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Forum: Canada 10-16-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,946
Posted By Charlie_819
I work as mechanical designer and fabricator for...

I work as mechanical designer and fabricator for the government at a place that tests gas turbine engines. The work is great when we have it...boring when we don't...been here for 10 years, have...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,758
Posted By Charlie_819
I just went through this exact same scenario, the...

I just went through this exact same scenario, the only thing I could add would be to try to find some plastic/nylon/teflon coated bars or spoons to protect the paint on the Stroms wheels. (I chipped...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,336
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Views: 289,978
Posted By Charlie_819
Replace oil filler cap...

Remember to replace oil filler on your motorcycle before starting your bike and blowing oil all over your wifes garden and the front of your house...:eek1
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,546
Posted By Charlie_819
Check these guys out... ...

Check these guys out...
http://www.mcmaster.com/#equipment-cooling-fans/=i5ayij
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,740
Posted By Charlie_819
I used to work in a lab where we did fatigue...

I used to work in a lab where we did fatigue testing of aircraft structures and the hardware we used in the rigs was all grade 8 fine thread hardware, no lock washers. We never had any fasteners come...
Forum: Canada 05-22-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By Charlie_819
+1 for the parts dept. At wheelsport, I...

+1 for the parts dept. At wheelsport, I personally had trouble with the service dept but the parts counter has always been great.
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By Charlie_819
I was also too cheap to buy a knobby knife, so...

I was also too cheap to buy a knobby knife, so when I can I use a flap style grinding wheel (Walter Enduroflex) on my angle grinder to sharpen the lugs on my off-road bike (only works if there is...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By Charlie_819
Crazy Glue

I have had luck in the past using crazy glue, which is a cyano acylate. The product I used is Loctite 404 which is used to glue custom sized o-rings together. Granted this was on an ATV tire with...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,005
Posted By Charlie_819
You could try Moto-Gatineau...I have nver dealt...

You could try Moto-Gatineau...I have nver dealt with their service dept. but the parts guy is super hyper/helpful. As far as Wheelsports service, I have never heard anything good....
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 377,631
Posted By Charlie_819
Air breather meat de-froster

Here's another one, not very creative but effective. My Girlfriend (now my wife) and I were headed to a corn roast at a friends farm about 1/2 an hour away and were told to bring our own steaks for...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 377,631
Posted By Charlie_819
Dead battery...past the middle of nowhere.

Not motorcycle related but had to share just the same.
2 days after I picked my new-to-me GMC pick up, my friends and I loaded our snowmobiles into my trailer and headed off on our annual adventure...
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