Added reply in a thread Cheap Countertops for workshop? 10/15/2020 6:19 PM

I've used both 16ga and 18ga. (.040" / .050". ) Half-Hard Aluminum. You definitely need to have the metal supply house cut it to size with their industrial size shear. You can't cut it smooth with a jig saw or circular saw. My supplier cuts the sheets ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cheap Countertops for workshop? 10/15/2020 2:39 PM

Thanks-- they look a lot more expensive than they were to make

Added reply in a thread Salary Caps 10/15/2020 8:11 AM

Mike-- A couple of things- First , a "Salary cap" doesn't mean that all of your employees make the same . It means that the maximum amount a Team can pay out total to its employess (racers) is $ X. They can divide it up anyway they see fit. Ben Roethlisberger ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cheap Countertops for workshop? 10/15/2020 6:55 AM

Thanks for asking, taking these pics this morning made me realize that I have way too many projects going on and things are a bit messy, lol. Anyway, I built 3 small ones, one for my drill press, one for dual bench grinders, one for a heavy duty vise.

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Added reply in a thread 1974 Yamaha MX 250 Build 10/14/2020 10:01 AM

Very very cool. Great work !!! 3 generations of the same machine. Nicely done. Like what you did on that 74 by doing it in white as well. Actually makes that bike appear slimmer and lighter.

Added reply in a thread Cheap Countertops for workshop? 10/14/2020 9:53 AM

Consider this-- I have built several work tops from 2x4 frames with a thick plyscore top (3/4") and contact cemented down a thin gauge aluminum sheet. I have a metal supply company nearby that cuts the aluminum to the exact size once you have your wooden ... more »

Added reply in a thread Question about Moving, What would you do? 10/13/2020 10:21 AM

Yes, Id like to add that the Florida Gulf Coast is the favorite of my wife and mine as well. Tampa/St Pete /Clearwater and just a bit north to Palm Harbor are just absolutely gorgeous. Would be our preference as a winter/ retirement location. Actually

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Added reply in a thread Question about Moving, What would you do? 10/13/2020 10:09 AM

Tarz-- I can't give any solid advice on where to move, but I can offer a little insight on the "employment" idea. Unfortunately, a lot of the previous posters are correct, that there is absolutely no way to support 3 kids and a wife on an entry level ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto Ghost Story 10/9/2020 10:51 AM

My Dad died in 1997 the weekend after Princess Diana, at only 69 years old. Had "mis- diagnosed" prostate cancer that spread to his spine before they realized what was going on. All happened very quickly. He died exactly 90 days after our last round ... more »

Added reply in a thread Getting back to Moto/riding at 60+? 10/8/2020 12:14 PM

Thanks Sleeve and neverwas--- hard to believe I made it this far,lol

Added reply in a thread Getting back to Moto/riding at 60+? 10/8/2020 12:02 PM

Took a 34 year complete absence from riding any kind of motorcycle. Raced fanatically from 74-80. Got my Pro card in 77, got balled up pretty good a couple of times and finally hung it up in 1980 . Met my wife to be that summer and didn't swing a leg ... more »

Added reply in a thread Moto Ghost Story 10/8/2020 5:29 AM

Same here . I thought I was the only one . Been experiencing those "flashbacks" for 40 years or so,and it always has freaked me out a bit. Not scary, just very perplexing. Makes me really think that there is much more to this life/world/human mind/ dimension ... more »

Added reply in a thread Aluminum tank builder ? 10/4/2020 6:47 AM

Thanks for the help guys-- but my original post was back about a year ago and have already received 3 aluminum tanks from different sources . I've been wanting to report my findings , but with Covid cranking up back in March, it kinda slipped my mind ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Social Dilemma 10/1/2020 9:53 AM

That is so true !! Also , a VERY interesting fact about that pic. May be the only pictorial proof of a Husqvarna 125 pulling a holey against a gate full of Japanese 125's lmao !!! I know ,because I raced one for a year. Handled great ,but had the power ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jordan Jarvis 9/29/2020 10:57 AM

Well Dr Freud....because professional Asshats need to be called out occasionally. And I personally know how difficult it is to get yourself into the position to make a National gate, so I take offence to someone who obviously has no clue and feels the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jordan Jarvis 9/29/2020 10:07 AM

So.... being 45th fastest makes her (or anyone else) not worthy of lining up at the gate if the opportunity presents itself according to the AMA Pro Racing/MX Sports rulebook ? Seriously, WTF is wrong with you ?

Added reply in a thread My Moto Van Project 9/29/2020 9:51 AM

Dude-- that thread is over 8 years old------

Added reply in a thread Sad Times 9/25/2020 10:36 AM

That's correct. But the media never talks of that either--- its just so much bullshit

Added reply in a thread Sad Times 9/25/2020 10:20 AM

Similar situation here in Pittsburgh summer 2018 . A car with 3 young kids did a drive by shooting , missing their intended target ,but emptying their guns in the process. One gun ( a 9 mm) was stolen an hour earlier in a armed robbery of the victims ... more »

Added reply in a thread Varner Motorsports issues 9/24/2020 7:38 AM

That "lost all my contacts" is the modern day version of "The checks in the mail " LMAO. Such bullshit. cmotodad--- My guess is Varner bought the entire 144 kit from Eric, since EG has them on stock and swaps out when you send him the core pieces. And ... more »