Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Whadayat?

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  2. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Nuttin.
    Plates ran out on the GSA today and with 300ft of packed down snow/ice to the shed she sits in -4C and waits for a thaw. KLR is coming out this week for the winter but the scooter is still doing daily duties till then.
  3. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I have to agree with the clown here and also say that your will to fight hard to live your life on your terms is beyond inspirational.:clap

    Let me know when it arrives...don't know a lot about hacks but I do follow direction well..
  4. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    X 3.

    NEVER give up.
  5. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    What he said! :deal

    It'd be a haul from SW NH but I'd love to help (and get the chance to meet you). Like Pwrcrzr, I can't say I know anything about setting up hacks but if you need someone with the qualifications of strong back and weak mind, I'd be there :huh !

    :ear
  6. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    My full fabrication shop is at your disposal in case stuff in the "kit" doesn't fit right (and it usually doesn't).
    Enjoy the ride brother. :clap
  7. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    What HE said!

    I am currently working on a plan that will put me in distant lands around that time, but if I'm around, I can run a grill and do beer runs for the more mechanically inclined. I can envision a gathering in the making:freaky!
  8. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Hhhmmmmm:hmmmmm
  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Hey, goodol!
  10. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    That is the famous JB... Rider of Guzzis for many, many, many miles...

    Hails from Wonder Lake, IL and rides those Guzzis all over the place bringing them along or transporting himself to his road jobs on one. Great guy.

    radzo...
  11. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    First, thank you all for the words of encouragement and your PM's.
    Second, thanks for keeping the "you are inspirational" stuff to a minimum and off the forum pages. I am not and am undeserving of any of that BS.

    The Enduro Sidecar is coming from DMC as a "complete kit" including subframe for the GS. I am hopeful that it will be somewhat straight forward and with help I will be able to pull it off.

    I could have sold my GS and bought a completed rig, but I am afraid to be bikeless for even a single day and fear that one day without could stretch to forever without. I can't stand that thought.

    I bought the kit to give myself a new challenge although driving a rig may turn out to be challenging enough in its self. Having a completed rig to just look at all winter just didn't do it for me. The GS is not the perfect bike for it but I don't really give a shit. I am doing it anyway.:huh

    I drove a rig up at the sidecar museum this summer........and hated it. I will miss that moment of rush when you first hear and feel a peg scrape as your laying into a turn.. :eek1

    A mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.

    Maybe a "gathering" at some point would be in order. I don't drink much these days but if you bring crack, heroin, bath salts, or crystal meth I could be enticed.:D

    Thanks again for all your offers of assistance. You are good men and I am privileged to be included in your sphere of good will.

    Enjoy the Days

    MC
  12. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    NEVER STOP RIDING!! You're doing it right 'Surfer
  13. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    A little winter fun with my little Bub :D

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  14. Poacher Bob

    Poacher Bob Persona non grata

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    [QUOTE=stromsurfer

    I drove a rig up at the sidecar museum this summer........and hated it. I will miss that moment of rush when you first hear and feel a peg scrape as your laying into a turn.. :eek1

    You may like right hand turns though....:evil
  15. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    I drove a rig up at the sidecar museum this summer........and hated it

    Well let me be more accurate.
    FLASHBACK: In 1977 I was hiking the Appalachian Trail and had made it from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Pennsylvania. I had run out of food and was heading from the trail head to a post office where a care package was waiting for me. A bunch of people were heading up the trail to the shelter to party for the weekend. One of the guys was going back down into town to pick up more beer and said I could catch a ride with him in his motorcycle sidecar. Scariest GD ride I ever had. CB750 with an old Velorx tub rolling down out of the mountains with a nutcase as pilot. Felt like the tub was going to detach going round left turns, and riding in the car felt like I was just inches from going over the embankment the whole way. Anyway, we get to the PO and then the store where he proceeded to fill the sidecar with these...
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    Anyone know what the 33 stands for???
    I think you could get a case for$2.99 back then. I rode back with him on the back of the bike, spent the night "socializing" with the group and left them the next day. I doubt I"ll ever ride IN a sidecar again.:D

    OK enough story telling. Thanks again for your support. Enjoy the day. MC
  16. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    "33" signifies the 33 words in the beer's original pledge of quality, which is still printed on every bottle.
  17. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    When I first bought our Hack I too hated it as it was not set up properly, in time I went from hating it to just not liking it as i messed with the alignment and now, set up well, I actually dig it.

    Please let us help with the assembly when you get the sub frame and brackets from DMC... Measurements for toe in and lean out of the tug are very important.

    Best,
    Rob



    How many of you counted those words...?


    Good trivia Kaw...
  18. rubRsidedown

    rubRsidedown Long timer

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    Ding ding ding,
    we have a WINNER!!!! :evil
  19. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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    Are we sure about that?:deal
    It refers to 1933, the year Prohibition was repealed. (The 21st Amendment abolished Prohibition on 5 December 1933.)
    It took 33 steps to get from the brewmaster's office to the brewing floor.
    The number of words in the brewing pledge on the back of the bottle total 33 words. ("Rolling Rock, from the glass lined tanks of Old Latrobe we tender this premium beer for your enjoyment as a tribute to your good taste. It comes from the mountain springs to you.")
    It's the number of the racing horse pictured on the label.
    The owner bet $33 on a horse (#33, of course) and bought the brewery with the proceeds in 1933.
    There are 33 streams feeding into the reservoir from which the brewery draws its water.
    Groundhog Day is the 33rd day of the year, and they make a big fuss over that holiday in Pennsylvania.
    The number of letters in Rolling Rock's ingredients - water, malt, rice, hops, corn, brewer's yeast - adds up to 33.
    Beer tastes best at 33 degrees. (It's just above the freezing point of water.)
    33 is journalism jargon for "end of copy." (Actually 30 is the term for this, not 33.)
    Rolling Rock was brewed at 33 degrees.
    It's related to the highest level status (33rd degree) attained by Freemasons.
    The workers at the brewery belonged to union local number 33.


    "Please let us help with the assembly when you get the sub frame and brackets from DMC... Measurements for toe in and lean out of the tug are very important."

    I am feeling better about this hack idea.:ear
  20. Tslapper

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