Shake the Box CL360/378

Maritime

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Ha, shop elves didn't do mine either so I got crackin on it this weekend and about to start some bike stuff.
 

Redbird

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Unfortunately I've been out in the shop and as predicted above, the Good And Friendly Shop Elves didn't come and clean the place up while I was gone; still a mess and the bike still isn't finished.
Yea, when I take a break in the shop I always say "We'll be back after these commercials..."
But when I come back, everything is always just like I left it. Stuff never works like it does on TV.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
I got a fresh tank of propane, things are ready to go out there and now I'n sitting here in the house w/ a cold (or something worse, who knows?) When I finally get back out there I know it'll all be just as I left it... along w/ trying to remember where I was on things so I can pick back up and move on.
 

Maritime

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That's always the fun part. Where did I stop on that bit? where did I put the next piece that goes on next?
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
While I'm sitting here coughing and sniffling and wishing I weren't... One of the problems I was having before I left town for the winter was that I wasn't satisfied with the mounting of the bar-end mirrors. They've got a rubber grommet w/ a hole through the middle and there's a nut and washer that squeezes the grommet to tighten the whole assembly into place. Can't seem to get the thing tight enough to really mount the mirrors up nice and solid. Any suggestions?
 

pidjones

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While I'm sitting here coughing and sniffling and wishing I weren't... One of the problems I was having before I left town for the winter was that I wasn't satisfied with the mounting of the bar-end mirrors. They've got a rubber grommet w/ a hole through the middle and there's a nut and washer that squeezes the grommet to tighten the whole assembly into place. Can't seem to get the thing tight enough to really mount the mirrors up nice and solid. Any suggestions?
Might try a washer on both sides, or maybe a bigger washer on both sides of the grommet. You might also try the conical part of a Swagelok ferrule of appropriate size on both sides to wedge out on the grommet from the hole in the middle of it.
 

Maritime

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I find with those you need to have them so tight they barely go in the bars and then they will tighten enough to stay put. Almost need to hammer them in. Annoying but they can work
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Thanx, that's a great iea. I've got some of those in a parts drawer so I'll give 'em a try. Because of the room available inside the bar end I had to shorten the grommet some, but that shouldn't matter that much.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
I find with those you need to have them so tight they barely go in the bars and then they will tighten enough to stay put. Almost need to hammer them in. Annoying but they can work
Unfortunately I can't hammer these because of the turn lights on the end of the mount. They are aluminum (and the plastic lens screws on) and not as heavy as they could be. I might have to try and figure out a way to use a wide blade screwdriver w/o damaging the wires.
 

irk miller

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Do you have room to make a shim/sleeve from a strip of beer can? Sometimes, one wrap of electrical tape works, but it's thick. The beer can usually works better.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Do you have room to make a shim/sleeve from a strip of beer can? Sometimes, one wrap of electrical tape works, but it's thick. The beer can usually works better.
Thanx, Eric. Probably wouldn't fit, but I've got in the back of my mind a "last resort" of a strip of 400, 600 or 1000 grit sandpaper wound around it. I think I'll try a couple of the brass ferrules first.

Gotta get over this "cold" or what ever it is so I can get back out there. Gunna be in the 70s today and here I sit. :(
 

CarbsAndCylinders

Careful With That Axe Eugene
I have a similar issue with the bar-end mirrors on my BMW's clipons. I tried shimming with a beer can strip but that did not help. I will try the washer idea but now my bike is at my friend's place and with social distancing I can't get to it. I'm looking forward to see what works for you.

Brian
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Decided it was time to force myself to clean up the shop a bit before just continuing to make it worse and worse. Yeah @Hurco550 and his post in the DR650 powered bobber thread probably shamed me into it. Anyway an opportunity came along to acquire some treated fence parts so I figured it was tome to build the sound enclosure around the compressor. When the shop was built I included a vent in the wall for this so the compressor would be breathing outside air but it's been covered since waiting for me to get around to the rest of the job. The day arrived!

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After cleaning out and cleaning up I made a frame that will, once I get some hands on insulation, more or less look like below. I'll cut the fence boards down to length before attaching them. I can't hinge it so the front will be fitted as a plug to just pull out when I need access.

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ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
If the shop has air conditioning, it is better to compress inside (pre-dried) air.
Air conditioning???? I wish. When the shop was built there was a BIG old ash tree there in the back yard several feet outside the front door. The door faces west so most of the afternoon that big old tree helped keep it cool in there. The tree succumbed to the Emerald Ash Borer scourge and had to be taken down. Now by 5:00pm on most summer days it's pretty toasty in there.
 

ridesolo

You only bear responsibility for your own actions
Thanx, Levi. Got the side on, front will be ready today. Not going out yet to buy insulation and other hardware so I'll finish the front, prop it in place, and then clean some more. Gotta get back at the little piddlies that I've been putting off on the 378.
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