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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-24-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,865
Posted By gweaver
I had SP do my forks last year. Great...

I had SP do my forks last year. Great investment. I'm local to them (~an hour) so I talked to them on the phone, drove down with my forks, talked some more about my riding and wants and all, and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,270
Posted By gweaver
I'm going to chime in and echo what Pcfly said-...

I'm going to chime in and echo what Pcfly said- buying a bike can be and is an emotional purchase. If one bike gets you tingly, and you can afford it, that's one you should buy, or at least...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12,199
Views: 2,741,555
Posted By gweaver
A mysterious box arrives... ...

A mysterious box arrives...
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-27g1T01I87E/VRNlj1HGkNI/AAAAAAAAJNE/1ngc1iIr-lQ/w820-h615-no/20150325_184841.jpg

Where did it come from? What could be inside? ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,658
Posted By gweaver
Not sure it's in the HOW or not, but Harley V-Rod...

Not sure it's in the HOW or not, but Harley V-Rod shims are the same diameter as the 950 shims, and quite a bit cheaper.

To help me stay organized, I got a piece of foam core board, sketched out...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-20-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By gweaver
I'm not at home so I can't check, but McMaster...

I'm not at home so I can't check, but McMaster has 'rivet nuts (http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-rivet-nuts/=we7kjl)' but they're SAE, not metric. I think those would be like the blind plug nuts. ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-18-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By gweaver
I have a Renazco +2 saddle and tried an LL with...

I have a Renazco +2 saddle and tried an LL with my stock screen. Maybe I did something wrong, but I never got it adjusted to a point where it worked for me. I tried Ricardo's mod- cut down screen...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,057
Posted By gweaver
So...maybe post pics of your buddy's system? ...

So...maybe post pics of your buddy's system?
:hide
I'm ready to step up to all-grain and I'm seriously considering designing my own 3-tier system rather than purchasing a ready-made rig.
G
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By gweaver
No idea if you have Craigslist or some sort of...

No idea if you have Craigslist or some sort of similar online classifieds, but that's one way to get an idea of what bikes like yours are going for. An even better idea would be Ebay, search...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,542
Posted By gweaver
I'm late to the show, but I went through this...

I'm late to the show, but I went through this same issue a little over a year ago. almost 25 years with State Farm, my wife had a parking lot fender bender (~$1000 in damage) and a prior 'failure to...
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,434
Posted By gweaver
Mounted the CO2 tank, drilled holes for the taps...

Mounted the CO2 tank, drilled holes for the taps and ran gas and beverage line for the necessities. I need to finish mounting the lines with cable clamps so it's more organized, but I'm happy with...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,796
Posted By gweaver
I've got Husky for my wrenches and sockets. ...

I've got Husky for my wrenches and sockets. Haven't had a problem with them. Had my Husky torque wrench fail, went down to Home Depot and walked out with a brand new one in about 10 minutes. No...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By gweaver
I don't think so. My understanding of them is...

I don't think so. My understanding of them is they take an existing signal from a tower and boost it. If your phone can't get signal, I don't know if a signal booster would have better luck. There...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,613
Posted By gweaver
This summer I finally replaced a Bosch 18V Brute...

This summer I finally replaced a Bosch 18V Brute Tough drill that lasted about 8 years. Same issues as the OP- batteries wouldn't hold a charge, chuck was going out. Bought a Makita 18V brushless...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,852
Posted By gweaver
Probably not what you want to hear, but I use...

Probably not what you want to hear, but I use Costco batteries in my truck and van. Haven't had any problems with them, they're generally less expensive than the rest of the brands, and they seem to...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 59,301
Posted By gweaver
Oops. Guess I don't get out much! G

Oops. Guess I don't get out much!
G
Forum: Road Warriors 12-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 59,301
Posted By gweaver
What is the Motor Company thinking?!?

I don't know what they're thinking, but I'll tell you what they've done:
They've made something really cool!!...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,403
Posted By gweaver
Check out 303 Protectant as an alternative to...

Check out 303 Protectant as an alternative to WD-40 and Armor-All for plastic and vinyl parts. It won't dry stuff out. Used it on a soft top for a Jeep-type vehicle for 10 years, still looked great...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-23-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By gweaver
So would lowering the legs so they're flush help...

So would lowering the legs so they're flush help to address the occasional brush with the Scorpion AT speedwobble? I'm still running ATs because they wear reasonably well, but do still have the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-20-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,810
Posted By gweaver
I had a similar problem. Replaced clutch slave,...

I had a similar problem. Replaced clutch slave, bled, bled and re-bled the clutch lines, replaced the clutch, etc. Finally took it in to the local shop, turns out the clutch master had failed. I...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,268
Posted By gweaver
Great looking garage/shop. Nice to have two...

Great looking garage/shop. Nice to have two separate spaces, certainly as far as doing your floor goes- move everything from 1st room to second while doing the floor in the first. That's the issue...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,730
Posted By gweaver
Sheets of black plastic, staked down where weeds...

Sheets of black plastic, staked down where weeds need to be killed. Let it bake in the sun for a while, or just cover the plastic with more gravel.
G
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I...

Steve- thanks for the heads up on Myers. When I get to that project, I'll definitely look them up.

Victor441- I appreciate the offer. In the process of moving to Cotati, so not too far away. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,298
Posted By gweaver
I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware...

I live in CA- bought mine at the local hardware store- Friedman's. They're a small, local chain (3 stores?), so if they have them I'm sure other CA stores have them.
G
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a...

Sorry for the delayed response but... what's a DA? Dual action? Are you talking about using an electric sander? I thought about that, and a wire wheel on a drill to hit most of the rust. To be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something...

Yup. I'm leaning towards that one, or something similar. Since the manager at Tractor Supply was willing to give me a discount on the 30 gallon, when I'm ready to buy, I'll ask him what he'd be...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you...

A quick scan of the reviews of the compressor you linked seems to show it's a solid unit. The few cons I saw had to do with leaks at a fitting and that the compressor was loud. If you've got the...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,298
Posted By gweaver
I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. ...

I'm moving out of a rental house in a few days. I had installed a water filtration system, tapped in to the cold feed to the hot water heater. I used a 'needle piercing valve' that actually...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a...

Took a stroll through Lowes today. They've got a 60 gallon (http://www.lowes.com/pd_54284-1126-VT6362_0__?productId=3370356&Ntt=air+compressors&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dair%2Bcompressors&facetInfo=)...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
I see your point, but my big concern is that with...

I see your point, but my big concern is that with a used compressor, I've got no idea how well it's been maintained. I've been keeping an eye on CL, and most everything I've seen in the sub-500...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. ...

Sounds fantastic, but $1K is too rich for me. I'm aiming at the <$500 point. I do know they've got a 60 gallon for either 479 or 499 (listed in the original post), so maybe I can catch a good deal...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used...

I'll be keeping my eye out for a good used compressor, but in the mean time, I'll live with the freebie. I have a few months until I anticipate needing to paint. Maybe I'll be able to come up with...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By gweaver
Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new...

Going from a 41 to a 38 won't require a new chain, however if your current sprockets/chain have a lot of miles, it's a good idea to change everything out. Putting a new sprocket on in conjunction...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence...

So I stopped by Lowes today for some fence boards, took a stroll through their air tool section. They have something similar to the Rapidair tubing system, but it's about $10 cheaper...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for...

I like the looks of that Rapidair setup for running air lines. Garage is about 1 1/2 car size. There's a nice 'nook' at the back to put the compressor. 100 ft should be plenty to run air to both...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,690
Posted By gweaver
Probably a moot point at this time, but for the...

Probably a moot point at this time, but for the OP (and others), what about a solar panel on the trailer/top box? I'm not an electrician or electronics person, but I envision a system with a battery...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-17-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By gweaver
Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the...

Yup, new springs. I weigh 225 and I'm at the upper end of what the stock springs can handle. I had Superplush do my forks. If I'm reading the sticker correctly, they upgraded me to the 6.9N...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,864
Posted By gweaver
Air compressors- really a difference?

So I'm shopping for my first air compressor. Bought my first house, want to set up my garage right. I'm thinking a compressor, PVC lines around the garage with 2-3 air drops. Most of the tool use...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-12-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By gweaver
I'll leave you the decision of finding the right...

I'll leave you the decision of finding the right 950/990 to get, but get one! My previous bike was an 02 ZX-9R. Sold it for the same reason- lower back and neck pain after riding it for any...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By gweaver
I'm not familiar with the layout of the header,...

I'm not familiar with the layout of the header, but what about a Dremel and a wire wheel? I think they make a wheel with a softer metal (not steel).
G
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,274
Posted By gweaver
I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I...

I haven't picked them up yet, but last week I dropped my forks off with SPS. Dropped them off Tuesday, but told them since I was out of town, no need to rush. They called me back Friday afternoon,...
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