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Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
In certain contexts, manila folder also makes...

In certain contexts, manila folder also makes dandy shim material, too. I was using a flooring stapler to install bamboo flooring, but it was built for oak, which is a smidge thicker -- so the...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Touche!

Touche!
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 735,197
Posted By tgeliot
Does it unfold or something?

Does it unfold or something?
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 09:44 AM
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Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Oof. Can we get some punctuation here, please?

Oof. Can we get some punctuation here, please?
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,465
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Views: 331,463
Posted By tgeliot
Indeed this is exactly true. Part of the...

Indeed this is exactly true. Part of the manufacturing process is to heat the glass (causing it to expand), then quench it so that the outside layer cools and hardens quickly, while the insides cool...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Just don't use the kind that is full of sunflower...

Just don't use the kind that is full of sunflower seeds. It may or may not flush cleanly through the valves.:D
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 06:43 PM
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Posted By tgeliot
Hidden credit card

I keep some cash and a credit card stashed away. The one credit card that I had in my Cordura tank bag for a couple of years wore the numbers absolutely smooth because of vibrating against the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 68,194
Posted By tgeliot
Needed: wrought iron (or steel) handrail

I need a very simple handrail for an interior stairwell. Just a straight bar with a decorative curl added to each end, and a couple of brackets to mount it to the wall. It could be iron or steel, I...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Is there a hall of fame we can put that stump/dog...

Is there a hall of fame we can put that stump/dog trick in?

As for the vacuum-operated petcock, I had that problem with my Transalp, except that the valve would open most of the way most of the...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 143,952
Posted By tgeliot
There is one particular item on KLR650s that is...

There is one particular item on KLR650s that is so well known for failure that most KLR owners replace it preemptively, and among dual sport riders it is universally known as the "doohickey". It's...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 362,556
Posted By tgeliot
I continue to appreciate the Sears Craftsman...

I continue to appreciate the Sears Craftsman corded drill I bought back in, um, the early 70s? It just keeps going and going. I've replaced the chuck once, the trigger mechanism once, and fixed the...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Please tell us you didn't even have to remove the...

Please tell us you didn't even have to remove the belt first.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,789
Posted By tgeliot
Snoseal

I'm fond of Snoseal (Snowseal?) brand waxy waterproofing stuff. You have to heat the item while rubbing the Snoseal in. I do it by holding it over a stove. It melts and soaks in, then hardens...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 735,197
Posted By tgeliot
It annoys me when people pray over my bike, too :D

It annoys me when people pray over my bike, too :D
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By tgeliot
I know the feeling

I've had days where I had trouble counting past 7, too (or would that be two?)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 68,194
Posted By tgeliot
WANTED: paint chip repair, detailing, clear bra (SE Denver)

Grettings, inmates.

I just bought a newish car and want to get a clear bra put on it.

My old car will soon be for sale. I did a bit of paint ding touchup, and my skills are lacking. I hope I...
Forum: The Garage 04-10-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Not motorcycle-related, but righteous

This was just too good for me to not share: removing bearings with bread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkRmKWktW70
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,003
Posted By tgeliot
Or strap Fido to the back of your bike, he lights...

Or strap Fido to the back of your bike, he lights up pretty well.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 02:36 PM
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Posted By tgeliot
I no understand. Can you please explain this...

I no understand. Can you please explain this more?
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Truly outstanding.:clap

Truly outstanding.:clap
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 735,197
Posted By tgeliot
Yeah, I'd just use the hose clamps. More trouble...

Yeah, I'd just use the hose clamps. More trouble to remove it, but I don't want to get in the habit of depending on my emergency supply.

I guess a downside would be that i would be less...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 735,197
Posted By tgeliot
Can you please provide a reference to the kind of...

Can you please provide a reference to the kind of light you got? My bike had its original front end wiped out, and an after-market light put on that might meet some legal requirement, but is pretty...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
clocking?

clocking?
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 07:57 AM
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Views: 661
Posted By tgeliot
Motorcycle battery charger on a car battery?

I temporarily have two cars, and have let the older one sit for too long without running it. It cranks over but doesn't quite catch. I tried jump-starting it from my (very tiny) newer car with no...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Might cause some rust! :rofl

Might cause some rust! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 362,556
Posted By tgeliot
What's an autodecomp mechanism?

What's an autodecomp mechanism?
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 259,427
Posted By tgeliot
So is the problem that it bends it too sharply...

So is the problem that it bends it too sharply and cracks it? Just curious.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 68,194
Posted By tgeliot
My employer is hiring a systems engineer

My employer, Nagrastar LLC, is hiring what they're calling a "System & Support Engineer". I think this is a pretty decent place to work; the company is very stable (it is 50% owned by Echostar and...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 105,239
Posted By tgeliot
Depends on what you mean by "work". The phone GPS...

Depends on what you mean by "work". The phone GPS will be able to determine its coordinates, but at least mine needs a data connection to download anything but the crudest of maps, which it does on...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Beer can shims. Pirsig would be proud.

Beer can shims. Pirsig would be proud.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,514
Posted By tgeliot
Seamless underwear

I don't normally shill for companies, but I happened to notice an ad for Jockey brand seamless underwear, and I thought you miserable inmates might want to know about it. This is a printed ad, but I...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,465
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Posted By tgeliot
I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on...

I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on my left leg for many miles. No amount of normal laundering would get rid of the smell. What finally helped was vinegar.
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 362,556
Posted By tgeliot
I use a powerful magnet salvaged from a disk...

I use a powerful magnet salvaged from a disk drive to keep nuts and bolts from wandering. Doesn't keep them sorted, but it survives kicks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 15,297
Posted By tgeliot
Cute, memorable name. I like it. I'll add...

Cute, memorable name. I like it.

I'll add that anything in Ridgway is close to Orvis Hot Springs, a great place to soak away the day's ride (unfortunately not quite walking distance). Clothing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By tgeliot
Doing purely armchair physics, I'll point out...

Doing purely armchair physics, I'll point out that hotter gasses are less dense only if they have all the room in the world to expand. If they're constrained by something like a muffler, then...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By tgeliot
Hah, for a moment I thought that farm implement...

Hah, for a moment I thought that farm implement in the background was our next generation of wild home-made luggage rack.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,274
Posted By tgeliot
Years ago my boss described having broken...

Years ago my boss described having broken throttle cable on his Beetle while on a trip to Maine. He tied some twine to the throttle arm (which rotates towards the rear of the car when the throttle...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By tgeliot
Hardly knowledgeable here, but I've been running...

Hardly knowledgeable here, but I've been running with a tweaked triple tree clamp for two years with no sign of disk warpage. I would be a lot more suspicious of the bad wheel.
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,649
Posted By tgeliot
. . . And the face of your watch.

. . . And the face of your watch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-10-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,601
Views: 5,345,382
Posted By tgeliot
'Tis truly a bing of theuty. Or something like...

'Tis truly a bing of theuty. Or something like that.
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