What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    sanded and painted my top and bottom side covers on my bmw dakar today. i painted them white so far, going to look for a good second color to spray on in a few days.
  2. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    All ready for trip to Big Bend. New tires ( Mich. Desert Race ), fork oil change, re-pack muffler.
  3. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Jim, when I saw this picture, I wondered how long it will be before we get a report "I installed shelves and cabinets along the last open wall".:D
  4. rdtbull

    rdtbull Have a Plan

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    Tried charging/reviving the battery to no avail, so I cleaned on rest of bike. Looking on-line for best replacement battery.
  5. CaptTeach

    CaptTeach Been here awhile

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    I should have taken pix - I took down all the peg board and misc nick nacks from one nekkid stud wall and hung some Slat board that I got a few years ago from a shoe store that was closing. Tomorrow I'll add some sheet rock and pit all the stuff back on the wall. Well I might Sounds like a good plan but you never know what will happen once you get out of bed!!
  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Never! It is my shooting wall for videos. It stays clean as a backdrop.:evil

    Jim :brow
  7. RVDan

    RVDan Long timer

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    wish I'd taken a picture, I processed all the scrap lumber that was piled in the garage. It was previously two walls and a set of stairs in the garage, and several walls between my kitchen and living room.

    By processed I mean de-nailed and cut most of it into 16" lengths and gave it away as firewood. It completely filled a fullsize longbox truck.
  8. vader1701

    vader1701 Adventurer

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    here are a few pics, wanted a back rest that is better than the one that Yamaha made as part of the seat.

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  9. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Should have painted it for green screen. Then you could show "tire changing in the outback/jungle/moon/etc. :D
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :lol3 That is beyond my editorial technical abilities! :shog

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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I used some of the material given to me to do this:

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    Raw stock from a generous Kirk!



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    Going to replace this crap rack and fit this space.

    Some of the WORST welds I have ever seen, but they should hold for my
    application.


    Jim :brow
  12. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Is that aluminum or galvanized C channel?? :huh

    I sure hope it wasn't galvanized. Zinc doesn't weld worth a shit!
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Galvanized. Don't worry, I ground off the galvanized parts I welded, plus welded outside in a breeze and did not inhale the fumes.

    Jim :brow
  14. Island Rider

    Island Rider solo adventurer

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    New headlight mount to allow aux fuel. 4130 thin walled tubing. Very light.
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  15. chacha

    chacha CAT Herder

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    I made my patio table levitate.

    Actually this was the test lift of the hoist I made. I used a boat trailer winch and strap and mounted it in the garage attic. The final plan involves the table being lifted upside down with 4 legs holes cut in the ceiling so that the table sits up and out of the way.
  16. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    repainted my gs plastics yesterday.
  17. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I left my dome light on last night. :doh

    Was going to leave a bit early to get some tax forms and the truck was dead. Check battery voltage, zero. :huh Put charger on battery for about 5 minutes, just clicky clicky. Damn. Tried my SV battery too, no dice. Neighbor comes by and said he seen it on at 4 am this morning and he didn't want to wake me.

    Ended up pushing truck back in neutral into the street and the neighbor gave me a jump start. Made it to work. Seems like just getting to work nowadays seems to be a big PITA. :lol3

    Anywho, just went out and the truck started up, so I hope I didn't fry the battery.
  18. stainlesscycle

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    finished the bottom end of an 1973 mx250 i'm rebuilding. took cylinder to my bore guy and decided to rebore - it's just at the edge of wear limit. just waiting on piston now.

    finished the top end of a maico 400 motor that's been on the bench FOREVER while i waited for a con rod to show up. and mounted motor in a roller. have to work on the compression release and rework the chain tensioner tomorrow. maybe fire it up sunday/monday..

    dicked around with a seized linkage bolt in a 1996 yz250. got frustrated with it - letting it sit for a day or 2 then tearing the back end apart to get a better look at it.

    oh and did some bolty town stuff.
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  20. Disco Stu

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    pulled the flywheel out of my K1200RS to get that leaking rear main seal out. replacement parts should be here on wednesday.