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Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,993
Posted By FixerDave
I do not recommend telling a woman you are in a...

I do not recommend telling a woman you are in a relationship with that you are doing something specifically to make her feel unwelcome, even if it is supposed to be YOUR shop and she is, in fact,...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By FixerDave
http://youtu.be/p5HQbeSVWs4?t=4m6s Sorry,...

http://youtu.be/p5HQbeSVWs4?t=4m6s

Sorry, WAY OT, but I just couldn't resist... your tag line is obsolete :wink:


okay, not THAT obsolete, yet. But, it won't be long before the best riders...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By FixerDave
Well, that blows my preconception of NY all to...

Well, that blows my preconception of NY all to hell. I thought that if you parked in the wrong spot, you'd lose a lot more than the air our of your tires. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,993
Posted By FixerDave
Just tell her that it's not a shop unless there...

Just tell her that it's not a shop unless there are pictures of women, preferably with less that a full compliment of cloths, somewhere. The pictures have to be there, or it's not really a shop. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,384
Posted By FixerDave
Guilty... and the strobe timing light, and the...

Guilty... and the strobe timing light, and the flex-shaft point-adjusting screwdriver thingy. Of course, I have a spare HEI distributor so I'd immediately toss anything that actually had points in...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,791
Posted By FixerDave
Well, I'm going to be the oddball here, not that...

Well, I'm going to be the oddball here, not that that's unfamiliar territory for me...

I love my 1/2" impact gun and it gets a lot of use, even used it on a bike the other day. It was a...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By FixerDave
+1... runs my GPS for 5 hours no problem. $20...

+1... runs my GPS for 5 hours no problem. $20 from China via ebay. Zip-tied to the back of my number plate in a plastic bag with the usb cable coming out and looping down to redirect any water. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 93,979
Posted By FixerDave
My father used a workmate with the saw clamped in...

My father used a workmate with the saw clamped in it, the guard wired back and the trigger wired on. Cut up a huge mess of old wood to burn that way. Not safe, by any measure, but it worked fine.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
Stop and think about it. What goes through those...

Stop and think about it. What goes through those little holes is gasoline. If the hole is blocked, you get less gas in your air/fuel mixture. That gives you a lean condition, not rich. The air...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
:baldy Well, before you take the carb off,...

:baldy

Well, before you take the carb off, again, why don't you take your muffler off and knock all the crap out of it... because it's probably plugged up. If the cleaning plate makes that much...
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
Does the '87 have the plate at the back of the...

Does the '87 have the plate at the back of the exhaust to let you blow all the accumulated carbon out? Have you done this?

If it runs well with less back pressure, I'd start with the exhaust.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,901
Posted By FixerDave
Well, speaking as a person that typically drives...

Well, speaking as a person that typically drives 20 year old cars (not anything close to "classic" mind you), it doesn't take much to get to write-off stage. I mean, some of the junk I drive...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,671
Posted By FixerDave
+1... This thread makes ME want to go out...

+1...

This thread makes ME want to go out and buy more tools. :eek1


Oh, and just testing... the top BB code after the "Share" - Then "Embed codes" buttons in your photo site give this:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
Talking still having fun

Even on a perfect ride, you have to stop and take a piss once in a while :1drink

http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a507/fixerdave/xr200_zps388739c0.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,390
Posted By FixerDave
Talking I won the redneck lottery today

So, I decide to buy a minivan to replace my old '79 Chevy. But, you know, I'm a cheap bastard and willing to wrench so I'm looking for that sweet spot... some vehicle that an exasperated owner has...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By FixerDave
Well, at some point, the mechanical waterpump...

Well, at some point, the mechanical waterpump seal basically tore in half. All the water blew out, and I didn't notice. It didn't put or draw anything from the overflow bottle, just straight out...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By FixerDave
Beat you to it... already bought an XR200R :D ...

Beat you to it... already bought an XR200R :D And, after regularly overheating 2 Honda RFVC engines, that little 2-valve is the only thing without water that I will ever run again, intentionally...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By FixerDave
Nope, head is still on the bike. Just baked it...

Nope, head is still on the bike. Just baked it the once. Still turns over, but I've not done a compression test yet. The original plan was to just store it, then tear it down and see when life...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,301
Posted By FixerDave
Question What's the worst that could happen?

So, not being content with all the other crap going on right now... way too much of it... my mind has wandered back to my KLR650, but this is a more general question.

So, reading says cracks in...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,794
Posted By FixerDave
Ebay has 15' LED strips for $4. Yeah, that's...

Ebay has 15' LED strips for $4. Yeah, that's FOUR whole dollars, 300 LED self-adhesive strips, 12Vdc, 25w. Trim them to the length you want. Buy the wall transformer to run them, for a few bucks,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By FixerDave
The KLR is an amazing machine... people load them...

The KLR is an amazing machine... people load them up and travel around the world, people (like me) put knobbies on them and go single-tracking. Some say they do pretty well carving the canyon roads...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FixerDave
Okay... how about we move that conversation to...

Okay... how about we move that conversation to PM? "Used" via USPS would be reasonable.., new from Ebay is stupid... $40 for a set of spokes and nipples, $37.95 for shipping :huh Seriously,...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FixerDave
Thanks for the thread link... and as for spacing,...

Thanks for the thread link... and as for spacing, going to 18" on these bikes seems to be a standard run. Haven't read about any clearance issues yet. Might have to add a bit more rubber to the...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By FixerDave
Somehow, I don't think he really cares. :freaky ...

Somehow, I don't think he really cares. :freaky

So, I'm going to hijack this thread :D

I've recently, I guess, "assembled" my very first bike that actually has separate compression and...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FixerDave
Okay, great start... kinda gagged on the Buchanan...

Okay, great start... kinda gagged on the Buchanan prices though... $279 for the wheel, and another $90 or so for the spokes... just at first glance, not including shipping up here to the top bunk. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,134
Posted By FixerDave
Vice grips are too expensive... hose clamp and...

Vice grips are too expensive... hose clamp and maybe an old golf tee (pilfered from the course you were using as a shortcut - the easiest way to get a birdie) to pinch off the hose when in storage...
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By FixerDave
Yeah, sounds like a venting/flow issue somewhere,...

Yeah, sounds like a venting/flow issue somewhere, but weird that it goes away at higher RPM and doesn't happen at lower speeds at the same RPM.

One easy thing to test: You've done the T-mod to...
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By FixerDave
Question Lace a new wheel to a hub?

Not committed yet (probably should be) but I'm toying with the idea of lacing a new 18" wheel onto my XR200R rear hub (that currently has a 17" wheel). I've never done it and am wondering what I'm...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,020
Posted By FixerDave
One problem I see with using alkaline batteries...

One problem I see with using alkaline batteries to boost is what happens immediately after it starts... you are now charging non-rechargeable batteries :kboom

I would:

A) be real quick on...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,964
Posted By FixerDave
That is NOT a "small" mill. It's no massive...

That is NOT a "small" mill. It's no massive beastly industrial scale thing, but it 'aint small.

You are so way past littlemachineshop.com. You might want to try...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,747
Posted By FixerDave
+1 When I first read about this, I gave it a...

+1

When I first read about this, I gave it a try with my cheapo cutter: Chunk of aluminium, drilled and threaded but not through, stainless bolt threaded in and sheared off. Drilled for an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
Destiny

You ever have things go so right, in so many ways, that you can't help but think it was meant to be?

I'm telling you it's a weird feeling...

So, for a few years I've been kinda/sorta feeling...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By FixerDave
Got a bit of shop time in today, and am making...

Got a bit of shop time in today, and am making some progress on this.

The rear shock is off the parts bike, cleaned up, flushed, refilled, and should be ready for testing anyway. I made a rubber...
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By FixerDave
A small word of warning here... the mill may be...

A small word of warning here... the mill may be $1700, but you will need tooling to make it do anything. You will need endmills, and then endmill holders. Clamping kits and a vice (or 2, or 3) come...
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
Okay, after a few responses on here and...

Okay, after a few responses on here and ThumperTalk, with some PMs thrown in, here's what I've learned:

* I need to get better at asking questions.

Basically, what I'm trying to figure out is...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 27,817
Posted By FixerDave
compression damping adjustment question

bit of a cross-post between ThumperTalk and here. Sorry about that, but I'm still not sure where I belong :wink:

Anyway,

I picked up an '84 XR200R parts bike for the rear shock. However, it...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,796
Posted By FixerDave
TURN IT UP!!! You know, you can't all-cap a title... 'aint that a little too big bro

You don't need a new car, you need a new stereo :rofl

Specifically, get something with an aux input for an MP3 player 'cause old-school CDs skip too much in the rough stuff. Then, when the...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,919
Posted By FixerDave
Was heading off to lunch with a manager-type guy...

Was heading off to lunch with a manager-type guy when he noticed the Oil Change sale sign a local shop. He said "I can change the oil myself but I'd rather have someone else do it, to make sure it's...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,468
Posted By FixerDave
Thinking about this WAY too much

Contradicting myself here... Yes, you can do it on a drillpress. You will, however, need 2 things:

1) a drillpress that has enough quill stroke (travel) to clear twice your triple-clamp...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By FixerDave
build thread?

So far, reasonably good. Looks like the front forks will slip right into my triple clamps. Same diameter down-tubes anyway, and same length. I'll assume there are different internals to get what's...
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