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. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I'm looking for a Denver or CO Springs shop that specializes in old Honda 4 cylinder carbs, specifically the CB400F (1975). I've had these carbs on my syncro tool and they just don't adjust like modern CV carbs. I'm looking for a real expert.
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  2. wayne_l

    wayne_l Been here awhile

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    anyone in colorado springs area they trust to fill and line bore a KLR head ?
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  3. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Pablo: could you use something like this tool I use on my 950?

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    You measure the actual air consumption in each stack
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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    No. The carbs seems to be synced up. And all the gaskets are new, and all the valves and seats are new. So I have no idea why it's still leaking, or why it won't idle right. So I'm really looking for an expert opinion on small-bore, Pre-CV, 4 bank carbs.

    But that's a neat tool. Maybe I'll find something else I can use it on just so I can try it out. :D
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  5. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    You could go to Supertune -
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  6. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    when my XR628 oil starved the top end and scored the center cam journal badly, I sent it to XR's Only.
    They weld-up/line bore an XR600 head for $150. Would be worth seeing if they'll do a KLR head.

    I looked around the front range and couldn't find a shop that could, including Acme in Ft. Collins and Ridge Reamer in Arvada (Ridge Reamer did the boring/piston fitting - great place that Olas recommended)
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  7. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I saw the mention of Hanksville Hot Rods, and wonder if anyone has had them do their exhaust? I'm looking to get a bit more sound out of the Hemi and oem dual exhaust on the truck.
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  8. RalphyDo

    RalphyDo Banned

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    Hanks is good but expensive. Thier work is very nice!
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  9. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Does anyone know where I can find some quality furniture in the front range?

    I'm not looking for the softwood/particle board/stapled crap they sell at american furniture warehouse or furniture row type stores.

    I'm looking for some quality constructed hardwood framed sofas that are glued, doweled and screwed together with 8 way hand tied supports internally, down (or blendown) based cushions, etc.

    tia.
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  10. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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  11. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I second Woodleys. When I buy new (which is not often), that's where I like to go.

    BTW, thanks for the Supertune recommendation, Hondo. I talked to them today. They are the type of place I was looking for.
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  12. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    :freaky
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  13. chacha

    chacha CAT Herder

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    I have had good luck with

    http://www.scandinaviandesigns.com/

    We have bought two sold wood bedroom sets from them which are made by Wood Castle out of Oregon.

    I think they are worth checking out.
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  14. chacha

    chacha CAT Herder

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    Anyone know of a local suppler for flat coax cable? I need about 15 feet.
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  15. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Loud pipes save lives? :lol3
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  16. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    Have a look at the Amish store, I'll get the real name from Kel, it's not cheap, but that stuff will last forever and every once in a while they have sales. Come by the house, Kel's bought tons of the stuff. I like it because you can order the pieces in quarter sawn oak.
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  17. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Our local Sears went away :patch

    Does anyone know a good source for buying individual sockets?

    In my never ending quest to organize the garage I recently picked up a bunch of Hansen socket holders and now know which sockets I have 23 of and which ones I'm missing. I need to get a few random sockets of various drive sizes to fill in the gaps.

    ...or maybe an online source as their is no urgency?

    tia,
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  18. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Anyone know a source for quality 18 gauge metal cabinets locally?
    (not the lightweight 24 gauge stuff that HD/lowes/sears sell)

    I've found approximately what I want online - but each cabinet weighs 360lbs and I'm afraid the shipping charges are going to eat my 950's tire fund :patch ...it sure would be nice to find some I can pickup locally instead.

    :lurk
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  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Maybe a used office furniture store?
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  20. norton(kel)

    norton(kel) vintage

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    Hi Geek. Ace Hardware carries the craftsman line of tools. As fo the filing cabinets I've been surprised at the variety of stuff the thrift and goodwill stores carry.
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