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Old 09-28-2008, 03:47 PM   #31
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....why?

+1...thank you.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:46 PM   #32
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Sometimes you have to block hoses.

Like a cedar number two pencil in a bastard ass fuel tank crossover line that runs under the frame you dont see so when you pull the tank off it pisses gasoline all over your nice jeans and crotch god damn it.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:09 PM   #33
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All I know is that the pepper thing in the raditor does work and chewing gum doesn't really stop leaks.lol Tried it back in highschool and didn't get very far with the chewing gum thing. Who would have thought......not me aparently. My fiance grew up watching that show and thinks he can fix the world with a sock, paperclip, bread tie, and a few other random items.lol I have seen every episode the show, he owns them all.
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:01 PM   #34
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Sometimes you have to block hoses.

Like a cedar number two pencil in a bastard ass fuel tank crossover line that runs under the frame you dont see so when you pull the tank off it pisses gasoline all over your nice jeans and crotch god damn it.
That I get, but why the hell would you need to block a coolant hose. Wouldn't it be easier to just drain the system....
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #35
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red wine is a good alternative to battery acid...
And vice versa.

Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.



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Old 09-29-2008, 04:17 PM   #36
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Gasoline makes a good tire changing lube.

Put an out of gas bike in a ditch, put the other bike alongside it on the bank,
share some fuel with a tank vent hose.

If you forget your knee pads, elbow pads will work.(unless you forgot them too)

A respectable oil filler cap can be manufactured by repeatedly heating and threading a softened soda cap into the opening.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:18 PM   #37
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That I get, but why the hell would you need to block a coolant hose. Wouldn't it be easier to just drain the system....
One radiator busted, limping home on the other.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:32 PM   #38
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Gasoline makes a good tire changing lube.
works great to seat beads also, not as great as an aerosol spray though.

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Put an out of gas bike in a ditch, put the other bike alongside it on the bank, share some fuel with a tank vent hose.


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One radiator busted, limping home on the other.
never saw a bike with two rads...weird
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:48 PM   #39
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....why?
Last year I managed to destroy the lefthand radiator on my 525EXC KTM. Even with Bullet Proof Designs guards..... umm it was a glancing blow And the KTM RFS's do have two rads ..... the one with the fan was still fine so we blocked off the hoses on the one side and ran out the rest of the day with no further problems, didn't even need to limp.

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Old 09-30-2008, 10:20 PM   #40
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That I get, but why the hell would you need to block a coolant hose. Wouldn't it be easier to just drain the system....
No, not really. Draining an entire system then refilling it takes several times longer than just plugging the like when you take the component off.

Sometimes you have fresh coolant you don't want to throw away or contaminate with the pan you use to drain all your fluids with.

Just a cost and time saving measure some people employ :)
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:33 PM   #41
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Nothing like a piece of fabric tape and some zip ties to keep coolant in a leaky hose.
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Old 10-01-2008, 05:15 AM   #42
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Problem: Had a co-worker's Speed Triple leak coolant all over the place while on a ride. Turned out it was a hairline crack in the radiator.

MacGyverism: Threw in half a teaspoon of black pepper (restaurant packet) in the radiator.

Outcome: Black pepper worked its way to find the small leak and eventually expanded and filled the leak.

Conclusion: Flushed out the cooling system and replaced the radiator.

Disclaimer: Don't drink the pepper flavored coolant.
The black pepper radiator seal saved me once. Most any convenience store will have pepper but not all have radiator sealant.

A raw egg cracked into the radiator will also seal it up.
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Old 10-01-2008, 10:40 AM   #43
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Needed a smaller main jet, no spares or stores open. Put a notch in a toothpick and jammed it in the big jet. Sold the car with wood jet in place. Blew a recovery tank on a Jeep Cherokee. (The tank with the rad cap on it). By-passed the tank using a deep socket and couple of hose clamps. Pulled the upper rad hose and filled it up. Made it home. +1 on the pepper in the radiator. On pinholes, it lasts a long time.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:33 PM   #44
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this happened on our last trip to the Indy MotoGP

My buddy goes down in the gravel on his Triumph Sprint. We pull the fairing and the upper radiator hose where is runs into the cylinder head is spitting coolant right where is leaves the flange. We remove the small piece of hose that is split..about 1/2 inch and stretch the hose slightly to make up for the lost length. No leaks now.
2 days later, he crashes again. This time the bike is on its side for an extended period of time and there is a pool of oil under the bike. We get it upright and add oil to the proper level. The battery will not crank the bike...I guess that the engine is hydrostatically locked. We put it on the center stand and put it in 4th gear. We rock the engine backward and forward gently until it will go thru a complete revolution. The battery now moves the engine and we kill ever mosquito within about 5 miles. I don't have to pay for a beer for the remainder of the trip.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:28 AM   #45
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When I was in high school, my friend and I figured all his Dodge Omni needed to go really fast was the Holley 4 barrel off his brother's Monte Carlo.
Well, we didn't have two nickels to rub together but we did have all night, a drill, and a piece of wood with which to make an adapter.

It actually ran. It made no power, but it revved to the moon.

So we're driving around one night, the engine quit and the gas pedal went to the floor on its own. The carb had fallen off because our wooden intake adapter broke off. The carb was still firmly lag screwed to the wood, though.

There was an old wiring harness in the back, so we yanked off a big piece of wire and tied the carb back onto the intake manifold. He actually asked me to hold my finger on the knot, like when you tie a bow on a Christmas gift.

It ran even less good after that, but it got us home.
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