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Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
Not motorcycle-related, but righteous

This was just too good for me to not share: removing bearings with bread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkRmKWktW70
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,316
Posted By tgeliot
Or strap Fido to the back of your bike, he lights...

Or strap Fido to the back of your bike, he lights up pretty well.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,199
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 254,187
Posted By tgeliot
I no understand. Can you please explain this...

I no understand. Can you please explain this more?
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
Truly outstanding.:clap

Truly outstanding.:clap
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 662,131
Posted By tgeliot
Yeah, I'd just use the hose clamps. More trouble...

Yeah, I'd just use the hose clamps. More trouble to remove it, but I don't want to get in the habit of depending on my emergency supply.

I guess a downside would be that i would be less...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 662,131
Posted By tgeliot
Can you please provide a reference to the kind of...

Can you please provide a reference to the kind of light you got? My bike had its original front end wiped out, and an after-market light put on that might meet some legal requirement, but is pretty...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
clocking?

clocking?
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By tgeliot
Motorcycle battery charger on a car battery?

I temporarily have two cars, and have let the older one sit for too long without running it. It cranks over but doesn't quite catch. I tried jump-starting it from my (very tiny) newer car with no...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
Might cause some rust! :rofl

Might cause some rust! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 311,453
Posted By tgeliot
What's an autodecomp mechanism?

What's an autodecomp mechanism?
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 184,779
Posted By tgeliot
So is the problem that it bends it too sharply...

So is the problem that it bends it too sharply and cracks it? Just curious.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-21-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 58,382
Posted By tgeliot
My employer is hiring a systems engineer

My employer, Nagrastar LLC, is hiring what they're calling a "System & Support Engineer". I think this is a pretty decent place to work; the company is very stable (it is 50% owned by Echostar and...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,876
Posted By tgeliot
Depends on what you mean by "work". The phone GPS...

Depends on what you mean by "work". The phone GPS will be able to determine its coordinates, but at least mine needs a data connection to download anything but the crudest of maps, which it does on...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
Beer can shims. Pirsig would be proud.

Beer can shims. Pirsig would be proud.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,918
Posted By tgeliot
Seamless underwear

I don't normally shill for companies, but I happened to notice an ad for Jockey brand seamless underwear, and I thought you miserable inmates might want to know about it. This is a printed ad, but I...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,199
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 254,187
Posted By tgeliot
I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on...

I had a leak at the petcock that sprinkled gas on my left leg for many miles. No amount of normal laundering would get rid of the smell. What finally helped was vinegar.
Forum: The Garage 10-09-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 311,453
Posted By tgeliot
I use a powerful magnet salvaged from a disk...

I use a powerful magnet salvaged from a disk drive to keep nuts and bolts from wandering. Doesn't keep them sorted, but it survives kicks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-04-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,722
Posted By tgeliot
Cute, memorable name. I like it. I'll add...

Cute, memorable name. I like it.

I'll add that anything in Ridgway is close to Orvis Hot Springs, a great place to soak away the day's ride (unfortunately not quite walking distance). Clothing...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16,518
Views: 4,590,664
Posted By tgeliot
Doing purely armchair physics, I'll point out...

Doing purely armchair physics, I'll point out that hotter gasses are less dense only if they have all the room in the world to expand. If they're constrained by something like a muffler, then...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16,518
Views: 4,590,664
Posted By tgeliot
Hah, for a moment I thought that farm implement...

Hah, for a moment I thought that farm implement in the background was our next generation of wild home-made luggage rack.
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 335,797
Posted By tgeliot
Years ago my boss described having broken...

Years ago my boss described having broken throttle cable on his Beetle while on a trip to Maine. He tied some twine to the throttle arm (which rotates towards the rear of the car when the throttle...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16,518
Views: 4,590,664
Posted By tgeliot
Hardly knowledgeable here, but I've been running...

Hardly knowledgeable here, but I've been running with a tweaked triple tree clamp for two years with no sign of disk warpage. I would be a lot more suspicious of the bad wheel.
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,221
Posted By tgeliot
. . . And the face of your watch.

. . . And the face of your watch.
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16,518
Views: 4,590,664
Posted By tgeliot
'Tis truly a bing of theuty. Or something like...

'Tis truly a bing of theuty. Or something like that.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13,698
Views: 1,941,360
Posted By tgeliot
Is this a 650 or 1000?

Is this a 650 or 1000?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-27-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 13,698
Views: 1,941,360
Posted By tgeliot
swarthy adj swarthier, swarthiest ...

swarthy

adj swarthier, swarthiest
dark-hued or dark-complexioned

So you're saying your klim suit is racist? :huh
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13,698
Views: 1,941,360
Posted By tgeliot
Condo for rent in east Denver

I hope this is acceptable in this forum. I considered putting it in the "Vendors" forum, but that isn't region-specific.

I own a rental condo that will be available Sept. 1. It's located at 5525...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,876
Posted By tgeliot
Eh, how could you have really tested it before...

Eh, how could you have really tested it before buying it?
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 662,131
Posted By tgeliot
I want to see a version made from full-body...

I want to see a version made from full-body coveralls, with the arms flailing wildly around as you ride!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13,698
Views: 1,941,360
Posted By tgeliot
Sigh. Must be nice having a garage . . .

Sigh. Must be nice having a garage . . .
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 26,564
Posted By tgeliot
Don't they call it "Everyman's Rights" or...

Don't they call it "Everyman's Rights" or something like that (in their language, of course)?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 58,382
Posted By tgeliot
I found a good car mechanic in Denver

I'm not associated with these folks in any way except as a satisfied customer.

My car (a Honda Accord) developed a rattle that was diagnosed by Antero Automotive as a broken catalytic converter....
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By tgeliot
Glad to see you found the right bulb. I would be...

Glad to see you found the right bulb. I would be worried about the higher wattage bulb overheating the fixture. I had that happen with the center brake light on my old Dodge Caravan.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 662,131
Posted By tgeliot
What kind of hose is that?

What kind of hose is that?
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 100,876
Posted By tgeliot
What was awful about it? Or am I missing a joke...

What was awful about it? Or am I missing a joke here about your sunglasses?
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,757
Posted By tgeliot
I was once taught that if I needed to drill in...

I was once taught that if I needed to drill in brass, I should take a drill bit and intentionally dull it with a file a bit, so that it wouldn't cut into the metal so well.

Fortunately I have had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13,698
Views: 1,941,360
Posted By tgeliot
Yeah well I've been off my meds for a while now ....

Yeah well I've been off my meds for a while now . . .
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By tgeliot
I don't know squat about painting, but I'll pass...

I don't know squat about painting, but I'll pass along a clever tip I read somewhere else: to keep paint out of the tank, stuff an inflated balloon into the opening. Personally I'd test it first to...
Forum: Beasts 07-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 16,518
Views: 4,590,664
Posted By tgeliot
I had problems similar to this, where in...

I had problems similar to this, where in retrospect the cause was that I ran the engine long and hard, long enough to use up all the fuel in the reserve bowls in the carbs. The problem was indeed the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,884
Posted By tgeliot
Huh. The registrar person I spoke to fairly...

Huh. The registrar person I spoke to fairly recently spoke of Sid "being retired", and how someone else was going to be teaching the class. I guess I'm sort of glad Sid is still doing this, he's a...
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