Category Archives: Motorcycles

1+ years in the making, Shadow tank all done

My brother had a 1989 Honda Shadow tank with severe rust problems.  I cut the bottom corners off, silver soldered in patches, completed the body work repair with JB weld (water weld underneath, then standard), then primed, paint and clear … Continue reading

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Motorcycles again

It seems like a recurring thing every year around this time.  I’m thinking about motorcycles again.  I know we can’t afford one right now, but man would I love to have one.  Anything from the little Honda Grom to a … Continue reading

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A few more companies still making things here in the USA

Rolair If you want to get a top-notch air compressor, Rolair is the way to go.  All of their heavy duty units are made right here in the USA.  Please note that their hand-carry portable units are made in China … Continue reading

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Projects: The Current “Big Three”

Not in any particular order, but they all need to get done and soon. Note: there are more projects but the others my wife is heading up and I just help on. Finish repairing the holes in Isaac’s motorcycle tank.  … Continue reading

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Metal working

I’ve been using my little 50 amp stick welder for a few small projects and have found that I really like how 1/16″ 7014 rod runs as compared to 1/16″ 6013.  Now, for either rod it really makes sense to … Continue reading

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History of Harley

I got an email from MotorcycleInsurance.com sharing with me their new graphic depicting the History of Harley Davidson.  They were thinking I might want to share it on here, and they were right.  

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If I decide to go a little higher end

In a world where I had more money and wanted to go a little higher end with a bike, I would totally get a Ducati Monster 696 or BMW F800R. Good times and great mpg.

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The perfect bike for me

I’ll start by saying this, my brother has told me before that I “do more research on a tape measure than the average person does when buying a new car.”  While this is probably true (in fact, I’ve looked into … Continue reading

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Motorcycle for saving money?

It seems this comes up a lot.  “Will riding a motorcycle save me money?”  The answer is “it depends.”  If you lose the car (and consequently maintenance, monthly bills, insurance etc) and only ride a motorcycle – yes, you will … Continue reading

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Electric motorcycle finally cool

It’s about time.  Someone has finally made an electric motorcycle that can go 30 miles, tops out at 60mph and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.  It’s built by Brooklyn Motorized Corporation and is a prototype for now.  It … Continue reading

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