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Old April 14, 2009, 06:55 AM   #26
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I had a 65 Honda 305 Dream.
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Old April 14, 2009, 07:06 AM   #27
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bwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I only had a gold coloured CB175 had electric start tho
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Old April 14, 2009, 07:31 AM   #28
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I started at 11 with a Honda 50 based on the Dream. Then moved up to a Dream. Then a 69 Honda 350. Had a few Yamaha dirt bikes and a couple of Kaws. Finally hit the big time and got three Harleys. Don't have squat now cept a Yamaha Big Bear four wheeler. But to get back on topic I plan on making my own bp one of these days. Just got to get the right stuff to make a ball mill and the nerve to do it.
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Old April 14, 2009, 10:46 AM   #29
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I'm pretty sure a CL175 was my second bike. Had a number of bikes over the years and currently have an 82 XL200, '86 XL600, '06 Rancher 4X4 and an '08 Wide Glide. I'm pretty sure I could stuff some willow branches in the Wide Glide's Thunderheader and have charcoal in a matter of minutes! The thing is melting my boots and starting my pants on fire! Burned the holy hell out of my leg a couple weeks ago.

Anyway; talked to my mom last night and she's going to harvest some willow branches for me. So.... does the wood start green, or require some aging before coaling it?
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Old April 14, 2009, 11:44 AM   #30
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Peal the bark off when you get it , you want no bark.
Best to dry for 2-3 weeks but can be used green , just takes longer.

Here is how I do it.
I buy a new paint can from home depot with a lid , tin 1 gallon one. it will last some time if stored in a dry place..
Punch a hole in the top about 1/4 inch round. Cut the wood and split as fine as you can without cutting fingers off , he he. so it stands up in the can.
pack it in there , put the lid on and put a roofing nail in the hole. gas can escape but air can,t get in.
Get three beers , put the can in the gas grill and enjoy.rite on the flames.
any fire will work.
It will begin to smoke and the gas will catch on fire , that's OK. 45 min to an hour smoke stops , let cook about 10 min more and remove can "DO NOT REMOVE TOP OR NAIL" or the coal will burn.
When very cool pour this into a 5gallon bucket , get more beer and repeat!
I use a 4 foot long 2X4 to crush it up in the 5 gallon bucket.
sift to remove any uncooked wood.
you can make enough in a few hours to last all year.

I use white pine but willow makes a hotter powder.
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Old April 14, 2009, 12:27 PM   #31
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Get three beers
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45 min to an hour
So for the last 1/2 or so, hour I'm runnin' dry? That'll never do!

This is good stuff, pappy.... thanks!
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