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#1 2013-07-06 17:07:31

Roger Guppy
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NGD

My Fender is too valuable to leave at home as a caravan is so easy to break in. So I have just bought a lower end guitar to leave there. It is a Daytona GR0300CB in black. It came in with 'gold' fitting that were tarnished and the supplier agreed to a great discount so I decided to buy it. I hate 'gold fittings with a vengeance anyway so I replaced them with black ones. I re-worked the nut, saddle and truss rod, fitted a new set of D'Addario 11's and tried it at the Rock Choir last week. Two hour's playing with no cramps or sore fingers. I think I got it right smile.

Roger
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7401/9221268355_dcb30f0c91_z.jpg

P.S. I have got a new set of wheels too cool


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#2 2013-07-06 17:35:46

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NICE!!


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#3 2013-07-06 18:01:32

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They look so good together.


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#4 2013-07-06 19:17:21

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I like them both.


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#5 2013-07-06 20:25:49

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Roger, I think you just might be cool.  wink  VERY NICE!!!


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#6 2013-07-06 21:40:44

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both are very nice,I like!!


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#7 2013-07-07 01:51:04

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Nice guitar. Stupid question. What is a caravan?


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#8 2013-07-07 02:14:29

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Roger Guppy wrote:

I hate 'gold fittings with a vengeance .......

I agree!!!!!!!!


Happy NGD and NMD!!!!!!! Nice red.


Keep Rockin!!!!!!!!!!!

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#9 2013-07-07 02:34:42

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joeyjoeyjoey wrote:

Nice guitar. Stupid question. What is a caravan?

not a stuped question jjj it is a  minivan made by Dodge.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#10 2013-07-07 03:00:59

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What Roger calls a caravan, we call a travel trailer here in the states. 

Amy - There's no maybe to it.


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#11 2013-07-07 04:59:21

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You pull a trailer w a motorcycle?

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#12 2013-07-07 09:39:17

Roger Guppy
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Home Sweet Home....
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9229550384_2c9690bf79_z.jpg

The Transit is the towing vehicle the Polo is the run around. The canvas awning doubles my living space and is basically my living room.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
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#13 2013-07-07 12:42:06

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not sure about caravans but the bike and guitar are well cool !!

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#14 2013-07-07 17:19:35

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Roger - we really do need a like button. Nothing cooler than a guitar strapped to a motorcycle...at least for those of us who grew up when Elvis was still around. Congratulations on your new Daytona. BTW - Did you know that every spring there is a bike rally in Daytona Beach, Florida. Coincidence? I think not!

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#15 2013-07-07 17:57:20

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Good looking guitar and bike.

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#16 2013-07-07 19:29:17

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Woops I guess I Was wrong about the dodge minivan, thas a full size motorhome I think.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#17 2013-07-07 19:41:56

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Happy NGD/NBD! Cool indeed...


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#18 2013-07-07 20:07:34

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hey rog, is this a mid-life crisis? new guitar, new bike? plus a caravan and a trannie and a polo?

and wall to wall sunshine. talk about the life of riley?

are you riding around with the guitar mounted on the bike?

stick me down for a like button too

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#19 2013-07-07 20:21:20

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The like button would be good.


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#20 2013-07-07 22:54:30

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jets60 wrote:

Congratulations on your new Daytona. BTW - Did you know that every spring there is a bike rally in Daytona Beach, Florida. Coincidence? I think not!

One of the addition things I liked about the guitar was the name...... My last bike was a Triumph Daytona, 955cc triple, now that was a bike. Sadly the roads here are not good and Portuguese drivers are some of the worst in the world, so it had to go. This little YBR250 will get me around economically and I will not be tempted to try and get 180mph out of her smile.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

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#21 2013-07-08 02:46:55

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Roger I have had alot of motorcycles some street some dirtbikes.I got a old Triumph 650 bonneville from around the seventies and it was the best bike I ever owned.I never rode on something that handled so good in the corners.


my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman.

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#22 2013-07-08 09:54:14

Roger Guppy
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If I had the money I would have a 60's Triton. A Norton Featherbed frame with a 650 Bonneville engine. A hybrid of the best frame and engine from that era.

As an aside Triumph are marketing the Bonneville again, the classic look but with bigger engines I believe.

Roger


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. (George Bernard Shaw)
Do, or do not. There is no try. (Yoda)

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#23 2013-07-08 18:06:53

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cool photos Roger I had a Bonneville 650 in my younger days I chopped it out and did a lot of cruising all over California nothing like getting bugs in your teeth and the feel of the open road your weather must be seasonally nice year round or do you ever get snow? smile


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#24 2013-07-08 21:18:05

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Roger Guppy wrote:

If I had the money I would have a 60's Triton. A Norton Featherbed frame with a 650 Bonneville engine. A hybrid of the best frame and engine from that era.

As an aside Triumph are marketing the Bonneville again, the classic look but with bigger engines I believe.

Roger

Glad too here that they will put the Bonneville out again,I love them. I also wanted a Norton but they were too costly for me and the used one got bought up too fast. Anyone here remember the Greeves or the B.S.A. and also the Great Bulltaco's from spain.


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#25 2013-07-08 21:32:31

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A friend of mine had a Bulltaco and permitted me to ride it.  Once the kick starter worked, it was a fun little dirt bike.  It could take quite a while to get it started.


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