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Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
Hi Forde: Just registered and made a brief...

Hi Forde:

Just registered and made a brief intro. I'll start poking around the site this tonight.

Many thanks,
Bill
Forum: Battle scooters 01-24-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
Thanks for the tip. I'll check out scooter...

Thanks for the tip. I'll check out scooter shack... I don't need to go crazy with the Typhoon. Just need a little more oomph...

bb
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
I am happy with the top speed. 40 mph is plenty...

I am happy with the top speed. 40 mph is plenty fast. Needs that pulling power or gearing...not sure which. Light rollers means lower gearing, right? Lighter rollers mean less centrifugal force in...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
4k. I was told to change the belt at 5k. I will...

4k. I was told to change the belt at 5k. I will pop one in. I know nothing about rollers. Time for some research.

Thx, tbone,
bb
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
I knew I'd get a sell-it-and-buy-a-bigger-scoot...

I knew I'd get a sell-it-and-buy-a-bigger-scoot reply. Didn't think it would be the first reply... But I had $850 to spend, meaning I still have $150 to invest into some additional power.

So, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,452
Posted By billy bee
Piaggio Typhoon 50 vs. my lard ass

For once, I think my lard ass wins. I had ridden one of these before finding one cheap here on CL...$700. How can you go wrong? By weighing 220, that's how. (Less if I'm naked...but that's info for...
Forum: Vendors 09-22-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,220
Posted By billy bee
Subscribed. Order # 513. Awesome promo.

Subscribed. Order # 513.

Awesome promo.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-15-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By billy bee
The owner of this rig was an, um, interesting...

The owner of this rig was an, um, interesting guy. He'd owned this rig for 30 years and recently repainted and built the cowl it to match/cover his Ducati 750SS....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By billy bee
This was the Winner's...

This was the Winner's Circle...http://billybee.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-98WkrG9/0/L/smugshot4139115-L.jpg

Most innovative went to this diesel-engined thingy.
Fred Hayes was here with two...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By billy bee
Everybody attemding was greeted by this thing as...

Everybody attemding was greeted by this thing as they drove up. I thought it was a relic from Burning Man, but it is usually parked in Moss Landing, I'm told...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By billy bee
App did not work as planned. But the photos are...

App did not work as planned. But the photos are all up now. I was pretty busy all day and did not get to see as much as i would have like. There were some amazing bikes here. I'll work on getting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,493
Posted By billy bee
Quail Motorcycle Gathering. 5/14/11

I'll be working for Land Rover at the show today and will take pics and post them to this SmugMug Gallery: http://billybee.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/16860942_StnKLg

(trying out the smug mug app...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5,831
Views: 1,478,178
Posted By billy bee
BlackTiger wins the prize. It is an '03... 10,000...

BlackTiger wins the prize. It is an '03... 10,000 miles and mostly stock.

bb
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2010, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5,831
Views: 1,478,178
Posted By billy bee
This picture shows some slack...may need some...

This picture shows some slack...may need some more.

http://billybee.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Future-Bikes/Tiger-6778/1029226935_Mx7DH-XL.jpg
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,831
Views: 1,478,178
Posted By billy bee
Just agreed to buy this beauty from another...

Just agreed to buy this beauty from another Adventure Rider. I will pick it up after I wrap up my Tahoe vacation...if we can get out of here after the snowfall...down to 8000' now.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
Well, I'll have to buy a Uly another time. (There...

Well, I'll have to buy a Uly another time. (There is an '08 for sale in Tampa for $4999. But it's out of my budget when you considertravel/shipping. And I has no bags...) And while I am waiting for...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
OK, so let's look at some bikes. Here are some I...

OK, so let's look at some bikes. Here are some I am considering:


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2002 Capo, 30k, BuyItNow on Ebay for $4250, long list of upgrades and accessories...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
Looked at a slightly used '08 KLR yesterday. Just...

Looked at a slightly used '08 KLR yesterday. Just cannot see owning two thumpers. I already have a DRZ 400 SM in the garage.

bb
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
:ear Is this the bike in Prescott? If not,...

:ear

Is this the bike in Prescott? If not, post up some details.

bb
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
In what way was the suspension bad? bb

In what way was the suspension bad?

bb
Forum: Beasts 09-29-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
That is a beaut. I am backing away from the Uly I...

That is a beaut. I am backing away from the Uly I was considering. Some problems with the clutch.

Down to a Vstrom 650 and that Tiger...

bb
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
What's the maintenance like? I have owned BMWs...

What's the maintenance like? I have owned BMWs for 30 years...everything from a /5 to an oilhead GS. I like working on my bikes, but the older I get the more I prefer to ride rather than wrench. The...
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
I just got rid of a KTM LC4 640 in favor of a DRZ...

I just got rid of a KTM LC4 640 in favor of a DRZ SM. I will always have a thumper in the stable. I want a twin, but thanks for your thoughts.

The Tiger was on my list. Does it meet my criteria?...
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
Fire roads, yes. Trails, no. Still remove it?...

Fire roads, yes. Trails, no. Still remove it? What moves up?

bb
Forum: Beasts 09-27-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,883
Posted By billy bee
Uly vs. Quota vs. R100GS vs. WeeStrom vs...?

I've got $4500 burning a hole in my pocket and having tough time deciding on a bike. I want a Beast that's:
durable
easy to maintain or very low maintenance
dead reliable or very simple to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-14-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,016
Posted By billy bee
You need a copy of Guzziology......

You need a copy of Guzziology... http://www.amazon.com/Guzziology-Dave-Richardson/dp/B000O3SQBI

Evidently out of print now.

bb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By billy bee
Any Ulysses rider on the Cal Central Coast?

I am consider buying one and would like to get some facetime with a Uly owner. There's a Jalama, Orcutt, or Neon Carrot burger in it for you if you can spare an hour. Not asking to ride your bike....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-01-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,596
Posted By billy bee
I may have $180 and 20 hours into mine when all...

I may have $180 and 20 hours into mine when all is said and done. With that in mind, $250 doesn't sound too bad. I think you are right...$350 is a stretch.

bb
Forum: Battle scooters 07-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,596
Posted By billy bee
I stalled out. Got a carb and some paint. Need to...

I stalled out. Got a carb and some paint. Need to crank up the sandblaster, strip the chassis, re-assemble, and ride. Still need rear brakes, too. That was the last sticking point where I got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-08-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By billy bee
We have 9 firm commitments for the puppies and...

We have 9 firm commitments for the puppies and one squishy commitment. SWMBO is handling the details. If you decide you are interested, please PM me an e-mail or phone number and Mary will contact...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By billy bee
Sent you an e-mail. Hope you consider Ladybug....

Sent you an e-mail. Hope you consider Ladybug. She's a peach.

bb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By billy bee
We could meet you in the SLO dog park for a...

We could meet you in the SLO dog park for a visit. Jusy say the word...

bb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By billy bee
The yellow lab is very mellow and not a alpha...

The yellow lab is very mellow and not a alpha bitch at all...except with her ball. We have the same situation here. Bud and Obie are 12 and 13 and Bud has gotten very snippy. He is still alpha and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By billy bee
Homes needed for yellow lab and 2 lab mix pups on CA Central Coast (and beyond)

AdvRiders--

We are fostering Ladybug, a sweet yellow female lab (3 - 4 years), for whom we'd like to find a good, permanent home. We adore her, but feel she may be a better fit elsewhere. She...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
So, now we are on three shit lists: Jay (the PO),...

So, now we are on three shit lists: Jay (the PO), the whackjob lady, and her 9-year-old son. Wea re locking our house for fear that Jay might come by and steal a pup. No likely, but this thing has...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
Days 7 - 14

The first few weeks of having puppies is pretty easy. Momma doea ALL the heavy lifting. Keeps everything tidy. Provides all the food.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
It gets better. Stay tuned. Also trying to upload...

It gets better. Stay tuned. Also trying to upload photos to SmugMug. Java uploader is giving me fits...

bb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
Day 5 - 6

We did tons of on-line research on what to do when expoecting puppies. We set up a whelping pen. Lined it with towels. Brought in a heater. Fed Lady in there...overfed her, actually; she was probably...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
Day 2 - 5

The following day she called and apologized and said that maybe the dog was better off with us. Welcome to the family, Lady.

We took Lady to the vet and had her checked out and x-ray'd. There...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,101
Posted By billy bee
Hailed as heroes, reviled as thieves...

I may be making more out of this than necessary, but I am up nights with worry, so I'm gonna vent my frustration here about adopting a pregnant lab...

Day 1

On April 18, Mary (SWMBO), and I...
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