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I have arranged a 5% discount with Gruber Power Services on their products.  I have had good luck with their AGM motorcycle batteries and the price is pretty reasonable.  To receive this dis...

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Has anyone ever towed their bike using a hitch mounted tow device like the Slick Wheelie?
I know I should be riding it everywhere I go BUT when the boss wants to go out of town for a few days to ...

Started 04/19/17 at 16:23:18 by Billmc
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OpenDNS server
Possible to speed up your Internet browsing using this as an alternate server.
I tried it, speeds significantly increased both up/download.
Full details found here: http://www.opendns.com/
HTH<br /...

Started 01/01/08 at 09:32:21 by tagordon (Ex Member)
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Not being one to leave well enough alone, I would like to purchase some thin copper head gaskets to raise my compression. Anyone know where I can get these......Dew.

Started 10/29/07 at 17:13:59 by dewjantim (Ex Member)
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any interest in a bike lift table?
i am think about building a bike lift table. yes you can go buy one at harbor freight on sale or if your like me who has a welder and more time than money. i like to build stuff, and most of time i ca...

Started 01/09/07 at 10:53:16 by Jon P (Ex Member)
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By: Rob Valdez 79 R65
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Making brackets and other gizmos...
I had put a set of Krauser K2 bags on my '81 R100 last fall and, as usual with Krauser's universal type mounts, the upper mounting bracket left much to be desired in the strength and rigidity departme...

Started 12/24/06 at 11:18:15 by Justin B.
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Precision measurement instruments
I'd like to give my preliminary impressions of the digital calipers that Harbor Freight has on sale right now.  The 6" is on sale for $15.95, and in my opinion is a great deal.  Grin I have had one of t...

Started 12/29/06 at 17:45:46 by Justin B.
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Ultra-Sonic Cleaners
Just took possession of an ultra-sonic cleaner, bought it primarily to clean mechanical clock movements, as I dabble in amateur repair of these mechanical nightmares ! I can see some applications in m...

Started 02/20/07 at 16:33:23 by Bob_Roller
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By: Semper Gumby
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Calling all metal lathe experts...
I just augmented my backyard "dawg-house" with a Harbor Freight 9x20 metal lathe.  I think my first "real" project will be to make a wheel balancer.  But, I first have to figure out what I'm doing wit...

Started 11/14/06 at 18:31:08 by Justin B.
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By: Beemer Lee - Ex Member
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Milling machine is fun!
Class this week started us on the vertical mill!!!  Grin  Man, I gotta get me one of them things

Started 04/05/07 at 20:55:40 by Justin B.
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By: MrRiden
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changing rear wheel
I'm thinking about having another go at modding a rear mudguard. Has anyone tried fitting a sprung hinge? My last version involved having it detach just infont of the rear light mount. I attached it u...

Started 04/18/07 at 19:30:38 by thrang (Ex Member)
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So I noticed at least one person in here who mentioned turning wood, so I thought I'd throw this out there...
I recently purchased a wood lathe from Harbor Freight (#34706), and I've been dabblin...

Started 04/29/07 at 17:00:52 by suraklyn
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Interesting mod
If you ever do get that mill I have a project. A fellow over on the Airheads list had his valve covers modified and installed a 6m helicoil in the head and counterbored the covers 11mm to...

Started 04/17/07 at 11:48:15 by MrRiden
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