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Old 10-21-2008, 10:34 AM
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id like to learn more about machine building and i figured an easy beginning would be to buy an eikon green monster kit. any thoughts? my daily drivers are both mickey sharpz and i dont feel comfrotable tinkering with them. are the eikon machines reliable?
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:43 AM
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I have seen a few in the shop and haven't heard a bad thing about them. I plan on grabbing one and building a shader. EIKON has great Illustrations/Diagrams.... The only complaint is on my end is that it reminds me of a JOHN DEERE tractor....
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
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true. but you can f@#k up the frame. ive read some things about having to sand the powdercoat out of the tube vise. but im looking for anyone who has used one? i just think its funny that they charge the same for the fully assembled ones.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: eikon green monster kits?

If you are learning to build your own, Id suggest grabbing different parts. Eikon does make a great quality of equipment, but I have heard the same troubles with the tube vise. To delve deeper into getting a better understanding of your machines workings...whats always fun is to grab a frame (from spaulding for example) and fill it with the guts from a reputable companies rebuild kit.

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Old 10-21-2008, 11:39 AM
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The first time I built a machine from the frame, I bought a $50 CAM brass machine and stripped it and rebuilt it entirely with Kingpin Rebuild Kit. I have rebuilt it many times.. Now it's a frankenstein shader with many different parts. The first rebuild, I had to stare at it with no reference and try to put it together. With scattered pieces all over. I learned alot doing it that way.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:07 AM
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dude, i use green monsters every day. they are made to be versatile, meaning that you can make them run anyway you want, if you know how to tune a machine. send a pm, and i will help you out
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I have both a liner and a shader monster.
I love both of them. They run consistent day in and day out. I really dont like the John Deere color so I used another frame I had lying around for the liner, but the shader is still that Deere green.

From personal experience, it's just ridiculously fun to build and tune. and I got to learn a lot about machines hands-on. I'd recommend it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:18 AM
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right on bro, sand that b1tc4 down, heat it up cherry red, and dip it in oil.
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you can buy unfinished frames from eikon. but the green dosent bother me that much.
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you can buy unfinished frames from eikon. but the green dosent bother me that much.
unfortunately they cant get them to come with yellow coils!

i saw a machine builder that once made a John Deere machine full with logos on the coils, I cant remember who, but it looked slick.
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