What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Sorry, but the part-time compulsivist in me would put the tire up higher so I would not bump into them when I walked by them. Maybe even put a board on top and use it for a shelf.:D
  2. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    That garage of mine is very small. If she parks her Swift Sport, you can’t walk past on that side. The space left above will be used for hanging the canoe.
    That way I can still get one bike out without having to move her car.
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  3. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I done fucked up is what. Drilled out handlebar so I could mount bar ends. Tapped handlebar while it was still hot from the drilling. Inserted stainless steel bolt while it was still hot from drilling and tapping. Aaaaaaaand it seized and got stuck. And my center punch was off center. And it’s just turned into a nightmare to get out. And now I’m going to have to drill it out and put in an insert instead. D’oh.

    Charles.
  4. old scoot

    old scoot Been here awhile

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    heat it with a torch.
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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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  6. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Spent the day working on the rebuild of my KZ900.
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  7. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    I love the unmistakable sound of the KZ with a 4 into 1. I rode one for fourteen years.
  8. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Turns out the Tusk hand guards I want have an 8mm thread. Drilled it out and tapped to 8mm, and all is good with the world.

    Charles.
  9. SilentRay

    SilentRay Hold my beer

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    Got tired of the 1100rt cat/exhaust heat , so ...
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  10. roger123

    roger123 Long timer Supporter

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    Added this little gem, can't wait to try it but unfortunately I ran a pressure washer across the back of my hand, cutting a tendon.

    BTW, the bottle was only stood up for the pic.

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  11. old scoot

    old scoot Been here awhile

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    That's a nice size, run .30 wire and you can do about anything.
  12. tominboise

    tominboise Long timer

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    WTF - OUCH!
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  13. mitchapalooza

    mitchapalooza Rider is Air-cooled Supporter

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    Second this sentiment. I got hit in the calf a few years ago while on rope 3 stories up. Made use of the occlusion zone below that day..
  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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    Yesterday in the garage,

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  15. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    More work on my Jeep.

    I wanted to upgrade the stereo in my Jeep. I want to keep the stock head unit so I need to tap into the speaker outs from the deck. I also ran wires for the fronts at this time.
    so, a little prep work, taping into the speaker outs.

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    And pulling the dash so I can get the wires where I want them to be.

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    And the mass wen that's done

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    I didn't want to mount the amps under the seat, so I got some 1/4" ABS sheet and made a mount for them on the speaker bar.



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    I bent the ABS to add some rigidity

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    And rounded the corners some for a better look.

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  16. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    I then mounted my sub woofer box and sub woofer

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    So a total of three bolts holding the box in place

    And the speaker itself in
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  17. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    I had to make adapters for the tweeters

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    And get creative with mounting the cross overs

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    I put sound deadening and hollow fill in the speaker boxes

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  18. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    Ready to go back in.

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    And in place

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    And the wires tidied up after final connections

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    This is of course the side that is up against the top, so this is never seen.
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  19. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    And finally some motorcycle content.
    12,000 mile service time on my R 1200 RS.

    Valves and spark plugs first

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    I looked at the new spark plugs, man they are small. I'm going to need to buy a new wrench just to change these things.
    But wait, I had a Mini Cooper for a while, I wonder if that wrench will fit. The Cooper plugs were 12 point but...
    And yes it fit, so crisis averted.

    Next was the plastic ectomy so I could replace the air filter.

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    A lot of bits, but it was really easy.

    After a test ride it was oil and filter time, I only took a picture of the final drive oil because it looked so bad.
    I will change it again next oil change and see what it looks like.

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    After that I hooked up my GS911 to reset my service reminder.
    But that wasn't apparent to me on how to do that.
    Time to go to work so I will go to the web site tonight and see how to do that step.
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  20. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    That looks like used DIESEL oil.How many mile on that FD oil?
    Good reminder for me to change mine again when I change oil and filter I bought today.