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Old 06-12-2012, 06:37 AM   #196
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Drain pipe pto guard.

And a turn buckle for a check chain
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:28 PM   #197
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Used a ratchet strap and a lighting post as a "power" to straighten the car...
Been there, done that.

Also once used a US Navy lanyard to remount a busted exhaust after a high-speed leap over some railroad tracks. The fix lasted through the several more months it took the owner to finish totaling the car.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #198
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And a turn buckle for a check chain
"Check chain" huh? Thank you. If i had known what that part was called I might have bought one instead of doing the hardware store fabrication.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #199
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After a little spill on my ducati I found that the factory bars were over $100 . So I bought a set of triumph bars that I liked the bend of but they were ever so slightly too thin for the clamp, so I just cut up a couple of soda cans and "custom formed" them to the shape of the bar. Its still working like a champ a few years later.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:49 AM   #200
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After a little spill on my ducati I found that the factory bars were over $100 . So I bought a set of triumph bars that I liked the bend of but they were ever so slightly too thin for the clamp, so I just cut up a couple of soda cans and "custom formed" them to the shape of the bar. Its still working like a champ a few years later.
You learned this from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #201
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You learned this from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance?
its been afew years..its due for another read..i love that book..
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:39 PM   #202
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Mustard bottle auxiliary fuel tank.


They come in sets red and yellow. I think that I'll use the red one next time in a nod to safety.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:47 PM   #203
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #204
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I once dug a hole for a mailbox post with a pressure washer. Then I poured cement into the water and mixed it right there.

If you try this may I suggest you wear goggles and waterproofs. I didn't, and I'm still finding dirt in inappropriate places...
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #205
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Mustard bottle auxiliary fuel tank.


They come in sets red and yellow. I think that I'll use the red one next time in a nod to safety.
I did something similar with an old battery acid jug. You gotta put a vent in there though. Save the yellow one for diesel work.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:10 AM   #206
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I once dug a hole for a mailbox post with a pressure washer. Then I poured cement into the water and mixed it right there.

If you try this may I suggest you wear goggles and waterproofs. I didn't, and I'm still finding dirt in inappropriate places...

If this ain't the winner, it's surely near the top.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:21 AM   #207
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just found this video, the masking tape looks inappropriate enough there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEevf...layer_embedded
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:04 AM   #208
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Improper use of exhaust hole

watch guy pushing bike at 20 seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=P9aRv9tf-LM
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:39 PM   #210
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