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Old 10-04-2010, 09:40 PM   #61
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Those pipe burns are nasty things. I learned not to wear shorts on a bike after three burns and two Dr. visits. I was still young and stupid, my Mom didn't care that I was on motorcycles but she said another Dr. bill and no more motorcycles. I started wearing jeans when I rode. '60s ATGATT. I got a helmet sometime in the 70s too but it wasn't until the '80s that I wore one all the time and then it took me many years to get a full face helmet.

It all sounds very foolish but looking back at what others were wearing and what was available for riding gear, it's amazing so many of us lived through it.

My only question now is: OregonCoast, will you be wearing vintage riding gear during the Mexican 1000 or close to vintage?

Go little Honda, go little Honda - you meet the nicest people on a Honda. . . . . .
Ouch, thinking about the burns, Sherry

BTW, I used the "Nicest People" reference early in this thread when I commented that "You meet the nicest people while working on a old Honda!"

As far as gear, I was hoping that Atomic Moto in Bend would have some ideas on that...Brian of Atomic owns the "Griff's" brand now (a MX apparel maker from the old days) and was hoping we would come up with something...

For the melon...I love the look of the Bell 500


http://www.thebellstore.com/Helmets/custom500.html
and will probably get one for photo ops...However, I really would like to protect my ugly mug and old bones so will be most likely have a full-face helmet and armor under whatever clothing I am wearing for the race!

Ok....so, the build has been slow....other things taking up my time..like racing the DRZ, work and fishing! So here's a break from our regularly scheduled program:

I hadn't been salmon fishing since last year...but I dragged two good fishing buddy's out to Tillamook Bay for a beautiful day of fishing..no, its not racing thread related...but what the hell:

The morning started great on the river:


Then enjoyed the foggy bay:


The ugly skipper:


One of the ones we had to throw back:


We got 3 nice Coho Salmon to the boat...unfortunately they all had the extra fin (native non fin-clipped), so they got to swim another day. Nice diversion for the day.

After pulling the boat out of the water, I loaded the Honda into the El Camino and brought it over to Lonnie..my graphics guy

Lonnie has done an amazing job transferring his $250 dollar vintage TL125 into a sweet little ride, and now it was the SL's turn. I wish I had taken some more pictures of his bike to show here...I will when I get back over there this week. So the SL is getting the aluminum side plates mounted with numbers and some sponsor stickers made....I believe that Ladybug is in for a treat

Here the SL is in the waiting room, next to the 76' TL125. I really liked the round tank sticker Lonnie made for his TL, and I wanted something a bit more correct for the year than the 80's red-white-blue Honda wing that is on it..so, expect something similar on the SL...reminded me of the old Honda Dream tanks!
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #62
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Ok so somehow I forgot about this thread since the first few posts on page 1. Don't worry, I'm subscribed now.

Glad the cheapie foot pegs worked out for you. I've had them so long I forget they're there but they sure work great on the Strom. Even with my now treadless boots I've never slipped.

I'm devising my plan on how to get to Baja in April. How ever it ends up working out I'll be there to root you on and drink cervezas with you in the evenings.

And.....thanks for the Netflix suggestion. I know what I'm watching tonight!
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:30 PM   #63
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Speaking of period ATGATT, I love that James Garner took off in a windshieldless Bronco with no goggles.

That Don Bohannan guy was a hoot!
Didja stay on the bike the whole time?
*sheepish look*
All except for once. I sorta fell down.

That was a great movie. Easily as good as On Any Sunday. I really liked the part where they stopped talking and just played music as the cars were billowing through poof dust. One guy was opening the door to let some of the dust out. Good stuff.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:59 PM   #64
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Speaking of period ATGATT, I love that James Garner took off in a windshieldless Bronco with no goggles.
Works great until you catch a moth in your eye at 40 mph DAMHIK.



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Old 10-06-2010, 10:05 PM   #65
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:33 AM   #66
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Speaking of period ATGATT, I love that James Garner took off in a windshieldless Bronco with no goggles.

That Don Bohannan guy was a hoot!
Didja stay on the bike the whole time?
*sheepish look*
All except for once. I sorta fell down.

That was a great movie. Easily as good as On Any Sunday. I really liked the part where they stopped talking and just played music as the cars were billowing through poof dust. One guy was opening the door to let some of the dust out. Good stuff.

What a Golden Age for off road racing. No big sponsors, no hype, just racing. I also love the guys who are smoking their cigarettes while the bike is being re-fueled It is also nice when the racers asked questions on camera, they aren't throwing on a Monster Energy cap or grabbing a Red Bull to swill as they start thanking Makita or Viagra for building an awesome bike before answering the question about how the race was going
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:17 AM   #67
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What a Golden Age for off road racing. No big sponsors, no hype, just racing. I also love the guys who are smoking their cigarettes while the bike is being re-fueled It is also nice when the racers asked questions on camera, they aren't throwing on a Monster Energy cap or grabbing a Red Bull to swill as they start thanking Makita or Viagra for building an awesome bike before answering the question about how the race was going
Good to see you posting this morning. I got a little worried when I heard the newsflash about the Netarts fishing/boating drownings last night .....
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:36 AM   #68
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Tomorrow at 5 am, I head to Central Oregon with the SL for a good and proper shake down cruise...she is running great...I hope I don't break her.

I just picked the bike up today from Lonnie after he did his magic, and then Ray performed some of his own magic on the bike. I also found out today from Sherry (Ladybug) that when Larry built this bike, he built it to be a flat track racer...so he's said this thing is ready to race...and I believe it.

Here are some teaser pix from my phone for now, but I will say it is starting to look and feel like a real race bike:













Sorry for the but these are just good people who have stepped up to help out

Photos from the shake down in the desert coming soon.....
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:26 AM   #69
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Looking good. Good luck on the shake down ride.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:09 AM   #70
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Thing looks GREAT. Hope to catch up with you Sunday.

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #71
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Liking the polished alum fender and plates
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #72
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Good seeing you guys. Great looking machine too. Hard to describe to people how cool that thing is.



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Old 10-11-2010, 01:03 AM   #73
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I just got home from Bend. Tired. Here's a teaser shot from Allan for now:


The bike ran ridiculously good..the suspension sucks ass. More tomorrow...and hopefully some video of the old girl approaching 70 mph on a powerline trail!! She actually had some more in her.....

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Old 10-11-2010, 09:53 AM   #74
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I just got home from Bend. Tired. Here's a teaser shot from Allan for now:


The bike ran ridiculously good..the suspension sucks ass. More tomorrow...and hopefully some video of the old girl approaching 70 mph on a powerline trail!! She actually had some more in her.....

Gorgeous pic .... helps bring out the fork oil on the uppers
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Old 10-11-2010, 02:49 PM   #75
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The bike ran ridiculously good..the suspension sucks ass.
Stock front suspension?

I got some YSS PD valves (RaceTech Emulators copy) and drilled the damper rods and dropped them in my '79 XR250 twin shocker.
Night and day. About $120us.

Makes my Works Performance rear end feel cheap now :(
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