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Forum: The Garage 12-23-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By metlcutr55
google "yarde metals" look on the site for...

google "yarde metals"

look on the site for the "dropzone"

oh nevermind. https://www.yarde.com/cgi-bin/dropzone.pl

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Forum: The Garage 12-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By metlcutr55
thanks to all. i tried to pull the maf...

thanks to all. i tried to pull the maf yesterday, the tube on the backside is stuck, i can rotate it but unable to pry it loose. trying not to damage it. and i understand you need to clean the maf...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By metlcutr55
warm day tomorrow will likely fool with this car....

warm day tomorrow will likely fool with this car. have contacted local volvo indie mechanic, waiting for a callback. have a good procedure for cleaning the maf, looking for one to clean the...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By metlcutr55
i need help from a volvo expert - 2002 v70 turbo runs then doesnt

i am driving one of these wagons right now. thats what dads do, lend their perfectly good toyota to their kids, so they and the grandkids can be safe and get around, while i get to figure out whats...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,681
Posted By metlcutr55
. saw this thread, was forming my reply,...

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saw this thread, was forming my reply, before i posted, boom - appendicitis. so ive been out of the loop for 3+ weeks. i work full time for the last couple years at a local cnc shop, but for...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By metlcutr55
. a suzuki 400 atv race can slipped on my...

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a suzuki 400 atv race can slipped on my klr was excessively loud, and the butt dyno said i lost torque. i cut a disc to cover the open end, drilled (21) 3/16 dia holes in it, plus 3 smaller...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,750
Posted By metlcutr55
:norton that is exactly what a dualsport bike is...

:norton that is exactly what a dualsport bike is supposed to look like. every time i join one of these "adventure" rides and see all the the shiny bikes and spotless clean aerostich gear, undented...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,329
Posted By metlcutr55
we use wiha torx drivers at work, nice tool,...

we use wiha torx drivers at work, nice tool, holds up. however a quick web trip to amazon, click on a set of pliers, and at the bottom of the description is this "Made in Germany/Wiha Vietnam". i...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By metlcutr55
dirtbike no dualsport maybe. the open class...

dirtbike no dualsport maybe. the open class dirtbikes already available have enuf balls to spit most riders off in a hurry. lots of threads about ninja 650 motors in klr frames, which i dont get,...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,001
Posted By metlcutr55
i have the harley touring shocks on my valk...

i have the harley touring shocks on my valk interstate. too mushy at harley recommended pressures, they are just satisfactory at 45 lbs of air, nothing special about them. they were a quick cheap...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,155
Posted By metlcutr55
4140 pre hard +/- rc 32, machine it and youre...

4140 pre hard +/- rc 32, machine it and youre done with it.

check p/n 8535k411 @ mcmcaster carr. easy to find. or turn from an alloy bolt like the other fellow said.
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,405
Posted By metlcutr55
. i still dont get the versys motor in the...

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i still dont get the versys motor in the klr frame thing, i like the idea of a 60+ hp twin adventure bike but it would need better suspension including usd forks. perhaps the big ktm thumpers...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 34,600
Posted By metlcutr55
. just curious Hobo, it sounds like your...

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just curious Hobo, it sounds like your needs are for a big cruiser, likely with some baggage and some wind protection, but you quickly bring the HARLEY word into it. just as quickly, i will...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 417,219
Posted By metlcutr55
08 versys

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http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/2731248472.html

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been around for a long time, 2nd or 3rd listing. good price, i wonder why it hasnt sold yet?

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-08-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4,620
Views: 417,219
Posted By metlcutr55
kdx 200 parts bike cheap in se vt

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/2676786921.html

i looked at this today, with an eye for a cheap frankenbike base. decided the motor space was too small for my ideas.

no kick or gear...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 43,840
Views: 2,477,923
Posted By metlcutr55
dust? at barrage gouin? i didnt see any. ...

dust? at barrage gouin? i didnt see any.

http://inlinethumb20.webshots.com/46227/2231838830052921181S500x500Q85.jpg

sad thing for sure to see an old friend go, but your next one may be just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 50,811
Posted By metlcutr55
the mc's likely have some respect for the viet...

the mc's likely have some respect for the viet vets, but none for the police. a good read on the subject of mc's: http://www.rcvsmc.net/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 50,811
Posted By metlcutr55
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"...

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset">Originally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,535
Posted By metlcutr55
the wheels are off early 80's suz gs series...

the wheels are off early 80's suz gs series bikes, 1000 and 800 maybe. they match. it took about 12 hours of machining, measuring the klr center distances, machining the mags the same, making a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2011, 03:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,535
Posted By metlcutr55
oddly, theyve never held beer, well, not when...

oddly, theyve never held beer, well, not when used as klr luggage anyways. i can tell you 1 oem valkyrie "saddlebag" easily holds 10 lbs of ice and (2) 12 packs. miss the insulating qualities tho.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,535
Posted By metlcutr55
. well, if we're gonna start a luggage...

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well, if we're gonna start a luggage bragging contest....

http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/40708/2868576250052921181S600x600Q85.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,535
Posted By metlcutr55
ah ha ha, you had me there for a moment! .

ah ha ha, you had me there for a moment!

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,060
Posted By metlcutr55
. my bud eddie on his 175 kaw. wearing his...

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my bud eddie on his 175 kaw. wearing his ski parka i think.

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/21667/2623560750052921181S600x600Q85.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 26,486
Posted By metlcutr55
lets put the atgatters who are proven to be over...

lets put the atgatters who are proven to be over the speed limit on the non pay for care list too. just think how many lives could be saved if our vehicles were governed to 55 mph or less.


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 61,260
Posted By metlcutr55
lets get all these cars and bikes limited to...

lets get all these cars and bikes limited to minimal necessary hp and governed to no more than 65 miles per hour, i know there are states with higher speed limits but i bet 65 is safer. 55 safer...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,953
Posted By metlcutr55
i own a valk interstate, and have ridden these...

i own a valk interstate, and have ridden these "cruisers". m109r, valk std, vtx1800, ace tourer, ace std (single pin crank), spirit 750, "night train", 883 sportster, 900 sportster. these listed in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 59,866
Posted By metlcutr55
he didnt say bikers he said harleys. there are...

he didnt say bikers he said harleys. there are all kinds of cruiser riders that call themselves bikers and there are bikers. im not sure ive seen a biker on a cruiser. bikers ride in the rain, as do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,126
Posted By metlcutr55
looks like youre doing fine, good advice here. ...

looks like youre doing fine, good advice here. stand up, keep knees slightly bent let them flex and let the bike "work itself" underneath you. on these rides with what looks like little open tar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,373
Posted By metlcutr55
awesome Randyo! do most of the folk running...

awesome Randyo!

do most of the folk running these get involved due to the cheap factor? yes i think. i have one on my valkyrie, along with a rear shinko bias ply on the front due to the increased...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By metlcutr55
when i install my stainless bolt kit in my klr...

when i install my stainless bolt kit in my klr you can have my old bolts. no, wait, come to think about it, i tried already but the old bolts are rusted in. i guess i should be grateful they are not...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By metlcutr55
it lives.

for those kind enuf to rsvp, an update. after a lot of pondering, and re-checking, the car was out of time. we thought we had checked properly from above, but pulling the bottom end of the belt...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,557
Posted By metlcutr55
i modded an atv racing exhaust to the klr. had a...

i modded an atv racing exhaust to the klr. had a fully open end like yours. bike ran weaker than stock. made an end plate with enuf holes (20 at .19 dia) to add some back presure. quieter and...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By metlcutr55
regarding the oil changes, no. this car...

regarding the oil changes, no.

this car last had an oil change nearly 2 years ago. not long after, the power steering failed, it was my son in laws and he decided it could sit. i needed a go to...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By metlcutr55
timing belt, pulleys uncovered, all looks good. ...

timing belt, pulleys uncovered, all looks good. camshaft uncovered too, shiny and nice.

we have a haynes manual to guide us. shadetree mechanic helping is not convinced these sensors could make...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,253
Posted By metlcutr55
Ford obd code help

my 98 4 cyl contour started running rough with no power a few days ago. 80k miles, the code reader said just this:

<TABLE borderColor=#0000ff width=420 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top>P1381...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,708
Posted By metlcutr55
got access to a bridgeport? v block on edge of...

got access to a bridgeport? v block on edge of table, indicator and ctr dr will do it. can even be done on a decent drill press.
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,669
Posted By metlcutr55
i have one of these in my garage ...

i have one of these in my garage

http://www.cncauto.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=M3X-5V (http://www.cncauto.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=M3X-5V)

ran it 12 yr full time, now i work for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-27-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,233
Views: 124,742
Posted By metlcutr55
i am not sure, but id guess there may have been...

i am not sure, but id guess there may have been some sidebets as to the luggage making the entire trip. there was but 1 loose bolt when i got home 1500 miles later, that was my fault from...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-23-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,625
Posted By metlcutr55
i sat at a picnic table a few years ago, had an...

i sat at a picnic table a few years ago, had an adv'er question me as to the legality and moral wisdom of running an atv can on my klr without a certified spark arrestor or sound check. less sound...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By metlcutr55
my experience with sheet metal screws, ice...

my experience with sheet metal screws, ice getters or gold ice screws on tar has been disappointing, they wear quickly, and sometimes come out, leaving them in the road for others to get flats. id...
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