Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1021 by 5speed » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:17 pm

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1022 by Patriccio » Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 am

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What a beautiful amber. If I could paint my bike this liquid amber color, I would. If I could paint it this wonderful pearlescent amber, the frame, the wheels, faux tank, tail, the works, I would do it.
The first snort of the Lagavulin would most certainly knock the socks off a novice scotch imbiber. I love the flavor. It is so distinctive, unlike the smoothness of the Oban or Glenlivet. Heavenly. I think I'll keep drinkin' it until it's all gone.
(Check out that viscosity! Sticks to the glass!)

Headers & mufflers are now welded together & installed. I still have to make brackets and do one more thing--
GO BUY SOME EAR PLUGS! Yea, these cans are race cans & they make the Puppy sound like a drag bike. It really breathes now, & it really just moves; it scampers & leaps w/ leaps & bounds. I get a few pops, but when I accelerate, it growls. Growling is quite good. It keeps the non-growlers at bay.
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I have to have the guy at Ye Olde Welding Shoppe weld some brackets onto the header pipe, & then I can make some straps to affix upon the frame. After the brackets are welded on, I can paint them.

One little point of contention here, though; they aren't the same length. I didn't measure them on the bike. I measured them w/ the headers butted to each other, aligned, off the bike. The welds are solid, so I just might leave it.
(Top pic exaggerates the difference in length.)
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1023 by Patriccio » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:03 am

[FYI. Some of you may know this, but the letters "Ye" were an old typesetters' symbol for the word "the" & are pronounced just like the word "the." I think I was paying attention to Mrs. Thomas, my seventh grade English teacher, when she imparted that bit of knowledge to us 14-year-old nippers. From that point on I could roll my eyes when I heard some adult in an antique shop pronounce it "Yee." "Yee Olde Blacksmith Shoppe" What in tar nation does that even mean in English?]
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1024 by Hanslehoff » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 pm

Exhaust looks great. I regret not getting those larger diameter cans when I did up my pipes.

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1025 by chewy999 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 pm

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1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
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1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1026 by chewy999 » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:39 pm

chewy999 wrote:
Hanslehoff wrote:Exhaust looks great


It sure does, but not as nice looking as that Amber nectar! :shock:

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Previous Rides,
1980 CB250N Good to learn on
1981 CX500 good mid range tourer, went to Austria on it!
1983 GL1100C Pride and joy, sold when I bought my 1st house, big mistake
1985 GL650 Silverwing another mistake, horrible bike
1986 CBX550 Good commuter
1989 Suzuki GS750 (1976) cheap and cheerful until a dog ran out in front of me on Xmas Eve, 1991
Current bikes
2010 CB1300 back on a bike after 19 years, two divorces, children grown up etc
1980 GL1100 NOW ON THE ROAD, still use CB1300.

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1027 by Patriccio » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:20 pm

Sorry. I had a wonderful paragraph written about my escapades, but the web site or Mother Nature intervened & deleted
every single word.
Bike over-heated & is now dead. It's only good for an advertising prop. When my computer & all the attached electronics are working properly, I just might post more info.

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1028 by Patriccio » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:23 pm

Here I am less than one block from the beach. While waiting for my son to pick us up in the truck, I was thinking that I could simply walk over to the stairs in the background, swim to Japan, and complain about the bike not lasting as long as it should.
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1029 by Patriccio » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:25 pm

My eloquence has been rejected by some Electronic Demon in the vicinity. Probably not a dwarf ninja. The bike & I had to be retrieved from the side of the road.
Here it is, illegally dead in a fire zone.
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1030 by Patriccio » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:27 pm

It over-heated & smoke billowed from the left (driver's perspective) set of headers. Electronics are dead.
Loaded & ready for the quiet ride to home.
Certainly, and without a doubt, it is truly time for some of that amber nectar.
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1031 by CYBORG » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 pm

And the adventure begins anew
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1032 by Sugs » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:56 pm

Well that's a bummer Patrick. Have your stout drink, sleep on it and check it out tomorrow...or not. Hopefully its not too serious.
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1033 by wheeliedog » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:16 am

Well, you seem to mastering the art of break down recovery...

I'm very sorry to hear about the Puppy's misadventures Patrick.

This time overheating, smoke and dead electrics. That's a comprehensive list of things you don't want going wrong, especially all at once. About the only thing that remains unaffected is the air in the Puppy's tyres it seems. I don't blame you for turning to the bottle, but please ask your son to hide the matches ;)

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the both of you!
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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1034 by 5speed » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:13 pm

ugh..sorry to hear that Patrick.
Hopefully it isn't anything to serious or expensive.
1982 1100 std.
1976 GoldWing. running but not on the road
2002 Shadow American Classic (the boss's ride)
1983 Shadow 500. (sold)
1978 Goldwing. future cafe project.

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Re: Never Ever B4 seen photos of a Goldwing

Post #1035 by sunnbobb » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Dang it.
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