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A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« on: January 21, 2017, 09:18:06 AM »
I'm sure this thread will have some mixed reviews, but it won't be the first time I've stirred the pot.  A former member who probably at least visits this forum regularly is a bonafide, genuine, backyard, shade tree, etc., etc. mechanic.   He scavenges for various parts and manages to make Frankenstein creations which might horrify some folks here, but I can see a potential use for this sort of skill set even if we don't get to Mad Max esque society.

I've been hauling around a '98 EV engine in the back of my Suburban for several years now.  Actually, it's a pretty good storage area, free of (most) bugs, dust, rain, etc., and, who knows, someone on the side of the road might need this mill.  I know several Guzzistas who can install an engine on the side of the highway with one hand tied behind their back :laugh:

I'm going to donate this engine to my buddy who lives somewhere in the Ozarks.  I intend to have it taken to AR by a friend whose family lives there.  This will be the next time he visits home. 

So, if any of you have spare frames, transmissions, carbs, throttle bodies, wheels, and any other stuff you'll never need or sell please consider letting the good Dr. Frankenstein put together a machine.  Consider it a demonstration of what can be improvised when someone has the skill and the desire.

I'll even arrange to pick up and deliver various parts if possible.  I like road trips!

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 11:25:03 AM »
Muley you are Knight among us peasants.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 11:33:27 AM »
I don't have a lot of late tonti stuff, but I've got some nice windjammers, backrests, tail racks, tail boxes, etc that a guy could have for fr pickup or shipping only.  Perfect for the deviant doctor in all of us!  We generally ask that folks "buying" this way send luap a little something for giving us the venue to hook up.

There's an idea -- how about, if an answer here has solved your problem, you've found a bike or part via WG, or maybe discoverered a new route chatting with others here -- you click the "donate" button and help pay the rent?  EVERYBODY will thank you for it!

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 07:17:02 PM »
I don't have a lot of late tonti stuff, but I've got some nice windjammers, backrests, tail racks, tail boxes, etc that a guy could have for fr pickup or shipping only.  Perfect for the deviant doctor in all of us!  We generally ask that folks "buying" this way send luap a little something for giving us the venue to hook up.

There's an idea -- how about, if an answer here has solved your problem, you've found a bike or part via WG, or maybe discoverered a new route chatting with others here -- you click the "donate" button and help pay the rent?  EVERYBODY will thank you for it!

When I said I liked road trips I really wasn't thinking about driving up to Alaska, but don't put me past it :laugh:   Yep, I can probably swing a small donation from time to time until my "pecan money" runs out :rolleyes:

I just like to help out folks who don't have the financial resources to simply call Harpers or MG Cycle and place an order.  Wait a minute, that sounds just like me :cry:

If you or anyone has a part that might could be used in whatever the Doc has in mind just post it here, we'll see about shipping and take it from there.  I'll pay for the shipping to some central or convenient location (probably my front door) and when enough stuff is collected I'll round up a dog or two and head for the Ozarks.  Oh yes, the dogs love a good road trip.
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Geographic Center of Georgia, a few miles from Jeffersonville

Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2017, 07:17:02 PM »

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2017, 07:23:29 PM »
 Muley , ya gotta come around more often , RK is at the Texas Turnip Farmer's place in East TX  :laugh:

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 07:34:15 PM »
Muley -- I wasn't specifying that YOU should think about a donation.  I was just injecting a general promotion for the website.   :angel:

And as Dusty says, I'm in TX helping Tex sort out a couple dozen bikes he's got lying around, some so old they only photograph in black and white.  But we do have universal and accessory-level stuff that could be had for the cost of a visit.  So far no takers, so our selection is as good as it will ever be.  Drop on by the Oleo Ranch!

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2017, 09:52:40 AM »
looks like we have a motor and "matching" frame so far plus some miscellaneous bits and pieces.
A transmission and a couple wheels would sure be nice :popcorn:
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Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2017, 12:05:42 PM »
bump!
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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2017, 04:24:56 PM »
A February 3 trip to the turnip farm might be in the offing.  The ride out will be much "faster" than the ride home :rolleyes:

What kind of BBQ do y'all prefer?
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Geographic Center of Georgia, a few miles from Jeffersonville

Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2017, 04:54:13 PM »
What kind of BBQ do y'all prefer? only kind. Memphis!  :evil:
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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2017, 06:56:41 PM »
What kind of BBQ do y'all prefer? only kind. Memphis!  :evil:

You don't get to vote if you're not coming.   :whip2:

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en says anything but tofu and domestic cat.  Beaver says nothing slathered in coleslaw and vinegar.  Me, I'm Alaskan. I'm not the one to ask.

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2017, 07:02:41 PM »
What a great idea ! I like the thought behind it as well, sorta like the bastard son of the forum. Really good gesture if I'm reading you right. RK has jolted me into action also, gonna make a donation.

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2017, 07:04:06 PM »
Ifin I could Id be there! Im all in for bbq! Got my barrel in the front yard! holds 25 pounds of yard bird! :food: :drool:
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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 08:30:48 PM »
I am seriously ignorant of bbq.  I was foolish enough to use that word and "grill" in the same sentence, and darn near lost my voting rights!  :shocked:  All I know is that it should be very tender, have a sauce where the vinegar doesn't gag me, sweet is good, and not be dry.  My advice to folks bringing bbq is to bring your favorite critter done up in the way that made you world famous on your block.  More than one kind wouldn't be a bad thing. 

There were 8 gumbos at the swampscooters.  I'd never had gumbo, but I ranked them the same way the judging went.  So while I might not know bbq, I know good when I taste it. 

BTW -- so far, with one exception, nobody is coming on a bike. 

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 08:55:18 PM »
Well, damn don't make us feel bad.  We'd all come on a bike iffin we could figure out how to haul a frame and EV engine.  None of us have a sidecar that I know of.   However, I do have a Lab carrier that would probably hold the engine, but it better be tied down real good.

As for the BBQ, I consider myself as having pretty good taste in the pork variety that actually tastes good :grin:  The best ever comes from NC in the town of Lexington.  The slaw is red, the BBQ can be pulled or sliced, and the sauce is vinegar based and added to the meat by each patron.  The meat is not ruined by being drowned in tomatoey junk.

However, since I can't swing by NC on this trip, we'll just have to suffer Fresh Air BBQ cooked up right here in middle GA.   

What in the world are we doing bringing BBQ to Texas.  Texas has some semi-edible BBQ if memory serves :azn:
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Geographic Center of Georgia, a few miles from Jeffersonville

Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


www.georgiapecan.or g

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2017, 09:02:58 PM »
 Hope you boys like armadillo  :shocked:

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2017, 09:06:15 PM »
When I dispose of every armadillo I see, it's usually with a hollow point and not much is left to BBQ or even make a stew out of. :evil:
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Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2017, 09:16:19 PM »
Armadillo seems to be the official Texas state speedbump.

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2017, 09:33:24 PM »
Well, damn don't make us feel bad.  We'd all come on a bike iffin we could figure out how to haul a frame and EV engine.  None of us have a sidecar that I know of.   However, I do have a Lab carrier that would probably hold the engine, but it better be tied down real good.

As for the BBQ, I consider myself as having pretty good taste in the pork variety that actually tastes good :grin:  The best ever comes from NC in the town of Lexington.  The slaw is red, the BBQ can be pulled or sliced, and the sauce is vinegar based and added to the meat by each patron.  The meat is not ruined by being drowned in tomatoey junk.

However, since I can't swing by NC on this trip, we'll just have to suffer Fresh Air BBQ cooked up right here in middle GA.   

What in the world are we doing bringing BBQ to Texas.  Texas has some semi-edible BBQ if memory serves :azn:

That all sounds interesting,  I've been here since November and haven't seen two b's and a q together the entire time. (note to moderators -- that is NOT political code.   :angel: )

The driving v riding reference is to help folks feel welcome to join regardless of transportation type.  It's sort of an impromptu NAB/NAR.  Seriously -- bring your bedroll, on account of it's a small house, and BBQ on account of see above.  Tex says he'll make the beans and throw in a 6-pack of some Texas beer.  Besides, he wants to sell/move stuff out of here.  How can you load three frame-mount fairings and an untitled loop frame on a V11?

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2017, 09:43:19 PM »
I've sent messages to my three potential accomplices.  I'll make this trip solo if I have to.  I regret that I'll have to freeze the GA BBQ, that is, except the generous portion I'll reserve for sustenance on the ride.

BTW, I have room for four adults, a couple dogs, a good number of parts, several firearms, maybe that'll sneak by, four night's worth of cigars and some rendered corn.  So if a seat is empty and you reside along I-20 just tell me where to pick you up.
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Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2017, 09:47:39 PM »
Did you mention that your major accomplice is Wayne Orwig?  Or is that a secret?

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2017, 10:00:23 PM »
Hope you boys like armadillo  :shocked:

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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2017, 08:25:43 PM »
Did you mention that your major accomplice is Wayne Orwig?  Or is that a secret?


Absolutely not a secret.  We want to get Wayne "out of the house", but there are complications right now on his end.  This thing might not be a go or no go until the last minute, but we can hope for the best.
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Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2017, 08:40:32 PM »
We're all pulling for him on this end.  Tex pulled 38pcs of hard bags, tail bags, and fairings out of the barn today.  I pulled a fuel pump.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2017, 12:33:58 PM »
Bring Lannis.  PLEASE, pretty please, tell him not to wear his skinny jeans.

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2017, 12:41:01 PM »
Bring Lannis.  PLEASE, pretty please, tell him not to wear his skinny jeans.

Tex

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2017, 01:41:30 PM »
Lannis and Russ in the same truck...  No I don't think I can handle that!

Lannis and Russ are the ones that aren't going to be able to handle it ....  :azn:

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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2017, 03:15:47 PM »
Bring Lannis.  PLEASE, pretty please, tell him not to wear his skinny jeans.

Tex

Well, I guess the booty shorts are out too, then.   Shame, that would have been something new for Texas ....

Seriously though, if there's anything I can do to help, I will.   

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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2017, 09:41:05 PM »
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Lannis and Russ in the same truck...  No I don't think I can handle that!

I had to actuate closed captioning on the tube since (1)  I'm getting progressively weaker in the hearing dept. and (2) Our 2 and 4 year old grandchildren are here way too much :rolleyes:
I see the caption "scoffs" many times on many shows accompanied by a scoffing sound.

I'm scoffing now :blank:
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Q:  What is that ?
A:   It's a Moto Guzzi.

Q:   Is it fast ?
A:   No, 'bout like a Harley.


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Re: A Project That Some Might Want to Help Out With
« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2017, 03:35:43 PM »
yeah i understand the hearing issue, connies been turning up the tv alot lately. or maybe shes trying to drown me out...I came up with some parts today, harley soft tail seat. honda 750 seat and a boat seat...got some shocks no idea what they came off lol. but a Moto Guzzi will be built.
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