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Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,349
Posted By flemsmith
After years of using my Rigid wood oriented band...

After years of using my Rigid wood oriented band saw to cut aluminum for brackets, I finally bought one of those HF $250 metal band saws...I'm very pleased with being able to make straight and angled...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By flemsmith
Thanks for inputs. I think I might try some of...

Thanks for inputs. I think I might try some of this brazing material. I'm not after perfection in looks, I just want to add a little more strength/support. Two brackets that are sort of...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By flemsmith
Will JB weld hold up to powder coat?

I want to use it to cover up some weld gaps in aluminum brackets I had welded before I take them to the powder coaters. Can anyone tell me if they've tried to powder coat over JB weld? If that...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,899
Posted By flemsmith
Thanks, good explanation. I understand, which...

Thanks, good explanation. I understand, which is not always the case.

roy
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,899
Posted By flemsmith
I don't really understand guide coat...when I see...

I don't really understand guide coat...when I see it in write-ups like yours it seems to be a very light spray. Could pls explain the details a little more, or point me to a good description?
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-04-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,502
Posted By flemsmith
Wow, you really took on a big project, I admire...

Wow, you really took on a big project, I admire anyone who goes after frame alterations and makes the finished bike look like it belongs.
Thanks for letting us watch along the way.

Still enjoy...
Forum: Airheads 12-02-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By flemsmith
absolute worst case, buy a set of the knockoff...

absolute worst case, buy a set of the knockoff versions. They have the same set screw, assume it's the same size, but even if not, the little brass wire holder looks the same, serves the same...
Forum: Airheads 11-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By flemsmith
Not an airhead...but I just put a Parabellum...

Not an airhead...but I just put a Parabellum Scout on my Guzzi T3. Pretty pleased overall. added extra braces to the top of the dash to help windshield stability at 75 or so. It helped, not sure...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 7,833
Posted By flemsmith
I quit reading this thread..

...back when it was mostly squabbling. Then I recently had a thought. My Guzzi T3 in its original rebuild config has some gaiters..I bought long ones, cut them in the middle and overlapped them. ...
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By flemsmith
Got a picture? Can't really tell from your...

Got a picture? Can't really tell from your description.

roy
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,650
Posted By flemsmith
It's just for diagnostics methinks. Originally...

It's just for diagnostics methinks. Originally had a little plastic cover, mine's long gone.

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,333
Posted By flemsmith
Never had one...can't say I want one..but it sure...

Never had one...can't say I want one..but it sure is fun looking at all those complicated engine internal parts. Thanks for sharing the details. More moxie here than I'll ever have.

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 52,219
Posted By flemsmith
How do you know when you're really finished...?

(Damned if I know). So I found an oil breather that fit ok in the space I had in front of the swingarm. It's made by JEGS, the car racer/hotrod folks. Centerstand straddles it. I figure worst case...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By flemsmith
Wellll, yes, the best I remember. I don't...

Wellll, yes, the best I remember. I don't actually have the bike here right now so I can't run out and look, but the front clamp looks like what I remember. What is that springy looking thing on...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By flemsmith
Brown mount....

Just put one on my Mono R100. I liked it so much I bought one for my T3 Guzzi too. IIRC, the beemer one mounted to the engine bolt on the rear, and to a clamp that I believe is originally for the...
Forum: Airheads 11-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 48,971
Posted By flemsmith
Wow..just wow. Workmanship and component...

Wow..just wow. Workmanship and component selection all look great. Will be watching til the end.

Thanks for sharing all the details.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,835
Posted By flemsmith
Gilardoni prices...

That price, $384 is for one cyl/piston. Seems roughly the same as it was two years ago to me.

roy
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By flemsmith
what year bike?

ie, looks like an air pulse system that's been removed...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 766
Views: 109,018
Posted By flemsmith
I'm all confused....

either I don't understand, or I don't think that's what I've read. I thought the pilot jets controlled idle.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 109,018
Posted By flemsmith
I wish I knew a local T3...

...so I could compare how mine runs to another that someone is happy with....Just seems odd that mine doesn't really need to warm up or use much if any choke to start it, and gets what seems like...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 766
Views: 109,018
Posted By flemsmith
Can we talk jet size numbers?

as y'all make changes? I've got 120's in my T3, and 48's in the pilots with K&N's and I swear it's too rich, hardly needs a choke to start and I'm only getting about 36mpg...I have some 130 mains...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By flemsmith
If 85 goes to starter sw/...

it eventually has to go to gnd, the original schematic showed the clutch and/or neutral sw/ being in series with the starter sw/, but it still ends up going to gnd when you press the sw/.

PM me a...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By flemsmith
according to Haynes...

Looking again, and assuming your bike is still wired according to schematic, pin 85 gnds the coil side thru the starter sw/ and the clutch and/or neutral sw/. Pin 86 gets 12v thru the ignition sw as...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By flemsmith
Is it the 78 R100?

You using a Haynes manual for the schematic? Starter relay; Ohm pin 30 to gnd and see what you get.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 250,853
Posted By flemsmith
Ok, not a pix, a que....

It's a 78 T3, engine is 1000cc instead of 850, started with basic mirrors from MG cycle, they vibrate too much to see much of anything behind me...I tried one I had in my stash, it doesn't vibrate at...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,880
Posted By flemsmith
The starter is gnd...

Not sure what you're asking exactly, but the starter is mechanically grounded due to the bolts that mount it to the engine, which is gnded to the frame, where the battery is gnded. If you have an...
Forum: Airheads 11-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,027
Posted By flemsmith
Not sure if this fits your year...

But if I were mounting a solo seat, I'd want some sort of spring support.

vhttp://shop.phastbyphillips.com/1000-Mile-Teutonic-Solo-Touring-Seat-Spring-PBP1000Spring.htm

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,835
Posted By flemsmith
T3 850 Gilardoni's...

I have a set of new in box Gilardoni 850cc cylinders and pistons I bought for my T3 before I found out it already had a 1000cc kit in it. Been sitting for a coupla years, if you can find out whether...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 52,219
Posted By flemsmith
Bunn beather...

...so after a 100 mile ride at freeway speeds, I'm getting an oil mist out of the Bunn breather hoses that I don't really like. It looks like I'll either fab or if I'm lucky, buy some sort of oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,758
Posted By flemsmith
Wow, thanks!!

Interesting to see the canal boats all moored up for the winter. A whole other lifestyle. Keep sharing as you work on her, take her out for some cruising. I know nothing about these boats, but...
Forum: Airheads 11-05-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By flemsmith
LED parking light...

Did you just use an LED bulb that fits in the original housing/socket? I started out thinking I'd do that, but then decided to use an led strip instead. No problem with the rest of the electrical...
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By flemsmith
OK, thx for input

I hadn't thought thru the square law; it's off to ebay, should beenough to fundthe three ohm version...bean can is a different story, guess I'll need to think thru that as well.

roy
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By flemsmith
3 ohm vs 5 ohm....

Not sure why it wouldn't work...5 ohms would mean less current out of the electronics, so if it still steps up the voltage enough to give an adequate spark, it seems like it should last longer. Since...
Forum: Airheads 11-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 816
Posted By flemsmith
Black Dyna Coil...

I happen to have a black dyna 5 ohm coil, thinking of trying it in my 85 R80RT w/ electronic ignition....I have a very intermittent miss or hiccup, and I've already tried cleaning and re heat sink...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,905
Posted By flemsmith
59 Cushman Super Eagle

Black. Two speed tank shift. Would do 60.

But I lusted after a Ducati Monza.

roy
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By flemsmith
If it's not too bad...

.;..I just use naval jelly, day of rest, sandpaper, and rattle can primer and satin black. With enough paper/old rag cover, and removing a few bolts, you can paint little portions of the frame...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,016
Posted By flemsmith
Baba,

I bought an older, quite used up day long for my R100RT for the express purpose of having it rebuilt by Russell while I keep using the Corbin that was on it. They're building it now, and since this...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,686
Posted By flemsmith
Excellent!

Glad to see you back in the Guzzi fold, I always enjoy watching anything you post, always very nice pix.

roy
Forum: Airheads 10-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By flemsmith
I have the locking lever...

...just can't really reach it comfortable while riding to maintain a set speed. I just use it as a warm-up rev assistant. I'd still like something I'm happy using on a cruise, just for a hand rest...
Forum: Vendors 10-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,820
Posted By flemsmith
Although my Verizon hotspot...

..is so slow I almost gave up, I finally managed to sign up for kickstarter and make my $79 contribution. I wish you good luck in your startup, and will be anxious to get my hands on one of your...
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