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Forum: The Garage Today, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By David R
Stick your finger in the hole :rofl ...

Stick your finger in the hole :rofl

Looking at the rockers they should all be a little loose (before you messed with them) on the side that is on compression. Other cylinder will have some...
Forum: Regional forums Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 182,751
Posted By David R
I will gladly make and ship another nut. ...

I will gladly make and ship another nut.


We still have snow.

Sent from my KFTT using Tapatalk HD
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7,129
Views: 427,351
Posted By David R
250 miles, 4.5 hours each way. I have checked a...

250 miles, 4.5 hours each way. I have checked a few times. We have fresh snow this morning. I did get out and ride Friday March 13 for 20 minutes.

David
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Hanshotfirst

I Knurled the front strap of my 45. I put the correct size rod in the grip frame and knurled the front strap turning the lathe chuck by had back and forth. You can see it a liittle here. They...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
1/16" stainless? TIG is the way to go. ...

1/16" stainless? TIG is the way to go.

David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,452
Posted By David R
After I rebuild an engine, I start it and watch...

After I rebuild an engine, I start it and watch for oil pressure. I usually have oil flowing before actually firing the engine up, JUST LIKE GM DOES.

Then let it idle for a few minutes with a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,395
Views: 175,387
Posted By David R
I took the trike out for 1/2 mile each way on dry...

I took the trike out for 1/2 mile each way on dry road. Its the first time ever on a trike for me. Its kinda cool. Then I took the BMW to town for a longer ride. That one got hosed off when I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,452
Posted By David R
My two cents

I have written this before.

Breaking in your engine is more than rings. Cam chains, Transmission gears, crank bearings, Oil pump, counteshaft bearings and gears.....

These things all need to...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,057
Posted By David R
If the welds got good penetration then the tube...

If the welds got good penetration then the tube will distort. They look like good welds. Short arc MIG puts less heat in than TIG or stick. Preheat the tube will help, but will not stop it from...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,303
Posted By David R
If you know its adjusted correctly, leave it....

If you know its adjusted correctly, leave it. Soak the carb and blow out every passage. Its not going to fall out later....

Soak in carb cleaner may loosen it up.

David
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
boardrider247, Clean the cover with solvent of...

boardrider247, Clean the cover with solvent of your choice. Do not use brakleen. Wire brush the groove or use a carbide burr (for aluminum or it loads up). I would run the tig torch over the...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
^What he said^. Clean, Clean, Clean! ...

^What he said^.

Clean, Clean, Clean!

How many amps are you using?

What diameter is the 4043. Pure aluminum will flow to anything.

I buy grinder wheels made for aluminum.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
I see 33 lbs of aggravation. Chuck it! ...

I see 33 lbs of aggravation. Chuck it!

David.
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Acetone in the gas produces a purple flame. ...

Acetone in the gas produces a purple flame. Don't breathe the fumes.

David
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
I think he is referring to Bare Wire (ER70s-6)...

I think he is referring to Bare Wire (ER70s-6) opposed to flux core or dual shield.

David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,175,447
Posted By David R
Thank you :1drink

Thank you :1drink
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Bill 66, the rule of thumb is for wire or TIG,...

Bill 66, the rule of thumb is for wire or TIG, not stick where the amps are set by rod size. It also says in one pass. So yes you can weld 3/8 with 300 amps There is a welding paramater guide on...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
3/16" is about all that machine can handle. ...

3/16" is about all that machine can handle. Bevel both sides keeping the gun almost straight in and close to the work and weave. I weld the pieces together, not weld the groove. As in pausing...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
How thick is the plate? No thinking needed. ...

How thick is the plate?
No thinking needed. Rule of thumb, one amp per .001" of plate. 1/4" can be welded in one pass with 250 amps. 125 amps for 1/8" in one pass.

Your machine probably...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
I think you need more amps. How thick is the...

I think you need more amps. How thick is the plate? Are you using C/25 or Co2? Is your wire .023? Did you grind a groove?

I would turn the volts all the way up and adjust the wire speed for ...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
To weld the fender is easy, to polish or finish...

To weld the fender is easy, to polish or finish is the hard part of stainless. A flap wheel is your friend. Perhaps a copper or aluminum backer to support the weld.

You could make a tight...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Opinion here

I disagree, I am a welder and mechanic. My dad was too. My son went to BOCES and did well. He continued on to 2 years at Alfred Tech.

He now works with me and is a better tig welder than I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-14-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8,924
Views: 453,366
Posted By David R
I baked bread, made split pea and lentil soup,...

I baked bread, made split pea and lentil soup, Cooked a porterhouse on charcoal fire then made onion soup out of it.

I went to the garage and started the trike. Brooom Brooom. :norton
...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
:D A water cooled torch needs a cooler attached....

:D A water cooled torch needs a cooler attached. :D

Most torches take the same consumables. Water cooled or air, there are basically two sizes. I use one of each size. The smaller WP20 on my...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By David R
You could heat the aluminum a little then knock...

You could heat the aluminum a little then knock the bushing out with a punch. Probably better to get a new one anyhow.
David
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Just my opinion about the welder. 250 amps...

Just my opinion about the welder.

250 amps for tig aluminum is about right to weld 1/4". I have done it with 200 amps, but need preheat.

A new tig welder works as well as a used Tig welder. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Bad Rectifier, more than likely bad diode. ...

Bad Rectifier, more than likely bad diode.

It may be a good idea to check open circuit voltage and check for AC in the DC.

David
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Air cooled torch for me works for one stick of...

Air cooled torch for me works for one stick of filler, then its too hot to hold.

Always Push (forehand) with tig for gas coverage.

We have water cooled torches in the shop, on the road, its...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
I have 2 V350 pro with potted boards. I use the...

I have 2 V350 pro with potted boards. I use the machines in industrial environment every day. They work. Say what you want.

My V350 are built like a skid with bumpers on both ends that also...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
I have many single lines . Send pm with...

I have many single lines . Send pm with address

David
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,175,447
Posted By David R
I lived there from 66 to 75. Sent from my...

I lived there from 66 to 75.

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-02-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8,924
Views: 453,366
Posted By David R
I think Michael (my son) can make those. ...

I think Michael (my son) can make those. Aluminum?

Draw it up on a napkin so its official and we will make a pair.

Should we make 10 on a water jet?


David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8,924
Views: 453,366
Posted By David R
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 199,766
Posted By David R
Four wheeler front end, Motorcycle rear end. ...

Four wheeler front end, Motorcycle rear end.

Makes it a Four Cycle? :norton MotorWheeler? :rofl

I have ridden with spiders. They remind me of moms 65 chevy wagon with a 230" 6 cylinder...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-01-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8,924
Views: 453,366
Posted By David R
Laugh We will be at the log cabin at 2:00 Seeya...

We will be at the log cabin at 2:00

Seeya There.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-31-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 199,766
Posted By David R
My Yamaha 60 enduro had oil injection. That was...

My Yamaha 60 enduro had oil injection. That was in the 70s.

David
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-30-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 199,766
Posted By David R
When I was 15 I did the same thing on the same...

When I was 15 I did the same thing on the same machine with 2 passengers. We were going down an icy hill on woodbattle road. It just started going sideways.... we flipped the whole thing. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-30-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8,924
Views: 453,366
Posted By David R
Laugh Four wheels for sure!

Sunday weather

I tried links. Defeated...


The Weather Channel - weather.com

Sun 1
PM Snow Showers
14F
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 648,121
Posted By David R
Galvanized. Too much of it gave me the shits and...

Galvanized. Too much of it gave me the shits and the shakes in the middle of the night. Only Once. Its not a problem to weld it, just DO NOT BREATHE THE WHITE SMOKE

There is even a procedure...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-29-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 199,766
Posted By David R
I saw one of those raiders in the flesh pass our...

I saw one of those raiders in the flesh pass our E stock racer at weedsport on the back straight. He went right up the berm and passed outside like nothing.

My dad had a snowbug. Gave meaning...
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