Anything but Airheads [Catch-all OT thread in Airheads]

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Airhead Wrangler, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. WRC51

    WRC51 Long timer

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    Received this in the mail the other day from my Union that I have been in forever. 50 Year Service pin and a watch, I was able to retire with my full Pension package when I was 54 years old and Iam now 67, life has been good to me so far, once your in this Union your in it for life.:D Here is a picture of a truck like the ones I ran for over 36 years, it was a fun job that I loved going to every day.:D

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  2. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    Sav a seat at the bar for me!

  3. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    This reminds me of a of one of the stage announcements from the movie, Woodstock: We've been advised that the brown acid is not too particularly good.

  4. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    Finally picked up an engine lift and Lucy and I cracked open the crate that came from Hyundai in S. Korea a few months ago.

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    Behold, the mighty Hyundai 4DBF turbo diesel.
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    Now begins the not so small task of swapping it into the Delica.
  5. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Gotta be better than a 4D56 !
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  6. radmeister

    radmeister Been here awhile Supporter

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    Where i come from, your bike would, with great admiration and respect, be called a hoser. love the red.
  7. Texer

    Texer Been here awhile Supporter

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    As a veteran collegiate viewer of SCTV, that, Sir, is a complement. Thanks-
  8. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Long timer

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    Went to the dark side today ... I was planning to sell it, but I kinda change my mind ... as now,

    After basic service, clean, I took this 94 K75s out for the very first ride since I got it last year.
    I have been riding with this K75s for many years with the previous owner. I always wonder how it runs.


    I have to say ..... I actually really like it.

    First, the engine.... ya ... the engine. The gear ratio runs this bike 80 mph at 5500 rpm. At that point, there is NO, ZERO, nadda vibration. It smooth as an electric bike.
    The engine actually pulls harder after 5500 rpm. It's a turn 100 mph+ motorcycle.

    The long wheelbase ensure the stability on highway. Brake works well. The tiny fairing actually does a pretty good job on direct wind away from the rider. Not as good as R100RS, and very close to my R100S, but much better because the frame mount fairing makes days and nights different than fork mount fairing.

    Overall, I enjoy ride it. However, on the interstate, it's a dream machine to eat miles, however, I might have to replace the worn rear shock to like it on the curvy back roads.


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  9. Jim K in PA

    Jim K in PA Long timer

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    No shame in keeping and riding the K amidst your herd of Rs, Lucky. I have not gotten my K100RS on the road yet, and I am deferring the keep/sell decision until I put a few miles on it. :thumb
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  10. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Long timer

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    I was 100% sure I won’t keep any K bikes, but they keep show up here and there with very attractive price.
    After about 50 miles on this triple, I think this K75s might be a keeper.
  11. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer Supporter

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    I got to drive this old girl a few times, and sat in the other seat a bunch of times during my two year trainee* locomotive driver career, last century. This is a 50's loco, quite similar to some in the US.
    My job was the 'fireman', a carry over from steam days.
    Funny, I've been employed as a fireman and never lit or put out a fire. I'm a well skilled boilermaker too. Never made a boiler in my life. I think I've been ripped off. :hmmmmm

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    One of my favorite engines below, X44.
    Both these engines were freight or passenger but the S class 50's engine was relegated to freight when I was there.
    I used to wonder sometimes what the passengers were thinking while I was getting thrown around in the cab in a bend at 70 mph! Pretty rough sometimes.
    And at night, that glow of another loco coming my way on the twin Melbourne to Sydney line. Headlights off as we approach each other while I'm looking for their marker lights and wondering...wondering.....
    And the hot summer nights full noise up a grade on a freight engine, opening the hatch in the floor (while getting thrown around) to lower the staff and exchange staffs at a station so we could power on through.
    If we missed the staff I'd tell the driver, one long blow on the horn (it's a fuckin' air horn alright! :D) and hit the skids. I'd then have to go back and find the bloody thing. I'd sometimes take a det back with me and sneak it under the gaurd van. There was always a radio exchange when we moved again.
    Lots of good memories, something I'll never forget.

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    *it wasn't funny then and it isn't now. :D
  12. UnclePete

    UnclePete Been here awhile Supporter

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    Funny that our cars are controlled from the left seat and locomotives from the right , and your locomotive controls are on the left .
    " The light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train ."
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  13. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer Supporter

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    I can relate brother. I'm an engineer and never got to drive a train :beer
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  14. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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    I’m an Engineer by job title, hold nothing more than an Art Degree, and they only let me ride the train to work. lol.
  15. globalt38

    globalt38 "A Fist Full of Throttle" Super Supporter

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    I've dropped a shot of whiskey into a pint of beer a few times.... :hide:D
  16. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania Supporter

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    You're a man of the mountains, you can walk on the clouds,
    Jokerman —
    Bob Dylan
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  17. Arktasian

    Arktasian Lets call it Naturalized

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    That's a big bad boy there Jeff, I think I'm beginning to see where your propensity for ultra large (bike) loads in tow come from.

    Below is a machine I was involved in design and manufacture, oil rig evacuation stuff. Was quite a hoot to operate in ice fields and sand dunes.
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  18. The Patagonia Kid

    The Patagonia Kid gnarly adventurer

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  19. nmalozzi

    nmalozzi airheaded

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  20. SohoPhil

    SohoPhil Been here awhile

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