What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Hooked up my external speakers to the laptop for some awesome sound!
  2. Bart

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    I spent a few hours tinkering with my pressurized tank sandblaster to get it working like a charm as well as setting up a mock blasting room out of tarps and gun tape. Just call me Red Green! Now I can blast the polaris colt for welding repair, blast the RZ 500 frame and XT 550 frame for total restoration. A great evening that will continue tomorrow.
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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It was Christmas!

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    Took it to the garage and played with some of it.

    A bunch of farkles for the bike, and new brakes for the wife's car. I'll be busy this weekend!:evil

    Jim :brow
  5. Bart

    Bart Constant Lurker

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    I continued tonight. Blaster works pretty good but need to come up with a dust exhaust system. Can't see a damn thing after a few minutes. I have an old squirrel cage fan I thought I would rig up with a couple of furnace filters, that should do the trick. Another night. Start working mids tomorrow so it won't be until the weekend.
  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I added a couple more farkles.

    Helmet lock off E-bay. Not particularly cheap, but necessary.

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    I also added a couple yellow conspicuity lights.


    Cheap CREE 15 watt yellow lights.

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    I added a switch for temporary. I plan a better one when I do the Fuzeblock.

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    I know, but they are ridiculously light, and I am trying it out. I have some spare turn signal stalks.


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    They really put out. I doubt all that much down the road, but I bet people will see me, even if they don't see my turn signals!:lol3


    Alternate mounting locations are in the future when I add the driving lights.



    I also mounted and wired up, temporarily, my USB plug. Very nice Pieces, and should work great!





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    Jim :brow
  7. RoyQ

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    Started out as a nice street bike
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    Suspension upgrades, 30 mil Thermosman tweaked Ohlins cartridges in front forks and a massive JRi rear shock added.
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    Vortex rearsets and Spiegler brake lines added
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    Race bodywork added, but I still need to add decals, stickers and numbers once paint cures.
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    It's a mean mutha, ecu tuned and it's not short on power. I still have to add the quick shifter with map up to ecu and CRG black shorty levers. 8 weeks is the inaugural run at Talladega GP in Al. Then Barber in April. Day in the life of a GSXR1000.
  8. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Way cool project.
  9. Sir. Waffles

    Sir. Waffles Been here awhile

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    Where did you get the USB socket from??
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Made this last night:

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    Jim :brow
  12. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    nice headlight protector!
  13. Sir. Waffles

    Sir. Waffles Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I've seen them around but been trying to find a cheap place to get one. Still over priced for USB in my mind but better than 40 plus shipping at other places.
  14. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    on my bmw tw650 i put some bar risers, shortened the kickstand an inch since i put a lowering link on a few days ago and a helmet lock.
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Yeah, I looked everywhere for this kind of flush mount USB with two plugs. This was the best I could find. High quality to be sure.

    Jim :brow
  16. RoyQ

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    The GSXR is just about complete!

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  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I wanted both conspicuity lights (see above), and driving lights. I also wanted to move the conspicuity lights lower so they didn't wash out my turn signals.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Checking for clearance I zip tied it in place.<o:p></o:p>
    The center section is 11" long, with a 1.5" drop and 4" mounting surface for lights. It is quite stiff as is.<o:p></o:p>
    Being cheap, I made my own "J" bolts from long bolts I had in the bin.<o:p></o:p>
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    I wanted to bed liner paint it, but had run out, so I used Plastidip. It was really too thick, but should be OK for now. I have plans for a slightly improved unit in the future.<o:p></o:p>
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    Mounted to the beak frame with J-bolts. As far forward as possible. This gives the forks about an inch of clearance at full lock.<o:p></o:p>
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    The conspicuity lights are mounted low, and the driving lights high. (Yes, I would have prefered black light housings for both, but they were cheap.) I used the same bolt, loctited, for both lights.<o:p></o:p>
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    Front view. Looks like this should work great!<o:p></o:p>
    I will wire up the lights when I receive the fuse box next weekend.<o:p></o:p>
    Jim :brow
  18. walkingbear

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    finished re organizing the tool box and purchased a rivet gun to
    redo some of my seats,

    Question to the audience : Can I use led driving or spot lights with a home 12v landscaping system.
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Most of the LED lights are able to handle a variety of voltages. Mine are good from 9-80 volts. You can get them dirt cheap on E-bay too!

    Jim :brow
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Brakes, pads and rotors, on the wife's Rogue.

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    The rotors were not much out of new spec, about .02", but there was a high speed vibration when braking from about 50+ lightly. Not bad wear for 38K miles, and a lot of in town driving by a heavy braking foot.

    Polished out several door scratches, and cleaned the garage for the next project.

    Jim :brow