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Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I think that's how LOVE CANAL got it's start

I think that's how LOVE CANAL got it's start
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,230
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I have owned a svea123 for back packing- great...

I have owned a svea123 for back packing- great lil stove if you're heating up liquids. but a bit pricey these days for what it does. cooking bacon and eggs would be a different animal all together...
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I've heard it referred as both t1-11 and t-11....

I've heard it referred as both t1-11 and t-11. regional differences is all it is. I've been at this location for a long time, and naturally fell into using the short one...sorry for any confusion.
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'm currently fighting the same problems but mine...

I'm currently fighting the same problems but mine are 4" type...a good lumber yard should have it available and if not on hand, at least get it there on their dime. mine seems to be a run of...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The fly zipper has to be treated from time to...

The fly zipper has to be treated from time to time. the zipper areostich uses are based on cotton. Once water gets behind the water RESISTANT cover flap, untreated cotton sucks up the water and...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Same pair for 50k miles. Washed just recently...

Same pair for 50k miles. Washed just recently came up looking like they had 5k on 'em. No treatment of any of kind - maybe sweat from the inside
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Do it at a truck stop. Used 1gallon jugs are the...

Do it at a truck stop. Used 1gallon jugs are the norm for the truckers. Fish a used one ourtof the dumpster. When done, dump the used oil into the recycle tank, and return the jug along with the...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
there's a "cycle gear" store right off the...

there's a "cycle gear" store right off the interstate in Tacoma(Tacoma mall area)...and also right off I5,eagle leather. ( south end of town)eagle leather in general, is geared towards cruisers and...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,313
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
one cut radially should do it...you can always go...

one cut radially should do it...you can always go to two,or more. but I doubt if it'll be needed. big enough kerf to allow a dremael in to cut the collar. once the cut is done the kerf should pop...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
A simple on/off switch makes energy consumption...

A simple on/off switch makes energy consumption an all or nothing proposition. With one of the newer electronic type controlers you are able to use energy at the level you and the bike needs. most...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,313
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
8days days and no movement? Bout time to pull out...

8days days and no movement? Bout time to pull out your dremal and cut the shot sprocket off. I gotta ask..why would you think a product made in China would be an united states product?... have we...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The act of unplugging and replugging will clear a...

The act of unplugging and replugging will clear a lot. I don't use chemical cleaners much at all- but they are good for washing away loose mat'l that you can't get gravity to move, but then...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
My experience comes from a 2001 klr650..is that...

My experience comes from a 2001 klr650..is that gen. One?- idk (I do not, nor ever have owned a klr250). I tried running a 80 mile errand knowing full well that I needed to replace my battery. at...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,252
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I would add, keep it away from oil seals

I would add, keep it away from oil seals
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Yes dielectric on the connections, just to keep...

Yes dielectric on the connections, just to keep corrosion at bay. I wouldn't say that it's mandatory that you "tuck" the wiring into the body works. Motorcycles are built open to the elements, and...
Forum: The Garage 08-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
you could just fill in the unwanted space with...

you could just fill in the unwanted space with jbWeld
Forum: The Garage 08-04-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'd pull the tank and have it cleaned...

I'd pull the tank and have it cleaned professionally. And once it's back in the tractor, treat all fuel with bactericide. Unless if you're using like it was meant to be used- anytime it sets idle it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Bad battery. Most bikes will run with an...

Bad battery. Most bikes will run with an partially charged battery. When a battery dies it seems to happens , rather quickly. From your discription, the battery has been on the decline for some time....
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
You're right Flinn, plastic boxes are an...

You're right Flinn, plastic boxes are an exception.. But are still required to be connected to the "yoke"_ just as indicated in the switch box in that dig. So--mybad for not thinking bout plastics...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
No peanuts, that's not what I was saying in my...

No peanuts, that's not what I was saying in my post.
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The dig. is of a permanently installed...

The dig. is of a permanently installed wiring...not applicable to the o.p.'s question. Aside from the ground wire NOT being green ( this is such a small thing, it's really not worth mentioning, but...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
btw danjal, that dig wouldn't be up to our...

btw danjal, that dig wouldn't be up to our current code requirements....
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,235
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
can't! you'll have to place some other sw....

can't! you'll have to place some other sw. that can be wired to the two sockets...and in turn, both sockets will have to be in the "on" position all the time/or replace the sockets with non...
Forum: Vendors 07-31-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 19,290
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the smallest and most reasonable to take with...

the smallest and most reasonable to take with you would be a 4-6 part block n tackle along with some bits of rope/webbing...of course this hinges on being able to use a tree or bolder to tie the...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 796
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
first off, don't put too much faith in that ...

first off, don't put too much faith in that "tic" tracer....most electricians know how to use 'em and more importantly, what information they can and can't get from them. have you checked the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,911
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
It isn't clear how you're drilling this but I'll...

It isn't clear how you're drilling this but I'll guess you're drilling it with a drillmotor. Life gets a lot easier with a drill press, and dp. Vice. Breaking a single drill bit, indicates that your...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,893
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
And they are the only vehicle allowed to use...

And they are the only vehicle allowed to use rearward facing strobes
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Right you are! Increase the tooth count by one

Right you are! Increase the tooth count by one
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I've gone cross country once on a klr...I would...

I've gone cross country once on a klr...I would highly recommend that you up the front sprocket to 15tooth ( if I recall it the ome is 14 , reguardless , increase by one tooth) the chain did not have...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,652
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
All in the same drawer

All in the same drawer
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The bag uses what I call a "roll down" water...

The bag uses what I call a "roll down" water resistant seal. Never have found a drop of rain water inside. And i prefer it over the wp zippers.The straps are part of the wp seal more so than a...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,880
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
for the past ten years I've been using a...

for the past ten years I've been using a sealine70 LTR Portage Pack. http://www.cascadedesigns.com/sealline/packs-and-duffles/boundary-pack/product it has a lot of attachment points and while riding...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Either, ur switch has dirt inside...or the switch...

Either, ur switch has dirt inside...or the switch internal contacts are not able to handle theswitching of the aux lighting load and are starting to self destruct.....either way it's the switch
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Sounds like your limit switches are in need of...

Sounds like your limit switches are in need of adjustment
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,258
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
once you get it all open , you might consider...

once you get it all open , you might consider changing over to leds-rather than replacing with ome bulbs. opening a dash board is one task that I dread
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
if you absolutely have to do some...

if you absolutely have to do some painting.....paint the ceiling white, then get some good lighting in there! then the rest will fall into line. I won't go into the lighting since there's quite a lot...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
report form sector D. sir:......a quote I've...

report form sector D. sir:......a quote I've always loved is "it's not an adventure, until something goes wrong" ....my adventure started with me setting up with all the gear and my Waldo...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
yes I have DRZ....peanut with p.b. on the under...

yes I have DRZ....peanut with p.b. on the under side of the trip whatchamacallit. the rat(s) seem to be only in the floor insulation, and I haven't seen any sign that they are venturing out on to any...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
ok, just got around to calculating the required...

ok, just got around to calculating the required numbers....a 6"dia circle with 3/8th" spacing requires 57 spikes-yikes! and 1/2" spacing= 36 so it'll be something like40-45 spikes.....I rummaged...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Wicked Nails are a simple enough to find, as I see it 30...

Nails are a simple enough to find, as I see it 30 of them would be difficult to thrust up thru 6" of insulation, and come to rest against the underlayment of the 1st floor-the plan is ,once the...
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