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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by ShaneP, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. ShaneP

    ShaneP Well-Known Member

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    Pulley remover type 1 (mincer plate with bolt in the crank)
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    Pulley remover type 2 (upper A-arm ball joint)
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    Just to clarify, I do have a proper pulley remover, different size, and some correct tools to do jobs properly... Admittedly, spray painting a bike frame with subframe black using a degreaser gun isn't helping my case, either.

    P.S. the degreaser gun does work, but I wouldn't recommend it for most paints and painting jobs.
     
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    my67xr Bike Enthusiast Staff Member Premium Member Contributing Member

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    Not one of my tool's, found it on a facebook motorcycle page, motorcycle lift

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    Andych Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yeah that should work.
    I have a similar variable voltage controller that i use on a few on my tool's, i can hook up my Vax W&D Vacuum to it tomorrow and try it out if you want
    I found that my blasting cabinet need's full vacuum power to be able to see the part's well
     
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    I find that mine straightens the gloves out when the internal filter has been cleaned (on the cabinet). I am thinking of removing that and reducing the vacuum... together with the cyclone separator will hopefully give me a bit better vision. I also saw one that had a ball valve in the suction line to trim the vacuum flow but I dont like that idea so much.
     
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    For the inside of fork tubes: long screwdriver with wet-and-dry sticky taped on the handle and filter foam under the paper. Drill because I'm lazy.
     
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    I have a number of pieces of metal rod and wooden dowel with slots cut in them. I slide emery paper into the slot an it works brilliantly. I used to make these polishing tools as an apprentice in the Aircraft game about 47 years ago... and the trick had been around long before then..
     
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    A couple of items arrived today.
    My merge connector (304ss) and the sprocket nuts, nice light weight aluminum items.

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    Dang it... these should have been in what the Postman brought today... Oh well.. Old age does that to you..
     
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    I know some people make their own Sync tools and there are cheapie Chinese Vacuum items for sale as well as the more expensive Electronic items from the UK etc. I priced one up recently and it was over A$200 by the time it got here.. so after some investigation I found this... Aussie made, reasonable price and looks to be a quality piece of equipment..
    https://raytechautomotive.com/produ...burettor-throttle-valve-balancer-synchronizer

    Not buying one just yet.. I spent my allowance on a Honda Spada but I will get it when I start properly playing with the CB400 :)
     
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    You will need it for the Spada too.
     
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    It runs very nicely right now so I am not going to tamper with it just yet...lol
     
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    Too much work for me...lol
     
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    Talking about carby balancer's , if your bike is a twin cylinder only , have a look at a Twinmax Carburetor balancer. Have personally used this tool for many year's when i was learning how to balance the early model BM carb's. Very easy to use and super compact to carry if you have to.The I.D vacuum hoses off the Twinmax are the same as the Simpson / hoover washing machine pressure tube hose , so if your after a longer easy to purchase , just don't forget to ask for the silicone style of hose.
     
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    For a twin, just use a loop of clear hose and a bit of oil/ATF or dyed water in the middle - give it about half a metre of liquid and of air. You can use this for 4-cylinder engines by balancing each pair and then balance the 2 pairs. Not as easy as a 4 vacuum digital doo-dad.
     

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