What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    Just finished replacing the heater core in my 78 F250.

    Now I just have two hours worth of hooking stuff back up and refill the coolant.

    With air conditioning and runs on propane, means there is a hell of a lot of crap in the way, and it's lifted, so it's hard to work on.
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  2. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    I brewed beer....and drank beer. :D

    Sent from my fat thumbs on a small touch screen.
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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Yesterday:

    Cleaned the starter from my Motorcycle. It was dragging and hanging up from clutch dust:

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    Then made some wider foot pegs for it:

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    Wider is better. Sucky welding, but it will hold.

    Jim :brow
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  4. roger123

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    Cut up a bunch of tile for this project (total master bath remodel). Poor Wee Strom is buried under remodel supplies and the FJR has been kicked out to make room for all stuff that was brought in for the re-do. Geeting close to the end though.

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  5. AC909

    AC909 Great Job!

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    Greased the bone dry swingarm bolt and linkage bearings on my DR650. Waiting on my shock to return from Race Tech and I got sick of seeing it just sitting there! Oh yeah, and had some Fat Tire :beer
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    What happened to that garage door? Look at the angles! :lol3

    Jim :brow
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  7. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    You can install the track like that to wedge the door in the closed position
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  8. the_gr8t_waldo

    the_gr8t_waldo Long timer

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    spent yesterday tranfering down into my diy top quilt(hammock camping gear). sewed that up, cleaned up the garage, and moved out some things to make room for taking plastics off of the st1100 for winter maintance. long list of things to do this time around.
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  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I don't know about you guys but I have always wondered what the oil coller inside a Sicon XB radiator looked like.
    And why is it that whenever the weather turns cold some device contianing water fails?
    The radiator in my kids XB shit the nest and I decided to cut it up and see whats inside.

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    It's tubular. Well made for sure. Thinking about trying it as an oil cooler.

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  10. Vincenthdfan

    Vincenthdfan Been here awhile

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    Blasphemy! Please dont lean stuff against a living/breathing motorcycle like that.

    They have feelings too ya know?
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  11. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Went for a 30 mile ride on the sled. Worked great! The old body isn't like it used to be though. :cry

    Consuming beer now and going to the living room to watch the Vikes kick Green Bays ass. :freaky
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  12. JimVonBaden

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    Jim :brow
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  13. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    Watched the roof leak. Dang flat roofs and ice build up. Think it is leaking from the drains that go to gutters. I hate flat roofs
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  14. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    Re-jetted the carb in my son's CR85R (for the cold weather). And noticed a bad leak in the sink in my garage.
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  15. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    Must be an optical illusion, door works fine!
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  16. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I know I feel so bad. Not sure what's worse, using the Wee as a stand or making the FJR sleep outside for the last two weeks. Please don't call child protective services! I'll get better, I promise.
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  17. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Right thats what I mean. The track can be installed in a taper towards the floor. This makes the door fit tight in the track when closed. This keeps it from rattling in the wind.
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  18. arcanum

    arcanum Been here awhile

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    Started working on a 8 HP briggs on a rear engine Snapper rider. This is an early 300 series mower that a tenant left when she moved. Once I found that it had spark,took off the carb and soaked it in an old coffee maker with heated Krud Kutter solution. Put some carb cleaner and compressed air thru it and with a gasket or two,it is ready to test.
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  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  20. Guy Young

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    Not today - yet - but going through the process of trying to get a '79 Guzzi V1000 G5 running again:

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    Heads retorqued, valves adjusted, points cleaned/adjusted, (static) timing set, new battery installed, and getting ready to dig into the carbs and replace the throttle cables. Waiting on parts, so can only go but so far.

    Local NYD ride cancelled due to yukky weather, so will probably get out there a little later and play in the (cold) grease. :cry.

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