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Old 05-06-2010, 11:16 AM   #16
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Rear rack arrived today, topbox arrived yestarday so I took the car today but I get to grab and take all this junk stuff home and rig more stuff to the weebeastie
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:18 PM   #17
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top box time

Ordered the sear rip off of the jcwhitney top box, when it arrived it came in a jcwhitney box so I guess it was not a rip off but a over stock or some such other magical reduced price wizardry.

My rear rack arrived, man that thing is heavy! When time and fabrication time allows I will attempt to fab something as strong but lighter.

Anyway the main reason was so when the wife uses it she can stuff her milk and bread etc.
The other reason is so when I rig the highway pegs for my son he has something to lean on.
I might try to put a bit of foam in there and carry my laptop too, we shall see.
The one thing I will not be doing is putting a helmet in it. It won't fit


Doesn't look too ugly

The 15 minute "I think I have some scrap that will work" method
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:19 PM   #18
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Gary, does the box not come with a base plate?
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:17 PM   #19
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Gary, does the box not come with a base plate?
indeed it does.

Even has mounting hardware if you could call it that

http://auto.sears.com/Item.htm?catal...0346516&appId=

The price went up I got it delivered for $45 now they want $59

The metal strips where too long and heavy and well just kind of crappy. No locking nuts or anything.
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:52 AM   #20
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You're really got that thing set up nicely. I need to get off my butt and get a RAM mount on my MP3.

So how is it so far for errands, joyriding, etc?
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:14 AM   #21
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joy ride time

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You're really got that thing set up nicely. I need to get off my butt and get a RAM mount on my MP3.

So how is it so far for errands, joyriding, etc?
So far so good. It does take getting use to the throttle response and the traffic and is a much more calculated ride than on the GS. Slow down so I can take off moving from the red light etc. Even passed a few cars and had a guy pull over going on a downhill twisty road tonight

I did not win against these 2 however but it was close for the first 7ft!


mini trip to the store for milk etc was fun and easy.

Then tonight it went for it's first joy only ride, no reason for the ride other then some fun and it was getting dark!
Have weebeastie will travel!



Kinda spooky up in the hills with no real engine noise to speak of and moving at a much slower pace really makes you take in everything.

was not that brave

But cruising the main drag is fun with all the lights

The non-moving headlight is going to take some getting use too at night, just got to learn to lean it more I guess

oh and my top speed so far was tonight, not even full throttle, but downhill on a smooth as glass road with no wind.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:24 AM   #22
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Kinda spooky up in the hills with no real engine noise to speak of and moving at a much slower pace really makes you take in everything.
I know what you mean...evening rides on the scoots are my favorites. I can hear crickets and so on because the bike is so quiet, soak up the smells from the countryside, and it seems like I can see every blade of grass if I want to.
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I know what you mean...evening rides on the scoots are my favorites. I can hear crickets and so on because the bike is so quiet, soak up the smells from the countryside, and it seems like I can see every blade of grass if I want to.
Exactly.

I had falling sun, fog, rain then dark night (little if any moon) was perfect, if only I remembered that I left the chest vents open on my jacket and was curious why it felt so cold

Downloaded gascubby for the ipod, hoping to track the gas types and mileage I am getting for a little while. Should prove interesting. the topbox has some air flow dynamics which I think reduce my overall MPG but I am nit picking

I will even admit to one full tuck and WOT to see if it made any difference at all (it didn't really).



just clicked over 300 miles
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Old 05-12-2010, 12:54 AM   #24
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the amazing little fuel gauge

So I ran the weebeastie to what I expected to be just short of the tanks capacity, I brought a msr bottle with some fuel just in case I got stuck. But the wee needle is amazingly accurate
I have been putting off the cycle computer as I am scared of breaking the front cover that I have to remove
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:29 PM   #25
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I have been putting off the cycle computer as I am scared of breaking the front cover that I have to remove
Tip for you. Take off the eyebrow...then take off the bolts that the eyebrow fastened to. 2 part hardware if that makes sense. Not difficult at all. Removed mine to do the dual headlamp thing.
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Old 05-12-2010, 03:47 PM   #26
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Tip for you. Take off the eyebrow...then take off the bolts that the eyebrow fastened to. 2 part hardware if that makes sense. Not difficult at all. Removed mine to do the dual headlamp thing.
Will have some time next week, will see what happens, might leave the bar off, no real function and the weight savings!



The race today, tesla's are pretty quick off the line!
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Kinda spooky up in the hills with no real engine noise to speak of and moving at a much slower pace really makes you take in everything.

was not that brave
Is that THE Alices Restaurant???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo
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Is that THE Alices Restaurant???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_7C0QGkiVo
Real restaurant and people
Sign to restaurant

"Alice" was restaurant owner Alice M. Brock, who with husband Ray Brock lived in a former church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where the song's Thanksgiving dinners were actually held. She was a painter and designer, while Ray was an architect and woodworker. Both worked at a nearby private academy, the music- and art-oriented Stockbridge School, from which Guthrie (then of the Queens, New York City neighborhood of Howard Beach) had graduated. Alice Brock currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and owns an art studio and gallery at 69 Commercial Street. She was diagnosed with emphysema in the mid 1990s.[10] She illustrated the 2004 children's book Mooses [sic] Come Walking, written by Guthrie.

Alice's restaurant (formally known as the Back Room Rest, named for its location down an alley behind a grocery store at 40 Main Street in Stockbridge, Massachusetts) was roughly six miles from the church—though true to the song, it was "just a half-a-mile from the railroad track". Formerly Maluphy's Restaurant, it ran the length of the building from front to back along the side alley. Owned by Alice for only a year before she and Ray divorced, it was, as of 2009, Theresa's Stockbridge Cafe, where a hand-painted sign indicates its former identity. The building's front as of 2009 is The Main Street Cafe.

In 1969, Random House published The Alice's Restaurant Cookbook,[11] which featured recipes and hippie wisdom from Alice Brock, as well as photos of Alice and Guthrie, and publicity stills from the movie.[citation needed] A tear-out record was included in the book with Brock and Guthrie bantering on two tracks, "Italian-Type Meatballs" and "My Granma's Beet Jam".[citation needed]

Other Alice's Restaurants

An Alice's Restaurant operated at the Malibu Pier in Malibu, California from 1972 until the pier closed in 1990. (The pier, but not the restaurant, has subsequently reopened.)[12] An Alice's Restaurant, for which Guthrie was partially credited, opened and closed in 2008 at the Hard Rock Park theme park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Another Alice's Restaurant, whose menu credits Guthrie's song as the inspiration for its name, has been a motorcycle-group ride destination in Woodside, California since the mid-1970s.
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dear zuma, sorry for not taking you out much lately

Trying to find an easy removable way to put a set of pegs on the frame tube of the zuma so my son can reach the pegs. For legality reasons they have to be able to put there foot on the passenger pegs. No rules on where the pegs are.
I think the tubes are 1 1/2" and I tried a few bicycle places for hose bmx pegs, but nothing that I could find would work.

plan was a simple wrap around pipe clamp with a bolt or mount for a set of pegs but so far I have come up empty
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try JC Witless:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/motorcycle/...4701j3s18.jcwx

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