How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter

How to Clean Hayward Pool Filter

Last updated on July 10th, 2019

In this comprehensive DIY we’re going to go over how to clean cartridge pool filters. In this case, I’ll go over how to clean a Hayward pool filter. Also, we’ll review which are the best and cheapest off-the-shelf product for cartridge pool filter cleaning. Keep reading to find out how to keep your pool in the best working condition without having to spend a fortune on new filters!

This How-To will work for virtually any pleated cartridge pool filter on the market. It will also work for jacuzzis and hot tubs with the same type of filter.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: Between an afternoon and a weekend
Cost: <20$ Continue reading “How to Clean a Hayward Pool Filter”

How to Sell a Used Motorcycle

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

So that time has finally come around, huh? The times they are a changin’ and you need to get rid of your old bike. Either you’ve outgrown it, you’re a new parent (congratulations!), financial difficulties or something else entirely. Here’s how to sell a used motorcycleWhile selling a vehicle isn’t difficult per se, there are definitely tips and steps that no one tells you in advanceI’m going to go over, step by step, the process I used to sell my motorcycle. I’ll cover my actual experience selling the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS sport bike pictured above.

Selling a motorcycle can be a hassle. Hopefully this guide helps make the job easier for you when the time comes.
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Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer for the Ninja 650/Z650

Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

It’s always nice to spend some quality time with your bike. A cheap and useful way to do that for most sport bikes is installing a Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer. Today we’re going to install one on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650 ABS. The process and part are exactly the same for the 2017+ Kawasaki Z650. While it’s one of the easier Ninja 650 mods and upgrades, no instructions are included. Seeing it done before trying yourself is always nice, since there are always tips to learn beforehand. Here’s how to install a motorcycle fork stabilizing brace on a sport bike.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 30-50$ Continue reading “Motorcycle Fork Brace Stabilizer for the Ninja 650/Z650”

How to Winterize a Pressure Washer with DIY Pump Saver

How to Winterize a Pressure Washer

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Winter is here again! Time to pull out the coats, stash the motorcycle ’till next season…and properly store some tools. Certainly not the funnest task in the world, but one worth doing nonetheless. You should winterize a pressure washer for one main purpose – To make sure it works the next time you need to use it.

Commercial winterizing products to winterize a pressure washer can cost over 400$ per gallon, if you buy them at around 12-20$ per 4 Fl Oz. I’m not even joking. Calculate it yourself, it really would cost that much per gallon! Here I’m going to show you how to make something just as good, if not better. At around 3$ per gallon. Keep reading to see if the solution convinces you or not.

Let’s begin!

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 20 Minutes
Cost: 5$ Continue reading “How to Winterize a Pressure Washer with DIY Pump Saver”

Motorcycle Chain Adjustment – Chain Tension & Rear Wheel Alignment

Motorcycle Chain Adjustment

Last updated on June 1st, 2019

Next to tire pressure and chain lubricationmotorcycle chain adjustment is among the most ignored simple maintenance tasks. Even though chain tension (slack) and rear wheel alignment is a major factor for the longevity of both the chain and tire. Not to mention the motorcycles handling, as well as basic safety. To see what happens when a motorcycle chain falls off due to neglecting it, see a short video. The saddest part is that it could have been totally avoidable with less than an hour of time and a few tools following this process. Continue reading “Motorcycle Chain Adjustment – Chain Tension & Rear Wheel Alignment”

Motorcycle Helmet Lock: Anti-Theft Tether Cable

Motorcycle Helmet Lock: Anti-Theft Tether Cable

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

Oh, the beauties of motorcycling and biking. While riding on two wheels is among life’s best pleasures, arriving to your destination with several pounds of gear to store most certainly is not. This guide is going to illustrate my custom motorcycle helmet lock. It’s the best way to securely tether your helmet, jacket or other gear to your bike or motorcycle. To boot, it’s quick and cheap to make, and can be custom-made for any gear, lock, bike, or situation.

You can even use the same technique to make a security tether for a Go Pro action camera, to crimp high amperage battery lug cable terminals, to make stainless steel rope balcony barriers, or heavy-duty load bearing slings. It really is an awesome and versatile thing to be able to make and skill to have, so I’m sure that you’ll find plenty of future uses for it.

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Level: Basic-Intermediate
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 5$

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Ninja 300 Phone Mount for Smartphones and GPS

Last updated on December 10th, 2018

This is simply going to be a quick guide on how to make a Ninja 300 phone mount holder for the 2012-2017 Kawasaki Ninja 300. Or a Kawasaki Ninja 250. We’ll do so via threading the steering stem bolt. For a more comprehensive guide, see my other Sport bike Smartphone Ram Mount How-ToThe goal is to be able to mount a smartphone holder centered directly on the handlebar. All while keeping it as OEM-looking as possible. Let’s begin.
Project Specs:

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: 10$ Continue reading “Ninja 300 Phone Mount for Smartphones and GPS”

Compact Gloves for First Aid or Mechanics

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Last updated on December 10th, 2018

I bet you’ve been there beforeYou’re already late to class or work, and the chain on your bike slips off the sprocket and gets tangled. You know exactly how to fix it quickly, and you do so. But now your hands are full of grease and heavy-duty degreaser is nowhere to be found. Or you have to jump-start your car. Or bandage a bad cut on a coworker. You may even be reminiscing that roadside tire change last week where this would have been a lifesaver. Having a compact, portable set of compact gloves close by is way more convenient than having to clean up afterwards.

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How to Lube the Throttle and Clutch Control Cables

How to Lube the Throttle and Clutch Control Cables on a Motorcycle

Last updated on December 28th, 2018

Oh, the joys of motorcycle maintenance! Or is that just something we pretend when bragging to our cager buddies at the bar? I forget. Sometimes it’s just another item on our to do list, and today is one of those days. Taking the time to lube the throttle and clutch control cables on your motorbike is something you should do yearly. Or whenever the throttle starts to stick.

Considering the consequences of your throttle or clutch cable locking up or breaking, this is really overlooked way too often. Thankfully, it’s easy and pretty much free to do. It can be intimidating the first time, but there isn’t all that much to it. Here’s How.

Difficulty: Low
Tool Requirements: Low
Time: 1 Hour
Cost: ≈0$ after the first time

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Coban GPS Tracker Alarm Remote Replacement

If you have one of these alarms, you're definitely going to want a Coban GPS tracker remote replacement before you need it.

Last updated on July 11th, 2019

Have you installed a Coban GPS Tracker Alarm in your car or motorcycle? If that’s the case, you should get a Coban GPS tracker alarm remote replacement for it as soon as you get a chance. While they are excellent cheap alarms, there is virtually no way to replace the remote without the original one. Like car keys, it’s a lot cheaper to make a copy then to get a replacement. If you lose the original remote, you have to buy and reinstall a completely new GPS tracker. And that doesn’t sound fun at all. If you have a Coban (or rebranded) GPS tracker and you’re looking for a replacement remote, here I’m going to show you how to make your own copy with a generic universal cloning (learning) remote.

Note: This guide is a sidekick to my DIY “Motorcycle GPS Tracker Install With Remote Engine Disconnect“. You might wanna check it out if you’re installing a GPS tracker on your vehicle. Continue reading “Coban GPS Tracker Alarm Remote Replacement”