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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,937
Posted By lesman
I've seen a few blues with black seats. ...

I've seen a few blues with black seats.





Les
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By lesman
When I had my GSPD the rotor died twice in 40K...

When I had my GSPD the rotor died twice in 40K miles. I changed to Enduralast.
Here's the deal. If you go with a LED headlight/tail/brakelight, you will have plenty of juice for heated grips, led...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lesman
It's amazing that English is my native language....

It's amazing that English is my native language. A 3/8 or 1/2" torque wrench sometimes would click as you strip a low ft/lb torque bolt.

oil pan bolts on an airhead, use a 1/4" torque wrench....
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 818
Posted By lesman
I "trust " the 1/4" torque wrench on less than...

I "trust " the 1/4" torque wrench on less than than 8ft lbs "much" more than the 3/8" or 1/2' torques wrenches.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By lesman
I Believe Vapor Blasting is Dry Ice Blasting....

I Believe Vapor Blasting is Dry Ice Blasting. Aluminum looks great after being vapor blasted. Aluminum looks good with soda blasting. You can see the difference. Dry ice is not a $99 DIY solution...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,383
Posted By lesman
I'm just trying to remember reading about a Ct90...

I'm just trying to remember reading about a Ct90 being used for trials. The bike was banned after one race(I think).

The 90 (i think) used a 305 piston and no liner and a ct125 crank. the 90 and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,682
Posted By lesman
Unreliable or known issues?

Unreliable or known issues?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,600
Posted By lesman
I ran Wurth springs in my GSPD. When I changed...

I ran Wurth springs in my GSPD. When I changed brake calipers it was really noticeable(the sag).I bought the springs about 12 years ago , they cost $100+/-
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By lesman
2007 efi rubber mount Sporty weighs about 50lbs...

2007 efi rubber mount Sporty weighs about 50lbs more than a 2003 carb solid mount Sporty fyi
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,467
Posted By lesman
I"think" there are orings in or around the valve...

I"think" there are orings in or around the valve guide that tend to go bad with age.
The bike will smoke if they aren't replaced.


Les
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,467
Posted By lesman
Take the stator cover off and trying turning over...

Take the stator cover off and trying turning over witha socket and a rachet. No move motor could be locked up. I've help a buddy who restore small honda's. I can get a CT90 motor into split cases in...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By lesman
The first I used stringy thing, it leaked. I made...

The first I used stringy thing, it leaked. I made it 20 miles. The second time (20 minutes later)I used it, it worked great. I failed to insert it far enough into the tire. String works great
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,681
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine has a electric winch to store his...

A buddy of mine has a electric winch to store his lift in the rafters when not in use.The winch, bracing, electrical and custom brackets that he made for the lift makes it worth while to have a lift....
Forum: Beasts 07-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By lesman
I bought a magnetic bag. I went to a shoe repair...

I bought a magnetic bag. I went to a shoe repair place and had it modified for $10. Other alternative is to epozy 2" washers under the plastic .
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By lesman
On a dl1000 it's real important to install the...

On a dl1000 it's real important to install the hydraulic slave correctly. Otherwise the clutch no worky. So retrace your steps, I bet it's something simply..
BTW, why are you replacing your clutch...
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,428
Posted By lesman
I had Michelin Tubes fail really quick also.

I had Michelin Tubes fail really quick also.
Forum: The Garage 06-27-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,067
Posted By lesman
Running Shinko 712's great tire period but it...

Running Shinko 712's great tire period but it doesn't last for shit. Rear gets "maybe" 5K max fronts 8-11k. Super cheap. I don't dog my bikes.
Running 705's on my Quota. Less than 1k. I don't see...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 107,233
Posted By lesman
In 1970/71?, A friend's father was a...

In 1970/71?, A friend's father was a Rocky/Penton/Puch rep. He brought home either a 441 BSA or a Triumph 500? single. It had a chrome moly frame?
I was 14 or 15. I weighed maybe 100 lbs probably...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 35,035
Posted By lesman
putting electrics in prospective. I'm trying to...

putting electrics in prospective. I'm trying to remember an article that I read.
Gasoline engines took almost 70 tears to get a dragster into the 7's. It took 10 more years to get into the...
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By lesman
Bought the LED light for $24.95 . Free shipping....

Bought the LED light for $24.95 . Free shipping. Arrived in 10 days. Super easy install. It came with H4 plug. Amazing light. The seller said it was 30 watts. I think high beam maybe the 30 watts....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,424
Posted By lesman
I had a cb500 in 1975 or 1976. So many Hondas...

I had a cb500 in 1975 or 1976. So many Hondas ago. There were guys converting GM points/plates to Hondas back then. The GM points were cheap and superior to Honda points. I've read of a few people...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine restores old Honda's . He done a...

A buddy of mine restores old Honda's . He done a few 305's
Tariq (281) 865-7060. He can obtain all parts that are needed.

Best Regards,
Les
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By lesman
A buddy of mine took off with my motion pro gas...

A buddy of mine took off with my motion pro gas tank. Another buddy was throwing out a brand new gas tank for a chinese atv...ding ding ding / New gas tank to work on carb bikes.



Les
Forum: Airheads 06-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By lesman
There is G/S in Houston for $3700 on Craigslsit....

There is G/S in Houston for $3700 on Craigslsit. Not Stock. Looked pretty good actually.




Les
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-06-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,467
Posted By lesman
Corvair motors run counter clockwise. Used to be...

Corvair motors run counter clockwise. Used to be Corvairs, a couple of Buick motors and marine motors ran counterclockwise.Now it maybe a ton of motors. So if you put a corvair in a Ural. It would...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,782
Posted By lesman
I used Rustoleum on my patio furniture. I need to...

I used Rustoleum on my patio furniture. I need to repaint it maybe this year. It lasted 5 years. My furniture is 20+ years. Rustoleum on Amazon, great selection of "hammered" colors. I sprayed mine.
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,550
Posted By lesman
Plenty of low mileage BMW 1150R's. Breva 1100...

Plenty of low mileage BMW 1150R's. Breva 1100 good choice,
2007/2008 Norges are in your price range. Honda PC700(?) great choice.
2008/9 Connies (kinda complicated, but really fine) Burgman 650,...
Forum: Airheads 06-04-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,665
Posted By lesman
I no longer have a GSPD. I went through all the...

I no longer have a GSPD. I went through all the brake upgrade trippin.
I finally went with a 6 piston tokico. I was very pleased. I have been told that a nissin 4 piston is comparable. I did a 4...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,466
Posted By lesman
E6000 works just great. I rode twice this...

E6000 works just great. I rode twice this weekend. Only put a 100 miles together.
On amazon it's $7.50+/- for a cartridge. I would buy 2 cartridges. I bought my valve stem at Autozone. I think I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,466
Posted By lesman
I used a different product instead of Marine5200...

I used a different product instead of Marine5200 on my latest attempt E-6000. I bought caulk tube size at Ace Electrical supply for $8.25. It's available at hobby Lobby (way more expensive little...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-29-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By lesman
I live in Houston. There are plenty of great...

I live in Houston. There are plenty of great areas to live in, near, around Baytown. I can't tell you about specific schools and areas asociated with them.
If you are the salt water type, you died...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,466
Posted By lesman
There are rims that better candidates for sealing...

There are rims that better candidates for sealing them. If you can get away with just goop. The spokes can be adjusted/replaced individually as needed . you only need to redo those spokes. I used...
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,842
Posted By lesman
I bought a cheap Japanese set 30 years ago. I...

I bought a cheap Japanese set 30 years ago. I have bought a bunch of additional nicer taps, handles/holders since then. I buy my taps at the place I buy SS bolts.If you own a BMW you will need a few...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,466
Posted By lesman
I used goop on individual spoke nipples. I then...

I used goop on individual spoke nipples. I then used Marine 5200. This is the most complete method. Some people have had great success with just goop or just Marine5200. I just happened to need both....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,638
Posted By lesman
I don't love choppers as much as I used to...your...

I don't love choppers as much as I used to...your work is just beautiful.
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By lesman
Thanks for dimensions. Les

Thanks for dimensions.


Les
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 236,578
Posted By lesman
1 million umbrella is used after you have upped...

1 million umbrella is used after you have upped the liabilty on your home/car.
I don't "believe" you can run lower limits with a 1 million dollar umbrella.
With upper limits the umbrela policy...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,908
Posted By lesman
What is the dimension from the ring to bottom of...

What is the dimension from the ring to bottom of fan? I was interesting installing Led bulb on my Quota. I'm currently running a FZR headlight on my Quota/h4 bulb. The appears to be only 2" or less...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By lesman
I bought a a dl1000 with a thrown chain and a...

I bought a a dl1000 with a thrown chain and a hole in the case. It ran great. I tried a few welding shops to fix it on the bike. The problem was contamination. I sold the bike "as is". Proper way is...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By lesman
Plumbing ABS glue should work. I used it to mount...

Plumbing ABS glue should work. I used it to mount a extenda fender to a plastic fender to my Strom. It must be clean.
Another route to mount a magnetic bag. I bought a bag had the "ears" with the...
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