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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,378
Posted By Skowinski
I'm sensing from the pundits and punters here a...

I'm sensing from the pundits and punters here a downgrade of Marquez from his previously invincible status and an upgrade in the potential of Rossi to really come back and make his 10th championship...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
If you mounted a seat right above the rotating...

If you mounted a seat right above the rotating spindle/chuck assembly so that your ass would get chewed up if you slid off, then the transformation would be complete, and it would be just like most...
Forum: Racing 05-27-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 164,476
Posted By Skowinski
Yep.... Rossi - go Rossi !!! :freaky

Yep.... Rossi - go Rossi !!! :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,197
Posted By Skowinski
Funny about leaving Colorado to escape rain....

Funny about leaving Colorado to escape rain. Skowinski-wife and I did exactly the same thing in May a couple of years ago. We headed over into Utah thinking a lower desert environment would be...
Forum: Racing 05-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,378
Posted By Skowinski
Without picking 1, 2, 3, etc.... Rossi gains yet...

Without picking 1, 2, 3, etc.... Rossi gains yet more points and increases his lead in the championship, Lorenzo also picks up good points and moves further ahead of Dovizioso, who has Marquez...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
What I'd be worried about is the last part. If...

What I'd be worried about is the last part. If you bi his stlen engine 150 many many problems are caming to you. :photog
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 42,466
Posted By Skowinski
Fenders installed. ...

Fenders installed.

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/Skowinski/Honda%20CB500%20Restore/Fenders%20Installed_zpshs1adqrk.jpg

Protecting the frame.

...
Forum: Racing 05-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Skowinski
Gonna be in Douglas (actually about 2 km from...

Gonna be in Douglas (actually about 2 km from city center at the B&B) June 5-13.... :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
I'm not really quite sure what to say about...

I'm not really quite sure what to say about this...

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/Skowinski/CL%20Ad_zpswluwtyq4.jpg
Forum: Racing 05-21-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 164,476
Posted By Skowinski
So it took over 2 years for Stoner's setup to...

So it took over 2 years for Stoner's setup to wear off? :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,830
Posted By Skowinski
I'm not for or against FI versus carburetors, but...

I'm not for or against FI versus carburetors, but here's one important observation from my garage - the bikes with FI don't seem to mind sitting longer, and I never have to clean their pilot jets if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,782
Posted By Skowinski
A group of us was on a ride in that part of the...

A group of us was on a ride in that part of the country years ago. One guy, who I hadn't ridden much with, but normally was pretty well under control, was just out of it one day, running wide into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,782
Posted By Skowinski
What a mess. Another example of why it's not a...

What a mess. Another example of why it's not a good idea to ride on a road that draws so many people, at least a few are going to be idiots.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,197
Posted By Skowinski
Love the idea of a ride on a vintage machine. ...

Love the idea of a ride on a vintage machine. Looks like fun!
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,943,602
Posted By Skowinski
That's not a man castle/garage - it's my dream...

That's not a man castle/garage - it's my dream retirement home! :lol3
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,125
Posted By Skowinski
In exactly 2.5 weeks I will be sitting on a...

In exactly 2.5 weeks I will be sitting on a grassy slope by a road on the Isle of Man watching motorcycles go by at 180 mph. :evil

Tragedy is right, losing your beer cooler off the back of the...
Forum: Americas 05-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,125
Posted By Skowinski
Every time I see photos of riding in Nevada like...

Every time I see photos of riding in Nevada like this, it makes me want to go.

http://www.metalcarver.com/Motorcycle-Adventures/2014-Desert-Trip/i-vw9Sz6v/0/XL/P1100432-XL.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,823
Posted By Skowinski
Make one yourself. You need wire, pliers, an old...

Make one yourself. You need wire, pliers, an old valve core, and a few minutes looking at it to figure it out.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
I'm far from being a Lorenzo fan, but this is...

I'm far from being a Lorenzo fan, but this is spot on. When he is on form, it's perfection.
Forum: Racing 05-17-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
In the post race comments Marquez indicated that...

In the post race comments Marquez indicated that with the warmer temperatures during the race all the Honda's had trouble with front end grip. Dunno why.
Forum: Racing 05-16-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
And... Marquez dinks around various positions in...

And... Marquez dinks around various positions in the practice sessions, and then shoots right to the top in qualifying. Rossi, the usual, back in 7th or so. The old dog sure needs to get a good...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ Did you notice it's got shaved blinkers? Not...

^^^ Did you notice it's got shaved blinkers? Not only that, they are smoked, and flush. That's rare. Probably adds $500-600 to the value?

(the photo makes me feel like I need to visit the...
Forum: Racing 05-15-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
Looks like yet another interesting race weekend,...

Looks like yet another interesting race weekend, lot's of uncertainty, who's going to win?:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ you're all missing the real beauty of this...

^^^ you're all missing the real beauty of this machine - to keep your ass from sliding off the back of that seat and onto the unprotected rear tire :evil you'd be doing a constant pull up on the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 408,247
Posted By Skowinski
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 940
Views: 408,247
Posted By Skowinski
Seeing those Kawasaki's makes me think of Brad...

Seeing those Kawasaki's makes me think of Brad Lackey racing motocross back in the early 1970's.
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 164,476
Posted By Skowinski
:nod But, this year is the year.... :lol2 ...

:nod But, this year is the year.... :lol2



Shaddup, ya mongrel. You are responsible for that Yamaha SRX-6 I raced for a few years when I moved back to the U.S. The thing was pure evil when...
Forum: Racing 05-13-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 164,476
Posted By Skowinski
Why is it that I never discovered my MotoGP hero...

Why is it that I never discovered my MotoGP hero until he was in the waning years of his long successful run? Maybe it's because he's now the underdog, so damn old, that I've become a fan.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,667
Posted By Skowinski
:lurk Watching this thread as I'm about to...

:lurk

Watching this thread as I'm about to do the valves/head on a 1971 Honda CB500 restoration. The valves are very carboned up, so I'm definitely going to give the carb dip a try.

edit: just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-12-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, beautiful! You are killing me with that...

Wow, beautiful! You are killing me with that photo. Not sure why but those old XL350's, that year with that exhaust, just make me want to get one, put luggage on it, and take off on a trip.

...
Forum: Racing 05-12-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
Corrected. :evil Good news about Pedrosa.

Corrected. :evil

Good news about Pedrosa.
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,597
Posted By Skowinski
We've always laid them out on the driveway in the...

We've always laid them out on the driveway in the sun if it's summer time. Does the trick pretty quick.
Forum: Racing 05-11-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,090
Posted By Skowinski
Rossi Lorenzo Marquez Some guy on a...

Rossi
Lorenzo
Marquez
Some guy on a Ducati
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,795
Posted By Skowinski
After seeing all the cool custon bobeers on this...

After seeing all the cool custon bobeers on this thread I really want to learn how to build one. Is there an online school somewhere that I could enroll in? I'd have to take the classes in my spare...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 206,227
Posted By Skowinski
Those are some awesome photos Boots! :freaky

Those are some awesome photos Boots! :freaky
Forum: Racing 05-06-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 164,476
Posted By Skowinski
Spectacular photos. :freaky

Spectacular photos. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 86,878
Posted By Skowinski
Yeah, I have a set of OEM rotors off my 04 but...

Yeah, I have a set of OEM rotors off my 04 but they are warped.... pretty worthless, don't think they'd help you. :D

The real question is why aren't they in the trash can instead of taking up...
Forum: EMEA 05-06-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Skowinski
Gracias senior, I'll have to read up on Kilarney.

Gracias senior, I'll have to read up on Kilarney.
Forum: EMEA 05-06-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,278
Posted By Skowinski
:lurk Been lurking a bit here, also going...

:lurk

Been lurking a bit here, also going to the IOM and have a short (3 day) window afterwards, and decided to make a quick Ireland trip. Flying to Dublin, a night there, renting a car (we...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 42,466
Posted By Skowinski
That must have been a keyboard malfunction, I'm...

That must have been a keyboard malfunction, I'm pretty sure I typed Spring of 2016....

:evil

But, hey, it's gonna be beautiful - it'll look just like this.

...
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