The musings of a cantankerous over the hill greasemonkey who, though already old, is rather old for his age. I'll bust greasy knuckles out in the garage or argue politics with anyone who will stand for it....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I decided I didn't have enough going on...

Got my replacement for the grenaded Powder Special

2005 Arctic Cat F6 Firecat Black Widow

Of course you know by now if I buy anything that new I wouldn't buy something that doesn't need work... Unfortunately, those pictures were taken before the last ride of the season.

It's not as awful as it looks. It's all unbolt/rebolt stuff. No tunnel or plastic damage. If I can figure out how to add reverse it's quite a step up for me.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Who can help a Luddite with Honda Wiring?

Can anybody guide through the haze on this goofy honda. I believe it's a 1978 Twinstar 185. I have a new battery in it (6V). I have absolutely nothing working. If I jump over the lugs with a screwdriver on the solenoid the starter rolls, but that's it. No lights, no horn, no turn signal, no ignition. Is there a master fuse in here I'm not finding? Last year I took apart all the conections I could find to clean and reassemble. No change. My neighbor wants his bike back that I told him I would fix two years ago.... ;^}

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Let their be Juice!

Service entrance cable pulled into the tool room today. 100 amps of Alternating Current to the west end now. Let their be chips!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

We don't need no stinking computers!

"When technology assures that no skill is required to do something, then it destroys it, for skill is the very least that is required to make art of any merit."