Note to self:

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R GOT SAND? NO!

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    Don't put your motorcycle on a plastic bucket as a stand. The bucket crumpled on me when I was turned around to the tool box. Need new mirrors and a clutch perch. Almost landed on my car lol
  2. Barron

    Barron M0DAH0LIC

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    When you are rewiring your tail light and turn signals use more than just the three colors of wire you could find at radio shack....

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  3. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    Twist the colored wires for brake.
    Twist the black and one color together for tail.
    Twist two black together for good ground.
    Use colors for turn.
    Whassaproblem with only three colors?
  4. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    +1 slow motion :lol3
  5. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    If you're transporting your 7.5 gallon Concours gas tank in the back of your Jeep Cherokee, make certain the tank doesn't shift enough to nudge the petcock open and spill a gallon or two of gas back there making the removal of basically all the floor carpeting necessary (and it still stinks).
  6. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    Check all of the lug nuts on the left tire before replacing the right wheel bearing you are 100% sure you messed up on when you did the brakes. Then check them again just in case you forgot the first time.
  7. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on my left leg for many miles. No amount of normal laundering would get rid of the smell. What finally helped was vinegar.
  8. Disco Stu

    Disco Stu Long timer

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    when bi-amping your front speakers, make sure Left Treble and Left Mid wires are both going to the Left speaker.

    I had the left speaker playing left treble and right mid, and the right speaker playing right treble and left mid.
  9. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    the horror . . . . .the horror . . . . . .
  10. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    ^^^ :thumb :lol3
  11. Double0-12

    Double0-12 Adventurer

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    If performing an engine swap and you decide to use a shop manual, know the difference between lbs./ft. & lbs./in. Also, spark plug threads shear off at 92 lbs./in.
  12. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    92 lbs./in is only 7.667 lbs./ft. I see the torque spec for 2 different bike's spark plugs @ 12.5 lbs./ft., equal to ~95.2 lbs./in. I’m sure I have exceeded that many times.
    If you stripped threads @ 92 lbs./in something else was wrong.
  13. Double0-12

    Double0-12 Adventurer

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    See, I still don't know what I'm doing. I could probably add a few pages to this thread on my own.
  14. disston

    disston ShadeTreeExpert

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    I don't use a torque wrench on spark plugs. I run them snug then add about 1/16 of a turn more. This is not tight. They don't have to be any tighter.
  15. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Depends on if they're gasketed or tapered plugs.
  16. Forde

    Forde Been here awhile

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    maybe the manual said lb/in and he torqued to 92 lb/ft cos he claims he mixed them up
  17. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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    according to my brain, which is pretty feeble..

    92.2 PSI = 13248 PSF...
  18. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    We are not talking about pressure, we are talking about torque. PSI is pressure, pounds per square inch.
    My numbers for torque are correct.
    Your numbers for PSI to PSF are very close, 13248 PSF = 92.00 PSI. Divide 13276.8 by 144. Equals 92.20 PSI
    I sure hope nobody would mix up inch pounds with foot pounds & torque something to 92 foot pounds instead of 92 inch pounds! :eek1
  19. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    While you seem to have it nearly nuts on... you're throwing out math terms that have no place here. This stuff is simple algebra, no derivatives necessary. And we're TORQUING spark plugs here, no rotational velocity to speak of, thus angular momentum means nothing here. Plus, as we're already talking about calibrated torque wrenches, so unless we're designing and manufacturing the wrench itself, vectors are a non issue.

    Thanks for the attempt at help, but there's no need to prove you're good at math. We believe you.
  20. Jayrod1318

    Jayrod1318 Poster

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    You should have told me that before the 15th time I've done that.