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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Offcenter
All I can say is, the bike was new at the time....

All I can say is, the bike was new at the time. Both rims were badly bent. It was a looong time ago, so I don't remember much of the details, just the four letter words that followed.
Oh...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Offcenter
I agree. When I bought my BMW new in 1974, it had...

I agree. When I bought my BMW new in 1974, it had aluminum rims. Didn't have the bike very long when I ran over a 2x4 in the road. It destroyed both rims. I replaced them with chrome steel rims....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,628
Posted By Offcenter
I wouldn't count on not getting caught if riding...

I wouldn't count on not getting caught if riding a bike with a fake plate or no plate these days here in New Jersey. Many of the towns, including mine, now have the police cars equipped with the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Offcenter
Looks like a '77. I have one just like it. Mine...

Looks like a '77. I have one just like it. Mine looks almost as good and has about 8,000 miles.
CTs Forever!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-07-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 39,664
Posted By Offcenter
Wow! I used to drive a gasoline tanker here. Our...

Wow! I used to drive a gasoline tanker here. Our trailers carried 9,200 gallons of gas. Looking at those, I'm guessing they have to be around 15,000 gallons each!...times THREE!
And the tractor...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 110,563
Posted By Offcenter
Boy, I wish you were closer. Looks like a good...

Boy, I wish you were closer. Looks like a good project.
But 3000 miles is a bit far to go for a CT90. :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 7,692,131
Posted By Offcenter
Reminds me of the line in Jean Shepherd's "A...

Reminds me of the line in Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story".
"...looks like a pink nightmare!"
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Offcenter
I agree. On that year, neutral is at the top. ...

I agree. On that year, neutral is at the top. All gears are down.
I have a '77 CT90. It is the opposite. Neutral is at the bottom on mine
and all gears are up.
No CTs that I know of ever had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,693
Posted By Offcenter
In '74, I bought a new BMW R90/6. That was the...

In '74, I bought a new BMW R90/6. That was the most reliable machine of any sort that I've ever owned. Over 172,000 miles with no problems at all.
But from what I'm reading, there is no way I'd buy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 292,811
Posted By Offcenter
Cool! Is that a Sikorsky S-55 with the radial...

Cool! Is that a Sikorsky S-55 with the radial engine??
Can't be many of those left.
I've only ever seen one in person.

Edit: Hmm....Four blade rotor. I thought S-55s only had three blades....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 130,910
Posted By Offcenter
It's bad enough that someone would build ONE of...

It's bad enough that someone would build ONE of those.
But to build TWO of 'em??
WTF???? :eek1
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,715
Posted By Offcenter
Kinda surprised to see this thread. I bought my...

Kinda surprised to see this thread. I bought my R90 new in '74 and rode the hell out of it. I remember reading in magazines of the time that the Beemers had less stiction than anything else out there...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
Posted By Offcenter
Good luck with them, Starchamp! Sounds like a...

Good luck with them, Starchamp!
Sounds like a couple of good projects to keep busy with.

Just curious.....Happy Valley...is that the berry farm near Stowe Creek or Bridgeton?
I'm in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,826
Posted By Offcenter
Hitchhiker ON a bike? How about TWO...

Hitchhiker ON a bike?
How about TWO hitchhikers AND a bike?

1975, Route 280 in West Orange N.J. about 9 pm or so, I saw a bike broken down on the side of the road so I pulled over to see if I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,364
Posted By Offcenter
I knew a guy years ago, went out riding on a hot...

I knew a guy years ago, went out riding on a hot day on his Guzzi.
Shorts and sneakers, no shirt at all. Left the stand down and took off.
The first left turn, the stand dug in and launched him...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 39,664
Posted By Offcenter
No pictures, But I have a funny train story from...

No pictures, But I have a funny train story from long ago.
About 1970 or so......Sunday morning....My brother and I had gone out for a bike ride here in New Jersey and found ourselves in a small...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-05-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 967
Views: 292,811
Posted By Offcenter
Sad to see that beautiful Catalina grounded. That...

Sad to see that beautiful Catalina grounded. That should be repaired and returned to flying status.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 39,664
Posted By Offcenter
No emergency crews around? That wreck is just...

No emergency crews around? That wreck is just sitting there like that???
What's "the rest of the story", as Paul Harvey would say?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,190
Posted By Offcenter
When they start on me about the bike or the...

When they start on me about the bike or the airplane I fly, my favorite
line is, "Have you driven past the junkyard down the road? Do you see the stacks of wrecked cars in there? Do you think they...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7,116
Views: 6,298,432
Posted By Offcenter
Congratulations! Nice! ...and on a rare CT-90...

Congratulations! Nice! ...and on a rare CT-90 with the rear brake lever!
But c'mon....I hope you don't treat her like you do that CT. It deserves some TLC. The headlight shell is broken, the fork...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 80,179
Posted By Offcenter
90 pounds? Awful big for a saddle bag. Years ago...

90 pounds? Awful big for a saddle bag. Years ago I had a 30 pound pooch named Terry who rode in the left saddlebag. I just left the lid off and she fit perfectly. She wore her goggles and bandana...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 7,692,131
Posted By Offcenter
Yep. Luckily, Liberty Belle had a P-51 Mustang...

Yep. Luckily, Liberty Belle had a P-51 Mustang flying escort. He spotted the engine fire and told them to get on the ground ASAP, otherwise the outcome could have been much worse.
There are still...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14,232
Views: 7,692,131
Posted By Offcenter
Nice picture, but a sad one. The Liberty Belle...

Nice picture, but a sad one.
The Liberty Belle is no more.
She had an engine catch fire over Indiana two years ago
and made a safe landing in a farmer's field. But she burned
to the ground...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,848
Posted By Offcenter
That motor looks like an updated CT-90 or 110...

That motor looks like an updated CT-90 or 110 engine!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,174
Posted By Offcenter
Looks like the knucklehead is on the seat instead...

Looks like the knucklehead is on the seat instead of under the gas tank. :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By Offcenter
That reminds me of an incident long ago... My...

That reminds me of an incident long ago...
My brother and I were riding a narrow two lane road near the Delaware Water gap here in New Jersey around 1970. We had slowed to first gear speeds so we...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 967
Views: 292,811
Posted By Offcenter
Spoke to the crew of one of the Lancasters at...

Spoke to the crew of one of the Lancasters at Oshkosh a few years ago. They said they had five engines for the plane. Each year the spare is rebuilt and then swapped out with one of the engines on...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 579,983
Posted By Offcenter
That guy's effin' nuts!

That guy's effin' nuts!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 579,983
Posted By Offcenter
Youtube d***heads removed the music. How about...

Youtube d***heads removed the music.
How about posting it at Vimeo and giving us a new link?
Looks like a great movie if it had sound.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 189,373
Posted By Offcenter
+1000 Disgusting!

+1000 Disgusting!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Offcenter
Yup, I have a '77 CT 90 in great condition. Got...

Yup, I have a '77 CT 90 in great condition. Got it from the original owner
for FREE! He no longer used it and asked if I wanted it. YES!
Has 8,000 original miles on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,092
Posted By Offcenter
Bought a used Honda 90. Took it out on the...

Bought a used Honda 90. Took it out on the street in front of my house and taught myself to ride it. Almost immediately subscribed to Roger Hull's then new "Road Rider" magazine. Read every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,292
Posted By Offcenter
I call 'em sheep. Watch a herd of sheep move. One...

I call 'em sheep. Watch a herd of sheep move. One sheep will lead and all the others will put their head alongside the rump of the one ahead and follow along.
These people can't (or won't) drive on...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Offcenter
Yahoo! Go Doug!

Yahoo! Go Doug!
Forum: Battle scooters 08-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 189,373
Posted By Offcenter
Move over so I can join you. There are a lot of...

Move over so I can join you.
There are a lot of gorgeous black girls.
She ain't one of 'em.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,535
Posted By Offcenter
Six cylinder, water cooled.....probably Subaru.

Six cylinder, water cooled.....probably Subaru.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 579,983
Posted By Offcenter
It says "private video". ??

It says "private video". ??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,641
Posted By Offcenter
What's this crap? I get Ford ads at that site. ...

What's this crap? I get Ford ads at that site.
Nothing about bikes. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,618
Posted By Offcenter
This crap happens with cars too. Went on a trip...

This crap happens with cars too. Went on a trip with a friend in his new 'Vette last year. At a motel near Knoxville Tennessee we put the car cover on. Came out in the morning to find the cover...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By Offcenter
Motorcyclist dies hitting 285 mph

From the NY daily news:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/motorcyclist-dies-maine-race-crash-article-1.1398560
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