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Forum: The Garage 07-09-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,135
Posted By mjydrafter
That's how I had made my first chock for my...

That's how I had made my first chock for my trailer, it was a bit different, but same idea. It worked just fine for 2 KLR's.

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,737
Posted By mjydrafter
Some of the HF stuff, I would call a kit. If it...

Some of the HF stuff, I would call a kit. If it doesn't work, I would assume something simple, like the stellar wiring they use.

Probably something simple, open it up and see. Hell it already...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By mjydrafter
You might try some of the aerosol foamy engine...

You might try some of the aerosol foamy engine cleaners. They seem to be safe for the plastics and rubber bits on an engine and that is what you are cleaning. Between that and your brushes you...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By mjydrafter
+1 on Deere parts, I can get just about anything...

+1 on Deere parts, I can get just about anything for my 1973 - 110. IIRC some of the big parts are NLA, but there's Ebay and CL for that. I think the 4 belts on my tractor are ~$100 or just under. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By mjydrafter
I readily admit that I haven't done any foam...

I readily admit that I haven't done any foam work, I got lucky I guess...:lol3

Do a bunch of research on the foam and how to "carve" it. I'm a bit lacking in info, but I do recall finding it...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By mjydrafter
The foam on my used Corbin wasn't too bad, but...

The foam on my used Corbin wasn't too bad, but the cover was fubar'd.

I checked with one local guy and he was at $225 plus a months waiting. My original seat was redone by a local, and it wasn't...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By mjydrafter
First off cement is an ingredient in concrete,...

First off cement is an ingredient in concrete, sheesh.

Concrete has to have reinforcement of some kind or it will crumble and break.

Reinforcement will be a small cost in the "whole package".
...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,735
Posted By mjydrafter
The consensus seems to be to modify a newer style...

The consensus seems to be to modify a newer style one (google or you might find it here).

Or get a racing fuel jug from Jegs or Summit or your local place. They are $ but they are pretty nice...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 32,580
Posted By mjydrafter
IIRC there is a fairing manual over at cb750c.com

IIRC there is a fairing manual over at cb750c.com
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By mjydrafter
Try to find junk lawnmower tank. A plastic one...

Try to find junk lawnmower tank. A plastic one off a cheap, dead rider would be good.

You might have to scrap a lawnmower, but you'll get a free tank.:D
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By mjydrafter
Are you able to get the rim under the water level...

Are you able to get the rim under the water level in your pan? If you can't, a slow bead leak can be difficult to find.

I've found that laying the wheel down on it's side is the best way to find...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,851
Views: 1,015,446
Posted By mjydrafter
This one sounds familiar, the unit won't fail...

This one sounds familiar, the unit won't fail until it gets hot, so it's difficult to test. But, your symptoms sure sound like the problems associated with it.

You might do a bit of searching...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By mjydrafter
When I redid the brakes on my K75 I got a set of...

When I redid the brakes on my K75 I got a set of lines from ebay seller elite_brakes. They had the best prices and shipped fairly quickly from Canada without drama.

They are flexible stainless...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By mjydrafter
That brown color is the halogen leaking out of...

That brown color is the halogen leaking out of the bulb.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,283
Posted By mjydrafter
Don't be skeerd, they're packed full of fun. ...

Don't be skeerd, they're packed full of fun. :evil

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/mjydrafter/Image076_zpssvb6exxq.jpg

If they are plugged up, no SF or really anything else will help....
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,127
Posted By mjydrafter
Tire paint is typically used on OTR retread...

Tire paint is typically used on OTR retread tires. It makes them seem/look new.:rolleyes

As it's made for tires it's ok stuff. Does it last? Not really.


Would it actually cause a problem...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By mjydrafter
Lots of good advice in this thread. I don't...

Lots of good advice in this thread.

I don't know how the factory tool kit is on your particular bike, it could be missing. Generally BMW's have a pretty decent tool kit that would allow you to do...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,737
Posted By mjydrafter
There are many electrical tools that get pretty...

There are many electrical tools that get pretty good reviews, some are even used "pretty hard" or commercially.

The Grinder and the heat gun Jim mentioned (I have both, and have been happy. I've...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5,746
Views: 322,483
Posted By mjydrafter
What will Van Wall do for the $80?:dunno I...

What will Van Wall do for the $80?:dunno

I can help you if you would like.

I like injectors and I cannot lie...
...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By mjydrafter
I think that's what it is. It can be some nasty...

I think that's what it is. It can be some nasty hard shit to remove.

I think it's where atmospheric moisture contacts the brake fluid and then dries. Back behind the seal, as it builds up it...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By mjydrafter
If you tear down the calipers you will find that...

If you tear down the calipers you will find that crystallized brake fluid builds up under the caliper seals, as it builds up the seals get tighter and tighter eventually locking the caliper up.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By mjydrafter
I wondered if this would work. How does the...

I wondered if this would work. How does the shrink wrap hold up to the clamps?

Was the SW anything special?
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,760
Posted By mjydrafter
Bridgestone Spitfires seem to be pretty popular. ...

Bridgestone Spitfires seem to be pretty popular. Not the cheapest, but kind of mid-range.

I have a set on my K, but they replaced some old Metzelers that rode strangely, I think due to age and...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By mjydrafter
I have gotten some pretty good deals on ebay for...

I have gotten some pretty good deals on ebay for Yak parts too. From the seller rerack, not affiliated, just a happy customer. I got my tower pads and my GT uprights from them.

Shipping is the...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By mjydrafter
Have you tried your fittings/clamps on your bar...

Have you tried your fittings/clamps on your bar yet? I'm assuming yes, and they aren't tight enough? I would see about shaving a bit from where the clamps come together and the bolt clamps it...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By mjydrafter
inner metal pipe 1.063" outer diameter...

inner metal pipe 1.063"
outer diameter 1.125"
Forum: Vendors 02-27-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By mjydrafter
I only have one left. Shameless bump.:lol3

I only have one left.

Shameless bump.:lol3
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjydrafter
Gotcha, just saw 2012 Tenere. Sorry.:D

Gotcha, just saw 2012 Tenere. Sorry.:D
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjydrafter
Check this one out: EBAY...

Check this one out: EBAY (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intank-Fuel-Pump-Yamaha-XT660-XT-660-MT-O3-XT660Z-Super-Tenere-2008-2012-/111118944711)

At that price I would consider a back up.:D
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjydrafter
All the older ones are fairly similar, size-wise....

All the older ones are fairly similar, size-wise.

I replaced my K75's a couple years ago. I tested it with an old one out of my Jeep and ended up replacing the original with a $18 ebay pump. ...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjydrafter
It would be for academic purposes only, but we...

It would be for academic purposes only, but we could cross reference your injector(s) and see what pressure it/they run at (I betting ~47 psi:D).

See if you can get a number off the side, it...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjydrafter
I know a bit about injection systems in general,...

I know a bit about injection systems in general, not your particular bike.

I think your pump is probably fubar. I think the newer injectors are run at higher pressure than the older systems that...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
Posted By mjydrafter
+1000. This is the easiest way ever. I have...

+1000.

This is the easiest way ever. I have had them fall out without any help.
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,196
Posted By mjydrafter
Are you sure you need portability? That narrows...

Are you sure you need portability? That narrows your field of workable units. I was considering one of these: Home Depot 30 gallon...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By mjydrafter
Just took a look at their site, it has always...

Just took a look at their site, it has always amazed me that it is generally cheaper to buy a tire & rim combo for my trailer than to just buy the tire. It's like the rim is free.:lol3 Until you...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,416
Posted By mjydrafter
Here is the one I built. I need to unhook one of...

Here is the one I built. I need to unhook one of the lines and remove one of the tee's in it to get it back to a 3 channel unit. I will then check it against my gauge set and see if I can get the...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,416
Posted By mjydrafter
I will throw up a pic of mine later, but add that...

I will throw up a pic of mine later, but add that with a home built the biggest hurdle is the tubing that hooks up to the vacuum source. My first attempt was thwarted by the tubing coming loose as I...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,764
Posted By mjydrafter
He's gotta be angry for this operation,...

He's gotta be angry for this operation, though.:deal

:lol3
Forum: Vendors 11-23-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 380
Posted By mjydrafter
I am open to offers on these. :beer

I am open to offers on these.

:beer
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,877
Posted By mjydrafter
You have stated this a couple times in this...

You have stated this a couple times in this thread, care to explain?

It is my understanding that the actual vacuum reading is not really that important for what we are doing here. The main...
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