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Old 05-26-2004, 09:40 AM   #41
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And a few more suggestions:
<ul>[*]Purchase the service manual for your bike.[*]Look 1-2 maintenance periods ahead, pick things
you can do, and get the tools to do them. Eg, if you have the tools and time to do oil, trans, plugs and clutch adjustment, you'll probably cut about 1/2 off the cost of your 10K maintenance. Look at the $/shop-hour charge on your last bill,
then shop for tools accordingly.[*]Though I highly recommend having your
own stands/lift, it is possible to rig something up. Common
setup is using a stepladder and rope/pulleys to serve as a rear
lift. [Though again, a PitBull or other stand is a good investment and makes things a one-person job -- personally I have a PitBull rear stand and a $75 hydralic lift.]
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Old 05-26-2004, 09:50 AM   #42
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A DIY oil change article? Must be aimed at MOrons. What a yawner.</p>



Say, what to do with the used oil? Does it kill termites?

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Old 05-26-2004, 10:19 AM   #43
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It's a good thing it's fast because if it was slow people would have to look at it and she ain't purty.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:21 AM   #44
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That was meant for Sarnali's Triumph Rocket post.



Crap I haven't even been drinking!



It must be the jet lag from the flight to FL. Damn it's hot here!
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:32 AM   #45
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Personally, I've never worried about crush washers, and I've never had anything but a drip or two come from the drain plug. The first one I lost, I had only one vehical, so I reassembled everything and went on my way. Having all intentions to get to the dealler to replace it. Forgot about it untill the next oil change. Afew hundred K miles on many bikes and I don't think its been missed by any of them.

But it must have some engineering significance, or they would not put it on the bike. The real world doesn't seem to care.
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Old 05-26-2004, 10:51 AM   #46
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Cut it with gas and use it to stain wood (fences, garden timbers, decks but read on), It takes afew days to dry out, but it helps preserve the wood.

Try it on an inconspicuous spot to see if ya like the color.

Might cheese off some enviromentalist but it does work.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:05 AM   #47
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Hold a match to it to see if it's dry. Make sure you wear nomex clothing though.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:10 AM   #48
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Works great on pier pilings......dont let DNR(Department of Natural resources) catch you.
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:24 AM   #49
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I cut some crankcase drainings with gas, smeared it on the wood lawn furniture. Now, when it gets hot outside, the wood starts seeping old dank motor oil. Smells even worse than gear lube. Pee-u. Can't put varnish on it, either. So much for that idea...
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Old 05-26-2004, 11:34 AM   #50
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And Triuimph's. I believe that I own the world's record for oil consumption in a TR-6 on a trip from KY to Mexico and back.
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