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Old 02-03-2014, 12:48 PM   #931
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Posted in orange crush also since Im working on a KTM Adventure but work on many forks.

Have read about compressed air but for "trail" use a needle for ball inflations and a hand pump works great also for removing the protective rubber cap.



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Old 02-03-2014, 12:54 PM   #932
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:37 PM   #933
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So I was 400 miles from home at 9.30pm when the alternator died. And we absolutely had to get home.
True it's a car not a bike but still counts right?

Genny on the roof and 5 car battery chargers kept her going.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:57 AM   #934
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So I was 400 miles from home at 9.30pm when the alternator died. And we absolutely had to get home.
True it's a car not a bike but still counts right?

Genny on the roof and 5 car battery chargers kept her going.
For what you spent on all that you could have stopped at an Auto Parts store and purchased the alternator and the tools and did the swap in their parking lot...
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:55 PM   #935
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head it enough times, saw a few videos of it too. I have a bunch of spare batteries and enough red wine to go around, I'll try it myself.



great idea...as long as it isn't a pressurised hose or anywhere near a part of the engine that would get hot enough to melt.







I'm not sure which it is, I know the wine trick has to be poured INTO the battery. As for the asprin or tylenol I'm not sure if it goes into the electrolyte tubes or is crushed and sprinkled on the terminal itself. since you say coke removes rust I would assume you crush, sprinkle on the terminal, add coke to resolve the rust while solidifying the pill to the terminal while giving it a slight electrolyte boost.



Thats an oldie but a goodie. to others reading it must be black pepper, not white pepper (which is found is chinese resteraunts)

Another stop leak alternative is eggwhites. not sure how well it works but MacGyver did it.
Egg whites work on old dodge radiators when you take a dip on a logging road to fast the truck was later sent to the junk yard for frame damage from said dip
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #936
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For what you spent on all that you could have stopped at an Auto Parts store and purchased the alternator and the tools and did the swap in their parking lot...

I don't know many auto parts stores open at 9:30pm.
$200-$300 for a generator and another $50 to $100 in chargers. But, they now have a generator and chargers if they need them.
Sounds like a good patch job to me?
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:06 AM   #937
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I don't know many auto parts stores open at 9:30pm.
$200-$300 for a generator and another $50 to $100 in chargers. But, they now have a generator and chargers if they need them.
Sounds like a good patch job to me?
Just return to Walmart when you're done..
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:49 AM   #938
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For what you spent on all that you could have stopped at an Auto Parts store and purchased the alternator and the tools and did the swap in their parking lot...
I was on a road trip with the family when the alternator on my 7.3 Excursion died. We were about 5 hours away at the time. Went to the auto parts store and changed it with a crescent wrench and a tire iron. It helps that it was one of the easiest alternators I have ever seen. All told, took about 20 minutes.
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:00 PM   #939
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Or buy a new car battery (or two) and drive with no accessories, pulling fuses if necessary. Swap when the first one dies, unless you make it home first.

I found a parts place open at 10 p.m. in Phoenix once.

A friend of mine did a roadside alternator swap once. He got down to 9.5 volts before it died, and he coasted in to an auto parts place (only to discover that it was abandoned). He called around in the little burg to find a place that was open (on a Sunday) with one in stock, called a cab, and got the failed one out just as the cab pulled up. Went to the parts place and remembered to check the clocking on the new unit before leaving. It was off, so he got that taken care of before heading back to the car. Installed the new unit, push-started the car, and off they went.
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:31 PM   #940
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Or buy a new car battery (or two) and drive with no accessories, pulling fuses if necessary. Swap when the first one dies, unless you make it home first.

I found a parts place open at 10 p.m. in Phoenix once.

A friend of mine did a roadside alternator swap once. He got down to 9.5 volts before it died, and he coasted in to an auto parts place (only to discover that it was abandoned). He called around in the little burg to find a place that was open (on a Sunday) with one in stock, called a cab, and got the failed one out just as the cab pulled up. Went to the parts place and remembered to check the clocking on the new unit before leaving. It was off, so he got that taken care of before heading back to the car. Installed the new unit, push-started the car, and off they went.
clocking?
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:06 AM   #941
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clocking?
Where the mounting is compared to the hook ups. Sometimes they're different depending on application.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:34 AM   #942
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My trusty razor gave up the ghost the other day, the treaded stud the handle attaches to came undone from the pot metal head.

What to do..what to do ?

Drilled and put a bolt through the bastards head, aint pretty, but it works.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:57 PM   #943
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My trusty razor gave up the ghost the other day, the treaded stud the handle attaches to came undone from the pot metal head.

What to do..what to do ?

Drilled and put a bolt through the bastards head, aint pretty, but it works.
Good fix, but speaking as a guy with a beard you could have quit shaving.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:50 AM   #944
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same principle

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Trying to pull apart my 48mm KYB forks, needed a tool to hold the cartridge while the bottom bolt is removed. Found a 1 1/4" metal drain pipe, notched it, worked a treat. $10

I made a 4 point tool just like that to remove the centrifugal oil filter from a little Honda CB100 hope the picture will post Anyway,it is made from a socket and it works greathttp://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu194/farmboy6211/IMG_0014.jpg
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:01 AM   #945
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A few months ago I moved a very heavy 8' china cabinet (Bottom and glass top) across my dining room & den, on to my deck, down a small flight of stairs to a sharp turn through a fence gate and into my garage by myself using 2 48" sections of 3" pvc pipe. Yes, I rock.
On top of that, I did it quickly (Within 30 minutes) and didn't even sweat. Physics is an amazing thing.
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