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by Snakeoil
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: CrockPot carb cleaning
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: CrockPot carb cleaning

Common sense should always prevail. Gasoline is a bit sketchy for the fire hazard reason and it absorbs into your skin rather easily and heave knows what kind of additives are in it or what they will do to you 10 or more years down the road. Plus it does not take a big spark to set off the vapors an...
by Snakeoil
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Be aware please folks
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Be aware please folks

I think a good general rule of thumb is if the post does not look like something that person would send, language, no words, just a link, subject line kinda suspicious, trash it. Better safe than sorry. If it was really important, your friend will get back to you. I get these occasionally from vario...
by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Garmin Zumo 590LM Battery Fix
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Garmin Zumo 590LM Battery Fix

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by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: CrockPot carb cleaning
Replies: 22
Views: 1391

Re: CrockPot carb cleaning

Why not mineral spirits? Hurts no metal or paint and low odor. Great cleaner/degreaser.
by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The Black Market
Topic: 2000 Deco Classic for Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: 2000 Deco Classic for Sale

Guess the Deco rigs were based on the solo bikes since the rig has a side stand.
by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Dakar event sidecar
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: Dakar event sidecar

I think you nailed it Lew. More like a car with the right front wheel removed.
by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Anyone install a Speedhut GPS speedometer?
Replies: 27
Views: 485

Re: Anyone install a Speedhut GPS speedometer?

I was just going to use red enamel and a modelers paint brush. More of a stay within the lines vs paint then remove paint approach. That will work, but unless you have a paint that levels out nicely, you'll always see the brush strokes. Spraying it and then using a pine block to polish off the high...
by Snakeoil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Not a a Russian Rig but...
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Not a a Russian Rig but...

And I want it ,too.If only the lottery would cooperate...


Well... it does have free local pickup. :roll:
by Snakeoil
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Not a a Russian Rig but...
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Not a a Russian Rig but...

Gorgeous rig. Close to me. Very tempting. But fleabay will draw max price.

Pickers is a scam, by the way.
by Snakeoil
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Road Test Archive for Vintage Bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Road Test Archive for Vintage Bikes

Was just given this. Took a quick look and it looks pretty interesting. Archive of road tests from back in the days when the bikes were new. I have not done a deep dive yet.

http://www.yeoldecycleshoppe.com/
by Snakeoil
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Alignment set up's being used?
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Alignment set up's being used?

Do a search. Lots of posts on alignment. Might also consider a Google search. There are some vids on youtube.
by Snakeoil
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Funnel
Replies: 51
Views: 1145

Re: Funnel

I think we are witnessing the creation of a new thread type that will soon match the notoriety of the oil thread. THE FUNNEL THREAD. A trick to always having a clean funnel is finding a cap for the tip and then turning it upside down in a coffee can or similar. Allows residual oil to drain out and i...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Thinner winter oil vs changing too soon
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Thinner winter oil vs changing too soon

Air cooled engines are tougher on oil than water cooled. And our engines have timing gears not timing chains. They chop up long molecules just as well as tranny gears. Oil is cheap. Motors expensive. Plenty of good info available online for diesel oils like Rotella T. Please don't turn this into an ...
by Snakeoil
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: starting problem
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: starting problem

With the exception of very hot weather, I would expect enricheners, chokes, or ticklers be required to start a cold engine that is properly jetted. If it starts cold without, IMHO the pilot is too big and the engine is running a tad rich in the lower range.
by Snakeoil
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General Hammerin' and Wrenchin' (all model years)
Topic: Fast Idle Cant Get Perfect Idle On Manometer
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Fast Idle Cant Get Perfect Idle On Manometer

The idea is that it guarantees that the throttle butterflies close completely, otherwise your idle will be affected.


Not to nit-pick, but to be clear, the slack is to assure that the idle stop screws define the idle position and not cable tension.

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