|09-12-2013, 06:23 PM||#1|
I used to be SCRay
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: you dont call wagga wagga wagga
In your shed?
I just did a search of 'in your shed' and found that 500 threads have that expression. Must be something in it?
Donks reckons 'shed time is quality time'. I suppose that's at least partially dependent on how well, or otherwise, you turn your spanners. I do recall a thread 'show us your shed'. And then in 'Pivotal bikes of our decades', Oscar has a photo of what I regard as a very desireable collection in his shed.
But what about what we've done in our shed / garage / workshop / man cave?
Me? I've spent most of this year working on various bikes, and rather than riding.
But that's along story.
More recently, it's been fixing those little things on the Tiger, in preparation for a 2 week tour that starts at the end of the month.
Tracing wiring faults in my auxillary power in the sidecar;
Fixing wiring faults in the tail / brake light;
Cleaning out the fuel tank breather so that petrol will actually run into the carbs;
Blanking of some turn signal wires that are now redundant, that have come loose & are hanging out at the front of the bike;
Sealing up the inlet plumbing of my once more modified air box (I think I'm up to V1.3 - Leigh has V2 under construction & he's even talking about having a 3D printer make V3!!!);
I've also pulled apart one of the work CB250s to replace some bent & broken bits.
And, finally, got around to buying some more parts trays & a tool trolley. I'm sick of having to walk around, over, trip on etc tools that I have had to leave on the floor.
And why is it that the tool one needs is almost always on the other side of the bike?
Unless, of course, one is laying on the ground, at which time the tool will be behind your head?
Finally, it's not really in the shed but, looking through paper & electronic maps, working out options for the this ride.
How 'bout ewes?
rayb Crash Dummy (no testing involved)
Australian RD/RZ Owners Register
|09-12-2013, 07:18 PM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Hakuba Japan
Oil and filter on DR650, good bath and put away for a while
Got the 36 Ford running again
Sorted out rego for boat and trailer
Fixed kill switch on the 350 Berg. Tidied up wiring, serviced it.
Taken a couple of the surfboards for a paddle
Cleaned up the shed
Drunk a couple beers whilst doing all that.
Fit new tyres to DR
Get 58 Pan Running again - shouldnt be hard.
Sell 88 FXST - why did I buy a softail?
Go bring the 64 Pan home once there is room
Clean airfilter and fit Safari Tank to Tiger plus other farkles when they arrive
Will be getting back to just a couple bikes VERY shortly.
No pics due to bandwith issues with photobucket. :(
Going to Japan? Im there and happy to help.
panhead_pete screwed with this post 09-12-2013 at 08:04 PM
|09-12-2013, 07:40 PM||#3|
high state of hiatus
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Mt Mellum
Shed time IS quality time!
|09-12-2013, 09:05 PM||#7|
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Blue Mountains
REEKSYOFOZ: Passing on a tip from a Lebanese mate on how to get a seal from smoke that usually comes from where the steel plate abuts the brickwork. ( It works great on his Arak still)
Mix together equal parts of kitchen flour and sieved wood ash and add sufficient water to make a thick paste. Using something like a small tool, pack the paste into the gaps. This paste doesn't seem to crack with heat movement. The paste mix is best to be on the dry side, say thicker than toothpaste.
|09-12-2013, 09:39 PM||#8|
high state of hiatus
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Mt Mellum
|09-13-2013, 02:31 AM||#10|
Rankest of amateurs
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Albury, NSW
Fork seals for the TDM, just need to reassemble it. Made some sculptures out of recycled horshoes. Contemplated what a farkin mess the whole place is
Faster than a speeding pullet
2002 Yamaha TDM900
various BMW airheads
|09-13-2013, 02:42 PM||#11|
Joined: Jan 2012
I've been working on setting up my DR for some touring- electrical, seat, luggage racks etc.
But most recently cleaned up shed and made some room for the old Harley Shovel that I pick up this week. Has sat for around 10 years unregistered. It was imported about 20 years ago and the Vic Police have compliance it as a '54 model so I am sweet to strip it down and still have it pass RWC.
So I have plenty more tinkering ahead of me with this machine.
|09-13-2013, 04:06 PM||#12|
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Perth west aussie
too many projects
Tring to finish this off in the next month
as well as prep the 510 and the 610 for a Holland track trip in a few weeks, got this thing in the shed that I have to do some electrical tidying up on
on top of that got the Perth Beer fest here tomorrow and the shed looks like this
better get in there and clean it up.
'02 GSX 1400 outfit........lot's of grin factor
'11 Husky TE 630.......tyre shredder
'06 HUSKY TE610 x 2............ for the boys
'92 R100GSPD ( modified)...........slow and easy
|09-14-2013, 12:32 AM||#14|
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Diddillibah, Sunshine Coast
|09-14-2013, 09:55 PM||#15|
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: SA, land of chocolate
After many years of procrastination I have finally got rid of all the crap in the shed and started on the cave..... er parents escape...
Eventually it will have a workshop corner for my Tenere, office for the missus, a couple of couches and a tele on the wall (strictly for Playstation use only (no reality TV allowed!))
The CEO does not like the V8 coffee table I have planned (ala Top Gear style ) but when she sees it I think she will come around. I already have a 302 Windsor ready for polishing.
p.s. it's bloody hard to keep motivated working on the shed while I can hear all the motorcycles riding through Meadows all morning..
TTR250 Open Enduro '98
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