What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Northern Tool pulled theirs as well. They have placed the 5x8's back on the site (with an increase in price of course), but they don't fold like the 4x8's do.
  2. MNimum

    MNimum Been here awhile

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    Different hemisphere - I put a set of those on my CB500x 6 months ago. With a medium weight pair of ski gloves the hands do quite well down to -5C; at least they hold out much better than everything else! :-)
  3. voipwizard

    voipwizard Adventurer

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    Nope, this is an old one.
    And yes, big recall on the tires. BTW i have to check them!
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    I made a set of 06 GSA wheels fit my 12 GSA:

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    And of course after putting in the TPMS and easily seating both beads and remounting the wheel assembly, I hear a leak. The TPMS seal is leaking. Will see if Autozone has some bolt in valves I can steal the seals off of, as Hanz and Franz want $47 for a replacement seal.
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  5. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    One of my favorite tools in the box. Mine's got an orange handle.
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  6. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    Admired the hammer drill that I received for my birthday.

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  7. not1044

    not1044 ...or maybe I am...

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    If memory serves, I wanted orange, but all he had left on the truck was yellow and green. Since another guy in the shop had already started buying green handled tools I went with yellow. I can't imagine how many screws that handle has turned in the past 3 decades. I try not to ponder too hard, it just makes me feel that much older...
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  8. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    When they first came out they had a black handle... I had one and bought one for my Father in Law for Christmas.
    I don't know what ever happened to mine buy my FiL still has his... He keeps it right in the original box.
    I do have a 1/4" drive ratcheting "T" handle that they produced at the same time. it has the same reversing knob but a 6" long 1/4" drive extension sticking out and a "T" type handle.
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  9. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    Mine has a black handle. Think I could have chosen other colors. Probably 1993.
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  10. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Don’t laugh, but I changed my first bicycle tire today. At age 60-15/16!

    Have done a few moto tires, but never a bicycle tire. Got a couple pointers from a dedicated bicycle rider at work.

    I found a small finishing nail through the tire. Changing the tube was easy as it could be.
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  11. doc moses

    doc moses fearlessly flatulent

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    Did this on Sunday, Removed the 10mm bolts bolts holding the intermediate pipe to the catalytic converter on a rust belt driven 2001 Nissan frontier with 135k miles. Sawed the bolts with a 3" cut off wheel from the back side, ground the remaining bolt heads down to the flange with an angle grinder, then miraculously worked the studs free from the threads of the converter with a vise grip. A miracle I am telling ya.... Attached new pipe and muffler, everything lined up... . Used strong non-church language on Monday to describe my soreness from crawling around and getting up and down and in position to change out said exhaust parts on the truck in my driveway the day before.
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  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    those replaceable spokes always look so cool
  13. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    replaced a drz E model stator (surprise! no loctite!)....

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    she runs great, my new $300 bike is gonna be funnnnnn
  14. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Wired up a switched fuse block yesterday on the FZ-09 and added some supertone horns, a USB charger, and my heated gear controller. Finally got around to doing the wiring work that I should have done back in January when I got the bike.

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    Lost the cap to the gear controller, so I need to grab another one.
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    All fits under the seat. Not the cleanest install, but it worked first try.

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  15. whodat90

    whodat90 Been here awhile

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    Don't want to seem like I'm stuck in a theme here, but this one's different. My eldest daughter came over and expressed what's best described as righteous indignation that I hadn't made her anything yet. So I made another lamp, pulling stuff out of the spare tools pile. One neat thing is that the swirly LED bulb was too bright, but I didn't build in a dimmer on this one. I tested a bunch of different finishes and decided to go with a heavy coat of pearlescent clear, which dims it just the right amount and adds a neat snow globe look when it's lit. Also of note is that I got to use my new drill press a lot on this. The bottom is held on with four 6-32 screws in the corners, which required drilling accurate .106" holes .75" deep, then tapping them with a teeny easily broken tap. No prob in the new old craftsman. I also needed to clearance the 1/4" seaboard base for various holes, fasteners, and a slot for the cord. Chucked a 1/2" router bit in, set the depth stop and put it in high speed, worked great.

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  16. Richy

    Richy Long timer

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    Our break room had a sign on the wall that said, “A clean shop is a happy shop”.
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  17. Richy

    Richy Long timer

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    Melted a couple shifters together for a heel/toe on one of my Sportsters. I have drop foot on my left leg so shifting is always tricky for me.
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    I found the rear piece laying in the road while bicycle riding.
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  18. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Nice work!
    BTW, I was developing a case of drop foot, and my orthopedist sent me to PT. After some sessions, it was gone.
  19. WrldRiderWC

    WrldRiderWC Adventurer

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    Pontiac?
  20. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    does that horn hit the front fender when you compress the forks?