Sorry about your back. I know how much pain that can be. I had spine surgery a couple years ago. Don't go that route if you don't have to. Just getting out of my Mustang is a major chore. I manage to get around, though. Hope you mend soon.Since the last time I worked on the Mustang (Dec 26th) I tweaked my back (L4 nerve pinch), I've pretty much been sittin' on me arse making sure I don't breathe or bend wrong to anger the lower back gods. It's gotten better, I can actually walk without the cane I swiped from my wife, and I'm at the level 'moderate discomfort' as opposed to actual pain. Still gotta be careful bending and twisting, though.
Aside from that, I gave Eddie a buzz today. He's gotten fuzzy beyond belief, so I whipped out the clippers and gave him a buzz (used the #7 blade on him). Tossed him up on the kitchen table and went for it - only took about 80 minutes this time, unlike the standard 2-3 hours (because he wants nothing to do with it and fidgets constantly), but my wife helped rotate him around and keep him still when I worked the complicated places.
He looks like he lost about 10 lbs... I wish I could look like I lost about one-fifth of my body weight just by getting a hair cut. rofl
Very cool. We have been working on the bikes lately too. Both my sons and I race woods harescrambles. We have Ktm 50 , 105, and a 300. Couple pit bikes. 4 quads. And my old 1998 Rmx250. Here’s a couples pics of our race bikes.I've always been into motorcycles. In the ending stages of rehabilitating this neglected little '95 Suzuki JR50 now. This thing is tiny... weighs a whopping 80 pounds and fits in a car trunk. It's amazing how quickly people can just trash such a low time bike as this... I see it all of the time. Fabbed up a set of training wheels so my niece and nephew can learn to ride on it. Seat cover and pipe need installed and she'll be ready to rip. I'll wait to put the NOS fenders and grips on, since I'm quite sure it'll get worse before it gets better
The bottom blue bike is a '94 Yamaha PW80 I redid last year. It was in MUCH worse shape than the yellow bike was, to the point of even having gravel and grass in the crankshaft case cavity... It's the next step up in size from the JR.
There's an '82 Seca Turbo hiding under the cover behind the '84 YZ125. The Turbo bike needs it oil pump seal replaced. The seal is not a serviceable part number from Yamaha, but thanks to a fellow Turbo owner in Australia who cross referenced it into a Honda #, I'll hopefully be able to solve it's issue shortly.
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The drugstore or gas station restroom might have something that would work, but it might look a little funny. Some have 'texture' so you can grip things better...I had such great plans this holiday break. Unfortunately I sliced my finger on a sharp knife opening Christmas gifts. 4 stitches and my finger in a splint until January 3rd. I’ve got nothing big enough to slip over my finger to keep grease off and it’s my index finger so I use it for everything. I’m dying not playing with my toys.