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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702265
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"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702269
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Looks like the pits are roomy. Is there an empty post at Bonneville were that sign came from, in last picture.


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702270
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there were vast amounts of space in th epits-- huge empty areas for parking giant bombers. we tend to go over to the edges so we can spread out without noise. very nice there.

that was jesse the safety guy TOG welding my tanks back on after they broke off on day three or so. he lives 10 minutes away and had us done in an hour, and we were racing again an hour after that.

dunno where he stole the bonneville sign. i wasn't there.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702272
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that old hand-shift indian was a 1938, with an original booze-fighters logo.

i used to live in hollister, so the booze fighters are a soft spot for me.

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"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702346
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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: noisy norton] #702349
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Originally Posted by Kevin Roberts
i was there during safety inspection, and the tech inspector turned to me and said, this is what it's all about. anybody can buy a hayabusa.

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Originally Posted by noisy norton
Jim Jensen the long time SCTA Bonneville and El Mirage starter once referred to Hayabusas as "store bought HP."


The tech inspector also cursed after he pricked his finger on my safety wire sharp end....... grin Not all Haybusa's are store bought, the track named after the late Bill Warner who ran 315 MPH at Loring, the world's fastest true motor cycle ,a very modified Hayabusa..

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The base is named after Charles Loring, an Air Force pilot of WW2 and Korean War who crashed his crippled jet fighter into an enemy position rather than bail out ...


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702352
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RE: Jesse welding your gas tank bracket

Kevin,
I see you holding a theoretically empty gas tank (read "bomb") just a few feet from where Jesse is TIG welding. Personally, I don't like to get "empty" gas tanks in the same room as my welder. Although, I have welded gas tanks after thoroughly purging them with exhaust fumes from a running motor, and then rinsing them out with water followed by compressed air. There are probably safer ways to do this.

Anybody have an alternative foolproof way of purging an empty gas tank?

Tom


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: koncretekid] #702353
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I have welded/brazed quite a few bike fuel tanks...I use a shop vacuum on "blow" to air out the tank for about 15 minutes.Then a slosh with lacquer thinner, then another blow out with the shop vacuum...Then I do a smell test....Depending on the situation, I tape a lit torch on the end of a 10 foot length of conduit and wave it over the fuel cap opening....


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: koncretekid] #702474
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I do the same. Wash out really good a few times with soapy water and run exhaust fumes through for about 10min, it's still a little nerve racking when I go to fire up the TIG arc even after the purge of inert gas.


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: koncretekid] #702504
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Originally Posted by koncretekid
RE: Jesse welding your gas tank bracket

Kevin,
I see you holding a theoretically empty gas tank (read "bomb") just a few feet from where Jesse is TIG welding.



no, both tanks were full of gasoline. i just held them up out of the way and closed my eyes.

i am indeed a dangerous sort of person to work with. but you know, i ride a 52-year old motocycle at 128 mph too. i don't suppose that's safe either. when i'm not in a hurry, i flush the tanks with water and call it good. i haven't died yet, but still might.

lol.

i understand your common sense. i just don't have any anymore.


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702540
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Hi kevin , glad it all worked out,
ivor Cutler has a song for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zPT3IBAi1Y


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702684
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lol

you nailed it.

was he a scot?


"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #702827
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Ivor Cutler was a bit of a cult, he was the bus driver on the Beatles " magical mystery tour " film,
he was a Scot, but moved to London in the 60s. For a load of laughs check out his "Life in a Scots sitting room " series of sketches. A very droll comedian.


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Re: loring, july 2017 [Re: kevin roberts] #703126
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