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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7,964
Views: 1,593,909
Posted By Benesesso
DIBS on this one! Ask away, but first, where are...

DIBS on this one! Ask away, but first, where are you--and send some selfies. :1drink
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By Benesesso
Had a bad experience with a 12" Proto adjustable...

Had a bad experience with a 12" Proto adjustable wrench (a "fitz-all"). Will not buy that brand. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By Benesesso
Sounds like a medium strength Loctite product...

Sounds like a medium strength Loctite product would work well here.
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By Benesesso
What is the RPM of your motor? If it's ~3450 (a...

What is the RPM of your motor? If it's ~3450 (a 2 pole), buy a 1725 (4 pole) or an 1140 (6 pole).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 7,964
Views: 1,593,909
Posted By Benesesso
Um, do you like what you see? :wink:

Um, do you like what you see? :wink:
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 507,249
Posted By Benesesso
No. I am much more of a welding engineer than a...

No. I am much more of a welding engineer than a welder. I've never had the skill for the art of good welding. But there is a lot of science and engineering behind good welds. Yes, OA welding of...
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 507,249
Posted By Benesesso
First question, why did it crack? From...

First question, why did it crack? From vibration/normal riding or a crash? Your as-welded area gives up a lot of strength--nearly half. The weld area will likely crack again, and sooner. You must...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27,845
Views: 6,633,508
Posted By Benesesso
Great pic. Wonder who's riding--heh heh. ...

Great pic. Wonder who's riding--heh heh. Compare with the RI rider pic. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27,845
Views: 6,633,508
Posted By Benesesso
Head isn't near vertical either. ...

Head isn't near vertical either.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Benesesso/ADV%20Specials/BlueSuzuki_zpsfe53a203.jpg~original
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,242
Posted By Benesesso
Want! Funny as hell (to watch, anyway). :clap

Want! Funny as hell (to watch, anyway). :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,242
Posted By Benesesso
I'd like a horn that sounds just like a train...

I'd like a horn that sounds just like a train horn. Any ideas? :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By Benesesso
Good idea. Use real big ones so you pick up...

Good idea. Use real big ones so you pick up nails and shit as you ride along. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Benesesso
Couple of things: 1st, there is no need to...

Couple of things: 1st, there is no need to measure the free length of a spring to determine the spring rate. What counts is the number of active coils. However, with a progressive spring those...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Benesesso
Do a word search here. You'll find the answer....

Do a word search here. You'll find the answer. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Benesesso
I'm getting ~.58 kg/mm. Sounds very soft. Will...

I'm getting ~.58 kg/mm. Sounds very soft. Will check some more.
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Benesesso
Not quite, all non-stainless steels have pretty...

Not quite, all non-stainless steels have pretty similar E (modulus of elasticity), which isn't affected by heat treatment or shot peening. The main differences are with their fatigue-crack...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Benesesso
You determine the dimensions by MEASURING them. ...

You determine the dimensions by MEASURING them. The outer dia. (OD) is just what it says, the OD of the spring. The most critical dimension/measurement is the diameter of the spring wire itself. ...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Benesesso
I've had his book for many years now. He was way...

I've had his book for many years now. He was way ahead of damn near everyone else--as is Kevin Cameron.
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,340
Posted By Benesesso
Never heard of reading the soot on the ground...

Never heard of reading the soot on the ground straps. I'd think the orientation of the strap would affect the soot. I like Anorak's method of cutting off the threads.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By Benesesso
Long springs provide relatively constant rates...

Long springs provide relatively constant rates over long fork travel. That said, if all someone needs is slightly stiffer springs, just cut a few coils off and use PVC spacers. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,994
Posted By Benesesso
Aspirin? Good grief, find a doc who'll write you...

Aspirin? Good grief, find a doc who'll write you a prescription for some Percocet. It has about 12 million times more pain-killing ability than aspirin. Get a pill cutter and cut the Perky into...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
Posted By Benesesso
Next time buy an AGM battery. Also, H2SO4 is not...

Next time buy an AGM battery. Also, H2SO4 is not a catalyst, it just dissolves most metals. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Benesesso
Looks like the contacts in the switch are...

Looks like the contacts in the switch are dirty/corroded. Clean them or get a new switch if you want higher voltage out of the switch.
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 490
Posted By Benesesso
18 watts is ~1.5 amps on 12V, double that on 6V. ...

18 watts is ~1.5 amps on 12V, double that on 6V. No relay needed.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By Benesesso
Dzus.:1drink

Dzus.:1drink
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By Benesesso
Haven't used any soldering gun for many years. ...

Haven't used any soldering gun for many years. These work for me:
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e234/Benesesso/ADV%20Specials/SolderingIron_zps031f1436.jpg~original
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,564
Posted By Benesesso
Um, what does it compensate for? :1drink

Um, what does it compensate for? :1drink
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By Benesesso
Read post #3 again. :1drink

Read post #3 again. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,437
Posted By Benesesso
Sand it lightly, coat with soldering flux, and...

Sand it lightly, coat with soldering flux, and apply solder to coat it.
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,235
Posted By Benesesso
Almost. Not for use on silicone rubber O rings...

Almost. Not for use on silicone rubber O rings and other parts. Fortunately silicone rubber isn't widely used on bikes and cars because of its cost. :1drink
Forum: Orange Crush 03-01-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Benesesso
How could it be the side stand? The manufacturer...

How could it be the side stand? The manufacturer has no way of knowing the lean angle of YOUR bike--on YOUR surface. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Benesesso
One more time. "For those who haven't...

One more time.

"For those who haven't installed their just-bought new gas or electric tank-type heater yet, first thing to do is find and unscrew the corrosion-protecting anode from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By Benesesso
IF it hydrauliced, the sudden stop may have bent...

IF it hydrauliced, the sudden stop may have bent the rod and caused the runout. The flywheel wouldn't want to stop as fast as the crank, and probably twisted a bit. As it twisted, it didn't stay...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,390
Posted By Benesesso
No, you don't have to duplicate the voltage. ...

No, you don't have to duplicate the voltage. That will be a function of the pipe's resistance and the amps. :1drink

Start with ~50 amps and see what happens.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By Benesesso
Good explanation, except that alum. is anodic to...

Good explanation, except that alum. is anodic to steel, so IT corrodes in order to protect the steel. The corrosion product (alum. oxide) has more volume than the alum. metal, thus locking the plug...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 507,249
Posted By Benesesso
It's the added sulfur that causes problems. If...

It's the added sulfur that causes problems. If lightly stressed you may get away with it.

Check out #4. :1drink

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/welding-303-stainless.html
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,457
Posted By Benesesso
Don't rely on solder for strength, but just for...

Don't rely on solder for strength, but just for conductivity. The wire joint must be mechanically strong and rigid. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7,964
Views: 1,593,909
Posted By Benesesso
Walking thru the Mayo hospital wearing my red...

Walking thru the Mayo hospital wearing my red Roadcrafter, carrying my helmet in a helmet bag. Old timer asks if I'm a firefighter. Grinning, I tell him it's a snowmobile suit, and I'm getting...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Benesesso
Bend it back and find out. :1drink

Bend it back and find out. :1drink
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Benesesso
Ask them if they can gas-weld it and you won't...

Ask them if they can gas-weld it and you won't need to know which steel it is. The reason is involved, and I've posted it before. :1drink
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