@fledermaus avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
Joined: UTC
Posts: 12109
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@fledermaus avatar
2007 LX150 2015 GTS (on the bench) 2017 BV 350
Joined: UTC
Posts: 12109
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
UTC quote
Shebalba wrote:
For Father's Day I was gifted go-go-gadget light up fingers. I just got around to opening the package.

Does it also light up the middle finger when extended in the air?

Seems very useful indeed....
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
Just booked up to see a 25 Hour VW Fun Cup Race at Spa Francorchamp in a week or so.
@wleuthold avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5228
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@wleuthold avatar
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125: 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Big Ugly), 2023 Vespa GTS300 (Ghost)
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5228
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
UTC quote
I am an architect, designing houses and historic work in Jacksonville, with work as far away as Canada and Bermuda in the past.

I am nearing retirement, have been talking about it for years, but for now it is easier to keep working.

One project is an addition to a contributing structure in the historic neighborhood of Avondale in Jacksonville.

This neighborhood is protected by a historic district, with the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission deciding what work can be done to the houses.

This addition is a two story addition to the rear of the house, all in brick as the house is brick.

Almost everything was approved by the staff, but they balked at the owner's request to add a lime wash to the existing and new brick.

They also had some conditions that we didn't agree to, including a condition that we leave existing sidewalks unchanged, even though they were falling apart and dangerous for walking.

Adding anything to cover the brick in a historic structure is typically denied, but we had reasons, the most important was that the house had been built with a stucco exterior and the brick was added 30 years later, but I didn't have adequate proof.

So we found a report on the original building permit stating that the house was a "Two Story Frame and Stucco" house.

I also added a report from the National Park Service stating the benefits of lime wash on historic brick.

The homeowner came too, and she presented a strong argument as well.

When the staff member that wrote the original report for the work stated to the commissioners that he was satisfied with the new information, we got a unanimous approval!

It was one of the original requests from the owners and they truly want to have it on the brick.

I thought we were going to be denied, but the good work got us approval.

That made me happy.

Bill
The house.
The house.
@steelbytes avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@steelbytes avatar
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
UTC quote
....
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
We've sunk to new depths.
@fleece avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4199
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
@fleece avatar
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4199
Location: Staffordshire England
UTC quote
I found a hammer
@znomit avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10364
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@znomit avatar
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10364
Location: Hermit Kingdom
UTC quote
I'm excited on so many levels.
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
Cub Progression. 100 miles. 2 hours of riding. No gearbox issues
@dvh1150 avatar
UTC

Hooked
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
 
Hooked
@dvh1150 avatar
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
UTC quote
SteelBytes wrote:
"du catty"
Awww...you made me "spit take" a perfectly good mouthful of Pepsi Zero Wild Cherry!

Victor
@daleb avatar
UTC

Hooked
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
 
Hooked
@daleb avatar
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
UTC quote
DVH1150 wrote:
perfectly good mouthful of Pepsi Zero Wild Cherry!
Is there such a thing?
@dvh1150 avatar
UTC

Hooked
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
 
Hooked
@dvh1150 avatar
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Is there such a thing?
For you, apparently not. Ah, well...more for me!
@daleb avatar
UTC

Hooked
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
 
Hooked
@daleb avatar
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
UTC quote
DVH1150 wrote:
For you, apparently not. Ah, well...more for me!
Glad you like it. While I like cherries, I never have found anything cherry flavored that I like.
@jess avatar
UTC

Petty Tyrant
0:7 And counting
Joined: UTC
Posts: 37344
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
@jess avatar
0:7 And counting
Joined: UTC
Posts: 37344
Location: Bay Area, California
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Glad you like it. While I like cherries, I never have found anything cherry flavored that I like.
Except maybe actual cherries (in season).
@shebalba avatar
UTC

Molto Verboso
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900, KTM 390 Adventure, Honda CR125
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1552
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Molto Verboso
@shebalba avatar
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900, KTM 390 Adventure, Honda CR125
Joined: UTC
Posts: 1552
Location: Oceanside, CA
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Glad you like it. While I like cherries, I never have found anything cherry flavored that I like.
Guilty of liking Maraschino cherries both the ice cream sunday topper and the Luxardo Manhattan variety.
@daleb avatar
UTC

Hooked
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
 
Hooked
@daleb avatar
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
UTC quote
Shebalba wrote:
Guilty of liking Maraschino cherries both the ice cream sunday topper and the Luxardo Manhattan variety.
Not a fan of the bright red Maraschinos. The Luxardo/Filthy/(forget the other one) variety are great, after a good long soak in a quality Manhattan.

Real, actual fresh cherries -- yeah, I'll plow through a bowl of those.
@somerset avatar
UTC

Addicted
2019 Honda - The Monkey 2023 Honda - The Super Cub
Joined: UTC
Posts: 647
Location: Somerset England
 
Addicted
@somerset avatar
2019 Honda - The Monkey 2023 Honda - The Super Cub
Joined: UTC
Posts: 647
Location: Somerset England
UTC quote
My new stable mate arrived today.

Perfect.

somerset
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
Mine's better.
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
@dvh1150 avatar
UTC

Hooked
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
 
Hooked
@dvh1150 avatar
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
UTC quote
They're both pretty bitchin'...

Victor
@znomit avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10364
Location: Hermit Kingdom
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@znomit avatar
LX190 Friday afternoon special, [s]Primavera[/s], S50, too many pushbikes
Joined: UTC
Posts: 10364
Location: Hermit Kingdom
UTC quote
Bill Dog wrote:
Mine's better.
Nah. Yours ain't got a rack for a slab of beer. Heck, there isn't even a curry hook.
@mpfrank avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
2020 MP3 500 HPE Sport ABS/ASR
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4696
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
 
Ossessionato
@mpfrank avatar
2020 MP3 500 HPE Sport ABS/ASR
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4696
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles sobre el Río Porciúncula
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Not a fan of the bright red Maraschinos. The Luxardo/Filthy/(forget the other one) variety are great, after a good long soak in a quality Manhattan.

Real, actual fresh cherries -- yeah, I'll plow through a bowl of those.
The best "maraschino" cherries I have found are "Bada Bing" cherries. Dark red and not in sweet syrup.

Perfect in a Manhattan or a Campari Canadian.
@steelbytes avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@steelbytes avatar
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
UTC quote
snow forecast for Monday looks perfect for my annual ride in the snow ❄️🛵
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
somerset wrote:
My new stable mate arrived today.

Perfect.

somerset
Stealth mode Super Cub, I like it. They only sold that color over here for 2 years.
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
Bill Dog wrote:
Mine's better.
This is the classic look, which I also like.
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
Each to their own of course but for me the Cub has those lovely classic lines and to hide that profile in matt paint and then bomb out the chrome kind of makes it look like a garage repaint job.

The Cub has the most amazing paint, lacquer and chrome which is probably the best I've seen on a 125 so why hide all those lovely two tone profiles with a Goth Job ?
⚠️ Last edited by Bill Dog on UTC; edited 1 time
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
Bill Dog wrote:
Each to their own of course but for me the Cub has those lovely classic lines and to hide that profile in matt paint and then bomb out the chrome kind of makes it look like a garage repaint job.

The Cub has the most amazing paint, lacquer and chrome which is probably the best I've seen on a 125 so why hide all those lovely two tone profiles with Goth Job ?
I'm guessing that's why the Matte Gray Metallic only lasted 2 years?
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
Bill Dog wrote:
Cub Progression. 100 miles. 2 hours of riding. No gearbox issues
Told you you would get it. The first 500 miles are all about getting to know any scoot.
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
I'm not sure if they switched to matt paint when the sales of the blue and red models tailed off or they just thought, lets give this a go.

For me Honda's have always been mostly red and shiny.
@steelbytes avatar
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
@steelbytes avatar
2019 GTS300 Supertech E3 60,000km
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5728
Location: Batmania aka Melbourne, Australia
UTC quote
the boots I wanted were 55% off. bought two pairs

https://www.catworkwear.com.au/products/holton-st-aus-p708230000-p708230-000
@daleb avatar
UTC

Hooked
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
 
Hooked
@daleb avatar
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
UTC quote
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
@coddy avatar
UTC

Addicted
2021 GTS 300 Supersport, Triumph Tiger 800
Joined: UTC
Posts: 547
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
 
Addicted
@coddy avatar
2021 GTS 300 Supersport, Triumph Tiger 800
Joined: UTC
Posts: 547
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Nice one Dale, Unfortunately I've still got 13 years of this work nonsense.

I'll probably have to work part time after that just to feed my travelling, golf and motorbike/scooter habits Crying or Very sad emoticon
@fleece avatar
UTC

Ossessionato
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4199
Location: Staffordshire England
 
Ossessionato
@fleece avatar
1991 Vespa T5 Pole Position, 2008 Vespa S 125, 2023 Piaggio MP3 300HPE Sport
Joined: UTC
Posts: 4199
Location: Staffordshire England
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Congrats Dale

plenty of things to fill all the time you now got?
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Congrats. Now you can get up in the morning for something more important.
@tbrduc avatar
UTC

Member
GTS250ie. Malaguti Yesterday
Joined: UTC
Posts: 41
Location: Vienna, VA
 
Member
@tbrduc avatar
GTS250ie. Malaguti Yesterday
Joined: UTC
Posts: 41
Location: Vienna, VA
UTC quote
DaleB: good deal! Now hurry up and slow down for a minute!
😊

But I'm excited for Occam's razor.
At least for now, and thanks to input from this group, i've had a breakthrough on a repair.
D'oh!

While I've been busy thrashing the carb.. the fuel tank.. the cap.. the CDI..it appears that I may just have failed fuel tap!
Almost like..is the fuel turned on… but in reverse… too much fuel.
The simplest problem.
New one coming Saturday!
That makes me happy.[/quote]
Forum member supplied image with no explanatory text
UTC

Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Joined: UTC
Posts: 7091
Location: Tega Cay, SC
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Also, I found once I retired, I was getting up before my alarm would have gone off before 6am. Not having to rush, make breakfast and get out the door by 6:30, I rediscovered early morning tranquility. And sometimes a nice scoot ride just to enjoy the best part of the day. Not too many people on the road at 5:30 and by the time I head back home, everyone else is going in the opposite direction so the traffic on my side is still light.
@daleb avatar
UTC

Hooked
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
 
Hooked
@daleb avatar
'55 VL1
Joined: UTC
Posts: 116
Location: Omaha, NE
UTC quote
fleece wrote:
Congrats Dale

plenty of things to fill all the time you now got?
Oh, heck yes. I've got more than enough to keep me busy. Aside from the scooter there's an airplane to build, the yard needs attention, and vacations to plan. I'm sure SWMBO has plenty of plans for me as well, so there's trying to avoid all that.
@dvh1150 avatar
UTC

Hooked
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
 
Hooked
@dvh1150 avatar
2024 300 GTS "Classico" + 2001 ET2 50
Joined: UTC
Posts: 419
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Congrats, DaleB! As someone w/5 years of retirement under his belt, I'm here to tell you, it RAWKS! You really will start waking up 'cause you want to, not 'cause you have to. There really will be more to do than you now realize, and my daily nap is one of the best parts of my day! (Well, the nap AND riding one scoot or the other 😉.)

Enjoy!

Victor
@bill_dog avatar
UTC

eeeee bip
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
 
eeeee bip
@bill_dog avatar
BMW R1100RT The Problem Child Kymco Downtown 300 - I'm not the Uber Honda Cub - Scorched Earth Policy
Joined: UTC
Posts: 20654
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
UTC quote
I'm up at 4am most days and out the door at 06.30 to walk a few miles to a Coffee Shop.

Back home for 9.30 and out for a ride for a few hours of a motorcycle or scooter with probably more coffee involved.

The afternoons are usually taken up with cleaning motorcycles, reading or listening to a podcast or making sarcastic comments.

At the weekends I become quite sociable.
@simcha avatar
UTC

Member
GTS 300 Super
Joined: UTC
Posts: 21
Location: Devon UK
 
Member
@simcha avatar
GTS 300 Super
Joined: UTC
Posts: 21
Location: Devon UK
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Well done on making retirements, you'll probably get a huge list of "little jobs" to do now from her indoors!
@jess avatar
UTC

Petty Tyrant
0:7 And counting
Joined: UTC
Posts: 37344
Location: Bay Area, California
 
Petty Tyrant
@jess avatar
0:7 And counting
Joined: UTC
Posts: 37344
Location: Bay Area, California
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Clap emoticon Clap emoticon Clap emoticon

Congrats, and welcome to the exciting retired life!
@caschnd1 avatar
UTC

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5454
Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
@caschnd1 avatar
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: UTC
Posts: 5454
Location: Sparks, Nevada, USA
UTC quote
DaleB wrote:
Today is the last day I work. Period. I just deleted the morning alarm on my phone.
Fantastic! Welcome to the best job I've ever had… retirement! Laughing emoticon
I remember the satisfaction of deleting that 5:15am alarm on my phone. It was July 7th, 2023.
DoubleGood Design banner

Modern Vespa is the premier site for modern Vespa and Piaggio scooters. Vespa GTS300, GTS250, GTV, GT200, LX150, LXS, ET4, ET2, MP3, Fuoco, Elettrica and more.

Buy Me A Coffee
 

Shop on Amazon with Modern Vespa

Modern Vespa is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com


All Content Copyright 2005-2024 by Modern Vespa.
All Rights Reserved.


[ Time: 0.2074s ][ Queries: 4 (0.1950s) ][ live ][ 313 ][ ThingOne ]