Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    radass!
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  2. Dirtwannabe

    Dirtwannabe Been here awhile

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    HAAA!!!! ^^^ Blocked trail my ass! :super
  3. richarddacat

    richarddacat managing my excitement Super Supporter

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    That little red button is wired to a battery operated garage door opener which is hidden inside the fairing.

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  4. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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  5. Granitic

    Granitic Backcountry rider

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    Nice. Did you build that out of a commercial bar clamp and aluminum angle? Here is mine, built from a milk crate:

    https://goo.gl/photos/GSqNDWtqoJ6muSwJ9
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  6. WVa Dualsport

    WVa Dualsport Been here awhile

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    No, I just built it myself with 1/4" plate. I used some Delrin I had lying around to line the clamp and protect the bar.
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  7. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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  8. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    As an older rider, uprighting my XT-225 trailside can sometimes benefit from a bit of leverage. Different from my TW-200, I had to put together a different lifting system. This may give you some ideas.. Take care --

    oddly they work for me. Let me try this:

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  9. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    Found that I could better deal with the axle nut torque by modifying the stock axle wrench to accept the mating to my tire iron. This is part of my trailside flat repair kit.
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  10. Lee Dodge

    Lee Dodge Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    Same for me as well.
  12. mrgizmow

    mrgizmow Been here awhile

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    Don't think many motorcycles use an axle snail for chain adjustment anymore.
    I find them a bit of a nuisance. This tool made adjustment faster and easier. The two forward cylindrical protrusion on the rod engage the holes in the snail. The third/last protrusion is a very strong magnet which holds the tool to the snail. With a strong connection and good leverage, adjustments are straight forward and the axle nut does not need to be super loose.
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  13. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    I loved the ones on my old Honda XL250R ...
    BUT importantly they had a tang on them that you could easily slide an adjustable end wrench over and just bump both sides up one detent and rock on ...
    Wish the Beemer had the same set up ...
  14. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    I've collected all sorts of info for off-road/trail lift methods/tools and think the Dustriders motorcycle lift system (and clones - see post 1444/1456 in this thread) seems the best, but not the least expensive nor lightest/smallest. But seems to work better than others in more varied situations.
  15. 9mm

    9mm Been here awhile

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    Why are there two sprockets on that rear wheel? More info please




  16. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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  17. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    2 speed rear end?
  18. JensEskildsen

    JensEskildsen Long timer

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    I LOVE my snailadjusters, i much prefer them over the newer style.
  19. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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  20. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    ack. I don't like em'. They always move off the notch when I tighten the axle nut.