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  1. Funny, there was a guy with an ad on craigslist...

    Funny, there was a guy with an ad on craigslist parting out an 85 XR350. Said it had a good rear shock. So I drive an hour and a half to go buy it. Get there and the bike doesn't look right. It was...
  2. I didn't get a PM from you.

    I didn't get a PM from you.
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    The only brazed carbide that I don't toss in the...

    The only brazed carbide that I don't toss in the scrap bin are pieces ground into long skinny slivers for re-cutting centers. Those are real handy to have. Brazed carbide works great for that. Can't...
  4. I ordered an original 1985 manual for my bike....

    I ordered an original 1985 manual for my bike. Hopefully it will have that info. I figured when I get the manual next week I will disassemble and see what the body bore looks like inside.
  5. I've sort of been in this position before. A...

    I've sort of been in this position before. A couple times.

    Seems like when you send someone something to help test and give you honest feedback they think they have you by the balls and don't need...
  6. My Taiwan knee mill has ballscrews. I've never...

    My Taiwan knee mill has ballscrews. I've never once thought "boy I sure wish I had acme screws".

    Yeah, the table will turn the screws, but the locks work fine.

    I view a knee mill as a pretty...
  7. The problem is all modern shocks have the...

    The problem is all modern shocks have the reservoir integral with the shock body. They won't clear the frame or the airbox or the carb, etc, etc on my bike.

    Worx will build me a custom with remote...
  8. The one guy that sounded experienced, but flaked...

    The one guy that sounded experienced, but flaked out said the housing bore is likely scored if it was rode low on oil. He also said that the OE seals were much better than the aftermarket stuff so...
  9. O/T rebuilding older dirtbike shock- What's involved?

    The rear shock on my 1985 XR350R is no longer doing it's job. It's an oddball one year only design remote reservoir Showa.

    The bike's in nice shape. Really a time capsule from 1985. I would...
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    He's an idiot.

    He's an idiot.
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    Just curious, why 2005 and newer? I have...

    Just curious, why 2005 and newer?

    I have lathes from 1985 to 2008 and the untrained eye can't really tell the difference when you swap an LCD screen into an older one.

    Newer machines have...
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    If my mailbox was on my side of the road I would...

    If my mailbox was on my side of the road I would use an old HBM.
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    It sucks but throw it out. I wasted so much time...

    It sucks but throw it out. I wasted so much time and effort moving shit that I could have easily sold while under power before the move and stuff that got destroyed because I had no place to put it...
  14. My property is zoned agricultural. I even sell...

    My property is zoned agricultural. I even sell duck eggs. About 35 miles from Portland here.

    I don't plan nor do I want to get much bigger. I may hire a couple employees down the road. I keep...
  15. I rented 1200 sq ft in a residential neighborhood...

    I rented 1200 sq ft in a residential neighborhood to start. That was rough. Neighbors would call the county if I had a vehicle that wasn't mine out front (ran a transmission business for 2 years...
  16. Thread: OT-Split rims

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    Fit a modern tubeless wheel to the old wheel...

    Fit a modern tubeless wheel to the old wheel center?

    I have a set of 5 34x7.50-17 centersplit "widowmaker" wheels with logger lug retread bias plies on them. In 20 years I have never added air to...
  17. I bought my present ACCU 9x49 with ballscrews and...

    I bought my present ACCU 9x49 with ballscrews and Fagor DRO for $400. The head was supposed to be trashed. It needed $50 in bearings. It came on a rolling cart. I sold the rolling cart for $300

    I...
  18. I've used many powdercoaters and one of them has...

    I've used many powdercoaters and one of them has a "quote guy" that seems to base his prices off how much time you spend BSing him. They don't do great work, but for machine enclosures it is a...
  19. The Asian copies I have used and own are nicer...

    The Asian copies I have used and own are nicer than a "real" Bridgeport.

    I never thought a Bridgeport was much to get excited over. I don't expect they were ever anything spectacular, they just...
  20. Fascinating plot twist!

    Fascinating plot twist!
  21. When I tear the sheetmetal off a machine I send...

    When I tear the sheetmetal off a machine I send it in all it's greasy chip covered glory to a cheap blaster/powdercoater. The last machine I did was a fullsize pickup bed plus an 8x20 deck trailer...
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    Boeing work is somewhat of a staple to a lot of...

    Boeing work is somewhat of a staple to a lot of small shops around here. That work has disappeared from shops I know. Some shops are down 50-75%. Some are busy as ever. Strange times.
  23. Typically you buy as a complete sealed set and...

    Typically you buy as a complete sealed set and install. Done.

    Bleeding outside the car works fine too.
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    I hear Taiwan is nice.

    I hear Taiwan is nice.
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    What do you do when there's an actual problem...

    What do you do when there's an actual problem without an obvious solution???
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