What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Last night, removed the summer wheels with performance tires from my wife's AMG, and put on the winter wheels with snow tires.

    Storm expected tonight.
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  2. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    You drive an AMG, at all, in the snow? What do you do to remove road salt?
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  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Just live with it, is what we do. Wash when able. It's by no means a garage queen.
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  4. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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  5. victor441

    victor441 Long timer

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    Thanks! but I did not take them, they are from the vendors site, my own photographic skills are very limited...the dampers themselves are even more beautiful in person but I probably won't see them again until the forks need rebuilding...got the dampers from http://www.lansdowne-engineering.com/
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  6. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    washed my dakar and beefed up my rear luggage rack with a few welded braces.
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  7. Vankaye

    Vankaye n00b on the move

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    Replaced a snapped shifter rod on my 01 Triumph TT600. I'm getting her ready, gonna be swapping bikes
    with a young man who has an 05 XT225 that I will be putting under the tree for my wife on Christmas!!

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  8. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    Haven't been in the garage today, got up and went to work. It's lunchtime now though... :dg

    Went in there yesterday, and all that happened was I got myself a beer outa the fridge. :slurp

    Need to get out there though, got work to do.

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  9. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Making a lot of aluminum chips. Working on my milling machine making a little something for my F800GS :D
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  10. Bart

    Bart Constant Lurker

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    Changed a fuel injector on my Expedition. I love having heat in there now!

    Next up is rebuilding the 78 polaris colt. Then the RZ500, then the XT 550.
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  11. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Installed my RockHardRally Gear skid plate on my KTM today.............fits nice!!

    Cheers
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  12. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    I started looking at a bunch of BMW parts I may want to sell. Then found a packrat nest....!:wink:
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  13. Mike Ryder

    Mike Ryder Kriegerkuh

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    I started feeding a weasel that has been hangin around my garage. I caught five or six pack rats earlier this fall. One of them was the biggest, narliest bull rat I have ever seen. I dropped him off in the wall mart parking lot. All the others had a short swimming lesson in the horse trough.
    The weasel is getting quite tame.
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  14. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Oh Man the weasels.:cry I feel real bad one of them fell in a bucket when I was away and died.:cry:cryShortly after another went into the catch & release mouse trap and also died.:cry:cry:cry
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  15. Skowinski

    Skowinski Eukaryote

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    I just went in the garage, got a beer out of the fridge, switched the battery tender lead from one bike to another, and came back inside.

    Might have to go back out there later and get another beer.
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  16. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    I cleaned some stuff up, moved the lawn mower to the basement and the rototiller that hasn't been used for a decade to the basement for refurb. Hopefully making enough room for my newest vehicle to fit to get some work done on it. Pictures tomorrow.
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  17. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Well the garage wasn't insulated so I've spent a couple of days putting up vapour barrier, strapping insulation and now putting up sheet rock. Good fun, though less so when you're trying to get it done mostly solo. Right now the garage is shit pit of construction but by the New Year it will be well on it's way to man cave status.
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  18. Droptarotter

    Droptarotter Long timer

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    Today I tidied up some headlight bucket wiring after installing a Scott's damper on my KTM 640. I had to re route some of the wirig due to using an under bar mount.
    Sure is surprising how much time the details take up!

    Cheers
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  19. Jonex

    Jonex zipper suited sun god

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    After spending two weeks hanging a 45,000 BTU propane furnace, I converted my HF 7x10 mini lathe (which was actually a 7x8 - creative advertising) to a 7x14.
    Also added a quick change tool post along with a boring bar, parting tool, and some nicer indexable turning tooling.
    Hardest part was cleaning up nine years of swarf and grime.

    Next is a larger chuck, a nicer tailstock chuck, and a carriage lock.

    Love my mini lathe. Handiest cheapo Chinese tool I've got. It's too clean to use it now, though.
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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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