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Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Johnny Drunkard, May 15, 2009.
Kudos for a great guy, who does great work!!!
Thanks! Have a Merry Christmas.
Ahh look at you guys.
I can feel the love.
Just got the pics up.
If anyone is interested, I am offering custom CD's of these images.
They are all super low res on the site so if your interested in buying any, just send me an e mail or PM with the shot #.
For $20 I will do custom photoshop work, and an event border on each image you select. Each additional image for $15
You will get a hi res cd of each image with and without the border.
Event border and retouching sample
I am for hire for the following lines of work:
-Welding and steel fabrication. Currently running flux core wirefeed, soon to have MIG. Repairs, custom rack design and building (ask user Motomantra for a recommendation, I custom-build one for his sport-bike with detachable top)
-Jacket and zipper repair. I did a tank bag for an inmate in Seattle, for Ray (Fisherman) and a leg zipper in my Aerostich Roadcrafter which I posted a detailed thread on here. I can also patch any jaacket or suit with nylon, ballistic nylon, artistic or rally patches, or any other flair. i cnnot taylor at this time, however. Zippers range from $60-100 depending on the article and type of zipper used and linings or other features I have to work around. Accepting and doing pickup and delivery in the PDX area, as well as mailorder, I've done both. Custom bag design and fabrication is now available. If you have an idea or want something similar to another bag, I can make it happen. I have able hands and a professional seamstress to hire out at very good rates. I have patterns for a DirtBagz- inspired, even higher durability enduro luggage set in medium size ready to go. The possibilities are endless.
- Mechanical Services, PDX area. My many rebuild threads on ADV are a clear and transparent view of what I am capable of and exactly how I do it. For a little more, I can fully photo-document and videotape every step of YOUR rebuild or engine service for you as well. This is not available at any shop. Recent projects I've done and documented here are a full teardown and rebuild of several XR600 engines, XR600 on XL600 full suspension conversion, Volvo B18 engine resurrection and retuning, Volvo M40 transmission full rebuild and clutch, and building a welder from retired industrial grade components. I can do all these things for you and more.
Last, but not least is my Patches, prints, and Accessories on Etsy. Full of screenprinted artistic jacket patches and prints, and coming soon cast aluminum and solid steel belt buckles, belts, bags, and other accessories. http://www.etsy.com/shop/agogodesigns
I just stormed these up last night on the screenprinting press (ie my screen frame, the desk, the wall, and some magic marker marks on the desk... really 'handmade' here)
I listed them for sale on Etsy, unless it's been purchased, should show up under agogodesigns.etsy.com. Available from me personally for $10 delivered in the area within 10 miles of city center.
What about screen printing tshirts and hoodies?
I do not currently have the facilities for high quantities or custom graphic design at my shop. I'm just doing small quantity personal art at this time.
I can however recommend my friend Van at his company Visual Resistance also in SE portland. His contact info available upon request, and I'll see if he is up and running at full capacity yet.
If you want a hoodie or shirt of any of the designs I've got in my shop, that's another story. Just tell me size and color or send/ drop off the shirt or article of clothing, bag, whatever you want (hard surfaces even) to be printed and I'll happily set you up with a one-off.
Any chance of cast brass belt buckles?
It's only a few hundred degrees more . . .
And the hand ground steel ones are clogging up my eyelids with pound after pound of steel dust. I've got baggies marked "not a belt buckle", in that old carver's saying: "how did you carve that?" 'Simple, I ground away everything that was not a belt buckle'.
I'll definitely get to brass. Some furnace builders get to cast iron but the brass is a necesssary component of any espresso machine. That's right, I've got plans to build one of those too. From borrowed parts at first.
We at Konflict Motorsports would like to inform you we offer Suspension Services. Alex has attended numerous seminars and clinics throughout the country trying to refine his knowledge on the physic's and understanding of what it takes to make a championship winning set-up with your suspension. Alex has been done countless hours of extensive Research and Development throughout the country finding what the perfect set-up would be.
We are in the process of manufacturing our own custom wound springs, due to finding questionable tolerances in stock available publicly. As well as having custom wound springs, we are also doing extensive research with some well known company's in the industry to manufacture our needle's, seals, shim's, and fluids.
We offer complete Suspension Services for Motocross, GNCC, Enduro, Trials, Adventure, Supermoto, Formula 450, & Desert Racing.
We offer Suspension Services for the following applications: Ktm, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Gas Gas, Husaberg, Husqvarna, BMW, and Beta.
We will be at most events this year with the Konflict Motorsports race van, please stop by and say hello.
I recently had Alex do a full service and re-spring the forks on the KTM. I asked him to remove the "3rd Bushing", which is a common thing to do on the 2004. I was being a cheap bastard, and waved off his suggestions to do valve work. He said my oil was the worst he'd seen, and there was scoring on the bore, which he polished out. My bad!! I guess 4 years is too long!
I did the Black Bear Enduro in Tahuya in June. The forks were much improved in the fast stuff, but they were really jarring me, in the slower roots and rocks. After 50+ miles I was significantly more fatigued than usual.
Alex, (like a doctor making house calls) called me on my way home, to see how the suspension was. We talked and discussed options. For a VERY reasonable fee, he offered to pick up the forks again, and work his magic on the valves. I had a vacation coming up, and told him he had lots of time.
Well Saturday I did a 115 mile DS ride from Enumclaw, to Lk Cle Elum, which had everything from high speeds on Hwy 410, to gravel on FS70, roots and rocks, and tight switch backs going over Windy Ridge. The forks are stellar! I can't think of a better feeling bike, well maybe Gabriele's 570, that Alex worked on, but that thing has a little more mass than my 200. ;-)
Only problem is, it really highlighted how sacked out the rear is…
memento gaudere semper
Btw, just had the suspension serviced and re-sprung from Alex, and it truly changed the bike for me. Among the many benefits, nearly no arm pump!! Thanks Alex!!
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Yes, it is in the works of getting re-done... Email me with any questions. Alex@konflictmotorsports.com
I can vouch Alex does awsome work. He has done two of my bikes.
<h2 style="text-align: left;">New for 2011! *<a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=399">The Tipi Tour Package</a></h2>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Offered Through Hood River Community Education</strong></p>
<p><img src="http://adventuresidecar.smugmug.com/Other/Dualsport-Sidcar-Skills-Mini/IMG00102-20100731-1309/955348914_mtiU4-S.jpg" alt="barlowtrail" /><img src="http://adventuresidecar.smugmug.com/Other/TipiPix/IMG2016/1091142809_J53M5-S.jpg"="tipi" /></p>
<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>August 19~26, 2011 $2,600<br />
Bring a passenger for $1,200.</strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="http://eclasstrak.hoodriver.k12.or.us/hoodriver/ClassDetails.aspx?token=lSU8FdmJPC4X%2blTQWySuJ6G9C99PhQEQZ2%2bVL3TW1mBFongWGhZ7SXXXkHxBIgbv1kg2wmgO6sQY1M/KFzoITrXQ%2bXhmA0VyvMsUMtp9rpumyaFdViM5BaRzqpdwUxPlvABjJ1yoMO4N9XrtCF8Zl/q0S9cvWP6cfQOprGwT4Z6o7V/4NjeznxZyUDa0Hh7JnJAJR9aHrhSyg9ZXWKH%2b8BQvrZ7kPvXuiKHIm0HWBXekpL9O%2bjW%2bjLIXQC/2/gY34TOPiMyTRIJxiTXWeGJa64ESfSqa9boVnwJrudrajruEwnGiGrcOQP9/Zt2Ii8VsmcP2IpIRXPvQMAmHhqnsPQ%3d%3d">Click here to sign up online or call Hood River Community Education (541)386 -2055</a></strong></p>
<p><strong>Sidecars are not included in the price for the Tipi Tour. Bring your own or <a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=641">rent one of ours</a>.</strong></p>
<p><strong>The Tipi Tour </strong> includes an <a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=971">Advanced S/TEP class </a>and a 7 day guided sidecar tour in the mountains and woods surrounding Hood River. Native American Tipi's will provide our base camp in the mountains during the week, while we explore the old Barlow Wagon Road on our sidecars, enjoying the beautiful forests, rivers and lakes on the slopes and surrounding foothills of Mt.Hood. These rides will cover some easy pavement and gravel as well as more technical dirt and sand trails. The tour includes some long days and some challenging roads. <strong>Previous sidecar experience is required.</strong> Drivers must have a valid motorcycle endorsement. Passengers may join the tour Saturday afternoon after the S/TEP class has been concluded.</p>
<p><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=399">details are posted on our Trips page</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-8" title="niemelagroupsml" src="http://adventuresidecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/niemelagroupsml-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><br />
<strong><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=72">Novice S/TEP classes</a></strong> <strong>for the 2011 season</strong> will be available through Hood River Community Education on the following dates:</p>
<p><strong>May 13, 14 & 15 </strong></p>
<p><strong>June 17, 18 & 19 </strong></p>
<p><strong> </strong><strong>September 30, October 1 & 2 </strong></p>
<p><strong>$265 -sidecars are provided at no extra charge for the Novice S/TEP classes.</strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="http://eclasstrak.hoodriver.k12.or.us/hoodriver/ClassDetails.aspx?token=58%2bvE2Yg0CASf3hJJcDZaglGMpkogzgBJGyZlxav1bggkzJ%2bQHWfYDyAt6/ozIrwluiD7RZAW6HDjb3aF4JOGCKj6WBvghuu0EASlQxIL7uH%2b9ZmLNt7mSC0pOAOfAOQqokuz828K%2bU5vnTAxN6%2bPHkBjRcZDVc5U9vx0oYm3nBFS0R973p3xnX%2bs1uVZD8%2bVCnHpe8iC3IrFQew3IVVsv5ihePOz53VfCIg6E9cZ2/lZ1x9CD8aNQjBWPQP3ms4xdNmZjjXKsQt1gK5NjS0qxIpHlEnzMiFb5AWUsipTdahDL9DJahI2hiiAL2pGguhX8/BVsT8vAww5CzeHs0UYA%3d%3d">Click here to sign up online or call Hood River Community Education (541)386 -2055</a></strong></p>
<p><strong><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=957">Prior motorcycle experience is not needed for the novice class. We will cover basic motorcycle operation as part of the class.</a><br />
<p><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=72">See our Training page for details.</a></p>
<p><hr /><strong><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=782">Click here to see photos of previous S/TEP classes</a></strong></p>
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<strong><a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=72">Sidecar Skills Mini Tours</a><br />
offered through Hood River Community Education</strong></p>
<p><strong>Aug 5, 6 & 7, 2011</strong></p>
<strong><p>September 16, 17 & 18, 2011</p>
Bring a passenger for $125.</p></strong>
<p><a href="http://eclasstrak.hoodriver.k12.or.us/hoodriver/ClassDetails.aspx?token=0SovfyfbWCfvytlztgGMgFZ6HdPaCex3Q5ZB8OZU0N9eFygjCz0degN4qBz/S4AvjB9HW%2bIT/xrJxP9aiap4vVAuuMiCzi46Ph/HP0QR3ihfTNZjswfJPGuXTkxA%2bEnuaoUdLvpSLMdhBUPp8DTS%2b09x%2bUyfMoMW1ZgMW52xis4I9nRquVB2DS3LKUKZ%2bv0sWInAbr%2boF9JWiGNdQL4WL1ub3Pmmc1Bzk9Fv7CHUkw2gBeHNmO6t4RE02CjWvgjYz2FxclElH%2bMeinABRyJNydmgwzqgMRRJ54rJmisUjze5nfZ26nOOYeRqUvdd9biuNdF3a85YP5q4AZGks5JNmg%3d%3d">Click here to sign up online or call Hood River Community Education (541)386 -2055</a></p>
<p><strong>Sidecars are not included in the price for the Sidecar Skills Mini Tour. Bring your own or <a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=641">rent one of ours</a>.</strong></p>
<p>The Sidecar Skills Mini Tours consist of an <a href="http://adventuresidecar.com/?page_id=971">Advanced S/TEP Class</a> followed by a day and a half guided ride, tailored to the skill levels and the desires of the clients. The rides will include a mix of pavement, gravel and dirt in the scenic Columbia River Gorge<br />
<strong>Prior Sidecar experience or a previous S/TEP class is recommended for the Sidecar Skills Mini Tour. </strong>Drivers must have a valid motorcycle endorsement. If you wish to bring a passenger, they may join us for the tour beginning Saturday afternoon after we have finished the S/TEP class.</p>
<p><img src="http://adventuresidecar.com/images/Photos/Picture3.jpg" alt="MoodyRd" /></p>
<p><strong>Creating opportunities for you to join in exploring the amazing diversity of life and land<br />
in the Pacific Northwest.</strong></p>
A new new motorcycle rental company is opening this spring in the Puget Sound area that I thought I would let you know about. They will feature a line of new BMW bikes including an F800GS and an R1200GS!
A Go-Go Designs is now up and running at 5040 SE Milwaukie with a full lineup of textile fabrication, repair, and and modification equipment for working on riding gear and luggage, messenger bags and other personal luggage, full steel fabrication and coatings facilities for custom racks and accessories, and everything in-between. Doing some mechanical work but more focused on developing and building the machines for the sheetmetal and fiberglass work of custom motorcycle body parts; I am currently fabricating a reciprocating sandbag hammer and rough version of an english wheel for a steel cafe racer rear cowl, seat pan, and conical false gas tank extension hidden compartment for electronics. For the project hotline, PM me for the phone number. And to browse the handmade fashion acessories and luggage as it apears in my online store, go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/aGoGoDesigns .
This just in: Also in the works is a series of small, simple, zippered pouch bags I can make a lot of out of little material with a Japanese flag or other memorial screenprinted images on them to sell for the relief effort. Accepting donations of zippers and nylon or heavy canvas to construct these. This is my charitable donation plan of my time, labor, and materials for the people of Japan and the earthquake relief effort, which I still know little about other than that is is serious. These will be for sale soon... I hope to make 1000... sort of a paper crane effort... contact me if you want to help.
We'll see you soon with those projects.
And Road Rash, come get your damn tank bag, it's stinking up my studio and you won't answer my calls.
Tunnel Rat needed - ducts
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Had the ducts cleaned and I think they may have created a couple leaks. I believe it is all flex tube ducting.
Pm or email me.
Cash or barter or combo is fine with me. I have a couple things that someone might like to have.
I need to get this done ASAP.
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THIS JUST IN:
are now up and running. We offer custom bag design, manufacturing, and heavy duty fabric and leather repair in Portland, Oregon at our shop in the Watershed industrial arts center at 5040 SE Milwaukie.
Recent achievements are the unveiling of a new line of messenger bags in two basic designs and four basic sizes, or scale the designs to your personal specifications, add, subtract, or design and edit your own features. Prices range from $125- $250 depending on size, style, and features. The three categories available are basic stock bags, ones customized and specially designed by myself, and bags to your own specs to be designed and built. A special request form with blueprints for doing so will soon be available on the new site.
Ideas and suggestions are always welcome as the product line evolves according to individual demands and refinements at the drawing board. The company is committed to constant evolution coupled with lifetime durability and style equally in mind.
We plan on releasing a line of panniers, tank, and tailbags suitable for both bicycle and motorcycle use. A wealth of innovations and customizable graphics, prints, colors, and closure options will be available at competitive, affordable prices. We barter with customers and do trades for assets, and are developing advertising agreements with individuals across the country. This will be a trade system based on referral sales made through business card distribution. Each sale originating from number-coded business cards distributed to loaner bag wearers will equate to a percentage of that sale going towards their bag ownership over a year or so. Payment plans will be made available. Eventually, we will have locations in Shreveport, LA and Chapel Hill, NC.
Things we're currently actively seeking to barter for:
-welding, mechanical, and metal working tools, machines, and parts.
-raw materials and parts from steel stock to truck tarp and cordura nylon to ball bearings and junk motorcycle frames: make us an offer!
-fixer-upper two-wheeled vehicles.
-Car seatbelts (especially 80's-90's GM), webbing, hardware, old backpacks and bags made with any of these materials.
-screenprinting equipment and supplies.
Finally, all our merchandise carries a lifetime guarantee with myself personally. I've dedicated my life to the custom crafting and repair of all durable goods. You will forever have credit with me for threadfastness and structural integrity of everything I make, which is rigorously tested. Fabric wear-through and normal wear and tear are of course negotiable and usually not covered. I want everyone to be more than satisfied with their stuff.
Upcoming merchandise in addition to the current line of silkscreened patches, bags, hats, belts, wallets, clothing, and custom metal fixtures and sculpture, are as follows:
-presses, exposure tables, modular spray booths,screen frame restretching service, custom screens and canvases of all shapes and sizes from reclaimed and new soft hardwoods.
custom lathe turned tampers from billet and cast aluminum, nylon, resin, hardwood, and seasoned cast iron
-cast aluminum dosers and coffe bean grinder hoppers from hand blown glass, cast aluminum, copper, brass, sheet aluminum and stainless steel
-custom steam pitchers, espresso machine bodies,naked portafilter modifications, and a line of espresso machines eventually. Food and boiler welder certifications are in the works now.
-custom coffee counter interior design from sculptural and structural mild steel, cast aluminum, brass, reclaimed automotive parts, brass, copper, leather, and stainless steel.
This company consists of many partners in areas ranging from IT and web development to landscaping, stone and tree work, to concrete, to industrial food processing equipment technicians and millwrights. I have a strong referrals network of highly specialized, educated, and self-taught professional artisans and engineers. Together, we are ready to coordinate any project utilizing any elements of the industrial arts and engineering. We look forward to working with you!
Joel C. Thomas
A Go-Go Designs
A-Go-Go Designs site and blog now up and running, under construction, but the blog posts are to die for...