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Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
any speedo is better than no speedo...if you're...

any speedo is better than no speedo...if you're talking about riding on forest service roads that wind endlessly, the ome is fine. if you're trying to nail a cruise speed on a straight slab( trying...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 842
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I am on my third dremel..guess you can say i'm...

I am on my third dremel..guess you can say i'm hard on 'em. i'm not overly impressed with the quality, but figure that for the price I can just go out n buy an replacement when needed. like cliff, it...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
There was a dealer in ct90 parts..... Dr ATV- if...

There was a dealer in ct90 parts..... Dr ATV- if I recall rightly. He carry's a full line of 6v/ct90 bulbs. As well as a lot of other parts for the postie bike. If you were closer i'd offer my,...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,370
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
OK, I sorta get the sampling rate. But how do you...

OK, I sorta get the sampling rate. But how do you get the miles remaining? The only thing I can guess is that you plug in your expected mpg. Which could back fire on you....sorta like not knowing how...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
it looks like you intend to form windshields...my...

it looks like you intend to form windshields...my understanding is that forming plexiglass/lexan, requires the mat'l be EVENLY heated . in the case of quartz lamps they will heat unevenly and create...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
within reason...the thicker the better! usually...

within reason...the thicker the better! usually the gorillas that do pouring couldn't care less about how many holes they grind ( or punch )into YOUR v.b. their reasoning is that the owner will never...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
T.y. Jim.. After thinking bout it , I haven't...

T.y. Jim.. After thinking bout it , I haven't heard of a modern rt that didn't come with one
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
wade is right, only one gounding is the rule. and...

wade is right, only one gounding is the rule. and the ground socket on a recpt. is fine ... and none of the electrical system is suitable for lighting protection( for the structure). .....first...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Depends on what the po attached the alarm ground...

Depends on what the po attached the alarm ground to. If the metal recp. Box is connected to a gounding system youre fine. ( modern residential systems have an established ground all the way back to...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
As a first step you should do a little digging...

As a first step you should do a little digging around the "house side" of the meterbbox. If the water is gushing to the surfaced there, it follows that the leak is is in the area. Once found, you...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,425
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
And set everything you can, up on wood blocks-...

And set everything you can, up on wood blocks- this will allow air to circulate and evaporate from the slab faster, and without condensing on idems sitting on top of the slab. You didn't mention if...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Right angle bite valve- it's a bit of a challenge...

Right angle bite valve- it's a bit of a challenge to get it up,inside and into position. But works great on the fly. The camelback is just the wrong shape for a tank bag-prefer a platypus.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 806
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Bundled- think of a bunch of wires that DOSEN'T...

Bundled- think of a bunch of wires that DOSEN'T have a lot of air flowing thru the bundled group to cool off the heat build up. On a motorcycle there seems to be no lack of air movement.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,239
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
All lights will produce a shadow down...

All lights will produce a shadow down range.Lights mounted up high, cast a less distractive shadow. So for night driving that position is most helpful to seeing objects easyer. The ultimate install...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I forgot to mention...you aim the torch at the...

I forgot to mention...you aim the torch at the weeds, not the tank/valve assembly!
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,189
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the best is ALWAYS the day after you got finished...

the best is ALWAYS the day after you got finished pouring!
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
propane torch stand up model so you don't develop...

propane torch stand up model so you don't develop a sore back. some thing along these lines https://www.flameengineering.com/products.php?category_id=1 the other maintaince people will start using it...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I installed Costco's "red oak" flooring. it's...

I installed Costco's "red oak" flooring. it's about 1/2" thick..looks great! but, there's a fly in the ointment...the face is some sorta hard wood, but the sub straight is soft wood. anything droped...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
it's nice to have the "right tool" for any job....

it's nice to have the "right tool" for any job. but if you already own a decent soldering iron ( and know how to use it), you're prepared to tackle this. a slight crimp with smallish pliers to hold...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,334
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
My take on "muffs" are , a set of handguards are...

My take on "muffs" are , a set of handguards are also needed to keep the wind pressure from collapsing in and interfering with the controls(also the heat transfer increases). This also includes the...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
6mm clevis pin

6mm clevis pin
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the link to LEATHERUP doesn't work for me.. I...

the link to LEATHERUP doesn't work for me.. I tried going directly to the site but found no heated gear there ( probably my own fault)
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,964
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
your perceptions are "spot on". I will buy...

your perceptions are "spot on". I will buy something that I have to have, now! ( oil mostly.)..for something that I have the luxury of shopping around for i'll check their price for it. and if it's a...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
that ONE cement contractor is blowing snow up...

that ONE cement contractor is blowing snow up your driveway!
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I use paper napkins that come with fast food...

I use paper napkins that come with fast food meals. always have a coffee can stuffed with 'em at the ready. and for even smaller messes, always have a roll of t.p. mounted to the overhead and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,598
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Getting married is optional..fixing your ride is...

Getting married is optional..fixing your ride is mandatory. I fear you don't have your priorities straight------congrats on ur marriage
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,749
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
no reason not to go ahead and use what you got...

no reason not to go ahead and use what you got on hand... Crimp in the pic look good, just follow up with soldering the crimped section to the wire. A few wraps with electrical tape on the positive...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Short answer is yes...basically bee's wax melted...

Short answer is yes...basically bee's wax melted n mixed into a solvent.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 38,564
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
follow up- in my researching I've stumbled into...

follow up- in my researching I've stumbled into this product. http://www.andystrapz.com/index.php worth a look since they are larger that wolfman's product.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 38,564
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Temporary brainfart, thanks butters for pulling...

Temporary brainfart, thanks butters for pulling me back on track. For some reason they look bigger that what the wolfman site indicates...I have messaged the woman requesting the size..
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 38,564
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I've been intrigued with these bags since first...

I've been intrigued with these bags since first seeing 'em http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?180407-homeward-bound second pic, first post. they seen bigger than the ortlieb offerings in the...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
they're all good! as a matter of convience (...

they're all good! as a matter of convience ( mine, probably not many others) my panniers are hard sided and are locked to the bike...these I leave in place during the whole trip. I also have (so...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,770
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Go online and buy the required number of magnets,...

Go online and buy the required number of magnets, sized to fit in the hex hole of the bolts that hold the disk to the hub. Once inserted into the hole, they will not come out . NO GLUE! When you...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,522
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The reason I've been given it that although...

The reason I've been given it that although containers have a recycle code/stamp on 'em'- having residual oil coating the inside of the container makes 'em a bad candidate for recycling. Cleaning...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I think that's how LOVE CANAL got it's start

I think that's how LOVE CANAL got it's start
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,686
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I have owned a svea123 for back packing- great...

I have owned a svea123 for back packing- great lil stove if you're heating up liquids. but a bit pricey these days for what it does. cooking bacon and eggs would be a different animal all together...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I've heard it referred as both t1-11 and t-11....

I've heard it referred as both t1-11 and t-11. regional differences is all it is. I've been at this location for a long time, and naturally fell into using the short one...sorry for any confusion.
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'm currently fighting the same problems but mine...

I'm currently fighting the same problems but mine are 4" type...a good lumber yard should have it available and if not on hand, at least get it there on their dime. mine seems to be a run of...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The fly zipper has to be treated from time to...

The fly zipper has to be treated from time to time. the zipper areostich uses are based on cotton. Once water gets behind the water RESISTANT cover flap, untreated cotton sucks up the water and...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Same pair for 50k miles. Washed just recently...

Same pair for 50k miles. Washed just recently came up looking like they had 5k on 'em. No treatment of any of kind - maybe sweat from the inside
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