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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:47 am



lets see. whats happening today........paying all the monthly bills, riding to the loan company to renew my loan, waiting for the excavator operator to get here so he can dig the hole to bury my cat. thats about all for today.

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Post by dingdong » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:58 am

I can list quite a few. Tioga Pass Yosemite Park Ca. is one of my favorites.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by Breakdancer » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:17 am

Stuart, sorry you lost your cat . Pets are family. I saw a guy walking his rather large, white cockatiel the other day. Although it was staying on his shoulder, it was flapping it's wings like it wanted to fly. It looked like it was smacking him pretty good as he was cursing and trying to get it off his shoulder. I couldn't help but laugh. Gee, I wonder what's in that birds vocabulary? :lol:
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:12 pm

thanks Breakdancer. yeah, he was a loyal and faithful "friend". we went thru a lot in the 14 years we spent together. thats funny about that cockatiel , but on a serious side note, once that bird says and repeats as much as a single curse word, its value is gone.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by brettchallenger » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:02 pm

waiting for the excavator operator to get here so he can dig the hole to bury my cat.
What kind of cat was it, a tiger?
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Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:25 pm

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Post by roadwanderer2 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:04 pm

brettchallenger wrote:
waiting for the excavator operator to get here so he can dig the hole to bury my cat.
What kind of cat was it, a tiger?
Dusty was a 14 year old, 22 pound male tabby as pictured below. the ground here is hard as a rock. i tried to dig it myself with a spade shovel and was only able to get 3 inches under the grass, and with my back and knee, i can't do it so i have to have it done for me.

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Post by brettchallenger » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:09 am

Apologies Stuart, I didn't mean to sound as unfeeling as my post indicated.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:44 am

brettchallenger wrote:Apologies Stuart, I didn't mean to sound as unfeeling as my post indicated.
thats ok brettchallenger, it was my fault for not explaining it a little more accurately. actually it did sound kinda funny.

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:26 am

Needing a back-ho. . . I too was wondering how big this cat was. :shock:
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:22 pm

FM-USA wrote:Needing a back-ho. . . I too was wondering how big this cat was. :shock:
Dusty's photo is a couple of postings up. the ground here is rock solid and i can't do it. the person came here today and dug the hole for me with a pick and shovel. took him, while we were both "shooting the breeze" and taking water and smoke breaks about 3 1/2 hours which is ok with me since he was doing all the work and it was worth the money i paid him to do it. Monday i go get Dusty out of "cold storage" and will be burying him Monday morning in the back yard.

on another note, between bs'ing with this guy and working on my bike, i now have the motor almost bolted back onto the frame. i have to do more tomorrow to "button it up" and then try to fire it up once i get the front exhaust pipes back on. im done working on it for the day. i have to rest my knees and my back.

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Post by FM-USA » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:18 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:Im done working on it for the day. i have to rest my knees and my back.
stuart.
Maybe this HF trinket is in your X-Mas want list?


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Post by Aussie81Interstate » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:04 pm

Doing more work on my boat, made up a small wooden panel and mounted up two 4 way switch panels, a small number plate light over the top to light the switches up if needed.

Going to drill a hole and mount up the tacho on the dash - then wire it all up and see if it works.

Weather is really lovely and warm... way to good to be inside.

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:17 am

FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:Im done working on it for the day. i have to rest my knees and my back.
stuart.
Maybe this HF trinket is in your X-Mas want list?
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what is that, an electric jack hammer? yes, i looked it up on the HF site. nice tool, but not really financially practical for me since i would be using it only once, but thanks for pointing it out for me.

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Post by FM-USA » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:24 am

roadwanderer2 wrote:
FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:Im done working on it for the day. i have to rest my knees and my back. stuart.
Maybe this HF trinket is in your X-Mas want list?
ham.JPG
what is that, an electric jack hammer? yes, i looked it up on the HF site. nice tool, but not really financially practical for me since i would be using it only once, but thanks for pointing it out for me. stuart.
Since your property is HARD till, I figured it would come in handy whenever digging.
I spoze you're not into concrete demo? With the right attachment, it COULD be used as a vibrator... (for concrete!) :D

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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:37 am

FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:
FM-USA wrote: Maybe this HF trinket is in your X-Mas want list?
ham.JPG
what is that, an electric jack hammer? yes, i looked it up on the HF site. nice tool, but not really financially practical for me since i would be using it only once, but thanks for pointing it out for me. stuart.
Since your property is HARD till, I figured it would come in handy whenever digging.
I spoze you're not into concrete demo? With the right attachment, it COULD be used as a vibrator... (for concrete!) :D

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ROFLMAO @ vibrator....for concrete. never did concrete demo before and i really don't think i want to try it. i had hard enough time building my cinder block garage for the first time doing any type of masonry work.

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Post by Dusty Boots » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:02 pm

Took a break from working on/in the shop today, seeing as it was a decent day and went for a little 150 mi ride arounf my 'neck of the woods'.

Ended up rolling over 318,000 on the clock on the way. ;)





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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:01 pm

318,000 + on a 92 wing. impressive.

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Post by Dusty Boots » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:29 pm

It only had 20,354 when I picked it up in Nov 2007! ;)




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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:58 pm

not bad, but what would be the equivalent of that in US mileage.

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Post by FM-USA » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:04 pm

roadwanderer2 wrote:not bad, but what would be the equivalent of that in US mileage.

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318,000 Kilom. = 197,600 US Miles
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:52 pm

FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:not bad, but what would be the equivalent of that in US mileage.

stuart.
318,000 Kilom. = 197,600 US Miles

even so, thats still not too bad for a 24 year old bike. have you had to do any major repairs other than normal maintenance to it?

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roadwanderer2 wrote:
FM-USA wrote:
roadwanderer2 wrote:not bad, but what would be the equivalent of that in US mileage.

stuart.
318,000 Kilom. = 197,600 US Miles
even so, thats still not too bad for a 24 year old bike. have you had to do any major repairs other than normal maintenance to it?
stuart.
Dusty's is a 1990, mine 91. We both have 200K miles.
Can't say for Dusty but all I changed on the motor were the Timing Belts around 112K miles.
Alt service, master clutch, brakes, etc. are peripherals.
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Post by roadwanderer2 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:41 pm

hell, thats just "broken in" for a wing. my 83 has 112,xxx and still going strong. i've put over 30,000 miles on her in just 3 years.

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Post by detdrbuzzard » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:48 pm

i had my neighbor take me to the shop so I could pick up the mighty ST 1300 once we got back home he said " lets go riding. " he rides a bmw r1200c I stayed on the mighty ST 1300 so I could get some miles on the new Pirelli angle gt's, we rode out to cement city, mi. and back about 145 miles and I also got a chance to try out my new lights
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