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Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6,332
Views: 1,170,492
Posted By slackmeyer
I really like the pirelli xcmh front. I run it...

I really like the pirelli xcmh front. I run it at 15 or 16, no problems yet. Haven't found a rear I really like yet, probably try the MT43 next, since I'm moving more towards dedicated dirt tires...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By slackmeyer
I see someone else here just got their issue of...

I see someone else here just got their issue of JLC. . . . .
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,548
Posted By slackmeyer
I like quilts for backpacking, but I carry a...

I like quilts for backpacking, but I carry a synthetic quilt- light, but kind of bulky. I don't think it would be what you want. JacksRBetter makes some nice down quilts that would pack down...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,311
Posted By slackmeyer
On some old blocks that I've drilled, I got so...

On some old blocks that I've drilled, I got so much blowout on the web that tapcons were not holding well. Longer tapcons in the mortar had way better strength there. And use a roto hammer if you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-10-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,290
Posted By slackmeyer
Also out tonight. Feeling sorta like a homebody.

Also out tonight. Feeling sorta like a homebody.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By slackmeyer
I've had to jump start my 7.3 powerstroke before,...

I've had to jump start my 7.3 powerstroke before, it happened to be off of a vw tdi. started right up, actually. The thing to be aware of is that when your batteries get tired, even if they are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,290
Posted By slackmeyer
That's how I read it too. I think I can make...

That's how I read it too. I think I can make wednesday at PCB, hopefully the weather is ok for a ride down there.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By slackmeyer
Sounds like it. Haven't used the stuff myself,...

Sounds like it. Haven't used the stuff myself, but had it used on some of my jobs, and haven't had a leak- my plumbers are pretty cautious about both testing with air pressure for 24 hrs (with no...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-03-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 696
Posted By slackmeyer
That looks pretty normal to me. Actually, I just...

That looks pretty normal to me. Actually, I just wish my valve stems/guides were that clean and shiny. Hope you got those X rings today, or get them tomorrow, I put them in the mail monday.

Zak
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 334,957
Posted By slackmeyer
I'll saw one in half for you if you've got an old...

I'll saw one in half for you if you've got an old helmet and are ever in Berkeley. It would only take a few seconds.
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 334,957
Posted By slackmeyer
You should buy a lennox carbide resaw blade too,...

You should buy a lennox carbide resaw blade too, those helmets can dull your bimetal blades way too fast. :D
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 334,957
Posted By slackmeyer
I think he does in the neighborhood of 10x that...

I think he does in the neighborhood of 10x that many :lol3. I guess he knows what he's getting into.
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,134
Posted By slackmeyer
I've done ok with the oshlun blades from amazon. ...

I've done ok with the oshlun blades from amazon. No blade holds up to plaster very well. If dust isn't a big issue, the best way is to cut through the plaster with a diamond blade on a 4 1/2"...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By slackmeyer
I knew someone sharp would point that out. FWIW,...

I knew someone sharp would point that out. FWIW, I think they had rebound and compression damping in both legs, it was just only adjustable in one. I also think there's a good reason that they put...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-16-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By slackmeyer
Yes, somewhere in the high 30s I think. Those...

Yes, somewhere in the high 30s I think. Those adjusters get seized up, and they're pretty delicate. I'd probably try to find a good adjustment now while you still have some adjustability, then not...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,503
Posted By slackmeyer
Probably doesn't matter, since they're bonded at...

Probably doesn't matter, since they're bonded at the meter, but I think it's better to skip the neutral. Anything in the dryer that operates off of 220v (usually everything) only uses the two...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By slackmeyer
Are you looking for one?

Are you looking for one?
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,093
Posted By slackmeyer
Buy a good rotary laser to put it up, sell it on...

Buy a good rotary laser to put it up, sell it on ebay when you're done if you don't need to keep it. That should let you add or remove concrete right after you screed to get everything within 1/2"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,290
Posted By slackmeyer
Nice. I've been really enjoying the build...

Nice. I've been really enjoying the build thread.

Funny how now that I've been spending more time riding and working on bike suspension this last couple months, I don't have the time to make this...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,764,342
Posted By slackmeyer
I would replace that toggle switch with a fan...

I would replace that toggle switch with a fan timer, just hit the 60 minutes button when you want to charge. I've thought about putting a battery tender on a 24 hr timer in my shop, so that it only...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-03-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 33,545
Posted By slackmeyer
This thread is 8 years old, you know. . . . . I...

This thread is 8 years old, you know. . . . . I looked back through the posts, I sealed my wheels almost exactly 4 years ago- I had some slow leaks the first couple months, and then I went with an...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-28-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,392
Posted By slackmeyer
I think you've already found this, but the o-ring...

I think you've already found this, but the o-ring you need there is a 021 (dash size) viton one. If you can't find it at a good auto parts store (and these days, you'd have to find a really good...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 599,118
Posted By slackmeyer
How about an adjustable height work holder? You...

How about an adjustable height work holder? You know, that thing you always need when you're setting a long floppy piece on your small table, three legs, a piece of pipe with a nut welded to it, and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,465
Posted By slackmeyer
For offroad, I'm using a pirelli xcmh, 14-16 psi...

For offroad, I'm using a pirelli xcmh, 14-16 psi (depending on the speeds I expect- I'm just trying to avoid pinch flats). I do use a rimlock. The rear can go lower pressure, but I usually leave...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-18-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,158
Posted By slackmeyer
Any updates? I'm getting ready to rebuild my...

Any updates? I'm getting ready to rebuild my shock, not sure if I'll make any changes (it's already been revalved by superplush) or just try fresh oil, and try to fix some weirdness in my...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By slackmeyer
How about you just print that out and post it...

How about you just print that out and post it next to your computer, 'kay Chuck? :lol3
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-06-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,358
Posted By slackmeyer
I use and really like ridewithgps...

I use and really like ridewithgps (http://ridewithgps.com). It's primarily directed towards bicyclists, but it works great for motorcycling. Just click along your route, you don't have to put in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By slackmeyer
I've seen this happen before because of what...

I've seen this happen before because of what looked like very small gouges or mushrooming on the large end of the axle or on the small right side spacer. Take everything apart, file down anything...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,175
Posted By slackmeyer
You're talking about 8 of these points holding...

You're talking about 8 of these points holding down an ATV type thing? That 1 3/4" OD washer will be fine. If it's a common size though, using a malleable washer or a 3" square plate washer would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,254
Views: 127,290
Posted By slackmeyer
I've been found out. I wonder if I'll get...

I've been found out. I wonder if I'll get stripped of my 3 piece patch and frequent flier miles? Time to go drown my sorrows in another few pints of tomato juice. . . .
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9,225
Views: 2,021,007
Posted By slackmeyer
Beautiful 640. Especially knowing it has a FCR41...

Beautiful 640. Especially knowing it has a FCR41 under there. . . .
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-19-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,613
Posted By slackmeyer
This. Take some sandpaper to the points and...

This. Take some sandpaper to the points and it'll probably get you going again for a little while.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-18-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 132,395
Posted By slackmeyer
Saw a beakless Andrew ride by me this morning on...

Saw a beakless Andrew ride by me this morning on Ashby :wave
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,158
Posted By slackmeyer
I remain dubious about modifying valves to get...

I remain dubious about modifying valves to get more flow. I have some amount of trust in WP engineers, even if I don't really like how the forks were set up originally. I wouldn't modify valve...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,158
Posted By slackmeyer
That's great to hear, thanks for the feedback. ...

That's great to hear, thanks for the feedback. It's nice to hear that someone finally tried this.
Here's what I would say about your thoughts on it:
1.) ride more and get back to us :lol3

2.) ...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,158
Posted By slackmeyer
Uh oh. I don't know what the thread size is...

Uh oh.

I don't know what the thread size is off the top of my head.

For me, by far the most challenging thing about suspension tuning is knowing exactly what you want to accomplish- I can't...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-14-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,158
Posted By slackmeyer
Whoah whoah, back away from that ledge/shipping...

Whoah whoah, back away from that ledge/shipping box. It sounds like something is wrong, like you suspect- first test, do the rebound adjusters do anything? Dial them all the way in and see if...
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 88,190
Posted By slackmeyer
Yup, we came in pursuit of higher edumacation...

Yup, we came in pursuit of higher edumacation (for my wife). It's a hard place to leave though, even though I don't like being around so many people.
Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 88,190
Posted By slackmeyer
Hmmmm, that does look like a great ride.

Hmmmm, that does look like a great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 47,166
Posted By slackmeyer
Great ride Jeff, and great job on the ride...

Great ride Jeff, and great job on the ride report. Good to see you at lanesplitters last night, wish I had heard more stories from you. . . . but it's good to catch up on the RR and see the photos....
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