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Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By firstr8
Hard Starting '13 GSA

Last fall, I purchased a 2013 GSA, (dealer demo, 900 miles on it),
So new to me,,,but not "perfect".

I was stranded after getting gas shortly after purchase, dead battery.
I didn't trust...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 472,910
Posted By firstr8
Thanks, Might sound a bit OCDish, but I tend...

Thanks,
Might sound a bit OCDish, but I tend to over-design/over-engineer these kinds of things, and this has been part of what's prevented me from making the cabinet.

I was thinking of a...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 472,910
Posted By firstr8
Nice shelf, How do you drain it without the...

Nice shelf,
How do you drain it without the rusty water spraying everywhere?
(I know, it's a garage, but I'm building a cabinet for mine and I need a way to catch and drain the gunk easily).
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
Posted By firstr8
Well, with a trailer, you do have to turn left to...

Well, with a trailer, you do have to turn left to go right, don't you? So switching the lights to match....:huh sorry, it was a lot funnier in my head...
Forum: The Garage 05-18-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 472,910
Posted By firstr8
Took a bunch of pics of stuff that I'm planning...

Took a bunch of pics of stuff that I'm planning to sell in the Flea Market.

Asked Pebbles if she would hold the items, (while wearing something low-cut), to help promote the sale....she...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,942,447
Posted By firstr8
The day my friend and I started to dig the first...

The day my friend and I started to dig the first hole for the first post of the shed for the mower, etc, the neighbor yelled, "It ain't big enough"! laughing.

I asked what he meant, as he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,817
Posted By firstr8
I'd admit to being off-road about 15% of the...

I'd admit to being off-road about 15% of the time,,,,just not intentionally!! !:lol3:lol3
Forum: The Garage 04-29-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By firstr8
See what I mean....

For reading and computer screens,
I have 1.5 and Pebbles has 2.0,
the 1.5 is good for reading, at arm's length, so to speak.
The 2.0 are good for up close...like a set screw on the GPS power...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By firstr8
Thanks for the info... Does anybody know if...

Thanks for the info...

Does anybody know if someone stateside has these in stock?

I would imagine that a BMW dealer might be able to get something since they sold the "BMW zumo"?!?! not sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By firstr8
GPS Plug

GPS Plug
I purchased a 2013 R1200GSA and need to setup the Garmin Zumo 550 GPS.
After extensive reading thru various threads, I think I found the plug that BMW was nice enough to provide.

(A...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,823
Posted By firstr8
Adjustments?

Does the Brake and Shift pedals have to be adjusted when lowering the pedals?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-26-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 86,854
Posted By firstr8
My uncle on a 1941 pre-war HD. He was one of...

My uncle on a 1941 pre-war HD.
He was one of eleven brothers and three sisters.
There were always a few HDs and Indians sitting in the yard.

Out of all those guys, nobody thought to tuck...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7,620
Views: 2,635,272
Posted By firstr8
4. The warning is for the cagers. Warning, there...

4. The warning is for the cagers. Warning, there are motorcycles, kinda like the "Slow Children" sign...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7,620
Views: 2,635,272
Posted By firstr8
There is a sign on my way home that says, "No...

There is a sign on my way home that says, "No Trespassing OR Fishing"
Apparently, he walked up to a guy and said, "You're trespassing" and the guy said, "no, I'm fishing...." so he had to modify...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By firstr8
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0ZaUSJuEKCc/UMfi34_JpfI/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0ZaUSJuEKCc/UMfi34_JpfI/AAAAAAAAKBs/YWGO3o7NHj0/s1600/talenti.jpg


Talenti Gelato uses plastic containers with screw on lids, not waxed cardboard like the other "pint"...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By firstr8
That looks like a one horse powered vehicle, but...

That looks like a one horse powered vehicle, but you mounted the horse upside down...:lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,228
Posted By firstr8
Good idea, just make sure you secure them in...

Good idea, just make sure you secure them in front of the axle, not behind to minimize sway.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,524
Posted By firstr8
Helped a friend do the bead board and trim boards...

Helped a friend do the bead board and trim boards over seams.
Used decorative screws instead of nails.
Added some conduit runs (empty and capped off) from the service panel to the other end of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-12-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,580
Posted By firstr8
Looks good, thanks,

Looks good, thanks,
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,580
Posted By firstr8
I have some ceiling space over the garage doors,...

I have some ceiling space over the garage doors, (when they are open), that I'd like to stow some light stuff and stuff I don't need to get to often. Empty coolers, beach chairs and such.

I've...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By firstr8
I was digging in my tank bag yesterday, and I...

I was digging in my tank bag yesterday, and I pulled out my Tekna micro-light with one of the 123 type battery in it. It has to be 10 yrs or more and it still was ready to go.

I bought that...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,105
Posted By firstr8
I lucked out when my company was upgrading to new...

I lucked out when my company was upgrading to new office furniture.

Took an executive desk apart, kept the top. 72x30 - 1" thick particle board, covered when the melamine plastic looking wood....
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,368
Posted By firstr8
I bought a DeWalt portable table saw mostly...

I bought a DeWalt portable table saw mostly because of the gear driven fence. Much easier to dial in a measurement, keep it parallel to the blade. Very smooth to slide.
I don't have a workshop so...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,278
Views: 472,910
Posted By firstr8
Spent Saturday putting things away, and making...

Spent Saturday putting things away, and making the To Do List.
Took most of the day.
I'm not terribly OCD, but I do like some order.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,885
Posted By firstr8
I save some stuff, and Pebbles will roll her...

I save some stuff, and Pebbles will roll her eyes?!?!?!
But over the years, I have "creatively" used enough to warrant a pass on what I keep and what I toss.

I turned an old record player into...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,575
Posted By firstr8
They were removing some gray melamine cabinets...

They were removing some gray melamine cabinets from a barely, more like never used room at work to make way for some new office spaces...

I happened to be at the right place at the right time,...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 679,078
Posted By firstr8
It's the center stand for the bike, so there's a...

It's the center stand for the bike, so there's a wee bit a weight on it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,294,907
Posted By firstr8
My English Lit. teacher would be so proud! :lol3

My English Lit. teacher would be so proud! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,319
Posted By firstr8
....so I'm sitting in HR, wearing a BoboFet...

....so I'm sitting in HR, wearing a BoboFet costume....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 407,580
Posted By firstr8
Disguised as a Snap-on toolbox?

Disguised as a Snap-on toolbox?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,294,907
Posted By firstr8
Would not hang around that street too long......

Would not hang around that street too long... apparently Medusa does her shopping at that book store.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 679,078
Posted By firstr8
Thanks, The guy got the ugly part right...not...

Thanks,
The guy got the ugly part right...not the strong part.
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 679,078
Posted By firstr8
Thanks,

Thanks,
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,008
Posted By firstr8
Thanks, great info from both.

Thanks, great info from both.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 679,078
Posted By firstr8
Cleaning up a weld spot? Someone welded a...

Cleaning up a weld spot?

Someone welded a stainless bracket,
I got some compound of various degrees, red, yelow, etc. and the brackets are nice and shiny, except for the weld spots. they are...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 679,078
Posted By firstr8
Can I unweld something or do I have to cut and...

Can I unweld something or do I have to cut and grind it off to get back to square one and start over?

Back story: In case it helps....
I have a set of chairs that look like the ones below......
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,008
Posted By firstr8
Arc, MIG, TIG, etc, etc,??? Is there some...

Arc, MIG, TIG, etc, etc,???
Is there some basic description that breaks down which does what?

I know what I want/need to do.
I know that I'm probably looking at some homeowner/consumer lever...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,008
Posted By firstr8
So it's just like painting then? but...

So it's just like painting then? but hotter....:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,942,447
Posted By firstr8
I like the vises on the stumps, are they mounted...

I like the vises on the stumps, are they mounted on there, or is that just a temporary thing?
Forum: Vendors 01-14-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,065
Posted By firstr8
In some pics, I see that the key is on top, and...

In some pics, I see that the key is on top, and in other pics, it is at the bottom. Does this mean that I can switch it, depending on convenience?
With the key in the top position, it looks like...
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