A Little Forum Love

Discussion in 'BearClaw Corner' started by 1olbull, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. 1olbull

    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    A shout out to Mike @Navigator for hosting a gathering and small ride today. :thumbsup: :inlove
    Another shout out for Rob so willing to help fellow riders! :thumbsup: :inlove

    Three of us rode out to Mike's awesome shop, actually a motor head's man cave from heaven!
    Rob @Claviger, my brother Dan & I went to Mike's so Rob could sort out and then load up a new map for Mike's beautiful two-tone blue R3T.

    We met Karin, Mike's lovely wife unit, and a couple of stand up motor buddies of Mike's, another Mike & Con. Did I say Mike's motorcycle man cave made all of us green with envy? :inlove

    @Navigator Mike, please post some pix of your man cave?

    There is an apartment above Mike's separate building shop. Not surprisingly, he politely demurred my offer to move in!
    :eek: :roll:
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  2. Claviger

    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    +1, I could happily spend my days turning wrenches in your shop forever Mike!

    Love the area up there, can't wait for it to get warmer!
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    Like the pillow huckster on TV says, "I knew you would!" :roll: :D
     
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    BillyIndianaRoad rash heals-Freckles grow back-Ride

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    I was at Walmart today looking for a Valentines day card for my wife. They had a "Man to Man" category. You guys might want to check it out.:whitstling::whitstling::whitstling:

    Seriously the people on here are the best. Glad you had a good day and yes pictures please.
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Also, I went and got gas, mileage per gallon returned: 31.77MPG.
    I wanted it to be a lie, i wanted it to not be true, but it is, Carpenter bikes DO get better mileage.

    Previous to the carp work I was seeing 24-26 consistently.
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    OH GAWD!!!
    We are doomed!
     
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    Thanks so much my friends. It was a grand day. And thank you Steve. Karin was so pleased to meet all of you and very much wants to see all of you again.

    The two friends who I invited over for our gathering were Mike (nickname Top), a retired USMC E-8 and Cameron, a wild and crazy Indian rider who almost lost his life on his Indian Chieftan in July 2017 when a young lady driving her brand new Toyota Pries turned left in front of him while texting her friend. His Indian was virtually torn in two by the impact and Cameron was horribly injured.

    Cam spent the last 25 or so years of his life working as an Aviation Air Frame and Powerplant tech, in China, Malaysia and Indonesia, spent about 6 months in a hospital bed. He has not worked in his trade since the accident but has gotten back riding though on an Indian Scout and claims first right of refusal on my Rocket should I sell it.

    Rob down loaded a gang busters tune onto my computer along with the cable software. There was a synchronization issue with my laptop so he used his computer/cable and turned my 3T into a torque monster. Afterward we had a nice ride around the area along the water and into our little town of Port Orchard. I was lead escort through town and to Hwy 16. I opened the throttle coming off the on ramp onto 16 and rolled my eyeballs back into my head. I love this beast. I'm done with modifications and need nothing more.

    With Rob's tune my Touring does everything I want it to do, such as to blow off every Harley in the state of Washington.
     
  8. 1olbull

    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    31??????????? :eek:
    I saw 37 on your calculator! :banghead:
     
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    ClavigerHP Junkie extraordinaire

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    Yeah, I expected to have to put in less than I ended up putting in. Still decent all things considered :p
     
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    1olbullRiding Motor Since 1951

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    WOW . . . and this was a casual, sorta legal speed run! :eek: o_O
    When we go on a "real" run it'll be 26 mpg . . . or less! :p :whitstling:
     
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