Tips for the young players

Discussion in 'Australia' started by UncleGra, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    I've had a brainwave...we need a new thread....don't know if one already exhists...don't care....just like the title sez....I'll kick it off...then its over to you lot...ok...tips on the track ..in camp ..in the workshop...what did you do to get yourself out of a bad mess...how did you save your sorry arse....etc..

    Today I've been changing the wheel bearings on my trailer..after knocking out the old cones and a clean up ...time to knock the new cones in...get them started with a few light taps with the the hammer and tap them in using a piece of hardwood flat across the hub...when you get the cones in flush with the hub you need something else to be able to keep driving them in easily....so this is where my big idea comes in...which I invented naturally of course..:D...time for a pic..

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    ...get the grinder and cut the old ones you've just knocked out and use them to finish driving the new cones home...place the old cones on the new cones the same way up as the new ones and bang the lot in...the cut cone springs back out with a slight tap from the back side of the hub....clear as mud...and keep the cut cones for next time...

    unc
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  2. PBee

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    & while you've got the grinder out

    A Convertible............

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  3. Reefdog

    Reefdog Been here awhile

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    dont use wood,,bloody dirt and grit and cleaning takes time away from :freaky:beer

    I always use a brass drift,,which is a brass bar about 5/8" dia and what ever length you like
    the idea is brass is softer than steel and therefore will not deform the steel
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  4. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    I suppose you could lose an eye if you're not careful...
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  5. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Put bearings in a plastic bag in the freezer the night before fitting;
    Use a socket, reversed on an extension bar to centre it, to drive in the bearing
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  6. DRjoe

    DRjoe Long timer

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    Just hit the fecking things
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  7. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    when you buy a new toy

    check it

    today bought new light from

    aldi

    part assembled

    did the other part

    had a good look at the part that aldi had done

    was wrong pulled it apart and fixed it

    morale

    always check ur work

    and double check anybody elses

    cheers
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  8. nazza

    nazza Trouble

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    If something's too hard to fix, flash your tits and some poor sucker will do it for you. :rofl
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  9. DR-DRZ

    DR-DRZ Long timer

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    Do man boobs count?:rofl
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  10. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    yeh we all fall for that one. lol
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  11. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Yeah..I've used the socket trick before...the new cones were a bit tight to get started and that freezing thing came to mind...couldn't remember whether it was freeze the bearing or freeze the hub...either way I would have been scalded for putting bike parts in freezer...so I just blundered on..
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  12. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Nice ti s Na...oops tip Nazza...in the same vain...if you have had a serious accident in a remote area and you dont have a plb, sat phone , spot or the like...if you can make it to your feet..or knees even...just unzip and take a leak...a vehicle will suddenly appear out of nowhere...
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  13. desert dog

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    worked for me.......................:eek1

    had me "talk wench" out before ya knew it......................:jump

    cheers matty...............................& ani..............................& nazza....:lol3
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  14. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    Reminds me of the time a mate and I waged school and we went to the only other bus stop that the bus stopped in before it left town (we lived 30 or 40 K out of town).

    At 3:30 the bus hadn't arrived like it should have so we waited longer.

    At 4:00 we were starting to get a bit worried because it was our only way home, the bus had never been that late, and we were a bit late to the bus stop so we thought we may have missed it.

    At 4:15 I suddenly had the great idea that if I lit up a cigarette the bus was sure to show up, so I lit one, and sure enough the bus turned the corner.

    My mate turned turned to me and yelled, "You fucking idiot! why didn't you light one up half an hour ago!"
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  15. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Captain Awesome... tEAM iDIOT.

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    If you are getting dodgy looking Philips head screws out, give the screw driver a sharp tap or two with a hammer to help seat the driver and loosen the screw a bit...

    I think thats what it does anyway...
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  16. Sand Goanna

    Sand Goanna Sand Goanna

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    Touch of valve grinding paste between the surfaces of the screw and driver will also help. LOTS!!
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  17. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    #1 Be nice to your mother.
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  18. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Bearings come witrh basically no grease in them, always pluck the seal cover and add some grease and reseal

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    then use the old bearing to install
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    Needle rollers such as in swingarms are very thin walled, a correct size drift is nice, of course not everyone has a lathe!
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  19. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    For old school style forks, a broom handle can be jammed into the damper to lock it while removing the lower bolt

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    then once you have one out, you can determine what size nut you need, and make one up
    PS, Suzuki PE250 is 19 mm!:deal:rofl

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  20. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Come over to my place Naz, I will fix everything for you eventually......:D
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