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Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By freetors
You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even...

You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even on modern fuel injected cars.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By freetors
I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy)...

I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy) article where he recommended running a slightly longer reach spark plug in race engines to bump up the compression ratio a small amount. The only...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
Not everybody wants to be riding that close to...

Not everybody wants to be riding that close to redline just "cruising" down the highway. Personally, I think the "it won't even hit the rev limiter in 6th gear" argument is just silly. I'd bet your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up...

I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up the airbox. Remove the FMF controller. Put the exhaust valve stuff back on if you have the parts. I'll bet your issues go away :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,741
Posted By freetors
It's always flashing yellow for east to west...

It's always flashing yellow for east to west traffic and flashing red for north south. FWIW it could be replaced by a stop sign. But it really needs to just be replaced by a proper green/yellow/red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,741
Posted By freetors
There's an intersection here that still has...

There's an intersection here that still has those. Unfortunately, the traffic volume has far exceeded the original intersections design. During times of heavy traffic it can take several minutes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,537
Posted By freetors
They did this after they repaved a major highway...

They did this after they repaved a major highway here. I think this was the first time road crews in our area have done this method because I never saw it previously. Anyways, fast forward a few...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 76,905
Posted By freetors
That bike is totally ghey. The extended swingarm,...

That bike is totally ghey. The extended swingarm, the crappy air filter, stupid exhaust, obnoxious horns which the bikes electrical system probably can't even keep up with, no sidestand, stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,741
Posted By freetors
There are some occasions where I have...

There are some occasions where I have accidentally run red lights in places that I am unfamiliar with due to poor road design. For instance, placing a large dip in the road for an underpass with the...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,448
Posted By freetors
What is this 70k service you guys keep talking...

What is this 70k service you guys keep talking about? I've been into subarus for a long time and this is the first time I've ever heard of it. Like has already been said, the timing belt isn't due...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
I believe it only runs at one speed. The black...

I believe it only runs at one speed. The black round part at the top of the assembly vents off excess pressure.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 160,270
Posted By freetors
Dang that's the smallest (non-lithium) moto...

Dang that's the smallest (non-lithium) moto battery I've ever seen. 40 cca?!
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By freetors
How does it hold up long term? I'v thought of...

How does it hold up long term? I'v thought of doing something similar for my my bike which has a reputation for going through them quickly. On one of my project mini bikes we made one out of a thin...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
Still running along well. I will say that it took...

Still running along well. I will say that it took a long time and a lot of driving with the heater on and burping the cooling system to get all the air out. Almost thought I had screwed something up...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-05-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Awesome 16 sounds great!

Awesome 16 sounds great!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-03-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Awesome suggestions! Don't give me too many...

Awesome suggestions!

Don't give me too many things to do, I have to go back home!
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,990
Posted By freetors
I've been reading more and more posts about WRR...

I've been reading more and more posts about WRR owners having issues with their performance "upgrades". Makes me glad mine is all stock as far as the engine/exhaust/intake goes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By freetors
I don't know about you but when I am out for than...

I don't know about you but when I am out for than 4 hours or so I start getting uncomfortable, I start riding faster and taking more risks. Because of this I try to limit how long I ride.
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
IT RUNS!!! It just purrs nicer and smoother than...

IT RUNS!!! It just purrs nicer and smoother than it ever has. I think this job was a success!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-30-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
That's amazing there's almost no mexican joints...

That's amazing there's almost no mexican joints in AR. Heck, the town near me has about 25000 people and at least 7 or 8 mexican restaurants.
Forum: Road warriors 05-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,020
Posted By freetors
I hate reading on forums where people are...

I hate reading on forums where people are searching for completely unmolested cars or bikes when they know full well that will be modifying it. I think some vehicles should be left stock. But others...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
She has told me that the one type of restaurant...

She has told me that the one type of restaurant and she can always count on to cater to her veganism are Mexican places. Any good ones around there?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Sweet! Ours is a 73 with the same color. It...

Sweet! Ours is a 73 with the same color. It didn't start out that way though. Over the years previous owners have painted it at least twice. It started off as a disgusting brownish yellow. Then it...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Haha of all the cars I've worked on this one...

Haha of all the cars I've worked on this one usually frustrates me the most! Even the most mundane jobs like changing instrument bulbs are uncomfortable torturous exercises. Don't even get me started...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I should...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I should clarify that it's not a true camping trip. It's more like a road trip with camping instead of a hotel. Also the lady friend I'm going with is vegan so...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-28-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By freetors
Help plan my Arkansas camping trip

A friend and I are planning on taking a short camping trip in Arkansas this summer. They have a busy schedule so we'll be driving up there in the day, camp the night out, and drive back the next day....
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
The little plastic clip that holds the sensor in...

The little plastic clip that holds the sensor in can actually be used to lower it as well. Just pop it out and move it to the lower slot. It's not as secure as the factory location but probably more...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
I was hoping the same would work in my case. Like...

I was hoping the same would work in my case. Like I said though it was maxing out my press. Tried the air hammer and a sledge hammer too. Nothing worked. I will admit I was getting scared of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,922
Posted By freetors
Water cooled turbos don't really need this though...

Water cooled turbos don't really need this though unless you've been driving hard right before shutdown.

As has been said, there's really no need to keep it idling. Coolant still moves around even...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
That's how it's supposed to be. A quick google...

That's how it's supposed to be. A quick google search shows that I'm not the only one to ever have this problem. Seems the splines get a little rusty and seize in there. Apparently some axles just...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
I've run into a problem. While trying to remove...

I've run into a problem. While trying to remove one of the axles I found that the axle stub is extremely stuck in the hub. I tried using a puller but the arms on it were starting to flex. That's when...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,247
Posted By freetors
Alright guys I already have my new felpro HG'son...

Alright guys I already have my new felpro HG'son the engine with new head bolts torqued down. Not doing anything else. New cam belt and pulleys/idlers are on. Adjusted the valves too. Now I'm working...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 160,270
Posted By freetors
Surely if his story is true there must be some...

Surely if his story is true there must be some corroborating evidence out on the internet somewhere...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By freetors
What is more likely, one of those pumps failing...

What is more likely, one of those pumps failing (which are mechanically very simple), or the rider forgetting to mix oil?

Some 2 stroke engines are designed with a priority main injection system...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By freetors
Why don't they still use the little oil pumps and...

Why don't they still use the little oil pumps and separate tank? Seems like it would be a lot easier and people wouldn't be under/over-oiling
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
Thanks. I'm not afraid to take the assembly apart...

Thanks. I'm not afraid to take the assembly apart but taking the Safari tank off is a PITA. Oh BTW that pump has now gone up to $77.76. MY original has 18k miles on it now. Oh did I mention I was 140...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
Well looks like I'll be needing a new fuel pump....

Well looks like I'll be needing a new fuel pump. I was out riding and I started feeling the engine cutting out so I pulled over and stopped for a while. Set off again and started doing it again a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 43,331
Views: 8,217,250
Posted By freetors
I wouldn't mind having a lower seat height but I...

I wouldn't mind having a lower seat height but I also enjoy the roomy ergonomics that a tall seat gives. I find that having the pegs that far away from the seat is much more comfortable for long...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By freetors
That thing looks like a POS. I would have tried...

That thing looks like a POS. I would have tried to get my money back. If you sell something intended to fit a specific bike then it must actually fit that bike. If it requires modifications to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 383,942
Posted By freetors
I think he is a member here but I don't believe...

I think he is a member here but I don't believe he's doing one. He actually said people should get off ADV once in a while and actually get out and ride :D
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