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Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
New chain and sprocket time ...

New chain and sprocket time

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7461/15787094609_329e3bae0a_z.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Just throw some JB weld on it. It'll be alright.

Just throw some JB weld on it. It'll be alright.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-02-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 632,007
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Why not. ...

Why not.

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Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I ended up fetching half of the helmet from the...

I ended up fetching half of the helmet from the trash can and will find a way to mount it. I might saw the visor in half as well to put it back on.

Nothing motorcycle related today, but I pulled...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Yep. Just rip some ply or 1x at 45 deg. Fasten...

Yep. Just rip some ply or 1x at 45 deg. Fasten one side to the wall with the point facing up and bevel towards the wall and attach the other side to what you want to hang.

I need to make a plane...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Certainly a possibility to hang it on the wall. I...

Certainly a possibility to hang it on the wall. I was just going to chuck it.

And I'm glad I got the riser block for the bandsaw. I wouldn't be able to cut up motorcycle helmets without it....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 378,141
Posted By ArcticaMT6
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7055203623_6c6...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7055203623_6c60c4512f_b.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I cut an old helmet in half today. ...

I cut an old helmet in half today.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7566/15732752499_3842ec6ed7_z.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7579/15918118922_e196fa3baa_z.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Some better photos now that it's all cleaned up....

Some better photos now that it's all cleaned up. Spent a couple hours today cleaning.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8628/15918755495_bc4e32fcb7_b.jpg
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Forum: The Garage 11-28-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Also, don't forget to bevel it. You don't want a...

Also, don't forget to bevel it. You don't want a true 90 deg edge on the outside edges of the box or it will be more difficult to remove, even with release agent. Something like a 2 deg angle works...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Swap for a few bucks? Man, my dealer sells the...

Swap for a few bucks? Man, my dealer sells the shims for $6 each. I'd rather buy new ones and have some on hand than pay for swapping them.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Most dealerships I've found will swap shims with...

Most dealerships I've found will swap shims with you at no charge as well. I just did this about 2 weeks ago.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
The problem with the ratcheting wrenches is that...

The problem with the ratcheting wrenches is that the ends are bigger and often times can't fit over a bolt where a normal wrench would. I was disappointed to find that out after I bought mine.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Want no further. ...

Want no further.

http://www.bbcracing.com/old/box/

Surely you can find space for stacking up some plywood?

http://www.bbcracing.com/old/box/stand.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Looks good. I needed larger spaces than what you...

Looks good. I needed larger spaces than what you have so I can toss the gas tank and stack wheels in there. I still need to find someplace better to put my track bodywork.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I originally didn't have the center 4 casters,...

I originally didn't have the center 4 casters, but it had a slight bend in the middle, so you need all 8. Definitely have the stiffeners if you have a heavy bike like a GS. Top and bottom. A 1x2...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Aluminum ramps. Here's a bit better view of the...

Aluminum ramps. Here's a bit better view of the stand:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15426088919_6455066d30_b.jpg

It's riding on 8 casters, so I can push it around the garage. I used 3/4"...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6,242
Views: 2,757,299
Posted By ArcticaMT6
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15179410793_19...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7526/15179410793_19ef0f485e_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,418
Posted By ArcticaMT6
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5134/5504187051_4c6...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5134/5504187051_4c6ff87ca6_b.jpg

Another photographer on Palomar mountain when I was there taking some photos of friends.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,490
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Highest road in Washington State. Slate Peak ...

Highest road in Washington State. Slate Peak

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3845/14567455177_37f4a7ff35_b.jpg

Unfortunately, there's a gate blocking access to the final 100-200' or so of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 378,141
Posted By ArcticaMT6
From when I had my SV1000 and lived in CT. ...

From when I had my SV1000 and lived in CT.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7238461176_92b1dc6589_b.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7230810580_9693f88166_b.jpg

And what was in the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 31,249
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Awesome ride report. I'd like to make it down...

Awesome ride report. I'd like to make it down that way at some point. Excellent photography as well, by the way.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Checked valve clearances, then pulled out shims...

Checked valve clearances, then pulled out shims since I had 3 exhaust valves that were too tight. Dropped a shim, thought it went into a cylinder. Had to get a borescope to make sure it wasn't.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Started stripping the bike down for a good...

Started stripping the bike down for a good scrubbing/"offseason" maintenance. I commute on it year round, but since the wife is away for work for the next 2 weeks and left me the car, I'm taking this...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,674,072
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I don't believe they did it on purpose. They...

I don't believe they did it on purpose. They didn't have a "sale price" listed. It was just priced at $100. They sold their stock, and put the price back to normal. I managed to get it for $99 even...
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Just spent a few hours cleaning the garage. Still...

Just spent a few hours cleaning the garage. Still not completely organized but at least I can walk in there again. Had to hose off all the sawdust from the garage door as well.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Already started looking at them a while back for...

Already started looking at them a while back for a trip to AK I was planning for next year. Unfortunately I have a bunch of friends getting married which is taking my vacation time away making it not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Here's the sign that explains it wecsoger ...

Here's the sign that explains it wecsoger

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14749347566_80d0a258b7_b.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I moved here in winter of 2012. Love it here. ...

I moved here in winter of 2012. Love it here.

As soon as you go east of the cascades though, it turns to arid and dry landscapes. It's not all super wet/green and high mountains. Lots of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Well I'm glad I didn't check the third one off...

Well I'm glad I didn't check the third one off the list. Plastic on a sportbike is more expensive than a dual sport.

And I think they blasted the top off because it wasn't flat enough to install...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
I keep going back and forth between wanting a...

I keep going back and forth between wanting a Dual Sport and an upright naked bike. Eventually I will be picking up a second bike and the 675 will be delegated to track only again after that. For now...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-27-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 277,172
Posted By ArcticaMT6
On top of Slate Peak looking at the Northern...

On top of Slate Peak looking at the Northern Cascades.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14773817623_df6e940238_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3924/14751602544_d91e115570_b.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Getting high in Washington State

Not the kind of high you're thinking about...

Adventure noun \əd-ˈven-chər\: The act of taking inappropriate equipment to out of the way places. I decided today to take that slogan to heart. I...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,239
Posted By ArcticaMT6
How about $9 each and does the same job? I have...

How about $9 each and does the same job? I have this and works just fine.

http://www.harborfreight.com/metric-socket-trayorganizer-set-of-3-68102.html
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,018
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Well I have a playlist for the bike, so I just...

Well I have a playlist for the bike, so I just start the playlist and go. Volume up/down I knew was the jog dial, but not for pausing or next/previous song. Oh well.

No one accused me of being a...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6,674
Views: 2,674,072
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Or, you can step on the left footpeg and swing...

Or, you can step on the left footpeg and swing your leg over. Works for me.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,018
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Apparently I'm just dumb and didn't read the...

Apparently I'm just dumb and didn't read the manual fully to realize that you can control music using the jog dial. I always used voice commands with my iPhone.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,018
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Same as you would pair any other mobile phone. ...

Same as you would pair any other mobile phone.

Hold the phone button for 5 seconds, then connect on the phone.

I even did a factory reset and re-paired and it doesn't work. It sounds like it's...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 601,018
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Question for the board. I just switched to a...

Question for the board. I just switched to a Galaxy S5 from an iPhone 5, and for whatever reason, my phone isn't letting me control music through the SMH-10. If I push the phone button and say "Play"...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 2,429
Views: 329,864
Posted By ArcticaMT6
Dropped the transmission pan and changed out the...

Dropped the transmission pan and changed out the transmission filter in my Jeep Liberty. Crapload of metal shavings on the magnet. Not a huge fan of Chrysler products before, even less of a fan now....
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