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  1. Woodzi

    Woodzi Corporate Sponsor

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    So, after reading about the lack of activity on this forum and the post below about the doohickey tool, perhaps a way to make this site more useful would be a tool exchange section? Many of us like to do some of our own work, but it can be difficult to justify purchasing all of the necessary tools. If you are undeterred, like I am on occasion (some might say cheap), sometimes you go ahead without the correct tools and end up with damaged parts, bloody knuckles, etc.

    I have accumulated a few tools over the years, some that I would be willing to lend, others that I wouldn't let out of my sight, but would be happy to allow someone to come over and use.

    We obviously would want to be respectful of our sponsors who make their living fixing our bikes and selling us some of the tools we need, so we would want to set some boundaries - eg. I shouldn't offer to do a top end for someone, but I could lend a torque wrench.

    Good idea?
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  2. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    That's a good, neigbourly thing to offer, David. It certainly has been happening, both on and off the radar of the ODSC website.

    Perhaps we could encourage a "sub-page" for this sort of thing/listing. The Execs are meeting in a little over a month, I will suggest it be on the agenda.

    Bruce
  3. j.matthews

    j.matthews Limited User

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    I also think this is a great idea. I was looking at doing the doohickey on my KLR and didn't want to buy tools for a one off fix. Great idea.

    Jason
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  4. Mr. C

    Mr. C ODSC-OFTR Member

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    Hi there.

    I have the rotor puller, but I am in need of the offset wrench. I do have one, but the wrench is too deformed to allow me to torque the rotor bolt on. My bike now has the new torsion spring on, but now I can't button it back up.

    Please let me know if you have one sitting around somewhere.

    Thanks.
  5. Woodzi

    Woodzi Corporate Sponsor

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    Did this just get pinned, or have I been asleep for the past year? :confused:

    Anyways, I just bought a Princess Auto tire changer so I could install new tires on my Father's ATV. If you have ever tried, you know how hard it is to break the beads on these. It would also work on any other wheels up to 16" with a larger centre bore - trailers, lawn tractors, etc.
  6. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    I am considering purchase of a wide band O2 and fancy data logger. Its purpose is to record the bike (or car) fuel mixture as you ride and log the numbers against RPM and throttle position. Basically you install the sensor in the tail pipe and hook up a couple of test leads and ride the bike as normal for two hours. You end up with graphical Air fuel ratio data sheet which makes proper jet size and more importantly needle and needle position really easy to set up. Can also help properly tune EFI bikes with a little creativity (TPS, ATS, CTS adjustments) . Works on 2t stuff too!

    The price tag is high but if there was a need for others to perform the same function I would buy it and offer a service. In my case I running a newer muffler on both my older KTM bikes and I need to lean them back out for the more restrictive exhaust.

    Cost per session would be around $75 - $100 to setup your typical FCR carb or EFI with a the best possible tune for your bike (adjust for exhaust changes, r air filters or just really bad factory tune) .

    I took my old 2t Kawi bike to a buddies dyno shop years ago and we ended up going 3 jet sizes smaller to make it run properly and got the needle size and setup with very little issues. That thing ran flawless after that. Something I would not have even attempted at the without the AFR readings to verify it was still safe to ride. My "seat of the pants" methods are just too much of a risk.

    Anyone feel the need for perfect carb or EFI setup out there?
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  7. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    I should also mention I have a wide variety of specialty tools.

    Leak down tester
    Flywheel puller
    Chain breaker and crimping tool
    A variety of pullers
    cylinder hone
    spark plug Helicoil kit
    I wide selection of valve skims (for most Japanese bikes)
    Tig Welder
    Plasma Cutter
    Etc. Etc.....
  8. Chef

    Chef ODSC Executive

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    I’d be interested. The 690 has a vortex computer w/ adjustable fuel trim. I’m feeling it runs a bit rich and the Dyno guys want 350.00.

    K
  9. y2ktm

    y2ktm ODSC Executive

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    Bought the wide band data logger!! Just setting it up now and working out the bugs. Easily installed and all you need it to ride it around with the small box on the bars and the sensor mounted in the back of the muffler. It will build a fuel trim table for you to use with your vortex by the looks of things.

    Pretty cool! We can set something up in the spring to dial in the vortex!!!