I love to teach my son how to ride and repair stuffs the old fashion way. Here I will share some of our cheap DIY projects and repairs. I will also share some of my experience as a biker and as a pro mechanic. I am not a mechanic anymore but I still do repairs but mostly for my own machineries and this is why I try to keep everything easy and cheap. I also don't race anymore but I still love riding up the mountains where there is little or no help and all I can rely on is my small tool pouch and my monkey repair skills to bring me home whenever my bike or my friends bike breaks down.

If you are a tech-wiz or some kind of high-tech repair guru who likes spending too much $$$s buying stuffs and spends most of your time at a coffee shop posing your best biker battle gear clown costume and talking how great a biker you are then THIS IS NOT FOR YOU... Here we seriously ride our bikes and we try to keep everything simple, easy and cheap. Most of what I will share here are intended for riders who usually break their bikes to peices and may not be needed by other bikers.

I will also be sharing some cheap ways how I repaired my cars and computers. And for laughs, I will also add some weird / funny / odd stuffs that I or we did that worked and didn't work. Sorry about this blog's style, set-up or whatever you may call it, I'm an old school biker and its easier for me wrenching cars and bikes than typing on my keyboard...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Using a small truck as a workbench

My back gets weaker as I get older and using my small truck as a work table makes life easier for me. Here I was doing an engine swap on this 250 Honda scooter.  There is not much to say because the photos shows it all. Bike tie-down straps and two folding car jacks helped me secure and lift the bike. 

If you don't have a bike lift but have a small truck or a sturdy table, you can use them though it may not look very professional it'll save you for back pains.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog!! I might have to stop by your shop sometime. In the meantime, do you know of any motorcycle repair shops in Tacoma that I could stop by?