Friday, September 30, 2011
Need to re-work the racks a little but that's another story.
So, now I am moving onto the 72 Honda CL175. Had some troubles with it a while back and she's been sitting ever since, but now I am determined to make her purr again.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
things didnt feel right on the way home last weekend, and im pretty sure i discovered why:
cracked spark plug. dont really know how this happened, the guys at hermy's BMW have seen it happen, but infrequently. the plugs (2 plugs for one cylinder, awesome!) are only about 2000 miles old. this is the secondary plug, so the bike ran rough. i wonder how it would have run if the primary failed?
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
THESE PUDDLES!!! Crossing every one is a risk, you just don't know whats in there. This particular one there was a big rut that caught my tire and sent me sideways.
People that live and ride in the Pineys all the time say to try to go around the puddles if possibly. Supposedly you may come across some thing that should REALLY not be in there, like for instance an automotive jack or jack stand, from a Jeep guy that was stuck and tried using a jack and left it there, or a big log right in the middle.
These dang puddles! They are weird, sometimes the small ones get really deep really fast, there were a few that were deeper than my wheels.
Untitled from rudram das on Vimeo.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
This bandsaw crapped out on me a few months ago.
The gearbox got some swarf in it and it the shaft became heavily scored. That made a very sloppy fit between the bronze bearing and the shaft, allowed enough play in the driving pulley that moves the sawblade that the blade would walk right off the wheel. I turned a new bearing on the lathe that was a little longer which contacted some non-scored shaft.
And it works!
Mmmmm delicious sweet sweet success.
Lemme say how wonderful it is to have it back. Just flip the switch and let it nibble on through whatever huge solid chunk of metal you need cut.
I got pretty good at hacksawing through ridiculously large pieces of metal though!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
- It is spring loaded and has a lip so it stays put in the vise, which is a fantastic feature when you are fitting up a miter for a rack and need to keep going to and from the vise.
- The V makes it super easy to keep miters in phase by aligning a scribed line along the length of the tubing.
- Use it for brazing/welding sub assemblies, you can clamp a tube loose enough to rotate it (loosely gripping the tube with a pair of pliers) but tight enough to hold it.