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post #21 of 46 Old 07-01-2018, 03:41 PM
 
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First investment should be a good mechanic's set of metric box wrenches with a good range of sizes.
I've found the best assortment to be 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, & 17mm
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post #22 of 46 Old 07-01-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone has taken off their backseat, back fender keeping the front seat and adding a smaller back fender?
Easy, if you know how to cut and weld...just make the stock fender shorter.








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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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I've found the best assortment to be 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, & 17mm
i have the same problem
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post #24 of 46 Old 07-02-2018, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Amazing job on that fender! Nope don't think I can do that either. I did go on the blue collar site and they have really nice kits, but I want looking to make a bobber. So I think I will be happy with what I do have.
And thanks for more tool tips, I'm slowly collecting. Still waiting for my fuel filter to come in and will be crossing my fingers when I cut my fuel line. <--- big stuff for me.
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Shortening a stock fender IS making a bobber, that's how they got the name.

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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OK, thanks. Bobbers are very pretty but I'm too long legged to go any lower with a seat with one of their kits.
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I'm going to install my fuel filter soon (it was finally delivered) and I have one concern. The video I watched was easily understood and he used zip ties to hold filter in place. As with all filters I will need to replace it, my question is.....

What would be my best option to secure my filter so that I don't damage the hose? Has anyone tried those metal clamps that you screw drive shut then can screw drive it open?

I also got a magnetic drain plug for when my first oil change is due. Do I replace plug with every oil change? It has one on now, he changed oil just before I bought it.

I also do not have the sellers phone number anymore I believe I remember him saying he used Honda synthetic oil. Am I safe at next oil change to use synthetic if I am wrong. I believe I read once you have used synthetic not to revert back to regular oil.

Hope all this makes sense and thank you for any help.
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You can switch back to normal oil without worry. Synthetics are fully compatible with dino juice. Magnetic drain plugs attract any filings in the oil to the magnet. All they need is a good cleaning when removed. they do not need to be replaced. My inline filter has no hose clamps at all on it. It is a tight fit into the hose and doesn't leak. Screw type clamps are kind of overkill if the filter fits the hose OK.

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Thank you duckster, the hose said it specifically fits a 250.thanks for the help.
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I mean filter not hose. Thanks
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