Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Protip: Soften Carb Boots & Remount Carbs

Wintergreen oil + Xylene mixed in a certain proportion
can soften hardened rubber carb  insulator boots.

Leave them to soak overnight
in the mix of 70% Xylene and 30% Wintergreen oil
The result is clean and pliable insulator boots that are much easier to install.

They should pop right on with no fuss.
Getting the carbs mounted on them can still be a fist though.
An easy fix it to wrap a ratchet strap around the carbs and front of motor.
Tighten down on the ratchet until the carbs pop into the boots and that's it.
Button everything up and you're done.
Soft boots can turn a day of struggles and headaches (and broken boots)
into about a 30 minute re-install, from start to finish.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Productive weekend?

I haven't gotten much done in the way of bikes lately. The weather just hasn't been quite warm enough to be able to paint the things that need painted. However, it has been warm enough to get a few other things done:

Mini-trucks FTMFW.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hidden gem

So I found this WICKED RAD paint job hiding under the black spraypaint on Elrich's F2.


I wet the sidecover down to give you an idea of what it looked like new.