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STS_Marinoni
01-17-2005, 05:19 PM
How many mostly Canadian Squads are out there?..

jensenpark
01-17-2005, 06:23 PM
Good question...lot's of Canadians out there...but I would hazard a guess to say the majority belong to non-Canadian specific squads...

Though there are some out there...402 guys, etc

VW-IceFire
01-17-2005, 07:01 PM
Just the No.401/402 squadron. Same organization. Some good guys, but they aren't all Canadians either. Infact a few seemed surprised that their squadron number represented a Canadian RCAF squadron or had no real idea what the squadron did.

Oh well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

No real all Canadian squadron. Were too cold freezing our butts off here to both with squadrons. Especially right now...REALLY cold outside. Somewhere around -14c right now!

Waldo.Pepper
01-17-2005, 07:44 PM
Cold? Not me. I am under a foot of water!

Listen up maybe we should uhm form one eh?

jensenpark
01-17-2005, 08:06 PM
only -14? Man it's going to -27 here in Ottawa tonight...though today I just got a job offer to go back to Victoria so I can hang on for a bit more of the cold.
Waldo, great idea...seems right now alot of Canucks are part of other squads...maybe time to bring everyone home?

_54th_Target
01-17-2005, 08:32 PM
I wouldn't put too much stock in them. As Ice Fire says there must be some good guys there but my experience with them has not been positive. In essence, one 401 CDN squad.

We were in a mixed game with all the 401 pilots on one side. The rest of us were on the other side. Apparently someone strafed one of them on the ground. So they came over to our base and sat over it vulching everyone repeatedly as soon as they spawned. Soon everyone left, leaving just me and one other 54th pilot. I asked them what was the matter. The answer was to get strafed again. I meant this went on for ages. We had some rough words and I left.

I felt bad about it and wrote to their CO apologising for my bad language. However, I also complained about the behaviour of his pilots. You'll never guess what he said... and I quote "Well I wasnt there...but you or some of your squad probably deserved it..."

Now don't get me wrong, we have Canadians on my squad and they are great guys. I would just caution you from applying for membership in this squad if you are looking for a Canadian squad. I believe the CO sets the tone for the whole squad and apparently there isnt much tone here.

_54th_Target

STS_Marinoni
01-17-2005, 09:41 PM
-14?....-27?....geez...I wish it was that warm here...it was -45 here the other day....

Well, I have read the various comments...and here's what i think...to form a squad simply because all the members are from one country would be a poor basis for a squad..What I know about the squads that really "work" as opposed to those that do not is simply a matter of chemistry - there has to be compatibility and respect..There should be a common goal, and a shared approach and everyone should have something that they can share or contribute..
This is our leisure time - and we should not fritter it away on anything that is not as satisfying as we can make it..
If a squad is to be a Canadian squad then I think the only thing "Canadian" about it is some sort of understanding of the role that Candians played in the war. Membership in the squad should be open to one and all...
And now a bit of trivia - I am sure you have all read, or know of "A Man called Intrepid"...what was his real name?...and where was he born?....

Bandit.426Cdn
01-17-2005, 10:03 PM
I'd be interested to know exactly what '401' squadron you are maligning in name without giving them the benefit of rebuttle. Would that be 401RCAF?, or would that be the former 401Cdn? - which is now known simply as 401/402 to reflect it's international representation of pilots. Oh, and doesn't this sort of accusation go against forum rules against mounting personal attacks against individuals and/or groups?

Got a grudge against the 401/402 squad? Take it to the air with your squad. I'm sure we'll be able to help sort it out together there. Sling bullets, not words. Thanks.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by _54th_Target:
I wouldn't put too much stock in them. As Ice Fire says there _must_ be some good guys there but my experience with them has not been positive. In essence, one 401 CDN squad.

We were in a mixed game with all the 401 pilots on one side. The rest of us were on the other side. Apparently someone strafed one of them on the ground. So they came over to our base and sat over it vulching everyone repeatedly as soon as they spawned. Soon everyone left, leaving just me and one other 54th pilot. I asked them what was the matter. The answer was to get strafed again. I meant this went on for ages. We had some rough words and I left.

I felt bad about it and wrote to their CO apologising for my bad language. However, I also complained about the behaviour of his pilots. You'll never guess what he said... and I quote "_Well I wasnt there...but you or some of your squad probably deserved it..._"

Now don't get me wrong, we have Canadians on my squad and they are great guys. I would just caution you from applying for membership in this squad if you are looking for a Canadian squad. I believe the CO sets the tone for the whole squad and apparently there isnt much _tone_ here.

_54th_Target <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Cdn401HARRIER
01-17-2005, 11:28 PM
Target this was long ago.People from all countries flew in RCAF squads.You need to do some reading.Johnnie Johnson was a wing commander for the 443 Canadian squadron also the highest scoring allied pilot with 38 kills and was not from Canada. As for the reponse that come from the old co Badger.This is mine "We do are talking in the air."

AIR MARSHAL HARRIER CO of the 401 CANADIAN RAMS

fox402
01-17-2005, 11:56 PM
For Info 402Cdn now 402 is made up of mainly Europeans and we are proud to represent the RCAF.
We have been about since il2 first came out and mud slinging like this is nothing new.
Cya in the air boys

402Fox Commanding office European operations

jensenpark
01-18-2005, 06:00 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by STS_Marinoni:
-14?....-27?....geez...I wish it was that warm here...it was -45 here the other day....

Well, I have read the various comments...and here's what i think...to form a squad simply because all the members are from one country would be a poor basis for a squad..What I know about the squads that really "work" as opposed to those that do not is simply a matter of chemistry - there has to be compatibility and respect..There should be a common goal, and a shared approach and everyone should have something that they can share or contribute..
This is our leisure time - and we should not fritter it away on anything that is not as satisfying as we can make it..
If a squad is to be a Canadian squad then I think the only thing "Canadian" about it is some sort of understanding of the role that Candians played in the war. Membership in the squad should be open to one and all...
And now a bit of trivia - I am sure you have all read, or know of "A Man called Intrepid"...what was his real name?...and where was he born?.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Sir William Stephenson...born January 30.

Now did you know he was also one of Canada's many First World War Aces?

Had never read about his flying exploits till I read it in one of Arthur Bishop's (Billy's son) books...True Canadian Hero's in the Air I think it is called.

-45? Up in northern Alberta? I flew last week with someone (Sith? Silt? Can't remember his exact name) who was from Whitehorse. Once he wades in, I'm sure he'll have the coldest.

Your country of origin sentiments are probably correct. We fly in a group of 3 Americans and 3 Canucks...and you are right: it's the chemistry. Though I do admit from time to time wanting to do a straight Cdn squad...you start thinking of all the great contributions made, read about some of them...emotions tug at the heart, and all that.

STS_Marinoni
01-18-2005, 06:14 AM
I am in Winnipeg...and live a couple of miles from where Stevenson was born...one of the greatest spies of the war... (-28 this morning, with a 70km wind...."breezy and fresh"...)...

jensenpark
01-18-2005, 06:21 AM
Yea, but it's a dry - 28... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I tell you, if I hear one more person from a warm area say "oh, but it's a dry -30,-40, -50 and so on", I will kill them. Slowly and painfully.

Waldo.Pepper
01-18-2005, 06:35 AM
Stevensons contribution was more along the lines of a facilitator during the war. Also the books written about him are kind of exagerrated.

Sorry to piddle on the Stevenson/Intrepid story but this is from the Winnipeg Free Press 2/28/89.

"Intrepid Senile Talked Nonsense, friend says."

Hamilton, Bermuda (Reuter) Intrepid spymaster Sir William Stevenson suffered from senile dementia for the last third of his lifeand was incapable of sorting out the truth about his wartime exploits, a close friend was quoted as saying yesterday.

Former Bermuda Governor general Sir Edwin Leather, who knew Stevenson from the 1950s until his death at 93 last month, said he was not responsible for any errors that appeared in the works about him, including the famous 1976 book A Man Called Intrepid.

He said the "poor old guy" lived on eggs, ice cream and white wine his final years and after having a stroke was completely unable to discern legends from memories.

"If any mistakes or exaggerations found their way into print, they were the fault of those who made a cottage industry of him when he was alive," said another Stevenson friend, former Bermuda cabinet member Harry Viers.

Lether said British historian Lord Dacre, who in the British Sunday Telegraph last week attacked Stevenson's account of his war-time intelligence activities as "a grotesque myth," knew all about his mental condition.

Leather, a Canadian like Stevenson, said he personaly wrote to Dacre in 1980, advising him that the stroke had left Stephenson "living in a dream world where he is quite unable to discern betwen fact and fiction."

Canadian journalist William Stevenso, the author of A Man called Intrepid, used to throw "every type of spy story that came along at Sir William to which he would reply "Yes, I did that."

:When Sir William talked nonsense about the war I would sit quietly listening to him and then change the subject as soon as possible," Leather said, adding that he had been reluctant to speak publicly about the memory failure while Stevensonj was still alive.

Stevenson a native of Winnipeg, headed the British Security Co-ordination Office in New York in the Second World War.

STS_Marinoni
01-18-2005, 06:56 AM
Neat Stuff...Thanks for the info...

Now..back to this "Canadian Squad".....
What I see is a loose collection of mature flyers, with no rank or hierarchy, no saluting, - just a bunch of folks who enjoy playing this game together..with an understanding of the role that Canada its pilots and maybe even its factories ( did you know they made Hurricanes in Thunder Bay ?)played in the war...

LYNX.402Cdn
01-18-2005, 08:46 AM
I run servers regular in Ubi and I hope All who join them enjoy them...... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

The point is if it were "politically" correct there would be Thousands of Squadrons in the Game .. each with a max of 2/3 pilots. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

But it is a game ....

saying that, it is still Great that we remember the old Squadrons!!! and whether we are a German in a Canadian Squadron or a British pilot flying in a German Squadron or a Russian in a Japaneese Squadron. Dose it really matter we play it to enjoy ourselves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thats it guys.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

So lets not get to political..... Lets just get out there and blow each other to bits http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Have fun

Grp/Cpt LYNX
402Squadron
( a Brit in an canadian squadron full of European pilots ) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

VW-IceFire
01-18-2005, 09:01 AM
I haven't seen any trouble with any of the 401/402 guys that I've been with. Some friendly people (not all Canadians, doesn't really matter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) that fly...but I'm not very good at doing the squadron thing. I was with No.92 RAF squadron for a while but I'm just too busy and irregular with my schedule and life to do something like a squadron.

Anyways...not sure if we really need a strictly Canadian squadron but if you see me online flying a Spitfire, I'll be proudly wearing the maple leaf on the side of my plane!

_54th_Target
01-18-2005, 09:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I'd be interested to know exactly what '401' squadron you are maligning in name without giving them the benefit of rebuttle. Would that be 401RCAF?, or would that be the former 401Cdn? - which is now known simply as 401/402 to reflect it's international representation of pilots. Oh, and doesn't this sort of accusation go against forum rules against mounting personal attacks against individuals and/or groups?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I believe it was called 401CDN. The behaviour described by me is not an accusation, it is a simple statement of FACT. I have the emails if you would like to see them.

As for rebuttal, they are welcome to rebut anything I say here. Apparently this particular squad no longer exists as it did during the incident described above. As for the accusations of mud slinging, as I said before, the incident mentioned is a matter of fact. It actually happened, nothing will change that.

Apparently Cdn401Harrier is aware of the incident. I was unaware that there was an administration change there. My bad! Congratultaions on your new position, Harrier. Thanks for the info on Johnny Johnson. I have been a big fan of JEJ since I was a little kid. I too appreciate the tremendous contributions that Canadians made during WW2.

_54th_Target

Grey_Wolf59th
01-18-2005, 09:25 AM
S! Thx 54th Target for your 2nd post in this thread,it clears up ur 1st post which could lead to some misunderstanding,thx again,,,,,BTW its +8c(47f)here in lower mainland of BC this morning,,,S!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by _54th_Target:
I believe it was called 401CDN. The behaviour described by me is not an accusation, it is a simple statement of FACT. I have the emails if you would like to see them.

As for rebuttal, they are welcome to rebut anything I say here. Apparently this particular squad no longer exists as it did during the incident described above. As for the accusations of mud slinging, as I said before, the incident mentioned is a matter of fact. It actually happened, nothing will change that.

Apparently Cdn401Harrier is aware of the incident. I was unaware that there was an administration change there. My bad! Congratultaions on your new position, Harrier. Thanks for the info on Johnny Johnson. I have been a big fan of JEJ since I was a little kid. I too appreciate the tremendous contributions that Canadians made during WW2.

_54th_Target <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

TacticalYak3
01-18-2005, 11:39 AM
There's a small bunch of Canadians within the ranks of The Fightin' Irish. Any fellow Canadian interested feel free to check us out!

:FI:TacticalS!

Cdn401HARRIER
01-18-2005, 02:17 PM
We are still the same squad as #401Cdn.Only stronger now like I have said before we do are talking in the air.So Target if you would like to be a target request a squad match go to the website.
www.401squadron.com (http://www.401squadron.com)

Set it up with the liason officer.Other than that stop living in the past.

Regards,
AM HARRIER http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

Waldo.Pepper
01-18-2005, 03:16 PM
Yes back to the topic. Apologies to all for my digression.

Im not much of a joiner of clubs. But I for one think it would be nice if we could form an all Canadian Squadron, and would likely join it.

I wouldn't want it to exclude other nationalities. But it would be nice if it were largely Canadian content (ala the CRTC [a Canadian will get that refrence! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif ]

I'm sure that the European based Squadron is a fine bunch of lads, but a Squadron based on the NA continent would be nice to coordinate meetings because of time zones etc. I'm certain I am not the only one to have thought of this.

So if anyones counting the Provisional Canadian Squadron had a membership of one. Me.

Clan_Graham
01-18-2005, 04:48 PM
Feel free to have a look around.

http://www.rcaffb.com/

coppermallet
01-18-2005, 05:33 PM
Boy I just been to the site above http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

that motorcycle there, sure is one ugly piece of work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Must be an old guy,s ride that baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Now this is a BIKE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.mcskolen.dk/default_image/motorbikes_032.jpg

whitetornado_1
01-18-2005, 05:51 PM
Not that many Canadian squadrons out there.
We are only 5 soon to be 6 pilots

RCAF 439th ''Sabre toothed tiger'' Sqd

Still in need of a Typhoon..hint hint. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://pages.videotron.com/tiger439/

STS_Marinoni
01-18-2005, 06:15 PM
Well...the suzuki is nice...but this is what I ride...will the Suzuki be around 50 years from now?..

http://www.2tausend1.de/motors/normal/Vincent-Rapide-Series-C-1952.jpg

Clan_Graham
01-18-2005, 06:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coppermallet:
Boy I just been to the site above http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

that motorcycle there, sure is one ugly piece of work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Must be an old guy,s ride that baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Now this is a BIKE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.mcskolen.dk/default_image/motorbikes_032.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Anything that sounds like a lawnmower shouldn't be called a motorcycle.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Bandit.426Cdn
01-18-2005, 06:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clan_Graham:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coppermallet:
Boy I just been to the site above http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

that motorcycle there, sure is one ugly piece of work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Must be an old guy,s ride that baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Now this is a BIKE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.mcskolen.dk/default_image/motorbikes_032.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Anything that sounds like a lawnmower shouldn't be called a motorcycle.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Correction: Coppermallet rides a motorcycle, that HD Flab-boy is a MF Tractor missing two wheels and a few engine cylinders http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif STS_Marinoni's Vincent, on the other hand, is simply exquisite vintage sex on two wheels. You are fortunate to be an owner of that marque of bike.

To make this thread-jacking complete, i'll offer up for your amusement, my mechanical madness and mayhem in the form of:

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgstrong/images/sidecar-done-2med.jpg
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgstrong/images/sidecar-done-8med.jpg

Clan_Graham
01-18-2005, 07:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bandit.426Cdn:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clan_Graham:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coppermallet:
Boy I just been to the site above http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

that motorcycle there, sure is one ugly piece of work http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Must be an old guy,s ride that baby http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Now this is a BIKE http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
http://www.mcskolen.dk/default_image/motorbikes_032.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Anything that sounds like a lawnmower shouldn't be called a motorcycle.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Correction: Coppermallet rides a motorcycle, that HD Flab-boy is a MF Tractor missing two wheels and a few engine cylinders http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif STS_Marinoni's Vincent, on the other hand, is simply exquisite vintage sex on two wheels. You are fortunate to be an owner of that marque of bike.

To make this thread-jacking complete, i'll offer up for your amusement, my mechanical madness and mayhem in the form of:

http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgstrong/images/sidecar-done-2med.jpg
http://home.cogeco.ca/~cgstrong/images/sidecar-done-8med.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yeah, I remember when you put up those pics of your lawnmower back when I was with the 401.
Your right about the Vincent. It's what G0d created on the eight day!
One day, when I get her restored, I'll show you my baby!

_54th_Target
01-18-2005, 08:40 PM
STS_Marinoni
That is one helluva bike. You are a lucky man indeed!
_54th_Target

STS_Marinoni
01-18-2005, 09:42 PM
Thankyou gentlemen...33,000 original miles...I am the 2nd owner since new...It has Shadow pistons and cams...I love to pull up beside Harley owners...and shift into 3rd at 100 mph...lol....yes its fun to be immature..and no, I don't have anything against harleys..

_54th_Target
01-19-2005, 12:01 AM
I love old bikes too. I don't think I'll ever be able to afford a Vincent though. The automatic.. just for the fun of it ( 10,000 actual miles) and the XS1100 (33,000 actual miles)to get to work. Its fun to crack the throttle on the XS1100 at 55 mph and leave the crotch rocket boys with open mouths. Here are a couple pics of my rides.

1982 Honda CM450A (http://www.fiftyfourth.com/photoalbum/misc1/index.php?image=cm450a-3.jpg&d=d.html)

1981 Yamaha XS1100 (http://www.2tausend1.de/motors/normal/Yamaha-XS1100-1982.jpg)

_54th_Target

Waldo.Pepper
01-19-2005, 09:47 AM
Bump.

Because I don't want to see this fabulous motorcycle thread die yet.

STS_Marinoni
01-19-2005, 12:58 PM
maybe I should have started the thread as"canadian squads that have motorcycle riders"..lol

BlitzPig_DDT
01-19-2005, 01:29 PM
Don't have an answer to the original question, but, I just wanted to ask - Does the toque interfere with wearing headsets for comms? Do you wear the headset over or under them?

441Spyder
01-19-2005, 01:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by STS_Marinoni:
maybe I should have started the thread as"canadian squads that have motorcycle riders"..lol <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

well here's my ride it's not a Vincent but i still love it
A 1978 Suzuki GS 1000 i'm the third owner of it from new and really like it alot
http://members.shaw.ca/spyder441/files/1000.jpg

STS_Marinoni
01-19-2005, 02:08 PM
I wear 2 toques in the winter...one over my headset,and one under..seems to work ok...
Tell me - if a man and woman from the south get divorced - are they still brother and sister?
( sorry, couldn't resist..lol)
Here's my thinking about motorcycles - if you are riding it--its a great bike...if you are pushing it--its a piece of s***...

Bandit.426Cdn
01-19-2005, 04:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 441Spyder:


well here's my ride it's not a Vincent but i still love it
A 1978 Suzuki GS 1000 i'm the third owner of it from new and really like it alot
http://members.shaw.ca/spyder441/files/1000.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sweet.. i had a '78 GS1000 also, before i got the present bike.. a little far gone from stock vs. yours though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://home.cogeco.ca/~wstrong/images/2xgslarge.jpg

441Spyder
01-19-2005, 04:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bandit.426Cdn:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 441Spyder:


well here's my ride it's not a Vincent but i still love it
A 1978 Suzuki GS 1000 i'm the third owner of it from new and really like it alot
http://members.shaw.ca/spyder441/files/1000.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Sweet.. i had a '78 GS1000 also, before i got the present bike.. a little far gone from stock vs. yours though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://home.cogeco.ca/~wstrong/images/2xgslarge.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ohh this 1 is far from stock was a race bike
frames been all cross braced swing arm too
motor has heavy duty valve springs with a 5 way grind on em the cams have been degreed and it has 750 cams (higher lift bit more duration)no piston kit yet
29mm smoothbore Mukuni carbs
head is ported and polished hindle race exhaust although the can you see on it is a street version (can't go over 102 Db) so had to rejet it for the street (bummer)
but it'll still do 0 to 60 in 3 seconds so i cant' B!tch about it. had to weld a piece of aluminium to the ALT case so i didn't wear a hole in it and loose my oil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
so although it looks standard it's far from it and last time i weighed it at the scales it came in at 225KG or 496 Lb
overall i'm very happy with it had it 10 years and most likely another 10 or more
ohh forgot the steel braided brake lines altered brake calipers to be semi floating and a monstor aluminium fork brace

_54th_Target
01-19-2005, 09:33 PM
Bandit and Spyder,
The SuziQ GS1000 was an awesome bike in its time and will still hold its own with some of the best out there. A friend of mine has one and its a rush to ride.

Glad to see that there are still fans of the inline four out there.

Apart from my CM450 and the XS1100, I also own a 1980 PA50 moped and a 1981 C70 (my first bike). Being a big inline four fan, I would love to get a 2005 Yamaha FJR 1300.
See below:
>>>>click here<<<< (http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/unitimage/2/mcy/27/180/0/5311/yamaha_fjr1300.aspx)

>>>and Here<<< (http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/unitimage/2/mcy/27/180/0/5325/yamaha_fjr1300.aspx)

_54th_Target

LYNX.402Cdn
01-21-2005, 05:48 PM
Marinoni.
Like all the guys have said you are a lucky fella... I know an old guy who lives near me, and he collects and shows old bikes. I have taken a copy of your bike to show him http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

Lynx

STS_Marinoni
01-22-2005, 07:25 PM
Lynx.402Cdn...if you are in Canada...ask your fiend if he is in the CVMG...if he is, I may know him....

heywooood
01-22-2005, 09:54 PM
hey - can WE (http://www.losergeek.org/~niklas/bobanddoug.com/albums/gwn/Bob_and_Doug_McKenzie_-_01_-_This_is_Our_Album,_Eh.mp3) join, eh?

STS_Marinoni
01-23-2005, 03:32 PM
yep...and we alll talk exactly like that too....lol

heywooood
01-23-2005, 08:27 PM
I lived in Port Colbourne for a few years,eh...so I know all aboat that...

I love Canada.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/heywooood/drivinaroundeh.jpg

BlitzPig_DDT
01-24-2005, 08:30 AM
I like hosers too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

But you spelled it wrong Heywood. It's "C Eh? N Eh? D Eh?" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Oh and Marioni, we have 2 in the BPs, I've heard them on TS and Vent., you're not foolin' me! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

_54th_Target
01-24-2005, 11:07 AM
Hey,

Why did the motorcycle pics stop? Eh?

_54th_Target

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/epic/250/78_xs_eleven_250.jpg
>>CLICKY<< (http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/epic/1978_xseleven_small.html)

STS_Marinoni
01-24-2005, 11:53 AM
lol...and all i wanted to know was if there was any Canadian Squads...seems there are a couple...
There has to be a squad out there that has no formal "ranks"..just a group of like minded guys that enjoy getting together and killing stuff in the skies....

441Spyder
01-24-2005, 02:09 PM
if i was to think about buying a new bike i think it would be this
http://www.kawasaki.com/flash/uploadFiles/zr1200a_05_40465_800.jpg
http://www.kawasaki.ca/retronaked/ZRX1200R/
or if i could afford it i would own a DUCATI http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

441Spyder
01-24-2005, 02:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by _54th_Target:
Hey,

Why did the motorcycle pics stop? Eh?

_54th_Target

http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/epic/250/78_xs_eleven_250.jpg
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/products/mcy/epic/1978_xseleven_small.html <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

there happy now the bike pics are back http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

_54th_Target
01-24-2005, 02:40 PM
OOOh Yes!'
That is one MEAN green machine, Spyder.
_54th_Target

441Spyder
01-24-2005, 02:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by _54th_Target:
OOOh Yes!'
That is one MEAN green machine, Spyder.
_54th_Target <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ya i know and i'm old enough to remember who Eddie Lawson is i watched him race a kawi Z1 at SIR many years back was a sight to see man that guy could ride
in the day for a few years he just couldn't catch up to Reg Pridemore on his GS1000 and lost his crown for a bit but those were the days when you had to really man handle a bike

BlitzPig_DDT
01-24-2005, 02:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by STS_Marinoni:
lol...and all i wanted to know was if there was any Canadian Squads...seems there are a couple...
There has to be a squad out there that has no formal "ranks"..just a group of like minded guys that enjoy getting together and killing stuff in the skies.... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://www.blitzpigs.com http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Don't worry about country - the BPs range from Israel, to Alaska, and just about everything in between.

STS_Marinoni
01-24-2005, 04:27 PM
I had a chance to buy a Lawson Replica one time for $1200.cdn...it was about 2 years old at that time..I am still kicking myself....but I did own a RD350 that had modified heavily..with a TZ350 motor...looked sorta like...http://www.tz350.com/ mine was blue

Capt_Kernel
01-24-2005, 08:53 PM
401_BADGER is the biggest bunghole around. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cdn401HARRIER:
Target this was long ago.People from all countries flew in RCAF squads.You need to do some reading.Johnnie Johnson was a wing commander for the 443 Canadian squadron also the highest scoring allied pilot with 38 kills and was not from Canada. As for the reponse that come from the old co Badger.This is mine "We do are talking in the air."

AIR MARSHAL HARRIER CO of the 401 CANADIAN RAMS <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ABQc_Shark
01-25-2005, 10:06 AM
S!

ABQc is a frech canadian squand. We are now 15 ans growing....we fly almost everyday on HL, but our official nights are Wed, and Fri, begenning at 8pm....We run mostly COOP and also involved in BW..

Hope to meet you up in the sky..

STS_Marinoni
01-25-2005, 12:29 PM
nice website...regrettably I speak very little french.....

_54th_Target
01-25-2005, 01:04 PM
If you want power though, This is what ya need to get a hold of.. and I mean hold on for dear life:

http://motorcyclecity.com/images/turbine.jpg
That is a turbine powered bike. Yes, ahem, a Rolls Royce Allison 25O-C18 Turbine, originally designed as a helicopter powerplant, boasting over 300 horsepower and 425 ft/lbs of torque.

Read all about it here (click) (http://www.marineturbine.com/)

http://www.marineturbine.com/bike_images/bike_yellow.gif

_54th_Target

STS_Marinoni
01-25-2005, 05:14 PM
I saw a review of it...best sex I ever had...