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Old 03-25-2010, 04:39 PM   #46
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post 'em up kix....
...how's that R50 runnin?

My VIN tag...
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:12 PM   #47
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:41 PM   #48
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Nice rims......sweet all around...
It's gonna be 15 degrees tonight..
Yesterday was 55...grabbed this...


Oh Geez...I'm double posting already...turn away now...."Kid's!...don't look!..."


And nice luggage rack Renner...who made that?

...this came with the rest of the pile...attaches to the fender baracket...NOT to the shock tower... It was so bad I sent it for a little talk with Mr. Rattlecan....it got loose and dented the rear coffee can...again.
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Old 03-26-2010, 03:58 PM   #49
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How tall are you?
You've got the same control levers of this lovely beast...but mounted down around 7:30, 8:00.....mine are up at 9...which I find "normal". But I'm a little guy. The guy that I got the bike from in Ohio, is 6'9"....from what I hear. Rode the puppy for years....which explains the pinstriping being worn off the top of the tank....




OK! Euro bars....still your coming down, on those levers, Sweet ride.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #50
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There was talk that you might be exaggerating the facts a bit about "...handing the GS his ass..."!
Well, the guy riding the GS is a very good friend, and I love him dearly, but he's got very little offroad experience.

Anyhow, one revelation to me was how well Earles Forks manage washboard roads. I think even a competent rider on a GS would have had trouble keeping up. I felt far more comfortable on that road while on the R69S than I would have on my Caponord.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:37 PM   #51
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So! As I was saying...what could go wrong?
Maybe learning how to ride????
We go to a big parking lot...forgotten in the last Industrial Revolution, and LO! I ride the bike. Some brakes, it moves forward, and doesn't stall...it's 92 degrees...I'm in 7th heaven...this is great!!!!
The carb slides get sticky, it's gettin' hot, I mean I'm not really riding it, it's idling...and here comes the t-bomb...
...gee that transmission sounds "funny"......we should dump/change the oil!
OK!
I am eager for the knowledge!
We find an old paint tray....and SPLOOSH...
Gee, why does the 90W coat the crossover tube?...
Don't ask!!! German Engineering!
But look at that! The "brassy sheen"..." ...multiple shards of brass "frass" floating atop the black tranny oil....why is it always that black?
Gee...the engine oil's black too...but no "brassy sheen"...
Hmmmmmmmm!



She's a dirty girl...this Jezebel.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:57 PM   #52
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about the Hoske

I like the Hoske muffler
I have two pair and I like the sound of them both.
They are not too loud, but they are louder then stock. They are different from each other because of the level of decay in the baffles of each.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:20 PM   #53
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I'm about 5'8".
The levers do appear low, attributable mostly to the Euro bars as you noticed.

With my fingers on the levers, it's generally a straight line from the tips through my wrists and arms to my shoulders when sitting upright. The position is comfortable for me even if I tuck a little.

Also, the bars are rolled forward... more than I might otherwise... so the switchgear won't strike the tank when the forks are rotated to the stops. My '64 has a three-switch cluster at the left perch and the horn lever protrudes slightly at the bottom.

Some time in the future I'd like to mount sidecar bars, which will solve the tank clearance issue.

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Old 03-27-2010, 06:01 AM   #54
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I took mine for a ride yesterday. 1968 R50
A flooded Mississippi River in the backround.

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:17 PM   #55
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kanur,
That bike looks in great shape. How many miles?
The river looks...angry.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:14 PM   #56
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We dump fluids and go out for a ride. Tranny is loud, in a grinding sort of way.
...better not ride that thing with that tranny in it...
...and of course your slingers could destroy your motor at any moment...
BUT?
What happened to, " I think this would be a good bike for me...?"
Well, stuff like this happens to an old bike, it's to be expected...you should know that!
I suddenly realize that all my knowledge, fit's on the head of a pin. Or is that...I'm a pinhead when it comes to /2's.
Sam just happens to have a spare tranny in his closet at home. (Ohio)
May I?
Sure...we make the call and pull the tranny again. Dumping the tranny oil displays a riot of metallic bits and flakes, suspended in golden mead.
BUT! No time to cry in beer. We've got a motorcycle show to go to. AMCA Rhinebeck '08. Just up the road from me. You didn't think the boys rode all the way from Ohio just to bring me Jezebel?
It's my first meet...and my head goes explody!








Zircon keeps saying, "...You just gotta love these old black pieces of junk!..."

I like those other ones, I'm still up in the air about mine.....
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:27 PM   #57
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WOWZA!
Them sure are some shiny bikes those guys have!!!
And the "brainworms" begin....little thoughts you can't get out of your head...
..a lot like "earworms", songs that pop into your head, and you can't get rid of 'em....like Petula Clark, "To Sir, With Love".....the theme song to "Green Acres..." ...shit like that....
Do I need to dismantle the WHOLE bike to make it shiny like those?????
Should I change the bald ChenShings now or wait til winter????
Will my slingers finally pack it up and blow the left jug off, and sever my femur like that video I saw????
I decide to ride and study in preparation for the winter's inevitable teardown...Floyd Clymer's manual is as good a repair manual, as it is a source of fresh toilet paper...
I ride...4K.
Got wet, got hot, didn't get stranded, only came close a coupla times to nasty faceplants. I start to relax, and worry less about the bike blowing up, than stuffing it and myself into the back of that delivery van....(Carmel, NY). OHHHH!!!! That FRONT brake!!!!!!

I mount the Buco's that came with the black piece of junk...they were white fiberglass...and I discover, RATTLECAN MAGIC! That's MISTER Rustoleum to you buddy!!!!!

DAMN! Now I can carry BEER! How cool is that!
The first six pack I put in there, get's a punctured can, and I quickly realize that the Buco's, while NOT waterproof, WILL hold warm, frothy liquids...mixed together with Castrol 40W, an old roadmap, and the everpresent greasy rag, and you've got some tasty lookin' broth in there fella!
Mmmmmmm!!!!


I also learn that it's simply not enough to LATCH the lids of the Buco's, one must LOCK the little thingies holding them in place.
The FIRST ride, down the crowded POS Arterial that bisects our beat up little town on the banks of the Hudson, and I hit a bump. The lid flips off. I hear THWACK...and turn to watch ALL the cages take aim at my one of a kind, unobtainium fiberglass classic Buco lids....
For once in their useless lives, ALL the cagers demonstrate an infallible sense of direction, directly across the top of the black THING in the road....
I retrieve the remains, replete in the knowledge that I too...can learn the ART OF FIBERGLASSING!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:11 PM   #58
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...and I discover, RATTLECAN MAGIC! That's MISTER Rustoleum to you buddy!!!!!
...and you chose not to touch up the Weber while you were at it
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:29 PM   #59
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...and you chose not to touch up the Weber while you were at it


And here I am...thinkin' no one's payin' attention to my silly story...

The HeatPaint Chapter comes LATER!
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:38 AM   #60
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by all means, keep it coming.
The pics and misery are fun to share, and I have yet to do anything about my slingers (temporary garage art).
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