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Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-13-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,248
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Words like "Impressive" and "Inspiring" come to...

Words like "Impressive" and "Inspiring" come to mind. If my bike looks half as good when it is back together I'll be pleased...

:clap
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Mother Nature is cruel at times. We are hitting a...

Mother Nature is cruel at times. We are hitting a high of 21C this afternoon, but Tuesday will be around 0C and snow in the forecast. I just hope the paint I'm planning on spraying today cures enough...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Been there before. Put the number for CAA in your...

Been there before. Put the number for CAA in your cell phone. If you break down, call and pay for a membership with a credit card, then get a tow. Or call a friend / neighbour who has a trailer and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,149
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've used the carb tuning advice from this site...

I've used the carb tuning advice from this site (http://www.factorypro.com/tech/tech_tuning_procedures/tuning_carbtune,CV,high_rpm_engines.html) and had good results. Might be worth the effort.
...
Forum: Vendors 04-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,106
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Device manager utility for Mac OS

The current Mac utility is terrible. There is no other way I can describe it. A package installer (???), horrid user interface, requiring the user to be an administrator AND relinquish their...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I cottage on Stoney Lake and have relatives in...

I cottage on Stoney Lake and have relatives in Cavan. Once the family is at the cottage, I ride up almost every weekend. Might have to organize a ride some time.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,248
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Why not make it yourself? Get some hook and loop...

Why not make it yourself? Get some hook and loop (Velcro) strips, some neoprene fabric, and spend less than 30 minutes with your mechanical thread injector (sewing machine). Easy and rewarding...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By 16VGTIDave
How about soda blasting? Like sand blasting, but...

How about soda blasting? Like sand blasting, but much less aggressive using baking soda.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 943
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have a large air compressor in my work shop, so...

I have a large air compressor in my work shop, so I got a high volume air blow gun to blow the water off my bike.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 723
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I have seen heating grids that install between...

I have seen heating grids that install between the carb and intake manifold on cars. A friend had a Japanese car (Mazda?) back in the early '80's that had one. The car wouldn't start in cold weather...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 7,690,545
Posted By 16VGTIDave
"WHAT??? You didn't just say what I think you...

"WHAT??? You didn't just say what I think you said..." :eek1

Oh yes, he did! :wink:
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Easy now, there was no personal attack intended....

Easy now, there was no personal attack intended. I was specifically referring to the previously mentioned armoured under pants and presenting the manufacturers certification. Other than that, I know...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,085
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Not questionable: "Knee protectors certified...

Not questionable:

"Knee protectors certified according to the standard EN 1621.1/97"

Maybe not the best, but better than nothing, that is for certain.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,754
Views: 532,829
Posted By 16VGTIDave
By white, are you referring to their mental fog?...

By white, are you referring to their mental fog? Your lights must be punching through. "Oh look, something shiny or bright! Let's stare at it..."
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 7,690,545
Posted By 16VGTIDave
And not put away either! :wink:

And not put away either! :wink:
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 52,410
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Paper is for wiping your bum, not advertizing....

Paper is for wiping your bum, not advertizing. While I love to get my hands on gear so I can inspect it, that isn't always practical. I find stores are less and less valuable as they are stocking...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,409
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Agreed! A day on the track will have you...

Agreed! A day on the track will have you puttering around the streets like a grandmother on Sunday for the next few months. Especially if you have to prep your ride for the track time. The...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Cool, thanks! I obviously haven't used a good...

Cool, thanks! I obviously haven't used a good solder sucker, and didn't know the secret technique either!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Well, I guess I've been lucky with the wick. I...

Well, I guess I've been lucky with the wick. I haven't lifted any pads on through hole connections yet (knocks on wood). I'm certainly no pro, don't have fancy equipment, and don't make my living...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-16-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've had better luck with solder wick as compared...

I've had better luck with solder wick as compared to solder suckers when working on circuit boards.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,140
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Yup! The Japanese created their own variant of a...

Yup! The Japanese created their own variant of a cruciform (NOT a cross!) head screw to avoid the limitations of the Phillips design, and having to pay royalties and licensing fees for EVERY single...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,140
Posted By 16VGTIDave
That would be because those screws are NOT...

That would be because those screws are NOT Phillips! They are a similar design based on Japanese Industrial Standards or JIS. Take a look at this site...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Price sounds reasonable if the bike is...

Price sounds reasonable if the bike is unmolested. Don't bother trying to get it running, unless you want to use it as a negotiation point, as the carbs are probably a mess. If you do get it to run,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,747
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Looks like a fair bit of mud on the radiator....

Looks like a fair bit of mud on the radiator. Time for a fender extension?
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Within reason, yes, the size of the jet holes...

Within reason, yes, the size of the jet holes make a difference in the heat output of the stove. Unless you make a sealed stove, you won't be building any pressure. All the stoves I've built with...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Experimentation. I watched a couple vids, bought...

Experimentation. I watched a couple vids, bought a 6 pack of Bud Light Platinum, choked down the first one and started sanding off the paint while drinking the second. I mark cut lines with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Except that the UK version is less expensive and...

Except that the UK version is less expensive and will ship cheaper (and faster!). Shipping the more expensive US version would cost $14 or more to Canada using USPS and take 2+ weeks. Couriers would...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Much to my wife's chagrin, I decided to pull out...

Much to my wife's chagrin, I decided to pull out my stove and kettle and verify the numbers I've been spewing. I must admit, I was close, but not quite accurate. Hey, I'm a guy! ;)

Today's test:...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
No, my stove burns hotter than the one in the...

No, my stove burns hotter than the one in the video. I can boil 1L of water in my GSI HA kettle in about the same time as the .4L in the video, but I also burn more fuel, about 2 oz? Works well for...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,313
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Keeping you feet dry is super important! My feet...

Keeping you feet dry is super important! My feet sweat until they get cold. Wool socks help a lot by wicking the sweat away, until they get too wet. This may sound strange, but a friend suggested...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,280
Posted By 16VGTIDave
#4 is viable! Use Uni filters as they have smooth...

#4 is viable! Use Uni filters as they have smooth air flow and no lip on the rubber mounting flange to mess with the air flow into the carb ports. Additionally, you could get some PVC pipe the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I've found that my GSI HA aluminium kettle is the...

I've found that my GSI HA aluminium kettle is the quickest to boil, followed by a bare aluminium Trangia kettle. The stainless cups and pots take the longest and appear to conduct the heat up the...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Ok. At that rate (and using a stainless steel cup...

Ok. At that rate (and using a stainless steel cup no less!) I'd think your stove is burning hot. Not that this is a problem. If you want a longer run time, and slower boil times, make your next...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
These stoves are primarily for boiling water, not...

These stoves are primarily for boiling water, not simmering. How long does your stove take to boil 1L/32oz of water?
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,748
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I haven't seen the Stanley pot in Canadian...

I haven't seen the Stanley pot in Canadian Walmarts. I had to get mine the last time I was south of the boarder.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,455
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Okay, so it really isn't a tensioner. Rather....

Okay, so it really isn't a tensioner. Rather. it's a roller guide. :deal :wink:

The reason I mention this is I spent a couple hours at the side of the road waiting for a tow truck with a stranded...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I haven't used HID's from LumensHID.com...

I haven't used HID's from LumensHID.com (http://lumenshid.com/) (a Canadian company), but I have been very happy with the LED bulbs from them. While spendy compared to eBay LEDs, they are well built...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-07-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Good thinking! Using that connector should...

Good thinking! Using that connector should provide 90% of the connections you will need, and give you the ability to make a short adapter harness to the MS connector.

Please keep us updated on...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-06-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By 16VGTIDave
Glad to help! Once you get down to it, MS is...

Glad to help! Once you get down to it, MS is actually rather simple. And you have the factory wiring harness, sensors, ignition and fuel system to work with. You may not need to replace it all. It...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By 16VGTIDave
I added one to try to keep some of the crap off...

I added one to try to keep some of the crap off my rear suspension. But, I don't go looking for mud...
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