low rent rubbish to compete with Auto-Drone, and Premium quality, which is kinda good. On my VW I use these Meyle Platinums, and they ROCK! ...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By concours
Ok, enrichener makes it worse... Is that a...

Ok, enrichener makes it worse...
Is that a piston port engine? Or reed valve? A torn/tattered reed will double carburet at low speed, and only at some speeds, can cause leaning at high speed by...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By concours
I've had that happen with premix. Gelatin like...

I've had that happen with premix. Gelatin like red splooge. Good call
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By concours
They all do that.

They all do that.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By concours
OK, new info, compression test been done? Barring...

OK, new info, compression test been done? Barring the fixturing to perform a leak down test, check the crank seals, usually the PTO side dies frirst, from A) rust on the crankshaft eats the seal lip...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,830
Posted By concours
That sled was made before ethanol or even...

That sled was made before ethanol or even reformulated fuel. Less energy content, needs more of it. Most engines are over fueled, that racer is ragged edge lean out of the box. Take the mains up two...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,534
Posted By concours
Just reiteration, the Klim Gore-Tex shell jackets...

Just reiteration, the Klim Gore-Tex shell jackets have a lining material that GRABS fleece like Velcro, absolutely SUCKS trying to put my Valdez on over fleece.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-01-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,232
Posted By concours
Stop. Test, don't guess. "switch try to engage"?...

Stop. Test, don't guess. "switch try to engage"? you mean a relay clicking?
"hear the juice"? same as above?

1) put a voltmeter on the battery 12.8V? or less? If voltage is 12.8, go to step 3. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By concours
Similar to this process? ...

Similar to this process? http://www.jet-hot.com/coatings/jet-hot-extreme-1300/
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By concours
I'll give it a go ...

I'll give it a go http://www.cerakotehightemp.com/finishes/C-7600Q/glacier-black/
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By concours
Anyone using Cerakote? Comments?

For the expansion chambers on the 2-stroke. Good? Bad?

http://www.cerakotehightemp.com/finishes/C-7300Q/black-velvet/

http://www.cerakotehightemp.com/resource/faq/
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,225
Posted By concours
You can't just put a halogen lamp in an old...

You can't just put a halogen lamp in an old reflector and get good results. I have a Bosch motorcycle specific 7" with a 45W H4 in my Norton, better light uoyput than most moderns.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By concours
LOL, and they sell a QUART of premix 2 stroke gas...

LOL, and they sell a QUART of premix 2 stroke gas for TWELVE BUCKS to people too damned stupid/lazy to do it
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,639
Posted By concours
I've NEVER seen "#1 Diesel Fuel" for sale, nor...

I've NEVER seen "#1 Diesel Fuel" for sale, nor any engine designed for it. "No. 1 Fuel Oil" however, is sometimes mixed for low temps.
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,270
Posted By concours
Hi Clive, welcome to the asylum. Thanks for...

Hi Clive, welcome to the asylum. Thanks for that!:freaky
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