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Pro procrastinator

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  1. I was driving home from Alberta after putting 30” swampers on my little toy yoda truck and had a stick rip out a sidewall without me even realizing it. I drove over 60 klicks at 110 k on sidewall stiffness alone. I only realized it when I took a corner (the only one in Saskatchewan) and the truck leaned way over. The sidewalls were heated up and there was a 4” gash on the inner sidewall but I had not noticed anything or heard the blowout. Course it was night but at least I had bought a matching spare and the cop following me was nice enough to light everything up while I changed it.
  2. Ive had issues with oem stuff for cars leaking at the crimps so im a big fan of the right shops building my lines! I wish sky doc was closer id stop in sometime with a mess of older lines from a couple of different projects. Its cost plus beer right? 😆
  3. Quick update Thanks for all the prayers guys! Im officially home and using a cane to get around. Im going to be wearing a neck/back brace till the end of august but im alive and moving so i will take it. My sweet wife took the time to carefully explain to me that im not going to be doing anything dangerous for the next little while. I can tell when shes serious cause she has a way of grabbing my nose hairs and pulling me down till we are eye to eye and explaining things in a voice that would make a drill sergeant tremble. Sweet little thing she is. Ill wait a while before my next round of shenanigans. Was starting to see what i could do with the vulcan and do you know they put the rear sparkplug directly under the frame? The only way i can see to pull it is tilting the motor forward. All the others ive seen has the plug accessible from between the Y of the frame. Should have bought a 900! Dont suppose anyone has a set of exhaust pipes that would fit a 98 vulcan 800 classic. Im told a boulevard of the same vintage would work. Otherwise ill try fortnine or summit racing and watch for a sale. Thanks again everyone
  4. If I’m going to spend the money I would try and find the best product that is the most versatile and won’t leave me wishing for a better option. Right now that’s looking like the sena 50 r or s or the cardio bold or slim. I want good distance and clear sound and multiple riders. I m just not sure if there are other options out there or if those two companies are the only real options on the market worth looking at
  5. I’ve read through the reviews of the top communication gear available. I’ve come to grips with the idea that these units will cost more then my first and second bikes had cost. What I would like to hear is your opinions on which ones are the best bang for the buck for multiple riders that like losing each other in traffic. Repeatedly. And not giving directions to where we were going. Again.
  6. In theory could you use an explorer independent rear end? Just kicking ideas around to pass the time. Would be a neat irs setup if you could do it
  7. I live by the when in doubt wack it with a stick mantra. Lightly of course
  8. Could be worse someone could hand you a gas powered cutoff saw
  9. Another thing you can do is get the touch up automotive paint that matches (the little glovebox version) and paint the protruding bolts or nuts. Take the fabric and spray the top portion with a good uv blocker and it will last more then two years!
  10. Wait are yiu suggesting its a weight issue or a fear factor issue? Cause one of those if mentioned could be deadly
  11. Well it may not be for my venture but ive started ordering parts for the vulcan i crashed. And new helmets from revzilla. They have speed and strength helmets on for 50% off for some of them
  12. Im trying hard to instill good values in my kids. Have to admit somedays i wonder if im gaining ground or losing ground but still if they love God and learn the value of working hard and treating others the way they themselves would like to be treated and enjoying time out on the lake when the work is done id say mission accomplished
  13. One thing i would look into is an set of the slip on mudflaps that hook on the hitch. Up here we have enough gravel on the roads to warrant the extra protection they give.
  14. Somewhere there a picture of a 5 yr old me eating the calves milk replacer!
  15. Just a update. Ive been going through physo and can walk with the aid of a walker. Still numb from chest down but its good to be able to move on my own. Going to be wearing a full brace for another three months still but should be home by the end of june! Thanks for all the support guys!
  16. It was totally the idea that they ate "doggie treats" that got them. My daughters put hazelnut spread on them and mowed through them like candy!
  17. What i have problems with are the safety drivers who pass you and pull even with the transport ahead of you and proceed to sit there for the next 50 miles
  18. True story happened yesterday afternoon My 10 yr old daughter wanted to bake cookies so my wife and her mixed up a triple batch of chocolate chip cookies. My 12 yr old daughter wanted to make doggie treats for her puppy so they mixed up a batch of oatmeal and banana treats for her. Fast forward to supper with my teenage son and his girl friend. They were all sitting around talking and my wife told them about the girls cooking exploits when suddenly my son and his girlfriend turned a little green. I guess they had been sneaking bites of these neat little square "cookies" and suddenly realized they had been eating the dog treats! That will teach them! Best laugh i had all week.
  19. You guys have been a real blessing to me esp lately. Keep up the good work guys ive really enjoyed reading the various posts and theres no end to how creative you guys are with the different projects. I like this site way more then any other ive been part of over the years and its thanks to guys like you.
  20. Thanks so much for all your prayers. Im still in thunderbay hospital and still am numb from the chest down but today was my first official physo appointment and i think things went well. Im finding that my left knee is weak as jello and unless i can see my feet i really dont know where they are while standing. Talk about new experences! But God has been good to me. Hes allowed my wife to visit for four whole days when they originally told us a max of 2 hours once period due to covid restrictions. Found out my surgeon is a believer as well and was encouraging prayer to his patients. Met a retired teacher who underwent disc replacement in his neck and had many late night talks when pain kept us awake and was able to pray with him. So even in the midst of something that has left me asking God why? Ive seen his hand at work and i am humbled. Praise his name
  21. Hi to everyone i havent been a member long but ive really enjoyed all of the help and support that has been offered on this site. I m laying in a hospital bed right now in Thunder Bay Ontario after being blown off a curve. Theyve pinned my left femur back together and fused my back from my lower neck to below my shoulderblades. I went into the surgery with full muscle control and feeling. No numb spots and all responses were normal. This is day three after the surgery and im still numb from the chest down and very little muscle control in my left leg. I cant tell if im moving my feet and legs unless i can see them. Doctors have run mris and cts and things look good but the numbness cant be explained other then swelling of the spinal cord. So im asking for prayers. Im asking for a flood of them. If a centurion could approach Jesus with the faith that just Jesus saying the words be healed would be enough and a bleeding women with the faith in a single touch of Jesus's cloak would heal her i can boldly approach the throne and humbly ask for the healing touch of our Lords hand and i would appreciate it if you would join me there in prayer these next days and weeks. Thankfully my wife has been allowed to visit yesterday and today but with lockdowns due to covid that will be the only chance i will have of seeing her for a long while. Through it all blessed be the name of the Lord
  22. What type of ford axle? Like a 60's or 70's car axle or something more specific?
  23. That bike would be an interesting rainy day project if your comfortable with doing the work and have the space and tools. Extra hands would make it easier moving those engines around as well. Resale value won't be fantastic but talk them down on their price and you could do alright down the road. I wouldn't be scared of buying a bike like that.
  24. Its fun to rip around in town with. Tops out around 120 kms or so depending on the wind. Its sized like a 650 with a good sized tank and it pulls well for a 250 with a descent sounding exhaust. Riding it it feels like an older 250 ninja and we put a pro taper bar on it after bending the stock one, that raised the bar an inch or so. Im 5,10 and find the ride position good for about an hour or two but my son is taller and finds it bothers his knees on longer runs. Good beginner bike and fun to hop on and burn through some corners. It came with the full sport bike fairings but the previous owner has scrapped those and built his own tail assembly. We've played around with the lights and a few other things. Original parts can be hard to find even from hyosung.
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