Detroit to San Diego, Zen and the art of motorcycle negligence,

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by vermin, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    looking forward to this.:D
  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    this one is ready for full Cackification assuming ya want to cack up a twin :D

  3. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    My mother in law informed me that they had been laying on their sides like this since last Thursday or Friday but she forgot to tell me!
  4. IL8APEX

    IL8APEX Been here awhile

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    Do you really think that skipping that first bike washing after blitzing down a dirt road wasn't the actual beginning of the Wee's woes? And I thought you had stopped lying to yourself...

    -Tom
  5. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    I lie to myself because I am the only one who continues to believe me.
  6. Hammerfist7

    Hammerfist7 ADVreader Blows

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    HaPpY BeRFdAy, VeRmiNg!!!



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  7. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    I had the Cack out toda.y for my 55th birthday..
    I have the same epiphany every year I was haulin ass east of Colorado springs and that damn bike is still wailing singin a sweet song of the highway....for the first time in several years i am getting a little itchy feet for a trip.....I feel cack needs to go to the skinny part of central america


    I have major customizations planned in the near future involving a shopping cart
  8. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    Deer minions,

    I will keep you aprised of the cackophonic updates as they arising


    to quote willie

    It's been rough and rocky travelin'
    But I'm finally standin' upright on the ground
    After takin' several readings
    I'm surprised to find my mind's still fairly sound

    I guess Anchorage was the roughest
    But I know I've said the same about them all
    We received our education
    In the cities of the nation, me and Cack......


    My current modifications are for

    luggage control

    B) safety

    3) neighbor irritant

    First the neighbor situation. I moved to Colo. Sprgs and parked my bike in the back yard. yards that have been fenceless since their inception in 1946 immediately sproinged approximately 200 linear feet of fence, go figure? I didnt take it personal until I left it in the driveway out front for a couple days by accident and another 100 feet sproinged in the front of the houses.

    ok now i am pissed and combative so I started thinking about my next uglification projects and trip.

    first an unwilling donor unit and a milwaukee eviserator.>

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    the view out the mirrors has always bugged me a little on this bike with my toolbox on the back so in order that i might see the dingbats behind me I installed a "mirror trellis" so i can look out the back better like an old busdriver yellin at a bunch of goofballs....

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    then like most my hair brain ideas i put the shopping cart storage on the back rendering modification 237.5a irrelevant except for to increasingly ugly myself.....
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    i have to go now i will be back with more information later seriously
  9. TexasPrairieRider

    TexasPrairieRider Texan

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    You know your seats torn.
    I have a floor mat out of my truck that sat in the back seat nearly unused. Do you want it. It is fuzzy and soft!
    It is gray so it should match your theme color.
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  10. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    "I am hopelessly lost and pull over to a street vendor and say “Estoy gringo estupido, donde esta autopista dos”. Which in English means I can’t find my ass with both hands would you help. Imagine my chagrin when he points to the on ramp."

    Just came across this RR. Following unsuccesful attempts to contain laughter, the boss drops by my office and asked if I'm ok, told him it was just a coughing / snarting fit.

    Patrick McManus, Dave Barry and/or Doug Adams, all or in part, aint not got nuthin' on you Mr. Vermin.

    Were's the next Cackventure?
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  11. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    jest between you, me, and the fence post i am contemplating a trip to guatamala next winter for a entirely reasonable pilgrimage.
  12. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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    Quite reasonable. Must be mid-life common sense and rationale settling in.
    :thumb
  13. Snr Moment

    Snr Moment Unafarkler

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    Welcome to the Rockies.
    Saw a guy in Missoula a couple of years ago with an Electra Glide with a full size shopping cart basket (Albertson's style, chrome of course) mounted on the back to haul his German Shepard in. You may want to upgrade to a larger basket and get a large dog to protect your investment. If not a larger basket, there's a lady around here with a pit bull/blue heeler that might be available. You seem to be investing a lot in the girl, hate to see you lose her.
  14. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    Like all Cack modifications I have invested no more than 20 minutes and a little bit off the life of a sawzall blade. Free shopping cart. I did find a oil sail at the local autozone so I coughed up some filthy lucre to change the oil. Of course they did not have a sale on filters so I left the possible million year old one on.

    Cack $2,600 (1998 not adjusted for inflation)
    used Stator +/- $100 (I didn't end up using)

    fork seals?
    .
    Fifteen years of service and somewhere way north of 130,000 miles for under 3 large. mwahahahahaha


    Who is crazy now?


    Vermin P.
  15. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    "Who is crazy now?"

    Is that a rhetorical question?


    You were lucky when the bikes fell over they didn't leak oil on your manicured lawn.
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  16. SnoPro753

    SnoPro753 Adventurer

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    Thank you for taking the time to post your adventures!

    I dig your taste in music. Whitey Morgan and the 78s just played here two weeks ago and it was unreal. Love the DAC sticker too.
  17. vermin

    vermin unrepentant thinner

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    Whitey Morgan is a natural Flint Badass and one of the only guys you can see with a natural peddle steel guitar player.

    I woke up from a nap this weekend in a decreasing radius turn about to pile into a bunch of bretheren on high buck bikes only to see this.

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    1200 miles 3 days. average 50.5 mpg
  18. SteveTheLocal

    SteveTheLocal Been here awhile Supporter

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    Vermin: I was terrified that you had gone off on yet another truck-driver-esque tangent. Nice to see you back on the straight and narrow!?!
    Live on and proper.
    STL
  19. deltalady

    deltalady Unknown Associate

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    All right, Vermin and Cack are back!!!:clap
    Monday just improved!
    I have to agree with Shooby, as a fan of Adams, Barry and McManus,
    you rank right up there with them!
    Looking forward to the endless planning, lies, er, tale spinning and general mayhem of a trip in the making.
    PS Are you sure the backyard wasn't the site of some inter-species spooning?
  20. roaming_art

    roaming_art In transit...

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    "My weapon of choice is my beloved Honda PC800. It was Hondas answer to a question no one in the 1990s was asking."

    :rofl

    Just stumbled upon this, ride on man! Hilarious.....