Lars, So glad to hear your doing good.
It is great to have you back here and so much of a releif to hear that crooked landlord's get whats coming to them in the end.
Thank you !
We always knew you'd be back! Time Heals all Wounds--- and Time Wounds all Heels!
Thank you Tom !
That was nice to hear! Skal Lars!
Skål Charlie !
Good news is soooooooooooo welcome! Will we see you in 2012?
That is indeed my plan.
Good news is soooooooooooo welcome! Will we see you in 2012?
Time to change the title of this thread to 2012 Lars.
You've still got a pulse and the bike is packed so no excuses!!
Just checked: yep, I've got a pulse.
Better start preparing da' Cracker
I finally finished reading the build last night,glad it turned out better than ever. Does you friend sell the cast fuel tanks? My eyes sparkled when I saw that...
Hi Cerial ! Thanks a lot for taking an interest in my silly endeavour.
I'm not sure about the tank. I'll ask. Please remind me if I forget to
(Happens ALL the time)
Good to hear from you Lars! I had begun to fear the worst. I firmly believe what goes around, comes around. Glad your ex-landlord would appear to be getting his come-uppance. The Germans have a great and appropriate expression ..."Schadenfreude"
So do we here in Denmark. We call it 'skadefryd'
or loosely translated "pleasure in the misery of others," which would seem wholly appropriate given the landlord being the recipient.
Good news on the workshop. I'm sure it will bear fruits and inspire you to ever faster machines. I look forward to hearing and seeing your coming landracing exploits. Until then...
Thanks a lot Jim !
Good to see you up and banging again.
More good news, there is an article about you and the saltcracker in "Cycle Source" november 2011. We did the MCM article , but not this one. Do you have a copy of the magazine?
If not, I can scan it for you.
Jan &b Agneta
Hi Jan and Agneta ! Good to 'see' you here.
Thanks for the offer but I do have a copy. My good friend David
send me one.
Good news fella !!
maybe see you on the salt soon eh?
Hi Oz! That's the plan
Lars, I am overjoyed that you have survived this ordeal.
I'll watch for you at Salt Talks wearing your pristine badge.
Thank you for your kind words Freud !
Wow, Lars. I thought you went berserk and were in jail. Life can be an adventure. Glad you are OK.
Thanks Bo. No I did not go berserk, but only 'cause men wiser
than me held me back
Let me add my heartfelt relief on hearing from you again! Obviously our concern for your well fair has been publicly shared. It's a relief to know that your absence as been because of work, but from now on, if you're too busy to let us know you're alive and kicking then designate someone to tell us!!!
We'll forgive you this time because of the good that has come your way with the new shop, return of your tools and belongings, and the opportunity of hearing about the dropkick-stomp-on-his-scrotum-Karma's-a-B*tch landlord.
Anyway, glad you're doing well and I'll see you at Land's End this year!!!
Go Fast and....
STAY IN TOUCH!!
Lynda !!! Thank you for you concern
and I do hope you have it in your heart to forgive me again ?!
One more friend in the group that has missed updates on your (mis?) adventures! Glad to hear you are still upright. See you on the salt.
Thank you Jill !
Wow, great to hear you are getting your stuff back and have a new shop! I had been following your build for a looong time and was glad to meet you and see your wonderful bike in 2011. Last year was a magic year for some autocross friends that goaded me into getting back to Bonneville for the first time in nearly 30 years. It was a bummer to hear of your landlord problems
One thing, get your bike out of the box and make sure the lingering salt has not caused any problems.
Hope you can make it back, it is a addicting place
Welcome back, we missed you!
Thank you Matt ! It was a pleasure meeting you !
Yep, da' Cracker is out of the box now.
OK , so FINALLY I do have something relevant to write here , in what
is after all a BUILD thread:
I've interrupted the workshop build
and set up shop with a fraction of my tools and stuff
( most of it is still in storage ), 'cause I needed to get the Cracker
up and going for a bike-show next weekend.
...and I was going semi-insane from not being able to work
on bike for ...what is it....more than half a year.
That can make any normal person batsh*tcrazy.
The hard stares that bike send me every time I looked at it
didn't help either.
Tell you what, getting back to wrenching was better than ██ .
Will ya look at that:
The little darling Indian all in one piece and ready to fire up tomorrow
in the main-room in my wonderfullywonderfull new workshop
I've been working like a madman, literally non-stop, for weeks to get the new shop/crip
up to snuff. Spend the first couple week tearing down odd sh*t
and dragging tons of garbage-stuff and dead mice to the dumpster.
Maaaan this place was a mess. A landfill of crap and paint falling off the walls
and some seriously disturbed constructions.
Then building up the whole thing , new flooring, partitions,
sliding glass-doors , painting every square inch of ...er....everything.
Had a couple a guys help me for a little while so I could move in.
Been living here for 4-5 weeks now.
I have all a man really needs:
toilet, bath, a kitchen ( ha ha: a hotplate and a fridge )
basic tools, a few bikes, the trophy and certificates from Bonneville,
the ”girls-with-some-of-their-clothing-missing and bikes” pics,
a mattress on the floor , a table and 3 chairs.
How could I possibly want for more ?!
Here's a little video-tour if your TV is broken and you have
time to kill:
( Yep; I went a little nuts doing the shop-floor. Painted it
black and put on a thick layer of epoxy clear-coat mixed
with gold-flakes....drug will make you do that kind of thing...
...except I don't do drugs....must have been the fumes or something then )
The room behind the glass-partition will be the workshop proper
that I can heat in the wintertime. Insulated flooring and walls.
First floor will be the private quarters. Includes a sleep-place.
NOT shown...too bloody messy.
Now back to business: the bike:
It was corroded BADLY, but nothing a dip in WD40 , liberal use
of a very large hammer and a crowbar couldn't fix.
Examination showed a couple of slightly worrying things.
Look at the chain; WTF
TWO places it was broken
I've never seen anything like that. Could have been nasty!.
I've seen them stretched and 'loose', but nothing like this.
I wish I could remember where I bought it so I could come
back and slam it on the counter. I mean: this is a supposed to be a
sturdy 530 chain....POS.
And I found a small indention in the front cylinder-head where
the valve had hit. Mmmmmm: glad the head is made of marshmallowonium.
Splashed out and bought a couple of new gauges that hopefully will
work a bit longer than the old ones
( just under one minute (!) Wasn't too inpressed by that).
A seriously heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to Tyler Malinky
of LOWBROW fame, who set up The Redliners Racing International
”...Redliners Racing International. A group of six dashingly handsome, smart, and fast individuals
[ I like that ...ha ha ] who waste way too much time and money on the irrational pursuit of making old, slow machines go fast
and setting up and selling a series of merchandise from which the proceedings will
go to the group.
Meet this exclusive group of gentlemen here. You'll recognize a couple
of them from this brilliant forum: Redliners Racing International
Thanks man ! Tyler is good people !
I have a new contender for 2013 in the pipeline.
Won't say what till I got something to show for it,
except the name of the beast is 'THORS HAMMER'.
For those of you un-educated in Norse mythology ,
here's what Thor is about THOR
Da' Viking is coming to conquer the Salt !
The case concerning my lovely landlord.
I'm filing the case myself as there's NO way I can afford a lawyer
for that. When I got the lawyer's bill from the first part of the case
I almost soiled myself. ( Sorry for inflicting that visual image on you )
I just don't have that kind of money.
And when all the 'legal' nonsense is over with I seriously will
go ███ the ████ ████.
I have a hard time waiting for that.
I apologize for not keeping the thread updated, but as I mentioned,
there hasn't, till now, been any 'build' to update.
At least; when I finally do update, I see to it that it's loooong, tedious
I hope you are all happy and in good health !