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Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,953
Posted By Pike Bishop
I haven't read the thread and I'm no engineer,...

I haven't read the thread and I'm no engineer, but after looking at those pics, if I were you, I would have a civil engineer take a quick look at what you've done, as far as excavation, before...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Pike Bishop
Good luck with that. You might want to go...

Good luck with that.

You might want to go here to look for answers:

http://weldingweb.com/forumdisplay.php?55-Everlast-Sponsored-Forum
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By Pike Bishop
Fluid Film.

Fluid Film.
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,744
Posted By Pike Bishop
You need to run 6010 on DC. It doesn't like AC....

You need to run 6010 on DC. It doesn't like AC. Is your arc going out a lot? If all you have is AC, 6011 will give you the same deep penetration and fast-freeze characteristics, and will also work on...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By Pike Bishop
Are lead-acid batteries even LEGAL in California...

Are lead-acid batteries even LEGAL in California today? Seems like anything that ever existed in the same, like, UNIVERSE as lead needs to carry a big, 350-word official warning in California.


...
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,360
Posted By Pike Bishop
Unless you're an experienced ASME pressure vessel...

Unless you're an experienced ASME pressure vessel welder:

a) you probably won't be able to weld it airtight, and
b) if you do, you're likely to wish you hadn't when it :kboom

Bring a trauma...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,170
Posted By Pike Bishop
+1

+1
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pike Bishop
Good idea ... that or silicon bronze. (Melts at...

Good idea ... that or silicon bronze. (Melts at around 1400-1700F ... I forget which, but nowhere near 2500F like steel.)

That way, you could also unglue it if it didn't work with less HAZ and...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,611
Posted By Pike Bishop
One word: Diphacinone...

One word: Diphacinone (http://www.belllabs.com/product_details/canada-pest-control-ditrac-all-weather-blox).
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pike Bishop
Also - you might want to post this question in...

Also - you might want to post this question in the monster "Ask your WELDING questions here" thread, as there are apparently some knowledgeable weldors (Benesesso) there.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,607
Posted By Pike Bishop
I suspect the countershaft will be high-carbon...

I suspect the countershaft will be high-carbon steel, and if so, you'd better have a weldor who knows what he's doing.

Welding HC steel is tricky and the weldment is likely to crack due to...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,481
Posted By Pike Bishop
Chains also work well, especially if you put...

Chains also work well, especially if you put tension on the chains by wrapping them around the anvil and bolting them to the stand to hold the anvil down.

Edit: Like bomber1965 did above.
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,481
Posted By Pike Bishop
I welded up a stand for mine out of 2" square...

I welded up a stand for mine out of 2" square tubing. Lots of ways to do it.

You want the height such that the top surface of the anvil is about the height of your knuckles with your hands hanging...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,610
Posted By Pike Bishop
WHAT??? "My roof is 40 years old and leaks....

WHAT???

"My roof is 40 years old and leaks. Come fix it."

:rofl
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,744
Posted By Pike Bishop
Nope, me too. I've never seen an autodark that...

Nope, me too. I've never seen an autodark that gives as good a view of the puddle as a regular old plan-jane shield.
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks for all the replies on the NSU screw job...

Thanks for all the replies on the NSU screw job question, all. I appreciate your help. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
OK, I'm ashamed to say I don't visit this thread...

OK, I'm ashamed to say I don't visit this thread enough, and so I'm probably rehashing something that's been discussed to death.

The 5-year extended warranty on my DR650 just ran out and so I want...
Forum: The Garage 08-22-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,406
Posted By Pike Bishop
Either that, or muffler bearings. :grim

Either that, or muffler bearings. :grim
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks, Low Budget and Rob and s2. :beer I...

Thanks, Low Budget and Rob and s2. :beer I appreciate all the help.
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
Ah. Cool. Instantly understandable and immensely...

Ah. Cool. Instantly understandable and immensely helpful.

In other words ... the clutch lever on the engine should hit the end of its travel before the clutch lever on the handlebar hits the end...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
Thanks RWRoblin for the reply. Question: Is...

Thanks RWRoblin for the reply.

Question: Is it possible to wear out the clutch on one of these bikes after just 4000 miles?

I find that hard to believe, especially in my case: I ride 99.9% on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 102,171
Views: 19,973,828
Posted By Pike Bishop
Clutch Adjustment?

Hey, all,

New to bikes, and this is my first bike, and this is the first time that (I think) I need to adjust the clutch (~4200 miles on clock). It seems like when I get into high gear, if I open...
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,072
Posted By Pike Bishop
Why do you hate polar bears? :ear

Why do you hate polar bears? :ear
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,231
Posted By Pike Bishop
I looked at the service bulletin but it only...

I looked at the service bulletin but it only talks about 2004 and newer.

I have a 2003 F-150 with the 5.4 motor. Does anyone know what the deal is on this engine and spark plugs? I'm over 100k...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,952
Posted By Pike Bishop
220V / 100A service, minimum, to run a Syncrowave...

220V / 100A service, minimum, to run a Syncrowave 250. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 596,744
Posted By Pike Bishop
Remove the switch ... so that as soon as you plug...

Remove the switch ... so that as soon as you plug in the cooler, the coolant starts circulating?
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By Pike Bishop
Muffler bearing. You need a new engine. :deal

Muffler bearing.

You need a new engine. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By Pike Bishop
Fire ax might have been neater. That, or an...

Fire ax might have been neater.

That, or an oxylance.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By Pike Bishop
What are hot patches?

What are hot patches?
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,008
Posted By Pike Bishop
sheet metal, pop rivets, fiberglass cloth,...

sheet metal, pop rivets, fiberglass cloth, polyester resin, body filler and spray paint?

Never mind, I see you're in the salt belt. Wadded-up newspaper, spray foam and Bondo?
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,041
Posted By Pike Bishop
Cordless drills suck. I like a nice...

Cordless drills suck.

I like a nice Milwaukee hole shooter that will break your arm if you aren't careful.

That is all.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,224
Posted By Pike Bishop
Makita JS3200 will cut up to 10 gauge MS. If you...

Makita JS3200 will cut up to 10 gauge MS. If you look, you can find them for under $400 delivered.

http://www.amazon.com/Makita-JS3200-Shear/dp/B00004YOLU
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By Pike Bishop
+1 Having a 15-pound key ring with all kinds...

+1

Having a 15-pound key ring with all kinds of fobs and toys and other useless crap on it is a great way to wipe out an ignition switch.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 356,770
Posted By Pike Bishop
A soldering gun also works well for this,...

A soldering gun also works well for this, especially where you don't want to cook nearby parts.
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Pike Bishop
So...14.5 pounds per horse for the 4 strokes...

So...14.5 pounds per horse for the 4 strokes versus 11 pounds per horse for the 2 strokes.

IOW, the 2 strokes have a 32% greater power-to-weight ratio...assuming your numbers are accurate...

I...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Pike Bishop
I don't know if they make 4-strokes that small,...

I don't know if they make 4-strokes that small, but I would definitely avoid them. Way too heavy.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By Pike Bishop
Using a stick electrode, weld a nut to the broken...

Using a stick electrode, weld a nut to the broken off bolt, then use the nut to back the bolt out.
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,510
Posted By Pike Bishop
Wow, when you get dew, I bet that's like ICE. ...

Wow, when you get dew, I bet that's like ICE.

Does it dull hockey skates?
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,109
Posted By Pike Bishop
I have the Weller D650 300W jobbie. Mine ROCKS. ...

I have the Weller D650 300W jobbie. Mine ROCKS.

I've had it for several years and once in a while it gets squirrelly, usually because the hex screws get loose.

Overall, I think the keys to...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,234
Posted By Pike Bishop
Doesn't the "A" in GMAW refer to "arc"? :dunno :D...

Doesn't the "A" in GMAW refer to "arc"? :dunno :D

I like stick welding and if I had it to do over again, would buy a combo stick/TIG machine for my first welder. You can get an old monster...
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