The Geezer Factor

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Metalcarver, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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  2. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Rain shadow here. We had a half hour of rain the other night. :ricky I know, kinda cheating, rain forest and all. I heard it's kind of dry and crispy on your side of the hill.
  3. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    We've got one called Chikiman just one ridge over..Nothing on the news and had smoke smell every morning for a while.....The temps are getting nippy at night, I think we are O.K...I hope...
    I'm not moving........:-)..................
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  4. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Shit.

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  5. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    The reason they call it "climate change" is because the climate is changing. I think it's going to be like this from now on or at least until all the trees are gone.
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  6. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Yeah, I see there are not many fires in Nevada. Might have something to do with the amount of trees...:scratch

    If the heat wave breaks and I can see a path through the smoke I'm heading out. See if I can pull off total self sustain except for gas and water. The road holds more than one outfit if anyone is interested. Starting near Bend in a week or so. Hopefully the northern half of the Fremont Rim.
  7. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Next week it's sposed to get kool and rain......You may be in luck....32* at 1700' here this am..
    Still sunny and sorta smokey.....
  8. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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  9. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I've had Windy.com in my list of favorites for several years, but didn't know about that NO2 switch. Didn't even know what NO2 was (nitrogen dioxide--a byproduct of wildfires). Thanks for posting that.
  10. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    It's also one of the main ingredients of smog. Like you said, we better get used to a new world. Now, if we could get a windy layer for stupid. I mean, it swirls around just like a wildfire consuming every rational thought in its way.

    I'm going to load up the rig and just watch for a break. Then over the fence and boogie for the empty quarter. Or not. Some projects await my attention. Like finish rewiring the Ural and (secret sidecar project) about which, I am sure, @FLYING EYEBALL would never say anything.:dunnoGot me some gnarly sauce...
  11. FLYING EYEBALL

    FLYING EYEBALL out of step

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  12. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Use me. Abuse me. Make me deserve you.

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    And yeah, by the time I'm done there may be some bad checks involved.
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  13. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Hmmmmm.

    Is a V-twin involved?
  14. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Nope. But they have 16" wheels and I was hoping to cop some throwaways from Mr. Eyeball. As it is I still have to cope with them that is out there what is of the "agricultural" persuasion. Such a person might assess the origin of the rim and cause me much embarrassment and consternation.

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    Splurged and bought a Honda hub. If you gotta ask the price, you can't afford it.

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    Mated to a rim of questionable origin (DOT though). Dimpled and punched by Buchanan's.

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    De-wobbulated and upendicularized.

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    150/70-18 vs. 6.00-16 jeep tire

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    There's about an inch of clearance with the front of the swingarm.

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  15. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Doesn't look like a very good "extra traction" tire to me...:jack Awesome!
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  16. Ladybug

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    I'm not sure about that tire but knowing you there was a lot of research before you entered into this process.
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  17. Metalcarver

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    A work in progress. I have to lower it an inch or so and I'm putting a heavier spring on so may have to tweak the setup. I might be able to get some custom spacers made and I measured and have room for a 5404 double row angular contact bearing (at least on the left side) to help with the side loads. Went to .164 spokes for the same reason. We will not be discussing unsprung weight.
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  18. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Knobbies or paddle wheels. :hmmmmm

    Decisions, decisions. Glad it's not a custom because then I'd have to decide between flames or skulls.
  19. Metalcarver

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    Brings to mind the Cedars of Lebanon. I think there's a grove left.
  20. Shady Pass David

    Shady Pass David Long timer Supporter

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    Flames!........Then skulls would be my choice......Lessens the odor....
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