Van Project: Hands-Free DC Water Pump Paddle Switch

We made a hands-free water pump switch by using a momentary on-off (SPST) push-button and wiring that in parallel with our old on-off switch. On top of the button we built a wooden paddle that allows us to put a leg or a knee onto the paddle in order to achieve hands free activation of the water pump. Easy as that.

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2016 Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 – First Oil Change, Filter Replacement, and Maintenance Guide

Changing the oil and filter on the 2014 – V-Strom DL1000 is pretty straightforward. All it takes is a 17mm socket wrench, an oil filter wrench, compliant oil, and a new filter. Overall shouldn’t take longer than an hour. Here are the steps to complete a successful oil and filter change as well as the requirements for the general inspection of the motorcycle.

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Vertical Ski (or snowboard) Carrying Hitch Rack

In short, the best ski/snowboard carrying solution I have come up with for a tall vehicle is to carry them vertically on a hitch rack. Simply attach clam shell style ski racks (roof racks) to the vertical post of a typical bike hitch rack using some steel angle iron and flat plate. Fasten everything together tightly with stainless steel bolts and lock-nuts.

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