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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
out west the suitable hang spots get farther n...

out west the suitable hang spots get farther n farther apart. carry 150 ft of mule tape, if you can- sometimes this will make the difference between sleeping as intended or going to ground. I've...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I don't have any experience with these specific...

I don't have any experience with these specific tools. if you already have tools, there's little reason to just add to the tool box for adding sake. a lot of these type tools are marketed to people...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I can't see the boxes for the cabinets

I can't see the boxes for the cabinets
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
call him and ask... I would add...ask him what...

call him and ask... I would add...ask him what grade of chemical thread locking agent to use on what parts- you don't want to over do these things, either
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,329
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the simplest attachment is simply thru bolt 'em...

the simplest attachment is simply thru bolt 'em to the rack. if you later decide you want something more complicated you can always change it to the new system. as far as shape goes a simple box like...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
you'r not going to get off that easy...who's the...

you'r not going to get off that easy...who's the retailer? it's only fair they get full credit ...don't cha think?
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Toggle bolts into the hollows..c.sink heads...

Toggle bolts into the hollows..c.sink heads &washers.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Typically, the alt is sealed off from the engine...

Typically, the alt is sealed off from the engine oil by an oring. And the change out to a new one requires the alt to be taken off. Your's could be different.. To make sure or order a new oring,...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,672
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
...ChainSaw, you got it backwards. it's less air...

...ChainSaw, you got it backwards. it's less air at altitude and we compensate by leaning the fuel/air mixture. either way you will get a reduction in power as you climb.. frankly I've gone over the...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'd use a trailer...either borrowed from a...

I'd use a trailer...either borrowed from a friend, or rented. ( would also consider buying-if I could justify owning) simply tie it down well and set the cruise control. in just about any modern...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 927
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
It's a bit overkill but probably a not very well...

It's a bit overkill but probably a not very well thought out connection point for an accessory. Like cellphone or GPS charging
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
lacking any meaningful information , you could...

lacking any meaningful information , you could always revert to the magnets/coil pick up system. I did so on my st1100-
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
first thing is I would do some research online...

first thing is I would do some research online and see if I could get it from one of the user forums that is associated with that bike- you might even get lucky and connect with someone who's done...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The signal from the vss is probably too high a...

The signal from the vss is probably too high a rate for the c.c. to use. If this is the case, a pulse divider is needed to get the signal in to a useable rate for the rostra.
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 728
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
plastic food wrap film...and for bigger projects,...

plastic food wrap film...and for bigger projects, stretch wrap. if you will be adding more f.g. to the area..then peel-ply
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
One thing to love about CIG. Plugs is that they...

One thing to love about CIG. Plugs is that they are less expensive than the hard wired cord sets, by quite a lot! They are also widely available too.
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
most power outlets will be sized by how many amps...

most power outlets will be sized by how many amps they will allow to pass before significant heating does damage to the outlet. a usb outlet will handle a .5amp load with no problem ( typical for a...
Forum: The Garage 11-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,956
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
build an insulated box and run a 25watt bulb...

build an insulated box and run a 25watt bulb inside, pluged into a 110V outlet
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,341
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the purpose of a temp. gauge is to follow...

the purpose of a temp. gauge is to follow temperature trends . mine has a display, much like this one.http://www.digital-auto-gauges.com/products/Auto-Thermometer-Gauge-for-Trucks-and-Cars.html being...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
You do realize that there are some "stainless...

You do realize that there are some "stainless steels" that are magnetic.
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
here's an idea-make the hole, and use the light...

here's an idea-make the hole, and use the light housing as the cover for the hole--don't laugh, it's the best I can come up with from here
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
if your lucky the axel mfg. might allow the plate...

if your lucky the axel mfg. might allow the plate to be welded...other wise you either do it as I posted or thru bolt it. enclosing with welding is one of those things, that sounds like a good...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
you bolt it, but not thru bolted!. trailer supply...

you bolt it, but not thru bolted!. trailer supply places sell a nut for that..it has am "arm" welded to the nut. the nut's inserted and slid into position from an open end of the tubing. the bolt is...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the o.p. is talking about hauling a load <2000lbs...

the o.p. is talking about hauling a load <2000lbs plus. yes, either configuration, I would also extend the tubes under and back at least to the second cross member-( others have already mentioned...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,704
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
it's electric heat...keeping an detached garage...

it's electric heat...keeping an detached garage at 50-60 degrees 24/7.....you're going to see elevated bills. how high, well that all depends on you're personal pain threshold. I have the cadet 5000w...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
my suggestion was ...instead of using a single...

my suggestion was ...instead of using a single tube welded to the "ladder" frame of the trailer, welding two to form a triangle...the third side of this triangle being the trailer front. no change...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I just can't picture what you're asking...help me...

I just can't picture what you're asking...help me here.
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,854
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'd build the trailer hitch section with two...

I'd build the trailer hitch section with two tubes- triangulated from the bed. Stronger and if you ever want to mount a tool box, you'll already have something to mount it on to. Decking of some...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,579
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I,m one of those guys that uses a big board and a...

I,m one of those guys that uses a big board and a few feet of aquarium tubing. The beauty of this set up is the you don't have to store it. The whole set up is so cheap that you don't have to save...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
not square but sit nicely on top of panniers...

not square but sit nicely on top of panniers http://www.aerostich.com/bags/seat-bags-and-tail-bags/saddlebags/ortlieb-low-profile-dry-bag-saddlebags.html I have used it's predecessor for a few years...
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,975
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Regulated power supply will allow you to work on...

Regulated power supply will allow you to work on a project, without putzing around with other power options. I'm cheap, and use the bike, itself for my power supply- but I have to admit it is a...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
before you buy anything...take a long objective...

before you buy anything...take a long objective look at the project. ask yourself if it's worth the matl's you'll be buying. dinks rescued from under hedges, rarely are. usually a new one can be...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,847
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
It's a torque screw driver, if ya don't know what...

It's a torque screw driver, if ya don't know what their used for/on you wouldn't own one....250$ seems reasonable to me. But this sorta tool is my boss's responsibility. I wouldn't buy.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,083
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
To be clear...The wood wedges are to FORCE the...

To be clear...The wood wedges are to FORCE the door against the door framing. A wedge of appropriate size is inserted between the door and the roller guide track. I do this for the duration of the...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,608
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Plastics and aluminum are out? You're pretty much...

Plastics and aluminum are out? You're pretty much dead in the water! You're pretty much limited to having it made by a local fabricator.... Why does it have to be 5L ? Seems rather big for personal...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,083
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
. If you work situation allows you to not use the...

. If you work situation allows you to not use the door for long periods, you might make temp. Wedges to force the door, tite against it's frame to cut off wind blowing cold air into the garage.- or...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Hand vise

Hand vise
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
have you bothered to check out the Kenyan import...

have you bothered to check out the Kenyan import requirements? or for that matter the originating country's export requirements? like they say the devil is in the details.
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
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...
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