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Tool Categories
I think this adequately sums up my position on the use of the correct tool for the occasion.

Started 11/14/18 at 19:44:52 by Tony Smith
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By: davidpdx
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Fluid and Filter Change
I'm getting ready for my annual vehicle maintenance .
I'm not putting a lot pf use on any of the bikes, the oilhead about 4-5 thousand miles, 6500-8,000 km, the  R65's and the Guzzi 600 miles, 10...

Started 11/06/18 at 13:23:58 by Bob_Roller
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By: skippyc
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Unusual Weather Here In The Southwest US
Been an unusual month for weather here in Phoenix, I have lived here 25 years and it has only rained once, a 15  minute thunderstorm 13 years ago .
This month, I've gotten 6.75 inches of rain, 17...

Started 10/13/18 at 19:38:05 by Bob_Roller
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By: Lucky_Lou
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GPS and aviation navigation.
I was a fairly early adopter of GPS in aviation, along with two friends I bought one of the first Trimble GPS  units in Australia- $AU10,000 if you please, it was the size of two encyclopedias ran on ...

Started 09/24/18 at 03:25:28 by Tony Smith
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By: Tony Smith
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Wet Weather Due Here Today
Hurricane Rosa is moving up the west coast of Mexico and is forecast to start pushing a lot of tropical moisture into the southwestern US this evening .
It should be a tropical depression by the ...

Started 09/30/18 at 13:12:16 by Bob_Roller
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By: tiggum
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Who has a lifting work bench?
At about this point today I decided to shout myself a bike lift bench as one wouldmake jobs like changing tyres just a little easier and general mechanical work a bit less hard on the back.
Does ...

Started 09/21/18 at 02:22:07 by Tony Smith
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By: skippyc
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Learned A Valuable Lesson On My Guzzi Today
I was on my way to work this morning, the Guzzi started coughing, witched the fuel taps to reserve position engine ran great .
I had 9 miles to work and then 11 miles home, 20 miles, no problem ....

Started 09/22/18 at 17:49:35 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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Time for a new rear tire!
So I currently have Avon roadriders, 90 / 90 in the front and 120/90 in the rear.  The front has low mileage, but the rear is toast, and I'm considering 4 different tires.
The same tire again is ...

Started 04/03/17 at 11:38:47 by Matt Chapter
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By: wilcom
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Angled valve extenders are the pits
I think this is a tyre rant, if not it is close to one. From my aging and stiffening perspective, the worst aspect of the snow flake wheels on the R65 is having to find, fit and unfit the right angled...

Started 06/10/18 at 22:30:19 by Kookaburra
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By: Tony Smith
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Kenda k761 dual sport tire
Good day all,  I have a trip planned for Alaska in two years and I have already been looking for nice tires.  I have an 82 r65ls and I am looking for more of an "adventure" type tire.  It is kind of h...

Started 07/01/18 at 18:35:33 by Luke D.
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By: Matt Chapter
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Tyre comments
I'm just about due for tyres, the front is well worn and the rear barely legal - they have done about 3,500 miles and if I could find Pirelli City Demons I would fit them again in a heartbeat, the tra...

Started 01/06/17 at 06:18:13 by Tony Smith
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By: Semper Gumby
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Autonomous Vehicles
In the part of the Phoenix area where I live, three various companies have been testing self driving cars for about two years .
On my way home from work today, I was behind one from WAYMO, the di...

Started 09/05/17 at 18:13:16 by Bob_Roller
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By: Bob_Roller
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Wish I still had this!
We all I suspect harbour tales of the ones that got away, the ones we should have kept, and even the ones we should have bought when we had the chance.
I was given this and was too bloody stupid ...

Started 04/13/18 at 20:35:15 by Tony Smith
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By: Mrclubike
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New Off-Grid Digs
My wife and I bought a few acres up in the mountains of OK a couple months ago and a few weeks ago we had a cabin shell built and delivered.  Will be working over the summer getting the solar stuff se...

Started 03/26/18 at 22:38:50 by Justin B.
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By: Justin B.
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Bus Stop - 2018
After a number of years procrastination we decided to take our 1974 bay window VW Kombi to the "bus stop" gathering - this year it was in the town of Stanthorpe in southern Queensland.
We made i...

Started 04/06/18 at 17:37:11 by Tony Smith
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By: Justin B.
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It's raining again
Around 400mm in the past 7 days.

Started 03/09/18 at 02:52:05 by Tony Smith
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By: Justin B.
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Just had a major stroke of luck.
I've just bought, from a guy on the FB Airheads list, a pair of pods fitted with working clock and voltmeter, and all wiring for $AU100 including postage.
It's going to be a good day!

Started 01/28/18 at 20:07:33 by Tony Smith
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By: Burt
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New Household Security measures.
Guard dogs are a bit 1980s (although we do have a Red Heeler as head of domestic security and interrogator of all new arrivals). Security cameras (which we also have) are an "after the fact" thing in ...

Started 02/27/18 at 21:31:50 by Tony Smith
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By: DeeG
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Why I am building a "cheater" R65
Reason the first - I can
Reason the second - because it will be fun
Explanation below:-
What is a "cheater" R65?
Answer - one that has been "improved" in ways that will be undetec...

Started 01/19/18 at 21:09:23 by Tony Smith
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By: Tony Smith
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Heat Wave !!!☺
The forecast for heat locally is 115-122 F, 45- 51C .
Forecast for this starts this weekend and should last for about two weeks .
Going to be a long summer ! Smiley

Started 06/15/17 at 10:02:11 by Bob_Roller
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By: Ed Miller
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