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Forum: Road Warriors Yesterday, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,917
Posted By Tanshanomi
Late '80s Honda VFR750F (or VFR700F).

Late '80s Honda VFR750F (or VFR700F).
Forum: Road Warriors 06-30-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
I hate automatics, floorboards, and forward...

I hate automatics, floorboards, and forward controls, but I would LOVE to at least take a demo ride on the MN4.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 399,387
Posted By Tanshanomi
Ohhh, I does love me some Can-Am.

Ohhh, I does love me some Can-Am.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-29-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,917
Posted By Tanshanomi
That's only GS I ever found remotely attractive....

That's only GS I ever found remotely attractive. Once they went all Dakar, they looked silly. However, I wouldn't nominate it for this thread, if only because of this:
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Here's the write-up in the Rugby newspaper. ...

Here's the write-up in the Rugby newspaper.

http://www.thepiercecountytribune.com/page/content.detail/id/510899/SMACKDAB-In-The-Middle.html
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Smackdab #2 - June 18, 2016 (KS to ND)

Having received the endorsement and sponsorship of the Smith County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Smackdab is officially an annual event.

Smackdab #2:

DATE: June 18, 2016.

DEPART: The...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
I have contacted the Smith Center Chamber of...

I have contacted the Smith Center Chamber of Commerce and the Rugby Visitor's Bureau about supporting the Smackdab Run as an annual event.

Two Questions:

1) Of those who did the ride, would...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-26-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,917
Posted By Tanshanomi
I've never been much into the aesthetic of really...

I've never been much into the aesthetic of really old machines, but this Chater-Lea is just pretty all the way around. I could stare at the details for hours...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Possible Nebraska-Dakotas Road Run?

Here are the "official" start and end photos.

http://tanshanomi.com/smackdab/2015-dawn.jpg

http://tanshanomi.com/smackdab/2015-dusk.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Possible Nebraska-Dakotas Road Run?

How was your weather? Rusty rode to Sturgis today and had awful rain...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Perf & Riggpigg, your penance for falling asleep...

Perf & Riggpigg, your penance for falling asleep on duty is having to wait until I get two more patches from the embroidery shop!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
...exactly why my wife just said "You were smart...

...exactly why my wife just said "You were smart not to make this a group ride."
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Easy, stay within 5MPH of the speed limit, take a...

Easy, stay within 5MPH of the speed limit, take a break every 80-100 miles, and stop to enjoy all the sights!

http://tanshanomi.com/temp/IMG_2242.JPG
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
I did see your note at the monument. If you still...

I did see your note at the monument. If you still want a patch, shoot me a PM
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Too bad, but I understand.

Too bad, but I understand.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Just got a call from a local K.C. rider who heard...

Just got a call from a local K.C. rider who heard about the ride and will be doing it with his son. So the current participant count now stands at an even dozen.

I still have question marks on my...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Weather Forecast for Saturday, June 20th

Ride forecast as of 5PM, 6/17

Location.........Hi - Lo - Precip
Lebanon KS.......97 - 69 - 0%
Grand Island NE..91 - 66 - 10%
Aberdeen SD......87 - 59 - 20%
Rugby ND.........79 - 53 - 20%
...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 399,387
Posted By Tanshanomi
Perhaps a dupe post but... ...

Perhaps a dupe post but...

http://www.pipeburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/yamaha_RD350LC_1.jpg

Built from a rusted, bent derelict. Buell front end, Suzuki RGV swingarm, and custom rear...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/183/363100761_6b17b...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/183/363100761_6b17b5ac97_b.jpg

For those of you who don't know what you're looking at, this is a late model ('73-'74) 5-speed/electric start/left-shift Sprint motor...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Okay, good to hear!

Okay, good to hear!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
To all participants: My wife and I will be...

To all participants:

My wife and I will be at the Lebanon monument for people to sign in by approximately 5:30. Once everyone arrives, we'll take a group photo or two and folks can roll out. In...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
My wife and I and Rusty Spokes are spending the...

My wife and I and Rusty Spokes are spending the night in Smith Center and we're planning to have dinner Friday at Jiffy Burger. We've never been there, but it seems to have good Yelp reviews.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-08-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 399,387
Posted By Tanshanomi
2-Stroke Picture Thread

http://www.tanshanomi.com/project-x/lastTSS350.jpg

Mystery Bultaco TSS with cast wheels and disc brakes. Supposedly "the last factory TSS 350" according to the caption in the book Bultaco, A...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
I got a call this morning from the guy who owns...

I got a call this morning from the guy who owns The Buckshot Inn in Smith Center, KS. He was a disappointed to learn that I'd listed the US Center Inn on the flyer but not his motel, which is just...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Great to have you coming along, georgee2! I gotta...

Great to have you coming along, georgee2! I gotta ask, what's "SwedeAdv"?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
Were you looking for the R or the F? We don't get...

Were you looking for the R or the F? We don't get the naked version in the State.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-02-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
Congrats! Sat on one at the dealership the other...

Congrats! Sat on one at the dealership the other day. I'm not a huge transverse four kinda guy, but yeah, I could do that!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
BTW, when I first saw your forum handle,...

BTW, when I first saw your forum handle, Tmaximusv, I had to check your profile to see what bikes were in your stable. My initial thought was...
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-01-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Good to hear you're still in, Tmaximusv & Plumber...

Good to hear you're still in, Tmaximusv & Plumber Mike. "Scott in Kansas" just E-mailed me to say that his wife "would prefer he not go" this year, so he's out. (But he's interested in 2016, if this...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 1,248,453
Posted By Tanshanomi
Actually, I think anybody knowledgeable...

Actually, I think anybody knowledgeable recommends the same thing. And "THEY" are indeed Avon, who are the only company with the cojones to say something publicly about it (other than "just don't...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,563
Posted By Tanshanomi
Test rode one to dealer. Fun bike but the seat...

Test rode one to dealer. Fun bike but the seat totally turned me off. It's an upholstered plank!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-31-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 399,387
Posted By Tanshanomi
http://i0.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads...

http://i0.wp.com/hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/620px-MZ_RD_350_red_vr_TCE.jpg

IFA/MZ BK350.
http://hooniverse.com/2010/07/20/1953-59-ifamz-bk350/
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
From what I have been able to determine from...

From what I have been able to determine from searching for speed limit signs in Google Street, most of the route is 65 MPH, with a 60 MPH limit for a total of about 160 miles in Nebraska. Of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
Three weeks from today!

Just a few weeks to go...
Does this look right?

ALL IN
1. Tanshanomi
2. Mrs. Tanshanomi*
3. RustySpokes
4. Tmaximusv
5. Tmaximusv’s +1*
6. Redneckdan
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
Today I just want to ride one of the #*@!...

Today I just want to ride one of the #*@! unfinished projects in my workshop! This whole having to work for a living thing really cramps my style.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,227
Posted By Tanshanomi
I've posted this elsewhere, but it belongs in...

I've posted this elsewhere, but it belongs in this thread, too.
I owned it from April 1982 until the fall of 1985. Never did get it charging properly.
1971 BSA B50SS Frame No. GE12659
If...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-26-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,779
Posted By Tanshanomi
No, that's way too far west, and way off US 281.

No, that's way too far west, and way off US 281.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,852
Views: 1,062,917
Posted By Tanshanomi
If we're including customs, not just talking...

If we're including customs, not just talking production models, Razzie's "Threesome" GT750 is pretty far up on my list.

http://i941.photobucket.com/albums/ad258/rassieva/GT750/IMG_1184.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-21-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,365
Views: 399,387
Posted By Tanshanomi
SO. MUCH. WANT. ...

SO. MUCH. WANT.

http://www.ossausa.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/ossa-explorer_1/explorer_2014_02_low.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 05-21-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10,622
Views: 1,828,588
Posted By Tanshanomi
I have no idea why, but every time I see a Fury,...

I have no idea why, but every time I see a Fury, I imagine what it would look like as a '70s-style digger.

http://www.mooneyes.co.jp/garage/motorcycles/moondigger/002.jpg
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