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Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yup. And all that tooling and fixturing costs...

Yup. And all that tooling and fixturing costs money. Buy a couple of big pieces of tooling plate, spend hours designing it, more hours and dollars making the fixture, THEN scrap a part or two working...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yup. I've been wanting to go to IMTS for over ten...

Yup. I've been wanting to go to IMTS for over ten years. Finally got the company to send me. Over a million square feet of booth space. 114K people this year. On Wednesday, we walked 447 booths. It...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I just got home from a solid week at IMTS. BTDT....

I just got home from a solid week at IMTS. BTDT. :lol3 :freaky
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Now that you've posted a picture, I can tell you...

Now that you've posted a picture, I can tell you all that will go wrong with your plan. :D

There is no point in pre-cutting that in the waterjet. Because you hope to come back after the fact and...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Sure. Compared to a machine 2-3X the cost, it may...

Sure. Compared to a machine 2-3X the cost, it may not be 'as rigid.' Rigid has not been a problem on any of my Haas machines. Lots of people talking out of their ass. There are a lot of things I can...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
As far as the machines go, everything is...

As far as the machines go, everything is condition and price. Haas services everything they ever made so there is that factor. The Milacron might be a better machine but, whose control is it and can...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
:lol3 Uhhh...no. 1997. You'll be doing well if it...

:lol3 Uhhh...no. 1997. You'll be doing well if it has a floppy drive (seriously). It may only have a serial port and you may be sending files via RS232 cable. It may not even have a full megabyte of...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,777
Posted By Donkey Hotey
The $25K can get you into a used Haas VF2. Target...

The $25K can get you into a used Haas VF2. Target a 1997 or newer machine if you can. That gets you into brushless servos and a Vector Drive spindle instead of the earlier brush drives. Others in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Well, yeah, we could have told you that! Totally...

Well, yeah, we could have told you that! Totally underwhelmed by the road? How many times did you ask yourself, "WTF?" as you looked at that one, famous hairpin?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Don't know how much time you have or which...

Don't know how much time you have or which direction. I'm assuming you would be coming south, from the Oxnard / Ventura direction on PCH.

This is all the critical, best-of miles. If you can do...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,410
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Probably not much more than you paid for it. Rare...

Probably not much more than you paid for it. Rare does not always equal valuable, unless you find somebody who desperately wants it.

It's an insanely cool bike to ride in-town or on the occasional...
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,410
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Damn, that thing is as close to perfect as I've...

Damn, that thing is as close to perfect as I've ever seen. Just so you know: those tank stickers are absolutely unobtainium. No clue why they aren't bubbled and cracked by now. Just an amazing bike....
Forum: Thumpers 09-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 118,410
Posted By Donkey Hotey
No such thing as a 1998 640. That's definitely a...

No such thing as a 1998 640. That's definitely a US-market 620. It's easy to tell by the Supertrapp mufflers. That might very well be the cleanest one left in the country. I wouldn't ride it offroad....
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 79,059
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Heads up guys. Not mine, blah, blah... ...

Heads up guys. Not mine, blah, blah...

Corbin Saddlebags:
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/mcy/4621359194.html
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 171,783
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Man, you guys are on drugs. That bike is dead...

Man, you guys are on drugs. That bike is dead sexy. :tb

It's not a copy of anything. They got out front and designed something solid, substantial and different. A++ :clap
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I was just curious on the price. A Blast, with a...

I was just curious on the price. A Blast, with a few things removed and painted that color would be sweet. That's a very Buell-like color. I'd never own the chopper he created. I wanted to know if he...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Where? How much for that one? I'm curious. Minus...

Where? How much for that one? I'm curious. Minus what they did to the neck, I'd own that bike. Love the color. It's still a Blast.
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Wuss. I drove to Omaha, Nebraska for a bike...

Wuss. I drove to Omaha, Nebraska for a bike (1,600 miles). :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
There is one more, almost unthinkable way to get...

There is one more, almost unthinkable way to get it 'right.' I could buy a 1989 4-speed Westwind and raid it for the parts to make the RR correct. Then I could restore the Westwind with the Sportster...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
See, I don't get that criticism. I love the S2...

See, I don't get that criticism. I love the S2 BECAUSE it looks like somebody actually built it by hand. It's craftsmanship. It's ACTUAL instruments, in individual cases, mounted to a faceplate. How...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I'm being coached / urged by a respected restorer...

I'm being coached / urged by a respected restorer to do everything as accurately as possible. The future value of the bike hangs in the balance.

The original engine number did not match the VIN in...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
It needs to be a factory, 1989, 1200 to have the...

It needs to be a factory, 1989, 1200 to have the correct numbers on the cases (CAPK). The 1200 had painted barrels with the fins polished. The 1200 heads are also different than the 883-1200...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Great find. Damn shame what Harley did to that...

Great find. Damn shame what Harley did to that company. If they really had that much infrastructure tied up doing Buell production, it's little wonder that Harley wanted that capability. Much cheaper...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 83,640
Posted By Donkey Hotey
What the heck? Go for it! I'm almost over your...

What the heck? Go for it! I'm almost over your Black Sapphire Pearl and Nuclear Blue goodness. Why don't you tell us about that perfect survivor with the only 'cool' instrument cluster out of the S3...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Trying to change the mind of at least one person...

Trying to change the mind of at least one person smart enough to realize that YOU get to stack the deck for or against you, depending on the choices of where you ride, when you ride and who you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, you're a big badass, with a big mouth that...

Yeah, you're a big badass, with a big mouth that doesn't know a thing about the area or riding in Los Angeles.

I've been riding that road for 33 years. I shot photos (yes, film) from around 1987,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
:photog :rofl Dude, you are a statistic waiting...

:photog :rofl
Dude, you are a statistic waiting for a place to happen.


That's EXACTLY what I'm saying. There are innocent people on motorcycles, hit all the time, at high risk locations and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I never said the people can do as the please. I...

I never said the people can do as the please. I never said they weren't breaking laws. I never said it was right. You're still at a loss or dead if you encounter one of them. That's the bottom line....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, there actually is. In fact, it's almost the...

Yeah, there actually is. In fact, it's almost the same length as well--Kanan Road. It neatly bypasses the snake. You split off in Cornell, come back in at the summit. I've used it to come in from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I don't go to biker events (Sturgis, Laughlin,...

I don't go to biker events (Sturgis, Laughlin, Love Ride, etc) because there are lots of underskilled and drunken riders. That's not avoiding riding, it's avoiding riding where the odds are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
When you're injured or dead, it doesn't matter...

When you're injured or dead, it doesn't matter whose fault it was.

I can't believe the crap we're reading from motorcycle riders who think that the bicycle had every right to be there and that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
No shit! I was just thinking about this. I...

No shit! I was just thinking about this. I sometimes go to the local Cycle Gear for their Bike Nights. It used to be fun. They used to get some interesting bikes showing up. Increasingly, it's just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
They are there to get vanity shots of people out...

They are there to get vanity shots of people out doing whatever they like doing (bicycling, driving their sports car, riding their motorcycle). That's how they make money. I've bought their photos....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
From your post, I thought you were a virgin to...

From your post, I thought you were a virgin to the area. I don't go very often anymore because of all the potential for collateral damage, even parked all the way up at the overlook.

Yeah, I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 344,022
Posted By Donkey Hotey
What day did you go through there, Tuesday? Rock...

What day did you go through there, Tuesday? Rock Store Photos posted 2,100 pictures from last Sunday, 900 from Saturday and similar for every weekend before that, going back to when the earth cooled....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,651
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Dante's View is a big deal. Did you loop back...

Dante's View is a big deal. Did you loop back down and bag Badwater? At least stop for a picture of yourself in front of the sign? Artist's Drive? Even if you just did Badwater road, you got to see...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,651
Posted By Donkey Hotey
It's going to actually be 5 degrees hotter today...

It's going to actually be 5 degrees hotter today and 5 more tomorrow. You got off easy. :lol3

Did you make it to Dante's View? Where else did you stop?

Yeah, those distances look easy on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,651
Posted By Donkey Hotey
:lol3 It may come to that. We literally had the...

:lol3 It may come to that. We literally had the most insane monsoon thunderstorm of the year TODAY! The whole eastern CA desert has been hit today.

My guess for Death Valley tomorrow, based on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,651
Posted By Donkey Hotey
I'm glad that you're enjoying yourself but, this...

I'm glad that you're enjoying yourself but, this really is freak weather. If today is gloomy and cloudy and you enjoy Yosemite, this is an option:

Blow off Death Valley. Return through Yosemite...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,651
Posted By Donkey Hotey
Yeah, if you did the miles up from 180 to...

Yeah, if you did the miles up from 180 to Oakhurst, past Tollhouse, Bass Lake, etc, you should be damn tired! That's a lot of turns. :lol3

That Sherman Tree is mind blowing, isn't it?

Tomorrow...
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