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Forum: The Garage Today, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 195
Posted By sailah
I've been very pleased with the custom lines I...

I've been very pleased with the custom lines I got from Spiegler for one of my builds. They'd be the first choice for me.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,068
Posted By sailah
:flug And I'll have you know it was a...

:flug

And I'll have you know it was a (STRIP) strategically timed rational impulse purchase. To have waited until I needed one I'd be paying 10 times that:deal

At least that's what I tell, or...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
It's def not being used for production but with...

It's def not being used for production but with such a massive cylinder it needs an appropriately sized reservoir to hold the fluid. No way would an enerpac be up to the task.

I have been...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Fritz, 10-4 thanks. I'll give you a ring this...

Fritz, 10-4 thanks. I'll give you a ring this week appreciate it:1drink
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
I realize the speed issue was trying to plan for...

I realize the speed issue was trying to plan for eventual possible upgrades. One thing you will never hear in my garage is I wish I had a smaller motor:D. It's such a big cylinder that I think speed...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
TL/DR:D I need help with sizing and...

TL/DR:D

I need help with sizing and applications of hydraulic components like 2 stage pumps, valves etc. Lots of questions...and I ramble on...
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,179
Views: 796,816
Posted By sailah
My ninja 650 with KTM suspension weighs 375# with...

My ninja 650 with KTM suspension weighs 375# with fuel ready to ride. It's obviously a 650 parallel twin, minimal fairing. Steel frame. 4.5 gals. 10" travel 18/21 wheels. Liquid cooled.
...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By sailah
http://home.mj-upbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/...

http://home.mj-upbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Michael-Jackson-Bad1.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By sailah
A far more useful tool would be a battery powered...

A far more useful tool would be a battery powered 1/4" drive impact driver. It's still possible to (easily) to make things pear shaped but I find I use mine constantly. I always torque by hand with...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,354
Posted By sailah
Nothing too strong ever broke:D

Nothing too strong ever broke:D
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By sailah
I have a first gen and really like it. It's...

I have a first gen and really like it. It's monster heavy though, with the suspension some of that goes away but you do feel insanely well protected. It's kept me mostly dry had one small leak...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By sailah
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By sailah
It is an FZ1. Paint job courtesy of a sloppy...

It is an FZ1. Paint job courtesy of a sloppy POR15 tank seal job. Still have it, runs great. Built a few more after that including my current ride ninja 650.
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By sailah
I love WD hitches too. I also like my airbags. ...

I love WD hitches too. I also like my airbags. When I moved up from Pittsburgh to Boston I was hauling a trailer with 10k lbs in it. I leveled the truck using a WD hitch. Then I added 2 bikes...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By sailah
I have a tekonsha prodigy brake controller highly...

I have a tekonsha prodigy brake controller highly recommended. The instructions for calibrating it to the trailer are included. Basically it's a trial and error type thing. I bought the plug that...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 596,089
Posted By sailah
No foot pedal? I've tried the torch controls and...

No foot pedal? I've tried the torch controls and I much prefer the foot pedal in almost any situation.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,599
Posted By sailah
I made a few sets of aluminum panniers. I have a...

I made a few sets of aluminum panniers. I have a CAD file I can send you. Or if you don't have cad I can send them as a PDF with dimensions. Just cut to the line and fold them up. Weld.

The...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,644
Posted By sailah
I don't dispute that the odd tap size was a...

I don't dispute that the odd tap size was a struggle but your post seems to paint all the responsibility on the torch maker and none on yourself for poor use/maintenance etc. both my weldcrafts are...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,644
Posted By sailah
I'm not sure I understand. You cranked the...

I'm not sure I understand. You cranked the collet holder down too tight and stripped it then blame the manufacturer for not having the foresight to think of what taps you might have on hand?

I...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,011
Posted By sailah
My dad tows his 18' Lund Alaskan boat behind his...

My dad tows his 18' Lund Alaskan boat behind his Forrester with the non turbo motor all the time. Which is about 2200lbs.

The combo you list would be a no sweat situation for even a Geo Metro
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By sailah
+1 Good time to get your hands dirty and...

+1

Good time to get your hands dirty and give the fluids a change. Changing the coolant is easy to do and requires the most basic of tools. Likewise on the oil. I'd also do the brake fluid. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,389
Posted By sailah
Nice. Check out Tom Lipton if you want to see a...

Nice. Check out Tom Lipton if you want to see a sickness. Skip to 9:50

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/1d4eVLMg0vU?list=UUZC9LGZLfyjrKT4OZne-JNw" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,912
Posted By sailah
I hope you live in Florida because that will bang...

I hope you live in Florida because that will bang and scrape on every pebble in the road. My trailer scrapes sometimes coming in/out of driveways.

And cutting the axle tube like that creates a...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By sailah
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 11-29-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By sailah
I'd be inclined to have a machinist make up some...

I'd be inclined to have a machinist make up some mounts that would bolt to the swingarm. It's a simple job to tap the swingarm for some m6 bolts. Then attach the chain guard. Welding those thin...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,217
Posted By sailah
Check out a Klim Valdez. It's a snowmobiling...

Check out a Klim Valdez. It's a snowmobiling shell, gore tex rugged vents well. I love mine at it was cheap because it was off season from motorcycling. I've worn mine in cold soaker November rain...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,721
Posted By sailah
I had the pump rub transfer case issue. Caught...

I had the pump rub transfer case issue. Caught mine just in time at around 160k miles. Was pretty straightforward to swap in the new plate from merchant automotive. I forget what transfer I had it...
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 596,089
Posted By sailah
I started with a Chinese tig inverter. Worked...

I started with a Chinese tig inverter. Worked great. Sold it for what I paid for it a year later. My problem was finding parts for the torch and the torch itself at my LWS. I was buddies with the...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Yeah it's welded to a steel column so I doubt...

Yeah it's welded to a steel column so I doubt they did:lol3. I need to bring a cutoff wheel, buckets or jugs to hold 25 gal of fluid. Hoping I can grab it with the crane and skid it down off the...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Cool thanks. I dread the day I have to take that...

Cool thanks. I dread the day I have to take that cylinder apart. I have a friend that repairs big hydraulic cylinders so I will be asking him for help/advice. He recommended that place too must be...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Not yet. I didn't get home in time to screw...

Not yet. I didn't get home in time to screw around with it. I'll stop down there after the weekend and inquire. Although it's sitting just fine on the trailer. I want the trailer for the...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
So here's the ride report. I arrive at the...

So here's the ride report.

I arrive at the warehouse and paid my invoice of $92. There were scrappers there throwing everything and anything in a huge rolloff and making a mess. The auctioneer...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Wow. Lol. Pics later. Bastard was a lot bigger...

Wow. Lol. Pics later. Bastard was a lot bigger than I thought
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By sailah
What the others said. He probably pounded them...

What the others said. He probably pounded them in using the inner race and they are now junk. I do a lot of wheel bearings and they are pretty drama free if you know a few tricks. I use the heat...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
10-4:wink: Thx I'm not sure...

10-4:wink:



Thx


I'm not sure where this makes out economically. Scrapping the steel would net me a couple hundred bucks, maybe depending on the rigger fee. So I get the hydraulics but I...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
You are assessed a 10 yard penalty for...

You are assessed a 10 yard penalty for questioning another mans tool purchases. You obviously don't know me well:lol3

No I don't have a place to put this inside just yet. It will be spending the...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Hey what are you doing Tuesday?:lol3 We...

Hey what are you doing Tuesday?:lol3

We having lunch sometime? Been awhile.
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Dave I was wanting a press just like Keith's...

Dave I was wanting a press just like Keith's that's where I got the bee in my bonnet to have one. I started pricing things out and just a bare cylinder is in the hundreds of dollars and that's...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,844
Posted By sailah
Marina boys said no problem to unload, I'll bring...

Marina boys said no problem to unload, I'll bring some beers for the fork lifting and stowing. So now just need to get prepared with tools for the Tuesday morning pickup.
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4,371
Views: 596,089
Posted By sailah
I'd use regular old A36 steel or whatever is...

I'd use regular old A36 steel or whatever is cheapest.

I think are pretty beefy not sure I see the need for 3/8" on the end caps.

You might find it would be less expensive to have a shop with a...
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