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Old 03-17-2013, 12:52 PM   #3091
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I'm not sure if I posted here about this, but my first attempt failed.
This is my second and it is a complete success.

New clocks, potted.
New waterproof switches.

This time zone clock mounts into the right side fairing (K1100RS) and switches will be mounting on the underside.










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Old 03-17-2013, 03:12 PM   #3092
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #3093
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Yes.

On my 50cc ride, I had difficulty keeping track of which zone I was in. That was very frustrating when time is one of the most critical things to be aware of.
I started doubting myself. That lead to repeated recalculating to reassure myself.
The mental and emotional energy spent was taxing.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm handicapped, numbers are EXTREMELY difficult for me.

I can only do simple addition and subtraction in my head.

I cannot do anything but the simplest multiplication or division in my head.

I cannot hold onto numbers either. It took me over 3 years to recall my sons Birthday by saying, 10-8-85 w/o saying October 8th.

What others take for granted as easy, I struggle with in ways that's hard to express and often makes me ashamed.

How can I be 50 years old with a higher education and still cannot tell you the times tables.

So I adapt my environment to over come. This is one of those adaptions.



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Old 03-17-2013, 03:32 PM   #3094
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What a great idea! Looks awesome!

The only problem I foresee is when you end up in Newfoundland with its half hour time zone

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:06 PM   #3095
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gps time?
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #3096
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Towards the end, I show my custom exhaust insert.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:12 PM   #3097
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Yes.

On my 50cc ride, I had difficulty keeping track of which zone I was in. That was very frustrating when time is one of the most critical things to be aware of.
I started doubting myself. That lead to repeated recalculating to reassure myself.
The mental and emotional energy spent was taxing.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm handicapped, numbers are EXTREMELY difficult for me.

I can only do simple addition and subtraction in my head.

I cannot do anything but the simplest multiplication or division in my head.

I cannot hold onto numbers either. It took me over 3 years to recall my sons Birthday by saying, 10-8-85 w/o saying October 8th.

What others take for granted as easy, I struggle with in ways that's hard to express and often makes me ashamed.

How can I be 50 years old with a higher education and still cannot tell you the times tables.

So I adapt my environment to over come. This is one of those adaptions.



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Nothing to be ashamed of. You likely have a form of Dyscalcula (similar to Dyslexia, but having to do with numbers and number sense).
I happen to have Dysgraphia, which is why nobody (not even I) can read what I write
I literally have to "draw" letters in order for them to be legible.

k-moe screwed with this post 03-17-2013 at 08:18 PM
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #3098
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Tool I made for adjusting the preload on the steering stem bearings on the C-14.

$3 for the keystock and $10 for the impact socket. Didn't need to be an impact, but the diameter was perfect to make it work. 5 minutes with a friend's wirefeed and voila!

The bearings were loose, not any more.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #3099
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Made a work/Craft bench for my daughter:
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:45 AM   #3100
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Kitchen finally finished

Back in October 2011 I posted a picture of the first piece of the kitchen cabinets I was building (post 1266). After spending years of my life on other people's kitchens, I wanted to do one up for the Mrs. I no longer do this for a living, so I spent about 1.5 years on the cabinets and a month on the remodel / install. I made and installed the casework, did the framing, electrical, plumbing, and hardwood floors. Had the pros do paint and tile.











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Old 03-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #3101
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That's beautiful!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:05 PM   #3102
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Show us a close-up of the veneer work on the range hood!

Very nice! I've never seen an art-deco-esque kitchen done with such class.

It looks like it needs an old Wurlitzer jukebox built in to it!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:14 PM   #3103
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Truly awesome kitchen. Love the sink and wouldn't mind taking my stainless out for that one.

Can we get a close up shot of the faucet over the stove and how you finished the tile.

Thanks

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Old 03-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #3104
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the cabinets look great.. kinda makes me look for the key board.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #3105
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Back in October 2011 I posted a picture of the first piece of the kitchen cabinets I was building (post 1266). After spending years of my life on other people's kitchens, I wanted to do one up for the Mrs. I no longer do this for a living, so I spent about 1.5 years on the cabinets and a month on the remodel / install. I made and installed the casework, did the framing, electrical, plumbing, and hardwood floors. Had the pros do paint and tile.











That is a priceless work of art! Congrats on your skills and efforts!

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