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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    All things start and finish with TESTING -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Thank you for your take on that matter. We are in total agreement that the most dominant interface in reality was arbitrarily designed and implemented by people who are not thinking of good outcomes for all.... But thinking of the best outcome for themselves. * The business people * The...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    I pooched it by drilling straight into the spring loaded pin that holds the seat upright! Lol * Broke off two drill bits * Fought it for 20 minutes * Finally cleared one drill bit * Beat on it with my channel locks * Drove a fastener into the hole * Zip tied the seat to an upright position...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    The toolbox itself was part of a three-piece set that my wife picked up for $100 at the used store. I never buy anything new if I can help it?!!! The toolboxes have a gasket seal, which is important if you happen to leave them out in the rain. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    To qualify myself as a capable male, here is what I keep in my regular everyday toolbox. This is exactly as it was found in the car. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Video uploading * Get aluminum hot with a blow torch * Pour water on it to prove it's boiling hot * Heated up even more * The methods picks it up with his bare hand I think everybody knows who made the statement that one test is worth a thousand opinions. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Here's a very representative set of aluminum... Something you very well might get hot and then touch -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    (gets out the blowtorch to teach you a lesson... Sets up the tripod) -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Back to aluminum while I'm sitting on the toilet again.... This is an important thing to understand! Like amberwolf said, You can literally grab a piece of aluminum that is hot enough to boil water and you will not feel the burn. If you do the same thing with steel you'll end up with a...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    I'm using a mobile device which kind of prohibits the piecing together of longer posts* The mobile device has been the greatest detriment to the written word. It's really sad. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Folding it open exposes this spot which seems like the best bet... I don't like going through a lot of plastic but, let's try it and see what happens -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    So how to execute on that plan.... Hmmmm -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Here is a breakdown of how the mechanism works -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    I'm using voice to text from the toilet so please forgive weird wording. Yes right now I am speaking to you from the thunder mug. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    To pin that I'm going to take my Harbor freight $20 drill bit set, smallest I can find, and just drill through the plastic and steel. I will then find the first long bolt that fits, and make it so. When you do things like that the trick is to spread the point load. If you reduce the stress...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    This is the bike I'm currently wrenching on. Previously there was a mechanism by which the push handle could turn the steering. There was too much leverage on it and it failed. As a result the handle swivels and it's sort of useless. I'm going to pin the handle and the bike will be back in...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    You can be sure about this part very quickly. * Get a toaster oven for $5 at the used store * Get a piece of steel * Get a piece of aluminum * Set the toaster to an arbitrary temperature * Go drink 25 cups of coffee " Come back and pick both pieces up... One with your left hand and one with...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    I got the Shimano replacement brake pads ordered I got a better bleed kit with multiple adapters ordered I got about 20 mi of testing on the brake work so far Coffee? Did somebody say coffee? We order our coffee from a local seller and it is delivered monthly. I get jacked out of my mind and...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Link to not-yet-live Stator Rust Removal, in the sink, on a shirt. Originally this was step 3 -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Proof -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    * Reassembled the hub * Mounted it to a frame with no torque arms * Turning the hub with the pedals Right off it was quite hard to turn. I applied some gun oil for the period of time that the last of the crufty-bits are being ground up. The bearing locked up immediately after install... but...
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Ok Re-Uploading "Stator Rust Removal" and todays task is complete. -methods
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    Luna - $20 Hydraulic Conversion

    Park Flying with gyro assist -methods
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