Online: steelo

COVID has killed off the home mechanics!

  • tussuck
    tussuck
    1 month
    WTF has happened here?  Has COVID killed off the folks who actually build bikes (and by definition a catalogue buyer is not a builder)
    This is sadness squared.    
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    1 month
    What’s got you fired up here Tussuck and wadaya mean “by definition a catalogue buyer is not a builder” ?
    There are very few people who manufacture their own engines, trannies, cams, etc and even they use a catalogue for electrics, instruments, spark plugs etc. 
    So yeah, what has happened here to trigger your post? Not sure I follow. 
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    1 month
    I have been away for a while from the forum and it used to have a really active homebuilder section.  Now it seems quiet as a grave other than whatshisface stilllllll building the awesome FXR.lol


  • steelo
    steelo
    1 month
    Don’t u worry about t Rb. Come on ride with ww and me tomoz. 
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    1 month
    Quoting steelo on 25 Sep 2021 02:42 AM

    Don’t u worry about t Rb. Come on ride with ww and me tomoz. 

    👍 yeah saw that you bastards, unfortunately things haven’t improved. Enjoy it 😎
  • Ratbob
    Ratbob
    1 month
    Quoting tussuck on 25 Sep 2021 02:41 AM

    I have been away for a while from the forum and it used to have a really active homebuilder section.  Now it seems quiet as a grave other than whatshisface stilllllll building the awesome FXR.lol



    Ah, I get it.
    I have a few mates who are into the recon/modding side and they’ve all moved into classic bikes both British and Jap. 
    Old hogs are rare and pricey these days and finding something not already chopped up is bloody near impossible. I’d like to restore a 74 XLH or FXE but jeeze after 8 years of looking I gave up and sold off my NOS parts. Sold my basket case Bonnie and recently bought a 1972 Waterbottle, old mate bought a basket case H1 Mach III, another got a damn Vincent !
  • John.R
    John.R
    1 month
    Quoting tussuck on 25 Sep 2021 02:41 AM

    I have been away for a while from the forum and it used to have a really active homebuilder section.  Now it seems quiet as a grave other than whatshisface stilllllll building the awesome FXR.lol



    It's a new FXR, the other is done 😂
  • tussuck
    tussuck
    1 month
    OMG... Your unstoppable!   Im in the throws of getting mine onto Club plates but the main focus has been converting the Sporty to a chopper look.  Just finished painting the tins - bloody good fun too; I think I missed my calling.