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Old 01-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #76
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I wouldn't call it in the way but it's there. Only a few inches wide but I don't have the side of the bike right up against that vertical bar anyway, there's a few inches clearance, probably depends on how wide your bike is. Mine's a KLR650, so no problems with that. Depending on what I'm going to be working on I'll put the most appropriate side out so I have the best access. Once you lift it all the way up it's not an issue at all. It's different than other smaller jacks because you can't roll the bike around once it's up, so lift it where you want to work on it and that's that.


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Does the jack/handle side get in the way of working on the bike, or does it lift higher than that?
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #77
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Pics in use??
Don't have any pics but the next time I work on it I'll snap some.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #78
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My wife made me buy this a year or two back. I was not keen on buying a Chinese product. Then came the hurricane. Ran for 75 plus hours over the course of a week long power outage. Flawlessly provided 20-30 amps of service. Best $600 I ever spent
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:15 PM   #79
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I talked the manager of the Green Bay HF store down to $289 for a 7x10 mini lathe. That little lathe has done more cool stuff and gotten me out of more jams....and nothing's gone wrong with it during the 8 years I've had it, except the time a plastic die I was making popped out of the chuck (my fault) and jammed and blew the gears out of the headstock. I think a new set of gears cost less than 5 bucks and they were better than the ones that broke.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:05 PM   #80
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This thread is helpful for checking out deals,coupons and freebies. Go to the big post called "Wiki Community Board":
http://slickdeals.net/f/1276399-Harb...-Coupon-Thread


I have their multimeter and it does the job. Best of all I got it free, with a coupon:


I bought these gloves for tire changes, cleaning the chain, etc....they aren't very good. They rip very easily. I have medical-grade, latex surgical gloves that are much better.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:07 PM   #81
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Why do they sell helmet locks. $10.00. Not that crappy so far.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #82
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I talked the manager of the Green Bay HF store down to $289 for a 7x10 mini lathe. That little lathe has done more cool stuff and gotten me out of more jams....and nothing's gone wrong with it during the 8 years I've had it, except the time a plastic die I was making popped out of the chuck (my fault) and jammed and blew the gears out of the headstock. I think a new set of gears cost less than 5 bucks and they were better than the ones that broke.

On thing you can do to help the machine is put in a simple jack shaft where the motor is and use another cog belt and pullys to the motor and gear it down 50% or so. Greatly helps when turning metals. I simply used a piece of flat sheet to mount the motor and match drilled the sheet to the lathe base. Ran it for years.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:25 AM   #83
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Why do they sell helmet locks. $10.00. Not that crappy so far.

Because all law enforcement, security guards, and lots of bad guys all carry the same key.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:31 AM   #84
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Because all law enforcement, security guards, and lots of bad guys all carry the same key.
Interesting point. I got the idea when I saw an S.F.P.D. motor with a helemet secured that way.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:54 AM   #85
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+1 on the FAIL for the circlip pliers.

Partial PASS on the larger scissor action air driven M/C lift. Had to add about 1/4" of spacers (washers) to the bolts provided otherwise they would catch on one of the cross bars during operation. Other than that and some slight flexing of the platform under heavy load (loaded GS) you can't beat it for the price.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #86
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2-in-1 Flooring Nailer/Stapler

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-in-1-...ler-97586.html

I bought this to put down 500 square feet of bamboo flooring. This thing worked flawlessly - it fired every time and never jammed. I saved about $300 versus the Bostitch at Home Depot.

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #87
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Pittsburg 40 Piece Socket Set

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The first time I used the 3/8'' to 1/4'' adapter, it just twisted in half as if it were made of plastic. A Craftsman replacement removed the bolt with no problem.

I would avoid this set...

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #88
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #89
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Why do they sell helmet locks. $10.00. Not that crappy so far.
I know this is the wrong thread, but out of curiousity, why wouldn't someone just cut the strap with a scissors and sew on some new rings?

I use a small cable bike or ski lock through the face hole.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:07 AM   #90
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I know this is the wrong thread, but out of curiousity, why wouldn't someone just cut the strap with a scissors and sew on some new rings?.

Common theft of helmets is more of a "grab" thing, not a hmm I can cut this and sew. Someone who's going to cut the strap is vandal, and would just as soon knock over your bike and stomp on your helmet till it cracked as they would have any consideration of sewing on any sort of new strap.
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