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Old 04-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #991
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What's cheap about making a DIY version of something that's "almost nothing" to begin with? I've got tons of crap cluttering my shop, why spend money on more if I don't need it?

Some of us need to think about saving for more important things....booze, drugs, kid's college funds, etc.

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Old 04-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #992
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Making washers out of old bleach bottles takes time that could be better spent on the booze and drugs.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #993
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Making washers out of old bleach bottles takes time that could be better spent on the booze and drugs.
You obviously haven't seen any of us multi- task
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:59 PM   #994
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We have a winner for biggest cheapskate of this entire thread.



Sorry, couldn't resist.
cheap yes but I don't ride a KLR, A Vstrom so I can take the insults in stride. I is a Canoodian and the shipping on those things would make it a pain in the ass when I can throw a hole saw in the drill press and punch out enough to experiment with for free.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #995
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Handy Rolling Organizer

$50 kitchen cart at IKEA.
Perfect for aerosols, those odd quarts of oil, etc. Middle shelf is adjustable to accommodate odd heights. Tray bottoms are mesh like a parts washer. Comes in turquoise if your garage needs some "Pop!"
Sticker-ready.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:16 AM   #996
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I like that!

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Old 04-14-2013, 09:15 AM   #997
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might just try to make something like those washers out of old bleach bottles
Had to do that recently but used lids from foodservice buckets. Had to be a very specific thickness/size and my rather large collection of nylon washers did not have that "specific" size/thickness. Probably doesn't even exist anyway.

Ice cream buckets??? Worked so well on my old GMC drain plug that I never replaced it with a proper one in 10 years of ownership. I kind of grew attached to it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:58 AM   #998
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Can't get the core out of your SuperTrapp muffler to repack it? You don't have a nice straight shot to use a broom handle like in their video where they remove the core from a muffler on some big cruilser?

(Step 2): Get a board and six cheap screws that are the same threads as the ones holding your disks in (don't take a chance of wrecking your good screws). Use one of the disks as a template to drill six holes. Put a screw through each hole as you drill it to keep things aligned. When you have six, insert those screws into the muffler core, tighten and now you can easily twist and pull that sucker out of there. I just invented this method this morning and it was so much easier than any other method I've seen.

(Step 1): Can't get those rivets out that hold the core in place by using a drill? A sharp chisel and a good size hammer will have the heads off of the rivets quickly, then a punch of the right diameter will knock them to the inside easily.

(Step 3): I'm not to this part yet, because I don't have the packing material, but leave the core attached to the board to easily align the holes when you put it back in.

Repacking a SuperTrapp doesn't have to be such a difficult ordeal.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #999
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i had to take the secondary butterflys out of the new ride and they were held in by these tiny (#0) loctited screws. Fuckers would not budge and stripping them was not an option. Enter the $25 heat gun from Home Depot
A soldering gun also works well for this, especially where you don't want to cook nearby parts.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:04 PM   #1000
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A soldering gun also works well for this, especially where you don't want to cook nearby parts.
The bastards in my C14 stayed put even with the solder gun
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #1001
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Tire Tank

I was having problems with the bead sealing on my Sportster front wheel, as well as a leaking valve stem.

Checking for the bead leaks without a tank is easy - lay the tire down, and using my wife's indoor plant watering can, fill the depression between the rim and tire and watch for bubbles.

But I couldn't figure how to submerge enough of the valve stem to make sure I'd fixed it (using the bathtub would be pushing my wife's indulgence).
Until:


Big cooler to the rescue!
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #1002
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x-posted from another thread by request:

I screwed 2 eye hooks into the bottom of the garage wall, used 2 tie-downs to secure the bike, and then used my floor jack, I still use this technique on other bikes, I love cheap tricks.

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Old 05-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #1003
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I love cheap tricks.
I'm a cheap trick. So what 'r you doin' tonite?

J/K you perverts.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #1004
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I was having problems with the bead sealing on my Sportster front wheel, as well as a leaking valve stem.

Big cooler to the rescue!
I always use dish soap mixed with water in a spray bottle.
Spray whole tire and rim, kick back wait if its a real slow leak,
fast leaks bubble up instantly.
Mark leak, rinse repair.

When I take my car tires to the tire store and they tell me "we can't find no leak" I pull my trusty soap spray out and embarrass them, by showing them where the bubbles are.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:23 PM   #1005
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When doing an oil change (on whatever), as you are getting your tools and drain pails 'n stuff together, take the minute and go downstairs and bring up the big bag of clay cat litter that the ex-GF inadvertantly bought (I use clumping), and put the bag of clay litter next to your work area.

This will guarentee that you don't do any major spill'age.

(YMMV)

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clean up in aisle 7 oil spill and they put cat litter on it.
He said some oils mixed with scented cat product equals combustion.
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