Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

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

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Thanks for sharing this thread Doug! :thumb

    Not only is it cool.....I may actually learn something. :lol3
    (just in case my old Yamaha with 200k+ would ever need anything)
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  2. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Doug, you're all right! And too bad I didn't see that Adolf poster - really cracked me up. :lol3
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  3. sraber

    sraber Been here awhile

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    I'm loving this thread. :clap
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  4. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    Doug, just in case you want to stick with that carb, it's from a 70ies or 80ies 2-Stroke Jawa, produced by Jikov in CZ.

    Cheers,
    Greg
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  5. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    it runs pretty damn good with the Jawa carb, I dont think I'll be in any hurry to replace it. Its not like Im doing a 100 point resto on it.
    I would have thought it was older, with the remote float bowl.
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  6. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I have been thinking about what to ride next year overseas. I'm gonna do a ride with the guys from Vibes, the Japanese chopper magazine. We're gonna go from Germany to the Harley Super Rally in Greece. Then in late summer, I want to ride down & check out the middle east.
    I've had this shovel for sale, but as the market for these is real soft, & I dont have much in it, I figure I'll butcher it up & take it over there.
    Of course the only parts I will probably use is the motor, trans & front part of the frame. I've got an old 30's harley VL springer layin around, & I'll hardtail the frame.

    the way it looks now......
    [​IMG]
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  7. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Some people are a bit too "politically correct" My Grandfather was a WW1 Veteran and when he passed away I remember seeing an old German Navy WW1 "Battle Ensign Flag" among his war souveniers. I found a WW1 German Battle Ensign decal which I attached to my old BMW sidehack rig....I think it is a cool design. [​IMG] I was approached by some moron at a rally a few years ago and he asked me if anyone gives me shit about my "Nazi" flag. I informed him that this was a WW1 ensignia and the "Nazi" thing was one war later.....he looked at me like I was some sort of radical....what a fuckin idiot......
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  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I hate nazis with the rest of the treehuggers but I still cant find a damn flag anywhere.

    Doug, what do you use to ship bikes over to Europe?

    I'm also glad youre an ambassador for us. Making the US look good in the eyes of the rest of the world. Thanks :D
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  9. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    They didn't switchover to a center-slide-carb until sometime early in the eighties (80 or 82 I think).

    Btw. I think I have like 5 to 10 such carbs flying around in my shed (used to wrench on Jawas a few years ago). So if you need something, just let me know!

    Btw.: Really like your bikes and attitude towards fixing bikes...

    Greg
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  10. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    on my RTW trips, airfreight I use motorcycle express. in 08 I tried to ship a 40' container of bikes thru panalpina, & they screwed everything up, & I had to fly back & deal with the idiots. I ended up sending a big crate of dirtbikes thru them, still a bunch of problems, & they broke the crate. I know a guy that does a container to-from bikeweek every year, & I will put the shovel in his stuff. Will cost about 800, & will be there a month later.

    I dunno that I make a very good ambassador, and dunno how good I make the US look. I just try to be nice to people I meet, & I dont talk politics with them :lol3

    Doug
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  11. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Thanks Greg,
    I'll keep that in mind. looks like a real simple carb, nothing to really wear out, & the slide works fine now.

    I like Linz, lots of cool old buildings, and the small road from there to Salzburg is real nice. You ever been to Hallstat & seen the Bone House?
    its a cool place. well, cool if you like looking at human skulls all decorated & painted up

    Doug
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  12. nanno

    nanno Been here awhile

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    I think I was there as a child (when I was 7 or 8 and thought it was pretty creepy).

    Why don't you stop over, when you have your ride from Germany to Greece... ?

    Cheers,
    Greg
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  13. Otherguy

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    Doug,

    I've searched high and low for a seat like that for my '04 FXDX. Something to put me higher and closer to the tank. Any ideas on where to look?
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  14. xmonger

    xmonger Been here awhile

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    I'm offended by people that get easily offended. What do you suggest we do about that?
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  16. RogerMason

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    great looking shovel. What year is it.. Hope you document the conversion on this one..

    Roger
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  17. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    :rofl They're everywhere aren't they Doug?
    :bueller
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  18. Whitehorse03

    Whitehorse03 n00b

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    IMHO.. I wouldn't chop it up.... Just make what ya have better.....


    What i seen around ,,, A good VL springer might pay for your trip over????
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  19. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    Doug, when I said shovel, it was my intention that you have a suspension for your next ride. You really want another hardtail ride man? Hardcore dood, hardcore.:huh
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  20. sraber

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