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 Post subject: The ramblings of mgdavis
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:19 pm 
Legendary 750
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Hi. I'm mgdavis. I'm not a great writer, and I don't have much of a way with words. This blog is mostly for myself, I don't expect to garner much of a fan-base. Feel free to browse the postings, agree with me, disagree with me, offer hints and tips, facts and opinion. I'll try to keep things interesting, so drop in once in a while if you're bored.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:46 pm 
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i just put lots of pics on my blog to do most of the talking.

you know what they say... a picture is worth a thousand words. :D

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:20 pm 
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A bit more about myself. I'm 21. Caucasian male. Tall, thin.
I've dreamed about riding all my life. My Dad used to ride, I'd see snapshots of him and his bike in Yellowstone Nat'l Park, I used to play with the '69 Trail 90 that was under a tarp in the backyard. He didn't ride for several years when I was young, raising a family left little money for it. When I was fourteen or fifteen he got a '77 GL1000 Goldwing from my Uncle. The bike had sat for several years in a driveway in California, and needed a carb rebuild before it would run. It never did run perfectly, but it would get ridden occasionally, and on a couple occasions a 15 year old me got to take the behemoth to a professional center parking lot across our suburban street and ride in circles and big figure eights. Looking back I'm somewhat surprised I didn't manage to drop the six hundred pound bike on myself, if it had started tipping, I wouldn't have been able to do much but get out of the way.
If I was interested in riding before, that Goldwing truly set the hook, I've wanted a bike badly ever since. I also grew to love the old Universal Japanese Motorcycle look, although I hated the large aftermarket fairing that had come on the 'Wing.
Fast forward to 2006. On July 10th of 2006 I bought my first bike. It is a 1979 Honda CB750K 10th Anniversary Limited Edition. It looks much like my Dads old Goldwing, even the paint is similar. It is a simple, classic peice of UJM, right down to the big, unfaired headlight. It is in cosmetically good shape for a 27 year old machine, with only a few scratches in the paint, and a little dent in the tank. However, it sat for several years, and needs work to get going again. I currently have the carbs out, and am waiting on gasket sets to get them reconditioned and back in the bike. I hope it will be that simple. Once I get it running it needs a couple electical gremlins run down, then it should be good to go.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v445/ ... CN1263.jpg

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Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:23 pm 
Legendary 750
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Verm; more signal, less noise.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:32 pm 
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Hmmm....Safety Gear...I got mine before I got my bike because I knew if I bought the bike first, all my money would go there and I would be tempted to ride with mediocre gear. Thus far I have helmet, jacket, and gloves.
I bought an HJC AC-12 lid in grey. It is very snug, I haven't ridden yet, so I haven't had a chance to break it in.
My jacket is a Fieldsheer, I'm not quite sure which model. It could be a Sprint. It is very basic, black, liner, handwarmer pockets, etc. It only cost about $110, I had planned to get a nicer one but spent more than anticipated on my helmet.
I can't recall what make my gauntlets are. They were $28 or so, and have carbon-look knuckle guards and air scoops on the fingers. Down the line I want to get Alpinestar gloves.
I do have boots to wear, although they are just the issue combat boots I got in basic training. They will suffice until I have more spare money laying around.
I need to get riding pants, something that is a little more abrasion resistant than my Carharts. I'll let that go for the meantime, I need to get my bike running and obtain my endorsement before I can justify spending more money on riding gear.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:11 pm 
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mgdavis wrote:
Verm; more signal, less noise.


i don't get it. :laughing:

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Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:38 pm 
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I'm feeling uninspired, so here's a link to a friends website. Hes' got a pretty awesome one-of-a-kind 4x4, and he has documented the building of said truck here. Lots of pictures, and a video.
http://home.comcast.net/~quadrapaws/seanbutler.htm

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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:32 pm 
Legendary 750
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I'm getting tired of waiting for my parts to come in. The dealer said 5-7 days, and it has been 7 business days now with no call. How hard can it be to ship a gasket set and some screws? I'd appreciate at least a call to let me know if the parts are backordered, in transit, or whatever. I want to put my bike back together so I can ride. Procreating sons of questionable ancestry.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:10 pm 
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Still waiting on a call for my parts. I'll have to drop by tomorrow and see what's going on. I hope it's not going to turn into a "we don't make those anymore" kinda deal. I want new parts, not junkyard parts.

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Unread postPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:54 pm 
Legendary 750
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All my parts came in. I found out the float bowl gaskets they ordered were for the wrong year. The correct gaskets were waiting to go on a ship in Japan or something, they were three weeks out. I decided to order the rebuild kits, as they contained all the right parts and are only 5-7 days out. More waiting.
On another note, my girlfriends Honda car decided not to start at 5:30 this morning. The ignition switch puked. I spent three hours before work digging into it. I made it work though. I think my girlfriend was disturbed about my cursing the *ethnic slur* engineers and their tiny *ethnic slur* hands. We all know cursing at cars makes them cooperate, right :D

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