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  1. Now you're talking! While I'm here for the...

    Now you're talking! While I'm here for the bikes, vintage GMCs are my primary interest. In fact, I have a website and forum dedicated to them!

    Here's a partial fleet photo of my other addiction:...
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    Back in the saddle again...

    Hidy ho MOA and Yankee Beemer lost friends. I've been in other directions in the past few years and somehow lost track of my friends here. I was looking at older posts from 10 years ago and...
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    Still kickin!

    Gee, it seems like all I ever get to do is swing by every few years! Howdy gang. Still kickin' and still ridin. I had the bike in the shop out of the weather for much of the winter and only got...
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    I'm still alive!

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    Man, it's been too long since I swung by to say howdy to my friends here. My world has been very consumed with the vintage truck end of my life and I have not had much scooter time at all. ...
  5. I ain't dead yet...

    Aye...Kook present and reporting for duty sir!

    I apologize for my period of AWOL, but I have been distracted by non-scooter interests that have consumed my riding, shop, and internet time.
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    Kook is my real name. :stick Thanks for welcome...

    Kook is my real name. :stick Thanks for welcome back and I'll mosie on over there.
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    Gee I wish this heat would break....

    Geeze, I wish this summer heat would end so I can start riding again. Hidy ho maties! :wave I've been AWOL, but I'll try to come back now that "my" season is approaching in a couple of months! ...
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    Beginner's approach to wheelies

    For those of you that are concerned about pulling a wheely on a big ol beemer, the trick is to avoid the low speed manuever, just like anything else that involves riding skill at low speeds. To get...
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    This is a wicked sticky wicket for sure. I am...

    This is a wicked sticky wicket for sure.

    I am active in other non-bike related forums, and I run a forum for my primary interest in old trucks. In the one that I operate, I have a swap meet...
  10. Seeing all the cool biker chicks!

    I liked seeing the nasty biker chicks all over!
    http://www.oldgmctrucks.com/photos/bikes/bikerchick.jpg
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    Congrats on your new purchase! Excellent move. ...

    Congrats on your new purchase! Excellent move.

    My preference for first add ons is conspicuity items; lights, reflective panels, or whatever you find that works for you, but for openers, I want to...
  12. Tim, he won't be in the Berkshires for two more...

    Tim, he won't be in the Berkshires for two more days at 50 mpd! http://204.193.156.25/forum/smiles/next/biglaugh.gif Bubba, these things always happen in the first 50 miles, you'll be cruizin like a...
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    Photo Caption needed

    Scientists have just discovered the source of the rumblings at Mt. St. Helens; a gigantic fly has emerged from the Volcano and is looking for a gigantic garbage can....
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    Oooo! I like that! I used be in a "Ghoul Pool"...

    Oooo! I like that! I used be in a "Ghoul Pool" when I worked in a large office building in Philadelphia in the early 70s.

    A "Ghoul Pool" is where we'd form a group and each person chooses a...
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    Wait a minute! Moderation? "If its worth...

    Wait a minute! Moderation?

    "If its worth doing, it's worth doing to excess!"
  16. Poll: Re: Honda

    I swapped bikes Sunday with a buddy who has a '78 750 Four and Windjammer! That thing was a BLAST to ride for me. It was like going from a Ferrari to a 747. Long low power, high center of gravity,...
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    Dave: I got my '96RT used in '01. It does not...

    Dave: I got my '96RT used in '01. It does not have the interlocked braking, but does have front ABS. Depending upon your riding style, you may prefer to look for non-linked brakes and I think that...
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    I have a Corbin saddle on my '96 RT and I like...

    I have a Corbin saddle on my '96 RT and I like it. I recently test flew a Russell saddle for a week or two and didn't like it, but it may be that after settling my butt in the Corbin for all these...
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    I don't want to miss out on any opportunities to...

    I don't want to miss out on any opportunities to show off my PIAA 1100X Lights which are like laser beams. I have been told that any auxillary light mounted above the headlight(s) is "illegal" but...
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    I yam what I yam

    As Popeye says; "I yam whats I yam"

    I've been turning wrenches for over 40 years and I have always had an old vehicle in a various stages of repair or restoration in my garage. I pride myself in...
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    Clean and lube your brakelight switch?

    While making a run to the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT for breakfast last Sunday morning with friends, I was pretty surprised when Bryan pulled up next to me to advise that the brake lights on my '96...
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    You should be able to adjust freeplay at the...

    You should be able to adjust freeplay at the clutch lever until it "bottoms out" at which point obviously you'll need to do it at the tranny after dialing the clutch lever back to the "starting"...
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    I've had a throttlemeister on my '96 R11RT since...

    I've had a throttlemeister on my '96 R11RT since the get-go and I love it.

    I too set it by grabbing it with my pinky while rolling the throttle. With some practice, you can set it while holding a...
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    If the starting system drops below 11.4 volts at...

    If the starting system drops below 11.4 volts at ANY point in the starting process, the ABS system can not intialize. Don't ask me why I know this.

    Your symptoms are weak battery, weak being a...
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    How the hell can you find a seven year old bike...

    How the hell can you find a seven year old bike with only 3500 miles on it! Wowzers. I'm calling you the next time I go shopping. Good score.

    I would agree with others that the symptoms are...
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