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Forum: Road Warriors 06-14-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Salsa
I would rather do it with the engine in to reduce...

I would rather do it with the engine in to reduce distortion.

Don
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By Salsa
Just remember, the manufacturer wrote the book...

Just remember, the manufacturer wrote the book based on the best recommendation (for the engine or for the best PROFIT) at the time of manufacture.

Would you use a 1915 oil in a 1915 motorcycle...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By Salsa
If you can't fix it with a hammer, it is an...

If you can't fix it with a hammer, it is an electrical problem !!!

It is NOT an electrical problem.

Use a block of wood to beat on it.

Don
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Salsa
Thanks Makes engine swaps easy. Don

Thanks

Makes engine swaps easy.

Don
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-09-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Salsa
Arizona engine numbers

Does Arizona track Motorcycle engine numbers?

I bought a Kawa Sherpa and I don't see engine numbers on the title.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-08-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 769
Views: 114,998
Posted By Salsa
Roland was just a toddler in the office of...

Roland was just a toddler in the office of Performance Machine when I shared machinery with his dad in 1976 to 1980. He has come a long way.

Remember he was a 250 Road Race champion.

Don
Forum: The Garage 06-07-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,135
Posted By Salsa
Everything wears out eventually. In your...

Everything wears out eventually.

In your experience, how far down the road have yours gone?

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-05-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By Salsa
This one is about 150#. Sorry, no pedals. 20"...

This one is about 150#. Sorry, no pedals. 20" bicycle rims(16" moped tire), Bicycle Downhill forks, 8" double disc front brake, 8" rear disc brake, Adjustable head crown, Motorsport air shock (no...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,137
Posted By Salsa
I have always used the "NotSoStrongArm" kind. ...

I have always used the "NotSoStrongArm" kind.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-04-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By Salsa
There is More !!!

This one is about 102# and has a license plate. IT is a NoPed, so only legal in some states and Mexico. I had it at the Ease Cape and rode on the beaches with it. It will definitely go 50 mph.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-03-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By Salsa
70cc Chinese Honda, auto shift, 8" front disc,...

70cc Chinese Honda, auto shift, 8" front disc, aluminum frame. Aluminum forks. Martha Stewart Headlight cover.
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,102
Posted By Salsa
Thank you for saying what my friends an I have...

Thank you for saying what my friends an I have thought for years.

The greatest source of MIS-INFORMATION is .....


The Internet !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,348
Posted By Salsa
"(one theory is that the gas in the tank on dirt...

"(one theory is that the gas in the tank on dirt bikes gets very hot...and that heat causes the pump to fail. you don't have that issue with cars or street bikes. you also don't have it as much with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Salsa
I think Brazing will make it crack more. Don

I think Brazing will make it crack more.

Don
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Salsa
Was that before hydraulic brakes. I thought...

Was that before hydraulic brakes.

I thought Model T's had gravity feed fuel.

Don
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Salsa
Since when is 80 PSI high pressure? Don

Since when is 80 PSI high pressure?

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,837
Posted By Salsa
Before I heard this price, Megacycle was my...

Before I heard this price, Megacycle was my favorite cam. I had one for my 1975 XL350/400. It beat all the rest on the bottom, in the middle and on the top without excessive RPM.

Don
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Salsa
I believe there is a North and South road off 395...

I believe there is a North and South road off 395 to Bodie. Fair (good for bikes) dirt roads.

Don
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Salsa
I had a jap pickup that developed a 1/16 piss...

I had a jap pickup that developed a 1/16 piss hole in the head. I put stop leak in it and drove it several years.

Radiators are more flexible which might shake it loose.

Don
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By Salsa
My motorcycle expert did a lot of welding jobs by...

My motorcycle expert did a lot of welding jobs by laying the bike on its side and cleaning it up and preheating and welding. You get a lot less distortion by keeping the cases together for welding....
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By Salsa
I have had good luck welding a nut to the stub....

I have had good luck welding a nut to the stub. Weld through the hole in the nut to attach it to the broken parts.

Don
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,581
Posted By Salsa
BS Find a motorcycle shop and ask them who...

BS

Find a motorcycle shop and ask them who does that kind of work.

The oldest shop in town might be the right one.

Mine was.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 114,998
Posted By Salsa
You beat me to it. I was worried about it...

You beat me to it.

I was worried about it when it was going after the left jewel.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,224
Posted By Salsa
Who said anything about 12 volts on a 2.7 volt...

Who said anything about 12 volts on a 2.7 volt device?????

I said 12 volts on a 12 volt battery.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-05-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,224
Posted By Salsa
Actually, I just put a good 12v charger on each...

Actually, I just put a good 12v charger on each battery. It can be done all at once or individually.

How or do the factories do it?

Don
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,337
Posted By Salsa
What kind of filler rod would be bad with 50 or...

What kind of filler rod would be bad with 50 or 60 series aluminum?

Don
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 513,029
Posted By Salsa
That is one heck of a contraption. It made the...

That is one heck of a contraption. It made the shocks I started commercially building in 1975 obsolete.

Mine were mixed air (nitrogen) oil with only one chamber. The amount of progression could be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-04-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,224
Posted By Salsa
I have never done it, but this might work for...

I have never done it, but this might work for balancing capacitors.

Top off each capacitor with a voltage source equal to what you want in it.

I have done that with an electric bicycle with...
Forum: The Garage 04-28-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By Salsa
I tried a previous (brand) of these and could not...

I tried a previous (brand) of these and could not get them to stick to my glasses.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By Salsa
I have had cataract surgery, so my far vision is...

I have had cataract surgery, so my far vision is pretty good. However I want to see RCH's at 100 yards, so I use prescription all the time.

I have found that my computer bifocals work great in the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,644
Posted By Salsa
A GPS tells you WHERE on the map you are. Don

A GPS tells you WHERE on the map you are.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 700,245
Posted By Salsa
I built my first Heliarc in 1969. I bought a...

I built my first Heliarc in 1969. I bought a Sears high freq unit, got 4 diodes for DC, air cooled torch, and a Miller 225 amp welder with the moving slug.

Worked fine for many years.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,097
Posted By Salsa
"my battery isn't charging -_- i think my...

"my battery isn't charging -_- i think my rectifier/regulator is bad

shows 9V when not started, when i start it shows a volt or 2 higher when revved. idk whats going on."

If you are running the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 114,998
Posted By Salsa
The other option is to get a straight thread die...

The other option is to get a straight thread die and recut the threads -- then locktite it.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 700,245
Posted By Salsa
Neither do I, I was just pointing out that it did...

Neither do I, I was just pointing out that it did not do Aluminum (for us mortals).

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 700,245
Posted By Salsa
NO AC TIG Don

NO AC TIG

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,050
Posted By Salsa
I would not expect the O2 sensor to be much...

I would not expect the O2 sensor to be much higher bandwidth than the input sensors. Most O2 sensors are really temperature sensors.

Don
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By Salsa
I plugged a casting 1/16" hole in a head with...

I plugged a casting 1/16" hole in a head with stop leak. A steady 1/16 stream coming out.

Sold it years later.

Don
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,050
Posted By Salsa
"The real trick is computing the table for fuel....

"The real trick is computing the table for fuel. A speedy micro would be necessary to analyze and compute new values based on changing inputs."

The calculation speed does not have to be much...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 700,245
Posted By Salsa
Total Loss does not use much water. Don

Total Loss does not use much water.

Don
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