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Old 11-15-2009, 03:32 PM   #46
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Cool. What do you do with it?


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Old 11-15-2009, 03:37 PM   #47
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Cool. What do you do with it?

I would guess hill climbing is out of the question?
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #48
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It looks sorta skitarded.
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:08 PM   #49
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you sure this wasn't cross-posted from the WTF Thread???

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Old 11-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #50
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Zipline


Mini-trebuchet


Side racks and top rack for my '05 Dakar


Gas turbine engine out of a large turbocharger


Air ride suspension for my truck


On-board air and air horn setup for my truck
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #51
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DakarNick, those are some great devices you've built. Any video of the turbine and trebuchet in operation?
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Old 11-15-2009, 05:56 PM   #52
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I made a few of these soft bag brackets for the wee strom. Pretty amateur, but it did it's job. Cheap too.





Once I painted it black, you could hardly see it. Especially when the soft bags were added. Here it is mounted on a guy's bike I sent it to.

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Old 11-15-2009, 05:59 PM   #53
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Check out Wngnut's sidecar.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472260
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #54
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I saw that the homies had curb feelers on their cars, so I added 'tree feelers' to my woods bike:


I also found that a throttle tube is highly over-rated:


I also found my hair waaaaaay too dark.


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Old 11-15-2009, 06:25 PM   #55
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Welcome back Ricky. I'm still loving my Ricky Bars

This isn't much but it is the most useful thing I made in the last few years.



It has carried a lot of weight over a lot of miles.

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Old 11-15-2009, 06:33 PM   #56
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DakarNick, those are some great devices you've built. Any video of the turbine and trebuchet in operation?
Thanks! I have the trebuchet still, I can take some video for sure. It will sling a 1/2" machine nut about 150 feet. The PVC counterweight is full of BBs. It's a good medium due to it's small nature, and can add or remove a grams at a time.

The turbine is dead and gone, I burned up too many turbine wheels. I got some video of it years ago on some 8mm film. Let me see if I can find it next time I am at my dad's and see if I can convert it to digital and post it! I've been meaning to do that anyway!
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:39 PM   #57
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Cool. What do you do with it?

You go to the top of a big ass hill in Anglefire NM, strap
your/my stupid ass in and go down till you hit the
brake/plow and do an endover for about three revolutions.
They call it shovel racing, but don't do it anymore.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:59 PM   #58
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Most of the things I've built have been small group projects...

Here's a rather large, radio controlled robotic destruction machine. It's called the Subjugator. Bobcat chassis, with everything other than that custom made. Flame thrower. Multipoint articulated arm. Claw.
Me doing some field repairs.


Big freakin' air cannon (not me at the controls). Two guys and I built this in a day (with a second day of fine tuning). 11" barrel, with a huge pressure vessel under it. Pneumatic ram actuated ball valve for fast opening.
Fill it with air, and stuff shoots out the barrel (water, frozen turkeys, whatever). Fill it with propane, and a big fireball shoots out the end. The black mark is from the "pilot light" (road flare and duct tape).



Both of those projects were from a while back.

More recently...
I took a 2 stroke, 3 wheeled Harley golf cart and made it into a small art car. The gun parts are all steel, except for the grip and seat. The child isn't mine (I haven't made one of those, and have plans to never do so). Her dad is actually hiding behind the grip, holding her.



My dad and I built a garage/shop for me.


I thought about getting a "Mom" tattoo, but didn't think she'd take it with the amount of love and respect I had in mind. So I made her one from steel. It's a little hard to see from the photo, but's it's about 3" thick at the center (it's two layers of steel, heated and inflated). Then I made the ribbon and lettering.


I can't claim I built it, but I did a rehab on an old "medical" device. It was made by Hogan, in the early 1920's, and would shock the crap out of you. For medical reasons. It cured *everything* according the the manufacturer.

I'm moving to a new shop next week, and new fun stuff should be arriving soon.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:00 PM   #59
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i have to many pics to post on here so i will list my website.

www.fuzionllc.com enjoy
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:00 PM   #60
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Homemade lathe. It was underpowered and mounting a chuck on it was going to be a bear, so I gave up on it. One of the biggest wastes of time ever.

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