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Cleaning a Motorcycle Carburetor – Hyosung GT250R

If you’re here, its probably because you have a motorcycle that won’t start. Today’s “how-to” is going to look at what to do with a motorcycle that won’t stay running, and I’ll use one of my bike’s, a Hyosung GT250R, as an example of how to take out the carburetor and clean it. Before we dive into that, you should eliminate some easier, try this first, steps. If your bike runs on gas, you need three main things for it to work: Air/Fuel mixture, Spark, and Compression. Spark/Ignition: Make sure your key is “on” and that the kill switch is …

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3D Printed QR Code Coasters

Today’s project is a simple one. A basic introduction to both FreeCAD and QR codes. You’ve probably seen QR codes around, posted on the wall, online, or on the product manual of some device you bought. They can be used for a tremendous number of things and are essentially an easy gateway to download an app, navigate to a website, or give out your phone number. I’ve even made some that allow guests instant sign in to the WIFI network at the house. In this tutorial, I’m going to create a simple QR code that links directly to this website. …

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Upgrade Your Shaving – How to Shave Like Your Grandpa Used To

I’m going to start this post off with an aside: this post is all about modern day shaving done in an old fashioned way, but it’s not just for men and their faces. Men and Women alike can use the information in this post to get the best shave of their life. So let’s get started. For me, it all started a few years ago when I just got really tired of skin irritation after shaving. The pain of small red breakouts after a close shave just led me to quit shaving altogether and grow a beard. Which is nice. …

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Making Better Coffee

If you’ve been able to tell from previous posts, my wife and I love coffee. I make some every morning before starting to work and I wanted to share some methods with you, other coffee lovers, about how to make better coffee. Lots of Americans drink coffee every single day (54% in a poll), 84% drink it regularly,  and the U.S. alone spends $40 billion on coffee each year. That’s a lot. So in an effort to save you some money by making your own, here’s how. My two favorite ways to make coffee are French Press and Chemex Pour …