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:p I think its time for Redtro to tell us some more stories of his new bike or experiences, or for that matter, any stories from anybody!!!!! Its getting real boring...and with the winter COLD snap coming tommorrow I'll need to keep myself busy inside. How about it...Wag, haven't heard from ya in a while.. hows your sex life :twisted: ????? Been painting outside lately???? How about Ole' Jack DeLeys...whats up. Hows the retired life.....falling in love with the stock market????? How about the new house your in.... My wife and I have our place on the lake listed now, want to move off water...been there done that...tired of the HIGH taxes. Gonna buy a BIG motorhome and move around a little more. Don't think I can get the wife into full time though. Oh, ya, Barry, whats happening in your neck of the tundra?????? HELP cabin fever is set'n in!!!! :oops:
From the North...where the men are men and the women are men.. Steve
 

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Steve , Retired life is treating me just fine and the market isn't doing that bad for a change . As you probably know we sold our place on Oneida lake here in upstate N.Y. about 6 mos. ago after living there for 20 years and bought a place out in the sticks . We love it here and don't miss the lake at all . Been there, done the hot rod boat thing and the whole shoottin match . Was fun while it lasted . First thing I did with the new house was to insulate , sheetrock , paint , install a Racedeck tile floor and totally make one of the nicest looking shops I've ever seen out of my 2 1/2 car garage . Since deer season { killed a nice 8 point buck } I've torn most of my Boss apart , had things rechromed , repainted , rewired , new tires and did a bunch of routine maintance to make the Boss better than new . Now I'm looking forward to going to Daytona bike week and staying for 3 or 4 weeks . Hopefully when I get back home winter will be almost over and a new riding season begins . YIP YIP YAHOO Looking forward to meeting you someday .

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A call came in that a mother was in labor at a local residence. Due to a power outage, only one paramedic responded to the call.
The house was very, very dark, so the paramedic asked Katelyn, a 4-year-old girl, to hold a flashlight over the Mommy so he could see while he helped deliver the baby. Very diligently, Katelyn did as she was asked. Heidi pushed and pushed, and after a little while, Conner was born. The paramedic lifted him by his little feet and spanked him on his bottom. Conner began to cry. The paramedic then asked Katelyn for help and asked the wide-eyed 4-year old what she thought about what she had just witnessed. Katelyn quickly responded, "He shouldn't have crawled in there in the first place, smack his butt again!"

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The 'Shop'

Yeah...definitely some fever happining. It's a 1000 degrees cillimeters today where I am.

However, JD's post with his 'Racedeck tile floor' made me think of an idea. How about posting some pics of the 'shop' where you keep the V8. People make best seller books out of this sort of stuff.

Mine is below. Dominated by the wifes smashed up Toyota but still a little room on the RHS for a two wheeler. One day I'll get me a 'Racedeck Tile Floor' too!
 

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The joy's of Aluminum polish

I took the bike to a local restaurant Monday evening for a business meeting and sat where I could see the bike in the parking lot. Since there is only one other Boss Hoss in Tallahassee (that I know of after asking around), most people have never seen a V8 on a motorcycle and don't have a clue what it is. There were people standing around it and gawking the whole time it was there and really impressed the people I had the meeting with, especially when I cranked it!

I've been spending this week cleaning up the new bike. The previous owner must have been more interested in ride and performance than looks because it was filthy. After I finished cleaning it up this week, I've begun using a product called Mother's Billet metal polish. This stuff is amazing and turns billet aluminum into what looks like chrome. Since I'm a down right chrome whore, this is a good thing. Every day, I sit outside where I can see well, and polish, polish and polish and everyday the bike looks better. I'm planning a new paint job, but for now I've got to recuperate from the initial purchase. I've been ordering a few goodies and my wife has been very patient so far, but I don't want to push my luck.

I'm looking forward to my next rally where a few of you guys may show up. Having a unique bike is great, but it would be nice to compare notes with someone else who "really gets it"! Looks like Daytona may be my next bike event. It would be a cheap date but if you guy's from up there near the north pole decide to show up here for bike week....I'll buy the beer! How 'bout it Steve...Grumpy?
 

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Rob ,

Right now my Boss is setting on jack stands with everything stripped off except for the engine and trans. I should have all my parts back and put back together in a couple of weeks . When it's done I'll take some pictures of the bike and my dream garage and post them .

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Last summer I build a 24 x 32 garage with heat and water so I could wash my truck and piss around in the winter. It is now dominated by a boss hoss trike and 2 wheeler boss hoss....a bobcat skidster with a snowblower attachment and a 4 wheeler. So much for space. I do have a 50 x 72 pole barn but not heated. If I can ever talk my wife into it I want to build a LARGE storage shed...heated with a sleeping room on it for living. I don't think the wife will leave the house scene though! If I can ever figure out how to post pictures I will. I can really think of some dandies!!!!!!! Steve Hanson :lol:
 

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Dude, nuttin of interest here in Taxachussettes!

Ordered a Nesco #7.
Working hard labor during the week.
Gin n tonic most nights to get thru this New England winter!
Go to my favourite club sat nites to drink, dance fornicate.hahahahha
Nurse a hangover Sundays.
Polish and gawk at both my bikes during the week with cigar and gin n tonic for energy. ha. What else is there?
Son is coming home from Kuwait early next month (he is in somekind of special security for some army general that goes all over-where? my son can't tell me as it is classified).
Working on my hot vw beetle(1972) that has a big motor (2276cc or about 140 hp)
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Work - Bacardi - sex - Bacardi - sex - Bacardi - sex - wor - Bacardi - sex -Bacardi - sex - wo - Bacardi - sex - w--------Bacardi/sex :lol: 8) :)

Put the bikes in the trailer, in the shop so I wouldn't have to look at them and spend another ton this winter due to boredom :?

Colder than a well diggers ass for the next few days, gonna have to give up the Bacardi 'cause it's too cold to go outside to the bar and just do the sex :wink:

I love getting older, seems the older I get the hornier I get :roll: :twisted: :lol: 8)

Steve, you put Barb in a nice coach for a winter traveling & she'll never want to go home again.

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And another thing while I am yakking....

Still have my young girlfriend. We have been together for over two years now. She is a frigging handful. Claims that the bitch seat is hers and if she eva sees another female on it there will be h...ll to pay. hahaha. I have had two female friends in my past (Vicki-alia TNT for one)and some other female both tell me "why hasnt some young babe latched onto you yet?". Well, it did sorta happen. Young she is indeed. I am 58 and she now is almost 21 (next month). So there. hahahahahah
Took her to Laconia bike week two years ago and talk about people gawking n staring at her. It was a riot. But I don't recommend this age gap difference to most guys as you really gotta put up with a lot of crap from the young ones but then again, where do you priorities lay in life and what do you really want outa life? Go for the gusto I say!
By the way, I posted her photo in the yahoo-v8 bike site in case ya wanna see what she looks like. haahaha
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Personally I just can't imagine being with a lady my age . When I met my wife Cheryl she was 21 also and I was 37 and we have been soul mates since that day .

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:roll: I can see this thread is turning into a brownie points from the wife thread!! Well, I can add to this one..When Barb and I met I was 22 she was 21. BIG age difference here. Went together for awhile, then married when I was 23. Had a baby 5 months later ( I always thought it took 9 months?) Been together 30 some years now. She is of German heritage, me, I'm Norwegian. I've been giving her Norwegian injections for thirty some years now and I think she's finally coming around to thinking like a Norwegian. She's been behind me in all my crazy adventures over the years (sometimes with her foot planted up my ass) from flying to scuba diving to motorcycles. Soon to be motor homing...maybe. She's a great woman and I wouldn't trade her for new 502, even if ya thru some extra dough at me. Her only draw back is one of her boobs is larger than the other one, which turned out to be a plus too, cause when I got her in a wet tee shirt contest in Sturgis she won 1st and 3rd place!!! :wink: Now when she sees this post I'm sure I'll be single again..but, hey, ya only live once!!!!!!! Keep smiling guys!!!!!!!! Steve
 

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:roll: I can see this thread is turning into a brownie points from the wife thread!! Well, I can add to this one..When Barb and I met I was 22 she was 21. BIG age difference here. Went together for awhile, then married when I was 23. Had a baby 5 months later ( I always thought it took 9 months?) Been together 30 some years now. She is of German heritage, me, I'm Norwegian. I've been giving her Norwegian injections for thirty some years now and I think she's finally coming around to thinking like a Norwegian. She's been behind me in all my crazy adventures over the years (sometimes with her foot planted up my ass) from flying to scuba diving to motorcycles. Soon to be motor homing...maybe. She's a great woman and I wouldn't trade her for new 502, even if ya thru some extra dough at me. Her only draw back is one of her boobs is larger than the other one, which turned out to be a plus too, cause when I got her in a wet tee shirt contest in Sturgis she won 1st and 3rd place!!! :wink: Now when she sees this post I'm sure I'll be single again..but, hey, ya only live once!!!!!!! Keep smiling guys!!!!!!!! Steve
Steve...I owe you another beer for that one (but you probably won't be around to collect since she is probably going to kill you when she hears about this post)...too funny! It sounds like you and I have been on the same course (scuba diving and motorcycles to Boss Hoss) and we have been talking about an RV also.
 

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Seems like either no one has any technical problems or questions or they just aren't sharing them with us so we got to bull**** about something .

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HogV8 said:
Seems like either no one has any technical problems or questions or they just aren't sharing them with us so we got to bull**** about something .

Jack
Are you kidding....I could post a thousand questions. I'm new to this bike and that manual doesn't even tell me how many quarts of oil my 502 holds. I've just been selective in my questions trying not to monopolize this site but if that's what you want...... :oops: :D

Actually Curtis at Texas Boss Hoss has been very helpful to a newbie and he doesn't seem to mind a daily call. I just try to keep the calls short.

I just learned that Boss Hoss changed the front fork springs after my '02 came out. I've bottomed the front end out 3 times already and it appears that they are adjusted as tight as they will go. There's no dealer near me and it looks like I might have to send the front forks to Texas to get the springs replaced. I picked up a new hex socket 5/16" today and tonight I'll make sure they are as tight as they will go.

I need to change the oil in my engine and although I'm sure that the oil filter drops off pretty easy (I haven't messed with it yet), at first glance it appears that the chrome cover and filter may drop and hit the frame before it backs all the way off. That can't be so but if there is some trick to it please let me know.

I also haven't looked too carefully for the oil drain plug. I know from changing the oil in my cars that it's usually on the back, bottom of the oil pan. There appears to be a skid plate on the bottom of the bike. Will that need to be removed to change the oil?

I had a water leak that I've already fixed. The top hose on the water pump was just loose. I tightened the hose clamp and dried things up perfectly. I had a bad fuel pump that I had to replace.

The bike was so filthy that while cleaning and polishing I've found chrome that I didn't even know was there. I've been polishing aluminum billet parts including the aluminum wheels and it's beginning to look new or better again. I've ordered a complete set of chrome bolt covers for the entire bike. I understand that there are 159 parts in this kit. It may be fun trying to figure out which ones go where.

Later on...as I get more comfortable with the power of this bike (I've already been in the secondaries several times), I may be interested in changing carbs. I'm not sure about the delay inherent in the vacuum demand of the stock carb and may want to switch to something mechanical. I'm not sure who has dealt with this and what they went to.

I want to install risers on the handle bars and I'm sure I'll have questions about that mod. And after I burn off that stock 230 Avon, what next tire is next and if I go to a car tire what will I have to change?

Questions...I've got Questions....have fun with them. When these are addressed, I'll post more.

P.S.: Oh yeah...do you have the part number for that inline fuel shut-off valve. I'll do that also while I'm at it. :D
 

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Jack,

Be sure you don't shut it accidently, I found out the hard way last year that a blocked vent line will starve the small block at about 5800rpm under full throttle....real embarrassing when it falls on its' face at about 115+ :oops:

I kept thinking it was the filter or the carb going south. I could even blow air through the vent, but oonce the motor was under full throttle and drawing hard, it would suck the debris up into the bend at the end of the metal elbow and plug it tight. Took me a week to finally figure it out.

Tim
 
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