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  1. Sprocket Center has them: SprocketCenter Whoops, looks like the rear is Out of Stock. Sorry.
  2. A 10 mm bolt is about the same diameter as a 3/8 bolt, and the 3/8 bolt recommended torque setting is right around 23 lb.ft. So 23 lb.ft. for a 10 mm bolt would be about right. But a grade 8 3/8 bolt is about 44 lb.ft.
  3. Very nicely done. It really grabs the eye.
  4. Especially cheap 12 point sockets. 🙂
  5. Actually a straight extension doesn't affect torque settings. A universal extension is a different story if not used correctly. The main issue with extensions is that it's easy to not support the head of the torque wrench properly, thus applying a certain amount of sideways force. Properly supported, an extension will work just fine.
  6. Using liquid threadlocker like LocTite, definitely reduces the amount of torque necessary to reach proper tightness. So if you put LocTite on the bolts, and tighten them to the stated torque settings you are over tightening them. Anything like antiseize will do the same thing. The liquid acts like a lubricant and requires refiguring the torque setting. I believe the setting is 23 lb.ft, and should be reduced probably by about 20%. if using a liquid locktite. Maybe 16-18 lb.ft. This is from Loctite: "The Loctite people recommend reducing applied torque by 20 percent from dr
  7. Okay, I kind of see what you're referring to, and I won't deny that hitting a bridge at 50 mph is potentially more lethal than at 20 mph. I guess I just bristle when they make the statement that slower is "safer" than faster, and they use that as an excuse to ticket you for being "unsafe", or as a reason to lower speed limits to unrealistic speeds.
  8. You don't have to wait, think OnStar and LoJack. Heck people pay for the privilege of being tracked.
  9. I've always felt more comfortable moving a bit faster than traffic, and getting stuck in clots of cars makes me very uncomfortable. I feel that moving a bit faster, maybe only a couple mph sometimes, allows me to act to avoid problems rather than re-act to an occurring problem.
  10. "There is no getting around the fact that lower speeds are statistically safer" Surely you don't believe that! I want to see the study and parameters of that study. That ranks right up there with "Speed Kills" and "Just Say No". 🙂
  11. Totally off topic, but many, many years ago you could buy 45 rpm records, remember those, of various motorcycles running the track. I had one of the six cylinder Honda 250 going by at full chat. Wowser, what a scream.
  12. Always good to hear of a positive outcome to a problem. Thanks for getting back to everyone.
  13. Just a couple of rebuttals: A regular air powered die grinder isn't much different in size from a Dremel. I have both. I'm not referring to a angle grinder. Basically all Dremel attachment will work with a die grinder since they generally use the same size collet. In fact the die grinder I have has interchangeable 1/8" and 1/4" collets. A decent die grinder is variable speed by nature. I do agree that the main drawback is the need for an air compressor. I maintain the air pressure in my air compressor so it's not a big deal for me. And if you don't have a f
  14. A consideration is to use an air powered die grinder. You really need an air compressor anyway, and a good die grinder isn't very expensive and very little to go wrong with them. Hit them with some oil before using every time, and away you go. I have a $30 die grinder that's over 30 years old and still works excellently.
  15. Just to be fair, it isn't an issue with just VFR owners. Every forum I belong to has the same issue: people post about a problem, ask for help, and then disappear. You never know if your advice helped or whether they solved their problem another way. Gets kind of frustrating after it happens a dozen times. Heck most of the time you don't know if they ever even read any of the responses.
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