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Old 01-24-2013, 06:41 PM   #33046
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #33047
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Servicing the shock didn't seem to bad...I am starting to grow fond of the smell of burnt fork oil



Now it's on it's way to MWS for a fresh charge of nitrogen and then I just have to service all the swingarm bearings and hope I can remember how to put it back together



Nice to have a heated garage on a week like this
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:29 AM   #33048
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Got a little riding in this weekend.



No other pics - too many miles in too little time. Sure felt good to get the Gerbings off and put the summer gloves on for the last couple hundred miles. 65 is way better than 25
Looks like you picked a great time to get out of the north! Seems that there is snow and generally crappy weather as far south as Atlanta this morning!

Safe Journeys good sir!
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #33049
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Hey guys,

I need some help with a scavenger hunt. Anybody near portland with some free time that can help? Send me a PM and I will give you the details.

Thanks so much.. and this is not spam.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:46 PM   #33050
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Servicing the shock didn't seem to bad...I am starting to grow fond of the smell of burnt fork oil



Now it's on it's way to MWS for a fresh charge of nitrogen and then I just have to service all the swingarm bearings and hope I can remember how to put it back together



Nice to have a heated garage on a week like this
I agree. Working on a bike (no desire to work on autos) inside a heated space on a cold or crappy day is very satisfying. For me it's about problem solving and learning how it comes apart and goes together. Little music, heat, and maybe a cafe liquor, and before I know it it's dark out. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:04 AM   #33051
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Nice to have a heated garage on a week like this
Yeah...beginning to think moving the 'get my heated work area sorted out' thing up the list is going to have to get a higher priority. Mine 'system' is unvented. Creates a moisture problem.
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:27 AM   #33052
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Yeah...beginning to think moving the 'get my heated work area sorted out' thing up the list is going to have to get a higher priority. Mine 'system' is unvented. Creates a moisture problem.
Morning

It's funny how the cold mornings can motivate us to get the heat fixed..That cottage base miller furnace was the best $ I ever spent for cheap easy garage heat.

Matter of fact I just fired mine up so I can head out and do some work on the KLR
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:08 AM   #33053
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Tell me about this furnace. I'm looking for ideas for my workshop in the barn when I get it done.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:08 AM   #33054
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I don't know the specifics of Dave's heating system, but his description reminds me of the Mobile Home heating systems that My Father used to be able to get. "Miller Gun Furnace" comes to mind

http://www.millerac.com/Products/Fur...lFurnaces.aspx

Probably still available from Mobile home dealer/service places.

another fairly inexpensive option is a used "Monitor" or "Rinnai" vented heaters.

Should be very easy to install. just need a hole saw to cut a hole in your wall for the vent. An electrical outlet to power it and some tubing to run fuel....
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:14 AM   #33055
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I don't know the specifics of Dave's heating system, but his description reminds me of the Mobile Home heating systems that My Father used to be able to get. "Miller Gun Furnace" comes to mind

http://www.millerac.com/Products/Fur...lFurnaces.aspx

Probably still available from Mobile home dealer/service places.

another fairly inexpensive option is a used "Monitor" or "Rinnai" vented heaters.

Should be very easy to install. just need a hole saw to cut a hole in your wall for the vent. An electrical outlet to power it and some tubing to run fuel....
That looks very simular to what Dave has. He obviously can give you the details, I only vaguely remember the details.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:19 AM   #33056
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Tell me about this furnace. I'm looking for ideas for my workshop in the barn when I get it done.

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Tinman nailed it...I have a Miller furnace on what is known as a cottage base, the heat blows out the bottom of the furnace so the base is just a 12" tall plenum if you will with vents on 3 sides. I originally bought mine when I was building houses because they work as a great portable furnace. I actually feed mine off of a 5 gallon K1 jug. venting is simple as well....


I like a hot air furnace for ease of use, you can very quickly make a 0* garage comfortable enough to work in. I can keep the garage warm all weekend for less than 5 gallons..
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:41 AM   #33057
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Going to have to check those out. I wanted to use a woodstove but my insurance agent said that the company would most likely drop me if I did that . You know, the whole sawdust/woodscrap risk thing.... She said that wood-burners in woodshops were a very bad idea, at least as far as insurance companies were concerned .
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:47 AM   #33058
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Going to have to check those out. I wanted to use a woodstove but my insurance agent said that the company would most likely drop me if I did that . You know, the whole sawdust/woodscrap risk thing.... She said that wood-burners in woodshops were a very bad idea, at least as far as insurance companies were concerned .
My fathers wood shop always had a 55 gallon drum style wood stove...had to do something with all those pine scraps
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #33059
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Going to have to check those out. I wanted to use a woodstove but my insurance agent said that the company would most likely drop me if I did that . You know, the whole sawdust/woodscrap risk thing.... She said that wood-burners in woodshops were a very bad idea, at least as far as insurance companies were concerned .
Another 'problem' with them is if you are required to have it inspected by the FD the amount of space it will 'legally' eat up is fairly large.

"Fire department inspection?!?! pffft..."

Should something happen with the clandestine heatilator yer at the mercy of your insurance company as to whether or not they'll cover you. Read this on the interweb so it must be true.

Having said all of that, there's nothing like wood heat.

You're probably also aware of the whole sawdust/any source of ignition thing as well.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #33060
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Another 'problem' with them is if you are required to have it inspected by the FD the amount of space it will 'legally' eat up is fairly large.

"Fire department inspection?!?! pffft..."

Not required in NH if you do it yourself (Live free and or die..) Same goes for electrical and plumbing. Paying someone to do it is a whole different game..
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