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  1. I think I read something about that before. But I can't really remember.
    4 points
  2. The older we get the faster it becomes
    3 points
  3. I've told you that on many occasions. When tire people at the track see me coming with R1 rear rim in one hand, and Dunlop slick in other hand they start to cry. Worst possible combination ever. The tire is incredibly stiff. And they have nice machine. Fun starts immediately. First -" this fucking guy again", and then very colorful combination of very nice vocabulary related to removing old tire and installing new one. Tire change goes for 20 bucks. They told me they would pay me 20 bucks if I never show up with that fucking rim again. πŸ˜‚
    3 points
  4. Yes, much improved. Sorry for not reporting back. Susan and I have been busy taking turns minding two domiciles.
    3 points
  5. I just took the bike out for a run, ran it up to 140. Maybe it's my imagination but it seems to run smoother and stronger. The cleaning of the tank and the new filter may have something to do with it. I don't know if the diaphragm not functioning properly would have had any effect. Now to lube the chain and wax the bike.
    3 points
  6. So I disassembled the whole switch and sure enough spraying the crap out of it with detoxit was not enough. Couldn't believe there was still so much dirt in there. So after some creative cleaning and some fresh dilectric grease on moving parts works and feels good as new. Thanks for the advice.
    3 points
  7. I hate gooey fat, but charred is usually tasty, whether cow or pig. Randy talks shit about me removing it, "you should eat that, it's good for you." It's a bit of a hard sell when nutritional advice is coming from someone twice my size who's breakfast is a fist full of pills.
    2 points
  8. 2 points
  9. After some experimenting I settled on fine steel wool with oil or diesel for lube. Then I scrape off the chunky stuff with either a fingernail, screwdriver, or razor blade. Then steel wool again. I only attacked the left side of the handlebar. I wasn't trying to capture the turn signals so they're mostly blocked, but you might notice that one of them things aint like the other. Kinda funny, a shiny left bar and shiny right signal. So weird that the left bar clamp is fine and the right is all fuckered up, but the bar and bolts are about the same on both sides. Monday chrome vs. Friday chrome? I also found it strange that the rear wheel is way more rusted than the front, and the left side of the rear is worse than the right. I woulda thunk that chain lube fling-off would have given some protection, but it appears to have eaten the chrome instead. Or maybe dirt and stuff flinging off the chain damaged the chrome leading to faster rusting?
    2 points
  10. Nice, I see you opted for the Trump Edition wrenches. You going for the matching sneakers?
    2 points
  11. I've taken over the mission. I didn't plan on making it pretty, figured that might happen way down the road. I didn't take any close-ups before digging in, I'm glad Carlos took some. I got it running and have put a few miles on it. Just short local low speed rides, pretty sure the tires are original and I don't wanna wear them out πŸ˜‚ I wish Bridgestone still made them in this size, but there's several options from modern sport rubber to vintage style which is what I'll probably do. Before bringing it home. After some cleaning/polishing. I only did part of the wheel. My focus was on the hub and brakes. The shoes and drum are in great shape, the mechanism was pretty sticky from the 52 year old grease so I tore it all apart to clean & lube, smooth as butter now. The fender was pretty ugly. I didn't get a before, but Carlos posted one at the beginning of this thread. I also cleaned up the forks, and cleaned the seals before changing the fork oil. It was very low, but surprisingly clean which I was glad to see. Factory fill is 10-30 motor oil. I started with 15wt fork oil, too stiff. I then swapped a little for 5wt, now they feel pretty good. If I'd had 10-30 or 10wt. fork oil on hand I woulda just done that. I didn't plan for changing it, it just became a "while I'm already here" job while cleaning. The tach locked up, since I had to remove it to fix it, it was a good time to polish it up. The speedo is also done now. One of the instrument bulbs was burnt out and one was missing, kinda odd. New bulbs showed up yesterday evening so I'm gonna replace them all today. How I spent my cold rainy President's day. The chain guard, mufflers, gas tank, and oil tank are coming along. A quick before/after of the tail end. I'd already started on the fender when I thought to get a pic of the taillight bracket. Everything I've opened up has been like a perfectly preserved time capsule. I was going to capture/replace the 52 year old Japanese air but it smelled like radiation so I let it go.
    2 points
  12. And if we stopped using the food we grow, to make fuel, well ......
    2 points
  13. I wonder if they can use it to reverse senility in sitting presidents?
    2 points
  14. 2 points
  15. Thanks for the video and all the other posts with info. And thanks to everyone else who provided help. Because I wasn't sure what the problem was, the next morning I took the tank to the local MC shop. They came to the same conclusion and replaced the parts. They charged me the same prices that I saw online and only $25 for their labor. They got the genuine Honda parts quite quickly and no shipping charges. They also replaced the filter which I was unaware of until I saw the video you provided.
    2 points
  16. Off topic but I saw a spare cover on the back of a black jeep that had "I'm the Black Jeep of the Family".
    2 points
  17. I gave up on those completely. I'm glad I did. They are just too fragile, and you end up trying to be SOOO careful, and then slice yourself open as a reward. Go ahead, ask me how I know. I have them as a backup in bags, but now never use them. I got a Dewalt folding utility knife and the Dewalt carbide blades that will cut almost anything. Have never looked back.
    2 points
  18. What kind of oil were they using, and what was their preferred carry caliber?
    2 points
  19. Man the sounds rough. πŸ˜ƒ
    2 points
  20. Here is my vintage street ride. Yes they are not up to todays standards for sure! Don't feel bad for everybody behind you, fuck that. I get so many thumbs up it's not funny. I thinking of putting some chambers on it but stuck on the stock look and really not wanting to mess with jetting. Fun to putt around on though. 2 smokes forever!
    2 points
  21. Good for health and society, bad for the corporate interests... https://www.wsj.com/arts-culture/food-cooking/steak-restaurants-dinner-seafood-257c2c53 Steakhouses Are In, but Not for Their Steak Many customers are looking for a splashy night out with less red meat And yet the past few years have not been kind to the American steakhouse. The plant-based revolution not only threatened its relevance but also triggered an existential crisis: Should these temples of beef even exist when it’s a known cause of climate change? The pandemic didn’t help, either. Steakhouses were hit hard. In Chicago, the unofficial capital of steakhouses, they closed at twice the rate of other types of restaurants.
    2 points
  22. Did he give you that estimate while wearing rubber gloves, and holding a box of dry condoms?
    2 points
  23. A leaking shock is no biggie, especially if it's the kind of leak I usually see after a shop inspection where it's just damp. If it's dripping down the side, then you should start planning for a replacement. No need to do all 4, but doing the pair is highly recommended.
    2 points
  24. Yeah, I posted it in the wrong thread. I have a '60 F100 I've been drooling over. Seller auto-offered $2,250. That Coyote in there ... eBay F100
    2 points
  25. I rode my Grom today. No tripling, or even doubling of speed limits (no school zones on my route). However, I very briefly did 10 over in a 60 zone when I caught a draft behind a pickup truck that was merging in. Thing rails in the corners though.
    1 point
  26. No question about it. I rode bike to work this morning, usual asshatery, like tripling speed limits, etc. It felt great.😁
    1 point
  27. https://www.engadget.com/youve-tried-plant-based-meat-but-here-come-meat-based-plants-163654564.html You’ve tried plant-based meat, but here come meat-based plants South Korean researchers infused actual rice grains with cow muscle and fat cells.
    1 point
  28. Today I got sucked into the rabbit hole. I just wanted to clean the bracket for the instruments and the cables behind it. Next thing I know, the ignition switch is laying on the bench disassembled. The upper part of the switch is chrome, that got polished. The lower half is painted and was shitty so it got sprayed. The insides got cleaned and lubed. Not a great photo, the switch is partially hidden behind the bulbs. The carb boot clamps were pretty ugly so I tumble polished the crust off and painted them.
    1 point
  29. I rode my XX yesterday. I was surprised how easy it started. Normally it will sputter for a while when first started and the choke on. It smoothed out almost immediately to a nice even idle. It ran very smooth and very strong. Again, I'm not sure why but is definitely running smoother and more powerful.
    1 point
  30. He seems to sit ok, the walking is another matter.
    1 point
  31. Corn dogs paired with ethanol shots. Capture the emissions from metabolization to make non-fossil fuels for corn farmers to use in their tractors.
    1 point
  32. Can you please show us how do you eat what is available in open range? Can humans eat hay in the winter? Can you show us recipes with hay as a main ingredient? Thanks in advance.
    1 point
  33. True, you can also stop the leak, but you must also block the vacuum hose to the diaphragm or it will suck excess fuel on that cyl port making it run rich. Desperate move but it would get you home without taking it apart. My #2 98XX ran rich and also leaked fuel so I am not surprised to hear Toms XX ran better.
    1 point
  34. I wanted to wait 'till Tom's bike was sorted before 'derailing' the thread. If you ever have an emergency with a diaphragm, or just wanna be lazy/a cheapskate like me; cut a piece out of a nitrile glove and place it over the damaged diaphragm. I recently did that for the pressure sensing switch on my compressor. It only sees about 120 PSI, worst case scen But actually, since it's being backed by the diaphragm there's very little pressure actually stressing the glove. And it's a pink glove, girl power, it's set for life.
    1 point
  35. Yea, I dig it. Technically it's a pile of shit compared to any modern bike (brakes, suspension, tires, etc.) but it's fun. I feel bad for those behind me, but also enjoy making smoke clouds when I whack the throttle. And the only reason I have it is because California wouldn't let me street register my XR650R because it doesn't meet street bike emissions requirements. But the old two smoker is fine because it's a street bike.
    1 point
  36. I have to say my 2135TI (I'm pretty sure that's the number) IR 1/2" drive impact has been pretty bulletproof. That being said that Ryobi 18v cordless I got last year puts out just as much power. But, like you, I have that big 60 gallon compressor and I won't be getting rid of my shop air. I do woodworking, metal working, and auto work all in my shop and have way too many tools that are corded, cordless, and air. The air nailers, framing nailers, pin nailers, air hammer, and body work tools are either exorbitantly expensive in other options, impractical, or just simply unavailable in electric. Then again, had a friend of mine a couple weeks back that had a couple of lug nuts that had self welded and it took my 210 pound ass with a 6 foot cheater pipe and a breaker bar to get them to break free so NO AMOUNT of air or electric power I had available could handle those. Sometimes you gotta use the right tool; whether air, electric, or butt-cheek 😁
    1 point
  37. Again, not exactly on topic, but within the realm.... I grabbed my HF Bauer brushed 1/2 drive and a fresh charged battery and tried unsuccessfully to spin a lugnut off the F250. Then I swapped the battery to my HF Bauer brushless 1/2 drive and spun three lug nuts off lickety split. Then I spun a wheel bolt off an old parts tractor that's probably been on there for 50 years, again without hesitation. I was going to buy a 3/4 drive Earthquake XT gun on clearance today, but reason prevailed and I passed on the awesome 40% off clearance price that ended today.
    1 point
  38. Not what I asked, but no problem with sparking (hah!) a tool discussion! I sense a discussion similar to the ICE vs EV chats, hopefully not deteriorating. I've invested an obscene amount in cordless tools and batteries that have no essential residual battle. As a matter of fact, it's an investment just trying to properly dispose of one of these giant battery packs. Over the years I've accumulated 12, 18, 20, 36, and 40 volt tools and batteries. Central Electric from Harbor Fright, Dewalt, Kobalt, plus Earthquake and Bauer brands again both from Harbor Fright. Quickly ticking them off in my head I'm coming up with somewhere near $2500 spent on batteries. And $3000 in tools including impact guns, ratchets, staple guns, drills, air compressors, lights, grease guns, chain saws, blowers, lawnmowers, sprayers, etc. As a comparison, I probably have spent between $1000 and $1500 on air tools over a much longer period of time. Those include impact guns, ratchets, butterflies, chisels, hammers, drills, sanders, blowguns, grease guns, etc. I know I included lawn equipment under electric, but I am not including tire machine or blast cabinet under this category of air tools. A compressor is a central element of an air tool system, but I have spent less than $100 on the compressors that run my air tools in over 50 years of using them, which is pretty comical. I'm thrifty and shop for bargains. Almost every tool referred above was a discounted sale or already used when I purchased. Batteries are a premium, and keep their value until they age so they were and are a significant part of the cordless investment, vs the compressed air I mentioned in paragraph previous. So what's the point? Well, I do appreciate the positive points of a cordless tool system. Portability is the biggest thing, and now that the technology has come to deliver comparable performance to air tools using a 20 volt platform, that is an even greater positive. My 40 Kobalt tools are really great, the batteries are heavy, bulky, and expensive as all get out. My 36 volt Dewalt tools are somewhat great. The batteries are heavy, bulky, and Mercedes level expensive. The tools are built like old corded saws...no need for an extended warranty, you can regularly throw them off a roof. The best reason not to get rid of them is run time, which is like all day. But the impact gun is a huge disappointment, and provided the impetus for this thread. When I last took lug nuts off, I was changing tires on my Silverado, and the nuts were torqued to 140 foot pounds factory spec. The Dewalt, with a half charged battery and a rating of 325 ft/lbs of tightening torque, couldn't budge them. I was disappointed but not surprised, as i've had to break lug nuts by hand as a general rule using this tool. Never has it loosened my F250 bolts at 165 ft/lbs. On a whim, I picked my my Bauer 1/2 impact with a fresh battery. This is the old model with the brush motor. It took all 24 lugs nuts off without a struggle or even a pause. So I think that's a demonstration of the advances in technology in cordless tools, which leads to suspect that there have been similar advances in the technology used in air tools, which led me to a google search, and subsequently this thread. I intend to continue to use air power. Tools are lighter, make a neat sound, and some of them have no comparable battery tool. An air hammer has saved me lots and lots of time over the years. I will have an air compressor to power tire tools and blasting cabinet, there's no reason not to use it for other things. And I get to buy a hose reel. Icepick, make him an offer he can't refuse, that's a great pile to work with. I just went out and dusted off my framing nailer, as Harbor Fright has the nails that fit it on clearance. πŸ˜€
    1 point
  39. It looks like more work than I thought it might be. For that much money. I'd probably give it a try. https://youtu.be/Gdyk59BZYpI?si=Oo_3vjHKAuzVxkwq
    1 point
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