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Met up this past weekend with the local Modern folks in the Santa Rosa, Ca area, Nor Cal.
Some of them Rode a 100+ mile route, I met up with them in Bodega Bay, lunched, talked and rode back through Sebastopol. The local modern shop has some consignment vintage scoots laying about his property that he says I can check out...and I will pass on the VINs and some info on each here, soon. One of the riders also has some vintage bikes that I'm eager to check out and ride with him. Will report back soon! Also hoping to meet up with some peeps from @Workingclassscooterclub soon, the local vintage club.

Cheers Peeps, stay safe and prosper...
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Another The Birds set...the Schoolhouse.
Another The Birds set...the Schoolhouse.
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And...Im up here as a 2021 Harvest Intern, Sonoma, California....at a winery...learning to make wine....till Nov and then back to reality. F-Covid....
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That's very cool, modkuo, both the riding and the wine making!

I've only ever been to Sonoma and Napa for corporate stuff, and for some reason, it seems like it rained on me for damn near all of them. I suspect you're having a better time than I did out there. I'd love to learn winemaking, as opposed to just wine drinking.
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And...Im up here as a 2021 Harvest Intern, Sonoma, California....at a winery...learning to make wine....till Nov and then back to reality. F-Covid....
How do you get that gig!?!
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How do you get that gig!?!
Just tell them you can't afford to pay your bar tab at the tasting room and they'll make you an "intern" until you're caught up. Razz emoticon
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How do you get that gig!?!
Learn to say phrases like "this one is fruit forward with oak-y undertones" with a straight face
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Thanks C-Man and everyone else. If it was only so glorious! Basically since they can't get Int'l Interns, they will take broken down-out of work Hotel Event Managers like me. It actually is an interesting job, we open bottles and taste at lunch, we get lots of oppty to learn and visit other wineries…cool gig but lots of manual labor. Having fun! Miss San Diego but Nor Cal is a cool and whole different vibe. Oh yeah, no suit for the first time in 25 yrs is killer, and being able to say - notes of pencil shavings, lots of minerality, green pepper, grasses, jalapeño and high phenolics….helps Razz emoticon
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Thanks C-Man and everyone else. If it was only so glorious! Basically since they can't get Int'l Interns, they will take broken down-out of work Hotel Event Managers like me. It actually is an interesting job, we open bottles and taste at lunch, we get lots of oppty to learn and visit other wineries…cool gig but lots of manual labor. Having fun! Miss San Diego but Nor Cal is a cool and whole different vibe. Oh yeah, no suit for the first time in 25 yrs is killer, and being able to say - notes of pencil shavings, lots of minerality, green pepper, grasses, jalapeño and high phenolics….helps Razz emoticon
don't forget notes of cat piss, wet newspaper, old petrol...
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And hints of 2-stroke and seized cylinder coming late on the palate, with a tannic finish
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When I think "Intern," I usually think of college kids who'd be making their tasting notes like, "Mostly fruity tones, reminiscent of the April 2021 Boone's Farm Country Quencher, but with a strong cherry finish, like Robitussin. Like most vintages of this ilk, it was better going down than coming up."
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You know... I thought it'd be funny as a hurricane was coming to go all creepshow:

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Interviewed by KTRK, he compared his arrest to a scene out of another popular franchise — this one a little more kid-friendly.

"It felt like a scene out of 'Scooby-Doo' after they handcuffed me and pulled the mask off, like, 'I would have gotten away with it if wasn't for those meddling Karens, you know?" he told the station.
(WTF?)
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Finally ordered a real copy of the Sausage Vespa DVD's. I have a pirated electronic copy which is all of the engine video and about 1/3 of the maintenance one. They are on sale as a bundle and I figured it was time to get right with them . £17.99 for the 2 makes a bargain in my book, plus the shipping to USA isn't so bad at £6.

https://scooterproducts.com/product/vespa-engine-rebuild-plus-running-maintenance-dvd-bundle/
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You know... I thought it'd be funny as a hurricane was coming to go all creepshow:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/lawyer-dressed-michael-myers-arrested-125824512.html


(WTF?)
Oh yeah, cause horror movies are so comedic - it makes everyone smile and laugh....WTF indeed.... Trippy....
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I'm always willing to give a cheap tool a try but I'll tell you this : If you're ever thinking about using low cost knock-off 'helicoils' on even something with little torque like the 5mm air cleaner screws in the carb, put it out of your mind.
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I'm always willing to give a cheap tool a try but I'll tell you this : If you're ever thinking about using low cost knock-off 'helicoils' on even something with little torque like the 5mm air cleaner screws in the carb, put it out of your mind.
I like to use a timesert

https://www.timesert.com/

http://www.timesert.com/html/mtrcsert.html
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I don't think there is enough material at that rear air cleaner mounting screw for a timesert. The cheap 'helicoil' wire is too soft and the little mounting tang just gets pushed down and deformed by the breaker rod . The real ones are of a much harder steel and that tang is designed to snap off.
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Engaged in some tomfoolery in Austin.

Another local institution is falling under the hammer of growth... Decided to go hang out and make a ride of it.
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Nice!

Teralingua = hot mudder scratcher of a ride.
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Teralingua is way up on our list of camp/rides. Likely a bit later in the season though....HOT!
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Never a dull moment in my 'hood.

This isn't scooter-related, fortunately, but this just happened two houses down from me. Driver of the white car hit the blue parked car and managed to flip herself.

I heard the bang, then screaming, so I wandered out to see what was up, but was not expecting that much excitement.

I take it as a little reminder that if you assume everyone else on the road is an idiot, you're probably not wrong.
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I assume with the double-yellow this is not a 25MPH residential. Otherwise, someone was definitely speeding to get rubber side up.
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It's a 30 mph residential street, but it's straight so people tend to drive faster than that.

I guess we just party hard in my hood.
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Never a dull moment in my 'hood.

This isn't scooter-related, fortunately, but this just happened two houses down from me. Driver of the white car hit the blue parked car and managed to flip herself.

I heard the bang, then screaming, so I wandered out to see what was up, but was not expecting that much excitement.

I take it as a little reminder that if you assume everyone else on the road is an idiot, you're probably not wrong.
I've responded to this twice as an EMT, never saw one on its roof though. I had this happen up the block from me also, again not on the roof. I would like to get temporary speed bumps during the summer at least. During the winter it would be an issue for plows.
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I've responded to this twice as an EMT, never saw one on its roof though. I had this happen up the block from me also, again not on the roof. I would like to get temporary speed bumps during the summer at least. During the winter it would be an issue for plows.
"Temporary" for the summer months... sprinkler for the snowy season
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That should read "Take your...."

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Havn't done too much work on actual scooters over the past month. I've had other priorities, and distractions. Although I havn't done much scooter stuff, I have done some work on the shop. I've added an electrical sub-panel, new lighting circuits, power circuits, and more; all isolated from the house main panel, led shop lights all around.

This week I added some loft storage in the rafters of the shop, so I can better store frames/parts, and more hoarder junk. So far I have a 4'x7.5' space, but ill add quite a bit more in time. So far I've been able to use lumber on hand, but I'll need to get some more plywood. This space will greatly improve my storage space, and ability to keep an organized working shop space down below
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nice addition to the storage - I've still got to add another light fixture to my area since the VBB platform shadows my work bench too much. The overhead storage is a huge component to keeping your sanity and being able to have a bigger hoard.
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Good sorting there on the storage space!
I may need to look above my drywall and see if I could do similar.
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Nope! We just have a different "flavour" of confusion
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Today I decided to paint the lower half of our 24-year-old motorhome. I bought primer and paint the other day at Napa, and had sticker shock for a half a gallon of paint, and the reducer, hardner, etc.

So we were going for a dark blue. Here in the Pacific Northwest you got to catch the window of opportunity to paint outside, and those are dwindling fast with winter approaching.

So I get the spray gun all ready, get the surface prepped, Dial the gun into a nice feed, and prime the whole lower half. So far so good, a nice flat black.

Then I add the activator and reducer to the colored paint. And add a half a bottle of talc so it comes out flat. Well... It was really blue. Like, masking tape blue blue.

I took some pictures and sent them upstairs, and the reply I got from my wife was, wow, that's really blue!

At this point I'm pretty pissed off, so I go upstairs and my wife, bless her, was trying to be nice. I finally said oh come on, it looks like the fucking Smurf mobile!

After the 15 minutes of tear gushing gut bursting laughing, we came up with a game plan. I mixed two parts primer, with one part paint. That's after the hardeners reducers blah blah blah is all added to each associated paint. I figured, what the heck, might as well go for it. Can't get much worse than what it already is, unless it doesn't harden...

The result is pretty good, it's kind of a dark gray with a tinge of blue, just perfect. We both wanted a little more blue than gray, like the swatch, but oh well, it's going to have to do...
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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'74 50s x3 '87 PK125XL '92 PK50XLS Plurimatic - & - '58 AllState '68 Sprint '66(?) Super125 and '72 DanMotor Super150
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Location: seattle/athens
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63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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LOL, nice save! Kudos for improvising and charging ahead. Final result definitely beats the smurf / Avitar shade. Now you won't be mistaken for the Blue Man Group tour bus!
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