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Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,713
Posted By GSWayne
Another possible competitor to the 3200 is the...

Another possible competitor to the 3200 is the Pentax K-50. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/982534-REG/pentax_10905_k_50_digital_slr_camera.html Its main advantage over the Nikon is that it is...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,627
Posted By GSWayne
Congrats on new job! Oh Boy, now we have a...

Congrats on new job!
Oh Boy, now we have a expert on bearings and Loctite!
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By GSWayne
Another option to consider is an ultralight...

Another option to consider is an ultralight daypack like:
https://travelstore.ricksteves.com/catalog/index.cfm?fuseaction=product&theParentId=8&id=40 Something like this is what I use. Then you...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,525
Posted By GSWayne
If you want to come over and try mine out let me...

If you want to come over and try mine out let me know.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,621
Posted By GSWayne
Maybe they applied too much torque when replacing...

Maybe they applied too much torque when replacing the brake disk bolts and that ruined your final drive :lol3
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,525
Posted By GSWayne
This has been another of those expensive advrider...

This has been another of those expensive advrider threads :lol3 I ordered the Dewalt dry-cut saw and sold my abrasive wheel saw on Craigslist.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,467
Posted By GSWayne
When I put lower shocks on my 2005 R1200GS I had...

When I put lower shocks on my 2005 R1200GS I had to shorten my center stand or it was impossible for my 160 pounds to get the bike on the center stand. I also tore my calf muscle while doing it. Even...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-12-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,203
Posted By GSWayne
It is interesting to see all of your methodical...

It is interesting to see all of your methodical testing, thanks for documenting it. One thing I am not clear about is how to use a resistor to limit the charging current without also limiting...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,203
Posted By GSWayne
I am certainly familiar with the calculus used to...

I am certainly familiar with the calculus used to describe the operation of capacitors. The voltage is the integral of the current into the capacitor divided by the capacitance and the current is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,203
Posted By GSWayne
I am afraid you are a little confused. The...

I am afraid you are a little confused. The energy stored in a capacitor is 1/2xCx V^2. They do not store AC energy, though they can pass AC current. A capacitor is just a type of rechargeable...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By GSWayne
Unless you plan of operating the motorcycle at a...

Unless you plan of operating the motorcycle at a different altitude, I think the gauge will read the appropriate value. The tire cares about the difference between the outside and inside pressure, it...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 699,589
Posted By GSWayne
The bandsaw will be too fast by at least a factor...

The bandsaw will be too fast by at least a factor of 10. You could probably get away with cutting aluminum but I would not try cutting any steel with a bandsaw designed for wood.

The metal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,938
Posted By GSWayne
My perception is that it improves the stability...

My perception is that it improves the stability in high cross winds, especially when semis pass in the opposite direction and you get their bow wave and the interrupted crosswind. I have never tried...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By GSWayne
Alternative product to consider

I have not tried one of these, I got a competing product from Craftycoder in the Vendors thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827565
The advantage of the MotoBrain is that it has...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By GSWayne
+ 1 on what he said and have you read this thread...

+ 1 on what he said and have you read this thread yet: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By GSWayne
You could make some forms and pour your own...

You could make some forms and pour your own concrete beams and then not have to worry about rot, and people would think you had a $1,000,000 home:D.
Then you would have to figure out the rebar...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By GSWayne
When I silver brazed a bandsaw blade I tried a...

When I silver brazed a bandsaw blade I tried a propane torch and it didn't work so I had to use Oxy-acetylene. I got small quantities of silver solder from...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By GSWayne
While soaking in the spa last night I realized...

While soaking in the spa last night I realized there was a mistake in my analysis. With the longer span the load increases so the stress actually increases with the span squared. Therefore, the...
Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,328
Posted By GSWayne
The stress in a uniformly loaded beam is...

The stress in a uniformly loaded beam is proportional to the length and inversely proportional to the section modulus. The section modulus varies with the square of the material thickness. If you...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,516
Posted By GSWayne
Lot of threads to look at

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984524
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=902860
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792936...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 152,038
Posted By GSWayne
I would be tempted to use smaller terminals for...

I would be tempted to use smaller terminals for the output leads, they seem overkill for 15 amps. Just keep the big one for the input. I would probably go up a size for the blue terminal strip to...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By GSWayne
I carried an Pentax K-30 with an 18-135 mm lens...

I carried an Pentax K-30 with an 18-135 mm lens in an OP-TECH neoprene case in my tank bag on a trip to Alaska, as well as some shorter trips and it worked out fine.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 816
Posted By GSWayne
Based on this review:...

Based on this review: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2491269399/2014-waterproof-camera-roundup
I got the Olympus TG-3 and I am happy with it. For higher quality weatherproof (not waterproof) use...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,314
Posted By GSWayne
I would recommend that you choose a camera that...

I would recommend that you choose a camera that is claimed to be weatherproof. It will allow you to take it out on a rainy day and also be a good indication that the camera and lenses are sealed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By GSWayne
I can't really estimate what the risk is to using...

I can't really estimate what the risk is to using relays without diodes. The effects of transients are very dependent on the wire lengths, wire routing, and other almost random variables. If the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,316
Posted By GSWayne
The diodes, something like a 1N4001...

The diodes, something like a 1N4001 http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/1N4001-G/641-1310-1-ND/1979675 should be across each relay coil, though you could gain some benefit with single surge...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 152,038
Posted By GSWayne
I got them from Digikey...

I got them from Digikey http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?x=0&y=0&lang=en&site=us&keywords=CP-6-nd
Only 12,000 in stock, better order right away :D
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,357
Posted By GSWayne
I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount...

I recently purchased a Larsen 5/8 wave mag mount antenna, and it definitely needed to be shortened to resonate in the middle of the 2m band.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 152,038
Posted By GSWayne
I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on...

I'm sure Crafty Coder will have some input on this, but I would worry a bit about using CAT 5 wire. The thin gauge of the wires is not a problem, but I think it is normally solid conductors and they...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,357
Posted By GSWayne
What the analyzer shows is a more detailed...

What the analyzer shows is a more detailed version of SWR. It will determine how close the antenna is to looking like a 50 ohm resistive load, which is what your radio would like to see. By looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 554
Posted By GSWayne
I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum...

I made a replacement from a piece of aluminum when mine broke.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By GSWayne
If you want a really nice gauge and are a...

If you want a really nice gauge and are a measurement nerd like I am:
http://www.intercompracing.com/gauges/air-pressure-gauges.html

I have one like...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,357
Posted By GSWayne
If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put...

If you want to ride up to SB some time I can put your antenna on my RigExpert AA-230 analyzer and you can see how good a match it is. It won't tell you anything about the beam pattern, but you can...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 23,357
Posted By GSWayne
Probably the small antennas worked better at 70...

Probably the small antennas worked better at 70 cm than on 2m where they are only a small fraction of the wavelength.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By GSWayne
One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder...

One of my oil leaks was where the cylinder attaches to the crankcase.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By GSWayne
I don't think so, that is about the only place on...

I don't think so, that is about the only place on my bike that has not leaked oil :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By GSWayne
The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio...

The Anderson Powerpoles are what the Ham radio folks use. They do require a good crimper, that costs about $40. http://www.powerwerx.com/crimping-tools/tricrimp-crimping-powerpole-contacts.html The...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By GSWayne
An alternative from one of the inmates

You should look at Craftycoder's thread in vendors http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827565
It is a bit more capable, it has 8 analog inputs and 8 power outputs. I just installed one...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By GSWayne
I got something like the 2i model from...

I got something like the 2i model from http://www.thedrostore.com/ for my Grizzly G0704 mill and a 2 axis kit from http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Easson_Lathe_Digital_Readout.htm#2_axis_EASSON_Lathe...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 152,038
Posted By GSWayne
Some Ideas For Other Potential Users

So this is how I finally have it configured. Pretty much using up all the I/O capability (though we currently only have heated jackets, the other two Coax outputs would be for heated pants if we got...
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