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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    I completed a 36K service on my friend's R1200GS Adventure following the clutch swap.

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    It included the oil, trans oil, final drive oil, clutch flush, brake flush, alternator belt, spark plugs, air cleaner and valve adjust. Now to hook up the computer, reset the service reminder, adjust the throttle bodies, and put on a few pieces of trim.

    If the dealer had done this the guy would have paid around $2800. It cost him $325.

    Jim :brow
  2. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Did a DIY wheel alignment check, found lots of good info on the web...one especially helpful idea was to use EMT conduit (very cheap) for crossbars at both ends of the car and drill holes through it for the string perimeter used to establish a rectangle for reference, worked great. The Hot Rod article w/ the conduit idea and much other alignment info is at http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/chassis/hrdp_0411_wheel_alignment_guide/viewall.html
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Replaced the seal on my friend's bike:

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    Washed it and set it aside for him to come pick up.


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    Cleaned the garage in prep for the tech day next weekend.

    Jim :brow
  4. MCCOYBOY

    MCCOYBOY Adventurer

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    Got a few Ducati fuel injectors in the mail today and cleaned and tested them.
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  5. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Not in the garage per se, but since its out in front AND I'm tickled:

    Gummee! 1
    Mouse 0

    Finally got the little SOB that's been living in my engine compartment. Needed to look up the OEM part # for the engine wiring harness and finally saw where its been living.

    Set a trap, then went for a bicycle ride. 3hrs later I get back to a whacked mouse in my trap. :clap

    M
  6. drm

    drm Been here awhile

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    I adjusted the valves on the klx.

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  7. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    Wished I still had a garage.

    Apartment life sucks sometimes.
  8. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    I put air in my tires. (highly technical) Hoped it would solve a front wheel wobble. Didn't. Don't know what to do now. Stuck.
  9. Clebner

    Clebner Lurkin Slacker

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    I just moved to a house with a 2 1/2 car garage this week. Today I started building shelves in the garage!:clap
    Hopefully I will have some room for the bikes in there soon.
  10. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    I pulled the carbs off of a friends Virago and brought them home with me for a good cleaning and new needle valves. It's funny how "my starter won't spin. I think the switch is bad. Could you come over and fix it" turns into "You have a crankcase full of gas." :rofl I f'ing glad he didn't keep trying to start it.
  11. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    I did some basic cleaning and tried charging the battery on a 75 Suzuki TS75 that I bought at a garage sale yesterday.
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    Not perfect but runs great :clap
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    At least you do not have to mow the grass!:deal

    Jim :brow
  13. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    Yeah it has perks. Pool is nice for the kids.

    Once we are better financially, we're thinking a townhouse might be a good compromise.
  14. Big Bird 928

    Big Bird 928 Long timer

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    I helped my wife get the back swing together, by help I mean I pointed out where the parts were I needed to re-assemble it. This was after I got my back to relax enough so I could get out of bed.

    no this was not some sort of sex toy. :rofl
  15. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Pics needed:lol3 or video :deal
  16. nuggets

    nuggets Fries with that?

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    Put together a new lightweight cook system:

    Everything fits inside the cook pot:
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    I made the alcohol stove and pot stand:
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    Here is the entire setup in cooking mode. I still have to put some holes in the windscreen(it is made from an oven liner).
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    Alcohol stove in action:
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  17. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Outstanding demonstration of ingenuity on the stove/stand brother :evil
    That approach certainly gaining popularity.
  18. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    What are the zip ties for?

    I use tire marker paint and put a dab on the gear and chain if you are trying to make sure timing is where is was.
  19. Aanarchy

    Aanarchy Long timer

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    Tell me more - not being able to reset the annoying service messages on my "Onboard Computer" is, well...annoying.

    Where do I get the software and how do I "hook up" the laptop to the bike? Any aditional hardware required?
  20. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    i was in my garage for about 6 mins today, 3 mins this morning to pull the bike out, 3mins to put it back after an 11hr day in the spring sun