Let's Ride! NorCalTT on Tiger, Titan, R5 ...

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by SFMCjohn, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    crap, after all the pics here and on other forums I really want to do this next year. Now I just need to get a pre75 bike.
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  2. SFMCjohn

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    Hi vtwin,
    Thanks, we're going to try to ride from San Francisco to Death Valley (Amorgosa) in late October on the Tiger and a '48 Chief for the SoCal AMCA's Death Valley Rally ... I rode the Tiger a couple of years ago and got the Long Distance Rider Trophy ... ha.

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    See you on the side of the road,
    -- SFMCjohn
    PS: that's a pic of my friend "Let's Ride" Pete ... there's dedication for you!
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  3. XS500RUS

    XS500RUS Been here awhile

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    Yep I've read about the gearbox oil capacity at length! My parts bike '70 has the 1200cc capacity, the '75 1400cc. Haven't looked in the gearbox to see if there was oil in it, but the oil tank has plenty! This give me hope that perhaps the crank seals are in decent shape. Currently putting in new fork seals and cleaning carbs (gotta pickup some PineSol on the way from work!)
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  4. SFMCjohn

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    Hey Rob!

    Thanks for reading and commenting ... Kalle and I are getting ready to ride the old bikes from San Francisco to Death Valley ... see if we can do Titus Canyon and not suffer too much ... :lol3

    I think Anton still wears the same leathers ... :ricky

    see you around the campfire,
    -- John A
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    Hi jbcaddy,
    Thanks for the route tips and hospitality! Here's a pic my friend Blaise took from his old BMW of one of the tunnels on Rt 70 ... we got a bit lost and rode a long way up 162 before we figgured out that if we kept going we'd wind up back at Quincy, which would have been back to square one ... ha. Super nice road up from the big reservoir ...
    Hope to see you next year when we come back through that way,
    -- SFMCjohn
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  6. SFMCjohn

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    Hi dilandau,
    Enjoyed seeing your FZ600 being brought back to like here and on BAVR ... I think the Morini or CB350 in your sig would both work on the NorCalTT ...
    see you on the 49 Mile Ride, :ricky
    -- SFMCjohn
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  7. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    ;) I should have said a pre75 bike that runs! The cb is a project that I'm hoping to get running and then sell. My morini are both 1977+

    but yeah, I want to get the strada ready for the 49 as I've brought the sport the last two years.
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  8. SFMCjohn

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    Well, I suppose they should be running ... I think '77 is close enough ... :ricky

    Here's a few pics from my friend, Blaise:

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    My '73 Tiger, without its headlight ... I've gotten it fixed since ... ha.

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    Felicity's Honda ...

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    Anton (BMW), Jason (Titan) and Scott (Moto Guzzi) ...

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    Barry's Yamaha R5 ...

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    Dave Halprin on his OIF Triumph Bonneville 750 ...

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    Blaise's BMW on the Feather River Canyon ...

    More of Blaise Descollonges wonderful photos, here.

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
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