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Forum: The Garage 12-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By phillyrube
I thought about buying an Eldorado with the load...

I thought about buying an Eldorado with the load leveling system. It has little electric motors or servos in it that go bad, which equals $$$$. There are some aftermarket struts without the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20,979
Views: 1,100,761
Posted By phillyrube
That's what I do, I occasionally work at Walter...

That's what I do, I occasionally work at Walter Reed...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,635
Posted By phillyrube
Got a hi-viz Motoport. Been down with it twice,...

Got a hi-viz Motoport. Been down with it twice, no injuries where the jacket was. Dinged two ribs from my back-up Glock in a vest holster on one. Being superstitious, I don't wear it anymore. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By phillyrube
Knock off the flaky rust, and spray with OSPHO. ...

Knock off the flaky rust, and spray with OSPHO. Once that drys, good ol' Rustoleum.
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,999
Posted By phillyrube
I mount an empty 55 gallon drum in the bed of my...

I mount an empty 55 gallon drum in the bed of my F350 dually. The 7.3 will spin the wheels quick. Fill it with water if I know it's gonna get snowy out. Where I'm at that's only once or twice a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-16-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20,979
Views: 1,100,761
Posted By phillyrube
If you duck across te JRB, try Travis' Auto, on...

If you duck across te JRB, try Travis' Auto, on 17 in Carrollton. Same thing, honk the horn, flip the signals. he's used to me and all the bikes I run through him, since he's my neighbor.
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By phillyrube
That's what I replaced, Everstart Maxx. Got 8...

That's what I replaced, Everstart Maxx. Got 8 years out of them. Well, 7 since I had to keep them on trickle charge all year.

I charged them up and took them back to Advance to get my core charge...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,355
Posted By phillyrube
Let's see...tools are in the garage. ...

Let's see...tools are in the garage.

Finished wiring an outside outlet to my fountain. Found out the GFI for it was bad out of the package. Back to Lowe's

Worked on the highway peg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-14-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20,979
Views: 1,100,761
Posted By phillyrube
Hey all, been in the site for awhile, but would...

Hey all, been in the site for awhile, but would like to get into a group ride sometime. I'm near Smithfield, little burg called Rescue.
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,033
Posted By phillyrube
Yep, did that on a couple bikes. For dusty use I...

Yep, did that on a couple bikes. For dusty use I took some foam rubber and a rubber band around the end of the hose, as a filter.

For what it's worth, I put a Harbor Freight mini air horn on...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By phillyrube
Thanks, good stuff. Like I said in the other...

Thanks, good stuff. Like I said in the other post, I managed 7 years out of these batteries (actually 6 since I had keep a trickle charger on them the past year). I usually manage a couple more...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By phillyrube
No complaints on having them go bad, except it...

No complaints on having them go bad, except it stranded me. This started last winter, so I kept a smart trickle charger on them. Got me another year, the cheap bastard I am...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By phillyrube
F350 Batteries

Ok, next question...what do you recommend? I've gone batty reading reviews. Deka, don't buy Deka. Interstate, TRASH!! Optima red top, yellow top, blue top....Duralast, Exide. Reviews running 50/50....
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By phillyrube
Wadenelson had a good explanation about internal...

Wadenelson had a good explanation about internal resistance. I noticed the lights dimming on the donor truck when I connected the cables.

I maintain my gear pretty well. Once a year I pull the...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By phillyrube
Jump Starting a Diesel

Ok, my 2003 F350 with 7.3 won't start, batteries are shot. I got 7 years out of them, so no complaints. So, on a nasty rainy night, I'm stuck in the firehouse waiting for Ms. Rube to pick me up.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By phillyrube
Sears Selling Tourmaster?

Found this today, interesting...

http://www.sears.com/search=motorcycle%20jackets?catalogId=12605&pageNum=3&viewItems=50&storeId=10153&levels=Clothing%2C+Shoes+%26+Jewelry_Clothing
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,739
Posted By phillyrube
Old mechanics trick..I have a set of 15" brass...

Old mechanics trick..I have a set of 15" brass rods, different diameters, that I have used over the years to knock out bearing races from wheels. Cheap and effective. Again, they are meant to knock...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By phillyrube
Laptop vs Tablet

Ok, I'm going to come out of the dark ages and spring for a toy. About the only computing I do is Powerpoint for classes I do in EMS, maybe mild music editing, cleaning up Jean Shepherd and car talk...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,355
Posted By phillyrube
Finished the driving light installation on my...

Finished the driving light installation on my Pacific Coast, using these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G620ZVU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 165,514
Posted By phillyrube
Just installed a set of these on my Pacific...

Just installed a set of these on my Pacific Coast. Not bad for the price. I may go to a 4 diode set and use these as backup lights on my F350.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,876
Posted By phillyrube
Ridden all 3, currently on a Road Glide Ultra...

Ridden all 3, currently on a Road Glide Ultra (for sale). Had a '97 RK, loved it. Had a short windscreen for summer, stock for winter. Had an ElectraGlide Classic, and the front fairing felt like...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,355
Posted By phillyrube
Harley has some issues, left turn signals don't...

Harley has some issues, left turn signals don't work. Diagnostic code is b1121. Started the Harley manual way (grab the wiring harness and shake, no shit, it says that). Sure enough, found a...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By phillyrube
You can get 36 bottles in the trunk of my PC800,...

You can get 36 bottles in the trunk of my PC800, with ice!!:freaky
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,765
Posted By phillyrube
Looking at these for my PC800. Can't run a bunch...

Looking at these for my PC800. Can't run a bunch of watts, and not many mounting options. I cobbled together a bracket from an old CB radio bracket and some flat stock, that will attach up under...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,939
Posted By phillyrube
I mix it 50/50 with pre-mix I make myself. ...

I mix it 50/50 with pre-mix I make myself. Can't say for use if it benefits, but I am on my 3rd year with this string trimmer, and usually the ethanol rots out carbs way before then.
Forum: Trip Planning 08-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,873
Posted By phillyrube
I carry one, as a cop I'd hate to get held up and...

I carry one, as a cop I'd hate to get held up and hand them my shield and ID. Had a small wallet with a 20 dollar bill displayed in a window. Drop it so the dirt bag has to reach down and then cap...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By phillyrube
Lake Mead Boating

Planning a trip to Vegas in October, and saw some stuff on TV about exploring stuff in Lake Mead that is accessible now that the water levels are down: hidden valleys and stuff. Any info out there...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,502
Posted By phillyrube
Ol;d metal shop trick...take a batch of steel...

Ol;d metal shop trick...take a batch of steel wool, flood it with oxygen, and light it off.....:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 183,736
Posted By phillyrube
Looks like it's stock....any more capacity?

Looks like it's stock....any more capacity?
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,491
Posted By phillyrube
So it's Android based? Will it run powerpoint...

So it's Android based? Will it run powerpoint and allow an external projector?
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,190
Posted By phillyrube
Did they ever resolve the instability issue?...

Did they ever resolve the instability issue? Heard about a couple accidents they were blaming the bike for, and I think they found it was the pole mounted light in rear causing it.
Forum: Equipment 07-30-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By phillyrube
Bike Alarm

This is starting to show up in our area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nad4jxx4xv0
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 45,919
Posted By phillyrube
I bought something similar at Harbour Freight,...

I bought something similar at Harbour Freight, separated the horn from the compressor, and bought a couple brass barbs at Ace. Screwed the barbs into the horn and compressor, and sealed it with...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,190
Posted By phillyrube
VSP used to run Beemers. I worked a trooper that...

VSP used to run Beemers. I worked a trooper that wiped out on his in Virginia Beach a few years back.

My old agency (VBPD) is running Beemers. Not by choice, some idiot in the garage wanted...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,886
Posted By phillyrube
Yep...Casey Cycle City in Newport News. No one...

Yep...Casey Cycle City in Newport News. No one approaches you, and forget any sort of test ride. They say it's because of insurance. RIGHT!

Up the road is Hampton Roads H-D. Test ride anything...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 582
Posted By phillyrube
Subscribed. In the meantime, I swapped out the 3...

Subscribed. In the meantime, I swapped out the 3 rear tail/brake lights with LEDs. Still have some dimming but not as pronounced. Self cancelling works, which I think is because of the current...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By phillyrube
LED Lights

Looking to add some LED driving lights to the PC800, and WOW!:eek1 What's with the prices on these things? $600 for driving lights? I'd slap some Hellas on there but the PC electrical system...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,456
Views: 335,355
Posted By phillyrube
Repacked the bearings on my toy hauler.

Repacked the bearings on my toy hauler.
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,872
Posted By phillyrube
I swapped out an air temp gage for an oil temp...

I swapped out an air temp gage for an oil temp gage.....what a mistake. All I do is fixate on the oil temps hovering around 265 (normal).:eek1 Before, I just rode the crap out of it. :D
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By phillyrube
Had that problem with a Harley Road Glide with...

Had that problem with a Harley Road Glide with hydraulic clutch. Bike would heat up and clutch would disengage. Pulled the MC, cleaned it out, and rebuild in progress.

(BTW, they good folks...
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