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Forum: Australia 01-24-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17,834
Views: 2,142,372
Posted By rd1900
Anyone in Adelaide who might be able to look at a car for me?

Hello from the other side of the world,

I have a bit of an odd request, but I though I might be able to get some help from the Global Inmate Network.

My brother and I (here is the US) and...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By rd1900
http://www.reliablehardware.com

http://www.reliablehardware.com
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,544
Posted By rd1900
One tip if you are going to use a manual bender -...

One tip if you are going to use a manual bender - as someone else said, it takes some force and needs to be mounted somewhere sturdy. With some 2" square tube, you can fab a bender stand that fits...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,696
Posted By rd1900
Pretty good, but the deer was up and gone faster...

Pretty good, but the deer was up and gone faster than you, so you're almost as tough as a little deer!
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By rd1900
I took the knee pads out of my RP2 and cut them...

I took the knee pads out of my RP2 and cut them to fit in the hip pad pockets. Then I got some Knox knee armor, and wear those directly on my legs. I find this much more comfortable, and I think it...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,036
Posted By rd1900
Thanks for all the comments. My 180SD is...

Thanks for all the comments.

My 180SD is very similar to the Miller 200 or Lincoln 175 Square Wave. Just air cooled, but the duty cycle on the machine is great for what I do, the fans rarely turn...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,036
Posted By rd1900
Since the thread started as Aluminum welding...

Since the thread started as Aluminum welding questions, and you sound qualified, I have a few actual welding questions.

I have a Miller 180SD at home, mainly for .065 to .25 3003 or 5052, I have...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,491
Posted By rd1900
It's a pain in the butt. Don't forget any trim...

It's a pain in the butt. Don't forget any trim that is in the way. I've found that if you call around, and tell them you are paying cash, it is pretty cheap, as long as you have a relatively common...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By rd1900
How well can you focus on something projected...

How well can you focus on something projected onto the inside of your visor, maybe 2" from your eyes? Try it.
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,500
Posted By rd1900
It isn't that complicated, and the GM design...

It isn't that complicated, and the GM design didn't make it into more cars because it was really expensive and no one really cared about it and they weren't willing to pay for it (and GM never really...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By rd1900
Teknic Freeway

$199
http://www.extremesupply.com/product/Brand-Teknic/TEKNIC2010FREEWAYTEXTILEJACKETS.html

Love mine, full CE armor including back protector
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2011, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,533
Posted By rd1900
The finer you sand it, the blacker it will get. ...

The finer you sand it, the blacker it will get. 2000 wet will have it looking very good.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,355
Posted By rd1900
Yes, lie, cheat and steal. That's the answer.

Yes, lie, cheat and steal. That's the answer.
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By rd1900
I welded miles of steel with my little old 120V...

I welded miles of steel with my little old 120V Centruy gas MIG. I was a workhorse, and is still going strong with its new owner after I upgraded to TIG. I would weld from auto sheet metal up to...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By rd1900
240V Tig. Miller or Lincoln used, spend the...

240V Tig.
Miller or Lincoln used, spend the money once and be done with it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,736,910
Posted By rd1900
At a gas station looking at maps, yokel looks at...

At a gas station looking at maps, yokel looks at bikes and says:

"I ain't never seen a bike with steel cases. What's in those?"

"Toxic waste"

"Really?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8,632
Views: 1,736,910
Posted By rd1900
At the bottom of the southbound freeway exit...

At the bottom of the southbound freeway exit ramp, filling up with gas, no northbound freeway access at this exit:

"You headed North?"
Forum: Americas 08-30-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,870
Posted By rd1900
We were going to up around NY 3, then roughly...

We were going to up around NY 3, then roughly east from there to Mt. Washington. But we can always do this another time and head somewhere else this trip (maybe Smoky Mountains area).
Forum: Americas 08-30-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,870
Posted By rd1900
Irene Aftermath

How's everything looking up there? We're planning to leave Michigan and head up that way later in the week, but could re-route if needed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,447
Posted By rd1900
An easy (albeit very basic) way to imagine this...

An easy (albeit very basic) way to imagine this is the take a watermelon (good approximation for a head) and do two tests:

1. Launch it at 60 MPH along the ground (normal road surface), from say...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,447
Posted By rd1900
This is a very good and factually correct...

This is a very good and factually correct statement. But not at all relevant to the intent of the original post!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,447
Posted By rd1900
Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By rd1900
My experience has been that the Chinese still...

My experience has been that the Chinese still don't understand metallurgy. If it needs to be hardened properly, they can't do it. Torx bit certainly fits that description.
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,837
Posted By rd1900
I have a Magma marine stainless grill. It's LP,...

I have a Magma marine stainless grill. It's LP, but could be easily converted to charcoal. All stainless, super durable, cooks really hot. A bit big for packing, but not too bad.
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By rd1900
Cheap LED Brake Light Upgrade

I'm sure this has been done before, but here is my $10 upgrade.

These are some eBay 12" red led strips, attached to the back of my top case and wired in to my brake light. At least in my dark...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,303
Posted By rd1900
Yeah, that's a good "ride around the neighborhood...

Yeah, that's a good "ride around the neighborhood for exercise bike"!!
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,303
Posted By rd1900
You can send me those pedals then it you don't...

You can send me those pedals then it you don't want them ;)
Forum: Face plant 07-19-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,303
Posted By rd1900
I use these on my mtn bike, they are very easy...

I use these on my mtn bike, they are very easy compared to the Ultegra pedals on my road bike. Just like so many things on a motorcycle, popping out of the pedals needs to become an automatic...
Forum: Face plant 07-16-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,303
Posted By rd1900
what brand pedal did you crash in?

what brand pedal did you crash in?
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,074
Posted By rd1900
We started with 3003 sheet, this is what we built...

We started with 3003 sheet, this is what we built his bash guard with. It's ok, almost all the diamond plate pickup truck toolboxes are made from this. But I found it a bit soft, and would the...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,796
Posted By rd1900
This is not true at all. Maybe at Ferrari, but...

This is not true at all. Maybe at Ferrari, but not at GM, Ford, et al.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By rd1900
Welding

Get a TIG welder, skip the MIG with its splatter and mess. Not as easy to do, but much neater and cleaner. I think the air quality risk with welding is also vastly overstated for an amateur home...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,949
Posted By rd1900
Is 6th gear overdrive or underdrive? Miles /...

Is 6th gear overdrive or underdrive?

Miles / Hour = Rev/min (of the wheel) x Feet/rev (of the wheel) x 5290Feet/mile x 60min/hour

Follow the units, it makes it easy.

Rev/min (or the wheel) =...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 534,803
Posted By rd1900
Dangerous how?

Dangerous how?
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,441
Posted By rd1900
Nylon travel / hiking shirt, like this: ...

Nylon travel / hiking shirt, like this:
http://www.rei.com/product/794446/rei-sahara-tech-long-sleeve-shirt-mens
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 534,803
Posted By rd1900
You can get a weld-resistant tarp cheap at Harbor...

You can get a weld-resistant tarp cheap at Harbor Freight.
http://www.harborfreight.com/welding/welding-accessories/4-ft-x-6-ft-fiberglass-welding-blanket-67833.html
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By rd1900
Strut ball joint hinge thingy

Those are built into the struts you are looking at, so no.

You would use those it the struts had threaded ends.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,148
Posted By rd1900
All of this is only true is you apply the torque...

All of this is only true is you apply the torque wrench slowly, smoothly and continuously up to the click (no jerking) of course.
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,815
Posted By rd1900
Ever consider using the correct JIS screwdrivers...

Ever consider using the correct JIS screwdrivers instead of philips?
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4,095
Views: 534,803
Posted By rd1900
Try Cer or Lan with a point, 80% penetration, and...

Try Cer or Lan with a point, 80% penetration, and clean weld area and filler like crazy. Wire brushing isn't good enough, use scotch brite or similar and get all the oxide off.
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