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How to Troubleshoot Motorcycle Disc Brakes

The disc brakes on your motorcycle are likely a caliper and piston design. Most motorcycles use this design because of its superior braking and clamping power over drum-style braking systems. Because motorcycles only have two wheels, you need the best possible braking system on your bike. However, e

How to Loosen a Rusted Brake Line

Loosening and removing any rusty part can be a challenge, but removing a rusted brake line can be even tougher. That's because brake line fittings can be rounded off with a wrench fairly easily, which can make the process even more frustrating. Removing the line takes a combination of specialty tool

How to Paint Tri-Colors

Color-shifting paint, also called tri-color paint, is applied the same way as standard base coat/clear coat automotive paints. Tri-color paint uses a dark base coat with a mid coat applied between the base coat and the clear top coat. The mid coat is the coat that provides the color shift in the tri

How to Use Rubbing Compound to Repair Bumpers

Rubbing compound is a blend of abrasive agents used as the final product on a finished surface. The abrasive agents provide a very fine finish, smoothing out scratches in the paint. By using a rubbing compound as the final step before buffing and waxing, you can also remove scratches caused by more

My 1995 Honda Accord Window Won't Close

The 1995 Honda Accord is a midsize vehicle offered as both a four-door sedan and two-door coupe. The vehicle features power windows, which allow the owner to control the opening and closing of the windows with the push of a button. A window that suddenly won't close may be experiencing a lack of pow

How to Load a Lever Grease Gun

Lever grease guns are useful to lubricate fittings under cars, riding lawn mowers and ATV’s. Pulling the lever out captures air that enters the grease gun when the lever is pushing in toward the barrel. This applies air pressure to the grease to force it out of the fitting on the tip and into

How to Tighten a Throttle Cable

A motorcycle's throttle cable is made from extremely durable steel. Over time, the cable begins to stretch from repetitive use, which loosens the throttle's twist grip. If left unchecked, the stretched cable will begin to hamper the opening and closing of the throttle, reducing the overall performan

How to Clean Waterproof Plastic Floors

Waterproof plastic flooring is available in a number of styles, colors and designs. This flooring is popular because it needs much less maintenance than laminate and other types of plastic flooring. The best way to keep the floor clean is to wash it down regularly with a solution of vinegar and wate