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Forum: The Garage 07-04-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By victor441
Cycle Gear patch kit...

Dropped by Cycle Gear today and bought two patch kits. At least some of the patches are big enough for MC use and the kits are made in Taiwan so the quality is probably OK (have used similar made...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By victor441
My experience is with a Zetec equipped...

My experience is with a Zetec equipped Focus...anyway if you replace the serpentine belt get a good one, Gates is high quality and it would probably be a good idea to do the tensioner too while you...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By victor441
FWIW I made a DIY notching fixture, had a piece...

FWIW I made a DIY notching fixture, had a piece jam and ended up bending the spindle of my drill press (fortunately it is an old 1960's Craftsman and a new spindle complete w/ bearings was cheap) ...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,149
Posted By victor441
+1, replacing one fixed a seriously scary bump...

+1, replacing one fixed a seriously scary bump induced oscillation on a car I once owned...easy to do and inexpensive.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By victor441
FWIW I used plumbers solder and flux from the...

FWIW I used plumbers solder and flux from the hardware store (got the pipe cap/pseudo solder pot there too) and that worked OK...no idea if what Flanders and Venhill sells is any different or better.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By victor441
You need a solder pot to do it right (I learned...

You need a solder pot to do it right (I learned that the hard way) but I've improvised one using a black iron pipe cap (well secured to avoid a molten metal accident) and a propane torch for...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By victor441
Really? I've never had a problem with leaving it...

Really? I've never had a problem with leaving it on over several years, any subsequent flats have been due to other causes. Are we talking about the same thing? This is what some remains of...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
Thanks! the earlier TR6's had an A type OD that...

Thanks! the earlier TR6's had an A type OD that worked in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th like your TR4 but my '74 has a J type that is 3rd and 4th only.
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
The stock setup on my '74 is a on/off switch on...

The stock setup on my '74 is a on/off switch on the column so if I come to a stop or shift from 3rd to 4th with OD engaged it will reengage next time I go to 3rd or 4th if I neglect or forget to turn...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
built an overdrive controller...

Built an OD controller for my TR6 (car) based on a $20 Arduino Red Board...a single push of a button toggles a relay (connected to the OD solenoid) on or off also an optoisolator senses if the OD...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 111,204
Views: 22,602,851
Posted By victor441
I had the same fast wear on my DR w/ Conti SM...

I had the same fast wear on my DR w/ Conti SM tires, replaced them with Avon Roadriders and they are wearing OK but had to use a 150/70-17 on the rear, that tire is not available in 150/60.
FWIW...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,053
Posted By victor441
+1 on the tapered edge patches, I have never had...

+1 on the tapered edge patches, I have never had a properly applied one fail (not that I've always applied them properly )...but the bicycle size patches at about 25mm/ 1 inch are too small for MC...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,889
Posted By victor441
Thanks, I will do it that way next time, plan to...

Thanks, I will do it that way next time, plan to buy more steel and make new racks from scratch, these are not so good. I thought about that weak point while building but just threw these together...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By victor441
I cracked the rivet head first time too first...

I cracked the rivet head first time too first time I used my chain tool and from what I've read here so have many others, easy to do...but the rivet head was visibly expanded, yours should be too. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
assembled some Arduino boards...

Assembled and soldered a couple of Arduino add-on board kits for an overdrive controller project. Have done plenty of soldering but not that much with printed circuit boards and especially ones this...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
I understand minimum bend radius and was using a...

I understand minimum bend radius and was using a form bigger than that...but could not get the tube to bend smoothly around it so the bend ended up tighter than the form, this was probably because I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 111,204
Views: 22,602,851
Posted By victor441
It is fairly easy to make a bead breaker and some...

It is fairly easy to make a bead breaker and some I've seen here are as simple as two pieces of 2X4...I made this one (grafted onto a bicycle repair stand) and it works OK, makes bead breaking...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,889
Posted By victor441
Nzrian has me sold on cold bending with sand and...

Nzrian has me sold on cold bending with sand and a form as in his picture above, those bends are excellent. FWIW I made these racks with sand and heat from a torch and got too much kinking and...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
Thanks, I'm going to try cold bending next time. ...

Thanks, I'm going to try cold bending next time. FWIW I have seen some very nice bends done fox exhaust tubing when charcoal was used for heat but that would be a hassle when doing multiple bends...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
Looks great, very smooth bends! I need to learn...

Looks great, very smooth bends! I need to learn how to do it cold like that myself. Made some rack frames from 5/8" 16ga tubing today myself, also packed with sand...but got excessive kinking and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 111,204
Views: 22,602,851
Posted By victor441
Avon AM26 Roadriders are very good, reasonably...

Avon AM26 Roadriders are very good, reasonably priced, and come in sizes to fit a stock DR650 (have then on my own DR but in supermoto sizes)
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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,561
Posted By victor441
Makita compressors are known for high quality and...

Makita compressors are known for high quality and low noise, have one myself and am happy with it (a MAC700) A MAC5200 might work for a plasma cutter...
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Forum: Road Warriors 06-11-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,964
Posted By victor441
A big advantage of 7" lights is that that size...

A big advantage of 7" lights is that that size has been a standard for many years (for cars and bikes) so there are lots of different models available and since many take H4 bulbs the bulb selection...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 263,504
Posted By victor441
Maybe since they use so little air, I have not...

Maybe since they use so little air, I have not tried that but was able to power my air stapler fine with a wimpy inflator before I bought a decent compressor....no idea how many nails you could drive...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 263,504
Posted By victor441
Die grinder and 5 gal. air tank

Major fail on the 1/4" die grinder, bad right out of the box and barely spun...I should have known better, $11 on sale. FWIW replaced it with a made in Taiwan $35 Husky which is good.
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Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 111,204
Views: 22,602,851
Posted By victor441
Maybe people who last had a chain drive bike...

Maybe people who last had a chain drive bike before modern O/Z/X ring chains came along...back in the day chains did not last long and required frequent lubrication and adjustment so shaft drive had...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,362
Posted By victor441
It might be a good idea to buy an infrared...

It might be a good idea to buy an infrared thermometer before proceeding, a decent one is about $50 US, very quick and easy to use....handy for all sorts of things other than engines like cooking,...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 263,504
Posted By victor441
Tubing Notcher...

Have used mine a fair amount and for a hobbyist it works OK. From what I've read some examples need to be shimmed to center the clamp to the shaft, mine is pretty close as is. A definite pass...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,362
Posted By victor441
In the meantime it would be a good idea to use...

In the meantime it would be a good idea to use synthetic oil if you aren't already, aside from all the other pros and cons it can take much more heat without breaking down than conventional...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By victor441
Should very likely work fine without clearance...

Should very likely work fine without clearance problems or gearing changes then, a 150/80-16 and a 150/70-17 are the same diameter (or very close, depending on the brand)....I'd go with the optimum...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By victor441
What bike? and what size is the stock tire,...

What bike? and what size is the stock tire, 150/??-16?
If you make a 150/70-17 work the tire selection is excellent, that size is very common for ADV bikes, standard rim width for the tire is 4.25"...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,532
Posted By victor441
FWIW a welder friend got metal in his eye that...

FWIW a welder friend got metal in his eye that way too...had protective gear on but the metal came from a nearby coworker.
I have an abrasive chop saw myself and it works OK but would not buy one...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
https://www.raspberrypi.org/ ...

https://www.raspberrypi.org/
https://sites.google.com/site/picoreplayer/home

The Raspberry PI can do all sorts of things as was said but I'm using mine as a virtual Logitech Squeezebox, a line of...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
connected a new garage music setup...

Got a Raspberry Pi B+ as a gift recently and set it up as a virtual Squeezebox using free Picoreplayer software, had to try 3 wifi adapters before I got a ancient one to work, but am pleasantly...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
Thankyou...but I didn't post this at Garage...

Thankyou...but I didn't post this at Garage Jounal, have not there in many months (a long story), must have been a similar project there...anyway definitely worth the trouble, reclaimed some valuable...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By victor441
FWIW Venhill also sells cable making kits and...

FWIW Venhill also sells cable making kits and supplies, no idea if they are any better or worse than Flanders, but I was happy with what I bought there....
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
Thanks! The Makita drain valves have threads so...

Thanks! The Makita drain valves have threads so you can fit a hose barb and run a drain hose...have not done that yet myself but should, anyway the valve is available separately.
...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
made a shelf...

Welded together a shelf from scrap steel to get my compressor up off the floor...used bedframe angle iron for the frame, very handy stuff for non critical projects.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By victor441
Some suppliers carry kits and parts for DIY...

Some suppliers carry kits and parts for DIY cables, Venhill is one.
http://www.venhillusa.com/products/cable-kits-and-parts/cable-kits.html
You need a solder pot to attach the ends correctly but...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 512,963
Posted By victor441
If you can somehow get them off without extreme...

If you can somehow get them off without extreme disassembly it might be worth using modern constant tension clamps and a specialty tool when installing the new hoses and clamps...used this tool on a...
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