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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,619
Posted By The PacRat
Who said they're bad?

Who said they're bad?
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,619
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,619
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, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
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, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8,064
Views: 1,218,293
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,674
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,674
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, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,564
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, 12:30 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 85,258
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 16,586
Posted By The PacRat
More doo-dads please...:D

More doo-dads please...:D
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,741
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.
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,741
Posted By The PacRat
Been using these for a few years now. They are...

Been using these for a few years now. They are GREAT - I can actually READ them - it's the difference between this and this. If you take the time to clean the sockets with alcohol before you put...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,318
Posted By The PacRat
Adults should have the right to make choices...

Adults should have the right to make choices about how they want to live, unless other people disagree with them.
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By The PacRat
JB Weld... no. If it is ABS plastic,, then...

JB Weld... no.

If it is ABS plastic,, then find something else made of ABS, and create some shavings of ABS. Get an old glass jar andf mix similar amounts of ABS shavings and acetone. Let it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By The PacRat
Fun, solid, comfortable bike. Removing...

Fun, solid, comfortable bike.

Removing various panels every time you have to work on anything S-U-C-K-S.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,647
Posted By The PacRat
Agree with practically anything that says Honda...

Agree with practically anything that says Honda on it, but other Japanese as well.

Get a Honda Reflex Scooter. Highway capable, good MPGs, solid, good storage, cheap ones available, and FUN as...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By The PacRat
Tear Mender is a fabric/leather glue. If you use...

Tear Mender is a fabric/leather glue. If you use it to glue a piece of leather to denim, it isn't coming off.

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Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By The PacRat
I suggested leather panels, because I am thinking...

I suggested leather panels, because I am thinking about making some of those myself, with some good quality jeans. I have used Tear Mender glue to line a leather jacket with pieces of denim - the...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By The PacRat
You could use leather panels and glue them in...

You could use leather panels and glue them in with TEAR MENDER - the stuff is awesome.

http://images1.vat19.com/covers/large/tear-mender.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,595
Posted By The PacRat
POPEGATT? ...

POPEGATT?

http://imagecache6.allposters.com/LRG/27/2742/O2RND00Z.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
Went with the one from Marinco. Wired into an...

Went with the one from Marinco. Wired into an Extension Cord on the inside. Cheap, easy, exactly what I needed.

OUTSIDE of shipping container...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,490
Posted By The PacRat
1968 - my buddy let me ride his Honda 50 at age 7...

1968 - my buddy let me ride his Honda 50 at age 7 - was not allowed to leave 1st gear. :lol3 I was hooked
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,091
Posted By The PacRat
It's too bad bikes aren't more "height...

It's too bad bikes aren't more "height adjustable" in general.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
From passing power through a wall, to the dangers...

From passing power through a wall, to the dangers of a cord with two male ends. Now that is an interesting change-of-topic. :lol3

Gawd bless the internet...

HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!
...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
This looks like a good solution. All I have to...

This looks like a good solution. All I have to do is mount it through a hole and wire the end of an extension cord right into it. It's Marine rated.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
Ahhh - here we go ...

Ahhh - here we go

http://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/tsimages/LEVMFCC00005_H13_TN_02.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
I guess something like this could work? ...

I guess something like this could work?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-Amp-Power-Inlet-White-200BBIW-RV-/231061830873?pt=Motors_RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Accessories&hash=item35cc5bbcd9&vxp=mtr
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,576
Posted By The PacRat
Through-wall Electrical Inlet to Outlet - ?

I have a shipping container and I want to mount a box that will allow me to plug in an extension cord to the outside of the box (Male side) and run power through the wall so I can plug a cord into...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By The PacRat
Hmmm.... Maybe I should just coat the damn...

Hmmm....

Maybe I should just coat the damn thing in oil spots and have the animals take a few random craps. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By The PacRat
I thought about that and it is still on the list,...

I thought about that and it is still on the list, but I was really hoping for more of a sealer than a "paint". The grit might make it uncomfortable for working on the vehicles (?).
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,184
Posted By The PacRat
Advice on protecting a new Concrete Slab

Just poured a new concrete Slab for a Carport / Work Area, and I was wondering if there is anything I can use to seal it so that oil drips, etc are easier to clean up?

I don't want anything...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By The PacRat
Duluth "buck naked" underwear? Better sew up the...

Duluth "buck naked" underwear? Better sew up the wiener hole - the fuckers NEVER stay closed. Hated 'em. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By The PacRat
I am 6'3" and the Nomad is very comfortable for...

I am 6'3" and the Nomad is very comfortable for me. Other Cruisers made me feel like you described, but not this one.
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