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Old 02-05-2015, 06:13 AM   #91
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Ugh, your right.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:03 PM   #92
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Damn, I didn't know SFMC got flooded. Is it just the floor that got damaged?
I'm completely out of touch with everything in SF since moving to Petaluma.
Not that I don't like it here..

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Hey johnk,

Pretty much just the floor, but we'll get to look at our suspect
foundation while we're at it ... the phrase "Pandora's Box" is being
bandied about ...

Hope the house is coming along well!

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Old 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM   #93
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Ugh, your right.

IMG_20141003_125757863 by San Francisco Motorcycle Club, on Flickr

Hey guys,

Oh well, here's the heartbreak ... Our floor in early October 2014, just four months ago,
when it was being restored by Jack Young, the son of the SFMC member who installed
the floor in 1947 ...

Jack is helping us replace the floor, too, and he's confident he'll
bring it back in all its former glory!

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Old 03-21-2015, 11:50 PM   #94
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Smile BVBC, Mariposa Boat Club & DNA Lounge ...

So, if you feel that it would be strange to walk into
a motorcycle club because you watched too many
Hollywood biker movies as a kid or too much
Sons of Anarchy recently, now is your chance to
check out a SFMC meeting at some cool authentic
"old-San Francisco" venues, where we
are all guests ...



Since our flood and tearing up our clubhouse
for flood-damage repairs we've been holding most of
our Thursday night meetings at
the Bay View Boat Club, a neat place
just south of the Giants ball park on the
south side of China Basin ...



On the third Thursday of the month we're usually at the
Mariposa Hunters Point Yatch Club, a stone's throw closer
to AT&T Park ...

On occasion we also meet once in a while
at the venerable DNA Lounge ...

As is usual with construction projects
we're in the "no-end-in-sight" stage of
the rehab, so if you are tired of the $7 domestic
beer scene in the City and want to
check out some other super-cool city clubhouses with
less Roger Corman baggage, think of us
some Thursday night during our 111 year
of operation ...

We had everything from an early '70s Honda
CB 200 to a late-model MV Agusta triple at the last
meeting (both
ridden by one of our four new prospective
members ... the 200 by our latest woman
prospect (she's an enduro racer who rides the
little Honda in from Mill Valley!)) ... (our newest member is a female rider,
too ...)

Anyway, see you around
the greatest motorcycle city
in the universe,
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:16 PM   #95
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Harolds vs Maudes

From the Facebook invite:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1397215963934325/

"This is a ride on the same day as Mods vs. Rockers, with the same clubs as Mods Vs. Rockers but as things do We're changing it up a bit this year!

Something old... something new... Tune em up & Give em a polish ... show up no matter what you ride.

*** Please note the change in the setup this year ***
New Bikes and Scooters (built after 1985) meet at Pier 23 Grill
Vintage Bikes and Scooters (built before 1985) Meet at Red's Java House.

Meet up at noon. We'll ride at 1PM to all parts of the city and have a bbq at the end in the sunny mission at 19th and Folsom.

Tell all your friends, old and new... they can come too!"



Guess you can win a prize for your best Harold or Maude costume ...

Think it's $10 for lunch, proceeds going to
needy children ...

see you at the firehouse,
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:37 PM   #96
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Darn, missed another cool meeting!
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:32 PM   #97
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Cool Harold's vs Mauds ...



We had a ride on Saturday, 5/9/15, meeting at Red's Java Hut for 1985 bikes and earlier ...
Late model bikes met at the Pier 23 Grill ... it was this year's version of Mods vs Rockers,
a venerable, authentic San Francisco motorcycle and scooter happening ...

We had a BBQ afterwords at the firehouse parking lot across from the Homestead at
19th and Folsom that Tony was nice enough to secure for us ...

So, it was a beautiful day to ride your vintage bike in the city, if riding your vintage
bike is your thing ...

A few pics I took at the BBQ at the firehouse ...



Kalle and his '48 Chief ...





A knucklehead ...





A Ducati Darmah ...





A sweet XS650 ...



A late '60s Bonneville ...





Johnny's Moto Melee veteran Triumph ...



Dustin's Honda 175 ...





More nice '60s Hondas ...



The right color Yamaha two-stroke 400 ...





A British single, a Velocet, maybe?



Hillary's 1964 BMW, complete with Earls fork and picnic basket luggage ...



More pretty old bikes ...
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:58 PM   #98
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The gang ...



Getting ready to roll to the next vintage event ... see you there!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:01 PM   #99
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Darn, missed another cool meeting!
Sorry, Marcoose I'll try to give more notice next time!

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Old 05-09-2015, 10:12 PM   #100
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Cool Jay Leno's Garage and the SFMC, Tues, May 19th ...



Tuesday May 19th Jay Leno's Garage TV Show is filming a segment on the San Francisco Motorcycle Club, our history, our famous members and he wants to go for a ride with ALL our friends.

Please meet at the SFMC (2194 Folsom Street) at 11 am. We'll be Kickstands up at 12:30-ish for a 30-45 minute ride around SF planned by our Road Captain.

All bikes are welcome and remember Jay really loves old iron. This would be a great excuse for you to bring it out to play!

*The Clubhouse will NOT be open to the public due to our on going re-construction project*

--OPEN INVITE--

Our Facebook invite:
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See you in the coolest motorcycle city in the universe,
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:54 PM   #101
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Vintage (or any bike) Ride tomorrow ...



Sprucing our construction zone up a bit
for the event tomorrow ... The SFMC's 1908 Curtiss Motorcycle ...





Some of the old wooden meeting chairs and trophies ...



A t-shirt design celebrating the SFMC's 111th year this season ...

We're having a vintage bike ride beginning at the SFMC (2194 Folsom Street at 18th St.)
at 11 am. We'll be kickstands up at 12:30-ish for a
30-45 minute ride around San Francisco ...

I'm calling it a "vintage" bike ride because this is BARF Vintage Cafe,
but all motorcycles are welcome ... I'll be on my '73 Tiger, if I can
start it ...

More info for Facebook types here:
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:54 AM   #102
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Smile Mr. Leno and the SFMC ...

Jay Leno showed up at the SFMC yesterday to
borrow a bike, pick up an Honorary SFMC Membership,
tape a segment for "Jay's Garage," and go for a short
ride with 300 of his vintage motorcycle pals in the
coolest motorcycle city in the universe ...

Most of the usual city vintage-bike people
were there ...







We had maybe 300 bikes parked in the center lane of
Folsom between 17 & 18th Streets ... and you thought
the bums on Haight Street were bad ...



65 dreamer's '65 Dream ...





SFMC members Purple Barry & Jen's
RZ and R5 ...



Jen and Barry ...



Onder's, IDK, I'm going to call this a Kawasaki ... maybe a Honda?







Charley's flat-head, v-twin, 1930s Matchless ...



A sweet Ducati single ...







A Harley with a super-charger and good-luck
frog high-beam indicator ... Rob D. said
he may have helped notch one of the
tanks for blower clearance ...





Pete Young's Excelsior (?), and a multi-time
Cannon Ball H-D ... you can just make out the 6" road book holder
on the H-D's bars, and the large auxiliary gas tank on the rear rack ...



A pretty Ducati 900 that's the right color ...



Forget the marque of this DKW-engined beauty, but I think
The Art of the Motorcycle exhibit had one ... nice patina
on this example ...



SFMC member Rick's old BSA ... Rick rebuilt my Tiger engine,
and I've posted a thread or two here from visits to Kustom Culture,
his shop in SSF ...

And, there you go, that's the random BARF limit of 20 images
per post ... had to go back and strip out my fav emotiecoms ... :Laughing

Here's a story about Jay's borrowing Kalle's 1948 Indian Chief for the ride ...
The club offered Jay several bikes to ride, a couple of modern bikes and the '48 ... Jay picked the Chief ...
Jay checked the oil on the Chief before starting it ...
Jay listened carefully to Kalle's starting drill, and when he heard that Kalle
usually retards the spark by 1/4, responded that he usually just starts his Chiefs
at
full
advance, ha!
Jay started Kalle's '48 Chief himself ...
and shut off both petcocks after the ride ... :Thumbs-Up!

see you out riding our old bikes,
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:04 PM   #103
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Good to see you again, John. It was quite a turnout, wasn't it? I was riding in the very back - it was crazy to see so may bikes making their way through the city streets. Congrats to the Club for celebrating 111 years! Hope to see you at another vintage event.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:20 AM   #104
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What a Bike Show! I should have taken the day off...
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Great pictures, John.
I'd like to hear the story behind that flathead Harley.
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