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Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:56 am



On the 80's to 83"s what part is hardest to get to yet counts for so much, it's outside your engine not inside your engine...And what's it's function????



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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:18 am

A competent repairman ????
Function...To get you on the road instead of on the computer :D

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:46 am

Message received Virgil..See ya, thanks for your help Sir.... :D

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:53 am

Gas tank. :) And it's purpose is pretty obvious...

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:53 am

Not by choice.Maybe when I retire.
I have been cornered into helping the neighbors 2nd cousin twice removed once or twice.
I try to avoid hands on repair for others because then they think I'm at there beck and call whenever it hiccups.
I'll gladly put in my 2 cents worth on anything,sometimes I even get it right,but I always try to let them "do it yourself ".It just adds self esteem when you can wrench it and make it work right.
Repairing something has become a lost art as " we " have become a trade up/throw away society.
I'm still old school but I do try to Re-purpose everything I can.
Any ideas for a TRS-80 pocket computer? It's got a single line dot matrix display and is programmed in BASIC.
And yes I do own a honeycomb 3.1 os on a 7" tablet,so I'm not lost with technology either.

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:01 am

virgilmobile wrote:Any ideas for a TRS-80 pocket computer? It's got a single line dot matrix display and is programmed in BASIC.
And yes I do own a honeycomb 3.1 os on a 7" tablet,so I'm not lost with technology either.


Wasn't that a re-badged Sharp pocket computer? I have one of those...I wrote tons of stuff for it. I bought it new back in 1984. It still has a bunch of programs in it that I wrote back then, and works like new.

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:11 am

Same technology,same purpose.It is a bit different,maybe a older version.I even got the printer for it.

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:15 am

littlebeaver wrote:Message received Virgil..See ya, thanks for your help Sir.... :D


I did respond to the post you changed.Sorry if I pushed your button,I'm really bored right now and I was just being a smart a** .
Come back littlebeaver..come back please..

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby themainviking » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:18 pm

virgilmobile wrote:Any ideas for a TRS-80 pocket computer? It's got a single line dot matrix display and is programmed in BASIC.
And yes I do own a honeycomb 3.1 os on a 7" tablet,so I'm not lost with technology either.


I had one of those in - hmmmm - lemme see - 1985? (a TRS-80) single line dot matrix, but it wasn't a pocket type. It was about ten inches by seven inches if I recollect. I wrote basic programs on it so that we could do Norad exercises from the DEW line (way north Arctic) to put simulated enemy aircraft flight tracks in to the Region Control Centers. Supposed to be a person doing the input, all night, for three nights, but after I got that Trash 80 doin its stuff, the persons all spent the evenings in the bar, har.... That was my second computer right after my old Blue. Gawd that do bring back memories.
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:27 pm

themainviking wrote:
virgilmobile wrote:Any ideas for a TRS-80 pocket computer? It's got a single line dot matrix display and is programmed in BASIC.
And yes I do own a honeycomb 3.1 os on a 7" tablet,so I'm not lost with technology either.


I had one of those in - hmmmm - lemme see - 1985? (a TRS-80) single line dot matrix, but it wasn't a pocket type. It was about ten inches by seven inches if I recollect. I wrote basic programs on it so that we could do Norad exercises from the DEW line (way north Arctic) to put simulated enemy aircraft flight tracks in to the Region Control Centers. Supposed to be a person doing the input, all night, for three nights, but after I got that Trash 80 doin its stuff, the persons all spent the evenings in the bar, har.... That was my second computer right after my old Blue. Gawd that do bring back memories.


I've wrote some aviation wind/course/track programs, as well as other flight planning type programs in mine - they're still in there now!

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:54 pm

I think I used mine to calculate sat dish alignment.You know, the 12 foot wak in the back yard?
One guy had his painted to blend in with the wooded area behind his house.My service call was to repair a 14 foot fiberglass dish with a shotgun hole in it....right through the painted deer :lol:

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:18 pm

Littlebeaver I would say it would be your better half !haha And as for function it is the following,give directions,rub shoulders,tell you to turn the radio up,and pull over I have to pee. Hal
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby riffraff » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:17 am

A straight answer! :lol: A rear master cyl for an 83 :x

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby grandpa » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:10 am

Hi.
This may not be the right place to post but I do it anyway.

Some month ago I had a very young student working here in the office. When he saw my old typewriter he was very impressed. His comments was: A keyboard with builtin printer, fantastic. He had never seen a typewriter before.
This give one something to think about.
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby riffraff » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:54 pm

A keyboard with a built in printer. That's just sad!! :o

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:32 am

Pulse generator is the anwser...Spark advance, vacuum advance.. Sorry guy's I have been a little touchy because I learned I now have that diabete's, that explains the weight loss...Crap.. :shock: I guess no more Taco's for me..darn it.. :lol:

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:35 am

Sorry to hear.I absolutley understand.I do hope you can manage it so you can still ride and share with us. Virgil

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Hey Beve Man sorry to hear that, it really sucks just got to watch your blood sugar. My wife has it too,and I have to keep at her to do her blood sugar and insulin shots and to stop eating junk food. Im sure you can sneak a Taco in once and a while. Keep in touch I missed you the last couple of days thought you got mad or something. Best of luck Hal
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:45 pm

The Gas tank was or is probably the hardest part to get too, but I wan't thinking that, the PG is a pain too, because removing the swingarm is always a pain. I think because its in a tight spot is why I chose the PG... :D I'm sure not perfect, I guess we all have our moments, At least I understand now why I have been so touchy.. And I apologize for it..

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Re: Question of the Month

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:40 am

No need to apologise there L.B. We have thick skin around here and wont hold a couple of out of character comments against you. Take care of your self but dont over do the healthy living thing, you need to enjoy life as well. One Taco will not send you into a coma but might give you some much needed pleasure from time to time.
Oh ya the answer to your question of the month is not the pulse generator its that bloody oil level site glass, if your knees are as bad as mine are,yes I now built a dip stick too. :roll:
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:28 am

Yikes, Hal tell your wife my Sugar blood level numbers were 305 when normal is 99...man oh man...kind high there would you say.. :D guys I know this place that has the best steak..This is the largest baked potato I ever did see and a porterhouse, this is the place twostrokes told me a about the Trailriders Steak House in Floresville Texas, sleepy little town..I couldn't finish my meal, and I got a try of bread pudding, never had that, good stuff..
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby dingdong » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:36 am

Hey Beav. Your diabetes is manageable. What's important is that it won't keep you from riding. Just remember to always carry a candy bar in your trunk for when your blood sugar gets too low.
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Re: Question of the Month

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:40 pm

I will do that Sir. I'm gonna try to fly right, the hardest part is I can't grub anymore, no more buffets, crapola... :o Nothing can stop me from riding unless of course I loose a foot to diabetes..it's been known to happen... :shock:




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