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Forum: The Garage 07-03-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By wcohl
My garage is 24x36, with 3 1/2" insulation. I...

My garage is 24x36, with 3 1/2" insulation. I went for heat first with a Modine Hot Dawg ceiling mounted units, run on propane;

http://www.modinehvac.com/web/Hot-Dawg.htm#.VZb0SU3bLIU

...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By wcohl
Don't know the answer, but I feel your pain. I...

Don't know the answer, but I feel your pain. I had a 2000 VW with chipped keys. I got notice of a class action suit against VW because they were the only game in town for chipped keys.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
Looking at the picture of racks, made me wonder...

Looking at the picture of racks, made me wonder is there any problems with the rear subframe breaking? I've read where the 950 SE has had problems, and wondered if the SM suffers the same.
Forum: Vendors 06-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 185,041
Posted By wcohl
I bought one of these stands last year, but...

I bought one of these stands last year, but didn't have a chance to use it until this past weekend. Our local club hosted an event and I got to use this stand on both a front wheel (KTM 380) and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-07-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,563
Posted By wcohl
Just returned home about an hour ago. Swept up...

Just returned home about an hour ago. Swept up the last two riders entering Graham Road. Everybody back and accounted for, Hope to see you all again next year.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 12,563
Posted By wcohl
Yes, it's included (Top Mountain Trail is an...

Yes, it's included (Top Mountain Trail is an alternate). I just got done hanging the arrows this morning.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,870
Posted By wcohl
The difficulties I've read about were only with...

The difficulties I've read about were only with Rick Mayer. Bill Mayer Saddles (brother of Rick Mayer) is a completely different company.
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,445
Posted By wcohl
I had a soft cover with a bazillion snaps. It...

I had a soft cover with a bazillion snaps. It was a PITA, especially when cold. My FIL had a retractable hard cover similar to Retrax. It was great for covering his 5th wheel hitch. The only...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
I followed those steps too. It's even easier...

I followed those steps too. It's even easier with a SM because we don't have to remove a header pipe.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By wcohl
diaphragm in fuel pump finally let go from...

diaphragm in fuel pump finally let go from ethanol fuel. I had a weed eater do the same thing. Nothing obviously broken, but the diaphragm/fuel pump would not pull any gas.
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,054
Posted By wcohl
Sorry to hear about your problems. I've been...

Sorry to hear about your problems. I've been doing septic work, part-time, since about 1990.

I don't know what the regs are in your area, but in PA, your tank would be woefully undersized. Is...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By wcohl
I bought a like new Laam seat for my Tiger 1050...

I bought a like new Laam seat for my Tiger 1050 and it's great. Other seats I've tried on that bike were, OEM, OEM tall, OEM tall modded by me, Corbin, Seat Concepts, and a custom built "a sweet...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
If the bike ran well before winter storage, I'd...

If the bike ran well before winter storage, I'd say stale gas or clogged carb jets. Try what the others have suggested.

At the beginning od winter, I dosed all my bikes, lawn mower, weedeater,...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By wcohl
I've bought mounting hardware for my Givi bags...

I've bought mounting hardware for my Givi bags from Twisted Throttle.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-steel-topcase-adapter-hardware-givi-monokey-topcase

I made my own tail rack...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By wcohl
I use Givi bags and just get the necessary mounts...

I use Givi bags and just get the necessary mounts for my bikes. I've used the same bags on a FJ1200, FZ1, V Strom, Tiger 1050, KTM 950 SM. I like SW Motech mounts for my Givi bags.
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By wcohl
I have a 5x8 open trailer with 3 rails and haul...

I have a 5x8 open trailer with 3 rails and haul one bike on the extreme right side all the time. I haul anything from a 200+ lb dirt bike to a 600 lb street bike.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
Awesome. Hang onto the old one, it's still usable

Awesome. Hang onto the old one, it's still usable
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
Can't help you with a sale, but I picked up a...

Can't help you with a sale, but I picked up a pair in the flea market from an Adventure model.
Forum: Road Warriors 03-28-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
I doubt KTM will do anything on a 8 year old...

I doubt KTM will do anything on a 8 year old bike, but it wouldn't hurt to try.

I replaced the low fuel sensor on my 06 a few years ago. It mounts on the inner left side of the gas tank. The...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By wcohl
I've owned both SwMotech and Givi racks, and I...

I've owned both SwMotech and Givi racks, and I prefer the SWMotech. They seem better built and when removed, the mounting brackets are less visible.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By wcohl
After my HF unit failed, I upped my game and...

After my HF unit failed, I upped my game and bought a Wagner like this

http://www.amazon.com/Wagner-0283022-HT775-Heavy-Duty-Industial/dp/B00004TUCY

I found one for $50 to my door. This...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 463,886
Posted By wcohl
Before I bought my motion pro kit, I used a piece...

Before I bought my motion pro kit, I used a piece of scrap steel ( a piece of railroad rail), a punch and a hammer. With the chain on the bike, but not the wheel, I slid the steel behind the link...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,013
Posted By wcohl
I don't think it applies to any of the bikes in...

I don't think it applies to any of the bikes in your signature, but some bikes (KTM) have a clip on the brake rotor side that holds the bearing in place. If your bike has a clip, make sure you...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By wcohl
This is what I was told a few years ago when...

This is what I was told a few years ago when talking with Rocky Mayer. Rocky made a great seat for me without any of the drama many are experiencing with his brother.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By wcohl
I bought a 2 piece non-motorcycle set on sale at...

I bought a 2 piece non-motorcycle set on sale at Cabelas for $25. They have elastic at the wrists and ankles, and have worked great for the past 3-4 years.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-17-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
My bike may have been revalved by the PO. It has...

My bike may have been revalved by the PO. It has some suspension company's sticker on the fork. It was definitely resprung for his weight, which is similar to mine. With the PDS shock system used...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-13-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 614,151
Posted By wcohl
You mean there are other motorcycles better than...

You mean there are other motorcycles better than a Vulcan 750? Who'd knew. :evil
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,403
Posted By wcohl
A friend of mine did this with his Ford, except...

A friend of mine did this with his Ford, except he placed all 4 sensors in a piece of PVC with end caps and pressurized. It's been a while, but I'd say it was 1 1/2" or 2" diameter PVC about 4"...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By wcohl
I like mesh gear when it's hot. I've had several...

I like mesh gear when it's hot. I've had several jackets thru the years that came with removable insulated or waterproof lines. I've never used the liners. If it's cold, I wear a different jacket,...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
Don't know the size, but take one of the old ones...

Don't know the size, but take one of the old ones to your local Fastenal store and they can get you replacements with an allen head vs the soft phillips head.
Forum: Road Warriors 02-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
How's your jetting? Lean jetting can make a bike...

How's your jetting? Lean jetting can make a bike run hot. It is very, very rare that my fan kicks on and my jetting gets me ~40 MPG. I have Akro slip-ons, BMC air filter and removed the snorkel...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By wcohl
I've found OEM spark plug wrenches to be very...

I've found OEM spark plug wrenches to be very useful. They're sized just right to get in the hard to reach spots. This is one of the few tool kit wrenches I use when I'm in my garage surrounded by...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-05-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10,269
Views: 1,708,820
Posted By wcohl
Don't forget to drain and flush the overflow...

Don't forget to drain and flush the overflow tank.

The KTM manual tells you to elevate the front wheel (like Garry said). I've changed fluid twice, raised the front wheel both times, and never...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By wcohl
I've had mixed results with OEM tool kits. Some...

I've had mixed results with OEM tool kits. Some of the wrenches seemed they were made of butter, and others had the only tool that would remove the spark plug.

For my dirt bikes, I have a fanny...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,002
Posted By wcohl
Nevermind. I reread this thread form the...

Nevermind. I reread this thread form the beginning and you've already tried my suggestion. Doh!
Forum: Road Warriors 01-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,573
Views: 558,181
Posted By wcohl
FWIW, FJR peg pins use a clip vs the peened end...

FWIW, FJR peg pins use a clip vs the peened end and should be the same diameter, at least they were for my FZ1.
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By wcohl
I have mesh gear and Gerbings. On early spring...

I have mesh gear and Gerbings. On early spring or late fall rides, I wear the gerbing directly under my mesh jacket as a wind breaker. Depending on the expected temperature, I might not even plug...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 700,223
Posted By wcohl
Definitions will vary. When Honda or other...

Definitions will vary. When Honda or other manufacturer's came out with a "scrambler" in the 60's, it had a high exhaust and raised front fender. YMMV.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,342
Posted By wcohl
I bought my trailer in 1996 with 13" trailer...

I bought my trailer in 1996 with 13" trailer tires. They can handle 80 MPH all day long. What they can't handle is several decades of direct sunlight, so I had to replace my OEM tires about 3 years...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By wcohl
Yep. That's how I did it on my TC125.

Yep. That's how I did it on my TC125.
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