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Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By vfxdog
I would have thought that instead of galvanic...

I would have thought that instead of galvanic corrosion, relative lack of strength and thread galling would be more of an issue with the OP's proposed use. Interesting table though - it would be good...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By vfxdog
It's not unusual in classic road racing to see...

It's not unusual in classic road racing to see r/h shift conversions. Usually fairly straightforward; often done running a shaft through the swingarm pivot which on many bikes is hollow.
There's...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By vfxdog
You can order the Carbtune on line direct from...

You can order the Carbtune on line direct from the manufacturer in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mine arrived in California within 5 days. It's very light so air postage isn't much.

The Twinmax is a...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,497
Posted By vfxdog
It should work. You may get some slight...

It should work. You may get some slight differences in readings given an equal vacuum to all four, but that's easy enough to compensate or adjust for. The other thing you will need with most of the...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By vfxdog
I've never tried the penny technique with that...

I've never tried the penny technique with that kind of spring.
However, another trick I've used a few times is to attach the spring both ends before putting the pivot bolt/s in. The stand itself...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By vfxdog
Stick one end in a vice, bend the spring as much...

Stick one end in a vice, bend the spring as much as you can, and push pennies into the gaps until the whole spring is spaced out enough to fit over its retaining hooks/pins.
Forum: Americas 09-30-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By vfxdog
Just wanted to add a thumbs up for Pack All. The...

Just wanted to add a thumbs up for Pack All. The best crating outfit I have ever used, with extremely reasonable prices. Shame they don't have branches all round the world.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By vfxdog
Yes, seen it done several times. Google Africa...

Yes, seen it done several times. Google Africa Twin sprocket weld for some examples. The Africa Twin arrangement does not have a nut holding the sprocket on in the conventional way but is the same as...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,603
Posted By vfxdog
Pretty common practice on Africa Twins. If you...

Pretty common practice on Africa Twins. If you have no spline left on the CS the weld is going to have to work mighty hard, but if there's some left it's a seemingly barbaric but effective repair....
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By vfxdog
Have you checked your sprockets, specifically the...

Have you checked your sprockets, specifically the front one?
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By vfxdog
Is the lever/piston returning completely? If it...

Is the lever/piston returning completely? If it isn't, you won't recharge the cylinder with fresh fluid and it will then have nothing to pump.

I've encountered this with things like bad lever...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,899
Posted By vfxdog
If you're going to go tubeless, check that your...

If you're going to go tubeless, check that your rims have raised lips adjacent to the wheel well just inside where the tire bead would sit. Idea is that if you get a flat, this keeps the tire more or...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,920
Posted By vfxdog
Toured France on an '85 V-Max 28 years ago (about...

Toured France on an '85 V-Max 28 years ago (about a 1500 mile trip). Fuel range was a problem but we planned refuelling stops carefully (95 miles on a tank).
Had a backpack, a small tank bag and a...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,349
Posted By vfxdog
Love my W&B. So do a lot of NASCAR engine...

Love my W&B.

So do a lot of NASCAR engine builders, apparently.
Forum: Beasts 05-20-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,354
Posted By vfxdog
As pointed out above, anodising is principally a...

As pointed out above, anodising is principally a treatment for aluminum, but it can be applied to steel. However wear resistance is poor.

Hard chroming is definitely the way to go. I recently had...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 198,562
Posted By vfxdog
There was a New Zealand-assembled version of...

There was a New Zealand-assembled version of these called an N-Zeta- no doubt the outcome of some strange exchange deal involving shipping lamb to the Czechs. We got their Bata shoes, too.

Had the...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,464
Posted By vfxdog
This.

This.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,577
Posted By vfxdog
I'm using an 8 Gal 5.5Hp gas compressor rated at...

I'm using an 8 Gal 5.5Hp gas compressor rated at 11.8 CFM@90psi, and it only just keeps up with demand from the HF unit.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By vfxdog
Have you tried running the engine with your float...

Have you tried running the engine with your float height check tubing in place to make sure you're not getting a fuel flow problem (blocked tank breather, that kind of thing)?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,696
Posted By vfxdog
I'd describe that bike as a rebuild rather than a...

I'd describe that bike as a rebuild rather than a restoration. There are several visible issues, so I would be wondering what's up with the bits we can't see.

Why it's white I can't imagine- the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,901
Posted By vfxdog
I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305...

I was recently given a couple of dismantled 305 Supersports. I haven't yet figured out what is there and what isn't, but one question I do have is- what model year or market of the 305 Supersports...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,472
Posted By vfxdog
Aluminum wrenches will not be capable of dealing...

Aluminum wrenches will not be capable of dealing with normal steel fasteners, but if you hunt around you will find suppliers of titanium wrenches that will do the job perfectly; tire levers too.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By vfxdog
Looks like a James ML- Military Lightweight....

Looks like a James ML- Military Lightweight. Designed for use by British paratroopers and manufactured until around 1946. Engine is a Villiers 9D.

I have one, still in olive drab matte finish and...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 305,915
Posted By vfxdog
Not sure Cyclegear are still offering that...

Not sure Cyclegear are still offering that warranty. Used to be lifetime on the Megaboost range, but now it's 1 year.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,646
Posted By vfxdog
A friend has a barn full of bikes, and he's run...

A friend has a barn full of bikes, and he's run parallel bare cable pairs at about 8 feet height above each row of bikes. He runs a drop down to each bike which connects to pigtails; the overhead...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,792
Posted By vfxdog
I note the lower-capacity Xantrex is rated at...

I note the lower-capacity Xantrex is rated at 10A- does the unit regulate current down if charging a smaller battery for which 10A might be a bit on the high side?

Appreciate your posts and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 12,926
Posted By vfxdog
You should be able to get new diaphragms from NRP...

You should be able to get new diaphragms from NRP in the UK- they're making them for a huge range of bikes and will manufacture to order if you want a non-stock item. For EFI on your Hawk look at...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By vfxdog
Good idea, but might it not be better to stay...

Good idea, but might it not be better to stay with the coarse thread and go 14 X 1.5?
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 201,602
Posted By vfxdog
I too have had the alloy hooks come free, which...

I too have had the alloy hooks come free, which wouldn't have happened with the alternative design of hook shown. I lost my US30 off the back of my bike at speed, nearly bringing down the rider...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By vfxdog
It's good to read that K&N have done the decent...

It's good to read that K&N have done the decent thing and replaced a faulty part.

I had a bad experience with a K&N "engineer" a few years ago when I was looking for a filter they made, but I only...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,994
Posted By vfxdog
For shim checking the OP was on the right track...

For shim checking the OP was on the right track when he asked about getting a micrometer- a lot of folk have posted suggesting calipers, but in the valve shim world the micrometer is the better tool....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,994
Posted By vfxdog
Man wants to buy tools! No need to hold him back...

Man wants to buy tools! No need to hold him back from that primeval urge.

My suggestion to the OP- first of all make sure you get a metric micrometer, and if you think you are up to learning how...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,266
Posted By vfxdog
I take a lot of snaps with my cellphone, and use...

I take a lot of snaps with my cellphone, and use the phone's Notes app to make a list of things that need ordering.

When I'm about to reassemble, I lay out all screws, washers etc grouped by size....
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,958
Posted By vfxdog
If you are going to use a clip type master link,...

If you are going to use a clip type master link, a little wrap of safety wire or a blob of RTV is a very good idea.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By vfxdog
I notice Amazon won't ship the 3M stuff to...

I notice Amazon won't ship the 3M stuff to Catalina Island. Evereywhere else...

What the heck happened in Catalina?
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,113
Posted By vfxdog
Go to UK eBay and search m8 80 socket cap zinc...

Go to UK eBay and search m8 80 socket cap zinc 12.9.

There are 6 or 7 stockists in the UK.

If you have trouble getting them to ship to you, PM me and I will help.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By vfxdog
Studded rubber floor tiles. Designed to tolerate...

Studded rubber floor tiles. Designed to tolerate oil and high point loads. Tools won't roll on it and the little round things you drop now and again will not vanish into the nether regions of your...
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By vfxdog
I've done it several times. No problems.

I've done it several times. No problems.
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By vfxdog
Just had to refit a Dunlop K81 onto a Ducati...

Just had to refit a Dunlop K81 onto a Ducati alloy rim- the K81 had been stored stacked and although I tried every trick in the book (and I've learned a few in just shy of 50 years of motorcycles)...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,109
Posted By vfxdog
Sounds like you got it worked out, but FYI these...

Sounds like you got it worked out, but FYI these days many batteries shipped with separate electrolyte include a plain old pushpin with the terminal hardware, specifically for venting the pack when...
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