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Posted on Fri, Jun 03, 2005 17:48


locoloco write:
Hey old bull I've got a plan for washing my bike. I'm fixin to paint the tins with truck bed liner matereal, everything els is de chromed or de shined already 'cept the wheeles, front end, handlebars and exhaust. All I'll have to "rub" after washing will be those items and the light lenses.



Hey loco! I saw a bike already done that way this week at Bike Night at Hooters in New Castle, DE. It looked really cool. The guy dropped a heavy pocket knife on it from about two feet up and it didn't leave a scratch. He says it stays fairly clean too and is easy to wash. I like "low-maintenance"!

  


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Posted on Thu, Jun 02, 2005 16:03

I finally got your email, and I got the "not so" instant message. Figured out I needed to allow popups in both the main site and the IM site to get them.
Now if they would just add sound to the IM when you get one, it would make it much easier.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2005 19:33

Galews...I wanted to thank you for the compliment. When I finally got my messenger to working,you had already left. Tried emailing you,but that didn't
work either.

Just didn't want you to think I was ignoring you.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 01, 2005 15:14

I have kicked a few cars in my day, that seems to get their attention pretty fast if they decide they want my space.



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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 08:41

If you are riding at night, and getting blinded by some as*hole who is shining bright lights in your mirrors? Toss a couple spark plugs on the road behind you, and that will back him off real quick. Seriously, the little stockings that are in the shoe stores for women to try on shoes, are great to slip over the mirrors. You can still see who is behind you, and they cut the glare down dramatically.

A great sidestand aid for soft blacktop or dirt is a cheap drink coaster. Add a string, to loop over your handlebar, so you dont forget it when you leave.

Saran wrap streached tightly across the front facing parts will keep bugs off the forks and paint and comes off easily at the end of a ride.

If you are packing for a trip, a great space saver is spacebags. You can load them up, squeeze the air out of them and your clothes will pack in way less space. It also keeps them dry when it rains, too.
Carry your own tire gauge to check your tires. The ones at the gas station have hit the ground so many times they are usually way off.

If you have tubeless tires, carry an auto tubless plug kit, and one of the CO2 cartridge inflators used for bicycles. It may take a few cartridges to get your tire up enough to ride, but it beats sittin along the road.



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Posted on Thu, May 19, 2005 11:08

Pledge in the spray can (or similar).
Use it on winshields, face shields, eye glasses, goggles, leather, painted parts. Removes the bugs, leaves a thin coating so they come off even easier. Far cheaper than detail sprays, Novus. etc. Easy to pick up anywhere on the road.



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Posted on Fri, May 13, 2005 23:08


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never worry about the kangaroo that bounds across the road right in front of you....its the 3 friends following him thats going to do you damage.....

I do know this is not of much use except to us aussies, but had to add it



Deer do the exact same thing up here. I get about one a year on average with the cars. And yes, it's usually the third and fourth ones that will get ya.



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Posted on Tue, May 10, 2005 04:16

never worry about the kangaroo that bounds across the road right in front of you....its the 3 friends following him thats going to do you damage.....

I do know this is not of much use except to us aussies, but had to add it



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Posted on Tue, Feb 22, 2005 13:03

djloops, I've found that letting the air our of tires works great when doing the slow-race, Win every time.



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Posted on Sat, Feb 19, 2005 17:55

if the road is icey and you keep skidding all over the place then ive found that if you let a bit of air out of the tyres you get better traction as there is more rubber on the ground. never faild m



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Posted on Fri, Feb 18, 2005 05:53

I prefer black electric tape myself. It has got me home many a time. I used a coat hanger for a plug wire once when someone decided they needed my plug wire more then I did.



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Posted on Wed, Feb 16, 2005 05:56

My repair kit includes WD-40 and Duct tape, if it should move and doesn't use the WD-40.
If it moves and shouldn't use the Duct tape.



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Posted on Sun, Feb 13, 2005 09:14

Hobbies: Coca cola and a ball of tin foil will erase rust spots on chrome. Ball up the tin foil & dip it in the coke and rub gently. But be careful doing it during wasp season! The sugar will draw bees while you doing it. It does work. Done it on my car rims too.

  


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Posted on Sat, Feb 12, 2005 14:05

Hey old bull I've got a plan for washing my bike. I'm fixin to paint the tins with truck bed liner matereal, everything els is de chromed or de shined already 'cept the wheeles, front end, handlebars and exhaust. All I'll have to "rub" after washing will be those items and the light lenses.



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Posted on Sat, Feb 12, 2005 13:56

keep a minature flashlight powered by watch batteries and a "chem light" in your tool pouch just in case its been a really long time since you stored that flashlight. the watch batteries store longer than conventional bateries and the flash light is much smaller (diode bulb prefered). Electrical work by feel is a B$#@!!!

  


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Posted on Sun, Feb 06, 2005 20:47

That sounds like a great idea and I'll try that. Makes sense! I also like the idea of this thread!

I don't have anything to offer right at the moment other then one thing everybody in the world already knew except me: Make DAMN sure you're looking at the right scale when you're using a torque wrench. I now have a little dot of bright red paint at the end of the inch-scale....



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