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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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    I tried to take a panorama of the shop. I bought the nicest used snowblower in the world from my Dad, and had to rearrange to fit it. This snowblower is cleaner at 25 seasons of use [yes, 25 years] than the new ones at Fleet Farm. It's crazy. Dad waxed and armor-all'd this thing every spring.

    So, the other projects....there is a CRF250L getting a fuel cell, F11 Kawasaki getting double 125cc engines, and a GS550 waiting to be canibalized for a trike project and for the F11 project. There is a welding positioner I am building on the bench, and there is a battery charger I need to repair. Tonight all I did was remove the front tire from the F11 and then drink a beer because that 20 year old tire put up a fight and took all the ambition right out of me.

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  2. telejojo

    telejojo Long timer

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    Fuel cell?
  3. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Extra gas tank plumbed into main gas tank
  4. Yinzer Moto

    Yinzer Moto Sloppy 300 rider Supporter

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    This is really great. Can you explain the procedure a bit more? What wall thickness is the tubing? I am guessing, you heat the tubing by rolling it around and then clamp your device on the tubing to create a depression. Then push the depression together somehow.
  5. akaDigger

    akaDigger Amateur Adventurer

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    Replaced the TPMS sensors in my wife's car. Only broke one bead to get at them.
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    I let the second old sensor get away from me and had to unmount that tire to retrieve it.
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    Insurance on the last two.
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    The replaced sensors were original to the 2008 Buick. Date code of July, 2007. They had a good run. Car has only 98k miles on the clock.
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  6. trumpet

    trumpet Group W Bench

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    Helped my friend 'get his head straight' , then tragedy struck. New headbolts on order.
    Used lumber to 'jack' the motor over making room for the head to settle onto the guide pins.
    2001 Triumph Speed Triple

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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Today @NoVa Rider and Kevin came again and we put up the trim, drip rail, and all the shingles. I can't say enough about these guys!

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  8. rodrigzj

    rodrigzj Been here awhile

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    Went up quick!
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Yes it did. I had a lot of awesome help, most from ADVRider! All riders! This group is amazing!
  10. rodrigzj

    rodrigzj Been here awhile

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    That’s great!
  11. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile Supporter

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    Thanks. The wall tubing is .065 so it easier to work with and is all I need for this type of project. What I do is heat the tubing with a rosebud and put it in the tool/device I made and hit it with a hammer while I rotate it back and forth. That creates a groove. After that I heat it again and stand it upright and use the weight of the tubing pounding it on a piece of metal on the floor and the groove collapses together which makes the joint. Works pretty good.
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  12. mattdridebfree

    mattdridebfree n00b

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    USBheatGrips.JPG I hooked up a set of Oxford heated grips, mounted a USB port, and connected a RAM mount to hold my phone.
  13. local1

    local1 Long timer

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    IMG_20191209_083607283.jpg IMG_20191207_202416349.jpg IMG_20191209_083733501.jpg IMG_20191209_083733501.jpg Im finally getting some paint on the mill. I spent around a hour painting compared to 30 hrs prep but it's looking good.
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  14. Chagall

    Chagall It's about to get real Supporter

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    Cut off the old boot and removed the driveshaft.

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  15. Chagall

    Chagall It's about to get real Supporter

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    Cleaned up the final drive.


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  16. Chagall

    Chagall It's about to get real Supporter

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    Looks like this bearing needs to be replaced

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  17. Chagall

    Chagall It's about to get real Supporter

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    I'm not sure what exactly this screw hole is for??

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  18. Chagall

    Chagall It's about to get real Supporter

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    My two cents on cars. I had a 2002 Audi Avant A6. Spent a lot of money maintaining her but I got 384,000 miles from that car!
  19. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie Supporter

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