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Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,380
Posted By PunkinHead
Now I'm stuck here trying to get my head around...

Now I'm stuck here trying to get my head around how these two words belong together.
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,380
Posted By PunkinHead
I doubt it. I've told this story before, but...

I doubt it.

I've told this story before, but when I was in college I worked for 4 years in an engine testing lab for an oil and lubricant additive company. For assembly lube we used a simple base...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,019
Posted By PunkinHead
It depends on whether your bike it a garage...

It depends on whether your bike it a garage decoration, something for knocking around town, or a long range rider. I usually have 4 or 5 toys that are only used for local riding. Most of them are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,019
Posted By PunkinHead
So you're in agreement that BMW makes bikes with...

So you're in agreement that BMW makes bikes with among the lowest reliability on the market today? Because that's been my experience too.
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 124,550
Posted By PunkinHead
I can't speak to how it works on the GT, but I...

I can't speak to how it works on the GT, but I had a 2007 F800ST and the Madstad was the best out of the 4 windshields I tried in terms of noise and buffeting. Not perfect by any means, but better...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 778,972
Posted By PunkinHead
My 2013 FJR is the first bike I've owned in...

My 2013 FJR is the first bike I've owned in decades where I'm completely happy with the stock seat. I generally switch between sheepskin/no sheepskin at each gas stop just to mix it up and give my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 778,972
Posted By PunkinHead
Yes, go for a later gen to get rid of the heat...

Yes, go for a later gen to get rid of the heat problem. Two riding buddies of mine had to sell there's after a few months because it was so bad. I swapped bikes with one once and came to the same...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By PunkinHead
Which is why I keep a tool kit all my bikes. You...

Which is why I keep a tool kit all my bikes. You can put together a pretty complete yet compact tool kit on the cheap. Even Harbor Freight wrenches will do the job better than a multi-tool.

I...
Forum: The Garage 03-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,742
Posted By PunkinHead
Air rifles are approaching the energy levels of...

Air rifles are approaching the energy levels of rimfires these days, so there are quiet alternatives.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,482
Posted By PunkinHead
I keep the one that was gifted to me in one of my...

I keep the one that was gifted to me in one of my various junk drawers where I throw useless stuff. There's a right tool for every job. A multi-tool is never the right one.
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 776
Posted By PunkinHead
Tell it to close it's eyes and picture the scene...

Tell it to close it's eyes and picture the scene with Selma Hayek dancing in From Dusk Till Dawn. Never fails.
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By PunkinHead
Back in the day I carried a dime. Then as times...

Back in the day I carried a dime. Then as times changed I carried a quarter. Now I carry a cell phone and a credit card. Progress is expensive.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By PunkinHead
If it hasn't shed any teeth and you don't see any...

If it hasn't shed any teeth and you don't see any cracks at the root of the teeth then keep using it. When I had an F800ST and followed that forum some people were getting 40k+ out of them. The...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,215
Posted By PunkinHead
I bought 12 of them last weekend to replace the...

I bought 12 of them last weekend to replace the flourescent fixtures in my garage that I've been cussing for years. I love them - brighter and no flicker.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By PunkinHead
This. Lots of mythology surrounding sharpening. ...

This. Lots of mythology surrounding sharpening. I quit using any kind of fluid on my stones 20+ years ago. It's just makes an unnecessary mess. Clean the stones in the sink with dish soap once in...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By PunkinHead
The old timers prefer verniers because they're...

The old timers prefer verniers because they're less like to get stolen because people can't read them. I design machines in metric but generate inch print packages if it will be built in a US shop...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By PunkinHead
I'm not a sparky so I can't vouch for the...

I'm not a sparky so I can't vouch for the validity of his current measurement technique, but the findings mirror my experience.

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Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By PunkinHead
Make sure you're using real sr44 batteries and...

Make sure you're using real sr44 batteries and not lr44. A lot of places label them as interchangeable but they're not really. Sr44 will last a lot longer.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By PunkinHead
Even better is an appliance repair store where...

Even better is an appliance repair store where the grizzled old store owner will recognize it and know what'll fit as a replacement.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By PunkinHead
This is the best bet. I haven't bought used...

This is the best bet. I haven't bought used calipers off Ebay, but I've bought quite a few micrometers and other tooling and Ebay is an absolute steal for this kind of stuff. Retired machinists or...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,140
Posted By PunkinHead
I have a few pairs of Brown & Sharpe and a...

I have a few pairs of Brown & Sharpe and a Mitutoyo along with two Chinese calipers from Harbor Freight. I cut the jaws off one pair of HF and mounted them to my lathe tailstock as a poor man's DRO...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,466
Posted By PunkinHead
Mine was fine when I sold mine at a bit over 30K...

Mine was fine when I sold mine at a bit over 30K miles. The problem is the failure mode for the many who reported breaking them early. They would shed a tooth and after one tooth was gone the other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By PunkinHead
Use adhesive backed Velcro tape.

Use adhesive backed Velcro tape.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By PunkinHead
I just checked the receipt on the NAPA rotors on...

I just checked the receipt on the NAPA rotors on my Taco and they were the premium. I read somewhere that NAPA's premium rotors are Centric which seem to be a good brand. First turned them within...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,301
Posted By PunkinHead
My tool box is mostly 30-40 year old Craftsman...

My tool box is mostly 30-40 year old Craftsman but I wouldn't step foot in a Sears these days. The sockets and box wrenches still appear OK but everything else looks like half a step above Harbor...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By PunkinHead
I've had shitty luck with Duralast pads & rotors...

I've had shitty luck with Duralast pads & rotors from Autozone. I'm lucky to get 20k miles out of them (after getting over 80K out of the original OEMs). Up until recently I've had good luck with...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,110
Posted By PunkinHead
Ask yourself honestly if high torque is what you...

Ask yourself honestly if high torque is what you need 95% of the time. For years as a battery would die I'd upgrade to a drill with higher voltage and more torque. 9V->12V->14.4V->18V.... Yes,...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By PunkinHead
JB Weld is not for structural repairs. It has a...

JB Weld is not for structural repairs. It has a tensile strength of about 1/10 of aluminum.
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,466
Posted By PunkinHead
Don't know if it's the same as the F800S/ST, but...

Don't know if it's the same as the F800S/ST, but those have a 30,000 mile belt change interval and the belts are expensive with no aftermarket option. Plus the F800ST was the most problematic bike...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,394
Posted By PunkinHead
I have a Fein which is an awesome tool, but if I...

I have a Fein which is an awesome tool, but if I had it to do over again I'd buy the Milwaukee M12 cordless since I've been accumulating different M12 tools for the past few years and have several...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,394
Posted By PunkinHead
Not really. I have a pull saw and there are some...

Not really. I have a pull saw and there are some spots you just can't get into that the Fein makes quick work off.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,394
Posted By PunkinHead
They're a godsend for trimming door jambs when...

They're a godsend for trimming door jambs when putting down a wood or laminate floor.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By PunkinHead
Source for custom tach cable parts

I have an oddball tach cable that I need to replace. I'd really like to just replace the inner cable and leave the sheath in place since the routing means the sheath wouldn't be very pleasant to get...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 441,282
Posted By PunkinHead
Set up the miter saw in the garage to start...

Set up the miter saw in the garage to start cutting trim. I put down wood floors in the house about 3 years ago and only did about half the trim. My wife hasn't said a word until a couple weeks ago...
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,351
Posted By PunkinHead
It sure looks like 28mm is the normal ID for a...

It sure looks like 28mm is the normal ID for a 52mm OD, 12mm wide deep groove roller bearing. I think your best bet is going to be finding a bearing to fit the wheel and taking your axle and the...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,351
Posted By PunkinHead
This. Any town with industry in it will have at...

This. Any town with industry in it will have at least one bearing supplier and all the ones I've used have been happy to deal with walk-in retail customers. Take the old one in and they'll hook you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 39,423
Posted By PunkinHead
I'll be taking my daughter back to IU Bloomington...

I'll be taking my daughter back to IU Bloomington in a week or so. Maybe I'll toss the KLX in the truck and check out that area.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,913,664
Posted By PunkinHead
I've bought a few but always talked him down...

I've bought a few but always talked him down another $10 so I felt like I was getting a deal.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,913,664
Posted By PunkinHead
Not sure where he got his, but there's an...

Not sure where he got his, but there's an industrial salvage place near me that usually has them for $50-$75.
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By PunkinHead
But those black ones are black oxide - NOT what...

But those black ones are black oxide - NOT what the OP needs. They'll before he even gets them home.
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