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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 174,113
Posted By Langanobob
Stu, Just as another data point, I have an...

Stu,

Just as another data point, I have an '87 BMW K75s that I bought around 1990. BMW's reliability problems were going strong long before 2002. Somewhere on an old Win3.1 hard drive I have a...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 174,113
Posted By Langanobob
http://coolmaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02...

http://coolmaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ducati4.jpg[/QUOTE]
This bike is perfect.
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Langanobob
You probably know this, there's a whole website...

You probably know this, there's a whole website dedicated to XT225 mods and problems:

http://www.xt225.com
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Langanobob
The original Ossa liner was Nikasil coated?...

The original Ossa liner was Nikasil coated? Didn't realize Nikasil has been around that long, or I didn't realize how recently Ossa was still making bikes.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By Langanobob
I've fixed similar loose items with a drop or two...

I've fixed similar loose items with a drop or two of blue medium strength Loctite in the joint. Not permanent but it might get you through your trip.
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By Langanobob
Neither can we. :D I just finished putting...

Neither can we. :D

I just finished putting new cv joint boots on my ATV, only to find a large circlip still laying in plain sight on my workbench so any smart ass comments from me don't have much...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By Langanobob
I built a plywood surface deck about 10 years ago...

I built a plywood surface deck about 10 years ago and coated it with Jones Blair Pedagard. Still holding up perfectly. It's a commercial product not intended for homeowner use but if you are at...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Langanobob
That does not make sense. The little $20 HF...

That does not make sense. The little $20 HF solar "chargers" can't possibly overcharge a battery, their problem is the opposite, they don't have the output to charge a battery or barely maintain it,...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By Langanobob
I don't like giving anything from HF a positive...

I don't like giving anything from HF a positive review but I have several of those little solar chargers and they work OK. No worries about frying your battery, they aren't capable of enough current...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By Langanobob
Jack Hately used aluminum spray paint on his...

Jack Hately used aluminum spray paint on his copper Triumph headgaskets. Won a LOT of races.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,470
Posted By Langanobob
Really a minor tragedy that your community...

Really a minor tragedy that your community college system no longer offers welding classes. Here in Reno, which is not exactly an industrial city, the local community college offers very good...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By Langanobob
You might try posting your picture and question...

You might try posting your picture and question here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899&highlight=woody%27s
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Langanobob
Can't speak for R80G/S' but in general even...

Can't speak for R80G/S' but in general even though the old Britbikes have lower compression compared to newer machines, the combustion chamber designs aren't as efficient and don't work well with low...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,004
Posted By Langanobob
Very good article, thanks for posting it. Very...

Very good article, thanks for posting it. Very good magazine in general. What does it cost to subscribe? The website says register for free, but once you register they ask you to contact them for...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,004
Posted By Langanobob
And, it also depends on whether the path of the...

And, it also depends on whether the path of the proposed hole is through a piece of re-bar, which is just about a 100% probability.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By Langanobob
Henry, I think you missed his point. He likes...

Henry, I think you missed his point. He likes the rust and wants to preserve it, kind of a rat bike thing.

To the OP, the rust needs water and oxygen to continue growing. A clear coat will seal...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,417
Posted By Langanobob
Clutch slipping is allegedly caused by "friction...

Clutch slipping is allegedly caused by "friction modifier" oil additives. The US hasn't specifically addressed motorcycle oil ratings but Japan has with their JASO MA and MB ratings. You could try...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,367
Posted By Langanobob
I've had good performance from these guys: ...

I've had good performance from these guys:

http://www.lelubricants.com/air-compressor-lubricants.html

Nothing to lose by giving them a call.

Bob
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Langanobob
Not sure how it relates to your airheads but I am...

Not sure how it relates to your airheads but I am running a Boyer ignition and Dyna coils on my '66 Bonneville. Works flawlessly for decades now and between the Dyna coils and Boyer ignition it is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Langanobob
I thought a Connie was a Lockheed airplane? ...

I thought a Connie was a Lockheed airplane?

By coincidence a Concours riding friend mentioned to me last week that he was going to get his seat fixed by Russell. Supposed to be very good seats,...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Langanobob
I'm probably too old school for my own good but I...

I'm probably too old school for my own good but I really prefer the looks of uncoated polished aluminum. High maintenance, yes, but a part like a rocker doesn't have a lot of area.

I'd run it up...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Langanobob
Matty, we need to see pictures, not just the...

Matty, we need to see pictures, not just the aluminum rocker cover, the whole project car.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,600
Posted By Langanobob
Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I...

Yeah, I tend to agree with you about Costco. I paid a small fortune at Batteries Plus for two Made in the USA AGM batteries for my F250 and so far they're good batteries but honestly I can't say...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By Langanobob
Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the...

Can you get ahold of the contractor who did the floor 14 years ago and get some input from him? Or have him talk to your general contractor?

My experience with concrete is that neither wire or...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By Langanobob
Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not,...

Regardless of any possible ECU damage or not, that was an excellent field repair. Too bad you don't have pictures to go along with the text.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,010
Posted By Langanobob
In the US if a company requires a certain oil...

In the US if a company requires a certain oil brand to keep the warranty in force, they have to provide the oil for free. Not sure what the name and number of this law is, but it's a law. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,116
Posted By Langanobob
Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.

Best of luck and please let us know how it goes.
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same...

Thanks for saving me the ink of saying the same thing. I've done a lot of trying and never have brought back a sulfated battery. However, the pulse type chargers seem to be good chargers and work...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,578
Posted By Langanobob
I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my...

I've owned a lot of older vehicles and my experience is that the cost of paying shops is just too high and you have to do some or all of your own work.

You can also buy most all of the tools...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By Langanobob
Good question and I hope someone comes up with a...

Good question and I hope someone comes up with a definitive answer. When wet they have distinctive and different smells. Probably doesn't help at all after they've cured.

- Bob
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,628
Posted By Langanobob
Took me a minute to figure out you're talking...

Took me a minute to figure out you're talking about oil filters and not air filters.

I've never had any problem with the nut. There's only about 0.040" difference between a 16mm and 17mm wrench...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,055
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,055
Posted By Langanobob
The coil in a relay opens and closes electrical...

The coil in a relay opens and closes electrical contacts. The coil in a solenoid actuates a mechanical device such as engaging a starter drive.

What I don't understand is why "Solenoid" is almost...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,228
Posted By Langanobob
Nice that you took the time to make those videos....

Nice that you took the time to make those videos. My only suggestion is to edit them keeping the core content and getting rid of all the other stuff. No one is entertained or educated by watching...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,823
Posted By Langanobob
Probably not much help but I think Puma...

Probably not much help but I think Puma compressors are made in Taiwan, not China. Makes a big difference to me, but still far from finding one still made in the USA or Canada.

Any chance of...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By Langanobob
It pains me to agree with any of the inmates...

It pains me to agree with any of the inmates here, but I'd go with the two stroke oil suggested by concours. It's designed to be diluted 50 to 1 and in its undiluted form it provides some serious...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Langanobob
My turn signal relay arrived in Saturday's mail. ...

My turn signal relay arrived in Saturday's mail. Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,685
Posted By Langanobob
Thanks for the reminder about Carrol Smith's...

Thanks for the reminder about Carrol Smith's great books. My favorite is "Engineer to Win." Should be required reading for anyone who does their own fabrication or wrenching work.
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,589
Posted By Langanobob
Plugs are a better repair than an internal patch....

Plugs are a better repair than an internal patch. Plugs seal the tire casing from the outside and don't allow moisture and debris into the punctured area where it can over time lead to a delaminated...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,908
Posted By Langanobob
Looks good and it also looks like you'll have...

Looks good and it also looks like you'll have room for the inevitable expansion. Thanks for taking the time to make a thread about your project.
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