In over my head.. and loving it.

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by crazydrummerdude, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    That fairing is epic!
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  2. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    THat's the name that came to me!
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  3. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    i actually like the bars on the sidecar rig (at least in this pic).
    the conversion is very cool. if i had money to piss away i'd beg you to sell it.


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  4. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    In some respects, they aren't that bad. Kinda funky, kinda cool.. but, contrary to my screen name, I am not very crazy. Hell, I'm not even out-going. :lol3 I might just be a lame-o and get the low bars, mirrors, and signals, like:

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    My (female) roommate came out of the house yesterday while I was sitting on the conversion making engine sounds to myself. "What are you doing?!" "Oh, nothing.." She shook her head and waked away. "Do you approve yet?" I asked. "No, I'm just done disapproving." :huh She walked over to the sidecar rig and said, "Can I have dis?" :lol3

    I've been told the sidecar is a chick magnet.
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  5. bmwblake

    bmwblake upside down parker

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    at least you're honest. :D
    beware of female roommates. i married mine, and that sounds exactly like a conversation we've had many times.

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  6. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Handle the Hi/Lo/Horn switch with the utmost of care. The little bugger is $200 to replace. There is a rather complicated contraption inside the housing mounted on a phenolic? plate. It's the plate that finally comes undone. The hot wire (white) to the headlight bucket/main switch goes to ground, thus burning and melting the entire left handlebar harness and who knows what else!!!! {wirewrker is already smacking his lips...but makes a very reasonably priced replacement harness....}
    I personally think it was the cause for my generator failure, but thats another story.
    And the moral is!
    If it works, don't fix it.
    If it works, don't even use it!! Leave the high/lo on high. You won't be riding after dark after witnessing the blazing lumens of that 35 watt headlight anyway!
    Don't use the horn button. That's the part that pushes against the "plate", and eventually rips it asunder!
    Think of it as a decoration.....made of unobtainium!!!
    I'll send pictures of how I know these things:mulie
    First: The dear departed plate...the teeny thing only lasted 45 years!!!!!!!!
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    Unt!: Ze very complicated flippenzeswitcher!

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  7. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Now....let's talk about that rusty 6.5 gal tank.....:bmwrider
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  8. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    :rofl

    I hope that's its real name.
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  9. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Blue Moon Cycle sells repop euro bars for $39.....
    But what're you gonna do with all that extra cable????:ear
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  10. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    Get the Flanders sidecar bars. They are about $100. The euro bars are not wide enough.
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  11. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    might i ask where you found these listed? where does one typically look for rides such as these? they look like they would be fun projects
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  12. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    I found these through a wanted ad I placed on ibmwr.org.
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  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    :lurk


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  14. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Ok, now comes the "fun" part. Obtaining a title.

    I bought them from a guy who got them from Oklahoma. He did a VIN/title search through OK and it came back clear.

    I took this to the license bureau today while I was doing other business and just asked about the steps necessary to obtaining a title. I was told to go to the Circuit Court Clerk.

    I called the Circiut Court Clerk, and the b*tch was absolutely unfriendly and unhelpful. All I got out of it was that I need a "declatory judgement." To get this, I'd need a lawyer. I called a lawyer, and he wants "$1000-$1500"!!!!

    $1500 for a piece of paper? If that's the case, I'll just take the plate off my R90 and put it on the sidecar rig.

    So, anyone in Old's Cool actually title a vehicle purchased without a title? Specifically, in Missouri?
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  15. fishkens

    fishkens Long timer

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    Did you show her your flippenzeswitcher! That'd put her in her place.
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  16. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    I don't but based on what I read in another thread you may want to hook up with someone in Alabama. It's supposedly pretty easy there.
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  17. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    No, but I honestly don't think she, or the lady at the Department of Revenue (license bureau) actually knew what they were talking about. I'm pretty sure they both just gave me some canned response just trying to get me to give up and go away. "If the bike's actually worth something, it might be worth pursuing, otherwise..." She actually said.

    I was asking for help, and she concluded that they have no information or help for this process; the process doesn't exist. I asked about something online. Nope. She told me to search the internet. I said "Well, sure, I guess I'll search online for something that doesn't exist. Thanks!"

    I might just go to the DoR in Rolla (smaller town) instead of St Charles as they seem a lot nicer and more willing to help people out... so far.
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  18. melville

    melville Long timer

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    Good call there.

    I can't speak to the specifics of the MO sitch, but what I've found is that every DMV or DoR or whatever office that I've dealt with has one person who is THE GUY (GAL) WHO KNOWS STUFF OR WHO CAN MAKE SHIT HAPPEN, and when you find that person you keep track of him for all your future squidgy transactions. You're dealing with THE GUY's polar opposite, the "rather not deal with this squidgy transaction" obstructionist.

    Your prince(ss) is out there, you've just got to find him (her).
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  19. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Yeah, since I live on Rolla for school, I can at least have a little weight at that DoR. Both towns are home of the county court. A town of 18,000 in a county of 42,000 vs a town of 66,000 in a county of 355,000.

    I'll stop by there next week.
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  20. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    So, I bought some WD40 and scotchbrite today.

    Little dab here, little spray there, rub, rub. Hey, these cheesy ape hangers sure are cleaning up..

    Eh, screw it. Sprayed the whole bike down with WD40. :lol3

    Ok, I must be an idiot. I can't get the locking gas cap off the sport tank (VW rig) and I can't get the key out of the sidecar rig (I got it stuck half in, half out.)
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