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Old 04-19-2009, 10:00 PM   #11
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Well, Gee, that sounds great! Actually, I've been a little bit strange all of my life, and I take exception to that! A "little bit" indeed!

I'm not really into that many smoothbore muskets, just the Brown Bess and the American "Committee of Safety" muskets of the Revolution. I really love the Minie rifles--Enfields and Springfields--of the Civil War. Fascinating!

To the point at hand--Whatever it takes to ride is good! I spent a year in bed in the mid 00's.....(how in the world does one say that one?) and anyway, I couldn't lift myself in or out of bed. It sucked, and I couldn't wait to make myself better and get riding again. If it takes three wheels and a 28 hp Beemer clone twice removed, that sounds great! You gotta promise to keep us posted on the progress--mainly convincing your wife to go with you to look at a bike--I mean, "Outfit"! If you can do that, everything else will be easy.....

This Summer---right?
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:36 AM   #12
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Approach with caution! As it turns out I am aquainted with Barb . . . can you imagine anything more frightening than a Gramma aboard a vintage Brit bike side car rig with a snoot full of moonshine (or Irish Whiskey with an "E") and a self proclaimed propensity for firearms of ANY ilk?

Hi, Barb!
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:17 AM   #13
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Hi Guys,

Pay no attention to that man from Tennessee. He is a notorious liar, and will fabricate a story in a New York minute! Really.....

(Hi, Honey! I mean, Sonny.)

And get it right, Laddie: the sidecar is not on a Britbike--they are for corners and wrenching----endless wrenching. The XS650 is the sidecar bike. Remember? You rode it --once-- in Ritzville.

Kidding aside, there isn't a finer man in the world, and Sonny can show us all the way to rack up the miles! Across the country twice last year, and this year will be better yet! And, being the paragon of motorcycle virtue that he is, he (of course) has a sidecar.....

Thus bringing the whole mess back on topic......sorta.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:37 AM   #14
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Sonny, Barb-

It's great having you guys on the site, TallPaul as well!

I was starting to get sick of all those other guys' crap...

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Matt, don't forego the Urals, especially the newer ones.

A buddy just picked one up for a great price. He's already looking at swapping engines, 'cause the accelerator on it should be called a 'suggestor,' especially when someone is in the 'hack.

Apparently, dropping in a more 'modern' BMW block is fairly simple to do.



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Old 04-20-2009, 11:13 AM   #15
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Yeah PR, if I'm going to do it, it's gonna be a flathead. And the CJ has a hand shifter on it already, so all I'll have to do is stick my wheelchar in the sidecar, and velcro myself to the seat. Even though you can start a CJ by hand, the later ones have electric start (six volts!).

There's a CJ Dealer in Harbor City next to the Boss Hoss dealership. And parts are no problem.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:49 PM   #16
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Hey, now THERE's an idea!

A CJ with a BossHoss powertrain!

Woo-Hoo!
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