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Forum: Airheads 04-16-2015, 05:16 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I wish I could take credit for that test, but...

I wish I could take credit for that test, but like I said I just passed on some info I found on bmwmoa. Lots of great info out there, so just do what you can to pay it forward and help out the next...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,384
Posted By vector_dumb
I was having ignition issues with my r80ST a...

I was having ignition issues with my r80ST a couple of years ago. Symptoms were very similar to what you are seeing and I used the procedure below I found posted on bmwmoa:

Here are some ideas...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 07:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Id

I'm surprised nobody suggested dog tags. I had a few printed up with my name, DOB, and two emergency contacts. That way if I'm hiking, swimming, on the bike, or at the gym I'm covered. I never...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 05:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I just rebuilt my brakes - master cylinder...

I just rebuilt my brakes - master cylinder rebuild, new brake lines, caliper rebuild...so the whole brake system was completely apart. I was able to get everything bled without too much trouble...
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 03:53 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Before you drop money on parts you might want to...

Before you drop money on parts you might want to repeat the test one more time after riding around a half hour or so. When you ride at higher RPMs your battery charging will be much better. Your...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 03:26 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Hey Coffman - sent you a PM on the LED light...

Hey Coffman - sent you a PM on the LED light bracket F250pal has. Let me know what you think.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 11:30 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
In addition to what techforlife said... Once...

In addition to what techforlife said...

Once you have the cam and tensioners out of the way you should be able to lower the cam chain into the case a little and jiggle it while moving the chain...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 03:52 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I'd be interested in commissioning a set. If...

I'd be interested in commissioning a set. If Coffman doesn't chime up I'll drop him a PM this weekend.

For those who are curious you can find the 36w light bars on amazon for 40-60 bucks. Here...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 02:13 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Did you fab the light bar bracket yourself? I...

Did you fab the light bar bracket yourself? I got a light bar as a Christmas gift and I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. Your setup looks like a good no frills approach and I like that....
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:21 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Bummer.

Bummer.
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:13 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
It does! I never got the sudco pumper I got from...

It does! I never got the sudco pumper I got from Steve dialed in correctly before I took everything apart for my rebuild. The bike ran OK, but I knew I was off. Offhand I think I was at NCVT...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 03:37 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You mind sharing what pumper jetting you ended up...

You mind sharing what pumper jetting you ended up with? I think earlier in the thread you mentioned you have a FCR41 (non mx).
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2015, 03:31 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Thanks for the sanity check. I also found pics...

Thanks for the sanity check. I also found pics of some yama master cylinder pistons and a honda 250 rebuild vid and they had the seals in the direction I installed. Kind of surprised that the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 05:49 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Master Cylinder Seals

I was in the middle of replacing my rear master cylinder piston seals and got interrupted by a phone call right in the middle.

Can someone verify I put the seals in facing the correct direction? ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 03:45 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Very nice! When you applied the grill...

Very nice!

When you applied the grill paint to the header did you heat the header or cure afterwards? I was reading the back of a VHT rattle can the other day and it didn't mention anything...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 12:34 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
For my resto I am considering painting the side...

For my resto I am considering painting the side panels then applying a matching color number plate background decal. Might not look as nice as a straight up paint job, but it should be a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 06:43 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Well done sir.

Well done sir.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 08:05 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Pass on that bike - you can do much much better...

Pass on that bike - you can do much much better with patience. If there are outward signs a bike hasn't been well cared for you can be assured there will be more problems to find.
Forum: Thumpers 02-20-2015, 12:53 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
No direct experience (yet) but butyl rubber tubes...

No direct experience (yet) but butyl rubber tubes are apparently hard to patch

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15636884&postcount=47277
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 11:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Speaking of decals... anybody ever use this...

Speaking of decals...

anybody ever use this stuff on their side panels?
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/4275/i/factory-effex-universal-number-plate-backgrounds

I have a '93 and the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 11:42 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Welcome Slip Flickr is bums... To post...

Welcome Slip

Flickr is bums...

To post your picture in message from flickr....
-click on the link you posted
-in the lower right of the grey surrounding your pic you'll see a link for...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 10:33 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I ended getting gussets welded in when I recently...

I ended getting gussets welded in when I recently had my frame powdercoated. Gravityisnotmyfriend sent me the template and they fit superbly! :clap

With the gussets I'd say go for the rack you...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 03:48 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Rack

Another cycleracks user over here. Very easy to install, stout, and easy to get side panels on/off w/ rack installed.

If you don't plan on welding in the gussets for the weak rear subframe, a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2015, 09:53 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
I assumed O/F recently retired and had a lot more...

I assumed O/F recently retired and had a lot more spare time on his hands...but apparently not enough spare time to look at a picture twice.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 06:12 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
On this thread?? Well, I'll be rooting for you!!...

On this thread?? Well, I'll be rooting for you!!

If you find yourself in an Aerostich jacket discussing jesse bags with a couple of GSA owners, send us a postcard. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2015, 08:15 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Lots of things can change back in time. Just...

Lots of things can change back in time. Just don't be too stubborn to shut the door and lock it for good. Sounds like you've done a lot for them and my generation is pretty shitty about picking up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You clean that tire and rim with a toothbrush or...

You clean that tire and rim with a toothbrush or something? Spotless!!
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2015, 03:34 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You may be able to get a loaner impact gun from...

You may be able to get a loaner impact gun from autozone or advanced auto parts. They will put a hold on your credit card for the value of the tool, but then remove it when you return.

An impact...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 09:31 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You could have been spanking a chick...:pimp ...

You could have been spanking a chick...:pimp Could have turned that into a burn that would have incinerated me:rofl

Sounds like your hand is fixed up which is great!
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 08:14 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Sure you didn't injure your hand in a spankathon??

Sure you didn't injure your hand in a spankathon??
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:19 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Next time tell him to bring the parts or tell him...

Next time tell him to bring the parts or tell him there is a 25% additional tax for bitching. You'll get to see if your friend is a quick learner.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 06:01 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Howdy - that is the left fork. Not sure the fork...

Howdy - that is the left fork. Not sure the fork tubes are side dependent (microfishe does not specify), but they looked identical to me. But, if you check out my last post I might be looking for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 05:57 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
More fork trouble

Well, after finding marks on my left fork tube I switched gears and started to service the right fork. Everything came apart fine, cleaned, and got the new bushings and seal on.

I seated the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 01:06 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
When you air up the shock to make it stiffer...

When you air up the shock to make it stiffer through the schrader valves on the fork cap. Not sure if many people play with that setting.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
PM Inbound...

PM Inbound...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:17 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Unfortunately the short mark is pretty deep. I...

Unfortunately the short mark is pretty deep. I can take the burs out, but I'm pretty sure I'll have a slow leak and I won't be able to hold air pressure for long. I'll see what the XRL inventory is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:47 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Fork Tube Shot?

I set off this morning overhauling my front forks. After removing the fork boots I noticed this:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/16365642505_014b18d3bd_b.jpg

The marks can definitely be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 02:34 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
The smell of cooked batteries would be a step up...

The smell of cooked batteries would be a step up from the mineral spirits when I flushed out my frame. A new fragrance for the shed. Thanks for the tip Steve!

(Hope you wear safety goggles w/...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 01:47 PM
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Posted By vector_dumb
You happen to have a method to clean an assembled...

You happen to have a method to clean an assembled engine? I plugged up the holes and went over my engine w/ a sos pad (i.e. steel wool and soap). It certainly helped, but still mungy in places. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 10:30 AM
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Posted By vector_dumb
Last I checked I don't make the rules on who gets...

Last I checked I don't make the rules on who gets to be a country :D

If you want to read up on a weird little country check out Nauru. Once the country with the highest per capita income in the...
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