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Forum: Introductions 06-06-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Pokie
In Fort Collins

Hi Rob, there's a few of us here in Fort Collins. I can sort of shape but I'm not very good. Bob Adame always impresses me whenever I visit him. Bob lives just off Overland and I'm sure at any moment...
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Pokie
Welcome Mike! Chilliwack is a great place, I've...

Welcome Mike! Chilliwack is a great place, I've got a friend that lives there, so did my mom. I just don't manage to visit often enough.
Forum: General Discussion 02-12-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By Pokie
moving shop

I had the same problem a few years back. I put everything into one of those storage units for a couple of months until I was able to find a space. Yes, it's a pain to move everything twice but it was...
Forum: Introductions 10-03-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Pokie
Welcome

Welcome Dave, we need more motorcycle people here. I'm not real good at forming but I like working on motorcycles (mostly).
Forum: Shop Safety 09-11-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,844
Posted By Pokie
Thanks!

The warning will be taken! It's a good thing Bernt didn't get burnt!
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,790
Posted By Pokie
Puch

Great job! These were damn fine bikes, here n the USA they were under appreciated. Looks like you appreciate yours!
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-06-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,315
Posted By Pokie
How Small?

Like Bill says, a very small bead can be done with a TIG torch simply by fusing the two together, no filler needed. I have done this fusing technique on some very thin pieces as well as some quite...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 01-18-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,783
Posted By Pokie
Noisy Cooler

Don't forget that the cooler you are using is probably designed to cool the torch at 100%. I usually use my machine on low or medium (Dialarc 250), I only have a pump, 1 gallon reservoir, no fan and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-06-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,014
Posted By Pokie
The ghost of shapers past.

The ghost of shapers past.
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 07-17-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,048
Posted By Pokie
I use and have used a Union Carbide HW-20 for...

I use and have used a Union Carbide HW-20 for several years and have always been happy with it. I made my own coolant tank, using a pump I was given.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 05-30-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,998
Posted By Pokie
I would assume the "G36" means the shearing...

I would assume the "G36" means the shearing blades are only 36 inches long. I would assume with it being a gap bed shear, you can shear any length BUT if you were doing a 48 inch cut, wouldn't there...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-01-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,052
Posted By Pokie
getting them the same

Sorry, I don't use a buck either. Usually the two sides aren't the same anyway. I'm not very good at shaping yet but tend to just eyeball things. My latest project has an in-tank air intake and air...
Forum: Introductions 01-11-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Pokie
Hi Duane, nice to see a fellow bike builder in my...

Hi Duane, nice to see a fellow bike builder in my old stomping grounds. Canada needs more serious bike builders not just chopper hacks. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Automotive Projects 01-11-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,633
Posted By Pokie
Nice to see you getting it done! It's going to be...

Nice to see you getting it done! It's going to be a real looker too. You have some real talent.
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,029
Posted By Pokie
Sissy bar

Personally, I would remove the bar completely, then start at the bottom right, tweak the bar until it fit the right side properly, then correct the bend just above the rear fender. Continue...
Forum: Beginner Projects 12-07-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 51,242
Posted By Pokie
Gas Tank

Looks cool! I'm not a pro at this but I guess I'd make the top one piece then each side separately and weld them on. Of course, this from a complete novice but it is a start.

I too am in the...
Forum: Introductions 11-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By Pokie
Welcome

Welcome Peter! What part of Holland are you from? I lived in Amstelveen for a few years. I miss it so. The wife and I went back for a visit this last May, we stayed in Scheveningen, not far from...
Forum: Introductions 11-07-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Pokie
Welcome! There are a few of us here in Colorado....

Welcome! There are a few of us here in Colorado. What part of Colorado are you in, I'm up in Fort Collins.
Forum: Introductions 11-01-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Pokie
Hello Gill and welcome! I used to live in Langley...

Hello Gill and welcome! I used to live in Langley a lifetime ago.
Forum: Introductions 11-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pokie
Hi Ken, what part of Colorado are you hailing...

Hi Ken, what part of Colorado are you hailing from? There are a few of us up here in Fort Collins.

Welcome to the site!
Forum: Introductions 10-25-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By Pokie
Kevin, have you ever been to the Handbuilt...

Kevin, have you ever been to the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show there in Austin? There are a few folks that show bikes that work sheet metal that go there. It's in April but no dates have been set for...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 10-05-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,258
Posted By Pokie
Good job and nice find! Now you're ready for some...

Good job and nice find! Now you're ready for some serious time in the garage.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 09-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,258
Posted By Pokie
If you want the holes to be close and straight,...

If you want the holes to be close and straight, you could make a wooden fixture and keep everything repeatable by using drill bushings. If the drill bushing is removable, you could use another size...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,707
Posted By Pokie
Hi Peter, you might want to try doing a web...

Hi Peter, you might want to try doing a web search using his full name and Seattle (or whatever suburb) to see if you get any hits. If there's any chance he's no longer with us then maybe you would...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 08-18-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,729
Posted By Pokie
When the hole needs to be just a bit larger, I'll...

When the hole needs to be just a bit larger, I'll pinch the washer in the vise and use a tapered reamer from both sides to open it up. The nasty part about using a drill bit is if the hole isn't much...
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