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Old 03-02-2005, 06:44 AM   #61
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My first tool kit, consisting of everything that was needed to maintain the mighty "Farmall H" tractor



a 1/2 lb ball peen hammer



a big crescent wrench



a big blade tip screwdriver



a 3 foot long piece of 2" ID steel pipe, doing triple duty as a pry bar, a spare hammer and a handle extension for the crescent wrench ( and was also useful for killing snakes)



And the reason that such a simple tool kit was all that was needed was because the fine engineers at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company knew that hard working American farmers had no goddamn use whatsoever for Phillips or torx or Allen screw or bolt heads or any such crap like that, nor did they want to spend a lot of time working on a machine that was supposed to be saving them time and effort.



Nowdays I find my Buell to be a fairly easy bike to work on & if geared down just a bit more it probably has enough torque to pull a three blade plow... but I wish the engineers in Milwaukee would give over all these goofy-arse little torx head bolts on the engine case













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Old 03-02-2005, 09:08 AM   #62
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free drinks at the casinos.



nothing works better for spending a lot of money!
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:09 PM   #63
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WD 40 is one superior product. Thanks for not giving up after the 1st 39 tries
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:14 PM   #64
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I had a 3 wheeled Farmall with the 5th gear slot that wasn't welded shut.



Now that thing was dangerous. One time the sleeve of my coveralls got snagged on the hand throttle, and I went blasting through about 15 rows of corn at 20 mph.



That got my attention....
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Old 03-02-2005, 01:15 PM   #65
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Gold bond powder is better. It has talc not corn starch thus wont grow weird little funky creatures in your shorts. You can pick it up at Wal Mart. It is basicly the same product as anti monkey butt powder at a much better price
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Old 03-03-2005, 04:39 AM   #66
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Loctite, ask any pre 2004 sportster rider.

Using different oil weights according to ambient temperature.

Tits, ass and beer.

Money.

Oil coolers.

A newly paved road.

lcd digital multimeter.

my hands.



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Old 03-03-2005, 05:39 AM   #67
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Otherwise known as:



#1: Universal calibration device.



#2: Universal calibration device accessory.



And yet another term for those two complicated yet reliable tools are the "Amal monobloc calibration device and float adjuster."







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Old 03-04-2005, 07:02 AM   #68
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Gotta say, I love this topic. For years I've thought that I was alone when I would fawn over something - something trivial - that just plain works. For instance, I had a Rubbermaid water jug with a screw on top. Every time I scewed that top on, the pour spout would line up directly where it should. Great! When I tell other people these things, all I get is funny looks.



In my business, restaurant kitchens, the things that work tend to be the ones you see everywhere. If they didn't work, they wouldn't survive - it's kitchen Darwinism. The tools that I reach for are simple, stoutly made, have multiple uses, and just make sense the first time they're used.



Things That Work (by Alex Carlson, chef and baker):

- Wüsthoff 8" Deep chef knife

- old Hobart mixers

- new Kitchenaid mixers

- Bench scrapers, both plastic and steel

- Parker Jotter pens

- Garmont boots

- Speed racks

- Cambro containers



Without these things, I could do my job, but I'd be miserable.
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Old 03-04-2005, 06:04 PM   #69
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The 1200 Sportster. We love to knock it but consider ...

Sounds great.

Huge torque.

No vibration.

Automatic valve clearance adjustment. This means they're always adjusted correctly.

Belt drive. Outlasts chains 4:1. Needs no lubrication. Doesn't stretch and therefore is always properly adjusted.

Handles just fine (perfect balance between flickability and stability)

Sounds great.

Comfortable (I'm 6 foot tall)

Sounds great

In fact, they're so good HD doesn't even need to supply a toolkit!
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:41 AM   #70
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My hands! Best answer of the bunch!
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