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    The parts I get from my local HD, i just give...

    The parts I get from my local HD, i just give them a part number and they are more then happy to help. I do all the looking up myself.
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    Sticky: Exactly! Spot on! Sent from my iPhone using...

    Exactly! Spot on!


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    Yes, a 2010 fender standard series stratocaster, arctic white. i replaced the bridge humbucker with a duncan...
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    Sticky: bled both front and rear brakes today. old fluid...

    bled both front and rear brakes today. old fluid was pretty brown compared to fresh dot 4

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y181/mkskud/100_3098_zpsssodovje.jpg
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    Sticky: for a breather oil catch can, i've used a basic...

    for a breather oil catch can, i've used a basic fuel filter last year, tested "my design" out per say, cobbled it together with some 3/8 hose and a breather filter i had laying around. it works...
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    Sticky: long day yesterday... first up, installing new...

    long day yesterday... first up, installing new tires. i ordered a pair of Shinko's in the factory stock sizing. Shinko SR568 for the rear and SR740 for the front
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    Sticky: i was thinking about it, but in the end i'm happy...

    i was thinking about it, but in the end i'm happy with the Blast for what it is: a simple no frills motorcycle. i've had bikes with computers and technology and this and that, but the Blast, the...
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    Sticky: I've read 24 in lbs then back off about 12...

    I've read 24 in lbs then back off about 12 flats... I think that's what you posted a few times that's what works best? I've seen anywhere from 8 - 14 flats... but regardless its definitely more...
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    I think a standard bore gasket is .045"

    I think a standard bore gasket is .045"
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    Yup. James, Cometic, even Harley MLS gaskets...

    Yup. James, Cometic, even Harley MLS gaskets don't use the dowel o-rings...
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    Sticky: Nope. I guess I'll be stuck with my Blast...

    Nope. I guess I'll be stuck with my Blast shifting as well as it did last year, until I have time to wait for the parts and open the primary back up again... Maybe next winter, then again maybe...
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    My 2008 still uses a sealed beam as well...

    My 2008 still uses a sealed beam as well...
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    Sticky: last night i used my home made wrist pin puller...

    last night i used my home made wrist pin puller to remove the pin and was able to lift the cylinder from the crankcase, leaving the piston still inside. cleaning the base gasket surface was fairly...
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    Sticky: Nope, just used the jack to support the engine...

    Nope, just used the jack to support the engine then removed the front isolator... I used the hydraulic jack at first, and thought wait, if i let this sit for a couple of days, and it's cold out, it...
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    Sticky: worked on removing the head last night. ...

    worked on removing the head last night. supported the engine, and started tearing down. removed rocker box cover, rocker box, unbolted isolator from frame
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    Sticky: spring projects...

    first warm day of the year was yesterday, 5 C or so, so the snow was melting and it was time to get started on the buell, hoping to ride in a couple of weeks, maybe sooner.

    My list: new tires,...
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    Thanks for the info, i appreciate it! I was...

    Thanks for the info, i appreciate it!

    I was thinking the same thing, pretty easy to remove the bracket but "DO NOT REMOVE" sticks in my head...
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    Removing head...

    I'm going to be replacing a pushrod o-ring, so off comes the head. I can see that to remove the head, I'd have to unbolt the isolator bracket from the rubber isolator assembly, all while leaving the...
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    Never use a power washer on a motorcycle. Use a...

    Never use a power washer on a motorcycle. Use a regular garden hose. Hose the bike down and just wash and dry it, easy peasy...

    For oil, I've had great success with Gunk Engine Cleaner and Engine...
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    Ok, thanks Jet-Lee, I appreciate the info and...

    Ok, thanks Jet-Lee, I appreciate the info and advice! :thumbsup:

    thanks!
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    Also, when removing the primary cover, anyone...

    Also, when removing the primary cover, anyone reuse the gasket or do I need a new one?

    thanks
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    I was just curious based on most of your...

    I was just curious based on most of your knowledge and past experiences if both needed to be replaced at the same time. I'd hate to get the bike running and ready to ride only to find out I need a...
  22. I use a 6" c clamp, and cut an inch long piece of...

    I use a 6" c clamp, and cut an inch long piece of pvc or even gas pipe. Cut out a length wise section about a 1/2 inch wide. Now you can seat the bottom of the c clamp on the bottom of the valve...
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    Need to replace stator...

    Hello everyone bit a long post/story here…
    Last ride of the season, back in end of Oct, I did about 200km's. I stopped for gas on the way home and noticed something odd. A half second, if that, of...
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    That looks great!

    That looks great!
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    Sticky: You can get fitted covers for about $10 for the...

    You can get fitted covers for about $10 for the pair

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611m4egGdaL._SX425_.jpg
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