Author Archives: Jim Arnott

Pasco End of Summer Motorcycle Show

Lawrence, you’ve got high hopes. I did spend a couple hours driving over to the show this morning. Superslab to Pendleton thence 37/730/12 to Pasco. ‘Twas a lovely drive. 80-85 mph Freeway blast followed by empty, swoopy two-lane through the … Continue reading

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August update

Updates for August Clusters back from testing. 12k miles with no failures. Reinstalled with reworked light pipes and 6400k 194 LED lighting from Super Bright LEDs. One can read the gauges at night now. I had the LEDs installed in … Continue reading

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Quick update

Been too long since I posted, so here’s a quick update: We may have finally solved the mystery of the work/no work odometer. For those who understand traditional speedometer/odometer function, the Porsche way is a bit different and I suspect, … Continue reading

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Little and Big Things

When I acquired the PFKATBR, Lawrence told me that one of the projects that he hadn’t gotten to was repairing the windshield washer system.  Since I was looking for cheap, easy things to address, I undertook that project. We first … Continue reading

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Small Progress

Lawrence gets frustrated with my lack of photos documenting the work I’m doing to bring PFKATBR back to mechanical acceptability. Sorry. Not sorry. First of all, I’m a mechanic, not a photographer. If I stopped to photograph everything, it would … Continue reading

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Note to future novice automobile electricians

Note to future novice automobile electricians: When installing (I assume) a radar detector, do not pick up power from the 22 ga wires feeding the dome light above the windshield. If you simply cannot help yourself, do not route the … Continue reading

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Now That Wasn’t So Hard, Was It?

The engine in PFKATBR was producing much non-Porsche type vibration. Like rattle the floorboards vibration. Knowing that it had been off the road for a considerable length of time and that it uses hydraulic motor mounts, my first thought was … Continue reading

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The Three Ps.

Today’s project was determining why the low fuel light illuminates with a full tank of fuel. According to the Internet Tubes, this is a common problem easily and more importantly, cheaply rectified. One simply lifts the carpet in the rear, … Continue reading

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A Changing of the Guard

Obligatory glamour shot (Lawrence takes photographs. Jim takes snapshots.): Lawrence has already introduced me better than I would introduce myself so we’ll just leave it at that for now. If you have questions, please ask. The Nine Four Four previously … Continue reading

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