Time to get out the wrenches

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by 309, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    Well, after over two years off, it looks like I'm a motorcyclist again.

    This followed me home on Wednesday:

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    It's not quite as clean as that picture makes it look, but it's a runner and pretty nice. I predict lots of tinkering in my near future. At 40, it's almost as old as I am.
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  2. TheDudeAbides

    TheDudeAbides Sarcasm free11/11/10

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    :clap
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  3. Wotsisname

    Wotsisname Banned

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    Well it'll keep you occupied 'till spring, & it's not wrenches, it's spanners!!:wink:
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  4. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    After taking a brief 23 year hiatus got one too this past fall.
    It's only 21 years old though, congrats!
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    Cheers
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  5. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Nice, but do you really think that thing is gonna keep you slow? You'll be grinding the footpegs and popping wheelies in no time. :deal
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  6. beernutt

    beernutt This space for rent

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    Drum rear brake. Check.
    Solid front disc with single piston caliper made of wood. Check.
    Bias-ply tires with friction coefficient close to nil. Check.
    Mild steel frame with hidden hinge in the middle. Check.
    Former roadracer and current clutch abuser and main jet junkie. Check.

    This will work out just fine.
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  7. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    309,
    Does the tank look like it has been repainted, are there scratches along one of the pipes kinda on the underneath?, how many miles?
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  8. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    No, no, 15k.
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  9. Proveick

    Proveick Long timer

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    I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough. :ear
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  10. Sir Denis Eton-Hogg

    Sir Denis Eton-Hogg Tap into America

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    Not my old one then[​IMG]
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  11. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Look at his join up date. Everybody is just waiting when he will have a KTM 500 and a KTM 990 in his garage, and abusing the crap out of them.
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  12. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Sweet...Does ADV seem like a pusher for your addiction or what?:lol3
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  13. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    I've been waiting for this post... congratulations Saul, good to see you back on two wheels. Gimme a call anytime you want to ramble around.


    say....you're new around here, arntcha? :lol3
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  14. RockyMtnScotsman

    RockyMtnScotsman Been here awhile

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    Nice Saul! Now keep your toes pointed in this time, eh? :clap
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  15. _Magoo_

    _Magoo_ master of disaster....

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    Quote:
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    I have a feeling you'll end up on a dualsport - especially if you hang around here long enough. :ear
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    :lol3 :jack
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  16. Hair

    Hair Talking Head

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    What a sweet looking bike. Good for you.

    Are you planning on waring the enduro boots when you ride it?:lol3
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  17. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquanch?

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    Congrats Saul- glad to see you on a bigger machine!
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  18. GS Spirit

    GS Spirit Downsizing

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    Carry some tools to pull that front fender for when it gets packed with mud.
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  19. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    SWEET Saul :clap One of my all time favorite bikes, at least that is what my memory tells me. :lol3

    Marc
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  20. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    Thanks folks. So right now the plan is to do a light restoration (it doesn't need much) and to try to resist the urge to modify. Then it will be mostly used for slow rides to church.
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