Rocky Mountain "I need a tool or supplier" thread.

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by pfb, May 8, 2012.

  1. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Seems like we have new threads pop up all the time with tool requests, material supplier requests, etc. Not really moto related (plenty of 'who has the best riding gear/tires/mechanics threads already"), more of a garage/workshop thread.

    The threads usually look something like this:
    • "Where can I get a M200 grade 96 bolt?"
    • "Where can I get some inch thick plate aluminum and a 12" sphere of titanium?"
    • "Anybody have a metric, left handed, extra-thin adjustable wrench I can borrow?"
    I'm not sure this thread will get enough activity to 'stay alive' near the top of the forum, but I'll give it a try. It sure would be great to have a reference thread as some of the same questions/requests come up multiple times...
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  2. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    To kick off...

    I'm looking for a M14x1 Left Hand die. I only need to thread one thing with it , so I'd prefer not to pop $30 for one. Of course if I do manage to mangle it, I'll replace it.

    If you have one of these particular dies, you probably have a good idea what I need to thread.

    [​IMG]
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  3. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Hi Paul, good idea!

    My friend is in need of a carb sync tool/manometer to use for a day or two... He is rebuilding an old Suzuki and the carbs seem to be way out of sync. If anyone has one sitting around that we could use, please let me know!

    Thanks.
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  4. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    I have a twinmax electronic carb sync tool... Most used for BMW's, but if the Suz is a two cylinder, it should work. Doesn't get much use, so loaning it isn't a problem.
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  5. tgeliot

    tgeliot Topher

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    I have the poor-man's version made out of clear tubing. I got it for free and never have used it, so you're certainly welcome to borrow it.
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  6. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Hi Paul.. I got a big die collection when my Dad passed. i've never looked to see what is actually there.. I'll check it today. :freaky

    edit: M14.. almost all of Dad's tools are standard so not likely - but will look.

    Is it for an engine stud or something? :lurk
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  7. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    More something, less engine.

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  8. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You are building a vector generator? :rofl
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  9. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Exactly! Cordless reverse vector generator, to be more precise.
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  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    metric and left handed even... kinda like me :D
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  11. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Great idea Paul!
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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    sorry Paul.. none of my metrics are left handed. Can you turn them upside down and turn them backwards if you are in the southern hemisphere riding a merry-go-round? :D
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  13. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    I'll just throw it out there that I have a CarbTune Pro if anyone local needs to do any carb synchronizing.
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  14. Junglerot

    Junglerot Hodor!

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    Ill be calling you when its time to do the TB sync on the 990 :nod
    oh, and the fjr
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  15. MrBob

    MrBob Out there

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    I have CarbTune sitting on a shelf here in Longmont.
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  16. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Quick bump... It seems everybody has carb tuners.

    <s>Nobody has a M24x1LH die?</s>

    Nobody has a M14x1LH die?
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  17. James Adams

    James Adams non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Uh oh, if we wait another two days, will it be an M34x1LH die? :yikes



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  18. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    :baldy (fixified above)
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  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    I have a CarbTune, doohickey tools, valve spring compressors, many others.
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  20. mountain eagle

    mountain eagle terrorist

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    Not around much but most of ya'll know whats in the DAG for the most part.

    On a side note, I loaned out an OBD2 tester a long time ago and can't remember to whom......... :scratch:dunno

    Just thinking that if it was one of the inmates here maybe that would jog the memory.......

    And Paul, it would be bizarre if anyone had one of those.....
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