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Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! #490901
05/21/13 12:33 am
05/21/13 12:33 am
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Kensington, New Hampshire, USA
Howard Inough Offline OP
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The grey colored film left on the bike from riding in the rain is corrosive, corrodes aluminum, plated fasteners, rusts steel... FAST!!
As tired as I am, four hours to do just a first step job, soap and water, polish, rub, wipe... just a reminder to do it SOONER rather than later.
Disregard if yours is an oily "survivor" bike beerchug

Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490911
05/21/13 1:03 am
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Charleston SC
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I was behind a Norton...

I can still smell partially combusted 10W40!


When singing "Kung Fu Fighting" is outlawed, only outlaws will sing "Kung Fu Fighting"
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490913
05/21/13 1:13 am
05/21/13 1:13 am
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Springfield Nebraska
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Stop picking on Willie's bike, that's the only thing that got me thru the fog.


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490915
05/21/13 1:16 am
05/21/13 1:16 am
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Asheville, NC
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Maybe he MADE the fog.

Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490919
05/21/13 1:37 am
05/21/13 1:37 am
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Central Virginia
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I got home late and had to catch a plane in the morning at 0400, so I rolled the A10 into the shop and squirted it generously with WD40, although I didn't wash anything off. I'll give it a quick going over when I get home again for a few minutes in June .....

Lannis


You can ignore reality but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490938
05/21/13 3:13 am
05/21/13 3:13 am
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Back on the mainland!
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Back on the mainland!
Cleaned the bike up this afternoon and went for a ride this evening.....after I zip-tied my rear brake fluid reservoir to the frame....thing broke off the mount on the coil bracket/tool tray somewhere around NC - TN - VA - NC...

Steve


'77 T140J
"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #490994
05/21/13 1:02 pm
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Hartford, Alabama
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First off, that was ginuwine strait 50 valvoline "racing" blend. Also if u look at photo #43 you will notice the fog ENTERING my left silencer, only to acquire the SLIGHT HINT of oilscent (my newly patented cologne) prior to re-disstribution to the masses. Rich, glad i could be your "beacon of hope" and provide a safety blanket (of fog). Like I said earlier, as long as I do NOT see a Dawwn dish soap commercial showing parkway wildlife being cleaned with their product, i'm not worried.Cheers, W&L


Willie
68 750 Fastback (Norton)
75 1000 Goldwing project
77 360t (honda)
93 750 Ducati Supersport (EURO-SPEC)
96 dyna Wyde=Glyde
97 750 Ducati Monster
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #491020
05/21/13 3:58 pm
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Now you tell me.... I am 3 hours away from the bike.... This weekend I will take care of that then. Need to oil the clutch cable too . It was getting very hard to pull towards the end of the ride.....


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Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #491167
05/22/13 4:44 am
05/22/13 4:44 am
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SE Ohio
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List of things that broke in 1100 miles:
Oil tank bracket. Zip tied with a rubber hose under it.
Gas cap. Remains of rubber bushing in tank! Spring fished out.
Tach quit about 100 miles from home. Can't see it in the dark anyhow.
Back spasm in Wytheville at a stoplight. Ouch. 300 miles to go. Back roads thru WV...home at 11:45.
Thanks Gordon


69 A65T
71 B50T
85 K100RS
54/59 A10SR
69 B44VS
71 A65FS
95 Trident
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Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: No Name Man] #491168
05/22/13 4:51 am
05/22/13 4:51 am
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North Carolina
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No name man wrote "Thanks Gordon"

Hell no......THANK YOU, for everything.

I've been wanting to take a trip on my B44....and you have inspired me to do so before they send me back to work. So I'm planning on making the trip up to the OVBSAOC spring meet.

We'll compare "what broke" lists when I get back.

Wonder if the boys will let me in on the parns?????? laughing Last time I was there it was Rich, Ron, Craig and me around the fire....I don't remember laughing that much since. smile

Thank you again Bill...it's always a pleasure hanging out with you. smile

Your friend Gordon (aka The Skipper)

Last edited by Gordon Gray; 05/22/13 4:58 am.
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Gordon Gray] #491233
05/22/13 2:37 pm
05/22/13 2:37 pm
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Lake Norman, NC
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I did notice that several nuts/bolts which I cleaned up during resto (knowing that they probably needed re-cad plating) did indeed rust up in short order. I figured it was just the rain/humidity but bike has been wet before and I never saw that.
As for Willie's bike, it wasn't just his. There was a classic pre-EPA aroma behind EVERY other bike I was behind!
Also interesting when I was behind Willie, I noticed what somebody else pointed out was a series of oil 'rainbow' splotches on the wet road every couple hundred of feet!


fredguaz
1977 Bonneville T140V
1971 Honda CT-70 Ko
1972 Honda CT-70 K1
1977 Fiat 124 Spider (Current project)
1990 GMC S-15 Jimmy (Daily rider)


"Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated!"
Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Gordon Gray] #491260
05/22/13 5:22 pm
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SW Pa
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Gordon, I'll see you at OVBSAOC!

Ben

Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #491267
05/22/13 6:12 pm
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Last year was the first spring meet I made it to. Gonna try to make this one too. B44 still not ready for the reliability run tho.


69 A65T
71 B50T
85 K100RS
54/59 A10SR
69 B44VS
71 A65FS
95 Trident
Too much moderation is bad for you.

Re: Clean up those bikes... ASAP!! [Re: Howard Inough] #492110
05/29/13 12:38 am
05/29/13 12:38 am
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Kensington, New Hampshire, USA
Howard Inough Offline OP
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and the iron oxide from the brake rotor tatoo'ed everything behind it!


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