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Forum: The Garage 11-25-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,730
Posted By gn77b
don't get overexcited fellas, all my body parts...

don't get overexcited fellas, all my body parts are in place :evil and that was an one time thing. I always use the smallest grinder possible because it's possible to hold with one hand and the...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
@H96669: the bar on the head idea is great,...

@H96669:

the bar on the head idea is great, thanks, will check it.

meanwhile I looked through the guides from the piston side while holding a flashlight aimed at the white wall behind. with the...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
all the valves are out. I know that the manual...

all the valves are out. I know that the manual says to deburr if the end is not level, I have inspected them with a magnifier and they look as new, so WD40 and they pulled right through without any...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
thanks for the answers. 16 OEM seals for my...

thanks for the answers.
16 OEM seals for my bike cost $90, actually. someone told me that stem seals are available at generic car parts shops by size at lower prices.
I happen to know for a fact...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
yeah, you should see myself laughing on the...

yeah, you should see myself laughing on the floor, the way the answerers try desperately to solve my made-up problem is just so amusing...
just to let you know that if you wanna play it that way I...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
I took some close-up shot of 2 different seals,...

I took some close-up shot of 2 different seals, this is the best I could do.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uIHxsAW6xZ4/UpHRbeTIVWI/AAAAAAAAGVQ/EJ6QfCMX2Xw/s800/P2290005.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
don't mean to be a nag, but why are the seals...

don't mean to be a nag, but why are the seals destroyed by removing the springs?
I inspected with a looking glass the stem ends where the notch that the cotter clips to is and it's perfectly...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
sorry, it's an air/oil cooled Suzuki Bandit. ...

sorry, it's an air/oil cooled Suzuki Bandit.

current plan is: clean the stems with tissue/WD 40 -> remove valves -> put head in the bathtub and use WD 40 + soft brush + water to dissolve/remove...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
I feel I owe an explanation. thing is the guy...

I feel I owe an explanation.
thing is the guy who sold the head wanted to make the customer happy by cleaning it with a pressure washer (most likely). all traces of oil are gone and were replaced by...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
thanks. the bike is in winter storage and I won't...

thanks. the bike is in winter storage and I won't be repairing it until April next year, I have all the time to overthink it.
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 76,730
Posted By gn77b
drill + angle grinder makes one dangerous...

drill + angle grinder makes one dangerous hand-held lathe.
wait, that's 2 objects...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By gn77b
Preparing for a cylinder head swap - questions, questions

long story short: camshaft bearing cap thread damaged, repair gone bad with the help of an outstanding machine shop -> bearing cap ruined. found a cheap used head that looks to be in good condition....
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By gn77b
most likely it's normal. I have an...

most likely it's normal.
I have an "intelligent" charger too, manual says once the battery is fully charged it switches to maintenance mode, which is described as light discharging, followed by...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,197
Posted By gn77b
antenna of broken radio + a bit of epoxy + a...

antenna of broken radio + a bit of epoxy + a neodymium magnet I had laying around = a pick-up tool that costs 0. yeah, I know, the ready-made version costs next to nothing but making something for...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,968
Posted By gn77b
I've seen a lot of things in my day. seeing...

I've seen a lot of things in my day. seeing something doesn't make it optimal.
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,968
Posted By gn77b
fixed it for you.

fixed it for you.
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,968
Posted By gn77b
I would not do it. a lead-acid battery has a...

I would not do it.

a lead-acid battery has a voltage of ~12.8 volts when new and fully charged. the discharge characteristic is very non-linear, 12.4V meaning just about fully discharged.
...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By gn77b
on some bikes (I'm assuming not all of them) it's...

on some bikes (I'm assuming not all of them) it's something attached to what's called the "selector drum", basically a rod that rotates as you switch gears. on my bike it's a metal ball with a spring...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By gn77b
FWIW, I'm using the DIY version (clear tube...

FWIW, I'm using the DIY version (clear tube filled with oil) with good results.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By gn77b
hi Ramon, missed your reply. the tensioner...

hi Ramon, missed your reply.

the tensioner is near its end, less than 10 notches to fully extended.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By gn77b
on my engine you can't remove the sliders unless...

on my engine you can't remove the sliders unless the engine is split in 2. otherwise I wouldn't even consider engine removal, it's not exactly what I call weekend fun.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By gn77b
thanks for the suggestion. I tried here because...

thanks for the suggestion. I tried here because Bandit owners tend to replace the whole engine. I'd rather not, although maybe I should.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By gn77b
oh. it's a Hy-Vo chain, if that counts. TBH...

oh.

it's a Hy-Vo chain, if that counts. TBH I never heard anyone mentioning sprocket replacement. what about the crankshaft sprocket? that would mean a new crankshaft and we all know that can be...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By gn77b
Cam chain replacement - worth splitting the engine?

I'll try to be short.

bike: '98 Suzuki Bandit 600
problem: it's becoming clear that cam chain is on the way out

friend who's a mechanic says that it'd be better to take the engine out, split...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,622
Posted By gn77b
even if you're set on not buying products made in...

even if you're set on not buying products made in China, you can't.
continuing the example of the above German firm, they were making a power steering product that gets used in many brands of cars....
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,622
Posted By gn77b
the "made in China vs made in USA" rants are...

the "made in China vs made in USA" rants are showing up over and over and over and over. and there's not one thing indicating that this is an American forum.


boring was the closest euphemism, I...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,622
Posted By gn77b
yet another thread that ends with made in USA vs...

yet another thread that ends with made in USA vs made in China rants.
last I checked this forum was still named "Adventure Rider", not "American Adventure Rider".
I don't find any way to put it...
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,269
Posted By gn77b
that is a myth.

that is a myth.
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By gn77b
if you look at how a Helicoil insert sits on the...

if you look at how a Helicoil insert sits on the corresponding bolt you can clearly see that there's enough room between the coils for threadlock to reach the bolt. I would not do use threadlock in...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By gn77b
is it me or this Helicoil vs. Timesert thing is...

is it me or this Helicoil vs. Timesert thing is turning into some sort of oil-like debate?
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,079
Posted By gn77b
Dirty, the camshaft journal caps (I'm assuming...

Dirty, the camshaft journal caps (I'm assuming that's the offender) are not available separately from the head for good reason. ever wondered why the semicircular part of the valve cover gasket on...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By gn77b
ok then. I really trust Yuasa for good reason. ...

ok then. I really trust Yuasa for good reason.
I've owned a Yuasa that's been under great stress (constant discharging because of alarm) for the past 4 years.
when it died I got a generic brand...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By gn77b
or that.

or that.
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By gn77b
Yuasa. why don't you take the battery home...

Yuasa.

why don't you take the battery home after you store the bike? that's what I do to ensure that it's charged when hibernation ends. my YTX-9BS battery weights only 3 kgs.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,053
Posted By gn77b
measure the current draw. measure the total...

measure the current draw. measure the total length of wire that will be used. how much voltage drop is acceptable? derive the wire gauge from that.

with my stock wiring my bike had more that 1V of...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 351,197
Posted By gn77b
exactly, I can't imagine myself shopping for nail...

exactly, I can't imagine myself shopping for nail polish.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,362
Posted By gn77b
solder + heat shrink. be sure not to leave sharp...

solder + heat shrink. be sure not to leave sharp edges after soldering, they can cut through the heat shrink and cause shorts. electrical tape is good only if it's... well, good. the cheap type will...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,670
Posted By gn77b
well wrenching is a bit of a hobby. I'm perfectly...

well wrenching is a bit of a hobby. I'm perfectly aware that a lot of things you only properly learn after doing them wrong but I'm up to pay the price. so far I haven't caused any disastrous or...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,670
Posted By gn77b
I don't recall typing with caps, bold or multiple...

I don't recall typing with caps, bold or multiple exclamation marks that would indicate that I'm tense.

as seen from my previous post this turned not to be exactly a problem-free job. removing the...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,670
Posted By gn77b
you are making assumptions too. I am not "on...

you are making assumptions too.
I am not "on the moon" but finding a place to keep my bike with the engine open whilst I go to have the job done would've been more of a headache than just going to...
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