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Earache last won the day on November 24

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About Earache

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    Resident Old Bastid
  • Birthday 11/30/1958

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    Black Hawk Colorado
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    XR650R -BMW1150GS Ducati 996 - Ducati SC1000

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  1. "side hustle."

    I think you'd be surprised what you can do with a minimum amount of tools. Could always borrow some tools to help you complete a project.
  2. "side hustle."

    Wasn't finished yet - duct tape to keep the razor blade edges from slicing your pants. Leg isn't welded on either in this pic. We used leather patches on the corners and polished the entire this eventually....
  3. "side hustle."

    ^ This! There's no end to whiners about whatever it is you make. Can't do it themselves, but they tell you how to do. I started making furniture full time a few years ago. Started out making some stuff for a local interior design firm and was amazed at the cash I could get for simple shit. Bikes parts take forever to make and I don't get shit for them. I can do a dining table in 3 days and get $3,500 for it. So now I'm a furniture designer <gg>. Just wish bike parts apid more as I'd rather make them. Some stuff I made...
  4. "side hustle."

    Did a few fuel cells as well but these were made to Iron Butt Association requirements and were specific to each bike - as they were only allowed to carry around 11.5 gallons at the time. Had internal baffles welded in, tip over valves, electrical grounding block, etc. Powdercaoted this one to match a bike - ugly as shit. Usually powdered them black. I used Summit Racing car fuel cells and cut them open to add baffles and reduce them in size. It was cheaper to buy from them than to buy aluminum sheet stock and completely make my own. Plus, I got the fittings with them , etc.
  5. "side hustle."

    And the infamous camera tower for Kevin Schwantz Racing School...
  6. "side hustle."

    I used to make all sorts of crap for bikes; rearsets, bar ends, luggage racks, valve racks.....
  7. Never met the man, but I do wish the best for Jerry. No negative waves, man!
  8. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    I totally get the "ride across the country" thing. I rode to California from Indiana about 8 times and did Colorado / Utah another 8-9 times. I only trailered once as my wife wanted to go along and didn't want to ride across the boring parts. Hate to admit, but she was right. Still think the biggest advantage is that you spend more of your valuable riding time in areas that are worth a shit and not crossing the flats of Kansas in 100F+ heat and cops every 8 miles, searching for non-existant fuel every 200 miles and getting a sore ass in the process. Ride there once to get it outta your system and then trailer.
  9. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    I've ridden the midwest to the west coast more times than I care to remember. Given a 10 day vacation, 4 days are spent on the slab just going as fast as you can. In a truck, with two drivers, Ohio to Colorado can be done in an easy day. Last week we did Zanesville to Black Hawk in about 18 hours with no problem. not even trying hard. On bike, it can be done as well - but you're too tired for a day or so after that to do much. Truck / trailering makes a lot more sense. It's almost cheaper, easier on your body, saves hotel room expense for two nights, etc.
  10. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    I have loads of room for trucks and trailers here at the house - better off trailering out. Crossing Kansas /Eastern Colorado sucks all sorts of balls. The house is right in the middle fo the good riding areas = great place to start and end your rides.
  11. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    We need to do an OR Rides the Rockies event next summer - a mixture of on and off road riding,
  12. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    Cool thing about Colorado is that the cops and locals don't hassle dirt bikes at all. My bike isn't exactly street legal - just has a headlight and a tail light and a worthless mirror - but cops don't give you a second look. Little towns liek having the additional tourist money, too.
  13. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    Heading back home...
  14. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    Some decent views up here......
  15. Neighborhood Dirt Ride

    Air is kinda thin up here though, tough to breathe if you're not used to it...