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Old 07-30-2011, 11:58 PM
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I turned some Cherry wood handlebar grips...tomorrow...Bird's Eye Maple is on tap...
This sounds interesting! Looking forward to some picts!
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:25 AM
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I turned some Cherry wood handlebar grips...tomorrow...Bird's Eye Maple is on tap...
Any pictures of these hand grips, would like to see em!

How about a CNC Mill/Lathe using some scan of a person’s hand, then it makes ergonomic shape to grasp?

I have thought of using some of this thin bendable birch plywood and covering some areas of my motor bike with it. I am going to see how close areas that are near heat from the engine are before finally making any decision though. The birch has nice grain and is a bit light colored, but I may use dark walnut stain on it and maybe also put gloss over that.

What I don't want to have is colors of paint that do not go well with the wood color, but I already have red for all except the engine black high temp type, so I may or may not try this.

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Old 07-31-2011, 03:03 AM
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I got a flat today.. I was about a mile from home.. Stopped by the machine shop and got it aired up and thankfully got home before it went completely flat... Kinda scary...
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:25 AM
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Get Slime with 2.5mm thick or greater of tubes. Cram about 6 ounces in each tire done deal. I have to once a blue moon Make a tire a little stiffer. I Never ever get flats. There is lots of recipes out there. Folks doing sumthen different. http://motorbicycling.com/f53/how-ca...res-27895.html
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:24 AM
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Get Slime with 2.5mm thick or greater of tubes. Cram about 6 ounces in each tire done deal. I have to once a blue moon Make a tire a little stiffer. I Never ever get flats. There is lots of recipes out there. Folks doing sumthen different. http://motorbicycling.com/f53/how-ca...res-27895.html
I think a spoke is a little too long and piercing my tire from the inside.. may have to take the wheel apart to fix it but then, no more flats. So in this case, slim is bunk
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:26 AM
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I got's the kind of GoatHead stickers here it can stifle live stock. I totally survive

Local bike shops here got it by the Five gallon buckets in their service department. .
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:46 AM
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I found a stamped steel centerstand that was couple inches too short. I broke off the tab feet and fitted and welded 1/4" connector nuts, anf used 1/4" bolts for extender feet.

Also, turned over 300miles on the odo today on my in frame Predator Fricton drive. Not one single problem yet. It Rocks, and NO CHAIN LOL

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:19 AM
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Hawt wayne! 300 trouble free clicks? Right on!

I'm figuring how much gas I'll need for a 50k run to the offshore boat races. Gotta love the smell of Methanol in the afternoon!

about tire punctures, I found a dude that used an old seatbelt as a tire liner. Might be good for goatheads, eh?

Have a good one everyone!

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Old 07-31-2011, 11:47 AM
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I turned some Cherry wood handlebar grips...tomorrow...Bird's Eye Maple is on tap...
Wow!
That sound neato!
I'll bet that looks great.
I'd like to see pics, too.
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...and TNX, Dan!
I'll ask around for some of that Helix fuel line!
With freight cost added, it's out of reach for me, right now.

I'd like to do something though...
..open frame, peanut tank, tiny nt carby, and HUGE FAT BLACK weatherhead fuel line is NOT attractive! :-(

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Old 07-31-2011, 12:44 PM
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Nothing because I bought a new(to me)bike

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I pick it up tomorrow. I have budgeted most of my SSI income to getting this bike running this month, I need a ride. Tired of having to wait and deal with other people just to get somewhere.

I'll be starting a thread in the chopper section. I'm improving my skills at photo with a digital camera. In high school I was a newspaper/yearbook photographer but that was on film. Luckly for me there are so many tutorials on how to post photos, maybe I otta watch some
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