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Billybobbigbear
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Zealand ,South Island, Canterbury.
Rain
Temp 11 C = 51.8 F
Wind SW 3-4 (Gusts 60 km/h) = Gusts 37 mph
UV index = 1
Ground temperature 5 C = 41 F
Water temp 11 C = 51.8 F

More of the same for rest of the week lucky for me I seized my top end last week and couldn't ride even if i wanted to lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not doing any riding here the next week or so.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol a bit like the 3 bears
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not even noon yet and it is already 103° in the shade.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposed to be nice and sunny here in upstate NY. And a high of 64F. Brrrr... Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spurlock wrote:
dorT500 wrote:
thanks paul, i'm hanging in there but t500 underwater


Dor, the news from Texas is scary as hell. I'm sure I speak for all in hoping you are OK.

-Bill
Thanks Rizingson and Spurlock. Sorry for a late reply but getting online is a bit of a hassle.

A lot of us (a couple of hundred) wound up on an overpass waiting for buses to transport us to nearby staging shelters. That night we wound up going to the island (not effected at that time by storm bands) where we spent the night in a very nice parks recreation center/shelter. The next day, we boarded an Air Force/Texas Air Guard C130 troop transport and flew to Irving, Texas. That is where I am now but someone finally found a rent car available and a few of us hope to be able to leave in the morning back to Galveston County.

There are other people waiting to use this laptop so I will say Good Day and hope to list here, if you don't mind...... the people, various authorities, military branches and organizations that have been so kind and generous in this ongoing disaster.

Thanks again for the good wishes in replies here and messages via pm.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dor,

It's a big relief to hear you are OK. I can't imagine the disruption this has caused in your life and can only hope your losses are something you can recover from. Best of luck and please do let us know how things progress.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear that you're OK, sort of. I'm not sure what you'll be returning to, but I hope that you can start getting back to a normal way of life. Please let us know how things are going......when you get a chance. Good Luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KirkN,

I read that the hurricane made a last minute turn into Orlando Sunday night. Here is hoping that you and your family are safe and your property is secure and dry.

Guys,

I was very lucky to have been in a relocation mode a couple of days before the storm and all my property except for the T500 and a few clothes was at a storage unit and lot or in my old motorhome. Luckily, a few small areas missed the bullet, the storage facility was one of these areas and did not flood.

As I said early on, the T500 did go underwater where it was......well, half way up the gas tank. The water was at the very top of the carbs when I waded out around 4:30 a.m. and still rising.

The T500 is up and running after a few days of working on it off and on. Luckily, I have crank chamber drains on the '75 and that allowed me to drain 7/8 cup of water out of each side of the crank chamber. I did a lot of flushing (using kerosene but diesel fuel may have been better)of the gear box and crank chamber, changed the oil twice, cleaned carbs, cleaned the exhaust baffles, flushed the inside of mufflers and repaired some corroded electrical connections that may have needed some attention even before the flooding.

Another good thing is I had not yet installed the newly bored spare cylinders and the piston kits from Bill Bune Enterprises and no painting on the body set had been done yet.

I was having trouble with a weak and maybe intermittent right-side spark but after addressing the usual suspects, the engine is running strong now.
I do think though that I will send my spare crankshaft to Bill Bune in a month or two to have new center seals installed and then install it, new engine mount bushings and the 'new' top end in the original crankcase I have put away.


Anyway here are a few low quality, hurried pics taken with my nice and dry handy dandy flip phone.

Two very young men in a very small jon boat had picked a few of us up around 5:00 a.m. No evidence of flooding outside at 1:30 a.m when I went to sleep.....woke up around 3:30 a.m. and stepped into about 10 inches of water. Shocked Oh....it got higher....a lot higher in just an hour's time. By the time those young men picked us up, only their troll motor was working and other boats had to tow their jon boat back against the current to rescue more stranded people. They dropped us off at the Kroger strip center sidewalk. The parking lot was a lake. Shocked

I took this one from the Kroger grocery store front a couple of hours after the sun came up. The Kroger store was closed of course and slowly taking on water inside (an inch or two when our little group left) but the night shift let people in and gave them food and water I suppose they kept doing so after we left to walk up to the freeway overpass to await bus transportation out.




C130 arrives Scholes International Airport at Galveston to take us to Irving, Tx. Texas Air Guard member in foreground.
I want to again Thank the Air Force / Texas Air Guard. I want to Thank the people, church members, volunteers and City of Galveston government for the exceptional care they gave us at a parks/recreation center converted to a temporary shelter the night and morning before leaving for Irving.










Arrival, Love Field




Irving's finest... in front of a very nice after school youth center converted to a temporary Red Cross Shelter. The shelter was not overcrowded, the Red Cross and Irving city staff treated us like royalty.
Meals were catered in from some of the best DFW/Irvng restaurants.
The city workers shuttled people to laundromats, WalMart, etc. Medical attention, toys for kids and then more food......always food around and plenty of coffee. It was amazing.....way past these workers 'job description'. Wink






and here is a character I will not soon forget.....I'd would say, one of the best story tellers I have ever met. A 72 year old gentleman, Korean veteran that has traveled the country and it's shores in big rigs, boats, cars and in recent years, on foot with a cane and a huge duffle bag. He left saying he was going to the train station to finally go back to his hometown and kin in Missouri. I hope he did not get that wandering urge again somewhere along the way to the station. I hope he goes back to his home town and buys the truck and small houseboat he told me was for sale cheap. Something he can tinker with and enjoy living on the water. In the background....one of the dozens of Red Cross Volunteers at this Irving location.





All in all, I came out of this 'smelling like a rose'. What problems I have had in the past two weeks pale in comparison to those that have lost everything....there is no comparison. I look back now and see what I thought were problems were just tiny inconveniences compared to others experiences.

God Bless those that help and care, God Bless the United States, God Bless Texas and God Bless Florida.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Dor,

Thanks for the report. It's a big relief hearing you are OK, and also good that your bike is back running. So were your living quarters spared from water damage?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dor, glad to hear that you made it through OK and that your losses were not greater than they were. Hopefully you'll be able to recover quickly and get back to your normal (or abnormal Wink) life.

.....Paul

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spurlock wrote:
Hey Dor,
Thanks for the report. It's a big relief hearing you are OK, and also good that your bike is back running. So were your living quarters spared from water damage?

-Bill
Thanks Bill,

Where I had been renting went underwater along with the T500. I was almost completely moved out anyway and the plan has been for awhile, and still is, to become a 'full timer,' as they say in the RV world.....live in my motorhome in an RV park or even better..... on some private land nearby.

05c50 wrote:
Dor, glad to hear that you made it through OK and that your losses were not greater than they were. Hopefully you'll be able to recover quickly and get back to your normal (or abnormal Wink) life.

.....Paul
Thanks Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes I'm beginning to think that those missile shows via that nut in North Korea are just a diversion idea .........I'm beginning to think he's got himself a weather makin' machine. Shocked Wink


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dorT500 wrote:
Rolling Eyes I'm beginning to think that those missile shows via that nut in North Korea are just a diversion idea .........I'm beginning to think he's got himself a weather makin' machine. Shocked Wink

Weather modification is already used as a weapon by our government, they've been doing that since Viet Nam.

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Ray and Bill. What is the fire situation in or around Granada Hills and Vacaville? That is, have you guys been affected by any of them?
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