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Everything posted by velofish

  1. Aye, that's the man his own self. I'll let him know that he's missed.
  2. I've sent this to our man Dave in Belfast but I doubt he'll take this bait. Man seems to be quite fond of his 1200.
  3. Do you have prices for each item?
  4. The creator is a fellow named Jacopo Tarquini from Grosseto Italy. He won't be making more. The lowers are from a LeMans fairing. The "windshield' is for a Laverda SFC. I've decided that I like it. I'd like to see it in person to get a better idea of the proportions. Checking temps would be interesting.
  5. I think that it's a modification of an existing fairing: https://www.facebook.com/jacops3/media_set?set=a.597548490295559&type=3
  6. You've probably all seen this already. It came up on the FB group. Almost reminds me of a Bol d'or bike. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3235658873151161&set=pcb.3235660023151046&type=3&theater&ifg=1
  7. I do think the stretching machine will help, John. Remember, no bouncing. Long term, low load works. Stretch and hold it for 30 to 60 seconds. Stretch too aggressively and you will actually lose range of motion. My girlfriend is a yoga devotee and tells me that instructors can and do tailor exercises to folks who need gentler stretches. I've even seen "Beer yoga" classes. As a good PT (They're out there just not common) told me: "movement cures all ills". That can be modified to stretching cures a hell of a lot of ills in us old fucks. I'm the king of the "do as I say
  8. That suggests that you need some bloodwork, John. Muscles don't get stronger and weaker on random days; however, spotty levels of "fuels" such as vitamins, etc, can cause spotty performance, pain, and stiffness. As for leg exercises, strength isn't your problem. I'd bet my house that your calves, hip flexors, and extensors are tight. Don't worry, that describes almost every man in the world over the age of 30. Physical therapy or gentle yoga will fix you up. Personally, after working with PTs for 30 years, I'd try yoga first.
  9. He was also instrumental in developing a rescue boat for the navy. Sorry, I'm a Lawrence geek. And I've wondered what modern bike Lawrence might ride. The V11 always comes to mind. I wonder if he would have a non-Brit machine? I think I've chickened out at about 125 mph on the V11. Speedo wobbles so much that it's hard to tell.
  10. I'll take the third. Either carbon or otherwise.
  11. Stirling Moss passes away at 90 with his wife at his side. The account of his Miglia Mille win is epic and made me a fan. Arguably Moss' greatest drive was with Jenks beside him. This is well worth a read. https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/june-1955/14/moss-mille-miglia On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. -----------------
  12. I never know what to say at times like this. Good luck, Paul. I'm looking forward to seeing you back here soon. John
  13. Damn. I hope he's OK. We are hunkered down here in Pennsylvania, USA. Working on the garden and I hope to build a workbench in the garage. If the rain ever stops, I'll get the bikes washed and do some maintenance. My girlfriend has asthma and I've recently had a bout of neutropenia so we're both trying to be quite careful. We've been exercising daily and I've given up beer for liquor in an effort to lose weight. I'm down to my last jar of genuine West Virginia moonshine though so I'll have to make it last.
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  15. The Muffler Man site is great! Thanks.
  16. Check this out, Chuck: https://advrider.com/index.php?threads/indiana-photo-tag.396943/ "1) Locate the current photo tag (there are currently two running), ride there, and snap a pic of your bike. 2) Ride to another location in Indiana (landmark, building, sign, etc.) and snap a pic of your bike. 3) Post your pics of the previous tag and the new tag. 4) Feel free to be as descriptive as you want about the location. The point is to get out there and ride, not solve a mystery." I've found that it provides a nice excuse and destination for a ride and has led me to discover some new
  17. Was playing the WV tag-O-rama game on ADVrider.com and took the V11 around West by god Virginia. Rode into this fog 'cause it's been the summer of damp here. Found a rocket. And a cool sign And a good place to drop the tag 300 plus miles through WV-- no cops, no rain, and some "enthusiastic" motoring. Good day.
  18. Skip Ohio. Ride West Virginia.
  19. This will be my next "new" bike in a couple of years when the used prices are half of what they cost new. I rode one and my mate has one..very good bike, engine is a peach , handling superb and ATD is up there. Prices won't drop to 50% for a long long time as they are in such high demand. A 3yr old bike with average mileage will still be 70-75% I would say. Very small bikes too, not like the V11. I rode one at a demo day. Pencil thin, lightweight, excellent suspension, and a very smooth motor. Too smooth for me, in fact. Honda-like. I also rode a new Multi-Strada and a Duca
  20. Much easier to get to the edge on the 150. I do ride quickly at times and these are the roads I spend most time on. It's illegal to build a straight road in West Virginia, you know.
  21. Thought I'd do an update on the 150 rear tire. Here it is after 4451 miles. I have three bikes to ride, so this is rotated into the schedule. I really do ride. It's wearing very, very, well. I still like the ride quality- quicker turn in and it makes the bike feel much lighter in the twisties. I haven't found any downside to going down a size.
  22. Thanks, Low. Between fixing the lawn mower, some plumbing repairs, changing tires on the MZ, etc, I haven't had time to mess with the side covers. I'd love to know if there's a better fix.
  23. Thanks, gents. I'll fix them up and report back with results.
  24. Have a couple side covers cracked at the fastening holes. Anyone have luck repairing these? If so, how?
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