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1  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Picking the best pistol caliber
 on: Today at 20:43:45 
Started by Oldfeller--FSO | Post by MMRanch
I sure hope the only flesh and blood thing I ever shoot is a deer or coyote .   All the legality stuff of unloading on a person is more than I ever want to get into.  
Most of the time I'm sticking with stuff like the Federal Punch personal defense factory load , or the Browning BPR Pre-fragmenting Performance Bullet.  The Aguila Interceptor is near 1500fps with the full 40 gr. too.

Dealing with the Lawyers and Judges worries me more than not stopping a bad person with a double tap.  
Having a projectile exit the intended target and striking an un-intended target !!!   Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed

It's amazing how much pottant  those little 22lr rounds have gotten now days.  Most of those premium 22LR's are more than a quarter/round now too.   Mind ya , I carry much bigger rounds in cold weather when folks are wearing coats.   But in "T-Shirt" weather my carry choices get real  easy !!  Wink

Nine to ten inches of pentation is about right for people targets IMHO.

Hay this is one of the pistols I carry and the ammo I use.

2  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Riding position on RYCA cafe racer too aggress
 on: Today at 18:45:55 
Started by Yazman | Post by Dave
Yep....that is a good look.

Simple and clean.

3  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Riding position on RYCA cafe racer too aggress
 on: Today at 18:22:17 
Started by Yazman | Post by Yazman
Thanks Dave!

I bought some cheap drag bars and risers from the jungle store. The bolt that goes through the risers was huge, so I couldn't use those metal tube things inside the rubber mounts. I just enlarged the stock holes and bolted it all up. Surprisingly, everything fits with no modification of wires/cables. It feels much better now! I think it still looks cool, like a cafe/tracker mashup or something.

Thanks again everyone!

4  General Category / The Marketplace / Re: WTB Front fender
 on: Today at 16:28:05 
Started by miatamarty | Post by miatamarty
Check is on the way. Don't have enough posts to reply to PM. Address is Marty Drake 38030 Kugler Way, Chiloquin, Or. 97624. Thanks a bunch.

5  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Tachometer
 on: Today at 13:46:30 
Started by ThumperPaul | Post by ThumperPaul
Hey Guys.  I’m considering this one based on reviews and price and setup for dual fire.  Thoughts?  My main objective is to 1) have a tach, 2) get a decent sense for 1,100 rpm idle without using a metronome or Led Zeppelin drum solos.  

Questions: I plan to use the horn for power as one reviewer with an S40 did.  For the connections, what size are the slip connectors and wire gauge in case I need to extend the wire (hope not).  Wires on the bike to the coil look thin (like 16 gauge) and the slip connectors look to be about 1/4” but are they 6mm Japanese style?  Thanks!

6  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Picking the best pistol caliber
 on: Today at 13:19:45 
Started by Oldfeller--FSO | Post by Oldfeller--FSO

Got too many people saying 9mm is better, so the empirical guys decided to do reality penetration testing (complete with simulated skin, ribs, lungs and heart.

It is informative and also somewhat common sensical and definitive.   It says yes, the two calibers are relatively close in performance but all the wonder bullets perform better in 40 caliber rather than 9mm.

Next, the "easier and quicker to shoot" edge to 9mm only seems to apply to small women shooters --- real shooters see no edge to accuracy, speed or rate of fire in either direction.

Cost factor goes to 9mm for generic fmj practice ammo --- but carry ammo is a wash as far as cost goes.

Barrier busting energy shows that 9mm needs twice as many shots to get through and break stuff up (car doors, glass and drywall walls).

So, if you use a +2 magazine end cap on to make the round count the same, 40 S&W wins in all the forms of testing.

If you goal is touchy feely "inclusivity" for female officers (and wimpy out of shape male officers) then you change back over to 9mm and don't ever ask the question every again  ---- more testing simply tells you touch feely isn't a practical thing for choosing police firearms.


In the end, it takes 2-3 times the landed 9mm hits to do the same amount of damage either to meat dummies, car doors or wall structures  ----  and the wimpy crew of whatever gender they are this week can't seem to ever get around to landing that minimal base count of hits anyway .......

7  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Stranded?
 on: Today at 11:22:17 
Started by TheSneeze | Post by zipidachimp
Happened to me, 4 blocks from home. intermittent failure caused by loose positive wire on battery. Dumb, but last time!
Cheers!  Cool

8  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Stranded?
 on: Today at 09:11:10 
Started by TheSneeze | Post by TheSneeze
The ignition switch is the OG, and it is definitely worn.  But, once I started into the investigation with a volt meter, I found the main fuse was bad, but not burnt.  No visual signs of failure.  I think it broke at one end internally from age.  So I ordered three replacements - one for the circuit and two for spares.  Hopefully there isn't a nefarious reason for the fuse failure.

9  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Market value of RYCA cafe racer? One sold for
 on: Today at 06:18:57 
Started by Yazman | Post by ThumperPaul
Hi Yazman.  Not sure if this is helpful since this is on my “stock” setup (not ryca).  But here’s a picture of my cable routing for the PWK “40” I installed. And like you, I prefer this carb over stock Mikuni. Filing and shaving down the barrel on the stock throttle cable did test every ounce of patience and tedious perfection I could muster.

10  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Spring Fever
 on: Yesterday at 20:17:37 
Started by Ruttly | Post by Ruttly
New rear tire coming from Spain. I can’t believe how much this bike rules my need for the perfect ( in my eyes ) stance for this bike . But new tires won’t go on till winter. 2 tires , tubes and rim bands will be ready and waiting. Ride it tomorrow to get a caliper for the BSA and then I’ll down it for the seat. Then it’s time to spark the sporty .
06/03/23 at 21:23:10

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