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Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,899
Posted By Gerd
How the HELL did both bikes burn down but the...

How the HELL did both bikes burn down but the tires are ok?
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,354
Posted By Gerd
Wicked Beautiful! thanks for sharing. Now do a CF...

Beautiful! thanks for sharing. Now do a CF bashplate! :D:D:D
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Much less than that! As a rough calculation, you...

Much less than that! As a rough calculation, you can get the wattage of a given bulb by multiplying forward voltage times current:

2 V * 20 mA = 40 mW

Now if you take this wattage, plus the...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Thumb They're nothing special, I'm not sure how the...

They're nothing special, I'm not sure how the shape is called in English, so I call them "dome" LEDs. They're just like normal 5mm bulbs but shorter and flatter, and with a wider spread of light of...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Wink Thanks all!

Thank you everybody! I'm glad you enjoyed the write-up.

As you guys explained better than me, LEDs always need resistors, especially if you connect them to the spiky, variable DC system of a...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Now at the bike, removing the plastic lens. The...

Now at the bike, removing the plastic lens. The original bulb still in place:
<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Now some final testing. Tail Light: ...

Now some final testing. Tail Light:
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p513/Gerardo_Teo/P1000359_zps614b401f.jpg<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Out come the resistors. 330 ohm, ¼ watt resistors...

Out come the resistors. 330 ohm, ¼ watt resistors acquired, like the LEDs, from a local internet vendor:
<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
So the idea was to find, cut and drill some...

So the idea was to find, cut and drill some transparent plastic to glue the LEDs to, and the natural choice was to sacrifice cheap Tupperware:
<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Gerd
Wicked LED Tail light project for my Honda NX4

I’m in the middle of a project to “LEDificate” my bike, a Brazilian-made Honda NX4.
http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p513/Gerardo_Teo/P1000072_zpsb4672d5c.jpg<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 135,728
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Great RR!

Finally I'm able to catch up with your ride report... Excellent mix of potos and words. I like how you show us a mix of everything: riding bikes, fixing bikes, meeting people, enjoying your time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 781,230
Posted By Gerd
Tango

:rofl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaOVNqA7lBA&feature=player_embedded
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,552
Views: 676,060
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Cool Russian bike, home-made, all wheel drive and...

Cool Russian bike, home-made, all wheel drive and two-stroke apparently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nSWlht1ybL4

:clap
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,900
Posted By Gerd
Thumb I'm glad that you came out more or less ok! You...

I'm glad that you came out more or less ok!
You 'mericans please elighten me on this:



My insurance covers only damage to third party vehicles in case of accident. That's the most basic type...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gerd
Laugh Thanks for the replies, everyone The bike...

Thanks for the replies, everyone

The bike is ok and running now, the rider had a brain fart as usual. As Dexter poited out, I was loosening the wrong bolt. Nothing to see here, move along :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,616,996
Posted By Gerd
Pissed Oil problem, maybe?

Hey guys, help me out with this...

Over in The Garage, I posted this
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22116905#post22116905
regarding a problem with oil drainage in my Honda NX4,...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gerd
Bluhduh It is! pretty much the same as an XR400R, but...

It is! pretty much the same as an XR400R, but with a independent oil deposit up near the fuel tank, instead of inside the frame. The rest of the engine is the same as the XR, only less power ...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gerd
Thumb I know I said my wrenching is limited, but I...

I know I said my wrenching is limited, but I definitely know where the oil drain is! :D It's shown by the red arrow in the first photo.

My problem is that only a small part of the oil pours from...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By Gerd
Eh? Oil blockage?!? Honda NX4

Hello all! some may remember my bike from this little incident some time ago: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854841 Its a street-oriented dual sport made by Honda Brasil and based on an...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Gerd
Wink Sorted it out, thanks!

Ok guys I got an aftermarket carb repair kit and installed the new fuel screw and assorted bits. Now my bike is back to normal!

Even better actually, because now with the proper carb adjustment...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Gerd
Laugh I finally found an equivalent carb cleaner, and...

I finally found an equivalent carb cleaner, and will also use it in the tank when I finally put the bike together, thanks for the tip.


Yes, tank full of fresh gas. The petcock comes with a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Gerd
Laugh D' oh!

Ok people
I took the carb apart and reassembled it without problems, a feat of wich I'm extremely proud :lol3, and
found out the origin of my no-idling:

My air screw fell out. :huh

With the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Gerd
No Sea Foam available around here but will try...

No Sea Foam available around here but will try some other fuel aditive... Any idea on possible causes? Dirt in fuel maybe?
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,918
Posted By Gerd
Pissed Honda NX4 sudden engine problem... carb? dirty fuel?

Hello all
Im the happy owner:clap of a 2010 Honda NX4 Falcon, a brazilian made dual sport with an engine based on the XR 400's. The carb is an original japanese Keihin. the bike looks something like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 149,562
Posted By Gerd
Thumb :eek1 Looking great! And wrong, but in a...

:eek1 Looking great!

And wrong, but in a cool kind of way! :rofl

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,824
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Those are vicuñas, wild relatives of the llama....

Those are vicuñas, wild relatives of the llama. I´m loving the report! Lots of cool pictures of my country... :D
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,905
Posted By Gerd
Yes! I carry a Leatherman Fuse in my belt all the...

Yes! I carry a Leatherman Fuse in my belt all the time, especially when riding. Also a small Victorinox sometimes :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,419
Posted By Gerd
Cool2 Great report and pics! :thumb

Great report and pics!

:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,561
Posted By Gerd
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 85,545
Posted By Gerd
Thumb :lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 85,545
Posted By Gerd
Thumb :thumb :lurk

:thumb :lurk
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 85,545
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Amazing writing and tension-building... You...

Amazing writing and tension-building... You should make this a book, or a long magazine article at least!!! :clap

I really want to see a picture of one of those log bridges... I can´t imagine...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13,863
Views: 4,853,292
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Sexiest motorcycle ever made... this color scheme...

Sexiest motorcycle ever made... this color scheme is the best, in my opinion. :tb
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gerd
Chain tensioner!

I'm planning to buy this same model, I've never ridden one :eek1 but after researching I found that the main weak spot is the cam chain tensioner...

The spring looses tension after around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,077
Posted By Gerd
Eh? Couple months ago, meeting in a friend's house. I...

Couple months ago, meeting in a friend's house. I took my trusty chinese made-125 cc Honda to buy some non-alcoholic beverages.

Having no cases on the bike, and no way to strap it to the rear...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2010, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,784
Posted By Gerd
Wink Nice work with the bars, and I'm drooling all...

Nice work with the bars, and I'm drooling all over your bike. That's your home fabbed gas tank isn't it? :tb Great fender/headlight too...

Gerd
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 57,901
Posted By Gerd
Thumb Great post! Can't wait to see the composite...

Great post!
Can't wait to see the composite bashplate!

I'm planning to make an auxiliary gas tank in composite, perhaps some fairings too, tough CF is hard to find here... same thing with...
Forum: Racing 09-01-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 336,488
Posted By Gerd
Eek Good luck! Selling t-shirts is a great...

Good luck!

Selling t-shirts is a great idea...
Being kinda poor I can't help, but I wish you the best.
Also... bike pics please!
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,433
Posted By Gerd
Australia!

Beautiful pictures!
Man, i love your country. Those trails look perfect, and mud, and sand... I'm going to ride there one day!

Gerd
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,855
Posted By Gerd
Check this...

Check this (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=295048) out.

Gerd
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