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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,462
Posted By mjydrafter
You might look into finding a used dentists...

You might look into finding a used dentists compressor.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 262,020
Posted By mjydrafter
Good info, I recently did a valve adjustment on...

Good info, I recently did a valve adjustment on my Brick. I only had a SAE micrometer. It was less than ideal doing conversions (and re-learning how to read it-accurately:lol3). I may have to pick...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 262,020
Posted By mjydrafter
I really thought this thing would be a waste of...

I really thought this thing would be a waste of $, but I had a decent Toro personal pace mower that needed an engine.

I've been running it for a couple of years, and can honestly say it's a pretty...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By mjydrafter
As mentioned it depends on the rust. I had a...

As mentioned it depends on the rust.

I had a Honda CB900 that I tried a bunch of stuff on. But it had sat for over a decade with a 1/2 tank of gas... I could get it out, but it would return in a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,267
Posted By mjydrafter
I trailer a spare parts bike with my bike, so I...

I trailer a spare parts bike with my bike, so I always have enough parts. No matter which Starbucks I go to.

:D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,267
Posted By mjydrafter
A lot of electric fuel pump failures are heat...

A lot of electric fuel pump failures are heat related, the pump relies on the fuel in the tank for cooling. So vehicles that are run constantly with lower levels of fuel can have more failures. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By mjydrafter
Are those the front or rear or is it all of them?...

Are those the front or rear or is it all of them?

The slight cracking at the base of the tread blocks is normal, but I don't think the larger cracking above them is normal. The cracking in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,909
Posted By mjydrafter
I suppose it's for the simplicity. That and as...

I suppose it's for the simplicity. That and as we all know good suspension is big $.

I don't think I've ever ridden a hard tail MC. I'm sure it would be cool, but my hard tail MTB, is close...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,267
Posted By mjydrafter
This is all true, but my my FI experience is...

This is all true, but my my FI experience is limited to last centuries stuff.:lol3 (not mechanical, though).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,267
Posted By mjydrafter
I don't think you should be scared about FI. FI...

I don't think you should be scared about FI. FI is pretty simple (most of the time) as far as the parts are concerned. A FI system, will be an electric fuel pump, hoses, a rail, a pressure...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-19-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,394
Posted By mjydrafter
I've had 2 shaft drives, my first was a CB900c. ...

I've had 2 shaft drives, my first was a CB900c. It had a grease zerk on the outside to lube the splines. Pretty nice.

My second (still have) is a K75. I did have to replace the FD on it. The...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,387
Posted By mjydrafter
I have an old Snap On ratchet that has an oil...

I have an old Snap On ratchet that has an oil port, like an old machine tool with the little spring loaded ball. I got the guts replaced back when I had access the SO guys, I wouldn't let him...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By mjydrafter
I think for simple auto-moto work the cheapies...

I think for simple auto-moto work the cheapies are just fine.

If I was using it to test "real" electricity or sensitive stuff, I would probably pick up a Fluke. (if my life or others depended on...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,980
Posted By mjydrafter
For motorcycles and autos I use this little...

For motorcycles and autos I use this little guy:GB GMT-312 (http://www.gardnerbender.com/en/gmt-312)

It seems to work well, and it's about the smallest one you'll find. Inexpensive enough you...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,387
Posted By mjydrafter
I have a mixture of ratchets from Snap-on, Matco,...

I have a mixture of ratchets from Snap-on, Matco, Craftsman, S-K, and a cheap-o set of Cresent (made in China).

I usually end up with the Crescent stuff because it's in a handy-dandy case with all...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By mjydrafter
I would check the EGR valve if it has one. And...

I would check the EGR valve if it has one. And check out the coil packs real closely. It sounds like a vacuum leak, though.

I had a misfire problem recently that was a bad coil. Which I didn't...
Forum: The Garage 04-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By mjydrafter
You can braze small joints with propane, it's...

You can braze small joints with propane, it's time consuming and more difficult than with a hotter flame. You can also use mapp gas for a little bigger joint, but not much.

Don't tell, but once...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,341
Posted By mjydrafter
If you have friend with a cat, you can use the...

If you have friend with a cat, you can use the cat-litter buckets that they would just toss or recycle.

I have been using them for a while, they stack pretty nicely, you can write on them with a...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By mjydrafter
One I have tried with pretty good luck is to use...

One I have tried with pretty good luck is to use a scrap piece of plexiglass. You can scrape as hard as you want and you won't damage anything but the plexiglass or the gasket.

No need to sharpen...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By mjydrafter
I don't know exactly what I did (other than...

I don't know exactly what I did (other than cleaning every electrical connector on the bike... twice:lol3), but it ran today. I even took it for a short jaunt up the street.

I started it with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By mjydrafter
The new coil had wires built in (whoever came up...

The new coil had wires built in (whoever came up with non-replaceable spark plug wires should be run out of town on a rail).:lol3

I 86'd the resistor caps in lieu of some regular spark plug...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By mjydrafter
1979 Honda CM185 Twinstar

Howdy garage dwellers, I'm pulling my hair out working on a 1979 CM185T.

Background: it was running. Next day no start. I checked all the basics wiring, battery, point gap. No spark, so I...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By mjydrafter
My thoughts on fuel line: It's one of those...

My thoughts on fuel line:

It's one of those times where I try to get the right stuff. I mean we are talking about flammable material here.:evil

There are basically 3 types of fuel hose,...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By mjydrafter
Not a whole lot to add to the above posts. ...

Not a whole lot to add to the above posts.

I would start with a working brake system. I would guess it has drums all around? I would consider new shoes, and perhaps new drums. For sure new...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By mjydrafter
I have killed a couple of the HF units. I have...

I have killed a couple of the HF units. I have also killed a Milwaukee.

I use them to roast coffee, so they run around 20 minutes at a time, constantly. I use them about once a week, in all...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By mjydrafter
One of the big reasons to use this is in thorny...

One of the big reasons to use this is in thorny areas where punctures are pretty common. Thorns go in and the sealant does what it's supposed to.

The other benefit is you can run really low...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By mjydrafter
I'm not sure if this will be helpful or not. ...

I'm not sure if this will be helpful or not.

The bicycle guys run tube stuff tubeless using a split tube method. Basically you stretch a smaller tube over the rim, then carefully cut the "tread...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,604
Posted By mjydrafter
I have a smaller Bosch Lithium. It's similar in...

I have a smaller Bosch Lithium. It's similar in size to the Milwaukee M12 stuff.

Not an endorsement for one vs. the other.

This little tip will work for anything of their relative size. I...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,678
Posted By mjydrafter
Interesting, I have no problem with people using...

Interesting, I have no problem with people using my stuff as inspiration or copy it directly. I didn't really "think them up" as I have seen one probably somewhere else.

I made a "Fork-up"...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By mjydrafter
For the last few years I have been mixing my...

For the last few years I have been mixing my premix in an old quart oil bottle.

I have had great luck using this method and I never have old premix laying around. Also no chance of using it to...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 38,959
Posted By mjydrafter
My CB900c had an SOS fuel valve hooked up to the...

My CB900c had an SOS fuel valve hooked up to the petcock, IIRC it was activated by vacuum from cylinder #2.

These were generally disconnected and the vacuum port on #2 closed off. I think I still...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,261
Posted By mjydrafter
One of the cool parts about bicycles is unless...

One of the cool parts about bicycles is unless you get into competition, there is very little brand snobbery.:D

We have a guy in our group that gets endless shit for where he got his bike, not...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By mjydrafter
Someone on-line did some sort of test with rusty...

Someone on-line did some sort of test with rusty fasteners, IIRC tops was ATF/acetone, followed by Kroil and PB. The ATF/acetone won by a pretty large margin. In firearms tests ATF does really well...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,952
Posted By mjydrafter
I've dealt with a number of these, the best way I...

I've dealt with a number of these, the best way I have found is a few little jewelers screwdrivers. Get a small one and start working one (or both) ends out. The main thing is to not scratch the...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,497
Posted By mjydrafter
When I redid my little trailer, I used some bed...

When I redid my little trailer, I used some bed liner with rubber granules. It's holding up well.

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/mjydrafter/Image0014small.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,081
Posted By mjydrafter
The poor mans way to check/pressurize a shock is...

The poor mans way to check/pressurize a shock is with a bicycle shock pump.

I'm sure the purists will squeal about not getting the nitrogen in there, but the atmosphere is is already 78%...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,678
Posted By mjydrafter
Sure thing. Enjoy! :D ...

Sure thing. Enjoy! :D

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/mjydrafter/20141219_153230_zpsb52d4c4f.jpg

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/mjydrafter/20141219_153250_zps832c563b.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,678
Posted By mjydrafter
Left to right: handmade leather watch band,...

Left to right: handmade leather watch band, working miniature steam engine, and the last one is a tool I made to hold wood gun grips, so that you can shape or sand them without shaping or sanding...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,678
Posted By mjydrafter
Here is the sketch for the stand. :D ...

Here is the sketch for the stand. :D
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc295/mjydrafter/STANDjpeg001.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,678
Posted By mjydrafter
I see my old bike stand made it. :D I think I...

I see my old bike stand made it. :D I think I have a blue-print for it over at KLR650.net.

Lets see if we can get our numbers up a bit.

Here is a drawer full of junk I've made for mechanical...
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