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Hack Attack: Emergency Roadside Repairs – Tinker Talk 5

We have all heard or made cracks about tape, bailing wire and zip tie repairs. Most repair hacks are not intended to be permanent but they can get you by in a pinch. Being able to perform these types of repairs can make or break your ride. Do yourself a favor and equip your mental tool box with some useful ...

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Primary Oil Change – Tinker Talk 4

Many American V-twin motorcycles on the road utilize a wet primary drive system. The oil within a wet primary case is tasked with cooling and lubricating the critical components housed inside. In Sportster/Buell applications the primary oil is also shared with the transmission. Primary oil tends to become quite dirty since several of the internal components are wearable. Once this ...

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A Job Well Done – Tinker Talk 3

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. You should always strive to complete a job in its entirety the very first time it is attempted. We are all faced with the temptation to cut corners every now and then. Cutting these corners may save time and/or money but may often result in having to perform the job a second time. ...

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Assault on the Battery – Tinker Talk 2

A motorcycle’s battery is the heart of the entire electrical system. Waiting until the battery light comes on is not the ideal time to test its health. The basic health of a battery can be determined by conducting a few simple tests with a common multimeter. In this article you will be provided with instructions on how to perform these ...

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The Right Tool For The Job – Tinker Talk 1

The ability to improvise, adapt and overcome is a skill every motorcycle enthusiast could put to use. One area where this skill can be beneficial is easily revealed with a look into our tool boxes. Absolutely nobody owns every tool, to perform every job, on every bike out there. Not even the life long technicians who have handed their tool ...

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