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Forum: The Garage 07-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By wos
how about change the petcock to a more user...

how about change the petcock to a more user friendly one. The one on my 87 cbr600 was really easy to grab onto with gloves on. They use the same on their carbed quads as well.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By wos
Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the...

Are your cross braces in danger of hitting the tire under compression?
Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By wos
tons of info here ...

tons of info here
https://hammockforums.net/forum/content.php
Forum: Canada 06-21-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By wos
Got one, don't like it. 1. doesn't go far...

Got one, don't like it.
1. doesn't go far enough into the receiver. Another 2 or 3 inches of metal on the 2" tube and it would be good. Moving the hitch pin hole a couple inches out made it very...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By wos
pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and...

pull it back off, I bet the key slipped out and is misaligned.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,967,902
Posted By wos
I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for...

I put a "garbage can" fairing on mine. look for it in this thread or the Dr650 threads. One large cheap pastic kitchen garbage can ($14 walwart) cut and bent then taped on. Sits about chin height on...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By wos
I think they were supposed to be made from the...

I think they were supposed to be made from the same material as what is found in a catalytic convertor. Platinum etc.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By wos
I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat...

I used a piece of .040 scrap metal. Made a heat shield the width of the bag and sewed it on with wire. It isn't tightly sewn on so heat transfer to the bag is minimized.
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,749
Posted By wos
I have a similar set up I've towed with my...

I have a similar set up I've towed with my croozer with no issues. I used the lightest springs I could find and only run the main leaf. It is also a slipper spring (no shackle) I used a teflon sheet...
Forum: The Garage 05-25-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By wos
Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a...

Shell casings make great hole punches. I keep a 22 casing in the tool box as I find using an actual hole punch warps and pulls the material a little. The casing is very thin and does a great job.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 309,519
Posted By wos
A couple years ago we had a small fire near town....

A couple years ago we had a small fire near town. I sat on my deck and watch a fourship of these guys dropping water for an hour. Nearest water in the direction they were circuiting was the lake...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By wos
I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving...

I have a Tomtom one car type and hate it. driving out in the sticks the highway is usually off by a hundred meters or more which sticks it in search mode and makes it blank out all the info, speed...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 810
Posted By wos
Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to...

Last time I ordered from Jim it took 10 days to here in Canada. His stuff is very good. I am an avionics tech, CF18 hornet and got a professional product that exceeded what most techs do on the...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 33,837
Posted By wos
I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the...

I wouldn't want to risk it. A quick look on the internet and I saw a couple instance where the loose chain and guide contacts other parts in the motor and wreaked havoc. Not sure which ktm motor it...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By wos
leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take...

leave it alone, the spacer is supposed to take the load off the bearing. One bearing should be centered and the other should have some room to adjust to align the inner and outer race alignment. A...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,301
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 277,819
Posted By wos
My older brother came down with a stomach bug...

My older brother came down with a stomach bug while he was working on a road construction crew. 30 mile ride home on his RD400. He pulled into the driveway covered in puke. Never get sick wearing a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,036
Posted By wos
you can check the float level without taking it...

you can check the float level without taking it off the bike. Put a clear tube on the drain line of the carb bowl, loop the line upwards beside the bowl and open the drain. Hold the bike upright and...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,006
Posted By wos
I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for...

I remember my dad (GM mechanic) using ATF for speedo cable and speedo lube. pull the lower end of the cable off, pull cable out and pour it into the open cable end until it comes out the other end,...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By wos
A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed...

A friend used NAPA branded spray paint marketed as wheel and rim paint. He put his jeep through hell and the wheels never chipped up or rust bubbled so it must work.
Forum: Canada 04-16-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 33,837
Posted By wos
Count me in as well. Just registered the other...

Count me in as well.
Just registered the other bikes here, summoned the last of the winter anger from mother nature. At least I hope its the last. Paid the nice lady and walked out into snow...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,036
Posted By wos
You should be able to raise the forks in the...

You should be able to raise the forks in the triple clamps by an inch or maybe 1.5 without problems. going into the fork to lower the bike might cause some issues as Jesse states. Using washers to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8,467
Views: 1,140,036
Posted By wos
Dean-o, have you looked at Rox-risers, a little...

Dean-o, have you looked at Rox-risers, a little pricey but fully adjustable. I put a set of ATV hi- bend bars on my 200, a inches taller with a nicer bend than stock. They were only $25 up here in...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 704
Views: 33,837
Posted By wos
yes,not too many dr around here, might even be...

yes,not too many dr around here, might even be rarer than ktms. I
played in the mud and snow a little too.
Forum: Canada 04-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 33,837
Posted By wos
Got the Drz out for a little ride today after...

Got the Drz out for a little ride today after work today. Seat concepts seat is a huge improvement over the 2x4 stocker. note the me-made rear rack, hopefully it gets warm enough to get busy and bend...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By wos
the only difference would be the power lost in...

the only difference would be the power lost in bending the chain around a smaller sprocket, which is probably negligable in real world numbers. smaller does mean more wear which may be problematic....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-02-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 307,765
Posted By wos
The Strom's power isn't the issue for me, the low...

The Strom's power isn't the issue for me, the low rpm at 60 mph in high gear has it lugging and quaking at small throttle changes. rear cush rubber is soft and the bad designed lets the sprocket pull...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By wos
you can get remote aux inputs as well. usually...

you can get remote aux inputs as well. usually tie into the antennae plug at the back of the head unit. I've got one that runs to an ipod 32pin connector. kinda pricey compared to the $20 cigarette...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-31-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 307,765
Posted By wos
I'm curious as to how much your trailer effected...

I'm curious as to how much your trailer effected your mileage. I pulled a 2 wheel trailer with my VL800 cruiser and it killed about 30 miles off the range of a tank of fuel. I'm in the planning...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By wos
Aerosols lose their pressure if left in the cold,...

Aerosols lose their pressure if left in the cold, sub freezing long term. I gave up buying wd40 in cans a while ago, buy it in a jug and fill a squirt bottle.
Brake cleaner is the same but one job...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By wos
There is a chain guide bumper above the chain on...

There is a chain guide bumper above the chain on the frame, near the swingarm. It gets in the way on compression and sometimes gets torn of by the chain. look in the DR650 thread in thumpers for more...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By wos
I haven't seen one of those USB ports yet that...

I haven't seen one of those USB ports yet that wasn't a parasitic drain. Some pull quite a bit of power. I would just throw a switch in its circuit or throw it on a switched circuit so it is only...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By wos
flush it out with wd40, use a lot, let it sit for...

flush it out with wd40, use a lot, let it sit for a bit then hit it again. This will get the gum out of the switch and let the tumblers move. But wd40 will gum it up so you have to get it out.
If...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,207
Posted By wos
Bad idea, little bit of moisture and the sugar...

Bad idea, little bit of moisture and the sugar turn into one ball. Dyna beads are ceramic and I've still seen them clumped together when I changed tires.
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,608
Posted By wos
and the benefit of a constant sprocket to...

and the benefit of a constant sprocket to sprocket length should help chain life and handling.
I really like the bike but at $12000 its a bit of a stretch. Probably worth it but will cut down on...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By wos
the wire is quite long giving freedom of...

the wire is quite long giving freedom of placement. If you dig through the drz400 picture thread or look at thumpertalk to find some ideas. search for handlebar pics or dash pics.
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By wos
I haven't ridden in very high with the mods yet,...

I haven't ridden in very high with the mods yet, maybe 10-12 mph at most. Without them it was pretty ridiculous, but from initial testing it seems to be better.
I tried some smaller ones, v- shaped...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By wos
I think mine made the front end a little more...

I think mine made the front end a little more planted. Normally I would get a slow weave starting to build at a about 140 km/h. took her up to 160 km/h (gps) with no problem.
After riding for a bit...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By wos
Here's mine, modeled after the old 80s honda...

Here's mine, modeled after the old 80s honda fairings and the kawi concourse 1000s with some design input from the guzzi stelvio add ons and the gs1150.
made last summer with thin polycarbonate....
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,301
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 277,819
Posted By wos
When you borrow someone's car and end up in...

When you borrow someone's car and end up in slushy city traffic before realizing the wiper blades are falling apart, remember to remove the plastic protective things off the new ones before getting...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23,681
Views: 3,967,902
Posted By wos
I just did mine, flip the cap over you will see 2...

I just did mine, flip the cap over you will see 2 screws. Take them out and the bracket will come off and two arms will come off with it along with a couple small springs. reinstall bracket and...
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