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Old 06-16-2011, 11:27 AM   #586
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My guess would be it puts a side load on the tire and unseats the bead. Happened to me going around a corner on my old 550F when I had a blowout.
Physics -- how does it work?
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:46 PM   #587
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I've always had luck breaking the bead on a rear tire with just the throttle. Let out all the air, pulling a valve core, lock the handlebars to one side and crack the throttle. Do the same in the other direction and the bead should walk right off.

Then again, I ride a KLR.
That's just about brilliant. But if I tried it, I could guarantee 1,000,000 YouTube hits.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:27 PM   #588
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Here's another good one. So I was trying to tune the 4 carbs on my '73 CB500 with a single Harbor Freight vacuum gauge. Of course, i didn't have the right fitting for the vacuum ports. So I came up with this...





A scrap piece of hard plastic water line leftover from a previous project. I heated it with a lighter and stretched it out a bit, then cut it in half.


Sorry for the crappy pic.

Anyway, the tube fit nicely over the barbed fitting on the gauge while the tapered end was soft enough to thread right into the ports for an air tight seal.





It worked out pretty well. The gauge was pretty jumpy, so i used a set of vice grips and slightly pinched the line which steadied the needle quite a bit and allowed me to tune the carbs "good enough".
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #589
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That's just about brilliant. But if I tried it, I could guarantee 1,000,000 YouTube hits.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:39 PM   #590
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Re-use your zipties.... Make zipties longer

Sometimes,you need to loosen or remove a ziptie,and you do not have enough spare ones around. Use a Vice grips and squeeze the ziptie from the sides and it should loosen up.. You might have to squeeze it back to shape the other direction to make the teeth grip again. I have no idea how I figured this out. It probably happened one time that I did not have a knife with me to remove the ziptie.
Second tip is probably obvious to many of you guys. You can link zipties together to make a bigger one when needed.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:58 PM   #591
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Sometimes,you need to loosen or remove a ziptie,and you do not have enough spare ones around. Use a Vice grips and squeeze the ziptie from the sides and it should loosen up.. You might have to squeeze it back to shape the other direction to make the teeth grip again. I have no idea how I figured this out. It probably happened one time that I did not have a knife with me to remove the ziptie.
Second tip is probably obvious to many of you guys. You can link zipties together to make a bigger one when needed.
An other good idea, if you have enough zip-tie, loop it around twice.

1) Its stronger

2) If you have to cut it for a trail side repair, you can reuse it.

And zip-ties make good isolators. Example; Wrap the tie around two spark plug wires, before tightening wrap another tie between the two plug wires around the first tie and tighten. Finish by pulling the first tie tight.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:48 PM   #592
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That's just about brilliant. But if I tried it, I could guarantee 1,000,000 YouTube hits.
Don't forget to link it here (or JM)
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:47 AM   #593
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Try as i might i couldn't depress (and hold) the rocker long enough to get the exhaust valve collets in.I've never had this much trouble with the 900 sport i had or with the 944 either.My 09 Hyper clearances were all fine except for the horizontal exhaust closer.The Hyper is an 1100 and the belts are on.I can push the rocker far enough.I guess i just need more muscle.There should be some kind of tool to use some leverage to hold it open.And no,i'm not pulling the head!
Making a proper tool would be the best way to do this.Here's what i did.I ground a good flat spot on the nut driver that i use normally to push down on the rocker.Then i deflated the front tire:eek: and wedged the driver (front brake locked up) between the tire and the rocker.Inflated the tire to about 10 psi and the collets popped right in easily! Obviously this will only work on the horizontal exhaust.
Tire deflated.

Tire inflated.

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Old 06-26-2011, 12:28 PM   #594
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That's kind of neat, Wingboy. A pneumatic press.


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Old 06-27-2011, 10:25 AM   #595
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Tank rust removal, the shade tree way!

Mineral spirits and self tapping screws....Bout 4hrs.

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Old 06-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #596
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hah! genius
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:26 AM   #597
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An other good idea, if you have enough zip-tie, loop it around twice.

1) Its stronger

2) If you have to cut it for a trail side repair, you can reuse it.
That is an awesome idea. I am going to shamelessly steal it and tell everyone I thought it up.

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Old 06-30-2011, 07:15 AM   #598
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Mineral spirits and self tapping screws....Bout 4hrs.

Four hours while grandpa sits immobilized in a lawn chair in the blazing backyard sun. There ought to be a "Senior Protective Services" for this kind of stuff.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:58 AM   #599
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He made good use of his time.....

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Four hours while grandpa sits immobilized in a lawn chair in the blazing backyard sun. There ought to be a "Senior Protective Services" for this kind of stuff.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:23 AM   #600
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I have never been able to make this work in a test. Nor have any of my budds been able to make it work in a common test at biker breakfast. My inclination is to call a HUGE BS on this. However, if anyone else can supprt this and post a repeatable (by me) description of how to make this work, I will post my apologies. One of the cages that we tried this on had the remote 400 yards in clear line of sight from the cage before it quit opening the locks. At that point, the cell phones were of no help in getting the doors unlocked. The remote uses a radio signal to activate the locks. This radio signal is not picked up/transmited by cell phone tech. My experiments were conducted apprx 2 winters ago when some bikers were bringing their cages to breakfast. I want the year, make and model of the cage that this works on. Rumor has it that an Onstar equiped cage can get it opened by calling Onstar and going thru a security tree.
While this might not work... older jeeps and some other cars have IR remote entry, which you can program a universal learning remote as an emergency spare ;)
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