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TechTalk / Re: It Runs..sorta..
« Last post by pinholenz on January 15, 2022, 01:52:22 PM »
And it would need to have a lip to sit on so simply drilling a hole would not work.  Perhaps drill a hole and then ream out the sides to create a 1mm lip?
POD, a range of watch glass sizes are available in NZ from the "Time Centre" watchmakers supplies in Auckland. Alternatively, as cheap as noodles from Aliexpress from China.
TechTalk / Re: Sight Glass for master cylinder?
« Last post by pinholenz on January 15, 2022, 01:38:14 PM »
Thanks Kevin G. My 40 year old Master Cylinder is at the powder coaters at the moment. I haven't removed the aluminium sleeve, but if it is held in by a rubber "o" ring then no doubt it will get fried in the oven and I will be back to square one. I'll let you know how I get on.
However, I did remove the "cats eye" which is retained by an "o"ring. My  16.7mm glass fits perfectly on to the lip that remains when the old plastic sight glass is removed. I wanted to put the"cats eye" back in to retain the look of the original.
The Swap Shop / Re: New XZ550 Tour Max Carb holders for sale
« Last post by fret not on January 13, 2022, 02:20:06 AM »
2 sets for $60 is a great deal.
The Swap Shop / New XZ550 Tour Max Carb holders for sale
« Last post by davexz on January 12, 2022, 12:36:34 PM »
I have two sets of new XZ550 Tour Max carb holders for sale, $60 for each set plus shipping.  I know these are hard to find in the US.  Let me know if interested, Dave
Off Topic / Re: just in case
« Last post by fret not on January 11, 2022, 02:20:11 AM »
Good to know! 

While you are making other plans, Life happens. :police:
TechTalk / Re: Sight Glass for master cylinder?
« Last post by kevin g on January 10, 2022, 09:59:32 PM »
Search for an 18mm site glass and a bunch will pop up.  It is 18mm aluminum around the window with an o-ring to seal the fluid.  I replaced mine very easily.
Off Topic / just in case
« Last post by kiawrench on January 10, 2022, 03:35:19 AM »
just in case anyone thought i was dead,, nope !  still alive and kicking, just been sort of busy with life choices.
TechTalk / Re: Sight Glass for master cylinder?
« Last post by pinholenz on January 10, 2022, 01:27:08 AM »
This thread is a bit old now, but if anyone is interested, it refers back to a thread from about 10 years ago with useful information

« Last post by fret not on January 08, 2022, 11:00:52 PM »
Wishing you all a good and productive year ahead.  I'm ready for some better times and ideas, and to finish up on some not quite done projects.  I am starting the new year with several large trees toppled in the recent storms, so my firewood is a cinch for next winter.  The adventure just keeps on developing with new twists and turns appearing when least expected.  Today I am greatly appreciating the hot water in my plumbing system.  Power resumed today after being out for 12 days.  The 'little' snow we had a couple weeks ago did some damage to my water system.  I have a 1300 gallon tank set farther up the hill where it provides good pressure from gravity.  Well, a tree went down and shattered the PVC pipes on the tank, so I got to trudge up and down the steep hill several times each day until I finally patched the system together with the last bit of repair.  It took only 3 trips to town for parts and material!  I am stronger now after that physical workout.  My hot shower was soooo good this afternoon .  I have a 'ton' of laundry to work through but now that power is restored I can get it done. 
It is a bit sad to see so many trees uprooted and/or broken but when snow happens at this low elevation it is usually wet and heavy, which explains all the destruction.  About 30 years ago we had another storm that was as destructive but under much different conditions.  Then there was 20 inches of snow on the ground and it stayed for a couple weeks (it was very cold), but this time we had 2 inches or less on the ground and it is totally gone now. This time we barely had any frost.  So I am looking forward to more chainsaw work before I can 'play' in the shop.  All the trees down creates a huge fire hazard when it dries out, so I will be working at diminishing the readily combustible materials by burning much of it before everything dries out and the fire season  begins.
I am very grateful to be riding this little garden planet.  Always an adventure.
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