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    Back in the day: If I had the head off an engine...

    Back in the day: If I had the head off an engine and saw the edges of the piston(s) washed clean as in the picture, I would have said that there was oil getting past the rings and cleaning the carbon...
  2. Thread: As ___ as ___

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    As jumpy as a long tailed cat in a room full of...

    As jumpy as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs
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    The View from Manitoba:

    It's the invisible ones that you have to watch for; kids in the school ground outside of recess time, those too young for school that have got out of sight of the parent who brought them. After...
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    The lawn mower. A preacher was making his...

    The lawn mower.

    A preacher was making his rounds on a bicycle, when he came upon a little boy trying to sell a lawn mower. 'How much do you want for the mower?' asked the preacher.
    'I just want...
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    I'm not sure the bead area on a tube type tire...

    I'm not sure the bead area on a tube type tire has the correct rubber compound or shape to hold air. It might be an invitation to perpetual bead leaks.

    The old ether and a lighter trick may be an...
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    Lassie married a cantaloupe. They had a...

    Lassie married a cantaloupe.

    They had a melon/collie baby.
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    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut....

    One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money
    from you, I'm doing community service this week.

    The...
  8. Thread: Speedo Repair

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    Palo Alto Speedometer worked on a /2 and an '84...

    Palo Alto Speedometer worked on a /2 and an '84 for me. I was happy with both jobs.
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    Can't make the rally ....but

    Where are you? I'm in Killarney.
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    The piston should not be able to fall out of the...

    The piston should not be able to fall out of the master cylinder unless the snap ring at the rear of the cylinder, as shown in the picture, is missing from yours. If the snap ring is there the...
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    Pics of the hillbilly carb balancer

    The original pickle jar didn't make the trip when we moved so I had to whip up the Mark II version using silicone and a salsa jar. When both sides are in balance the gage reads the same as when the...
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    "hmmm but if you used steel rod, instead of roll...

    "hmmm but if you used steel rod, instead of roll pins, and tig welded them into place"

    I used the butt ends of a couple of scrap drill bits in a piece of 5/8 x 1/4 cold rolled & turn it with a...
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    Haynes says 145 (psi) is good, 123-145 normal. ...

    Haynes says 145 (psi) is good, 123-145 normal. On some engines with aggressive cam grinds the late closing of the intake valves allows a bit of backwash on the intake/compression change resulting in...
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    No matter what the bike; most of the kids in my...

    No matter what the bike; most of the kids in my circle of friends clipped a playing card to the front fender brace. As they slapped on the spokes our bikes sounded (to us) like real motorbikes. We...
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    +1 for Palo Alto I've used them twice, once on...

    +1 for Palo Alto

    I've used them twice, once on a /2 that was busted up in a get off and once on an '84 RT that just needed a clean up. Both times I was more than happy with the quality of the...
  16. Floats: The next thing I'd check is whether or...

    Floats: The next thing I'd check is whether or not the float "floats". I'd remove the floats and put them in a container of gas and compare their buoyancy. Sometimes one will absorb gas and float...
  17. Thread: hello, dolly

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    I have one; ride on, set the stand down, lift the...

    I have one; ride on, set the stand down, lift the ramp, move the bike. Easy
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    Those "accessory plug" (cigar lighter) jumpers...

    Those "accessory plug" (cigar lighter) jumpers were intended ONLY as a sort of hillbilly battery charger. You plug them in, start the donor vehicle and go for coffee. The charging system of the...
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    Mark Twain - "Never argue with stupid people,...

    Mark Twain - "Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."
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    Enjoy the time you have with him while you can. ...

    Enjoy the time you have with him while you can. It won't be long 'till he either graduates to a bigger bike & your rides will get longer & faster or he may find other inerests or destinations which...
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    I'm not sure I'd use a 10 mm wrench on the...

    I'm not sure I'd use a 10 mm wrench on the alternator bolt as a crank locker. 100 psi puts a lot of force on the piston and, if the crank is much past or before TDC, could put a lot of torque on...
  22. Thread: oil

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    This guy doesn't seem to have any idea how...

    This guy doesn't seem to have any idea how viscosity is measured, or what the numbers on the top of the container actually mean (why the W in 10W-30). He never mentions viscosity index and...
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    Plugs can"blow out" under compression. This...

    Plugs can"blow out" under compression. This happend to my son's bike a little while ago. Good spark when grounded outside the engine but in the engine, no fire. They short when the spark encounters...
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    ++32232 - MOOSE ARE DEADLY 15 or so years ago...

    ++32232 - MOOSE ARE DEADLY

    15 or so years ago I had one run into the SIDE of a van load of kids on a school field trip. I was doing about 20 or so mph on the opposite side of the road parallell...
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    I've had that & out here in the wilds of rural...

    I've had that & out here in the wilds of rural Manitoba my 30 year old Airhead still gets the odd "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles" or after they hear what year it is; "Does BMW still make...
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