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Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:00 pm linkquote
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...




The Birds House


Another The Birds set...the Schoolhouse.




Bodega Bay


Cheers Peeps!



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Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:04 pm

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Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:04 pm linkquote
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....





Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:19 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:19 am linkquote
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.
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:30 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:30 am linkquote
modkuo wrote:
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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Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:32 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:32 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
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.
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:34 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:34 am linkquote
<snorts>
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:21 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:21 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
How do you get that gig!?!
Learn to say phrases like "this one is fruit forward with oak-y undertones" with a straight face
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:49 am

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:49 am linkquote
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



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Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:17 pm linkquote
modkuo wrote:
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
don't forget notes of cat piss, wet newspaper, old petrol...
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:20 pm

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:20 pm linkquote
And hints of 2-stroke and seized cylinder coming late on the palate, with a tannic finish
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:31 pm

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Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:31 pm linkquote
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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Sat Sep 11, 2021 2:15 pm linkquote
put the last coat of paint on my molds for the Lambretta manifold. The first design made it this far and then I ditched it and spent 6 months doing a bunch of computational fluid dynamics only to arrive back at some of the "rule of thumb" guidelines that were already out there.



Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:33 am

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Sun Sep 12, 2021 1:33 am linkquote
More like yesterday, i bought a cheap vespa and realize it wasnt cheap (since the engine is missing lots of part which will cost more then we paid for the bike)








Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:10 pm

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Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:10 pm linkquote
Tried out a cheap, new paint gun… didn't atomize like I had hoped. #cheap :-/



Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:14 pm

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Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:14 pm linkquote
koenig blues wrote:
More like yesterday, i bought a cheap vespa and realize it wasnt cheap (since the engine is missing lots of part which will cost more then we paid for the bike)



Your cousin checking minyak goreng ratios on his Smartfren? 50:1/33:1/100:1?
Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:51 am

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Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:51 am linkquote
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
Quote:
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?)
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:45 am

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Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:45 am linkquote
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/
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:46 am

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Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:46 am linkquote
Birdsnest wrote:
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....
Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:24 pm

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'64 Motovespa 150S (177) , '66 Allstate SF, '65 VBB, '66 180SS
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Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:24 pm linkquote
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.
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:09 am

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Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:09 am linkquote
West Texas… Chisos Mountains, Big Bend



Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:19 pm

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Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:19 pm linkquote
Moto64 wrote:
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
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:38 am

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Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:38 am linkquote
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.
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:56 am

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Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:56 am linkquote
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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Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:33 am linkquote
^^^^
Nice!

Teralingua = hot mudder scratcher of a ride.
(Buddy did not like the mountain roads).





Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:47 am

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Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:47 am linkquote
Teralingua is way up on our list of camp/rides. Likely a bit later in the season though....HOT!
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:06 pm

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Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:06 pm linkquote
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.


Sort've parked


Parked



Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:18 am

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:18 am linkquote
I assume with the double-yellow this is not a 25MPH residential. Otherwise, someone was definitely speeding to get rubber side up.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:02 am

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:02 am linkquote
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.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:11 pm

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:11 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
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.
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:45 pm

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:45 pm linkquote
Christopher_55934 wrote:
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
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:13 pm

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:13 pm linkquote


That should read "Take your...."

I thought its only Canadians who confuse Bring and Take![/url]
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:46 pm

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:46 pm linkquote
Today I, unearthed some 8" hub caps and put them to use. 3 wheel halves & stainless Moon caps screwed to a board. ReflectOrific and cool


looks better than collecting dust in a box

Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 pm

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Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:55 pm linkquote
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







Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:27 am

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:27 am linkquote
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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Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:27 am linkquote
Good sorting there on the storage space!
I may need to look above my drywall and see if I could do similar.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:33 am

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:33 am linkquote
waspmike wrote:
That should read "Take your...."

I thought its only Canadians who confuse Bring and Take![/url]
Nope! We just have a different "flavour" of confusion
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:44 am

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:44 am linkquote
Canadians are largely honourable ppl, w/ colourful speech. I should know, my mum was one until she was neutered naturalized.
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:28 pm

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:28 pm linkquote
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...


Way too blue


Much better

Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:23 pm

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Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:23 pm linkquote
Lemons, lemonade!
Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:28 pm

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63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
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Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:28 pm linkquote
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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