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Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By Cat Daddy
I have batches of parts zinc plated monthly for...

I have batches of parts zinc plated monthly for restorations I do. My local shop is 25 dollar minimum charge for up to 25 pounds. Above that, its a dollar a pound. I've never exceeded the 25 dollar...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,506
Posted By Cat Daddy
I have a friend with a Synchrowave 250 and he has...

I have a friend with a Synchrowave 250 and he has it on a significantly smaller breaker than it calls for. Seems like he runs it on a 60amp breaker. He's welded for years without any issue. As long...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,301
Posted By Cat Daddy
The blaster pictured in the first post is an okay...

The blaster pictured in the first post is an okay unit. I run a powdercoating shop and have used one just like that for a long time. Its had many tons of sand run through it. I've worn out the hoses,...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,234
Posted By Cat Daddy
I have built a few over the years. My last one...

I have built a few over the years. My last one was a 67 that I dumped a ton of money on. The engine was a full tilt 2110.

I did all the cool guy shit. I sent my heads to "the guy" for port work....
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,448
Posted By Cat Daddy
Two things I forgot to add. 1) the high temp...

Two things I forgot to add.

1) the high temp tape sold by powder supply houses is pure unadulterated steaming donkey shit. It lifts, and it shrinks under heat which will pull your powder edges...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,448
Posted By Cat Daddy
As far as temps for coating, I shoot everything...

As far as temps for coating, I shoot everything dead cold. If you shoot at any elevated temperature, you're gonna get too much film thickness. That's a sure fire method to a bad finish, is hot...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,448
Posted By Cat Daddy
This is four coats total. White base, apply star...

This is four coats total. White base, apply star stencil and mask, red, then blue, them clear vision top coat. The ceramic on the pipes is NIC Cerakote.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,448
Posted By Cat Daddy
The most I've done is 9 coats. This bike...

The most I've done is 9 coats.

This bike frame is three coats. White base, apply stencils, maroon and orange mid coats, then peel stencils and clear top coat.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By Cat Daddy
That's me too. I also have a set like the bottom...

That's me too. I also have a set like the bottom picture. I've used them daily for 20 years. I haven't ever broken one. Some people drink whiskey, I drink SnapOn Kool Aid.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 30,335
Posted By Cat Daddy
You should be very happy with powdercoat on your...

You should be very happy with powdercoat on your frame. Just make sure you use a custom coater who does quality work. If you see iron fence and machinery in his shop being coated, be wary. Those guys...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cat Daddy
All of those pictures are pretty, but they're not...

All of those pictures are pretty, but they're not the "New Royal Enfields" that the thread was started about.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cat Daddy
They build a lot of bikes, but I remember reading...

They build a lot of bikes, but I remember reading on the RE forum that the number imported into the US last year was right at 600 total. If your dealer is weak ( mine does not even have a mechanic at...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,088
Posted By Cat Daddy
Mine is a quaint little hunk of shit. I knew its...

Mine is a quaint little hunk of shit. I knew its shortcomings up front and it has delivered mostly what I expected.

I don't mind fixing and fussing over it as needed but the heartburn is parts...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,477
Posted By Cat Daddy
I don't know that I'd put too much consideration...

I don't know that I'd put too much consideration into the Royal Enfield. He said his goal was to get from point A to point B.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By Cat Daddy
The city shop said that the one on my fire truck...

The city shop said that the one on my fire truck runs right at 15k dollars to replace. So far, 4 years of busy fire truck usage and its still apparently going well. Not all of our fire engines have...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,665
Posted By Cat Daddy
To the original poster, put a little effort to...

To the original poster, put a little effort to communicate your thoughts in complete sentences and you'll receive much better responses from others. It's hard to follow what's going on here.
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,289
Posted By Cat Daddy
A soak in a coffee can with diesel will soften up...

A soak in a coffee can with diesel will soften up any carbon.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By Cat Daddy
I guess there is no way of knowing what year the...

I guess there is no way of knowing what year the picture was taken, but the Volkswagen is a 68 model for sure. It has the newer bumpers and 4 lug wheels which came out in 68 but not the fuel filler...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cat Daddy
I read your reply then went off to McMaster's...

I read your reply then went off to McMaster's website to prove you wrong. No luck. You are right after all. JIS screws and nuts but no flange bolts.

As a note, that's where I got my JIS...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cat Daddy
What, they whack the Easterners more than usual ?...

What, they whack the Easterners more than usual ? I can only vouch for Texas.

I know I can order a package of 6mm bolts and they charge me 3 bucks or so for shipping. I won't even try to buy local...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cat Daddy
McMaster has a full selection of JIS hardware. He...

McMaster has a full selection of JIS hardware. He asked about flange bolts, which they have a full variety of. As well, they offer JIS pan head screws if he's after that rather than hex drive.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,794
Posted By Cat Daddy
I order from McMaster Carr nearly weekly. Haven't...

I order from McMaster Carr nearly weekly. Haven't found a place that offers more fair shipping costs.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 165,571
Posted By Cat Daddy
You'll need to post pictures and a list of...

You'll need to post pictures and a list of features before you'll get any serious offers.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,043
Posted By Cat Daddy
I doubt Natchflug was talking about my junk when...

I doubt Natchflug was talking about my junk when he mentioned the 175 Yamaha. But, even so, I did one and it makes no sense to anyone but me.
...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By Cat Daddy
First mod I did on my Royal Enfield. It ran way...

First mod I did on my Royal Enfield. It ran way hotter than I cared for. Removing it substantially decreased exhaust temperature and dropped a lot of weight from the bike too.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,269
Posted By Cat Daddy
Get a few gallons of diesel in a 5 gallon bucket...

Get a few gallons of diesel in a 5 gallon bucket and dunk the engine in it for a few days. The carbon will come right off.

Also, I don't understand the drill talk about lapping the valves. It's a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,027
Posted By Cat Daddy
It added a nice sound to it. It's just a cheap...

It added a nice sound to it. It's just a cheap Emgo slip-on muffler I bought from Dennis Kirk for about 60 dollars or so. I just ceramic coated it and the headpipe to tone down the look a bit. As you...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,027
Posted By Cat Daddy
That's not entirely correct. My 2011 C5 Military...

That's not entirely correct. My 2011 C5 Military has a kickstart (picture posted earlier in this thread).
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,027
Posted By Cat Daddy
I'm 6'4" and have a 2011 year model Bullet. It...

I'm 6'4" and have a 2011 year model Bullet. It fits me fine. I like the ergonomics of it much better than the 07 Triumph Bonneville I had prior to it.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,024
Posted By Cat Daddy
I'm a powder coater. I use B17 stripper from...

I'm a powder coater. I use B17 stripper from Benco Sales. I buy it by the 55 gallon drum. It's Methylene Chloride and is infinitely reusable as long as you don't leave the lid off and let it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Cat Daddy
That is called clear zinc plating. They do all...

That is called clear zinc plating. They do all different colors and have sample work there for you to look at. Yes, that box was 25 dollars out the door. That's their minimum charge. I didn't do...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Cat Daddy
Arrow Plating in Fort Worth. Tell them the...

Arrow Plating in Fort Worth. Tell them the fireman sent you.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Cat Daddy
I have them replated. You're looking at 25...

I have them replated. You're looking at 25 dollars worth of plating here. Good as new and nothing to chip off like paint.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 165,571
Posted By Cat Daddy
There's no hard feelings brewing with me. My...

There's no hard feelings brewing with me. My daily rider is a Royal Enfield. I just thought it was funny.


Sent from my rotary phone
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 165,571
Posted By Cat Daddy
You used the word "quality" when referring to a...

You used the word "quality" when referring to a Royal Enfield. That gave me a bit of a chuckle.
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 1,180,881
Posted By Cat Daddy
It is. It's a Kenda K270 in 5.10-18 size. I also...

It is. It's a Kenda K270 in 5.10-18 size. I also have the Kenda 270s on my Royal Enfield Scrambler and have been very happy with them.



You could build an entire bike at the Yamaha parts...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 1,180,881
Posted By Cat Daddy
I just went out and looked at the bike. There are...

I just went out and looked at the bike. There are "R" and "L" stamped into each snail, which I installed accordingly. I don't know if that's factory or not, but the stampings are clear and exact on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4,651
Views: 1,180,881
Posted By Cat Daddy
Finished my crap today. First ride went well. ...

Finished my crap today. First ride went well.

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk33/Adventure-rider/TW200/tw200047.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,911
Posted By Cat Daddy
McMaster's selection seems pretty decent to me....

McMaster's selection seems pretty decent to me. They have them from 6mm to 22m in your choice of copper or aluminum.

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-crush-washers/=iw1axn
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Cat Daddy
Any powdercoater worth his scratch will be very...

Any powdercoater worth his scratch will be very familiar with proper prep and masking. If you take him your disassembled calipers, he'll do the rest.
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