ped stops to help a broke down Harley

haha... yesterday right after I left my house for my 72 mile trip... I came across a HD sitting alongside the road with the couple standing there with the hardbags open.

Naturally... I pull up and ask if everything is OK ... (I always do that with any stopped bike... the conversations you have are always worth it) ... he goes...

.... "awww.. its just this damn aftermarket ignition... after an hour riding in warm weather... it gets hot and quits on me... if we just wait 10 minutes.. it'll run for another hour"

What brand is it ? (ignition)

Stampede... so don't buy one of those!

Alright... se ya later.... bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZ... (me riding away).

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

awesome! just another bit of evidence that being friendly (usually) pays off.

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

gimmyjimmy /

Why didn't ya tow him home?

Musta been one of them dumb-ass RUBs, Stampede ignitions are made in Taiwan-POS.....

It's good you stopped though, most people would'nt have bothered or don't know what to do anyhow.

what kinda bike you ride that sounds like bzzzzzzzzz???, a TORO???

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

gimmyjimmy wrote:

> Why didn't ya tow him home?

I dint want ta embarass him.

> Musta been one of them dumb-ass RUBs, Stampede ignitions are made in Taiwan-POS..

Actually... he looked much more blue collar... I'd say the bike was a mid 80's dresser.

> It's good you stopped though, most people would'nt have

bothered or don't know what to do anyhow.

I ALWAYS stop GJ...... ALWAYS... partly for my own entertainment... the situations are usually quite interesting... so are the people... and the conversations.

If I can help... great...

What did I waste?... not a thing.

They usually have it covered one way or another.

... and I might learn to avoid doing something...

> what kinda bike you ride that sounds like bzzzzzzzzz???, a

> TORO???

I dunno GJ..... give me the spelling of the sound your bike makes.

Mine pretty much goes... bzzzzzzzzzz... or hummmmmmm... with a quiet little... ring ding da ding ding ding ... on deceleration.

; )

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

good man for stopping, Okay gimmy just cause your hardcore panhead man , remember if it werent for RUBS there wouldnt be an H-D .....oh and deceleration is more of a nying,..

nying,nying,nying..etc..

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

good man for stopping, Okay gimmy just cause your hardcore panhead man , remember if it werent for RUBS there wouldnt be an H-D .....oh and deceleration is more of a nying,..

nying,nying,nying..etc..

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

david f martin /

I brought my toolbox home from work Saturday in the car, and had to haul it back to work this morning on my scooter (bunjeed to the floorboard). It was the top 2 sections of one of those yellow roll-around Stanley toolboxes, with probably 80lbs of tools in it... Kinda scary, but got to work without problems...

Anyway, saw a really cute girl driving a beat-up old blue VW bug on the way... I had one of those momentary daydreams of her being broke down, and me pulling up on my scooter and rescuing her... (VWs are my specialty)...

david

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

gimmyjimmy /

heheh,

my minarelli sounds like:

fuuuuuuurrrrrr

then,

buuuuuuurrrrr,

then up hills,

geeeeeeerrrrr,

furburger!

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

Wow !... zat wot yer momma calls you too ?

lol

ring ding da ding ding ding

Yeah, Fred, I'd say my Puch definitely does a "ring ding da ding ding ding " on deceleration with the performace pipe, but since it's a 2-speed, the acceleration is more "brrrr...BRRRRR...BRRbrrrr...(2nd gear) RMMMMMMMMMM" etc.

this is a good scientific discussion though. : )

Re: ped stops to help a broke down Harley

gimmyjimmy /

hahahahaah,

do you KNOW what a furburger is?

fish taco

...........miles aheadayaboy

... sure I do ... and thats what I heard all your friends call you

hey Furburger !... come over here !

bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa

Neat exhaust notes..

Reeperette /

I favor the "note" given off by the Original Tomos exhuast with the baffle pulled....it's not really loud, certainly no louder than the average motorcycle, and it's a fairly "agressive" note to it - and on the plus side, you don't have a clogged exhuast every 200 miles, either.

How to put it..hmm...

(From Start)

Clank, whizzz, shRIIiippp, blOOOnng, bommm-whomm, bom bom bom, BrAAArppp-bom-bom-bom...

Close enough...but you'd have to hear it for yourself.

-R

Re: fish taco

<img src="http://somershoe.com/images/smilies/puke.gif">FISH TACO!?!? eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww!!

Fred, you're eating in the wrong place, you have to try a better restaurant.

bwahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa...yerself! :{)

Re: Neat exhaust notes..

good job putting that sound into words, but that "clank" in the begining sounds like it needs a little adjusting, or oil.

Re: Neat exhaust notes..

yuck, covers virgin eyes.

Well...

Reeperette /

The "Clank" is the sound of the pedal hitting my prosthetic leg cause I always seem to forget it's in the way of the pedals when I spin em back to start it...heh.

On the bright side, I have no real need to worry about burning my leg on a hot exhuast pipe anymore...tho setting my pants on fire would be bad, yeah...

-R

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