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PostSubject: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:33 pm

WTF?

How do you spring these little sons of bitches?

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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:50 pm

scratch 


Is there supposed to be a picture?
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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:18 pm

Yeah, a pic would help. Remember we don't have the charcoal canister in civilized countries.

I guess they you mean the small Oeliker clamps similar to the ones that hold the breathers onto the plates at the back of the heads? If so then there are special pliers you use to un-clip them and clip them up again.

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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:59 pm

I think those oetiker clamps are non-reusable type.

Used to own a R1150R with thousand of these all over the bike, I cut them along the ear and pinch a new one with funny looking pliers.

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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:55 am

I found a pair of specialty pliers at the local auto store that did the trick. A bear nonetheless.
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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Sun May 11, 2014 3:09 pm

OK, so here's the pictures, but it was easy peasy.

A flick of a screw driver to undo them...
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And a squeeze of the pliers to buckle 'em back up...
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So we synchronized the TBs on both the bikes:
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Gotta love the Morgan Carbtune, it travels well...
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Job well done, so time for a little barbecuing
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Burning down some nice chunks of local blue oak to cook up some delicious Santa Maria style Tri-Tip roast...
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Just enough time to enjoy a nice pipe before dinner
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Who lives better than this???
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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Sun May 11, 2014 6:11 pm

Good info on the clip, but what about the meat? Outdoor cooking and drinking another favorite activity of mine. Hopefully the weather will allow me to smoke a brisket or two over the next few weeks. May even invest in a Bradley smoker this year (cold smoked fresh trout comes to mind).

BTW, meat looks done just right.
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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Mon May 12, 2014 12:40 am

I loved anchor steam...did you find a tin of three nuns yet?
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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Mon May 12, 2014 1:53 am

I have read of the lore of the Three Nuns, haven't tried it yet.  I'll put it in the buy queue.  Right now I've got some Escudo Navy Deluxe, SPC Mississippi River, Drew Estate Meat Pie, and Lane 1-Q on hand for this trip.

Slo-Mo-Shun - the Bradley Smoker is a nice little smoker.  My neighbor in Seattle has one and it does a fine job.  It's a pretty "sanitized" unit but the smoking "cakes" bring many choices and the system works very well.  Consider smoking some cheeses as well...

Back home in Seattle I have a Brinkmann barrel smoker that weighs about 200lbs, sturdy.  It's served me well for the last 14 years.

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PostSubject: Re: So what's the trick to remove these clamps?   Mon May 12, 2014 2:51 am

Thanks for the tip with the screwdriver and needle nose pliers ! I'll try to snap one of mine back together that came loose! Nice day you had!
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