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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Until I have better ways of keeping lists of things on the site (under profiles probably), I'm creating this thread as a place to keep links to various special tools because I'm endlessly forgetting where I got XYZ tool.

    For instance, this is the wheel balancer I use:

    Link #9924
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Motorcycle Wheel Balancer Buyer's Guide

    What to consider when buying a motorcycle wheel balancer

    http://www.marcparnes.com/Buyers_Gu...

    ryan647
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    This is a test. ryan647
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    ryan647
    7 years ago
    ack
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    ryan647
    7 years ago
    Do you think that the universal that you have should work with the Hawk rear wheel?
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    I suggest that we give it a try. If it doesn't work then we can always order the correct cones.
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    ryan647
    7 years ago
    I might just order the one that is specific to it . . . at least to have it because it always sucks to get 90% done with a project only to not have the right tool on hand.
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    This I can understand.
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    This is the torque wrench I use:

    Link #9943
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Amazon.com: Eastwood Digital Electronic Torque Wrench 3/8" Drive: Automotive

    Amazon.com: Eastwood Digital Electronic Torque Wrench 3/8" Drive: Automotive

    http://www.amazon.com/Eastwood-Digi...
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    In Knoxville at Huey's Cycle Service, Ed showed me an electronic throttle body sync tool made by a company Kuwa Seito out of Japan.

    Photo #10054
    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Kuwa Seiko Throttle Body Carb Sync Tool

    Kuwa Seiko Throttle Body Carb Sync Tool

    I have not yet been able to find where to purchase one of these gadgets.

    I have not yet been able to find a source for one. Searching around today, I came across a couple of interesting projects where people have constructed their own digital syncing tools:


    Link #10056
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Arduino Throttle Body Syncronization Shield

    A common Motorcycle maintenance task is to synchronize the throttle bodies on the engine to smooth out any rough idle. This is done by monitoring the...

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Ard...

    I'm half tempted to build one of these. 
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Ben Mendis forwarded me a link to the O2 meter. It's pricey but would enable me to adjust the fuel/air mixture on the K100RS (which does not have an O2 sensor)

    Link #10060
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Innovate Motor Sports On-Line Store

    The LM-2 Kit (Single Wideband O2) includes the LM-2 meter, Bosch wide-band oxygen sensor, 8 ft sensor cable, cigarette-lighter power adapter, analog in/out cable, ODB-II/CAN interface cable, SD memory card, USB cable for PC connection, weld-in bung and plug, LogWorks software CD, and quick-start guide. Carrying Case also included! The powerful shopping cart software for web stores and e-commerce enabled webstores is based on PHP / PHP4 with SQL database (MySQL, PostGres) with highly...

    http://www.innovatemotorsports.com/...
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    On ryan647's recommendation I ordered a proper float gauge:

    Link #10063
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Amazon.com: Carburetor Carb Float Level Gauge Motorcycle Tool: Everything Else

    Amazon.com: Carburetor Carb Float Level Gauge Motorcycle Tool: Everything Else

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Of all the tools I have ever owned, this has been by far the most useful. It's much more industrial strength than the corresponding leathermans and can be used to do some real work. It's saved the day on more than one occasion.

    Link #10160
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Amazon.com : Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool with Pouch : Victorinox Multitool : Sports & Outdoors

    Amazon.com : Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool with Pouch : Victorinox Multitool : Sports & Outdoors

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000224UE
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    Ben Mendis
    7 years ago
    A different kind of multi-tool, but also useful for working on motorcycles.
    Link #10162
    Ben Mendis
    7 years ago

    Buy Fix It Sticks bicycle multi tools

    Fix It Sticks bicycle multi tool system. Customizable tools for bike, snowboard and other sports.

    http://www.fixitsticks.com/

    Another interesting one is the Leatherman Crunch.
    Link #10163
    Ben Mendis
    7 years ago

    Crunch - Leatherman Multi-Tools

    Crunch with Leatherman's adjustable pliers can clamp up to a 1-inch diameter pipe and features plenty of other tools for the job. Leatherman

    http://www.leatherman.com/crunch/68...

    Gizmodo claims that the Crunch has even been used as a makeshift gear-lever on a motorcycle.
    http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-to-find-the-per...
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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Thanks to rshaug for finding this, here is a link to that electronic carb/throttle body balancing tool:

    Link #10260
    Yermo
    7 years ago

    Multi-Carb Vacuum Tester KEK-55-64 This electronic carb synchronizer balances multi-carburetor engines The LCD readout in Kowa Tools 4 B000Q6P3B4 car product information | Cheap Auto Parts

    Multi-Carb Vacuum Tester KEK-55-64 This electronic carb synchronizer balances multi-carburetor engines The LCD readout in Kowa Tools 4 B000Q6P3B4 car product information

    http://www.cheapautoparts.com/m/526...
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    John St John
    7 years ago
    I just wanted to share my experiences with the K&N oil filters. You know, the ones with the nut on the bottom, that are available on Amazon.com. Well, as you may have guessed: the nuts break off. And, you're left with a difficult filter extraction. They are a "Do not buy " recommendation.
    Photo #10292
    John St John
    7 years ago

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    Yermo
    7 years ago
    Thanks for the heads up. For BMW's I always buy Bosch filters and use a filter wrench which I always carry on the bike.
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