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I've said it before and I'll say it many times again, I'm sure: You guys are great.

This place called "Steve Saunders Tech Forum"unites all of us, mostly guys I'm guessing, from around the world. It's awesome, with your combined wisdom a few jokes and good heartedness, but I miss the real thing, too. The time passes so quickly and we dont hang outas much in the garage because nobody makes time any more. Then there are you guys. Thiswebsite is my garage.

Takesme back to days that sometimes seem so long ago...and then at times seem like last year:I was 8 years old andsitting next tomy grandfather-his #1assistant mechanic ashe "rebuilt" anothervolkswagen. He actually built a "new" VW beetle from the uncountableparts of 2 others.I was probably more of a headache for him than I was an assistant of any kind! Still he kept me near to him to see if I would take to it eventually I guess...or probably just to have me near to him. I still can smell the oily rags and seethe wrenches.

I was10 years old whenmy grandfatherbuilt my first Goldwing: it was a blue minibike with a tube steel frame, no shock absorbers, 12-in tall rubber tires and Briggs& Stratton lawnmower pull cord engine. He must havelabored hour upon hour weldingthat blue wonder together and making sure it was safe for his grandsons. He started it up and Irode into the fields of Northern Wisconsin as my grandfather watched.... until he could only see the dust clouds kicking up from behind my "motorcycle". I opened that throttle and for the first time in my little life I knew Freedom. I knewFreedom!!!!!!!!!!!My grandfather gave me my love for motorcycles.... I wish I could say I inherited a few of hismechanical/engineering genes... but that I cant say.

So life ispassing even faster... my wife and I get out on ol' Silver Streak, my '98SE, as often as we can. Now when I am on the open road...and I can smell the fields and all I seeare a few wisps in the blue sky, and I feel my wife's arms around my side... Istill think ofthat blue minibike from mygrandfather.

So the next time I say thanks, you knowI'm gratefulI amable to turn toyou guysin this garage...
 

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Us Northwest folks should get together... we're actually planning a Labor Day weekend get-together in Oregon (probably Diamond Lake) and you guys up in Washington (or any other of our neighboring states) are welcome to join us. There's a thread in the "Events" forum about it.
 

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Us Northwest folks should get together... we're actually planning a Labor Day weekend get-together in Oregon (probably Diamond Lake) and you guys up in Washington (or any other of our neighboring states) are welcome to join us. There's a thread in the "Events" forum about it.
It would be nice to have a dozen of us there, wouldnt, it...
 

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Beenhoping to get onto Hwy 101 some day and cruise into Oregon... now we have a good excuse. Any state whose motto is: "Alis Volat Propiis" (She Flies With Her Own Wings)has got to bea good place for a gathering.

Canadian friends.... meet us in Seattle on the way down.... :)
 

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There are about 6 or 7 of us rudding up to Nelson from Sandpoint ID on july 2 ANYONE is welcome to go. Just going to make it a day long ride see a few sights, ride the ferry. Anyone interested send me a pm and i'll give you the details.

Pat
 

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ccsailor wrote:
And maybe if you invited us Canadians (BC) maybe a few would show up as well



Neil
Of course you're invited! Then we could call it the "1st annual Steve Saunders Goldwing Page Northwest International get-together!"
 

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I am with Marco. Open door policy sounds good. We just need to know a bit in advance, so we cant try to get some real estate reserved down there. There was a campground one what I thought was the far end (relative to my direction) that I really enjoyed. I will look into it and post some details.

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Beenhoping to get onto Hwy 101 some day and cruise into Oregon... now we have a good excuse. Any state whose motto is: "Alis Volat Propiis" (She Flies With Her Own Wings)has got to bea good place for a gathering.

Canadian friends.... meet us in Seattle on the way down.... :)
I'm in.
 
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Hey can we Irish come to the ball. :stumped:

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Hey can we Irish come to the ball. :stumped:

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Of course you can... Haven't you been wanting to meet up withubarw anyway?
 

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Redwing. wrote:
Hey can we Irish come to the ball. :stumped:

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he said everyone is invited ...only an airplane ticket stands in your way.
 

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sanfelice wrote:
Redwing. wrote:
Hey can we Irish come to the ball. :stumped:

:leprechaun::18red::leprechaun:
he said everyone is invited ...only an airplane ticket stands in your way.
Maybe we can finda Honda 50 for Redwing!:D
 

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I have a little CL360 he can borrow.
He'd probably like that... Might be a little big though:goofygrin:.
 

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perhaps he could use my daughter's bicycle? I'd even leave the pink woven basket on it for his hearing aid and medications.....:D
 

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Hey can we Irish come to the ball. :stumped:

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If the pink woven basket doesn't do the trick, maybe the helicopter will....
 

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Wingfriend,

You are a writer. My memories go back to my next door neighbor, Hank. He was an engineer for Rocketdyne, part of the original space program. He had a Simca sports car with a 1100 cc engine. He bought a Volvo 544, and I helped him take the engine out, inspect it and stick it in the Simca. I think I was also around 10.

From there, I went to a Cushman Scooter (which I never did get to run), Suzuki 90 and a Honda 350cb, that I made into a cafe racer. Afterall, we lived in the San Fernando Valley where legends where made. Mulholand Drive, Dead Mans Curve, Topanga Cyn and Pacific Coast Hyw.

I became a parts specialist, them went into management. Learned the British Leyland system of parts and could give you part numbers off the topof my head for MG's Triumphs, Jags and Austins. I've restored Austin Mini Cooper, Austin Healy 3000, 2 MGB's and a 64 Ford. I'm now working on my Dad's orginal 66 Mustang.

I know I always had an intrest in how things worked and espcially cars and motorcycles, but it was my neighbor, like your grandfather that turned the spark into the bright flame. God bless those who ignite the spark in all of us.

Jerry
 

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So I'm sure yo have seen these

A collection of Prince of Darkness jokes.
(courtesy of Paul Mossberg, New Jersey Replicar Club, February Motorcycles.htm)

The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark."

Lucas denies having invented darkness. But they still claim "sudden, unexpected darkness"

Lucas--inventor of the first intermittent wiper.

Lucas--inventor of the self-dimming headlamp.

The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF. The other three switch settings--SMOKE, SMOLDER and IGNITE.

The original anti-theft devices--Lucas Electric products.

"I've had a Lucas pacemaker for years and have never experienced any prob...

If Lucas made guns, wars would not start either.

Did you hear about the Lucas powered torpedo? It sank.

It's not true that Lucas, in 1947, tried to get Parliament to repeal Ohm's Law. They withdrew their efforts when they met too much resistance.

Did you hear the one about the guy that peeked into a Land Rover and asked the owner "How can you tell one switch from another at night, since they all look the same?" "He replied, it doesn't matter which one you use, nothing happens!"

Back in the '70s Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which didn't suck.

Quality Assurance phoned and advised the Engineering guy that they had trouble with his design shorting out. So he made the wires longer.

Why do the English drink warm beer? Lucas made the refrigerators, too.

Alexander Graham Bell invented the Telephone.
Thomas Edison invented the Light Bulb.
Joseph Lucas invented the Short Circuit.

Recommended procedure before taking on a repair of Lucas equipment: check the position of the stars, kill a chicken and walk three times sunwise around your car chanting: "Oh mighty Prince of Darkness protect your unworthy servant."

Lucas systems actually uses AC current; it just has a random frequency.



Neil
 
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