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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
Goldwing has a buyer, thanks to all who expressed...

Goldwing has a buyer, thanks to all who expressed interest.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,462
Posted By Robb
"Get the fleece lined fire hose pants. I have...

"Get the fleece lined fire hose pants. I have several pairs and they rock."

Ditto that. I only wear mine when it's REALLY cold outside, and if I come in the house for more than 10 minutes, I have...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-24-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
Goldwing still available again

Goldwing from the previous page has NOT been sold, it is still available. 1989, bought it recently from the original owner, intending to do some longer distance riding this year. Plans have had to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
Got a buyer for the Winger, and two more behind...

Got a buyer for the Winger, and two more behind him, so at this point I'd consider it "sold". Anyone has a midsized single or twin at a nice price (under a grand), drop me some details ... would...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
PM me your addy, I'm anxious to get on to my next...

PM me your addy, I'm anxious to get on to my next project!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
trade for my Goldwing?

Bought a 1989 GL1500 recently (six cylinder with reverse!) from the original owner, only 28k miles on it. Nice shape, all stock excepting the trailer hitch. Figured on taking more trips up to see my...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Rolled the first bike into the "cave" last night...

Rolled the first bike into the "cave" last night (I'm still trying to pick a catchy name for this thing). A GL1500 is WAY bigger than what I usually have here, I tend to prefer midsized twins...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 301,648
Posted By Robb
Dunno. There's also a guy selling an "R6" that's...

Dunno. There's also a guy selling an "R6" that's actually an "FZR600", an older one. Easy enough for most of us to recognize, but my concern is always some eager young rider out there is going to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 301,648
Posted By Robb
Can anyone explain THIS one to me? ...

Can anyone explain THIS one to me?

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4846299996.html (http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4846299996.html)

THis Gun metal grey Hayabusa/Katana custom is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
For now, one more "larger" sheet of the blue...

For now, one more "larger" sheet of the blue stuff, attached along the top but open on the sides and bottom. That's temporary, I want to get some bikes in & out of it first, decide whether it's deep...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Will do Jeff, I want to get a couple thermometers...

Will do Jeff, I want to get a couple thermometers and keep track of exactly that. Wish I'd have had it done prior to the artic blast last week, temps in the teens seem balmy this week by comparison.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Got the plastic up on three sides and most of the...

Got the plastic up on three sides and most of the roof. One more sheet will get tacked on top, and draped down the front, and it'll be usable. Will add foam board insulation to the inside as time...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Oil heaters ... got those recommended to me a...

Oil heaters ... got those recommended to me a lot, so I looked at them when I was at Menards. Look good, and affordable. Probably the way to go, I think. Hope to get the tarps up tonight.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Bought four 8'x10' tarps at Menards, figuring one...

Bought four 8'x10' tarps at Menards, figuring one per side, front left "loose" at one corner to serve as a temporary door.

Didn't notice until I tried to hang the first one that an 8'x10' tarp is...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
... and if you think that's bad, you should see...

... and if you think that's bad, you should see my storage locker. Anyhow, the bare bones of the structure went up pretty quickly; here you can see the 8'x16" plywood sheets which, until earlier this...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
.. only trouble is, having to temporarily move...

.. only trouble is, having to temporarily move everything out of that quarter of the garage means the REST of the garage now looks like this:

http://hawkfan4life.com/heatbox/002.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Got started on the "box" this weekend ... first...

Got started on the "box" this weekend ... first step was to clear out a corner location. Got that done quickly enough:

http://hawkfan4life.com/heatbox/001.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Funny you should mention that, freshly out of...

Funny you should mention that, freshly out of college circa 1988 I was single and living in a first-floor apartment with a sliding glass door to the small patio, working second shift. One morning I...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Appreciate all the feedback, everyone. As it...

Appreciate all the feedback, everyone. As it happens, I'm closing up my storage locker at end of this month; I was there earlier in the week taking down the shelves I'd built out of 2x4's and 16"x8'...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Correct, if I can keep it up closer to 30...

Correct, if I can keep it up closer to 30 degrees, I'll be happy. Warmer would be a bonus - anyone who's ever tried to work with a wiring harness in sub-freezing temps knows what a pain that is....
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
"If you cut the air circulation you don't need...

"If you cut the air circulation you don't need that much heat."

That's what I'm hoping ... being inside a larger structure, I won't have to worry about wind or snow load or anything like that, I...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
That's a good PSA. That one experience I had was...

That's a good PSA. That one experience I had was frightening, the stuff seems to suck the oxygen out of the air or something.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
Thinking more about that heater you posted ... in...

Thinking more about that heater you posted ... in a severe setting like you described with your trucks, how long would 10 gallons of fuel last?
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
I've got a two-burner "Mr Heater" that's nice for...

I've got a two-burner "Mr Heater" that's nice for at least warming up your hands occasionally, but it's not really a solution ... and I have tried a kerosene "torpedo" type heater, that didn't work...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,423
Posted By Robb
heated "bike box" in unheated garage?

I have a two-car garage all to myself (no cars allowed, in other words), but it’s old and unheated, with no insulation, and insulating it isn’t in the cards right now … rafters are inaccessible, etc....
Forum: The Garage 12-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,350
Posted By Robb
I once needed an angle grinder. All I had was a...

I once needed an angle grinder. All I had was a bench grinder.
You quickly learn about gyroscopic action as you try to handle a bench grinder while it is running.

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I used my angle...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
That's an offer I can't refuse. Sure thing,...

That's an offer I can't refuse.

Sure thing, drop me a line directly and we'll work out the details.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-27-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
lotsa CX500 for sale

Okay, pics from today of the misc parts piles. Lots of general pieces ... some of the highlights (included links for pics, didn't want to clutter up a whole page here!)

-the forks are in very...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-08-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
Honda Sabre 700cc

Selling off my Honda Sabre, think it's an '84, will look up the title today. Ugly as a mud fence, but with a heart of gold ... starts and runs GREAT. Bars are a little tweaked, other than that you...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,602
Posted By Robb
"Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but...

"Funny, I constantly have the same thoughts, but would want to do a three wheeler like the Can Am,"

Built a couple of reverse trikes over the years, one a "pusher" type with auto-type seating in...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,602
Posted By Robb
recumbent/enclosed motorcycles anyone?

Been having dreams about an enclosed motorcycle again, thinking about giving it a go. Lots of info online, but I remember a short half-page or one-page article on a nice unit, in one of the major...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
1979 CX500 Honda, Milwaukee area

Link to the main ad:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015604
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Robb
Thanks much, figured someone here could reduce my...

Thanks much, figured someone here could reduce my ignorance!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By Robb
ID these sprockets ...

I've had these hanging on my garage wall forever, just because I thought they were cool looking. Lately I've been wondering from whence they came ... anyone know what sort of bike these belong to?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 168,546
Posted By Robb
two things ...

1. Saw that grayish XT500 (above) at Rockerbox, Road America this year - it's stunning in person, my favorite bike of the show.

2. Anyone have a linkie to more pics, or perhaps build notes, on...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
1978 CX500, buy it quick before it gets parted ...

The back story: years ago, an engineer colleague of mine asked me to find him a bike, something reliable and fun and cool that wouldn't leave him stranded on the side of the road. I remember asking...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,991
Posted By Robb
Milwaukee WI to Westland MI area?

Need to get a motor/frame (650cc twin) from Milwaukee WI area to westland MI 48185 or thereabouts. Anyone? PM me, thx!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,991
Posted By Robb
Prospective buyer (an inmate here) is looking at...

Prospective buyer (an inmate here) is looking at a bike I have here in Milwaukee WI, would need transport to Harrisburg PA area. PM if you have space. Thx.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 501,067
Posted By Robb
Best ad I've seen in a long time :) ...

Best ad I've seen in a long time :)

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/mcy/4639747932.html

Are you tired of never getting laid? Is your Prius not actually the panty-dropper you hoped it would be?...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,569
Views: 737,555
Posted By Robb
NX125 details ...

SOLD SOLD SOLD

That NX125 arrived last night, previous owner was a young man looking for a bigger streetbike, and he left with my CB750 and a huge grin on his face.

This morning I spent some...
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