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Threegoofs



Joined: 03 Jun 2008
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Location: Chicago- Western Suburbs

Post Spring has sprung! Reply with quote
The air is getting warm, the roads are free of snow and ice. I see nothing in my way except for the lack of the Wrinching Deficiency video.

Do we have an expected release date? Or has the project been shelved?

Us '02 owners need it!
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:00 am View user's profile Send private message
dustinbleh



Joined: 21 Mar 2010
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Location: Tempe Arizona

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So, nothing ever came of this? seemed like an awesome idea to me.
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rufusswan



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dustinbleh wrote:
So, nothing ever came of this? seemed like an awesome idea to me.


Well, something did come of this, and .... after reviewing the results, IT SUCKED Evil or Very Mad

There were lots of reasons for the suckiness, the most of which have been overcome. I now have DSL internet speed at the cabin, a hell of a lot more experience in vid production, the scoot is no longer my #1 warm weather ride, I now do all vid production for the local history society at the museum on my own brand new Mac (ultrfast uplink), and I built a shop to do this stuff in.

I'd love to do this right here on the board but a blog format it much better suited to the task. WordPress works well and I can embed YouTube videos. I've got a few things in the fire right this moment, but I will start working on this very soon. In fact I'm trying to decide on a blog name so I can get started. Anyone got a suggestion ???? So far Bajaj.wordpress.com is the working title

You'll be able to post comments on the blog posts without 'joining' anything. I'll proceed slowly as it's foolish to think this would be completely done any time soon.

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dirkhunt



Joined: 15 Oct 2009
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Bajaj Fixin'

Thanks for giving of your time in these projects, Regardless of what comes of it the effort is appreciated.

Thanks Rufus

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:34 pm View user's profile Send private message
matty_x



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I for one loved the wrinchin' video Rufus put together.

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Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:33 pm View user's profile Send private message
campinggirl



Joined: 06 May 2010
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Location: SW Wisconsin

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I've been reading through the forum posts and just found this thread. How exciting!!! I would love to see a video on how to change your tires, change oil, and adjust cables. What a good library this can turn out to be.
Thu May 27, 2010 12:38 pm View user's profile Send private message
rufusswan



Joined: 29 Sep 2007
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Camping girl,

Videos are coming. I know, so far this has been all talk and no action, but there are a lot of thangs that need to be decided and organized before I get started. Most of this is about organizing the 'info' that will go along with the videos. Vids will be nice, but there must also be written dialogue, pictures with arrows an dots an such, and folding pics together for right/wrong comparisons, and such ilk. I'm not complaining, it's just that planning needs done and it is far easier to plan first, not on the freakin' fly.

I'd like to do this all in one place but that is not a happening thing. A forum has many of the organizational tools, but this one for example lacks some things too. Vids will be on YouTube but that is a really crappy place for typed wordage and audience interaction. I have a blog on WordPress and that seems pretty workable.

I'm gonna start finalizing the pre-planning this weekend and get the blog site started up. It will be a slow roll startup, you won't have to join or any crap like that, and comments can be posted. I will do very little interacting with individuals thru the blog, that type of stuff must be done here. That's what this place if for.

Later

P.S. that is a totally cool avatar Wink

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cane_prevost



Joined: 23 Mar 2010
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Awesome! Look forward to seeing how this develops... Been using Wordpress for a while myself and really love it.
Thu May 27, 2010 4:13 pm View user's profile Send private message
Kyle Weiss



Joined: 13 Jun 2011
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Location: Reno, Nevada

Post *thumb twiddling* Reply with quote
...no pressure... Cool

...but seriously... is this going to get done? Newbies like me can't be far behind looking for some good stuff about maintaining their scooters... Smile
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rufusswan



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Kyle Weiss wrote:
...is this going to get done?


It'll probably never be 'finished/done', but yes I'm going to return to filming this summer. I'm building a 16x16 "Project Shed" right now so I'll have space to work and enough light to film with.

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campinggirl



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Yep, I'm still waiting too. Plan to change oil soon. Was wondering how to clean oil filter? Search didn't find anything. Probably bad search words. If you can give input, I would appreciate. I'll keep looking too. Thanks!

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Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:27 pm View user's profile Send private message
Grover



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
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-Assuming you're in the middle of an oil change and have already drained the oil through the drain plug:

-Remove the big nut that covers the oil filter, more oil that didn't come out through the drain plug may spill out.

-you'll see the head of the oil filter screen, but it won't come out easily. There's a nub in the middle of the plastic head of the screen. Some needle-nosed pliers (which will be useful later) should pull it right out.

-It will be covered in dirty-ish oil. I, usually still holding the screen assembly with pliers, spray on and through the screen with a can of carb cleaner, until all the oil is gone.

-You will probably notice some metal shavings caught in the screen, some of these you will spray off with the carb cleaner, but some will be caught in the mesh itself. You can use small pliers or tweezers to pull these out.

-replace the screen in it's space, just pushing in in seems to do, or use the pliers. Put the bolt/cover back on, make sure the rubber O-ring that sits behind the cover is in it's little indentation. Tighten the cover snugly, but don't over-tighten, it is brittle metal.

-Now you're ready to re-fill the motor with oil


campinggirl wrote:
Yep, I'm still waiting too. Plan to change oil soon. Was wondering how to clean oil filter? Search didn't find anything. Probably bad search words. If you can give input, I would appreciate. I'll keep looking too. Thanks!

Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:23 pm View user's profile Send private message
campinggirl



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Thanks Grover, that gives me more confidence to oontinue. It was raining here last night so I couldn't work on the scooter. Hoping for tonight. I have Amsoil 0W40 synthetic to put in. Husband went to United Auto Supply and the guy there said it would be perfect for the scooter. What do you guys think? It has the "J" and "MA" rating.

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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:37 am View user's profile Send private message
Grover



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Aren't there some premium, synthetic oils which aren't good to use with wet clutches? They make the clutch plates slip against each other when you want them to stick.

here's from wikipedia:

Many motorcycles have a wet clutch, where the clutch plates are immersed in oil. Some oils make the friction plates in the clutch slippery so that the clutch doesn't engage properly when shifting gears, or the clutch slips when the engine exceeds a certain torque. Some oils contain friction reducing chemicals. One element of the JASO-MA standard is a friction test designed to determine suitability for wet clutch usage. An oil that meets JASO-MA is considered appropriate for wet clutch operations. Oils marketed as motorcycle-specific will carry the JASO-MA label. A properly specified motorcycle oil will still allow for the appropriate lubrication and cooling of a motorcycle clutch,
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That being said, what I use most all the time is the cheapest Wal-mart motor oil, the generic store brand stuff. I bought 4T motorcycle oil a couple times in 2002, early on in my Bajaj career. It was expensive.

I wanna say I got the cheap stuff out of a combination of pure cheapness, and because my recollection was that the kind of car oil that was too slippy for wet clutches was the "premium" kind, so I figured the cheap stuff was furthest from that.

This is a low-HP, low revving motor. They seem to take most things you throw at them. The cheapest car oil has never caused me engine problems, or made my clutch slip.


campinggirl wrote:
Thanks Grover, that gives me more confidence to oontinue. It was raining here last night so I couldn't work on the scooter. Hoping for tonight. I have Amsoil 0W40 synthetic to put in. Husband went to United Auto Supply and the guy there said it would be perfect for the scooter. What do you guys think? It has the "J" and "MA" rating.

Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:47 pm View user's profile Send private message
campinggirl



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Well, I changed the oil, and took the girl for a 44 mile ride. No problems. THe oil is rated "MA" - doesn't that mean good for use with wet clutches??

The only bad thing is that I did not have an oill screen!!!!! Took the plug out and nothing there at all. The guy I took it to when I first bought it didn't mention this that I can remember. What to do?
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Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:21 pm View user's profile Send private message
Grover



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When you say "nothing was there" you mean you could have stuck your thumb deep into the hole? When you're looking at the oil screen after taking the nut off, you won't see any mesh. But just maybe 3/4 of an inch in behind the nut/cover there's the plastic head of the oil screen, maybe a little like the top of a fire hydrant? That may be a terrible explanation, but it's all that comes to mind right now. Pull on the plastic head of the screen, and a tube-shaped mesh screen, maybe about the size of a half-roll of nickels should come out, open at one end, plastic head on the other.


campinggirl wrote:
Well, I changed the oil, and took the girl for a 44 mile ride. No problems. THe oil is rated "MA" - doesn't that mean good for use with wet clutches??

The only bad thing is that I did not have an oill screen!!!!! Took the plug out and nothing there at all. The guy I took it to when I first bought it didn't mention this that I can remember. What to do?
'

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rufusswan



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CG, you do need to figure whether you do or don't have the plastic device Grover mentions, but for the immediate time being don't sweat it.

That thing does not clean your oil, it is a "debris" filter to keep hunks of stuff like metal bits from traveling around your engine and mangling things like bearings and valve trains and such. You could easily fab a replacement if yours were missing.

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