What did you do IN your Garage today?

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

  1. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Suzuki Savage has that too, but it's not bad with only 3" of total rear travel.
  2. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

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    One was broken off and the other was replaced with a bolt when I got it. So I decided to replace them. Once I did, I realized that it is damn near the stupidest idea of all time in terms of motorcycle design.
  3. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    Worked on my friends TJ again.

    Decided she wanted a blacked out grill. It's not as easy as on my JK, the grill supports the radiator, holds the headlights, and is bolted to the front fenders and inner fenders

    Thought a bit late about a before picture.

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    After the grill was out.

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    Washing the thing up a bit before sanding.

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    All painted and ready to go back in

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    The finished product

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    I put a new radiator in when she went back together, was still the original. 22 years is a long time for plastic.

    I also did my front grill, I like the look of the flat black over the stock gloss.

    I didn't get any pictures but the next day my son in law says "My charge light is on and all the electric stuff in my car is acting funny" So new alternator in his Highlander.
  4. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Wonder how many knees have been wrecked by those pegs.
  5. sjc56

    sjc56 Long timer

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    Finished up replacing the u joint and carrier bearing on the EV 1100 and adjust the valves on the XT350 AAF4B11B-B21A-4088-93B0-2117AEFC6DC2.jpeg 05BF7769-8FC8-49FB-A97D-AE360048370D.jpeg
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  6. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Started going over the 'new' ride. 33000 miles, I'm pretty sure it never saw rain. Ever.

    Added heated vest harnesses, and adjusted the clutch to my liking.

    Working on suspension settings as well.

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  7. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Ahhh.... Why I have electric everything...
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Unboxed, and added sound:
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  9. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Ford wanted $350 for a rear pads & rotors job on a Ford Escape. LOL. I spent $98 in parts and did it myself. Took me 2 hours because I was using hand tools and rust was pretty bad.
  10. zeerx

    zeerx Long timer

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    I came this close to doing that to a Kawasaki F11 many years ago. Good on him.
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    I've done it to a couple printers...
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  12. mitchapalooza

    mitchapalooza Rider is Air-cooled Supporter

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    Man, I miss my TJ... :-( 2000 with 70k on it, original driveline.
  13. local1

    local1 Long timer

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    I got bored and tried my hand at making a light for my bench. I'm not liking it at all. Back to the drawing board. IMG_20191023_210259556.jpg
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  14. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^A good try, but it looks too "spot lighty".
    You can't go wrong with the new LED "shop lights".
    It looks like you need to attach the light to a movable bench?
    If the bench doesn't move, use some light chains to hang it from the ceiling (I did that in my sloped ceiling garage).
    If the bench does move, then you might use some "goal posts" on either end to hang if from, or better yet, build a shelf over the work surface and attach the light to the underside.

    Good luck with the project & keep at it! Good lighting helps progress on the bench for sure.:nod
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  15. AviatorTroy

    AviatorTroy Long timer

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    I got tired of having burning eyes and a scratchy throat every time I turned the heat on in my Jeep, so....

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    Not too bad compared to other heater cores I’ve done.
  16. Tall Man

    Tall Man Concentrated excellence

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    Having traced an intermittent electrical issue on the Suzuki back to a faulty volt meter (and not the pricey MOSFET R/R), I celebrated by putting together a Low Country Boil in Mrs. TM's new Instant Pot.

    Let the Yum commence.

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  17. dtysdalx2

    dtysdalx2 Knowledge is horsepower

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    Swept the leaves around in front of the house. Whoopie!

    Everything is fixed and working. Now what?? :snore
  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Go for a ride before you can't? :dunno
  19. baldman1

    baldman1 Long timer

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    Finally got the bodywork back from paint and finished up my 76 KZ900. It's taken me about a year but finally turned this

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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Well done! That bobber was hideous!
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