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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Dan`s Online Motorcycle Repair Course

I ran across this site a few days ago, and have been reading through several sections of it.

There is probably not much there for experienced wrenches, but I think a lot of good basic diagnostic skills explained, and a start for newbies on developing wrenching skills, etc.

http://www.dansmc.com/MC_repaircourse.htm

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TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 06:14 PM
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that is a cool site!
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-19-2010, 06:49 PM
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that is a cool site!
Yep, put'er in my Docs. under Cycle Stuff...lol...
Thanks OHC, and have a good one...Old dog...

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Cool, thanks Hoss! I've been looking for something like this for quite a while.
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I'd say it's actually a good site for people of all skill level, cause he's got some nifty tricks.

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Can use all the help I can get!

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I still have my old wet cell battery.. I'm gonna try the Epsom salt trick this evening.. jsut to see if it works.
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Thumbs down Redneck battery desulfating trick. Not recommended!

Let us know how that works. It sounds benign compared to trick below.

My uncle, a licenced mechanic and a farmer, used to use a trick to try and revive sulfated batteries on farm eqiuptment to last for a few more weeks until the season was over.

It sounds dangerous, I never witnessed him doing it, and I don`t recommend it, but he claimed it often worked, and got a few more weeks or months use from the battery.

He removed the cell caps and covered the battery with a wet towel to capture escaping off gassing hydrogen and oxygen vapors.

He then clamped a heavy steel bar across both terminals. The bar would quickly get red hot as the electrolyte bubbled vigorously.
He never had a battery blow up, or was injured while doing this, but I would be leery of trying it myself.

Any other rednecks out there ever try anything like this?

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Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9127
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yeah that one I think I will stay away from!...LOL
Well the batter seemed to be fully charged this morning..(looking at the charger thru the back window.. didnt go check it).. I will give it a test tonight.. I know that it had at least 1 bad cell in it before the rejuvy trick.
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Great web site. I'm new to wrenching and like others, saving money is high on my list.
Thanks.

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AGM Battery
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