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Old 04-04-2012, 08:24 PM   #796
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When replacing fork oil in the above mentioned bike, make sure you know the difference between ATF and brake fluid.
I'll bet it stops really well.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:19 AM   #797
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Torqueing backwards

When torqueing the flywheel on an 1980 something Husky on its taper with a left hand thread make sure that the aforementioned torque wrench works on left hand threads (click type). Otherwise it's an expensive split on the flywheel. Luckily 1 litre of Red Heart rum to a local hoarder of all things Husky rectified the matter (thanks Mike). Stupid is as stupid does.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:05 AM   #798
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When torqueing the flywheel on an 1980 something Husky on its taper with a left hand thread make sure that the aforementioned torque wrench works on left hand threads (click type). Otherwise it's an expensive split on the flywheel. Luckily 1 litre of Red Heart rum to a local hoarder of all things Husky rectified the matter (thanks Mike). Stupid is as stupid does.

Eiiish Red Heart Rum, you is in Darkest Efrika
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:20 AM   #799
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When torqueing the flywheel on an 1980 something Husky on its taper with a left hand thread make sure that the aforementioned torque wrench works on left hand threads (click type). Otherwise it's an expensive split on the flywheel. Luckily 1 litre of Red Heart rum to a local hoarder of all things Husky rectified the matter (thanks Mike). Stupid is as stupid does.
There are torque wrenches that work in only one direction?
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #800
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Fixed my picture...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70871541/201...2014.21.13.jpg

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:38 PM   #801
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Fixed my picture...

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/70871541/201...2014.21.13.jpg

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JJ, I hope this is the before treatment photo. You had this stitched and other care needed?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #802
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Yes, surgery was Thursday. Tendons reconnected and stitched up

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:50 AM   #803
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When soldering connections onto the switch which has replaced your ignition be sure to put the protective rubber boot back on the switch before you solder, or at least before you leave to cross the city, otherwise said switch with exposed contacts will touch the tank and short out your ignition circuit blowing the fuse, multiple times.

Good thing I had a stock of spare fuses with me, although now down to 7.5A instead of 10A as I ran through the stock of 10A. It is now all insulated up.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #804
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When the can of Expanding foam you are using to repair the insulation in a panel in the workshop keeps on getting blocked up. Do not take said can outside in frustration, stand it on top a one of the Jeeps you have awaiting restoration and shoot it 'to show that F*((r who's boss. Satisfying as it was pulling the trigger, the resulting nearly full can of foam does go a very long way. A very long way.. Whilst you're cleaning it off the outside walls of the barn, and compressor and, we'll you get the idea, you will have plenty of time to re-consider your decision to shoot aforementioned can.

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:58 PM   #805
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:27 AM   #806
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Maroon!

(do it again and post video )
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:27 PM   #807
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Don't skimp and buy OSB when you should be using particle board, melamine, or plywood. 4 coats of primer later you know exactly why the particle board or melamine was a better choice, even if the OSB was 60% the cost of the cheapest of the others.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:07 PM   #808
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Note to self;

If you fall for the KLR pricing of the vaneer foamed back no-glue wood flooring from Manards. Buy carpet tape. Cut 1/2 the tounge off the long side. And install as directions show, but add a strip of carpet tape under the "groove" side as you lay it down.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #809
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Don't skimp and buy OSB when you should be using particle board, melamine, or plywood. 4 coats of primer later you know exactly why the particle board or melamine was a better choice, even if the OSB was 60% the cost of the cheapest of the others.

What application are you thinking of? If it's somewhere where appearance matters and strength doesn't, then I agree, particle board or melamine or even high quality plywood would be better than OSB. But if you care about strength or resistance to occasional moisture, particle board is a poor choice.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:23 AM   #810
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After having driven through the rain to the dock where your boat is moored, don't leave the bike for a few days wet under a waterproof cover in a marine environment while you're out enjoying the sun that finally showed itself.. Your cover will turn into a steam sauna and the virtually new chain will start to rust instantanously, and degrade to the point of no salvation.
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