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« Reply #180 on: July 22, 2013, 02:51:57 PM »

Every one to his own taste but when I'm working in the shop I prefer some Tal Farlow on the stereo system.



Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I must admit that I´ve had a period of listening to experimental jazz while I was hooked on High end audio, but I wouldn´t get much done in the workshop with that kind of music on the stereo. smiley
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« Reply #181 on: July 22, 2013, 04:25:35 PM »

Well, there is always Thelonius Monk. 

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« Reply #182 on: July 24, 2013, 04:10:35 PM »

I think I´ll stick to my thrash metal, but thanks for the link! smiley

Here are the pics from last nights work, I modified the rear axle blocks to hold an M8 bolt for chain adjustment.



A pair of steel plates were made to fit the frame and complete the adjuster, I will weld them fully later when the frame is stripped and back in the frame jig.



Another mini project is to make the battery box, I will continue with that next time I go to the workshop.



Finally I removed the masking tape from the windshield, apparently the tape can get stuck if it is left on too long and it did leave some marks that I will have to remove with some solvent that doesen´t damage the plastic windshield.



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« Reply #183 on: July 24, 2013, 04:19:49 PM »

Anders;

You are welcome to the thrash metal; it's not for me.

I have successfully removed old tape adhesive residue from Plexiglass with denatured alcohol. This is ethyl alcohol with a few little additives that make it unfit to drink. I've never tried methanol. That is a nice windshield!

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« Reply #184 on: July 24, 2013, 06:20:55 PM »

natural oils remove the residue without any risk of damaging screens or paint  , locally we use eucalyptus oil , but when traveling could only find peppermint which also worked well
at a pinch crc also does the job
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« Reply #185 on: July 24, 2013, 06:56:09 PM »

Well, there is always Thelonius Monk. 

Regards, Neil  Tucson, AZ

I find Monk not all that strange, but I do have difficultly listening to later Coltrane (post Miles)....too many repeated strange measures for my taste.
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« Reply #186 on: July 25, 2013, 12:18:10 AM »

Lots of blues and Kris Kristofferson as well so I am no pure metalhead, it sort of follows the mood.

Thanks for the advice about the tape removal, I will try on a corner of the screen first to see if it miscolours the plastic or not.
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« Reply #187 on: July 25, 2013, 05:32:45 AM »

Here's a complete off-topic hijack -- but still might have some value for taking off adhesives:


We now and then use flypaper strips to catch the pests both at home, in sunny windows, and even at Bonneville.  A few years ago during the Shootout the flies were amazing -- many of 'em and they'd bite!  We had flystrips hanging from the rear view mirror in the truck.  But it was inevitable that I'd brush against the sticky strip when reaching for the phone or something - and the goo on the strip is dang near impossible to remove.  But then - I found some information online telling me that using vegetable oil - canola or peanut or one of those oils - - is a fine way to make the sticky goo let goo and come off the skin.  I'd even tried gasoline and strong soaps and scouring powders -- nope, they didn't.  The vegetable oil removes the adhesive (it's a resin) and isn't very noxious, either.

Will veggie oil work on the windscreen?  Maybe give it a try.  It should be pretty benign to the plastic.
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« Reply #188 on: July 25, 2013, 10:13:45 AM »

I'm rolling on the floor grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

Only a true U.P.-er would resort to flypaper.........the civilized parts of North America use toilet-paper and an occasional shower or bath to keep the flies away wink

And the next most obvious answer regarding veggie-oils will come from someone down under. cheesy cheesy cheesy 
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« Reply #189 on: July 25, 2013, 02:59:00 PM »

I have also used those spray cans of cooking oil (olive oil in my case) to soften the adhesive on old dried paper labels. Just spray it on let it soak for a while then peel or scrape off the label. A squirt of naptha lighter fluid also works well but on a plastic wind screen I would test that on some scrap first.

(I have picked up one of those electronic fly zapper swatters for this year Wink   )
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« Reply #190 on: July 25, 2013, 11:15:22 PM »

Great build, I have been watching since you started!  If you are having difficulty with the tape adhesive, I recommend Naptha if you can find it.  It is a solvent that is available at most paint stores and home improvement stores as well.  It is a natural solvent for most rubber type glues and does not affect most substrates.  Of course test it on a scrap, but I have been using it for some years and it is the cleanest method of removing tape residue or labels on plastic containers.
Good luck, can't wait to see how this project works! grin

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« Reply #191 on: July 26, 2013, 08:00:47 AM »

I find listening to blues is best for me-Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, and of course, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn! grin
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« Reply #192 on: July 26, 2013, 12:10:26 PM »

I find listening to blues is best for me-Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Robert Johnson, and of course, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn! grin

Great taste! I listen a lot to Albert Collins and RL Burnside, and Neil Young has been played countless hours in the workshop. smiley
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« Reply #193 on: July 26, 2013, 05:19:31 PM »

I knew you had to have some good taste, to build a bike this cool! LOL! cheers cheers cheers
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« Reply #194 on: July 26, 2013, 08:10:01 PM »

A brief further excursion into music for the shop - or house:  We're fortunate to have unlimited data allowance on our internet service - so we listen pretty much exclusively to internet radio stations.  Right now we're hearing SKY.FM -- a pretty good blues "station".  Aardvark blues isn't bad, either, but is a bit repetitive week in and week out.  For more "rock"-like music Atlantic Sound Factory is pretty good.

Classical is my favorite, and Classical Minnesota Public Radio wins in that category, with (sorta surprisingly) Wyoming Public radio coming a strong second.

Back to Anders' bike.  If we want to discuss music sources I guess I'll have to (or one of you should) start a music thread.  Keep it simple so Dan Warner doesn't curse us for straying so far from land speed racing, of course. rolleyes evil
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