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Motorcycles BS Thread 2.0

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Sacrifice, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Jan 3, 2024 at 9:10 PM
    nd4spdbh

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    My Pleasure!

    NO DOUBT gas shielded mig is definitely cleaner, more consistent etc, but for the general around the house / small projects most will do flux works great. Especially with the wire linked to above / anti splatter spray / and the key... a modern inverter IGBT flux welder.

    I have used both gas mig and flux and with the above setup and a little bit of clean up I really dont miss the gas'd mig let alone the extra hassle and space occupied by the welder/bottle etc.

    Heres a somewhat recent project I welded up. Dialed in right the weld felt super consistent with minimal splatter, and the splatter than did occurred was simply wiped away thanks to the spray.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...rite-lift-thread.279865/page-46#post-29131456


    Like stated the above setup is all of ~250 bucks full in to get you welding whatever steel you want. Worse case you really get into it and you are only out the welder and flux core wire (~140$) as all the rest can be carried over to whatever welding you do if you decide to upgrade and go gassed mig, ANND you will be able to keep the lil flux core for rando quick jobs.

    To do a mig setup with gas bottle etc you are looking easily double if not 3x the initial price.
     
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  2. Jan 4, 2024 at 1:33 AM
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    Years ago I lucked out and got a good deal on a used Miller mig welder. More than this hobbiest homeowner really needs. But man it's nice having a good welder when it's needed.
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    I have thrown out the p.o.s. harbor freight welding helmet and gotten a better one.
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    I welded up a welding table that's on wheels and sits above the welder so they both occupy the same space in the garage. Got a cover for the welder to keep it clean.
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  3. Jan 4, 2024 at 7:52 AM
    w.adventures

    w.adventures Adventure is out there

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    And that’s the reason I haven’t bought a welder yet is because “if you spend more money on a better one it’s worth it”. Only issue is I don’t have more money to spend on a welder which is why I haven’t bought one yet. I just need to pull the trigger on one of these cheap ones. In the end any welder is better than no welder.
     
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  4. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:15 PM
    but why tho

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    Well dang. I guess there’s no fixing my Aerostich. Kind of disappointing.

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  5. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:25 PM
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    Uh, wait. He never said your suit didn't leak. He said his aerostich gear never has.

    Then we went down some weird youtube conspiracy rathole about goretex.

    Roadcrafter leaky zippers have been an issue for years and years. This isn't breaking news. Mr. Goretex isn't out to get us from the great beyond.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:28 PM
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    Maybe if you wear an extra large cup, it will bulge out that area rather than providing a space for water to pool? lol
     
  7. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:30 PM
    but why tho

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    :confused:
     
  8. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:33 PM
    w.adventures

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    Have you contacted aerostich yet?
     
  9. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:40 PM
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    https://www.aerostich.com/r3-features

    "Its full-length waterproof zipper entry system is fast, and it doesn’t flutter or flap in the wind. Without a lining it wears cooler, and with seam-sealed rainproof zippers you’ll also stay completely dry, even during the wettest conditions."

    Again, I did not say your suit was waterproof. I guess I should have said the one piece suit zippers are "supposed to be" waterproof, so good for you. You got me.

    I don't care about your plight. Go set the suit on fire. Stop @ me please.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:43 PM
    but why tho

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    I tried yesterday and got a voice mailbox. I guess I’ll try again tomorrow.

    I don’t remember my first suit lashing this badly. It was still a little damp this morning but I wore it anyways.

    My helmet was also still a little damp and very smelly. Definitely need to wash the lining tomorrow! Then I can dry it with my boot dryer when I get it.
     
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  11. Jan 4, 2024 at 12:45 PM
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    Will lighting it on fire help it dry faster?

    :anonymous:

    (I’ll drop it, sorry).
     
  12. Jan 4, 2024 at 1:36 PM
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    What about the dual-sport/dirt guys? We want bad roads too. That's not inclusive enough :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    95% of my riding is on road
     
  14. Jan 4, 2024 at 4:21 PM
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    LOL …and many fun offroad adventures too!

    It sounds like you need a street bike as well, or at least an extra set of wheels/tires :D :boink:

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  15. Jan 4, 2024 at 4:22 PM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    super moto everything! but tbh ive taken my sm places it shouldnt be lol
     
  16. Jan 4, 2024 at 4:24 PM
    Calamity_taco

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    just a couple of things tbh
    not my dads carb in the pic but the same model of bike
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    hey everyone need some adive here! the carb on my dads 350 doesnt move at alll! i you try and move it by hand it does nothing its very very stuck (maybe from gas sitting in it?) is this something that can be fixed on a carb or is this something that it gets replaced with a new carb?
     
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    I did just get out from under a decent monthly payment.........might have to look after a few months of putting that money aside :rofl:


    I really missed my chance at throwing a fit and making you accept dirt/dual-sport :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  18. Jan 4, 2024 at 5:41 PM
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    Hells yeah!

    Nice, another bike for you this year!

    I do want to get offroad though…I’d absolutely have a dirtbike right now if I had the trail access I used to. Will get something eventually, so many bikes to ride and places to explore. Maybe I’ll get the 701 dirty some day lol
     
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  19. Jan 4, 2024 at 6:10 PM
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    my goal for this year (if my health works out well...) is to get a dirt bike for trails and a street bike we shall see how that works out lol
     
  20. Jan 4, 2024 at 7:36 PM
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    Ooooook..... Ill admit the CRF250/300L have never really given me the fizz.... but hot dayum, that is a good looking bike!

    If its been sitting with fuel in the carb its likely evaporated up into everything and varnished which ends up being like glue. Pull the carb and start gently disassembling. If you cant get something to come apart, spray with carb cleaner and let sit for a bit. Also not sure on that particular carb but there are potentially some tapered seals on the throttle blade shaft which need to be helped through the bore of the shaft when removing / inserting otherwise the seal will be ripped. Needless to say take care when removing the throttle shaft look down through the intake etc if/when you get to that point. Also note 99% of the time the screws holding the throttle blade onto the shaft are "staked", When you put things back together ABSOLUTELY clean the threads of the screws/shaft and use red Loctite.

    JIS Screwdriver is a MUST when working on Metric carbs. I can not express this enough..... SPEND THE MONEY ON A JIS SCREWDRIVER.
    (https://www.amazon.com/VESSEL-BALL-Interchangeable-Screwdriver-220W3J1/dp/B00E55DL4I?crid=2CG7WOL8TMLLF&keywords=jis+screwdriver&qid=1704425732&sprefix=jis+screwdrive%2Caps%2C133&sr=8-29&th=1)

    When re-assembling a carb I always coat all the rubber parts (o rings/diaphram contact sufraces) with a light coat of Super Lube so the O rings etc move freely and can conform to surfaces easier.
    YESSSS. You COULD combine them into one purchse of a good dual sport, but jack of all trades things....
     

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