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Old 12-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #71746
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I've re-used the stock screws at the owners request. ... and blue loctite. No issues to date.
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A little bit of blue locktite is all that is needed to solve the problem.
Drilled screws and safety wire is overkill.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:49 AM   #71747
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Garage Door Remote Control

Just to change the subject for a minute. Has anyone invented or found a way to waterproof their garage door remote whilst leaving it fixed on the bike? I have mine in my jacket pocket and sort of wobble down the the road stearing with my right hand whilst trying to activate the remote button through the jacket outer with my left hand. There must be a better way?
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:06 AM   #71748
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Just to change the subject for a minute. Has anyone invented or found a way to waterproof their garage door remote whilst leaving it fixed on the bike? I have mine in my jacket pocket and sort of wobble down the the road stearing with my right hand whilst trying to activate the remote button through the jacket outer with my left hand. There must be a better way?
I just put mine in a zip lock bag.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #71749
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #71750
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I just put mine in a zip lock bag.

+1 on the ziplock bag
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:41 AM   #71751
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Just to change the subject for a minute. Has anyone invented or found a way to waterproof their garage door remote whilst leaving it fixed on the bike? I have mine in my jacket pocket and sort of wobble down the the road stearing with my right hand whilst trying to activate the remote button through the jacket outer with my left hand. There must be a better way?
Never had a problem using this type - it's independent of weather



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Old 12-10-2012, 05:41 AM   #71752
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haha..i was going to post the same video
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #71753
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Agreed!

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Really! Removing the clutch isn't that big a deal. Nothing to be afraid of! Plus, it's an opportunity to inspect the steel plates for hot spots and the clutch basket fingers for wear. It doesn't take any more time to remove the clutch than it takes to dink around grinding tools and turning little screws 1/12 of a turn at a time. Once you have the clutch cover off it only makes sense to inspect everything you can while you're in there.

No question that you are correct, and if the project were to come up again I would pull off the clutch. I just looked at it once I got that far and said 'I can do this' and so I did. Sometimes it is good practice/therapy to figure out how to get it done 'the hard way' (at least for me, being retired and sometimes having 'too much time' on my hands). Not enough miles on my DR that I was concerned about inspecting the clutch.

Off topic: Just got through putting my set of your SM wheels back on the bike for 'winter' (down in a warm state) use, couldn't help thinking (again) how nice those wheels are. Done again I would probably go with 19/17 rather than the 17/17 but I doubt that I will wear these out. Thanks!


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Old 12-10-2012, 11:32 AM   #71754
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Off topic: Just got through putting my set of your SM wheels back on the bike for 'winter' (down in a warm state) use, couldn't help thinking (again) how nice those wheels are. Done again I would probably go with 19/17 rather than the 17/17 but I doubt that I will wear these out. Thanks!


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Old 12-10-2012, 12:30 PM   #71755
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I've always been skeptical of the old 'warp your valves' claim. I can't see how a little bit of cool air could do any harm. Especially since the exhaust valve heads get a blast of cool air on every intake stroke anyway.

My own opinion of where this old wives tale came from is this: If the motor had a restrictive exhaust and loosing the whole system caused the fuel mixture to become too lean - then you could easily damage the exhaust valves,
We used to run drag boats with zoomies on them which is an exhaust pipe about 8" long coming off the head. Never had a valve problem. The big thing is to let the valves cool before shutting the motor off. When you work a bike (or anything) really hard those valves get super hot. If you just shut the bike off they then get cooled quickly. Doing this multiple times can cause the valves to lose their temper. It is always a good practice to let an engine idle/low rpm to let things cool down at a slower rate before shut down.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #71756
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Never had a problem using this type - it's independent of weather



Cheers
I just showed my wife this video....she thought there might be better options for garage door openers
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:02 PM   #71757
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For those running the stock BST carburetor (no jetting or needle changes, no holes drilled) here is a pic of needle wear after 52,000 miles (83,000 Km).



Just a tiny bit of 'stepping'. (not a great pic but if you enlarge it on your screen you can see it a little better.)

I replaced it and the diaphragm anyway with parts from an almost new carb that I bought here for a nice price.

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #71758
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For those running the stock BST carburetor (no jetting or needle changes, no holes drilled) here is a pic of needle wear after 52,000 miles (83,000 Km).



Just a tiny bit of 'stepping'. (not a great pic but if you enlarge it on your screen you can see it a little better.)

I replaced it and the diaphragm anyway with parts from an almost new carb that I bought here for a nice price.

........shu
I wonder if that part of the needle is exposed to fuel enough that a little grease wouldn't stay?
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #71759
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Anyone have a spare oem header or is there a better option.[/QUOTE]



Just saw these on ebay. might be worth a look??

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/280998084...84.m1424.l2649
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #71760
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Just to change the subject for a minute. Has anyone invented or found a way to waterproof their garage door remote whilst leaving it fixed on the bike? I have mine in my jacket pocket and sort of wobble down the the road stearing with my right hand whilst trying to activate the remote button through the jacket outer with my left hand. There must be a better way?
I had same issue years ago. I wired a remote switch in a discreet location on the side of the house. I've since seen them offered with keypads for ciphers. I can open the garage from outside the house now as long as the power is on.
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