What did you do in the garage yesterday?

What did you do in the garage yesterday?

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phazed

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19,608 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Renewed all 4 CV joints,
Renewed all PS hoses,
Remade PS bottle bracket,
Tried to bend rear ARB to get better action, failed smile,
Raised and twisted engine on its mounts cause the y piece tail was touching the chassis,
Cut off 2 locking wheel nuts, (don't ask!),
Found cause of rattles under car, (all damper ally rose joint sleeves had wear),
Various checking and fiddling about.

Cheers Simon, another long but good day! thumbup

Chilliman

10,660 posts

126 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Nothing.

I haven't got one.

Alexdaredevils

5,696 posts

144 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Smoked a few fags, bolted gearbox up, removed some random wires

Swiss Roll

34 posts

91 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Found an alarming pocket of rust on the chassis.

























think I may be obsessed and need to get home. Picture below of the offending vehicle.


MADMAX2

2,336 posts

159 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Cut off 2 locking wheel nuts, (don't ask!)

Peter.... im asking!

hehe


didnt you use next size socket down to crack them off?



hmmm what did i do in the garage? looked at car whilst drinking a cuppa turned off trickle charger and right now weather is dry soooooo im out for a hoon!

smile

Chuffmeister

3,597 posts

102 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Went to the freezer… tripped over a load of stuff that had been dumped by the missus, turned around and knocked over some stuff that had been dumped by me… cursed and left!

s p a c e m a n

9,694 posts

113 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Pulled the windscreen seal off, attacked everything with a knife and used a tube of sikaflex to stick it all back in. Waiting for rain now hehe

macdeb

7,816 posts

220 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Err, you don't wanna know.

Hoofa

3,038 posts

173 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Took off the old bosch 044 pump as it's redundant

MarkyP72

96 posts

94 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Grabbed some beers!
The end.

Aussie John

938 posts

196 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Got Christmas trees out of garage roof, dropped one on the Griff [ sh*t! another bit of paint removed] reset mouse traps, cursed a bit more; locked doors.

jojackson4

2,811 posts

102 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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And put washing in dryer

phazed

Original Poster:

19,608 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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MADMAX2 said:
Cut off 2 locking wheel nuts, (don't ask!)

Peter.... im asking!

hehe


didnt you use next size socket down to crack them off

smile
Lost the key to the locking nuts so Simon had em off with an sir chisel!

I was gonna bin them anyway as the car never gets left out in scummy areas and I had a feeling this may happen smile

rigga

6,977 posts

166 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Nothing to the tvr, dragged my ccm out and fired the bugger up and rode it up and down the alley at the back, really should get it back on the road.

phazed

Original Poster:

19,608 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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rigga said:
Nothing to the tvr, dragged my ccm out and fired the bugger up and rode it up and down the alley at the back, really should get it back on the road.
Mmm, I had a 600E some years back before I was wooed by KTMs .

rigga

6,977 posts

166 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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phazed said:
Mmm, I had a 600E some years back before I was wooed by KTMs .
Mines got lots of ktm bits on it wink
Front end rear end brakes ...

Chilliman

10,660 posts

126 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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rigga said:
Nothing to the tvr, dragged my ccm out and fired the bugger up and rode it up and down the alley at the back, really should get it back on the road.
Rigga that's awesome smile I've fancied a ccm for some time now... Not sure I remember this exactly right, but at the time it was I think a 640cc? Either suzuki or Rotax power... I seem to remember Gerard Butler and Angelina Jolie riding them in a Lara Croft movie.... Guy I worked with had one. Back in the day I fancied an xt500, single cylinder 500cc and so much torque... You're clearly not the pansy I thought you were wink

ETA: just a note on bike credentials, last one (few years back now) was a ZX1000, 0-60 in 3, 0-100 in 6, 0-100-0 in 10 biggrin

Edited by Chilliman on Saturday 7th December 16:57

phazed

Original Poster:

19,608 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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phazed said:
rigga said:
Nothing to the tvr, dragged my ccm out and fired the bugger up and rode it up and down the alley at the back, really should get it back on the road.
Mmm, I had a 600E some years back before I was wooed by KTMs .
Should have said 640E!

jojackson4

2,811 posts

102 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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Had a 560 KTM
What a pig to start kick on the wrong side

phazed

Original Poster:

19,608 posts

169 months

Saturday 7th December 2013
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jojackson4 said:
Had a 560 KTM
What a pig to start kick on the wrong side
That's before they came good.

My first Ktm was the leccy start 250 swiftly followed by a new 525 EXC that I had for 6 years. What a bike, used it for about 20K miles of trail riding, 3 stage trials and trial bike rallies. It never, ever broke down or had to be repaired, superb.
It would pull wheelies off the throttle in 3rd gear all day long, sadly missed frown