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Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26,050
Views: 4,964,992
Posted By Gonzodog
Ya, I only changed the EXC battery because I...

Ya, I only changed the EXC battery because I moved one over from another bike thinking 10 years was enough. Don't really know how long it could have lasted.
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26,050
Views: 4,964,992
Posted By Gonzodog
I got 10, I shit you not, 10 years out of the...

I got 10, I shit you not, 10 years out of the YUASA battry in my '02 KTM 400EXC. Never dead once.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
Yup Maggie, wish we had had our schedule under...

Yup Maggie, wish we had had our schedule under control. That would have been waaaay better.

However, Newfoundland was awesome, great scenery, very nice folks, and a lot of open territory. Lots...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
It was hot every day (85F+) in Nova Scotia and...

It was hot every day (85F+) in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland except when it was raining.:rofl. TV weather guesser (not forecasts, just SWAG's) stated 2014 is the hottest summer on record for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
AVC - cabins were the plan but none available. ...

AVC - cabins were the plan but none available. And, no A/C in the cabins we were told.

Ferry was sold out Fri/Sat the planned days of our return from Newfie. No room for more motorcycles....
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
re KLR

The KLR isn't mine but after seeing what Buck can do with his, I am impressed. May have overdone things with the S10...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
Nl2

Finally made it to a campground on the east side of Terra Nova park. Frustratingly long day as we didn't have a good handle on where to stop for food and cap. Gassed as I was on fumes and the filling...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
Nl

So, after a fine afternoon at Fort Louisbourg, we staged for the midnight ferry out of North Sydney to Port aux Basque's, NL. Reservations were highly recommended which we did 2 days in advance. We...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By Gonzodog
Newfoundland

So after weeks & months of planning and a 1,200 mile early July shakedown ride & camp through WV, we left NW PA July 24th trying to follow a weather front and stay out of the rain as much as...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By Gonzodog
What Mike said plus 2, I have both. BMW...

What Mike said plus 2, I have both.

BMW Atlantis are all day waterproof and not bulky or too warm, no armor just padding. Lee Parks deer sports are very comfortable after break in, abrasion...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-07-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,085
Posted By Gonzodog
The thing I like to see going with a build like...

The thing I like to see going with a build like this and others is it is a carry over to bikes similar in functional concept to what was been done with old VW's and other light cars previously. I...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,001
Posted By Gonzodog
Pretty, impractible?

I like looking at it but wouldn't want to own one.
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Gonzodog
The 400 lives...

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s35/pennrobertson/IMG_0093.jpg (http://s148.photobucket.com/user/pennrobertson/media/IMG_0093.jpg.html)...
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By Gonzodog
Pissed Lots of sales oriented info, no test data

There is a shit ton of anecdotal "information" on the performance of tires.

I have never found actual test data published on motorcycle tires. It does exist.

Meaningful tests of differing...
Forum: Beasts 10-15-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,849
Posted By Gonzodog
Typical

Seems to me that there are always people who buy the latest thing and then decide it is not for them. Maybe they don't research/test ride before buying, maybe something in their life changes, etc.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,425
Posted By Gonzodog
No 2014 S10? Yamaha website doesnt show one....

No 2014 S10?

Yamaha website doesnt show one.

Hmmm...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By Gonzodog
Thumbs down Can't recommend Rustoleum epoxy garage floor paint

Put on a new 320 sq ft slab. Surface prepped to the letter of the instructions.

Mixed the components thoroughly.

Pot life was kinda short, started to thicken as the last was applied.

Ended...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,226
Posted By Gonzodog
That will work with synthetic rubbers used in the...

That will work with synthetic rubbers used in the fuel system. Other natural rubber type compounds like tires, etc will be excessively swollen by the xylene.
Forum: Road warriors 03-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,649
Posted By Gonzodog
Doubt it's possible to neutralize the alcohol...

Doubt it's possible to neutralize the alcohol mixed in with the gasoline. It may be possible to apply a coating to the inside of the tank that would prevent infiltration of alcohol into the tank...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,440
Posted By Gonzodog
Long time ago there was Dirt Bike with Rick...

Long time ago there was Dirt Bike with Rick Seiman as editor. They called it like it was, and paid the price. I miss that attitude, and the valuable information.

Now, places like this and other...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,406
Posted By Gonzodog
Sad

Some think it's sad how much anger some folks have in their lives.

In this particular case it's hilarious to watch the illogic and anger from Mr. Wee boil over.

Now, on to more interesting...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,406
Posted By Gonzodog
Funny?

Humor to me. The original Wee650 attack on the FJR was hilarious. :clap

The FJR can be hard to write about IMO because it works so well, there's really not much to complain about, and, after the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,406
Posted By Gonzodog
It's funny

I have test ridden two gen1 fz1's and thought both were completely torque-less, cramped, tiny little bikes. Having to rev the crap outta them to get going sure didn't do it for me. Lotta top end...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,205
Views: 688,406
Posted By Gonzodog
It depends

My buddy sold his '04 because he couldn't stand the heat. My '04 is somewhat hot but it doesn't bother me. I rode across Kansas twice in late May in 90+ temps and it was ok. Hot, but ok. I do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 32,462
Posted By Gonzodog
The FJR1300 and the 400 EXC are my "giggle...

The FJR1300 and the 400 EXC are my "giggle sickles". I tend to giggle at times when riding them.

Actually, the 400 is more of a jiggle sickle.

Go figger...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
Makes sense. Fortunately, these KTM's have kick...

Makes sense. Fortunately, these KTM's have kick starters. We kick & hit the starter to cold start them and then normally just use the electric starter when they're warmed up.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks again for all your help! Upgrades are in...

Thanks again for all your help! Upgrades are in my future. Grounding el battery to the motor instead of the sub-frame seems like a great place to start.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
D'oh moment

Well, I sure hope I haven't wasted anyone's time. I have learned a LOT and hopefully won't forget it before I need it. (I am getting on in years)

So, following all the excellent advice we washed...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
OldPete Thanks for your reply. Your...

OldPete

Thanks for your reply.

Your statement that with one diode bad it will charge but not well may fit the problem. Most of the riding we do around here is slow chugging woods riding,...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks Pete tirebiter, CM, I really appreciate...

Thanks Pete tirebiter, CM, I really appreciate your replies. I apparently came off a bit short but certainly didn't intend to insult anyone.

I have checked the ground using a digital VOM (a...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks, Ground / earth connection to the...

Thanks,

Ground / earth connection to the battery was checked and no problem. Zero resistance between the negative terminal to the the motor case.

And, just to be clear, the battery is...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
It's heat alright, but which component? How...

It's heat alright, but which component?

How to tell?
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By Gonzodog
450EXC battery drains off during riding

So here's the situation:

1. Battery is fully charged
2. Bike cranks and fires right up
3. Ride for 1/2 hour and it won't crank on restart, just clicks the solenoid
4. Let it sit 30 minutes, it...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,020
Posted By Gonzodog
If the tire is to be sectioned, use an industrial...

If the tire is to be sectioned, use an industrial band saw with a fine tooth blade.

If the cross section is to be inspected, the rubber & steelcord can be ground with a large diameter carbide...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,996
Posted By Gonzodog
VStrom 1000's are tall enough for lanky guys like...

VStrom 1000's are tall enough for lanky guys like you but you'll likely want a taller seat.
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,714
Posted By Gonzodog
The company I work for uses a 7 year shelf life...

The company I work for uses a 7 year shelf life for rubber products they produce. (They don 't make belts)

Tests have shown their products don't 100% conform to the orginal specifications after...
Forum: Road warriors 01-07-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,714
Posted By Gonzodog
Belts too old

Thosw 1991 belts are now 19 yrs old. Would you ride on 19 yr old tire?

Better change them soon.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By Gonzodog
Thanks

Thanks for the replies, and moving this to the proper forum.:D

I realize getting to true FZ1 handling would take getting the bike. Overall I didn't care for the FZ1. But the handling is nice....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By Gonzodog
'splain this to me

I don't ride the Wee off road or even down many dirt roads, I have a dirt bike for dirt biking.

But, I've been getting a little wander lust bike-wise. So I rode an '03 FZ1 Sunday AM as I'm...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 432,551
Posted By Gonzodog
Way back when I was a tire engineer, if I recall...

Way back when I was a tire engineer, if I recall correctly, circumferential cracks at the bottom of the tread groove or at the base of the tread lug like what is shown in the photos were normally...
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