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Old 05-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Rocky Mountain "I need a tool or supplier" thread.

Seems like we have new threads pop up all the time with tool requests, material supplier requests, etc. Not really moto related (plenty of 'who has the best riding gear/tires/mechanics threads already"), more of a garage/workshop thread.

The threads usually look something like this:
  • "Where can I get a M200 grade 96 bolt?"
  • "Where can I get some inch thick plate aluminum and a 12" sphere of titanium?"
  • "Anybody have a metric, left handed, extra-thin adjustable wrench I can borrow?"
I'm not sure this thread will get enough activity to 'stay alive' near the top of the forum, but I'll give it a try. It sure would be great to have a reference thread as some of the same questions/requests come up multiple times...
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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To kick off...

I'm looking for a M14x1 Left Hand die. I only need to thread one thing with it , so I'd prefer not to pop $30 for one. Of course if I do manage to mangle it, I'll replace it.

If you have one of these particular dies, you probably have a good idea what I need to thread.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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Hi Paul, good idea!

My friend is in need of a carb sync tool/manometer to use for a day or two... He is rebuilding an old Suzuki and the carbs seem to be way out of sync. If anyone has one sitting around that we could use, please let me know!

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Old 05-08-2012, 11:54 PM   #4
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Hi Paul, good idea!

My friend is in need of a carb sync tool/manometer to use for a day or two... He is rebuilding an old Suzuki and the carbs seem to be way out of sync. If anyone has one sitting around that we could use, please let me know!

Thanks.
I have a twinmax electronic carb sync tool... Most used for BMW's, but if the Suz is a two cylinder, it should work. Doesn't get much use, so loaning it isn't a problem.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:28 AM   #5
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Hi Paul, good idea!

My friend is in need of a carb sync tool/manometer to use for a day or two... He is rebuilding an old Suzuki and the carbs seem to be way out of sync. If anyone has one sitting around that we could use, please let me know!

Thanks.
I have the poor-man's version made out of clear tubing. I got it for free and never have used it, so you're certainly welcome to borrow it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:35 AM   #6
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Hi Paul.. I got a big die collection when my Dad passed. i've never looked to see what is actually there.. I'll check it today.

edit: M14.. almost all of Dad's tools are standard so not likely - but will look.

Is it for an engine stud or something?
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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Is it for an engine stud or something?
More something, less engine.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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You are building a vector generator?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #9
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You are building a vector generator?
Exactly! Cordless reverse vector generator, to be more precise.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:03 AM   #10
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metric and left handed even... kinda like me
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #11
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Great idea Paul!
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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sorry Paul.. none of my metrics are left handed. Can you turn them upside down and turn them backwards if you are in the southern hemisphere riding a merry-go-round?
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I'll just throw it out there that I have a CarbTune Pro if anyone local needs to do any carb synchronizing.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #14
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I'll just throw it out there that I have a CarbTune Pro if anyone local needs to do any carb synchronizing.
Ill be calling you when its time to do the TB sync on the 990
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #15
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I have CarbTune sitting on a shelf here in Longmont.
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