Heidi Marshall Harbor Freight January 03rd, 2020 - 03:13:54
Purchase a simple multi-tester or multi-meter for less than ten dollars and perform the following test. With the car off, leave the headlights on for about 2-3 minutes. Set an alarm so you do not drain the battery, and turn the headlights off when it goes off. This will remove any surface charge. Set the multi-tester dial so it registers in the 20 Volt DC range. You can read the multi-tester instructions or research its use online. A multi-tester is very simple to use. Touch the red lead to the positive battery terminal, and the black one to the negative. A healthy, fully charged battery should read around 12.5-12.8 Volts. This will vary with temperature (lower temperatures mean lower voltage), but should never be below 12 Volts. Another optional suggestion is to touch the black multi-tester lead to your engine or a metal part of the vehicle. If the voltage is substantially lower you may have a bad cable connection.
A lot of people I read user experiences on said that Northern Tool has imports that are the same quality as Harbor Freight, but they do not offer nothing but imports. People who want American made tools will have access to them. American made tools are sold next to the ones that have been imported. Just expect to pay a little bit more in this case.
Let's start with what I think is about the most important thing "protect that attitude". I know that isn't where most people start however without it cleaning that scoot will always be a headache. How do I protect it? First, get a motorcycle lift. They're not all that expensive these days. I got mine at Harbor Freight for about $300.00 and I can't tell you how much easier it is to clean any bike. You can get them much cheaper even as little as $60.00 or so. But my point is to get that baby up in the air so you don't have to hurt your knees, back or anything else. Nobody looks forward to kneeling or bending over for hours at a time. Do you think that might be a reason your friend's bikes may not be so clean?
There are lots of household materials that you can use in your artwork. You will find many useful materials around your home and also at your local grocery and hardware store. Never throw out a kitchen sponge or old newspaper. They are very useful for moving colors around. Save old jar caps and plastic plates to do amazing space painting and cosmic art. Collect and organize your tools well because it can really suck to have to break to go look for something.
The next part I think is most important. That is having a good charge controller for our solar power system. This controls the amount of electricity that is flowing in and out of our storage unit. The charge controller will help us get the most out of our batteries. The reason I feel this is the most important part is the batteries are the most expensive part of our system. We need to buy ourselves a deep cycle battery for our storage unit. I like to make my storage unit a little large than I will need at the moment. So lets buy two batteries to start out. That way when my solar DIY project progresses I will not have to work on the storage unit again. I can concentrate on my solar panels.
These units are simple in design as they consist of a 12 volt gel cell battery plus a couple of heavy duty 400 amp cables and rubber insulated clamps. These are extremely useful items as the batteries they have are powerful enough with its 400 amps to actually jump start a vehicle when its starting battery is totally dead. Its peek power rating is approximately 900 Amps. There is AC adapter which comes with it for charging the boost battery as well as a 12 volt cord for charging it from your car as you drive.