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Old 06-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #811
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Or you could convert to M4 x .7 and have your choice of nice stainless screws for cheap.

BTW, I did a thread on rust treatments for screws. That black oxide doesn't last long, and then looks like hell. Baked on Linseed oil over the black oxide looks just as black and seems to be extremely durable. Touch up the oil inside the hole after installation and just let it dry.

I went to my local Tru-Value Hardware store and bought the proper size Stainless steel screw, but the head was too big. No big thing, I ground the sides of the head down carefully on my bench grinder until it fit. The screw was $.57 it took about 1/2 hour of slow careful grinding. The satisfaction was priceless.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:34 AM   #812
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Coil wire adapter

So it is Saturday afternoon and I find that the two male one female adapter on my coil has bitten the dust leading to no spark. Local BMW dealership is closed. What to do?

Tried two auto parts stores but the have nothing but crimp wire connectors. Leave last car parts store and think. Then it comes to me. Off I go to the mall and the closest Radio Shack.

Walk in and tell the 16 year old what I need. "I don't think we have that", but he asks the 18 year old who says the same thing. I ask to see the bin anyway. Inside said bin is #6403064 an 8 pack of "Quick Disconnects Adapter Set". Huh the kid says, "That must be new." Right.

$2.67 I was out the door and I now have seven extras. There are three different types the original "angled" type, but I switched up to the female with the two males side by side which I installed pointing downwards.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:12 PM   #813
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I went to my local Tru-Value Hardware store and bought the proper size Stainless steel screw, but the head was too big. No big thing, I ground the sides of the head down carefully on my bench grinder until it fit. The screw was $.57 it took about 1/2 hour of slow careful grinding. The satisfaction was priceless.
I'll turn the heads down for anyone who wants to send me the screws and a SASE.

Got a lathe that will make short work of it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #814
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This thing was just amazing for the timing chain job!!!


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Old 06-26-2013, 12:06 AM   #815
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This thing was just amazing for the timing chain job!!!


For $141 It better give me a blo...er...nevermind.

Can you borrow/rent them?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:32 AM   #816
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For $141 It better give me a blo...er...nevermind.

Can you borrow/rent them?
You can borrow off me if you like Mate . I didn't need any heat at all , it pulled so evenly that all came off very easily !

$121 on Amazon.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:00 AM   #817
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You can borrow off me if you like Mate . I didn't need any heat at all , it pulled so evenly that all came off very easily !

$121 on Amazon.
Thank You. I will need to do mine in the next year and may well look you up.

I was also asking in the generic sense. I got the bearing puller for my rear wheel from the local auto store on a free loan. How often do I pull bearings? Not enough to buy a nice, and expensive tool like that. Wonder of there is a front range or NoCo tool pool?
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #818
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Bench Mark Works carries these screws in stainless:

http://www.benchmarkworks.com/

Fifty cents each.
I ordered a 50-pack from McMaster-Carr in stainless steel for $8.45. Works out to about $0.17/each. They fit perfectly. http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/3019/=nd1wv1

If anyone wants a full set of 8, you can send me a $2 bill and a SAE.

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Old 06-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #819
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I ordered a 50-pack from McMaster-Carr in stainless steel for $8.45. Works out to about $0.17/each. They fit perfectly. http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/3019/=nd1wv1

If anyone wants a full set of 8, you can send me a $2 bill and a SAE.
Must be the 18-8 Stainless, 3.5X25 part number 92000A167 ?

Thanks for finding that brocktoon.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #820
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I ordered a 50-pack from McMaster-Carr in stainless steel for $8.45. Works out to about $0.17/each. They fit perfectly. http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/119/3019/=nd1wv1

If anyone wants a full set of 8, you can send me a $2 bill and a SAE.
No. They cost you $1.05 per screw for the 8 you need. As you sell screws for $2.00 a set your price will go down till yours are free after 4.2 sets sold. Then you are into making profit. Make sure you report this income to the IRS unless you are going to declare yourself a non-profit.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #821
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DIY Airhead bar risers

I looked for a while for a set of bar risers that would look good on an old Airhead with no luck. Then I remembered that a while back I got a used triple top plate that came with a set of crusty bar clamps and I had an idea...











Pretty happy with the result and my back is thankful on long trips.

As you can see form the pics, I have no fancy tools (not even a vise!) this was done on the kitchen table of my apt. with a hacksaw and some sandpaper. Old cables worked just fine.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:44 PM   #822
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Must be the 18-8 Stainless, 3.5X25 part number 92000A167 ?

Thanks for finding that brocktoon.
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Part #92000A167: 18-8 Stainless Steel Metric Pan Head Phillips Machine Screw, M3.5 Size, 25MM Length, .6MM Pitch, Packs of 50

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No. They cost you $1.05 per screw for the 8 you need. As you sell screws for $2.00 a set your price will go down till yours are free after 4.2 sets sold. Then you are into making profit. Make sure you report this income to the IRS unless you are going to declare yourself a non-profit.
Everyone's a CPA.

I've just filed for LLC status and have some retail spaces throughout Northern California. Brocktoon's Stainless Steel Airhead Turn Signal Screw Emporium will be opening shortly. Franchise opportunities available.
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Everyone's a CPA.

I've just filed for LLC status and have some retail spaces throughout Northern California. Brocktoon's Stainless Steel Airhead Turn Signal Screw Emporium will be opening shortly. Franchise opportunities available.


Disston - I don't follow you - where did you come up with the $1.05/screw? Maybe I'm not much of an accountant and it shows, but the purchase price was something like $.17 ea. Or they're worth $1.00 each retail. So where'd the $.05 come from?

Photorider - simple solution, for sure. Seems like a bit of flat aluminum would work well also, then file to shape. I would be a little concerned about the forces on the bolts in quick maneuvers, since the aluminum isn't doing much for side to side strength.
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Brocktoon paid $8.4x for screws. He used 8 of them. These screws cost him $1.05 each. The rest are stock. He doesn't pay $0.17 per screw until all 50 are sold.

I'm not a CPA. Such stuff drives me nutso. I realize that this is only one way to look at it. Get the Government involved and you won't make any sense of it.
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This thing was just amazing for the timing chain job!!!


Used Mark's puller and it made for a simple half day job to change the timing chain. I'm loving how easy these bikes are to work on .

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