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#596285 - 04/23/15 8:19 am roll call  
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ok it is 3 yes three weeks away and thought I would start a roll call. I have not had a chance to ride the loop yet as it has been wet and when not it is a$$holes and elbows with work and when wet than inside shop work. if and thats a big if it does not rain ( 90% sat but drops to70% sunday) this sunday I will try to run it to see what we have this year. I can say 421 is getting worse in places but is still OK.


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also who will be @ my place and what days

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#596296 - 04/23/15 9:52 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Colonel Mustard in the Dining Room with a Lead Pipe.

I mean, Fay and I at the Blowing Rock Inn on the Norton, Friday early PM.

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#596322 - 04/23/15 1:40 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hope to be atcher campground by Wednesday.

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#596345 - 04/23/15 5:42 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Sam and I will arrive at the Blowing Rock Inn sometime mid day on Friday, providing the pair of Triumphs continue to run. We are leaving the flat land of the Atlantic coastal plain on Thursday and biking down the parkway to practice on curves and hills, prior to the ride. We have some curves on Northern Neck but hills - well there is an occasional rise. Been fooling with the bike trying to fix all the loose nuts, oil leaks, and so on. So far everything is go. Did a 100 mile run to lunch yesterday and both bikes performed well. We had a great time last year (although an electrical issue nailed me partway, very simple but it took some time to run down) and both of us are looking forward to the weekend. See everyone in a few weeks.

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just remember lock tight is your friend. laughing

Originally Posted By wildbill

Been fooling with the bike trying to fix all the loose nuts, oil leaks, and so on.
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#596376 - 04/23/15 9:13 pm Re: roll call [Re: No Name Man]  
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glad to see your going to make it. what happened to your friend from across the pond as it was up in the air as what your plans was going to be?

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#596378 - 04/23/15 9:17 pm Re: roll call [Re: Lannis]  
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so I guess you have all the bugs fumigated out of it.

Originally Posted By Lannis

Fay and I at the Blowing Rock Inn on the Norton,
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#596384 - 04/23/15 9:25 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
so I guess you have all the bugs fumigated out of it.

Originally Posted By Lannis

Fay and I at the Blowing Rock Inn on the Norton,
Lannis


I am always an optimist when it comes to Britbikes!

1) The basic bike is in great fettle thanks to Our Richrd.

2) The duff rectifier has been replaced.

3) I'm procuring a little voltmeter that I will velcro on to the top triple-clamp so I can make sure it's charging like I think it is.

4) Took it for a 60-mile errand-running stop and go ride today, and it did great.

5) "Return to Idle" is a little dodgy. Sounds like a sticky AAU because it doesn't happen every time ... but might be carb adjustment. I get some popping on decel when hot.

6) I'm cobbling up a little luggage rack; Fay and I will be traveling very light. When a woman can get 3 days worth of clothes in a bag the size of two large dictionaries to ride with you, you KNOW she's in love.

7) I might cobble up a windshield mount too. I was riding into a 20 MPH gusty wind today and my arms can still feel it. Maybe I'm just getting old, but you have to no-fooling-around HANG ON at 70 MPH into that stuff.

I'm going to take a ride next week with a gallon gas can behind me, and run one tank and the reserve dry and see what it does.

But other than those things, I think it's ready to go! Should be about a 900-mile weekend total ....

Lannis


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#596390 - 04/23/15 10:07 pm Re: roll call [Re: Lannis]  
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like i told you the AAU is a real problem on a norton and an idle issue is a sure sign of a bad AAU.

Originally Posted By Lannis
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5) "Return to Idle" is a little dodgy. Sounds like a sticky AAU because it doesn't happen every time ... but might be carb adjustment.



Lannis


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#596397 - 04/23/15 10:51 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Don't think I'm gonna make it this year... Lots going on in May plus I am booked in for the Norton Rally in Asheville in July.
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#596436 - 04/24/15 8:53 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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#596439 - 04/24/15 9:15 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Paul and I will be in tuesday or wedsday. no plans


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#596449 - 04/24/15 10:13 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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With this being my first time to attend, I plan on being at the Blowing Rock Inn either late Thurs. or mid-day Fri. depending on departure times, traffic, etc. My wife is considering coming along but doesn't want to be the only wife/girlfriend there. Any other better half's attending? Is there a loose schedule for rides, meal gatherings, bikini contests, etc.? And her first question, "Is there a shopping mall near-by?".

#596455 - 04/24/15 10:41 am Re: roll call [Re: Thunderbutt]  
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Originally Posted By Thunderbutt
With this being my first time to attend, I plan on being at the Blowing Rock Inn either late Thurs. or mid-day Fri. depending on departure times, traffic, etc. My wife is considering coming along but doesn't want to be the only wife/girlfriend there. Any other better half's attending? Is there a loose schedule for rides, meal gatherings, bikini contests, etc.? And her first question, "Is there a shopping mall near-by?".


No shopping mall unless you go to Boone, 10 miles or so.

You can spend all day shopping in little boutiques and art galleries in Blowing Rock, it's a quaint old-fashioned touristy little town.

People who are already at the BRI or Wendy's campground will be informally riding around on Friday.

Dinner together at a local restaurant on Friday evening around 6:00 PM.

We can certainly have a bikini contest - your wife can try on different bikinis and the team will judge which one is best. No pressure at all.

There will be at least two other wives there, but mine will be riding in with me and riding on the TSMR on Saturday.

The main ride (210 miles or so) will leave from a park on the BRP about 3 miles from Blowing Rock at 10:00 AM Saturday. We try to be there by 9:30 to allow for fouled spark plugs and flooded Amals. We'll be back by like 5:30 PM depending on the weather.

We usually have a catered barbeque meal on Saturday evening at the BRI after everyone straggles in from the ride (someone will be broken down or lost, it's part of the fun), but I'm not sure if that's on this year or not. If not, we'll be different places having dinner.

Usually on Friday and Saturday evening, someone will be in the gazebo or in our little suite picking some string music.

Sunday morning is packing up and goodbyes, place is usually empty by 10:00. Fay and I will wait till the fog lifts to ride out, so we'll be some of the last ....

Lannis


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Lannis- great, thanks so much for the reply, looks like I ll be having a travel companion. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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as i am not renting a van the friday night meal is pick your poison and there is a few places to eat. saturday night catered bbq from woodland is still on. i was in blowing rock monday and it looks like the knight inn is open but it had a new name out front so it looks like the walk to breakfast is still there. i thought it was a wet t shirt contest but i guess bikinis will b ok also laughing


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Originally Posted By Thunderbutt
Lannis- great, thanks so much for the reply, looks like I ll be having a travel companion. Looking forward to meeting everyone.


Thunderbutt....tell your wife that there's an outlet mall (strip mall type) within walking distance of the motel and as Lannis says there are also PLENTY of shops downtown which are within walking distance of the motel. Blowing Rock is a resort town...so they have shopping covered. bigt

If she gets a chance.....downtown Boone (just a short drive) also has some interesting shopping. Boone is a college town AP State, but since it's in the mountains it's also considered a resort town. Headed out Hwy 105 towards Foscoe (look on a map) there are some REALLY nice shops if she's into local hand made pottery, jewelry, clothes, paintings and such.

Melissa or Ray (the motel owners) will be happy to point her in the right direction....if there's no girlfriends or wifes left at the motel Saturday morning.

I'm missing it already.....Pokey

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#596496 - 04/24/15 5:37 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Mixed reviews on "Southern Comforts", the place that took over the "Knights on Main" location ....

We're going to give it an open-minded try, though, and see how they do. Sometimes I don't know what to think about Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews, looks like some people are real picky, or want to get back at them because the waitress didn't respond to their flirting or something.

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#596503 - 04/24/15 6:34 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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hey howard, I got the hot cam for the RD this morning! going to wire it tomorrow.


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#596530 - 04/25/15 12:19 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hey Windy...Mike took a job on a different ship thereby screwing his time off. He's working May now. No Englishmen at all this year I guess.


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Originally Posted By Richrd
hey howard, I got the hot cam for the RD this morning! going to wire it tomorrow.

Do you you need to stretch the powerband to get it out/in?

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no,, I found an elastic master link.


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Originally Posted By Richrd
no,, I found an elastic master link.


hey...this is a Britbike site. enough of the two stroke jokes laugh


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#596618 - 04/25/15 6:26 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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I owned a two-stroke joke once ... an old Vespa. Really funny when other people watched me on the highway in a crosswind ...

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Plan to be there sometime Thursday. Wife planning to come. If this the 14th year, this is my 14th ride...lost count. Looking forward to it. B50 will again be ride of choice.
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Originally Posted By Mr Mike
Plan to be there sometime Thursday. Wife planning to come. If this the 14th year, this is my 14th ride...lost count. Looking forward to it. B50 will again be ride of choice.
Mr Mike


Mr Mike, this will be your 15th. You sir clap are the ONLY person to start and complete ALL 14 events on a Brit Bike. (and you always finished on the same bike you started on) clap Nobody else can claim that. clap bigt clap bigt clap


Hope I didn't jinx ya wink Pokey

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Originally Posted By MikeG
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no,, I found an elastic master link.


hey...this is a Britbike site. enough of the two stroke jokes laugh


My friend Mike.....BSA, Cotton, Scott.....just to name a few laughing

Don't get me wrong...I hate the nasty oil burning bastards...always have.

Pokey

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I think I've burned more oiil in britbikes than I have two smokes.


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Originally Posted By Richrd
I think I've burned more oiil in britbikes than I have two smokes.


Hello......add to the list.......Greeves, James, Silk, Panther, Ariel.

......heh?

Pokey

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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray
Originally Posted By Mr Mike
Plan to be there sometime Thursday. Wife planning to come. If this the 14th year, this is my 14th ride...lost count. Looking forward to it. B50 will again be ride of choice.
Mr Mike


Mr Mike, this will be your 15th. You sir clap are the ONLY person to start and complete ALL 14 events on a Brit Bike. (and you always finished on the same bike you started on) clap Nobody else can claim that. clap bigt clap bigt clap


Hope I didn't jinx ya wink Pokey


Gordon,
Sooner or later my time will come. Since I started riding again in about 1999. I have broken down three times where I had to get my truck to get home. I broke a tappet on the B-50, a blown head gasket on A65, and a detent spring on B44. Actually could have made it home on B44, but chose not to. I have had a few fixes alongside the road, two on the TSMR. Normal stuff like blown fuse, sunken float in carb, ran out of gas, wire on coil came loose.

I am always leery of the B50 with all the electrical stuff crammed in that box. If I have an electrical problem, I'm cooked.
Mr Mike

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Just for clarification:

I did bring a BSA 2 stroke to the TSMR one year. There are pictures of Lannis riding it floating around somewhere.


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Originally Posted By Alan_nc
Just for clarification:

I did bring a BSA 2 stroke to the TSMR one year. There are pictures of Lannis riding it floating around somewhere.


Generally highly Photoshopped pictures I might add ... I can't normally ride a Bantam or any other motorcycle up the wall of a McDonalds and park it on the roof ....

Two strokes are the food I grew up on. And one of my favorite bikes of all was my 1976 Suzuki GT-750 Watercooled triple.

There may be a bit of rose-colored in my 40-year-old reminisces, but I remember it as being a VERY nice, very capable bike. Almost NO maintenance to do. Service the chain, check the tires, put gas in it, top up the oil injection tank every month or so, and that's it. No oil to change, and when I adjusted the oil injection to spec, it burned about one quart every 1200 miles. That's using less oil than a 4-stroke where you have to throw away 3 quarts of oil every 2- or 3,000 miles when you change it.

No valves to adjust, no points to adjust, the spark plugs lasted forever. It was torquey in town, quick to accelerate, and smooth and relaxed on the highway, like riding a big Evinrude outboard motor down the road.

It had 60,000 miles on it when I got it, and 100,000 when I traded it on a BMW. The original owner was a fireman in Virginia who worked 7-day-on, 7-day-off 24-hour shifts at the firehouse. He was single, and when he got off of his week's shift, he'd head to Florida on his bike, spend the week doing whatever a young fireman does on a Florida beach full of scantily clad females, then ride back to Richmond. You can put a lot of miles on a bike that way!

Anyway, I'm a defender of two strokes and may get another some day, so there.

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Originally Posted By Mr Mike
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Plan to be there sometime Thursday. Wife planning to come. If this the 14th year, this is my 14th ride...lost count. Looking forward to it. B50 will again be ride of choice.
Mr Mike


Mr Mike, this will be your 15th. You sir clap are the ONLY person to start and complete ALL 14 events on a Brit Bike. (and you always finished on the same bike you started on) clap Nobody else can claim that. clap bigt clap bigt clap


Hope I didn't jinx ya wink Pokey


........

I am always leery of the B50 with all the electrical stuff crammed in that box. If I have an electrical problem, I'm cooked.
Mr Mike


Mike -

The B50 electric wiring is about as simple as they come. With your methodical and patient approach to bike fettling, a handful of proper crimp connectors, a ratcheting crimping tool, some shrink tubing, wire from British Wiring, a heat gun, and a couple days, you could make up an absolutely bulletproof wiring harness for that bike that you would know front to back and would never be able to fox you again ....

Lannis


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Well, to me that B50 electric box was one of those "seemed like a good idea at the time" things. Still a bad idea no matter how good yer harness is. Mine is all moved now, thanks to Mr Roe's skills.


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#596704 - 04/26/15 11:34 am Re: roll call [Re: Lannis]  
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Originally Posted By Lannis
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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray
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Plan to be there sometime Thursday. Wife planning to come. If this the 14th year, this is my 14th ride...lost count. Looking forward to it. B50 will again be ride of choice.
Mr Mike


Mr Mike, this will be your 15th. You sir clap are the ONLY person to start and complete ALL 14 events on a Brit Bike. (and you always finished on the same bike you started on) clap Nobody else can claim that. clap bigt clap bigt clap


Hope I didn't jinx ya wink Pokey


........

I am always leery of the B50 with all the electrical stuff crammed in that box. If I have an electrical problem, I'm cooked.
Mr Mike


Mike -

The B50 electric wiring is about as simple as they come. With your methodical and patient approach to bike fettling, a handful of proper crimp connectors, a ratcheting crimping tool, some shrink tubing, wire from British Wiring, a heat gun, and a couple days, you could make up an absolutely bulletproof wiring harness for that bike that you would know front to back and would never be able to fox you again ....

Lannis


Lannis,
You are exactly right! Every winter I say I am going to get to it and before I know it is spring. I even have a simplified wiring diagram and have gutted the kill switch, turn signals and added a simple dipper and horn. I wish the thing would quit for electrical reasons so I'd have to get on to it. The dang thing even starts with a dead battery off the alternator. Even though this "electrical box" has been troublefree, it is a dumb idea. It takes 45 minutes just to get inside it.
Mr Mike

#596709 - 04/26/15 12:12 pm Re: roll call [Re: No Name Man]  
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<snip> Mine is all moved now, thanks to Mr Roe's skills.


yea AND.....I'm still buzzing from it bigt I had a hoot on your B50 Bill....hope there is some way wink I can get mine up there this year. There is a plan.

I agree that the box isn't user friendly. There is a LOT of extra room for everything and it's not hard to do but I understand Mr Mike's situation 100%. It's hard for me to go into something when it's still working....can of worms kinda thing.

You fellows take care.....oh, add Dot and AJS to the list AND if your 4 stroke is buring oil...it's your fault. Next time you're at Mid-o....beg or borrow a trials bike and join in on the fun. When your in the creek gully waiting to enter a section and there's 5-6 two strokes in front of you reving their oil burners...THEN tell me how nice they are. smile

Pokey

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#596723 - 04/26/15 1:10 pm Re: roll call [Re: Gordon Gray]  
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Gordon,

Well as mentioned on 4 strokes.....a well tuned 2 stroke (with modern 2 stroke oil mixed properly) should not show any blue smoke.

....but there is always someone who is using whatever the 2 stroke oil that smells like perfume.


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#596731 - 04/26/15 2:08 pm Re: roll call [Re: Alan_nc]  
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Originally Posted By Alan_nc
Gordon,


....but there is always someone who is using whatever the 2 stroke oil that smells like perfume.



Castor bean oil!

Among the top 3 perfumes that men love, along with Hoppe's #9 powder solvent and WD-40 ....

Lannis


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#596775 - 04/26/15 7:42 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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wd don't do nuthin for me. I can think of couple much better.


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#596799 - 04/26/15 11:04 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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I wasn't really making fun of two strokes, I had a Yammie twin jet 100 and a Suzuki GT500 once upon a time. It's the stretching the powerband and elastic master link that made my brain hurt crazy Jokes like that make it had for me to sell muffler bearings and blinker fluid with a straight face, especially since diesel exhaust fluid is a real thing now.


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#596827 - 04/27/15 7:56 am Re: roll call [Re: MikeG]  
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<snip> Yammie twin jet 100 <snip>


That was the first motorcycle I drove. James S Rickards High School in Tallahasses, Florida 1966? My friend's brand new twin jet in red....pretty little bike. After a few instructions he let me drive off.....half way through the school's parking lot, the prettest girl in the school stopped me and asked for a ride. What's a boy (I was only 15) to do???? "SURE, HOP ON!!" Off we went.....left the school property and down the road. Man oh man I was in heaven, first time driving a motorcycle and the prettest girl in the school with her arms around me....I was hooked!

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#596840 - 04/27/15 9:50 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Back then we didn't think about things like:

1) What if I dump this bike that doesn't belong to me on a public road with no license and someone's daughter on the back?

2) What if the girl's Dad sees her going down the road without permission on the back of a murdercycle driven by some perverted little PUNK who's not going to survive to get back out of the school lot once I'm done with him?

Thinking with the wrong head all the time, that was us!

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#596842 - 04/27/15 10:07 am Re: roll call [Re: Gordon Gray]  
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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray
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<snip> Yammie twin jet 100 <snip>


That was the first motorcycle I drove. James S Rickards High School in Tallahasses, Florida 1966? My friend's brand new twin jet in red....pretty little bike. After a few instructions he let me drive off.....half way through the school's parking lot, the prettest girl in the school stopped me and asked for a ride. What's a boy (I was only 15) to do???? "SURE, HOP ON!!" Off we went.....left the school property and down the road. Man oh man I was in heaven, first time driving a motorcycle and the prettest girl in the school with her arms around me....I was hooked!

Pokey


On the girl, the bike, or both??


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#596848 - 04/27/15 10:20 am Re: roll call [Re: MikeG]  
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Originally Posted By MikeG
On the girl, the bike, or both??


She was a senior...never spoke to me before the ride and didn't after either. I could get a smile out of her if we passed in the hall....and for a 15 year old...that was good enough. We were gone for half an hour and she never let go... smile and I'll never forget it.

I was hooked on motorcycles (really liked girls too)and just HAD to have one.(of both) I jumped on any and all I could....but wouldn't have my own for three more years. A 1965 BSA B40E Enduro Star......and a new wife and mother of my oldest.

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#596934 - 04/27/15 9:43 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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My plans are finally solidified, I met "Ken" of West Georgia British motorcycles (If I recall right) about 2 months ago, and have been hanging with him on some weekends. He is a pretty good ol' coot, and has his own shop out in Bremen, Georgia. We will be trailering up the '72 and his Hinkley T-100 from West Georgia. Room reserved, ETA Friday afternoon/early evening. Black GMC S-15 pulling a trailer.
Haven't heard from Semper Gumby, and Greg says he's not gonna make it this year...See ya'll soon!


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#596988 - 04/28/15 6:40 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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#596990 - 04/28/15 6:53 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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As usual, the TSMR date conflicts for me.
While you guys think you are enjoying the woods, I will be!



Steep downhill, red clay, wetted by a shower the night before!

Y'all be safe out there!


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#597005 - 04/28/15 10:32 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Ob1- Ah yes, playing in the dirt! Brings back memories of my youth, bent rims, worn out shocks, face plants over the handle bars, dislocated collar bone, twisted body appendages along with various other contusions, abrasions and lacerations!

thanks for posting

Jerry

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I've not been since the Snake bit me on my Royal Enfield a couple of years ago, but I plan to attend this year with my son. I'm determined NOT to hitch a ride in thrash wagon this year. We'll be arriving sometime during the day on Friday. Really looking forward to it.
George

#597057 - 04/28/15 9:41 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Seen Bill (Semper Gumby) last night as he arrived in my late arriving Seven Turdy Seven from St. Louis in the right seat. Says he'll be there, but will have to figure out arrangements...Told him he could stay in our room if it has extra accomodations....We'll figure it out...


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#597305 - 04/30/15 6:17 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hey guys, first sorry about the crazy email some of you guys got! Someone hacked my business email account frown

I can't believe that it is only two weeks away until the British Invasion!

Just to let everyone know we do still have rooms available for the weekend (they are blocked on the internet so normal people can't get thrown in with you guys). laughing
So if anyone still needs a room just give me a call.

We will be doing the sunshine dance!

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Hey all,
I plan on being there this year, my third consecutive. Driving up from Lake Norman, NC.


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MELISSA, can't believe no one took you to task for your comment about "normal" people not being able to mix in with us!

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MELISSA, can't believe no one took you to task for your comment about "normal" people not being able to mix in with us!

Ben


I took it as a compliment .... !


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#598305 - 05/07/15 8:02 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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I got around to starting a couple of my BSA's to make sure I had a rider for next week. Both the A65 and B50 got serviced last winter when it was too cold to ride. Both started right up and ran good. I guess it will be the B50, my preference on rural roads. The B50 has only one downside. Mine starts on one maybe two kicks when stone cold or hot, but if it is hot and sits for five minutes ....like a gas stop...it can be a cantankerous starter. Don't know how to fix that without affecting normal starting. My A65 started on the second kick after sitting all winter and is a one kick starter most of the time. Sometimes I wonder why we mess with these old bikes....I guess I enjoy tinkering with them over painting, garden work, lawn work or the many other chores that keep me busy.

See you guys next week.

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Melissa's perception of normality may not be quite the same as ours

Vive la difference as les Francaise might say beerchug


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It's not the destination, it's the journey.

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normalcy is highly over rated. I thought I had another week to go but suddenly (tuesday) discovered it's time to pack and I still have three jobs to finish before I leave and looks like rain. AS ALWAYS!


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#598318 - 05/07/15 9:49 am Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Im just finishing preparing my bike so it stops acting like the Exxon Valdez. Is anyone going to volunteer to be a SAG Wagon like the bicyclist have. Someone to follow up with extra inner tubes, patch kits, oil drip pads etc.? JUST KIDDING!!!! Looking forward to meeting everyone next week.



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Originally Posted By Thunderbutt
Im just finishing preparing my bike so it stops acting like the Exxon Valdez. Is anyone going to volunteer to be a SAG Wagon like the bicyclist have. Someone to follow up with extra inner tubes, patch kits, oil drip pads etc.? JUST KIDDING!!!! Looking forward to meeting everyone next week.



Jerry


Hadn't thought about that. Windy, do we need to be recruiting a sag wagon? I know we won't have a fully-equipped pit crew, tools, lifts, av-gas, and a van like Gordon has done, but a pickup truck with a driver, tool roll, 2 gallons of Chevron gas, a couple quarts of Castrol, and a pair of tie downs and a ramp wouldn't go amiss ....

Maybe someone's son or daughter, or a good-sport wife or girlfriend?

Lannis


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I will NOT be a ride leader this year but instead I will be the sag wagon with truck and trailer along with some no booze high test dead dinosaurs.what I will try this year as I don't have the signs or the time to place them is a sweep rider in each group. this will be talked in more detail at the riders meeting.


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Windy and I have talked about different kinds of "Leaders" many times over the years.

Ride leaders are VERY important and you really can't do it without them. (unless someone can teach us in the US how they do it in the UK) BUT I've always felt....you can't "manage" the ride from the front.

Again, just my opinion but the chase truck driver NEEDS to know where they are on the loop at all times. That's as important as the rider leading up front. There's no way the chase can follow the groups close enough to keep them in sight. So you need somebody that knows the route and area like the back of their hand.

You're in the chase truck and you come up on a rider down and hurt on Hwy 58. Both the hurt rider and his buddy are counting on you for help.....whacha gona do?

You guys be safe out there.....and watch out for each other. Even though I'll not be there, I'd never forgive myself if one of you gets hurt.


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The route sheet holder is a very good tool. I use them all the time on my dual sport rides. It allows a ride to navigate a route, solo or grouped.

Print out a document with columns sized to fit with the route in order, with turns noted by the tripmeter mileage. Reset the tripmeter to zero at a few points in the ride, this helps cut back on odometer variation errors. One could also keep a total mileage column for those with no tripmeter.

Number each turn, and make a map with each turn correspondingly numbered so riders have something to refer to in their pockets.

If someone really wanted to do it dual sport style, they could post a small sign at each turn with the corresponding number.

Guys, I have done route sheets over 1000 miles, and commonly do them for rides with hundreds of participants. The route sheet holder is easily removed and installed, so these Brit beauties need not be marred with it unless needed, fits with a simple hose clamp to the bars.



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Oh, and use all caps and a bold font to help it be legible!


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Ob...does your TR25W have a working trip meter/odometer?

Pokey

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Got an odometer, not sure it works, since the bike has never run for me. The B44 has a working odometer.

Seems many bikes would have at least one or both. And like those who attend DS events without a trip meter, odometer or roll chart holder, they depend on others to guide, and the map if need be.

Widely spread route info isnt a bad thing, even if not used optimally.


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On the other hand, the years when some of us got lost (me, Mr. Mike, Ben, Jim at various times) and came in very late to applause and "How did THAT happen?" are the ones we remember the most about .... !

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as gordon says the sweep is even more important then the front IF heaven forbid something goes wrong. you have to know where you are to give directions to EMS if needed or to get them off the road in a safe manner. one thing I want to do at each gas stop is to re-emphasize any critical turns that will put you way off off course. one of them that is an easy miss is where 58 makes a right and IF you go straight you WILL find your self in chillhowie Va. another one is remember the parkway is ALLWAYS SOUTH. I will have printed directions and it is broken up in halves. the start to lunch stop and lunch stop to blowing rock.I just wish I had the extra time to do the signs but one, gordon still has them (my fault) and again a time issue.I do a lot of other things up here and this year has not co-operated weather wise. I have started construction on our house and as of today the basement is dug so the next step is to setup to do the footings. grave digging, septic systems and other dirt work will keep a man busy when it gets dry enough to work along with trying to keep old heavy equipment running. see you guys in a few days.


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Yea, you're right Lannis....those were easy to remember. laughing

OB..a little history..back during the early years Alan and I would pre-ride the loop together on four wheels. It was the second or third year (I think second) where we recorded all the distances between turns along with totals. We printed ride maps and directions and offered them at ALL the events after that. They were passed out at sign up. I had at least 50 copies with me the year you rode with us. Don Roe even had us color code them with Green and Red for right and left turns. I still have plenty of ride maps and directions together with all my other TSMR stuff.

What we didn't have were roll charts. The way I saw it ( just watching how people handled it) the map and directions were mostly just stuffed in somebodies pocket and never seen again...the only useful information was the contact numbers printed/written on them in case you got lost and needed us to come get you. For a few years Mr Mike would tape a copy of the colored coded directions to his tank (all the directions fit on a 8.5 X 11 sheet with LARGE printing)...Don Roe did the same. Finally they knew the loop well enough that they stopped that. We still lost people....that was until we split up into two groups with at least two ride leaders and added the signage. We only lost one fellow ( Jim on the Parkway) after that.

Roll charts might be the answer.....or drop off...or nothing, just let it happen.

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Windy....I can get you the signs but the down side is....if you put them up early...by the time the ride happens some of them will be gone.

I always rode the loop Friday (the ride was on Saturday) and placed the signs. That way I knew what the loop looked like the day before the ride and we stood a better chance of all the signs being left where I put them. I would get up Sunday and pick the signs back up and most of the time...I'd still loose one or two.

IMO....there's also no way you can stop and pick them up while the ride's going on....it's hard enough to keep up as it is.

I don't blame you at all for not putting them out...it takes up a lot of time and energy.

Yea....I'm not worrying over this laughing..... You'll do fine Windy...and believe me the BEST part of the weekend is....when everybody is back at the motel safe and sound.

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and believe me the BEST part of the weekend is....when everybody is back at the motel safe and sound.

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For those not familiar with the ride, just outline the ride on a map. I made up some maps with NC, TN, and VA on an 8.5x11. I think I gave some to Gordon to make up or he made his own. Anyway the ride is clockwise...mostly right turns but not all. If you get lost look at the map and there are plenty of ways to get to Boone which is a short ride to Blowing Rock. The year Lannis and I got lost we spent a lot of time tryng to find a place that sold a map. Asking directions got one of two responses. (1) Blowing Rock .....never heerd of it.....er what state is that in???? or (2) Blowing Rock...that's over yonder...just follow this road that comes to the old dug road...follow that for a while and it'll take you out to the highway that'll take right to Blowing Rock. Locals do not use route numbers. Anyway Lannis and I ended up near Abingdon, VA. He made me wring out my 441 on I-85 but we had good fun.

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This is just a suggestion so please don't take this as me trying to tell anyone how to run this event. I have attended numerous organized bicycle events with ride lengths ranging from 34, 62, and 100 miles. In order to mark the route, the organizers will mark the event route using spray paint on the shoulder of the road. The first marking, usually a painted arrow on the pavement, will be several hundred feet prior to the turn or intersection, and a second marking indicating what direction the participants should continue. And often times a third marking will be painted after the turn or intersection confirming the participants are on the correct route. The markings are usually done with a bright orange, red, or yellow spray can and when combined with the printed route maps, usually keep people from becoming lost. A heads up to the local law enforcement or park rangers will prevent anyone from be accused of tagging or defacing the highway. Hope this helps, if I were closer I would be glad to help out.


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Originally Posted By Thunderbutt
This is just a suggestion so please don't take this as me trying to tell anyone how to run this event. I have attended numerous organized bicycle events with ride lengths ranging from 34, 62, and 100 miles. In order to mark the route, the organizers will mark the event route using spray paint on the shoulder of the road. The first marking, usually a painted arrow on the pavement, will be several hundred feet prior to the turn or intersection, and a second marking indicating what direction the participants should continue. And often times a third marking will be painted after the turn or intersection confirming the participants are on the correct route. The markings are usually done with a bright orange, red, or yellow spray can and when combined with the printed route maps, usually keep people from becoming lost. A heads up to the local law enforcement or park rangers will prevent anyone from be accused of tagging or defacing the highway. Hope this helps, if I were closer I would be glad to help out.


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It takes MUCH less than this level of interest to result in a nomination to be Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the TSMR, with a certificate in Road Marking.

Some good ideas there. Be careful about spray-painting the BRP, the federal rangers have NO sense of humor or fun, even about British bikes!

Lannis


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I'll be glad to export a couple of our little street thugs that have a degree in building tagging. With any luck they will get lost and never be heard from again......blame the bears!

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GPS!!!

and for the enjoyment of all of you who live within 300 miles of blowing rock and have nothing more to do than hook up the trailer, turn up the volume and be prepared to hit the pause button to read the longer captions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evy3reAUIpc&feature=youtube_gdata


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Originally Posted By Richrd
GPS!!!

and for the enjoyment of all of you who live within 300 miles of blowing rock and have nothing more to do than hook up the trailer, turn up the volume and be prepared to hit the pause button to read the longer captions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Evy3reAUIpc&feature=youtube_gdata


GPS?? what about those of us that are technology challenged??


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Gees, it's more fun when you get lost.....say it ain't so Lannis! Just be home before dark and don't break down.

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GPS? We don't need no steenking GPS! Turns formerly strong, self-reliant men and women into puling slaves of technology who can't step off their porch without their electronic teddy bear.

You either know where you are or you are Touring! Neither one of those is bad, and neither requires a GPS!

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Hey....you guys could use that GPS that kept sending us around in circles when we visited Wheels Through Time for the 10th bigt

I've had plenty of time to think about things like this....and to be honest IMO if I'm in a group of riders....I want the riders in front and back of me paying attention....not being distracted watching/reading a screen....of any type.

The painting lines/arrows isn't that bad of an idea....I've got thousands of miles on a pedal bike...the cross Florida ride (170+ miles in one day)has always been my favorite....but somebody would have to take the time to do the painting....three States and Lord knows how many counties you go through....it'd be hard to keep up with all the LEOs you'd have to contact. Good thing is...since the ride is now 15 years old....most of those people have seen us before.

From time to time I'll be talking about British motorcycles with somebody at work and somebody else will chime in..."Yea, last year I saw a bunch of them old bikes at a gas station over by hwy 133" .....yep...that was us. smile

Gona miss you guys and gals....maybe our paths will cross at the BIBR or the OSMR.. bigt

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I am not as harsh as Lannis on electronic devices. I have a cell phone and I use it for mostly things like..(1) grocery shopping so I come home with the right stuff and (2) taking a Brit bike ride...this use is obvious, (3) Boating by myself. GPS's are ok for things like unknown addresses in strange cities but for most driving they are a major distraction and most of the time they have a different way to go than what I have planned. GPS's are great on water. I had a loran C before GPS was available.

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Hmm...I have found more cool places by noting as it went by "hey that looks like someplace I want to go" and then turning. I'll keep my 15 year old GPS on my 45 year old motorcycle thank you very much. Plus my GPS keeps tabs on my electrical system, dare I say free of charge(hA!!!!)

I have diagnosed a major electrical problem on the Firebird while riding without stopping, changed the configuration of the bike electrical setup so that I could continue and GET HOME. Sometimes I am quite far from home.

No thanks - I'll keep my old GPS.

And if you don't want to ride with me then good luck and Godspeed. 99% of the time I'm riding by myself anyway.


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Mr Mike-LORAN C?! I heard Columbus had one of those after his RDF failed. Your dating yourself sailor -grins


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lannis lad, no offense, but you said the same thing when internal combustion engines replaced the horse. and every development since. I remember how you freaked out the first time you found out you could plug your tv into a wall socket.

And there is something about the thrill of trying to read the fine print on the route map thru the cloudy plastic window of the map pocket.

But I don't ride in a group and think getting lost is highly over rated.


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back in the "real" enduro days, they would layout the pavement sections with flour. they would fill small paper bags, then drive the roads tossing the bags out of the back of a pickup. the bag would break and the flour would taper to a point pointing the way.


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I use the nav in my cars as a moving map. Never let it tell me where to go. I like maps.
GPS a tool like any other...if a bit incongruous on a 50 year-old bike. Thinking about getting one.


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Originally Posted By Semper Gumby
<snip>and if you don't want to ride with me then good luck and Godspeed. 99% of the time I'm riding by myself anyway.


We getting a little touchy there Bill ????? smile My point (and opinion, which we all have a right to)is....riding by yourself has NOTHING to do with riding in a group. We're talking about the TSMR which is a group ride. IMO...in a group ride you owe it to the riders in front and behind you to be paying attention.

Now I only ran 14 TSMRs so I really don't have any real experence.....but at first we lost people....which in the real world is no big deal. But once we switched over to two or more ride leaders and added the signage...we only lost one and that was pretty much my fault.

Richrd, I agree with you about the map holder....when I ride by myself that's what I use but with BIG print...oh and I'm riding by myself. My bet is nobody in all the 14 TSMR has used the directions and map to get around the course. Mr Mike and Don just used them as a back up for a year or so.

I've said enough and won't bother yall with my opinion on this again.....now I'm getting touchy.

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Originally Posted By Semper Gumby
99% of the time I'm riding by myself anyway.


Well, I wonder why that is? confused whistle

When we were riding in the Redwood forests of California, and the fog was so thick you could barely see your front wheel, and most of us were riding slowly hoping we wouldn't fall off the face of the earth .... eek

.... all we saw of you was that fully-loaded Thunderwing flying past us at what seemed like racing speed, disappearing into the fog like a wraith, and leaning over till I was sure that the panniers were going to hit the road .... ! shocked

So if you find yourself alone on a curvy road, don't take it personal! I'd rather still be alive and able to talk when we get back to Blowing Rock in the evening. I can't compete with 'airplane pilot' instincts and reaction times ... beerchug

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Originally Posted By Richrd
back in the "real" enduro days, they would layout the pavement sections with flour. they would fill small paper bags, then drive the roads tossing the bags out of the back of a pickup. the bag would break and the flour would taper to a point pointing the way.


That's great for most places in the world. I suspect that in May around Blowing Rock, it would go from flour to dough to washed into the ditch in about 20 minutes ... !!

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I hear the band warming up. was scheduled to cue the music this afternoon but with storms moving in it may play sooner.


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Originally Posted By Thunderbutt
Mr Mike-LORAN C?! I heard Columbus had one of those after his RDF failed. Your dating yourself sailor -grins


Jerry

Before Loran C was available and affordable we used an RDF to find our way home. In the early days we relied almost totally on the compass and charts. The RDF's kinda worked like the early TV antenna's that you had to go outside and turn to get the other networks. Someone would have to go on the roof and someone was stationed at a window to tell you when the picture "came in".

A lot of younger folks can't even read a map today so if their gps quits, they don't know where they are going or for that matter "where they are".

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Someone would have to go on the roof and someone was stationed at a window to tell you when the picture "came in".Mr Mike


I remember those days well, I was on the roof my sister was at the window and Dad was in his recliner.
I used to think my Grandad was rich because he had one of those electric rotater gizmos.


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Originally Posted By Richrd
lannis lad, no offense, but you said the same thing when internal combustion engines replaced the horse. and every development since. I remember how you freaked out the first time you found out you could plug your tv into a wall socket.



Well, the funny thing is, I tried it (the TV, that is) because I don't want to be accused of just not using technology out of ignorance. I've tried it.

I've had a broadcast TV. Programming was so stupid I just got rid of it. I've had a satellite TV. The programming (which I was PAYING for) was so stupid and mindless that I got rid of it.

The people I worked for made me carry a cell phone, and later a Blackberry. I learned how to use them, how to text, how to access the Internet, how to use it as a GPS. When I quit work, they took them back, and I haven't had one since. No use for one that I can see. confused

Fay had a cell phone. She paid $45 a month for the phone, and averaged 10 minutes per month. Counting on my four-function calculator, that's $4.50 per minute. That's stupid, so we cancelled that and neither one of us has a cell phone now. beerchug

I've used GPSs in rental cars. I've never really needed to use it, not even in strange cities far from home. The last time I used one, I set the destination in the opposite direction that I was going, set the language to Portuguese, and enjoyed listening to the electronic tart tell me to "make a U turn, you are going the wrong way" in Portuguese for 10 minutes, then switched to Mandarin, then shut it off. So I can't see any point in paying for one, downloading maps, all that stuff. sick

We ALL did without that stuff for years, and were happy and fulfilled. I'm still happy and fulfilled without it.

And anyone responding with a post about caves and flint knapping is indicating that they are an Addict and have no idea what I am talking about! bigt

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"Ya'll ain.t gona beleive this shit!"

Commando and I are alive. (one of us at least). Short story, left home on Dixie the norton, tri spark went out 50 miles later. left home 4 hours later on the Bstrom. 250 miles later we're skidding down the hiway at 75mph for 252 feet. took out superbike chain, swingarm, chainguard, and new Michelen tire.

bike is in a gaarage til I can get back here to pick it up and CC and I are in a motel hoping Paul will pick us up tomorrow.

nothing like going to the tsmr without a bike.

Maybe mr.mike will bring me something to ride.


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Bugger the bikes & TSMR Richard, are you OK?


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Originally Posted By BeezaBryan
Bugger the bikes & TSMR Richard, are you OK?


HOLY COW!!!!! shocked

Your typing....that's a good sign. Gona be the best ever story to tell. Hope you're not to sore this morning.

Thinking about ya......Pokey

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I'd better clarify, I didn,t go down, just had a wild ride.


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Originally Posted By Richrd
I'd better clarify, I didn,t go down, just had a wild ride.


Don't scare us like that smile

Chain breaks.....then it wraps around the wheel/swingarm locking up the rear wheel at 75 MPH. Man oh man shocked what a freaking frown ride that musta been. crazy shocked crazy 252 feet sliding to a stop.....YIKES!!!!!

At least you're okay.....chin up, there'll be plenty of loaner bikes at the motel.

Cleaning out those leathers is going to be a chore though. laughing

Glad you're okay Richrd......that's the main thing.


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Fay had a cell phone. She paid $45 a month for the phone, and averaged 10 minutes per month. Counting on my four-function calculator, that's $4.50 per minute. That's stupid, so we cancelled that and neither one of us has a cell phone now. beerchug


We ALL did without that stuff for years, and were happy and fulfilled. I'm still happy and fulfilled without it.

Lannis [/quote]

I agree with most of what you write....however... Lela likes old movies and I like some sports programs so we have TV's. I went w/o TV for about ten years and the only thing I missed that I now enjoy is the "Andy Griffith Show".

GPS on the ocean is about the only way you can find a wreck on the bottom when you are 12 miles off shore. I know how to find an address in a strange city where I have no map but a GPS is much easier and faster. Lannis, you and Fay may be candidates for a Trac phone where you buy your minutes prepaid. I don't use my cellphone very much but when I do it is a convenience that is worthwhile and practical and in emergencies which are admittedly rare they quite useful.

Just saying.

See you in a couple days. I want to hear about your retirement. Got you oil pressure kit for the A65.

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Originally Posted By Richrd
back in the "real" enduro days, they would layout the pavement sections with flour. they would fill small paper bags, then drive the roads tossing the bags out of the back of a pickup. the bag would break and the flour would taper to a point pointing the way.


Same for poker runs. Using lime. One spot of lime for a R turn, two spots of lime for a L turn. Of course that doesn't work quite so well if it's raining like h-e- double-hockey-sticks.

Then again, it NEVER rains at the TSMR. blush

Don't forget the good ol English "drop off" system where a rider stops at every turn to flag the way for the rest of the crew...
Not sure of the exact particulars but one could always ask Shaun...
He's the one always complaining when it doesn't work! laughing


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Originally Posted By Richrd
"Ya'll ain.t gona beleive this shit!"

Commando and I are alive. (one of us at least). Short story, left home on Dixie the norton, tri spark went out 50 miles later. left home 4 hours later on the Bstrom. 250 miles later we're skidding down the hiway at 75mph for 252 feet. took out superbike chain, swingarm, chainguard, and new Michelen tire.

bike is in a gaarage til I can get back here to pick it up and CC and I are in a motel hoping Paul will pick us up tomorrow.

nothing like going to the tsmr without a bike.

Maybe mr.mike will bring me something to ride.


And here I was pricing TriSparks for the TSMR Norton! Maybe we better talk when you get here.

Nobody can say you didn't try! Start on the Norton, it goofs, go home and get the Applicance, IT goofs, so get in a cage and come on. That's dedication!

Why do we fool with these bikes anyway .... ?

Lannis


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
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I am also. Not, unfortunately, the yellow bird as the clutch won't...


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#598942 - 05/11/15 10:10 am Re: roll call [Re: No Name Man]  
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Originally Posted By No Name Man
I am also. Not, unfortunately, the yellow bird as the clutch won't...


?????????????????????????????????????? confused ?????????????????????

Okay Bill....calm down my friend. smile Lay the pipe on the floor and step back and nobody will get hurt. laughing

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Originally Posted By Richrd
I'd better clarify, I didn,t go down, just had a wild ride.


Thanks for the update Richard, we were concerned


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

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Originally Posted By No Name Man
I am also. Not, unfortunately, the yellow bird as the clutch won't...


Hobot?? is that you??


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as i am not riding my notrun is also open to you. after all i would hate to see you on a lesser brand british bike laughing


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Originally Posted By MikeG
Originally Posted By No Name Man
I am also. Not, unfortunately, the yellow bird as the clutch won't...


Hobot?? is that you??



Couldn't be Mike.... laughing....no mention of "the gravel". laughing


Crack is wack.....Pokey

#598987 - 05/11/15 1:18 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
<snip> after all i would hate to see you on a lesser brand british bike laughing


WHAT!!!! somebody bringing a ( insert your favorite brit bike to bash here )?????

We all know Richard will ride ANY THING.....heck, it was the G-String bike that the chain broke on.

laughing Pokey

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Originally Posted By No Name Man
I am also. Not, unfortunately, the yellow bird as the clutch won't...


Understood, Siegfried. The crow flies at midnight ...


OK, I admit it, I'm addicted to brake fluid.

But I can stop any time I want.
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Is there a tie on the doorknob?


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Originally Posted By Alan_nc
Is there a tie on the doorknob?


Do they still do that?

I borrowed a tie from another guy in the dorm once, and when I took it back, his door was shut so I just hung it on the doorknob.

His roommate came in late, saw the tie there, and spent the night in the student lounge sleeping on a vinyl couch. Turns out his buddy wasn't even on campus that night ... !

Lannis


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I don't know how to tie a tie..........never understood the reasoning behind them, since I always carried a handkerchief anyway whistle...Now I know why they came into fashion!! laugh


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Originally Posted By MikeG
I don't know how to tie a tie..........never understood the reasoning behind them, since I always carried a handkerchief anyway whistle...Now I know why they came into fashion!! laugh


I quit clip-ons and learned to tie a tie by my grandad when I was about 12 years old.

Between church, work (for 20 years we had to wear them every day), funerals, weddings, I estimate that I've probably tied a tie close to 10,000 times in my life .... !

Lannis


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They help keep the gravy offn yer shirt...

The yellow thing is an OIF Firebird with that wonderful ball-ramp clutch. The ball-ramp is balls up.

Yesterday was my Bday so I was allowed to be cryptic. I am now younger than my youngest child.


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Originally Posted By No Name Man
They help keep the gravy offn yer shirt...



clap laughing laughing


Many happys for yesterday beerchug


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

It's not the destination, it's the journey.

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What's wrong with this picture??

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Here's a hint...

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I see the blood, I suppose there is sweat & tears somewhere frown


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No tears... maybe a protruding lower lip beerchug

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the bearing is on the gear and not in the case.also not an uncommon issue along with the crack between the 2 bearings.

Originally Posted By Howard Inough
What's wrong with this picture??

Last edited by bill50cal; 05/12/15 1:09 pm.

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#599141 - 05/12/15 3:09 pm Re: roll call [Re: Howard Inough]  
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Originally Posted By Howard Inough
What's wrong with this picture??


the parts are in your hand and not in your transamission


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Hey Windy...speaking of bearings, is there a source of wheel bearings near Shady Valley to fit the front spindle of my 69 A65? Not to mention I have yet to get the retainer off. Would be nice if we could manage that in yer shop...

Bill E


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#599146 - 05/12/15 4:00 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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you have a number off the old bearing Bill??I think it's a standard size ball bearing I might have at work.


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Can't get the retainer off! Somebody knows the number but not me. You didn't leave yet?


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Called Joe Durko...they are metric 6204-2RS (sealed)
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#599159 - 05/12/15 6:01 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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My local auto parts store had them in stock, apparently they are very common size


When given the choice between two evils I picked the one I haven't tried before
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Damn Bill. smile ...you'll be in Shady Valley, TN. Over there they prop the axle up on a rock, then take the wheel off....pack the axle with lard from the lard bucket and call it good. bigt

Ifin de mules don't pull da wagon to fast or they don't cross de crek when da water's to high....it'll last a month or so. Well, that is ifin de bugs don't git to it.

You bike's a BSA.....pretty much the same thing as dim wagons. smile

OH......look out for that feller with the machine gun....he's done gone over to devil worshiping. laughing

Pokey...figure if we're talking in code...I would too laughing

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Me too. Two Hoosiers 9 PM ZULU. Indiana Rooster

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Yep Shel, that's what I always heard but didn't know the number.
Gordon, it worries me that I understood everything you said.


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#599186 - 05/12/15 10:54 pm Re: roll call [Re: bill50cal]  
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Hey, I'll be there early Friday afternoon. Got a room at the Boxwood. Tried for Blowing Rock inn but it seemed all booked up.
Dan.

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Originally Posted By Dan Hudson
Hey, I'll be there early Friday afternoon. Got a room at the Boxwood. Tried for Blowing Rock inn but it seemed all booked up.
Dan.


It's all in the family. Boxwood is owned by Melissa and Ray's folks, so they'll be looking after all of us ....

Lannis


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theres plennty ofrooms at the inn,but you have to calland say yourwith us. dpo isstillloookingforsomeone to sharethe roomwith


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#599213 - 05/13/15 3:00 am Re: roll call [Re: Jack Adams]  
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Originally Posted By Jack Adams
Me too. Two Hoosiers 9 PM ZULU. Indiana Rooster


Sorry Jack for coming in late.
It is 0700 Zulu here in the Old Country


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You know.... I spent 4 years in the military and between Zulu time, military time and regular time I never had any idea what time it really was.


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Originally Posted By No Name Man
<snip> Gordon, it worries me that I understood everything you said.


laughing clap laughing

Now if we can just teach you how to NOT burn the grits....we'll give ya a green card. bigt


Missing you guys and gals.....bunches... frown...Pokey

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I guess I just started too early trying to get a room at the Blowing Rock Inn. Melissa was still out and then I looked on line and it would not let me book. Called and got no answer. Web site still had no availability last week so I went with what I could find in the local area.

If there is a proper procedure for getting a room at the Blowing Rock for the 15th and 16th then someone needs to be really clear for us technology dummies to actually get it right.

Dan.

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Originally Posted By Dan Hudson
I guess I just started too early trying to get a room at the Blowing Rock Inn. Melissa was still out and then I looked on line and it would not let me book. Called and got no answer. Web site still had no availability last week so I went with what I could find in the local area.

If there is a proper procedure for getting a room at the Blowing Rock for the 15th and 16th then someone needs to be really clear for us technology dummies to actually get it right.

Dan.



Hi Dan, the "proper procedure" was in Sweet Melissa Innkeeper's note of April 30th -


Hey guys, first sorry about the crazy email some of you guys got! Someone hacked my business email account

I can't believe that it is only two weeks away until the British Invasion!

Just to let everyone know we do still have rooms available for the weekend (they are blocked on the internet so normal people can't get thrown in with you guys).
So if anyone still needs a room just give me a call.

We will be doing the sunshine dance!



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Dan- I originally tried sending an e-mail to reserve a room but didn't get any response so I tried calling by phone. This was before the Inn opened for the season, April). I have since called by phone and made my reservation without any problem. I believe Melissa posted a thread recently indicating they still ha several room available. As others have said, be sure and tell them your with the Forum and the TSMR. Good luck, looking forward to meeting everyone.



Jerry

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Got it done over the phone. See everybody on Friday.
Dan.

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