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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:22 AM
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Views: 1,855,215
Posted By smilin'Ed
I'll bet some of the answers are more stupid than...

I'll bet some of the answers are more stupid than the question.
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
I would be more worried about the cycling loads...

I would be more worried about the cycling loads eventually ripping a little chunk out of your bumper and watching your spare with carrier attached bounce down the hill. Are the stresses well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,215
Posted By smilin'Ed
not exactly bike related but I love when they ask...

not exactly bike related but I love when they ask if you need assistance and you describe your idea of using some adhesive / epoxy / sealant for an unconventional task and they take the can from you...
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
Agreed. They should already have procedures in...

Agreed. They should already have procedures in place.

but he might be new and keen and eager to show he has some knowledge before he hits the shop floor. I tell my guys to ask questions - it...
Forum: The Garage 09-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
my first reaction would be TIG but, - what...

my first reaction would be TIG but,

- what kind of aluminum?
- service application?
- pressures / vacuum?
- corrosives / organics / solvents?

E
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
what Stan said, a tank rupture / explosion...

what Stan said,

a tank rupture / explosion will not be limited to the seams. Any weakness in the shell could result in catastrophic failure of the vessel, (drilled hole, thin section or pitting...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
maybe Scott just trusts his judgement better than...

maybe Scott just trusts his judgement better than yours.
Forum: Canada 08-30-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
I was going to say the same thing as Todd. ...

I was going to say the same thing as Todd.

The OPP use brown cars here in Ottawa on the Queensway as their "umarked" cars. I have never seen another car or truck with that shade of brown, 3...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
If you want to make pretty welds, try 7018 or...

If you want to make pretty welds, try 7018 or even better, 7024.

E
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,215
Posted By smilin'Ed
I guess you take what you can get, but that's not...

I guess you take what you can get, but that's not really a dog.
Forum: Australia 08-20-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2,750
Views: 527,461
Posted By smilin'Ed
and sticky bottomed pants when he was done.

and sticky bottomed pants when he was done.
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
- steam clean - pressure washer with detergent ...

- steam clean
- pressure washer with detergent
- wipe with lacquer thinner / alcohol
- sandblast

It sounds like you've got some effort into this already with cutting and fit up. It would...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
Although I wouldn't buy a machine that ran on...

Although I wouldn't buy a machine that ran on anything less than 220V / single phase. My shop has 3 of these and one 3 phase stick / Tig machine.

E
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
Miller = Hobart. They are both owned by the same...

Miller = Hobart. They are both owned by the same parent company - Illinois Tool Works.

I had a Hobart MIG welder, a 250, and all the guts were interchangeable with the miller 250. The Miller...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8,973
Views: 557,520
Posted By smilin'Ed
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901862...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901862&page=16

a few details
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8,973
Views: 557,520
Posted By smilin'Ed
A group of us from Toronto / Ottawa did a short...

A group of us from Toronto / Ottawa did a short ride for the last 5 days in memory of our good friend Dave - Dr Cool, (lost to a deer-bike collision in Cape Breton, 2012). Our last night's...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
how much $? and are they available here ? ...

how much $? and are they available here ?

Also, the words printed in the video made no sense, just random mixed letters.

Ed
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
- A good braze can be 40 to 60 thousand PSI...

- A good braze can be 40 to 60 thousand PSI tensile strength so you can get pretty strong brazed joints.

- I have also used SiBr filler wire in my MIG spool gun to join mild steel, 1/16" plate on...
Forum: Canada 06-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
take both and go out east to see Joanne E

take both and go out east to see Joanne

E
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
I know you said it has worked in the past with...

I know you said it has worked in the past with 035 but that size welder is at its max for that size wire. I would go down to 030 and up the speed of feed since you have very few options for power...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
yeah, "be your own boss" = everybody is...

yeah,

"be your own boss" = everybody is your boss, and they all think they're the most important one.

"you have write offs you can take advantage of", oh right, but they get written off...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
I know what you mean Robbie, I suffer from the...

I know what you mean Robbie, I suffer from the same kind of thinking / self pressure but if you don't take time for yourself, nobody else will make you take it. Denny has finally convinced me to try...
Forum: Canada 06-01-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
Joanne, something like that? although I got the...

Joanne, something like that? although I got the impression she would not be insulted if we addressed it to "the cougar"
Forum: Canada 05-31-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
she was pretty excited that day, I'm sure she...

she was pretty excited that day, I'm sure she would appreciate a visit by anyone going that way.
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
We have an opportunity to create another event. ...

We have an opportunity to create another event. Why not do a June or August ride along the lines of Ian's suggestion. Then a bunch of us could do both. And no matter what the event or where it...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
I would assume the dates to be the same - July 05...

I would assume the dates to be the same - July 05 weekend. So one could not attend both rides if you were thinking along those lines.
I'm doing the Dr.Cool - long way 'round.
Forum: Canada 05-25-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
Thanks for planning this guys. I will definitely...

Thanks for planning this guys. I will definitely be there. I'll leave Ottawa early Thurs AM and should see you late Thurs afternoon.
I'll take the couch again, if there aren't too many mice...
Forum: Canada 05-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
you snugged the cables at the battery - what...

you snugged the cables at the battery - what about the other ends? Check them as well. Then solenoid - could be corroded or arc damaged surfaces in there as well.
Forum: Canada 05-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
so, none of you are going to EOAR this weekend? ...

so, none of you are going to EOAR this weekend?

I booked but may have to cancel as I have a sculpture emergency that has to happen in the next week. I still intend on joining you and would meet...
Forum: Canada 05-20-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
good idea Scott, time and place are secondary to...

good idea Scott, time and place are secondary to how we honor and remember Dave. In fact I think an adventure somewhere else is in keeping with his spirit. I'll do everything I can to make time for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,110
Posted By smilin'Ed
wasn't that pic posted a few weeks ago? How did...

wasn't that pic posted a few weeks ago? How did she do?
Forum: Canada 05-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,877
Posted By smilin'Ed
I'll join you. What about south east through...

I'll join you.
What about south east through the states to Boston or Portland - up the coast - Ferry across to Yarmouth NS - and then up the coast to Cape Breton. 3 days home would better on my...
Forum: Canada 05-11-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
I didnt know Darren was from Quebec?

I didnt know Darren was from Quebec?
Forum: Canada 05-10-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22,286
Views: 2,320,607
Posted By smilin'Ed
From the way you wrote your post I'm gonna assume...

From the way you wrote your post I'm gonna assume you're OK. Or as OK as you can be after something like that.

Did she get charged for anything?
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
I have only looked into this in very specific...

I have only looked into this in very specific instances and the amount of material on the subject makes me realize how much I don't know.

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Forum: The Garage 04-27-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
Thats what I was taught. water cooling just lets...

Thats what I was taught. water cooling just lets you get it back in there or to continue shaping it without the cool down wait time.

E
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4,169
Views: 553,579
Posted By smilin'Ed
I was doing some cutting today at the volunteer...

I was doing some cutting today at the volunteer railway shop and after about an hour of steady use, the tip, (#4) started to get very hot and was glowing dull red by the time I shut it down. Fixed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,215
Posted By smilin'Ed
It had the extended range oil reservoir

It had the extended range oil reservoir
Forum: Canada 04-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8,973
Views: 557,520
Posted By smilin'Ed
and you're only hearing the negative;...

and you're only hearing the negative; concentrated here. I bet they process a lot of work orders in a month and the vast majority just go away happy.

I had a "steamer" Tiger and loved it but...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8,973
Views: 557,520
Posted By smilin'Ed
shitty business model aside, that bike waiting...

shitty business model aside, that bike waiting for work is occupying space and therefore is costing them money. Any service they provide - warranty or not - should have a profit margin built into...
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