Bikes and Blues = the blues

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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby ricochet » Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:23 pm

Yeah, the Field Marshalls are cool!

I used to be an engine guy who laughed at the FATGs. Now I have the FA, but no T(ractor.)
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby bottleneck » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:40 pm

i ride a 1970 BMW R/75/5 so i can't tease anybody about speed or handling!

however i do have 1961 triumph 500 that does not say triumph on it anywhere.even the patent plate is worn.people ask what it is(if you have to ask.......)i say it is a honda 350,want to race?that has embarrassed a few hardly ablesons and others in street races.heehee

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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby Bournio » Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:18 am

maxx england wrote:
And Bournio, you ask about handling, are you about to become disreputable like us?


When the funding appears...yep! I've chucked a variety of bikes around on farms and stuff, and I want one haha.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby bottleneck » Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:36 pm

bournio,i have one word for you : moto guzzi.wait ,that's two words,haha

ok:shovel in a feather bed.they fit.

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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby ricochet » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:20 pm

At lunchtime today some joker blasting off WFO in town with drag pipes on a V-twin caused the order taker at Captain D's to give me the wrong order that cost $3 more. It was yummy, though, and my tummy's quite full.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby maxx england » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:17 pm

Found out in Swanage that an acquaintance from round here lives there now and he's a member of the local biker club. Useful, perhaps. 8)
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:28 pm

Has this post been hijacked? If so let me ask a silly question.
I was thinking of how to carry an acoustic guitar on a motorcycle, I thought maybe if the neck unbolted the ax could be bagged pretty easy.
Have any of you carried a guitar on your bike?
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby maxx england » Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:35 pm

I once had a lift across London on the back of a bike with the acoustic shoehorned into a despatch rider's bag. It worked for me as a passenger but riding and dealing with the instrument if it starts to slip wouldn't be funny. Unscrewing the neck sounds OK except you have to keep putting it back together.

2 options here - have you considered a 3/4 size tuned, like Lummo's little travel guitar, to standard but using the G above E as the starting point?

Or a specifically cut down electric to carry, like an old Kay I saw years ago, effectively just a neck, bridge and pickup. There was a name or description for them, but it's lost in the fog of memory.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby ricochet » Thu Dec 17, 2009 11:14 pm

Buffalo_Bill wrote:Has this post been hijacked? If so let me ask a silly question.
I was thinking of how to carry an acoustic guitar on a motorcycle, I thought maybe if the neck unbolted the ax could be bagged pretty easy.
Have any of you carried a guitar on your bike?
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I used to ride all around town on my Harley with my Johnson slung over my back.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby Buffalo_Bill » Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:26 am

I used to ride all around town on my Harley with my Johnson slung over my back.
Was the neck pointed up, or down? How fast was you ridin'?
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby ricochet » Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:05 am

Up. Usually, anywhere from 30-65 MPH.

As you've probably guessed, it was my tricone Johnson. I carried it (and still do) in a very bulky foam filled soft case/gig bag. Bigger than a dreadnaught hardshell case. It has a normal carrying sling that goes over the shoulders, and a pair of backpack style straps. Those are the way to go for carrying on a bike. The straps I have have super cheap clips on the end of them that are bad about popping off, but never have come undone on both sides at the same time.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby blueswrench » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:37 am

I carry a Washburn Rover when I travel on my bike. It comes with a decent case that allows you to bungee it down without any damage to the guitar. However, the down side is that this thing kinda sounds like a ukelele. :roll: I just use it to keep the fingers limber while I'm on a long trip.
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Re: Bikes and Blues = the blues

Postby ricochet » Fri Dec 18, 2009 3:51 am

Aw, the Rover doesn't sound that bad. It's not a jumbo, though.
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