Welcome to the world of sparkingdogg and my virtual salvage yard

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

  1. jeep44

    jeep44 junk collector

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    I'd sure hate to have to work on that tangle of wires and hoses. I'll stick with my old antiques...
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  2. MotoChuck250

    MotoChuck250 Not older than dirt

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    Where did you attend a school that allowed you to wear shorts to class? The girls in the schools I attended were allowed to wear culottes but not shorts. I don't remember any of the guys ever wearing shorts except for costume events.
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  3. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    About done for the day.

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  4. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Middle school(junior high) in Nebraska City NE. The girls were in skirts, rawr. And my life has pretty much been a costume event, I just show up in pants and a t-shirt.
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  5. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I can't remember anyone ever wearing shorts to school in the 70's or early 80's. I don't think it was forbidden, just no one ever did. Now my kids wear shorts to school on any nice day. I never really thought about it before.
  6. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    I'm pretty sure the 600R engine is supposed to come out the right side. I couldn't get it. I twisted it around a bunch and got it out the left. This frame has a title so I didn't want to cut it. Man... what a tough engine to remove! Double cradle has no removable section... had to lift the engine out by hand. Thankfully it only weighs about 150 pounds. I debated breaking the engine down in the frame, but I have done it that way before, it's time consuming and tough on the back. Lots of bending over.

    The shop floor is a mess... I'm going to finish breaking this bugger down. Right after I tuck my butt hole back in. :lol3

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  7. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Getting close.

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  8. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Done with the basic tear down.

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  9. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    There's still tires, sub assemblies, engine, etc to deal with.

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  10. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    The tear down side is pretty full, but there's just enough room to work. I never really get caught up, dealing with all the massive lots I buy from Mr. Kamikaze. As soon as I do, another load comes in and buries me in parts.

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  11. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    CB350F engine parts still on the rack. Have to deal with these next.

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  12. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    It's not much room to work, but I keep it tidy. I hate working in a mess, full oil pans, etc.

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  13. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    The ZX600R C series has a weird feature. When you have the center stand down, and crack open the oil filter cover, the stand is in the way of the drain pan. It looks like it will make it, but it won't. And it's too late to do anything but watch it go on the floor.

    I bet I spilled half a quart of oil on the floor, worst spill I remember. Paper towels and oil dry to the rescue. By tomorrow it will be fairly clean and dry.

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  14. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Cannibal

    The blood of your victims
    Stains you......
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  15. KansasKawboy

    KansasKawboy KK

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    If you have any 24 oz. Heineken keg cans, they are popular with people who like to make their own camp cook pots. They call them Heinie pots.
  16. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Good idea. I don't know if I have any. I drank a few of those 2 gallon (?) mini kegs a while back, kind of a neat concept, but not really very handy to use.

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  17. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Damn weather... 3* F and very windy today. Hurt my face to even load up the van. I can't remember cold like this for a decade. Maybe longer.

    6 more weeks of winter. Maybe more, but sometime in March it will change.
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  18. everready

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

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    It's in the teens/low 20's here. It's supposed to be 45 this Sunday though. I can only hope.
  19. motorcyclefanatic

    motorcyclefanatic The name says it all

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    In the 40s-50s down here in Flatistan today and the rest of the week.

    Cold as hell for us. Don't want to imagine what it feels like up there, that's why I don't live there.
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  20. sparkingdogg

    sparkingdogg Prisoner In Disguise

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    Yeah, same here. Then another snow storm. But the couple of warmer days will be welcome very much. Today was brutal. Must be a 35 mph wind blowing. Online wind chill calculator says that's a wind chill of minus 23 degrees F. It made my face and teeth hurt, it was so cold.

    That is cold for there, sure is. But... it gets so hot there in the summer!! Watch "Cool Hand Luke" to see why, as much as I love the south, I don't live there. Sweatiest movie ever. Last time I was in Georgia I was soaking wet with sweat the whole time. Damned humid swamp heat, too.

    In 11 years, I will spend my winter in Baja and my summer in the Colorado high country. I don't plan on any more baking in the heat, or freezing in the winter. Me and the bugger eaters watched an hour documentary on Baja last night... we have YouTube on our big flat screen. I can't wait to go there for winter.... the place is amazing!

    :jkam

    I may or may not be able to retire then, but at the very least I will be avoiding this damned cold weather. I have had enough. Half a hundred years of freezing my nuts off.

    :deal
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