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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried just using the wrench first before...

Have you tried just using the wrench first before you even think about using a torch?

I'd try that first.
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Server not found ...

Server not found


Firefox can't find the server at www.450triples.com.

The simple way is to sell your bike and buy something else that you like better.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,580
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm assuming with a 2012 vehicle these are the...

I'm assuming with a 2012 vehicle these are the oem rotors so no guarantee about their replacements either.
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By GreaseMonkey
It also occurred to me you could stack your...

It also occurred to me you could stack your blades on a 5/8 bolt or dowel and clamp them together with a couple small C clamps and then install your blade stack on your saw. When you have the arbor...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What I am guessing here is your shaft is 5/8" and...

What I am guessing here is your shaft is 5/8" and was turned down for a metric 14mm thread. Now 14 mm and 9/16" are quite close so some 1/32 wall tubing could be used to make bushings.

Here is a...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd recommend calling Grizzly with your model...

I'd recommend calling Grizzly with your model number and see what they recommend:

Technical Support: <table class="contact-table"><tbody><tr><td>All...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I carried one of those too in my toolkit for a...

I carried one of those too in my toolkit for a while, but the only limiting factor for me is the lack of a useable ammeter. Other than voltage, for vehicles I measure current more than resistance. If...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,580
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I am a little baffled as to why so many people...

I am a little baffled as to why so many people are suggesting new calipers off the bat without suggesting these be inspected first. Bases on the pics so far, which agreed only show part of the story,...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,580
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What do the outer faces of the rotors look like?...

What do the outer faces of the rotors look like? Actually, it doesn't really matter as these rotors are made of poor steel which is why they have corroded and if you had them turned (probably...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,769
Posted By GreaseMonkey
LOL, story for another time but I once took a...

LOL, story for another time but I once took a boat out for a maiden cruise after having a brand new engine put on at the dealer and the guy forgot to install the cotter pin on the prop nut.
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you pulled any trouble codes from it yet? ...

Have you pulled any trouble codes from it yet?

If the ABS light is on, there are codes stored. Finding out what those are is the first step in diagnosing the problem. If brakes are fine with key...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd suggest this also. If the radio was...

I'd suggest this also.

If the radio was original to the car, or even if it was something that could have been similar (such as having a Honda insignia) but otherwise I see this as an extra...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Don't worry about it not being water tight, just...

Don't worry about it not being water tight, just make certain both the valve face and the seat have a uniform grayish ring.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'm perfectly happy for pretty much all...

I'm perfectly happy for pretty much all automotive applications using a cheap or freebie meter and spending 6 or so dollars on a decent set of leads that include the screw on alligator clips. Those...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,062
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Since you are happy with the window situation...

Since you are happy with the window situation I'll let that sleeping dog lie.

The problem with your fan is that you have it wired in to the ignition circuit, it needs to be wired in to the...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,734
Posted By GreaseMonkey
No there is no motor per se in the speedometer. ...

No there is no motor per se in the speedometer.

These types of noises can be real hair pullers. Here's one possible TSB:
...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,884
Posted By GreaseMonkey
This. Just find any sort of antique vehicle...

This. Just find any sort of antique vehicle museum that is local- someplace within 20 minutes of you has an old car, firetruck, airplane, locomotive, etc that has a crew that keeps it running or is...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,490
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Awesome! Now with any luck the shop will blow...

Awesome! Now with any luck the shop will blow those races off with a torch in less time than it takes me to type this, polish the hub with some sandpaper and put your new bearings/hubs on and you'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you verified after all that work there is...

Have you verified after all that work there is still no spark? Is the plug wire new or old? Make sure you check when kicking it over with the plug out BTW.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By GreaseMonkey
It depends on how tiny the leak is, sometimes it...

It depends on how tiny the leak is, sometimes it just shows as a weep but can get rid of quite an amount of coolant.

Anyway, I understand your viewpoint on the stop leak products but I'd sure try...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,490
Posted By GreaseMonkey
P.S. I'm sure you do but wear eye protection. I...

P.S. I'm sure you do but wear eye protection. I was htting a bearing race similar to this, though it was much bigger and I was using a sledge hammer and the race was on an anvil but the bearing...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,490
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Sorry it is being a pain. ...

Sorry it is being a pain.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7655/16825226997_2d0d87f6f4_c.jpg

You can be a bit more aggressive with the dremel, and to be honest if you cut a bit into the axle...
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Not saying this is your problem, can't do that...

Not saying this is your problem, can't do that without looking at it but this link is worth looking at:

http://www.cartruckinfo.com/chevrolet-impala-head-gasket-leak.html


Anyway, it sounds...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,490
Posted By GreaseMonkey
As mentioned, most any farm supply store, or...

As mentioned, most any farm supply store, or boat/RV place will have replacements and pretty cheaply.

You usually get a kit like this:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,589
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd be interested in seeing what "failed" means....

I'd be interested in seeing what "failed" means. Is that a failed horn button or a failed connecting rod?
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,268
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Drums all the way around, correct? I would...

Drums all the way around, correct?

I would check the diameter of the drums. If the drums are too large an ID the MC does not have the volume for all the take-up, even when the shoes are adjusted...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd try just using some LM7812 regulators, one...

I'd try just using some LM7812 regulators, one for each bulb lead so 2 for the tail light. And you get the rare magic 3 all together- quick, easy, AND cheap.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you have a wobble that starts at 1 mph there...

If you have a wobble that starts at 1 mph there is a physically damaged or worn tire/wheel issue.

There may be other issues that show up when you move faster, but once you are going at a brisk...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I agree with jvb here, spending more money might...

I agree with jvb here, spending more money might get you a nicer/more robust housing but I don't actually know if they work better, they all seem to work the same. My only suggestion is to make sure...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,319
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Mineral spirits works well and is less smelly.

Mineral spirits works well and is less smelly.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,066
Posted By GreaseMonkey
OK, is you Garmin connector this one: ...

OK, is you Garmin connector this one:
http://i5.walmartimages.com/dfw/dce07b8c-8953/k2-_01f702b5-50ec-4330-92f7-3ccce9b00752.v1.jpg

and I am not certain what you exactly want to do.

You have...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,159
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Yup, and then they'll try to rip you off more by...

Yup, and then they'll try to rip you off more by charging you to program the computer, which the EPA passed a law mandating it be done for free but they don't tell you that.
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I bought one of these this winter, they are $6...

I bought one of these this winter, they are $6 shipped, and am planning to glue a magnet to it for the ultimate cheapie DRO:
...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By GreaseMonkey
It also works pretty accurately putting the end...

It also works pretty accurately putting the end of a piece of tubing in your ear and adjusting the carbs so the pitch of the hissing noise is identical with the other end of the tubing placed in the...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,512
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The problem with head gaskets is it is such a...

The problem with head gaskets is it is such a high stakes gamble if you bet wrong and lose, it is worth taking the trouble to find out what the factory manual says on how to do it.

Many...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By GreaseMonkey
If you look at a timesert, the internal threads...

If you look at a timesert, the internal threads are essentially tapered at the base, so you insert it with something threaded then replace that tool with a longer one which swages out the bottom...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I suspect you may be able to use the helicoil tap...

I suspect you may be able to use the helicoil tap you already have. You'll need to follow it up with a slight countersink but you probably have something suitable laying around that will work for the...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,880
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What are the dimensions of your light? Here...

What are the dimensions of your light?

Here is a LED motorcycle headlight, 25 watt 10-30 volts and supposedly 900 lumens for $25:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By GreaseMonkey
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4hxI7FkkEGg/Uuwre0lI5ZI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4hxI7FkkEGg/Uuwre0lI5ZI/AAAAAAAACNg/nsQxu9uZCek/s1600/k5.png
Forum: Trip Planning 12-28-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,921
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Just go hunting, if you kill something you can...

Just go hunting, if you kill something you can figure out how to pack it home on your bike. Depending on the size of the animal, you can also have the legs face forward and tie them together in front...
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