What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. 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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  2. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Finally installed the hand guards.

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  3. 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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  4. navjetmech

    navjetmech Been here awhile Supporter

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

    mitchapalooza Rider is Air-cooled Supporter

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

    Laromonster Lean, mean pacifist machine

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    mounted a suicide knob
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  8. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Now imagine reading that without a pic.

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  9. 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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  10. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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    Makes texting easier.
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Snipified

    Snipified Pew Pew Supporter

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

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Thanks.
  16. Tall Man

    Tall Man Emotionally magnificent

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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.
  17. 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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  18. Tall Man

    Tall Man Emotionally magnificent

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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.
  19. 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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  20. gonerydin

    gonerydin Been here awhile

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    In some states it’s illegal to leave the drawbar in the receiver when not in use. $85 fine in Illinois IIRC. I’m guessing some politician whacked his shin and got grease on his nice slacks.