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Old 10-23-2013, 05:39 PM   #16
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Location: El Segundo, CA
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If I get to move back "home" from where I am now, I'll probably throw some suspension on my BMW e30, and hopefully finally work on my /2 sidecar rig.. then, of course, tinker with anything else that catches my eye.

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Old 10-23-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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Location: N,E Ohio / Western Pa
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Gonna build my first flat track bike (not sure out of what yet) , finish my 71 cl175 Honda old skool bobber almost done, been working on for 4 years, and finish the widow maker a 73 Kawasaki H1500 2 stroke triple thats becoming a cafe racer
other than that
He was the kind of man, if you got into a scrap you didn't look see if he was still there you knew damn well he was
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #18
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Location: Riding with my pal Richard Cranium
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First I need to finish my kitchen that is currently completely disassembled. After that it's either get the lighting sorted on the Yamaha TT500 I got from my friends estate, or start on my R80ST when I get the frame back from being straightened...

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The good thing is, your damn motor can't read. If it says oil on the container, it's pretty much OK to dump in there.... ED.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:23 PM   #19
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Hmmm.....Let's see.....

I'm gonna dig into this $350.00 BMW R100 "mono" I found.
I'll turn it into something ride-able, I hope.

Gonna replace the pushrod tube seals...then ride the crap outa this thing...Death Valley (Feb.), Anza Borrego Desert (New Years), Salton Sea (Jan.) , So. Ca. Coast (somewhere in there) are in the current list....

Gonna pet my buddies dogs, and hope they don't tear my arm off.....

Drink some "Guinness"...of course..."It is good for you" as you fellows "across the pond" already know....

Make my donations to the tire industry....

Rack up some Desert Miles on the "Old Wing".

Keep "Mrs. Hacker" happy....

Above each day like there is no tomorrow!

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:29 PM   #20
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Location: Courtice, Ontario, Canada
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I am going to do my best to not drag home any more poor orphaned motorcycles and try to finish off some of the others that I have been tripping over for the last couple of years.

Probably won't happen though.........................either way.
If you get far enough away, you'll be on your way home.
Piss off, I'm in my Happy place.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #21
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Location: Auburn Hills,MI.
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my winter wrenching probably won't start until January,right now I'm just ordering parts.First is valve cover gaskets,maybe new clutch plates and all new cables. I've owned my bike ( 82 Honda CB900F) for seven years and never replaced the cables or brake lines so now is a good time.Did the front forks and seat cover last year.Its never given me a moments trouble but the brakes are spongy and new pads aren't the answer.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:37 AM   #22
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Location: Arlington, TX
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Talking TX winter plans

For most of our "winter" I will ride and enjoy the non-100+ F temps.

On the few days where there is a ice storm or slickness I plan to work on my 1971 CL350 project. The poor Honda has been in bits for the last three years and it is about time to get it together again. The $10,000 question is as what will it emerge? Stock is out since the mufflers are totally rotten.

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2013 Ural Gear-Up, 2008 Fatbob, 1999 Jeep Sahara, 1982 BMW R65LS, 1973 Honda CL350 K5, 1971 BMW R50/5

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Old 10-24-2013, 06:59 AM   #23
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Location: Cape Town
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Sad days for you guys. Our winter has gone - not that it is nasty anyway (8 degC min). I am able to ride all year round. So summer riding begins.

Busy with a resto on a Y13 BSA which is taking much cash and time.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:37 AM   #24
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Location: SE Michigan
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If I want to get anything at all done, I'm going to have to keep fighting the urge to snap up some of the great "end of season" deals on used bikes I keep seeing around here.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by vanislejay View Post
It's a '73 Series 3 88. I've owned it since 97.
One of the posh ones with a heater that gets hot and real windscreen wipers then? Very flash!

I love landies. I learnt to drive in an RAF series 11 land rover. Chasing across an airfield to collect the glider tow lines. Great memories.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #26
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Location: Monteal, QC, Canada
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Originally Posted by Rob Farmer View Post
One of the posh ones with a heater that gets hot and real windscreen wipers then? Very flash!

I love landies. I learnt to drive in an RAF series 11 land rover. Chasing across an airfield to collect the glider tow lines. Great memories.

Yup, plastic slightly padded dash, synchros in all forward gears, the definition of luxury. On top of that it's a deluxe so it's got the fancy seats with extra seams for falling apart, and the rounded front lip on the bonnet (ooh la la). As for the windshield wipers I'd almost prefer the old mechanical ones. Lucas pops in when you least expect him.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:01 PM   #27
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I'm hoping that this winter we will finish what has turned into a multi-year project.
"The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts."
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:51 PM   #28
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Let's see. I have charcoal sticks, gel handwarmers. It will be this then:

Riding, and then some more...

In between mounting acquired stuff: new crashbars, headlamp grill, sump guard, and replacing all foot rubbers.

Then, more riding.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:01 PM   #29
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Location: Inverary, Ontario, Canada
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Riding every day when the roads are snow free and the temperature is above about -10. Sadly this means about three days a month between December and March.

Rebuilding the calipers on my Water Buffalo and getting it stitched together for eventual sale.

Rigging up a multitude of semi-permanent camera mounts on the Eldorado so I can inflict yet more crappy videos of an old git taking an old bike to the middle of nowhere, on an unsuspecting public.

Fixing the wiring on the Guzzi 750S so that I can have both lights and ignition, not one or the other....

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Old 10-24-2013, 05:14 PM   #30
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Ride, Baby, Ride....
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