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September 11th,2012

Introducing GatosBros

GatosBros website is up and running, and parts are in-stock, ready to ship.

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March 30th,2011

building a custom trailbike (Honda CRF + XR250R)

Since I can’t buy a modern XR from Honda, I decided to build my own. Stuffing an air-cooled XR250R engine into a CRF450 chassis.

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March 27th,2011

working with composites

My background is primarily in metal fabrication, but I’ve started working with composites recently and am really enjoying this. There’s no magic to it, but a bit of a learning curve. People ask me about the fiberglass and the dust, and all I can think to say is that it beats grinding dust and black boogers!

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March 9th,2011

free CAD software from makers of SolidWorks

Take a look at this free 2D CAD software application called DraftSigh. It was developed by Dassault, makers of SolidWorks, and it’s completely free to download/use. Even better, it’s available for PC, macs, and linux platforms.

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March 6th,2011

GIVEAWAY: Ron Davis radiator

Raising money for the BlueRibbon Coalition. Click for details.

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February 15th,2011

new project: monster motorhome

In December of 2008 I decided to pack it all in and hit the road. Load up my dogs and my bikes and go wander through what’s left of the wild west, keeping an eye out for places where I might eventually like to buy some land and build a place to live.

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December 25th,2010

coolest tube bender EVER

Check out this Nissin 3D tube bender. I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.

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December 22nd,2010

Basinranger's custom-built camper

An Alaskan Camper-style hard-sided popup camper that was custom-built by a craftsman with a capital C.

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December 22nd,2010

ultimate onboard fuel filtration / processing setup

In the spirit of using my new LDS multifuel to it’s full potential, I want to equip Mah Deuce with the ultimate fuel system. I’m talking about being able to pour just about anything flammable right into the fuel tank, knowing that it will be processed and filtered before it reaches the engine…

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December 22nd,2010

shockseals.com

I just found out about shockseals.com. They sell all the parts needed to rebuild all the popular shocks, and in my case, they were able to help me find o-rings/seals for a custom application. Great prices too. Check ‘em out.

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