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Old 05-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #67
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I Survived The '60s
 
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Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Idaho Panhandler
Oddometer: 1,848
Still waiting for the cylinder to return with the re-plated bore.
Spent several days taking wheels apart and scrubbing crap off the hubs and spokes. Nothing photo worthy!!
While in CalEfornia, I visited Dennis Kanegae who I worked with at Yamaha International. Several years ago, I went a little nuts and sold a lot of my old motorcycle riding gear, an old wool Bell helmet jacket, Bell helmet gear bag and so on... I had talked to Dennis on the phone and he asked if I still had my Ken Maely boots and steel shoe. When I told him I did, he immediately wanted to buy them. I was in the selling mode and said "What the heck".
Before I shipped them off to their new home, I thought I'd try them on one last time. I last used them during the 1975 half mile season at Ascot, and rode the Dirt Digger's Dinosaur TT at Perris in 1977 without the steel shoe.
To my surprise, I could not get my feet in the boots! I long ago outgrew my leathers, but boots!!??
Fast forward to the last week in April and my visit to Denny's home. Dennis says that they really belong to me and I should have them. He took the boots to a shop and tried to have them stretched to fit his foot. No Go!!
I got home and last night thought, "What the heck" and tried them on....
They fit!! Thanks for takin them to the cobbler Denny!!!
Oiled em up real good and their ready for the Spokane shorttrack if I ever get the bike back together!!

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