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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 309,726
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I know for certain that the 29mm shim kit I...

I know for certain that the 29mm shim kit I recently bought are hardened steel. RC60 if memory serves me. I certainly wouldn't try to reduce their thickness as it would be very difficult to ensure...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Sometimes it is benificial to know the difference...

Sometimes it is benificial to know the difference between cold (just above freezing) and dangerous (freezing and below). Road ice can ruin your day in the blink of an eye... :muutt
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Thanks, I have an honorary P.H.D. in B.S. :D ...

Thanks, I have an honorary P.H.D. in B.S. :D

When I worked in the automotive industry, I used to enjoy tormenting the new apprentice mechanics with stuff like that, for the entertainment value....
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By 16VGTIDave
So many myths about air in tires. Let's get this...

So many myths about air in tires. Let's get this straight - it is the humidity of the summer air that is the problem. This moisture will freeze in cold weather, and the resulting ice will cause...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,500
Posted By 16VGTIDave
No different than the people who buy an engine...

No different than the people who buy an engine crash guard, crash their bike, then demand a warranty replacement due to scratched paint on the crash guard...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,471
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Because android phones get tossed in the trash...

Because android phones get tossed in the trash rather than placed in expensive stands. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've considered adding led strobes that are...

I've considered adding led strobes that are activated with the horn. But, after careful consideration, I've settled on a compact air horn and will let the cagers look in panic for the transport...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You've met Reaver, right? In person? If so, you'd...

You've met Reaver, right? In person? If so, you'd have met his friends. All of them. They are with him all the time, whispering in his head. :norton The monkey is for plausible denial-ability... :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,891
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Is that a belt driven air/fuel homogenizer I see...

Is that a belt driven air/fuel homogenizer I see there? :wink: Innovative!
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,188
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Homemade Carb Sync Tool?

8' of clear vinyl tubing, an adjustable hose pinch clamp, some leftover ATF, a 4' piece of leftover hardwood flooring, and a few cable staples. Cheapest and most accurate sync tool. Hangs on the wall...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,135
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I voted to keep the ABS. 1st reason is because...

I voted to keep the ABS. 1st reason is because most every other project bike would have it removed. It doesn't add much complexity to your build as it is all there, so why not be different? 2nd...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,967
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Those are some strong words! I'd be willing to...

Those are some strong words! I'd be willing to wager that 90+% of the inmates here were implicated by those words. What exactly were you trying to imply? That all the bike modifications and farkles...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,189
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have a fleece jacket that has a nylon (or...

I have a fleece jacket that has a nylon (or polyester?) lining and a wool sweater that is also lined. Both stop air movement quite well and provide a fair bit of thermal insulation when covered. I...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,471
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Maybe. But then all the imported talent would be...

Maybe. But then all the imported talent would be just as confused as the locals are now...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,500
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I don't think so. It's all about REALISTIC...

I don't think so. It's all about REALISTIC expectations and understanding the costs involved. Just like "common sense" having been lost a generation ago, most people today are no longer realistic in...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,312
Views: 309,726
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The day my son was born, I started keeping the...

The day my son was born, I started keeping the money from returns for him. I told everyone that "I was drinking his way through college"! Others have contributed their empties over the years. Now...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,500
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I think everyone should try to manage a small...

I think everyone should try to manage a small business. It would bring reality into focus. I'm self-employed. In my case as a freelance Mac/Apple consultant/trainer/service provider. After staying...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,500
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I agree that following the instructions should...

I agree that following the instructions should not result in a failure. What I don't agree with is who you are going after. You have already said that you believe your washing machine caused the...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,500
Posted By 16VGTIDave
So, just to be clear, you received the suit in...

So, just to be clear, you received the suit in good order, right? Then YOU washed it, in YOUR washing machine, right? Then you found the damage? That YOU KNOW occurred in YOUR washing machine, right?...
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,790
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Wow. High school physics and chemistry were...

Wow. High school physics and chemistry were obviously elective courses, and you opted for phys-ed at a general level didn't you Matt?

You-fukin-magine nothing, Matt. Please STFU and go back to...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22,389
Views: 2,352,924
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Of course not. What are you thinking? This isn't...

Of course not. What are you thinking? This isn't about practicality, it is about creating unsustainable government funded employment positions. All of which will be awarded to those least capable of...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I was considering the same thing just yesterday....

I was considering the same thing just yesterday. I read that NeverWet isn't recommended for clothing (???), and many reviews are less than complementary. Though, that could be due to the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Hey Reaver, just so you know what you are...

Hey Reaver, just so you know what you are missing:

It is a clear sunny fall day in The Golden Horseshoe, with the temp up to a balmy 16C. It is so nice that I'm ditching my afternoon appointment...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You may have to hunt down a distributor. The shop...

You may have to hunt down a distributor. The shop I found them at is called Overdrive Automotive (http://overdriveauto.com/). PM me if you can't find them locally. They are white, I'd guess around...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Don't know, mine are around 3 turns out. However,...

Don't know, mine are around 3 turns out. However, we are still waiting for your tuning procedures and suggestions. Apparently you think you know something about this, but other than denigrating...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Got any better suggestions? :ear Or are you just...

Got any better suggestions? :ear Or are you just trolling? :deal
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I got a pair of AD1's in black this spring. I...

I got a pair of AD1's in black this spring. I haven't washed them yet this year, unless you count rain or rinsing with the garden hose when washing the bike. They still look reasonably clean, other...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You make no mention of air filter or plumbing to...

You make no mention of air filter or plumbing to an airbox. My limited experience shows CV carbs to be very particular to having clean airflow into the inlet. I've used a short length of PVC plumbing...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've been down the same road. After wasting money...

I've been down the same road. After wasting money on cheap LED 194 bulbs that all failed in less than a year, some died in less than a week, I found a local speed shop who carry LED bulbs from...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22,389
Views: 2,352,924
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Oh, don't get so excited. It's not like we struck...

Oh, don't get so excited. It's not like we struck a nerve or something, is it? After all, that video only features a dirty scooter. I mean, really? Just because Honda can stuff a transmission from a...
Forum: Canada 11-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22,389
Views: 2,352,924
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That is a great example of self-restraint there...

That is a great example of self-restraint there Craig. :clap

I was going to call them "citiots" (A contraction of "city idiots"...) :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
The smile on that troopers face could suggest a...

The smile on that troopers face could suggest a few outcomes:

"Silly Canuck, sure I'll let you take a photo. It's the least I can do for you getting my monthly quota off to a good start!"
"You're...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
You aren't factoring in the winds that were...

You aren't factoring in the winds that were gusting over 25 mph either.

So? How was your first day of many to come? I'm sure inquiring minds would rather hear from you, rather than our incessant...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
It is an honour to be of service. I almost...

It is an honour to be of service.

I almost had trouble getting back from the border. In my enthusiasm, I followed Reaver too far and ended up in "no-mans land". The nice young lady (okay, the hot...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
My first thought was "Pics! Or it didn't happen."...

My first thought was "Pics! Or it didn't happen." But I then considered the women that might be wearing a bikini at 10C and have decided we don't need pics. My condolences for where you live and what...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That depends on the carb in question. Some are...

That depends on the carb in question. Some are air screws, some are mixture screws. It is important to know which, as the adjustments are opposite.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Reaver already has many layers on and looks like...

Reaver already has many layers on and looks like Bib, the Michelin man, only shorter and grey. Heck, he was so bundled up I wouldn't be surprised if he is still in a washroom trying to find Wee...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
A full bladder makes one cold. I thought that was...

A full bladder makes one cold. I thought that was common knowledge.

Just in case, I'll mention that Wee Willy might appreciate you warming your hands with hot water and soap before you begin your...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 96,721
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Reaver has left the country. Again. This time on...

Reaver has left the country. Again. This time on 2 wheels. He is loaded pretty heavy but that appears to be helping him with the cross winds.

We met on the 403 and stopped in Brantford so he could...
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