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  2. Torque Monkey

    Complete set of wheels need to go to Bellingham

    Well, that was quick. I have secured a ride to Hoss’s place.
  3. DJ Kota bought the wheels I got from Dave for the Jetta. I need to get them as far North as possible. Let me know if anyone is able to help me out.
  4. Woodenhead

    Phat Kaw's Spring Maintenance.

    Sweet fix Russ!
  5. Fishin2Deep4U

    Carryboy canopy

    Hey guys, I am selling the canopy I purchased from Hoss in October. I had to have a way to cover everything up for my trip back east and now I need my bed back. Very well built. Slam latch on rear glass. Front slider. Has some wear. Minor scratches. One of the window seals is leaking. Probably am easy fix. I have never hooked up the third brake light or interior light. Still on the truck. https://photos.app.goo.gl/d67dDso9vbdQoBcr6 https://photos.app.goo.gl/t9tx6ZAzg66QmugZ7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/6x3FDfiXstain7ad7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/JYiAZYcghpBhB9D26 https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJjogTURwCzpqCFc8 $250 obo
  6. Last week
  7. Got my Connie out from under the covers a few weeks ago, changed all the brake fluids, final drive, and oil/filter, getting the big ol' gal ready for summer. The Victory is still covered up, but there is 6qts of oil and a filter waiting... I took the Connie out for a few rides, a couple of times to work too and the display on the dash wouldn't stop complaining about the TPM Sensors having low batteries.... I called down to Olympia to Paulsons and they don't rebuild the TPM sensors, they replace them at $220/ea... Grand total nearly $700 with the cost of dismount and mount, reprogramming for the new sensors and of course Governor Inslees cut. 700 large on a bike that is maybe worth $5G? There had to be other options, so I started googling... It turns out that these sensors are not potted, so they can be removed, taken apart, and new batteries soldered in. So this week, the bike came apart, wheels off, tires spooned off, and sensor batteries changed. This isnt too bad of a job except for getting those darn tires off. The front is a 120/70 - 17" and I figured it was going to be the hard one to break loose. I used a couple of harbor freight wood working clamps to break the bead, and then with a bit of sweat, used the tire irons and worked the tire off of the rim. The back 190/50 - 17 fought me the whole time... Being a lot lower profile and wider, I couldn't use the wood working clamps to break the bead. I ended up using a long 2X4 as a lever and a short piece of 4X4 to push on the sidewall of the tire. I laid the tire/wheel down flat next to my truck, put the longer 2X4 into the slots of the wheels, pushing down on the 4X4 and popped the bead off. Getting the first bit of bead pried off the rim was a total PITA but then it all came loose and I changed the sensor battery. Going back together was a pain, I scratched up the rims even with rim protectors. I think I'll be more proactive next time. I saw one person who changed the batteries right before a tire change. They took a sawzall to the tire, cut a window in it, and changed the battery before taking the whole mess to the shop for a new tire install. That seems like a much better idea.. The first batteries lasted ten years, maybe I'll change them out again in five or six years. With less than ten dollars in batteries and quite a bit of sweat and a few bruises, the batteries are changed. Well worth not paying $700, and this is a system I've grown fond of. I once had flat tire on the front of my old VT750 ACE, it took less than two minutes after running over a rabbit carcass to become an emergency stop situation. Next up - Rostra Cruise Control Install on the pretty lady!
  8. Abbyfireguy

    One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft Conversion

    Noise people like us want to know.. Did you get any suntanning in on the return voyage from Hawaii? Lines out for tuna?
  9. Big Russ

    One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft Conversion

    and why didnt you message me? I"m close enough and have a tape measure... (Just saw this thread)
  10. Austin The DieselTech

    One Piece Aluminum Driveshaft Conversion

    How did this turn out? The cost to repair my stock 2pc shaft is gonna be in this price range without new u-joints. Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  11. Torque Monkey

    Backup camera display mounting options for early Gen2

    I converted my 04 to double din. It doesn’t help much for how to do it on a 2nd Gen but it can be done. Just takes a guy that isn’t afraid to cut the dash. LOL! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Torque Monkey

    Backup camera display mounting options for early Gen2

    I have installed several back up cameras over the years in many trucks. There are tons of options. I’ve done the screen mounted on the sun visor. It was wireless. I hated it. I had a screen that clamped on over my rear view mirror for years. I still have it somewhere. Your welcome to call t if you want it. I finally got tired of it because it didn’t make a very good rear view mirror but it work great for a camera monitor. I finally installed a double din stereo in my truck, mostly because I wanted navigation but it works great for the back up camera. I have also installed a couple of single din stereos with flip out screens. Here is one I just did on a Ford. I have installed the same stereo in a 2nd Gen Dodge also. I think it is the best option. I always run wired cameras after my first experience with wireless cameras. However, I am going to try to add a second wireless camera to my slide in camper so I have a camera on the back of the camper without having to connect wires. I have all the hardware to do it. Just been really busy and haven’t gotten to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. HOSS

    OXE 150 at Miami Boat Show

    I want one!!!
  14. Fishin2Deep4U

    OXE 150 at Miami Boat Show

    Dave
  15. Austin The DieselTech

    Injectors question.

    I had Flux 2's and Flux 3's in my 2003. Both sets ran very smooth. Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  16. Scotty_

    Injectors question.

    I ran a custom F1 20HP set in my 07 6.7 for over 600K miles. Better idle, better economy, better power. And very clean. Big improvement over stock. Didn’t go higher HP as I was already running SW3 on a Smarty Was the perfect combo for my needs.
  17. Greg

    Injectors question.

    I'm running Don's Flux 1's in my truck I like them.
  18. Austin The DieselTech

    In Search Of a 22cm BHT3B Turbine Housing

    Truck wrecking yard in Napavine. They have a network of store and transfer inventory as needed. They go by LKQ truck center now.Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  19. Torque Monkey

    In Search Of a 22cm BHT3B Turbine Housing

    I haven’t. I don’t know who they are.
  20. DRobinson

    In Search Of a 22cm BHT3B Turbine Housing

    I've been looking but I'm coming up empty too. I'm not sure this is worth it but have you tried KC truck parts? Looks like they are affiliated with a nationwide chain, maybe more parts available?
  21. Torque Monkey

    In Search Of a 22cm BHT3B Turbine Housing

    Well.... the Modern Shop got back to me. Of course the housing is on back order but it does appear to be the part I want. They are trying to see what they can do to locate one. They asked me for my engine serial number so I had to explain to the Guy that my serial number wasn't going to get him very far. LOL! They have been very nice and extremely helpful, sending drawings and pictures. I guess we will see what else they come up with but I suspect it will be a dead end.
  22. Cap-n-Cray

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    When the tappet gaskets start failing, there will be lots of expensive cake too...
  23. Austin The DieselTech

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    Piece of cake. Sent from my SM-G900R4 using Tapatalk
  24. Cap-n-Cray

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    If you look at the second photo, you can see one of the bolts with the seal on it (on the intake manifold cover). The 12V seals have a metal cup with a thick rubber gasket...
  25. marksmith

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    You have it covered then! The 24V ones are basically a very thin steel washer with a coating on them.
  26. Cap-n-Cray

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    The tappet gasket did not come with the bolt seals. Geno's recommended using early 12V bolt seals. They are more robust and a little more expensive. They seemed to work well...
  27. marksmith

    Tappet Cover oil leak...

    I have never had issue with tightening pump before the gear nut. If you wanted to put it all back together, sans gear nut, you will be just fine. Just make sure your key is in the proper spot. Its a lot to take off if it isn't. Did the gasket come with bolt sealing washers for the tappet cover? If not, I strongly suggest getting some. Those bolts were my nemesis for one project.
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