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Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By rapidoxidationman
What happens if you click UP into 2nd gear?:ear

What happens if you click UP into 2nd gear?:ear
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Is the kill switch in the proper position? I...

Is the kill switch in the proper position?
I know, it should be obvious, but there's a reason for the "note to self" sticky at the top of this forum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,611
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I'll take "how do you know when a squid is...

I'll take "how do you know when a squid is posting" for $1,000 Alex:norton
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By rapidoxidationman
When you do get them off (with the careful...

When you do get them off (with the careful application of compressed air and your lube of choice), use some plain old hair spray to adhere them to your next set of bars. Goes on wet and slick, dries...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,204
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Now that you're 18 and know better, I'm sure the...

Now that you're 18 and know better, I'm sure the cop would let you go.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,339
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Might have some bearing on the minutes that...

Might have some bearing on the minutes that passed before the beginning of the presented video?
The guy with the camera never once moved his head while he was waiting at that intersection. Not...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If you have a favorite mechanic then give them a...

If you have a favorite mechanic then give them a call and ask. They've got a flat rate book in front of them I'll bet. Do both sides if you're doing one.

If you don't have a favorite mechanic,...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,692
Posted By rapidoxidationman
My thoughts: Pinch clamps are easy and require...

My thoughts:
Pinch clamps are easy and require less space to work with and the one tool will work for pretty much anything up to 1" diameter pex.
Ring clamps hold better (again, just my opinion)...
Forum: The Garage 03-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,692
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Pinch clamp: Called such because the clamping...

Pinch clamp: Called such because the clamping force is from pinching the nub with the proper set of crimping pliers:
http://cdn.mscdirect.com/global/images/ProductImages/4854884-23.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If my recollection of sound theory is accurate,...

If my recollection of sound theory is accurate, you'd need 3 horns to yield what would be perceived by the ear as twice as loud. Adding only 1 will not make a significant difference. Sound isn't...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,465
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Cloudy dishes could be as easy as having used...

Cloudy dishes could be as easy as having used cheap liquid dishwashing detergent in your dishwasher.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,204
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Off on a tangent: Is lane splitting at...

Off on a tangent:

Is lane splitting at 65mph+ legal or safe?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,204
Posted By rapidoxidationman
:thumb Glad you got your bike back...

:thumb

Glad you got your bike back (hopefully) none the worse for wear. Good luck getting your $$$ back:cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,204
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Just playing Devil's Advocate: What happened 9...

Just playing Devil's Advocate: What happened 9 blocks ago to get you noticed? Between there and when he lit you up, how did you KEEP his attention? Ergo, if you KNEW he was there, why would you go...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I am reminded of the old wisdom: Trust but...

I am reminded of the old wisdom: Trust but verify.

Like Ironwood says, ask to see some of his previous work before turning him loose on your not-easily-replaced part.
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By rapidoxidationman
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By rapidoxidationman
The part may be cheap, but how much will the...

The part may be cheap, but how much will the labor cost?




Then again, a visit to a third/second world ER could really suck:deal
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Strip to bare aluminum clean with denatured...

Strip to bare aluminum
clean with denatured alcohol
prime with good aluminum primer (two or three coats won't hurt)
Spray
Spray
Spray
Clearcoat
Finish clearcoat

Doesn't hurt to do a very...
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I just put some new-to-me Bosch foglamps on my...

I just put some new-to-me Bosch foglamps on my Benz, along with a new set of KC H4 headlights. In the interest of keeping them looking and shining like new, I explored putting headlamp film on them...
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By rapidoxidationman
All the tools you'll need to do roadside work...

All the tools you'll need to do roadside work (and quite a lot more) will fit in a very small tool roll. Experience will tell you what those tools are besides screwdrivers, pliers, and a socket set....
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Maybe look in here: ...

Maybe look in here:

http://www.tacomascrew.com/Products/Fittings#!Fittings
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By rapidoxidationman
<strike>you'll pay half??:huh The bike is...

<strike>you'll pay half??:huh

The bike is his now. I get being a nice guy and all, but how do you know he didn't just leave the key on and killed his own battery?

When he runs the bike out of...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,496
Posted By rapidoxidationman
There is 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard (3x3x3).

There is 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard (3x3x3).
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By rapidoxidationman
There's few things in life as sure.

There's few things in life as sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,467
Posted By rapidoxidationman
You have a seatbelt on your motorcycle?:scratch

You have a seatbelt on your motorcycle?:scratch
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By rapidoxidationman
:thumb Good explanation, thanks!

:thumb
Good explanation, thanks!
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,496
Posted By rapidoxidationman
The house has stood for nearly 100 years without...

The house has stood for nearly 100 years without these footings. 28 NOW might be overkill:deal

Unless your floors are rotting and sagging because of the rot - then you've got other issues to...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If ground isn't bonded to neutral, I would...

If ground isn't bonded to neutral, I would imagine GFCI's could easily misinterpret things and trip for no apparent reason. Did he give you any reasoning behind bonded or not bonded?
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,496
Posted By rapidoxidationman
42" below finish (exterior) grade to get below...

42" below finish (exterior) grade to get below the frost line, yes? Getting below the frost line isn't hard to do in a crawl space - hopefully that's where he's getting his 12" depth, and I'm going...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,496
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Talk to the warden at Camp Green Lake about...

Talk to the warden at Camp Green Lake about hiring some of the delinquents to dig you some holes.:D
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,695
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Separate building gets its own subpanel breaker...

Separate building gets its own subpanel breaker box WITH A MAIN SHUTOFF fed by a breaker on the main panel from the house. Cable from the house is buried (18" minimum below finish grade around here)....
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,083
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Install an aftermarket stereo.

Install an aftermarket stereo.
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,631
Posted By rapidoxidationman
So I got 5 sets of those 6 watt panels in the...

So I got 5 sets of those 6 watt panels in the mail a couple of days ago. Included with each panel is an adapter kit to pull power from 3 different kinds of interior light sockets. One of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Torque pro will provide the real time data he's...

Torque pro will provide the real time data he's looking for but will not read transmission, chassis, and ABS codes

But I like mine anyway:D
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,141
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Put the electric and plumbing in the joists where...

Put the electric and plumbing in the joists where they belong and sheetrock the ceiling.

Or, fir out the joists so they're lower than the electric and plumbing and sheetrock the ceiling.

...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By rapidoxidationman
The bolt is loose:clap Indeed. Not a craftsman...

The bolt is loose:clap
Indeed. Not a craftsman box wrench, but an even cheaper one. 10 minutes on the grinder for the Jenny Craig treatment, toss it in the vise for a nice session with the torch...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Things have been soaking in PB blaster. Working...

Things have been soaking in PB blaster. Working the bolt heads back and forth is what allowed the 4 that broke free to break free without breaking. A brake line/flare tool will have the same...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,257
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Is a snap-on wrench worth it?

***problem solved, see post 11***

I'm trying to remove the bolts that hold the center bearing housing to the turbine housing on my Mercedes 300D turbocharger. 4 of the 6 rusty bolts are turning...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Architect designed, I'm going to guess...:huh ...

Architect designed, I'm going to guess...:huh
How is the outside corner of that upper bunk bed rail (and the bed, to a lesser degree) being held up? I see the ladder is a structural member with the...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 845
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I'm not sure I'd be willing to expose myself to...

I'm not sure I'd be willing to expose myself to 220V unless I was sure of what I was doing...but I do, and I'm still very careful . I'm darn sure not comfy suggesting others expose themselves knowing...
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