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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By flemsmith
Enjoyed the read, thanks! It's always fun to...

Enjoyed the read, thanks!

It's always fun to read of an older bike rebuild followed by a ride challenge and all the tribulations while sitting in my easy chair with the back warmer on.

Well...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 27,341
Posted By flemsmith
Been watching from the start....you sure bite off...

Been watching from the start....you sure bite off a lot of ambitious work, and make it look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,250
Posted By flemsmith
only avail to UK Amazon customers? roy

only avail to UK Amazon customers?

roy
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6,392
Views: 2,823,659
Posted By flemsmith
You guys clean your garage? I can barely walk...

You guys clean your garage? I can barely walk thru mine.

roy
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By flemsmith
Damn, I never would have thought of that. Pretty...

Damn, I never would have thought of that. Pretty darn creative!

BTW, when I carried a bike on the back of my Sprinter based RV, I couldn't tell there was any change in mpg. Pulling a trailer...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,618
Posted By flemsmith
Have you looked at MG cycles for carb parts? ...

Have you looked at MG cycles for carb parts? Assuming you have a VHB carb, the main jet threads are the same as the pilot jet. Different than the PHF series.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By flemsmith
Hope you took lots of pix of the wire harness...

Hope you took lots of pix of the wire harness routing.
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By flemsmith
Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Couldn't you...

Sorry, but I'm a little confused. Couldn't you just unsolder the old diode and solder in a new one?

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-05-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,565
Posted By flemsmith
ok, read the link about making the vapor...

ok, read the link about making the vapor blaster...I'm out of that level of complication. Not sure I have enough life left to make that process work in my garage.

roy
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 14,565
Posted By flemsmith
vapor blaster....take idiot level pix. I may...

vapor blaster....take idiot level pix. I may want to build one too. It'll save time when I start asking remedial questions.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,887
Posted By flemsmith
allright! A workshop almost as cluttered as...

allright! A workshop almost as cluttered as mine, and a total airhead teardown with pix and questions. It must be Christmas! I be following fer sure.

roy
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By flemsmith
I'm 6'1", and could not readily deploy mine on...

I'm 6'1", and could not readily deploy mine on the 91 from the seat confidently. Not really an issue unless you're loaded for camping, with bags making it a bit harder to get off than normal. After...
Forum: Airheads 01-04-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By flemsmith
If you really want a stock one, I have one off a...

If you really want a stock one, I have one off a 91. The reason I have one is I replaced it with a Brown. If you aren't sure, get a Brown or similar.

roy
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By flemsmith
...meanwhile, take that one apart and fab up...

...meanwhile, take that one apart and fab up something so we can watch. That little plastic tab on the left won't let you get the black plastic 'carrier' out without drama? (I want to see what you...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,605
Posted By flemsmith
Learning to use HTS2000... I don't weld, make...

Learning to use HTS2000...
I don't weld, make lots of brackets out of aluminum, and sometimes really need to 'weld' some of them together.
What I've learned so far after buying the 1 lb starter...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 213,625
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: 571
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: 571
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: 227
Views: 13,758
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: 227
Views: 13,758
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: 276
Views: 27,341
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: 744
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: 885
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: 8,671
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: 408
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: 41
Views: 3,541
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: 11,846
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: 53,832
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: 1,247
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: 1,247
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: 460
Views: 67,305
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: 3,347
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: 380
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: 767
Views: 111,762
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: 767
Views: 111,762
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: 767
Views: 111,762
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: 2,021
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: 2,021
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: 2,021
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: 255,121
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...
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