What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    A 2013 that I bought in NM in March.... 2300 mi. on it now. Too dumb to figure out how to post pics on here, but smart enuf to buy this great bike. The color will have to grow on me though. Still wondering if I should have bought the Berg in blue. I like blue better but not with that MAIZE decal pkg if you get my drift:eek1. A bike so fun to ride I am afraid Homeland security will come and take it away from me... PM me and I will send you a smartphone pic of it. it is all farkled with Acerbis and EE goodies:clap
  2. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Changed the 640 over from Adv-touring mode (Midwinter Madness ride last weekend)...

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    Change seat, tank, 2 tyres, front sprocket from 16 - 14t. Luggage racks, mirror & windscreen off. Check over a few things... 1hr 45min later & it's trail bike mode for some short range gnarlier riding in the Whirinaki Forest Park next weekend:

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    It all adds up to really change the character of the bike.

    I also did some more fab work on the 20T shop press I am building. The previous few welding projects have all been small fiddly tube & suchlike so it's nice to be pouring in the TIG's full 200A downhand in a straight line for a change.

    Cheers
    Clint
  3. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    today i finished up putting a klr rear rack on the bmw.
  4. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    i cut the bottom brackets off then made some new brackets to fit the bmw.
  5. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Finished Senormoto's XR650l motor build.

    JE 103mm piston, Engine Dynamics valve job, Kibblewhite valves and spring set with Ti keepers, Mega Cycle cam, NX 650 second gear.

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  6. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    [​IMG] Started adding onto the shop. Another 510 sqft will be nice.


    Sent with this high tech chingadera!
  7. Bert Track

    Bert Track Tinkerer

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  8. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    Not so much in the garage as just outside of it:

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    Van is getting new tie rod ends and brake pads. Brake pads should be in tomorrow. Did a tape measure aglinment on the van. Does a 1/4" toe in sound right?

    Worked a little more on my KLR merit badge with the Ford Ranger.

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    I got my junior merit badge a couple years ago when I welded the bolts to the exhaust hangers, now I am working on my full on badge with the bailing wire holding the rusted out exhaust parts together. Should I have used some foil tape somewhere in there?

    Maybe soon I'll be allowed to buy a KLR.
  9. jrsndman

    jrsndman Adventurer

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    Nice work! I like the lock. I might have to steal the idea. How is it working for you?

  10. J.Johnson

    J.Johnson Adventurer

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    Made kick stands for the 65sx and the 125sx


    Sent with this high tech chingadera!
  11. D.T.

    D.T. PITA but useful

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    Wiped off the dust from my DL... That's about it. Due to lack of funding I sat on my ass all day and drank beer in the house though.
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    A little update on the porch. We added tile to the steps and around the upper part of the sides.
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    A couple shots of the back yard, just because.
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    Jim :brow

    PS Lots of work originated in the garage, and it is still a mess from the tools and left over supplies. :eek1
  13. kirkster70

    kirkster70 moto junkie

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    That is some FINE looking tile work, Jim! Absolutely beautiful! :clap
  14. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Jim, your neighbors are starting to complain.














    You're making their houses look bad.
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks Guys! It isn't professionally done, but looks good for a guy who has barely done it before, and a wife willing to get dirty!:evil

    Jim :brow
  16. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    (really nice job!)
  17. Jamming

    Jamming Desert RAT

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    JB, that looks really sharp! The DIY network is calling.....:D
  18. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Maintenance on the two bicycles, then finally finished mounting the new rear K81 for the Norton.
    (Demount tire, wire wheel rust off the rim, paint the rim with Permatex Rust Treatment (seems like good stuff), and finding "new" WM2 rim lock only took a week and a half):lol3
  19. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Picked up a bit of wood for a new workbench.

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  20. D.T.

    D.T. PITA but useful

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    Checked the rear cam clearances on the DL this morning, exhaust too tight. Went to the original 178's shims instead of the 185's I put in exhaust cam. Plug was a bit brown too.

    Been having a surging issue lately I'm trying to figure out.