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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Now, iff'n yer a good boy, I might post a couple....

Now, iff'n yer a good boy, I might post a couple. The one thing ya won't hear from me........ is complaining. :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Booby Traps? Yup.....

My Lady Selena was visiting from Kentucky this past weekend, and pulled several of those on me over four days - and nights. :evil

Hope they catch the bestid. I've got all kindsa suggestions for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Duck_Pilot
He's just too cheap to buy a *newer* KLR. ...

He's just too cheap to buy a *newer* KLR.


:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-20-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Too bad.....

......... guess it's time to buy a new bike.

:evil

Every cloud has a silver lining, yanno.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Bingo. Look around for a Suzi GT-750. Iff'n...

Bingo. Look around for a Suzi GT-750. Iff'n that's too big, a GT-550 or GT-380. Both smaller ones are air-cooled. The 380 is kick-start-only but has a 6-speed tranny. All are triples, smoother than...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Anyone want a 'basket' GT-750? I can't post this...

Anyone want a 'basket' GT-750? I can't post this properly elsewhere, because I don't own it. It's a very good project machine, mostly complete, with lotsa easy upgrade stuff to go with it. A...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,346
Views: 125,923
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Sir H14,

We have never met, nor conversed here. I know nothing of you, your wife, nor your children. Be that as it may, all of you shall be in my prayers.

Thanks for the cross-post in "Inmates". That's...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,821
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I'll be following....

...... to see how yer's comes out. I once set-up a Suzi TS-400 for roadracing. She was NOT fast, but very torquey, light and agile. Made for a very forgiving and fun machine when the afternoon rains...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Hmmmm....

...... if it's a single pot with 2 exhaust ports, you don't really stand to lose anything by using a single pipe. Especially since neither of those exhausts are chambered. You might even gain a touch...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 596
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Unaweep to the paging telephone, please.

You may try contacting 'unaweep', as he's an attorney and fellow inmate. Personally, I care not for his personality as posted elsewhere, but he is certainly devoted to his chosen career. You may...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Duck_Pilot
OK..... so YOU are to blame.....

......... for bringing all this crappy PNW weather with ya! :cry

There's plenty of good folks to ride with 'round here. Most are even friendly. :D Just post-up when ya get settled-in, and look...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-18-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Duck_Pilot
That's been my experience in the Metro. Decades...

That's been my experience in the Metro. Decades of it.

:huh
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,046
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Many moons ago.....

....... back in my MRA Roadracing days :gerg , local tuner Dennis Zickrick put together a very quick GS-450 for the Superbike class. I remember hearing it had GS-1000 high-compression pistons in it,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 937
Posted By Duck_Pilot
My interpretation:

At 10%, I leave the rainsuit home. If it's a 20% chance (with the National Weather Service), I've got a 50/50 shot at staying dry on my way home from work. At 30%, the chances are one in three...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Duck_Pilot
One of those would be wasted on me. On a paved...

One of those would be wasted on me. On a paved canyon road, it wouldn't be able to keep up. :ricky

Just the opposite on a dirt trail - It'd follow me 100 yards, hover for 5 minutes while I pick...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-17-2015, 12:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 827
Posted By Duck_Pilot
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's...

It's a bird!

It's a plane!

It's SUPER-PUG!!!

:freaky

(Now, I don't think the PITA-folks would like that idea much. But they can smooch my wazoo.)
Forum: 2 smokers 05-13-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,457
Posted By Duck_Pilot
The TR-750 factory racebike.....

....... had pipes that offered better clearance, but at a practical price. The 2 outside chambers came together underneath, like any 2-T twin, exiting low on either side. The center chamber came high...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Thanks, Sir Hanzo. The next big ride is Emily's...

Thanks, Sir Hanzo. The next big ride is Emily's Parade, in honor of Bailey High School student Emily Keyes, slain during a classroom invasion 10 years ago now. I'm uncertain of the ride's date at...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Post-script.

It was a decent ride. Got rained-on a little coming home from Bandimere, but not enough to wish I'd broken-out the rainsuit.

I got to meet Officer Adsit, and spoke with him twice briefly. I asked...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By Duck_Pilot
The MC-1 Run, for Officer John Adsit.

Are any other inmates joining in? If so, please get in touch, so that we may ride together. I'd be happy to intro any ADV'ers to Pete Boyles, Tom Tancredo and/or former Columbime HS Principal Frank...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-29-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I bought my Duckie from Erico......

...... and would not hesitate to do so again. They took good care of me at the time of the sale - I paid a little bit more than quoted at a competing dealer, but the customer service was worth it....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,445
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Lemme get this straight....

..... the guy is wealthy, has multiple degrees.

And he lives in Detroit? :lol3

And he wants help with a long-distance hook-up, with a girl in another time zone? Wrong forum. :rofl

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Jesse Lee's Auto Upholstery ...

Jesse Lee's Auto Upholstery
3280 W. 64th Ave.
Denver, CO 80221
Office: 303-426-0927

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Yup. Your local shelter will love ya for the...

Yup. Your local shelter will love ya for the donation.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,148
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Same thing here. I don't come anywhere near...

Same thing here. I don't come anywhere near riding over my head anymore, an advantage of being an old-phart. And like Sir pne, I'm almost exclusively a pavement rider. I don't heal near as quickly...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-12-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Good score!

At first, I questioned it being a TS-model, due to the disc-valve induction - usually a dead give-away to the TC-models. But it sure looks like a TS-50L after a picture-search. Have fun re-living the...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-12-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I would suggest starting your trip with a full...

I would suggest starting your trip with a full oil tank, and bringing at least one more quart of the same schtuff with you. I'd also check out yer local auto parts and hardware national chains to see...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,205
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I think that your history is just a tad bit off,...

I think that your history is just a tad bit off, friend. I remember that Aermacchi was bought by HD, because their bikes were clobbering HD on short-tracks. When HD needed to scale back, they sold...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Bingo. Measure the outlet side I.D. in MM, and...

Bingo. Measure the outlet side I.D. in MM, and you've got it. The inlet side O.D. only matters for fitting a filter. This one is certainly off of a single, because of the choke style. If it were for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,796
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Now yer makin' an old-phart blush.......... ...

Now yer makin' an old-phart blush..........

And a shy pooch wag his tail. :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,796
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Pardon my saying so, but you are a fine-looking...

Pardon my saying so, but you are a fine-looking Lady right now. If you wish to improve upon the outward, so be it. But I firmly believe that your soul needs no tweaking..... and that's far more...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Looks are similar.....

........ the Suzuki GT-185 as well. Nice, clean lines, and fun to ride for a small-bore 2-T streeter.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-30-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,319
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Hey, Noggin.....

......... So how do you know this lovely lady, with that angelic voice? She's much too beautiful to be yer daughter..... :lol3

I'd love to attend, but time will tell.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Do I really need help.......

........ in proving myself a 'ham' ?

:rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 25,796
Posted By Duck_Pilot
There are 535 elected dolts in Washington DC,...

There are 535 elected dolts in Washington DC, that fully understand your problem.

:lol3

And, welcome home. Your pups have missed you dearly.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Duck_Pilot
I have a little bit of experience here....

...... through my place of business. As the parts guy, I see a whole lot of Chinese-made stuff available, in many configurations. None are especially promising yet, regarding price and product...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Kinda hard to kiss the bride and seal the deal,...

Kinda hard to kiss the bride and seal the deal, while wearing a full-face helmet.

:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By Duck_Pilot
My best friend is a damn-good mechanic, and runs...

My best friend is a damn-good mechanic, and runs the shop at a used car dealership in Westminster. He knows tricks to save time and money that most do not. If you are interested, PM me for his...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,175
Posted By Duck_Pilot
Laugh Have I got a deal for ya!

My Lady Selena's best friend is a professional photographer in Kentucky, and the two of them travel all over the place together. Perhaps we can work out a plan for an extended visit - they usually...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By Duck_Pilot
As I recall, just the crank, oil pump, crankcases...

As I recall, just the crank, oil pump, crankcases and driveline were different. Both were taken from the GS-550 as a baseline, then altered to suit..... same way the GS-850 was fathered by the...
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