in other forum news via the waybackthere machine...
the much scrambled, much edited, and ultimately locked thread found on this forum titled
Kawasaki ER-6C, that's C as in Custom
is closing in on 375,000 views, kinda surprising since my last post in there was in 2016.
i've got the new bike to the 85% stage, and it would be on the road now...but along came the Wuhan and all my travel plans were scrapped. this bike was designed to go to Tuk in 20, now i'm not sure if the border will be open for the 21 season. bike is a big beastly mofo, and i tweeked the design once more to incorporate some near unobtanium after market parts sourced from the orange koolaid crowd. then i had to source a new set of LEDs, round and round it goes. hope to get back at it soon, it's too hot around here to get enthused about riding with full ATGATT, and i won't ride an inch without. i did start it the other day, needed to hear that LV exhaust shriek and cackle, gives y'all goosebumps if ya got travel on your mind. heck, even got a new freakin' helmet sittin' right next to me.You used to build one crazy bike every winter and then ride it somewhere far, and post lots of photos and stories....
Did you stop or you just don't post here anymore?
those photos are all smugmug "large", 800x600, same size and jpg format i've used since 2008. why don't they display on the "new" forum, and what is the procedure to fix this for future use? the above photos were all posted with the "insert image" function, same as always, no worky.Dave - e-mail me your pics (reasonably large files) and I'll post them up for you.
Be my pleasure!
i don't think Elon needs my help, but i did get launched into space on the 172 road at 3AM on my way up to Saguenay...maybe you know that road, pretty good in daylight, not so good at night.Soon you'll need to talk to Musk to make one for Mars :O
i like custom work, but i'm currently building gravel runner style motos. maybe when i get too old for gravel, i'll build a cafe, i already know the direction i'd take.This cafe racer is pretty neat:
Back in March I was lucky enough to pay a visit to the workshop of Studio Motor in Jakarta, Indonesia. Donny Ariyanto and his team run one of thewww.returnofthecaferacers.com
I took 172 once by car, so don't remember much.i don't think Elon needs my help, but i did get launched into space on the 172 road at 3AM on my way up to Saguenay...maybe you know that road, pretty good in daylight, not so good at night.
Canuckistan in the wee hours, i wrote...
Done in the store, the boys came over to look at the bike, they didn’t respond to English either. What the heck, maybe I can get them to help lube the chain, and I got out my spray can. I showed one kid what I wanted done, he understood immediately, and as I rolled the bike forward, he sprayed down the chain, good job too. I packed things away, turned to the boy who had helped me, pointed to the chain, and said “Merci beaucoup”. He looked me right in the eye, and said “You’re welcome”.
...if he's on the jump, Eduardo Fast will come along and fix this last set of photos so they'll display correctly. i guess the "new" forum doesn't allow a .jpeg, and there's no edit to try a fix. what kinda joint they runnin" around here?...
...those photos are all smugmug "large", 800x600, same size and jpg format i've used since 2008. why don't they display on the "new" forum, and what is the procedure to fix this for future use? the above photos were all posted with the "insert image" function, same as always, no worky....
hadn't seen that ChainBath before, clever idea, the world likes a thinking man. i'm really tough on chains mainly because of all the gravel miles. i'll never win an award for most miles out of a chain, like the one on the chloride covered bike in the photo. by the time i managed to swap in a new chain in BC, that chain was missing a bunch of rollers and you could tie it in an overhand knot once removed.I took 172 once by car, so don't remember much.
BTW, talking about chain cleaning, sorry to hijack your thread (tried to send you a message but somehow the site doesn't show me the Message button :O:O), what do you think about my ChainBath?
I designed it specifically to make it easy, fast and mess free (to avoid that nice bend down, spray the chain, move the bike a bit, do it again, efficiency very low, mess everywhere) at home or on the road.
i don't think anyone will think those bikes are yours, ya would need to carry around some kind of folding ladder just so you could get on and off. chid could probably design one for you, consider making an inquiry. as compensation, you could regale him with the merits of high test WD40 and remind him not to use a clip on the rear axle nut.Dave - I've got your pics UP in that post, but did it the ONLY way I know HOW TO - so, SORRY - that they say 'edcopeman' pics, but AT LEAST THEY SHOW UP, and in the same order as you posted them.
The OWNERS changed the Forum, for better or for worse, and MOST MODS have quit, 'cept for ME (SO FAR!).