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Old 04-21-2011, 12:54 PM   #281
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What an incredible story M.l. Green !
Glad you made it "back".
I know how it feels .... been there ...done that....PHEW !

Now here's my effort to turn this into a motorcycle thread

.-)

Been messing with bikes since I bought my first bike
32 years ago: a BSA frame with a Triumph Speed Twin engine.
Still have it.
Had a fifties Nimbus ( Danish four-cylinder in-line ohc engine (!!!))
Then another BSA: pre-unit 650 tricked up cafe racer.
Here it is during me second rebuild of it:







Then did a couple of Honda builds.
Here's one. This is obviously the "before" pic:



and the "after" pics





..now featuring a nifty Magnacharger Supercharger
with Weber two barrel carb
among other goodies.
Yep: it's a Honda GoldWing.


Then did a 1979 six-cylinder Honda CBX 1000 Supersport:






and took it to this





Here's the latest addition ( addiction ...that is ).
Indian 741, build from the ground up during 2009-10 and
boosted with an AISIN supercharger from a Japanese mini-car.







I put it on a box



...air-freight'ed it last year from my native Copenhagen, Denmark
to Salt Lake City....on the the Bonneville Salt Flats
where I unwrapped it







...and raced it



...with modest success.
Did close to 90mph, which isn't tooooo bad with an
70 years (!) old engine , originally born with 12-14 horse-powers.

Have to come back this year to set the record straight...don't I !

THAT is why I now have an Airstream......er....Argosy MH
that I can come back to, and go to Bonneville...again and again



Now ; have I filled the 'bike quota' for today ?

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:11 PM   #282
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Wow.....
Indians, Triumphs, and a CBX!
Great pics.... and that "Workshop" of yours.... I am so impressed!

I started this thread to try to get some pics of Classic Motorhomes in one place...
The guilt is also mine to add other stuff... but this is also cool!

Anyone have a problem with this becoming a picture sharing thread for... "Classic Airstream Motorhomes, and their owners other fun stuff"?
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #283
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Had a fifties Nimbus ( Danish four-cylinder in-line ohc engine (!!!))
Min Morfar havde en Nimbus med sidevogn da min Mor var en lille pige.

Oh...
I guess not everyone would apreciate the change of language...

My Grandfather on my Mom's side - "Morfar" means "Momdad"... So much easier than "My Grandfather on my Mom's side" or "Maternal Grandfather" - had a Nimbus with a side car when my Mom (Mor) was a little girl.

Sorry - no pictures.

But... Riding in that sidecar was how she was weened from using a pacifier. One day she dropped it out of the side car while at speed down the road. She cried out that her Dad (riding) should go back and get it, but he said that a big dog had picked it up and eaten it. Since that day, she no longer needed the pacifier. This was circa 1939. She was born in 1936.

She had many interesting stories to share about the WWII years, and of Morfar's exploits being part of the Danish resistance movement.
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:51 PM   #284
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I started this thread to try to get some pics of Classic Motorhomes in one place...

Anyone have a problem with this becoming a picture sharing thread for... "Classic Airstream Motorhomes, and their owners other fun stuff"?
Keyair - it's YOUR thread - I guess you can turn it intno whatever you want...

Does that mean I can post some pics of my 1978 Dodge Sportsman Class-C Mobile Traveler restoration project here? I am a little bit proud of the work I am doing in there. Had the inside totally gutted, and am rebuilding it inside - everything came out but the bathroom - even the rear wall was removed to be re-built.

Scarry how flimsy these things are constructed...

I have to have it done within 6 weeks. We're taking it to National Rainbow Family Gathering in Eastern Washington at the end of June, for the July 1 - 7 gathering of the tribes.

In case there are other people from the 'Family' on here, or for anyone interested in living a lifestyle closer to the Earth Mother (green, self-sustaining, and with greater freedom and liberty):

Rainbow Family of the Living Light / Circle Of Light 2011 Edition: - Rainbow Gatherings - Kind Community Network - Rainbow Gathering Information

2011 Annual Rainbow Gathering - Welcome Home

or

Rainbow Family of Living Light Unofficial Home Page

Where the Gathering will be in 2011

Hope to see you there!

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Old 04-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #285
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Does that mean I can post some pics of my 1978 Dodge Sportsman Class-C Mobile Traveler restoration project here? I am a little bit proud of the work I am doing in there. Had the inside totally gutted, and am rebuilding it inside - everything came out but the bathroom - even the rear wall was removed to be re-built.
Oh...
I guess I've got some 'splainin' to do (Looocee...!)

This whole Airstream thing started, when i showed my wife the pictures of the Magnolia Pearl Airstream trailer, with the "Rose Royce" tow-vehicle.
http://www.magnoliapearl.com/Romanti...tichomes.html#

She decided that she wanted an Airstream!

I began to do some research, and discovered that a person could buy a MOTORIZED version of the classic, bullet shaped aluminum trailer - and that they come in several lengths!

So - I started looking...

We (I) found this amazing 1986 Classic Airstream 345 that sat up a small hill in someone's driveway, right here in our local community. I went up to inquire about the possibility of selling it to me, and lo and behold, the owner said he'd sell it to me for $9,000!

I thought "Holy crap... I've seen them go for $15,000 to $30,000!"
I got severely bitten by the Airstream bug, got on the forum here, and started learing ALOT about these. Then got the hairbrained idea of converting a 34' Sovereign (3-axle) to a "front-bedroom, move the bathroom a bit forward, strengthen the frame, convert the rear dome to side-hinged barn-style doors, park the Jeep over the axles" toy-hauler/bedroom-for-the-boys-so-that-mom-and-dad-can-have-some-privacy-in-the-345 tow-behind vehicle.

In order to buy the 345 I had to sell off the 21' Class-C MT that was given to me - badly rotten inside, so it needed to be - at least - spruced up inside, replace the carpet in the 30' 5th wheel that was given to me and sell it, clean out the pack-rat droppings that are an inch thick in the 1973 26' Dodge Executive Class-A that I picked up for free in Oregon, and sell it, sell the 1986 Dodge Minivan, and sell the 1989 Chevy Celebrity Wagon. That should have given us the $9,000 for the 345 - BUT - no extra cash for traveling and becoming full-time road-dogs, homeschooling, and seeing this beautiful country while teaching the kiddos geography, history, and practical applications of writing and math.

So - we have let the dream go, and the 345 has now been sold to someone else - for the same $9,000.

It was SO beautiful! Only 39,000 miles - in beautiful condition - nearly new inside, everything in perfect working order - air-bags inflating nicely - generator humming, fridge working great...

(sigh)

It was a wonderful dream while it lasted.

Now I'm back to our original plan, which was "restore the old Dodge Sportsman 21' Class-C Mobile Traveler, hook up the Jeep and tow 4-down, and live in a much more confined space - EXCEPT - now we've added the construction of a Teepee to the mix, that we will haul around (collapsed) on the roof of the Moho, for Mom and Dad to sleep in, while the boys (4 10, and 11) sleep inside the camper.

Oh, well.

It'll be a fun time, this upcoming year - but it sure would have been nice to be stylin' in a 345 with a 34' in tow...

Cheers!

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #286
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Those are some sweet machines Octane. I've never seen a CBX I liked, that is until I saw yours! Telling my story and sharing that personal stuff was kind of painful but in the past year and a half I really feel like I've started to come into my own, figure out a lot of stuff about myself and I've grown as a person. It felt like my life was over for a long time and there was no way I could ever be happy again and it is tough when every day is filled with intense pain but I've finally found true happiness and I feel like my life is just beginning and in a lot of ways it is. I am going to Alumapalooza the end of May and I am going on the road for a minimum of one month surrounding that trip. I plan to visit an Airpark/RV Park in WV for a skydiving show on Memorial Day weekend, then caravan with a group of Airstreams to Jackson Center from there, spend the full five nights at Alumapalooza, travel into Pennsylvania and visit Gettysburg, tour the Harley-Davidson factory in York and go to Hershey. I am then going to stop by D.C. to visit my two twin cousins which I haven't seen in over 24 years. One is a tattoo artist so some new ink is almost inevitable... from there I'm not sure what, I may even go into New York state for a while before going to D.C., my one cousin is in Naples, Florida and won't be back to D.C. until at least mid-June so I'm in no hurry to get there. This is going to be my first big trip alone (except for my dogs) it should be a learning and growing experience and I am really looking forward to it. I've spent the past 5 months preparing the Airstream for it. I hope it makes it! You never know however, not even in a brand new rig.
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:30 AM   #287
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WOW, some great stories from some great people with some great bikes. Keep it all rolling! Fantastic bike photos! .....and I thought I was hanging out with a bunch of motorhome geeks!
Thanks for sharing, it's a pleasure to be in your company.
By the way, when is Bonneville this year?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:15 AM   #288
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Glad you enjoy the pics Steamquest.


Speed Week is Aug. 13 - 19
and Speed Trails by BUB ( motorcycles only) is Aug. 27 - Sept. 1st.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #289
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Those are some sweet machines Octane. I've never seen a CBX I liked, that is until I saw yours! ....
Thanks Mr. Green !
Yeah mine is slightly non-standard, as I've shortened the
seat-thingy , added the six-six exhaust, clip-on's
and a few other things.

Maaaaan ! You've got one busy schedule !
Enjoy !
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Oh...
I guess not everyone would apreciate the change of language...

...
Maybe not ...but I do

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Old 04-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #291
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Sweet! A buddy of mine restored his dad's early 70's Triumph TR-6 back in the early nineties. That was a fun car for sure. Here are the three trucks I sold to finance the purchase of my Airstream. They were primarily collecting dust anyways and even though I loved them all I haven't regretted selling them once. Someone at Airstream Life called it alchemy, turning steel into aluminum!

The blue truck was a '74 with a 250 inline six and a three speed column shift. I drove it everywhere until my brother-in-law totaled his '98 S10 and sold it to me for $250. I sold it to my first cousin and he loves it as much as I did.

The green '63 I got from a co-worker, I traded him a Glock 9mm, a Craftsman 33 gallon air compressor and my 4-wheeler trailer (a $550 landscape trailer for it). It started out as a long bed step side. I later chopped the framed and bed and made into a short bed step side. Then I found a restored fleet side bed for $1000 and bought that and turned around and sold the step side bed for $1000!

The 3rd truck was a beast, an '82 S10 with a '74 Corvette 350 '89 ported L98 aluminum heads, Accel DFI fuel injection, a 200-4R overdrive transmission, ZQ8 and Belltech suspension, a Camaro posi rear end and the list goes on. I still have those 17X8 Boyd Coddington billet wheels if anyone is interested??? I put the Weld Racing wheels back on it to sell it.

They were cool but I don't even like driving all that much, I'm more of a biker at heart. I do love a road trip though, always have and hope I always do!
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Anyone remember where the pic(s) of the AS mo/ho towing a AS trailer are?
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Are you talking about the one in the classifieds. with the AS toy hauler.
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