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Nice John, I too hope you get 20 years out of it. But I am pessimistic. Should your path cross with a “Speed Queen” machine check it out. They don’t advertise and are still American made.
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Yeh

I bought a new top-line LG. Worked wonderfully!

18 months boards went it would cost $700 to ficks, genius me got no service plan onit.

We ran out bought a new maytag $900. worked marginally.

I bitched about the LG on sociallized media and LG contacted me, sent a repairman out and totally fixed it.

The maytag, which has a service plan is out in the shed.

It's just my girl and I and two Bulldogs

I LOVE the LG so we shall see how long forever is this time. Next time I'll get a service plan
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Today, the weather was nice, There wasnít a cloud in the sky and the temps were in the low 50s. It wasnít as nice as yesterday was ( 63ļ F), but it was one hell of a lot nicer than the crap we had just a few weeks ago.

I had a number of errands to run, so I was out on the express hitting places like the post office, my brotherís shop, the cable company and the supermarket. I was in a fairly good mood when I came out of the supermarket and saw the scratch. Then my mood went straight to hell.

Some asshole had put a scratch down the painted panel of my left saddlebag. I donít know if it was caused by a shopping cart, a typical Cincinnati driver with less than minimal driving skills or if it was a deliberately malicious act; but it really pissed me off. Iíve only had the new paint on the bike for two months and itís already getting damaged. Hell; I havenít put 500 miles on it yet. The good news is that I have the panel from the 40 liter bags, and I can swap it for the scratched piece. That knowledge isnít helping my attitude, though. Iím still pissed.

So now I just have to try to focus on the good things in my life. If I can do that, Iíll feel better. I know; Iíll focus on that stripped button head Torx bolt on the 05 that Iíve been fighting for the past two days. I only had to remove the front fender and wheel to try to get it out. I will get it out, eventually, but itís being a royal PITA. It should have been a 30 minute job to put the crash bar on the Roadster, however, tomorrow will be day three (I took today off because I was in a really bad mood after returning home from running errands). Iím really tempted to go buy a Dremel tool. It seems that no matter how many tools I have, Iím always missing the one that would make a job a sh*tload easier.

On a good note, I was at Cin City (I still think thatís a stupid name for a motorcycle shop) H-D yesterday, and theyíve replaced most of the cute little air headed fluffernutters with people who know what theyíre doing. They didnít have the bolts in stock, but they called the dealers in the area and then I went and picked them up. It was a great excuse to ride on a beautiful warm Spring like day. And the folks at the parts counter knew what they were doing. While the manager was chasing down the bolts, another parts guy pulled up the size and thread of the bolts I was looking for. For the record, theyíre 3/8-16 by 1.5Ē Button head Torx bolts. You know; I could replace them with some grade 8 hex heads. I have them in my stash of hardware. Maybe I will. I need to chase down a MAC Tools truck and get a new insert for my now screwed up T 45 socket. Iím glad I happened to have a couple of other T 45 sockets, even though they wonít help remove the chewed up bolt. I can use them if I decide to put the new Torx bolts in.

Tomorrow, Iíll mail my trusty Leatherman tool to Oregon to have it rehabbed under warranty. As I stated on the form, the pivot points are worn and so are the various tools. It looks old, worn out and tired. Much like itís owner. Itís going to feel strange to not have my Leatherman with me. Iíve been carrying one for decades. Itís bailed me out more times than I can recount. I used it to fix my friendís Gold Wing on a trip through Vermont, once. Another time, my Leatherman and a 4Ē crescent wrench were the only tools I used to change out the radiator in my pickup truck. Itís a great tool and itís very handy. I use it all the time and Iíll feel naked without it.

Well; enough whining. Iím starting to feel a little better, though Iíd still like to pour roofing tar in the shorts of the person who scratched my paint.

Oh well; sh*t happens.
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That sucks to hear about the scratch, I know a guy that can fix that, or it could be a good place for a cool sticker, I like bullet holes. If you contact Mac tools, I'm pretty sure you can mail them the broken tool and they will warranty it.

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It's a long scratch; about a foot long. I figure I'll try to chase down a Mac truck. In the meantime, I think I'll buy that Wen rotary tool from Home Teapot for 15 bucks that comes with cut off wheels and other attachments.

Today, I'll make another stab at getting that bolt out. I'm filing down two sides by hand so that I'll be able to get a 1/2" open end wrench on it. I'd drill it out, but there isn't room to fit a drill in there. It's a good teacher of patience.

I once read that if you pray for Patience, God doesn't just give you Patience, He gives you situations that make you develop it. I don't remember praying for Patience, but I guess it's time for me to develop a bit more of it... Or somethin'.
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John, check out some of the local pawn shops. Tools are a commonly pawned item & prices are usually good. It's the first place I look when I need tools, after the sticker shock in the big box stores sets in.
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That's a good idea! Thanks!
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Yep, I've gotten some pretty good tool deals at pawn shops, check those cashland places also, they're basically pawn shops.

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