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Old 01-02-2013, 03:28 AM   #901
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make room for carb removal

This would be an individual choice according to bike model. Mine is a cb450sc Nighthawk

When taking carbs off the bike to clean them,consider making more room for the removal. On a recent Nighthawk carb clean,I took the rear fender, air filter box& battery,and then I had an easier time to get the carbs off and back on. I also took off one side of the engine mount off so I could get the carbies off with the throttle cables attached. I had a cardboard box placed at a comfortable height stuffed with rags and a clean towel on top to catch any little part that dropped during dis-assembly.

This paid off big time,because it took two or three attempts to get the carb sorted. The carb sinch stayed at factory setting because the control cables stayed attached.It was also easy to see that the accelerator pump worked by directly viewing the little squirts of gas because the cables were still attached. Of course,you must use your own judgement about how your own bike dis-assembles whether or not you wish to try this method
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:20 AM   #902
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Spill proof tank draining on a BMW.

Use an old Quick Disconnect and a piece of hose to drain the tank:





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Old 02-12-2013, 01:37 PM   #903
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Wheel polishing

I found this in the NGWclub.com site (Goldwing), so its not mine. A member there purchased some Lester wheels for his GW. He wanted to polish the outer edge, while powder-coating the spokes and hub. The wheel was pretty beat up, so he had a lot of work to do. He built this ingenious rig to spin the wheel while he sanded/polished it.

He clamped a board to his drill presses table. This board extended out a few feet from the press. He drilled a hole in the end that protruded away from the press and installed a bolt that could be used as an "axle". He slid the wheel (with bearings) over the bolt and secured it with a washer and a nut; thus allowing the wheel to spin freely on the bearings. A belt slipped over the wheel and then the chuck (although I would feel better about chucking up a small pulley and shaft) allows the drill press to spin the wheel!

This would allow sanding and polishing go very much faster and would keep things "even".

Sorry, I thought I knew how to post pics

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Stolen (shamelessly) from here: http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtop...38587&start=75

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:13 PM   #904
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stsmike,

Good repost. That gives me some good ideas. There's a lot you can do with a drill press. Btw, I have a "radial arm" drill press that has a 17" reach. Came from Harbor Frt for about $225. Best deal I ever got from them.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:36 AM   #905
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I found this in the NGWclub.com site (Goldwing), so its not mine. A member there purchased some Lester wheels for his GW. He wanted to polish the outer edge, while powder-coating the spokes and hub. The wheel was pretty beat up, so he had a lot of work to do. He built this ingenious rig to spin the wheel while he sanded/polished it.

He clamped a board to his drill presses table. This board extended out a few feet from the press. He drilled a hole in the end that protruded away from the press and installed a bolt that could be used as an "axle". He slid the wheel (with bearings) over the bolt and secured it with a washer and a nut; thus allowing the wheel to spin freely on the bearings. A belt slipped over the wheel and then the chuck (although I would feel better about chucking up a small pulley and shaft) allows the drill press to spin the wheel!

This would allow sanding and polishing go very much faster and would keep things "even".

Sorry, I thought I knew how to post pics









Stolen (shamelessly) from here: http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtop...38587&start=75

You used this Instead of this



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Old 02-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #906
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #907
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Spill proof tank draining on a BMW.

Use an old Quick Disconnect and a piece of hose to drain the tank:



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Huh? Doesn't the fuel normally come out the line that is floating in the air and go into the tank where you connected a hose? It is the return line from the fuel pressure regulator that is dangling in your photo, isn't it. Or do I have it wrong?
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:12 PM   #908
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Huh? Doesn't the fuel normally come out the line that is floating in the air and go into the tank where you connected a hose? It is the return line from the fuel pressure regulator that is dangling in your photo, isn't it. Or do I have it wrong?
No, when unplugged a QD is sealed. I used a male QD to plug into the female QD to get the fuel going.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:32 PM   #909
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Cool2 ABS Brake Fluid System Flush

While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 AM   #910
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While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
Brilliant! I had a bike once that would fountain brake fluid from the res on the most gentle of squeezes, it was very frustrating.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 AM   #911
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While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
I like that better than dropping a coin in the reservoir. I shall be doing the plastic trick in the next couple days.

Hum....maybe I'll even cut a piece of plastic just the right size and keep that with the other "special tools".
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #912
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While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
Damn, great idea!

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #913
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While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
I thought a squirt like that ment air in the system?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:52 AM   #914
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not necessarily air . . . some (most) ,maser cylinders will discharge fluid from the hole that supplies it to the piston bore, until the piston covers the hole . . . this isn't often seen, as the reservoir is most often covered during use, yes?
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:43 AM   #915
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