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Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By stainlesscycle
dunno, my gravelys are newer models. gravely...

dunno, my gravelys are newer models.

gravely forum is super helpful - especially on the older models..
Forum: 2 smokers 07-08-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By stainlesscycle
look for another hub. relining hub is doable...

look for another hub. relining hub is doable (basically a cylinder liner is pressed into the hub), but the cost is way more than finding another wheel.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By stainlesscycle
that's a 1964.. the snow blade may or may not...

that's a 1964..
the snow blade may or may not push gravel... usually the wheels will just spin - depends on how the traction is.. my 5260 is a much better brush hog than gravel pusher...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 174,986
Posted By stainlesscycle
http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4538921450.h...

http://detroit.craigslist.org/wyn/mcy/4538921450.html

don't mind me, i'm nighthulking it!
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,339
Posted By stainlesscycle
3000+psi or it won't be very effective. i have...

3000+psi or it won't be very effective. i have an electric 1800 psi i don't even bother taking out. i'm sure there are good electric ones out there, although i doubt at that low psi. i've found a...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 71,346
Posted By stainlesscycle
THANKS! that solved the problem - no more...

THANKS! that solved the problem - no more dragging me around while the throttle settles down. i've become so accustomed to smaller bores, that the big bore tuning/riding is kinda foreign...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,078
Posted By stainlesscycle
the thickest dirt bike grips i have found is...

the thickest dirt bike grips i have found is pro-grip 737. they are thicker than the galindos.. they are pretty indestructible - have never replaced one yet - i use them on all my offroad race...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By stainlesscycle
that's what i would use - mcmaster has it...

that's what i would use - mcmaster has it...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By stainlesscycle
is the spindle direct drive or is there a...

is the spindle direct drive or is there a pulley/belt system there? i would think since the blades get hit/so much deflection possible that a taper would be in there - i've done a few spindles and...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By stainlesscycle
spindle doesn't use tapered bearings? i would...

spindle doesn't use tapered bearings? i would guess that no roller bearing is gonna last that long in that application....
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By stainlesscycle
+2 junk. tried them a while back. sucked. oem...

+2 junk. tried them a while back. sucked. oem works.
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By stainlesscycle
yep. just because a bearing company has a good...

yep. just because a bearing company has a good name, means nothing as to manufacturing location. skf has a lot of manufacturing plants. i'm going to bet most of the skf 6000 and 3000 series...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By stainlesscycle
stainless steel wool or regular? i have had...

stainless steel wool or regular? i have had issues in the past and stopped using regular steel wool... any tiny pits would blow out into full blown rust spots relatively quickly...ymmv
Forum: 2 smokers 06-30-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By stainlesscycle
stainless steel wool or regular? i have had...

stainless steel wool or regular? i have had issues in the past and stopped using regular steel wool... any tiny pits would blow out into full blown rust spots relatively quickly...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-30-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By stainlesscycle
there are different grades of scotchbrite - the...

there are different grades of scotchbrite - the steel wool would leave metal embedded and cause rust.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-30-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By stainlesscycle
i don't think i'd use steel wool on a nickel...

i don't think i'd use steel wool on a nickel frame. maybe scotchbrite.

ratty project = i'd rather spend less now and more later. i know it's not the best way, but that's how it is sometimes.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By stainlesscycle
i've been looking for one also - although i'd...

i've been looking for one also - although i'd like a ratty project....
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By stainlesscycle
my guess is dkw boondocker/sachs k-125gs - but...

my guess is dkw boondocker/sachs k-125gs - but it ain't - the frame is all wrong.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,531
Posted By stainlesscycle
if you plan on sitting and waiting to actually...

if you plan on sitting and waiting to actually see the rat (this is what it appears like to me..) - just get a pellet gun..... or put some poison on the vapor barrier - but a dead rat in the walls...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By stainlesscycle
this way. ...

this way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftS2H3FWeOc

but i do it this way -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FeaYOZGoo

pay attention to how the plunger works. you have an air bubble at...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By stainlesscycle
as stated, brush on aiurcraft remover. wait....

as stated, brush on aiurcraft remover. wait. scrape it off with a stiff brush or putty knife. or scotch brite pads - it's messy anyway you look at it.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By stainlesscycle
what are you using to clean your filters? which...

what are you using to clean your filters? which manufacturers filter? i switched to mineral spirits, then soapy water to finish, and the glue on uni and the oem's i have encountered does not appear...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-28-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By stainlesscycle
should be no jetting changes for a new bore. ...

should be no jetting changes for a new bore. unless you changed jetting to try to compensate for the original worn top end....
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By stainlesscycle
just get the oversized plug at napa. $10 repair.

just get the oversized plug at napa. $10 repair.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,327
Posted By stainlesscycle
i have one of the early skinny pipes like in the...

i have one of the early skinny pipes like in the pic, and i believe one of the later pipes.. both are the high pipe with guard..
Forum: 2 smokers 06-24-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By stainlesscycle
been a long time since i messed with one (sold...

been a long time since i messed with one (sold them all) - check the wiring schematic closely and you should be able to figure it out - that's how i did it. i remember unplugging it and running a...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By stainlesscycle
rd400f has a relay under the front of the tank. ...

rd400f has a relay under the front of the tank. i remember making a jumper wire for it when one failed... no spark with bad relay.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By stainlesscycle
yeah, that's risky business you have going on...

yeah, that's risky business you have going on there.. make the washers out of thin steel/tin/brass/sheet metal/whatever you need to. the mechanical lock tabs are there for vibration. easier to...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By stainlesscycle
to the best of my knowledge shaft pops right out...

to the best of my knowledge shaft pops right out - it's a light press fit
Forum: 2 smokers 06-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,327
Posted By stainlesscycle
i believe i have several extras - let me know...

i believe i have several extras - let me know which one you are looking for and i can dig through the pile.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By stainlesscycle
probably. could be worn tube, or many other...

probably. could be worn tube, or many other things. proibably just dirt on the bars/on the inner of the tube. you'll figure it out when you take it off. i rarely lube throttle tubes. as long as...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By stainlesscycle
i use that chart all the time - mixing and...

i use that chart all the time - mixing and matching forks and triple trees. also the rake and trail calculator is your friend if you happen to end of switching to leading axle/offset triples. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By stainlesscycle
sounds to me like the float needle is worn - if...

sounds to me like the float needle is worn - if it won't shut the fuel off, the bike will never idle, it will burble bad off idle, foul plugs, and leak all the time. if you set the float height...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By stainlesscycle
here's the chart. ...

here's the chart.

http://www.caferacer.net/forum/project-builds/14059-triple-tree-fork-conversion-chart.html
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By stainlesscycle
raising/lowering doesn't affect the wheel well...

raising/lowering doesn't affect the wheel well clearance issue - it's the front and rear of the well that loads up. smaller diameter tires is the solution. the problem is ice forms directly against...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By stainlesscycle
i'd be ALL over that if i didn't just buy a bike...

i'd be ALL over that if i didn't just buy a bike today. buy it, sell the wheel, fund the entire resto.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By stainlesscycle
they say they fixed it, but it is not fixed. ...

they say they fixed it, but it is not fixed. still an issue.

timing belt and waterpump is an easy job (do belt tensioner while you're in there.)
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By stainlesscycle
the ice build up is an issue - especially in the...

the ice build up is an issue - especially in the front - i lifted mine 1.5" and that helped tremendously - but upsized my tires, so that cancelled it out - smaller winter tires is the ticket. ...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By stainlesscycle
the manual tows better than the auto - if you are...

the manual tows better than the auto - if you are towing anything more than 500-750 lbs the auto trans should get a cooler...some models already have this i believe..

head gasket at 3k is...
Forum: The Garage 06-09-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,434
Posted By stainlesscycle
the interiors have always been chintzy. the newer...

the interiors have always been chintzy. the newer forester interiors are a huge jump up in styling compared to the early ones. the late 90's models had interiors straight outta the early 80's. ...
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