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Old 05-03-2013, 07:44 AM   #17221
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Foxfire cabins, near a great old bike museum in Davenport. Annual rally called THC (a spin off site from here attendees).
Julio (cyberdos) attended that, he's trying to get me out there next year.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:04 AM   #17222
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Julio (cyberdos) attended that, he's trying to get me out there next year.
I know, we hung, rode, ate, drank and repeated....
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:16 AM   #17223
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Welding Shop in Brooklyn?

Hi Guys,

Anyone have a recommendation for a welding shop in Brooklyn? I need to a have 1/4" nut welded onto a 1/8" (or so) 8"x8" piece of plate steel. I'd love to get it done tomorrow, Saturday, so any recommendations are appreciated.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #17224
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If anyone is looking for some KLR or Tengai parts I will have a garage sale on May 18th.

I will be posting a CL ad shortly but in case you are interested it's a multi-family garage sale on Piermont St in Tappan, NY 10983.

Will also have Rover and some VW parts. trying to clear out shed to make room for some new projects.
Are the VW parts for air or water cooled?
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #17225
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Return it for the correct size? What kind of bike do you have?
I got the cover off ebay I have filed a complaint or whatever it is called. Just figured I might check here maybe someone is in the reverse situation and got one only to find it too small.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #17226
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Are the VW parts for air or water cooled?
Water, from a 99 MK3.5 Cabrio
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #17227
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I got the cover off ebay I have filed a complaint or whatever it is called. Just figured I might check here maybe someone is in the reverse situation and got one only to find it too small.
I have a DowCo cover that came with my CBR600 that fits pretty well. I'm now using it on my 919, but it is a bit small with the luggage system I have installed. How big is the cover?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #17228
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Could someone recommend a place to get forks straightened around Brooklyn on the cheap(ish)? Tried a simple reset the other day with no luck. It's for a VFR that had a slow speed head on.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #17229
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I have a two piece 42 tall roadcrafter. If you would like give it a try, shoot me a PM

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hey guys, anyone happen to have a 44 roadcrafter jacket and\or a 38 (32 or 34" waist) roadcrafter or darien pant a buddy can try on for size?

Wanna make sure he doesn't get stuck with a suit that doesn't fit.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #17230
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Could someone recommend a place to get forks straightened around Brooklyn on the cheap(ish)? Tried a simple reset the other day with no luck. It's for a VFR that had a slow speed head on.
There isn't a place in the area that has the proper equipment for that. You need to send em out and if you're going to go through the trouble of pulling the forks off the bike, taking the forks apart (since you only need to send in the stanchion tube) and keeping the bike in a garage on a triple tree stand until they come back (could be a while this time of year) you might as well just find a set off a bike being parted.

There was someone in the flea market parting out a later model VFR due to a cam chain failure, see if the forks are the same for the 6th gen and you may find yourself a deal.

Very few forks can be straightened. As long as there aren't any serious tweaks in it. If there is a crease anywhere it's not salvageable. You can still use it to beat the shit out of that guy who knocked over your bike or make a really cool bong though.

Prices for straightening are comparable to a set of used forks on eBay, at least for most popular bikes. Cost can be as low as $100 up to $300 or more.

I had to send in a set of 50mm Marzocchi forks to be straightened, you can't find those used and new cost as much as your VFR.

Did you try to unkink them? They could have simply been kinked in the triples. Riding around in Brooklyn hitting large potholes and hard breaking due to moronic cabbies gives forks a hard life. Most end up getting a little out of straight from this alone. It's very slight and barely noticeable though unless you're Valentino Rossi you probably won't even know it.

Put the bike on the center stand, put something heavy in the top case to put the rear wheel on the ground. Pull the front wheel. Put the axle back in.

Loosen one side of the upper and lower triples. Twist the stanchion tube while watching the axle. If the lower fork moves, you have a bent fork. Do the same for the other side. If the bend is slight move the both to the outside. With a slight bend you can still ride the bike.

By the way, triple trees can also bend in head on collision. If you're gonna pull the forks to check em for straightness, do the same with the triples. Might as well pull the whole yoke, which includes the upper and lower triple as well as the tube that goes through your headstock.

That's what I did on my 700lb cruiser and I managed to put another 40k miles on it after it was bent, including a couple runs on the dragon at considerably high speeds (for the dragon and on a cruiser). The two yuppies on their 30k dollar Bimotas wearing $3000 worth of leather were pissed.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:58 AM   #17231
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I have a two piece 42 tall roadcrafter. If you would like give it a try, shoot me a PM
cool, my buddy is out of town right now but I will certainly let him know! Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #17232
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I agree, bending forks back to straight would never be an option beyond riding home from a crash for me.

Too much can go wrong with stiction and at speed, not a pretty go down.

Try "Forks by Frank for good replacements that are cheaper than stock.

http://www.frankmain.qpg.com/
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Old 05-06-2013, 05:45 AM   #17233
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Dyno?

Does anyone know a GOOD dyno shop in the area? I'm looking to sort out my fueling (carbs) a bit, and I lack seat-of-the-pants-dyno-fu.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #17234
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Does anyone know a GOOD dyno shop in the area? I'm looking to sort out my fueling (carbs) a bit, and I lack seat-of-the-pants-dyno-fu.

Thanks!
I have never been to this palce, but I have been recommended to go here by several people. I will be tuning my SV1000S to run properly (instead of with a pre-made map) once I install my single sided exhaust and drop the two cans.

http://www.powerhousemc.com/

They are in West Babylon, Long Island.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:55 AM   #17235
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http://www.powerhousemc.com/

They are in West Babylon, Long Island.

Thanks! I'll try not to be put off by the stretched 'Busa on their home page.
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