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Old 11-24-2011, 12:33 AM   #661
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BTDT. Soak well before using. Hang on the front bumper.

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Yup. That or something similar. Hard to recall, it was a good 45 years ago . . .
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #662
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Yup. That or something similar. Hard to recall, it was a good 45 years ago . . .
Those water-filled canvas bags always smelled great - like fresh water (which they were) - especially while out in the middle of long, long desert.
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #663
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my moment

grabbing for more throttle I busted the cable end right off!
Fellow rider had a "bond lug" in his pocket. Made a loop out of the cable's end and clamped it down. A stick through the loop and pivoting in the brake handle area, those guys still couldn't keep up with me.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:13 PM   #664
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Dead battery? Not enough room to push start?

Might be tricky without a center stand, but I'm sure it could be done.

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Old 12-25-2011, 07:26 AM   #665
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Not sure how common the vacuum pet cocks are but for draining one a turkey baster worked a lot better then sucking on the hose.

Turkey baster for vaccum

EDIT: Saw I got post #666 in this thread, a sign that my GF is evil?

Merry Christmas!


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Old 12-25-2011, 10:08 PM   #666
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edit: Saw i got post #666 in this thread, a sign that my gf is beautiful

merry christmas!


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Old 12-26-2011, 05:40 AM   #667
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Not sure how common the vacuum pet cocks are but for draining one a turkey baster worked a lot better then sucking on the hose.



EDIT: Saw I got post #666 in this thread, a sign that my GF is evil?

Merry Christmas!


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She is holding a turkey baster and a gas can next to a motorcycle, even if it is posed, that's awesome!
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:32 PM   #668
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Isn't there a "prime" position on that vacume operated petcock
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:49 AM   #669
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She is holding a turkey baster and a gas can next to a motorcycle, even if it is posed, that's awesome!
She actually helps out quite a bit, too bad she can't really handle the cold in this garage (expat Californian).

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Isn't there a "prime" position on that vacume operated petcock
No just RES, ON, OFF ...might have to read the manual at some point maybe I just missed it.

Another trick, get a big coin and a pair of pliers for covers with just a big slot in them:

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Old 12-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #670
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She actually helps out quite a bit, too bad she can't really handle the cold in this garage (expat Californian).
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I moved from Southern California to Upstate NY. which I suspect isn't *quite* as chilly as where you are, but I remember my sister having a particularly hard time adjusting to the snow and cold. It was a game of "Keep the Californian warm."
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:34 AM   #671
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I moved from Southern California to Upstate NY. which I suspect isn't *quite* as chilly as where you are, but I remember my sister having a particularly hard time adjusting to the snow and cold. It was a game of "Keep the Californian warm."
Once had a conversation with a guy who vacationed for six months in Indonesia and places nearby, then went home to Oregon in mid-February. He said all he could do was huddle next to the woodstove under a down comforter for a couple of weeks until he acclimated.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:38 PM   #672
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It's definitely about acclimating. I remember wearing shorts when it was a lot colder at the end of the winter than when I could wear them in the beginning of winter.
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:19 AM   #673
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Macgyver told me the trick of heating olive oil up really hot and pouring it into the jug to free up a rusted piston.
He said as the heat expanded parts you'd hear a click. I didn't, so it was on to the BFH to give it 30 whacks.

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:07 PM   #674
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Isn't there a "prime" position on that vacume operated petcock
I had a vacuum petcock with a 'prime' that didn't work. Tried a whole bunch of stuff to make it work like I thought it should and it never did. It was spring loaded. Turn the lever to 'prime' and hold it in to get fuel to flow. So, I would be riding along and hit reserve. The bike would coast to a near dead stop before 'reserve' would flow enough fuel to light the motor. Switching to 'prime' and not holding the lever in flowed no fuel at all. I actually had to read the owner's manual to find out about this little quirk after suffring with the WTF of it all. There was no 'bolt on' replacement petcock to get rid of the POS. Thus, it was always a delight to have to ride one-handed and futz with this petcock to keep the bike running in traffic.
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Old 01-01-2012, 04:17 PM   #675
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I got tired of keeping my tool kit in my camelback and made a rubber strap to tie it on the tail.

I took three rolls of rubber tape. 2 rolls of 1-1/2" x 1/16th x 12 feet, and one 3/4 inch roll. It's some kind of splicing tape, and I don't know where to get it. The sparky on the job chucked it out because it was old. It's adhesive backed, and white on the back.

I unrolled them, peeled the backing off and carefully stuck them together with the narrow tape in the middle. Cut it into a 3-1/2 foot and a 7-1/2 footer for longer trips.

Ace hardware for the buckle. The blue bag is made from 2" vinyl that I slit lenghtways and glued the edges with imagine this, vinyl glue..

Stainless box in second pic was a metalshop project. I ran a bead of rtv around it to act as a gasket to keep it dry.

Spare nuts and bolts, fuel line, tow rope, a plug, small first aid kit, a patch kit a couple tire spoons. Oh and quicksteel.



Edit: Going on a ride tomorrow, and I'm bringing a 9 mile can along. Tucked under two previous wraps like this, I went on a 200 mile ride complete with trails and jumps, and it never budged.

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