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    OK, my days on the catwalk are over; back to the machine shop. It was fun while it lasted.

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    Back to the College

    Iíve been back over to the junior college in the machine shop to help Rick Puckett the machine shop instructor. Some of the machine shop equipment is in sad shape. He had the business that sold the school the lathes and mills send a rep over to find what it would take to fix them. They came a couple of times, hem and hawed around. All talk and no action. A month or so later, went back over to the shop. Still no action from the company that sold the the equipment to the college.

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    Fixing Some Simple Stuff

    I guess about a year after I took the CNC class I was back over to the college machine shop. I remembered some of the equipment was in sad shape and not operable. I fixed what I could.
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    Making brass dowel pins.
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    Fixed some handles.

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    Alone

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    I was working by myself. I needed help, I needed reinforcement. Time to call Big Ron.

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    Big Ron

    Journeyman Machinist, Journeyman Mechanic, Journeyman Auto and Motorcycle Head Specialist. The Fixer. Ron is 75; I brought him out of retirement. Sometimes old school is the ticket.

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    Ron sitting, studying, the situation. Rick looking on. Something broke that housing, it didnít break itself.
    The housing is below the little green switch, kinda hard to see.
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    Drain the Oil out of the Gear Box

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    Draining the gear box revealed the problem. Hard to see the damaged gear below the red housing. We stopped here. We need a special o-ring tool to remove the broken gear. School is closed tomorrow and Monday. Will give us time to get the special angled tool. Work comes to a halt.

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    Catwalk to Gearbox back to Catwalk

    Yes, back to the cat walk. I forgot the most important piece. Hopefully get it done tomorrow. This thread covers a lot, hang in, itís all good.

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    If I can remember correctly, I got this suit in the mid-90ís. Money well spent. Iíve returned it once for cleaning and a small repair. If Ur going to spend a lot of time on the road, this is the one to buy.

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    I got the Stitch out for the photo fashion/safety shoot. Got to looking at the reflective strips. They were deteriorated/basically gone.
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    A close look reveals that most of the reflective material is gone. need to figure out a way to recoat it. I guess a last resort is send it back in and have those reflective sections replaced. That was one of the major selling points, of why I purchased the suit. Itís always something. The thrill of riding comes at a cost.

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    I might go to the paint shop/store and find some reflective paint I can apply myself in a spray application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
    I might go to the paint shop/store and find some reflective paint I can apply myself in a spray application.
    Pretty easy to refresh the reflective material as itís a common product. Iím a fan of 3-M.

    https://www.seattlefabrics.com/1-12-...ard_p_232.html

    Even if you donít have access to a sewing machine, you could take it to a seamstress already ďpreppedĒ. Once sewn on a couple of applications of ďseam sealerĒ should renew the waterproofing.

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    Thx, for the info. Iíll get on it. Most of my rides at the moment are local. Will get the Stitch fixed up for Fall riding.

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    At The Airport Club

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    I think itís a Suzuki V4 Voyager. Looks cool. To big for me.
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    Another cool H/D
    Saw a lot of nice bikes out over the 4th of July Weekend.

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