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Old 02-19-2013, 10:29 PM   #226
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looks like an oil filter wrench

Love the ingenuity.
Ya know, that was my second guess, but the "nut" being cut off fooled me!!
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:10 AM   #227
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looks like an oil filter wrench

Love the ingenuity.
Marc Parnes!

That sucker is seriously tough! It was also the perfect size!

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:21 AM   #228
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Walked by the slumbering bikes, tossed the recycling and garbage out..sighed at the melting snow coming off the truck and pooling on the floor, eyeballed the wife's new bike and reminded myself to get a battery tender for it this week, then went to work, noting on the way out that I'd need to clear the driveway 'again' after work.

Winter....

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:20 AM   #229
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I made my patio table levitate.

Actually this was the test lift of the hoist I made. I used a boat trailer winch and strap and mounted it in the garage attic. The final plan involves the table being lifted upside down with 4 legs holes cut in the ceiling so that the table sits up and out of the way.

Just realized I should post a finished pic.

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:46 AM   #230
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Cool thread, subscribed. I've only got a carport but I guess it can qualify.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #231
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Just realized I should post a finished pic.


Hahahaha that's awesome.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #232
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I put this in the garage a couple days ago, does that count?

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Old 02-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #233
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Got tired of waiting for a guy to bring his Quad over for a frame repair so I hammered out a skull of sorts.




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Old 02-23-2013, 04:10 PM   #234
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Stood in my cold garage looking at my bikes ....................sigh
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:14 PM   #235
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I recently picked up a VFR and the exhaust setup was someones home made job (stock was a side mount and I actually really like the undertail look on this bike with the SSSA) and it wasn't that great of a job. The muffler didn't exit out in the middle and it was at an angle as well. Hard to see in pics, but it was noticeable in person.





I think the plate bracket was the best part though






I made a new plate bracket and straightened the muffler so it comes out the middle AND straight out. I just made a pie cut in the pipe/rewelded it and redrilled the mounting bracket. Super simple to do. People, I swear.

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Old 02-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #236
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I spent a few glorious hrs over the last week getting the old Polaris Colt running. I picked this one up as a possible parts machine for $250 off Kijiji. I got a burnt out chassis as well. When I checked out to see why there was no spark I figured I'd drain the crankcase to see what is in there. Much to my demise rusty coloured water came out. Then the carbs were filled with frozen water.





Thankfully I had a spare motor from the other machine that was ready to run with some points cleaning.





Now she is running beautifully and spewing lovely 2-stroke smoke through-out my shop! Tomorrow some fiberglass work to repair the hood and take her for a spin, all before the Daytona 500 starts!
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:38 PM   #237
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In my garage, today, nothing. But I did travel ~125 miles to participate in an Airheads Tech Day. Worked on bikes, ate food, drank beer, swapped stories, watched snow melt. Good times!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:54 PM   #238
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Nice snowmobile report! I have an old 1987 Yamaha. All done with that thing.

Started the DL up yesterday, that's about it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #239
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Nice snowmobile report! I have an old 1987 Yamaha. All done with that thing.

Started the DL up yesterday, that's about it.
A 340 Enticer? I had one and loved it. We'll see how the Polaris is now. I'll have both of them together this winter. They are mostly for the kids to have something to play with.

The other Polaris body was very rough. No belly pan rough.



I may end up using the body from the burnt one but we'll see.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:44 AM   #240
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Down here (New Zealand) we have a "class" ( I use this term loosely) of racing bikes called "buckets", general rules are 125cc two stroke or 150cc four stroke built from anything ......

I'll report back if I survive the weekend!
Reporting back!

Only one crash in practice, note to self; don't try and follow a faster rider on slicks to learn their lines when you have a bike on road tires, marginal handling and minimal skill!

The headstock didn't fall apart and the new front end is a huge improvement, goes to show what you can hold together with epoxy and duct tape.

Next week: slicks, proper headstock bearings, replace the fork seals, straighten the left hand clip on and get the rear brake to work. Budget $120 (hopefully).
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