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Old 09-23-2008, 03:42 PM   #31
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Happy Happy Birthday!

Beautiful motorbike!

Have fun, Mark H.


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Old 09-23-2008, 03:49 PM   #32
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I really enjoy your outlook in riding these old motorcycles !

Looking forward to the rest of your report.

Thanks, dlrides! I rarely see these old bikes being ridden but I know of some that do see the roads. Most "old" bikes that get riden are postwar machines with decent brakes, overhead valves, hydraulic front and rear suspensions, hand clutch, and 4+ speed transmissions. But there are many prewar bikes that are very capable.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:03 PM   #33
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I got to Goshen, NH and decided to double back and take on "the whoops" again I got my ass kicked again and loved every minute of it. No air this time through though.
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:04 PM   #34
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Stopped to take photos of these bad boys. They weren’t spinning.


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Old 09-23-2008, 04:05 PM   #35
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #36
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I riding along enjoying the Fall weather. Ahhhh...so nice. Bike is running sweet. Life is good. No, its GREAT!

Then something odd happened. What the heck is that odd thing??????


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Old 09-23-2008, 04:15 PM   #37
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Great report, Mark!


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One thing I havenít figured out is how to take more photos while I ride. When I see something photo worthy there never seems to be a good/safe place to stop. When I do find a stop there isnít anything to see. I put the wrist strap on the camera this morning and planned on letting it hang from my right wrist. But it would have been hitting my knee while I road so I bagged that idea. I put it in the backpack which meant I had to stop, dismount, take off the pack, and so on.
Weather permitting, a lanyard around your neck for the camera works great for this type of shooting.


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Old 09-23-2008, 04:33 PM   #38
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Great report, Mark!


Weather permitting, a lanyard around your neck for the camera works great for this type of shooting.




FRIG! Why didn't I think of that?!!! What a maroon..... Guess I should have consulted the master of ride report on-bike photos. Dag nabbit. Next time......
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:40 PM   #39
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FRIG! Why didn't I think of that?!!! What a maroon..... Guess I should have consulted the master of ride report on-bike photos. Dag nabbit. Next time......
Of course, I should mention trying out cameras in the store with gloves on draws a bit of attention...



BTW, with the cool temps this morning did you find your assless chaps to be of any benefit?



















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Old 09-23-2008, 04:46 PM   #40
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BTW, with the cool temps this morning did you find your assless chaps to be of any benefit?

Get crackin'. Yer public awaits.

Nice! No assless chaps. I wanted the ones with the optional conchos and fringe but couldn't afford it so I bought a Dainese suit instead . My arse was fully covered today, thank you. Even had some thermals on which showed my sexy curves

Any guess on the last photo? I post for replies.......
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:07 PM   #41
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Any guess on the last photo? I post for replies.......
Pizza?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #42
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I decided to stop in at a little airstrip and watch some touch and goes. Maybe Iíd get lucky and see the old Stearman biplane like I did on another ride. But it was not to be. There was no action there. So, I took a couple pics of the bike, put my gear back on, and headed off.
Did you find the mechanical noise overwhelming while riding with a FF helmet??
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #43
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Close! Your'e on the rigth track. It was lunch for sure...... More on that in a minute.
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Any guess on the last photo? I post for replies.......
I'm betting that is a samitch wraped in tinfoil and it is being warmed by an exhaust pipe..........

Any points for a good guess........
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #45
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Did you find the mechanical noise overwhelming while riding with a FF helmet??
Better with the FF. The bike really isn't loud. You hear the solid tappets clicking and the exhaust too (which is stock and pleasant, not loud). There is more noise from the wind than the bike by far. I wear full gear on all my bikes these days. And today with the cold temps the FF helmet was great. I saw a few other no helmet or half helmet riders and they were wearing bandanas and such over their faces. I've done test rides with no helmet on this bike and the bike is sweet to listen to while the wind rush is annoying. Good question, keep 'em coming!
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