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Author Topic: $50 mod thread  (Read 344366 times)

Offline Captmilk76

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Re: Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #770 on: Dec 11, 2013, 08:36:35 »
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Offline sharperdill

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #771 on: Jan 22, 2014, 18:55:42 »
Cheepo   File Handles

Using a file without a handle is very dangerous. When I worked as a diesel mechanic I seen this clever idea on the shop floor.

Do not use this sort of handle if you are intending to use the file on a lathe.
  • Find some golf balls.  Used balls can sometimes be bought at garage sales or could be found at the local golf course in the water hazards. (ask permission before retrieving the golf balls from the water hazard)
  • Find all the files that need handles.
  • Drill a hole 3/4 of the way through the ball the same size as the smallest portion of the file (the part the handle would usually get a handle placed on it). The hole is more or less kind a pilot hole and makes it easier to beat the ball on with a deadblow or mallet.
  • Place the file handle side pointing up and the other end on a block of wood. Now beat the ball on with a deadblow or mallet.
Warning!: Files are very brittle, so do not get carried away beating the ball onto the handle

Offline SaltCityCafe

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #772 on: Feb 06, 2014, 19:31:57 »
Thought this was kinda cool. Step by step on how to build an oil tank for $50. The shape doesn't matter but the info on the internals and such is universal.

http://www.choppergods.com/redbarronwebv3/BUDGET_OIL_TANK.pdf

Offline runmikeyrun

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #773 on: Jul 18, 2014, 09:32:11 »
Simple rust removal without the need to Kreem or coat inside of tank with oil/WD40 (and your tank will NEVER rust again!)

The last tank I used this process on sat on a shelf in my garage with Ohio weather for two years with no gas in it and not a speck of rust appeared.

Items needed:
Tank (duh)
Large enough rubbermaid container to fit your tank, with the lid -OR- ability to seal the tank (cap, block off plate for petcock) MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO HOLES!  lol
1-2 gallons of Milkstone remover (available from Tractor Supply Co)  It's orange and is around $14 for a gallon jug.  Milkstone remover's main ingredient is phosphoric acid.
Hair dryer
safety glasses and heavy nitrile gloves

I recommend removing large amounts of flaky rust first with screws or nuts with tank filled with water.

don safety glasses and gloves.  This stuff will burn you. 

Mix the Milkstone remover 1:3 with water.  That is, one gallon of Milkstone remover to three gallons of water.  That will make 4 gallons, which will easily be enough to fill a tank.  Otherwise, mix up enough to completely fill/cover the tank when immersed in a rubbermaid container.  Either way, make sure the tank is as full as possible.  You may also invert the tank for one day to get any areas that you can't reach by filling or submersion.  If you use a rubbermaid container make sure to put the lid on or it will stink up the whole garage; also it keeps kids and animals out of it.

I leave my solution in 2-3 days.  When finished, drain the solution and rinse well with water.  Then use the hair dryer propped in the filler hole to completely dry the inside.  Two things have occurred- your rust is gone, and the tank is coated in a beautiful grey coating.  This coating is actually the outside layer of steel being chemically converted to black ferric phosphate and it will prevent future rust, so leave it on!  There is no need for any additional coatings like Kreem that can peel away over time.  As for the outside of the tank (if you've submerged it) the coating can be scrubbed away to reveal the metal before prime/paint.

The only bad part about this process is that I haven't found a way to dispose of the used solution.  What I did is pour it into a home depot bucket and left it, it also works good on removing rust on other parts and/or chrome.  It will last a long time and will do quite a few tanks/parts. 

« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2014, 09:36:22 by runmikeyrun »
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Offline ben2go

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #774 on: Jul 18, 2014, 12:13:42 »
Will it remove paint?I have two tanks that need repainting and it would really be helpful if it would remove paint as well.If not.Aircraft stripper and then the bath in your suggested solution.

Offline runmikeyrun

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #775 on: Jul 18, 2014, 12:44:51 »
The tank I did, it did not remove the paint.  Not saying it will not HARM paint, it will usually cause a haze or dull it, but it definitely did not strip it.  Aircraft stripper is the bomb, I need to do a tank soon myself.  Gets ya so damn hiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh though...
« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2014, 12:47:12 by runmikeyrun »
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81 KZ750E
94 XR250L
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Offline ben2go

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #776 on: Jul 18, 2014, 13:04:21 »
Thanks for the info.

Offline runmikeyrun

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #777 on: Jul 18, 2014, 15:46:45 »
sure dogg
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76 KH400
79 YZ250
77 RD400

Present:
14 Yamaha Bolt
81 KZ750E
94 XR250L
68 CL350 (in process)

Yeah, it's dangerous.  That's why I like it.

Offline cosworth

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #778 on: Jul 18, 2014, 18:02:11 »
SR250. Properly jetted, it might hit 110kph with me sitting up. I tuck and I go 120. Stuck a velocity stack on there for $40. I get 120 sitting up.

Afterwards, cleaned the carb. $5. Bike runs amazing with that stack. Had a chinese K&N copy on there before. No, the ports were not blocked.
« Last Edit: Jul 18, 2014, 18:44:47 by cosworth »
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Offline crazypj

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Re: $50 mod thread
« Reply #779 on: Jul 18, 2014, 18:25:23 »
Yamaha RTS?
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