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Score one for local gun shops, and a few more negatives for Taurus.

Rapid Fire Arms Sandy Oregon

So the story of the Taurus 740 contiues, although this is a rather short section. I'd continually read that Taurus customer service sucks, and I have to agree at this point per my experiences. They're relatively numerous thus far, and I hope they do not continue to get worse.

Despicable ammo gougers should be ashamed of themselves!

This whole gun hysteria has been ridiculous on so many levels. It's exposed the impulsiveness of the community, the greed of the community, and the self righteousness of people in the community.

Archangel Marauder/22 Review -- Review from a long time owner

The Ruger 10/22 has a special place in my collcetion of firearms. It's not overly exciting to shoot, yet I shoot it ten timse more than anything else I own. It's not the flashiest gun I own, yet it's the one I show friends the most. So just what about the 10/22 that I have is so excellent? I'll tell you what, it's a bad ass looking gun with the Archangel Nomad kit on it, and it's all kinds of accurate too. When I've retired the other guns for fear of ammo costs, I just pull out the Ruger 10/22 and keep on going. 500 rounds for $15 is nothing!

Day 11 -- Running again!

The bikes runs and lives and is all put back together! It even looks nice!

Day Four To Ten -- While waiting I fixed the air filter, petcock, gas cap, and seat release

Cabin fever will make you do crazy things. Fortunately for me, my crazy is limited to hobling around my garage on crutches and highly addictive pain killers trying to fix up a motorcycle... the very same kind of contraption that got me on those crutches to begin with. I obviously don't learn lessons like I should.

Day Four to Ten -- Dealing with the RUSTY TANK and then waiting....

First and foremost, I had to get the gas in the tank out. It's surely been there since 2004, gross. I dumped it all out, and the gas was brown and muddy. Not a great sign at all... I then washed the gas tank out lightly with water, and hit the interior as much as I could with an air compressor to blow it out. Next up I hit it with a heat gun for about 20-30 minutes or so to dry it out thoroughly. Lastly, I took a pencil propane torch into the puppy and tried to burn out any remaining gas. There was none to be found it would seem. Success... oh wait...

Day Three -- Video of run and ride, cleaning, tire thoughts

Today I got my Girlfriend to ride the bike around. I wish I could, but the whole recovering broken leg thing is dangerous to get on a motorcycle again. I'm pushing it just working on and around the bike. Anyways, she hopped on and took it for a spin. She drove around my neighborhood, then on side roads to the elementary school by me. She spent some time in the empty parking lot doing some figure 8's to get used to the bike and see what it did for handling, then drove back to my house.

Day Two -- Basics

Some additional progress occured on the second day, but not a ton. I changed the oil and the oil filter. Old oil was definitely at the tail end of it's life and the old filter was quite rusted on the outside indicating to me that it was from back in this bike's Hawaii days (2004 or prior). Oil and filters are cheap so I swapped them.

Here's some pictures of the bike as it sits today in the garage along with some info:

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