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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By freetors
Even more off topic. What are you calling a...

Even more off topic. What are you calling a bussy? This is urban dictionary's definition:

Slang term used by gay men to connote Boy-Pussy. In reference to their anus.

Bussy has been used for...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,441
Posted By freetors
Has Kawisaki officially announced a price yet?

Has Kawisaki officially announced a price yet?
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By freetors
I'm assuming the odometer is still counting, that...

I'm assuming the odometer is still counting, that would indicate the sensors and wiring are all working correctly. It's probably a bad trace in the instrument panel. If you can get it out it...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By freetors
Still heavier than a modern trials bike?! :huh

Still heavier than a modern trials bike?! :huh
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,606
Posted By freetors
Valmont?

Valmont?
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,537
Posted By freetors
I wouldn't have too much qualms about reusing old...

I wouldn't have too much qualms about reusing old pads on new rotors as long as the pads were sanded flat to remove any grooves.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,236
Posted By freetors
It's all in the technique! Although a lot...

It's all in the technique! Although a lot motorcycle wheels have pretty shallow drop centers, some of them are just barely deep enough. If they made the valley even half an inch deeper you could...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,441
Posted By freetors
I wouldn't be surprised of Jay Leno ends up with...

I wouldn't be surprised of Jay Leno ends up with one of these and rides it all over the place, street legal or not.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,606
Posted By freetors
And the trailer lights, don't even get me...

And the trailer lights, don't even get me started. Just last night I came upon a truck at 10pm with zero trailer lighting or even reflectors. It was dang near invisible.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,606
Posted By freetors
This thread reminds me why I steer clear of...

This thread reminds me why I steer clear of trailers on the road. Typically overloaded and under-maintained. I've seen people around here drive for miles on flat, shredded, and sometimes nonexistent...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By freetors
Are you sure the holes in those snap rings are...

Are you sure the holes in those snap rings are clean and oil free? You need as much friction between the hole and those pins as you can get.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,774
Posted By freetors
Can anybody here explain WHY, in physical terms,...

Can anybody here explain WHY, in physical terms, improper rebound damping affects tire cupping? I have seen a lot of people regurgitate this as fact but never once has any of those people explained...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,774
Posted By freetors
In my opinion, motorcycle tire cupping is only...

In my opinion, motorcycle tire cupping is only caused by tire construction, tread design, inflation pressure, and applied load (like from heavy braking). Let's think about what causes tires to wear,...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By freetors
Assuming this is on a bike with two front rotors,...

Assuming this is on a bike with two front rotors, you'll never know the difference.
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,471
Posted By freetors
What ever happened to the turbocharged Suzuki...

What ever happened to the turbocharged Suzuki Recursion concept?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,820
Posted By freetors
If you can keep a bike working great and looking...

If you can keep a bike working great and looking relatively fresh with no scratched up paint, busted fairings, dented tanks, or ripped up seats then I wouldn't worry about the mileage. Most modern...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By freetors
I stand corrected. Apparently these older BMW's...

I stand corrected. Apparently these older BMW's use some ECU's that are a lot different than the ones that I've experienced.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By freetors
Surely someone here has tried this out?

Surely someone here has tried this out?
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By freetors
Personally, I wouldn't trust someone to remap my...

Personally, I wouldn't trust someone to remap my ecu who has such a poor grasp of the English language. Also, modern ecu's don't really have "chips" where you just pop the old one out and put a new...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By freetors
That's probably what I would do if it were my...

That's probably what I would do if it were my car, but this guy is really not mechanically inclined at all. And he wants the option to quickly and easily change back at will.
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By freetors
Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking of! I...

Thanks! That's exactly what I was thinking of! I just couldn't figure out the right terms to get google to find it for me. It was such an obvious idea that it had to exist.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By freetors
Aston Martin exhaust valve switch

A friend of mine has a very nice, pristine Aston Martin V8 Vantage with about 4000 miles on it. These cars have valves in the exhaust that quiet it down at lower engine speeds like so many other cars...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,264
Posted By freetors
Assuming your wrench has that big hole in it like...

Assuming your wrench has that big hole in it like all the ones I've seen, just hook a spring scale to the end of it and pull to torque. Obviously, you'll have to make a correction for the length of...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By freetors
So you want to botch downshifts and don't want to...

So you want to botch downshifts and don't want to have to use the clutch to get moving?
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By freetors
Some of you folks keep implying that motorcyle...

Some of you folks keep implying that motorcyle forks and shocks have position sensitive damping. I was under the impression that nearly all supension dampers (with the exception of really exotic rock...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,074
Posted By freetors
Does anybody know where you can readily buy those...

Does anybody know where you can readily buy those little valve shims?
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,726
Posted By freetors
What if you drop your drain plug down said storm...

What if you drop your drain plug down said storm drain?
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By freetors
I would not get my aluminum wheels powdercoated....

I would not get my aluminum wheels powdercoated. A LOT of wheels have gone through powdercoaters and end up with stress cracks within a few years.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,858
Posted By freetors
Maybe it is supposed to be mineral oil? It...

Maybe it is supposed to be mineral oil?

It is also possible for air to get in but no fluid visibly come out.
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By freetors
Sintered pads are pretty much the only thing I've...

Sintered pads are pretty much the only thing I've seen that come from the factory on bikes. Carbon pads are generally only useful for track riding where you can get a lot of heat into them. Many high...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 94,960
Posted By freetors
I want one of these bad.... Still hardly any of...

I want one of these bad.... Still hardly any of them on the market that are used. All the ones of I've seen resale have ghey modifications like extended swing arms, awful exhausts, and other silly...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,036
Posted By freetors
IMO, the zip tie method, while it technically...

IMO, the zip tie method, while it technically works, is a cop out to the real technique.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By freetors
MPGuino is based on arduino and can display...

MPGuino is based on arduino and can display instantaneous fuel economy. It only uses two inputs; one from the vehicle speed sensor, and one from a fuel injector. The user must calibrate to match your...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By freetors
You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even...

You're gonna get carbon build up either way. Even on modern fuel injected cars.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,232
Posted By freetors
I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy)...

I remember reading a motoman (yeah, that guy) article where he recommended running a slightly longer reach spark plug in race engines to bump up the compression ratio a small amount. The only...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45,509
Views: 8,920,090
Posted By freetors
Not everybody wants to be riding that close to...

Not everybody wants to be riding that close to redline just "cruising" down the highway. Personally, I think the "it won't even hit the rev limiter in 6th gear" argument is just silly. I'd bet your...
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 45,509
Views: 8,920,090
Posted By freetors
I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up...

I'm going to go against the grain here. Seal up the airbox. Remove the FMF controller. Put the exhaust valve stuff back on if you have the parts. I'll bet your issues go away :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,661
Posted By freetors
It's always flashing yellow for east to west...

It's always flashing yellow for east to west traffic and flashing red for north south. FWIW it could be replaced by a stop sign. But it really needs to just be replaced by a proper green/yellow/red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,661
Posted By freetors
There's an intersection here that still has...

There's an intersection here that still has those. Unfortunately, the traffic volume has far exceeded the original intersections design. During times of heavy traffic it can take several minutes for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,973
Posted By freetors
They did this after they repaved a major highway...

They did this after they repaved a major highway here. I think this was the first time road crews in our area have done this method because I never saw it previously. Anyways, fast forward a few...
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