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Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:42 pm quote
Mike Bossy wrote:
Voodoo,

Horseshoes and hand grenades...I'll be up in Bellevue to help move my brother in law back to SoCal on the 24-26th of this month. Would have liked to stop by for the event.
Mike Bossy wrote:
Maybe I'll pack reeeeal slow. It's a long shot that we'll still be around but stranger things have happened. Will understand if its at capacity though.
j/k, LOTS of space!
If it doesn't rain
Seattle here you know, not California.
But you have no bike here so no problem regardless.

Yeah, let's work on a schedule.. Monday instead of Wednesday? People?

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Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:16 am quote
This sounds like a blast. Need to see if something like this exists around here.
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Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:23 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
Yeah, let's work on a schedule.. Monday instead of Wednesday? People?
What happened to Tuesday? That's the best day for me.
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Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:48 am quote
Tuesday good for me also.
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Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:06 pm quote
Monday or Tuesday next week would be PERFECT. Iím going out of town for a week starting the 28th (wed). Hopefully we can schedule a little sooner so I can have my rematch at pool!.... oh ya and fix up the scoot too.

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Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:52 am quote
o yeah
Hi all -
I missed last week because of work - BUT tuesday works for me as well - hope we can get together then so i can make it - I work on weds.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:12 pm quote
Basic Maintenance 101
Well then, Tuesday it is. This will be a GROUP effort again, I am NOT an expert and sometimes make mistakes. "sketchy advice & parts cheap". Fortunately I DO have the Haynes manual if we get stuck.

Bring your maintenance stuff and maybe specialty tools?
Again will have new NGK plugs, long & short 7s if you need.

If your scoot is all mainted up, we'll have detailing supplies to make it prettier.
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Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:53 pm quote
Voodoo,

Many thanks for the invite as I'm doing everything in my power of persuasion to get the brother-in-law to hang out a few more days so I can attend the Klatch. It's tough sledding so far. Even pulled the Jedi Mind Trick but he's not budging. I might have to resort to the banana in the tailpipe to get this deal down.

So far I'm a dinner down at the Keg and he gets to control the radio for the entire drive back to Socal. A man can only take so much. I'll PM you if I can close this deal. I'll take you up on that ride as I need to see the Metal Chicken before heading home.
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:20 am quote
Reminder, it's tonite 5 to 9:30. Looks like a fair turnout, couple guys out of town, but a couple of new guys are expected.

Show up on your scoot if you can, in your car if you must and join the 'amateur hour' while we figure out how to do basic maintenance.
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:29 am quote
Can I come and learn how to pick a lock..



..and will you guys be masticating before/during/or after??
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:41 am quote
open session
During, and that type of action will be limited to opening locks & chewing only during official hours.

We will be honored if you come Mr Legend, I'll pick you up at the airport & later stick you on a lowly Vespa, so you can remember your humble roots.
Better hurry...
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:28 pm quote
Re: open session
V oodoo wrote:
During, and that type of action will be limited to opening locks & chewing only during official hours.

We will be honored if you come Mr Legend, I'll pick you up at the airport & later stick you on a lowly Vespa, so you can remember your humble roots.
Better hurry...
Hey hey whoa whoa there.

I'm a legend in my own mind and.......

I do still own a piaggio vespa sframe.

I don't judge one over the other.

I go with what I got a good deal on at the time.


Just settin the record straight.

I hope its cooler in your garage than it is down here in mine......that's all I gots ta say.
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:11 pm quote
V oodoo wrote:
Reminder, it's tonite 5 to 9:30. Looks like a fair turnout, couple guys out of town, but a couple of new guys are expected.

Show up on your scoot if you can, in your car if you must and join the 'amateur hour' while we figure out how to do basic maintenance.
Sorry V oodoo. I've got a date with a tractor tonight. Need to get some utility work done before Friday. Next time!
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Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:17 pm quote
Voodoo

How was the turn out tonight?
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:37 am quote
Mike Bossy wrote:
Voodoo

How was the turn out tonight?
Hopefully one of the guests didn't chop everyone into little pieces and stuff them in a freezer someplace. That might discourage me from trying to arrange one here in Chicago.
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:27 pm quote
So, when is yours gonna be?

There's a rule against that & a few special rules for Jimmy, or for that matter, anybody visiting from Cali ... (one involving a giant metal chicken)

Most everything else goes.

Including motorcycles(2T preferred)


Welded a new fanny on the frame. 50cc's of screaming fun, this thing is FAST and the 6 speed gears are butter!

Our group was about the same size, 3 new guys & 3 guys got permission to cut class this time.

PS Yes, a LOT cooler Jimmy.
Jackets on or suffer when we went for pizza run after.
Great little ride to check out Skott's carb fixing and tuning skills.
EVERYTHING works right now(Thanks Brent).
Superbly done, now if only his pool game ....
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:41 pm quote
Looks like a blast!

I lit my shirt on fire using an angle grinder once. True story.

I'll try and get a thread up to ought for the Midwest edition. Just found out I'll be going back to China for a week mid September. so I'm thinking last week of sept.
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:01 pm quote
Count me in for the next Klatch, would be good to meet some locals. Which part of Seattle?
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Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:37 pm quote
V oodoo,

2 weeks in and we're already breaking out the special rules for the Socal no show? Alright somebody teach me the secret handshake, or how many times do I have to knock on the garage door, on one leg, while spinning around to gain entry? If somebody tells me they've already designed patches I'm out.

Oh and I see your metal chicken and raise you a cock on wheels.

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Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:42 pm quote
I know, I know.........it's a bodge...........get over it!!!!
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Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:01 am quote
PATCHES!!! great idea!
Mike Bossy wrote:
V oodoo,

2 weeks in and we're already breaking out the special rules for the Socal no show? Alright somebody teach me the secret handshake, or how many times do I have to knock on the garage door, on one leg, while spinning around to gain entry? If somebody tells me they've already designed patches I'm out.

Oh and I see your metal chicken and raise you a cock on wheels.
Calm down. Naw, don't worry, few ppl have would have a problem avoiding or postponing the sort of things we must prohibit to stay productive() and out of jail. Plus, nearly everything's legal here anyway, so it's a very short list.

No secret signs or other BS except of course the mandatory Cali guy chicken run.
And that's OUR own local giant chicken, so I'm calling your bluff with that oversized wheeled metal cock thing you probably just googled up.

Attention please, announcement :
Next meet in 2 weeks sharp. Or whenever I'm told to have it.
(random google chicken for reference)
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Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:01 am quote
More pics, as requested

Morrie & Yammy 50 rocket, Isaac & 350 twin Cafe and Burl & his Primavera. And Tommy's boat, but where's Tommy & his Stella frame?


Adam and Skott have arrived, Burl's bike is napping, Hal's 125 smallie in the foreground


Here's the new rear frame section we spliced in, tin sheet is a welding mask for tire


Skott doing a successful body transplant on his carb, Skott knows carbs now.


Burl's smallie w/ cleaned & lubed shift tube back in & more reassembly pending
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Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:25 am quote
Looks like a good time and it appears your idea started some offshoots in Chicago and LA. Nicely done! I've got to at least make one of these now
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Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:59 am quote
at the airport

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Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:01 am quote
Scooter is the conversation ~
I just have to say = hats off to Terry for having us all over and letting us use his tools and space. It is a lot more fun to work on your scoot with people around all doing the same. Hopefully we can find a space to keep it going while Terry is away .

I am looking forwards to our next gathering and hope to see more faces of Seattles scooter crowd attend. I now have to get my electrical sorted on my smally - it doesn't even have the kill switch operating - this will test my patience so i am happy to have company and help working on it ...

see you all soon I hope - and good luck to you people in other cities getting yours going - it is worth the effort IMHO...
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Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:05 am quote
+1 on that Falcon

I didn't make it to the last one but I'm ready for the upcoming one! Is there a date set for that yet?
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Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:33 am quote
Date? Who sets dates? When I did, I had to change it

Ok, like last time, let's VOTE. That's the AMERICAN WAY, right?

So.. a week from tomorrow, Tuesday the 10th OR next day Wednesday the 11th? Both are good for me. Please post up your preference.

Oh, good news - If I understand his post, VADER will be flying in and bringing the coffee!
Mike Bossy wrote:
Looks like a good time and it appears your idea started some offshoots in Chicago and LA. Nicely done! I've got to at least make one of these now
As noted in my opening post, all credit goes to this fellow who gave me the idea. You should start one in your area Mike, even 2 or 3 other guys is enuff to have a good time and call yourselves a 'klatch'. Right Len?
Quasi-moto wrote:
odiewan wrote:
Do any of you San Diego folk get together at all?
We have a ScooterKlatch in North County, but it's quite a stretch from San Diego up in Fallbrook.)

We did it every other week this summer, and now I'm working on making it monthly during the fall/winter months. Have been getting feedback from the folks who came as to a convenient day and time. Should have more info in the next week or so.
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:35 am quote
+1 for Wednesday
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:44 am quote
+1 for Tuesday
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:09 am quote
Wednesday
I vote wednesday as i work on tues.
hope that works as i had a great time at our last get together ...!

see you all soon i hope .
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Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:25 pm quote
Either works for me.

Just want to add another bump for Terry hosting. It is MUCH appreciated and always a good time.

I guess I'll +1 for Wed as the votes seem to trending that way.

See you all next week.
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:57 pm quote
V oodoo! Please keep me posted on one that will be happening when Dan is home from work. He gets home on Thur, Sept 12 and we are doing Run From the Sun that weekend following. Most of the rest of the month he is home we will be available and I think it would be fun to truck the '52 down for a bit of tinkering.
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Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:52 pm quote
Skotieono wrote:
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I guess I'll +1 for Wed as the votes seem to trending that way.

See you all next week.
Looks like we have a plan and I hope as many as possible can make it. It is a lot of fun. I'm guessing we will be focusing on putting Syntagma's new Super 150 thru a tough inspection and making sure all safety equipment is working properly. It's a nice solid old bike w/ good motor that just needs most of the controls cleaned up & dialed in.

No problem fixing your own stuff or helping somebody else, we'll have the usual tools available.
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Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:09 am quote
V oodoo wrote:
Skotieono wrote:
..
I guess I'll +1 for Wed as the votes seem to trending that way.

See you all next week.
Looks like we have a plan and I hope as many as possible can make it. It is a lot of fun. I'm guessing we will be focusing on putting Syntagma's new Super 150 thru a tough inspection and making sure all safety equipment is working properly. It's a nice solid old bike w/ good motor that just needs most of the controls cleaned up & dialed in.

No problem fixing your own stuff or helping somebody else, we'll have the usual tools available.
I'm looking forward to this and meeting the rest of you as well. It's been such a hectic week of family stuff; I'm eager to get focused on my scooters again. See you all there!
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Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:09 pm quote
pre funk
What a great weekend! I spent most of the day, Friday, with V oodo learning the basics (and some tricks) of clutch and brake cable repair/maintenance. - He's got patience for days!

What was accomplished -

- Loosened hand clutch assembly
- Tightened clutch cable
- Tightened front brake cable
- minor wiring back up turn signal switches and such
- Replaced original brake levers with adjustable ones
- Removed remnants of old turn signal posts
- Removed some plastic shrouding over the clutch cables near the kick starter and discovered it needs a bit of love (nothing too major)

It was a blast! I really enjoy picking up new skills and learning from someone so knowledgeable. I can't thank you enough V oodoo! It's been invaluable.

Then on Saturday, I got my wife out around the neighborhood riding the Fly up and down the blocks. Of course she's now got that grin and is eyeing my scooters.

Lastly Sunday was just a good relaxing day Pledging the scooter and hanging out with my daughter. Life is good.

ANYWAY - I'm looking forward to Wednesday!

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Excuse the phone pic - I gotta remember to bring the real one next time

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Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:48 pm quote
Shaping up
Gonna be a busy one and I just got an email from the Kafe Bike Kids begging to come again. I just can't say no. And TWO guys are bringing their girls... now we gotta watch our mouths

But you know what? The weather is gonna be great, we got the room, we will have a lil BBQ goin' and the stars will be out when we ride out of here afterward, NO clouds. This is SEATTLE, ppl, we celebrate.
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Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:52 pm quote
Enjoy those sun breaks while you can and here's to one day meeting that giant metal chicken.
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:40 am quote
super SUNNY day, blue skies above
Mid day, go to the top BUMP bump


we'll be waiting for you
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:49 pm quote
Can't make it tonight due to work obligations

But, thanks again Terry. I only made it once but, it was a blast. Look forward to next season!

Hopefully by then, my schedule will ease up.

I will bring the beer and ducttape.

Everyone should hit the thumbs up for the V ooDoo man!
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Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:01 pm quote
I love this stuff, what a blast!

It was great wrenching and learning with everyone. I ended up swapping out my head for another where the spark plug socket wasn't stripped, completely cleaning and tightening the front brake, found a few more things that need attention, and I even made some new friends. It doesn't get too much better!

I can't say thank you enough, V oodoo, for hosting SK! We're all going to be eagerly awaiting your return.

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