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    Ol Tall Dark and Handsome Himself


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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Back in the late 60's and early 70's, Leo Goff built a lot of choppers. He built this one with the help of the first owner the late Art Grisanti. I think it's powered by a Honda 750-4. Art's long gone, but back in 1941 after Pearl Harbor, the very next day Art enlisted into the US Navy. Served with honers as a submariner in the Pacific Ocean Theater. Was repeatedly bombed, strafed, and torpedoed by the Japanese army, navy and air force. Great guy and a personal friend. His regular ride was a BMW '77 R100RS, he bought new. Glad John has the chopper now.


    Was just discussing my friend Art Grisanti when we were taking his R100RS apart. Art had his own little collection of bikes. Art hung out with some bikers that owned Supercycle; two brothers, Ron and Lou Elliott. They built Harley and Japanese choppers. Art had one. Pretty cool.

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    Art and I did the easy disassembly, but Leo took the lead on the more complex reassembly. Watching Leo doing his thing working on bikes and cars is really a thing beauty. I never get tired of it. Leo gets to the problem, making up his parts list, on the phone with the order faxing or texting the info over to where it needs to go. Itís like watching a great play or opera.

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    Obscure BMW Accessory

    Seems like fairly common stuff BMW use to sell are disappearing right before our eyes. Just found out that the security cable that BMW sold for years is NLA.
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    Years ago I bought one to carry on my R90 as security. Seems I was always in the wrong part of town. Over time I purchased more bikes and I was always having to move the cable from bike to bike. Over time I finally got each bike itís own cable. It would not surprise me if BMW brings it back. Seems like they sell out inventory; let it lapse, then bring it back.

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    CNC Machine Shop Class

    Got the brilliant idea that I needed to take a modern machine shop class at the local junior college. I spent over 25 years in manufacturing shops, job shops, tool and die shops, automotive machine shops, medical deviceís CNC shops. Class will be a piece a cake. Got my transcripts sent to the Junior college. Free tuition for senior citizens; I fit the bill. Cool. Iím a college student again, after a 40 year absence. Started out good, then all hell broke loose. The class


    was kicking my ass. Got the college hand book out, the class is 19 credit hours. What!?. Four classes in one and a NIMS certification process. My goodness, all I wanted was to take a little machining course. I tried to quit about 5 times. U canít Barry; Ur the class mascot. Class Mascot! Your by far the oldest student to ever get this far. All the other old geriatric students have quit the first week. They all said it was to much. Exactly! Anyway, got 3 classes in the can and the last one starting Monday.

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    Haas CNC Lathe

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    Danny Rains and his son Jacob. Their rocking the class. Danny is a bulldog on this class. Jacob is a typical young computer geek. The CNC machine is like a computer game for him. Good job guys. Danny is taking the class with his son to keep him going. Good people, good family.

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    Rick the instructor watching the Rainsís. Danny and Jacob are starting to write complex machining programs. Iím impressed.

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    Kenneth another young student making progresses.

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    5 months ago I never heard of NIMS Certification. Iím now certified. That an a buck fifty, I gotta cup of coffee. I guess I got more certifications coming along with a pot of coffee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryg View Post
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    Rick the instructor watching the Rainsís. Danny and Jacob are starting to write complex machining programs. Iím impressed.
    The programs Danny and Jacob are writing are beyond the scope of this series of classes. They are covered in more advanced classes. Thatís why Iím so impressed. They are highly motivated. I think Jacob is off to having a successful career in whatever he chooses to do. Good to see young people getting a good start in life.

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    Congrats to you. I cut my teeth in sheet metal and tool and die shops in the beginning of my career back in the 70ís but had moved on before CNC became the norm. With my love for computers I regretted never getting the chance to learn it and meld two of my passions.

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    I here ya Mike. If got mixed feelings about getting back into machining after all these years. I guess it was worth it to give my brain a good workout. Iím having second thoughts about actually going back to work in a machine shop or a manufacturing environment. I still have 4 weeks left in this class to get it finished up.

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    CNC Lathe

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    Jacob setting the work offset. Danny on watch, observing. I think itís pretty cool stuff, that why Iím posting these pics.

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    Jacob checking his part in the spindle and the automatic tool changer.

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    Danny saw a piece of material that was turned down to different sizes and radiusí. Whatís this? Rick answered the advance class wrote a program and ran this part. Rick said Iím writing a program and making my own part. Rick said Ok, go for it. I was Olí boy this should be interesting.

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