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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By concours
That would be a Nutsert, a socket head set screw...

That would be a Nutsert, a socket head set screw Resistance welded to a slug (custom made, mode commercially available) and a flat washer.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By concours
What's underneath? Sand? Clay? I battled this...

What's underneath? Sand? Clay? I battled this twenty years, I've been winning the ten after that.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By concours
Sure.... if Santa didn't bring it, wait for the...

Sure.... if Santa didn't bring it, wait for the tooth fairy.:rofl
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By concours
I just requested a quote from them. Anyone have...

I just requested a quote from them. Anyone have this done on a pair-o-chambers? $?
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By concours
any new suggestions?

any new suggestions?
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By concours
Feext for you

Feext for you
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By concours
More info please. I've noticed S L I G H T...

More info please. I've noticed S L I G H T increases in smoothness with synthetic maiden oil over dino, but ever so slight. May be you have a problem with clutch/shift linkage/forks.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-23-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 32,100
Posted By concours
http://http://worthopedia.s3.amazonaws.com/images/...

http://http://worthopedia.s3.amazonaws.com/images/thumbnails2/1/0407/24/1_6c12c7a0fdebabf55ff56a0cc2b1e718.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 12-23-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 32,100
Posted By concours
The reason for the 20:1 ratio specified in the...

The reason for the 20:1 ratio specified in the factory book is, at the time it was written, Yamalube two stroke oil was "PRE-DILUTED" as marked on the can.
Forum: Face plant 12-23-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,892
Posted By concours
Why hadn't the boss tore him a new ass the FIRST...

Why hadn't the boss tore him a new ass the FIRST time he used more than headway speed in the parking lot?
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By concours
Those were not black oxide, but rather a smooth,...

Those were not black oxide, but rather a smooth, almost shiny finish (SOME black chrome bits were used in decorative locations). You cold A) get them from the OEM, if available or B) get these and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,930
Posted By concours
Decades old. You'd better up your game. ...

Decades old. You'd better up your game.

One state near me was using confiscated anymakemodelyearcolor cars for speed traps. IMFRICKINPOSSIBLE to spot.
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By concours
Hi jimbal, welcome. I'll bet someone shows...

Hi jimbal, welcome. I'll bet someone shows interest. Good luck:freaky
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,309
Posted By concours
Triumph Bonneville

Triumph Bonneville
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By concours
I do believe they were imported to the UK, but...

I do believe they were imported to the UK, but not many. Here in the states, it's common for knowledgable bike aficionados to say: " what IS that?" And "I've never SEEN one of those before" wherever...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By concours
I hated to Corbin I put on, took it back off. ...

I hated to Corbin I put on, took it back off.
Did the PO change/modify the rear shock? What preload and damping adjustments are you at?
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,625
Posted By concours
Holy shit!! That XS650 is scattered! Good job...

Holy shit!! That XS650 is scattered! Good job taking control of the scene with moto specific knowledge.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By concours
An old saying in the muscle car world, people BUY...

An old saying in the muscle car world, people BUY horsepower, but DRIVE torque.

OTOH, The frantic screaming of a triple two stroke on the boil is a soul stirring experience! (snowmobile 2-stroke...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By concours
The Kwacker got the crazy fast reputation from...

The Kwacker got the crazy fast reputation from it's piston port total lack of low end torque followed by a lightswitch transition to full power.... it was the quickest in 1/4 mile, but only 3 tenths...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,432
Posted By concours
Glad you're ok, gear did it's job. :clap ...

Glad you're ok, gear did it's job. :clap

Dude, you broke a nail?:lol3:rofl

Merry Christmas!:freaky
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By concours
You have mesh, you know the answer. Stopped, we...

You have mesh, you know the answer. Stopped, we all sweat. Underway, you're as cool or cooler than the nakeds. Carry on.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By concours
The debut '73 TX750 OHC engine made 63hp and had...

The debut '73 TX750 OHC engine made 63hp and had two balancer shafts, a very effective design to cancel vibration of the parallel twin. They drove those shafts via a roller chain, but with no means...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By concours
Nope, that's how you do it. Remember, they were...

Nope, that's how you do it. Remember, they were just beginning the DD thing, didn't yet realize/give a damn what a giant PITA the wheel removal would be.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By concours
1983 Yamaha XS650 had electric start AND...

1983 Yamaha XS650 had electric start AND electronic ignition....
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By concours
+1 on Revzilla.... :clap and EFF...

+1 on Revzilla.... :clap and EFF Motorcycle stupidstore:1drink
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By concours
It's corrosion. Not as bad as road salt, but...

It's corrosion. Not as bad as road salt, but corrosion nonetheless. Shoulda waxed it before you used it if it's a visual issue for you. Now, polish with Mother's Mag, then wax it.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-14-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By concours
Well, I'm pretty sure it fits a bike with the...

Well, I'm pretty sure it fits a bike with the combination generator/starter. Examples would be:AT1 (125 enduro), 180/200 twin (YL2CS?)
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,892
Posted By concours
I used a gallon lacquer thinner can, soldered a...

I used a gallon lacquer thinner can, soldered a 1/8 NPT half coupling near the bottom, brass drain cock valve, hose barb, been working great 35 years. YMMV
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,909
Posted By concours
+1 You're more likely to eff something up...

+1

You're more likely to eff something up doing it. Just change the damned oil and ride on. :deal:lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By concours
In you're e-mail

In you're e-mail
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By concours
Fahgedaboutit, done deal. Check your PM:freaky

Fahgedaboutit, done deal. Check your PM:freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By concours
IMS NYC 2 free tix to 2 of YFF's

My moto bud flaked out on me, so I'm bailing. Please raise your hand if you AND a friend can use them both. E-mail PDF, you print them out. Merry Christmas
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By concours
Tell us HOW he "freed up the caliper". Is this...

Tell us HOW he "freed up the caliper". Is this bike (ever been) stored outdoors?
Has the brake fluid been flushed regularly? I'd revisit the brake...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,295
Posted By concours
+1 Interstate Megatron Plus

+1
Interstate Megatron Plus
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By concours
Brakes, steering, lighting, mirrors, horn, turn...

Brakes, steering, lighting, mirrors, horn, turn signals, engine, chain sprockets... Save for cosmetics, it ALL must be in good functioning order. To have some part of the puzzle missing is stacking...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By concours
+1

+1
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By concours
Game show buzzer. Sorry. The CV carb design has...

Game show buzzer. Sorry.
The CV carb design has no advantage over older still slide valve or even butterfly carbs in regards to atmospheric pressure changes. The CV design eliminated lean bog that...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By concours
Here's why: the tiny idle/pilot passages (some of...

Here's why: the tiny idle/pilot passages (some of which are horizontally oriented) do not drain completely (capillary action) and will evap/corrode. Draining only empties the float bowl, the easiest...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By concours
http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/base/1737.pdf

http://www.dekabatteries.com/assets/base/1737.pdf
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By concours
Could be poor connections, from your batteries to...

Could be poor connections, from your batteries to the cables (corroded terminals, they don't have to be all white like a cauliflower) when did you remove and clean/grease them last? Or, a poor...
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