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Forum: Beasts Today, 12:28 PM
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Posted By dennism
Lowering link for AT - anyone know where?

I have a 1999 RD07a. I'd like to lower the seat about an inch. I have already reduced the shock preload as much as I can, but I don't think this is the right way to do it.

Does anyone know...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under...

Go to the Morimoto website, and also try under "Projector light kits" on ebay. There are plenty of "shrouds", which I believe they call bezels.

You can even get "Angel eyes", if that is...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13,718
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Posted By dennism
Headlights

E-Bum, You might want to look at Morimoto retrofit projector units.

They recently announced a 3 inch version. They are HID, available in bi-xenon (high/low beam), and available as a kit.

Look...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By dennism
Mower bearings

I'll jump in here, I've been down this path.

Mower spindles usually come with a grease fitting, or a hole for a grease fitting so you can grease the bearings. I usually do it when I take off...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By dennism
Fork boots

These will solve your problem. Only down side is you'll have to fit them while the fork leg is out, but then you'll need to do that for new seals anyway.

Take a look...
Forum: Beasts 07-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Tripmeter

You might check and clean the plug connection for it.

You should take off the top front fairing and windshield. Behind it there are a row of plugs and sockets. The tripmeter is the one on...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,714
Posted By dennism
I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just...

I'm careful to open the vent when the jug is just sitting, so it doesn't expand and contract as the temperature changes. Of course, when they are being transported the vent must be closed.

...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,075
Posted By dennism
Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl,...

Left to my own choice, I'd have bought a Stihl, but my daughter sent me a Husqvarna straight shaft for by birthday last year...love that girl. :raabia

It has been the best one I ever had. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Take a look here Hodgo. ...

Take a look here Hodgo. http://www.xrv.org.uk/forums/africa-twin/48528-anyone-tested-different-gearing.html

Plenty of options for you. :1drink
Forum: Beasts 04-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
You should check or change the wheel bearings and...

You should check or change the wheel bearings and their seals.

Brake pads, clean the brake pistons..


Update - You might want to look at this thread too. I'm going to do it, one wheel...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By dennism
Shaggie, I sent you an email, I have two...

Shaggie,

I sent you an email, I have two sets of genuine Honda discs.

Waiting to hear from you before they go away. Dennis
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By dennism
New miniature ignition system.

Here's a new development just happening in the powered model engine area. http://www.westonuk.co.uk/westonuk2_073.htm

The write-up mentions application to motorcycle engines too.

I have no...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By dennism
Video buffering?

I live in the sticks, and am connected to the net via a wireless connection. When I try to watch a video, or a bike race for example, I usually have to suffer with the video stopping while it waits...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,380
Posted By dennism
I don't know about the Handyman Association, but...

I don't know about the Handyman Association, but I do get the Family Handyman magazine.

It's filled with tips and ideas, and advertisements for stuff. I find it well worth the small...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Silicone hoses

Bunky,

I installed silicone hoses on my RD07a, using straight hose bought from ebay. I used the closest size, which I believe was 3/4" ID. You will need the special lined clamps, to stop from...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,711
Posted By dennism
I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart...

I have one from Harbor Freight, the 2 1/2 quart model. It's cheap, and works fine, but isn't really big enough to submerge a whole carb body, for example.

It all depends on what you want to...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By dennism
Check out projector headlight kits on ebay, there...

Check out projector headlight kits on ebay, there are lots of them, for not too much money.

One name that comes to mind is Morimoto. They sell kits for bikes and cars. It looks to me like they are...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
So do you guys lubricate the splines or are you...

So do you guys lubricate the splines or are you keeping them clean?
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You might take a look at CRC Dry Moly lube, their product No 03084.

It comes in a rattle can, shake well, then...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Footpegs

Here. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xfootpeg+Honda+650&_nkw=footpeg+Honda+650&_sacat=0&_from=R40

Pegs for 600 and 650 will fit, as far as I know.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,188
Posted By dennism
Just buy a bottle (8 ozs) of Red-Line Injector...

Just buy a bottle (8 ozs) of Red-Line Injector Cleaner and run it in the gas as they recommend. You don't need to do anything else, although I'd change the oil after to get rid of any of the crud.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13,718
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Posted By dennism
Got lost the other day, and found...

Got lost the other day, and found these...http://www.worksconnection.com/accessories.php?cat=8

Don't know what else they have.
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By dennism
+1 on fuel starvation. I don't know what...

+1 on fuel starvation.

I don't know what carburetor it has, but some of them had a small filter in the fuel pipe, just before the float valve, not easy to find, but may be full of varnish from...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By dennism
Harbor Freight has a package of long-handled...

Harbor Freight has a package of long-handled brushes for engine cleaning - IIRC - for very little coin.

Might do the job for you...you could maybe even tape one to the vacuum wand. :wink:
...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,604
Posted By dennism
Piston, I'm envious of your boot budget too, but...

Piston, I'm envious of your boot budget too, but then I read again, and see where you're going to keep the winner and send the losers back.

I have a different suggestion you might consider.
...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
AT paint colors

I want to repaint my AT in the 2000 model red and blue style.

I've searched all over and found quite a lot of reference to ALL the Honda codes, but what I'm hoping to learn is the exact codes for...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,677
Posted By dennism
About thread files. There's two types. ...

About thread files.

There's two types. They are square, with a different pitch on each side, and each end, therefore eight different pitches.

One type is just the eight pitches, but only...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By dennism
Garage dooor opener

Lad, If those door openers are yours, you haven't finished paying for them yet....and you won't for a loooong time. :rofl

Been there, done that, bruises are finally healed!

My way will be...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By dennism
Found it reported already over on the SM10...

Found it reported already over on the SM10 thread.....oh well!:eek1
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,132
Posted By dennism
Cool2 New Sena in 2014??

Found a link to this on another website. Thought some here would like to know.

http://senabluetooth.com/product/intercoms/20s/

Think I'm going to wait for this one myself.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By dennism
Barn door opener

Many thanks Grinnin, you have given me lots to work with.

My thinking is to use two openers, one for each door, as we don't often need to have them both open at once. Might make the whole thing...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,008
Posted By dennism
+1 on www.electricalconnections.com...

+1 on www.electricalconnections.com (http://www.electricalconnections.com)

They handle the Hitachi connectors used on most, if not all Japanese bikes.

Also, look at www.delcity.net...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By dennism
Yep, It's that simple. With a Heat-Troller,...

Yep, It's that simple.

With a Heat-Troller, you have control all the way from nothing (OFF) to full on with just a twist of the knob, so there's no need for the "Low" connection.

To install...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,648
Posted By dennism
Electric sliding barn door opener

Hey, this is the garage, right?

My garage is in a farm-type equipment shed. The metal doors are 12 ft high, and slide open 9 feet each, closing together in the center. The slide tracks are on...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13,718
Views: 4,718,832
Posted By dennism
Airbox screws

Or you could try David Silver USA at http://www.davidsilverspares.com/.
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By dennism
Thanks for the help guys. I'm thinking it may be...

Thanks for the help guys. I'm thinking it may be a bad ground too.

Concours, My call was for help to find TFM, since I don't have access to one.

The car itself is my project for this...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By dennism
Help with a 2007 Chrysler Sebring 4 cyl. sedan

I have a friend whose left side headlight, both high and low beams(2 bulbs) have quit. Tried changing the bulbs...nope, not that.

With this car, all the fuses and control relays seem to be...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,677
Posted By dennism
Beezer I like your solution, but I need some more...

Beezer I like your solution, but I need some more detail on the connections please...

A sketch would be fine or a reference to lead me to some guidance as to how to wire up the 3055 and the pot....
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By dennism
Yes you can. But first, call up the folks...

Yes you can.

But first, call up the folks who re-valved the forks for you and ask them what oil they used(viscosity) and the height of the oil they put in.

Then. Support the front of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 950
Posted By dennism
If you go to your local County Road Dept,...

If you go to your local County Road Dept, whatever they call themselves, they just might give you an old sign or two.....if you smile nicely. Better than explaining to the boys in blue what you're...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,924
Posted By dennism
"The skid plates are not cast aluminum are they?"...

"The skid plates are not cast aluminum are they?"

No, Stamped sheet is all..

"These are the steps I would take:
-Chemically Strip -Re-sand - polish the parts -clean the parts with MEK ...
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