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Forum: The Garage 07-02-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By tgeliot
Unfortunately my car runs on diesel.

Unfortunately my car runs on diesel.
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,478
Posted By tgeliot
What to do with very old gasoline?

I have a motorcycle that has been sitting in storage for several years. I drained the carbs, but never put Stabil or anything in the gas tank. Is old gasoline like this unsafe to use, or can I just...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By tgeliot
Which maintenance neglect will cause permanent harm?

I'm not always on top of maintenance items as I really should be. That set me to wondering -- which maintenance items, if neglected, will harm something, and which will just cause degraded...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,653
Posted By tgeliot
I once had a dribble from the tank outlet that...

I once had a dribble from the tank outlet that sent a fine mist of gas onto my protective pants (left leg only :-)

It did a real good job of depositing gas smell on the pants. Laundering with...
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,666
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Views: 381,592
Posted By tgeliot
I did pretty much the opposite. I spilled about...

I did pretty much the opposite. I spilled about a quart of cheap Mexican vanilla extract in my 65 Beetle. I had to drive with the windows open in January because I was choking on the smell of sugar...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 06:56 AM
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Posted By tgeliot
Hah, me too. It got triggered and the noise made...

Hah, me too. It got triggered and the noise made me think my ladder had fallen and was dragging behind me on the street.
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 12:33 AM
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Posted By tgeliot
I believe you've captured an important point...

I believe you've captured an important point here. Moreover, if the strap is wrapped around the handlebar or whatever, it's unlikely that the stress is even distributed between the two legs of the...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,666
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Posted By tgeliot
A neighbor's friend was over showing off his old,...

A neighbor's friend was over showing off his old, restored CB. He had done something to increase the power (bored it out?) and was out for a test ride. A friend trailed him in his car, in case...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 355,789
Posted By tgeliot
I'd pay good money to watch you riding in those.

I'd pay good money to watch you riding in those.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-07-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 355,789
Posted By tgeliot
I have to agree with this. I've adopted the...

I have to agree with this. I've adopted the position that when I have something of very low value that I'm willing to give away, I do not list it for free on CL, because that really brings the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,970
Posted By tgeliot
Woot! As Blake says, a stone's throw from my...

Woot! As Blake says, a stone's throw from my office!
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
In certain contexts, manila folder also makes...

In certain contexts, manila folder also makes dandy shim material, too. I was using a flooring stapler to install bamboo flooring, but it was built for oak, which is a smidge thicker -- so the...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Touche!

Touche!
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,397
Posted By tgeliot
Does it unfold or something?

Does it unfold or something?
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Oof. Can we get some punctuation here, please?

Oof. Can we get some punctuation here, please?
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 08:12 AM
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Posted By tgeliot
Indeed this is exactly true. Part of the...

Indeed this is exactly true. Part of the manufacturing process is to heat the glass (causing it to expand), then quench it so that the outside layer cools and hardens quickly, while the insides cool...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Just don't use the kind that is full of sunflower...

Just don't use the kind that is full of sunflower seeds. It may or may not flush cleanly through the valves.:D
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By tgeliot
Hidden credit card

I keep some cash and a credit card stashed away. The one credit card that I had in my Cordura tank bag for a couple of years wore the numbers absolutely smooth because of vibrating against the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 73,434
Posted By tgeliot
Needed: wrought iron (or steel) handrail

I need a very simple handrail for an interior stairwell. Just a straight bar with a decorative curl added to each end, and a couple of brackets to mount it to the wall. It could be iron or steel, I...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Is there a hall of fame we can put that stump/dog...

Is there a hall of fame we can put that stump/dog trick in?

As for the vacuum-operated petcock, I had that problem with my Transalp, except that the valve would open most of the way most of the...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 162,283
Posted By tgeliot
There is one particular item on KLR650s that is...

There is one particular item on KLR650s that is so well known for failure that most KLR owners replace it preemptively, and among dual sport riders it is universally known as the "doohickey". It's...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 376,328
Posted By tgeliot
I continue to appreciate the Sears Craftsman...

I continue to appreciate the Sears Craftsman corded drill I bought back in, um, the early 70s? It just keeps going and going. I've replaced the chuck once, the trigger mechanism once, and fixed the...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Please tell us you didn't even have to remove the...

Please tell us you didn't even have to remove the belt first.
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,086
Posted By tgeliot
Snoseal

I'm fond of Snoseal (Snowseal?) brand waxy waterproofing stuff. You have to heat the item while rubbing the Snoseal in. I do it by holding it over a stove. It melts and soaks in, then hardens...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,397
Posted By tgeliot
It annoys me when people pray over my bike, too :D

It annoys me when people pray over my bike, too :D
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 04:17 PM
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Views: 381,592
Posted By tgeliot
I know the feeling

I've had days where I had trouble counting past 7, too (or would that be two?)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 73,434
Posted By tgeliot
WANTED: paint chip repair, detailing, clear bra (SE Denver)

Grettings, inmates.

I just bought a newish car and want to get a clear bra put on it.

My old car will soon be for sale. I did a bit of paint ding touchup, and my skills are lacking. I hope I...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,091
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: 107
Views: 23,172
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
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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: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Truly outstanding.:clap

Truly outstanding.:clap
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 770,397
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: 1,433
Views: 770,397
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: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
clocking?

clocking?
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
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: 1,193
Views: 469,091
Posted By tgeliot
Might cause some rust! :rofl

Might cause some rust! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,122
Views: 376,328
Posted By tgeliot
What's an autodecomp mechanism?

What's an autodecomp mechanism?
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 303,478
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: 422
Views: 73,434
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: 106,932
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...
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