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Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,863
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Haha! I was going to mention all the gas cans,...

Haha! I was going to mention all the gas cans, too. :D

Wanted to add that a sheet of grid wall, like stores use for retail displays can wok great for a variety of uses. Used to have one standing...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,863
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Glad everyone found my suggestions to be good! ...

Glad everyone found my suggestions to be good!

Guess I should start a business as "Garage Tamer".
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
I use a Serfas Grifter bicycle mini pump. Has...

I use a Serfas Grifter bicycle mini pump. Has lasted for years and only takes a few minutes to fully inflate a tire. A visiting 8year old seated a bead on a new rear tire in 4 minutes with it.

I...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,863
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Here are my suggestions 1--get bikes off...

Here are my suggestions

1--get bikes off floor and onto wall. Lag/anchor a 2x4 to cinder blocks between windows and use simple hooks to hold one wheel of bikes. Space hooks 12" apart and hang...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,900
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Does anyone put any stock in the...

Does anyone put any stock in the measurable/quantifiable wear limit?

I find my chains reach this wear limit (12.6" or 320mm for 520 chain on DRZ) WELL before any teeth are looking funky. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Update? I, too, look forward to this and...

Update?

I, too, look forward to this and would love to get pre-registered. Had a great time 2 years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
ZEmann--Precisely. I don't see why I would need...

ZEmann--Precisely. I don't see why I would need to add a relay now if it didn't have one before and I am replacing it with similar, cheap, stock horn. Old horn began working intermittently, more...
Forum: Thumpers 08-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 964
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Horn replacement Q--WTF is going wrong???

Howdy ADV folks! I am trying to replace the horn on my 2002 DRZ400S with a cheapo K+S econo horn bought locally.

Open box, test horn and it works fine.
Remove bracket that comes with horn....
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
ZRX1200 vacuum line question

05 ZRX carbs
#2 vac line goes to fuel petcock
#3 capped
#1+4 meet and go to widget that takes exhaust gasses out of head and pulls them back into intake.

My Q--Can a guy just cap #1+4 vac...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Got it installed today and it pumps out 190...

Got it installed today and it pumps out 190 degree water easily. Wife is going to love it and the Keurig is heading to the trash as soon as she is out of those coffee pods.

Thought about the...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Hate it when threads just peter off and die, so...

Hate it when threads just peter off and die, so want to offer this as a "wrap up" of sorts, if anyone gives a $hit.

I don't drink coffee, SO much of the "quality" discussion is lost on me. Here's...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Yeah, it does seem like a pretty convenient setup...

Yeah, it does seem like a pretty convenient setup IF it works. Heater units all seem to be adjustable and depending on where you read it, supply hot water between 140 and 210 degrees. I know 210...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Question Hot water dispenser vs. good coffee

Where do you go when you can't find the info you need on Google? ADVrider, of course...

Wife wants under-sink mounted hot water dispenser for main purpose of quickly making coffee via "pour-over"...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26,551
Views: 4,799,588
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Thermoswitch for fan

Anyone find and use any alternative thermo switches from other bikes or cars that are not $80? Seems like there must be something out there.

For 2002 S model
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
I will be heading up to camp on Friday night,...

I will be heading up to camp on Friday night, too. First DFDS event and really looking forward to it after a week of 2 year old son not sleeping well. The camping (and sleep) will be as good as the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,579
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Thumb It ain't hard

Friend and 8yo son were over while I was changing a rear tire on my KLR. When it was time to seat the new tire's bead, I asked if the kid wanted to pump it up with my mini pump, similar to those...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,080
Views: 436,815
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Trimmed down tool kit, stowed tire irons inside...

Trimmed down tool kit, stowed tire irons inside bar pad, hid registration and spare key.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 935
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
I have had excellent luck with various...

I have had excellent luck with various mountaineering pants. First pair was Black Ledge cheapies that lasted quite a few seasons and second were Outdoor Research IIRC. Full side zips and plenty...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Does it all work correctly when stock bulb is...

Does it all work correctly when stock bulb is back in?
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
So, here's what I know (now...) Buying a...

So, here's what I know (now...)

Buying a spool with separated rows/areas for winding each string IS the way to go. I checked over the head after having line breakage issues at feed eyelets and...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
This adventurer has gotta get the yard done...

This adventurer has gotta get the yard done before he goes out to explore the world sometimes. I posted on ADVrider, in the appropriate forum, because I find honest, real-world advice on many things...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Yeah, I have seen those. I hesitate, because if...

Yeah, I have seen those.
I hesitate, because if I go through 10'+ of line each time I use trimmer, I figure I'd be stopping all the time to replace the fixed lines in that style head, too. I know...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,101
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Question Weedeater / Line Trimmer

I am looking for one of two things

a) input on how to fine-tune the operation of the trimmer I have, or
b) suggestions on a new trimmer
c) new head

I have a TroyBilt TB70SS, a 25cc 2-smoke,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 78,118
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Ok, I will answer my own question using...

Ok, I will answer my own question using bmwktmbill's pictures above.

The 4th picture shows the retaining ring and the teeth well enough. Retaining ring has two different edge patterns to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 78,118
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Sprag clutch is out Boss picked up ring with...

Sprag clutch is out
Boss picked up ring with teeth in it, which all fell out

anyone have a good picture/diagram showing which way the teeth fit inside the retainer ring?

I realize there are...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Works even better if you stick the tubing in your...

Works even better if you stick the tubing in your EAR. :rofl

Can perform similar function with stick or hammer in a pinch. In your ear, of course.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
That thread is exactly what I needed. thank you

That thread is exactly what I needed. thank you
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
I have not looked at that. This Duke is my boss'...

I have not looked at that. This Duke is my boss' bike, so I am less familiar with it than others.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
KTM starter problem

1997 Duke 620, LC4

Symptoms
Hit starter, which spins, but does not start the bike
Starter begins to turn engine over, but then "slips" out of engagement, where starter motor will still spin,...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
I don't know your full situation, but figured I'd...

I don't know your full situation, but figured I'd mention another tip to continue using the bike storage you already have. You mention that you are the only one able to get bikes down where they are...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Ditto, same here.

Ditto, same here.
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,700
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Made throttle cables for a conversion I did...

Made throttle cables for a conversion I did myself. Not terribly hard if you are a measure twice, cut once sort of person who knows your way around a solder gun. Clutch cable would need thicker...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
It is a Magura lever that uses mineral oil,...

It is a Magura lever that uses mineral oil, right? I can't see from the pics on the DS website well enough to tell if there is a bleed screw or not. For a slave cylinder that small, it would not...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Been working on a 97 Duke for a friend. Speedo...

Been working on a 97 Duke for a friend. Speedo working fine, but the drive unit at front wheel twists when you torque f/axle down. Probably break the tab off after too many on/off cycles.

What...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Correct--no choke (unless I am TOTALLY missing...

Correct--no choke (unless I am TOTALLY missing it). No cable, no lever, nothing looking like it is missing a lever, no button, nada.

http://www.sudco.com/fcrside_diagram.html

I did some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
KTM Duke 620 starting Q

Helping a friend get his 1997 Duke running good again. PO had swapped the original (Edelbrock?!?!) carb for a Keihin flatslide that, when running, appears to be very well jetted for the bike. My...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,616
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
^Yeah, bingo. Fix it just like you would a...

^Yeah, bingo. Fix it just like you would a motorcycle. One of the advantages of buying good tools is that you CAN get parts for them.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
WR doesn't tell us what neighborhood he's in, but...

WR doesn't tell us what neighborhood he's in, but I just had a line made in South Seattle today. Pacific Rubber was FANTASTIC! Took about 30 minutes and I left for under $30. I will definitely be...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,704
Posted By 2wheelsrbest
Further Update--Just got back from Pacific Rubber...

Further Update--Just got back from Pacific Rubber with my new brake line. Easy and painless. $30 for a rear brake line and new fittings while I waited. I would highly recommend them to anyone...
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