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Forum: The Garage Today, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^^^. What ever works....:huh Heat...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^. What ever works....:huh
Heat and over charging are the worst think you can for a battery next to allowing it to go dead and freezing it solid.
Forum: Equipment Today, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By showkey
Years back had dozens of bikes in long term...

Years back had dozens of bikes in long term unheated, covered storage. We sprayed the chrome exhaust, engine cases and spokes/rims with WD40. It worked well, makes a mess during and after but it...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By showkey
+2. ^^^^^^^^^ It has automatic voltage...

+2. ^^^^^^^^^

It has automatic voltage sensing and it's a quality "smart charger" that wil not over charge or force water out of the battery. I say that because some smart chargers are really...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By showkey
JB weld and powder coat are not likely to work...

JB weld and powder coat are not likely to work well together.
Powder coat often cures at 400 degrees. Aluminum and JB heated together will expand at different rates likely giving an uneven...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^ I will take the opposite side of...

^^^^^^^^^^^

I will take the opposite side of that method........if speed is critical run the tapcon in with an impact just snug.........tighten with a rachet to desired torque. Over tightening...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By showkey
Use the nitrogen from your tires for blow off and...

Use the nitrogen from your tires for blow off and put new nitrogen in the tires .............

Do have to say flushing with new oil beats the clowns that want to add solvent, kerosene, diesel or...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,740
Posted By showkey
OP are you an engineer ? ( with more than one...

OP are you an engineer ? ( with more than one pocket protector )
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 50,972
Posted By showkey
Sidekick is my every day Leatherman. Fleet Farm...

Sidekick is my every day Leatherman. Fleet Farm had them on sale for $29:norton:norton

http://www.kitmonster.co.uk/images/leatherman-sidekick.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By showkey
Battery connection and SS bolt might be a bad...

Battery connection and SS bolt might be a bad combo, with lead post, copper eyelet/wire and SS bolt :huh:huh:huh
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By showkey
If this is replacing a steel bolt.............we...

If this is replacing a steel bolt.............we could divert to the reaction of stainless with other metals.
As other mentioned SS may not be the best choice?

Electrolysis, galvanic reaction...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By showkey
While the science behind fuel stabilizers is...

While the science behind fuel stabilizers is often debated.........most believe that stopping evaporation is major part .............this is done by putting a floating "sealing layer" on top of the...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^ +4 agree Small engine guys report fuel...

^^^^^^ +4 agree
Small engine guys report fuel problems in as little as 30 days, especially witha small volume float bowl. Most of my work was or is with Honda and their pilot jets are verticle.

I...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By showkey
From the info supplied.... sounds like the...

From the info supplied.... sounds like the charging system is working if your measuring 14.2 volts running.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By showkey
I stored ATV and motorcycles for 2-5 years (as...

I stored ATV and motorcycles for 2-5 years (as part of a business) with Stabil full tanks and while after five years we dumped the fuel. We did this to avoid rusty tanks. We always drained the carb....
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By showkey
What they said ^^^^^^^^^^ But I am...

What they said ^^^^^^^^^^

But

I am betting India does not have ethanol fuel.........:lol3
But it still might be poor quality fuel ???

I get fuel has always been an issue but has gotten real...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By showkey
No way the air ratchet ..........have one...

No way the air ratchet ..........have one .......rarely if ever , never use it.


Switched to Milwaukee battery impacts 90% of the time.......the other 10% use air 1/2 for big stuff (...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By showkey
[QUOTE=rebake;25656675]Pipe does not have to be...

[QUOTE=rebake;25656675]Pipe does not have to be above ridge line.The rule is the top of the pipe should be at least ten feet from the roof horizontally.Plus some stove makers say you have to have at...
Forum: The Garage 12-06-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,879
Posted By showkey
My pressure switch hose on my furnace had a slit...

My pressure switch hose on my furnace had a slit in the middle........intermittent no burner............. it coded for switch on the control board. Got to say it was one poor quality hose compared...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By showkey
Agree.........sounds iffy.

Agree.........sounds iffy.
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,466
Posted By showkey
These transitions to single wall unrated pipe...

These transitions to single wall unrated pipe are the exact reasons insurance companies do not cover wood heat and not likely to pass code. ( if you care)

Stay with class A rated stainless above...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By showkey
There different ways these connection are sealed...

There different ways these connection are sealed and suspect they change with brand ??????
The one I used have an oring seal, with the oring placed in the third rib up from the cut end. That...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By showkey
Instead of using a bulb..........you can just...

Instead of using a bulb..........you can just mesure AC voltage at the stator leads with a volt meter.

Like breezes said.........stator, wiring or regulator are your choices
But wiring includes...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By showkey
This all depends on the heated grips purchased...

This all depends on the heated grips purchased ...............the quality and heat output varies widely with the brand.

Higher quality units will make the clutch side grip "stronger " ( higher...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,555
Posted By showkey
It would be a great engineering - construction...

It would be a great engineering - construction contest ...........to build a trailer using uni-strut, rebar or steel studs or other unconventional materials.

Judging on weight ( light be good) ,...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By showkey
BUT .............unless the chassis and body work...

BUT .............unless the chassis and body work is in great condition........putting any money or huge effort in this engine/bike might not be a wise investment :eek1. ???????

I get hobby...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,477
Posted By showkey
BUY a Chevy truck ..............they are running...

BUY a Chevy truck ..............they are running TV ads $9000 off....:rofl:rofl:rofl

Off what :eek1

:hide:hide:hide:hide

http://www.chevrolet.com/silverado-offers.html
Just need a POS...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By showkey
Browsing on a tablet is 85-90% of my...

Browsing on a tablet is 85-90% of my use..........editing Power Point ( or any other mouse, key board intensive program ) on a tablet is a true PITA:eek1
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By showkey
Not worth the time or effort to retrain...

Not worth the time or effort to retrain you........but you KTM needs a voltage above 13.52 to start to see any amp flow to the battery.
Agree charge at idle will be very low or not at all. Agree...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By showkey
This comes up all the time........ Sorry your...

This comes up all the time........
Sorry your confused on charging system operation.......voltage is a perfect indicator of charging or discharging. If you can not raise the voltage above the...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By showkey
As compared to what...............try the Nolan's...

As compared to what...............try the Nolan's ..........you might think the NEO is heavely :huh:huh


I wear ear plugs with every helmet all the time.
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By showkey
AMP meter fuse is likely to blow lights, fuel...

AMP meter fuse is likely to blow lights, fuel pump etc ??????

Much easier method, use the same multi-meter but use the voltmeter.
Connect the volt meter to the battery.
Start the engine,...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,864
Posted By showkey
Interesting ......the excessive home run was a...

Interesting ......the excessive home run was a major part of my problem too, so many leads in the box the cover would not fit on and wads of wire is a good description. Every knock out on the box on...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,978
Posted By showkey
Variation......strip it down...........pick up 4...

Variation......strip it down...........pick up 4 or 5 used ( junk) mattresses..........get the trailer close........push or pull the the press over on the mattresses :huh
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By showkey
The guys I know with in floor heat ........love...

The guys I know with in floor heat ........love it.......but nobody says it cheaper to run or install. BTUs are BTUs so many are needed to raise the temp.

One friend does talk about saving money...
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,477
Posted By showkey
Hope everyone here realizes the "invoice" price...

Hope everyone here realizes the "invoice" price is a mythical number .........

There is dealer hold back and other manaufacture incentives and the so called PLANS that may or may not be involved,...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,555
Posted By showkey
Cuz ........you can not carry ......sand, gravel,...

Cuz ........you can not carry ......sand, gravel, wood chips or what ever........and then there is athe problem of expanded steel expanding or stretching giving a sagging floor. Think we are not...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By showkey
R19 is is the typical add on to make to R37 or...

R19 is is the typical add on to make to R37 or more . R49 is the standard for cold climate ceiling insulation.Using the heat loss calculator going from R50 to R60 has a poor return or a least a...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,233
Posted By showkey
The best answer..... is do not have walk ways and...

The best answer..... is do not have walk ways and stay out of the attic as much and possible. If you must walk up there, move the insulation. OR
Put down walk way 16" ply works and roll out 16"...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,864
Posted By showkey
Just sayin ..............the last house I had to...

Just sayin ..............the last house I had to completely rewired was originally done by a degreed electrical "engineer" ( it was a fffing mess). Sometimes the engineers should leave the tool box...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By showkey
There dozens of these style heaters on the...

There dozens of these style heaters on the market. If your building is well insulated your would not need 80,000 BTU. You can do the heat loss calculations on line for proper sizing. Seat of the...
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