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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 761
Views: 305,291
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ yep, love this garage shot, looks very...

^^^ yep, love this garage shot, looks very inviting.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 173,917
Posted By Skowinski
I'm still picking at it, but looks like the front...

I'm still picking at it, but looks like the front mounting points are as simple as drilling two holes, but the rear is going to require cutting a bit off and perhaps some spacers. I'll update with...
Forum: Europe 12-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Skowinski
Thanks again for the comments. I've just...

Thanks again for the comments. I've just returned from a meeting where a friend from England was attending. I talked to him a bit about this. He said 1) flights around Europe are super cheap, 2)...
Forum: Europe 12-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Skowinski
Thanks for the comments. We aren't locked into...

Thanks for the comments. We aren't locked into anything yet - except for the Birmingham - Douglas - Birmingham flights for the TT itself. Everything else is open including the amount of time (well,...
Forum: Europe 12-14-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Skowinski
Going to the Isle Of Man TT - But Seeing Europe

Skowinski-wife and I are headed to the IOM TT this coming June. All travel and lodging for getting to the IOM from Birmingham England and back are done. But -we want to arrive about 10 days early...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 305,291
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ Please ship the Ducati 900 and the Honda VFR...

^^^ Please ship the Ducati 900 and the Honda VFR to me. It's almost Christmas you know. I will PM my address. :lol2
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-11-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 305,291
Posted By Skowinski
Nice! Now, put some tools and motorbikes in it....

Nice! Now, put some tools and motorbikes in it. :evil
Forum: Racing 12-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,353
Posted By Skowinski
There are a lot of stupid things in this world,...

There are a lot of stupid things in this world, but the fact that the top motorcycle racing class has fuel limits that result in races potentially being lost due to a lower performing bike, or riders...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 104,429
Posted By Skowinski
Thanks for the pics. California (especially...

Thanks for the pics. California (especially northern California) is a magical place. These pics really capture it, for me. :freaky

...
Forum: Racing 12-08-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skowinski
:nod

:nod
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,617
Posted By Skowinski
Honda made some really awesome race bikes back in...

Honda made some really awesome race bikes back in the 1960's. The 6-cylinder RC161 (I think that was the number) 250 had quite an amazing sound, there are several youtube videos.
Forum: Racing 12-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,353
Posted By Skowinski
Very cool, thanks! :freaky

Very cool, thanks! :freaky
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,469
Posted By Skowinski
Yeah, windy, desolate, forlorn, forbidding and...

Yeah, windy, desolate, forlorn, forbidding and inhospitable. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-03-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
Very cool. Mini-enduro's, mini-bikes, bubble...

Very cool. Mini-enduro's, mini-bikes, bubble face shields, this thread really brings back the memories.

:lurk
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,740
Posted By Skowinski
Probably so, those stock exhausts in good...

Probably so, those stock exhausts in good condition are very hard to find. I got lucky and scored some for $200, but that was the deal of the century and I couldn't believe my luck. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ fantastic photo. Bultaco Pursang's were...

^^^ fantastic photo. Bultaco Pursang's were unobtainable $, at least to me, in the mid-70's when I was just out of high school.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 30,921
Posted By Skowinski
Enjoyed the ride report! Never taken a bike down...

Enjoyed the ride report! Never taken a bike down Baja, although I have been all over in a car and even got to hop down with a friend in his airplane a few times. Reading reports like this makes me...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
:nod I had a high school buddy who had one....

:nod I had a high school buddy who had one. Looking back on it, I imagine they threw some gears in the crankcase and expected the shift forks to stir them around until a few would randomly engage.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-22-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
Very cool, several late 60's to 70's bikes on the...

Very cool, several late 60's to 70's bikes on the last two pages that I also had.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,339
Posted By Skowinski
That's a cool bike, thanks for posting! :freaky

That's a cool bike, thanks for posting! :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,309
Posted By Skowinski
I remember being fascinated by the paint jobs on...

I remember being fascinated by the paint jobs on these bikes. It was when I was just out of high school. :gerg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
Yep, agreed, I have a shoebox full of old photos...

Yep, agreed, I have a shoebox full of old photos from the late 70's to early 80's. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ yep, that's the way touring used to be,...

^^^ yep, that's the way touring used to be, before there was all this fancy custom luggage. Strap a tent and sleeping bag, and a wad of clothes on the back of the seat, and take off.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,353
Posted By Skowinski
I sure hope Marquez doesn't get injured. Again. ...

I sure hope Marquez doesn't get injured. Again. I keep remembering the vision problems he had for quite some time. That seemed like a real worry to me.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,469
Posted By Skowinski
:nod Well that's just got it all, including a...

:nod Well that's just got it all, including a bottle of wine.
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,670
Posted By Skowinski
:nod Yep. Mine is still basically stock, heli...

:nod Yep. Mine is still basically stock, heli bars, taller windscreen and buell footpegs, that's it. Oh, and I didn't like the front brakes, so different pads and rotors fixed that. Leaving it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,670
Posted By Skowinski
Unmolested ones are less common than ones hacked...

Unmolested ones are less common than ones hacked up with long swingarms, etc. Took me over a month looking to find the one I bought, and in the meantime I saw 20 that were heavily modified, and not...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 74,670
Posted By Skowinski
Rodan and JustinP said it pretty much straight...

Rodan and JustinP said it pretty much straight up. It's what I got mine for, I call it the old mans touring bike because I've been on hard core sport bikes before this. This is how mine looks when...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 24,353
Posted By Skowinski
So it does look like the new Suzuki is off to a...

So it does look like the new Suzuki is off to a pretty good start, considering how early it is.
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,353
Views: 737,673
Posted By Skowinski
I keep finding myself thinking about one of these...

I keep finding myself thinking about one of these 630's or the newer 650, and poking around in these threads. They just seem like such good all around bikes. Surprised to hear the 630 doesn't have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 81,605
Posted By Skowinski
Very cool. I had one of those. My brother rode...

Very cool. I had one of those. My brother rode it and wrapped it around a tree for me. It went away on the back of a tow truck. (brother was ok)
Forum: Racing 11-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
Rossi!!!! Awesome! :freaky Has...

Rossi!!!! Awesome! :freaky


Has Marquez arriving in MotoGP, and kicking everyones butt, cause them to all step up a notch?


(and Miller/Marquez on the front row of Moto3, there's a...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 22,895
Posted By Skowinski
Wow! Awesome! Seems almost like being there!...

Wow! Awesome! Seems almost like being there! :beer

:lurk
Forum: Racing 11-07-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ ooohhhh, that doesn't look like a good...

^^^ ooohhhh, that doesn't look like a good thing.... :lol2
Forum: Racing 11-06-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
I am looking forward to seeing Suzuki back in the...

I am looking forward to seeing Suzuki back in the game, and hope they can make it work. My early days watching this sport go back to the era when Kevin Schwantz was out there... maybe it's partly...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,489
Posted By Skowinski
You don't know a peaky powerband until you've...

You don't know a peaky powerband until you've ridden a 1970's 125 motocross bike, no reed valves on the intake side, no powervalves on the exhaust side. :lol3 Modern 2-strokes aren't quite the...
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
I'd say way overdue.

I'd say way overdue.
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,650
Posted By Skowinski
Makes me think of the Ducati Desmosedici. ...

Makes me think of the Ducati Desmosedici. Beautiful, but how many of these will see the light of day, and how many will be able to afford one?
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
You guys got things all backwards down there....

You guys got things all backwards down there. :lol3
Forum: Racing 11-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,028
Posted By Skowinski
I'll start: 1 - Rossi 2 - Lorenzo 3...

I'll start:

1 - Rossi
2 - Lorenzo
3 - Pedrosa
4 - Marquez

That's not based on logic and the season history, it's just what I'd like to see! :lol3
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