reading these blogs this morning, and have to laugh.
I'm gonna be a poser!!!
couple of weeks I'll be going on a vacation....
and trailering my bike!!
geez...I'm feeling very much like a sidewalk commando!!!!LOL
I got too much chit to carry..(a week camping)
I can afford the gas...
but the ol' girl is a leaker..could I afford the oil??
and reliability too...
'she's' not even on the road...(soon as the new tires and brakes are done..)
can't use the excuse..I'm too old..there is older out there than me,
but it is 'her' birthday..
hell...she just turned 50!!!!
oh well...I'll hang my head in shame...
maybe I can hide the truck and trailer..and pretend!!LOL
I read somewhere, that it is legal to split lanes in CA.
really got me curious about this...safety wise.
way back when...
when you didn't need helmets, I lived out there..and the 'mind set' of the auto drivers wasn't 'into' allowing the cyclists that freedom.
I saw doors fly open, cars swerve..
plus what about the truly accidental lane change??
are the motorist more aware now?
curious about some of these things.
some of you may be pro's, and some may be just riders..but I try and do some of my own stuff.
I know my capabilities, so I don't do this, or I don't do that..
I always say...I know just a little too much..a bit less than I wouldn't ..try..so much.
but I've got a couple projects...
I picked up a pan motor a year or more ago..missing the heads.
so I was finally able to pull the jugs off and send them off for a .010 bore and new pistons..and I had a set of heads redone...mega bucks!!
but I think I'm going to run this engine with the lower end just like it is.
I busted the gears out, flushed the cases...and the rods don't have alot of up and down..
the cases never have been apart..and like I said..ten over, first bore!! not bad for a fifty year old motor eh?
so it's a basket case build.
spare parts..but right for the year still..drop leg frame, right year tanks just an earlier frt end..
with top dollar for the motor, powder coatings, fresh trans with andrews gears..wheels and all...
this basket will be just about as much as a good used one????
but hey...one more forgotten flh reserected too!
where are you?
where did you go?
I know it's been a few decades...
but I remember you were the bikers..dear abby...
for questions of 'social skills'...
when that sleazy biker magazine...got too respectable...we all parted ways.
I could use your help now, darling.
so it's fathers day, and I never really had a good thing with my dad..
in and out of my life.
but I do remember one cool thing!
I lived not far off lake huron in michigan..an air force base was in operation then..
and we lived out near the dam.
little dirt roads in this really small neighborhood,
and next to our house was a empty lot, big enough for ball games.
well dad and someone else..I was pretty young, can't quite remember...
might have been dads brother..he was a biker.
well the road grader route had plowed the dirt away, and there was a small ledge there..a foot, foot and half tall..
don't know if these two had a few or not..but they began running the hog down the lot and jumping the edge.
I couldn't tell you if it was a swingarm or a rigid,
a panhead or a knuckle..
but it was dads turn and off he went.
he hauled some azz down the field, flew off the lip
crossed over the road and hit a telephone pole laying on the side of the road..
he went one way..his glasses another..and the bike another..
what I really remember when running up to him, and seeing him laying in the bushes...
was the ol' harley laying on it's side...still chugging away..( big smiley face here )
that was about 1961.
damn...I wish I had whatever they were playing on...or at least parts!!!LOL
hey..I got issues!
times are a bit tuff around the motor city,
works been poor these last couple years....
so I did what I thought I had to do...again....
I sold my baby.
well there's more in the stable...but this one was in it's finest condition..
took a hard hit..
felt more secure with a few greenbacks in the bank...
darn if I ain't going out today and looking at a used ultra...
will I ever learn?
duh!...I don't think so!
hmmm there she is..
that sweet ol' girl.
but we've grown accustomed to each other..and I know how to "push" her buttons...
left grip..twist..retard the distributor fully,
advance it just a "hair"..
bring the linkert to full choke...
roll the motor through...
that's the ticket
go half choke
crack the throttle...
bring it up to compression....
kick her over!!!!!!
all the right steps? right?
ya gotta turn the fuel on!
so you thought you knew the lady..eh?
thought you had all the right moves..eh? dude!?
just like a "real" woman..
pay attention to the details!!!