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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
I got smacked in the nads a couple of months ago...

I got smacked in the nads a couple of months ago in a foreign airport when I joked around with their version of the TSA agent.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Unfortunately...and I have to take some sick time...

Unfortunately...and I have to take some sick time Friday.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-22-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Hey Chis, low Wednesday night is 53!

Hey Chis, low Wednesday night is 53!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Well, as I cracked a connecting rod on the BSA, I...

Well, as I cracked a connecting rod on the BSA, I don't think it'll be available by the 28th.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j199/Constantinvs/britbike/IMAG1127_zpssntalyrp.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-20-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
y, that brews and bands looks really cool. I've...

y, that brews and bands looks really cool. I've heard Bobby E. Lee and the sympathizers. I think they play them occasionally on WTMD; I seem to recall listening to them on the radio when I first got...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By Beezer Josh
Anyone actually ever been to their shop?

Anyone actually ever been to their shop?
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By Beezer Josh
I bought my '73 R75/5 two years and three months...

I bought my '73 R75/5 two years and three months ago at Bob's BMW for $3,000 with about 60k miles on it. It was a "project bike" that only needed the steering head bearings cleaned and regreased and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-16-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
For anyone that might enjoy old motorcycles: ...

For anyone that might enjoy old motorcycles:

April 24-25
Perkiomen Chapter National Meet (https://antiquemotorcycle.org/index.php?page=nat-l-meets-road-runs)
Oley, PA
Located at the fairgrounds
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-10-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Dude, you were going to pass right in front of my...

Dude, you were going to pass right in front of my house and weren't going to call me?!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 25,822
Posted By Beezer Josh
I always thought this thread was a...

I always thought this thread was a dictatorship...and now you're giving us the right to vote?:wink:
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Beezer Josh
2HE, I do like the idea of a ride to a...

2HE, I do like the idea of a ride to a brewery...but then again, I like brewing beer and riding. I assume there were drinks available...?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 25,822
Posted By Beezer Josh
OR, we could go to Gina's Cantina...

OR, we could go to Gina's Cantina (http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/7/1428640/restaurant/DC/Gambrills/Ginas-Cantina-Millersville). I've been there several times-the food's good, it's vegetarian friendly,...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By Beezer Josh
Well what was the answer?:D

Well what was the answer?:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-08-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
It is indeed!

It is indeed!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Ha! Awesome Chis!

Ha! Awesome Chis!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By Beezer Josh
Well, different strokes and all that. So...

Well, different strokes and all that.

So tonight's progress:

First I measured the connecting rod/crank journal clearance. I brought the whole thing inside a few days ago; it's cold in the mud...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 25,822
Posted By Beezer Josh
I looked at traffic earlier. The drive up was...

I looked at traffic earlier. The drive up was going to be the better part of an hour and a half (an hour without). And it's not even that nice a day to ride. I'm out for today.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-26-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
I saw a billboard in Savannah once that said,...

I saw a billboard in Savannah once that said, "Today's college grads, tomorrow's Olive Garden waiters." Not sure what they were advertising.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,847
Posted By Beezer Josh
One that I enjoy going to is the Britbike forum:...

One that I enjoy going to is the Britbike forum: http://www.britbike.com/forums/ubbthreads.php

Any pics of the bike? :ear
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Yeah, I blame the stiff racing clutch in my...

Yeah, I blame the stiff racing clutch in my Explorer.

Seriously though, about the BSA, it's actually MUCH easier to start in cold weather than the electric start BMW. Tickle the carbs, lower the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
With your right leg.

With your right leg.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-25-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
You got that right!

You got that right!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Yeah, I think there was a rebore somewhere in...

Yeah, I think there was a rebore somewhere in Africa (or maybe it was twice?) then a rebuild in LA...at least from what I remember. I suppose it all adds to the journey. Still a pretty good feat of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
I don't know y, Ted Simon...

I don't know y, Ted Simon (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Simon) seems to have made it pretty far on his Triumph. His book's a pretty good read by the way...classic adventure touring.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-23-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
I feel the good in you, the conflict, y. Getting...

I feel the good in you, the conflict, y. Getting rid of your modern Triumph and getting a classic Triumph means that you'll look super cool (if your experiences are anything like mine, you'll be...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Yep, I hacked y's account

Yep, I hacked y's account
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
How much snow did you guys get up in Baltimore?? ...

How much snow did you guys get up in Baltimore?? We only got 2 inches and a trace of ice down south. Some lady got turned around on 301 in front of my house this morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
B's a snow refugee? :dunno

B's a snow refugee? :dunno
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 16,543
Posted By Beezer Josh
Wow, the rub and buff did a great job! I'm trying...

Wow, the rub and buff did a great job! I'm trying to do the same with my BSA cases, so I'll have to give this a try. Your final drive turned out really nice looking.
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By Beezer Josh
The color change at the bend in the strap means...

The color change at the bend in the strap means you're running the correct temperature plugs.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,408
Posted By Beezer Josh
Absolutely! Graham, when is the next installment?

Absolutely! Graham, when is the next installment?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
When I was fresh out of graduate school and...

When I was fresh out of graduate school and jobless, I thought about doing this as a business. I quickly decided doing this as a job would take the fun out of it. For that reason my help is always...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By Beezer Josh
The coefficient of linear thermal expansion is...

The coefficient of linear thermal expansion is almost double for aluminum when compared to iron. If anything, the tolerances will open up when things warm up (same reason the steel bearing races drop...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Yeahb, better not go to look at that xb. The...

Yeahb, better not go to look at that xb. The following divorce would be way more expensive.

I like how that guy asking for the bsa help has a '69-'70 engine shown... While I know that engine like...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By Beezer Josh
Nice looking bike! Congrats on getting it back...

Nice looking bike! Congrats on getting it back on the road!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
That actually looks like R...maybe from his...

That actually looks like R...maybe from his college days.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-20-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11,831
Views: 770,700
Posted By Beezer Josh
Your new house key Mickey?

Your new house key Mickey?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,472
Views: 263,502
Posted By Beezer Josh
Oooh, does that mean we get to see you in tight...

Oooh, does that mean we get to see you in tight leathers?? :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By Beezer Josh
Checking endplay

Tonight I reinstalled the crankshaft roller bearing and checked crankshaft endplay. The crankcase bolts and nuts were torqued to spec, everything was installed on the crankshaft on the primary side...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By Beezer Josh
I recently rebuilt the front forks (no pics), but...

I recently rebuilt the front forks (no pics), but the bushings were about .020" out of tolerance, the collared plastic pieces were turned upside down, and a PO (not me for once) dented both lower...
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