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Old 09-30-2016, 05:19 PM   #1
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The hijack thread and other assorted non camping related stories

My hope is to create someplace we can carry on the discussion, being as us incorrigibles tend to hijack threads. We really hijacked Tom's thread about the problems he's dealing with.

Let's get that thread back on track and carry on the discussions about those funky little post war European cars and some of the crazy projects that were tossed around.

Anybody want to go first. I have to go to town today, but when I get home, I,m going to see what Cars I've owned, wished I still owned or would have loved to own.

In the mean time, I see "Highway through Hell" has launched the new season. Given some of the idiotic things people have done on that road in the past year, it should be good for some grins and giggles. I don't normally watch "reality TV", but this show is too close to home and it displays just how stupid the city folk down at the coast are. They think the whole province has wet rainy weather like they get.

They come roaring up the highway, get themselves in trouble and then are trying to maneuver the deep snow and black ice in slippery city shoes, they don't have proper winter clothing, gloves, emergency supplies, etc, etc, etc. I'm sure the Rocky Mountain folks know what I'm talking about.

I hope we get to see the aftermath of the runaway semi, on a clear day and dry roads, that took out 11 vehicles, miraculously, no one was killed, no serious life threatening injuries. Just a bunch of torn up automobiles and a semi driver I suspect and hope is out of a job. Only two things could have gone wrong, his brakes were not adjusted or he just didn't know how to use his engine to brake.

If the moderators are OK with this, let the hijacking begin.
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I've NEVER hijacked a thread. I find the practice despicable.

So I think this is a great idea.









Don't know if it will work though.
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Knowing forks around here it will probably get hijacked.
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I've NEVER hijacked a thread. I find the practice despicable.

So I think this is a great idea.


Don't know if it will work though.
I don't even know of what he speaks.

But, the other day the topic went to motorcycles and such. In the 50 plus years I've had some ponies under my butt I've had two three cylinder motorcycles. The Ram Air 380 cc Suzuki that I worked on a little, 90 mph in 5th gear but I never stretched it out in 6th because I got scared.
Then there was the 750 triple water cooled bike, that's the one I can't remember the name. Any help from the scooter trash crowd?
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GT750 Suzuki made 1971-1977 ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GT750
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My hope is to create someplace we can carry on the discussion, being as us incorrigibles tend to hijack threads. We really hijacked Tom's thread about the problems he's dealing with.

Let's get that thread back on track and carry on the discussions about those funky little post war European cars and some of the crazy projects that were tossed around.

Anybody want to go first. I have to go to town today, but when I get home, I,m going to see what Cars I've owned, wished I still owned or would have loved to own.

In the mean time, I see "Highway through Hell" has launched the new season. Given some of the idiotic things people have done on that road in the past year, it should be good for some grins and giggles. I don't normally watch "reality TV", but this show is too close to home and it displays just how stupid the city folk down at the coast are. They think the whole province has wet rainy weather like they get.

They come roaring up the highway, get themselves in trouble and then are trying to maneuver the deep snow and black ice in slippery city shoes, they don't have proper winter clothing, gloves, emergency supplies, etc, etc, etc. I'm sure the Rocky Mountain folks know what I'm talking about.

I hope we get to see the aftermath of the runaway semi, on a clear day and dry roads, that took out 11 vehicles, miraculously, no one was killed, no serious life threatening injuries. Just a bunch of torn up automobiles and a semi driver I suspect and hope is out of a job. Only two things could have gone wrong, his brakes were not adjusted or he just didn't know how to use his engine to brake.

If the moderators are OK with this, let the hijacking begin.
Why aren't my olive trees producing any bannanas that I can haul to market in my F350srw? The batteries are fully charged but if I put LT tires on, will I still need to stratle the comode to get my direct tv to operate the passenger side awning?

How's that for hijacking?
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I don't even know of what he speaks.

But, the other day the topic went to motorcycles and such. In the 50 plus years I've had some ponies under my butt I've had two three cylinder motorcycles. The Ram Air 380 cc Suzuki that I worked on a little, 90 mph in 5th gear but I never stretched it out in 6th because I got scared.
Then there was the 750 triple water cooled bike, that's the one I can't remember the name. Any help from the scooter trash crowd?
I was a "make-ready" kid at a Suzuki dealer when both of these bikes were released. I LOVED the 380 and its squared off cooling fins. The 2-cylynder Titan 500 2-stroke was the one that was selling the most, at the time.
The Water Buffalo was like science fiction to me. And shortly after that the Rotary Engine Suzuki. Then the first REAL race bike for the street. GSXR750.

Ah the golden memories. Can't believe I survived that era.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
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GT750 Suzuki made 1971-1977 ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_GT750
The pix I find look more like the Yamaha triple which is what has been floating around in the cavity up there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha...aha_XS_750.jpg
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I was a "make-ready" kid at a Suzuki dealer when both of these bikes were released. I LOVED the 380 and its squared off cooling fins. The 2-cylynder Titan 500 2-stroke was the one that was selling the most, at the time.
The Water Buffalo was like science fiction to me. And shortly after that the Rotary Engine Suzuki. Then the first REAL race bike for the street. GSXR750.

Ah the golden memories. Can't believe I survived that era.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
Absolutely, the 380! I stuck in some WESCO pistons and, I think, Mikuni carbs, and some polishing and porting here and there.
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Why aren't my olive trees producing any bannanas that I can haul to market in my F350srw? The batteries are fully charged but if I put LT tires on, will I still need to stratle the comode to get my direct tv to operate the passenger side awning?

How's that for hijacking?


That's funny and it almost makes sense.
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