Genius old ideas

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  1. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  2. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    That’s why they invented tracking devices !





    Hey, have I just posted a “Genius NEW idea” ? ? :lol3


    Get a tracker, not for theft but to find ya bike.
    (I’ll have forgotten this post by tomorrow :rofl)
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  3. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    When did they stop putting coffee makers in cars, and why?

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  4. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    A fuel tap with reserve was a great idea. Not sure if it qualifies for genius level though

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  5. kendives

    kendives Been here awhile

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    My old BMW had one on each side. Made it like having two reserves. Ride until you sputter, turn on one reserve and start looking for a station. When you turned on the second reserve it meant you better find gas NOW!
    Used to do a lot of late night riding (10 pm to 3 am) when there wasn't a gas station every 6 miles, even on the interstate. Kept me from doing a lot of walking
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  6. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    How ironic, big willy quotes a Petcock

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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Fuel pumps that are still working after 200,000km

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  8. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    I'm wagering if you've got a steel fuel tank such as the Africa and CRF450L, fuel pumps aint gonna be an issue :-)
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  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Theres lots of applications where they are in plastic tanks too with high reliability too


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  10. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Nutserts

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  11. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    motorbikes though?
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  12. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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  13. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Nut inserts are the "Devils Own Brand" fasteners. Just awesome until the nut loses gription [ technical term ] and spins. Then they're usually in places where access was a problem, or hidden to make stuff look neat and tidy, or the early part of manufacture.

    Should be f*****ing banned.
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  14. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Long timer

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    Yes, but I don't think they are talking about the ones attached to the areola.
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  15. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I finally tracked down a squeak in my ute. It was a loose nutsert holding the bottom of the front LHS guard panel on at the bottom of the A panel. Echoed through inside, looked in and under the dash, under the bonnet and after a few years, tripped over it the other day when I went looking again. Like a new ute now.
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  16. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    So nutserts are a brilliant idea. It's just the execution that lets them down.
    Like captive nuts in plastic fuel tanks.:baldy
    Like cheap knock offs of reputable products.:becca
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  17. Eaglebeak

    Eaglebeak All roads rider, West Oz.

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    Why are fuel pumps expected to last longer in 4wheelers ?
    Is it because they are mostly daily runners ?

    I have only ever had two bikes at once (no, briefly 3 for about 12 months) but I ride daily and always swapped bikes around and never left one sitting for too long.
    Is that the issue ?

    I’ve done big miles with old Carby bikes (+200,000I’m s on each) but never more than 100,000 on any of my injected bikes. Never a problem with a pump.

    I know of K model sidecars having pump issues but they weren’t always ridden often, sometimes only a couple of times a year (OCR’s etc).

    Just curious if it is an issue.
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  18. jehu

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    Plus Nuts are better IMO. https://www.rivetnutusa.com/plusnut-rivet-nut-rivnut/
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  19. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    I think if fuel pumps were the issue, they could easily modify them to make them reliable.

    I think the issue is with the materials that plastic motorcycle tanks are made from, dissolving and clogging the pump and filter.
    Fuel injected road bikes with steel tanks rarely have a fuel pump issue as far as I know.
    Same goes for cars where the tanks are much larger and able to hold a larger pump and filter media.

    Just my thoughts and wont be too happy if proved wrong :D
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  20. david61

    david61 Queue, a word with 4 silent letters....

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    Larger pump and filter media, that's it right there.

    I've always thought most motorcycles have ridiculously undersized filtration systems, but also note, it's "generally" pretty easy to get a tank off a bike and suss out the pump/filter, compared to most cars. Not hard to up-size filtration either....
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