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Offline 11Bravo

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New (old) Guy on Board
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:49:33 PM »
My buddy passed this site onto me today. I may be able to add a little of my knowledge here since I have been turning wrenches for more than 5 decades.  I might be 71 but I still have much to learn. Background is pipe fitting and welding for a pay check, hobbies vintage motorcycles.
Wayne

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 07:00:50 PM »
Hi Wayne, welcome to o Tool Talk from warm and sunny Florida. Great bunch of helpful folks here. Don’t hesitate to ask questions...we’re pretty good at answering them.

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 07:17:00 PM »
 welcome from Massachusetts, hope that you enjoy your visits here, good folks at tool talk.

 questions & answers are always welcome, Frank

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 07:33:02 PM »
Welcome from Nebraska.   Turned wrenches at auto repair real close to 50 years. 
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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 07:48:31 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk !

I spent a lot of time fixing bikes and cars, and a bunch of years at a large HD dealership as Service Manager.
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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 11:52:53 AM »
Thank you all for the warm welcome. Today was the first day over 65* in months, looking forward to trying out my new ride. A 1954 NSU Max I bought in October and recently got running after it's sleep since 1982.

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2018, 04:57:02 PM »
Wayne, welcome to the tool forums here from beautiful Ohio (actually warm today  :smiley:).   My experience with wrenches is to figure out which end to hit things with (just kidding  :tongue:).     

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 07:24:37 PM »
Welcome!  Feel free to share some pictures of your motorcycles.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2018, 06:14:25 AM »
Welcome from the Missouri Ozarks!

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
Welcome from the Missouri Ozarks!
Believe or not, each summer when I was young my parents would put me on a bus alone and tell the driver he's going to St. Louis. I guess either my Dad wanted me to learn about his birthplace or they just wanted me gone for a few months. I spent time in the Ozarks and Perryville on a farm. I sure learned a lot! 

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2018, 12:40:55 PM »
Welcome!  Feel free to share some pictures of your motorcycles.
I do have photos of most of the bikes I have owned or restored over the years. The problem is the pics are on a memory stick and the file size way too big for here, and I'm too old to learn resizing. So here is a today picture of the 54 NSU, I only did mechanical work on it and it's staying a survivor with it's dents and rust. The first test drive went fine today, and typical like my 47 Indian. If you want to stop, start stopping a day earlier.  250cc single over head cam.

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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 05:29:32 PM »
Nice old ride. Hello and welcome from British Columbia Canada.

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2018, 09:20:58 PM »
You can resize easily with a program called Irfanview, and it is free ! https://www.irfanview.com/
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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 06:36:57 AM »
Welcome from the great north woods of NE Kansas.   Good folks here.
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Re: New (old) Guy on Board
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 09:33:17 AM »
Greetings!
My friends call me Bob. My wife calls me a lot worse.