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  1. KiwiRider
    02-18-2019 10:51 PM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Yeah is getting interesting around these parts. Might end up with a consultancy business Can't say more but I've been approached by someone to see about what we can do

    Bike is going well. Just got a new helmet yesterday, about 12 years over due (as in my last helmet I've had around 17-18 years...) Been getting some riding in and a couple of weeks back put on >1,000 miles on the clock (would've been more if I'd not used the car for a couple of trips - must have travelled close to 3,000 miles in the week).

    God willing we'll have a warmer winter or I'll get some better gear and can ride year round this year

    (BTW, had simply missed the message till today )
  2. KiwiRider
    10-15-2018 09:40 PM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Been very busy of late, but getting some time to myself again Work, chores around an injured older friend's house, his garden, my garden, developing some rainwater catchment and partial filtering systems (250 gal, more storage and filtering to be added as I get time and $$$), and finally some riding time.

    Spring is here, and the last cold spell of the year in its last days. Riding nearly every day, even if just a 5 minute blat down to the local shops
  3. crazyoldman
    09-03-2018 03:54 PM - permalink
    crazyoldman
    Hi, hows life treating you? Well your spring is coming and my fall .Been riding my bike often and enjoying the chrome comments.Most know its a old shadow and Shi+ when they see the 5400 mile odometer. Cruised a little in my 50 ford and 58 chevy but like 2 wheels so much better.Hope all is well .I so dread winter ,this year they say lots of rain but warm .
  4. KiwiRider
    07-01-2018 07:58 PM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Not too cold today but will rain soon. I've been making a box for my lawnmower which is coming along slowly BUT is coming along really nicely, even if I am over-killing it. I found a large pallet that would easily have been 6' tall and the top and bottom large enough for the mower. I made 4 legs from another pallet, took the top/bottom of the 6' one and screwed those to the legs, and put a wheel stop on the back of it (so the mower won't hit the back wall or (while there is no back wall) run down the bank). Then I've been using the bits of plywood that made up the sides of this thing to make weatherboard-like sides. I've never tried to tackle anything outside of a simple box before so I am quite pleased with how it is going.

    I am missing the bike, if only just for the fact that $20 filled the tank and lasted me a week most weeks, whereas the car is taking closer to $40 a week and NOT lasting!
  5. KiwiRider
    07-01-2018 07:57 PM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    I know what the "running so fine it scares me" thing feels like! One of my old girls used to have times where the better it ran today the worse it'd be tomorrow, ie if it felt, handled and sounded like **** today it would tomorrow and probably the next day. If it was peppy and smooth today, you best make alternative arrangements to get to work tomorrow. If it handled well and had plenty of power, you order a new engine...
  6. KiwiRider
    06-18-2018 04:04 AM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Sadly riding is stopped tor a bit - maybe 6 months. Cage back on the road instead.

    But.. Lots of rain today, so good time to revert to cageyness....

    You?
  7. KiwiRider
    06-18-2018 03:35 AM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Sadly riding is stopped tor a bit - maybe 6 months. Cage back on the road instead.

    But.. Lots of rain today, so good time to revert to cageyness....

    You?
  8. Witch
    04-10-2018 09:59 PM - permalink
    Witch
    Hey...i`m hanging in there and the snow we were suppose to get did not accumulate so i`m a happy camper!Spring may just happen this year...lol Have a great evening
  9. Witch
    04-08-2018 08:59 PM - permalink
    Witch
    Hey..spring is almost here and hopefully riding soon!Suppose to be upwards of 20 cm of snow this evening into tomorrow so BOOO!I have had it with winter as well..it can go home anytime soon Peace
  10. KiwiRider
    04-08-2018 08:20 AM - permalink
    KiwiRider
    Either you guys do your dates by the weather or you have them a long way off from us

    Our spring is officially 1st September, summer officially 1st December, autumn/fall 1st March, winter 1st June. In reality, spring starts 1st-3rd week October, summer is February - March, autumn is the first and/or 2nd week of April, and winter is the rest of the year

    But at least up these ways we very seldom get any snow on the ground, and even what gets in the higher ranges around us might only be there for 2 or 3 weeks at most, sometimes much less

    [edited for clarification]

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  • About crazyoldman
    Location
    Ohio
    Interests
    Old cars and Bikes
    Occupation
    Inspector -Mechanic
    Honda Shadow Year
    1984
    Honda Shadow Model
    vt700c
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    Words of wisdom.Let it be !

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04-09-2018
02:17 AM - KiwiRider mentioned crazyoldman in post Fuel tank gurgles
...the main pipe. @crazyoldman Just as a for-inter...
03-23-2018
10:52 AM - vlado mentioned crazyoldman in post Raising the rear end of 1983 VT750, and other probably impractical ideas
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03-22-2019
09:13 PM - jbrewer8 quoted crazyoldman in post A little late...
Hi Welcome , I want pictures of ...
10-04-2018
02:41 AM - ChiefGBSnyder quoted crazyoldman in post Where are some of you from?
Hi, welcome! I like your ride! I...
10-03-2018
05:23 PM - crazyoldman quoted ChiefGBSnyder in post Where are some of you from?
20 miles or so north of you, up St...
10-02-2018
12:28 AM - ChiefGBSnyder quoted crazyoldman in post Where are some of you from?
:wink2:Hi ,Near Youngstown.Feel...
05-27-2018
12:48 PM - crazyoldman quoted MLIEB in post Gas Tank Removal
My 83 has no way to shut t...
04-08-2018
02:59 PM - crazyoldman quoted jpr1968 in post Fuel tank gurgles
Is fuel line between reserve...
08:57 AM - crazyoldman quoted KiwiRider in post Fuel tank gurgles
Obviously it's a problem so I'...
04-07-2018
07:52 PM - blupupher quoted crazyoldman in post Anyone have a line on a new Honda 750 model?
Your link made my computer try t...
02:12 PM - crazyoldman quoted swifty2014 in post Anyone have a line on a new Honda 750 model?
Here is a new model coming, CB3...
03-28-2018
02:57 PM - Chuck_Michigan quoted crazyoldman in post 1984 VT700, Air Filter Pods and carburetor saga comes to an end
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03-24-2018
06:50 PM - crazyoldman quoted swifty2014 in post Riding into Mexico
All depends on which bike you t...
03-23-2018
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03-22-2018
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03-21-2018
03:55 PM - Daniele Violi quoted crazyoldman in post Where the F*** Can I find 85 vt700c Needle???
Hey guys thanks for all the repl...
03-17-2018
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03-06-2018
01:26 PM - Kameron quoted crazyoldman in post Trouble at high rpm
Hi, check the air filter for cri...
03-05-2018
12:28 PM - crazyoldman quoted KiwiRider in post What did you do to your bike today?
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02:49 AM - KiwiRider quoted crazyoldman in post What did you do to your bike today?
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