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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2014, 04:16:11 pm »
Ahhhh now a shotgun brush I am familiar with. I like the idea of using the brush far more than the idea of possibly messing up my threads.  A shotgun too is a simple tool that if misused.... Well I don't think I need to make the comparison of tools in inskilled hands to make this point do I ?? :)
Thankyou for that idea

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2014, 05:50:47 pm »
Ok Canada, its your turn: what is a shotgun brush? and do you have to buy a specific size to clean the holes where the engine bolts go in?
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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2014, 07:56:06 pm »
Just ask for a 20ga shot gun cleaning brush.   Think of it as an aggressive pipe cleaner.

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2014, 09:52:44 pm »
They look like this. You can get it in any sporting goods store.

You can use it in a hand drill at low speeds. Just brush the threaded holes until clean. I also use a little solvent (brake clean works well but be careful not to get it on anything).

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #29 on: January 05, 2014, 10:12:26 pm »
The thing is I may install Canyon Cagers again

Adrexco, a member posting in one of the two most current Canyon Cage threads on the board suggested some insightful ways of torquing the engine bolts while installing CC...I printed those instructions and I am currently studying Bill's post, Adrexco's and the manual to vet myself schooled.

But now I see I gotta clean the inside threads so I am gonna use the simplest thing: the brush...least likely chance that I would Flockup anything.

I haven't made up my mind on the CC, cause I just took off serious poundage off by installing a 2Bro. ... so the thought of packing the Canyon Caver pluming system ain't all that inviting...
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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2014, 10:45:56 pm »
That pretty 2bro would not be so pretty all ground to a nubbin'... Just sayin
Just one man's opinion but I think the canyon cages are likely the wisest additional weight we can add.
Could I bother you for the links to those posts you talked about   
If anyone has had success with a drill on extremely low speed I'd like to hear about it.   I've cleaned my share of gun barrels and I am always always very gentle with the brush.  The brush itself is not the worry some part, but I've seen more than a few fellas cause some damage when they reem the heck with a brush only to forget about the metal bits that attach the brushes. 
The brush in the photo is a quality piece entirely of softer metal than what you'll be cleaning.  Make sure any brush you buy is also of high quality

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2014, 11:46:36 pm »
http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php?topic=48286.new;topicseen#new

Dan,
Look up a guy name Adrexco's post on this thread. I have asked for centuries how in the hell is anyone gonna torque the engine bolts per Manual direction while implementing the Canyon Cager Pluming...well, he knows how.

Also look up a post by Wild Bill... he has broken down the procedures pretty well on paper

I have those and the manual and I am seeking the Spirit of Mechanical Enlightment at the same time I read the stuff to see if I can manage to do it myself.

...hey, you are welcome to bring your bike by my house in Hawaii and we can struggle with this together... :beerchug:
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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2014, 12:12:05 pm »
Nando  you're killin me man !!
We're not experiencing ideal motorcycle conditions at the moment.  Actually the schools are all closed due to the snow.
A C-14 in Hawaii must be kinda like NASCAR ..... Go Fast Turn Left,,, Repeat
But I think I could live with it

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2014, 06:32:31 pm »
Its like riding in a box...the traffic is learning from HonKong...and the roads, according to my friend that rides all Summer in the mainland, are one of the worse in the country. The idea here is to ship one's bike to SanDiego in the  Summer and ride your claustrophobia out then come back with your tale tucked under your arses as soon as Winter breaks...and tell yourself you are lucky you can at least drive your bike around.
around.
But Canada has a lot of country...not for whimps in the Winter, right?
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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2014, 10:09:16 pm »
Instead of paying for a tap you can file a relief (or two)  into a standard bolt to use as a tap for far less cash. Will not hurt threads and does a decent job of cleaning out crud.
Matt

that what I did to remove the OEM thread locker.
I used a grinder on a matching thread bolt and removed out all the crap.

I re TQ using red thread locker and a tq wrench.

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Re: Sliders , canyon cages , engine guards
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2014, 02:11:04 am »
Excellent idea on the "poor man's tap", mattchewn.  Thanks for the pics, Mrstrike.  Both very helpful.