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dan filipi 01-23-2008 12:35 AM

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I thought it would be fun to see some of the make shift tools we've made to get the job done because we're too cheap or too lazy to go out and buy it.

This timing window I made from a oil filler cap cut in half and glued clear plastic to the inside.

http://filipi.com/TimingPlug.jpg

I use this bent over screw driver ALOT.

http://filipi.com/Pick.jpg

This is a used to was 1 inch (?) 6 point socket, sliced and ground to get the clutch center nut off and on.

http://filipi.com/ClutchSocket.jpg

And this is my latest made tonight, used to compress the valve springs.
btw, 1/4" poly rope in the plug hole works like a charm to keep the valves seated.

http://filipi.com/ValveSpringCompressor.jpg



I might have a few others but these are the most used lately.

LOL, I just noticed that when I posed for that shot the rope was in the other plug hole.
Uh, I meant to do that.




Mohawk 01-23-2008 03:50 AM

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Good One Dan,

We all just love tips like this.

And I just bet your tips and photo's get collected by most of us.

Thats what we call Injun newity.... Get it?

Yea, You got it in spades.

I got a couple of tools I made, Now I gotta dig them up and take pictures.

C Ya Pal.

Mohawk

GoWing 01-23-2008 04:40 AM

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That's very clever Dan, good work.

Shooter 01-23-2008 04:57 AM

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I'm all for saving money. Got any extra rope.... :cheeky1: :cheeky1: :cheeky1: :gunhead:

BlackGW 01-23-2008 07:30 AM

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Swingarm Socket

BlackGW 01-23-2008 07:32 AM

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Bottom view. I broached two 1/2" squares so that I can use the socket straight on or use the offset hole and put my allen wrench through the center hole.

JBz 01-23-2008 08:02 AM

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heated and bent 10mm wrench cut a slot in it to take off the throttle cables.JB

RB 01-23-2008 08:40 AM

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NOW That's a good one..I wish I had thought of that. I have routed my cables outside the frame so it's not an issue anymore..but gee I wish I had one when I started out

FenderHead 01-23-2008 11:06 AM

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I've forgotten exactly what I made these for...for motorcycles I'm sure...I just remembered what the T-handle spanner is for...to adjust the clutch tension nuts on BSA ...

FenderHead 01-23-2008 11:08 AM

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Just another view...


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