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Forum: The Garage 04-12-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 10,785
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
At one point in my life I had a big honking...

At one point in my life I had a big honking Cornwell box filled with Snap On tools, a healthy monthly payment, and a shitty old bike that I could barely afford to keep running. Then I realized all...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,300
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Cheap thing to try first may be a cramp buster. ...

Cheap thing to try first may be a cramp buster.
On long rides I would lose feeling in my last three fingers on the throttle side. This would last for an hour or two after getting off.
The stupid...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I like the pros'kit crimpers with separate frame...

I like the pros'kit crimpers with separate frame and jaws. they make different jaws for just about every crimping job you could imagine.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,008
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Smith Optics are worth looking into as well. ...

Smith Optics are worth looking into as well.

For some reason, I am extremely sensitive to any sort of barrel distortion whatsoever, and I have had to send countless pairs of lenses back because of...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,335
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Word of warning: Waytek is awesome, but really...

Word of warning: Waytek is awesome, but really only worth it if you can't find things elsewhere. They charge pretty steep handling fees, and seem to pick out the larget box they can find to ship the...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I usually get about 20k miles before a helmet...

I usually get about 20k miles before a helmet packs out a bit too much for me. It then gets relegated to winter use for a few years with a balaclava on before I dump it.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I'll toss my pennies in: Bike (UK) ...

I'll toss my pennies in:

Bike (UK)
Performance Bikes (UK)

Yes, the prices are steep, but I get about three times as much interesting/entertaining reading than the 'merican mags that cost half...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
The only reason I still buy Garmin is so I can...

The only reason I still buy Garmin is so I can send it back for a cheap refurb every few years.

Best score was when I sent them just a 450 unit, and they sent me back a 550 in the retail packaging...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,642
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Bought an Estwing Hatchet like this about 20...

Bought an Estwing Hatchet like this about 20 years ago, and it has been indispensable. The only thing it couldn't do was grow a longer handle when I wanted it to. It was cheap then and not as cheap...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Based on the materials, it seems if by chance the...

Based on the materials, it seems if by chance the wool were to shrink, the polyester fleece would not, and it could cause havoc with how the garment fits.

If it were me, I would likely hand wash...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
You could also use Gaffer tape. ...black fabric...

You could also use Gaffer tape.
...black fabric based tape, you can find in art and photo stores. Sticks like mad, is waterproof, and peels off with zero residue.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,531
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Dang. I guess I'll stick to my trusty old wet...

Dang. I guess I'll stick to my trusty old wet wool sweater to give me the shivers running through the western deserts.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I tried finding something waterproof, but...

I tried finding something waterproof, but couldn't come up with anything that sounded nearly as good as the Logitech UE Mobile Boombox I ended up with. It sounds a little better than the JBL Flip,...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I have yet to find anything brighter than a 23w...

I have yet to find anything brighter than a 23w lamp and a foil lined housing.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
The back protector kind of sucks, but the hoody...

The back protector kind of sucks, but the hoody is rad.

http://www.gogogearla.com/armored-kevlar-hoodie-mens/
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Hey, better the head of the bolt than the threads...

Hey, better the head of the bolt than the threads of the sump right?
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,211
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Honda Element? Also doubles as decent...

Honda Element?

Also doubles as decent shit-hauler. Rear seats either fold flat and against the side, or pull out entirely pretty easily. Also kind of neat looking in that ugly sort of way.

...
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,190
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Here's a few cents: The Molex MX150...

Here's a few cents:

The Molex MX150 connectors are pretty nice, but the pins and receptacles are small and can be tricky to crimp.

Order a bunch of good heat-shrink tubing in a few different...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,769
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Both; we have a factory service center in Denver....

Both; we have a factory service center in Denver. I just drop it off and pick it up a few days later.
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,769
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I have a Dewalt 18V drill that I have been...

I have a Dewalt 18V drill that I have been pounding on for the past 10 years or so. I got it free from the ski shop I worked at because the clutch was shredded. $70 and Dewalt swapped out everything...
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,384
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I use PVC tubing to run harnesses through,...

I use PVC tubing to run harnesses through, similar to this: http://www.alliedelec.com/search/productdetail.aspx?SKU=70137824

It can be a pain to get bundles of wire through long lengths of it, but...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
With 98k miles, your calipers and MC would likely...

With 98k miles, your calipers and MC would likely be really happy with you if you gave them a thorough rebuild and some new seals.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,567
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Smith Optics has a tactical line that meets ANSI...

Smith Optics has a tactical line that meets ANSI and MilSpec standards for impact.

I use AO Eyewear pilot's glasses because they are high quality, cheap from the PX, and have bayonet temples (i.e....
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Talk to a qualified dentist or oral surgeon about...

Talk to a qualified dentist or oral surgeon about an oral device: Doesn't work any better than a CPAP for me, but it is really convenient and unobtrusive in comparison.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,668
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I'm a big fan of the Aerostich TLTec Softshell...

I'm a big fan of the Aerostich TLTec Softshell Fleece
http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-tltec-soft-shell-fleece-jacket.html

I 'm on my third one, and I usually get about 3-4 years of constant...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,911
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I realized years ago that the Mac box full of...

I realized years ago that the Mac box full of Snap-On tools could put two other motorbikes in my garage. No question to that equation.

I replaced most of everything with Craftsman and have never...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,706
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I order 10-12 mil latex gloves. Yes they are more...

I order 10-12 mil latex gloves. Yes they are more expensive, but they tend to last at least 2 days of constant use, where I blow through the cheap gloves in a box from anywhere local in sometimes...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,458
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
If you can, buy a battery dry with the...

If you can, buy a battery dry with the electrolyte on the side. Read the instructions for filling, capping, and charging and follow them closely.

Doing it incorrectly (as happens more often than...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,245
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
The S100 is an amazing little camera for quick...

The S100 is an amazing little camera for quick shots.

If you want more flexibility, the Nikon J1 refurbs are being shuffled out for around the same price.

http://www.adorama.com/INK1J1RKR.html
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I use these rather often: Not cheap, but not...

I use these rather often:

Not cheap, but not too expensive either.

http://www.protekk.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=72&products_id=231
Forum: EMEA 12-16-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Euro MotoGP Trip Advice Needed

I'm making plans to catch the Valencia race next year, and will be flying in from the states, spending a week or so in the area, and then heading down to Morocco.

I am hoping someone has some...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,675
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
These keep me happy. I had a Cuisinart Brew...

These keep me happy.

I had a Cuisinart Brew and Serve—and it made a good cup of coffee—but I liked the other two more and could not leave them out on the counter at all times.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 65,108
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
I also found that when warmed, one can just get...

I also found that when warmed, one can just get the newer three-flange eartips on the Er6, despite the size difference.

Much more secure/comfortable.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Wrist pin puller: ...

Wrist pin puller:
http://www.wahlracing.com/images/P/16-542.jpg


I would split the cases anyways. All that banging on the conrod may have done a number on the crank.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,029
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Here's a curveball: ...

Here's a curveball:

http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/belay_glove.html
http://cache.prolitegear.com/prolitegear/images/items/metolius_belay_jacket_rg.jpg


I liked the Aerostich ropers, but not...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,723
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Cue the Ted Nugent

Cue the Ted Nugent
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,703
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
After about 15,000 miles with a 10/20 combo I...

After about 15,000 miles with a 10/20 combo I still haven't bought the alloy hook straps. Yeah, they would be nice, but I am more than happy without.

Secure enough to keep a laptop on the back in...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,197
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
How close is your garage to the kitchen? I...

How close is your garage to the kitchen?

I have used Kydex before to mold form fitting frame guards.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,516
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
Oury road/street grips.

Oury road/street grips.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,826
Posted By The Shifty Jesus
These work better, but are less convenient. Yes,...

These work better, but are less convenient. Yes, they make safe one's with blunt tips, but these get to everything.

http://www.primobeauty.com/bdir//brands/Mehaz-Solingen/MC0024.jpg
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