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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By victor441
So far as the 1/2" impact wrench goes nearly all...

So far as the 1/2" impact wrench goes nearly all the big tool companies now sell powerful cordless electric models rated for 300 ft-lbs or more, just bought one recently myself and love it....they...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 164,778
Posted By victor441
FWIW mine were clean and dry when I opened the...

FWIW mine were clean and dry when I opened the case, but who knows what happens when the stuff is shipped and I'd wonder what the goop is too, i.e. maybe something toxic, etc...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By victor441
I'm partial to the tricolor LED indicators, very...

I'm partial to the tricolor LED indicators, very easy to install and will accurately indicate the state of the battery and charging system....one recently let a friend know the alternator had failed...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By victor441
There are a bunch of DIY bead breakers here if...

There are a bunch of DIY bead breakers here if you do a search, some are as simple as a couple of pieces of 2x4's screwed together....I finally made my own because tubeless radials are very tough to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By victor441
could be a partially plugged filter, screen, etc....

could be a partially plugged filter, screen, etc. in the carb or fuel line restricting fuel flow too.....
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 164,778
Posted By victor441
I just bought a cordless 1/2" impact wrench this...

I just bought a cordless 1/2" impact wrench this week, did a LOT of research and went with a non HF item as I didn't like the look or feel of their corded or cordless versions....but did read several...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 164,778
Posted By victor441
37 piece impact socket set (item 68011) a...

37 piece impact socket set (item 68011) a definite pass and a steal on sale currently at $27. Have not used all the sockets yet but no problems with the ones I've used with an impact wrench. The...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 164,778
Posted By victor441
I had one too and it eventually died...definitely...

I had one too and it eventually died...definitely agree with the other posters that angle grinders should have a "deadman" switch for safety (FWIW my DeWalt and Hitachi grinders do), a fail safety...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By victor441
I used thin sheet wainscoting in a Craftsman...

I used thin sheet wainscoting in a Craftsman bungalow and it worked OK, also used some special moulding designed to work with it, had grooves to hold the sheet. The photo is from things things were...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By victor441
True, and an incandescent test light can damage a...

True, and an incandescent test light can damage a modern vehicle also by pulling too much current through an ECU, etc...but computer safe test lights are available. The current draw of an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 98,598
Views: 18,796,661
Posted By victor441
You actually need two relays, one each for high...

You actually need two relays, one each for high and low beam...there are lots of kits out there, the ones from Eastern Beaver have a good reputation and they use micro relays instead of the larger...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 98,598
Views: 18,796,661
Posted By victor441
Voltage drop is a function of current and a...

Voltage drop is a function of current and a headlight pulls about 4 amps so it can drop quite a bit over undersized wiring. A battery monitor itself pulls a tiny amount of current so it would not...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 98,598
Views: 18,796,661
Posted By victor441
I considered going to a 7" round headlight but it...

I considered going to a 7" round headlight but it looked like it would be a royal PITA to reroute and hide all the wiring...so instead I installed headlight relays and a "plus" H4 bulb, made a huge...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 98,598
Views: 18,796,661
Posted By victor441
That is correct, I cut my sidestand down and...

That is correct, I cut my sidestand down and rewelded it to work w/ supermoto wheels, definitely NOT stainless steel
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By victor441
Don't know if it is the best, but have been using...

Don't know if it is the best, but have been using Jonard DP-100's for years with good results, including printed circuit boards and it gets the solder out of the through holes no problem...
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Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,591
Posted By victor441
buy both...a multimeter good enough for vehicle...

buy both...a multimeter good enough for vehicle work is cheap these days HOWEVER when reading voltage they pull so little current that they will sometimes read 12V through very poor connections,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By victor441
It might need a relay, AFAIK the stock Suzuki...

It might need a relay, AFAIK the stock Suzuki does not include one....if the new horn pulls a lot of current there may be enough voltage drop through the wiring to prevent the horn from working. ...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By victor441
Very nice work! makes me want a lathe even more. ...

Very nice work! makes me want a lathe even more.

FWIW for those without a bender (like me) you can get good results on brackets, racks, etc. using sand bending and a MAP torch, at least for 1/2"...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By victor441
+1, they have tapered edges like bicycle patches...

+1, they have tapered edges like bicycle patches and work much better than the old style patches in my experience. FWIW Tractor Supply carries them too.
I've learned from experience to not bother...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 269,984
Posted By victor441
Changed the serpentine belt and its tensioner on...

Changed the serpentine belt and its tensioner on my GF's Focus, the tensioner had seized and literally melted down, fortunately she knew to get the car off the road and shut down quickly so no cooked...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By victor441
Those are called T Tap connectors and I also...

Those are called T Tap connectors and I also despise the damn things....especially on the new car I bought last year that had a bunch of those installed to connect the cheesy aftermarket "Karr"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-10-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,834
Posted By victor441
Thanks very much for putting the ride together...

Thanks very much for putting the ride together and posting the photos, had a most excellent time and it was great to meet some other ADV riders and the BARF guys too...hope we can all do a local ADV...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By victor441
Probably OK....FWIW it is very easy to flare the...

Probably OK....FWIW it is very easy to flare the head too much and thus split it, I learned the hard way on the same chain, also RK makes a very good chain tool that makes this possible without...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,834
Posted By victor441
Howdy Brian, will try to make it Sunday and do...

Howdy Brian, will try to make it Sunday and do part of the ride...still have supermoto wheels and street tires on my DR650 so will probably not attempt much dirt riding...not sure if I can make it so...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By victor441
I remember using a lamp timer with a simple...

I remember using a lamp timer with a simple charger was standard practice for boat batteries years ago and worked really well. I do have an old MC battery, an auto battery charger, meters, various...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By victor441
Interesting! am very familiar with using a bulb...

Interesting! am very familiar with using a bulb to limit current but that application never occurred to me. Any idea on what the current is limited to? Anyway will experiment myself next time I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,561
Posted By victor441
agree...the guidelines were reasonable, made...

agree...the guidelines were reasonable, made sense AND were definitely needed as a fair number of riders split at very high speeds, at too high a speed differential, etc...have been on my own bike at...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 164,778
Posted By victor441
timing light w/ advance dial

40963 timing light w/ advance dial
A definite PASS and currently on sale for $33, have owned a few timing lights over the years but this is the first w/ an advance dial and that is a BIG...
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,795
Posted By victor441
That part is easy and does not involve the finger...

That part is easy and does not involve the finger mashing that sometimes occurs otherwise...the tube is inflated just enough to round it out and the placed in the tire before the zip ties are applied...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,795
Posted By victor441
cop out huh :hmmmmm Christ on a crutch! have been...

cop out huh :hmmmmm Christ on a crutch! have been mounting MC tires for dang near 40 years and had NO idea form and authenticity were required...figured if you didn't pinch the tube or damage the rim...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,826
Posted By victor441
A wire wheel in a drill would indeed take...

A wire wheel in a drill would indeed take forever, however a wire cup brush in an angle grinder will remove paint and rust quickly (and skin too :eek1, I learned the hard way, they need to be used...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,795
Posted By victor441
Real tire lube works better than soapy water in...

Real tire lube works better than soapy water in my experience and is worth the $15 or so Napa charges for a gallon. I use zip ties for mounting tube and tubeless tires know, am a zealous convert to...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By victor441
yep, the OEM relays are usually spec'd for a...

yep, the OEM relays are usually spec'd for a given load and will blink at double speed to let you know a bulb is out, that feature is required by FMVSS in the U.S., details are in the link below.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,661,633
Posted By victor441
I worked in telecom power for a couple of years...

I worked in telecom power for a couple of years and we did regularly that too, used an IR thermometer to look for hot spots/bad connections on AC and DC circuits and occasionally found one....the IR...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By victor441
So far as the chain goes you can determine the...

So far as the chain goes you can determine the degree of elongation by measuring a 15" section....on a new chain 24 links will be exactly 15" between pin centers, 15 1/8" is about 0.8% elongation, 15...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By victor441
Probably OK but check your bikes's rim widths and...

Probably OK but check your bikes's rim widths and see if it they are within the range Avon recommends for those sizes, if not the tire profile will be wrong which is not good for safety or...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By victor441
Radio Shack carries snap together types in store...

Radio Shack carries snap together types in store FWIW...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,008
Posted By victor441
I had the same issue with mine and it turned out...

I had the same issue with mine and it turned out the trouble was that it very occasionally autoreversed when it was nearly closed without actually hitting an obstacle or having something break the...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 269,984
Posted By victor441
Added headlight relays to my '74 Triumph TR6...

Added headlight relays to my '74 Triumph TR6 (car), made a huge improvement in brightness like it often does on bikes, well worth the trouble. FWIW was able to use a kit designed for British cars,...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 269,984
Posted By victor441
Thanks! good to know it is that simple to modify...

Thanks! good to know it is that simple to modify a standard bit
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