How bist?

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Jazzbutcher
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Re: How bist?

Postby Jazzbutcher » Thu Jun 02, 2022 9:00 pm

Been retired since my father in law went into a home 4 years hence. That was a full time job for me before then to be sure, Alzheimer's is a ghastly affliction.
Meanwhile, his estate (that he worked all his life for) is being eaten up very quickly with the cost of his care, which boils my F*****g blood! It is though, providing very good care for him at the moment whilst he clings on, despite not knowing anything about anything. Shame.

Anyway, Enough of that!

I get out more days than not on my 1125r for 30/40 miles or so just to keep the oil circulated & stop me from aching due to not riding.
My other one is in bits waiting for me to rebuild it, change of engine. I have to add here that the Buell manual wasn't much help with the dismantling process, wish Haynes had done one. Rebuilding will be easier now that I know how things came apart. I really need to stop interchanging parts off it for this one though, or it may yet end up becoming a donor bike to keep this one going for the foreseeable future. Which isn't such a crap plan with the price of spares, but I would like to rebuild it just for the experience even if it does eventually become a donor.
On that subject though, I have to say that Erik Buell is a genius, these are one hell of a bike & the thought & engineering that went into them is astonishing.
Full fairing to spray, spare wheels to spray & other bits and bobs if we get some decent weather for a few days.
I'm Itching to get at my lathe again as I want to try & see if I make a few things, but got the on going saga of trying to sell two of my bikes so I can make space to get at it first.
New sat nav & communication device so I can get to runs further afield without fear of ending up in Belgium.
I also get where people are coming from with petrol, filled up 2 plastic petrol containers to the brim with super, £21.70!
But still.
Life is peachy for me at the moment.
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Re: How bist?

Postby Finmows » Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:55 am

TOPGUMM wrote:1999 cyclone

Chopper project ? :twisted:
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Re: How bist?

Postby Finmows » Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:13 am

How is life?
Still retired...vertical and breathing lOl , so from my side of the fence...not too bad!, wish the missus could say the same, her osteoarthritis is not getting any better (and it never will) but she still just smiles and gets on with the day :worthy:
Managed to "get away" for a few days last month with the "Smiffs" (Daughter, son in law and 3 offspring) in a static caravan near Mablethorpe
The next couple of days are spending time with the "Smiffs" again....this time in Kernow 8-) (I love that county)
Have been perfecting my production of THC oil
Still like to "suit up" once a month 😉
Went to Brixton academy last month to see Scooter...fucking brilliant night marred only by my stupidity (I fell 4ft off some step ladder 10 days earlier and near broke my hip)
Still, got Gangstagrass in Bedford next week 8-)
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Re: How bist?

Postby gusm2 » Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:55 pm

Got this for my X1 project engine 8-)
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Re: How bist?

Postby TOPGUMM » Fri Jun 03, 2022 5:25 pm

Finmows wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:1999 cyclone

Chopper project ? :twisted:

:hehe: Yea , sure, lOl

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Re: How bist?

Postby TOPGUMM » Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:41 pm

Just dressing it up with Andy`s front iso hanger , mikuni, Maz nipple and bellmouth :hehe:

Anyone ever used an airfilter like that on a Buell ?
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Re: How bist?

Postby barney » Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:45 pm

gusm2 wrote:Got this for my X1 project engine 8-)

:yup: 8-)
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Re: How bist?

Postby barney » Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:47 pm

TOPGUMM wrote:Just dressing it up with Andy`s front iso hanger , mikuni, Maz nipple and bellmouth :hehe:

Anyone ever used an airfilter like that on a Buell ?

pepper has or had bellmouth / intake same as that .
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Re: How bist?

Postby TOPGUMM » Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:02 pm

Velocity stack or bellmouth ?

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Re: How bist?

Postby Jazzbutcher » Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:35 pm

Velocity stacks have separate intakes for the pilot jet & air screw, that looks like a bell mouth.
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Re: How bist?

Postby barney » Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:46 am

barney wrote:
TOPGUMM wrote:Just dressing it up with Andy`s front iso hanger , mikuni, Maz nipple and bellmouth :hehe:

Anyone ever used an airfilter like that on a Buell ?

pepper has or had bellmouth / intake same as that .

found a pic for you of Peppers bike
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Re: How bist?

Postby TOPGUMM » Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:06 am

Thanks Jazzbutcher and Barney.

Came with a carb bought years ago, still prefer the forcewinder.

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Re: How bist?

Postby gusm2 » Sat Jun 04, 2022 10:05 pm

Finmows wrote:Still, got Gangstagrass in Bedford next week 8-)


8-) I've got tickets for Liverpool and Manchester :dance: :yup:
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Re: How bist?

Postby edd » Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:49 am

TOPGUMM wrote:Velocity stack or bellmouth ?


Whatever it is, it looks the dogs! 8-)

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Re: How bist?

Postby brother in buells » Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:46 pm

TOPGUMM wrote:Just dressing it up with Andy`s front iso hanger , mikuni, Maz nipple and bellmouth :hehe:

Anyone ever used an airfilter like that on a Buell ?


That engine is looking clean there Colin 8-)
But that bell mouth thing belongs on a chopper lOl

Well it's your project ,so if you like it!

Have a 98' cyclone engine in my stash of buell parts.
Got it from the states with other parts a couple years ago in the back of a Chevy Van.
The plan with it is to make a complete S1 again one day.

To answer Edd's question about how we are doing,
Only thing I have done with a buell motorcycle a couple weeks ago is put fresh fuel in it and bought a new battery for it.
Did not try to start it yet.
That was all , haven't ridden a motorcycle in almost 2.5 years now.
Have to many things on my mind and can find the moment to get the Buell ready and go for a ride on it.
Only thing I can find my mojo back piece by piece is when working on my 73' jeep truck ,so I'm trying to do that as much as possible in between keeping the missus company and going for a walk on the beach with the dogs and go to work 5or6 days a week.
It's already two years ago (June 1 2020) that we lost our son Morris a couple hours before birth.
I do know that life is temporarliy and we all go one day
But i can tell you that it destroys your world loosing a child and have to see how your woman has to go through it all giving birth to a dead child and you can't do a thing.
If I could erase the last two years I would do it in a blink of an eye!
I really hope we get better in living with it through the years
The sound of a V-twin engine braking is music to my ears!!


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