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Forum: The Garage 03-04-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By configurationspace
WiFi signals are in the low-GHz range. So you...

WiFi signals are in the low-GHz range. So you can reflect them with pretty simple parabolic reflectors. If your router location is pretty stable, perhaps the cheapest way to get your signal across...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 2,003,879
Posted By configurationspace
The original rear shock on the HP2 is a...

The original rear shock on the HP2 is a Continental. No Ohlins on the HP2 at all, except for after-market parts.
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,855
Posted By configurationspace
I also have Sidi crossfires. I don't wear them a...

I also have Sidi crossfires. I don't wear them a whole lot but they are pretty comfortable. On long 8-14 hour days I get kind of tired wearing them but on more reasonable-length rides they're great.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 2,003,879
Posted By configurationspace
FYI, the reflector they put on the Canadian model...

FYI, the reflector they put on the Canadian model is the same as the one they put on the European one. As far as I can tell, the HP2 sold in Canada is identical to the one they sold in Germany.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 2,003,879
Posted By configurationspace
I'll try to take a photo of the beam pattern...

I'll try to take a photo of the beam pattern tonight. It does not have the severe cut-off that the stock bulb+reflector has. My old HID bulb in the stock reflector similarly had the same stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 2,003,879
Posted By configurationspace
Small potatoes

This is pretty small stuff. Replaced my HID bulb with an LED bulb last week. It's a bit brighter, and there's no more LAMPF error warning, and it has a better pattern on the road. Also, the LED...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
I've had the Bosch vac090 for a few months now. ...

I've had the Bosch vac090 for a few months now. Seems to function perfectly with the Festool units.

From the reviews I've seen, the Bosch is pretty comparable to the Festool units, and has maybe...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
When you have something valuable to contribute,...

When you have something valuable to contribute, we're all ears.

To everybody else, thanks for contributing. I got a lot out of this... and I lost a pile of money. But it's getting me where I...
Forum: Trials 02-04-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By configurationspace
I was thinking of asking about street-legal tanks...

I was thinking of asking about street-legal tanks but had a change of heart. Plus, artillery is either expensive or time-consuming to make.

The Gas Gas Randonne is currently not imported to...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
Goddamn. You guys got me all worked up. Just...

Goddamn. You guys got me all worked up. Just ordered a Festool Domino Joiner, too. Between this and the plunge track saw, I've spent as much money as I would have on a giant cabinet saw. And it...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By configurationspace
After thinking through all the bracing I'd have...

After thinking through all the bracing I'd have to do for this bunkbed, I'm talking with the landlord about drilling into the walls. So far they've been okay with my modifications to the house. ...
Forum: Trials 02-03-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks. I found a Gas Gas importer within a...

Thanks.

I found a Gas Gas importer within a few hours of my home. There appears to be only one Ossa importer in Canada, and they're way out east in Ontario. :cry
Forum: Trials 02-03-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By configurationspace
Trials bike for commuting to work

I want something close to a trials bike for commuting to work. My commute is about 6-8 miles at relatively low speeds (below 80km/h). I want something that's light, is awesomely suspended, has to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,527
Posted By configurationspace
Coming up on 3 years now. All good. This is the...

Coming up on 3 years now. All good. This is the first year the battery cells were a tiny bit mis-matched in power readings. So I hooked up the charger but it only needed about an hour until all...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
I'll be truing my 1" thick jatoba with the...

I'll be truing my 1" thick jatoba with the Festool next week. Stay tuned!
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
It looks like some kind of combo-tool radial arm...

It looks like some kind of combo-tool radial arm saw + drill press, made by craftsman. They appear to go for between $50 and $200 used. I don't really know much about these units.

You have a...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks guys, you helped me make up my mind. For...

Thanks guys, you helped me make up my mind. For now I'm going with the fancy-dan Festool plunge saw with the edge guide system. It does everything I need in the near future. Even if I got a...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
I imagine one can do tenons fairly well with a...

I imagine one can do tenons fairly well with a router, too? I haven't tried yet but, it seems like with the right kinds of mounting hardware and serious clamping it should be do-able.

I'll...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
But that's the thing. People say there's soooo...

But that's the thing. People say there's soooo much inbetween, but when they get down to specifics, these "big" things appear to be things that just don't matter all that much to me.

At...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
I imagine. For now I'll be just building up my...

I imagine. For now I'll be just building up my "track" systems on my router. If I ever have to do long dados, I'll probably get some kind of table saw.



Thanks for the advice. For now I'm...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
Hmm, I could make a Biesemeyer fence for the...

Hmm, I could make a Biesemeyer fence for the Bosch saw, once I finish a table for it. I already have a wood router table, I can just build onto that. Perhaps this is the way to go, short-term. Or...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
I could imagine maybe 4 years into the future...

I could imagine maybe 4 years into the future having to work with plywood on some things. Haven't got there yet. I work a little bit with plywood now but I either cut the small sheets with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By configurationspace
Have you tried lubing the shifter? I had a...

Have you tried lubing the shifter? I had a problem similar to yours. The rotating parts had gone dry and were starting to seize-up. A little lube fixed it. It's an item in one of the ?40k? or...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,715
Posted By configurationspace
Looking for a table saw.

Hey all.

Now that I have a house, and a garage, I'm doodling around more, building more furniture, and fixing more broken stuff. My ambitions are growing. My tool collection is growing. I'm...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By configurationspace
That's almost what I'm considering. But it will...

That's almost what I'm considering. But it will only be around half the room. Just have to paint the structural boards the same colour as the wall paint and nobody will notice. :lol3

Drill press...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By configurationspace
If you read my original post, you would see no, I...

If you read my original post, you would see no, I can not hang it from the ceiling.
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks for the suggestions. It would be nice if...

Thanks for the suggestions. It would be nice if Ikea had a perfect fit but I'm not seeing anything appropriate there.

I'll probably go with something like in my picture. The bedframes will be...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By configurationspace
Bunkbed designs

I'm thinking about building a bunkbed for my kid. Nothing terribly elaborate, mainly I'm trying to free up some room by putting the bed up high. Having some room for family (and their kids) is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,616
Views: 2,003,879
Posted By configurationspace
The valve on my air shock failed today. Could...

The valve on my air shock failed today. Could hear a very slow hiss from it when I got home. Switched the valve and all is okay again. Not much news!
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By configurationspace
It was doubled-up. I followed the standard...

It was doubled-up. I followed the standard instructions essentially to the letter, i.e. two strands of the plug through the hole. Unfortunately, I didn't have loads of rubber cement. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By configurationspace
First flat tire in 16 years of motorcycle riding... and had some trouble patching.

I had tubeless tires on and brought what I thought was some standard sticky-string plugs. My first (ever!) flat was a little unusual. The tire wound looked a bit like a crater. Wide near the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By configurationspace
Port Angeles to Creston

I went on a trip to visit family recently, my route would be Port Angeles to Creston.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/configurationspace/Creston%20trip/Route.png...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By configurationspace
I'm having some trouble with the logfiles...

I'm having some trouble with the logfiles terminating short of my actual rides. Any advice on how to avoid the connection between the GS-911 and an android phone "hanging up"?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks, that helps. I've got the bluetooth model...

Thanks, that helps. I've got the bluetooth model so my cell phone can record the data wirelessly while riding. Will maybe try it out tonight.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By configurationspace
Reading the GS-911 output

Hi all,

I finally have a garage and can tinker (easily) on the motorcycle. I've had a GS-911 for maybe 6 or 7 years now but I've never really used it for anything other than reading fault codes....
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 179,900
Posted By configurationspace
What are the main differences between the...

What are the main differences between the multitech and the new airtech jackets?

I have a multitech and quite like it. The airtech is cheaper. Why is that? Is the armour largely optional on...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,530
Posted By configurationspace
Most young people leave Victoria either when they...

Most young people leave Victoria either when they graduate highschool or finish university, because there's no jobs here other than low-end service jobs. All the jobs of any value in Victoria...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,530
Posted By configurationspace
This is bang-on. Victoria is culturally inbred...

This is bang-on. Victoria is culturally inbred and stifling. I've lived in Australia, Germany, France, Singapore, Japan and Edmonton. Victoria is maybe only comparable to Paris in how insular...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,328
Posted By configurationspace
It's hard for a dealer to be perfect. But that...

It's hard for a dealer to be perfect. But that said, I've had essentially no troubles with any of the dealers I've dealt with in NY, Oregon, Germany and now here in Canada. The trouble I've had...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By configurationspace
I'm a little confused. Seeing "the forks do not...

I'm a little confused. Seeing "the forks do not bottom" and in your first post "the forks would bottom out".
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