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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,709
Views: 368,774
Posted By Desert Skies
Started repairing our old pontoon boat logs that...

Started repairing our old pontoon boat logs that we gave to the kids to use due to us buying a new for Desert Wife and me.

We pulled the first log off.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By Desert Skies
:thumb ...

:thumb

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Shop/IMG_11431023_zpsd4182f2f.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By Desert Skies
I have a couple and have been using WD-40 for...

I have a couple and have been using WD-40 for quite some time now and stones show no wear yet.

Of coarse, someone here will tell me I'm wrong. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By Desert Skies
Motor on my drum fan spun a bearing and started...

Motor on my drum fan spun a bearing and started making racket so I took these steps to fix it

Turned down the chewed up area.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
The rare occasion I use the center stand, I leave...

The rare occasion I use the center stand, I leave the side stand down too. Don't hurt nothing and it's not in the way. Always has to be down any way when I roll it off the center stand.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By Desert Skies
I think he was referring to the load coming loose...

I think he was referring to the load coming loose and getting in the wheel. This has happened more than once.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
Everybody knows a real cowboy mounts a horse from...

Everybody knows a real cowboy mounts a horse from the left except on some mountains in Wyoming where they mount them from the rear.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,820,161
Posted By Desert Skies
No, dyslexia strikes again. :fpalm It's a...

No, dyslexia strikes again. :fpalm

It's a Sierra 1500... fxd.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,820,161
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks, GVW loaded is 4500# with a 460#...

Thanks,

GVW loaded is 4500# with a 460# tongue weight. Kicks the 5.3L's ass when we hit the hills. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,820,161
Posted By Desert Skies
Sure... Here is one loaded and ready to...

Sure...

Here is one loaded and ready to roll.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Big%20Bend%2012-12/IMG_0973.jpg

Couple interior shots.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,820,161
Posted By Desert Skies
Here is my Man Cave away from Man Cave. ...

Here is my Man Cave away from Man Cave.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Big%20Bend%2012-14/IMG_0010%20r_zpsgaxc2dte.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
It's great that BMW designers were thoughtful...

It's great that BMW designers were thoughtful enough to give owners options so they would have something to argue over. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks... The pic is one of the two worst...

Thanks...

The pic is one of the two worst cracks I have to deal with. I intend to remove the old weld with a tiger disc and weld it back up with TIG. The cracks at the end of the weld which...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Desert Skies
I will have to do the TIG work first then the...

I will have to do the TIG work first then the brazing due to the lower temp of the HST.

Why do you say I need to purge the log?
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By Desert Skies
Aluminum Brazing?

I saw this product a few years back but didn't have a need for it at the time.

HST 2000 (http://www.aluminumrepair.com/video_new.asp)

We recently bought a new pontoon boat for the lake and I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Desert Skies
Yeah, I went through a rear set of pads pretty...

Yeah, I went through a rear set of pads pretty quick before I learned to not apply the pedal when riding street. Even with just using the front brake, I go through rear pads quicker than front.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
It should not be a problem on a healthy hexhead,

It should not be a problem on a healthy hexhead,
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Desert Skies
If the bike has servos, it will control the rear...

If the bike has servos, it will control the rear brake for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
Same thing I use on everything that will be...

Same thing I use on everything that will be exposed to dust, dirt and mud.

Dupont Chain Saver (http://www.walmart.com/ip/16672659?www=true&productRedirect=true)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,090
Posted By Desert Skies
Only to work on it or pack other bikes next to it...

Only to work on it or pack other bikes next to it in the garage. Otherwise, side stand. Never seen a single puff of smoke at start up.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,494
Posted By Desert Skies
My 05 indicator started acting goofy. Had it on...

My 05 indicator started acting goofy. Had it on the table to switch to knobbies for a winter desert ride so I pulled the pot (BTW the wrench that said you need to pull the swing arm is one crooked...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Desert Skies
I like my servos too. 10-4 on the wheel...

I like my servos too.

10-4 on the wheel flange. Mine cracked and had to replace it.

Here's what to look for.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/IMG_6529_800.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 977
Posted By Desert Skies
Hi mileage bikes that haven't had the drive shaft...

Hi mileage bikes that haven't had the drive shaft inspected or replaced would be another concern for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By Desert Skies
My 05 gave me a lamp fault for the taillight but...

My 05 gave me a lamp fault for the taillight but I had both tail and brake light. Then I found the smarty pants CAN system was controlling the brake filament brightness to make both to seem they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Desert Skies
My header is decorated with dents. :evil

My header is decorated with dents. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,601
Posted By Desert Skies
The way I treat my 05, I think I will stay with...

The way I treat my 05, I think I will stay with this old war horse a bit longer. I have no doubt the new WC is a superior touring machine to previous AC bikes but I fail to believe it would fare...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,816
Posted By Desert Skies
Yes, I cut the crosses with a die grinder with a...

Yes, I cut the crosses with a die grinder with a cutoff wheel, pressed the cups inward then removed the stakes with a dremel. Hindsight, I would probably simply press the joint out and broach the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,816
Posted By Desert Skies
When I bought mine, they had three, I bought two...

When I bought mine, they had three, I bought two then website showed one. It only took them a couple days to bring the stock back to four.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-13-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By Desert Skies
Most lodging in/near Terlingua is "OK" If you...

Most lodging in/near Terlingua is "OK" If you want fancy, get your wallet out and book well in advance. If you're headed over spring break, bring two wallets.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By Desert Skies
Well I was going to give a smart-ass answer but...

Well I was going to give a smart-ass answer but looks like you fooker have it covered. :thumb

Carry on... :devildog
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,765
Posted By Desert Skies
I go to the Ozarks every fall and the last two...

I go to the Ozarks every fall and the last two times, I eat up a rear PR3 each trip but it was way more fun than any tire I've ever ran up there. That kind of fun can't be had with a high mileage...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,816
Posted By Desert Skies
When I rebuilt mine, I found a couple 19x48...

When I rebuilt mine, I found a couple 19x48 U-joints but none had the 383 ft lb spec the ELBE106 has. I would suspect Bruno uses that joint.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Desert Skies
A lathe like the one in the Youtube with a boring...

A lathe like the one in the Youtube with a boring head is another way. You touch off the face of the yoke then step in the proper distance and cut the grove. The tool shown has carbide inserts that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Desert Skies
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1821393746/CNC-...

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/1821393746/CNC-Lathe-font-b-Internal-b-font-Grooving-Tool-Holder-font-b-Cutter-b-font-for.jpg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8nls8JTk-Y
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Desert Skies
Made no noise. I could feel a slight vibration...

Made no noise. I could feel a slight vibration in the swing arm with my boot heal. When I took the shaft out, I could feel the stiffness in the one axis of the joint. The other axis felt and look...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Desert Skies
Here's one I took out of mine that was notchy. ...

Here's one I took out of mine that was notchy. The you can see the wear on the bearing pin on the right. Even if you are successful in getting some grease in there, that dried out crud will only...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By Desert Skies
No you won't. Address the issue before the...

No you won't. Address the issue before the problem leaves you where you don't want to be with a broken motorbike. Sticky u-joints are on their way out.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 29,532
Posted By Desert Skies
Desert Skies (AKA Tom)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Big%20Bend%2002-07/BigBend02-07_Bruce020_800.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-16-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By Desert Skies
Big Bend Resort and Adventures is in Study Butte...

Big Bend Resort and Adventures is in Study Butte at the intersection of 118 and 170. I think FotoTEX is talking about Rancho Topanga about about 5 miles west of Terlingua on 170.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,499
Posted By Desert Skies
How else is everyone gonna see my big package?...

How else is everyone gonna see my big package? :dunno
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