ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > The Garage
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2011, 04:59 AM   #706
Thinc2
Paciugo
 
Thinc2's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: Seattle
Oddometer: 4,534
After doing general maintenance, make sure to put the tank back on before getting all geared up to go for a test ride
__________________
Me: You should think before you speak.
Daughter: That always backfires on me.
F800GS review.
Thinc2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 12:51 PM   #707
C8Chris
Motard!
 
C8Chris's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Cincinnati OH
Oddometer: 131
Key Issues

If you make a habit of putting your keys in your helmet, remember to put them in the ignition BEFORE putting the helmet on your bald head.

Ah! There they are!
C8Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #708
Lonestar2112
scatology expert
 
Lonestar2112's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Ventura County CA
Oddometer: 6,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by C8Chris View Post
If you make a habit of putting your keys in your helmet, remember to put them in the ignition BEFORE putting the helmet on your bald head.

Ah! There they are!
As a person that is follically challenged I would say, "I bet that left a mark".
__________________
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...SKgzdmS9ir0XK3

Wypierdalaj ty chuju jebany
F*CK CANCER
Lonestar2112 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 08:31 AM   #709
duck
Banned
 
duck's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Seattle (Berkeley with rain)
Oddometer: 10,404
When you buy a new soldering iron with a trigger don't plug it in assuming that it's only on when the trigger is pulled. Otherwise, when you throw it across the garage to someone else after it's been plugged in for a couple of hours their hands might get a little burned when they attempt to catch it.

(I was only a witness to this, not a participant.)
duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 07:45 AM   #710
tgeliot
Topher
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Oddometer: 1,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by duck View Post
When you buy a new soldering iron with a trigger
So I guess when the trigger isn't pulled it's at some reduced "keep warm" setting or something?

I was surprised when I read the manual for my pistol-shaped soldering gun and found that as you pull the trigger, it goes first to full power, and then as you pull the trigger further, drops down to low power. That totally violated my expectations.
__________________
Topher
1989 Transalproject. 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650
I don't have a bucket list, I have a post-bucket list. So far it includes
1) Coroner's report is to read "Death by misadventure."
2) Dixieland jazz band at my funeral.
tgeliot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2011, 08:00 AM   #711
duck
Banned
 
duck's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Seattle (Berkeley with rain)
Oddometer: 10,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by tgeliot View Post
So I guess when the trigger isn't pulled it's at some reduced "keep warm" setting or something?
Nope. When you plug it in it goes to full heat and is ready to solder. The trigger is for "Therma-Boost" to make it even hotter.

http://www.cooperhandtools.com/brand...c=037103211330
duck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2011, 09:45 AM   #712
mike-s
2 squeaky wheels
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, Aus
Oddometer: 609
Oh, when i was a kid i borrowed my neighbours soldering iron, it had a trigger on it, but the difference was, it was used to pull a thin spool of solder through the internals of the iron and deposit it right against the top face of the chisel tip.

The solder that my neighbour bought with thing had was particularly nasty & corrodded the hell out of the tip, even after minimal use and cleaning-retinning religeously :-\.
mike-s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 03:27 PM   #713
Daamud
AAAAAYYY!
 
Daamud's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: In the 715, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Oddometer: 2,166
Before you spend a couple hours measuring and making wheel spacers to fit an old rim to newer bike. Make sure the rim is not cracked.
__________________
WARNING: Most things posted above contain sarcasm.
Daamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 07:45 PM   #714
xymotic
Beastly Adventurer
 
xymotic's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Federal Way, WA
Oddometer: 8,366
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daamud View Post
Before you spend a couple hours measuring and making wheel spacers to fit an old rim to newer bike. Make sure the rim is not cracked.
Before you make a new inner spacer because the bearing doesn't seat down all the way, make sure there isn't 1/2 a race left from the last bearing
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just_Sean
Oh for ***k's sake Aaron. Please link us to my fascist, racist or homophobic posts.
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
Albert Einstein


Baja trip to the tip
6:10 to Yuma
trials and tribulations in the Mojave
Baja Blitz Yard sale
View Current Location via Spot Tracker
xymotic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 06:04 PM   #715
Barron
M0DAH0LIC
 
Barron's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Yokosuka, Japan
Oddometer: 2,269
When the drivers side power window motor in a mid 90's truck dies, know that the plastic connectors will crumble and crack apart in your hands as you try to take them apart. Your wife will have thrown away your Hanes manual because it was dirty, and be prepared for the exciting lack of hardware that you probably won't notice until you dump out the supplied hard ware that has bolts but no nuts cause who needs those damn things right? Kinda like I still got two hours of work a hungry as hell cloud of mosquitoes and no light. F@#$ it, the door's still in pieces, it's beer thirty and I'm riding tomorrow.
__________________
1996 XR650L with a couple mods
If everyone brewed beer there would be no war.
Barron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 08:05 PM   #716
Taranis
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: LBC, yo.
Oddometer: 357
Another one. When cutting or welding on a car or truck's chassis, don't put the ground clamp on a suspension control arm. The rubber bushings are insulators compared to the stainless steel sheathed brake line that is now your ground cable. If it doesn't burn apart immediately, the steel braid will get hot enough to compromise the inner PTFE liner, leading to brake failure.
Taranis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #717
West Isles
Gnarly Adventurer
 
West Isles's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Chocolate Cove NB Canada
Oddometer: 110
Note to self::

When installing new stator in DR-Z400, fully tighten all three (not just two) of the bolts that attach the stator to the side cover of the motor. And also, upon hearing awful swaking sound come from left side of engine while rideing three weeks later, shut off engine ASAP....before the swaking sound becomes a grinding noise !
West Isles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2011, 04:42 PM   #718
xymotic
Beastly Adventurer
 
xymotic's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Federal Way, WA
Oddometer: 8,366
when you take off your jacket after a long ride to load the bike, make sure you don't lock the van with the bike, jacket AND keys inside
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just_Sean
Oh for ***k's sake Aaron. Please link us to my fascist, racist or homophobic posts.
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
Albert Einstein


Baja trip to the tip
6:10 to Yuma
trials and tribulations in the Mojave
Baja Blitz Yard sale
View Current Location via Spot Tracker
xymotic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #719
simestd
Gnarly Adventurer
 
simestd's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Anchorage, AK
Oddometer: 263
Note to self, axle grease != assembly lube!

From ADV


If you're assembling an engine and can't find your assembly lube (Lubriplate 105), DO NOT substitute bearing grease. Sure, it provides great lubrication, that is right up until the globs make it to the oil intake screen and PLUG IT

Miraculously no actual engine parts were harmed in this experiment....
__________________
Tom

'82 XV750, '82 GL500, '02 DR650, '07 XT225
simestd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #720
GreaseGorilla
Banned
 
GreaseGorilla's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2011
Location: Spain
Oddometer: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by simestd View Post
From ADV


If you're assembling an engine and can't find your assembly lube (Lubriplate 105), DO NOT substitute bearing grease. Sure, it provides great lubrication, that is right up until the globs make it to the oil intake screen and PLUG IT

Miraculously no actual engine parts were harmed in this experiment....
for years i used a mix of 30w Oil and Marvel Mystery oil, and 90 w gear oil in equal parts shaken in a bottle and dispensed from a mustard squirty bottle........ works good, never had a prob.
GreaseGorilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014