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Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,428
Posted By ricochetrider
:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :norton :norton...

:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
:norton :norton :norton :norton :norton

THIS!

Remember for those who don't know that this money not only got the well dug but there was enough left to also build...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,428
Posted By ricochetrider
Since, once again, I am [almost] beyond words... ...

Since, once again, I am [almost] beyond words...
I'll let these guys say it all for me.
What an amazing surprise Turkey has turned out to be.
Who knew, right?
:norton
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By ricochetrider
Scrambler

OR street/dirt (dualsport) tracker...

As no doubt has been mentioned, you'd put a pile of money into the bike to resto it, and it'd be worth less than you'd have in it. As has no doubt also been...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,128
Posted By ricochetrider
Given the "emoti" here. I'll give you credit for...

Given the "emoti" here. I'll give you credit for sarcasm! :lol3

My Norton (74) is smooth as glass... at any speed.

I expect it to be even better and smoother now that someone with vast...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,301
Posted By ricochetrider
Great story! Best of luck- so far you don't...

Great story!
Best of luck- so far you don't seem too anxious to strip it all part, to repaint and rebuild everything. :clap
I like em old and gnarly, I mean really- it took howevermany some odd...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,574
Posted By ricochetrider
My New Ride

Just bought this 1966 Triumph Thunderbird.

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/Bird%20%201966/P1000720_zps4jnpc2lo.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,128
Posted By ricochetrider
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetri...

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/Gathering%20Of%20The%20Nortons%202014/P1050192_zpsd9bcce3d.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,128
Posted By ricochetrider
:clap :norton :clap :norton SWEET. LOVE...

:clap :norton :clap :norton

SWEET.
LOVE it.
I DO NOT mean to denigrate or downplay those who choose to fully restore a nice old bike... (each to their own after all)

but that ain't my...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,574
Posted By ricochetrider
This bike is certainly a prime example of the...

This bike is certainly a prime example of the beauty of the Triumph motorcycle.
I've come to absolutely love the so-called garden gate tank badges!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,128
Posted By ricochetrider
Another suggestion for local (perhaps) resources,...

Another suggestion for local (perhaps) resources, would be the INOA (Canadian Chapter). There could well be someone near your location who could answer questions or provide hands on assist if need...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,128
Posted By ricochetrider
Please oh please oh PLEASE don't touch the PAINT!...

Please oh please oh PLEASE don't touch the PAINT! That sparkle flake blue is amazing in its original condition... Yeah, you see them around but not every day.

I haven't even gotten the rest of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,262
Posted By ricochetrider
I just bought a 1966 Triumph Thunderbird with...

I just bought a 1966 Triumph Thunderbird with damn few miles on it. The "story" goes that the original owner only rode it around the block periodically, before his wife apparently smacked it puma...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 113,425
Posted By ricochetrider
A new friend is doing some work on my junk ass...

A new friend is doing some work on my junk ass Commando :rolleyes
Among all the "junk" in his shop are some pretty cool bikes, including those he races.
He allowed me to take some pix last time I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,574
Posted By ricochetrider
John, Not sure if he advertised it for sale at...

John,
Not sure if he advertised it for sale at CVMG? It was posted on e bay, which is where I found it. There were up'ards of 100 people watching the bike, and quite a lot of serious interest in it....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 64,386
Posted By ricochetrider
:super That is totally amazing! Hey if...

:super

That is totally amazing!
Hey if anyone is looking to .... GET a k100....
I have one posted over in Flea Market/Bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,574
Posted By ricochetrider
Just bought this

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Jq4AAOSwPhdVCIjA/s-l1600.jpg

1966 Triumph Thunderbird, will be bringing it home next week. Ill post pix when I get it.
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,818
Posted By ricochetrider
Azure, the "other couple" are Sebastion & Kim-...

Azure, the "other couple" are Sebastion & Kim- whom you've already met! :norton
Awesome to see you guys hanging out, and to read each perspective on everything- incl the different angles on the "cop...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Quote: Seb: "In the meantime we had decided that...

Quote: Seb: "In the meantime we had decided that we would stay and wait in Leon because Azure and Roel from "My ticket to Ride" (http://www.mytickettoride.com) were planning on meeting up with us so...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,818
Posted By ricochetrider
Still loving this RR. Following along also with...

Still loving this RR. Following along also with another couple's RR, who are in Central America, too. Fun stuff, all the way around. :thumb

Thanks so much for taking the time and energy to compile...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
You are actually donating in Euros rather than in...

You are actually donating in Euros rather than in US Dollars.
When you enter the amount, include a comma rather than a period/decimal point- so that your donation amount looks like
THIS: XXX,00...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Hey Seb & Kim, After a better look at your...

Hey Seb & Kim,

After a better look at your site's Charity Donation page, I see you do have links highlighted in red lattering and it seems one may click on any set of red letters to access the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Wow. That was some really heartwarming stuff,...

Wow. That was some really heartwarming stuff, very moving.
Kudos for you guys for giving back. We in the so called first world have so much.
Most totally take it for granted, the little things épée...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By ricochetrider
Selling a Motorcycle on Instagram

Howdy,
Not sure if this is the proper spot for this BUT-

Perusing Instagram over the last say, six months or so, I've seen various things for sale. Mostly "other" stuff, jewelry and whatnot, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,699
Posted By ricochetrider
Watch out for import duties on the back side! ...

Watch out for import duties on the back side!
Let us know how that turns out. You might be surprised how
much that adds to the cost-
mighta been cheaper to go buy one locally.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,699
Posted By ricochetrider
There are more than a couple factors contributing...

There are more than a couple factors contributing to more or less helmet noise-
Tho WebBikeWorld (who have lots of great info on their site) say there are two kinds of helmets- loud and louder.

I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,107
Posted By ricochetrider
Thumb I have a set of chrome saddle bag mounts off an...

I have a set of chrome saddle bag mounts off an airhead BMW- specifically,
I had em mounted on my 1988 R100RT- mono shock swingarm version.
Chrome is decent.
I've posted them here before, will...
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Stunning, all of it. Pix, birds, and your spin on...

Stunning, all of it. Pix, birds, and your spin on it all.
Very enjoyable.
Eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 291,574
Posted By ricochetrider
I love that seat!

I love that seat!
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Me too! Best of luck.

Me too!
Best of luck.
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 750
Views: 223,428
Posted By ricochetrider
All roads lead to here. :norton Thanks...

All roads lead to here.
:norton

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,449
Posted By ricochetrider
Looks like FUN. Subbed. :lurk

Looks like FUN.
Subbed.
:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 61,655
Posted By ricochetrider
Reading this... in the dead of Mid Atlantic...

Reading this... in the dead of Mid Atlantic Winter...
Sure makes me long for a trip South! :lol3

I agree also on that NICE *beach* pic. I (heart) beaches. Ha ha. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,818
Posted By ricochetrider
Copy. I guess ultimately, the problem with...

Copy. I guess ultimately, the problem with lightweight gear is that it's um...
lightweight! :lol3 Thus made for lighter duty vs heavy duty. I like my Icebreaker stuff -but don't wear it 24/7. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,818
Posted By ricochetrider
Having fun catching up with your travels and...

Having fun catching up with your travels and adventures.

Hey since you mentioned how things get "smelly"...
Have you any merino wool amongst your lightweight base layers and under garments? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,449
Posted By ricochetrider
G-dude, Thanks for posting this epic. Was fun...

G-dude,
Thanks for posting this epic. Was fun to re-live it all over again. Nice to see what I rather fondly recall as "the gang" all (or mostly- no Karl B) hanging together too.

Meanwhile, back...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,975
Posted By ricochetrider
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetri...

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/image.jpg4_zpsrq0pzklc.jpg (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/ricochetrider/media/image.jpg4_zpsrq0pzklc.jpg.html)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,885
Posted By ricochetrider
Normally I wouldn't support such a thing as...

Normally I wouldn't support such a thing as moto-only checkpoints. BUT after the debacle in NYC last year, after which it came to light that much the same happens in other cities, and in other places...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,975
Posted By ricochetrider
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetri...

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/TCH%20White%20Rose%20Summer%202011/springsummer2011280.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,975
Posted By ricochetrider
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetri...

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/Oley%20PLUS%202014/P1050010_zps23605a49.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,975
Posted By ricochetrider
http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetri...

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii42/ricochetrider/norton%20pix/P1140187_zpslcejnxoc.jpg (http://s261.photobucket.com/user/ricochetrider/media/norton%20pix/P1140187_zpslcejnxoc.jpg.html)
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