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Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) #495628
06/27/13 3:46 pm
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Al Eckstadt Offline OP

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Yes, there were actually other British mounts beside mine at Bike Night! For those who may not know; Quaker Steak and Lube is an auto and cycle theme restaurant chain. Wednesday is Bike Night with an outside band and an outdoor grill (and beer - none for me while riding, thanks). It rained earlier in the afternoon so I was surprised to see so many riders.
Restaurant and band stage to left.


Tried to get an overview of how many cycles - the lot was very full with bikes all the way to the last row. It's about 7 or 7:30 PM.

Bill's T100 and his friend's Ridley Automatic.


Honda stands out in a sea of cruiser and crotch rockets.

Thruxton in a color I haven't seen before - looks nice.

No photos of the Interceptor, I assume you've seen enough posted here before. The sheriff's dept. were having a field day on the approaching road which has a fairly low speed limit (30 or 35?). I came in the other way on my familiar back roads where the limit is 40. I met another Brit rider, Scott, who has a Norton and a '70 Bonneville. After chatting with him I made a quick walk around, took some photos and left. Between the loud band, the cigarette smoke and the fact that I was not wearing a black vest, I felt a little out of place!
Thanks. Al.


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: Al Eckstadt] #495635
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proof that these two wheeled over weight under powered paint shakers have not changed much in 75 years. laughing

Originally Posted By: Al Eckstadt






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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: Al Eckstadt] #495642
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Looks like a nice turn out for sure. Keep showing up on your Brit bike and you may convert some of them from the dark side. bigt


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: wadeschields] #495648
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Why change a "good thing", from a formula "that works"?

Heck, other firms are trying to "copy" the look, so much so, that one of 'em got into a suit from ol' hardley, remember?

Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: Al Eckstadt] #495746
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The last time I went to QS&L bike night,we drew a crowd to see us start our bikes. Most didn't know what a kick starter was, and none knew how to use one. Pretty sad, but then 60's and 70's Japanese bikes are now considered vintage.


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: bill50cal] #495750
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Originally Posted By: bill50cal
proof that these two wheeled over weight under powered paint shakers have not changed much in 75 years. laughing

Originally Posted By: Al Eckstadt






They sure have gotten louder though laughing


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: MikeG] #495803
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the sad part is the decibel to horsepower ratio is still way off kilter.
HD the most efficient machine invented to convert gasoline into noise without the benefit of horsepower grin

Originally Posted By: MikeG


They sure have gotten louder though laughing


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: bill50cal] #495870
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Originally Posted By: bill50cal
the sad part is the decibel to horsepower ratio is still way off kilter.
HD the most efficient machine invented to convert gasoline into noise without the benefit of horsepower grin

Originally Posted By: MikeG


They sure have gotten louder though laughing


Ha ha, kind of like a rolling sofa- one benefit is, if you fall off, you won't be going fast enough for it to hurt? : laugh


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: bill50cal] #495881
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Originally Posted By: bill50cal
proof that these two wheeled over weight under powered paint shakers have not changed much in 75 years. laughing

Originally Posted By: Al Eckstadt






That looks like about a 1965 model panhead ... I had one once.

I'd be riding a Harley Davidson now if it weren't for all the posers that are swamping out the remaining few real motorcycle riders on Harleys. When you ride a BritBike or a Guzzi, you have interesting conversations on the road. When you ride a Harley, you generally have gay-pirate-outlaw type conversations.

If you don't push them hard, the old panhead dressers will go a long way in a long time. I may still get an old original before I shuffle off this mortal coil ....

Lannis


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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: Lannis] #495900
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Originally Posted By: Lannis


....... When you ride a BritBike or a Guzzi, you have interesting conversations on the road. When you ride a Harley, you generally have gay-pirate-outlaw type conversations.....



Lannis


I can't believe that you believe that.

Here's some very loud Britbike paint shakers: http://www.jockeyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88155


Art

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Re: Wed. Bike Night at Quaker Steak (some BB content!) [Re: Al Eckstadt] #495908
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I always have great conversations with folks on all kinds of bikes- of course, it's kind of what I do...

I was gassing up once (some of you have heard this story before) and a guy pulled up to a pump next to me on an old Harley that looked great- patinaed up nice, running good, everything about it was right on. I said to the guy (who was about my same age) "WOW, sweet old bike man. Sure don't see too many older HDs around." He responded, "Yeah, thanks. I got when I was 18 and paid 250.00 for it." shocked

I was like "No kidding! Nowadays, you can't even buy a Harley JACKET for 250.00!" We chatted for a bit then went our separate ways.


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