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Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By GSWayne
In case it was not just from overfilling, another...

In case it was not just from overfilling, another simple thing to check is the torque on those cover fasteners, I have did have one or two loosen up, though I do not think it caused a leak.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,698
Posted By GSWayne
I own my own bottles but found I could only...

I own my own bottles but found I could only exchange them where I bought them. When the local AirGas place shut their store I had to go about 30 miles to where they still had a store. The other...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 845
Posted By GSWayne
Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming...

Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming pool. They normally use HCL instead of H2SO4, but either will work to adjust pH in the pool. Also I would not worry about storing acid in plastic...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,069
Posted By GSWayne
Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient...

Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient you could build something battery powered that fits in the lid and operates by a pushbutton or tilt switch. Then you would not have to worry about...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By GSWayne
You could try wetting them and letting them dry...

You could try wetting them and letting them dry on your hands. I think that is what Helimot recommends to break them in.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By GSWayne
Whether it is legal in your state or not I would...

Whether it is legal in your state or not I would bet you will get to meet and discuss the issue with lots of cops that are trying to figure out what sort of non-standard lighting you are operating. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By GSWayne
I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me...

I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me if you want to come up and look at your error codes, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 29,207
Posted By GSWayne
Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of...

Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of steel.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By GSWayne
Have fun with your new toy. I have an...

Have fun with your new toy.

I have an earlier version of that (Thermal Arc Prowave 185TSW) that I bought used several years ago and I am happy with it, though I don't have any experience with...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,050
Posted By GSWayne
Techno babble

Just for fun I drew my slide rule from my pocket protector and calculated the effect of temperature on valve adjustment. It will need to be corrected for the actual length of the push rod (I guessed...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,505
Posted By GSWayne
Anybody know why they switched to negative...

Anybody know why they switched to negative ground? A positive ground system will reduce the corrosion if the wiring gets wet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By GSWayne
We will be there. We are not much for group...

We will be there. We are not much for group rides, but we will give it a go :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and...

Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and it was Michelin tires I tested and did not find them to be slippery when new??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers...

None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers mentioned mold release or protectant, they just said to ride easy for awhile, they did not specify why, except for one that indicated it was to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
But it is subjective and unreliable data. What...

But it is subjective and unreliable data. What does "feels slippery" mean. Does it mean the same to you or me? Is it 10% more slippery or a factor of 2 or ??

Treadless:
Next time you get some...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By GSWayne
If you want it strong more than light, why not...

If you want it strong more than light, why not use aluminum or even stainless steel?
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By GSWayne
In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is...

In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is a one shot repair kit, not like a roll of tape. Once you un-seal it you have to use it up. Once it is wet you have to work fast, it seems to set up...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,990
Views: 504,923
Posted By GSWayne
TIG indoors

I TIG weld indoors and I would not worry about Argon killing you unless you empty the whole bottle in a few minutes and you have a very small room and lay on the floor when working. My larger Argon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of...

This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of data. Could someone with slippery tires just duplicate the test I did so there would be ONE piece of data that shows how slippery a brand new tire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,239
Posted By GSWayne
I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March,...

I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March, but should be around for the rest of March. I'll PM you when I return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,239
Posted By GSWayne
How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a...

How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a GS-911 you could hook up to for troubleshooting, setting stepper motors etc. I also have a 2005 R1200GS and we could compare waveforms of oxygen sensor...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,305
Posted By GSWayne
One other change we made that I forgot to mention...

One other change we made that I forgot to mention is we had a Bill Mayer custom seat made and he added some rise to the front of her seat so that she does not tend to slid into me. She had probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,305
Posted By GSWayne
My 5' 10" SO liked the Givi topbox on our F650GS...

My 5' 10" SO liked the Givi topbox on our F650GS without any padding (her jacket is padded in the back), but did not like the BMW top-box on our R1200GS with or without the BMW padding, so i ended up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
The plural of anecdote isn't data

Unfortunately your test isn't really a test, in that it depends on the attitude and skill of the person doing the test. Just about anybody could push "good" tires until they crashed, or successfully...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By GSWayne
If you cannot find an entire harness, I would...

If you cannot find an entire harness, I would recommend using better wire than you will find at Home Depot or Auto Parts stores which is usually PVC wire. XLPE wire is much better, these guys have a...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,458
Posted By GSWayne
As I recall you get some light immediately and...

As I recall you get some light immediately and full light in a couple of minutes. I don't know how much you reduce their life by cycling. If you turn them off you do need to let them cool or they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
It would be two discussions if race tires were...

It would be two discussions if race tires were made by a different process than street tires. I have no idea if that is a the case or not.

My measurement was while they were sliding, but the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,152
Posted By GSWayne
A pair of diagonal cutters, or a single edge...

A pair of diagonal cutters, or a single edge razor blade will do the job.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,458
Posted By GSWayne
It would be worth looking at the metal halide...

It would be worth looking at the metal halide http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-1-Lamp-Outdoor-Bronze-Metal-Halide-Flood-Light-OFL-100M-120-LP-BZ-M4/100626328
lights. I would stick with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
Yeah, what should have been a technical...

Yeah, what should have been a technical discussion of friction coefficients, turned in all kinds of name calling.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 118,129
Posted By GSWayne
R1200GS Rear Wheel Flange Tools

This thread looks pretty dead, but I thought I would mention that I have put together a flange puller/installer that I will loan out.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
It would not have to be that exact, remember we...

It would not have to be that exact, remember we are looking for LARGE differences caused by the surface texture or coating on the tire. We are not trying figuring out mu to three significant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
But you do not have any quantitative data on what...

But you do not have any quantitative data on what it takes to spin skid and slide a new tire, just your opinion of what it feels like.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
Lets get more data

It would be great is someone who has some new tires that feel waxy and/or slippery to repeat the test I did next time they change their tires. The only equipment it took was a luggage scale and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
1st, I would not consider Anakee II tires...

1st, I would not consider Anakee II tires anything like the tires on top fuel dragsters and I do not believe they can have mu >1 especially at 63 degrees F.

2nd Was covered by others :D

3rd ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
I was actually measuring dynamic friction, i.e....

I was actually measuring dynamic friction, i.e. the force value while the tire was sliding.

To first order, the deformation should not depend on weight because the loading per square inch will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 41,959
Posted By GSWayne
Data!

Though someone referenced this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577278 before, he quoted it out of context. My data (which as far as I can tell is the only quantitative data...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,831
Posted By GSWayne
I just used dry ice for the axle and put the rear...

I just used dry ice for the axle and put the rear wheel flange in the oven for the interference fit for a BMW R1200GS rear wheel assembly and it worked great. It was very handy that BMW made the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-18-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 55,583
Posted By GSWayne
As rare as a religious icon on a grilled cheese...

As rare as a religious icon on a grilled cheese sandwich. Maybe they are worth $$$$$$$$$$! I better put mine on ebay right away:lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,977
Views: 55,583
Posted By GSWayne
http://gswayne.smugmug.com/MotoTrips-1/WARPED-5/i-...

http://gswayne.smugmug.com/MotoTrips-1/WARPED-5/i-LXs99PM/0/M/Back-M.jpg
Proper WARPED ATGATT for wench
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