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Old 09-23-2008, 04:34 PM   #46
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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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The official lunch today, a couple MeRide Bimble Dogs. Earlier I was getting hungry so I stopped for a couple photos and strapped two beautiful natural casing frankfurters onto the back of the rear cylinder's exhaust. I was hoping I had calculated the proper cook time using the rear cylinder’s exhaust pipe. For some reason I couldn’t find any recipes with cook times for a 1935 Harley “grill” so prior to the ride I had used an infrared thermometer on various points of the engine. OK, I actually use the thermometer to check various points on the bike for proper function. It’s a great tool to find hidden things like a hot brake or weird cylinder and good for all vehicles, new and old. So, the pipes get about 200 degrees and I figured the backside of the rear pipe would be the most consistent cooking surface. I wired lunch onto the pipe, got back on the bike, gave the starter a kick, feathered in the foot clutch, and off I went. From there I road 8.6 miles to a nice spot on a small green with some nice old maple trees. As I pulled to a stop I got a whiff of sizzling hot dogs. Perfect! There was a tree stump on the green so I used it as a picnic table and assembled my "grilled" dogs. They were hot and succulent. Yum!

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Old 09-23-2008, 04:38 PM   #47
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As mentioned, the hot dogs were great! Simple satisfaction. They looked like they came off an outdoor grill. Guess they did

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Old 09-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #48
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You definitely got me jonesing for my old HD. Haven't felt the withdrawal symptoms in quite awhile.

The way a old V-twin eats up cold heavy air and exudes a peaceful forward motion...argh.

Happy B-day
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:45 PM   #49
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As mentioned, the hot dogs were great! Simple satisfaction. They looked like they came off an outdoor grill. Guess they did
Nice! Now that's livin'!



BTW, if you bring kids they'll want theirs after about 1.75 miles.


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Old 09-23-2008, 04:58 PM   #50
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As mentioned, the hot dogs were great! Simple satisfaction. They looked like they came off an outdoor grill. Guess they did
Reminds me of times gone by, living a simpler life, and many times a more enjoyable life, thanks for the reminder, and thanks for taking us along. Nice Bike, nice ride, nice day............
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:15 PM   #51
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New England in the Fall is THE best. And the dogs look nicely cooked.........................I'm hungry...........

BTW, I love old bikes, but I am way too spoiled to ride them for all the technology...........sad really. I gave up my BSA because it was so frustrating......
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:22 PM   #52
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MeRide - Ride on dude! The old iron is awsome to ride, I love old bikes.
I have a 1924 Chief, that I once took on the Bonehead Enduro in Washington St. Its been many years since I had the old chief out.
I have suspended operations on my 1953 Chief project because it is such an expensive undertaking to restore it. But I look foward to puttering in the shop as an old man and finishing the job!
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:29 PM   #53
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Let’s back up for a minute. This is back at the stop where I began “preparing” lunch. I snapped a couple pics.

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During lunch, I wandered around and took photos.


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Old 09-23-2008, 05:57 PM   #58
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The lunch pic-a-nic table. One more dog to go.....

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And the classic ADVrider salute!

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Old 09-23-2008, 06:00 PM   #60
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After lunch I packed up and continued on. Something I havenít gotten comfortable with is gauging fuel consumption. I ride in the country where gas pumps are few and I donít relish the thought of running out of fuel. The right tank is the primary fuel tank. The rider manual for the bike states it holds 21 pints of gas. Thatís a little over 2.5 gallons. The left tank holds over 4 quarts of motor oil in the forward section and roughly a gallon of gas in the reserve fuel tank in the back section. Other VL model rider say these bikes get a little over 40mpg. I swear Iím getting more like 50mpg. Today I topped off the primary tank with 1.338 gallons and after 70 miles I topped off the tank again with 1.376 gallons. You do the math.





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