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Post Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:56 am
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
back on the road again as of yesterday .....friday the 13th..nearly 6 months since i last rode. heres a link to a video on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs68kSiR ... r_embedded
:idea: :D :D :D regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:38 am

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Location: Carmarthen, Wales, UK
Nice to see you back in the saddle Jib... bike's looking good too! :)
72 Ironhead, goes better than it stops!

42(?)WLC

79FLH

2005 XL1200R.... well ya gotta have a rat-bike!

Post Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:00 am

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always good too see someone back in the saddle after a fall.

You'd think anyone would have sense enough not to ride again but then again, I didn't... :roll:
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:27 am
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That is GREAT news Bro !!! :D Pa

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:14 am

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Location: Hudson, Florida
First rides always sweet after an extended vacation.Good luck and be careful, everyone is riding on the wrong side of the road in your video:)

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:16 am

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do you have a suicide clutch and tank shifter on that bike?
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:45 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
yes have suicide and tank shift , you can pause the vid or use the slide control and actualy see my hand puting bike in to first, seat is a bit wobbly ,next fix need to make a pivot with bush at moment no bush and has worn lose,witch is wy i look a bit unsteady as im looking to pull away, :roll: :roll:

thanks neil, i think must have printed it in negative will try to rectify :lol: :lol: :lol:

regards jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:32 pm

Posts: 176
Location: Carmarthen, Wales, UK
45Brit wrote:

You'd think anyone would have sense enough not to ride again but then again, I didn't... :roll:


If we all had "sense" none of us would be riding 45's! :mrgreen:
72 Ironhead, goes better than it stops!

42(?)WLC

79FLH

2005 XL1200R.... well ya gotta have a rat-bike!

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:14 pm

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Now maybe someone will explain to me exactly what a jib and a cropper are?

Post Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:38 pm

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a 'jib' is the section of a crane sometimes referred to as the 'boom', which may or may not be telescopic. If not it may be referred to as the 'stick'.

a 'cropper', sometimes spelt 'crupper', is the section of a horse's harness which passes under the tail and steadies the harness longitudinally. It has a secondary usage in some parts of the US relating to a practice called 'share cropping'

hope this helps :wink:


KevUK is, of course, entirely right regarding 45s, sense and any relationship which they may or may not have. As to saddle mountings, my 45 project did at one time feature a suicide clutch, tank shift arrangement using a police shifter lever I acquired as part of a garage clearout. We never did work out how to do it and the shifter has long since been fitted to another bike, where it works very well, but it still has the elaborately engineered cross-bridge and shortened t-bar which have been a great way of fitting a stock-type saddle in the right sort of place, off the original Ariel mountings and using short springs so that it doesn't wobble all over the place.

as a closing item, quite irrelevant but i thought it was rather good fun..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4wgWqYP9XA
Shoot, a man could have a good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff...

Post Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:01 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
hi guys. jib here. all is well this today the first anniversary of breaking the neck, i would like to think of it as a rebirth, so i am now one years old 'and' counting, love you all and this great forum , cheers jib
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

Post Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:24 pm

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Happy anniversary Jib,
Welcome back to your new life!!
Robbie

Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:35 am
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Happy new birthday jib ! :D Pa

Post Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:54 pm
jib

Posts: 575
Location: devon,england
cheers guys :D
Dude, check out that jibhead, he's crazy. Hasn't been sober for 40 years

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