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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By showkey
+2. You get a custom fit that actually fits...

+2. You get a custom fit that actually fits :D:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By showkey
Good advice......install the relay kit and if...

Good advice......install the relay kit and if your going on a long trip.......carry an extra bulb:eek1:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By showkey
Yes..........The 2 volt increase can also cause a...

Yes..........The 2 volt increase can also cause a 40-50% in the bulb life. This was tested by Motorcycle Consumer News a while back. Turns out the bulbs are designed to work with the normal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,002
Posted By showkey
Just for a reference..........I just did a quick...

Just for a reference..........I just did a quick quote on FEDEX.

Example Chicago to Guatemala City 40 pounds package is about $900.00:eek1



1. Ship From / To
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Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By showkey
Those bastards........ That's why they have...

Those bastards........

That's why they have the clunker buyback program .........its a conspiracy with the China and Korean manufactures to make buy more shitty cheap appliances :eek1:lol3:lol3
...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That's why many...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That's why many power companies have a cash for clunker frig program:huh
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By showkey
There are many complaints and refunds on the...

There are many complaints and refunds on the restore type products Menards does not even ask questions on refunds for poor performance. Peeling is the main issue.

Bed liner over sound material...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,832
Posted By showkey
OP........Very common to convert the chest...

OP........Very common to convert the chest freezer for beer most common for home brew kegs .......best guess your thermostat has or had temporary failures ????? The remote temp sensor got fooled...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-11-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6,558
Views: 1,197,059
Posted By showkey
This pretty wells covers it: MODS: ...

This pretty wells covers it:

MODS:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=971230&highlight=Cb500x

General info:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840842
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 339,616
Posted By showkey
Should be riding this weekend if the weather...

Should be riding this weekend if the weather holds.........a little rain to wash the salt away would be good:D
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By showkey
While it's obvious poor...

While it's obvious poor workmanship...............I would not worry.

In the automotive side a loose or poorly torqued plug can actually pop out over a long period of time taking the threads with...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By showkey
Florida heat and humidity in JULY, AUGUST and...

Florida heat and humidity in JULY, AUGUST and SEPTEMBER is worse than the winter freeing :eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
Guess we're spliting hairs now but why would you...

Guess we're spliting hairs now but why would you have an unheated basement? I get unheated crawl space but never seen nor would want an unheated basement. Where I live and have lived the basement is...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,795
Posted By showkey
All appliances have gone to the product...

All appliances have gone to the product cheapening department........so service life can be shortened for all sorts reasons.

Given the quality of all the new freezers it might be hard to...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Many in the rest of the industry...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Many in the rest of the industry disagree........

http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/green-basics/insulation-overview
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
Often a basement might have basement living space...

Often a basement might have basement living space and crawl space so foam may have to covered in some locations.

As for insulation values: R49-R60 is the norm for cold weather locations
...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
Many area codes require sheet foam to be covered...

Many area codes require sheet foam to be covered with a fire protection material like drywall or plywood. That is part of the reason some locations place the foam on the outside of the foundation.
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By showkey
It really depends on how smart the charger...

It really depends on how smart the charger is......on the voltage cut off. There are many different charging profiles that can be chosen as show :
...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By showkey
Any decent smart charger will do exactly what is...

Any decent smart charger will do exactly what is needed to get the 100% perfect charge automatically.
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By showkey
When measuring light on bench top or work area...

When measuring light on bench top or work area the correct unit is LUX.

You can use a smart phone app to measure LUX and 750-1000 lux is a common value for detail work.

Lumens can be converted...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
If there water creeping in........foam or batts...

If there water creeping in........foam or batts will make no difference.........you will end up witha rotten sill plate. Water will also likely bring ants.

The norm in Wisconsin is foam board on...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,985
Posted By showkey
The spray packs for home DIY are pricey: ...

The spray packs for home DIY are pricey:

$300 is expensive........payback on that is going to take along time.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,176,952
Posted By showkey
No modern production has any parts just sitting...

No modern production has any parts just sitting around........especially not engines.

It does not take a production line to run the U.S. model, it can run side by side on the line. They do all...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By showkey
Amperage does matter, especially if that charge...

Amperage does matter, especially if that charge is not an automatic charger.

Read the charging instructions that came with the battery........it is likely to say something like.....if the battery...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By showkey
If you do notice a difference when using a relay...

If you do notice a difference when using a relay kit .......it is very possible you will see as much as 50% reduction in bulb life.
The voltage drop in the system may supply 12-13.5 to the bulb. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,176,952
Posted By showkey
To cross pollinate the NC threads look what this...

To cross pollinate the NC threads look what this lucky new owner purchased for $5300

Post # 1233

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26033207#post26033207
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 339,616
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That's a...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That's a great price with all those extras :norton:norton:norton

I would say a no go on the K&N:hide:hide:hide
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,176,952
Posted By showkey
[QUOTE=bross;26029161]Weird why the states gets...

[QUOTE=bross;26029161]Weird why the states gets the 700 and yet Canada gets the 750 last year (2014) and this year as well.[/QUOT

WHY...........Post 5637 says it all.............it's really all...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,176,952
Posted By showkey
:huh:huh. Under $2.00 per gallon is something...

:huh:huh. Under $2.00 per gallon is something few thought would ever happen again, we need to enjoy it while lasts.





That pricing and 700/750 info was originally published in cycle world.
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,176,952
Posted By showkey
750 in the US...........It could be never and...

750 in the US...........It could be never and nobody knows for sure...........in reality it make little or no difference.

If it ever does come it will be higher cost.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By showkey
Great link........ Depending on where you...

Great link........

Depending on where you live the mini split heat pumps have real merit.
There are systems that are sold for about $500. The real question is how well they would perform at low...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By showkey
+2 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I have done the same thing...

+2 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ I have done the same thing several times, super clean the whole area, degrease, scrape or grind the loose areas to bare concrete, feather sand the edges., roughen ( sand) the good...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,732
Posted By showkey
Go to the garage journal site. There is a whole...

Go to the garage journal site. There is a whole section on lighting. You can need and learn for hours.

There is a reason there are 100's of posts on the subject.

LED for replacement for...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By showkey
Attic is always the first place to start with...

Attic is always the first place to start with insulation...........what is the insulation in the attic???

My son's circa 50's home had 3.5" of very very marginal insulation in the attic.
20" of...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By showkey
^^^^^^^^^^^There is a very good chance the cheapy...

^^^^^^^^^^^There is a very good chance the cheapy will NOT perform as well as a quality pack. The cells used are rated during production........so while they may look similar they may not perform...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,172
Posted By showkey
With all the clone saws .................the...

With all the clone saws .................the cheap and sometimes poor quality blades arrived. Unfortunately many qof those suspect blades are one time use.

As with any cutting tool the blade can...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,597
Posted By showkey
Pour some on the concrete .......wait........if...

Pour some on the concrete .......wait........if it leave a mark in the morning it's premix:norton
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,172
Posted By showkey
+3 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:clap:clap:clap Mine was...

+3 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^:clap:clap:clap

Mine was broken in on the wood floor installs.
Then wood boat and old car restoration.
Remodeling ......install of electrical boxes.
Did I mention...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,172
Posted By showkey
As for the inventor of the multi tool ? FEIN...

As for the inventor of the multi tool ?

FEIN .......... they were expensive for many years, until the patent expired.........and the clones arrived.

Mine was purchased June 1998 FOR $175, still...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,949
Posted By showkey
Kero is cleaner burning and less odor. Kero has...

Kero is cleaner burning and less odor. Kero has gotten expensive, most likely the reason the heater sold cheap.
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