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Forum: The Garage Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By sailah
My Mitutoyo digimatic use SR44 batteries. I've...

My Mitutoyo digimatic use SR44 batteries. I've also noticed that the battery lasts a year whether I turn them off or not. So I leave them on all the time. My other calipers don't last that long...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-26-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Well racing Figawi always lives up to the hype. ...

Well racing Figawi always lives up to the hype. On our way to Hyannis for the start we hit 20 knots screaming down waves on the J40 I was racing aboard. The boom snapped in half. We were drinking,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-22-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Everything is still on track. Looks like we are...

Everything is still on track. Looks like we are at 7 including me. I think everyone has my phone number but if not send me a PM. Racing in Figawi this weekend, excited for my first sail of the...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,180
Posted By sailah
I just sent in two pairs of identical MJ...

I just sent in two pairs of identical MJ sunglasses that I had abused. One was broken in half, the other the lenses were beat. I was prepared to spend the $200 to get them all new. Much to my...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By sailah
You can buy a new excel and spokes from buchanans...

You can buy a new excel and spokes from buchanans for way less.

Fasterusa.com was also awesome to deal with.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By sailah
I work very closely with some huge HVAC...

I work very closely with some huge HVAC distributors and manufacturers reps. Give me exactly the part you want me to check and I'll get you the real cost. Might even be able to work something out...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Ha, you would think I would know that since these...

Ha, you would think I would know that since these are sitting on my desk. Fixed the date:D

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d171/mainesailah/mainesailah004/20150507_131550_zpstdzssejo.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Bring the Super Enduro, I'll bake you 6 pecan...

Bring the Super Enduro, I'll bake you 6 pecan pies to take home on the plane.



Jeff,

This is totally in your wheelhouse, get on up here.

It's pretty reasonable when you get it at PennMac.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Added sailing date and some details to front...

Added sailing date and some details to front page. I'll keep that post updated.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Sweet, we are on! Cmon wind and stay away rain! ...

Sweet, we are on! Cmon wind and stay away rain!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d171/mainesailah/sailing/20150506_193318_zps1hitufd3.jpg...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Yep basically the same:D. I took too long to get...

Yep basically the same:D. I took too long to get things going last summer and the day I picked ended up being a bust for wind.

I'd like to shoot for June sometime, maybe second week? I'm racing...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,806
Posted By sailah
I'm a big fan of balancing wheels. I do it to...

I'm a big fan of balancing wheels. I do it to everything. I built a balancer using a 12" hardened ground rod, (2) 1/2" ID bearings and I made special spacers that are 1/2"+ ID and the OD fits KTM...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,451
Posted By sailah
I bought 2 of these last week to keep one on my...

I bought 2 of these last week to keep one on my boat and one in the truck. I had a previous version of this and it lasted 4 years with heavy garage usage and being kicked around. I broke the screen...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Thank you kind sir. Speaking of Bristol, I was...

Thank you kind sir. Speaking of Bristol, I was across the alley from your old office a couple weeks ago. My ADV career began in that alley when I strapped on a duffel bag to my Ducati monster 900...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
Getting her all ready for varnish ...

Getting her all ready for varnish

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d171/mainesailah/sailing/20150503_174329_zpsn4morljv.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By sailah
The staking tip in the motion pro kit. I stop...

The staking tip in the motion pro kit. I stop and measure often so I don't go too far. I use calipers and measure the width of the link to match it to the others or close. I also measure the width...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By sailah
If you want to be really cheap you could wrap the...

If you want to be really cheap you could wrap the bars in nichrome wire. I bought a roll to make some heated clothing and it works well. I always seem to break the wires as they come into the...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,024
Posted By sailah
I'm only guessing here, but something tells me...

I'm only guessing here, but something tells me cogent would probably want that shock back to do a little R&R. Shit happens, call them in the morning and see what they say, from all accounts they are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-28-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,812
Posted By sailah
I used a Colder Products quick connect fittings...

I used a Colder Products quick connect fittings from an Aux tank to main tank. I used the O ring that shipped with it, which I believe was a Nitrile rubber. That lasted a month and broke down. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,103
Posted By sailah
I'm way too impatient with shit like that. I...

I'm way too impatient with shit like that. I give things max 24 hours to soak then I get out the real tools. I would ebay a new linkage and cut that bastard out. Ain't got time fo dat.:lol3
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-21-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,580
Posted By sailah
I've done this on a couple project bikes and...

I've done this on a couple project bikes and always used 6061, turned bored and mic'ed to size. Zero issues. Length is important. I turn mine for a loose slip fit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-05-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,000
Posted By sailah
OK so last year was a fail, I need to get this...

OK so last year was a fail, I need to get this thread started early this season.:D

Spent a lot of time getting the boat ready this winter and I'm happy to have adv riders out for a sail. As we get...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,596
Posted By sailah
When I changed my bearings last time I installed...

When I changed my bearings last time I installed bearing buddies, which are basically spring loaded grease injectors. They just tap on to the hub and have a grease zerk. I pump them in the spring,...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By sailah
Just yesterday I got my makita hammer drill and...

Just yesterday I got my makita hammer drill and dewalt Impact driver (minus the charger) from my brother in law after 2.5 YEARS. He swore he didn't have it, I asked his wife to look again sure...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By sailah
Tip #2 don't lend pressure washer to neighbor

Tip #2 don't lend pressure washer to neighbor
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,559
Posted By sailah
Congrats lincoln!

Congrats lincoln!
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,559
Posted By sailah
If those are your two projects I'd spend the...

If those are your two projects I'd spend the money on beer for a guy with a tig welder. Flux cure is the last thing I would use. It is easily done with tig, because that's what it is designed to...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By sailah
No. But I'll send you some if you post a pic...

No.

But I'll send you some if you post a pic somewhere awesome :D

PM addy
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By sailah
Try this ...

Try this

http://www.bidspotter.com/en-us/search-results?searchTerm=tig

Yes, it's a industrial auction site. You can bid remotely, I have done so before. I prefer to go live for large...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,747
Posted By sailah
I don't work for a stealership, but I also...

I don't work for a stealership, but I also recognize the value of my time. For $40 I just replace them and bleed them.

I have used the compressed air trick and it works well. Def use a piece of...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By sailah
I see 250 syncrowave for $1500 all day long with...

I see 250 syncrowave for $1500 all day long with a chiller at auctions. Just need to find an auction but they are all on bidspotter.com
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By sailah
I think the inverter machines are more efficient...

I think the inverter machines are more efficient so the graph is right. I've kicked my duty cycle a couple times, mostly long passes on steel floored. The torch usually gets too hot to hold before...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By sailah
It's not the trouble, it's getting undressed into...

It's not the trouble, it's getting undressed into carhartts and then back into dress clothes:lol3

Send me exact dimensions and I'll try and get it done Friday. I'm out on a survey tomorrow. I...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By sailah
Mcmongo I wish I could help but I moved and my...

Mcmongo I wish I could help but I moved and my lathe is in storage. I could possibly use a lathe at work but I'm usually in business attire there. If no one else can do it, I'll try to sneak it in.
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4,856
Views: 680,559
Posted By sailah
I don't have a picture but at my last house I...

I don't have a picture but at my last house I built a shelf. The face of it was a pine board kicked out say 15 degrees. I used a hole saw of appropriate size to knock holes that fit over the...
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By sailah
That's a pretty smoking deal. I have the 185...

That's a pretty smoking deal. I have the 185 version same machine just a little less top end. It would have to include the foot pedal which is probably stowed in the drawer of the cart. I only see...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By sailah
Without knowing any more than what I'm seeing... ...

Without knowing any more than what I'm seeing...

I would scrap that fork leg. I would then bore out some heavy tubing the length of the mounting tab to be a heavy press fit. I would then weld on...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,416
Posted By sailah
I guess I am guilty of skimming and didn't see he...

I guess I am guilty of skimming and didn't see he was currently in his trip and in Guatemala. Hmmmm, well fixing is certainly an option. Personally I would weld rather than drill and bolt. The...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,975
Posted By sailah
How about a pic?

How about a pic?
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,416
Posted By sailah
To replace a swingarm? Probably a lot less time...

To replace a swingarm? Probably a lot less time than cutting a plate to fit, clamping and drilling holes. Welding you need to grind it all down, weld, and then grind the weld flat, repaint. I know...
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