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Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,131
Posted By Pike Bishop
Chains also work well, especially if you put...

Chains also work well, especially if you put tension on the chains by wrapping them around the anvil and bolting them to the stand to hold the anvil down.

Edit: Like bomber1965 did above.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,131
Posted By Pike Bishop
I welded up a stand for mine out of 2" square...

I welded up a stand for mine out of 2" square tubing. Lots of ways to do it.

You want the height such that the top surface of the anvil is about the height of your knuckles with your hands hanging...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,320
Posted By Pike Bishop
WHAT??? "My roof is 40 years old and leaks....

WHAT???

"My roof is 40 years old and leaks. Come fix it."

:rofl
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
Nope, me too. I've never seen an autodark that...

Nope, me too. I've never seen an autodark that gives as good a view of the puddle as a regular old plan-jane shield.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks for all the replies on the NSU screw job...

Thanks for all the replies on the NSU screw job question, all. I appreciate your help. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
OK, I'm ashamed to say I don't visit this thread...

OK, I'm ashamed to say I don't visit this thread enough, and so I'm probably rehashing something that's been discussed to death.

The 5-year extended warranty on my DR650 just ran out and so I want...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,475
Posted By Pike Bishop
Either that, or muffler bearings. :grim

Either that, or muffler bearings. :grim
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks, Low Budget and Rob and s2. :beer I...

Thanks, Low Budget and Rob and s2. :beer I appreciate all the help.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 02:01 AM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
Ah. Cool. Instantly understandable and immensely...

Ah. Cool. Instantly understandable and immensely helpful.

In other words ... the clutch lever on the engine should hit the end of its travel before the clutch lever on the handlebar hits the end...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks RWRoblin for the reply. Question: Is...

Thanks RWRoblin for the reply.

Question: Is it possible to wear out the clutch on one of these bikes after just 4000 miles?

I find that hard to believe, especially in my case: I ride 99.9% on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 97,667
Views: 18,561,555
Posted By Pike Bishop
Clutch Adjustment?

Hey, all,

New to bikes, and this is my first bike, and this is the first time that (I think) I need to adjust the clutch (~4200 miles on clock). It seems like when I get into high gear, if I open...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,160
Posted By Pike Bishop
Why do you hate polar bears? :ear

Why do you hate polar bears? :ear
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,575
Posted By Pike Bishop
I looked at the service bulletin but it only...

I looked at the service bulletin but it only talks about 2004 and newer.

I have a 2003 F-150 with the 5.4 motor. Does anyone know what the deal is on this engine and spark plugs? I'm over 100k...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,528
Posted By Pike Bishop
220V / 100A service, minimum, to run a Syncrowave...

220V / 100A service, minimum, to run a Syncrowave 250. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
Remove the switch ... so that as soon as you plug...

Remove the switch ... so that as soon as you plug in the cooler, the coolant starts circulating?
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,250
Posted By Pike Bishop
Muffler bearing. You need a new engine. :deal

Muffler bearing.

You need a new engine. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,486
Posted By Pike Bishop
Fire ax might have been neater. That, or an...

Fire ax might have been neater.

That, or an oxylance.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,079
Posted By Pike Bishop
What are hot patches?

What are hot patches?
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 943
Posted By Pike Bishop
sheet metal, pop rivets, fiberglass cloth,...

sheet metal, pop rivets, fiberglass cloth, polyester resin, body filler and spray paint?

Never mind, I see you're in the salt belt. Wadded-up newspaper, spray foam and Bondo?
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,707
Posted By Pike Bishop
Cordless drills suck. I like a nice...

Cordless drills suck.

I like a nice Milwaukee hole shooter that will break your arm if you aren't careful.

That is all.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By Pike Bishop
Makita JS3200 will cut up to 10 gauge MS. If you...

Makita JS3200 will cut up to 10 gauge MS. If you look, you can find them for under $400 delivered.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-JS3200-Shear/dp/B00004YOLU
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By Pike Bishop
+1 Having a 15-pound key ring with all kinds...

+1

Having a 15-pound key ring with all kinds of fobs and toys and other useless crap on it is a great way to wipe out an ignition switch.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 338,148
Posted By Pike Bishop
A soldering gun also works well for this,...

A soldering gun also works well for this, especially where you don't want to cook nearby parts.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pike Bishop
So...14.5 pounds per horse for the 4 strokes...

So...14.5 pounds per horse for the 4 strokes versus 11 pounds per horse for the 2 strokes.

IOW, the 2 strokes have a 32% greater power-to-weight ratio...assuming your numbers are accurate...

I...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By Pike Bishop
I don't know if they make 4-strokes that small,...

I don't know if they make 4-strokes that small, but I would definitely avoid them. Way too heavy.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By Pike Bishop
Using a stick electrode, weld a nut to the broken...

Using a stick electrode, weld a nut to the broken off bolt, then use the nut to back the bolt out.
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,208
Posted By Pike Bishop
Wow, when you get dew, I bet that's like ICE. ...

Wow, when you get dew, I bet that's like ICE.

Does it dull hockey skates?
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,922
Posted By Pike Bishop
I have the Weller D650 300W jobbie. Mine ROCKS. ...

I have the Weller D650 300W jobbie. Mine ROCKS.

I've had it for several years and once in a while it gets squirrelly, usually because the hex screws get loose.

Overall, I think the keys to...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,869
Posted By Pike Bishop
Doesn't the "A" in GMAW refer to "arc"? :dunno :D...

Doesn't the "A" in GMAW refer to "arc"? :dunno :D

I like stick welding and if I had it to do over again, would buy a combo stick/TIG machine for my first welder. You can get an old monster...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
I also don't trust autodark hoods yet. Notice how...

I also don't trust autodark hoods yet. Notice how they don't have any kind of OSHA standards or approvals attached to them yet?
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
Get real. Even the cheapo Chinese $50 specials...

Get real. Even the cheapo Chinese $50 specials (http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200485271_200485271?cm_mmc=Aggregates-_-Google-_-Welding>Welding%20Helmets-_-21306) autodark in 1/25,000...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
nec 630

nec 630
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By Pike Bishop
I never heard of a battery going down to 0.0V...

I never heard of a battery going down to 0.0V dead.

For example, a 12V battery is considered 100% discharged and "stone dead" when it gets down to about 11.89V.
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,758
Posted By Pike Bishop
Yes, there is a difference: About 80 per quart.

Yes, there is a difference: About 80 per quart.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,902
Posted By Pike Bishop
3.6 10<sup>13</sup> ergs

3.6 10<sup>13</sup> ergs
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,902
Posted By Pike Bishop
New outlet, heavier wire, heavier breaker – in...

New outlet, heavier wire, heavier breaker – in that order.

Or unplug some shit. Or don't turn everything on at once.

Next question?
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
The nice thing about many or most TIG machines is...

The nice thing about many or most TIG machines is that you can also stick weld with them, so you effectively get two machines in one.

If you want to weld aluminum with a TIG, be sure to get one...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,023
Posted By Pike Bishop
... except that it eats through glass. ...

... except that it eats through glass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf4vq2UU9hk
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,140
Views: 547,048
Posted By Pike Bishop
Nice machine, Redprimo. The 330AB/P is a...

Nice machine, Redprimo.

The 330AB/P is a beast, and cosmetically, at least, yours looks sweet. (Not that there's much you can do to harm those big xformer machines...)

I run a Sync 250 but if...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,023
Posted By Pike Bishop
Aluminum oxide re-forms on exposed aluminum...

Aluminum oxide re-forms on exposed aluminum almost as fast as you remove it.

What are you trying to do?
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