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by robp
Mon May 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 71
Views: 2182

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Cheesehead - Nice pictures from my old stomping grounds (Kaneville, Elburn, Big Rock, Shabbona, Oregon - were all waypoints on my BMW weekend riding circuits). Used to live in Wheaton, now reside in TX. Have you been to Ream's Meat Market in Elburn yet? Amazing variety of jerky, sausage and types of...
by robp
Fri May 15, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 67
Views: 1218

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

Here's a useful video of common MIG welding mistakes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xod-ByrxHg4&t=746s
by robp
Tue May 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: G. G. D. and M.
Replies: 37
Views: 1209

Re: G. G. D. and M.

(I guess this just qualifies for the 'M') In 1913 the Abernathy brothers (age 14 and 9) rode from Oklahoma to New York City on this Indian motorcycle. This was 2 years after they rode horseback coast-to-coast by themselves. Earlier they rode from Oklahoma to New Mexico when the younger - Temple - wa...
by robp
Tue May 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: G. G. D. and M.
Replies: 37
Views: 1209

Re: G. G. D. and M.

Augusta Van Buren and Adeline Van Buren, sisters, descendants of President Martin Van Buren, were the 2nd and 3rd female transcontinental motorcyclists. Arrested many times for wearing pants (leather motorcycle riding gear). At that time there were virtually no marked roads west of the Mississippi R...
by robp
Tue May 12, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: G. G. D. and M.
Replies: 37
Views: 1209

Re: G. G. D. and M.

Avis and Effie Hotchkiss, mother and daughter - the first transcontinental female motorcyclists.
Hotchkiss_Salt_Lake_City.jpg
by robp
Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Same Caliber Carbine
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Same Caliber Carbine

Here is a photo I took - of a photo on display at the aircraft museum at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson. Regrettably I did not record the name of the Bird Dog pilot, but note he is sporting an WWII vintage German MP-40.
bird-dog-mp40.png
by robp
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Ural/Dnepr 101 - Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbie & advice for modifying a sidecar
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Newbie & advice for modifying a sidecar

Here's an option for all locations:
Double SIdecar.PNG
by robp
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!
Replies: 71
Views: 2182

Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Good thing I can roll it back down, elsewise the missus would be pi$$ed. Spray some BRAKLEEN (brake parts cleaner) on the grease stain - it's basically dry cleaning fluid in a can and will remove just about anything from fabric. My niece dropped a lipstick down the front of her new, white prom dres...
by robp
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14211
Views: 888814

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

What coating will inhibit rust formation, but not going or peel off and foul the clutch plates? Ospho will etch steel parts and prevent rust, that's what I use on all bare metal prep before priming. Best if it can cure 24 hours after wiping excess off. But I cannot say how long it will keep rust aw...
by robp
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Sidecar Stories?
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Sidecar Stories?

by robp
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)
Replies: 51
Views: 1014

Re: Big Beemer Boxer (1800cc)

I liked the original black 'Concept 1' version with the 1930's retro styling, but the red 'Concept 2' looks like a 1990's bike. Just my opinion. I'll bet BMW prices these in the mid-$20's (USD). If I were looking for something like this, the Triumph Bobber TFC is more appealing to me, at a significa...
by robp
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects
Replies: 67
Views: 1218

Re: Welding, Welders, and Welding Projects

For a copper backer for welding sheetmetal, I rely on a cheap but effective copper welding spoon from Harbor Freight. I couldn't find it on their website but I found a generic picture on the web. Eastwood has something similar at a higher price. welding-spoon.jpg For grinding welds - I buy flap disc...
by robp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: What did you do to your Ural today?
Replies: 14211
Views: 888814

Re: What did you do to your Ural today?

It may be more cost effective to buy a very good welding helmet so you can see what you are doing with the arc and buying a good to excellent helmet is money well spent. ++1: This makes a big difference. I bought 2 cheap self-darkening helmets (the one from HF was actually cheaper and better than t...
by robp
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Virtual Watering Hole
Topic: Funny or WTF photo thread
Replies: 2047
Views: 150028

Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

thanks for the 'Come On, Eileen' reference.
If you need a different earworm, think 'My Corona' to the tune of 'My Sharonna' (by The Knack).
by robp
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: The "Other" Toy Box
Topic: Flying Brick
Replies: 16
Views: 467

Re: Flying Brick

k100rs-800.jpg
I have a 1985 K100RS that I revived from a neglected state about 5 years ago. It's been a fun bike; today I did about 180 miles on a perfect day here in Texas Hill Country.