I got the bear today. Finally!!

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by wirewrkr, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    I finally get to win one!
    Bout time. This is also what we call a " tool gloat "
    on another forum I used to frequent.
    It pays to get up early, look at the C-list ads and act right away.
    $75.00 for the lift.
    Holy Stick!
    Now I have three lifts in the shop. One for every dead (project) bike.

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  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    nice, early bird gets the lift :super
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  3. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    you suck, and not in a Hayduke kind of way.
    :lol3
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  4. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    Keep in mind, this is after I degreased it.
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  5. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Color me jealous!
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  6. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    and lets see a pic of the BMW on that lift
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  7. Martian

    Martian Long timer

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    Way to go!
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  8. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    It's the resurrection of the bike that I crashed August of 09, my knees got pretty banged up and still are giving me fits. So, now that this is off the floor, maybe I can finally get it done!

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  9. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Son of a b!tch. I'm always looking out for something like that on CL. My many times daly searches are for "BMW", "Airhead", "Lift", and whatever other tool/etc I might be looking for at the time (right now it's a bench grinder).
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  10. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    now you REALLLY suck.
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  11. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    No matter how tempting ( or cheap ) it is, stay away from those piece of shit modern made in Chicom, Taiwan etc grinders.
    They have NO balls, and don't usually last.
    The best favorite I have is this 1960s Craftsman that I bought from a used tool store, repainted and put in fresh bearings.
    It is awesome and doesn't stall. Good grinder for the bucks.
    I paid $20.00, and another $10.00 in bearings.

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  12. Houseoffubar

    Houseoffubar fine beer sampler

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    Great deal on the lift, but Damn, NICE BIKE, that thing looks TOUGH!
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  13. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    I'd love to find one like that. I'm not in a HUGE hurry as I've got a few drill attachments that I can currently use to re-polish already polished parts and I have Dremel/RotoZip attachments for detail grinding, but eventually...

    Here's a neat one...it'd just take up too much space:

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/2146122501.html

    I did have a bit of a Craigslist SCORE on Tuesday though. My roommate's R75/6 has a few small holes on the inner sides of the stock Zeuna mufflers. I found a local Airhead guy selling a set of like new Whispertones for 38mm headpipes for $125. Picked them up tonight. Incidentally, my 35mm Whispertones for the R65 came via UPS today. Side by side, you can barely tell that his are used. They're that nice. Of course, mine were twice the price as I bought them brand new.

    That's one of the R65 frustrations...can't find much in the way of used parts!
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  14. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    That grinder is WAY over priced.
    The "grinder" itself is just a dual shaft motor with a couple of wheel arbors on it.
    Okay, but not my first choice. Also not the safest setup in the world.
    Send me your email address, I will forward ebay and C-list grinders to you when I see them. I'm always buying and selling stuff, but most importantly, I'm always watching.

    I have a sideline selling used BMW parts as well, check with me when you need something. If I don't have it I can help you with all my vast contacts.
    Besides all that I'm i Joshua Tree. Not too far and a great escape.

    Robert
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  15. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Thanks, I will. Found a decent grinder on CL today. Emailed the guy. Might check it out if I have time. Doing a bunch of stuff to the bike this afternoon...might have to check out the grinder tomorrow. It's a Delta, which is a brand I tend to trust (my dad had a big Delta table saw when I was a kid, I always remember how solid that thing was)...

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/tls/2145286946.html
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  16. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

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    Man, that is gorgeous... I COVET those peashooters: which ones are they?

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  17. usafe7ret

    usafe7ret Been here awhile

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    Nice lift! I tried to get one off of CL here in St Louie, but the asshole, excuse me, the seller wouldn't return my contact attempts! I would have gladly paid his asking price of $250, but noooo, he couldn't be bothered to take care of his add after posting it. OK rant over.


    Nice bike on the lift as well. I got a lift table this week on Monday and will have it loaded up this evening with some equipment being repaired.
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  18. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    I have that same grinder from either the late 60s or more likely early or mid 70s that I bought new. You're right, it won't stall. And using a wire wheel, it will pull shit right out of your hand, between the work rest and wheel and spit it out the back without hardly stumbling. I can't get to my original wheels right now to check, but mine was an odd size - billed as a 7 inch grinder IIRC. So now I use 6" wheels since I can't find the original size anywhere.

    If I ever find the perfect piece of scrap metal, I plan to try and machine a sanding disk arbor and appropriate work rest to mount on one side to augment my smaller belt/disk sander for bigger workpieces. (every exercise machine that goes to the curb around here has a potential donor flywheel or aluminum disc of some sort).
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  19. wirewrkr

    wirewrkr the thread-killer

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    that grinder may be tai/chi/etc, be careful.
    try the stall test, feed metal and see how easy it bogs down.
    DELTA used to stand for something. not so anymore.
    I grew up with ancient Delta stuff, twas the best.
    twas.
    Robert
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  20. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    I'll take a good look at it, see if I can figure out where it's made.

    This one shouldn't bog down, should it?

    http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/tls/2141650642.html

    ;)
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