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Forum: The Garage Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By PunkinHead
I used softener salt one winter. After seeing...

I used softener salt one winter. After seeing the salt streaks in the Spring I realized how stupid I'd been. These days I use bags of sand and spread it in the lawn in the Spring.
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By PunkinHead
I prefer to yell "DO YOU KNOW WHO I...

I prefer to yell "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!!!"
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By PunkinHead
"They all do that." There, now you never need to...

"They all do that." There, now you never need to ask BMW a service related question again - you've got the answer.

Requesting a new bike is silly and you're not going to get a reasonable response...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
What's the fix for the illuminated controls? My...

What's the fix for the illuminated controls? My commute to/from work is in the dark. Between the FJR being relatively new to me and having multiple bikes the I switch between I haven't developed...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,794
Posted By PunkinHead
You gotta be shitting me.

You gotta be shitting me.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By PunkinHead
Here's an old picture I found of my 6x12. Etrack...

Here's an old picture I found of my 6x12. Etrack is so cheap from the local truck supplier that I added a bunch.

http://home.comcast.net/~gratuitousflatulence/trailer.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By PunkinHead
I have 2 strips of it the length of each wall and...

I have 2 strips of it the length of each wall and 3 strips down the floor. Don't buy it online or from a big box store. Buy it from a trucking (as in semi) supply place. You'll get 10' strips for...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By PunkinHead
It's nice to have an impact wrench for zipping...

It's nice to have an impact wrench for zipping off countershaft sprocket nuts or fork damping rods (stuff that tends to spin if you don't hit them hard and fast) but even a cheap harbor freight...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
Plastic brackets to guide the 20 year old door on...

Plastic brackets to guide the 20 year old door on my shower finally gave up and I couldn't find a replacement at any of the home centers. Quick drawing of what I needed...
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Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,202
Posted By PunkinHead
Nobody is using cruise when they need to be...

Nobody is using cruise when they need to be highly focused like when in traffic or in the twisties. Cruise is for when the road opens up a bit and it's time to relax. Your inability to grasp that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,202
Posted By PunkinHead
People don't have cruise control in their cars...

People don't have cruise control in their cars because they're too weak to mash the accelerator. It's a convenience for certain driving situations. You are a moron.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,202
Posted By PunkinHead
I have 6 bikes at the moment and have owned...

I have 6 bikes at the moment and have owned dozens over the past 30+ years. Cruise isn't needed or desired on most of them. Don't need it on the dual sport, trials bike, dirt bike, track bike or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,202
Posted By PunkinHead
Maybe I'm oversimplifying, but for the...

Maybe I'm oversimplifying, but for the manufacturers wouldn't CC be a matter of a switch and some software? Why wouldn't they add it?
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,202
Posted By PunkinHead
Since some people are confused on the subject, I...

Since some people are confused on the subject, I need to mention that throttle locks suck. Electronic cruise is something you didn't know you needed until you've had it.

I bought an FJR a couple...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
If I remember next week I'll see if I have some...

If I remember next week I'll see if I have some expendable shims kicking around the garage and, if so, I'll bring them into the shop and check the Rockwell hardness then grind them and check again. ...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
I haven't found a definitive answer, but there's...

I haven't found a definitive answer, but there's some thought that valve shims are surface hardened so if you grind them down you've removed the hardening. It's probably less of a concern with shim...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,129
Posted By PunkinHead
This is dangerous territory for those of us with...

This is dangerous territory for those of us with shops. I'll occasionally do something for a neighbor but it's always gratis. The problem with random people wanting to pay slave wages is they have...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
No. All the stuff in your list is simple bolt on.

No. All the stuff in your list is simple bolt on.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
Why wouldn't you also install OEM stuff yourself?...

Why wouldn't you also install OEM stuff yourself? You can buy OEM parts online for a substantial savings. A few years ago a lady knocked over one of my bikes in a parking lot. Her insurance paid...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
In case you're not aware of how stainless...

In case you're not aware of how stainless fasteners in aluminum gall and become difficult/impossible to remove...if you're set on using them be sure to use some antiseize. Otherwise you're in for a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
It doesn't necessarily need a 6th gear but it...

It doesn't necessarily need a 6th gear but it needs the top gear to move the RPMs out of the vibration range. I get vibration through the pegs at around 70-75 MPH. It's not a horrible vibration and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
What levers are those?

What levers are those?
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,371
Posted By PunkinHead
I loved my VFR750. It was the longest I've ever...

I loved my VFR750. It was the longest I've ever kept a bike (15 years). It was a jack of all trades master of none kind of bike. I did a lot of 400-500 mile days that sport bike ergonomics...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
Got tired of moving the vise every time I wanted...

Got tired of moving the vise every time I wanted to hold something odd shaped or clamp something to the table at an angle so I drilled & tapped a bunch of holes in a 6"x6" scrap of aluminum jig plate...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4,222
Views: 690,944
Posted By PunkinHead
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you got...

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest you got your money's worth out of that rear tire.
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,440
Views: 332,188
Posted By PunkinHead
Made a zinc plating setup. I've been...

Made a zinc plating setup. I've been accumulating the various crap to do it for awhile. This morning I made a bracket out of 1018 steel and don't want it to rust so I poured all the ingredients in...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By PunkinHead
If you know someone with a lathe have them turn a...

If you know someone with a lathe have them turn a conical anvil for your chain breaker. I made one for a friend who bought a Harbor Freight breaker. Also made him an anvil for pressing on the plate.
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 407,193
Posted By PunkinHead
Break the lug nuts loose before jacking up the...

Break the lug nuts loose before jacking up the trailer.
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,462
Posted By PunkinHead
No, you want 4 or 5 of them. Right now you may...

No, you want 4 or 5 of them. Right now you may only have an air compressor, but you may want to add a welder, mill, lathe, etc, later. And you can never have too many 110V outlets either. Mount...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By PunkinHead
My father heated a 2 car garage with a wood stove...

My father heated a 2 car garage with a wood stove when I was growing up. It was awful. It took up a lot of space, required constant feeding & cleaning, and all it managed to do was heat one small...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,637
Posted By PunkinHead
I have a 3-1/2 car attached garage. Fiberglass...

I have a 3-1/2 car attached garage. Fiberglass insulation and drywall for walls, blown in cellulite in the ceiling and I installed insulated garage doors. I hung a 40K BTU natural gas heater...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,942
Posted By PunkinHead
I've had a love/hate relationship with every bike...

I've had a love/hate relationship with every bike I've ever owned, which amounts to a couple dozen. No bike can do it all so there's always going to be compromise but fortunately there's usually...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,245
Posted By PunkinHead
A few weeks ago I sold an '07 BMW F800ST. The...

A few weeks ago I sold an '07 BMW F800ST. The buyer texted me a couple days later asking if the forks were leaking (they weren't - he's just a dumbass). I texted back that BMW's don't leak fork...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,245
Posted By PunkinHead
Modern bikes are so superior in every way that...

Modern bikes are so superior in every way that there's just no comparison. Today's bike have better frames, better brakes, better suspensions, more powerful engines, they're lighter, smoother, and...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,617
Posted By PunkinHead
I use a version of this to kill ground squirrels....

I use a version of this to kill ground squirrels. It's gotten 5 in the past 3 days. It's even simpler than the mouse version though. Just lean a wooden ramp against the rim, fill the bucket about...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By PunkinHead
My vote goes with groundrules - this sounds like...

My vote goes with groundrules - this sounds like a gas cap not venting properly. Low float height makes sense too, but the gas cap is easiest to try.
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,771
Posted By PunkinHead
Cotton hand towels from the dollar store. The...

Cotton hand towels from the dollar store. The red rags from the auto parts store suck - they're expensive and turn everything pink in the wash.
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,876
Posted By PunkinHead
I'm the world's worst welder and I have no...

I'm the world's worst welder and I have no trouble doing it. Aluminum transfers heat so well there's no danger of it melting.

EZ outs, on the other hand, should be outlawed. The very design of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,949
Posted By PunkinHead
When an Italian bike vibrates it has soul. When...

When an Italian bike vibrates it has soul. When a Japanese bike vibrates the throttle bodies need synced.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By PunkinHead
I switched from Shoei to HJC around 1995 because...

I switched from Shoei to HJC around 1995 because they seemed to be made for the same head shape and were a bunch cheaper. I've probably bought 7 or 8 since then. I feel I've gotten my money's worth...
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