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what's the last thing you bought?
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fess up. where does your money go? beer, women, men (?) . . . motorcycles?

i have a machine that might as well be a pile of burning hundred dollar bills. i refuse to add up the receipts.

so what's the very last thing you spent your money on? maybe it was a gold star tank. maybe it was a burger at the airport. go on and face your true self.

apologies if someone else has thought of this first.



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remember how the way to get the drive side roller bearing race out of triumph crankcases is to heat the cases up and then bang em on the bench until it drops out?

i hate doing that.

i have a set of crankcases where the race is just a wee bit too tight to fall out by itself. so i use one of those right-angle flat blade screwdrivers as a drift to winkle it out from the outside. still not a good solution. i seldom do this job, but i hate it every time i do.

so i finally coughed up the money and bought the tool new from Steadfast, 61-7017. never found one used anyplace.

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really nicely made, as it better be for the cost and the few times i'll ever use it.



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Due to a spinal problems and bad knees (all to, hopefully, be corrected this year), I bought a set of Kuryakn highway pegs for the T100. Bolted them to the crash bars for a bit of relief on longer rides.

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2 hours ago I went to WalMart and bought a handful of sports ball air pump filler needles.

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why do you need so many?


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Bought a auto darkening welding helmet from Princes Auto, Canada's version of Harbour Fraght. They were on sale and I have a pile of welding to do on my MGA resto job.

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Aside from going out to dinner Saturday night, the last big ticket items I bought were an SRM oil pump, and a Dynamoregulators generator belt drive and electronic regulator for my A10. Here's hoping wet sumping and over/under charged batteries are a thing of the past.


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Originally Posted by kevin roberts
why do you need so many?


I can answer that!

Because they never seem to be where you think they should be, or where you last left them.

If you buy a handful of them, and scatter them generously in the drawers and shelves near where you will generally look for them, then you'll have one when you need it, for a little while anyway

I do the same with notepads and pens. Like Prince George's socks, no matter how many I buy, I never seem to have any. So I buy them 20 at a time, and just scatter them around so that every time I want one, there's one in my hand. They don't last long, but it works while they last ....

Same with 10mm wrenches and sockets .... They're cheap and they disappear fast, buy them in job lots ...

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Lannis #766405 02/25/19 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Lannis
Originally Posted by kevin roberts
why do you need so many?


I can answer that!

Because they never seem to be where you think they should be, or where you last left them.

YAHTZEE!

I KNOW we have 1 or 2 SOMEWHERE, but I couldn't find them.

I typically give it 10 minutes of searching for something, then make the 10 minute drive to Wal-Mart.

This time I resisted the urge to waste $4 for a pack of 20, and instead spent $1.60 for (2) 2-packs.

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years and years ago i bought a magnetic protractor to measure the angles in a six-piece driveshaft i was installing in a 1950 hudson pacemaker using a 1953 hudson hornet rear end and and a 1960s-something turbo 400 transmission. great tool. also used it to measure the steering angle on my race bike when i was thinking about modifying the suspension. then one day i took it out to measure the incredible 24-percent grade i had to climb in a 30-ton dump truck off the ohio river. and i lost it somewhere.

looked all over the trucks, all over the house, all over the shop. couldn't find it. so a month ago i bit the bullet and went and bought another one, after 30 years of not needing to. when i brought it home i said, where can i put this new one so i won't lose it like the other one? i need a place so obvious and so easy that even if i forget it will always be in the first place i look.

so i said, i know just the place. i'll stick the magnetic base to the inside of the lid on my tool cabinet where it will be in plain sight and when i can't remember where it is, i'll go look there first because it's the obvious place that i would put it.

so i went right over there to stick the new one onto the lid.

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Fay and I both about fell on the floor laughing at that, because we have done EXACTLY the same thing so many times.

Why can I remember obscure song lyrics from the 1970s but I can't remember why I came into the kitchen just now ..... ?

Lannis


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Originally Posted by Lannis


Why can I remember obscure song lyrics from the 1970s but I can't remember why I came into the kitchen just now ..... ?

Lannis


Where am I?
Why am I here?


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Originally Posted by BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by Lannis


Why can I remember obscure song lyrics from the 1970s but I can't remember why I came into the kitchen just now ..... ?

Lannis


Where am I?
Why am I here?


And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife! .....

Gettin' old, me .... !


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On a similar note, I spent 3 days waiting for a replacement oil filter from MAP cycle. I even order TWO so I would have a spare and not have to wait next time. Finally got them in and figured I would stash the other one in plain sight on a shelf above the bench....right next to the spare I ordered last year and forgot all about facepalm cry


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I'm off today, so just got back from buying a 4 pack of "It's Complicated Being A Wizard" brewed by the Burlington Beer Co. in Burlington, VT. Vermont...the home of the greatest IPA's ever created !!




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Now you have two spare filters, you should be happy.
I was forced to buy a car, another Subaru.
My old one works, but is telling me about tranny on it's last legs and tired suspension.
After 400 k km everything looks and feels tired.

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Last week I bought a nice 48" LED light for my shop. Under $20 and no tubes to buy.
On my last shopping trip I bought some speed bleeders for my van's new calipers (I just moved here and it's tough to grab a total stranger to help bleed brakes.)
I also bought some upgrades for the bathroom. I just couldn't live with that cheap TP holder anymore.
The last thing I bought was 2 gallons of premium to put in the Trident. It was over 60 degrees yesterday.
Unfortunately a lot of that puked out two carbs when I turned on the tap.


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Rings and gaskets for my T140D. Came yesterday.

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Jim Hultman #766881 03/01/19 11:50 pm
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cool!


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Wednesday--bought a new trailer (well--new to me!).
2008 Class ACT V nosed 7' X 10"' aluminum trailer.
Should take three Brit bikes or a sidecar outfit.
Things to do on it--new tires, spare wheel, E Track etc but looking forward to doing that.
Photo attached.

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Yesterday I spent $60 on 4 boxes of vintage automotive tools from Craigslist. I expect to keep some of the good goodies and sell the rest. A lot of S-K wrenches and sockets and many other tools. Including a Scholler 6-8" double ended adjustable which should sell on eBay for $45.
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t-man - what is E Track? Nice trailer!


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I have a condition known in the Motor trade as " Snap On " Disease. Just recently I have found myself borrowing some sump plug sockets from another tool box. I hate it when someone is always borrowing the same tool from me so it was time to price some up, onto the van and the dealers tells me they are $100 N/Z for the Blue Point brand. I didn't even get a chance to haggle, " you can have them for 50 " he says!

Job done!

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Insist on something else.
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Al--E Track is lengths of slotted plate which you screw to the floor and/or walls into which you can easily clip locking devices which have rings attached to which you can secure ratcheting straps to hold bikes in place.
Like this:
https://www.etrailer.com/s.aspx?qry=E+Track
HTH

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