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zentime



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:00 pm    Post subject: What's going on with you? Reply with quote

Anybody riding, doing anything interesting sidecar wise? dreaming? Big Grin

Nothing here except working towards a garage addition to our house.
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Dar



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following up on Roger's suggestion, I have checked out Tracy Road in the Adirondacks (several times now). This is what it looked like earlier this month:


well, to be completely accurate, that's what the view FROM the road looked like Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

And, just like you, Bill, I had to pull a nail out of my Bandito's rear tire and have it patched, also earlier this month. Not the same day as the Tracy Rd ride.

Good luck with the construction job.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You two are lucky, just had to pull nails out of your rear tires, a couple months ago I had to pull one out of two of my fingers. (that or go to the hospital with a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood dangling off my left hand.)
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Dar



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

docmike wrote:
You two are lucky, just had to pull nails out of your rear tires, a couple months ago I had to pull one out of two of my fingers. (that or go to the hospital with a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood dangling off my left hand.)


He also wrote, elsewhere on this forum
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"It's time to shoot the engineers and build the damn thing"


Sounds like the engineer DID shoot himself with a nailgun while trying to build something.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guilty
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You aught to let Cody Handle the big projects.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He did drive me to the hospital
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A JOURNEYMAN



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: what's going on Reply with quote

no hospital no wreck dam LUCKY Shocked 2weeks ago heading into New Orleans my front shock/spring detached itself at the top mount and lucky for me it wedged itself between the body and frame alowing me to steer Shocked sort of. Motorist Assist showed up 30seconds later, used their floor jack( if I had more room I would carry one with me) and we were able to put humpty together again. total time at the roadside 35min. Cool
I don't like to talk about luck but sometimes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: what's going on Reply with quote

A JOURNEYMAN wrote:
no hospital no wreck dam LUCKY Shocked 2weeks ago heading into New Orleans my front shock/spring detached itself at the top mount and lucky for me it wedged itself between the body and frame alowing me to steer Shocked sort of. Motorist Assist showed up 30seconds later, used their floor jack( if I had more room I would carry one with me) and we were able to put humpty together again. total time at the roadside 35min. Cool
I don't like to talk about luck but sometimes Very Happy


Laughing so Dennis the good news is you got the oil leak fixed Exclamation

Dar wrote:
Following up on Roger's suggestion, I have checked out Tracy Road in the Adirondacks (several times now)


"several times now" thanks for sharing Dar Mad

ouch Mike Razz
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A JOURNEYMAN



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: what's goin' on Reply with quote

new main seals,rebuilt clutch,various bearings and a final drive
BMW,s maintanance free and inexpensive to operate Rolling Eyes
quite unlike me 20yr old Honda whitch you saw in Maggie Vally this yr Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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new main seals,rebuilt clutch,various bearings and a final drive


Or as they say on the K1100 forum "pennies to maintain"

No real motorcycle / sidecar projects planned for this winter, just some minor repairs and maintenance.

The big project will be the propane fireplace insert that's been sitting in the barn, along with about a thousand baord feet of rough cut cherry, that's all suppossed to end up in the living room as a fireplace / mantle/ entertainment center.

Oh and just to brag a little, we have to start planning for Cody's Eagle Scout award ceremony. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished getting some new bushes for the leading link suspension, which as been quite an episode.
Haven't been able to replace the rubber one but got somebody to make some out of brass.
Seems we have only one importer of the rubber type and they've shut shop and gone to Spain for the winter, nice. Sad
There's a autojumble in a couple of Saturdays so I'll be buying some bits for the Bonnie then I can work on it over winter.

Keith
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:51 am    Post subject: Re: what's going on Reply with quote

A JOURNEYMAN wrote:
... used their floor jack( if I had more room I would carry one with me)...


yeah, a floor jack can be a bit bulky, but I've got plenty of room in my Bandito trunk to carry one of these (a leftover from a Honda car I owned a couple of decades ago), and it certainly does the job of lifting up any of the wheels on the rig. Very Happy Very Happy



And my winter project will be trying to mount a yellow LED turn signal (a big mother truck style one) on the back of that same Bandito and have it look at least halfway decent.
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Dar



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sidecarkeith wrote:
There's a autojumble in a couple of Saturdays so I'll be buying some bits for the Bonnie then I can work on it over winter.

Keith, that's not a term I ever heard over on this side of the pond - what IS an autojumble?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A flea market with mainly car/bike related items on sale.
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