Ode to the Queen

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #16 by OhioBill » Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:43 am

Years ago I had work performed at a shop in Maryland that was owned by Gary Nixon. I think I have his name correct. He was a famous flat tracker. Are you related to him?

I really enjoyed your narrative.
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #17 by mikenixon » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:13 am

Sorry, no. :-). Thank you for the kind words.
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #18 by BearWing » Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:34 am

Never tried it with my toes.....but The Motorcycle Project is indeed my primary website (http://www.motorcycleproject.com). To that extent I resemble that person.... Are you one of my clients? Thank you for the kind words and hearty welcome!

Yes indeedy, client and admirer, both. On the CBX forums, I am 'BiPolarBear', and my workaday name is Gordon Lamb.

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #19 by redwood » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Mike that was pure poetry, thanks, and bearWing, that was great too. Come to think of it, I have had a relationship with our 1978 wing almost as long as I have had with my hubby.
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Post #20 by mikenixon » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:19 pm

BearWing wrote:Never tried it with my toes.....but The Motorcycle Project is indeed my primary website (http://www.motorcycleproject.com). To that extent I resemble that person.... Are you one of my clients? Thank you for the kind words and hearty welcome!

Yes indeedy, client and admirer, both. On the CBX forums, I am 'BiPolarBear', and my workaday name is Gordon Lamb.


Ah, very good Gordon! Thanks for the kind words, and for speaking up. :-)
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #21 by Brant » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:43 pm

Nice intro Mike. So glad to have you here.
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Post #22 by Dangeruss » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:21 pm

Welcome Mike. Good to have you as a sponsor also. I have used a number of your articles on motorcycle project.com with great results.
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #23 by rcmatt007 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:19 am

welcome aboard.... I didn't know you actually needed to service these old wings.... just cahnge the oil, add gas and go!
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #24 by redwood » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:09 am

rcmatt007 wrote:welcome aboard.... I didn't know you actually needed to service these old wings.... just cahnge the oil, add gas and go!


lolol Just look at our garage! lolol lolol
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #25 by CYBORG » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:59 am

maybe a drive shaft from time to time :lol: :lol:
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Post #26 by roncar » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:07 am

Or a tire once every couple of decades or so... lolol
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #27 by delling3 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:31 am

Welcome, and a hearty recommendation for Mike's services. I had the pleasure of using Mike's services last winter, when he rebuilt the carbs on my CB900F. Mike's services were above reproach, and he continued to offer tech support to assist me well past the point many folks would have simply stopped responding to my inquiries. A trip to Mike's website is
( http://www.motorcycleproject.com/ ) is an education onto itself!

I look forward to his input on this forum as I begin my new project!

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1981 Honda CB900F Supersport: 3rd restoration, sold.
1979 Yamaha XS-750F: 2nd restoration, sold.
1982 Honda FT-500 Ascot: First (only) new bike. Family forces sale.
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #28 by rcmatt007 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:50 pm

if it weren't for the crack all the waya round, that tire still had plenty of tread!
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The question is not how much time do you have, it is what you do with the time that you have Gandalf
"One of the greatest dignities of humankind is that each successive generation is invested in the welfare of each new generation." Fred Rodgers
"it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert" ancient saying
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76 Ltd "cookies bike" up and running,
79 project, finished,
'86 1200 (Beth's) with motorvation sidecar, (being repainted and apart)
'17 HD Road king and 08 HD Heritage softail (Beth's). I guess you can say we have MBS
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=35846
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #29 by mikenixon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:35 pm

Dangeruss wrote:Welcome Mike. Good to have you as a sponsor also. I have used a number of your articles on motorcycle project.com with great results.


Glad of that. Encourages me to work more on the site, which can be a challenge, time-wise. Thank you for saying so, and for the welcome!
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #30 by mikenixon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:36 pm

delling3 wrote:Welcome, and a hearty recommendation for Mike's services. I had the pleasure of using Mike's services last winter, when he rebuilt the carbs on my CB900F. Mike's services were above reproach, and he continued to offer tech support to assist me well past the point many folks would have simply stopped responding to my inquiries. A trip to Mike's website is
( http://www.motorcycleproject.com/ ) is an education onto itself!

I look forward to his input on this forum as I begin my new project!

delling3


Hello, Chris! Glad to see you here. Thank you for your kindness.
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