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Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 184,006
Posted By The PacRat
As a former owner of a rather beat-up Pacific...

As a former owner of a rather beat-up Pacific Coast, I was a big fan of Plastex, until I discovered this method for repairing ABS. Very cheap and nothing I have tried works better to weld the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By The PacRat
Nice, new version of a bike that reminds me of...

Nice, new version of a bike that reminds me of the old days!
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By The PacRat
That is a great idea. But... The closest...

That is a great idea. But... The closest junkyard to me is about 45 miles away, and I'd have to pull the speakers and have a way to test them at the junkyard.

But thanks!
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By The PacRat
4" to 4-1/2" speakers for bike stereo - cheap AND good?

I am getting ready to build a stereo for my bike, for fun mostly. Looks like I will have room for 4-1/2" speakers - maybe larger but not sure yet.

This is a low-budget project, so I was wondering...
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,970
Posted By The PacRat
Had a chance to use the Jawhorse Welding...

Had a chance to use the Jawhorse Welding attachment the other day. It was GREAT!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/614CIfOXKEL._SX425_.jpg
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,437
Posted By The PacRat
Disconnect and remove battery - unplug ECU. ...

Disconnect and remove battery - unplug ECU. Clamp ground nearest to weld. Check. Sounds reasonable.

If there is ANY way of doing this off the bike I will, but I am afraid to get everything...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,437
Posted By The PacRat
Welding ultra-newb with a question. I bought...

Welding ultra-newb with a question.

I bought a little wire-feed welder and I am having a lot of fun learning how to weld basic crap around the house.

I am getting ready to build a trunk rack...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,969
Views: 950,857
Posted By The PacRat
Those are some beautiful bikes and some...

Those are some beautiful bikes and some itty-bitty gas tanks!
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By The PacRat
I found Black Fleece for less than $2 a yard at...

I found Black Fleece for less than $2 a yard at Walmart so I bought some. Decided instead of gluing the fabric to the box, I would drop in a panel and pad and cover it. That way I am not trying to...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By The PacRat
I don't want my helmet to get scratched, plus a...

I don't want my helmet to get scratched, plus a little padding would help when I load it with groceries. (I travel down some bumpy roads)
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By The PacRat
I was considering going all-out and lining the...

I was considering going all-out and lining the entire interior, including the lid. So far the speaker box cover looks like the best option.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,857
Posted By The PacRat
FYI - These ramps are cheap and easy to build. ...

FYI - These ramps are cheap and easy to build. http://www.bikercamps.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/DIY-bike-Ramp.pdf

I made a slightly slimmer version and made them attach to the sidewalls of...
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By The PacRat
Have you lined your trunk? What did you use?

My old Yamaha Venture trunk is bare plastic on the inside. I currently have a towel sitting in it, but was thinking about lining it with something. But what?

Speaker box carpet? Padded...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,970
Posted By The PacRat
FYI - I got a refurb RK9003 from Rockwell's own...

FYI - I got a refurb RK9003 from Rockwell's own Ebay store for $121.00. Just like new. Plus the welding attachment.

Got my BenchJaw on Amazon
...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,970
Posted By The PacRat
The mounting bracket is brilliant. Having them...

The mounting bracket is brilliant. Having them in a couple of different places would be pretty handy - ez to move it where you need it in seconds.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,970
Posted By The PacRat
The Plywood jaw is an accessory that you can buy...

The Plywood jaw is an accessory that you can buy for the basic Jawhorse, even if you just get the regular model.
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,970
Posted By The PacRat
Brought this thread back to add to the praise of...

Brought this thread back to add to the praise of the Jawhorse, and add another product to the spotlight. The BenchJaw.

It is kinda like the Jawhorse's baby brother. It is used like a bench vise,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,666
Posted By The PacRat
http://www.circusentertainers.co.uk/Images/Clowns/...

http://www.circusentertainers.co.uk/Images/Clowns/ClownsonTour-Minibike.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,613
Posted By The PacRat
Vulcan is not a bad choice - it can actually be...

Vulcan is not a bad choice - it can actually be pretty comfortable and if you need to adjust bars you can get cheap risers or switch out the bars altogether if that is what you want.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,212
Posted By The PacRat
Honda Pacific Coast.

Honda Pacific Coast.
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,262
Posted By The PacRat
Jig saw and then sand the edge.

Jig saw and then sand the edge.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,315
Posted By The PacRat
I see your point - I mean who the hell wants a...

I see your point - I mean who the hell wants a "reliable" bike anyway? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,315
Posted By The PacRat
Who said they're bad?

Who said they're bad?
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,315
Posted By The PacRat
:rofl Nothing flimsy or cheap about my...

:rofl

Nothing flimsy or cheap about my Nomad. Neither were the Yamahas or Hondas I looked at.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8mkKbgO5pPY/UJGebcJ2KFI/AAAAAAAAEy4/785AYDdpFZk/s550/3.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 27,315
Posted By The PacRat
I don't think they are better or worse than...

I don't think they are better or worse than Harley, but they are different. You just have to decide if the name is worth that much more to you.

I really like my buddy's Ultra Glide, but at 6'3"...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,691
Posted By The PacRat
I do like the NC700x for sure. Can't beat the...

I do like the NC700x for sure. Can't beat the MPGs, and you can easily add bags and slap on a new exhaust. Plus, it's not a scooter. But I love that Burgie trunk. If the two bikes mated and had a...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,691
Posted By The PacRat
I was asking what YOUR choice would be, so what I...

I was asking what YOUR choice would be, so what I want to do is irrelevant. :D Those just happen to be the couple of bikes I am considering.

Great info Longhaul747 - thanks!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,691
Posted By The PacRat
Honda NC700X or Burgman 400?

If you had to choose between the Honda NC700X or Burgman 400, what would your choice be and why?
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8,884
Views: 1,429,392
Posted By The PacRat
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda...

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery%20B/Honda%20NC%20700X%2012%20%204.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By The PacRat
Listen to the Danmoto XG-1 - I think it may be...

Listen to the Danmoto XG-1 - I think it may be what you are looking for...

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Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By The PacRat
I am 6'3" and was wondering if any similarly tall...

I am 6'3" and was wondering if any similarly tall owners could comment on the fit of the bike?

I am really into practicality, and this bike looks right up there with the PC800 as far as that goes....
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By The PacRat
B-I-N-G-O I like it.

B-I-N-G-O

I like it.
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By The PacRat
Here is a pic of the container. It has its' own...

Here is a pic of the container. It has its' own secondary roof and one side of it is under my carport roof, so the venting will be done on the side shown in the pic. In addition I have insulation...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By The PacRat
Ideas for venting a Shipping Container

Just looking for ideas on how to bring down the temperature in a shipping container I use for storage. With temps over 100 outside, I would guess that the inside of the box can get to about 120. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,242
Posted By The PacRat
Definitely makes it hard(er) to sell again, and I...

Definitely makes it hard(er) to sell again, and I know you said you weren't worried about that, but when you decide to sell it you will.

Other than that I had a salvage bike or two and there were...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,298
Posted By The PacRat
That is pretty cool looking. I am picturing it...

That is pretty cool looking. I am picturing it with a flat cammo-green paint job...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By The PacRat
You can mix ABS shavings with Acetone (roughly...

You can mix ABS shavings with Acetone (roughly 50/50) and it will create a slurry that will bond INTO the old ABS and "weld" it back together. Probably easier than heat welding it. But always good...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By The PacRat
Pretty creative. PLUS if you ever need to give a...

Pretty creative. PLUS if you ever need to give a geezer a ride, all they have to do is hop on!
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,958
Posted By The PacRat
More doo-dads please...:D

More doo-dads please...:D
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,703
Posted By The PacRat
They won't stick to anything other than a good...

They won't stick to anything other than a good flat surface - Flying Eyeball's idea looks good.
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