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Old 10-26-2011, 12:42 PM   #3706
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The Britten was an amazing bike, created by an amazing man. It is a shame that he is gone.

I picked this up in 1992 when I was in New Zealand, and somehow it has survived several moves. It's a poster for a race series they had going there at the time. If you look at the photo, one of the bikes there is a Britten.

Got this on the wall in my Moto-Lounge.

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Old 10-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #3707
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It's even signed. He was a friend of one of my teachers and he got a friend and I over to meet him when he was visiting .
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The Britten was an amazing bike, created by an amazing man. It is a shame that he is gone.

I picked this up in 1992 when I was in New Zealand, and somehow it has survived several moves. It's a poster for a race series they had going there at the time. If you look at the photo, one of the bikes there is a Britten.

Got this on the wall in my Moto-Lounge.

Very very jealous. I've thought about trying to get a poster made but I can't even find a picture with a high enough resolution to blow up.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:41 AM   #3708
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Yes!
Very nice! Have you had it since new?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:14 AM   #3709
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Very nice! Have you had it since new?
Actually, I babysit it for a friend who's had it for four years (second owner) and only put about 1000 miles on it, including a re-location when he rode it about 300 miles! The only time he rode in recent memory was to get it inspected and licensed. He gets to keep it in my garage and the only agreement is that I ride it whenever I please. He won't sell it to me. Still, I can't complain. He pays for everything and I ride it for free!

I'm an old guy, and I have to admit that the riding position gets to me in about 45 minutes, but that's about all my heart can take anyway. It's by far the hottest bike I've ever ridden. I can see how kids can get hurt on one of these in the blink of an eye. It's ridiculously quick, as I'm sure you know.
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:32 PM   #3710
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Here's mine. It has become a little crowded lately, but in my opinion the solution (selling some stuff) would be worse than the problem. I'm just sayin......
No offense...but I hate you!

Nice digs! Wish my garage looked like that..
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:17 PM   #3711
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Actually, I babysit it for a friend who's had it for four years (second owner) and only put about 1000 miles on it, including a re-location when he rode it about 300 miles! The only time he rode in recent memory was to get it inspected and licensed. He gets to keep it in my garage and the only agreement is that I ride it whenever I please. He won't sell it to me. Still, I can't complain. He pays for everything and I ride it for free!

I'm an old guy, and I have to admit that the riding position gets to me in about 45 minutes, but that's about all my heart can take anyway. It's by far the hottest bike I've ever ridden. I can see how kids can get hurt on one of these in the blink of an eye. It's ridiculously quick, as I'm sure you know.
Yes indeed thats a great deal / situation you have there. And your exactly right those Busa's can get you in trouble in a gear change or less! But dam there fun if you know what your doing.
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:39 AM   #3712
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Here's the command center at my new house, it's a bit of an upgrade from when I was renting.






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Old 11-01-2011, 04:18 PM   #3713
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Here's the command center at my new house, it's a bit of an upgrade from when I was renting.





the cat is pocessed!!!ahah nice space!!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:07 PM   #3714
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the cat is pocessed!!!ahah nice space!!!
kitty has hid lights!
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Old 11-01-2011, 05:47 PM   #3715
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Here is an update on my workshop project. I did post before but it was a long time ago.

Basically, the plan was to frame and insulate about two fifths of my pole shed, so that I could have a decent heated shop to play in. The remaining portions of the shed are left as is, for general storage etc.

So, it started like this





And then I got a project at work that required me to travel a lot. I mean a LOT.

So after several months of no progress I hired a builder to continue the work, and rapid progress was initially made.







He even painted the walls





And getting enthusiastic, I had a heater installed.



Then the builder got bored.

So after many months of the builder not finishing, and with winter approaching, I said "buggrit", cleaned the floor up, and finished painting the walls, and then applied a coat of that epoxy garage floor paint. (3 days of intense floor prep, scrubbing, etching and rinsing I don't intend to do again). This weekend I did some of the baseboard and door trim, and finally started moving things in place. I still have a little finishing to do, but I wanted to get certain bits of kit into the shop and in place, so that I can start on work bench construction.





It's starting to get very nice in there, should be a fine place to hang out and take bikes to bits.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:19 PM   #3716
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Nice space Dude... Have you fired that heater yet. I was just advised to install one and feedback is good. Propane...?

Thanks,,
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Here is an update on my workshop project. I did post before but it was a long time ago.

And getting enthusiastic, I had a heater installed.








It's starting to get very nice in there, should be a fine place to hang out and take bikes to bits.

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Old 11-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #3717
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Yes the heater works a treat. It is indeed a propane version. 45,000 BTU, in a (roughly) 15 X 30 X 9 space. They smoke a lot for a few seconds the first time you fire them up (I mean when brand new) while it burns off the oil and stuff left on during manufacture, but after that, very nice indeed.
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Old 11-01-2011, 07:14 PM   #3718
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Looks great Prop!

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Old 11-01-2011, 07:28 PM   #3719
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the cat is pocessed!!!ahah nice space!!!

thanks, but, nah, he's just a laser cat.

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Old 11-02-2011, 07:58 AM   #3720
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Here's the command center at my new house, it's a bit of an upgrade from when I was renting.




I could hang out here. Not a showroom, but well used. Plus I could spill my beer on the floor and not have to wipe it up. BTW you are low on paper towels.

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