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Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Flux core is a hollow metal wire. Needs less...

Flux core is a hollow metal wire. Needs less energy to meld. Or something like that. Anyway, gasless/fluxcore needs the polatity exactly the other way around compared to a solid wire with gas welder....
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Only if you can change the polarity of the...

Only if you can change the polarity of the machine.
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Maybe it's time to start a new thread "rookie...

Maybe it's time to start a new thread "rookie wanna-be cook starting to roast some cool things" :clap
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,248
Posted By johns
Ah how I wish I could afford new stuf that comes...

Ah how I wish I could afford new stuf that comes with instructions :D
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,156
Posted By johns
I bought one in may 2011. Lost it when part of my...

I bought one in may 2011. Lost it when part of my garage burned down in september 2011 (9/11 to be exact). I haven't bought one to replace it yet, but that's purely a financial problem. Lifts make...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
I try to do that. Sometimes i forget at the end....

I try to do that. Sometimes i forget at the end. At the beginning I automatically start to do that.

Now I'l focus on how I keep my tongue. Biting it distracts a bit. I'm looking around for parts...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
One other mistake: way to close with my face at...

One other mistake: way to close with my face at the place I'm welding. A bit of thinking 'damn this is dark' so I move closer with the result that I only see the weld puddle. I've been laying down...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
All information is helpfull :) My previous...

All information is helpfull :) My previous examples are the result of learning how to weld thin sheet metal, 0.8 to 1 mm. I've been laying welds on old (cleaned) 2 and 3 mm metal and that's a lot...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
It's a welder that's made in small numbers for a...

It's a welder that's made in small numbers for a technical support company here in the netherlands. They put them in the shop at their clients and also sell them to private customers. Current is max...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Hm, let's call it destructive testing. Sounds a...

Hm, let's call it destructive testing. Sounds a bit more professional than 'breaking stuff'
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Thanks. With this welder I can't change the...

Thanks. With this welder I can't change the postflow, but the gun has a combined microswitch/gasswitch. When releasing, the current stops before the gasflow, so I should be able to control it...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Still awesome work Kirk. I started to follow this...

Still awesome work Kirk. I started to follow this thread last year and it was the last drop I needed to buy a mig/mag welder. Small one, 150 amps, 230V (which is the regular household voltage here in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 1,129,155
Posted By johns
At the moment I'n trying to decide what I want...

At the moment I'n trying to decide what I want next. Fortunately (?) I'm still paying for the house I sold with a loss, so I can't make eny decisions right now. But in about one year I want to buy...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,212
Posted By johns
As I recall Yamaha had a kit to mount the fairing...

As I recall Yamaha had a kit to mount the fairing to the frame. My 4bb has a frame mounted fairing. I had it up to about 120mph and it's not unstable at that speed. That's including the leaking fork...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,212
Posted By johns
It's black(ish), purple, grey. 4bb colors used in...

It's black(ish), purple, grey. 4bb colors used in the early 90's afaik. We got the XJ900/N/F from 83 up to 92, after which it got replaced by the diversion (seca-2).

This one is not mine, but it's...
Forum: Beasts 05-15-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 117,070
Posted By johns
I don't know if a NTV engine would fit, but the...

I don't know if a NTV engine would fit, but the XLV750 is not the same or based on the NTV engine. Early '80's Honda came with a couple of V engines. The 750 (45 degrees between the cilinders) and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,212
Posted By johns
Bought this XJ900 (1992) in 2011 as a replacement...

Bought this XJ900 (1992) in 2011 as a replacement for a burned BMW K75S but I like this one better :). Needed new wireing, steering head bearings cleaned and adjusted but now it runs well. Installed...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,776
Posted By johns
Personally I would also recommend an auto dimming...

Personally I would also recommend an auto dimming helmet. Last year I started out with mag welding and I found it a lot easier to use such a helmet. Plus you have both hands free, which (for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,771
Posted By johns
Ah, here it is! ...

Ah, here it is!

http://www.obairlann.net/reaper/motorcycle/manometer.html
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,771
Posted By johns
Google and you'll find a lot. A few yards of 5mm...

Google and you'll find a lot. A few yards of 5mm tube, some wood and a light oil...

What these home made devices have in common is that they measure the difference between two cilinders, not some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,771
Posted By johns
Or about $10,-- (wood, 5mm hose and some brake...

Or about $10,-- (wood, 5mm hose and some brake fluid) if you make one yourself. A lot more accurate also :)

I agree with something mentioned earlie r. I also would trust a higher mileage bike over...
Forum: Road warriors 12-27-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 1,129,155
Posted By johns
At the moment I'm looking more and more at...

At the moment I'm looking more and more at smaller adventure bikes, like this one:

http://www.luiemotorfiets.nl/motoren/tenere/tenere.jpg

Or something older/cheaper like this:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15,093
Views: 8,509,104
Posted By johns
This might help: ...

This might help:

http://s.s-bol.com/imgbase0/imagebase/large/FC/9/9/6/0/9200000008970699.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 799
Views: 145,943
Posted By johns
Didn't like my R1150GS, although I didn't want to...

Didn't like my R1150GS, although I didn't want to admit it. We just never connected
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15,093
Views: 8,509,104
Posted By johns
Hey, another cheesehead. Welcome :) But...

Hey, another cheesehead. Welcome :)

But ontopic... My girl going on a first ride after getting rid of some stuff on her '86 Shadow. Still got to make a better picture of her riding.....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,991
Posted By johns
My XJ900 has about 120000km on it (something like...

My XJ900 has about 120000km on it (something like 80000m). Had a Kawasaki 550, the shaft drive version, wich I sold with 123000km on it. A gsx400e (the twin): 65000km.

In the 80's or early...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Still great work. I just got a small mig/mag...

Still great work. I just got a small mig/mag welder. I stumbled across a small company that does technical support for other companies and has develloped some weldingmachines wich are manufactured in...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,326
Posted By johns
I believe the Seca was just called XJ900N or F...

I believe the Seca was just called XJ900N or F here (Naked or Fairing?). I've got a 1992 XJ900F since christmas 2011 :) . Already an old bike so I had to take care of some things (headstock bearings,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By johns
I've had a K75S (1987) from 2008 to 2011. Bought...

I've had a K75S (1987) from 2008 to 2011. Bought it with 93000km and dit 20000km in the first two years.


Negative
I hated the handlebar.
Buffeting, more while 2-up riding
Boring engine but...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 536,343
Posted By johns
Anyone familiar with the Krupp KW welders? I'm...

Anyone familiar with the Krupp KW welders? I'm going to check out a KW 250 next weekeind and it seems like a good deal ($325 including dials and a small 5l gas bottle). Looks a bit old on the...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,404
Posted By johns
Awesome work. I've just started taking up mig...

Awesome work. I've just started taking up mig welding after wanting to do that for years. Two problems: never trusted my eyes (they take some time accomodating from light to dark) and I haven't got...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,257
Posted By johns
Ah! Check! But, more ontopic, strange these...

Ah! Check! But, more ontopic, strange these problem occured. I've laid down a few bikes and that never resulted in engine problems (including a 1150GS sliding for about 5 yards on its side with the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,257
Posted By johns
Still don't get it. Exept for real slow turns...

Still don't get it. Exept for real slow turns with dragging rear break, an engine should be pulling in turns. Do you mean you (or she) pull in the clutch while making a turn?
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,257
Posted By johns
I don't really get that. Revving while you're...

I don't really get that. Revving while you're making a turn?
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By johns
Well, it's done. Came to a halt at the first two...

Well, it's done. Came to a halt at the first two testdrives but that was caused by the ('new') tank cap. Mixed some parts from the old cap and the new and now it seams ok. Finally :)
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By johns
It looks like this now: ...

It looks like this now:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7758422214_89017da6ed.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68265509@N02/7758422214/)
P1020820...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By johns
Ok, most of it is done. The '1' on the pic came...

Ok, most of it is done. The '1' on the pic came with the new wire harness only with a different connector (yes, yellow). The blue relais is for the sidestand. So I leave that out.

Now just waiting...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By johns
Wire puzzle (Yamaha XJ900F)

Don't know the exact name in the us. Could be Seca. Anyway, it's this one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Yamaha_XJ900F_4BB.jpg

I just replaced the wire harness. The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,024,949
Posted By johns
Nice. Here it's almost 8 (1.68/l)

Nice. Here it's almost 8 (1.68/l)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By johns
I've been riding a GSX400E since '85 when I...

I've been riding a GSX400E since '85 when I turned 18. It's a parts donor for another 400 now, but that's anonther story.

I know these bikes can got beyond 100k miles btw. Some background:
...
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