Prologue I'm a self-proclaimed geek and sucker for projects. So when my friend informed me that her old iBook G3 was functioning on the level of a doorstop, I offered to buy it from her for $100. I'm also a haggler and trader. The iBook had multiple issues, but first it needed a new harddrive. Enter an old roommate who had some spare laptop drives (2.5") lying around. I traded him my old router w/ 9dB corner antenna that I got for less than $25 after mail-in rebate for a 40GB drive. iBook + drive + weekend = one newly functioning laptop. This thing was still a brick - you couldn't move the lid once you openned it, or the backlight thought you'd closed the thing and would shut off, but the LCD kept functioning. What a piece of work. But hey - for $125, it kept me in touch with the world during a year of travels and travails. I finally got sick of it, bought one of the first intel iMacs and put the iBook on Craigslist. No dice in months, despite many "interested" parties. ("Yeah man, I want your laptop, here, trade me this sic set of speakers man...." ) In the meantime, I'd gotten hungry for another motorcycle project, and when the guys didn't bite in the trade for the paintball gear, I emailed a fellow who had been repeatedly posting his "Non-running goldwing with sidecar," and proposed an even trade. He seemed more excited about it than I was (which is impressive ). I grabbed a friend's trailer and we took the ride out to meet the bike and show the owner the laptop. He was satisfied, and since his ad was for $300, we wrote up the paperwork as a $300 purchase. [YFF's do what you want, I feel honesty is the best way to go.] (He didn't know I got the laptop for $125... ) So - paperwork done, we loaded up the trailer (and SUV) with the bike, hack, and parts, and drove it home! That was.... a while ago. I'll keep the rest of this first post available to do any indexing necessary. Oh, specs: Bike is a 1982 Goldwing (GL1100 I think) with unknown type of hack.