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Old 12-24-2011, 01:39 PM
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If you don't have a tool kit mounted on your bike, try putting the tools you need in a work glove. You can strap it somewhere on the bike, stick it in a pocket, or hang it from a belt loop....but the main thing is that you'll have a glove in case you have to work on a hot part while you're out on the road.
(except the head....don't do anything to the head when it's hot)
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Old 12-24-2011, 01:52 PM
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Well that's gud, dog...
Sometimes yah just get stumped!
Venice will fix u up gud.
...be sure to let them tell u what the prob was so u learn.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:29 PM
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If you don't have a tool kit mounted on your bike, try putting the tools you need in a work glove. You can strap it somewhere on the bike, stick it in a pocket, or hang it from a belt loop....but the main thing is that you'll have a glove in case you have to work on a hot part while you're out on the road.
(except the head....don't do anything to the head when it's hot)
Like anim8r said, don't even remove the sparkplug until the engine is cold. If not, ya MIGHT damage the threads on the head.

The best tool bag I've used for years is that "green" grocery bag from the supermarket. It was free and it's held up very well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 10:44 PM
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Default Air Cleaner Protection For Riding In The Rain!

It stormed so hard a few weeks ago that engine performance suffered while riding in the rain. A LOT of water was pouring into the air cleaner. My next project is to fab a rain protector for the carb. It'll be made outa a tin can with a hole in the bottom for the air cleaner stud. I'll drill a hole in the chrome air cleaner cover and install a bolt. When it's raining hard, I'll simply slip on the tin can and secure it with a wingnut.

I'll keep one tin can at work, in case it REALLY starts pouring, and one at home.
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:58 PM
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Gud deal 57.

I'm scouting for interesting tin canned foods, too.
Tuna cans are the most promising, but I've also ate some smoked oysters, and some mexican sardines that have a great oval shape. It's just kida too big for the space available, though!

...Actually, should be able to do some interesting things with a beer can and draw some entertaining attention! lol
They can be easily cut with a box cutter or scissors. I use 'em for shim stock regularly.

...but u should ignore me... I'm a real nutcase! I keep seeds from the garden and little stones for my lapidary stuff in vegetable cans I take a fancy to because I like the particular piece of commercial artwork on the label. lol
Last one I discovered was some tomato sauce by El Pato brand... It means 'duck' in Spanish, and has a kool picture of a duck on the label.
Got squash seeds stored in it. ...cheep entertainment! lol

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Old 12-28-2011, 11:17 PM
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You're funny, rc. I'm not ignoring you, lol.

Dang! My engine's carb faces downward at a 60* angle. I'll need to fab an "umbrella" for the air cleaner.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:27 PM
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You could probably use a downward facing 90 elbow and a short bit of pipe on the way to your air cleaner to reduce the amount of water going in. Not only would it have to be drawn up and around a sharp curve, it should condense on the inside of the tube and drain downward.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:32 PM
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I would just use a properly cared for and oiled air filter.
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:34 PM
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I would just use a properly cared for and oiled air filter.
Maybe I should re-oil the K&N filter for starters, like you suggested.
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I am rain and noise proofed. http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/...3/P1010004.jpg
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