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Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By LBS Bandit
I have changed hundreds with my coats 220 but I...

I have changed hundreds with my coats 220 but I haven't used the no mar but I have watched all their videos on use and I can say from what I see the coats seem to be the way to go. Their rim clamp...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By LBS Bandit
Sorry for using the term "crimp" in my original...

Sorry for using the term "crimp" in my original post, I just didnt know what they were called. I do use crimp connectors and have several sets of crimpers.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,153
Posted By LBS Bandit
"Somethings wrong with my headlight..."

I'm sure there are plenty of bikes out there that have had one or more of these on it for hundreds of millions of miles with no issues but I have seen far too many of these fail for me to trust them....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By LBS Bandit
Thanks for the info. I will mess around some...

Thanks for the info. I will mess around some more and report back.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By LBS Bandit
2013 R 1200 GS ABS and traction control lights.

I'm sure this has been covered before but the search dumps ABS and TCS keywords. My good friend who is technically challenged has a 2013 R 1200 GS with an ABS and/or traction control issue (or none...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By LBS Bandit
They are straight garbage. I have no clue how...

They are straight garbage. I have no clue how they are even still in business.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,090
Posted By LBS Bandit
If I was going to do it over again for home use I...

If I was going to do it over again for home use I would go craftsman for the 3/8 and 1/2 drive but spend the money on a good 1/4 drive. It seems to me that most smaller fasteners require a more...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By LBS Bandit
This actually happens allot to steering stem...

This actually happens allot to steering stem bearings on older HD models or customs that ground the headlight directly to the headlight bucket
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
Update: Looking into getting a DBA and a tax...

Update: Looking into getting a DBA and a tax number. Zoning is no issue in my area. To the guy saying its un-ethical doing side jobs, how does me getting a tax ID and insurance add validity to...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By LBS Bandit
This may just be the nature of the beast. The...

This may just be the nature of the beast. The Z1000 being an inline 4 wants to be higher in the revs and you could be lugging the engine. Remember on a I4 idle is usually 1000-1200 depending on the...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
I have been in the industry for 10 years and I...

I have been in the industry for 10 years and I have been a part of a couple lawsuits with dealerships (not because of something I did). I know how to keep my nose clean when it comes to this stuff. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
As far as another dealership getting mad I don't...

As far as another dealership getting mad I don't see that happening. I work at the closest one and its 30 mins away. Its also a specific brand and I will not be working on that brand in my garage,...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
Yeah I will not be advertising, ordering parts to...

Yeah I will not be advertising, ordering parts to my home, having 20 bikes/atv's in the yard or anything of the sort. I did just find this in my states motor vehicle repair shop regulations.

(b)...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
I live in the country but on a main road with 2...

I live in the country but on a main road with 2 neighbors, 3 if you count the one around the corner. I am very good friends with the one and I would be doing work on his machines, the other is a...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,133
Posted By LBS Bandit
Doing side jobs-should I worry about "The man"?

So I am FINALLY getting close to having a nice little garage shop set up and I was intending on doing some side jobs for friends and such (I have 10 years as an industry tech). Has anyone ever been...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By LBS Bandit
What you are describing sounds like the tire is...

What you are describing sounds like the tire is the issue.
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By LBS Bandit
As with most bigger metric cruisers the engine...

As with most bigger metric cruisers the engine will have to come out of the frame. Its not something most aftermarket shops would take on, especially if its may-june and all they are getting is...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,665
Posted By LBS Bandit
We see Harley Davidsons with over 100K miles on...

We see Harley Davidsons with over 100K miles on them still sporting the stock belt. Cant say I've seen that with a chain.
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,479
Posted By LBS Bandit
I have been using a Craftsman PRO socket set next...

I have been using a Craftsman PRO socket set next to Snap-On and Mac sockets for the past 5 years and to be honest I like them better than the Mac sockets, nothing beats the Snappy sockets but a kid...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,944
Posted By LBS Bandit
So I decided on a Husky 450 or a Jonsered 2250S. ...

So I decided on a Husky 450 or a Jonsered 2250S. The only difference in the saws is the Jred has a tooless tensioner. I went to the closest Husky dealer (5 mins) and to my surprise it was litteraly...
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,795
Posted By LBS Bandit
Sometimes if you re-break the bead all around the...

Sometimes if you re-break the bead all around the tire on both sides then air it up again it will go.
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,944
Posted By LBS Bandit
Thank you for all the info. I did some...

Thank you for all the info. I did some calling/asking around and no dealer seems to know or want to tell me if the jons/husky home owner saws have the same engine. Oh well. My real problem is I...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,944
Posted By LBS Bandit
Ok maybe I should have started with this: What...

Ok maybe I should have started with this:
What is the difference between the jonsered 2240, McUlloch CS 410 and husqvarnas 440. They look very similar with similar body etc. If they are the same...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,944
Posted By LBS Bandit
Couldn't find a thread about the differences in...

Couldn't find a thread about the differences in the saws Husqvarna group makes. Yes yes Stihl vs husky vs echo yadda yadda.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,944
Posted By LBS Bandit
School me on chainsaws

I want to get a saw 45-50cc for processing firewood. I have a smaller husqvarna that I like so I wanted to stick with them but it looks like husky, jonsered and Mculloch are all close to being the...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,993
Posted By LBS Bandit
What you are looking for is a torque screwdriver....

What you are looking for is a torque screwdriver.
http://toolsandmore.us/neiko-10573b-torque-screwdriver.aspx?gclid=CIDL_d6K7r0CFcg7Ogod0x8AuQ
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By LBS Bandit
Keep the 125. Even if you end up having a melt...

Keep the 125. Even if you end up having a melt down its still cheaper to send out the cylinder to ger re-plated and buy a new piston than it is to maintain a 250 4 stroke.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By LBS Bandit
I watched it on my phone so the audio wasn't...

I watched it on my phone so the audio wasn't great but I would say it sounds like the starter one way (sprag) clutch is going bad.
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By LBS Bandit
When we run into this at the shop we have to get...

When we run into this at the shop we have to get it down to the case half and then send it to the welder to build up the area with the chip out of it then its off to the machine shop to get the...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By LBS Bandit
Another vote for Coats 220. People seem to be...

Another vote for Coats 220. People seem to be all into these no mar changers but I'm not crazy about their rim clamping system
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,276
Posted By LBS Bandit
The shop I work for in western NY does long term...

The shop I work for in western NY does long term storage in a heated warehouse. Let me know if you are interested.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By LBS Bandit
Its not exactly hard but the engine needs to come...

Its not exactly hard but the engine needs to come out and the cases need to be split. You wont know the exact cost until you see exactly whats wrong. Usually tranny fixes arent cheap due to a lack...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By LBS Bandit
Oil attracts dirt and judging by the very small...

Oil attracts dirt and judging by the very small amount you have nothing to worry about. Back in around 03' a certain motorcycle company used to call that a "weap" instead of a "leak" and they...
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By LBS Bandit
I'm not a big BMW guy but this is a list of...

I'm not a big BMW guy but this is a list of common issues with FI on motorcycles I usually see.

Fuel pressure. Weather its the pump itself, clogged filter or a torn line, fuel pressure is...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,702
Posted By LBS Bandit
I've never had the motion pro remover fail me,...

I've never had the motion pro remover fail me, easy to do on the road if need be. Also if you know what bearing size you need then just buy the proper remover and rod, you dont need the whole kit...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By LBS Bandit
Just the fibers BUT that means you have to change...

Just the fibers BUT that means you have to change them out almost as soon as there is a problem. If you ride long enough on a blown or slipping clutch you will overheat the pack which will...
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,166
Posted By LBS Bandit
Just throwing some stuff out there. How is the...

Just throwing some stuff out there. How is the valve clearance and how did you know what size shims to use? The base circle of the cam may be causing the issue if the valve clearance is off. To...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,119
Posted By LBS Bandit
Doesn't look like its been in long. Looks ok on...

Doesn't look like its been in long. Looks ok on the leaner side.
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,739
Posted By LBS Bandit
I'm not into wood working but I have a few...

I'm not into wood working but I have a few friends who are and they swear by General Finishes. Maybe you can browse their products or contact them....
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By LBS Bandit
Took some pics at work. The MAC crimpers ...

Took some pics at work.

The MAC crimpers
http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/RayHead/IMG_1221_zps31167c53.jpg (http://s227.photobucket.com/user/RayHead/media/IMG_1221_zps31167c53.jpg.html)
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