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Sidecar Bob
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I recently bought a new compressor and one of the "accessories" that came with it was a blow gun that has threads inside it's nozzle so you can screw an inflating needle into it to inflate balls &c instead of messing around trying to get an air chuck to work on the needle.

With the needle screwed in, the blow gun has a very fine nozzle that is just about perfect for working on carbs.

Mine is Campbell Hausfield brand, but I have seen them in other stores with other names on them.
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In the US that same tip is available in the AutoZone blower kit. (along with a needle) I think the brand is Central Pneumatics.

The needle that came with mine had a hole in the end and two on the sides. I soldered the sides closed and BOY is that a strong jet out the end!

Haven't rebuilt the carbs yet, but I'll be using this little gem profusely!

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i just made a rear wheel seal retainer tool for a 1100. it might be the same as a 1000. i used a extra 1 1/16 inch 3/4 drive craftsman socket and weld 4 pieces of 1/4 inch rod on the sides of it. before i welded them i had to turn the ends down on my lathe to about .200 about 1/4 inch long. I still drill the factory stakes on the retainer . I sat the socket on the reatiner and put the rods along the edge and tacked them in place and then removed it and welded a little bit more. i would have indexed it and done it in my machine shop but id have to clean the machine shop up first. jb
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on the topic of the rear seal retainer tool,motion pro sells it for around $15.
they refer to it as "XR SEAL/BEARING RETAINER TOOL".

it was costing me more to drive to borrow the tool than it was to just buy one. :lol:
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quote:
(My tip To tell which spark plug lead (if any) is dead (bad coil/points/ignitor/&c) without removing the plugs I use a neon bulb (the kind that used to be used in the pilot lights of electrical devices pretty universally before LEDs came along).)

I have always used a timing light. slip it over each wire and see if it is lights thus getting spark.

my tip: use a digital light thermometer to see if all cylinders are firing the same (if not the temp on the exhaust pipe will be cooler).
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I do not know if this is the correct way or if this the way everyone does it but this is the way I removed the caps that cover the jets on my GL 1200
Step 1 is to drill the cap with a Step down drill bit, this way you will only go to the first size of the bit
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Step 2 is to tap the hole to a 4 mm, that was one size I had.
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Step 3. Using a screw that fits the size tap you use , you can push the cap out without any damage what so ever to the jet.
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