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Project Tonka - Yamaha TW200

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After a few months sourcing a new project I managed to pick up this 1990 TW200 in relatively good condition... by that I mean it ran. TW200's a fairly slim pickings now a days since they stopped importing them into Australia a while back, along with being a popular base for custom builds.  The history of this bike as with most AG bikes was that it had sat on a farm until recently. Unused and hanging with the tractors and other machinery for a number of years.  It was then picked up by "another guy" who had the intention of customising it but never got the chance. The classic Tonka Truck with it's FAT wheels The Dubs are recognised by their enormous fat rear tyre, and after hearing of it's history I couldn't help but to associate it with my childhood of playing Tonka Trucks in the sandpit.  For those that don't know anything about Tonka Trucks they were the toys to have in the sandpit.  Die Cast metal trucks that were able to move pales of sand

Screen Printing the LSG Logo Tee

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I still get stoked when I get an order for one of our Tees come through.  It's so cool to be able to hand print these tees for someone that's gone out of their way to purchase one. Thanks a bunch for the support everyone. Benny

How to build a motorcycle workbench

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There comes a time in every garage dweller's life that they need to at least build themselves a workbench.  After having completed a couple of other woodworking projects I thought it was a good time to use some of the remaining scraps and get the bike off the ground onto a more suitable working height. The build was super basic and took about half a day.  The cost of materials was around $80 although I did have a majority of the hardware and some lumber. Considerations I spent a large amount of time working out the ideal height for the bench as I wanted something that I could comfortably work on the engine as well do any necessary wiring around the dash etc.  I'm about 6ft so for I figured 500mm was a good height.  I also wanted something that I could easily move around hence the addition of the castor wheels. As for the width I also wanted to be able to have the side stand down just for ease of rolling the bike up and down off the table.  The length I kept at