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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    Threw together a quick drawer utensil organizer out of some leftover red oak I had already planed down to 3/8" and 1/4".

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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    2 post lift FTW!

    Man I wan't one of those.
  3. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    Now you just need the building to put it in.
  4. Import

    Import Been here awhile

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    Final drive oil change....prop shaft lube...... Easy money...
  5. ArcticaMT6

    ArcticaMT6 Been here awhile

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    Nothing much, just an oil change and coolant flush. After that I cleaned the tablesaw top down to just the cast iron. It was pretty nasty before.
  6. kiwi_outdoors

    kiwi_outdoors Been here awhile

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  7. Sun Ray

    Sun Ray Polyglottic Moran

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    On my FJR1300, new spark plugs, oil change, final gear oil change and greased splines on shaft, mounted and balanced rear tire. My first time, because I hate giving my money to the stealership. :twitch
  8. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    I took pics of my bike tonight in my garage

    stator upgraded, converted to DC rectifier (for heated gear, auxiliary night lighting, fan, etc), radiator thermostat and OEM fan, 6.3 gal acerbis tank, Spot Satellite Locator Gen3, Promoto billet kickstand, "stevewfl" tugger strap, Scott's damper/billet submount, ironman sprockets - 14/49 gear ratio, KTM hardparts skidplate, wired (heated gear, tire pump, USB, GPS, Android), SeatConcepts seat, HDB handguards, mirrors, billet topmount bar with RAM and electrical switches, TM KTM chainguard, grips, headlight upgrade, Giant Loop luggage. I also opened it up and checked valve lash clearances. These silver Excel rims are the "spare" set.

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    Teressa is trying to turn me into a KTM fan-boi! Some of the Valentine's Day gifts
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    My usual outtake, the light upfront is ProFoto brand, there is another light hidden behind the bike firing into the wall for the bright contrast in the shots
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    Its a lame garage that looks like this usually

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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    A friend caught a couple photos for me:

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  10. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    Just a backrest. I went with a tall one to make the passenger comfy. Fortunately 4 bolts and the tall part comes off.
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  11. MotoDaveL

    MotoDaveL Been here awhile

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    rust and general de-nastification of a KLX250 header and muffler. VHT Paint to follow.

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  12. aterry1067

    aterry1067 Been here awhile

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    Wired in a 12vt outlet on the wee. Spent over an hour deciding on what would be the best ground. Ran wires for a set of led's. Figured out how I want to wire in my fuse block. Looked for a good accy wire for the relay, and failed. Continue tomorrow.
  13. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Shoveled a bit of snow, washed off the truck. Brought the Vstrom out and washed it also. Got up to 42 deg F outside today! :huh

    Bought a thumb warmer for the sled at fleet farm. Not sure how to stick it to the throttle so I used Ultra Black silicone. 24 hr drying time we will see how it sticks. May have to use small zip ties...:dunno
  14. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Try the hot lead to your horn. It will be on a keyed circuit, and only gets intermittant use.
  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Took project Stinger off the saw horses and onto the motorcycle jack. Then put the front wheel on and the carbs.

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  16. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I went to my work at 5 AM (my Saturday) and used the bead blast box to blast a set of XR600 fork silders. Once home I started in on installing a new piston in a XR650l. That bike got picked up later in the day. Once that job was completed I turned my attention to the forks which I had put out in the sun. Gave the sliders a coat of clear and reassembled the forks. Mounted the forks on the roller, installed the front brake with stainless hose and new pads. Up on the lift for the motor install. The rear brake got the treatment. Stainless hose and new pads. This is where I called it after a full day of wrenching.

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  17. Hybridchemistry

    Hybridchemistry ...

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    Damn Steve, sometimes I just want to come over and watch you work. I swear it won't be weird, and I'll bring beer. No ETA on the KLR re-lace, maybe in March?
  18. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    I'll be here. :freaky
  19. Soldier311

    Soldier311 Long timer

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    Steve, how did you get that engine so clean? Wow!
  20. mcma111

    mcma111 Long timer

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    With a LOT of effort. Totally stripped the engine, washed all of the cases and then bead blasted them. Washed them again to get rid of the glass bead residue and painted them with Dupli-color primer and ceramic engine paint.