TonkaToy

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About TonkaToy

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  1. TonkaToy

    Random PicThread

    My wife's son and his first wife were married there. Beautiful area, just wish I'd have had my bike there when it happened. Oh,well, I guess it can always be a road trip!!!
  2. TonkaToy

    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    Well, crap. I figured as much: MotoGP will not have a grand prix in the United States this season due to the global coronavirus pandemic, as the Circuit of the Americas announced its next event will be in April. The COVID-19 crisis has wrought havoc on MotoGP's 2020 schedule, with all races through June on the original calendar either cancelled or postponed. Last month, MotoGP unveiled a revised 13-round calendar beginning with back-to-back races at Jerez on July 19 and 26. The postponed Americas Grand Prix was due to run on November 13-15 as part of a triple-header with Argentina and Valencia, though a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state of Texas cast the status of COTA race in doubt. Read Also: The one positive of MotoGP races without fans MotoGP had left space on the calendar in November and early December for flyaway races, should they be possible, with a decision on that expected by the end of July. But, revealing on its social media accounts, COTA said its 2020 MotoGP race has been scrapped and became the first circuit to confirm its 2021 date of April 16-18. “The ‘Horsepower Rodeo’ will return next year for an even bigger and better MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas on April 16-18, 2021!” the statement read. “This year's event on November 13-15, 2020 has been canceled. Ticket holders will receive an email with further information.” COTA’s cancellation means only the Thailand, Malaysian and Argentine GPs will be this year’s flyaway rounds should they be given the go-ahead. Other races which won’t appear in 2020 are the Qatar, Dutch, German, Finnish, Japanese, British, Australian and Italian GP, though there will still be two rounds in Italy with the San Marino and Emilia Romagna GP. The loss of the American MotoGP round puts Formula 1’s hopes of a race at COTA later in the year into doubt. https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/motogp-cancels-2020-austin-visit/4828436/?ic_source=home-page-widget&ic_medium=widget&ic_campaign=widget-22
  3. TonkaToy

    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    First SXSW, now this:
  4. TonkaToy

    Puppy Pictures

    Yep, great German dog co-opted by the pesky French...
  5. TonkaToy

    Puppy Pictures

    Poodles say what?!?!? I admit I HATE the standard show cut...
  6. TonkaToy

    Clive Cussler DTS

    Man, always wanted one of those, but either couldn't find / afford one. So I settled for this: Need to have the battery replaced (again)!!!
  7. TonkaToy

    Clive Cussler DTS

    At one point, I had all of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy & Stephan King novels in hardback. Fair Winds Mr. Pitt...
  8. Posted this in J/Boat Anarchy: After an unfortunate crane incident, we are looking for (at a minimum) a set of lower spreaders & crosspiece. If the price is right, might even consider a complete mast if it's in decent condition. Any insight on where we can score these would be greatly appreciated. Located in Corpus Christi, there are now 3 J80's here, so the intention is to make sure we have enough spare parts in case there are any other mishaps...
  9. TonkaToy

    J80 Hall Mast Parts & Pieces

    After an unfortunate crane incident, we are looking for (at a minimum) a set of lower spreaders & crosspiece. If the price is right, might even consider a complete mast if it's in decent condition. Any insight on where we can score these would be greatly appreciated. Located in Corpus Christi, there are now 3 J80's here, so the intention is to make sure we have enough spare parts in case there are any other mishaps...
  10. TonkaToy

    Puppy Pictures

    Shatzi & Fritz:
  11. TonkaToy

    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    Oh, believe me, it didn't!! I think it was just the engineers saying "Well, since we need to change rotation, let's make it interesting!!"
  12. TonkaToy

    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    Yes, theoretically a "10-speed". Kind of like the 2-speed rear end in heavy trucks. My understanding was it was there as a way to convert the transverse (?) rotation of the engine to longitudinal rotation for the final drive. Pretty cool concept, but I never really used it; just kept it in hi-range and cruised (i was lazy that way...).
  13. TonkaToy

    The 2020 Motorcycle Thread

    1982 Big Bend trip, overlooking the Pecos River on Hwy. 90 north of Del Rio. Wish I had never let this bike go, 1982 Honda 900C. I had a good relationship with a bike shop in alice, TX, so I got to put this together and roll it onto their showroom floor with my name on the sales tag. "Jammer came off of my '81 CX500 that had made the same trip to Big Bend the year previous. Funny thing, on this trip, we were about 60 miles north of the main park entrance from Marathon. Was blasting around an rv when something let go in the final drive. My buddy towed me into the park (I had a cousin that worked for the park service at the time) where I proceeded to tear the thing apart. Come to find out, the coupling that connected the drive shaft to the final drive was ~3/16" too short, and had cut the splines off the end of the final drive gear and inside the coupling. After scrounging around for a machine shop in Alpine, Marfa and Ft. Davis, and not finding anyone that would touch the thing, I was pretty discouraged. Wandering around in a NAPA store in Alpine (I think), I noticed that a certain size washer (Don't remember the exact size) would slide over the drive shaft splines and the outside diameter was still small enough to fit inside the shaft housing. Bought several and found that two washers would allow for enough of a spacer to engage the final drive splines. Spent the rest of the week touring the park, put over 15,000 miles on it before selling it, and never changes out the coupling. Found out that a few 900C's were assembled at the factory with CX500C couplings, and the washer fix ended up being an official / unofficial bootleg emergency fix. Ahhh, good times...
  14. TonkaToy

    2019 MotoGP

    Yep, a 2003, has 76,000+ miles on it now. I've had it since 2015, one-owner bike I picked up in Ft. Worth. The wife has told me on several occasions that she would rather ride on it than a fully loaded Ultra Classic; I tend to agree with her... Riding buddy will be taking his Buell this year instead of his Interceptor...
  15. TonkaToy

    2019 MotoGP

    Gonna be riding to MotoGP in Austin again this year.. Can't wait!!!