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Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,189
Posted By stainlesscycle
propane is a scam. as of feb. 9, 2015 US...

propane is a scam.

as of feb. 9, 2015
US Wholesale Propane Price is at a current level of 0.668, up from 0.612 last week and down from 2.705 one year ago. This is a change of 9.15% from last week...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-24-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By stainlesscycle
thankfully both crank seals can be done without...

thankfully both crank seals can be done without splitting the cases...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By stainlesscycle
you are correct, the only real parts source is...

you are correct, the only real parts source is holland. shipping is not bad if you get all your parts in one fell swoop. if you buy just bits at a time shipping will eat you alive.



i have...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-23-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By stainlesscycle
i've got 3 of these - well actually 2 zundapp...

i've got 3 of these - well actually 2 zundapp gs125 and 1 micro metisse - been working on the micro for the last couple of days....
Forum: 2 smokers 02-22-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By stainlesscycle
i don't ride any 4t any more - i've lost the...

i don't ride any 4t any more - i've lost the ability :)

you'll learn to not short shift all the time, and you'll wear out brakes a lot faster, but you'll soon see you don't miss engine braking at...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By stainlesscycle
the simplest way to put it. taps cut threads. ...

the simplest way to put it. taps cut threads. chaser pushes threads around. a thread chaser is slightly smaller diameter then same tap, and has duller leading edges.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,334
Posted By stainlesscycle
a quick way to identify lm1 heads externally-...

a quick way to identify lm1 heads externally- intake flange bolts are 6mm - not 8mm. the performance of the cx100 vs lm1 is worlds apart.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,334
Posted By stainlesscycle
no heads in there? that's some awful expensive...

no heads in there? that's some awful expensive parts to be missing.. lm1 only, and not cheap to replace.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,571
Posted By stainlesscycle
a couple of different things: a - does the...

a couple of different things:
a - does the slide actually lower to shut - or is cable or slide hanging up slightly open
b - choke is not shutting properly/leaking fuel through
c - idle jet...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-11-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By stainlesscycle
this is usually the quick and easy way. flip...

this is usually the quick and easy way.

flip forks upside down.
get your air impact setup. press down hard on forks to compress spring against damper rod.. this preloads the damper, keep forks...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By stainlesscycle
i have a meister arc2 on a lathe. works well...

i have a meister arc2 on a lathe. works well and has been reliable for a few years now. not the most expensive by a long shot, takes some time to set it up at first, but basically no maintenance...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By stainlesscycle
i have many mx and dt forks here. none i have...

i have many mx and dt forks here. none i have apart right now though... mostly you'll need fork length, damper bushing size i would think. damper bushing/piston you could use from mx/dt forks...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-06-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By stainlesscycle
the damping rod clip is the same, so in theory...

the damping rod clip is the same, so in theory the tubes will work. i.e. the damper rod should fit (dunno about the damper rod bushing length or o.d. though..) dunno know about the length of the...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By stainlesscycle
i have seen a rod like that - failed inner head...

i have seen a rod like that - failed inner head gasket lets coolant into combustion chamber/bottom end. if you' run it while this is happening (it'll run, just not well), it'll overheat everything...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By stainlesscycle
should be betor fronts (stamped bombardier). i...

should be betor fronts (stamped bombardier). i don't know what the stock rears were.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,143
Posted By stainlesscycle
nice bike and story, i'm a big fan of early...

nice bike and story, i'm a big fan of early yamahas...
not to be a dick, but:...
lotsa british scramblers with aluminum tanks in the late 60's and quite a few others... cdi was on bikes around...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,060
Posted By stainlesscycle
duluth fire hose. (not the flex). ...

duluth fire hose. (not the flex). indestructible. everything has a minimum of 1 year guarantee. the heavier made pants have a lifetime guarantee.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-10-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By stainlesscycle
1: it is possible the top of the collar has...

1: it is possible the top of the collar has notches for a tool - you may want to make a pin wrench or whatever it uses in place of a factory tool...an adjustable pin wrench might work - there is a...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-09-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By stainlesscycle
you have 73 front end. you get to deal with part...

you have 73 front end. you get to deal with part #7 - it unscrews. good luck!


http://www.alpha-sports.com/dspt/1973%20TC100/13.gif
Forum: 2 smokers 01-09-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By stainlesscycle
is it not 1974 tc100 forks? fiche shows bolt ...

is it not 1974 tc100 forks? fiche shows bolt (#32)

http://www.alpha-sports.com/dspt/1974%20TC100/13.gif
Forum: 2 smokers 01-09-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By stainlesscycle
disassemble like most conventional forks. bolt...

disassemble like most conventional forks. bolt at bottom holds damper rod.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,851
Posted By stainlesscycle
no longer an ambulance once lights are rendered...

no longer an ambulance once lights are rendered in-op and signage is removed. just a truck that looks like an ambulance.
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,851
Posted By stainlesscycle
depending on size of your truck, the extension...

depending on size of your truck, the extension cable may not be needed... mine needed about 8' more than was supplied.. i license plate mounted this one - just because it was easier..gonna order...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,851
Posted By stainlesscycle
2014 Version Esky® EC170-08 Waterproof Vehicle...

2014 Version Esky® EC170-08 Waterproof Vehicle Car Rear View Backup Camera HD ebay #181426596057
and
HD 800 x 480 7 Inch Color TFT LCD 2 Channels Video Input Car Rear View Monitor ebay...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,851
Posted By stainlesscycle
no doubt about that, i was expecting 10-12... ...

no doubt about that, i was expecting 10-12... 62-65mph is cruising speed. 55mph (or less..) up inclines...it'll climb much quicker, but i't'd be gulping lots of fuel..
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 11,851
Posted By stainlesscycle
finally got around to going for a long trip a few...

finally got around to going for a long trip a few weeks back. average mpg is 16.5 - WAY better than expected. kept rpm's around 2200.... got to rig the pressure washer/water tank setup and screw...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,490
Posted By stainlesscycle
my gas is blue. my oil is red. so...

my gas is blue. my oil is red. so premix=purple.

makes it very easy to tell... now guessing ratios, not so easy. i flag the cans..
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By stainlesscycle
when the pressure gets too low, the clicker will...

when the pressure gets too low, the clicker will no longer click at all......
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,552
Posted By stainlesscycle
i've done lots of fork lowers in powder - no...

i've done lots of fork lowers in powder - no issues except once on porous ancient castings the powder reacted with embedded oils.. but it could have been a poor powder/prep job - although everything...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,039
Posted By stainlesscycle
the website is great, and their customer...

the website is great, and their customer service/ship time is awesome. i order from them at least once a week... unfortunately their selection of metric bearings is seriously lacking. i wish they...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 143,182
Posted By stainlesscycle
not sure i'm following you here - i need...

not sure i'm following you here - i need kickstart to be removable - if i use a metal filled epoxy won't it bond the 2 pieces together? missing some kind of release agent on the kicker i.d.?
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By stainlesscycle
it's simple, but time consuming 1: remove...

it's simple, but time consuming

1:
remove oxidation: the hard part
razor blade scrape - only use if it's lots of white/textured oxidation.... skip the scrape if it's not that bad... its very...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By stainlesscycle
i ran one for a while a few years back. it...

i ran one for a while a few years back. it worked ok, i liked it because it was not staring me in the face all day, and i was less tempted to play with it - ...they're pretty easy to rebuild,...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By stainlesscycle
i do a lot of these - yours are not too bad since...

i do a lot of these - yours are not too bad since the seal head is low enough to give you clearance.
a: kroil - you can get it from mcmaster for cheap - don't buy the aerosol, the small liquid...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-25-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By stainlesscycle
not useless, coat it with a quality tank liner. ...

not useless, coat it with a quality tank liner. as added protection you can drain the tank after use and leave the cap off.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By stainlesscycle
if it's a vintage fiberglass tank, the ethanol...

if it's a vintage fiberglass tank, the ethanol will eat through it.i doubt 2 stroke oil synthetic or not will have much of an effect. the ethanol is the problem.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By stainlesscycle
+1 on black pepper - works very well.

+1 on black pepper - works very well.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,733
Posted By stainlesscycle
that's what i use. and have been for years. ...

that's what i use. and have been for years. works fine. purists be damned.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,981
Posted By stainlesscycle
hah, yeah, that propane set up is the exact...

hah, yeah, that propane set up is the exact opposite of what you want.
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,981
Posted By stainlesscycle
this guy ...

this guy

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dyna-Glo-Pro-60-000-BTU-Forced-Air-Propane-Portable-Heater-RMC-FA60DGP/202223041

will bring a garage to temp in about 15 minutes.

then run it...
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