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Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,533
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I used to tent camp, then went to a hammock, now...

I used to tent camp, then went to a hammock, now am somewhat back to using a tent in TX due to often lacking suitable trees for a hammock. In the hammock I typically roll my ridge-rest pad out in the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I generally set the rear where I want it based on...

I generally set the rear where I want it based on shock length, chain angle, seat height, clearance, etc, then adjust the front to level it out or provide the right head tube angle. It's fairly...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-15-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,466
Posted By gatorgrizz27
It's far from the best choice to put it lightly....

It's far from the best choice to put it lightly. To be a bit more blunt if you gave me one for free I doubt I would want to build it, and I build bikes for a living. You will run into so many issues...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Hear a fuel pump running when you turn the key...

Hear a fuel pump running when you turn the key on? They have a tendency to die when they sit awhile.
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Carbs on these bikes are very fickle, and most of...

Carbs on these bikes are very fickle, and most of the RFS bikes don't have a silky smooth idle. I would start by putting a new plug in it and clipping off a bit of the spark plug wire, cleaning any...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-31-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Ditto. Have a customer with one about to go up...

Ditto. Have a customer with one about to go up for sale if you're interested. In Austin.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,028
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Motion pro tire spoons and getting the technique...

Motion pro tire spoons and getting the technique down. I don't even have to worry about pinching a tube any more. Also the valve stem threader is one of the most useful tools I own, get one.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,280
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Just curious why that is, never heard anything...

Just curious why that is, never heard anything beyond making sure the end of the circlip isn't in the piston notch.

You can also use a regular white kitchen trash bag and stick your head and arms...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Yes you can rotate the carb. Loosen bolt clamps,...

Yes you can rotate the carb. Loosen bolt clamps, remove the 17mm plug on the bottom, unscrew the pilot jet and clean it with carb cleaner and compressed air. Set the mixture screw 2 3/4 turns out and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,507
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'll settle this now, they all suck because the...

I'll settle this now, they all suck because the ultimate and largest compromise is the tires. You could have a bike that handled like a KTM 200 off road, and a goldwing on the road, and you still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,387
Posted By gatorgrizz27
The 07+ SXF frame is as radically different as...

The 07+ SXF frame is as radically different as everyone claims. I think it makes more of an improvement than the motor. I had an 02 250 SX that was set up perfectly for woods riding, but I never...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,598
Posted By gatorgrizz27
OP raises a good point, and this is an adventure...

OP raises a good point, and this is an adventure riding website, which may involve terrain and conditions more severe than riding your Goldwing from Daytona to Miami...

It is possible to drop your...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Search YouTube for "hot tent" several videos on...

Search YouTube for "hot tent" several videos on there with different setups
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,841
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Don't fall in to the traps of the "mechanic's...

Don't fall in to the traps of the "mechanic's tool sets", or even the thought process of buying everything in the same brand. Invest in a great quality ratchet and some decent sockets and extensions...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,396
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Welding a nut on the end of the stud and backing...

Welding a nut on the end of the stud and backing it out with an impact wrench is the best way I've found when they aren't budging and you're worried it might shear off.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have one of these on my trailer that I use...

I have one of these on my trailer that I use every day, very sturdy and will hold any size bike while you strap it.

http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-chock-69026.html
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Can't you just use a regular 1/4" carriage bolt...

Can't you just use a regular 1/4" carriage bolt through the aluminum plate, with the nut inside the case? Locked case means no access. Am I visualizing it wrong?
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,120
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you are doing something custom and not...

If you are doing something custom and not following a diagram, you just have to understand how it all works, luckily it is pretty simple. It helps to separate things out and tackle them one at a...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Unless you are moving out in a month or 2 it's...

Unless you are moving out in a month or 2 it's worth it to install some decent fluorescent lights. You can often get them used for cheap or free. Do a decent job installing them and who is going to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,472
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'm all for complex projects, and build plenty...

I'm all for complex projects, and build plenty myself. However if 100% reliability in a severe environment is what you're going for, I'm not sure it is the best way. They often have many little...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,302
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Is the XR650R on option for where you live as far...

Is the XR650R on option for where you live as far as registering it for street use? 50hp, sub 300 lbs, cheap, low maintenance, decent suspension for a moderate pace. Negatives are kick starting,...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I'm not familiar with what your temp gauge looks...

I'm not familiar with what your temp gauge looks like or what exact degree is "too much" but if your gauge gets above the red line that is typically there or maxes out, it needs to be shut off...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By gatorgrizz27
This. If the engine overheated enough to warp the...

This. If the engine overheated enough to warp the head, even properly installing and torquing a new gasket won't fix it for long. You need to pull the head and cylinder, have them checked and decked...
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,156
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If you have a bike with an exposed tube frame...

If you have a bike with an exposed tube frame that runs underneath the engine (like a Harley or most DS bikes) these are awesome for tires, brakes, for seals, oil changes, etc.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,812
Posted By gatorgrizz27
For one, most people don't pull out of their own...

For one, most people don't pull out of their own driveway directly on to an interstate. Secondly, having just purchased a new bike and having everyone standing there watching him drive away, nerves...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Where to order Keihin Flat Slide jet assortment?

Hi guys,

I'm a mechanic and work on a lot of dirt bikes with the Keihin flat slide CR carbs. It's a pain when I have to re jet something and order each jet individually, not to mention the wasted...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Don't have one, but the common solution to this...

Don't have one, but the common solution to this is finding a socket the correct diameter, and cutting the pegs out with a grinder. You may get lucky and be able to find one of those hub sockets from...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,440
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Most of the guys have it covered, there are...

Most of the guys have it covered, there are several things I would add.

1. Most people are not going to let you do a project without knowing roughly what it is going to cost. While time and...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,056
Posted By gatorgrizz27
No experience with the jacket, but I saw a short...

No experience with the jacket, but I saw a short video of Roland Sands and he explained that a lot of thought goes in to the design of the gear. He will have everyone in the company, from the fab...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I could foresee the metal of the ammo can around...

I could foresee the metal of the ammo can around the weld tearing and cracking from vibration and stress. It would be possible to just build some struts that came out with threaded inserts. Bolt...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By gatorgrizz27
If it will jump start its the battery, if it...

If it will jump start its the battery, if it won't it is likely a bad connection somewhere. Dealt with one last week that was a huge pain in the ass, turns out the battery ground bolt to the chassis...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,238
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Valve seals are bad, not a big deal to replace...

Valve seals are bad, not a big deal to replace them even without pulling the head. Pull the valve cover, use the rope/ compressed air trick in the spark plug hole to keep from dropping the valve,...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By gatorgrizz27
For simplicity's sake and giving accurate...

For simplicity's sake and giving accurate estimates, I lump them into categories. A mutlistrada takes longer to get down to the valve covers than a monster, but only by about 10-15 minutes. I also...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Other than dirt bikes, most stuff I've checked...

Other than dirt bikes, most stuff I've checked has been good once they've accumulated some miles.

I used to do stuff for free for friends, now I run a small independent shop and charge $60 per...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By gatorgrizz27
748/916 can be checked in 3 hours, adjustments...

748/916 can be checked in 3 hours, adjustments take a bit longer since you have to pull th cams. Haven't done an adjustment on a Testa yet so I wouldn't know.
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By gatorgrizz27
This is the way I do it to. Bring me your LC4 and...

This is the way I do it to. Bring me your LC4 and I will adjust them for the same price as the inspection. If it is a Ducati, it is 2 hours to check it and then about 45 minutes per valve that needs...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By gatorgrizz27
Exhaust leak?

Exhaust leak?
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,684
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I have the trailer you posted, it works great. I...

I have the trailer you posted, it works great. I use their $40 wheel chock which is also awesome, and just hook straps on the frame of the trailer outside the stake pockets. FWIW, getting two bikes...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By gatorgrizz27
I use the same technique and equipment as you and...

I use the same technique and equipment as you and never pinch tubes. One key is not to insert the iron any more than necessary to grab the lip of the rim, as in dont shove it in with a half an inch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,876
Posted By gatorgrizz27
As has been pointed out, the times are the...

As has been pointed out, the times are the averages and typically very accurate, requiring the tech to work pretty efficiently to get the job done in time. It also serves to simplify things for the...
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