Dr. Gamma wrote: Love the look of your sculpture Mr. Bill. It fun making things with our hands. I would love to be able to do sculptures using motorcycle parts. I saw one where the artist used like a 250 LTD fuel tank as the body of a bird. The head and tail feathers were all different motorcycle parts!!!! Wish I would have saved the photo when I saw it.
I build my models with the very same patience and workmanship as when I was building my bikes. No taking half ass ways or shortcuts just to save a bit of time!!! You make something to the best of your ability and you keep pushing yourself to build or make the next one better than the previous one. If I make a mistake, I start over or correct it. Not just leave it. Today's generations do not know what it is to actually make something with their own hands. To make something out of nothing. That is why model building, model trains, and slot cars are dying hobbies. Hell kids and parents don't even build their own Pinewood Derby cars anymore, they would rather buy them. Look up Pinewood Derby Cars on Ebay and you will find tons of finished cars. Very sad in my book.
Check out this model diorama. Its a motorcycle work shop!!!!!! Its got to be in 1/12th scale by the Kanatuna on the lift. Check out all the little details the builder put into it!!!!!!! WAY beyond my pay grade!!!!
Doc it's been quite a long time since I heard anyone use the term Kanatuna. I believe the first time was when Cal Rayborn III was riding a "kanatuna" tuned by Tom Houseworth back in the 80s.
Don't be ridiculous! It's only a flesh wound!
Wife's little bike... 1984 GPZ 550 Kerker and DynaJet stage I kit
Wife's BIG bike...... 1981 GPZ 1100 Kerker and factory FI Mikuni RS34s W/ K&N pods
My latest lockdown project. Got tired of building warbirds and military armor. So decided to build something different for a change. Found me a vintage 90's NASCAR model. Davey Allison's Havoline T-Bird. Always like the colors of this car. The fluorescent colors really stood out from most of the other cars back then!!!!!
1972 H2 750 Cafe Racer built in 1974.
1976 KH400 Production Road Racer.
1979 Kz1000 MK. II Old AMA/WERA Superbike.
1986 RG500G 2 stroke terror.
1986 GSXR750RG The one with the clutch that rattles!
Is that the car they referred to as the Battlestar ?
Original owner 78 1000 LTD
Mr Turbo Race Kit, MTC 1075 Turbo pistons by PitStop Performance , Falicon Ultra Lite Super Crank, APE everything. Les Holt @ PDM's Billet Goodies . Frame by Chuck Kurzawa @ Logghe Chassis . Deep sump 5qt oil pan. RIP Bill Hahn
slmjim's getting interested in high performance LED handheld flashlights.
Many are powered by Lithium Ion cells, and there are many others that run on Alkaline primary cells. Some can run on both.
Lights offer some amusement, as well as being practical tools to chase away the darkness.
With prices ranging from a few dollars to well over $1,000.00, there's a light for every use, taste and budget.
There are lights that will run at low-but useful levels for days on a single cell, lights that will ignite a sheet of paper, UV lights to excite florescence in minerals and security marks on currency, lights that throw a pencil beam for kilometers.
There are enthusiasts who manufacture custom, one-off lights, and there is a deep pool of modders that take stock lights and change not only the LED, but install multiple LED's in custom reflectors. The electronics (drivers) are myriad, as is the firmware that defines the different operational modes of the drivers.
High performance handheld LED flashlights can be an economical, entertaining hobby that requires little space or financial outlay.
slmjim & Z1BEBE
A biker looks at your engine and chrome.
A Rider looks at your odometer and tags.
I like to roast my own coffee beans. I buy the green unroasted beans online and roast them to my liking using a hot air popcorn popper. Pretty easy to do. It creates a lot of smoke so I do it outdoors. Here's my crude setup.