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Old 07-09-2013, 09:51 PM   #1156
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Never done a clutch rebuild before and I am about a 92% adherent to "right tool for the job" philosophy.
I hear you dude. I used to own a motorcycle that was built on this principal. Every single piece on the bike was designed to have a special tool to remove a part. Then there are special tools made to hold things and yet others to replace them. In fact I was so amazed at all of this I decided to sell this bike and buy one that I could use a hammer and pliers to make repairs.
Here is the bike I got rid of: http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/har...sport_2002.php Notice the S model this is the one I bought it had even more special tools than the other models that year!
Here is the one I ride now (Mostly) http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kaw...r_650_1996.php
(Unfortunately the picture doesn't show the "Gay Pride" color scheme and special stickers that adorn my bike)
Well, I've now learned my lesson about "special tools."

To hell with 'em.

http://api.ning.com/files/OihiooxXFF...utchchange.doc

This doc describes my dilemma perfectly. Author improvised a clutch holder tool out of plywood.

I followed verbatim.

You'd think wood would break before metal, right? Nope.

I sheared off two of the threaded studs on the clutch holder plate where the springs go, while applying force to the center nut.

So, then I research other ways people get these nuts off. I had initially passed on the notion of using an impact wrench because it seemed too "brute force" of an approach. After all, gently building pressure via opposing levers is far more controllable than sharp spastic pressure from an impact wrench, right?

Well, I went out and bought an impact wrench since I didn't have one.

Less than a minute after turning on my compressor and fitting a quick-release valve to the new tool, I have the nut off.

Ugh. Why wouldn't the frigging Honda manual tell me the easy way to get this off? Now I've got another $50 to lay out to get a new pressure plate. And 3-5 days to wait for another new part.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:58 AM   #1157
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For 800 it better do more than navigate!
It does....
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #1158
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But then again, idk shit about nav systems either. Just ask cyberdos!


I'm a GPS geek. If anyone needs help understanding the modern marvel boxes let me know.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #1159
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refokus- Thats way more than I plan on spending on a GPS. I guess I will just use my cars Garmin Nuvi till I find a cheap waterproof one.
So what else does it do?

Moar- Impact wrenches are the holy grain of tools.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:53 PM   #1160
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I want to get a small Etrex. I have used a NUVI 105 and 76 CSX. I think I would rather have something super small to spot check my location rather than a huge device.

Blue Charts suck. The map programs are the main thing that hold me back.

If you guys want to download pretty good maps for free, check out: www.gpsfiledepot.com .
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #1161
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If you guys want to download pretty good maps for free, check out: www.gpsfiledepot.com .
Holy Crap! Thats awesome...I just downloaded the AZ TOPO for my 60CSX....I thought I'd never get a map for that thing since Garmin dropped it
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #1162
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refokus- Thats way more than I plan on spending on a GPS. I guess I will just use my cars Garmin Nuvi till I find a cheap waterproof one.
So what else does it do?

...
You can actually get quite a lot out of bargain GPS' with a few tweaks. The only thing you can't really work around is the ruggedness and waterproof capabilities of a unit.

Even a unit not specified to route like your car gps units can show a track. it wont work like a regular unit that can handle routes and tracks but you can certainly trick it into showing you a line to help you navigate. Which is just the same.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #1163
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refokus- Thats way more than I plan on spending on a GPS. I guess I will just use my cars Garmin Nuvi till I find a cheap waterproof one.
So what else does it do?

Moar- Impact wrenches are the holy grain of tools.
Well, my GPS pisses me off every time I use it and have to figure out how to follow the track all over again. That's what it does, it fuckin pisses me off.......... Now that's worth the $800

I will need to get Cyberdos to teach me how to use it someday.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:44 AM   #1164
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These super hot days may be the perfect time for a class. I'm moving into my new shop this week, maybe we can converge. Right near Tempe marketplace.

What say you, cyberdos?
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:01 AM   #1165
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These super hot days may be the perfect time for a class. I'm moving into my new shop this week, maybe we can converge. Right near Tempe marketplace.

What say you, cyberdos?
I'd be up for a GPS class, the only thing my Garmin has done is get me lost!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #1166
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Nightstalker has some really good videos on importing and exporting GPX files from mapsource to your GPS. I was able to take his track from Sheeps Bridge and it was spot on.

It is nice to ride a track that has already been made, because it is easier to spot if you have made a wrong turn.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:30 AM   #1167
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These super hot days may be the perfect time for a class. I'm moving into my new shop this week, maybe we can converge. Right near Tempe marketplace.

What say you, cyberdos?
I wouldn't mind spending a few hours teaching a group. But I really can't right now. I've got family in town so it would have to be sometime in August.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:33 AM   #1168
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Nightstalker has some really good videos on importing and exporting GPX files from mapsource to your GPS. I was able to take his track from Sheeps Bridge and it was spot on.

It is nice to ride a track that has already been made, because it is easier to spot if you have made a wrong turn.
Terry's site is an incredible resource.

Not only does he have all his tracks with the ride reports but the tracks are graded by difficulty. Although I've seen that his grading system as been skewed over the years. Specially after he got the 450X.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:41 AM   #1169
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I have seen his ride reports. I think BBF stands for Big Bruise Friendly.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #1170
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I wouldn't mind spending a few hours teaching a group. But I really can't right now. I've got family in town so it would have to be sometime in August.
august would work out great. lets plan it ahead of time so people can sign up and set aside time to attend. you call the dates, and if people have laptops they can bring, that would be good. I've got wireless, one computer and one laptop.
address is 306 south river, tempe. about 1/2 mile west of the 202 and about 1/4 mile south of rio salado. pretty good central location, I think. plus there's a fridge and 2 heads.

i'm # 1 on the sign up sheet!
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