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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By k-moe
Almost have to have a panel removal tool? Next...

Almost have to have a panel removal tool? Next you're going to tell me that I almost have to have a wrench to remove a hex bolt :rofl
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By k-moe
Me too. My dad had a set. I still have one of the...

Me too. My dad had a set. I still have one of the smaller wooden-handled screwdrivers.
There is nothing homemade about those tools.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,750
Posted By k-moe
That depends very much on what machine is being...

That depends very much on what machine is being bled. '80's Yamaha front brake systems are a royal PITA (pretty much impossible) to bleed that way; even moreso if the anti-dive is still hooked up.
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,115
Posted By k-moe
:huh Same way as anything else. You lube up...

:huh

Same way as anything else. You lube up the shaft and stick it in the hole :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-27-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By k-moe
I'm not selling anything either, just pointing...

I'm not selling anything either, just pointing the OP in a direction so he can get what he wants. Chris has access to more scooter parts manufacturers than anyone I've ever done business with, and he...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By k-moe
I want some more of it. :lol3

I want some more of it. :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 05-26-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By k-moe
:nod And bump that up to a 165 or 200. Big...

:nod

And bump that up to a 165 or 200. Big grin fun right there :deal

Contact Chris Cey (https://www.facebook.com/RCscooters?fref=ts). He has everything, including the knowledge about what will...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
OH :lol3 I guess I might have :rofl The...

OH :lol3 I guess I might have :rofl

The original specs called for 1 1/2" 120 DOM for the tongue, which runs the length of the trailer.
Having a rear brake brake lets me use 1" 120 instead,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By k-moe
Get a short length of exhaust tube (use the scrap...

Get a short length of exhaust tube (use the scrap piece from the stock exhaust if you still have it). Take it to a agricultural fabricator and tell them you need the tube made into a cap for a...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,736
Posted By k-moe
The hollow part is the steering neck.

The hollow part is the steering neck.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By k-moe
It looks salvageable, but is it worth the cost? A...

It looks salvageable, but is it worth the cost? A running low-mileage engine for those will only set you back $300 to $400.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
1. There is always going to be some flex. That's...

1. There is always going to be some flex. That's just how steel works. Eliminating flex entirely means that you are either building something that will overstress the welds and cause them to...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,947
Posted By k-moe
Maybe so the boat doesn't leak :dunno

Maybe so the boat doesn't leak :dunno
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
I think the point has been missed. The brake...

I think the point has been missed. The brake isn't to allow me to pull a heavier trailer; it is to allow the frame of the trailer to be lighter than it otherwise would need to be (along with the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
I like the way you think.

I like the way you think.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
The motorcycle brakes are already upgraded. ...

The motorcycle brakes are already upgraded.

The motorcycle brakes will not control sway, or help the trailer track true on descents.

I like solving tiny little problems that take too much...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,736
Posted By k-moe
Steerer tube? :scratch

Steerer tube? :scratch
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By k-moe
You dont need to rewrite, or start a new thread....

You dont need to rewrite, or start a new thread. Just have the photos on a hosting site and link them correctly.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By k-moe
Water crossing :deal

Water crossing :deal
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,750
Posted By k-moe
They come in Different sizes...

They come in Different sizes (http://www.summitracing.com/search/product-line/earls-performance-solo-bleed-brake-bleeders) :deal
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 710
Posted By k-moe
You think you're going to scuff a garment that is...

You think you're going to scuff a garment that is designed to rub along asphalt at highway speeds? :lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By k-moe
Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-25-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
I don't see how an additional 4" drum is going to...

I don't see how an additional 4" drum is going to make the bike want to stand up any more than the three brakes my bike already has. Besides, true emergency braking in a corner requires the bike to...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By k-moe
+1 You are more expensive to fix. :deal

+1

You are more expensive to fix. :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-24-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
Good thought. I need to explore that. I'll need...

Good thought. I need to explore that. I'll need to find one that is small enough, fast enough, and progressive....hmmm.....(and cheap :lol3)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-24-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
Nothing wrong with that at all. On mine I will be...

Nothing wrong with that at all. On mine I will be making the trailer brake active. I'm using a cable actuated drum that will be controled by the bike's rear brake rod. I still need to mess around...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-24-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 383,309
Posted By k-moe
...or just put the brake plate on without any...

...or just put the brake plate on without any shoes in it. Seal the cam shaft hole with a plug.
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 39,367
Posted By k-moe
This looks like it may become the best solution...

This looks like it may become the best solution yet.

Disposable micro CPAP (http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2015/05/disposable-micro-cpap-weighs-less-one-ounce/)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,245,113
Posted By k-moe
I was recently parking in the lot of a local...

I was recently parking in the lot of a local grocer. I had just started to walk toward the store when a lady stops just next to me and calls out of her window, "Do you know that it's impossible to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 506,219
Posted By k-moe
Fuses blow for a reason. If you don't find the...

Fuses blow for a reason. If you don't find the reason then using a breaker just so you can reset it is a bandaid; a bandaid that could end in an electrical fire.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By k-moe
But it won't feel like a 450 triple with the...

But it won't feel like a 450 triple with the piston and rod in place. It will feel (and ride) like a 600 four that has a dead cylinder. :deal
If you want to find out what that feels like just remove...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-21-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By k-moe
A 650 wheel is what you want; straight swap. The...

A 650 wheel is what you want; straight swap. The 750 uses a larger diameter drum and will not fit on a Virago. The tradeoff (neither good or bad in my opinion) is that the Seca wheel is narrower. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,660
Posted By k-moe
It looks like it may be part of an attempt at...

It looks like it may be part of an attempt at securing the sun gear of the starter so that it can not slip (negating the "clutch" action that prevents damage if there is a backfire during starting)....
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4,789
Views: 582,792
Posted By k-moe
Citation granted. ...

Citation granted.
http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=40100181
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By k-moe
You are well within the hauling capacity of that...

You are well within the hauling capacity of that truck. Stow the bags (gives you better access for strapping the rear of the motorcycle down). The windscreen can stay on, or take it off if you like....
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By k-moe
Wiggle wires one at a time until the tach stops...

Wiggle wires one at a time until the tach stops working.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,587
Posted By k-moe
That's what makes them Super Caps. When I was in...

That's what makes them Super Caps. When I was in high school a 1 Farad cap would have been nearly as large as the classroom.
Here is a borrowed pic of a conventional 15 micro Farad cap for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By k-moe
Yep. Yamaha USA's bow to frugality and price...

Yep. Yamaha USA's bow to frugality and price points. Dumbasses.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 92,756
Posted By k-moe
Hardened gears don't have a weak side.

Hardened gears don't have a weak side.
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,204
Posted By k-moe
Post it in the flea market. :deal

Post it in the flea market. :deal
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