Bean can repair help

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by hardwaregrrl, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. hardwaregrrl

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    Well, I've done it....the one thing you're not supposed to loose when taking a bean can apart. The fooking drift pin is on vacation somewhere in my basement!! Where can one find a tiny, barrel type drift pin??? Could I make one??? It's the small pin that holds the steel "umbrella" on the shaft. TIA.:doh

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  2. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    use a numbered drill bit
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    That's what I was hoping for. Guessing it needs to be hardened? Thx Richard!
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  4. Bill Harris

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    That would be my suggestion, too. If you can't luck out and get a # drill bit _exactly_ the right size, go the first-oversize and very gently drill it in (or if you have a hand chuck, it can be done by hand). Drill bits are hard, high-carbon steel, so it's perfect. After it's in, you can probably break off the end with pliers.

    It's an old-world procedure called dutch-pinning.
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  5. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    So....the long-term solution to the little Dutch boy with his finger in the leaky dam is to break his finger off and leave it there? Damn, those Dutch are ruthless :eek1
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  6. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    LMAO!!!!!:rofl
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  7. mykill

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    Still a better process than dutch ovening.
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  9. hardwaregrrl

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    Hey, I resent that Dutch boy comment. It's too close to discussing dikes.:D
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    Well, if "dutch" is bothersome, it's also called "Scotch Pinning".

    Your choice. :eek1
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  11. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    I'm pining for a Scotch right now....:freaky
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    no wonder there's a separate "airhead" subforum. :lol3
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  13. Bill Harris

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    We... are incorrigible.
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  14. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    I have a parts beancan. I can help you out with a real one.

    PM me.
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  15. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    :bert
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  16. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    And BTW, don't feel bad, guess why I have a parts one....

    I did the same thing....
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  17. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Is that the one that came out of my bike? The one I left at Matt's? I never found out if you ended up using it.
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  18. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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    no, different one, bought from ebay.

    That one is on my bike.


    Thanks again....

    I owe you one. PM or add to your thread as parts are needed...
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  19. hardwaregrrl

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    Ha ha!! Who knew a bean can thread could turn into this!!! Hey Thanks camrgregus!! I think I'm good. It won't be pretty, but I'm hoping it will work when I'm through. I really don't want to tear the rest of it apart, but I guess I should since I;m already half way there. I think I've found the pin soulution, numbered wire drill bits. I think #47 fits, but I've got to recheck today.
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  20. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Just out of curiousity - and before I go into my bean can to clean the weights and lose that pin myself, there isn't a standard size roll pin that fits?
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