Monday, December 6, 2010
I just finished reading this book. It's a great book for anyone new or thinking about motorcycling and a good read for even the advanced riders. Sonny Barger, one of the founders of the Hell's Angels M/C, writes about everything from what to look for when buying a new bike, beginner and advance riding techniques and even tips on joining a motorcycle club. This was the first book by Barger that I've read and I'm looking forward to reading more of his books.
Started my first winter project this past weekend. It's not bike related but garage related so that's close enough. I've been sick of working on my current work bench. It was there when we moved into the house and it a pile of junk. It's just nailed together 2x4 and it wobbles like cray whenever I try to work off of it. The new bench will be made out of 2x6's and be screwed together using 3" deck screws. The old bench was 7' by 23" and the new one is going to be a corner "L" shaped bench that is 8' from corner to end on both sides and 30" wide with one leg having a shelf under it for storage and the other leg open so I can store stuff under it on the floor, like my floor jack. I'll try and get some pics the new bench soon. After that project I think I'm going to try and work on getting my muffler, on the bike, closer to the header and then cut the muffler itself down some.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
I got my 125 EZ Friday night. I must say, I love this machine. It's been about 14 years since I've welded, if not longer and I'm picking it back up pretty well. My dad is a welder for a living and he came over to get me going and he was really impressed with it too. It didn't do 22 gauge too well, blew right threw it for the most part, but it did 16 gauge to 3/16" really well. I ran a small bead on some 3/16" I had and tried to break the weld by putting it in the vise and smashing it with a hammer and it would not budge. I also welded some motorcycle exhaust together, it came out really bad looking but it would not bust apart. I just need more practice welding on curves / pipes I think.