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Post by camo on Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:28 pm

Inspired by a new friend from this forum telling me to use lemon juice and hot water to clean a durty carb ( it actually works prety well) I thought we should start a tips and tech thread, if it get enough attention we can get teh mods to make it a sticky.

here is one i learned from a long distance rider friend of mine. use pledge for in between waxes. It works pretty darm well. you'd be amazed.

To clean chrome with light surface rust use 0000 steel wool. it works great.

To clean bug after a road trip, wet the area coverd in bugs and wipe with bounce fabric softener sheets.

thats what i have on top of my head, but I am sure there are many others. Post up and help a fellow rider out.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:35 am

Excellent idea! I've got some how to stuff saved in my photobucket so I'll post some up when I get some time.

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Post by Guest on Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:03 am

Well I will share the lemon juice trick here! Since acids that are sold in stores can be much too harsh are even detrimental to aluminum, especially cast aluminum, it is a bad idea to use it to clean carbs, such as in the bodies and other aluminum parts. Here is a full rundown on a really good and cheap way to clean up your carbs and make them like new!

Start with a pot of boiling water (5 cups). Remove from boil and add one heavy pinch of salt and 1 cup of lemon juice. Place all of the carb parts in the solution, disassembled or assembled if they are too gunked up to take apart. Once it has rested in the solution for about an hour, remove parts and reheat the solution to a near boil and replace parts. Once the solution has cooled enough for you to handle it (about 20 minutes) begin taking out the parts one at a time and scrubbing with a brass brush or nylon tooth brush. No need to brush the brass bit though yet, like the jets or air screws...take them to the side and soak them in a solution of muriatic acid and water (about 1:1) then remove them and place them in a bit of warm water and a teaspoon of baking soda mix to neutralize the acid on them. Now clean them and all the other parts with a good fresh water rinse. This will bring your carbs back to an “as new of a condition” as they can be. Cheap and easy....you will love this trick!

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Post by hayweed on Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:00 am

For rusted chrome you can also use aluminum foil. Ball it up loosely. Pour a coke on it and scrub the chrome. The foil will not scratch the chrome.

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Re: Tech Tips and Tricks

Post by Guest on Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:33 am

now thats a trick

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Post by ZombieNNN on Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:40 pm

Nice tips thanks.
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Post by Phantom on Mon Dec 06, 2010 2:57 pm

Saw this one in a video on one of the handlebar website.... Use a small chain to pull wires through the bars... here is a link to the videos. This guy has some awesome work by the way.....

http://www.brcustomcycles.com/HOW_TO_VIDEOS_FROM_BR.php


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Pushrod Tube, Harley

Post by misfit on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:36 pm

Use a clothes pin to hold pushrod tubes on Harleys while adjusting valves. Easier and faster than the old clothes hanger trick.
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Re: Tech Tips and Tricks

Post by ZombieNNN on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:01 pm

Nice.
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Rust Removal

Post by Scooter_Trash on Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:58 am

If you know someone who is a Amway rep. They sell a product called Scrubby Buddy, looks like chrome shavings wadded up, they take rust off of chrome like you never seen before

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Re: Tech Tips and Tricks

Post by 72shovelhead on Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:04 pm

I just clean the crome on the wheel rims and spokes with lemon joy dry then paint the whole frigging thing flat black!!!!HA!HA just had to lighten up the forum a bit.. seroiusly these are some good tips you guys are putting out there after the fog clears in my mind one day I will add some.
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