Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by I am Carbon, Aug 18, 2012.
Now THIS is unique.....
Hey they invented water cooled bikes!
I don't understand how they kept the ignition from drowning?
Interesting torque curve with that 6 foot intake too, I bet!
I know they pass it off in the description of that video as a loose main cap bolt, but that looks to me like they forgot the oil pump drive shaft. Running that RPM with no valve covers a Chevy should be dumping oil onto the head pipes if the pump is actually working. If it's the first start I'd think it too soon for the pickup to have fallen out of the pump but I suppose that's also possible. Either way, expensive mistake.
Yup - I was wondering why those two guys weren't being sprayed down with oil....
...and further on the matter of dumb@sses......
Some people simply should not be allowed to breed.
Good advice for us all.....
Ryan F9 discovers Persig. Keep reading Ryan... there's more nuggets in there.
Sorry, chaps, found Ryan too annoying to watch very far into either vid - no doubt they get better but I might never find out.
yeh I started watching one of his vids and he’s got to be the most annoying person on the youtube, then his vids kept popping up on my feed.
Some badass lil scooters...
That looks like a blast!!
I had to quit watching half way through. I couldn't keep up with my Harris framed 535 thumper. It not only sucks to get old, it sucks to see things you could not do. Put them on dirt and a woods section I would have smoked them on my 83 KTM.
Your scooter video bounced me back to ponder the age old question -
Mod or Rocker ?
60's scooters represent a moment in time . ( actually several)
The Mod subculture was centered on fashion and music, and many mods rode scooters. Mods wore suits and other cleancut outfits, and listened to 1960s music genres such as soul, rhythm and blues, ska, beat music, and British blues-rooted bands like The Yardbirds, the Small Faces, and The Who, who wrote an evocative portrait of the cultures with their 1973 album Quadrophenia. (Later made into a movie featuring one of Sting's first roles.)
Rockers are members of a biker subculture that originated in the United Kingdom during the 1950s. It was mainly centred on British café racer motorcycles and rock 'n' roll music. By 1965, the term greaser had also been introduced to Great Britain and, since then, the terms greaser and rocker have become synonymous within the British Isles although used differently in North America and elsewhere. Rockers were also derisively known as Coffee Bar Cowboys.Their Japanese counterpart was called the Kaminari-Zoku
I enjoy my two stroke Vespas (owned 40 years) , my BSA's and without question my 1974TX650A ......am I conflicted ? Help
I was trying to decide which one I would identify with. Neither really. I’ve never owned a scooter, I never owned a cafe racer or even a leather jacket until I was an old dude. When I was young I was more closely aligned with what would now be called a hipster,
Most of the time, my only piece of safety gear was an open face helmet. If it was cold, then a Levi jacket and a pair of gloves. Only I wasn’t trying to be hip, I was just broke most of the time and that’s the way most riders looked.
Of course now, I’m all about the quality protective gear all the way around. I don’t heal as fast as I used to!
Bit of backround:
Better half's son has always been an athletic kid. Played Jr. hockey till he was 17 or 18, been a gym rat for years. Took up body building about 10-12 years ago, we ride bikes...he goes to the gym.
Back in 2015, the day after competing in a show in the Detroit area, he was in an accident in his work truck near Kalamazoo. Docs were able to save him but not his leg. Been a long road back but yesterday he stepped back on stage for the first time. Took 1st in his class, 4th overall. Not bad for the first show in 6 years.
Never give up.
Thats inspirational! How great for him!
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