What did you do IN your Garage today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JimVonBaden, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Spent a couple hours polishing faded frame and motor paint, and refreshing the black plastics on my new to me GS.

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    Not bad for a 120K mile bike!

    Jim :brow
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  2. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thats the kind of stuff i like to see!
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I have my laptop out there, so that's what I did.

    Putting correct shims in my DL's cams is tomorrow's project.
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  4. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    Put a set of lower control arms on an S430 Mercedes. Four O2 sensors on an ML420 Mercedes. A 64k mile service on an E90 BMW. So far today. Waiting on a windshield washer pump for the E90.
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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That is some amount of side jobs for a home garage!:lol3

    Maybe I should have been more specific, HOME garage!:evil

    Jim :brow
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  6. siyeh

    siyeh Lawn Nazi

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    I put the final coat of paint on a new ramp for my trailer. Used a 2X12 doug fir, mixed up a small batch of paint, dumped a couple handfuls of sand in it, and painted the top of the ramp. It is rough as heck just what I wanted for loading a bike.
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  7. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    120k???????????????????????????????


    WOW!


    I thought it was new!

    Very nice!!!!! :clap
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  8. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I shivered, then went inside to write Christmas cards.:puke1

    I have lots of cleanup (similar to what Jim ACCOMPLISHED) on the Softail project. Hopefully soon I can get the heater started so touch-up painting will be possible.
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  9. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    Dumped some Marvel mystery oil in my truck.
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks, one owner! He said he had no time for forums, he rides too much! Nice guy!

    Jim :brow
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  11. divimon2000

    divimon2000 Been here awhile

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    Moved a friends R90 in for a no starting issue. [​IMG]
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  12. ricknut

    ricknut ricknut

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    Jim.

    Nice BIke, I would like to drop by an see it sometime. 120k miles? Wow, the bike looks very well maintained.

    Cheers,

    Rich
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  13. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I got the swing arm bearings out of my V1100 Sport. They are double row ball bearings so they are long. Had to drill a hole through both sides of the universal shroud. Then custom bent a long rod to knock em out. These bearings just laughed at my slide hammer.
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  14. chollo9

    chollo9 Screwed the Pooch

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    Blew the dust out of the heater, lit the pilot, and dropped the visqueen wall to get ready for Jan & Feb.

    Engine comes out of the Airhead this weekend for a rebuild.
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  15. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Installed Lansdowne dampers in my Norton's forks, made a BIG improvement in handling and are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. They are beautifully made in a home shop in the UK and I'm sorry I won't be able to look at them anymore....(or no more than the caps anyway ;-)



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  16. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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    Finished replacing the electrical connector on my Hannigan fairing with a mil-spec version: McMaster-Carr #'s 8903T46 and 8903T16. The female (8903T46) was installed inside yesterday after carrying the fairing inside and the male on the wiring from the headlamp today. All connections were soldered and covered with PVC heat shrink tubing.
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  17. Helipilot

    Helipilot Been here awhile

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    Adjusted the valves on my XR650L, Washed and waxed the KTM 990A and put it on a tender, Pulled the post hole digger off the tractor and cleaned it up for winter storage, greased the backhoe, topped off the fluids and put it on a battery tender.

    Had a couple oc cups of coffee, a tin of sardines and some crackers. It was a good day.
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  18. 150ron

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    Installed a new pipe


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    That is what i did in my garage today, and also 2 loads of laundry. :D
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Beautiful photos Victor!:deal

    Jim :brow
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  20. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Pulled beer out of the garage fridge at an alarming rate

    .:slurp
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