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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Duck_Pilot
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Duck_Pilot
That Otto... helluva guy. And I really...

That Otto... helluva guy. And I really appreciated the way Julie found his 'nozzle'........:wink:

Just trust Otto, friend, and back a parachute. I'll set off some bottle-rockets to home-in on....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Yup. First year of only two...... I'm think'n...

Yup. First year of only two...... I'm think'n 1975 & 1976. Because they didn't sell well the first year, Suzuki used the GT-750 tank, gauges & tail to make 'em look less 'weird'. I always thought...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 359
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Hippy Biffday, ........ young-un! :freaky

Hippy Biffday, ........ young-un! :freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 415
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Try here:

http://www.choiceonemotors.com/

Yes, it's a used car lot. But my best friend Kerry runs the repair shop, and he's one helluva mechanic. Fast, honest and talented. And his bossman, George, is a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-14-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Just what I've always wanted......

...... a red-hot exhaust underneath my oilpan.......... after 30 seconds of running. What's the warranty? 1 week? 1 day? 1 hour? Looks like a pretty, $25K grenade to me.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,818
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I'm think'n ya just need some deep, sound sleep....

I'm think'n ya just need some deep, sound sleep. Try a glass of wine before bed. Or mebbe do something to REALLY please the wife,
and let her tire you out. There are ways to get a good night's...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-08-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Another thought.... go visit your local Yammy...

Another thought.... go visit your local Yammy dealer with a 6-pack of good beer, about an hour from closing some Saturday afternoon. Ask the parts manager - very politely - to look up the part OEM...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I listen to the radio, and on rare occasion have...

I listen to the radio, and on rare occasion have passengers to converse with. But I don't allow those to distract me. :D

I tend to notice drivers on cellphones, bopping along with the radio,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,911
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I have a 250cc Yamaha Bruin ATV, with a plow. It...

I have a 250cc Yamaha Bruin ATV, with a plow. It works reliably well and without much drama, up to about 6" of snow. It converts from bird-hunting rig to plowing rig in about a half-hour.

The...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,005
Posted By Duck_Pilot
This kinda illustrates a contention.....

........ that I've had for decades, with ABS systems on ANY motor vehicle. It's good use-able technology to have available, if one chooses to use it. But first and foremost, learn how to drive/ride...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-02-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By Duck_Pilot
May I suggest.....

........ taking a look around your local motorcycle scrapyard? I'd be willing to bet that most all - if not all - Yamaha kickstart shafts are the same in diameter and spline. If yer wanting function,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Lotsa memories in this thread......

I worked for Suntrac Suzuki @ 55th & Wads for a few years. In those days, Alan Rohr was turning wrenches for Bob Senti @ Senti Yamaha, 2nd building north of Ralston on Olde Wads. When Senti closed,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,210
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Don't downplay a van. I had a long wheelbase...

Don't downplay a van. I had a long wheelbase Plymouth with a 318 V8 and 3-on-the-tree, used for a racebike hauler and winter commuter. When the 3-speed needed a rebuild, I worked out a deal with 2...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,210
Posted By Duck_Pilot
You can always try here:

http://www.choiceonemotors.com/

Their shop mechanic is my best and most trusted friend, and the Boss-Man George, is as straight as they come. They always have a bunch of pick-ups there, and can...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Congrats!

And let yer miscreant students know that you just got a new rifle...... encourage the 'lil bestids to behave. :D

Yer wife is a peach! Has she got a single sister? :ear

:freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Duck_Pilot
You folks have done enough...

...... to last me 'til next weekend. I'll remove the bird-hunting rig from my Yama-Quad, and install the plow. Should take me about an hour. Then it won't snow 'til Christmas Eve.

:freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-19-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 28,914
Posted By Duck_Pilot
My Lady in Kentucky is pissed.....

....... that the record-breaking pass didn't go to Jacob Tamme. :lol3

Tamme played for Kentucky..... and Selena has officially adopted every one of those young men. :evil

Those...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 12,192
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Hey, Doc......

........ gee, thanks! :huh

Now I wants me a Hellcat! :lol3

For those who don't get the name, it comes from WWII fighters. The Wildcat was used early in the Pacific war, but was outclassed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-16-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,082
Posted By Duck_Pilot
French wussy bike........ built by a buncha...

French wussy bike........ built by a buncha powdered-wig-wearing poofters......

But then again, that inmate north of Greeley has two of 'em.....

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 12,192
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Good grief, Marc.......

........ both you, and your brother Blake, go through vehicle ownership like a chain-smoker goes through Lucky Strikes. I thought it was just motorcycles 'til now.......

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,136
Posted By Duck_Pilot
(1) - That young lady's boots are too short. Her...

(1) - That young lady's boots are too short. Her knees will get cold. :D

(2) - I cheat. I bought a plow for my quad.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Welcome......

...... to the Rocky Mountain Asylum for motorcycle Scofflaws! Lotsa friendly folks to meet and ride with here.

Don't be a stranger...... attend a local meeting for burgers, beers, pizza, etc.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Pics? :ear I have some dealings...

Pics?

:ear

I have some dealings with them, business-to-business. The folks there have been polite, helpful and direct. Never bought a motorcycle from them, so I can't comment on that end of...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,158
Posted By Duck_Pilot
A few thoughts....

Liquid cooling is a big advantage, especially as you seem to want to use it street-bias. Both reliability and available power will be better.

An IT465/490 or PE400 could be lotsa fun, and I've...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-10-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 652
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Take a closer look....

..... and make sure you have the correct model. Suzi made both the TS and DS models. The TS was fully street legal, with speedo, tach and turn signals. You look to have the 'playbike' version DS...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 12,192
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Well, Mr. Lomax,.....

...... with your appreciation for the weird and unusual in transportation, I'd like to make a suggestion:

The Shakee-Butzu Micro-Mini-Midget V-Zero......... as highlighted in Mad Magazine. With...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-28-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Thanks!

Thanks for riding with them! I try to go every year, but I'm ALWAYS busy in late September..... both personally and professionally. I usually get out every other year. It's always a memorable event,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I'll be there Saturday the 27th at 9:AM, and...

I'll be there Saturday the 27th at 9:AM, and headed over to the Wobble-Trap. My preference is the one to the right (south), because there's usually a longer delay between triggering the target, and...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-22-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Just a thought......

...... about carb size & type. If you get a bike with a Mikuni flatslide carb, it may be swapped for a roundslide unit of the same throat size fairly easily. The reduced top end flow should help the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By Duck_Pilot
In short: Your pilot jet controls the...

In short:

Your pilot jet controls the lower end mixture.

The needle controls midrange, with both taper and height. Top position on the clip is leanest, bottom is richest.

The main...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Didn't do too bad, for a first time out.........

Didn't do too bad, for a first time out...... more clays landed safely on the ground than my ego would have preferred, of course. But not too bad.

Next weekend is still undecided regarding the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Sorry to hear that. Would've been fun getting to...

Sorry to hear that. Would've been fun getting to know ya, and make summore noise. :D I'll be off in another 10 minutes..... looks like the weather is gonna hold. There'll be time for lunch, then home...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-20-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Eek OK..... make it tomorrow......

I forgot to check their page properly, and the place was packed with an event today. So......... I'll get my chores done today, and make some noise on Sunday, 9/21.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Weather report says, "Saturday!"

Looks like a much better chance of rain on Sunday than Saturday, so unless there's a dramatic forecasting change.....the 20th it is.

I'll gladly pass along my cellphone number via PM to anyone...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Update:

I am now free on Saturday the 20th. I'll see if anyone else wants to go make noise, before deciding on Saturday or Sunday..... arrival time at the range is still 9:AM either day.

:ear
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Shameful. Just shameful. :lol3 So...

Shameful. Just shameful.

:lol3

So many nice days to ride 'round here in the winter. And with all the "global warming" going on, summer's never gonna end. :wink:
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Just look around a lot, sit on and ride anything...

Just look around a lot, sit on and ride anything that catches her eye. Narrow down yer choices a bit, then look for something used, older and cheaper for a first go to learn on. Buy cheap, because...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Duck_Pilot
We were just too close to the clubhouse that...

We were just too close to the clubhouse that trip, friend! Doug really *IS* a great guy, but must have caught some bitching from somebody else to come and bother us. Remember that he never asked me,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Hippy Biffday, ya youngster! :D :freaky:clap ...

Hippy Biffday, ya youngster! :D :freaky:clap

Ride swiftly, love wickedly, laugh loudly and don't give a second thought to those things that seem more difficult..... because so many other...
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