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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    That is a really nice Guzzi. I usually don't go for "restored" bikes, but that one has real character.
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  2. JoSquid

    JoSquid Adventurer

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    Okay, love the thread, heck, loved the rr around the world.
    However, not being the mechanical guy growing up, I'm so far behind the 8-ball with regards to maintenance and basically not having a clue. I'm out there riding, reading, helping my buds(gopher), sticking my nose in and getting told to butt out too often. Not everyone grew up with a wrench!
    I can handle the jokes, but wanted folks to know that not all noobs have attitudes or think they know it all.
    Write on and ride on ya'll. (heck, even my jokes are sappy, LOL)

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  3. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    If you don't mind, I'll just pull up a stool over here and watch...

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  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Jehu posted this one up this morning on here. It would solve that toolbox lid problem, too.:lol3

    To be honest I prefer the original version you have there, Doug.:deal
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  6. nolleman

    nolleman Child Prodigy

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    Hey, you better not smoke in anymore of your videos as someone may get offended by that too!!:norton
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  7. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    Jeez. I have been looking for Hitler and I can't find him. Someone point him out.
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  8. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    No dickin around in the garage this weekend, I went to an auction in Iowa, fulla old bikes & parts. I didnt get any bikes, but got a pile o parts.
    I got a few things for current projects, & some doodads just to help decorate the house with.
    Most of it tho, will go to swapmeets. (gotta start savin up for next year)


    I really wanted this bike, but had no $ for new toys.
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    lots & lots of parts
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    I really wanted this alloy tank for my TT Bonneville, but when bidding started at 800, I had to pass.... :eek1
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    2 day auction, so we got the penthouse sweet at the local indian run hilton. I like to check in & tell Hadji my name is Dr Doug Quest, just cuz I love to hear them say 'Ah Dr Quest' (You kids probably never saw the Johnny Quest cartoons)

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    there was even a midget there, and guess what he was buying.
    yep, mini bike parts.
    no shit, you just cant make that kinda stuff up! :rofl
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    van was pretty much full, plus a trailer, plus my friends truck :lol3
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    I got some original cast air cleaners still wrapped in newspaper from 1972. May hafta run one of these on the shovel project.
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    Also got a pile of NOS grasshopper style springers still in early 70's papers.

    and a pile of old BSA motors, a few of them are marked DBD, I guess that means Defective British Design?
    I guess they will be worth something at the scrapyard. :evil
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  9. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    Sweet indeed. I love the smell of dust, sh/t, hay and grease at those kinds of get togethers!

    Cool old tank there in the side of the van behind the seat. Very chopperish. And the hotel, vah! Such luxury you indulge in.:rofl

    Thanks for the pics.
    Dave
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  10. BeachGuy

    BeachGuy Lost in paradise!

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    Doug, after looking at that EBay 1947 Moto Guzzi Superalce; I figured that this would make a great new poster for your shop. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Now if anybody complains about this poster, you will really know what kind of nutcase you’re dealing with.<o:p></o:p>
    Beside the young lady looks like she might be of German descent. She might even have some old family relatives that were connect in some way to the poster.<o:p></o:p>
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    I’m signed up for this one too.<o:p></o:p>

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  11. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Don't Buy Dat :poser
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  12. Chad M

    Chad M Been here awhile

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    So long as they're not the "34th" variation, they were so poor a design even the scrap yards don't want them!:lol3
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  13. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    Doug, if you don't ride that Guzzi around the world, you haven't got a single hair on your ass.

    Well?... ;)
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  14. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    tell ya what. why dont you come get it & ride it RTW? I'll loan it to ya.

    I dunno what I'll do my next RTW ride on, or even if I'll do another. theres alot of other places to see that I havent been to yet, & most of them are on the south side.
    dunno what I'll ride either. maybe the Indian, maybe the chopper, maybe I'll buy a new GS1200 (ok, maybe not)

    Doug (with the shiny bald ass)
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  15. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    TMI bro, TMI!!!
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  16. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    That's a very generous offer. Gives me something to think about, I've never done a RTW ride. You'd have to do something about that seat though.

    Seriously though, whatever and wherever you ride next, I'll be looking forward to reading your stories. One thing's for sure, you'll be having more fun that a dog with two tails. You've got a gift, my friend.
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  17. MacRunch

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  18. UncleDirt

    UncleDirt Uncivil to idiots.

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    Moar garage pics!:clap
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  19. musicman

    musicman Been here awhile

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    After following your wonderful RTW reports, I would suggest SE Asia as a place you would really enjoy [and give me a great TR to read] Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Burma all have some adventure waiting.
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  20. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    been too busy to play much in the garage, but I gotta get started on the heart transplant for the 48 Chief. I'm going to PA this weekend, & want to drop the motor off to Hooter, my engine build guru. I have built a couple, but I dont have all the right tools, or the knowledge. I like to be involved tho, like I was with the pan, & will do with the shovel, but PA is a bit of a far drive to help with the motor. He'll have it done for me when I go back up in Jan, so it'll be ready for the '35 Chief chassis Im building a period bobber out of.

    the patient is on the operating table
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    the new heart waits patiently....
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    I ran this fishtail on my 1st RTW trip. I got it about 20 years ago when I lived in LA. My friend worked at a harley shop, & brought it home one day. he took it off a bike, because the guy wanted something different. The bike belonged to the guy who played Ogre on the revenge of the nerds movies. (I forget his real name)
    I've had it on several bikes, from a guzzi to a 38 harley, & now on the Indian.
    It goes good with my helmet I got from Grizzly Adams (Dan Haggerty) when we were pulled over by some cops while filming a movie in Nevada.
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    Pulling the motor on these is quite a job, the clutch is sorta a pain in the ass, you have to disassemble half the tranny to get it apart. Its about the only Indian design that I dont like.
    Panhead tin tops make good parts bins for Indian stuff :D
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    ok, the new south park is on, I'll go back to the garage when its over....

    Doug
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