What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Using the bar to keep the FD from spinning while cranking down on the nut?
  2. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Jim;
    Are you using a rear main seal installer from an Airhead?

    Cheers
  3. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You guys are getting closer. We had this really nice block of aluminum milled to perfection to remove parts, but not enough thought went into installing them.

    When push came to shove, we improvised.

    Does this help?

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    :evil

    Jim :brow
  5. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    looks like an oil filter wrench :D

    Love the ingenuity.
  6. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Ya know, that was my second guess, but the "nut" being cut off fooled me!!
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :nod Marc Parnes!

    That sucker is seriously tough! It was also the perfect size!

    Jim :brow
  8. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Walked by the slumbering bikes, tossed the recycling and garbage out..sighed at the melting snow coming off the truck and pooling on the floor, eyeballed the wife's new bike and reminded myself to get a battery tender for it this week, then went to work, noting on the way out that I'd need to clear the driveway 'again' after work.

    Winter....:dizave
  9. chacha

    chacha CAT Herder

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    Just realized I should post a finished pic.

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  10. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Cool thread, subscribed. I've only got a carport but I guess it can qualify.
  11. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Hahahaha that's awesome.
  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I put this in the garage a couple days ago, does that count?

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  13. 3bangin

    3bangin 2010 Tiger 1050

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    Got tired of waiting for a guy to bring his Quad over for a frame repair so I hammered out a skull of sorts.
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    Retired in August and bored

    Bob
  14. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Stood in my cold garage looking at my bikes ....................sigh :cry
  15. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    I recently picked up a VFR and the exhaust setup was someones home made job (stock was a side mount and I actually really like the undertail look on this bike with the SSSA) and it wasn't that great of a job. The muffler didn't exit out in the middle and it was at an angle as well. Hard to see in pics, but it was noticeable in person.

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    I think the plate bracket was the best part though :rofl :rofl

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    I made a new plate bracket and straightened the muffler so it comes out the middle AND straight out. I just made a pie cut in the pipe/rewelded it and redrilled the mounting bracket. Super simple to do. People, I swear.

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  16. Bart

    Bart Constant Lurker

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    I spent a few glorious hrs over the last week getting the old Polaris Colt running. I picked this one up as a possible parts machine for $250 off Kijiji. I got a burnt out chassis as well. When I checked out to see why there was no spark I figured I'd drain the crankcase to see what is in there. Much to my demise rusty coloured water came out. Then the carbs were filled with frozen water.

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    Thankfully I had a spare motor from the other machine that was ready to run with some points cleaning.

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    Now she is running beautifully and spewing lovely 2-stroke smoke through-out my shop! Tomorrow some fiberglass work to repair the hood and take her for a spin, all before the Daytona 500 starts!
  17. manic mechanic

    manic mechanic Been here awhile

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    In my garage, today, nothing. But I did travel ~125 miles to participate in an Airheads Tech Day. Worked on bikes, ate food, drank beer, swapped stories, watched snow melt. Good times!
  18. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Nice snowmobile report! I have an old 1987 Yamaha. All done with that thing.

    Started the DL up yesterday, that's about it.
  19. Bart

    Bart Constant Lurker

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    A 340 Enticer? I had one and loved it. We'll see how the Polaris is now. I'll have both of them together this winter. They are mostly for the kids to have something to play with.

    The other Polaris body was very rough. No belly pan rough.

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    I may end up using the body from the burnt one but we'll see.
  20. Crisis management

    Crisis management Latte riders FTW!

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    Reporting back!

    Only one crash in practice, note to self; don't try and follow a faster rider on slicks to learn their lines when you have a bike on road tires, marginal handling and minimal skill! :D

    The headstock didn't fall apart and the new front end is a huge improvement, goes to show what you can hold together with epoxy and duct tape.

    Next week: slicks, proper headstock bearings, replace the fork seals, straighten the left hand clip on and get the rear brake to work. Budget $120 (hopefully).