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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-21-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, The Things We Find...

For those of you who have recently posted in re: frozen bolts, rust, etc., here are some recent examples of the hidden treasures of [New] Orleans. As if rust weren't enough.

I think Sigourney Weaver might have given birth to some of these things in Alien.

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I think the first shot is of one of the instrument housings. Tach or speedo, can't tell which.
The second has me stumped but it looks like some pretty serious melting there.
The third I recognize as the headlight housing. It's definitly seen better days.

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lol looks like you will never ride alone when on Orleans lmao
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Maybe those little critters were what the previous owner was using to hold things together !?! LOL

Just wait until ya find the BIG ones !!


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I think the first shot is of one of the instrument housings. Tach or speedo, can't tell which.
The second has me stumped but it looks like some pretty serious melting there.
The third I recognize as the headlight housing. It's definitly seen better days.
You are correct!! The first is the tach housing - and there was a big ol' nest in there. The second is when I pulled the cover off the back of the isntrument panel - looks like a cocoon of some sort. The third is just plain old rust. Well, I think it is - I haven't pulled the back off of the light yet to see what's behind there.

Trashlord's right, though - I'll always be riding "two-up" on Orleans!

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or is that One thousand two up?

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Given that web critters reproduce in volume, 1002-up may be a more likely scenario...

Perhaps instead of PB Blaster, I should hit the bike with Raid?

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Maybe you should change her name to "Charlotte"

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Okay, well now I just gotta ask: for all you purchasers of "pre-owned," un-loved 750s....anyone else got bugs?

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haven't found any. But my wife's bran new pontiac grand am a few years ago sat so much between gas fillups that a mud dobber nest was all over the gas cap when I went to put gas in it. She works from home and didn't get out much back then.

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