Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by rtwdoug, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    Awesome Doug,

    Can I borrow that? I need someting with a smooth tire to rub on the shaft of my electric motor to get my generator started............. wait, this seems familiar.

    :fyyff Now I'm gonna have to start buying every piece of crap on CraigsList just so I'll have something to bust knuckles on this winter.

    Subscribed.
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  2. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Farking Beautiful! :thumb

    And I love the soundtrack even when the bike wasn't running :strum :super
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  3. Frank06

    Frank06 Been here awhile

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    Very cool.
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  4. loveall13

    loveall13 Welder,Mechanic,Teacher

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    Doug, really like the garage Idea. Really looking forward to seeing the VW Guzzi running around. Makes me want to take some pictures around our shop and post them. Got to wait untill the Ugly Ass big bear we are "assembling" is the hell out of there (got to pay the bills). Then I can take pictures of the 47 FL. The 60 FLH that is getting a Tech cycle electric start and the shovels that come and go.
    Jeremy
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  5. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    Doug, it seems you all ways have something cool cook'n don't you. Sweet look'n Guzzi you got there!
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  6. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    Manowar "The Blood of the Kings" oh, and the bike's nice too
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  7. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    dug around & found an old 19" tire to stick on the front. Old & hard. I got it on, but the bead wouldnt seat. try soapy water & 60psi still not. set it in the sun for a bit. nope. So I tried my old standby, stick it in the shower under hot water. That almost always does the trick (I dont suggest trying this if you are married, wimmen seem to like it about as much as heating greasy parts in the oven. I for one dont mind castrol flavoring on my pizza)

    So I got it on, stuck the tank on, & wheeled it out for a test ride around the 'hood.
    It actually did pretty good! I need to adjust the clutch a little, but it works ok.
    I cant really figure out where the 'sport' part of the name fits in tho, its pretty much a slug. of course the crazy gearing may have something to do with it. I dunno that I'll do much touring on it, but it'll be fun for playing around with at bike meets & runnin to the store, so I can hear some old guy say 'I used to have one JUST like that!'

    The front wheel/axle/brake setup is way over-engineered, you'd think it was from Germany. I love the upside down forks on it. My '50 Panther trials bike also has USD forks.

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    The Terry seat didnt fit right, so I tried some others....
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    old leather Bates
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    old 50's sportster
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    and this jewel, that I picked up to put on my Panther chopper
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    nothing fit right. so I stock the crappy original seat back on, & will look for the right solo & p-pad.
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  8. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    heres a crappy video of me riding it

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  9. fat pat

    fat pat Been here awhile

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    doug-
    that, like all the other stuff you post here, is fantastic.
    now that we know you have audio/video capability, how about a walking tour around the garage? i'd love to see some of your old bikes and hear what you have planned for this thread.
    best,
    pat
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  10. photomd

    photomd Been here awhile

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    What a cool old ride...it doesn't even smoke. Awesome lil' bike. :clap
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  11. The Gent

    The Gent Gravel King

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    Sounds Great!! I think the dogs on the street agree!

    I vote for the pimp my Guzzi panther seat , at least till you find the "right" solo seat!
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  12. What?

    What? curmudgeon

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    "now that we know you have audio/video capability, how about a walking tour around the garage?"

    Before you do that, you might want to take down the poster of Adolf Hitler. Somebody might get offended.
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  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    what in the sam hill are you talking bout
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  14. BobLoblaw

    BobLoblaw Comfortably Numb

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    All I can see is a swastika and a no fat chicks bumper sticker:evil and it don't bother me Doug:D Nice Guzzi
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  15. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    jeezuz! :lol3

    its not in any of the pics that I can see, but yeah, there a poster a friend of mine gave me with adolf & it says 'when I come back, no more mr nice guy' its tacked to the wall, mostly covered by a stack of books.
    Its been up there about 10 years & covered in dust & gas fumes. Im sorry I didnt take it down. I forgot it was even there. If you are that easily offended, then shut the door of your cubicle & dont open it again.
    Im not a nazi, a skinhead, a satanist, a black panther, a southern baptist, a militant lesbian, or any other hate group.
    I have some things that people may not like. I have some things that people may like. theres crap shoved in every corner. Im not gonna sanitize my garage on the offchance that someone may look at it with a microscope & find something they dont like.

    Anyhow, its my garage, you arent required to come in.

    now back to the bikes.......

    Doug
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  16. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    how can you think doug's a Nazi? He hates BMWs!

    so I take it you don't ride that guzzi in flip flops huh?
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  17. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    well, I dont really hate BMW's, but some of the riders? well thats a different story....

    I love the old beemers, I had a '39 R71, it was awesome. I traded it for the 28 Indian. That indian was about the only thing that would pry that '39 away from me. I still miss that bike.
    I also had a 63 R69S w/ Steib, only reason I sold it was to help finance my RTW Indian trip. Still miss that one also.
    Tryin to work a deal on a R69S with R90 motor in it, w/ sidecar. That'll help scratch my bad sidecar itch.....

    And no, that guzzi with flipflops? you'd lose a toe.
    the heel type brake pedal is a bit tricky to get used to with normal shoes.
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  18. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    eh I've found I can dislike people that ride just about anything. Ya know who I really hate? People that buy a 10 year old jap bike, pay next to nothing for it then ride it for 100,000 miles without ever touching a wrench. those bastards
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  19. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    yeah, those guys are the worst!!!!!

    I have to say tho, lately the ones that really get to me are the 'tough guys' on the new harleys. At least most of the BMW guys will talk to me, the TG's are too busy looking hard & dreaming about what new doodads willie g will design to make them look even cooler.

    I'd love to be that clueless. Life would be much easier.
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  20. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    they've ruined choppers for me. What used to be an interesting bike I now see with eye-popping purple and yellow paint jobs and 40 foot forks on every street corner. expensive as hell too. I think the chopper shops' ads are all aimed at mid-life dentists
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