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Forum: The Garage 04-08-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,752
Posted By Lafitte
work bench

Big box store sells hardware kits for building one from 2x4 and 1/2" plywood.
They make a quite sturdy bench.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,169
Posted By Lafitte
izzat u

Anorak , Izzat you in your avatar?
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,809
Posted By Lafitte
shovel

Better be a mechanic and have tools.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,284
Posted By Lafitte
kerdi

After Hurricane Ike in 2008 , I built this shower using the Kerdi system.
Sold house in 2012. In that time there were no leaks and NO MOLD in grout lines. It wasn't that expensive initially and I...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,690
Posted By Lafitte
1+

1+ used a faucet seat tool that looked similar to remove a broken plug from my '94 Dodge Ram back when it happened to me. Tapped it in until it bit , then turned t out w/ a crescent wrench.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,138
Posted By Lafitte
Amen .....

Nice bike package !:happay
Looks like a Jesse James build !
? ---- time/money involved in build
? ---- parts list / suppliers
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,620
Posted By Lafitte
I still have mine....... ...

I still have mine.......
http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/FXDXT/DSC0003/604556151_haqfh-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,121
Posted By Lafitte
....was just relating MY PERSONAL experience...

....was just relating MY PERSONAL experience ......
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,121
Posted By Lafitte
7.4

Ran a 7.4 second 1/8 mile on the drag strip with my '71 Ironhead Sportster Drag bike.

Ran 110 MPH on my 2001 FXDXT (indicated ) on the Bluewater Hwy between Galveston and Surfside , Texas.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,254
Posted By Lafitte
Dude

Do you own a Harley ? Or do you just like to read the posts ?
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,547
Posted By Lafitte
[QUOTE=LuckyLindy67;17954360] The bike has...

[QUOTE=LuckyLindy67;17954360]

The bike has been very reliable although I did have a stator go out at around 12K miles. I believe this was a fluke as I've not heard of any trends with that. Other...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,850
Posted By Lafitte
Noritz

Have a Noritz tankless unit. They are costly initially but save in operating expense. Use a 3/4" gas line if using natural gas. No complaints from me after 3 years . It will make all the hot water...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,315
Posted By Lafitte
I like it

:wings
I like it .
Have buddies that ride Victorys , they like em too .
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 15,813
Posted By Lafitte
62

I will turn 62 this year and retire.
I have a Harley in the garage (have owned Beemers in the past) and it's paid for.
All my rolling stock is paid for , car, truck, bike , RV.
Can't see any new...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,276
Posted By Lafitte
Laugh ........

Sometimes the drain hole in the catch for the automatic defrost gets plugged.
This can also happen if the fridge is not level , (it needs to be tilted back) ,causing freezing in the pan and...
Forum: The Garage 11-28-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,573
Posted By Lafitte
Imho

......I would think that soldering/shrink tube would be fine.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-28-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By Lafitte
Maybe....

There is a Beemer guy in Alpine......
Don't remember his name . He is well known there , I found out about him from the Harley shop via the liquor store. This was several years ago on a trip to the...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,148
Posted By Lafitte
average

My Odyssey died after 2 1/2 years.
I drank the kool-aid
not so sure now :freaky
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Lafitte
again

bump
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-20-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Lafitte
Lone Star Rally - Galveston

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/jim-bob-709/i-TJv72Lz/0/M/LSR-M.jpg


http://www.lonestarrally.com/index.html :happay
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,075
Posted By Lafitte
?

Tough call.
Could you forgive yourself if things went south ?
I know I couldn't .
I have 8 grandchildren and none have asked for or been on my bike yet.
If they did , I think I would suggest they...
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,886
Posted By Lafitte
Hella FF50

Hella FF50
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
Thanks PJ. Yes everything's coming up roses ! ...

Thanks PJ.
Yes everything's coming up roses !
Thanks again for the loan of a bike for the Lone Star Rally.
Now have a 2001 HD FXDXT.
Will drink one for you down at Woody's.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
new pics

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Norton-3-16-11/DSC0220/1218660274_gfKZG-M.jpg

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Norton-3-16-11/DSC0218/1218657807_KRi9m-M.jpg

pic w/ brake...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
1 pic

Only one....
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/278485068_pWifm-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 838,360
Posted By Lafitte
?

Really?
From what I've heard , the bike has to be 35 years old.
At least in Texas , to qualify for antique plates it must be 35.
AFAIK............
please advise
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
yeah

Those are the two authenticating items I know of.
The stretched tank and VIN plate location.
I got lucky and am the second owner. Bought it from the widow of original owner. When finished (swap...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
Yes , it is an authentic JPN Tank: ...

Yes , it is an authentic JPN
Tank:
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/6311303_2skMw-M.jpg

VIN # plate:
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/6311079_fyTCj-M.jpg

That is an astute question:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
Dunno

Just noticed that...........must be a senior moment during reassembly....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7,108
Views: 3,239,213
Posted By Lafitte
John Player Norton

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Norton-2011/DSC0216/1198528511_XpkeV-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,092,175
Posted By Lafitte
John Player Norton

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Norton-2011/DSC0216/1198528511_XpkeV-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 838,360
Posted By Lafitte
John Player Norton

1975 John Player Norton
Now 35 years old
http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Norton-2011/DSC0216/1198528511_XpkeV-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
Yes/No

Very few build pics.
Will look for them.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,720
Posted By Lafitte
John Player Norton

Finally done.
New pic w/ disc brake moved to right side....
Before
http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/6310834_Hkj3R-L.jpg
After...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,474
Posted By Lafitte
1+

Store it w/stabil , run monthly ,change out once a year
also burn old gas in my truck
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,801
Posted By Lafitte
Question ?

WTF are you trying to say?
:ear
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 11,801
Posted By Lafitte
forget new

Buy a used HD.
Plenty of low miles used HD's on the market.
I bought an '01 FXDXT with 9000 miles on it in 2009.
Runs like a watch.
FWIW , I never go to a dealer, always buy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,853
Posted By Lafitte
stay here , drink in the bar

http://gypsy-photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/jim-bob-709/142212008-L/144364579_SmCkz-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,055
Posted By Lafitte
[QUOTE=Kamakura Kid;14287836] My 29 year old...

[QUOTE=Kamakura Kid;14287836] My 29 year old Shovel is stone cold reliable.



Never would use those two words together...."shovel/reliable".
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,743
Posted By Lafitte
Duh......

WTF ?...........
let Darwinian effect prevail :lol2
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