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Old 12-05-2012, 08:55 AM
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Dunno if their still used but the old tugs and tow boats down south used to use arc spot lights. They created an unbelievable amount of light. Truly amazing stuff MT. Hope you do a thread. Would love to see this.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:50 AM
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stopped off at wally world today after being stuck out in the middle of nowhere while i fixed my wobbly gas tank, and my wife told me to stop and get a springer seat from there. ive been looking to get one and she told me it would be an xmas gift from her...put it on in the parking lot and floated all the way home...diggin the new seat...also building a rear tail lamp to run off my gen when i cruise at night...pics later when im done...probably going back out too...its supposed to be 42 degrees here and sunny...not many days left like that i think...why wait? im goin out
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:26 PM
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stopped off at wally world today after being stuck out in the middle of nowhere while i fixed my wobbly gas tank, and my wife told me to stop and get a springer seat from there. ive been looking to get one and she told me it would be an xmas gift from her...put it on in the parking lot and floated all the way home...diggin the new seat...also building a rear tail lamp to run off my gen when i cruise at night...pics later when im done...probably going back out too...its supposed to be 42 degrees here and sunny...not many days left like that i think...why wait? im goin out
42 degrees and SUNNY? Are you kidding me? I was out yesterday working on a bike and it was in the mid 50's. All I could think about was I don't wanna be out in all this cold. Yer a much tougher man than I am, 42 degrees and yer going RIDING? I think I like California just a little more now.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:56 PM
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42 degrees and SUNNY? Are you kidding me? I was out yesterday working on a bike and it was in the mid 50's. All I could think about was I don't wanna be out in all this cold. Yer a much tougher man than I am, 42 degrees and yer going RIDING? I think I like California just a little more now.
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I love the new england weather...42 is warm here...only wore ahoodie...i love going out when its colder out...bike seems to run better in the cold once I warm her up...
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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I love the new england weather...42 is warm here...only wore ahoodie...i love going out when its colder out...bike seems to run better in the cold once I warm her up...
Still in the 80's hear in sunny Florida I can ride year round!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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I used to make carbon arc lamps when I was a kid.
I took the center carbon rods out of old Rayovac size D batteries.
The rest of the lamp details I will not bore you with.
I never did come up with a device to accommodate the erosion of the carbon rods though.

They were lots of fun!
i used to work in a movie theater (theatre) where the projector used carbon arc rods.it was cool,i had to keep calibrating the projector as the rods burned.
was a fun job.

no winter riding for me,the last precipatation was freezing rain,i can barely walk on the road in front of my house,nevermind riding the mb.guess i will get back to finishing the #2 bike this winter.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:22 PM
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Worked on the intake and the exhaust.



See the Wasp build link below for the details...
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:50 PM
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Went out to the garage to start working on the jack shaft assembly only to find out one of the Pillow Block Bearings has the wrong size finished bore ID (Not 5/8" ID, to small).

Good one


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Bores not the same height
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:23 PM
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Filled the Pig with gas and rode it empty! Wet and miserable! (Still had more fun than should be allowed)
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...wpipe006-1.jpg
Also got one of the new Cranbrooks done. New pics coming soon.
http://i875.photobucket.com/albums/a...all2012203.jpg
I swapped the stock fork on the other Cranbrook for a sprung fork off the Next hanging in the bicycle tree....
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:36 PM
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Finally found a set of suspension forks for the Cranny. There cheap ones, Rebound I think, But there 1' threaded, 26' and should fit perfect. Ocho ninja and I rode almost 30 miles(round trip) to pick them up. I've been looking at new forks and they just want more than I have in my account. The guy let me have em for $15 so I'm putting them on first chance I get. Right now I have 3 customer bikes in the shop so gotta get them out first.
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