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Old 08-07-2014, 11:41 AM   #1
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What did you fix today - non motorcycle things - pics encouraged

We all work on things other than our bikes. So post up what you fixed.

Did front brakes on the Focus Wagon this morning. NO, that is not my garage, I have access to a place with lifts and such.

I do not let brakes get this low, this is a car I just bought for cheap and knew it needed brakes. Great little runner and the brakes gave no indication (other than visually) they were that far gone. Stopped straight and true with no vibration or anything.

Yea, whatever.

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Old 08-07-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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I installed a new drain and cap in my big igloo cooler.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:03 PM   #3
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Put a new flapper valve in the shitter.
'Gonna get me a six pack...push people off the highway!'

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:12 PM   #4
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #5
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Old 08-07-2014, 01:36 PM   #6
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I put a new cogged "beater" belt on a vacuum last night.
It's only a scratch.

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Old 08-07-2014, 01:44 PM   #7
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I don't have a concept.
Our ride across the USA on a Ural Gear Up-

Escape from NY-
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:07 PM   #8
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I dug an old beige APC SmartUPS 1400 out of the garbage behind the truck rental place next to where I work today. Just needed the front panel buttons/lights PCB glued back in place, and the BRAND NEW IN BOX replacement battery I found with it installed.

Now it's sitting under my desk powering my computer for the 30 seconds between power outage and the generator kicking on. Works flawlessly.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:17 PM   #9
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Replaced the dribbling ice maker in my ten year old fridge. $51 bucks off Amazon and 30 minutes was all it took.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:21 PM   #10
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Refilled 4 toner cartridges for the color laser printer.

Fixed a 1980 Husqvarna... Viking 5710 Sewing Machine.
I'm done.
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:58 PM   #11
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225 amp 3 phase service for a feed mill. Slight melt down.

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:51 PM   #12
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Fairly normal work day for me.

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Old 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #13
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Well I don't know if it actually counts as a "Fix" or not but my boss got the baler pretty stuck. Yup that lil John Deere was able to pull hard enough to get it out.

Back on solid ground
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:34 PM   #14
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I fixed a leak on the Engine I was driving today. The water tank has a clean out on the bottom and it decided today was a good day to start leaking. Just snugged up a few nuts and the leak stopped.

'02 R1150GS ADV "The Tank"

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Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime."

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Old 08-08-2014, 05:33 AM   #15
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I replaced the mower drive belt on my Husqvarna lawn tractor.
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