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Old 12-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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What did you do IN your Garage today?

Spent a couple hours polishing faded frame and motor paint, and refreshing the black plastics on my new to me GS.

Before:



After





Not bad for a 120K mile bike!

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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thats the kind of stuff i like to see!
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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I have my laptop out there, so that's what I did.

Putting correct shims in my DL's cams is tomorrow's project.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Put a set of lower control arms on an S430 Mercedes. Four O2 sensors on an ML420 Mercedes. A 64k mile service on an E90 BMW. So far today. Waiting on a windshield washer pump for the E90.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #5
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Put a set of lower control arms on an S430 Mercedes. Four O2 sensors on an ML420 Mercedes. A 64k mile service on an E90 BMW. So far today. Waiting on a windshield washer pump for the E90.
That is some amount of side jobs for a home garage!

Maybe I should have been more specific, HOME garage!

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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I put the final coat of paint on a new ramp for my trailer. Used a 2X12 doug fir, mixed up a small batch of paint, dumped a couple handfuls of sand in it, and painted the top of the ramp. It is rough as heck just what I wanted for loading a bike.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #7
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120k???????????????????????????????


WOW!


I thought it was new!

Very nice!!!!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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I shivered, then went inside to write Christmas cards.

I have lots of cleanup (similar to what Jim ACCOMPLISHED) on the Softail project. Hopefully soon I can get the heater started so touch-up painting will be possible.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:15 PM   #9
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Dumped some Marvel mystery oil in my truck.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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120k???????????????????????????????


WOW!


I thought it was new!

Very nice!!!!!
Thanks, one owner! He said he had no time for forums, he rides too much! Nice guy!

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:37 PM   #11
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Moved a friends R90 in for a no starting issue.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #12
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Jim.

Nice BIke, I would like to drop by an see it sometime. 120k miles? Wow, the bike looks very well maintained.

Cheers,

Rich
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:04 PM   #13
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I got the swing arm bearings out of my V1100 Sport. They are double row ball bearings so they are long. Had to drill a hole through both sides of the universal shroud. Then custom bent a long rod to knock em out. These bearings just laughed at my slide hammer.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #14
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Blew the dust out of the heater, lit the pilot, and dropped the visqueen wall to get ready for Jan & Feb.

Engine comes out of the Airhead this weekend for a rebuild.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #15
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fork upgrade...

Installed Lansdowne dampers in my Norton's forks, made a BIG improvement in handling and are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. They are beautifully made in a home shop in the UK and I'm sorry I won't be able to look at them anymore....(or no more than the caps anyway ;-)






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