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    Michel's Pass/Katberg/Devil's Bellows

    Having spent the past long weekend in Hogsback, we decided to do a little round trip. We headed for Katberg Pass via Michel's Pass and Seymore, and then on to Devil's Bellows.

    The road has...
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    Re: BMW 650 GS - Badge - Help needed pls.

    Looks like you're in luck. I have only 1 in 55mm (57mm). It is not new, but I think will be ok. Where are you located? I can Postnet to you.
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    Re: BMW 650 GS - Badge - Help needed pls.

    Send me the diameter of the badge. They come in a huge variety of sizes, to measure the corresponding one on the other side of the bike and let me know. I have a whole selection of them and will...
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    Re: Extension to towbar

    The problem I have with that, regardless of its original purpose, is that some ignoramus IS, sooner or later, going to try and tow a trailer with it, with potentially disastrous results for his own...
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    Re: Newbie, looking to get a 4x4 vehicle

    Oh boy, now you have opened a can of worms. Hold on, need to get my popcorn! ;D
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    So I have realized that some of this material is extremely hard. Here is the first project completed using the 2 thinnest shafts.

    Vice end stop.
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    I don't really build models if that is what you are referring to. I do, however, make tools and stuff because I enjoy it and because I can. I do not have the time (or inclination) to document all...
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    Re: Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    Some of it is quite soft. I have found that some of the smaller diameters can be hardened, so they at least have some carbon content. I would check the hardenability (is that a word?) before I use...
  9. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Nope. Looks like someone cut those teeth on a drill press. :o
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    Material Source for hobbyist machiners

    I have found a great source of material for projects. Pop around to your local Supaquick, Hi-Q, Speedy Exhausts etc, etc. In fact, any business that replaces motor vehicle shocks. Ask to dig in...
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    Re: oorvol olie

    Just get a shorter dipstick! ;D

    I had to get a longer one for my Bantam the other day as the old one wasn't reaching the oil anymore. :cool:
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    Re: Wire Tying Tool - Take 2

    Yes, @RogerSS, the wire runs over the top of the extra bar and keeps it ahead of the tool when folding it over, instead of the tool pulling the wire up behind itself. For smaller diameter clamps...
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    Wire Tying Tool - Take 2

    Before anyone asks, the answer is NO! I will not be making any more of these for anyone at whatever price. :)

    Now that that is out of the way, I decided to amend and modify my previous wire tying...
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    Re: One Ten V8 Starting Problem

    I would say valve clearances. When last did you check them?
  15. Re: Please Help!!!! Recovering VIN number on rusted chassis

    I would recommend this. Available at Builders Whorehouse and used to clean cement off facebricks. Wash it off with warm water with a little Bicarb mixed in.

    Basically the same as phosphoric...
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    Re: Picture of your bike!

    My wife's bike (left) and mine (right) on LongTomPass last year.
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    Re: Table saw motor required

    My neighbor has one very similar that also needed a motor. He picked up and old swimming pool pump motor on Gumtree for R500. Almost fitted straight in. Had to make a few small mods but the saw...
  18. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    What, no update today?! Unacceptable I tell you. Unacceptable! >:D
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    Re: Fortuner Roof console

    Not sure about the Fortuner, but I am busy with a custom one for my LC. DIY is ALWAYS possible. ;D
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    Rust-oleum make a wrinkle finish paint. I have used it often for switch panels etc. Actually looks like the textured plastic on your car's dash. Available at Builders Whorehouse.
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  21. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks. Will send you a PM. ;)
  22. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yip, Sardinia Bay dune has awesome clean sand for blasting. I collected 3 large 25kg chlorine buckets full a few weeks ago.

    Mygoggie, would it be possible to come and have a look at your project...
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    Re: Prince Alfred Pass

    Which way will you be travelling? To or from Avontuur?

    I am assuming to Avontuur. Start the pass from Simola golf course, not from the location. That way you include Kom se Pad, although in the...
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    There are a number of YouTube clips in this thread that show how the tool works.

    As for cost, it cost me as much as it costs to run my lathe and milling machine for 45 minutes. Tool itself was...
  25. Thread: Awning on RR

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    Re: Awning on RR

    Posting a pic or a drawing will make it easier for someone to assist with ideas.
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    Re: Trainer in Lathe, Milling and Welding Wanted

    I am very much like Plunger in this regard.

    I grew up on a farm, and grew up with all things practical, way before things like computers, cellphones, internet, social media and YouTube. Hell, the...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Then I'll need to buy a dovetail bit as well...

    Wait, here comes an idea ... :D
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    Re: Best Bakkie for the farm? Advice needed

    Last year I was up in Mpumelanga. All you see on the roads up there are Land Cruisers and Mahindras, with the odd Hilux or Isuzu in between. Ford Rangers are nowhere to be seen. Almost like...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Nah, got about 15 already. ;D
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    Tramming is good. (yes, it can be adjusted) The crosshatch pattern is visible (in the photo along the left edge) but as you say, the camera lies. Crosshatch covers the entire surface. The tool has...
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    The end result is quite acceptable I think. The short tool gives a total cutting sweep of about 90mm, and the longer tool around 160mm. This piece is 45mm wide.

    https://i.imgur.com/F3npSIt.jpg
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    Re: So I bought a Milling Machine

    It's always weird how you buy one tool, and then find out that you need more. ;D


    So busy with a cooling airfeed to the mill and lathe. The largest endmill I have is a 16mm, but the airfeed...
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    Re: Adventure Bike

    My wife rides a 2015 R1200GS Adventure and loves it! I have given up trying to stay with her on my old 2007 Adventure. And a good 80% of our riding is on gravel.
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    Sticky: Re: Trade thread

    You have a PM.
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    Re: Wire tying tool

    Thanks @rodneykdc. The one I made is based on your first link. It doesn't have the internal threaded rod.
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