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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 370,632
Posted By melville
It's an ongoing memorial to an offroad ride gone...

It's an ongoing memorial to an offroad ride gone terribly wrong. Quite seriously, if the bike is on my shoulder and I'm running, it's not a ride.

Participants cover themselves with "It's great...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,198
Posted By melville
That's just across town from me. Looks pretty...

That's just across town from me. Looks pretty slick.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,099
Posted By melville
Not a guru, but that's an R37, BMW's first OHV...

Not a guru, but that's an R37, BMW's first OHV bike. Very rare, I understand--less than 200 made 90 years ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,638
Posted By melville
Use the 'pennies' method: ...

Use the 'pennies' method:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S53_zps852c174c.jpg

Once installed, run the stand through one deployment cycle and they'll all come out.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 3,274,228
Posted By melville
Looks like an Indian 4 in the still.

Looks like an Indian 4 in the still.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,695
Posted By melville
Indeed, the Daniel family doesn't care so long as...

Indeed, the Daniel family doesn't care so long as you keep buying the product.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,224
Views: 602,825
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/WeitchpecBridge1105_zps36cce65e.jpg
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 59,653
Posted By melville
Yes, you inspired me toward something similar. I...

Yes, you inspired me toward something similar. I need to do some fitting and metal prep and then some hot molten metal magic. In due time, but the parts are in house.
Forum: Airheads 11-07-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 59,653
Posted By melville
Just had my last ride of the season Wednesday. ...

Just had my last ride of the season Wednesday. Filled it up a mile from home with Startron stabilizer. Got it home, changed the oil, drained the floatbowls, and pulled the battery. Working up a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35,524
Views: 8,976,742
Posted By melville
And I now have an M Roadster right next to my...

And I now have an M Roadster right next to my Airhead. It's a hoot. But I miss tilting the horizon.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 471,297
Posted By melville
Flashing is giving them permission to do the...

Flashing is giving them permission to do the thing you LEAST want them to do.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 3,274,228
Posted By melville
Yes, Russian. ...

Yes, Russian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zaporozhets
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
The previous pix should magically appear this...

The previous pix should magically appear this weekend when PB releases some more bandwidth. Meanwhile, getting the fork back together. First, fitting the fender:
...
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 375,007
Posted By melville
The Ranchos come in several sizes. Their part...

The Ranchos come in several sizes. Their part number RS1952 looks like the best fit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,112
Posted By melville
I'm not in that union. Self check out is...

I'm not in that union. Self check out is starving the babies of the working man and woman!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
Had a dry morning here, and set about BLINGING...

Had a dry morning here, and set about BLINGING the fork sliders. Here's how they looked before:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S91_zpsc6d25607.jpg

Here's the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
So I was disappointed when I tried breaking the...

So I was disappointed when I tried breaking the bolts at the bottom of the forks free and they were just spinning the damper rods. I did a little research:
...
Forum: Airheads 10-06-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,198
Posted By melville
It's an RS54!

It's an RS54!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
Sorry. Got a bunch of sawdust to make after this...

Sorry. Got a bunch of sawdust to make after this one's done.


Got the springs out of the forks and got them mostly drained. The seals are in great shape, and the oil that came out seemed...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
Finally finished the polish on the upper triple: ...

Finally finished the polish on the upper triple:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S79_zps5a7a1723.jpg

Next up is getting the fork legs apart, polishing the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
A little progress. PC is done. These pieces...

A little progress. PC is done. These pieces have a wee spot of blue sparkles and are an amazing match for the paint on the tank and side covers:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4,224
Views: 602,825
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/FishLakeRoadBridge09302014_zps5fbdedc3.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
Here are the progress pix that got sucked into...

Here are the progress pix that got sucked into the ether last time:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S70_zpsfa521389.jpg
...
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,590
Posted By melville
Blue Toaster that I keep seeing on Spear Ave. ...

Blue Toaster that I keep seeing on Spear Ave. I'm usually walking the dog, so I feel a little weird about waving.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,118
Posted By melville
Well, thanks everybody. Nice Sheldon Brown...

Well, thanks everybody. Nice Sheldon Brown link--I useta work in the bicycle biz in Seattle. About 25 years ago, suddenly the tire mfrs realized that road bikes didn't need tires with a tread...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,118
Posted By melville
This is WRONG WRONG WRONG, right?

So I'm checking the weather online, and my cookie collection puts this link in the top bar:

http://www.weather.com/safety/autosafety/motorcycles-wet-roads-dangerous-situation-20140907
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
It's a homemade 3>1 that I haven't unpacked yet. ...

It's a homemade 3>1 that I haven't unpacked yet. It is set up to exit on the right. It's either use that or I've got to braze some patches on the crossover of the stock exhaust.

In other news,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
Well, I've convinced her that she wants a Prius V...

Well, I've convinced her that she wants a Prius V Plug-In, and that I really want her to have one.


Toyota doesn't make those.


Yet. :whew:
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,580
Posted By melville
So I've had a little time to chase parts...

So I've had a little time to chase parts down--thanks to a yamaha-triples.org member for unrusted fork legs and an alternative exhaust. I've prepped the bits (that are getting it) for their second...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 80,688
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/CapeMendoLight09091_zpsd07629fd.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 136,336
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/MonsterEucalyptus0909_zps78528d08.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,178
Views: 1,440,198
Posted By melville
My last racing bike: ...

My last racing bike:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/threadless.jpg

Digging the flames!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9,922
Views: 2,037,112
Posted By melville
Rod Man telling us what we need to know about...

Rod Man telling us what we need to know about self-checkout:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8Tn-a-TT6r4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

We just got our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 370,632
Posted By melville
I meant to get a pic on my last visit--you have...

I meant to get a pic on my last visit--you have better than the three foot rule in NH. I've seen signs referring to state law indicating three feet at 30, four feet at 40, and five feet at 50.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,821
Posted By melville
While hiking to get some geocaches yesterday, it...

While hiking to get some geocaches yesterday, it occurred to me that my HD brand boots were very comfortable for walking..........
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,292
Views: 458,695
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/SculpGarden1_zps263b0498.jpg

In case you can't see the oddballs with the bike, here they are, closer:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 59,653
Posted By melville
The tires that came on it were old chinese...

The tires that came on it were old chinese cheapies. I bought Michelin Pilot Actifs and may need to replace them for or during next year. Very happy with them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 590,909
Posted By melville
Oh, man, you missed the trick! Less than a mile...

Oh, man, you missed the trick! Less than a mile before that is the Palm Cafe. Go back and get you a piece of Martha's pie!

Oh, and you were in Orick California.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6,695
Views: 370,632
Posted By melville
Ouch. 2nd ave was part of my 3 AM commute BITD. ...

Ouch. 2nd ave was part of my 3 AM commute BITD. No bike lane back then.

Edit: No bike lane there yet, either. Coming in a week or so.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4,116
Views: 1,003,635
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/SouthForkRockPile_zpsf86ef435.jpg
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