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by robp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)
Replies: 21
Views: 298

Re: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)

I liked the original black 'Concept 1' version with the 1930's retro styling, but the red 'Concept 2' looks like a 1990's bike. Just my opinion. I'll bet BMW prices these in the mid-$20's (USD). If I were looking for something like this, the Triumph Bobber TFC is more appealing to me, at a significa...
by robp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 35
Views: 417

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

For a copper backer for welding sheetmetal, I rely on a cheap but effective copper welding spoon from Harbor Freight. I couldn't find it on their website but I found a generic picture on the web. Eastwood has something similar at a higher price. welding-spoon.jpg For grinding welds - I buy flap disc...
by robp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 13981
Views: 868893

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

It may be more cost effective to buy a very good welding helmet so you can see what you are doing with the arc and buying a good to excellent helmet is money well spent. ++1: This makes a big difference. I bought 2 cheap self-darkening helmets (the one from HF was actually cheaper and better than t...
by robp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1839
Views: 137986

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

thanks for the 'Come On, Eileen' reference.
If you need a different earworm, think 'My Corona' to the tune of 'My Sharonna' (by The Knack).
by robp
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Flying Brick
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Flying Brick

k100rs-800.jpg
I have a 1985 K100RS that I revived from a neglected state about 5 years ago. It's been a fun bike; today I did about 180 miles on a perfect day here in Texas Hill Country.
by robp
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Stand failure has silver lining
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Stand failure has silver lining

I'm a bit lost on this one? The MaxxHaul and Harbor Freight stands require you to push the bike forward into the stand, then at a certain point the rearward tire brace in the stand pivots up and 'locks' or 'wedges' the front tire against the stationary front brace - so it would then be challenging ...
by robp
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1839
Views: 137986

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

I've been trying to id this car and it's driving me nuts! Peerless GT Coupe peerless-1200.jpg Fiberglass body on a tube frame with Triumph TR3 running gear The gray car on the previous page is an Allied Swallow - see: https://autoweek.com/article/classic-cars/isnt-barn-find-cisitalia-202-its-someth...
by robp
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Of Mice and Moles 2020
Replies: 49
Views: 935

Re: Of Mice and Moles 2020

I have used the single Victor electronic mouse and rat traps with good success. (The rat traps for chipmunks.) Shocks 'em dead real quick. No issues with pets getting into them.

This version can kill 10 before re-arming:
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by robp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 60
Views: 1719

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

sKiZo -
A fun ride before I couldn't ride it anymore ... ;-{
Is that part of the White Pine trail in Western Michigan?
by robp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: 2014 & Later Model-Specific Wrenching Issues
Topic: Noise in Gearbox (?)
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Noise in Gearbox (?)

I don't know how you can grease the splines without spining grease onto your clutch plates? Maybe someone can explain that? The spline grease used on a BMW airhead or dry-clutch K bike is Kluber Staburags NBU 30 PTM or a similar spec. It's a super-stiff moly grease that won't get flung off when app...
by robp
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1839
Views: 137986

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

My favorite line from the Weird Al song above: "I got more Chins than Chinatown"
by robp
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: You still drive a stick?
Replies: 58
Views: 1264

Re: You still drive a stick?

I still have a 5-speed (NV4500 mated to an LS engine) in my 1947 International KB-1 pickup project truck. During college I had a summer job driving a Mack COE garbage truck with a 4-speed. I just used the clutch starting from a stop in 1st. Going up in the gears, I'd wind the engine out then put the...
by robp
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: Wtb sidecar floor pallet
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Wtb sidecar floor pallet

Perforated or solid plastic garage floor tiles might be an option - they would allow airflow underneath to dry out any moisture.
by robp
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: 2020 changes seem minor - FYI, they're on the IMZ site
Replies: 29
Views: 1028

Re: 2020 changes seem minor - FYI, they're on the IMZ site

Finally, steel wheels (rims). Hallelujah!
I may have just missed it on the web page - but where does it mention steel? I assumed the reference to 'Italcerchio S.R.L.' was just a new supplier.
by robp
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 1839
Views: 137986

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

I don't think anyone else understands you are talking about deer.
I figured that was the case, but I was waiting for photos of the deer driving the car to the liquor store.