What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    That's nothin. I replaced the alternator on my '05 Mini... I had to remove the bumper, bumper carrier, passenger side front wheel and wheel well, and unbolt the condenser and radiator, which BARELY allows you to get at the alternator.
  2. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Installed a new winch line on my step father's CanAm SXS. What a POS they are. Real PITA to work on as well. He's lucky I like him and he's a nice guy. :D
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  3. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Finally installed the hand guards.

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Helped a new friend do his 6K service on his 2018 R1200GS.
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  5. navjetmech

    navjetmech Been here awhile

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    Got this back together for a state inspection.
  6. mitchapalooza

    mitchapalooza Rider is Air-cooled Supporter

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    Used to work with a MSIer, good luck getting those lights through...
  7. Laromonster

    Laromonster Lean, mean pacifist machine

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    mounted a suicide knob
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  9. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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  10. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Why did you do that?

    They seem silly to me but I am curious.
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  11. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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    Makes texting easier.
  12. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I had a suicide knob in my '62 bug for years, but it ended up chewing up the wheel, so I ditched it. I like 'em, but in most states they're also illegal, and you can't really hide them quickly like you can a radar detector etc.
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  13. Xsv

    Xsv Going nowhere, fast Supporter

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    I really like my Mosko Moto BC35 panniers, but sometimes would like a hard pannier. To make things simple I bought some Mosko Moto mounting frames and added them to a new set of Tusk Panniers. Debadged the panniers....gotta figure out something for the side of the pannier so it doesn’t look like a huge chunk of aluminum!:clap

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  14. Snipified

    Snipified Pew Pew Supporter

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    Rotopax came in the mail today. Had to git er mounted.
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  15. Laromonster

    Laromonster Lean, mean pacifist machine

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    They help when backing up a trailer or manouvering through tight spots.
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  16. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Thanks.
  17. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    I chased the threads with a M10x1.25 tap to prep for a pending receiver hitch installation on the SUV.

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    I noticed less tailgating after installing the 2" ball on the truck's hitch, thus the planned duplication on the SUV. I'm not a pokey driver, and I've the performance awards to prove it. Nonetheless, the plainly evident potential of the ball to perforate the front fascia has had a favorable effect on the average following distance of the drivers behind me.

    The foregoing isn't conjecture. Some years ago, we were rear-ended (in a different vehicle) by a tailgater. I'll take whatever edge I can get, now.
  18. Stasher1

    Stasher1 Been here awhile

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    So you noticed the same thing, huh?

    Went camping a while back and never got around to taking the hitch/ball off the truck. People seem to e stopping farther away now.

    Might just leave it on.
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  19. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    It was a preferred outcome, yes.

    For years, I thought that the guys who drove around with rusted pintle hooks, etc. were hoping to get bumped. Now, I think I understand what they're on to here.
  20. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I'd noticed an increase of bruises on my shins.:bluduh
    So I always take the damn bar off...
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