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Old 01-12-2012, 09:45 AM   #751
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Note to self: Union bolts attaching brake lines to calipers get torqued at approximately 18.8 ft-lbs. Failing to double-check your swiss-cheese memory and torquing them to 40 ft-lbs will shear the bolt off in your brake caliper.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #752
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Yeah I've come close to being caught out by that. It's even more hazardous with the caps and spacers themselves if there is a fair bit of preload that you aren't aware of the first time you pop them open. That time it took me ten minutes to find where the hell the right fork cap shot off to.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #753
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Always use a shotgun shell for earplugs, as it is plastic... and soft
Shouldn't this go in the "Best use of an inappropriate object" thread?
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:53 AM   #754
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Shouldn't this go in the "Best use of an inappropriate object" thread?
There's a thread for that?

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #755
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If your tube of valve lapping compound gets clogged, never point it at your eye and squeaze it. ("May cause eye irritant" is an under statement)
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:29 PM   #756
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If your tube of valve lapping compound gets clogged, never point it at your eye and squeaze it. ("May cause eye irritant" is an under statement)

I'm sorry. Blindness is not funny. I hope you only squirted the stuff in one eye at least. You can learn to work

with one eye. You still have the good eye don't you?
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #757
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I'm sorry. Blindness is not funny. I hope you only squirted the stuff in one eye at least. You can learn to work

with one eye. You still have the good eye don't you?
No lasting affects, it just added about 45 minutes to reinstalling my valves, and the insueing trauma of trying to scramble over to the sink really made a mess of the place . I normally wear safety glasses when working in the garage, but since this was on the kitchen table I thought I was safe.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #758
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chlorinated brake clean is more painful to the eyes than non-chlorinated

ugh my poor eyes
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Old 01-25-2012, 07:56 AM   #759
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when spraying break cleaner on your engine to get the tough grime off make sure it is not the Carb Cleaner you are spraying...

related..

before bead blasting the paint off your engine cases spray it with Carb Cleaner to soften the paint a little.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #760
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after practicing all morning on the track Do NOT let your buddy bleed that air bubble out of your front break....
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #761
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When you have removed the in-line fuel pump and want to check the voltage at the leads, put a plug of some sort in the line from the tank before you turn the key on because that opens the solenoid controlled fuel tap "Hey, where's all this gas comin from!"
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:23 PM   #762
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comparison testing ?

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chlorinated brake clean is more painful to the eyes than non-chlorinated

ugh my poor eyes
I've done both and could not detect a difference !
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #763
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I've done both and could not detect a difference !
interesting... perhaps further testing is necessary
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:45 PM   #764
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When you decide to insert a 6MM t-handled hex wrench, in-between your brake pads, to push the pistons in (because you did not wish to remove the caliper, to facilitate an easier re-install of the tire...as was suggested on every forum in North America), perhaps you should not approach your first red light at 60mph.



Pressure, in the system, takes a surprisingly long time to rebuild. Or, at least, it seems like an eternity (when you're measuring in feet per second)...

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #765
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When you decide to insert a 6MM t-handled hex wrench, in-between your brake pads, to push the pistons in (because you did not wish to remove the caliper, to facilitate an easier re-install of the tire...as was suggested on every forum in North America), perhaps you should not approach your first red light at 60mph.



Pressure, in the system, takes a surprisingly long time to rebuild. Or, at least, it seems like an eternity (when you're measuring in feet per second)...

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