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post #1 of 20 Old 04-06-2004, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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the Non-Mechanic's Guide

I bought a full hindle system and couldn't find any guide on how to install it.
I recently got a digicam so I figured why not document the whole thing. I kinda went overboard and ended up spending 10 hours on it. Here's my site:
http://crotchrocket.net

It's called the non-mechanic's guide because I didn't really know what I was doing, but it all worked out fine.

Feel free to correct anything, I plan on adding a lot more.

It's running on a cable modem, and has tons of images, so it might slow to a crawl or get me kicked off Comcast
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

Nice.
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Well done cool to see a chick gettin her hands dirty. I see theres a VFR in the background there is that yours as well?
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Rats, link doesn't work for me.
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Well done cool to see a chick gettin her hands dirty. I see theres a VFR in the background there is that yours as well?
Brian is a girl??

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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

The site is down for me now.

Mind if we add your articles to our Knowledge Base here? (KB on the menu)
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

You guys overloaded it pretty quick

The girl in the pics is my girlfriend, I was taking the pictures so I'm not in any of them.

Yep, the vfr is mine. I practice new skills on it because I'm afraid to hurt my 'blade. Neither has collision insurance, and the vfr's a lot cheaper to fix.

Conq, go ahead and add them. I was going to submit to KB but I didn't feel like censoring it.

The site's back up now.
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Good job.
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

On the Throttle Free Play adjustment, why did you remove the tank/etc? You couldn't get the free play out by using the adjustments at the clip-on?
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

Great install guide for someone who has never done this before. If you have, expect to spend around 2 hours most of which is involved only in changing out the exhaust and none of the other work that was included (flapper/oil & filter change etc.).

Most people just pull the cables and leave all of the servo stuff intact. I like the fact that you sealed the cable holes, although the breather for the crankcase and the pair system negate any possibility of a "sealed" airbox.

Well done . . .
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

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On the Throttle Free Play adjustment, why did you remove the tank/etc? You couldn't get the free play out by using the adjustments at the clip-on?
I had the tank open already and thought, "Hey, I can adjust the throttle this way". I didn't know the clip-ons had an adjustment. I'll have to check it out.
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

You're right, Conq, I hadn't noticed that before. I had a lot of free play, though, I'm not sure that would have been able to do it. Would be a hell of a lot easier. I'll have to add that to the page.
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

WOW!

Now that's great info.. Well done
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Brian is a girl??
Did you even look at the site or do the Pics not come up for you.
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Re: the Non-Mechanic's Guide

Nice job. That looks like a lot of work putting that stuff together.

I found one nit to pick...you've drawn the fuel filter into a couple pics but in reality it is inside the tank. No biggie, but it might mislead someone.
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