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Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,232
Posted By gweaver
Probably not what you want to hear, but I use...

Probably not what you want to hear, but I use Costco batteries in my truck and van. Haven't had any problems with them, they're generally less expensive than the rest of the brands, and they seem to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,724
Posted By gweaver
Oops. Guess I don't get out much! G

Oops. Guess I don't get out much!
G
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 45,724
Posted By gweaver
What is the Motor Company thinking?!?

I don't know what they're thinking, but I'll tell you what they've done:
They've made something really cool!!...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By gweaver
Check out 303 Protectant as an alternative to...

Check out 303 Protectant as an alternative to WD-40 and Armor-All for plastic and vinyl parts. It won't dry stuff out. Used it on a soft top for a Jeep-type vehicle for 10 years, still looked great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By gweaver
So would lowering the legs so they're flush help...

So would lowering the legs so they're flush help to address the occasional brush with the Scorpion AT speedwobble? I'm still running ATs because they wear reasonably well, but do still have the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502
Posted By gweaver
I had a similar problem. Replaced clutch slave,...

I had a similar problem. Replaced clutch slave, bled, bled and re-bled the clutch lines, replaced the clutch, etc. Finally took it in to the local shop, turns out the clutch master had failed. I...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,495
Posted By gweaver
Great looking garage/shop. Nice to have two...

Great looking garage/shop. Nice to have two separate spaces, certainly as far as doing your floor goes- move everything from 1st room to second while doing the floor in the first. That's the issue...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,400
Posted By gweaver
Sheets of black plastic, staked down where weeds...

Sheets of black plastic, staked down where weeds need to be killed. Let it bake in the sun for a while, or just cover the plastic with more gravel.
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Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I...

Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I get to that project, I'll definitely look them up.

Victor441- I appreciate the offer. In the process of moving to Cotati, so not too far away. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,423
Posted By gweaver
I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware...

I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware store- Friedman's. They're a small, local chain (3 stores?), so if they have them I'm sure other CA stores have them.
G
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a...

Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a DA? Dual action? Are you talking about using an electric sander? I thought about that, and a wire wheel on a drill to hit most of the rust. To be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something...

Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something similar. Since the manager at Tractor Supply was willing to give me a discount on the 30 gallon, when I'm ready to buy, I'll ask him what he'd be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you...

A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you linked seems to show it's a solid unit. The few cons I saw had to do with leaks at a fitting and that the compressor was loud. If you've got the...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,423
Posted By gweaver
I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. ...

I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. I had installed a water filtration system, tapped in to the cold feed to the hot water heater. I used a 'needle piercing valve' that actually...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a...

Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a 60 gallon (http://www.lowes.com/pd_54284-1126-VT6362_0__?productId=3370356&Ntt=air+compressors&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dair%2Bcompressors&facetInfo=)...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
I see your point, but my big concern is that with...

I see your point, but my big concern is that with a used compressor, I've got no idea how well it's been maintained. I've been keeping an eye on CL, and most everything I've seen in the sub-500...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. ...

Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. I'm aiming at the <$500 point. I do know they've got a 60 gallon for either 479 or 499 (listed in the original post), so maybe I can catch a good deal...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used...

I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used compressor, but in the mean time, I'll live with the freebie. I have a few months until I anticipate needing to paint. Maybe I'll be able to come up with...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By gweaver
Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new...

Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new chain, however if your current sprockets/chain have a lot of miles, it's a good idea to change everything out. Putting a new sprocket on in conjunction...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence...

So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence boards, took a stroll through their air tool section. They have something similar to the Rapidair tubing system, but it's about $10 cheaper...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for...

I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for running air lines. Garage is about 1 1/2 car size. There's a nice 'nook' at the back to put the compressor. 100 ft should be plenty to run air to both...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,433
Posted By gweaver
Probably a moot point at this time, but for the...

Probably a moot point at this time, but for the OP (and others), what about a solar panel on the trailer/top box? I'm not an electrician or electronics person, but I envision a system with a battery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By gweaver
Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the...

Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the upper end of what the stock springs can handle. I had Superplush do my forks. If I'm reading the sticker correctly, they upgraded me to the 6.9N...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,165
Posted By gweaver
Air compressors- really a difference?

So I'm shopping for my first air compressor. Bought my first house, want to set up my garage right. I'm thinking a compressor, PVC lines around the garage with 2-3 air drops. Most of the tool use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By gweaver
I'll leave you the decision of finding the right...

I'll leave you the decision of finding the right 950/990 to get, but get one! My previous bike was an 02 ZX-9R. Sold it for the same reason- lower back and neck pain after riding it for any...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By gweaver
I'm not familiar with the layout of the header,...

I'm not familiar with the layout of the header, but what about a Dremel and a wire wheel? I think they make a wheel with a softer metal (not steel).
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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,459
Posted By gweaver
I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I...

I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I dropped my forks off with SPS. Dropped them off Tuesday, but told them since I was out of town, no need to rush. They called me back Friday afternoon,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,035
Posted By gweaver
Got the call yesterday afternoon!! Superplush...

Got the call yesterday afternoon!! Superplush has my forks done!! :rayof Bad news is I'm leaving tomorrow for vacation for a week, but I'll be picking them up when I get home!!
Revalve + heavier...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-27-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By gweaver
Mirroring others, these bikes aren't that hard to...

Mirroring others, these bikes aren't that hard to work on, once you learn the basics. They were built for racing, and were designed as such- simple dis-assembly, straightforward maintenance and the...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,863
Posted By gweaver
Add a compression stuff sack to your sleeping bag...

Add a compression stuff sack to your sleeping bag setup, and you can pack it down even farther. My 20' down bag stuffs down to about 7" x 11". With a compression bag, I can get it down to about 7"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-14-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By gweaver
Well...your bike is suspiciously clean. Just'...

Well...your bike is suspiciously clean.
Just' sayin'.
:D
G
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,181
Posted By gweaver
You got a walk-through on how you did your mod? ...

You got a walk-through on how you did your mod? What did you do with the existing battery cables? Granted, I haven't pulled the tanks off mine yet, but I'd like to have some idea of what I'm...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,411
Posted By gweaver
FWIW, I did a 2-1 with an FMF PowerCore can. Did...

FWIW, I did a 2-1 with an FMF PowerCore can. Did the install, took the bike to be rejetted (950), and after many hours of dyno time, the techs were unable to get the bike to run well. There's a...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,983
Posted By gweaver
No comment on the hows and whys of the engine...

No comment on the hows and whys of the engine issue, but depending on the cost of a rebuild, I'd probably drop the coin on putting a new engine in the truck. As mentioned, you'll get another 200K...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,896
Posted By gweaver
Sorry for the dumb question, but what's the...

Sorry for the dumb question, but what's the advantage of draining out of the oil tank vs. dropping the skid plate and draining from the bottom of the case? Seems like draining the pan would mean...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,854
Posted By gweaver
I dunno. Could be kinda fun for faffing around...

I dunno. Could be kinda fun for faffing around town. I like this one:
http://www.californiascooterco.com/_DSC0372-BlkBber.jpg

I'd really like to see one set up like a Scrambler with a high...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-13-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 59,145
Posted By gweaver
This happened years ago, probably the very early...

This happened years ago, probably the very early 80's. I was about 10, living in Indonesia. Anyway, my parents, some of their friends, and myself had gone camping. We were travelling along the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By gweaver
Andi, Just trying to get some clarification-...

Andi,
Just trying to get some clarification- what do you mean by triangle doors 'opened'? My airbox is still stock. I was running a prefilter, but the shop that did the carb tuning/dyno work...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By gweaver
The shop that did the work is very reputable. ...

The shop that did the work is very reputable. I'm pretty sure they had the sniffer on it while doing dyno pulls. I went back in later to try to get the jet specs, but I guess they hadn't recorded...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-24-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By gweaver
Boy, I'd sure like to know how you got the 2-1 on...

Boy, I'd sure like to know how you got the 2-1 on your 950 to work. I've got a 2-1 with an FMF Powercore, and after significant dyno time, I've still got a huge flat spot around 6000 rpm and about...
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