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I like Robot's method of running over the wheel with a Jeep.
I jacked up front tire of car, slid scooter tire under car tire lowered jack. I was on cement and have one of those hydraulic floor jacks you can roll under vehicle.
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I jacked up front tire of car, slid scooter tire under car tire lowered jack. I was on cement and have one of those hydraulic floor jacks you can roll under vehicle.
I like the idea of the screw/bolt/impact driver method the guy in that video used. I have a suitable mounting plate, i.e. a water meter/shutoff valve cover I found while scavenging rebar at a construction site for electrolytic rust removal that's probably a 75 pound hunk of cast iron that'll be a perfect mounting base.

I saw another one at another construction last week as I was driving by, but didn't feel like wrestling it into the car when I still have one that lacks a purpose.
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When pulling the rear axle into the bearing, an old main bearing is just tall enough to pull it through, but also just low enough that you can get the nut onto the threads.

Always keep an old main bearing or two lying around. They come in handy for all sorts of things.
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Take the guesswork out of "heat the cases" while removing/installing bearings.

Cheap infrared/lazer temperature sensor, unadjusted for emissivity -- 140C. The entire perimeter needs to be more or less there for a frozen bearing to drop.

And finish seating on the cheap by using a PVC plumbing connector and a light hammer tap or two. Common plumbing sizes at a hardware store fit most all bearings.
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*280 or so° Fahrenheit. The temps dance less on C.

Takes a lot of patience to get there around the main bearing using a propane torch (without preheating the case), but it does.
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Awesome modification to gear selector box that fixes a common wear point and removes play in the selector box. Tip comes from our friends at SLUK.

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Thats a great trick to rebuild the selector box. I'd like to see about fixing the slop in the main shaft that connects the selector plate, to the arm.
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Yes, putting on new tires can be a pain but the real problem is getting the old tire off the rim in the first place. I found this helpful.
That's nice and simple. Thanks.
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Wire puller from horncast to under tank.. on crack:

Solid wire from any hardware store. Looped at one end.
Cordless drill at lower speed.

With the drill connected to the other end, feed the looped end with gloved hand. Takes 3-5 seconds from horncast to under tank -- at least based on 2 happy tries
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I replaced my cables few hundred miles ago, and the clutch cable was stretching a bit. I was getting a slowly increasing, miniscule "tug" when I had the clutch lever pulled in at stops. With the Sim pipe, it's a bitch to get to the adjustment screw. I took a 1.5" cotter pin and opened the very end just enough to get it over the cable between the clutch lever and the pinch bolt. It was the perfect width to fix the issue. It beat the the hell out of pulling off the pipe and using the 3rd hand tool. I've left it on for now, to see how enduring it is. Anyway, it's a quick, easy, on the road fix if the clutch just needs a little adjustment.
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its over 1000 videos now


& after 8y i have nearlly all tips online
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its over 1000 videos now


& after 8y i have nearlly all tips online
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Your videos are an amazing resource, I've used them many times. Thank you so much for your effort in producing them. Clap emoticon
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I just found this tool, might be a good one for adjusting the mixture screw on the SI carb (as long as you've slotted it).

http://www.mighty8tools.com.au/415mm-carburetor-pilot-screw-adjust-tool-110-angled-360-rotated-head-for-atv-utv-p2550.html
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Pretty sure we all have spent days watching your videos. ha!
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Me and my buddy Chris always say "that's what our favorite Austrian says", or "Cheers guys" when we do something. In other words,we've learned a lot from your vids. They are priceless, so thank you! Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon
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I found it possible to replace knackered pod glovebox rubber without actually removing the pod entirely.

Loosen all the nuts and you get just enough gap. Use a couple of bank cards, or whatever, to guide the rubber and keep it from slipping out of the groove.

Might work on front shield gloveboxes too. Haven't tried myself.

Oh...you can also iron t shirt transfers straight onto the bike! That DKs one on the pod lasted about 20 years but the last clean and polish finally wrecked it. EDIT: My old school type paint was pretty shit so I wasn't worried if it melted it....

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Ok guys, this a "beta" tip & shortcut Nerd emoticon

Timing a Vape without kicking it. This is the dotted line on the chart. Curve is from the CDI.

So why?
Adjust timing without torquing the flywheel or revving it. Confirmed 4x so far with a strobe at rpm.
This has to work on any ignition, right?

18 degrees on a stock (22 points) bike:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/z1_iLmhIsoo

19 degrees on a BGM kit:
https://www.youtube.com/shorts/v7W7rFzUR74
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That's freakin' slick. Are you just monitoring continuity?

I'll be doing that from here on out.
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That's freakin' slick. Are you just monitoring continuity?

I'll be doing that from here on out.
Continuity.
I'd like to see if others get the same results, to take this off "beta" or prove I'm bonkers.
There's an older Robot (Scooterwest) video where he adjusts a points ignition with a halogen bulb. Thought I'd give the Vape a similar shot with a multimeter. Beats a garage full of smoke Bleh emoticon

This would be more a fine adjustment on the bench method with known good marks, as it will beep elsewhere in the rotation.
With simple math you "should" be able to set advance based on the dotted line on the graph vs revving it. Both variable and static stators are the same.
Or I'm bonkers ROFL emoticon
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I want to try this out next time. Like you said, beats a garage full of smoke!
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That's a nice method to confirm prior to kick. These vape kits are even easier to set timing on them, compared to that. The timing marks on the magneto and stator are perfect. Just follow the instructions and line up the marks on the magneto to the stator marks and its been dead on every time I've set one up. Do the math on the variable curve for your desired idle timing and it just works.

Vape kits are dummy proof for timing.

I'll have to try that multimeter confirmation next time I mess with timing.
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I know this is an old thread, but does anyone (Voodoo?) have the pictures that was embedded in Voodoo's post about simultaneous shifter cable adjustment? I'd love to give this a try. Thanks.
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These small 4" Vise Grip knockoffs were only $1 at Lowe's so I grabbed like 10 of them & have given away some for brownie points.
I've modified them for special jobs too. This one for reforming the edge bead really should be done with a bigger tool , but the others work well.

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Here's how to do your gear cables EASY and do BOTH at the same time:

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After I set bungee up, I clutched it & shifted all thru the gears, rocking tire as req'd with STILL lots of tension on BOTH lines & with NOTHING loosened by me yet.
Then I put transmission and shift handle both in neutral & viola! Look at the slack I found! If it's the back one that needs adjusting, you can put transmission & shifter grip both in 4th to get at it easier. This technique works well for clutch & brake as well.

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Loosen the 7mm while holding the 8mm, slide it into notch tight w/ tip of screwdriver, tighten again & it's all adjusted where you want it. Cable ends are UNDAMAGED. And, sorry yes, my one cable IS kinda long, I have the cable holes thru the cover so I just coil it up outside.
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Thank you!
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Thank you!
I had been low-key looking for this post so it was entirely self interest.
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OK.. inserted the wayback images... hopefully that will stick around for awhile
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I use Voodoo's method all the time. here is a video of it in action. Thanks V oodoo!

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This also works well on smallies.

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I remember this tip about the gear cables, but I have not tried it before. I didn't happen to have two spare vise grips that I could cut into per Voodoo's original post. But the hemostats look great, I like that idea. Could combine this with the other tip in this thread about putting heat shrink over the cable ends to prevent fraying.
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So I'm sure this is not new to many of you, but I've had these taps for over ten years and never realized until now that they have a socket wrench hole in the top of them, so I figured I'd pass along my discovery for others who might benefit.
Is that a...?
Is that a...?
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Why, yes, it is...
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Nice - reminds me of how screwdrivers often have flats on them so you can slip a wrench over the handle for more torque.
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So I'm sure this is not new to many of you, but I've had these taps for over ten years and never realized until now that they have a socket wrench hole in the top of them, so I figured I'd pass along my discovery for others who might benefit.
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So I'm sure this is not new to many of you, ...
New to me and now I kinda want. It has THREE ways to drive your taps I see, you can use a box or open end wrench on that big hex if you can't go straight in.
I really like these helpful gadgets. The compact red knob device has both male 1/4" square and female hex drives, and it's not only a reversible ratchet but also locks both ways
I really like these helpful gadgets. The compact red knob device has both male 1/4" square and female hex drives, and it's not only a reversible ratchet but also locks both ways
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V oodoo wrote:
New to me and now I kinda want. It has THREE ways to drive your taps I see, you can use a box or open end wrench on that big hex if you can't go straight in.
I have a driver like your top-most with the black handle. as in "exactly like." Came out of a socket set I bought at Ace hardware forever ago now. The ratchet handle that came in that set is still my favorite, hands down.

I like that big ball grip handle. That looks like a cool thing to have around, too.
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So I'm sure this is not new to many of you, but I've had these taps for over ten years and never realized until now that they have a socket wrench hole in the top of them, so I figured I'd pass along my discovery for others who might benefit.
Irwin? Wouldn't make me finding one.
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Clutch breather mod.

Allows more gear oil to be used without risking a mess.
Allows testing the clutch side seal by running the engine and feeling for suction with your thumb.
Cut here
Cut here
Leaves this
Leaves this
10mm fuel hose
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Zip tie here
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Ray - this seams custom made for my current needs!

Drafting off some of your ideas.
Love the idea of feeling for suction while motor actually running.
Game changer.
1. Dynamic for movement and stress
2. Run at heat - can make things move and give different results than static.

This is brilliant.
One question: why does it allow more gear case oil?
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Made one too, was sick of oil coming out of the breather and dribbling down the clutch cover and onto the crankcase.

Especially when I only use a side stand, the oil would collect under the clutch and get flung straight out of the breather at start up.

The oil just goes up the tube and dribbles back down into the clutch cover. Just more room. The stock acorn is actually not very effective.

I did upgrade the hose though, with the Egig breather.

I started using 350ml of oil when everything was upgraded, there's just not enough oil at 250ml to be flung everywhere and to keep everything lubricated at high revs.

I've done a small test on modified engines, you can hear it, after riding around at a decent pace, listen to the engine. Pull the clutch a few times and notice the sound. It should be pretty heavy clunky metallic noises. Switch off the engine, wait a moment and start the engine again, do the same clutch pulls and it sounds different. The oil has recoated the bottom of the gearbox and primary, it becomes less noisy.
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