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Old 03-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #76
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[QUOTE=kwisn;18179788]I'm working on Wifey's horse trailer. Anything horsey is major points. I told her today I needed a welder to finish the inside wood replacement, she says sure.
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #77
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Working on my son's GS 450 Suzuki. He's Cafeing it. Doing wiring and my soldering iron is dieing time for a new one.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:11 PM   #78
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Working on my son's GS 450 Suzuki. He's Cafeing it. Doing wiring and my soldering iron is dieing time for a new one.
I bought an '80 gs450 for my wife when I still harbored the illusion she would ride. She did, once or twice. I had to step in and keep the seals from freezing up. That's a hot little machine, I had more fun on it than my own road bike. We sold it eventually, but I am still impressed.
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:28 PM   #79
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I'm working on Wifey's horse trailer. Anything horsey is major points. I told her today I needed a welder to finish the inside wood replacement, she says sure.
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I stopped by Casa de kwisn yesterday after riding at Walker.
He's got a new welder.
There's a horse trailer in his garage.

I would have told the wife I need a new garage for my motorcycles.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:37 PM   #80
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I stopped by Casa de kwisn yesterday after riding at Walker.
He's got a new welder.
There's a horse trailer in his garage.

I would have told the wife I need a new garage for my motorcycles.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #81
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I bought an '80 gs450 for my wife when I still harbored the illusion she would ride. She did, once or twice. I had to step in and keep the seals from freezing up. That's a hot little machine, I had more fun on it than my own road bike. We sold it eventually, but I am still impressed.
I'll have to take it for a ride when it's ready.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #82
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finished the bracket for my ignition switch relocation, re installed the headlight and shroud with new lighting system and wired it to the high bream so i can turn it off while during the day.


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Old 03-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #83
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Cafe seat progress

Spent the morning metalforming some aluminum into a new seat base for my RD350 cafe project. Gotta cramp in my right arm from the hammer/dolly work and burned my left one with the TIG welder, but it's coming along.









Now to smooth that weld down, do some metal finishing, build the hinge system, then take it to the upholstery dude!

It's Miller time .
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Old 03-24-2012, 05:59 PM   #84
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Spent the morning metalforming some aluminum into a new seat base for my RD350 cafe project. Gotta cramp in my right arm from the hammer/dolly work and burned my left one with the TIG welder, but it's coming along.









Now to smooth that weld down, do some metal finishing, build the hinge system, then take it to the upholstery dude!

It's Miller time .
Dang nice work! Good on you...

Built some elephant ears today that fit over the Acerbis brush guards (blue plastic jugs for material to match the bike), but your work puts me to shame. I'm not even going to put up a photo. They will keep the wind and rain off my hands next week riding over the Santiam pass on hwy 20 for the Spring Break Crooked River ride. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769999

I even used the side grinder to smooth out the cupped front tire. Worked pretty well, but now there's rubber dust all over the driveway. Hope the wind blows it away. Got the bike tires aired up and the chain lubed and adjusted. Now to pack the camping junk for next weekend.

Changed transfer case and transmission oil on the F-250 4X4 today

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Old 03-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #85
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I took the rear drive off of the airhead GS,,best well oilyd brake shoesies you ever saw,,lots of meat still on 'em too! They look just like thin black sponges!
Good news is,,my local bearing supply house has the seal on the shelf, and the bearing (if I indeed need one, might as well change if anyway right) is only a day away, and both are far cheaper than from any BMW source, the seal is less than half cost, and the bearing cost is 75% of BMW.
No pics,,tore it apart,set the drive unit to drain out,,,washed my hands, and went for a ride on a more reliable bike,,the KLR.

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:34 PM   #86
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its that time, for new sprockets and a chain. bike has 12K on it now so i picked up a JT 15T front and 44T rear to swap from the 15/47 i had as well as a Regina o ring chain but i need to cut it down from 120 to 112 links. got to try out the wheel stand i made for sprocket changes and tire changes. stand works perfectly and is the right height.


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Old 03-29-2012, 08:33 AM   #87
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That stand looks great. I wish that I would have had one like it over the weekend for changing out a dirt bike tire with. Probably works a lot better than my round garbage can did.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #88
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Got bored on this rainy day. Turned on the lathe and made this to grease the bearings in the shock linkage.

Pull this thing out.



And slide this in and grease away. Looks good on paper will wait till after the next ride to see if it works.

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Old 03-31-2012, 10:35 AM   #89
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Got bored on this rainy day. Turned on the lathe and made this to grease the bearings in the shock linkage.

Pull this thing out.



And slide this in and grease away. Looks good on paper will wait till after the next ride to see if it works.

VERY NICE!! I've thought of drilling and tapping my swing arm and suspension to do the same thing.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:32 AM   #90
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Timmer, I have been thinking about that also. But don't know about getting the grease through the bolt[easy] and sleeve into the bearing. Besides aluminum is easy to work with.
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