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Forum: The Garage 09-30-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,167
Posted By AKJason
IMO the freeze plug heaters are better, and...

IMO the freeze plug heaters are better, and easier to install if you can access the spot. I've done them on a jeep where you have to reach under/around both intake and exhaust headers. It's a real...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By AKJason
Great!

Awesome pictures and nice boondocking! :clap
Forum: Alaska 08-24-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By AKJason
Oops, I think you're right! If it was ever found...

Oops, I think you're right! If it was ever found out at best your bike would be confiscated and destroyed. At worst probably some bad things.

Idea withdrawn!
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,630
Posted By AKJason
Dude you've been drinking too much of our...

Dude you've been drinking too much of our Fairbanks well water! :rofl
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By AKJason
I called Fairbanks DMV a few months ago and asked...

I called Fairbanks DMV a few months ago and asked a lady about it. She said that if it was not originally street legal when sold new, they would not register it. I don't know how they look that up......
Forum: Alaska 08-07-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By AKJason
Talking Oops!

Oops! My bad, I mis-read you. It's all my fault...

Oh, the shame! :linzi
Forum: Alaska 08-05-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By AKJason
Hey, that's an idea, I should have done that! ...

Hey, that's an idea, I should have done that! :evil Actually, I have sink holes for the water to run into, so the drainage seems to take care of itself. Should I be worried? :rofl

No,...
Forum: Alaska 08-05-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 892
Posted By AKJason
I spent six hours in the rain yesterday drilling...

I spent six hours in the rain yesterday drilling holes in my mudpit of a yard and TODAY it's sunny?!?!?! ARGH
Forum: Alaska 08-03-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,289
Posted By AKJason
carefully

How much shooting have you done? Have you shot a 454 before? I don't recommend you learn on a 454 if you're new to it... You will probably find a pile of 44 mag on the used market for cheep, and...
Forum: Alaska 08-01-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By AKJason
Ride where you like

Well even if it's typical doesn't mean it's not fun. Wherever you want to ride is where you should ride, screw what the rest of us think. I think riding from here to California would be really...
Forum: Alaska 07-31-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By AKJason
wet

Roads right around Fairbanks are fine, not sure about Salcha.

I know one thing: you better like wet. :vardy and cold. It was 38 at my house for a long time this morning.
...
Forum: Alaska 07-29-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,058
Posted By AKJason
w00t

:clap

Looks like fun!
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By AKJason
Work the phone

I can't help you but here are some suggestions...

I have no idea if they can do thinwall but Greer Tank and welding is a huge shop with a ton of welders doing all kinds of specialty work. I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,555
Posted By AKJason
:lurk Keep it coming! That dome belongs to...

:lurk Keep it coming!

That dome belongs to one of the guys from the Alaskan Alpine Club

http://www.alaskanalpineclub.org/

Check out the Ice Tower pages on their web site, that location is...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,281
Posted By AKJason
Talking I like that theory, that's thinking. Trouble is...

I like that theory, that's thinking. Trouble is you can't verify if that is possible till you get your hands on your actual truck, at which point time is money. Still, it's elegant, I like it.
...
Forum: Alaska 06-11-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By AKJason
Question Odd nobody picked up on this thread. The HD...

Odd nobody picked up on this thread. The HD dealership in Fairbanks is now also the BMW dealer. Wait, now it's HD, Victory, Honda, BMW, Polaris. Did I miss any? Anyway, I'm sure I don't know the...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,499
Posted By AKJason
Wicked Alternative theory: Frame your new attic...

Alternative theory:

Frame your new attic floor as 2x(whatever you decided) hung off of 2x(whatever you decided) headers running across the ends using steel hangars (my style, go your own way) ...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2008, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By AKJason
Thumb Works fine

I have had my Makita for 10 years now. I can't afford multiple tools so this one does double and triple duty. I've used it to cut tile too. When cutting metal or tile I go ATGATT and slow WAY...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By AKJason
Could you cut it square and use a grinding wheel...

Could you cut it square and use a grinding wheel to grind away until you have it as tapered as you like?

I've never tried this, and I have no idea if spring steel is dangerous to grind. But hey,...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,660,870
Posted By AKJason
Diesel_GSA - what's that concrete block intrusion...

Diesel_GSA - what's that concrete block intrusion into your garage? The back side of a fireplace?
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2007, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,660,870
Posted By AKJason
Bump!

Back to page one - I need the inspiration! I'm still framing and doing all that other boring stuff that precedes the best part - setting up my garage!

Man-castle to be:
...
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6,084
Views: 2,660,870
Posted By AKJason
Coming soon...

Two story man-castle in the making. 26' wide 30' deep, 10' ceiling. This thread is great inspiration to get back out there and resume framing. Second story will have his office, her she-castle, our...
Forum: Alaska 02-25-2007, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By AKJason
There is at least this bus service between...

There is at least this bus service between Fairbanks and Anchorage...

http://www.alaskadirectbusline.com/

But, I'm pretty sure there was another company running two sets of busses, one down...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By AKJason
Aurora

This is a picture I took in the same area at night - April 18 2005.

http://www.acsalaska.net/~jasnmic/IMG_3442.jpg

And if you get pushed into April you could go to this, same location:
...
Forum: Alaska 02-15-2007, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By AKJason
What akphotog said

You have to have something to do during the daytime... Ever ride a snowmachine? With the right finaggling you could ride one here, picture taken in mid-March.............. Besides, the aurora is...
Forum: Alaska 01-25-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By AKJason
Cry Scooter said

I got the same story from Scooter today. George is retaining the leadership for now but the Outpost is providing the showroom and they're having a technician certified and equipped with all the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2007, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,824
Posted By AKJason
+1

I love mine!

http://www.acsalaska.net/~jasnmic/DSC01221.jpg
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By AKJason
The last time I checked with the Honda shop they...

The last time I checked with the Honda shop they said I had to go to Anchorage for the advanced rider course. It's probably worth calling up Cherokee riders to ask, because at some point enough...
Forum: Alaska 01-07-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By AKJason
Another option

Some friends of mine from Colorado flew to Anchorage, rented a motorcycle and took 5 days to do a really quick loop of the state, strictly for scouting purposes. On another year they're going to...
Forum: Alaska 01-03-2007, 09:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By AKJason
No Sam-I-am, I wager I cannot do a tighter mitre...

No Sam-I-am, I wager I cannot do a tighter mitre than Fighter... Pray tell, is Fighter the master craftsman of the GWN? I am an amateur of many trades and master of none.

"Can you do a tighter...
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By AKJason
Wicked Pluh

Yeah I've been watching Friar's go up. I could never compete with that!

MMMMMM tools.... My other fetish.

That chopsaw must be 11 years old at least now. It's a Makita 10" compound miter saw....
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By AKJason
Psychostick rocks!

Oops, D2D - I'll keep it in mind. I won't know how much free time I'll have next summer until, well, next summer.
Forum: Alaska 01-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By AKJason
Whoops... no, that was total square footage, it's...

Whoops... no, that was total square footage, it's actually 26' wide by 30' deep. Two doors, each 9' by 8'9". No beams or posts and a clean 10' ceiling on the whole garage. Heated floors too!

The...
Forum: Alaska 01-01-2007, 01:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,213
Posted By AKJason
Greetings

Another Lurking Fairbanksan checking in. I don't check in here as often as most, but I'm around. I have a sport bike and a cruiser, but no dual sport yet. My present project is a 2 story 1520...
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 36,669
Posted By AKJason
Eek Damn! I'm breaking ground on a garage in two...

Damn! I'm breaking ground on a garage in two weeks and this is all creeping me out!

That settled / unsupported section is already too big for my comfort levels. It's fixable but I'm beginning...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2006, 07:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,254
Posted By AKJason
Laugh Sweetness

:D redc1c4, the collective lot of you, that's pretty funny!!! :clap :clap :clap

You all are obviously having too much fun, and probably sampling the 'expired' inventory. For shame.
Forum: Alaska 08-19-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,232
Posted By AKJason
Nice video! I was there, somewhere, this...

Nice video!

I was there, somewhere, this year too. Loads of powder, I couldn't get anywhere. At least it felt that way. Dang frustrating that is!
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,232
Posted By AKJason
Bluhduh That reminds me, time to upgrade. I'm tired of...

That reminds me, time to upgrade. I'm tired of doing this:

http://www.acsalaska.net/~jasnmic/DCP_1508.JPG

Yeah okay I should have turned out earlier. Details. :bluduh
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 36,669
Posted By AKJason
+1 No building is perfectly plumb, square...

+1

No building is perfectly plumb, square OR level. Get out your tape measure sometime and check. Especially residential construction.

Anyway, I'm happy the concrete guy will make good, now...
Forum: Alaska 08-18-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 36,669
Posted By AKJason
Well crap. Maybe you guys can figure something...

Well crap. Maybe you guys can figure something out tonight.

What did the concrete guy have to say?
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