Garage RULZ

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by johnjen, Mar 4, 2007.

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  1. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    with perhaps <10 exceptions EVERY post was moved to a new home. As I offered previously if the thread has merit it can be moved back (or to some other forum if that is desired).

    JJ
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  2. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    This is my intrepretation of The Garage. It isn't meant as a definitive nor complete description. It does capture how I see it though.

    To me The Garage is about the art of wrenching and the collected wisdom, experience and knowledge that gets accumulated along the way. It's a place where those who have something to share (or have a need for others to share) can deal with a general mechanical question. It's meant as a catch all for those projects (like golem) that don't really fit into the 'regular' bike forums. It's also a place where those 'experts' among us can bring up topics and exchange ideas, experiences and the like in order to come to a better understanding of the subject of the thread etc.

    In short it's kind of a virtual garage where 'special projects' are being discussed or worked on and various people show up from time to time and 'help out'. Where the latest 'discovery' is shared and insight is sought.

    It is NOT about specifc bike or related equipment projects (those that the existing forums already cover). It's more general in nature and covers the exceptions (again like golum). So no it isn't the place for the 'How do I wire up my new horns' or 'what is the best tire for me' threads.

    I kinda like the description of where master wrenches congrigate and swap stories and such (yes humorous stories are very welcome too).

    I hope this helps.

    JJ


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  3. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    wow this is going to be my new favorite forum for sure.:bow


    as long as does not deviate like R-dubb GPS forum (From GPS Tracks > to what is the hot stuff this week and were I can get it cheaper) and end up becoming a "what tyre do it need for this or what" or were I can find cheap tools...

    The way i see it is somehow a "Intelectual" forum were we will explore concepts and ideas as oppose to brand, price hunting and trends, plus we will really make them happend, aka Not a POSSER hangout or farcke heaven or whatever like the GS forum has become, but a place for guys like CRepper to Creep arround taking about his fancy Modes..:feelgood
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  4. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    I cannot believe you have to explain the garage. I believe some should have been out turning wrenches rather that attending some ivory league school studing debate, the world would be a much better place:lol3
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  5. hoggjaww

    hoggjaww DOG ASS

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    So, is this where I would start a thread about bringing this bike back to life? (stripping, bracing and coating the frame, suspension options, wiring, etc.) or does this belong in Old School? I don't plan on starting a new thread for each phase of the build but if the "Masters" would care to to follow, I am quite sure their input would be appreciated.

    Harry



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  6. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    That looks way old school to me.
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  7. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Thats why i proposed to make sub-fora inside The Garage, so one can easily wander through the specific items, which could spare us from al the wading through the FAQ's who turn up because people don't see the answers hidden in the large cesspool of posting about anything.

    So whats against a bit of Structure in The Garage so one can find the gear or tool one is searching for instantly?

    On your harddisk it's so easy to bring in a little (automated) structure, so why not in a forum, it's so much more fun working in a nice and tidy garage ! (so why o why isn't my garage nice and tidy ???)
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  8. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Witout debate we would still live in trees, teh sharing and discussing of thoughts made our thoughts more clear, and the sharing of knowledge commenced till where we are now :ricky
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  9. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Well for the same reason that somebody can be a Amazing Welder and have no idea of design or the other way around were you can have amazing understanding of bigger pictures stuff but have no idea how to weld...

    Remenber just because you know how to make brick walls does not make you a Arquitect.

    And YEs I did go to a "ivory Tower" School for about Nine years and I'm really glad it happend that way, since I learn how to think of concepts more than imidiate solutions.
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  10. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    Now that is debatable:lol3
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  11. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    I was discussing debate, not the science behind engineering and design, furthermore, I would have never guessed you had a degree after looking at your spelling errors. Now get out and turn a wrench and put an immediate end to that gas leak:wink: While I debate about your 9 year degree:wink:
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  12. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    This would be much better dealt with in old school.

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  13. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Yo Mamma, this is The Garage, not The Café, so talk shop of rot op :-)
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  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Dude, he isn't a native English speaker, and IS probably smarter than 99% of us!

    Just an FYI!

    Jim :brow
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  15. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    I've always wanted a garage!



    :D
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  16. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Do you Know what Dixlexia is...!?!?, I'm being hunt by this since i was born, but I manage to delelope collateral ways to increase other sense, like a blind will be better at hearing, so lets not even go there.

    Can you draw like this...!?!?
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    can you think about thing like this..!?!?
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    when you do,, when we can talk, if not I forgive you since is not your fault you can only write , like is not my fault I can only draw.

    besides go and read Nikola Tesla or René Descartes Biografy and you will learn how they were varelly able to communicate with the comun man but with out them this world will be much less evolve.

    Or take for example the many developers of the Steam engine over the centuries most of them THINKERs , but not exactlly shopworkers

    i can produce at least 20 other names of Brilliant man of sciences and thinkers, that were totally unable to life a normal life, many times because they were a Little to head of their time.
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  17. R3B

    R3B Lazy Motorcyclist

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    Exactly, *don't* go there, even if e wan'ts it so bad :eek1

    Come on i know how hard it is communicating with people who are all about form, missing the function, but hey, it's *their* loss.
    So shall we try to keep the Garage for the thinkers and The Toolers, and leave blabbermouth in yo mamma ? :nono

    My experience with Dyslexia is that posting and reading in Fora helps a lot, so come on post more about your Tooling :brow


    P.S. verry nice Drawing, but how about mass centralisation :wink
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  18. Tollster

    Tollster Jammer Jay

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    I apoligize as I was not aware of your disability. However, that makes you no less, nor no more of a common man, reguardless of your extensive college. I will not pursure this any further, by popular vote.

    By all means continue about your tooling!
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  19. JimVonBaden

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    Ricardo, is this your latest design, or just a tease?:evil

    Jim :brow

    Edit, looking again, I see that it doesn't use the K1200 swingarm, nevermind!
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  20. Thomas

    Thomas Viva Las Vegas!

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    Whatever happened to blood, sweat and gears?
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