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    so... as I'm building this 75 fxe there are a lot of things that needs to be purchased. parts to be replaced or built and the tools to do the work... but that's all a part of the gig right.. I'm cool with that. and just like everyone else i have bills to pay and adult(blah) responsibilities(ugggghhhh).... so in between paychecks and saving money to fund the build i have a bunch of down time. where i don't feel particular productive. i feel stagnant which i loath. I'm sure some or all of you have experienced this... so my question is... what do you do in the down time to keep yourselves motivated. what tips and tricks do you have up your sleeve to deal with lack of money... or having to wait for a month to save up for that one tool you need...

  • #2
    I have multiple projects at different levels. Not because I'm rich or anything, that's just the way it happened.

    I also read a lot on the down times. It's spring so I have a lot of work on the ranch to keep me busy too.

    Reading is radical.

    Biscuits and gravy.

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    • #3
      Oh, and tacos.
      Biscuits and gravy.

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      • Dusty-Dave
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        Breakfast tacos and beer!
        Dusty

      • Hyrum
        Hyrum commented
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        Fish Tacos are the best. Hated fish growing up but now there is no replacement.

      • PIG
        PIG commented
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        Hyrum there's a joint a couple towns up called Handline, best fucking fish tacos I've ever had. All fresh shit, every little bit. A little money but I know a girl...

    • #4
      I think you just have to have other hobbies to fill that void. Me, I hunt, fish, mess with leather, and enjoy long walks on the beach.

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      • #5
        Diversify!

        I usually do research on the next thing. Though it usually makes for more “lack of $”!

        I had a bad case of lots of time and no $ last winter. So when I made $, i bought(or scored from scrap yard) lots of materials in preparation for this winter.

        When all else fails, I check the forum ever 10 mins!!!

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        • #6
          The pursuit of poontang!! Its not working, I'm too old and ugly. They say one out a hundered, i have hit on 97, so my outlook is optimistic.

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          • #7
            well... I've made a list of items that I can keep working on while I'm saving money for the next round of purchases... its long and distinguished... it includes a lot of sanding and prepping on the bike... oh and my favorite polishing more aluminum. I'm sure I'll see more items and other things that need work.

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            • #8
              All about the tacos, but not one "hey Sean can read. Maybe I will too. Books are radical." Join the reading rainbow ya homos!!
              Biscuits and gravy.

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              • Kgi4x4
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                I’m proud of you buddy! Learning to read is rough! 😂😂😂

              • PIG
                PIG commented
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                Kgi4x4 I just made it through "Everyone Poops" very mind opening stuff, I mean, who knew. And everyone telling me to take off my tinfoil hat. Pffft

              • Kgi4x4
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                I highly recommend “what’s your poo telling you” by Josh Richman. Great read with awesome illustrations!
                But you don’t have to take my word for it...
                Last edited by Kgi4x4; 04-19-2019, 05:16 PM.

            • #9
              Originally posted by PIG View Post
              All about the tacos, but not one "hey Sean can read. Maybe I will too. Books are radical." Join the reading rainbow ya homos!!
              My parents didn't think I could actually read until they found me making notes from the fsm for my 74 TL125 when I was 13...

              Also, there was an interesting book about pre-war racing in Virginia that Ramzy recommended to me and it's actually available as a free e-book here:
              Roanoke Racing, A Time Gone By

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              • Ramzy
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                God damnit I read this before but never clicked the link 😂😂

              • TheBCB
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            • #10
              I read.

              Books are fucking cheap. When I'm done bending my connecting rod in the precisely prescribed Finnish Manual For Finishing by Ramzy's Uncle Tom, I like to sit back with some Gauguain and get Medieval on my mind.

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              • #11
                I have 3 bike projects going at all times but I never have money for more than 1 at a time. Reading motorcyle manuals is fun and free on line. Also I have been playing more chess. Work and kids/family take up the rest
                Posts while cruisin....

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                • #12
                  I read alot, build guns (costs shit tons too though) and generally spend most of my time samsquatchin around the woods.
                  I'M THE PINKY NIGGA!! I AIN'T GOT TIME FO' YO' JIBBA JABBA FOOL!!

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                  • #13
                    I drink a lot , spend a lot of time alone and rarely finish anything , pretty much live in a constant depression , ya know the normal stuff

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                    • TheWhiteDevil
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                      finish on of those damn bikes and you might feel better.

                  • #14
                    I have been very busy for about 20 minutes building the new adition to my home. Some bros next door left me a bag of chips when they rolled out. I've got some good smoke. Im doing all right up here in hell.

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