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Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,565
Posted By YamaGeek
First off, that's not a Trail 90, and secondly.....

First off, that's not a Trail 90, and secondly.. Please don't, don't bugger up otherwise restorable old step through Hondas, they may be common, but the 60's vintage ones are getting harder to find.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah230/ADVRedAr...

http://i1381.photobucket.com/albums/ah230/ADVRedArrow10/17c998fd-21da-4b31-8b45-68922a467fef_zpsscvmz2iz.jpg

Dad had a late 40's Loraine truck-crane with a drag shovel, completely mechanical gears...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By YamaGeek
Why can't Ducati just bring back their bevelhead...

Why can't Ducati just bring back their bevelhead singles, I mean the Scrambler was an attempt to recapture what most remember about the marque.

...meh...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Looks like the Puch still needs house training.

Looks like the Puch still needs house training.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
I thought Scooterboi and RedArrow would like...

I thought Scooterboi and RedArrow would like this..

...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Thought I'd poke my head in and say hi. ...

Thought I'd poke my head in and say hi.

Hi!

This video is bit long but fun, though it's not me or my bike, but if I'm ever in the Tuscon area with my motor assisted bicycle, I wanna climb...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,699
Posted By YamaGeek
And you call yerself our 'safety' ossifer. ...

And you call yerself our 'safety' ossifer. :cry....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-16-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,699
Posted By YamaGeek
That's it, now I'm officially bereft.

That's it, now I'm officially bereft.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-25-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,524
Posted By YamaGeek
I rode the first year, it was about 80 plus...

I rode the first year, it was about 80 plus participants, and was really sort of laid back and fun. But saying that I did see some speeding on some of the transits, guess I was taking the 15 mph...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,583
Posted By YamaGeek
If I had the weather I'd grow hot peppers How...

If I had the weather
I'd grow hot peppers
How many for thee
depends on sun and bees.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,765
Posted By YamaGeek
Years back I owned a red version of this bike. I...

Years back I owned a red version of this bike. I Suspect it was a 1960 model

MF-1, not my bike..https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2667/4044454220_16eeb67453.jpg

Not oil injected three speed...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By YamaGeek
On Honda horizontal singles, the neutral...

On Honda horizontal singles, the neutral connection is usually under the left side countershaft sprocket cover on the left-rear of the engine, the contact is usually above the counter shaft.

Been...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
To Red, Sorry for hijacking your...

To Red,

Sorry for hijacking your thread..:shog
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
In a perfect world we'd be able to tap into our...

In a perfect world we'd be able to tap into our sense of balance and use it as part of the simulation, but since what we have for feedback in the simulation is our eyes, we're kinda stuck with...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Yeah I'm well aware of the sim's limitations with...

Yeah I'm well aware of the sim's limitations with simulating motorcycle physics. :rofl

It's open source work, and Marc's bikes, although kinda weird to operate are the fastest bikes we have...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
The Suzuki is one of Marc Kraus's models, and...

The Suzuki is one of Marc Kraus's models, and I'm not sure about the engine .wav file. it's some sort of superbike sound track I'm guessing, never thought to ask.

BTW Marc has added nice little...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
I don't think many people know that I'm helping...

I don't think many people know that I'm helping with developing a motorcycle race course sim using the open source flight sim FlightGear. Here's a short video of the Dunrod-Ulster GP course and my...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By YamaGeek
Dad was always a big believer in skylights, so...

Dad was always a big believer in skylights, so every building he's owned had them. Shame they are a source of water leaks in shallow pitched roofs.

Is the structure of your building galvanized,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,699
Posted By YamaGeek
You know they say pitching your tent right in the...

You know they say pitching your tent right in the middle of Usal is great.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-22-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By YamaGeek
I remember how hot that oversize half culvert was...

I remember how hot that oversize half culvert was last August, any way you can talk them into making the new skylights tilt up to let the excess heat out?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-21-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
My first...

My first bike..http://www.gldsmc.org/Bunker05UP/images/sl90.jpg '69 SL90

..was pretty slow, my friends with the bigger trailbikes called it the Slow90.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,699
Posted By YamaGeek
In, unless otherwise.. Maybe I'll just hike...

In, unless otherwise..

Maybe I'll just hike in this time.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,031
Posted By YamaGeek
Been there, owned two. :cry But I don't miss...

Been there, owned two. :cry But I don't miss the weird looks at gas stations when you added oil to the fuel tank before filling it up, or fogging the mosquitoes on cold damp mornings. But loved...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,017
Posted By YamaGeek
For the non-ethanol premium I buy at the little...

For the non-ethanol premium I buy at the little mom-pop store it's about $4.80 gallon, or I can get Safeway clubcard gas at what ever discount they have for your grocery purchase, about 2.60 or so....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,017
Posted By YamaGeek
I was in the UK in 1978 and you folks had cheaper...

I was in the UK in 1978 and you folks had cheaper gas prices than the Continent. As I recall something like about a pound sixty for an Imperial gallon while fuel in France and Switzerland was up in...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By YamaGeek
I'll bet it still has the replacement bulb style...

I'll bet it still has the replacement bulb style of headlight shell. With lots of use the bayonet bulb base can get corrosion that will make the bulb stop working. Always check the wire...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Here's a great little website for those of you...

Here's a great little website for those of you with insomnia..

http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/articles.html

I love their little web icon..http://www.icenicam.ukfsn.org/minihead.png

...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-09-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Well speaking of mixing vacuum cleaners and...

Well speaking of mixing vacuum cleaners and scooters, the little Italian made weedeater on my motor-bicycle has forced air cooling and it makes a fair amount of airflow out the engine cooling shroud...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Being a mechanical tinkerer has it's pluses. As...

Being a mechanical tinkerer has it's pluses. As a bicycle mechanic it pretty much covers a lot of motorcycle repair and building. I've built a few motorcycle wheels from rims, spokes and hubs for...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By YamaGeek
Last summer I was commuting over 73 miles round...

Last summer I was commuting over 73 miles round trip, sometimes 80 miles if I took the alternate route with less traffic, 3 to 5 days a week. I don't miss driving that much, even though it was on...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
A Trojan MiniMotor for those wondering what Squar...

A Trojan MiniMotor for those wondering what Squar was referring to. Appears to not have a auto-clutch which the VeloSoleX and other friction drives generally had. It meant you had to engage the...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,938
Posted By YamaGeek
A friend off mine saw this bike on their vacation...

A friend off mine saw this bike on their vacation in Paris.

...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Yeah here in Oregon we're a little more...

Yeah here in Oregon we're a little more egalitarian/utilitarian in our road laws.

Oregon passed recently a law permitting certain motorized scooters that allows them to operate on public...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
I do want to talk about money-pit cars, I've had...

I do want to talk about money-pit cars, I've had my share of them.

Almost a half dozen.

Sometimes you have a car that 'fits'. It doesn't have to be practical, or reliable, it's just something...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Hello Squar, Actooally it's got over 300...

Hello Squar,

Actooally it's got over 300 miles on it, and the tire wear is minimal.

It's more likely to slip at the belt drive. Big contact patch between the tire and roller. Most...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 13,017
Posted By YamaGeek
Last time gas was under $1.85/gal here I owned a...

Last time gas was under $1.85/gal here I owned a Mercedes that got just under 16 mpg. I don't think I'll start driving it again just because.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,082
Views: 294,947
Posted By YamaGeek
Hi Red. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New...

Hi Red. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

So, what have I been doing?

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f179/sherlew/DSC00087.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 25,979
Posted By YamaGeek
I thimk I can... ...

I thimk I can...
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-05-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13,101
Views: 868,278
Posted By YamaGeek
Double bumps.. <iframe...

Double bumps..

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/100076223" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe> Dirt Quake...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By YamaGeek
When the Q36 came out every Martian and his dog...

When the Q36 came out every Martian and his dog had one.

The original Q86 series were lovingly made by sentient cyborg workstations on plasma lathes out pure Illudium ingots! None of this...
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