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Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,614
Posted By tvpierce
+1 My auto parts store says ATF and gear oil...

+1

My auto parts store says ATF and gear oil are OK to go in with motor oil... but not gasoline.

I've heard DOT 3 & 4 brake fluid is OK too... but have not confirmed that.
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,890
Posted By tvpierce
Another old time country solution for disposing...

Another old time country solution for disposing of oil:

"Keeping the dust down" on dirt roads. Drizzled or otherwise applied through some crude dispensing system.

They'd lock you up an throw...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By tvpierce
Looks like T1-11. I believe it comes with in a...

Looks like T1-11. I believe it comes with in a variety of widths between the grooves/rabbets.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By tvpierce
Just had to clean out small connections on a...

Just had to clean out small connections on a multi-pin connector on my Yamaha outboard -- this worked well on the female contacts:

Get a piece of good quality (3M) 800+ grit wet sand paper. Cut...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By tvpierce
May want to try Plasti-dip. Amazing stuff --...

May want to try Plasti-dip. Amazing stuff -- certainly not permanent though.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,061
Posted By tvpierce
Fiberglass will work better. Ever tried to burn...

Fiberglass will work better. Ever tried to burn fiberglass insulation? It doesn't! :deal
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 338,207
Posted By tvpierce
Is it normal to wash your driveway? I've never ...

Is it normal to wash your driveway? I've never felt a need to do that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,114
Posted By tvpierce
No kidding. Is this the moto equivalent of...

No kidding.

Is this the moto equivalent of two girls showing up at the prom wearing the same dress? :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,114
Posted By tvpierce
Hell yah! Like traveling with a parts bike. ...

Hell yah! Like traveling with a parts bike.

Got a problem? No problem! Wait till your traveling companion goes to sleep, then swap what you need.

In the morning: "Hmm, that's odd,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tvpierce
Thanks all. Not sure I want to get into...

Thanks all.

Not sure I want to get into altering the fueling -- my bike doesn't exhibit any surging -- I'm pretty happy with the "drivablity". Its just the low and mid-range torque is pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tvpierce
Hi Def. No, definitely not looking for more...

Hi Def.

No, definitely not looking for more HP. In fact less peak HP, and a wider (lower RPM) torque band would be ideal for me.

From what I've read, the GS tubes will help widen the torque...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tvpierce
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By tvpierce
DIY Pink CCP

Doing my research on this... I have a set of GS tubes, and want to experiment with my '96 R1100-RT. But just want to confirm something.

According to this site:

(See Part-2, Option-6)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,528
Posted By tvpierce
I too am tri-curious. :D But I can't see...

I too am tri-curious. :D

But I can't see myself owning a Can Am. Not because I'm philosophically opposed to them, they just don't do anything for me.

Now the Polaris and the Morgan on the...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 259,119
Posted By tvpierce
Let me rephrase that: I realize it moves...

Let me rephrase that:

I realize it moves physically -- that's the why it works for time-lapse.

My question is, What powers the rotational movement? (110v AC, battery, etc.)
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 259,119
Posted By tvpierce
is that timer battery powered?

is that timer battery powered?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,759
Posted By tvpierce
I leave mine on the right side passenger peg of...

I leave mine on the right side passenger peg of my RT all the time. (single exhaust is on the opposite side) But I live in a place where shit-baggery is relatively uncommon.
:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By tvpierce
I've described it as "shaking a handful of gravel...

I've described it as "shaking a handful of gravel in a coffee can."

That's how you know it's running right!:D
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By tvpierce
Just reporting back with an update on this: ...

Just reporting back with an update on this:

Mouthfulloflakes, you were dead nuts on with this.

Two of the three cylinders were super easy -- just grabbed the wire with a pair of pliers, and it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By tvpierce
At that price, just buy it and work on it at...

At that price, just buy it and work on it at home. Absolute worse case scenario is that you can't figure out what's wrong with it, or when you do, it's too expensive to fix. (which seems highly...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By tvpierce
Great info... thanks! :clap I think I'll try...

Great info... thanks! :clap

I think I'll try to DIY it -- seems like a simple task.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By tvpierce
I leave the pads in place.

I leave the pads in place.
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 259,119
Posted By tvpierce
Now, you can't just make a post like that without...

Now, you can't just make a post like that without a pic. Show us your Willys! :wink:
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By tvpierce
When using the sulky, don't make a turn while...

When using the sulky, don't make a turn while going through a dip -- a real ball buster!:eek1
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By tvpierce
'89 Yamaha 40hp Outboard Ignition Coil

I have an '89 Yamaha 40hp outboard motor. It's a 3 cylinder, with three coils. One of the ignition coils acts up when the humidity is high. It seems to be just the ignition wire, but the wire and...
Forum: The Garage 07-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By tvpierce
Many guys on the CX500 forum have used Custom...

Many guys on the CX500 forum have used Custom Rewind, and like you have raved about the product and the service.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By tvpierce
If you haven't found it yet: Richard's Lawn &...

If you haven't found it yet: Richard's Lawn & Garden in WV. They are THE parts source for older gravelys: (parts catalog)

http://www.gravelyparts.com/p/Gravely-Parts-Quick-Ref-4338

They know...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,339
Posted By tvpierce
Synthetic and conventional oils are 100%...

Synthetic and conventional oils are 100% compatible with each other. Myths about not being able to change from one to another are just that: myths.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,761
Posted By tvpierce
Some highly regarded Borg Warner manual...

Some highly regarded Borg Warner manual transmissions call for ATF. (I believe the t4, t5, and t17x series, if my memory is correct)
Not that it makes a definitive statement one way or the other......
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,962
Posted By tvpierce
Eagerly awaiting the YouTube link! :1drink

Eagerly awaiting the YouTube link! :1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By tvpierce
+1. Specifically the battery. I once chased a...

+1. Specifically the battery. I once chased a charging problem for hours... pulling my hair out. Turned out the only problem was a weak 9v battery in the meter. (Doh!)
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By tvpierce
No, not critical at all.

No, not critical at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 13,806
Posted By tvpierce
Intent does not preclude you from being a...

Intent does not preclude you from being a criminal -- it can, however, determine the class of your crime. Intentional death is murder. Unintentional death is homicide. Both are crimes.
Without...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By tvpierce
Just use the one off the HES you remove when you...

Just use the one off the HES you remove when you do the job. Will take you all of 5 minutes to splice & heat shrink the connections.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,533
Posted By tvpierce
How 'bout "Tunes to rock to when changing your...

How 'bout "Tunes to rock to when changing your oil!"? :eek1

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By tvpierce
I liked it! I saw a kid who was figuring out...

I liked it!

I saw a kid who was figuring out who he is, and what's important in life.

When I was his age, I hadn't done that yet. (A strong argument could be made that I still haven't! :lol3 ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,322
Posted By tvpierce
Nobody said you weren't a dick or a wanker......

Nobody said you weren't a dick or a wanker... just that you shouldn't feel guilty. :D:D:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,322
Posted By tvpierce
Ding, ding, ding! OP: This is why you're not...

Ding, ding, ding!

OP: This is why you're not wasting their time. If the bike is any good, a test ride can turn an uninterested buyer into a serious customer. The European and Harley dealers...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By tvpierce
What bike? What filter? I use Purolator or...

What bike? What filter?

I use Purolator or Mann from Advance Auto on my '96 R1100RT. When I originally switched, I just took the filter out of the box, and found the appropriate filter wrench...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,355
Posted By tvpierce
Those would be handy for taking out "walkers" in...

Those would be handy for taking out "walkers" in the event of a zombie apocalypse. :1drink
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