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Testical Cancer. 3 Replies

Started by R.C.. Last reply by Derek Weeks Apr 24, 2011.

i need help with electrical wiring. Help! 2 Replies

Started by Joe C. Last reply by Chris Qua Feb 24, 2011.

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Started by Ron Christensen. Last reply by Cecil T Johnson Oct 23, 2010.

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Comment by Ron Christensen on January 16, 2012 at 8:23am

Ah yes, and on it goes.  Just another day in paradise.

Comment by Cecil T Johnson on January 15, 2012 at 6:44pm

back on shift in the am for 24

Comment by Ron Christensen on September 11, 2011 at 7:48pm

I remember on this date, with my heart in my throat, our brother Firefighters, Police officers, all other first responders that died in the Twin Towers ten years ago.  May we never forget their sacrafice for their fellow man!  

Comment by Barry A. Rice on June 28, 2011 at 10:06am

Hey Guys, I have to sell the Fire Fighter Tribute Chopper I built due the health problems. It is the bike pictured. Anyone interested, please give mea yell. It's currently going for half the cost of parts. Check it out here or more on face book.

Comment by Robert L. Davis on June 27, 2011 at 11:50am
Is the tank plastic or steel chris?
Comment by Ron Christensen on June 27, 2011 at 9:31am
Yeah, 2" isn't bad especially on a new tank.  The kits I am aware of are mostly fibreglass/epoxy based.  Although I would still consider having the tank permanently repaired (weld/brased) especially because it is a new tank, the epoxy patch may just do the job.  I have a number of customers (work part time in a Hot Rod shop) use "JB Weld" and swear by it (not at it - LOL).  It's just because of my firefighting back ground that makes me nervous (using unlike materials, plastic/fibreglass/epoxy) to not have that much potentialy flamable/explosive riding around with you and your car to save $.   "If you have a $5. head, buy a $5. helmet!"  In other words, don't cheap out when your life may depend on it!
Comment by Christopher Firlotte on June 27, 2011 at 4:27am
The crack is 2'' long, and its a new tank cost 160., fisrt time putting one in. We had a really bad one 2010 a guy was welding after hours in a garage, and dripping gas and drop light cause an explosion, When we pulled in the yard he was walking out still on fire, what was cloths was flesh, still alive, Thanks guys, stay save!
Comment by Ron Christensen on June 26, 2011 at 9:00pm
Chris, many aftermarket replacement tanks are fairly inexpensive. If you are intending to repair an "old"(more than 20years) tank, there maybe more problems waiting on the inside. I would give thought and research to replacement (even salvage yard) unless your tank is newer. Car gas tanks are less ridgid than motorcycle tanks and will expand and contract with heat and cold as well as flex driving down the road more. Some welding shops will do the job (not for the untrained) off the car and usually filled with something non explosive like Co2 or other innert gas vapor. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! LOL
Comment by Robert L. Davis on June 26, 2011 at 6:52pm
They have gas tank repair kits, ive used em on dirt bike gas tanks before. How big is the crack?
Comment by Christopher Firlotte on June 26, 2011 at 3:34pm
Has anyone repaired a cracked gas tank? Tightend straps too hard and cracked tank on topside.

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