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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sparkingdogg, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    People sure treat motorcycles as disposable items now. Why so cheap on that Ninja? stolen and recovered? blown engine?
  2. Loudo

    Loudo Pithy

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    Your neighbor reminds me of a Norwegian bachelor uncle relative who had a huge dwelling but still hiked to an outhouse because "you don't want that stuff inside the house."
  3. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Hah, looks like he's remodeling, his brother in law is a contractor. Always doing some kind of work to their house! I never even noticed the toilet!
  4. fjer

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    And then there were four? I clearly see THREE snow shovels. I sincerely hope you are not forcing small children to shovel your driveway. Have to look into Nebraska's child labor laws!!! :-)
  5. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Man, you should see Mr. Biggs shovel snow!! He's strong as an ox! He actually thinks it's fun... I think it sucks. The daughter usually shovels for 3 minutes then goes to make snow cats and snow mice and all sorts of creations. My artist girl!

    They both broke their kid sized snow shovels, I was going to get them new ones (they were with me) but they wanted full sized ones. I agreed, they are getting pretty big.

    2-7 inches predicted for tonight, looks like the snow blower will get its first use. All the snow so far has been powder.

    Mr. Biggs says the snow blower doesn't blow the snow, it chucks the snow. He calls it the snow chucker. :lol3

    I really wish I had space for a John Deere or ATV with a blade... I hate moving snow. But I have nowhere (inside) to park a dedicated snow machine. I think in the summer I will try and find a bigger 2 stage snow chucker, my Toro is still a LOT of work, especially in deep snow.

    Snow sucks. It's heavy, and fucking cold. :deal
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  6. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    The mystery bag turned out to be a bag full of disappointments.

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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    A pair of Vetter fairing lowers. Nearly impossible to ID what model they fit, nearly worthless.

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  8. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    GL1000 false gas tank shelter sides and tops. Garbage. Not worth a penny. If they are near mint they sell for $75 per side. Beat up, worthless. Recycle and scrap.

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  9. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    This white cowl might be worth something, it looks unbroken, and has a part number in it.

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  10. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    A few so so side covers. Nothing very nice. $25 per item range. Some beat up mx panels. Recycle.

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  11. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    A broken tail cowl. There's a bit of broken stuff in the mix. Recycle bin. Yeah... not much money here. Sure not a pot of gold. More like a pan of shit. :dunno

    The school computer system just called. No school tomorrow due to the coming storm. The booger eaters will be happy about that... I remember how cool snow days were as a kid! Surprise day off. :D

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  12. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Any of the original Windjammer models (SS, etc.) would be my guess. The main mold shapes were all the same with different turn signals and the like. I had those on a Windjammer SS that I found in an advertising paper and put on my old '75 XS650. They all had the indent at the bottom edge with the bolt holes to accept the lowers. "Nearly worthless" might be close to the truth, but somebody out there probably wants 'em.

    The inner panel (pebble finished part) varies from bike to bike but they can probably be cut to fit a given bike if there's interference, and these things are listing for $50+ per side on ebay.
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  13. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I don't have any idea of the history of it, or when it last ran. Mr. Kamikaze suggested the auctioneers do the cheap bikes first, while the crowd was bigger. They ignored his request and did the cheap bikes at the end. It was a TOTAL cluster fuck.

    They tried putting pictures of the bike on the big screen TV, where everyone was seated. By then the crowd had thinned out to less than half. But they weren't getting the pictures pulled up, things were moving too quick. The actual auctioneer had walked outside, where the bikes were. The half crowd was sitting inside, watching the TV frantically flash crappy images of bikes that were not even bidding yet.

    I simply went outside, where the auctioneer was with his cordless mic, no one else really followed. There were a few bids but it was mostly just me. The bikes would start at $25, someone inside would bid $35, and I would bid $40 and win the auction. :evil

    I actually got 2 other Ninjas for $40 each, and a few bikes for $25. I'm the kind of person who sits quietly out of sight, then pounces like a jaguar when the opportunity comes. :lol2

    Some of the bikes bid up to stupid numbers... totally trashed and rusty SL350's going for $800 and such. After the auction, I saw a LOT of the auction bikes on the local Craigslist under the "barter" section. :rofl

    I bought 10 bikes that day for $1500. Some were pretty decent, some had titles. Some, like the Ninjas, were parts bikes. It was a good day for me. After the auction I bought a pretty nice late 90's/early 00's titled and running Shadow 750 for $400, from a mutual friend.
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  14. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Indeed, the Vetter fairings were all cast from a single mold, and all identical. But the lowers were model specific, with cut outs to fit each certain model's engine/exhaust/whatever needed cut out. The labels are faded and can't be read. I already did a pile of them, and tried to match them up to eBay pictures of current listings. Very tedious and often unsuccessful. The lowers are worth about $20 per side. Not worth investing too much time in to. And, there's already a couple hundred of them for sale by others. I kept the one with the legible sticker, and tossed the other one. I probably got 20 or 30 of them in that lot of cowlings and covers. I have barrels of the dang things.
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  15. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Well, we only got about an inch of snow. But it's very windy and 12* F. Pretty miserable weather. I took the day off work. Just kind of a lazy goof off day. Even got an hour nap in. :snore
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  16. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    2* F this morning. Brutal cold. It's tough even being out for 10 minutes to load and unload the van. :vardy
  17. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    It's supposed to be heading this way. They called off school this morning when it was still 55* out.
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  18. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    I don't miss those days. I remember riding my bicycle to school in shorts and it was snowing when I left. That was a quick ride home.
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  19. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It took 5 minutes to strip the bodywork off the ZX600, it was held on by a couple of self tapping screws and tie wraps. I'm sure the cowlings would have been fine at 125 mph. :lol3

    Under the cowlings, it actually looks pretty complete and unmolested. Missing a few small parts, but most all here, and nothing too ugly popped out.

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  20. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    When the boy was 3, he said "Look! The motorcycle is going pee!"

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