Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:19 am

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:19 am linkquote
Quote:
Since I'm going starterless and will be running a repair kit for the tubeless tyres rather than a spare, todays task was a bracketectomy.
*30+ HP and avoiding the weight of a spare.
More intrigued about the brake plan everyday.
Does it rhyme with TreeMaz?
What's status of the motor currently?

Edit 1: * at 5000 RPM.
Edit 2: How about something like this to go where that battery holder was - for those long journeys - and to increase the size of any explosions? https://tinyurl.com/d2bx2wcw
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:52 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8109
Location: Victoria, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8109
Location: Victoria, Australia
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:52 pm linkquote
If you're making brackets, we'll need a montage set to this...

Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:41 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:41 pm linkquote
charlieman22 wrote:
*30+ HP and avoiding the weight of a spare.
More intrigued about the brake plan everyday.
Does it rhyme with TreeMaz?
Or does it rhyme with "risk?"
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:53 pm

Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2505
Location: Florence, OR
 
Ossessionato
79 P200E (Ruby), 62 Allstate (B-62), 2008 Stella (Olive)
Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2505
Location: Florence, OR
Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:53 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Or does it rhyme with "risk?"
I'm sure it doesn't rhyme with "Humm"
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:29 pm

Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 442
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
 
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 442
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:29 pm linkquote
chandlerman wrote:
Or does it rhyme with "risk?"
Pretty sure Captain Risky was only shown in Aus, but lets just say I'll be going with "Kick it and Rip it!"

Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:41 pm

Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8109
Location: Victoria, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
74 Super, 75 Super, PX project, LML off-roader and new to 2018, '66 Blue Badge Smallframe
Joined: 30 Nov 2011
Posts: 8109
Location: Victoria, Australia
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:41 pm linkquote
Gt6MK3 wrote:
Pretty sure Captain Risky was only shown in Aus, but lets just say I'll be going with "Kick it and Rip it!"
Not sure if you knew, that ad was one of Quiet Mark's.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:47 pm

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:47 pm linkquote
Gt6MK3 wrote:
Pretty sure Captain Risky was only shown in Aus, but lets just say I'll be going with "Kick it and Rip it!"

I'll bet Captain Risky is fun at parties, too!

He'd have fit right in at more than a few of Young Me's bashes.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:37 pm

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
Thu Nov 18, 2021 8:37 pm linkquote
laughed my ass off.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:17 pm

Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 917
Location: PNW from LBC
 
Addicted
Too Many piles of Junk that need too much work and too much money
Joined: 06 May 2019
Posts: 917
Location: PNW from LBC
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:17 pm linkquote
Captain Risky is my new hero
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:09 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:09 am linkquote
Captain Risky is NSM's Spirit Animal.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:30 am

bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6215
Location: So Cal
 
bodgemaster
63 GL, 76 Super (x2), 74 Primavera (x2), 79 P200, 06 Fly 150
Joined: 26 Sep 2013
Posts: 6215
Location: So Cal
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:30 am linkquote
Hahaha! Is he related to Super Dave Osborne?


Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:36 am

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:36 am linkquote
I imagine chandlerman's recent escapades as capt risky when he drops something, bends over to pick it up and the jet pack kicks in to drag him 100 ft across rough grass.

BTW, glad he's come through the other end unscathed.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:48 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:48 am linkquote
swiss1939 wrote:
I imagine chandlerman's recent escapades as capt risky when he drops something, bends over to pick it up and the jet pack kicks in to drag him 100 ft across rough grass.

BTW, glad he's come through the other end unscathed.
Did I ever post the story of how I set myself on fire while rebuilding my SprintV motor? If not, pull up a jetpack and have a seat, kids! It's maybe a little long, but that's because I'm verbose like that.

It was right about here in the process of rebuilding my Sprint's motor and the forecast was...rather chilly.

But never one to let a little thing like my fingers freezing to the parts I'm trying to work with in an uninsulated garage in below zero (F!) weather stop me from working on a scooter, I took a propane heater that I had for extending the working season of my boat project and fired that puppy up.

But, like I said, it was an *uninsulated* garage, so the heater didn't do much good unless I was basically right next to it. Which I was. And this was all well and good for a while. I could almost feel my feet. My fingers were hardly sticking to the motor at all, and I was making good progress on my build. But eventually, I took a step back to get a better angle on something and the back of my big, long coat decided to make friends with Mr. Heater.

I smelled burning cotton and straightened up, realizing what I'd done, and batted at the back of my coat, thinking I'd probably scorched it. That was when I looked down and saw not just smoke, but actual fire on my back. Not good.

Now I was a child of the 70's, so I had "stop drop n' roll" drilled into me from an early age, but my workspace was pretty tight at that point, so I had to run outside into the subzero weather, flames coming off my back, then stop, drop n' roll in the snow.

Once the fire was out, I went into the house still smoking to where my wife was sitting on the den couch looking at her phone and she said to me without looking up and before I could even open my mouth, "What's that smell? Is something on fire?"

"Yeah," I said. "Me."

To which she said, "Did you ruin your coat?"

She knew I'd grow back, but that coat was $300. I missed that coat, too.


"rather chilly," indeed.


actual (accidental) selfie from that build

Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:53 am

Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
 
Ossessionato
VSX, Stella 177, Stella 150, VNX1T, V9B1T
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 3476
Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:53 am linkquote
chandlerman aka SDR (stop drop and roll). I learned pretty quickly rebuilding/tuning my stella over the last 2 winters not to even bother when its too cold out. Thats always when I broke something in my equally uninsulated garage.

I didn't have the balls to use a propane heater out of fear of same thing happening or worse.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:04 am

Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
 
Lucky
76 Sprint V, 63 GL, 62 VBB, 05 Stella
Joined: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 4244
Location: Nashville
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:04 am linkquote
I solved the problem twice over...I moved somewhere it just doesn't get that cold and got an insulated workshop.

It was nice n' toasty in there all last winter with nothing but a little radiant space heater

Summer and air conditioning is still a problem to be solved, but I'll get to that in the spring.
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:08 am

Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 442
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
 
Hooked
Bodgerific 150 Super, PX200(ish...), US 50 Special in progress
Joined: 18 Aug 2016
Posts: 442
Location: Melbourne, Way Downunder
Tue Nov 30, 2021 2:08 am linkquote
Me: "It's a dinged up old side panel for a dinged up old bike, lets not go overboard".

My O.C.D.: "More bodywork, less filler, more sanding!"

Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:50 am

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
 
Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2639
Location: california
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:50 am linkquote
The hands and finger tips say it all.
Cowl will come out nice tho.



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