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Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I would think a 1000 cc single would require a...

I would think a 1000 cc single would require a massive flywheel and/or countershaft to smooth out the natural cycle pulses. Even then, it would probably still not be as smooth as a multi-cylinder...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,900
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
The only place I've seen this happen regularly is...

The only place I've seen this happen regularly is Dallas, TX. I don't know why. It's not any specific type of car or driver. I've seen old, young, men, women, cars, trucks, etc all do it. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I had progressive when I got hit a few years ago....

I had progressive when I got hit a few years ago. The agent let me get quotes for similar items, pro-rated the value down 10% for each year of age and cut me a check. I didn't even need original...
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
The Kohler Command is a pretty good engine. ...

The Kohler Command is a pretty good engine. Depending on application, they can use a cam lobe driven mechanical fuel pump or a crankcase vacuum pulse fuel pump. The mechanical pump is more...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,324
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
The Pinto fix was actually closer to $5 per car,...

The Pinto fix was actually closer to $5 per car, and they still decided against it.

As turbine engines have gotten more reliable and more powerful (some engines can go 20,000 hours between...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,348
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I think that left rear shock might be getting a...

I think that left rear shock might be getting a little warm...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,824
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I'm about 6'2" as well, and rode a co-worker's...

I'm about 6'2" as well, and rode a co-worker's Monster. I couldn't live with that bike either. I looked like a large monkey making sweet love to a football.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,824
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Don't feel bad. I did the same thing with an old...

Don't feel bad. I did the same thing with an old GL1000. Spent a couple of years off-and-on resto-modding it exactly as I wanted. Got it running and found out that the ergonomics just didn't fit...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,324
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Another thing to consider in product ratings is...

Another thing to consider in product ratings is microscopic variations within the "same" product. When the ASTME or SAE or whomever tests the tensile strength of a raw material, like a particular...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,324
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
All aircraft manufacturers (including Boeing)...

All aircraft manufacturers (including Boeing) have to test all components of the airplane, and also the airplane as a whole, to failure in order to be certified.

To test the wing structure, they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,929
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I had an early Yamaha Virago. The...

I had an early Yamaha Virago. The counter-rotating carbs were very finicky to sync. Any asymmetry and it was almost impossible for the under-engineered starter to turn the engine through a complete...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,481
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Pinging (knocking) from mixture being too lean,...

Pinging (knocking) from mixture being too lean, or from carbon buildup causing increased compression ratio. See if adjusting carbs or running higher octane gas helps.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Most people don't know enough about tires to know...

Most people don't know enough about tires to know what is a good brand or model. I say replace them with the absolute cheapest, lowest rated tires you can buy. I'm talking the $200 for a whole set...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,420
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I've used them quite a bit in 3/4" and 1/2". ...

I've used them quite a bit in 3/4" and 1/2". Never leaked a drop. I've even disassembled a few and reinstalled. Still, no leaks. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,098
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Not sure if you're aware, but you can make a huge...

Not sure if you're aware, but you can make a huge improvement in the seat slope for almost free. I think the mods frown on linking to other forums, but search the NC700 forum for "Showkey Mod" or...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,098
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
That is the Honda Tall windscreen. I have the...

That is the Honda Tall windscreen. I have the stock screen and the Tall. I switch between the two (or no screen at all) depending on the weather and my riding situation. I put an MRA X-creen on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
When I ride home after a 12 hour shift, I usually...

When I ride home after a 12 hour shift, I usually don't feel tired or sleepy, but many times I just can't seem to roll to a stop without putting my feet down and duck walking a step or two. Usually,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 111,694
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I bought my GL1000 at 27 and sold it at 31. I...

I bought my GL1000 at 27 and sold it at 31. I bought an NC700x and like the ergos a lot more. It's more tall-people friendly.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
In my experience, airbox/air filter mods usually...

In my experience, airbox/air filter mods usually affect the idle more noticeably and muffler/exhaust mods usually affect mid-high rpm running more noticeably.

Making the intake route flow more...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 63,849
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
A modern fuel injected bike will deal with a...

A modern fuel injected bike will deal with a clogged air filter much better than a carbureted bike would have.

Maybe just take the filters out and knock as much dirt as you can out of them. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9,918
Views: 2,035,556
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I agree. They drive as if Rain = Ice ...

I agree. They drive as if

Rain = Ice

Actual Ice = Liquid helium on a glass surface

Note: I'm from the north, so I get to criticize the winter driving of southerners. It's in the rules.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,753
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I've really tried to find a Bilt helmet that fits...

I've really tried to find a Bilt helmet that fits me right, but they all feel like an Iron Maiden when I put them on.

Not the good kind of Iron Maiden:...
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,129
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I worked at a large equipment rental company for...

I worked at a large equipment rental company for 7 years (United Rentals). We only rented and sold Stihl. From 14" to 40" bars. They held up exceptionally well to rental abuses. We serviced many...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 83,972
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Most stations have the same thing here in Dallas....

Most stations have the same thing here in Dallas. The corrugated black rubber sleeve that encases the filler nozzle? I have an NC700x and can verify that the auto shutoff does work. However, it...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Agreed. Something could be pushing the pistons...

Agreed. Something could be pushing the pistons back in when the rotor spins. Get the wheel off the ground, spin it, and watch for rotor runout (wobble) and listen for a dragging spot.
Forum: Australia 04-02-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,775
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I can say that the Vivitar 785HD is pretty...

I can say that the Vivitar 785HD is pretty shitty. Poor video quality, shaky mount, bad audio, but it is cheap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,001
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
32 years old, married, 3 yo son with another due in June.

Most of my 2-wheeled miles are accrued just commuting to work. Not very exciting, but still better than being in a cage in a long line of other cars.

If you look at the motorcycle crash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9,918
Views: 2,035,556
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
HAHA. ATGATTWALBJJIC. All the gear all the time,...

HAHA. ATGATTWALBJJIC. All the gear all the time, with a little baby jesus just in case.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 83,972
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
You are correct about the 700 (it is SOHC). It...

You are correct about the 700 (it is SOHC). It uses screw adjusters and jamb nuts. It takes a casual, relaxed hour to completely finish the job. The valve cover gasket is reusable. No bodywork has...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I have the Motorola Buds. It is not specifically...

I have the Motorola Buds. It is not specifically intended for bikes, but it really works well. This is a standalone Bluetooth unit. It does not need to plug into a Scala or anything.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,970
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
This is the important measurement. I've seen...

This is the important measurement. I've seen batteries show perfect voltage like that while static, but drop to nothing when an external load is introduced.

Maybe Autozone or a similar auto parts...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,239
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
rivet cracking info

If anyone is interested, here is some info from Boeing about rivet cracking and what is and isn't acceptable.

http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o618/LouisWambsganss/rivetcracking_Page_1.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 54,824
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Laugh Agreed. Engine oil will generally leak down the...

Agreed. Engine oil will generally leak down the engine case. Even if it does get to the flywheel, it will be on the back side and will just fling off while the engine is running.

Transmission...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 83,972
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I didn't like the seat either. I shimmed the...

I didn't like the seat either. I shimmed the frond of the seat up almost 1" and it is perfect for me now. A lot of people like the Seat Concepts, Sargent, Corbin, etc, and I'm sure that they are...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,403
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Agreed. it's not been a problem for me. The...

Agreed.
it's not been a problem for me. The engine might be able to take a few more rpm without the limiter, but not much. It is an automotive type undersquare, long stroke configuration. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,403
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I have also noticed the howl. This is the only...

I have also noticed the howl. This is the only bike I've heard it on and, like LBS, I feel it is more in the stock tire than anything else. The Metz Z8s use circumferential banding of different...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 293,403
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
I haven't had any issues. Every once in a while...

I haven't had any issues. Every once in a while I will make myself hit the limiter, just to "exercise" the engine a little bit. But I never accidentally run into it while driving normally. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,249
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
What exactly does one have to do to get run out...

What exactly does one have to do to get run out of JM? "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.":evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,249
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Or a rocket science. :D

Or a rocket science. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,249
Posted By Louis Wambsganss
Nope. You are absolutely wrong. Mayonnaise is a...

Nope. You are absolutely wrong. Mayonnaise is a myth. What you felt was obviously Miracle Whip.
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