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Offline jachenbach

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More pictures, please!
« on: 14.01. 2017 00:58 »
A bit more than 4 feet of snow here in the Boise mountains. Barely able to open the shop door. Haven't done anything but battle snow the last two weeks. Setting records here. Tractor had a major breakdown, so things are going to be rough for a while. Expect a huge repair bill as it's either the hydrostatic drive or the transmission. No money for bike parts in the near future. So why am I whining on the A10 forum? Because what I'd really enjoy is seeing more of your bikes out on sunny days to remind me of what I  can look forward to! Please help improve my disposition. You fellows in the southern hemisphere can really help my mental health!

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Re: More pictures, please!
« Reply #1 on: 14.01. 2017 03:32 »
What model of tractor? I just bought a 60 HP John Deere for my daughter and son-in-law. Was tempted to get a newish compact tractor with hydro drive but read of lots of hydrostatic problems with all makes. Seems hydro is nifty to use but typically becomes problematic by 2000 hrs or earlier.
I opted for an old JD 2240, German built, gear drive.

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Re: More pictures, please!
« Reply #2 on: 14.01. 2017 05:05 »
Glen,

I'm sure Jeff appreciates your tractor but I doubt its story brought him out of his funk. It's freezing here, so some pics from down under or, maybe, a Los Ocultos gathering of bikes and beauties from Pedro would do the job.

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« Reply #3 on: 14.01. 2017 06:48 »
Here is a beauty of an NZ beach, which I recently visited for the first time, very unspoilt as it's a long drive on slow roads from the nearest town.....I didn't visit this on the A10, but our old Armstrong Siddeley....pics attached.

The beach Akitio Beach, in the Manawatu district, and one day I'll go on the bike, on the gravel road route if I'm feeling brave!

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« Reply #4 on: 14.01. 2017 09:14 »

 Nice to see the land above kiwi- I feel abit cooler already, 40ºC here today in the front yard and it felt cooler than the last few 12 hour days I've been working in.

 Jachoh - a girl buddy of a girl buddy had to dig her way through a few feet of snow at Big Bear Lake wherever that is(maybe in the hills behind San Bernadino?) so she could get to her gig- reckons she didn't even cry- thats my kinda girl
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Re: More pictures, please!
« Reply #5 on: 14.01. 2017 10:10 »
G'day all.
Mother nature has taken holidays up north leaving Father nature to take care of us down here. Beautiful riding days with just a little rain at night.
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« Reply #6 on: 14.01. 2017 10:26 »
I have to say Musky, your cafe racer looks excellent. Some look like a bodged up old bike, yours looks properly designed and engineered. Plus it looks potent!

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« Reply #7 on: 14.01. 2017 10:42 »
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yours looks properly designed and engineered. Plus it looks potent!

Perposefull would be the word I'd use (if it exists that is)

yes thanks for those photos Musky, first time I've really seen it in detail
All the best - Bill
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« Reply #8 on: 14.01. 2017 13:12 »
Beautiful beach, Kiwi, and the Armstrong, which I've never heard of before looks great. I like old cars as well as bikes. Musky, I assume the pics are from different times, as I notice the heat shields are different on the two sides. Doesn't matter. Glad for some pictures I can enlarge to see more details.  The wheelie pic put a grin on my face and the sunny warm skies made me feel warmer as my wood stove is heating up. 6F here this morning, so I'm waiting for the sun to come up before working my shovel!

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« Reply #9 on: 14.01. 2017 15:18 »
Kiwi,

That's a beautiful beach, but now you've spoiled it by letting the whole would know  *smile* ;)  Beautiful, yes, and maybe a bit scary. I would think it a perfect place for great whites. Beatiful car, as well. I'm curious as to the round-trip distance you travelled in that classic.

Dutch,

Being from Los Angeles, I'm familiar with Big Bear Lake but only been there once. Beatiful area. The snow is really good news for a drought-ridden Southern California.

Muskrat,

Yes, good to see some close-ups we haven't seen before. Gives better understanding of your various comments regarding speed and racing. As Bill said, "Purposeful" is a good word for it

Jeff,

I lived in Bellingham fo a while, so wood stoves are familiar. Could you post a picture of yours for our amusement? Even better if it's a classic.


Regards all and enjoy the weekend.

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Re: More pictures, please!
« Reply #10 on: 14.01. 2017 19:17 »
I might have only had mine for couple of months before the weather turned last summer but I did take loads of pix in the sunny Kent countryside  *lol*

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« Reply #11 on: 14.01. 2017 19:35 »
Kiwi,

That's a beautiful beach, but now you've spoiled it by letting the whole would know  *smile* ;)  Beautiful, yes, and maybe a bit scary. I would think it a perfect place for great whites. Beatiful car, as well. I'm curious as to the round-trip distance you travelled in that classic.


The beach won't be found in the manawatu, it's in the taraura district so people won't find it DOH  *problem* I've given it's real location away  *red*

The beach has a web cam.... http://www.horizons.govt.nz/HRC/media/Data/WebCam/Akitio_latest_photo.jpg?width=1280&height=960&ext=.jpg

You don't often hear about sharks in NZ, it's not like Aussie! (There are some tho)....more likely to see dolphins and seals.

On the day we went there we travelled over 200miles in the Whitley, it was the local car clubs monthly run, one of the oldest cars was a 1920s model A ford, and that bugger overtook us ! (He was obviously more willing to risk his paintwork on a gravel road than me......).

The Whitley was chosen by my wife, based on looks and NOT practicality  *pull hair out* *problem* *help* (I would have been happy with a Morris minor, or vw beetle) and we've not had it long, it needed the crank reground before it was drivable, as the oil pressure was too low. What I learnt rebuilding my A10 engine was put into good use with the car, it's just the parts are bigger  *work*
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1956 A10 Golden Flash (1st finished project)

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (2nd finished project, + favourite bike)

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GL1800 Goldwing, well, the wife likes it

KTM 950 ADV, cos it’s 100% nuts

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife

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« Reply #12 on: 14.01. 2017 20:48 »
hi guys, kiwiGF we might be at the bottom of the world but you don't need to put the pics upside down so the forum members in the northern hemisphere can view them, cheers 
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« Reply #13 on: 14.01. 2017 21:32 »
hi guys, kiwiGF we might be at the bottom of the world but you don't need to put the pics upside down so the forum members in the northern hemisphere can view them, cheers

 *lol* It's not my fault! I uploaded them the right way up, but there appears to be some sort of bug where the thumbnail is upside down, not the bigger pic if you click on it,  maybe only happens when an iPad is used to upload them?  *conf2* The first lot I loaded were upside down, but are now ok, maybe "admin" fixed those pics ?  *dunno*
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1956 A10 Golden Flash (1st finished project)

1949 B31 rigid “400cc hot rod” (2nd finished project, + favourite bike)

1949 C11 rigid, but why!!! (cos it was cheap)

1937 B21, project missing parts, mission impossible?

GL1800 Goldwing, well, the wife likes it

KTM 950 ADV, cos it’s 100% nuts

1952 Armstrong Siddeley Whitley for rainy days (with wife

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« Reply #14 on: 14.01. 2017 23:23 »
I feel so much better now! Sitting here with a big grin on my face looking at y'alls pictures. Some cool cars in that last pic, but the Armstrong is by far the best IMO. The wood stove is a fairly new (20 years) Quadrafire with my sweat-soaked longjohns and flannel drying next to it. The other picture is the view from my front porch.