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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,430
Views: 611,339
Posted By ttpete
Mostly Allens (hex).

Mostly Allens (hex).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,903
Posted By ttpete
Some do, some don't. Racing's entirely different...

Some do, some don't. Racing's entirely different from street riding because on a closed course, the racer knows when each corner's coming up, and he's usually wide open or hard on the brakes....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 393,271
Posted By ttpete
I won't stop and discuss that kind of stuff with...

I won't stop and discuss that kind of stuff with anyone. Too much chance of getting into a physical altercation and either getting shot or having to shoot someone. We had another one of those here a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,312
Posted By ttpete
Either that, or he's still in...

Either that, or he's still in jail............:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,741
Posted By ttpete
Does NH have a Financial Responsibility Law? It...

Does NH have a Financial Responsibility Law? It usually provides that if a vehicle owner is sued and owes a judgment against himself, failure to pay results in the state confiscating all of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,903
Posted By ttpete
It takes awhile because new physical skills need...

It takes awhile because new physical skills need to be learned and new muscles used. It may help to increase the front brake efficiency by changing pad materials and installing stainless braid or...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,088
Posted By ttpete
It'd be a lot cooler if it had adequate brakes....

It'd be a lot cooler if it had adequate brakes. Those are even inferior to a KLRs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 393,271
Posted By ttpete
A pair of Hella air horns might be useful. I had...

A pair of Hella air horns might be useful. I had some off an Army 5 tonner on my van that loosened up traffic nicely.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 609,016
Posted By ttpete
Now you've got me thinking. I just remembered...

Now you've got me thinking. I just remembered that I have a push/pull cylinder for my Hein-Werner porta-power, and the rod end is threaded. Next set of head bearings go in, I'll make up some heavy...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By ttpete
I have no pics right now. When we were racing, I...

I have no pics right now. When we were racing, I made up a board for each bike containing the jets appropriate for that bike and stamped it with that bike's name. The jets would be in order, small to...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,130
Posted By ttpete
I use jet boards I make from 3/16" or 1/4"...

I use jet boards I make from 3/16" or 1/4" aluminum. I lay them out, drill and tap. I have boards for Amal and small hex Mikuni mains with pairs in size order. I don't usually do this for idle jets,...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By ttpete
Nope. Vapor blasting is done with abrasive and...

Nope. Vapor blasting is done with abrasive and water. The first time I used a vapor blast cabinet was in 1967.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,584
Posted By ttpete
I'd probably pull the assembly out and silver...

I'd probably pull the assembly out and silver braze flare fittings on the metal tube ends, and then make up an Aeroquip stainless braided hose to connect them.
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,745
Posted By ttpete
Commercial modulators don't use a resistor. They...

Commercial modulators don't use a resistor. They just pulse the current, and the bulb filament takes enough time to cool and dim that it doesn't go completely out before the next pulse. I suggest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33,062
Views: 8,059,040
Posted By ttpete
It could be a 750 GT engine. They had 3 carbs and...

It could be a 750 GT engine. They had 3 carbs and made more HP than the 850. One essential thing the cars had was freewheeling because long descents with closed throttle starved the engine for oil...
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By ttpete
The simplest way is to take the old bearings to...

The simplest way is to take the old bearings to your local bearing supplier and ask for replacements. They will measure them and cross reference them, and you'll walk out with the proper replacements.
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By ttpete
You'd have to break in to steal it. Nothing is...

You'd have to break in to steal it. Nothing is outside other than a small 5" air intake grill.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By ttpete
For the container you work in, one of the console...

For the container you work in, one of the console air conditioners that use a hose to connect through a window would help keep temps down. All they require is a hole about 5" diameter to hook the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33,062
Views: 8,059,040
Posted By ttpete
I'm usually running above the speed limit, and if...

I'm usually running above the speed limit, and if some hot shoe wants to pass, I'll pull over to the right side and wave him by so he gets to vacuum up the cops for me. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,600
Posted By ttpete
That's stupid. Blind spots exist because the...

That's stupid. Blind spots exist because the asshole in the car doesn't know how to adjust the mirrors. IF YOU CAN'T SEE THE DRIVER'S EYES IN HIS MIRROR, HE CAN'T SEE YOU!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 33,062
Views: 8,059,040
Posted By ttpete
Yup. Stood on a motel balcony and watched Kevin...

Yup. Stood on a motel balcony and watched Kevin Schwantz do all kinds of neat things with one for a half hour once.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,123
Posted By ttpete
Sub forum of Jo Momma.

Sub forum of Jo Momma.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By ttpete
If you're not seeing boiling over and coolant...

If you're not seeing boiling over and coolant coming out the overflow, it's not overheating. Does the fan cycle on and off if you leave it idle?
Forum: The Garage 08-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By ttpete
The problem with vapor blasting is similar to...

The problem with vapor blasting is similar to that of dry abrasive blasting. You're still using a very hard abrasive that's impossible to remove completely. It's not a very good idea to use it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,123
Posted By ttpete
Seeing it's LEO specific, I'm surprised it hasn't...

Seeing it's LEO specific, I'm surprised it hasn't gone there long ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,123
Posted By ttpete
It's USA specific. Doesn't concern you.

It's USA specific. Doesn't concern you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,123
Posted By ttpete
What about the Federal law that prohibits gun...

What about the Federal law that prohibits gun ownership for anyone found guilty of ANY felony or high misdemeanor? Georgia has no jurisdiction over Federal law. Those people would have had to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,123
Posted By ttpete
Sounds like Portland PD are a bunch of...

Sounds like Portland PD are a bunch of Neanderthals, same as Chicago PD. Considering the hoops that private citizens have to jump through in order to be licensed to carry, they should be happy to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By ttpete
Never saw one quite like that. The current repros...

Never saw one quite like that. The current repros have 3 jaws and a sleeve that screws down over them to compress them. They also work for a Norton pinion.

I have one of the ones that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By ttpete
Be careful with that puller and make sure all 3...

Be careful with that puller and make sure all 3 arms get under the gear so the sleeve can be screwed all the way down. If it isn't, there's a good chance it'll break.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By ttpete
The crank pinion has to come off, get the proper...

The crank pinion has to come off, get the proper puller. Same with the cam gears. You don't need any heat to split the cases, you will need it to get the main bearing race out later. Did you get the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8,103
Views: 1,227,088
Posted By ttpete
The SR400 was produced originally to sell in...

The SR400 was produced originally to sell in countries that had a graduated licensing system that restricted riders to under 500 cc. The unlimited step in licensing involved a period of time and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,600
Posted By ttpete
I agree. I'm beginning to see why some riders...

I agree. I'm beginning to see why some riders complain so bitterly about car drivers and their problems with them. They not only don't know how to use their mirrors, they also aren't aware of what's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15,354
Views: 8,871,545
Posted By ttpete
3rd pic is Earl Robinson. The woman might be Dot,...

3rd pic is Earl Robinson. The woman might be Dot, I'm not real sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,600
Posted By ttpete
Bullseye covers it. Never drove a truck? They...

Bullseye covers it. Never drove a truck? They don't HAVE side and rear windows to look out of.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 393,271
Posted By ttpete
http://www.gibson-barnes.com/dept-293830/Skull-Cap...

http://www.gibson-barnes.com/dept-293830/Skull-Caps.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,600
Posted By ttpete
Actually, what it should say is "If you can't see...

Actually, what it should say is "If you can't see my face in my mirrors, I can't see you". Most trucks don't have that sign, though.

I've never been real concerned about what's directly behind me...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By ttpete
If you have a Square D QO panel, you can get a...

If you have a Square D QO panel, you can get a whole house surge suppressor that snaps in and takes up 2 slots.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By ttpete
What you do to it will depend on how involved you...

What you do to it will depend on how involved you want to get. I've lived with Triumphs for many years, and am very familiar with them. If I were going to work with a bike like yours, I'd go through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,600
Posted By ttpete
I'm a bit surprised that no one who drives box...

I'm a bit surprised that no one who drives box trucks or panel vans has chimed in here. We have NO WAY to "shoulder check", yet we get along just fine using nothing but side mirrors. The key is to...
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