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Homemade and Unique Tools

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Travis, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Sorry 5T don't understand what you mean. The attachment for the lift arms are bolted to the motor in 2 places. The base is bolted to the lift with 2 3/8s bolts. 3/8s bolts are more than enough for 160 lbs.
     

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  2. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

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  3. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    I'm sure there could be improvements made. I built it out of scrap steel I had. A friend gave me the lift. Total investment less than $5 for bolts. Beats using my back.
     
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  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very good - and I like the fetching yellow paint!
     
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  5. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    I was talking about where it connects to the engine. I "hang" the motor from a connection with 2 sides that the bolt can pass through .....

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    But like you said, you can mod it easy enough. It took some modding on mine before it was really good.
     
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  6. XSevive

    XSevive XS650 Enthusiast

    Travis, nice tools, bit late for you i know but the spark plug TDC one is so easy to do, just grind off the uppermost crimped part of the steel section(where you have the weld) and the entire guts just drops out, 20 sec's on the grindng wheel
     
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  7. XSevive

    XSevive XS650 Enthusiast

    here,s my wheel polisher ,old ride-on-mower spindle and belt
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  8. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ooohhh - neato!

    I really like the fully exposed drivebelt - very early 1800s workhouse!

    ....you safety-conscious devil you!
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'd say your side mount tabs are just fine Greg. Weight distribution is about 2/1 forward biased. Call the motor 150lbs. Your fwd mount holds 100 and the rear 50lbs. Well within the capacity of a single tab. Majority of the weight is below he mounts, so very little rolling or twisting moment. I made my mounts the same way. Works fine. I've got an extra scissor jack. I might mod mine to work like yours.

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  10. XSevive

    XSevive XS650 Enthusiast

    yeah O H and S i s my first priority, loose clothing and drinking beer whilst using it is mandatory !!! actually the belt is pretty slack and not spinning all that quick, you could probably grab the belt and stop it and the unfixed drill press would come crashing down.
     
  11. Jack

    Jack XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    What color gray are those cases painted? I saw a moto guzzie engine painted in cast iron gray and it just stood out.
     
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  12. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It's POR15 engine paint.


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  13. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    is there a reason for the lower stand is pink? just thinking, always looking behind, but this tool is a blast for sure, 5 Star self-made tool!
     
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  14. scrapmetal

    scrapmetal XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Please don't get me wrong, your ideas are fantastic, but where you take the time doing all that? I assume you are not i n a full employment anymore, not married, live in your workshop and somebody is cooking and cleaning for you??? LOL, just jealous , want the same
     
  15. Tank painting stand made with an unused calf raise block, scrap 2x4 and smaller scrap wood

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  16. Norton7d

    Norton7d XS650 Junkie

    For the raised portion, are those 2x3's stacked up? Cant tell how many pieces are stacked up due to light / too bright.

    Nevermind, I see now they are 2x4's laying side by side, not stacked.

    Did you already paint the tunnel and dont want overspray, or is the tunnel another color?

    Thanks
     
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  17. This is badass! Is there a benefit to the stand rather than just hanging it and painting it? I know when parts get hung there's usually evidence of the hanger with whatever hole you use, but it's worked this far for me! Lol
     
  18. Norton7d - I taped off the tunnel because it was previously professionally painted black and didn't want over spray.

    G_YamTech_314 - I would have hung the tank but I did the painting in my apartment and didn't have anywhere to hang it from.
     
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  19. ExSquid

    ExSquid XS650 Member

    To all you ex-military out there. When I was in the Navy, we made all kinds of s&!t to help fix the quality low bid equipment our lovely government bought. I made a 5 gallon paint shaker from an old washing machine. A parts washer from an old sink, discarded/unclaimed socks, and a pump from a chemical tank. A sonic cleaner from a palm sander. And a whole host of other things to help fix things. Because when you're 3,000 miles from land, You can't go to the local hardware store.
     
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  20. Ipa62

    Ipa62 XS650 Addict

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    The best funnel I can think of for an xs, fits near perfectly to the treads of the dip stick opening, even 2 liter bottles works.

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