Pretty Quiet

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Backdraft, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. murph

    murph Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine posted this video on ADV. He and his wife were in the group. Banana suit and a small redheaded woman.
    Thanks to Herr Deacon for pointing it out to me.

  2. Bob

    Bob Active Member

  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I have work to do on a few of mine too, waiting to get the motor back for the 525 for starters.
  4. dresda

    dresda Member

    I poke my nose in here occasionally, nice to see bike projects and updates. Getting royally sick of winter. This weekend we have a couple of days above freezing with some sun, if I still had a DR I'd be tempted but I'm loathe to mess up my cute little R3. I might get the mountain bike out instead.
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Just got back from 30º weather in Guyana, it's a little chilly here.
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Dresda gave me this poster that was a souvenir from WWII and managed to survive and make it to my home. We had it dry mounted so now it will occupy a place of honour in the coffee nook in the new Moto B&B.
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  7. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    I'm digging...and digging. Ever run a snowblower with a flat tire? I seem to have tire probs most years, hopefully this will mean no motorcycle tire flats this year. I signed on for a bit of project work that was supposed to be part time but has turned out to be full time sine Jan. It is also keeping me away for 4 days a week and that means I come home to 2 days of driveway clearing. Project to the end of April, May designated maintenance month and then have several plans for the summer depending on the money, girlfriend, possible move to Nova Scotia... I still have video from last year to edit!
  8. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Where in Nova Scotia are you considering? I am retiring at the end of May and I expect that we will eventually end out somewhere in the Halifax vicinity.
    I also have a bunch of spring bike maintenance to do - all the usual stuff plus a valve clearance check and refurbish a Penske rear shock. Would like to do complete rewiring of farkles as well - two sets of LED, trailer wiring, heated gear outlets etc. Probably three or four solid days to do everything that should be done - depends on whether valves need adjustment or not.
    I have a LOT of household maintenance stuff to do as well this spring; especially if we are putting the house on the market. Rebuild a 12 x 24 deck, try to restore a lawn that has been a bit neglected and paint every square inch of the inside of the house - nothing has been repainted in the 16 years since we built it - not awful but would benefit from freshening up.

    I am afraid that the house stuff will get in the way of some riding plans but I'm sure I'll manage a few trips.
  9. Jim C-G

    Jim C-G Active Member

    @RossKean we're in a bit of the same boat. I could spruce up the house but the market is so soft here that I would rather give someone a really good deal and let them fix things to their liking rather than put too much effort and money in for not much added return.
    I'm looking towards the centre of Nova Scotia, New Ross thru New Germany over to Keji.
    My biggest things is hauling the radiator off and cleaning all the fins... well clogged with spring/fall road cement. Reminds me that I want to order new main hoses and clamps. Not putting 15 year old ones back.
    Fingers crossed for at least 6 weeks of travel/camping over the summer.
  10. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Market is pretty good in Fredericton right now. Unfortunately, it is better in Halifax area. Not in any major hurry but I think I would like to move before next winter.
  11. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I don't plan to move ever again, over 50 times coast to coast Canada/US in my 20 years of ski bumming might have been enough.:p
  12. Trash

    Trash Active Member

    By contrast, we have owned two houses and (now) one Condo in 43 years.
    I can’t even imagine moving that often! :eek:
  13. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I bought my first house at 40 years old. I still travel for work so it feels the same half the time.

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