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  1. britman

    I killed my flip phone..

    I washed my beloved flip phone in my jeans and killed it. I now have a new smart phone. This is a picture of my cat Marvin, I took it with my new smart phone. Marvin currently knows more about how to work this tool of Satan than I do. Old people really shouldn't be given technology and left...
  2. britman

    Lipstick for another Pig.....

    As most know from my posts here, I am not happy unless there is something in the garage that needs to be brought back from the dead. Here is the latest addition, a 1974 Honda CB750. I drove 907 miles all in one day from Virginia to Tennessee to pick it up from the original owner who purchased...
  3. britman

    Even After All These Years

    On Thanksgiving Eve I had a number of small errands to run and the weather was **** nice for November here in downtown Virginia. I started to take the truck but headed for garage and uncovered the Rocket 3. I will have to admit, it had been sitting for at least three weeks to a month, but...
  4. britman

    Do Not Throw Away Your Scrap Wood

    You may end up like me, with an 8 foot motorcycle going on a cheap 6 foot "Horrible Freight" lift. Not pretty but these old brittle bones don't have to lay on a cold arse garage floor anymore.......
  5. britman

    My Birthday Present - "name this bike" ;-)

    This Friday I turn 71 years old, I bought me an early birthday present. The Wife thinks I have lost it, I really do think she is checking into old age homes for me behind my back......
  6. britman

    Time Flies

    It is hard to believe my "Old Fat Bottom Girl" will be coming up on 15 years old before long. Not to get sentimental but I must confess, it is still the best **** motorcycle I have ever owned. Like a number of folks on this site, I am getting a little long in the tooth and really enjoying my...
  7. britman

    First Day

    This is actually my first day of full retirement. I believe this is going to be a fun ride...........
  8. britman

    Latest Project: Honda 305 Scrambler restoration

    A few months back I decided I needed the motorcycle I lusted for when I was in High School, a CL77 or better known as the Honda 305 Scrambler. I had restored a couple a few years back and sold them, this one's for me. I located a candidate in Kentucky and after a two day trip, it was home and...
  9. britman

    Black Betty

    I would like introduce "Black Betty", my new addition to the garage herd, a 2004 Triumph Thunderbird Sport. With a R3 and a MG Touring already nested in, I wanted a smaller bike for short runs. Back and forth to work, quick trip to the hardware store, or a covert trip to the Dairy Queen for an...
  10. britman

    Change Tires at Home

    I have decided that I have carried my last tire to the shop to be mounted and balanced, maybe. I recently changed both front and rear on my Thunderbird Sport and with a set of proper spoons and a static balancer, it was a breeze. Of course there have been some pinched tubes through the years...
  11. britman

    Speedometer has died

    The speedo on my 2005 Rocket died today on the way to work. The mileage indicator window is becoming very dim and the needle does not move at all. I have also lost the sweep feature when the key is turned on, but the tach will sweep after the engine starts. I have researched the prior threads...
  12. britman

    New Brit in the Garage

    With the Rocket 3 and a Moto Guzzi California 1400 sitting in the garage I had been looking for lighter "knockaround" machine for a while now. I found this 1999 Adventurer in the rear of Triumph Dealership. The previous owner couldn't pay the repair bill so he had relinquished the title to...
  13. britman

    You think a Rocket is a Big Girl

    Take a look at Sophia. Brought her home last evening to keep the Fat Bottom Girl company. 2014 Moto Guzzi California Touring. Just like the lines of the bike. It has done nothing but rain since I brought it home, so I will let you know how it compares when I ever get a chance to ride it.....
  14. britman

    I guess I am color blind....

    Thought I had bought a new truck to match my Rocket. Now looking at the shot, several shades off. The Wife could be right about some of my color choices in attire.......
  15. britman

    For Sale Sadly it is time

    My 2005 Fat Bottom Girl is up for sale. Approximately 31 K on the clock, all Triumph recalls and up dates done. Extra seat, soft bags, Jardines installed, secondaires long gone, Gi Pro installed, Eastern Beaver Kit, PC III, tires well over 3/4 tread life left, bobbed fender with tail light...
  16. britman

    Got me again

    Randomly checking local Craig's List yesterday resulted in this following me home. 1979 Yamaha XS 650 certainly not stock but decent bones for put together "Bar Hopper". Been sitting for two years so needless to say carbs need work and the wiring is somewhat sketchy but I believe I can make it...
  17. britman

    I am beginning to hate birds......

    Three feeders and a suet cage in the backyard trees, stale bread always thrown on the ground, no stray cats allowed in the yard and yet they still **** on my cars and bikes and now the final straw........ I don't wear the modular much but now I will be shopping for a new one. I keep a fan in...
  18. britman

    Retired

    OK I have been fully retired for the past six weeks, **** am I bored. Please some of you old farts talk me out of going back to work. I have been searching the part time employment sites for something two to three days a week. Currently everything I own is up to date on maintenance and shined...
  19. britman

    Electrical issue once more.......

    Seems like about every couple of years my 05 Rocket has a slight electrical problem just to pee in my Cheerios. Maybe it is just seeking attention, jealous of the other "Girls" in the herd. (Since the Italian b*^%h arrived it seems to getting a little more frequent.) Here is the scenario, turn...
  20. britman

    Olive Garden Here I Come

    This came home with me this weekend. I can't explain it, but always wanted to try the "Goose" experience. I sold my beloved Thunderbird Sport a couple of months ago, the riding position and my ever increasing friendship with good old arthritis had finally reached the point of separation...
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