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Old 07-10-2011, 04:18 PM   #601
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I was out on the beach, an accesible only-by-boat beach, it was time to go, and the battery was dead.
(115 honda outboard)
I was able to macgyver a DeWalt drill battery and a lantern battery to the starter and start the motor.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:01 AM   #602
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Sitting with Macgyver one pleasant afternoon on the public board walk near the river I lamented the fact that we couldn't have a cold one to accompany our traded tales of found-object savetheworldresourcefulrepurposingness when he gives the sage little tip of the head, and twinkle of eye, that signals the onset of genius and retrieves an empty ice tea can from the waste bin.

Deftly and delicately, lest he wrinkle an edge (a dead giveaway to the dark side always in the wings ready to pounce) he proceeded to scissor (he always carries some form of scissor in his multipocketed attire) away the the can at both ends where the label ends. Then he cut cleanly up the side where the label's edges meet. With a quick glance around, he then removed a tall icy chill brew from the cooler, and slid the iced tea jacket onto the new quaff! Incogneto! Anonymous Acoholics style! Quickly, we located and scissored up another jacket for a second treat, the golden sun was setting, tourists, locals, and police on bicycles ambling by with not the merest perturbation.

We at last finished our tales for this eve, ever slightly limned with two-brew happiness and fatigue, and then tossed our empties in the trash. Recovering a cardboard tube from an old saran wrap that a picnicer left behind, Mac cut the tube in half, and rolled our iced tea brew-camo jackets into each half to store in our tank bags until next time. The rolling up actually serving to better cling the jacket against the next can down the road.







That Macgyver. He can be a troublemaker.

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Old 07-14-2011, 10:59 AM   #603
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Sitting with Macgyver one pleasant afternoon on the public board walk near the river I lamented the fact that we couldn't have a cold one to accompany our traded tales of found-object savetheworldresourcefulrepurposingness when he gives the sage little tip of the head, and twinkle of eye, that signals the onset of genius and retrieves an empty ice tea can from the waste bin.

Deftly and delicately, lest he wrinkle an edge (a dead giveaway to the dark side always in the wings ready to pounce) he proceeded to scissor (he always carries some form of scissor in his multipocketed attire) away the the can at both ends where the label ends. Then he cut cleanly up the side where the label's edges meet. With a quick glance around, he then removed a tall icy chill brew from the cooler, and slid the iced tea jacket onto the new quaff! Incogneto! Anonymous Acoholics style! Quickly, we located and scissored up another jacket for a second treat, the golden sun was setting, tourists, locals, and police on bicycles ambling by with not the merest perturbation.

We at last finished our tales for this eve, ever slightly limned with two-brew happiness and fatigue, and then tossed our empties in the trash. Recovering a cardboard tube from an old saran wrap that a picnicer left behind, Mac cut the tube in half, and rolled our iced tea brew-camo jackets into each half to store in our tank bags until next time. The rolling up actually serving to better cling the jacket against the next can down the road.







That Macgyver. He can be a troublemaker.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:38 PM   #604
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:18 AM   #605
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Man o man I love this thread. The beer can camoflage is just brilliant.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:16 AM   #606
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What ???....they don't sell them fake plastic labels anymore. Coca-Cola and 7-Up I remember.

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Old 07-15-2011, 09:31 AM   #607
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What ???....they don't sell them fake plastic labels anymore. Coca-Cola and 7-Up I remember.
Yeah, gotta admit I wondered about that one myself. We used to get those from the 'head shop' in town back in the early '70s when those shops were pretty commonplace. I seem to recall they were "Caco-Calo" and "Dr. Peeper", etc, and looked perfectly legit unless you looked really close. Thin plastic that stuck to the condensation. I have not seen them since the '70s tho. Macgyver's got to have seen those too I'd guess, so maybe he's being a bit of a poser on this one.


...postscript... waddyaknow? You can still get these wraps. I just google imaged "caco-calo" and found this...


.... on the bottom of this page....
http://www.bottleblaster.com/store/


Must be more Anonymous Alcoholics out there than I realized.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:00 PM   #608
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Must be more Anonymous Alcoholics out there than I realized.
Oh man that's funny, reminds me of Danny "Two Cans Dan" and his "road rockets" at 4.00 PM going home after work.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:38 PM   #609
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just saw this rolling down I25 north of T or C, i know my camera skills suck. he was running about 50
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #610
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:25 AM   #611
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I could see it if all you had was a subaru or something... but WHY would you run this behind a damned pickup?
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Old 08-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #612
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I think that picture is for showing how the thing is used.

Wonder how that would act behind a Gold Wing? T_T could make some money delivering lighter bikes while wandering around the country.
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:47 AM   #613
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #614
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I've looked for a place to tell this story for years. Thanks Adventure Rider!

I was sent to a BMW car broken down in Washington, DC. The car ran but would not go above creeping speed. Found that the throttle cable was connected but there was another cable along side it. Don't know but think it was some kind of an expansion chamber that worked with the throttle. It was a standard cable construction, stranded wire inside a sheath. There was some of the wire available but not enough to tie the two ends together. I used the cable clamp end of a universal battery cable repair end. I put the two parts of the broken cable in the lead repair part (standard battery cable part) and tightened the steel clamping part. It held. I got to charge for this repair. It was over 20 years ago and I charged the guy $25. He complained but he paid and he also got to drive home.

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:25 AM   #615
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Found that the throttle cable was connected but there was another cable along side it. Don't know but think it was some kind of an expansion chamber that worked with the throttle.
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