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Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,125
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,160
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
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, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,467
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
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, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
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...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried contacting Camloc directly? ...

Have you tried contacting Camloc directly?

http://www.camloc.us/camloc-quarter-turns-catalog.php

If you come up empty handed, could you possibly use Dzus fasteners? I didn't think it would be...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Have you tried contacting Camloc directly? ...

Have you tried contacting Camloc directly?

http://www.camloc.us/camloc-quarter-turns-catalog.php

If you come up empty handed, could you possibly use Dzus fasteners?

Lastly, maybe see if...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By GreaseMonkey
About the only desparate measure I can think of...

About the only desparate measure I can think of would be to try and turn the battery upside down and hope the plates and post touch enough and the battery doesn't leak that much. Granted there is a...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,375
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I'd research the european chainsaw calendars, it...

I'd research the european chainsaw calendars, it seems like they were the final holdout a couple years ago, but no clue nowadays and my charming wifey is on the computer next to mine, so I'll have to...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,360
Posted By GreaseMonkey
How many out there still have a couple dwell...

How many out there still have a couple dwell meters laying around too, LOL.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By GreaseMonkey
One more reason to consider a sliding gate: ...

One more reason to consider a sliding gate:

http://fundost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1.jpg

http://fundost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,584
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I also built a gate for someone else and put a...

I also built a gate for someone else and put a mighty mule on it. first one lasted about a year but did have frequent use (several times a day). As suggested, use a full size battery. The one I...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,360
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I have a snap on 16-18mm flare nut wrench that I...

I have a snap on 16-18mm flare nut wrench that I know I have not used in 15 years. Oh, and the best small wire is the teflon covered stuff removed from milsurp aircraft harnesses, don't know how much...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Kenstone that's an awesome tip! Not one of those...

Kenstone that's an awesome tip! Not one of those I'd use every day but I'd never thought of using cover plates structurally, be handy when you are helping out somewere.

Thanks!

GM
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,106
Posted By GreaseMonkey
As suggested already, post pics before you try...

As suggested already, post pics before you try anything. Sometimes there can be a simple trick but it depends on the particular situation.

An example is if the allen head bolt is easy to reach...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That connector is usually called a "2 way T shape...

That connector is usually called a "2 way T shape connector" here:
http://www.autosparks.co.uk/images/250x250xc8422.jpg.pagespeed.ic.GF-RNzXY0d.jpg

You can probably find one at a quality auto...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,239
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Around here you see similar construction next to...

Around here you see similar construction next to houses as if they are touching but not bolted together they are not "attached" for property tax purposes. Fastening the 2 structures together negates...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,314
Posted By GreaseMonkey
+1 Having one pair of crimpers is like...

+1

Having one pair of crimpers is like having one pair of snap ring pliers.

However, whether you think you ony need one pair or end up with a dozen or so, buy a set like this for your first...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Yes it is, you'll need to at least paint the box...

Yes it is, you'll need to at least paint the box before the wax but you should strive to get it as smooth as possible, so you should be thinking of first using a putty or glazing compound on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By GreaseMonkey
You can try Schrader to see if they still...

You can try Schrader to see if they still manufacture in the USA:

https://www.schraderinternational.com/Products/Parts-Lookup-Results?sc_lang=en-US-NA&name=&key=tr413&cat=&scat=
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Here you go, just set the knob like in the...

Here you go, just set the knob like in the picture if you are not sure of the voltage:
http://www.multimeterwarehouse.com/digital/MAS830BKM.jpg

Black lead goes in the middle, red lead on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Can you post up a pic of where it is broken? ...

Can you post up a pic of where it is broken?

As mentioned, glues most likely wont work but depending on the break you may be able to fabricate up something metal that can be bolted to it and...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By GreaseMonkey
For the air hose ends: ...

For the air hose ends:

http://www.hose-fittings-valves.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=165_1076_1106_1108

http://www.hose-fittings-valves.com/images//HOSESHOP/G22TVB.png
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I would lean toward one of the 12 vot systems...

I would lean toward one of the 12 vot systems that have an integrated on-demand compressor, here is an example that I grabbed off the web:
...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Pretty much every community college has a...

Pretty much every community college has a mechanic program, find the one closest to you and give them a call.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The tips are worn and need to be reground. You...

The tips are worn and need to be reground. You can try just filing them flat but when they look like that I touch them to a belt sander with a fine (usually 220 grit) belt if you have one. That is a...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By GreaseMonkey
That piece (called the Wear Indicator Plate)...

That piece (called the Wear Indicator Plate) should be separate from the brake cam lever, and it should have some indexing splines so it has to be tied in to the brake cam shaft.

All you do is...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Unfortunately no. If you had a bike for the same...

Unfortunately no. If you had a bike for the same class (L or M, L<150 cc>M ) you could transfer the plate over but that is about it.
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,827
Posted By GreaseMonkey
No idea. Does it have any markings or...

No idea.

Does it have any markings or graduations on it? Is there a name? Can you take some better close ups of it on all 4 sides?
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,452
Posted By GreaseMonkey
What size does it need to be? It would be simpler...

What size does it need to be? It would be simpler and faster to get a 3/16" or whatever size bolt and just drill a hole in the end where you need it to go.

Or you could run a 1/4" drill through...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,044
Posted By GreaseMonkey
I use a combo of the red shop rags (HF has bags...

I use a combo of the red shop rags (HF has bags of them on sale occasionally, and one bag is enough for most casual users) and paper towels to clean up the stuff that needs serious cleaning or things...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,906
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Before we let this discussion get any more...

Before we let this discussion get any more involved, I think you need to post pics of the friend you are helping.
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,358
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Now if you want to get a bit more detailed, on a...

Now if you want to get a bit more detailed, on a blown fuse pull it out and look at it with a light behind it. If you had a short and it blew the circuit the metal bar will look just plain melted in...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,358
Posted By GreaseMonkey
The blade type of fuse (called an "ATO" type of...

The blade type of fuse (called an "ATO" type of fuse) you can test easily with either your light or the meter on volt setting
http://assets.bluesea.com/images/products/180px_thumbnails/5235.png
...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Do you have a large enough vise you can clamp the...

Do you have a large enough vise you can clamp the aluminum in and bend it that way, either by clamping it between some iron or even just using a hammer on it?

As mentioned, your current bending...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,182
Posted By GreaseMonkey
Well I score poor in comprehension here, I...

Well I score poor in comprehension here, I thought it was the high pressure line from the fuel filter, and in re-reading it you are saying it is the return line.

Anyway, you will probably need a...
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