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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Successful Wrench Day!

The 1st RCMP wrenching day was a huge success. We had lots of bikes and it was really fun.

Here's some of the bikes that came out.

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The Jawa that I've had sitting in my house all winter after it sat outside getting snowed on for years.

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When we finally unclogged the petcock this is the nastiness that came spurting out of the tank. It's about 8 years worth of old gas, rain and dead bugs. Pretty gross. Darcy, Bill and Brent got it running though and it's actually running really, really well!

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Julie and Zak's uber cute matching orange Mobys. (and Ilya working on his Sachs).

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All in all it was loads of fun and I'm glad we did it. Super huge thanks to everyone that helped out with my Jawa, especially Darcy. And I can't wait until we do this again (still don't know what's wrong with the stupid HS50..............hint, hint!). I love having a moped club. It's seriously, like, the best thing ever.


  • At 4/12/2006 8:45 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    wish i hadn't missed it, nice turnout!
    i've been trying to recruit another rider- 'max payne' with the tricked-out, black tomos targa (see MA postings).
    any plans for the long w/e, or are we off until after the holiday?

  • At 4/12/2006 9:33 AM, Blogger david said…

    I can ride Sunday. How about everyone else?

  • At 4/12/2006 11:42 AM, Anonymous Datintor said…

    Are you kidding...let's see..ok got it,"I've lost that helmet hair look that I love soooo much". See, any excuse for a ride!

    How's this one for the faithful...I'm sure that God, Jesus, Allah, Buddha (please insert any that I might have missed)would approve of us getting together to ride and celebrate the great outdoors that he, she, them, have created! Happy Easter.

    In other words...Sunday...I'm there!

  • At 4/12/2006 1:43 PM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    i actually heard that the only reason jesus didn't own a moped was because it's not safe to ride in sandals.
    is squirly's oging to be open for us to meet? probably, huh?
    can't wait!
    ps. i hope no one's offended by the messiah jokes- none intended.

  • At 4/12/2006 2:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Lindsay...

    I had a great time wrenching day, but i'm not sure the job is done. How's your coke problem? Did everything work? It looks as if you have a couple of issues here, and if you want to get some Kreem, and get tanked, I'd be more than happy to help!

    Lets talk.


  • At 4/12/2006 3:48 PM, Blogger Joolie said…

    The wrench day was great!

    I'm throwing my vote in for another one in the near future. We can always have a cocktail at the Gem after (I guess I'm volunteering your alley Lindsay) I'd like to try to get my headlamp and taillights working.

    We're still suffering the misery that is RBC insurance.
    If we can get the paperwork done for Zak's bike I'm in for a ride Sunday.

  • At 4/12/2006 4:41 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    I am in for a ride on Sunday.

    Freddie, can you bring the bolts needed for silence my 'ped? Let me know what they cost.



  • At 4/12/2006 5:49 PM, Blogger Shutterbug said…

    I cant make it Sunday. Thats our family get together. Hey Joolie...can you email me about your RBC insurance? I am still shopping around.

    Beep Beep

  • At 4/12/2006 6:03 PM, Blogger mohog said…

    I can't make it Sunday either. That's our family get together too. Lindsay nice pictures.


  • At 4/13/2006 9:35 AM, Blogger david said…

    Linds, do you have a coke problem, lol? Just wonderng if the Pepsi and gravel cleaned out your tank.
    Who's up for a ride Sunday?

  • At 4/13/2006 9:52 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    i'm in for a ride. or, if lindsay's not down with hosting we can always "wrench" at my place if people would rather do a little more work on their peds. it's in the same general hood as L's, and from the photos it looks like a similar set-up: lot's of room!

  • At 4/13/2006 11:29 AM, Anonymous Datintor said…

    How about a Ride AND a Wrench? Might I suggest we meet at Lindsay's (if ya don't mind girl) then I can lead a tour through Rosedale. Beautiful homes and some amazing parks! We can do some wrenching either at my place or one of the parks. So whatchya all think?


  • At 4/13/2006 1:48 PM, Blogger ilyae said…

    im in for a sunday ride.

  • At 4/13/2006 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Pepsi, Coke.... Straw, no Spoon please....

  • At 4/13/2006 3:05 PM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    i'll ride and wrench

  • At 4/13/2006 9:07 PM, Blogger Joolie said…

    I'll wrench for sure. Getting closer with insurance but it's still not settled.

    Dave, I wouldn't wish RBC on my worst enemy. We're trying to switch the house/car/peds to State Farm. I'll let you know if that experience is more satisfying.

    Anyone see the little Garelli on Craigslist?
    It's gone ; )

  • At 4/14/2006 11:02 AM, Blogger freddie said…

    Julie, or anyone needing insurance. There's Primmum Ins. at 866 771 0772
    Jevco 800 463 9350
    There's also Miss Luba at 905 337 7373

    Give these a try. I found Luba was very helpful.

  • At 4/14/2006 11:07 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    should we solidify these plans then?
    i haven't heard much from lindsay, so as i said i don't mind hosting a grease-monkey session at my place. that way it doesn't have to wait until 3:00 either, and everyone who just wants to ride can hook up after that.
    my place is at 387 winona dr. so you guys can check mapquest to see if it's a convenient depot.
    let me know.

  • At 4/14/2006 12:59 PM, Blogger motormatic said…

    i'm not 100% sure if i'm ok for sunday yet. things have been really hectic. i'm sure i will be though:) i'll know tomorrow. i want to get together this sunday because i leave for england next sunday.

  • At 4/14/2006 6:13 PM, Blogger Joolie said…

    Thanks for the insurance tip Freddie.

    I have to work until 1. I can meet up after that. I've got Easter dinner with the folks, so unles y'all want to ride out to High Park again, I'll just be wrenching.

  • At 4/14/2006 6:49 PM, Blogger freddie said…

    Your welcome Julie, I had forgotten about Easter dinner. I guess everybody will be departing to their respective family gatherings late afternoon, myself included.

    Paul, I will bring the hardware you need for your ped. Chao for now!

  • At 4/14/2006 8:26 PM, Blogger ]-[åRdFlóòR said…

    Awesome to see the pics ... I'm still in pieces with the honda, but I'm working on it again :) I've got photos of the progress in case anyone's interested on my blog ... Should be riding again in a bit, can't wait!

  • At 4/15/2006 1:42 AM, Blogger motormatic said…

    i'm good for sunday if you guys still wanna do it. the usual; not before three:) but it's supposed to be a really nice day as far as i know. so you wanna have a little bit of a wrench and then a ride? gonna see if i can ride the jawa, that would be cool (being as i still haven't even picked up the garelli).

  • At 4/15/2006 10:32 AM, Anonymous Datintor said…

    C'mon guys and's Sat. and we need to firm up any plans. Hey Linds... isn't the Jawa still leaking gas?

  • At 4/15/2006 10:33 AM, Blogger motormatic said…

    it sure is!

  • At 4/15/2006 11:58 AM, Blogger Paul said… at your place Lindsey? Or are we going to Squirlies?


  • At 4/15/2006 12:21 PM, Blogger motormatic said…

    doesn't matter to me. my place is fine.

  • At 4/16/2006 10:41 AM, Blogger steven matichuk said…

    i'll be at my place at 1:00 for any takers. we'll hit lindsay's at 3:00, and possible "jem" on davenport for a snack and a pint in between.


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