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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Well, I've convinced her that she wants a Prius V...

Well, I've convinced her that she wants a Prius V Plug-In, and that I really want her to have one.


Toyota doesn't make those.


Yet. :whew:
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
So I've had a little time to chase parts...

So I've had a little time to chase parts down--thanks to a yamaha-triples.org member for unrusted fork legs and an alternative exhaust. I've prepped the bits (that are getting it) for their second...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 72,702
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/CapeMendoLight09091_zpsd07629fd.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 125,196
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/MonsterEucalyptus0909_zps78528d08.jpg
Forum: Airheads 09-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6,489
Views: 1,300,005
Posted By melville
My last racing bike: ...

My last racing bike:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk18/melvillelgz868/threadless.jpg

Digging the flames!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9,266
Views: 1,847,455
Posted By melville
Rod Man telling us what we need to know about...

Rod Man telling us what we need to know about self-checkout:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8Tn-a-TT6r4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

We just got our...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 297,589
Posted By melville
I meant to get a pic on my last visit--you have...

I meant to get a pic on my last visit--you have better than the three foot rule in NH. I've seen signs referring to state law indicating three feet at 30, four feet at 40, and five feet at 50.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 396,630
Posted By melville
While hiking to get some geocaches yesterday, it...

While hiking to get some geocaches yesterday, it occurred to me that my HD brand boots were very comfortable for walking..........
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 436,002
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/SculpGarden1_zps263b0498.jpg

In case you can't see the oddballs with the bike, here they are, closer:
...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 56,093
Posted By melville
The tires that came on it were old chinese...

The tires that came on it were old chinese cheapies. I bought Michelin Pilot Actifs and may need to replace them for or during next year. Very happy with them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-29-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 567,263
Posted By melville
Oh, man, you missed the trick! Less than a mile...

Oh, man, you missed the trick! Less than a mile before that is the Palm Cafe. Go back and get you a piece of Martha's pie!

Oh, and you were in Orick California.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 297,589
Posted By melville
Ouch. 2nd ave was part of my 3 AM commute BITD. ...

Ouch. 2nd ave was part of my 3 AM commute BITD. No bike lane back then.

Edit: No bike lane there yet, either. Coming in a week or so.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4,045
Views: 964,780
Posted By melville
http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillel...

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Adventures/SouthForkRockPile_zpsf86ef435.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
A little catch-up here. Following Plaka's...

A little catch-up here. Following Plaka's recommendation, I tried some Roloc-style discs on the alternator cover, rather than starting with sandpaper. Looks good so far, but I haven't seen how deep...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 56,093
Posted By melville
Probably within a few pennies of what a /6...

Probably within a few pennies of what a /6 fetches in VGC. And of course, my labor time is FREE.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 388,553
Posted By melville
Why weren't you filtering? As to his choice...

Why weren't you filtering?

As to his choice of when to merge, he's the smart one here:

http://arstechnica.com/cars/2014/07/the-beauty-of-zipper-merging-or-why-you-should-drive-ruder/
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 3,161,042
Posted By melville
Just giving you permission to do the thing you...

Just giving you permission to do the thing you REALLY wanted to do.

But I see you went right ahead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32,923
Views: 8,018,264
Posted By melville
He's behind a rental car. Not terribly fast.

He's behind a rental car. Not terribly fast.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 3,161,042
Posted By melville
Sweet! It's a roller now. Get a seat on it and...

Sweet! It's a roller now. Get a seat on it and have the neighbor kids push you around while you make MC noises!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Yes, that does appeal. I'd worry about this...

Yes, that does appeal. I'd worry about this happening, though:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TKTCzBFC7HI/AAAAAAAAIW8/AkGX5Swd86o/s800/2010-09-29%2018.09.13.jpg

Borrowed from here....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Yeah, had a couple weeks off, gallivanting on the...

Yeah, had a couple weeks off, gallivanting on the East coast. Back home and caught up on work, and again with the Yamaha. I built a sturdy table to support the motor and got the boys to help me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9,266
Views: 1,847,455
Posted By melville
fixt

fixt
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,298
Posted By melville
That looks to be a Mac. The pickup extension may...

That looks to be a Mac. The pickup extension may be made of softish Alu. Make sure it is secure and sealed WHEN you pull the pan.

I run 3 qts in mine--comes up as a perfect "1/2 qt low" on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5,312
Views: 297,589
Posted By melville
Heeheehee! I've done that. Bonus points to...

Heeheehee! I've done that.

Bonus points to the rider for passing a non-Harley.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Last thing before the bits went to PC. The lower...

Last thing before the bits went to PC. The lower triple will be exposed when it all goes back together. I didn't care for the parting line, so I spent a little time filing it down. Before:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Dropped off the frame, swingarm and fork yoke at...

Dropped off the frame, swingarm and fork yoke at my local MC shop to have the pressed bits unpressed so I can run the lot to PC tomorrow. I also prepped the rest of the bits for PC, attacking the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Yeah, down to the big pieces today. Had some fun...

Yeah, down to the big pieces today. Had some fun getting the stands off, using the 'pennies' method to deal with the springs:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,992
Posted By melville
Hee hee! I just did that exact same thing...

Hee hee! I just did that exact same thing yesterday, same motor 'n' all!

It's a heavy sucker, ain't it?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
I'm in there once a year at the most and the nice...

I'm in there once a year at the most and the nice woman who takes things in knows my name. I like our little town.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Motor out today! Read up on it in the Official...

Motor out today! Read up on it in the Official Service Manual and they said it should come out the right side. So I loosened the critical fasteners and set it on the right:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Take 14 of those 35 away for some vacation time! ...

Take 14 of those 35 away for some vacation time!

Got the fuel and electrical systems off today. The wiring harness was more involved than that of a Beetle!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,266
Views: 1,847,455
Posted By melville
While my 17 year old was FINALLY passing his...

While my 17 year old was FINALLY passing his written exam for a learner's permit, this old dude with a walker came in to DMV for a renewal. He was charming and fun, but he could barely move and when...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
So I went to the DMV office with the local PD...

So I went to the DMV office with the local PD letter and the title, hoping to reunite the bike and its OG California blue plate. Got to the front of the line, presented my info, and the young woman...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
You are quite welcome. The goal here is to have...

You are quite welcome. The goal here is to have something with a modest bit of resale value. Bobbers usually don't, unless $$$$ has been spent in making them bobbers. Even then, they only get $$$.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Yesterday, it was time for the Last Ride. Bump...

Yesterday, it was time for the Last Ride. Bump started it down the driveway and took it out for 20ish miles. It's a solid machine, just needing a little $pecial care. Changed the oil and filter...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By melville
Triumph 3T, pre-unit 350: ...

Triumph 3T, pre-unit 350:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-3T-Cylinder-Head-New-Old-Stock-/130672556241

On a bike:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By melville
Triumph?

Triumph?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,438
Posted By melville
Got right past third gear, all the way to fifth! ...

Got right past third gear, all the way to fifth! We had a few days of landlord/property management stuff to do but took today off from that. Ran it around the neighborhood and it seemed to be going...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,069
Views: 561,244
Posted By melville
No moto access to these: ...

No moto access to these:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Bicycle/SFJanesBridge2_zps474e16d6.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,077
Views: 3,161,042
Posted By melville
Gaaaahhhhh! I can't un-see it! Have you...

Gaaaahhhhh! I can't un-see it!

Have you cornered the VW-powered motorcycle market?
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