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Idabble@yahoo.com was taken, or otherwise I would like that email. It describes the vast reaches of my experience or understanding. I can deduce answers for problems as people tell me. I learned how to problem solve and repair things from owning a 73 Super Beetle as my first car. I like to be a part of problem solving because I can almost definitely help with a solution and always cheaper.

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  • moddy commented on moddy's instructable Motorcycle backrest2 months ago
    Motorcycle backrest

    For those of you who wondered, water does get past the hole I made in vinyl for the base plate to come through. There are a couple of things you can do, but I'm not ready to do it as long as I think I need to keep taking it apart to modify it. 1. Make a tube of fabric that will surround the hinge, seal the upper part to the hinge and the lower part to the seat.2. Seal around the base plate with silicone. My theory of that works better than it probably will.Maybe you have an idea about that

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  • moddy commented on moddy's instructable Motorcycle backrest3 months ago
    Motorcycle backrest

    It's a good thing 25 people didn't start making this project and I should have announced that it would be a work in progress. When I started pulling my seat apart to weld the angled brace in place, I noticed the hinge on the base plate was bent open.Not a big deal, just pulled the base plate back out, bent it down again, not to restrict the bolt, added a piece of metal, left over from the hinge then weld.This shows the angled brace, cut from the angle iron of a bed frame and painted.Should you take this project on, weld the angled brace in place if you use 3/16 or just use 1/4 inch. Weld all of the hinges solid. If you don't and lean hard enough against the backrest you can bend your hinge apart just like I did.

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  • moddy commented on moddy's instructable Motorcycle backrest3 months ago
    Motorcycle backrest

    For those of you following, I have determined my 3/16 base plate is bending. I would recommend using a 1/4 plate to help prevent this. Though this option was available to me at the time I just did not pick that material to work with as the shorter 3/16 10 X 10 angle plate was my choice. I will be going back in and welding a angle brace to prevent it from flexing so much. More creative metal manipulation and welding, yay.

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  • moddy commented on moddy's instructable Food Saver microsd holder3 months ago
    Food Saver microsd holder

    As I promised follow-up the micro SD cards showed no sign of being affected with saved files with the use of FoodSaver bags.

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  • moddy commented on moddy's instructable Motorcycle backrest3 months ago
    Motorcycle backrest

    My backrest isn't high enough on my back, it probably needs to be 1 inch higher. I have square tubing that I will cut to length, probably 5 inches. I will cut out the shape needed to fit the square tubing inside the middle of the hinge and weld the surrounding metal of the hinge to it. Yes, I have to take the paint off again. It's not the first time. Will post more later.

    As an addition mention of safety. The 3 mile experience I had with a backrest for the first time was comfortable enough to have to make an extra effort to watch for traffic on the road. I noticed right away that riding more comfortably was more blissful and the elevated joy was distracting. Stay sharp, keep a watchful eye.

    My backrest isn't high enough on my back, it probably needs to be 1 inch higher and there isn't the room to spread the hinges farther apart without causing it to flex too much after I get the height I want. I have square tubing that I will cut to length, probably 5 inches. I will cut out the shape needed to fit the square tubing inside the middle of the hinge and weld the surrounding metal of the hinge to it. Yes, I have to take the paint off again. It's not the first time. Will post more later.

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