Dickin Around in Doug's Garage

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

  1. Regbafazool

    Regbafazool Gregarious Pariah

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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Hi Doug , I'm just catching up on your garage thead . Killer as expected.
    Bummer about the thrown rod. Guess the the Chef said "I took you around the world, so what do you expect?"
    On the bacon slicer Guzzi. Cool!
    I got a short ride on one around the pits at Mid-Ohio one year . I was having so much fun I didn't know til later that it was an Airone and not a Falcone.
    It went to a famous guy I know. Dave Roper bought it .
  3. Panick

    Panick shake, rattle & roll

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    Well, I did some aluminum and stainless polishing over the years and for sure it's a shit and tedious job, untill the last stage when you use your polishing wheels. The shine is rewarding. And, if you've done ir right then all it needs is an occasional wipe for alu and nothing much for stainless. Oh, eh and I do ride some of that actually....
  4. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    Ive been gone, went up to visit yankeeland to hit 2 swapmeets & 3 auctions. I even brought a couple yankees back home with me. I have enough projects to last me thru the winter now (like I didnt have enough before)
    the 1st auction was in VA, dealer that closed, not much good stuff, unless your into atv's, a few junker bikes, & lots of scrap metal. I ended up with a trailer load, which I stuck in storage, to keep the trailer free for the other events. Neither swapmeet was very good, lots of stuff, but nothing I needed. ok, I did get a few things.... :lol3
    next auction was another dealer in CT, stuff went pretty high there, I got a bike & some stuff. the other auction in Mass was big, and so were the prices. not many real good deals there, but I managed to snag a couple when people werent paying attention. I did find an estate sale on CL tho, that was a good score, 9 bikes. We ended up having to get a u-haul truck also, my friend Pul had come along, so he drove it back. It was a new truck, 20k miles, & in VA yesterday, it spit out the driveshaft, just missing a pickup behind him :eek1
    So we lost a day, with getting towed, & transferring everything to a new truck. Got home this afternoon, 12 days & 4k miles later.

    I'll take some bike pics when I get stuff unloaded tomorrow. I got a couple weird bikes, cant wait to get em running.

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    this KO CB750 may have been sitting awhile (no, it wasnt a sandcast!)
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    honda PC800, woulda been good for spare parts for Cack, but I didnt wanna haul it off
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  5. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    we had a couple days to kill, so we went to new york, as they have real good pizza. Plus Polina wanted to do some siteseeing.
    Have you ever driven a dodge maxivan with an 8' wide dual axle trailer down 42nd street?
    Thats probably because you have more sense than I do.
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    big assed cemetery in brooklyn. I like brooklyn, its very diverse, & always much fun to walk around.
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    we went to the empire state building, I'd never been up there after dark, it was cool
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    while we were in Boston, we visited the Cheers bar. it was pretty Cheezy, actually.
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    then we went to the port & crawled around on a WW2 destroyer. this one survived 2 kamikazee attacks
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    I was busy at the other auctions & didnt think to take any pics there. was too crowded anyhow. I did meet a couple goes from ADV tho, they knew who I was from my trip this summer. I'm almost famous.

    U-haul on the towtruck, of course it was raining, & we had toi swap the stuff in a muddy parking lot. joy
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    the dodge is a bit full, I'll start unloading them tomorrow.

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  6. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Cool - looks like some interesting projects! You better get to work... :D
  7. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Wow! What a haul. I sold a '65 Gilera 124 Strada because it seemed overwhleming. Then, I look at what you've got going on. Whew!

    I recognized your girl from one of your other RR's. If I remember correctly, you two "hit it off".

    As always, I really enjoy your threads. Thank you for taking the time.
  8. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  9. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    I love the big question mark on top of the Wankel's gas tank :lol3
  10. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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    Me too, every old bike should come with one of those. :lol3
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    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  12. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    yeah, Ive created a monster. now she wants to build a chopper, & when I unloaded the victory rig & took it for a ride a lil bit ago she got all happy sayin it was HER turn.
    she's never ridden a hack before, should be interesting......

    Doug
  13. boredom

    boredom Been here awhile

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    +1

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  14. zilla

    zilla Long timer

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    I like that Victory sidecar rig. Got any info on it? Wanna sell it! LOL!
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    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    well, the sidecar was previously on a R90/6 thats also in the pile. the PO put it on the victory, & I was gonna put it back on the bmw to ride, as I miss having a rig.
    but then tonite I unloaded the vic & took it for a ride. I think I'm gonna keep the vic rig & sell the bmw
    Victory does much better powerslides than any BMW outfit I have ridden :eek1

    but, maybe I'll get rid of it in the spring.

    Doug
  16. Regbafazool

    Regbafazool Gregarious Pariah

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    Nice load there Doug! Had I known you were passing through Brooklyn,
    I would have been happy to show you the very best pizza in town!

    Look forward to more garage carnage pics! :lol3
  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Me too!
  18. davorallyfan

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    Wankel Chopper :lol3 :thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
  19. YZman

    YZman Bouncing off Trees

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    Round the World on a Wankel.... Now that'd be balzy :D
  20. ducnut

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    ^^^ You're planting the seed. I'd like to see that one grow. :lol3