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Old 11-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #18826
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #18827
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Haven't been doing much riding this weekend. The house is ready for Baby Donkey to come, the in-laws are in town, and I'm on standby.

So I've been handling a few things around the house that I've been putting off. I've finished all those projects, but I've got two things kicking my ass.

This nut. All the hallway lights were installed at the same time, so naturally all the lights blew at the same time. Every one of these cheap pieces of crap had rust on the threaded rod. That was a month ago. A couple shots of WD-40, and this bastard still won't budge. I can't get too rough knowing that there is glass all around it. My final option for removal: going into the attic and dropping it from the electrical box. That's like going up your butt to do a facelift. I'm almost defeated.



Then there is this pesky Husqvarna oil change. I can just imagine a bunch of Italian engineers sitting around a table when one shouts "I know, we'll put the oil reservoir up top, and make the drain valve in a hose tucked into the bike. That's the perfect design!"

So I figure out that this plug is 1/8th NPT. If I can get some sort of valve with a nipple to replace that plug, oil changes will become quick and neat. I'm thinking a Fumoto will fit the bill, but they don't make anything in 1/8 NPT. I know someone makes a solution for this, I just have to find it.



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Old 12-01-2013, 04:59 PM   #18828
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I thought husquvarna was swedish?

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:14 PM   #18829
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I thought husquvarna was swedish?

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The Swedes sold the motorcycle division to Cagiva (MV Augusta) in 1987. BMW bought them in 2007, and sold them to KTM earlier this year. Meanwhile, the bikes have still been Italian designed and manufactured.

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Old 12-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #18830
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So you have a mutt for a bike?

A Swedish/Italian/German/Austrian bike. Interesting.
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:17 AM   #18831
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So you have a mutt for a bike?

A Swedish/Italian/German/Austrian bike. Interesting.
Yes. I have a Swedish branded, Italian built bike featuring tons of BMW parts that is sold by an Austrian company. It is definitely a bastard child....but a fun one!

I finally found the perfect valve for the bike, at least I think. It should be here on Friday.

Now if only I could fix that hallway light.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #18832
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Cut the but off with a dremel and replace it. Easy..
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:17 AM   #18833
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Cut the but off with a dremel and replace it. Easy..
Fat fingered NUT.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:43 AM   #18834
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Did I mention glass, and no clearance at all? I couldn't get a dremel in there if I tried.

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Old 12-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #18835
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I would go with to old... "use a hammer, if that don't make it work, it needed to be replaced anyway" technique..
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:56 PM   #18836
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I have a glass for it. Use a hammer and I will give you what I have.

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Old 12-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #18837
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Haven't been doing much riding this weekend. The house is ready for Baby Donkey to come, the in-laws are in town, and I'm on standby.

So I've been handling a few things around the house that I've been putting off. I've finished all those projects, but I've got two things kicking my ass.

This nut. All the hallway lights were installed at the same time, so naturally all the lights blew at the same time. Every one of these cheap pieces of crap had rust on the threaded rod. That was a month ago. A couple shots of WD-40, and this bastard still won't budge. I can't get too rough knowing that there is glass all around it. My final option for removal: going into the attic and dropping it from the electrical box. That's like going up your butt to do a facelift. I'm almost defeated.



Then there is this pesky Husqvarna oil change. I can just imagine a bunch of Italian engineers sitting around a table when one shouts "I know, we'll put the oil reservoir up top, and make the drain valve in a hose tucked into the bike. That's the perfect design!"

So I figure out that this plug is 1/8th NPT. If I can get some sort of valve with a nipple to replace that plug, oil changes will become quick and neat. I'm thinking a Fumoto will fit the bill, but they don't make anything in 1/8 NPT. I know someone makes a solution for this, I just have to find it.



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Run a 5/16 tap into the end of the threaded rod and use it as the "wrench" It will either come off or break the threaded rod and than you can take it off. Wear safety glasses and full body armor.

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #18838
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Too late on the light, but a good idea on the tap. Bad idea on the Husky. It is too much fun.

Meanwhile, It's go time! BabyDonkey coming soon.

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #18839
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Yep....we rode to the hospital.



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Old 12-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #18840
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