See the WORX brand for all sorts of garden and household tools in the
Usually quite a bit cheaper than what seem to be equiv. types from the
usual name brands.
Never heard of them.
Anyone have any thoughts on them re quality, etc. ?
Who are they ?
Equiv. to ???
More advertizement like TV and spam email and infomercials got the name
brand out there so that and inexpensive pricing made "WORX" a success.
The tools are comparable with Black and Decker in just about every way.
I don't know about WORX brand but a few months ago
I needed some new sheet metal shears. The store had a
rack full of them and they were all made in china, even
the name brand ones. Except for the brand down in
the lower left corner of the rack, almost out of sight.
They were, get this, made in Sturgis Michigan! Yup.
Mid West Tools made in USA! I immediately bought
a left right and center snips. Same price and just as
This spring I wanted a new battery for my Harley.
I wanted a YUASA YHD-12 part no. m22h12. No one
in the parts stores had it. Went to a shop dealing with
recreational vehicles and they could get one. Ok, when
it came in it was an Interstate battery. Problem. Guy
says the battery dealer says it is a better deal. Yah,
It was made in vietnam! The yuasa is made in Reading
Pa. The battery dealer said it was a better deal. Sure,
him, the profit margin was bigger. I refused it and
got the right one and the price was the same. When I
say I want USA I mean it...!!
What golden oldie do you have? A few years ago I needed a battery and
went to the Harley dealer. They said they would have to order it.
Considering the 20 series batteries are used in Sportsters and many
Dynas I figured they had finally become strictly a boutique. I bought
one from O'Reilly's that lasted several years.
This time around, straight to Amazon. The Yuasa was sitting on my deck
in two days, ready to be filled and charged.
A 12 gets it done? My impression was the number was roughly the
amp-hours. Of course, a '70 FLH didn't come with the home entertainment
systems and mood lighting :)
I had a '55 FLH when I was a kid. That didn't come with much of
anything, including a working suspension. Wish I still had it though
with all its little idiosyncrasies. At least I would have the money to
do it right now instead of jury rigging everything.
My first bike was a '52 FL, well worn out and beaten.
chopper out of it and that was fun! Next bike was a '73
that was a rattletrap but put on lots of miles on it.
Then in the
mid '80s I found this '70 FL, rebuilt it and it is a
bike than that '73 ever was... ;>)}
I skipped the AMF years. At least AMF did buy a lot of shiny new CNC
machinery even if they didn't have a clue what to do with it. I always
figured I'd grow into a bagger someday but at the rate I'm going I don't
think I'm going to make it.
It's easier than you think ... I had an '88 Sporty totalled under me ,
moved to a '76 FLH - all original including the hand shift . That one also
got totalled (Memphis drivers ...) which is how I ended up on a '90 Ultra .
BTW , any AMF bike that's still around has had all the bugs worked out by
Gotta get busy on the Popcycle , a '39 WL one of these days , got most all
the parts just need to paint , fit and assemble it all .
Requires motivation. I bought my entry level Sporty in '97 and I haven't
worn it out yet although it could use a few goodies from Nallin Racing.
The 900 pounds sort of puts me off. The Sporty, DR650, and V-Strom are
all under 500 and get the job done.
I gotta get some of that motivation under my wife ... I just rode her
"new" '09 Sporty trike to town for a couple of small parts for the
dishwasher install , and it is sweet . TOTALLY different from a 2 wheeler ,
but still fun . First time I ever rode a 3 wheeler , sure is different !
Sidecars are the same deal. There was a scooter shop in town that had a
couple of those Piaggio MP3's. The salesman tried to talk me into a test
ride but I turned him down. I figured if a squirrel ran out in front of
me as I rode around the block I'd do absolutely the wrong thing. There
was even a sticker on the dash panel to remind you it wasn't a motorcycle.
If I went for three wheels I'd want a Slingshot. Even the Spyders are a
little too much like a motorcycle if I had a senior moment.
I might make an exception for a Ural with a gun mount on the sidehack :)
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