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  1. Welcome from another esco dweller
  2. Its a small thing but if you paint the underside of the cabinets a high gloss white it helps with reflective dispirsal of light and makes the areas a little brighter just my .02 i did that to yhe back wall of my garage for that very reason
  3. Had an 07 dl and rode the wheels off it was able to get what i wanted with madstat and a micro screen not working w the new one i have
  4. Looking for someone local that has either of the following bike that might let me take it for a ride here is my situation. i have a 70 mile commute one way I am looking for a bike that get 50ish mpg commuting and is between 600-800cc the biggest issue i have is finding a bike that give me clean air to ride in i have a 990 and gen2 dl1000 neither of which is proving to be a good tool for this job so hoping someone would let me try a quick sprint on the freeway to get idea if either of these are viable options i need an upright riding position which is why i gravitate towards these kinds of bikes so.....
  5. If you know the boxes will be level with the top of the bed rails then a tonou cover will work as well but it limits you to that height though they are pretty easy to take on and off when not needed i stored mine on the ceiling of my garage
  6. Oh it happend not only was i the one to replace said pipe I still have it in the garage... Bummed your leaving now who am I going to sucker into going to rides spur of the moment cause were bored
  7. That looks like a very porous casting based on the grain structure in the picture. Is the piece removed from the engine already? If so it will have to be baked to remove as much of the oil residue as possible for it to be tiged and even then it is a very iffy procedure. You are very close to a gasket mating surface so there is the potential for warpage as well. If it is off the bike I would say feel free to bring it by the house I can take a look at it, assuming your not broken hearted over a total loss if it goes to pot we might be able to do somthing for you, but this kind of part is very hard to weld up, I would say spool gun it instead but then again you have clearange issues around the weld area which inhibits that option as well.
  8. Can someone post a link for where it will be held with an address or something for those of us not familiar with the area
  9. I just heard about this on ADV, I am sorry to hear of his passing.
  10. Is this the Campo down by the border south of the 8?
  11. I have a 3500psi pressure washer you can try worse case....
  12. Only had ADV gear so wore that since its a close second πŸ™ƒ
  13. I did go inside but since not sure whom was whom stood at counter for bout 10 min got a cold drink then wandered around outside to look at bikes (sic) oh well next time I guess
  14. Got there and hung round till 730 lots of harleys only three flat trackers most people were inside drinking not my cup o tea
  15. Soda will be the least abrasive of any media blasting material of course if you find a place local the does it would make sense to bring the wheels there and see how it looks post blast since it doesnt appear chrome is an issue you could then powder coat if you wanted afterwards
  16. I have to weld the sleeves into my front dana 30 but due to the conditions cant use my tig welder. I am looking for someone that is experienced enough in mig to do the job if certified even better we are talking about 6 plug welds the two full circumference welds on the ends. Material is 1/4" thick I have the machine set up with 70/s6 035 wire and the machine itself can do 3/8 single pass so it is more than adequate for the job. ???anyone??? If it could be tig welded this would he a no brainer....
  17. Depends do you want to restore in place or fully disssemble the wheel that makes a diff in what you can do wd40 will break down the adhesive without being too aggressive goo b gone works as well too
  18. Cant be moved front end has to be apart to weld otherwise you melt all the bushings and balljoints which would be a bad thing but appreciated anyways
  19. Thanks for the replies, I never got notice they were there until now. The vehicle cant be moved so welder has to come to it, I will do it myself worse case just will have to run a few hours of practice beads if need be. Hoping can con Wildwood into lending a hand...I have beer...
  20. I am in Escondido. I have the welder and will be running 70s6 solid wire with gas. Just not skilled enough for this kind of work with a Mig. Wish I could tig it.
  21. Cycle gear here in Escondido charged me 20 to balance the tires, I installed them myself. The installation is never really the issue it is the balancing that poses the problem. Dunno bout changing street tires will have to try that next time on the Strom. Up in LA the shop there charged 30 to R&R and balance but you disposed of the old time. Just my .02
  22. Well maybe the next ride will be 990 teritory up through big bear etc. get back into my old stomping grounds. Would have to be a small group itherwise you end up with huge gaps due to the dust this time of year. ☹️
  23. Love the yellow leds makes it easy to find myself in pictures. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
  24. Dan thats for putting this together is was great to have such a large turnout for my first group ride since coming down south. look forward to doing this again, maybe when its not 107 πŸ˜‚