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by rakeNtrail
Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: very cool vid
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: very cool vid

I've seen this in person. I'm less than 20 miles from Troy.
by rakeNtrail
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: A Joke or Two...
Replies: 162
Views: 11835

Re: A Joke or Two...

Went out last night and got really wasted. I woke up in the middle of the night next to some chick who was snoring and farting, so I knew I made it home OK! The wife's back on the warpath again. She was up for making a sex movie last night, and all I did was suggest we should hold auditions for her ...
by rakeNtrail
Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: General Technical Matters
Topic: Penetrating Oils
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Penetrating Oils

I worked for an old timer that used a mix of mineral spirits, ATF and Marvel Mystery Oil.
The stuff seemed to get-er done.
by rakeNtrail
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Project Build-Logs
Topic: Maz's FZ750 Project
Replies: 265
Views: 15143

Re: Maz's FZ750 Project

Maz I've got an 18" front wheel that looks just like that one.

It came off of an 82CB750SC (Nighthawk) Don't know how bad the freight
would be but, if you're ever in need of one, It's yours for the freight.

Chop on Mistress, chop on!
by rakeNtrail
Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: I know I'm getting old
Replies: 19
Views: 1167

Re: I know I'm getting old

You're only as old as who you feel so grab a hottie! :obscene-drinkingcheers:
by rakeNtrail
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Where to have welds tested?
Replies: 52
Views: 5353

Re: Where to have welds tested?

I've been an inspector for many years, and have considerable experience with Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). Also a CWI. I personally second the suggestion to use practice welds and destructive test them. 2 of the common NDT methods are surface only, why bother... PT (dye penetrant) uses a solvent c...
by rakeNtrail
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Where to have welds tested?
Replies: 52
Views: 5353

Re: Where to have welds tested?

I understand your view on the subject....I was simply offering an alternative to costly mag, radio, or ultrasound testing. Most common newb welder mistake is not running your heat high enough, which in turn leaves unpenetrated weld that can be easily spotted. The ride/test was my attempt at humor.l...
by rakeNtrail
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Where to have welds tested?
Replies: 52
Views: 5353

Re: Where to have welds tested?

The ultimate test of your welding skills or abilities...build it than RIDE it.. Any reputable welding shop in your town should...remember SHOULD be able to do a visual inspection. They can also suggest methods for you to improve your skills or offer advice. Most guys who weld will be happy to help ...
by rakeNtrail
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Where to have welds tested?
Replies: 52
Views: 5353

Re: Where to have welds tested?

There is a simple home test you can do that doesn't require banging and beating. Unless you want to have every inch of your welds magna-fluxed, pt dye tested, ultrasound of X-rayed you are going to, at some point, trust your welding skills. 1. do your welds look good? Shitty looking welds are more o...
by rakeNtrail
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: How much will a Paughco springer rocker move
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: How much will a Paughco springer rocker move

That's a hard question to answer because it depends on where you decide to measure the movement at. In general the axle will deflect about 1.5" if you're using 6" springs with stock length rockers. The geometry is basically worked out based up your free spring length and rocker length measured from...
by rakeNtrail
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General Welding
Topic: Learn to weld
Replies: 7
Views: 1544

Re: Learn to weld

Spend the money and go to the local college, you will learn more faster and you will learn the right way and how to tell difference between good and bad. That's not always true. I've seen some guys who graduated from both beginners and intermediate welding courses at local community colleges that c...
by rakeNtrail
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: An adventure tour.....
Replies: 31
Views: 1794

Re: An adventure tour.....

My old ass hurts just thinking about a ride like that! :confusion-helpsign: :confusion-helpsign: :confusion-helpsign:
by rakeNtrail
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: 2013

My New Years wish for all y'all is that we all get to wish each other a Happy New Year come 2014!

Ride safe, ride smart. Be safe, be smart! :auto-biker: :auto-dirtbike: :obscene-drinkingcheers: :pray:
by rakeNtrail
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: Maz
Replies: 48
Views: 3325

Re: Maz

Maz, I am so, so sorry to hear this. I am sending you a giant cyber hug across the pond as I type. Just remember, as long as he is still alive in your heart, he's never really gone. He's just transcended to a different plane. When you need it most you will still feel his tender touch or catch a whif...
by rakeNtrail
Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: The Bull Pen
Topic: new toys
Replies: 22
Views: 1895

Re: new toys

Man you really suck Curt!

Stealing up all my future toys like that. Shame on you! :banana-fingers: :banana-dance: :banana-fingers:

Way to go man. Enjoy them. :auto-biker:

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