What did you build this week?

Brodie

Gold Coast, Queensland
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Spent the first week of the month sorting out the area in front of my workshop. Sorted out the plumbing and removed all the old gravel/clay mix that the grass was struggling to grow over.

Finally got around to planting the area out today. All native plans to encourage the wildlife to visit.

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Yes, a finger was hurt in the making of this. Put a Philips head bit through my left thumb. Just can't manage to take a week off without finger injuries.
 

Hurco550

Keep er' Between the Ditches
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I'm in the middle of a full re-wire of my xr400 to get ready for the trail riding season. The bike came with a pretty botched up baja designs kit, that ended up being full of shorts, janky splices and other unpleasantries. I'm trying my hand at building a wiring harness for the first time, and am mounting a trail tech vapor that I bought used from @adventurco years ago.

Today I made a little dash that mounts to the handlebar clamps to hold the vapor, ignition switch and a USB charging port.

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porcelanowy

Active Member
Hello
Nothing much to you, but i do my work in the kitchen, with cheap hand drill, hacksaw, hand riveter, and bending plastic with jet butane lighter :)
Getting ridd off an old battery box in my SR250 :D
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Luugo86

'73 CB350, '78 XS650 Cafe Killer
Hello
Nothing much to you, but i do my work in the kitchen, with cheap hand drill, hacksaw, hand riveter, and bending plastic with jet butane lighter :)
Getting ridd off an old battery box in my SR250 :D
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The result looks tidy and well-fitted. Well done!
 

ridesolo

You don't stop riding when you get old...
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This is what I built this week, and the week or two before.

New front porch on the house: Not MC related for sure, but it kept me from working on the R90/6 so I guess it's sorta MC related:

Before:

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And after:

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Pretty happy w/ it. We used the composite decking which costs more but in my opinion it's well worth the price. We shouldn't have to do anythng w/ it for the rest of the time we own the place. I pretty much over-built the frame for it too. I'm pretty sure that a company from River Dance could come put on a show and it would stand tall. At least it's done and I can get back to the /6!
 
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ridesolo

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Nice, but the main question - does SHE like it?
Yes, Mrs Ridesolo is very happy. The flowers were hanging on the railing posts before I had the last of the sawdust cleared away. She's the landscape person in the family (good thing, I'm certainly not!) and tries to make the ol' barn presentable.
 

Maritime

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Yes, Mrs Ridesolo is very happy. The flowers were hanging on the railing posts before I had the last of the sawdust cleared away. She's the landscape person in the family (good thing, I'm certainly not!) and tries to make the ol' barn presentable.
Ha, that's my wife too. I do however provide the labor a lot for things to be pretty LOL. It looks great. I priced up composite to replace the stairs on our porch as they just won't stay stained and the price shocked me so I know what your cost must have been like, but not having to do anything but clean it for 25 years and it makes a lot of sense.
 

pidjones

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We went with the pure poly for our new decks last summer. Not a big difference in price, and the only thing that we could find light enough in color to look right with our siding. These replaced the original decks from '85.
 
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ridesolo

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We went with the pure poly for our new decks last summer. Not a big difference in price, and the only thing that we could find light enough in color to look right with our siding. These replaced the original decks form '85.
I just checked local prices: $22 (US) for a 16' 5/4 pressure treated deck board vs. $38 for the same thing in composite. Add in the rediculous cost of the special fasteners and, yes, it's more, but over the years all you do is look at it and enjoy instead of maintain, re-stain, maintain, re-stain, and eventually replace.
 

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