What Did You Do With Your Commando Today?

Larry S

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Rode my Commando for about 100 or so beautiful miles this afternoon. As future penance I mowed my grass in the morning.
 

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Afraid of dark here too , more deer than people on roads from dusk to sunup , just too stressful now to take the risk …. Age?
Not age Craig. Wisdom. Just because you're on a vintage bike that's very capable doesn't mean that you have to drive like "you stole it" all the time. At least I don't think so. I'm just getting used to these bikes and I enjoy cruising on the backroads in 4th at 2500rpm and I'm just fine with it. I only ride in the day and keep a keen eye out for cars and animals. Lots of deer out where I live too.
 

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Today was to be a ride on my 961but, a sensor must have failed turns over and won't start. I'll look to see it's fix later. So I jumped on my 750 street tracker and went for a spirited ride thru Lancaster County. Always a good day!
 
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Today was to be a ride on my 961but, a sensor must have failed turns over and won't start. I'll look to see it's fix later. So I jumped on my 750 street tracker and went for a spirited ride thru Lancaster County. Always a good day!
I love it out that way, beautiful country. Was going to ride out to the Rough and Tumble a couple of weeks ago but it was just too hot. On a constant look out for horse dropping too
Too bad about the 961
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Hey there fellas. Well, I had a thought. Is there any interest out there in putting together a Zoom call, on some sort of a regular basis, to allow us to field topics of the month and have a general dialogue about our cool bikes?

John Twist from MG fame puts together a session like this once a month or ever two weeks. He picks a topic for each Zoom session and starts out with that, then starts answering questions that people post. It's a great way to get to know the other enthusiasts and get some really great tips.

Of course, I'm not volunteering since I don't have a Zoom account but just use a client to attend work meetings, but thought maybe someone in the group may want to moderate this thing. Just a thought.

Whaddayathink?
 

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Hey there fellas. Well, I had a thought. Is there any interest out there in putting together a Zoom call, on some sort of a regular basis, to allow us to field topics of the month and have a general dialogue about our cool bikes?

John Twist from MG fame puts together a session like this once a month or ever two weeks. He picks a topic for each Zoom session and starts out with that, then starts answering questions that people post. It's a great way to get to know the other enthusiasts and get some really great tips.

Of course, I'm not volunteering since I don't have a Zoom account but just use a client to attend work meetings, but thought maybe someone in the group may want to moderate this thing. Just a thought.

Whaddayathink?
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Hey there fellas. Well, I had a thought. Is there any interest out there in putting together a Zoom call, on some sort of a regular basis, to allow us to field topics of the month and have a general dialogue about our cool bikes?

John Twist from MG fame puts together a session like this once a month or ever two weeks. He picks a topic for each Zoom session and starts out with that, then starts answering questions that people post. It's a great way to get to know the other enthusiasts and get some really great tips.

Of course, I'm not volunteering since I don't have a Zoom account but just use a client to attend work meetings, but thought maybe someone in the group may want to moderate this thing. Just a thought.

Whaddayathink?

Many of us (me included) have been absolutely f*cking Zoomed out (be that Zoom, Teams, Google meet, etc) over this last year and a half.

There’s a genuine psychological negative connotation with all that for me now, so there’s NO WAY I’d consider bringing that world and my motorbike world together !
 

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Decided to take Friday off work. Our local CVMG Section had a Memorial ride for 2 of our members that passed away this past year, Ross Thompson (a Norton guy) and Ian Sandy (a Suzuki 2-stroke triple guy). Had a nice 107 mile ride out to Grand Bend for lunch and back.

Once home, I did a quick check over of the Commando, packed up an overnight bag, put on my Joe Rocket autumn weather suit, and rode out to a local conservation area to meet up with my old high school riding buddies. We then spend the next 2.5 days riding up and around North Eastern Ontario, through Algonquin Park and some of the best twisties that Ontario has to offer. County Road 13 outside of Orillia was one that had intrigued me for a while - if Ontario had a "Tail of the Dragon", it would be a contender - 20+ miles of 2nd and 3rd gear curves and elevation changes. It was a bit wet, and there were a few pot holes that had to be weaved around, but it was still a blast.

Weather was amazing, only hit about 15 minutes of light rain at the end of the ride.
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By the time I got home yesterday, I had covered 740 miles since Friday morning. Bike ran and handled great. Only a couple of minor issues: For some reason, it seems like the sheer plugs in the Alton drive train have failed - bike never kicks back or backfires, so weird. Also seem to have lost my brake light, probably a broken wire. But all things considered - doing this kind of trip on a 50 yo motorcycle - I will take it!!

Chuffed to bits!!
 

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Derek! That is an awesome trip man! All those places bring back memories for me. I would love to do something like that some day. Next year when I make a trip up to Waterloo to see the family I'm going to bring my bike in the bed of the pickup truck and do something similar, but not as far.
 
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Decided to take Friday off work. Our local CVMG Section had a Memorial ride for 2 of our members that passed away this past year, Ross Thompson (a Norton guy) and Ian Sandy (a Suzuki 2-stroke triple guy). Had a nice 107 mile ride out to Grand Bend for lunch and back.

Once home, I did a quick check over of the Commando, packed up an overnight bag, put on my Joe Rocket autumn weather suit, and rode out to a local conservation area to meet up with my old high school riding buddies. We then spend the next 2.5 days riding up and around North Eastern Ontario, through Algonquin Park and some of the best twisties that Ontario has to offer. County Road 13 outside of Orillia was one that had intrigued me for a while - if Ontario had a "Tail of the Dragon", it would be a contender - 20+ miles of 2nd and 3rd gear curves and elevation changes. It was a bit wet, and there were a few pot holes that had to be weaved around, but it was still a blast.

Weather was amazing, only hit about 15 minutes of light rain at the end of the ride. View attachment 81835 View attachment 81836 View attachment 81837

By the time I got home yesterday, I had covered 740 miles since Friday morning. Bike ran and handled great. Only a couple of minor issues: For some reason, it seems like the sheer plugs in the Alton drive train have failed - bike never kicks back or backfires, so weird. Also seem to have lost my brake light, probably a broken wire. But all things considered - doing this kind of trip on a 50 yo motorcycle - I will take it!!

Chuffed to bits!!
Great Derek. Alma and myself aborted due to sketchy rain forecast and rented a Volkswagon Passat to London and back and glad we did due to rain. Today my new size 3 slides came in from Walridge with a pack of NGK BP7 plugs non resistor so fitted them and she fired up and idled much better. I'll test ride her tomorrow because I'm sick of driving .
But Alma can't get enough. So we are off for a week. East now Friday , to Geoff and Mariam Doherty's for the Wknd. , then off to Montreal. Then reverse. New maps of P.E. C. packed and ready.
 
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