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About Dusty_Dave

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    Senior Member & TCU Supporter
  • Birthday 06/27/1948

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    Northern New Mexico
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    Motorcycles, Antique Electronics, anything mechanical, Welding, Machineing

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  1. I prefer to open a Photo Bucket account then copy the img link address right into the body of the message. This will work on all web sites as far as I know. If you insist on uploading them, at the bottom left of the reply window next to the paperclip you can drag photo files or click choose files but you are way limited in file size this way. With the img file link you can post lots n lots I have never found a upper limit. Dusty
  2. Yous pictures doont work so gooder. Dusty
  3. Unless they paid you to haul it off I can only give you a 4.5 of 5! Dusty
  4. Finally got thru welding and soda blasting the trans cases today. So I decided to wait till Carol was in bed and wash them. She smelled the oil washing out of the pores in the loonynum from the back bedroom and let me know that I wasn't fooling anybody. Since I'm already in the doghouse I think I'll go run it again. Dusty
  5. Sounds like it's time to pop the jugs off. Dusty
  6. How many miles ya put on it since ya gots it running? Dusty
  7. The circuit prints all over the net seem to say that both were available. A quick search of fleebay shows lots of igniters from 78 through 85. Wouldn't expect them to supply a cdi manual with a points bike or vice versa. Dusty
  8. Just pulled up a few GS circuit prints. From 80 forward a few years there seems to be prints for with points and prints for with solid state ignition in most sizes. No ider if solid state was an option or where it was made or luck of the draw. But they both seem to be out there. Dusty
  9. What's wrong with you all? This might be a score but for sure it is major Suckage it makes a Hoover look like a rank amature. I would rate it a 4 out of 5 only way to make a 5 is to get paid to haul it off and it has a tag n title.
  10. Actually I stole that line from Canned Heat, Broke Down Harley Davidson Blues. Dusty
  11. Yep the knocking noise down by your feet is just as good as a light. Dusty
  12. That screw looks tall enough to grab with a pair of vice grips. If not hammer straight in on the head until the phillips cross closes up and then use a impact driver. Dusty
  13. Much easier as opposed to removing the chuck, putting on the faceplate or "dog driver plate", cleaning the taper and inserting a solid center. But it works just as well. What you do, is to take a short piece of steel, perhaps 2" or so long, and some convenient diameter. Between , perhaps between 3/4" and 1" is a reasonable size for most 10" or 12" lathes. Material is not really important, although the softest steel may not be the best to use. Turn a 1" or so portion of it down to hold in the jaws of a chuck, leaving a "step" that rests against the front of the chuck jaws. Turn the piece around and put that part in the chuck. Turn the remaining portion to have a 60 deg point on it, like a center. It may be convenient to first turn it to a smaller diameter, perhaps 5/8" or so, leaving a short section of "collar" to rest on the chuck jaws to prevent slipping in. Because that was turned in position, it is accurate even if the chuck is not, so long as it remains in position as-turned. You can use the chuck jaws to rest a "dog" against. When you take it out, you lose position, but it is easy to just skim-cut a new 60 deg point on it at the time of next use to restore accuracy. If you have left a longish section at the "point", you can skim it many times before you run out of material and need to make a new piece. Dusty
  14. But it is tougher than most anything else except hard chrome. I had a battery break while I was riding and leak acid all over a powder coated frame. Got home in the dark didn't notice it for a few days. It made some slightly discolored spots on the powder it took the paint off all the way to metal. And don't think I've managed to chip any yet. Dusty
  15. Powder is way tougher but not indestructible. Designs IE flames stripes etc are way easier in paint. Powder 2 or 3 coat produces colors and textures not possible with paint. Powder is damn near impossible to touch up Paint is way easier to touch up depending on number of different coats. Powder hides poor prep better but wont work at all with poor cleaning. Powder over pealing chrome! Sandblasted everything and coated two stage. I think a reasonable alternative to chrome. Dusty