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Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Good man yourself - thanks for all those links. ...

Good man yourself - thanks for all those links.

I think there might be passive type of damper that just works on springs, opening from the differential in air pressure when the fan starts up....
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
That's not a bad shout at all actually....

That's not a bad shout at all actually. Space/height constraints may kill it, as I doubt I can get the outside vent low enough to incorporate a rise inside te wall. But it's a damn good thought and...
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Thanks! The intake actually will be quite close...

Thanks! The intake actually will be quite close to the ground, and in an area that could get behind dusty, and it's going to be behind some plants if my wife gets her way about putting passionfruit...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
So here's where I'm getting to: Have taken...

So here's where I'm getting to:

Have taken some measurements and the 'cave' is 3.25m x 3.7m x 2.4m so the overall volume is about 29 cubic metres (1024 cu ft).

I've walked around and stared...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
A good question and one I've been trying to...

A good question and one I've been trying to answer so I can find local vendors! 'Centrifugal fan' seems to be the generic term across the world for what you call a 'squirrel cage' fan, but there's...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Thanks, all makes sense. Could you explain...

Thanks, all makes sense.

Could you explain what you mean by 'don't have exhaust in your office'?

Do you mean "don't use an exhaust vent/fan going from the office into the garage?"

Is it your...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Thanks for taking the time to post pics - much...

Thanks for taking the time to post pics - much appreciated and sorry for the delayed reply! And now I know what you mean by 'squirrel-cage fan' (being from a squirrel-free land myself).

I will go...
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Thanks for the ideas, especially convection heat...

Thanks for the ideas, especially convection heat exchanger! Being in the southern hemisphere, I'll need to reverse your compass directions - but the rest is very good info.
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Photos???

Photos???
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
These are all good thinkings. The idea of...

These are all good thinkings.

The idea of having a passive fresh-air source to the cave, and then a powered fan on the garage expelling air to the outside world, isn't on the face of it a bad one....
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 03:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,848
Posted By wazman
Ventilation for man-cave down in the garage

I have an office slash man-cave slash workshop in a corner of our downstairs garage. The garage is sort of a basement - it's below the suspended concrete slab of the house, and its walls are of...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By wazman
Very good. Thanks all. The bike had excessive...

Very good. Thanks all. The bike had excessive static sag which I think is a good indicator. Lacked the gear to remove the spring myself and didn't want to butcher things by improvising so I'm leaving...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By wazman
Thanks - I wasn't mixing them up, I was asking...

Thanks - I wasn't mixing them up, I was asking whether sag and fatigue are always present together - that was the point of the question.

Comprehensive reply very much appreciated and tells me all...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By wazman
Does a spring get shorter if it has sagged?

To start, want to be clear I'm not talking or asking about setting static sag, rider sag etc here. On that basis please continue to read ....

I am sending my rear Ohlins shock for an overhaul and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By wazman
These insights are all very interesting,...

These insights are all very interesting, especially confirmation of the slightly-longer-is-OK aspect and the accounts of what others have done.

I shall commence production of an bit-too-long...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By wazman
Guilty as charged on over-thinking! But pipe...

Guilty as charged on over-thinking! But pipe won't do the job, due to the difference in internal and external diameter required. There's nothing off the shelf to the correct specs.

I did think of...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By wazman
Thanks all for the ideas and info - much...

Thanks all for the ideas and info - much appreciated.

upshiftst4s are you saying that the OEM inner spacers on the ST4 were aluminium and you replaced them with steel because of the wear you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By wazman
Not the kind of info I was looking for but thanks...

Not the kind of info I was looking for but thanks all the same ...

Anyone else?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-14-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,703
Posted By wazman
Spacer between wheel bearings - what's the skinny on length, material?

Greetings one and all.

I am doing a fork conversion that requires making up a new internal spacer (the one that goes inside the front hub, between the bearings) for my original wheel and bearings...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,211
Views: 535,455
Posted By wazman
Attention Australian owners! Meet at Thunder Rally this weekend

Hello, wanted to quickly post up that a handful of Cagiva Elefant owners are meeting at the DOCNSW Thunder Rally (http://docnsw.org.au/item/635990) this weekend, 24-26 October.

It's at Sheba Dams,...
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By wazman
So definitely some oil making it through more...

So definitely some oil making it through more of a thin film on the shaft as it comes out, certainly not spraying or squirting out.

The oil comes out a little more if, with the damper rod...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By wazman
Again, extremely helpful. Thanks. With this kind...

Again, extremely helpful. Thanks. With this kind of assistance and advice, maybe I can get some more action out of these old damper-rod forks after all.
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By wazman
This is all extremely helpful - thanks. I think I...

This is all extremely helpful - thanks. I think I will try the oil test first. If there's no oil streaming out I might leave well enough alone. Should I expect some oil to make it past the seal, or...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By wazman
Great that we were able to help you out! At some...

Great that we were able to help you out! At some point I hope to do another video where we demonstrate that sidestand technique in more detail.

I reckon the most likely source of that noise is the...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By wazman
Thanks, very helpful. It sounds like I need to...

Thanks, very helpful. It sounds like I need to take another look - the collar below the plastic tube/spacer has a snap ring at the bottom but looked to me like it was held on at the top by a kind of...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By wazman
Damping rod: how do I disassemble?

My crummy Showa 45mm inverted forks are getting an overhaul due to leaky seals. Now I'm getting big ideas about emulators, gold valves etc but anyway I would like to start by tearing things right...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By wazman
My pleasure, there's always been a great response...

My pleasure, there's always been a great response from ADVRiders to Garage Night. Meanwhile I'm working on further improvements to our YouTube channel and our main site.
Waz
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By wazman
Hi, thanks for the interest! Yes indeed - we...

Hi, thanks for the interest!

Yes indeed - we have more episodes (http://www.garagenight.tv/).

If YouTube is your preferred route, all episodes have been freshly uploaded right here...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,333
Posted By wazman
Hello all! The clip is back up - I've re-embedded...

Hello all! The clip is back up - I've re-embedded it in the original post. Our original video hosting provider seems to be going down the sinkhole, so we're moving everything across to YouTube ...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,642
Posted By wazman
Hello Pouakai, The endless-horizons owner is...

Hello Pouakai,
The endless-horizons owner is Michiel from the Netherlands. You can contact him by joining the Elefant mailing list...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5,787
Views: 396,048
Posted By wazman
Here's a motorcycle-themed one that folks might...

Here's a motorcycle-themed one that folks might not have heard before: Ilfracombe (This summer I'm gonna get us a motorbike ...). Hawksley Workman is a bit of a genius from Canada. (No idea about the...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,781
Posted By wazman
Hi guys, Waz here checking in. I moved back to...

Hi guys, Waz here checking in. I moved back to Australia recently with both my Elefants, a 750AC and 900IE Lucky. I left Australia in the early noughties with a 900AC and rode it around Europe with...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By wazman
All excellent leads. Thanks folks. I am going to...

All excellent leads. Thanks folks. I am going to do these up as a Google map and take with.
Forum: Australia 09-06-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By wazman
Sounds good - thanks. In your experience is there...

Sounds good - thanks. In your experience is there any need to book or just rock up?
Forum: Australia 09-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By wazman
Dorrigo accommodation any tips

We're a group of 4 probably stopping in Dorrigo on Saturday night and looking for a cheap but good place we can get 4 beds, biker friendly, handy to pubs etc. Any good tips? Thanks.
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By wazman
Hey Steve_C, this is great info - thanks. Good to...

Hey Steve_C, this is great info - thanks. Good to see there's an adventure riding scene going on here. I'm in the Ashmore/Bundall area. Would be good to catch up at some stage - where are you?

The...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,761
Posted By wazman
Just recently moved to the Gold Coast, Qld. What...

Just recently moved to the Gold Coast, Qld. What happens around here in the way of adventure rider meet-ups, rides etc? Keen to make new acquaintances. I'm into multi-cylinder big trailies myself....
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By wazman
Thanks, that thread looks like it hasn't had a...

Thanks, that thread looks like it hasn't had a post for a while. I'll ask my question on there though. Have you been to any meet-ups at Gold Coast Suzuki or are they strictly customers-only events? I...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By wazman
Gold Coast riders, what goes on around here?

Just recently moved to the Gold Coast, Qld. What happens around here in the way of adventure rider meet-ups, rides etc? Keen to make new acquaintances. I'm into multi-cylinder big trailies myself.
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,642
Posted By wazman
John, thanks as always for the tip and hope...

John, thanks as always for the tip and hope you're well.
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