The bikes have been in storage since June last year. Hopefully the November earthquake didn’t scramble them too much. But Anchorage is a loooooong way from home so a not-so-secret extraction team has been assigned to bring them a bit closer (Saskatoon). They parachute in on the 29th. Stay tuned....
Just a quick note that the three amigos have landed safely in Anchorage and retrieved the bikes from storage. Connected the batteries and sounds like the old girls needed a little coaxing to get fired up after nearly 15 months in cold storage.
But....Hyde’s bike (‘75 with forest fire graphics) had several frame cracks. A quick (and likely squirrelly) trip to a welder and seven welds later she’s about there. 7. Siete. 6+1. It had the biggest load (rider for sure, but also the extras).
"Agreement is not a requirement for Respect" CDR Michael Smith USN (Ret) 2017 "The book is wrong, this whole Conclusion is Fallacious" River Tam 2008 GL1800 IIIA "TH3DOG" 1975/6/7/8/9 Arthur Fulmer Dressed Road bike 1975 Naked Noisy and Nasty in town bike and a whole garage full of possibilities!! Psst. oh and by the way CHANGE YOUR BELTS!!!!
Yeah that's the thing about those Hondas. You load 'em up with a few basics to go around the world with and a simple generator, ride a couple o' hundert miles on crapolla roads and before you know it after 40yrs. The dog gone frame cracks. I just don't know
HOTT (weld'er up and get on the road )
If we can't fix it, we can fix it so no one else can. the Condor BOTY 2011 Ol' Sparky BOTM Dec. 2011 Lucky #13 BOTY 2018
-Rodger- all it takes for evil to prosper is the want of a few good men to do nothing-Edmund Burke The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you haveGandalf "One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers "it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying 78 constantly modified/customized since 1978, BOTM June 2015 de-evolving this very moment viewtopic.php?f=30&t=65511 76 Ltd "cookies bike" not ready for prime time, 79 project, finished, '86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, July 2017 BOTM '17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
Yep. Update: bikes are in BC and other than my bike (ridden by a surrogate) consuming oil regularly, the only other modification is what Hyde called a “custom rack delete kit”. Basically my rear chrome rack that supported a knock-off Givi top case was broken at three supports. So the assembly (rack and cheap top case, which was fractured from last year) were liberated from the bike. She’s getting more nekkid by the mile....