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Forum: Face plant 07-13-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
Talking grass and other ruminations (no pun intended)

The grass was actually VERY green and lush, on Tennessee clay, minor shower the afternoon before, and dew early that morning. It was plenty moist... Just hot and muggy out.

I have been considering...
Forum: Face plant 07-04-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
I am going with this one, it is what I seem to...

I am going with this one, it is what I seem to recall is the actual problem, what we used to call information overload causing decision paralysis. This is why experience is so important before us...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Wow, that bike is styled a little ahead of what I...

Wow, that bike is styled a little ahead of what I thought its time was! Wow. It is still in fantastic cosmetic shape! I like it went in place of the couch too! Having had a few ex'es myself, I can...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
What a sweet looking Honda!! It sure looks at...

What a sweet looking Honda!! It sure looks at least nicer than any couch I have ever had...:rofl

So is the ex out because she could not part with the couch?:lol3:wink:

I like your bike, it...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
BTW, thanx to all who sent wishes, I just hope...

BTW, thanx to all who sent wishes, I just hope people learn from my mistakes. Maintain the machine, wear the gear, be prepared for unexpected issues, and remember the kill switch FIRST, then clutch...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
No, not blood, it is what was left after 32 years...

No, not blood, it is what was left after 32 years of the original red tip paint. Now you mention it though, it would make an excellent poster graphic to tell people you don't have to go fast to get...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
What several have posted about confusion in a bad...

What several have posted about confusion in a bad moment is precisely the situation.

I have not had issues with fixation, but as I keep thinking through the accident and reflecting on things...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
The trip home

That was the weird part.

I fired the bike up, and it instantly shot to what I assume was about 3/4 throttle, steady. I toyed with the grip a few seconds, something "gave" and it fell right down...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,507
Posted By Bubbachicken
Cry Embarassment because I know better...

Well, as a noob, I guess that this one is my first real face-plant post, the last one was too minor to count, in my opinion.

Monday of last week (sorry, in hospital then catching up on work and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,942
Posted By Bubbachicken
another reason for the class FIRST

By the way, missing that 1972 Ponti-Buick that suddenly stalled in the intersection as you were approaching too quickly with a loaded Semi truck tailgating your azz in traffic is FAR easier if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,942
Posted By Bubbachicken
Laugh MSF is worth the wait

I got my first bike in December of last year. I waited two weeks for the MSF before I sat on the thing. I did not think that I could wreck just sitting on it, I just knew me, if I sat on it, I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2013, 03:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,795
Posted By Bubbachicken
Eek NO fingers

I was taught in my MSF course to cover the clutch, and NOT cover the brake. I have only had to emergency stop on the street once so far, and it was in the rain. Had I had a pre-existing grip on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,222
Posted By Bubbachicken
Thumb They aren't all obvious, some are quietly worse!

Last year I was drooling in anticipation of a new bike, but did not have the scratch to get it. Being a NOOB, I knew I needed something cheap, that I could dent without severe regret, and that parts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,581
Posted By Bubbachicken
Now, THAT is my luck!! "Don't put anything slick...

Now, THAT is my luck!! "Don't put anything slick on the tread surfaces of your tires (tire dressing etc.)" and here you have not only greased them up nicely, you managed to create a nice spill at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
All the 500-750 bikes!!!

You know, I see a LOT of say, 550 and 650 bikes in this thread. I understand that those used to be the reigning kings of the 2 wheel world, but are the new 650's the same as the old ones, vis a vis...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bubbachicken
Wicked Thanks Mark. I talked with my wife some...

Thanks Mark.

I talked with my wife some more about this, and about everyone's replies, and she is warming to the thought of having her own bike. She may just eventually inherit this one! She...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Talking Thanks!!!!

Thanks guys, I now have hope and inspiration! Sherwin Williams, here I come!!

So is the bezel made of something soft like aluminum? That would be nice... At least if I rough it up a hair in this...
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bubbachicken
Eek A close one!

I dumped my bike (Honda CB650 Custom, 1981) the other day at the end of the driveway, hit a glob of clay left by line crews on my rural road. Bike picked up the blob while wheel straight, carried it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Thumb Holy crap! Where did you find the thought of...

Holy crap! Where did you find the thought of using the cylinders of an aircraft engine for a bike? That is going to be one unique, but insanely powerful, motorcycle, and you will probably have the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Question So... Putty knife, screwdriver, pocket knife...?...

So... Putty knife, screwdriver, pocket knife...? Any particular tool you have had better luck prying with than another?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Eek hmmm... So... What you are saying is... Carefully...

hmmm... So... What you are saying is... Carefully lift the edge while keeping the edge in current circumference and not allow it to oval out or to curl from the prying point?? So if that is right,...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Bogieboy, thanks for the info! How simple that...

Bogieboy, thanks for the info! How simple that is! Appreciate it!

Wirespokes, well, so how do I get the bezel open without trashing it?:cry

Do I have to destroy the bezel in removing it, then...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bubbachicken
Thanks for this piece of info, I had not...

Thanks for this piece of info, I had not considered it yet, having two bikes with her as a pilot on one, at least not seriously. The Wing I was a passenger on so often was an 84 if I remember, and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bubbachicken
Question trying to make some decisions about touring

Hi guys and gals.

I have a minor problem. I originally was trying to decide whether to do the dolling up on my CB650C (1981) for my wife and I to do 2-up with, or whether the 650 is big enough to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Question http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/bill_dav...

http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag146/bill_davis3/IMG_0852.jpg

Any idea how to get the faceplate inside this speedo to stop wiggling? I am assuming it is somehow loose, maybe the two center...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
Thumb Greg and Mtl-Marc, thanks to both of you for the...

Greg and Mtl-Marc, thanks to both of you for the leg up! I have not figured how to get my photobucket images onto the thread yet, other than just sending a link. Do I HAVE TO load them to a pay site...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,226
Posted By Bubbachicken
CB650 Custom, 1981, my first and current bike

[img] http://s1303.beta.photobucket.com/user/bill_davis3/media/IMG_0851.jpg.html

This gal was 750 (checked receipts again) and I put some cash into CDI box, air filter, a set of plugs, oil filter,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Bubbachicken
Thanks folks, I will head over there and see what...

Thanks folks, I will head over there and see what I can figure out. I suppose I will have to pull these suckers and do the soak.. Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Bubbachicken
Cry Evidently, first post (Cannot find my other one)

Hello all, I LOVE your site! I thank you for making it what it is. Also, the photos are simply AMAZING! Here is my story, please forgive the length, there is a reason for it, which will become...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 33,446
Posted By Bubbachicken
Which town?

I have a CB650 Custom, I paid 700 for! I then had to install the new CDI box for one side, plus a new battery and fix a tail light (which for some reason is a little dim still), but other than that,...
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