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General Snowmobile Discussion / Brown came today...
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:36:52 PM »

Not for me $$$$!

My buddy with the bike shop asked me to do some work for him since I have some free time and he is swamped. Last weeks project was installing an Orient Express Turbo Kit on a Suzuki M 109.

I didn't take the time to take a lot of installation pics but other tan the obvious of removing the entire stock exhaust and air filter system an oil drain for the turbo needed to be installed in the oil pan...

No wonder HD went to belt drive... the amount of parts you need to remove to get to the CS sprocket made me think I was working on a British Car.

When you belt drive guys need a belt you have all this AND the swingarm to remove....

General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / King of Bling!
« on: April 28, 2011, 07:36:12 PM »
Just finished up this 2011 Fatboy at my buddy's shop today.

$3,000.00 in OEM HD and Arlen Ness accessories mostly chrome/billet.

21+ Hours labor... $1,500.00

Chrome Swing Arm Covers
Docking Sissy Bar/Rack w/ Turn Signal Relocate... Why can't they just make the brackets to clear the original signal stalks?
Billet Pass Pegs
Billet Heel/Toe Shifters with Billet Linkage
Billet Brake Pedal / Custom Pad
"Ram" Handlebars w/ Integrated Risers
Arlen Ness Controls / Chrome Switch Housings and Switch Button Covers
Arlen Ness Chrome Grips (Match Shifter and Pass Pegs)
Coated SS Throttle, Clutch and Brake Cables/Hoses
HD Light Bar
HD LED Headlamp ($500)
Matching LED Spotlamps
Relocate front Turn/Running Lamps to Light Bar
Arlen Ness Iron Cross Mirrors (which you can't see chit out of)
Oh... almost forgot... Replaced upper rear exhaust cover with one that had Arlen Ness badge :shrug:

And YES those pipes are LOAD!


General Snowmobile Discussion / 136" M-10
« on: March 10, 2011, 08:15:04 AM »
Anyone have a used M-10 for sale?

General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Trail Reports
« on: September 20, 2010, 04:47:42 PM »
A look at what my trail reports will be like this year
Using the camera on the phone and my GPS I was able to come up with this ride report from our motorcycle ride yesterday.
I just downloaded this app to my phone last night so in theory I should be able to do everything from the phone and not need the GPS.

Note that as the slideshow plays the pins on the map show where the pic was taken... I have them out of order but not bad for a first try.

I kept telling Lynn she did not need to salute me but she insisted!

General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Andy's greatest hero has died...
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:04:58 PM »
I sure I speak for the entire membership of the forums in offering our condolences Andy...

Morrie Yohai, 90, the Man Behind Cheez Doodles, Is Dead
Published: August 2, 2010
The millions of snackers who can’t stop munching Cheez Doodles, those air-puffed tubes of cheddar-flavored corn meal, owe all that pleasure to Morrie Yohai — although he insisted on spreading the credit.
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Morrie Yohai in 2005.
Mr. Yohai, who always said it was “we” who “developed” rather than invented the snack — sharing the acclaim with colleagues at the factory he owned in the Bronx — died on July 27 at his home in Kings Point, N.Y., at the age of 90, his son, Robbie, said.

“Is this Mr. Cheez Doodles?” a cashier once asked Mr. Yohai’s wife, Phyllis, when he accompanied her to a local supermarket. Mrs. Yohai liked to let everyone know of her husband’s contribution to between-meal crunchies, according to a 2005 Newsday profile. Their sumptuous home overlooking Long Island Sound was “the house that Cheez Doodles bought,” she liked to say.

Mr. Yohai (pronounced yo-high) was the president of Old London Foods, the company founded by his father in the early 1920s and then called King Kone, which first produced ice cream cones and later popcorn, cheese crackers and Melba Toast.

“They were looking for a new salty snack and became aware of a machine that processed corn meal under high pressure into a long tube shape,” Robbie Yohai said on Monday. “They also discovered that if they used a high-speed blade, similar to a propeller, they could cut three-inch-long tubes, which then could be flavored with orange cheddar cheese and seasonings.” Then baked, not fried.

Although Mr. Yohai insisted on the “we” credit for the recipe, he did say that he came up with the product name. First marketed in the late 1950s, Cheez Doodles soon became so popular that by 1965, Old London Foods was bought by Borden, and Mr. Yohai became vice president of Borden’s snack food division, which among other products made Drake’s Cakes and Cracker Jack.

One of his duties, he said, was sitting around a table with other executives and choosing which tiny toys would be stuffed into Cracker Jack boxes.

Morrie Robert Yohai was born in Harlem on March 4, 1920, one of four children of Robert and Mary Habib Yohai, Jewish immigrants from Turkey. The family later moved to the Bronx.

Mr. Yohai graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1941 and began working for Grumman Aircraft on Long Island. After enlisting in the Navy during World War II in 1942, he transferred to the Marines and saw action in the South Pacific.

He married Phyllis Marcus in 1947. Besides his wife and son, he is survived by a daughter, Babs Yohai; two sisters, Bea Forrest and Lorraine Pinto; and a granddaughter.

Design credit notwithstanding, Mr. Yohai took pride in the popularity of Cheez Doodles. At his home, he kept a photograph of Julia Child digging into a bag.

In 2004, he, his wife and children visited a museum in Napa Valley, Calif., where an artist, Sandy Skoglund, had mounted a life-size installation showing several people at a cocktail party — all covered in Cheez Doodles.

“My mother told everyone in the entire museum that he invented them,” Robbie Yohai said.

General - NON Snowmobile Discussion / Up Late's hero
« on: July 21, 2010, 05:14:31 AM »

Teen Trades Cell Phone for Porsche on Craigslist
Fourteen swaps, two years and countless hours online payoff for a teenage trader
Updated 6:12 PM PDT, Tue, Jul 20, 2010

High school student Steve Ortiz may be zipping around Glendora, Calif., in a silver sports car these days, but don't let his ride fool you -- he's not a spoiled rich kid, and this isn't his family's car either.
His 2000 Porsche Boxster S is the result of patience, hard work and the Craigslist bartering section.
The 17-year-old student at Charter Oak High School has made 14 trades over two years to finally acquire the vehicle.
He started with just a cell phone.
The teen would spend hours a day browsing Craigslist looking to swap.
"I get so many people who say, 'Can you trade my phone for a car?' I just say, 'Yeah. It's not that easy,'" he told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
At first, he traded the old cell phone for a better cell phone. From there, he swapped for an iPad. After a few dirt bikes, he ended up with a MacBook Pro, which eventually turned into a 1987 Toyota 4Runner.
There was just one minor problem -- Ortiz was too young to drive, so he traded again for a souped-up off-road golf cart.
That led to another dirt bike, a streetbike and then a series of cars ending with a 1975 Ford Bronco.
Ortiz then traded the Bronco -- which turned out to be a collectible valued at about $15,000 -- for the Porsche.
While Ortiz mastered the art of trading up, he's still learning some lessons about upkeep and maintenance on a luxury vehicle. At 17, the $150 oil changes and $1,000  tune-ups are a little bit steep.
So for now Ortiz is back on Craigslist, plotting his next trade.

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