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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 371,684
Posted By henrymartin
You know, when you take things apart for a few...

You know, when you take things apart for a few days, you usually remember what goes where. But if something happens and the few days become a few weeks, it's much harder to remember what goes where...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,734
Views: 371,684
Posted By henrymartin
I hung the newly coated bike frame from the...

I hung the newly coated bike frame from the ceiling, cleaned and lubed the swingarm, installed the steering stem and tripples, and, tonight, I'm going to attempt some plumbing on the oil lines. My...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By henrymartin
I never have anyone paint that area. My painter...

I never have anyone paint that area. My painter usually applies tape, covering far enough from the opening so the gas fumes do not start the lifting process. The opening is left untreated.

You do...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By henrymartin
I have had good results with the cheap Kiwi...

I have had good results with the cheap Kiwi sprays. For breathable fabrics, use the blue polymer spray. For non breathable, the green silicone spray.

It worked well enough for me to keep me dry...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By henrymartin
I have the tubular type on my short landscaping...

I have the tubular type on my short landscaping trailer from HD. :lol3

It works well for sportbikes, and works okay for dirtbikes.

Sportbikes stand by themselves in the chock, but the dirtbike...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I was a bit skeptical, but you guys are...

Thanks. I was a bit skeptical, but you guys are making me reconsider.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Jim, thanks for the tip. The 205 works...

Jim,

thanks for the tip. The 205 works wonders.

Well, it is not as shiny as a properly buffed 2k clear or a lacquer, but it is starting to look as good as a single stage paint.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 505,953
Posted By henrymartin
Monadnock

Monadnock
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 505,953
Posted By henrymartin
So, I spent the last two hours snowblowing. I'm...

So, I spent the last two hours snowblowing. I'm at the bottom of my driveway making a turn, when a dirtbike with no lights zooms past me on the street. There were about 3" of snow on the road, and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-27-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,009
Views: 505,953
Posted By henrymartin
As soon as I figure out how to attach a...

As soon as I figure out how to attach a snowblower to the front forks:deal
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By henrymartin
Bikemaster Heated grips?

I got a giftcard to Motorcycle superstore, and I was hoping to pick up some heated grips or brake lines. Well, they do not seem to carry either Spiegler lines (my choice #1 in lines) or Oxford...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Because, if after all the work it does not have a...

Because, if after all the work it does not have a reasonable luster or hardness, I would like to have the option of shooting catalyzed urethane over it. Powder makes a good primer, if need be.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Nice. :deal I wetsanded and polished some...

Nice. :deal

I wetsanded and polished some lacquer and urethane clears before, achieving similar results.

I have a ten inch random orbit buffer that works rather well (with terry or microfiber...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
The finish of the powder coat is the problem....

The finish of the powder coat is the problem. Sanding the orange peel off and buffing OR clearing it is a solution, unless I have it blasted and coated again. That is not really an option, as there...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Right now, Turtle Wax Polishing compound, RX...

Right now, Turtle Wax Polishing compound, RX something. It is clear coat safe, without silicone. For the final polish, I was going to use Mequiars Scratch X, also silicone free, IIRC.

I tried...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
For those curious enough, here is the powder how...

For those curious enough, here is the powder how it came home, and some sanding/polishing results: http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-bandit-1200s-project-continues.html
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Thank you. The clear just made a mess on top of...

Thank you. The clear just made a mess on top of the color coat, and it looks almost like the sandblasted 'frosted' glass windows.

Just tried a small spot with some 1000 grit and it levels out...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By henrymartin
Question Polishing/buffing powdercoat?

Okay, this project is killing me as everything seems to go wrong.

Just got my frame back from the powder guy. The first two guys would not due it due to its size and complicated design (frame off...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 141,453
Posted By henrymartin
I made the threads and used the handfitting...

I made the threads and used the handfitting method (marker, bolt and washer, file) to make sure that the bolt would seal on the face of the fitting properly and all around. It took a while, but now...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 141,453
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. On hand, I have some Permatex High...

Thanks.

On hand, I have some Permatex High Temp thread sealant. It claims to be good to 400F degrees, which would be ideal, but I did not know whether it actually hardens and prevents loosening...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 141,453
Posted By henrymartin
Okay, a new Loctite question: I need some...

Okay, a new Loctite question:

I need some type of thread sealant to put on AN fitting adapter going into brass. Aluminum fittings going into brass with 75% thread in the brass (on average). I...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
Too many pics, but here they are:...

Too many pics, but here they are: http://hmwrites.blogspot.com/2015/01/replacing-oil-lines-on-bandit-1200-part.html
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
The hardline is gone. I'll post some pics, but as...

The hardline is gone. I'll post some pics, but as of last night, the hardline is removed, the fittings drilled and tapped for the Russell adapters.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
I have a serious question for you AN...

I have a serious question for you AN plumbers:deal

I'm redoing the Suzuki oil lines with Russell stainless hose, all in 6AN size. The OEM uses odd plate/o-ring mounts, which I want to reuse, so I...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,706
Posted By henrymartin
I just watched an interesting 3M video where they...

I just watched an interesting 3M video where they were wrapping a car mirror (similar curves, although not as tight). They pre-stretched the vinyl first, then applied it to the surface, and used a...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 21,706
Posted By henrymartin
So I decided to give this a try, covering some...

So I decided to give this a try, covering some ugly chrome plated plastic and scratched up plastics with 1080 Carbon Fiber film.

No matter how I try, I end up with creases where the part changes...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,042
Posted By henrymartin
Carhart is the only one that holds up to my...

Carhart is the only one that holds up to my working on the ground a lot. My current pair is over a year old and still has no holes. Jeans last about a month.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,491
Posted By henrymartin
I usually take a clamp, a small nut, and the...

I usually take a clamp, a small nut, and the o-rings that belong there.

Put the o-rings and the plate where it belongs. Slide the nut over the pin, put your clamp over it, and tighten as far as...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
Just ordered all fittings and hose made by...

Just ordered all fittings and hose made by Russell. I priced XRP and Earl's. The XRP was expensive, plus it has cutter style fittings. The Earl's stuff and the Russell brand were comparable (within...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
Russell hose is rated at 350 degrees, whereas...

Russell hose is rated at 350 degrees, whereas Earls and most others are rated at 300 degrees.

the Bandit, being oil cooled, likes to run fairly hot, although I was never able to find exact...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By henrymartin
Yup, those are E21 cases, which are small. Trust...

Yup, those are E21 cases, which are small. Trust me, i had them on my BMW.

If you do not like Givi, you may want to look into SHAD cases. I just got my SHAD sidecase mounts for my Bandit 1200S on...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
I just spoke with a guy at Summit about them. ...

I just spoke with a guy at Summit about them.

By the way, any feedback on the Summit Racing house brand hose/fittings?
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By henrymartin
It was going to be Imron, but then I decided to...

It was going to be Imron, but then I decided to try one more powdercoater who actually accepted the challenge.

Dropped the frame off last week, on Thursday, so it should be back in a week or so. ...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. That's very helpful.

Thanks. That's very helpful.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
Thanks. I'm leaning towards teflon line vs...

Thanks. I'm leaning towards teflon line vs synthetic rubber. The Bandit gets hot, and the hoses will run close to the headers, so it will be toasty in there.

I dislike the crimp stuff OEM uses,...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By henrymartin
AN fittings - what brand?

I'm making my own hoses/lines for oil cooler and cam oil lines for a Bandit 1200s. The stock rubber stuff is not to be trusted (swivel crimped hose).

Essentially, I want to eliminate all banjos...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By henrymartin
Sears. OR Any Ace Hardware. They now...

Sears.

OR

Any Ace Hardware. They now carry Craftsman tools, and have individual sockets.

Two weeks ago I needed a 32mm, and found it there.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-08-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,588
Posted By henrymartin
Pie, of course. :lol3

Pie, of course. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By henrymartin
So I brought my bandit 1200 frame to a couple of...

So I brought my bandit 1200 frame to a couple of powdercoaters, and not one of them wants to touch it. The concern is that there is no way to shoot the powder into some of the tight spots under and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-07-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 23,588
Posted By henrymartin
It's cold!!!!!!!!!!

It's cold!!!!!!!!!!
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