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Title: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on July 16, 2014, 07:59:43 pm
So that guy with the chameleon bike stops by the other day and I see he has some Ohlins reservoir socks (http://www.amazon.com/Ohlins-Reservoir-1000rr-Suzuki-Kawasaki/dp/B00515R14C) on his bike. I think those look pretty cool but I don't need a logo on them or anything so I say I am going to go buy some black wrist bands and throw them on. He says why don't you put a Gumby patch on them. (http://v-flyer.com/phpBB/images/smilies/icon_smile_hmmm.gif) (http://v-flyer.com/phpBB/images/smilies/icon_smile_hmmm.gif.html)

So being the EBay whore that he is, the next day he sends me a link to these ~2" little Gumby patches. I buy them $9.95 shipped. That day I run to Dick's to grab some black wrist bands. Obviously there is nothing without a logo on them, so I buy a set of Under Armour bands $9.99. The Gumby patches show up and I have no idea how to sew so I take them down to the cleaners to get them sewed on $10.

Here are my $29.94 custom Gumby reservoir socks.  :)

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Rails/SAM_0330.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Rails/SAM_0330.jpg.html)
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/Rails/SAM_0334.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/Rails/SAM_0334.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: ZG on July 16, 2014, 08:07:11 pm
Sweet, very cool bro, looks much better than those ugly white plastic Kawi reservoirs!  :great: :great: :beerchug:


Here's some pics of mine that Gumby was referring to...  :)


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/626141_zps0b282b30.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/626141_zps0b282b30.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/626142_zpsb0190f2e.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/626142_zpsb0190f2e.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Java-Rush on July 16, 2014, 09:47:42 pm
Custom is good  :great:

So are them there bugs on that wind screen

cause I don't see them on the Chameleon bike  :nananana:

must be just a optical illusion  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

socks look good gentlemen  :beerchug:

Bill
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on July 16, 2014, 09:57:12 pm
So are them there bugs on that wind screen

cause I don't see them on the Chameleon bike  :nananana:

must be just a optical illusion  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

socks look good gentlemen  :beerchug:

Bill
Yes, those are bugs I ride mine.  ;D

Thanks Bill
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: 4Bikes on July 16, 2014, 10:15:25 pm
Glad that it's socks and not jocks :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: 2fast on July 16, 2014, 11:25:39 pm
I'll bite.....what is the function of a reservoir sock ::)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on July 16, 2014, 11:26:06 pm
I have GOT to find something for you guy's to do in your spare time. Obviously drinking is not enough. Onto step 2 of the master plan. Moo Ha ha ha.
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on July 17, 2014, 12:27:31 am
I'll bite.....what is the function of a reservoir sock ::)
From reservoirsocks.com
What are they for?
Traps and absorbs brake fluid that's vented from the reservoir
Prevents brake fluid from getting on your helmet and/or your motorcycle, damaging paint and corroding metals
A number of race tracks ask racers to cover their reservoirs as they also assist in containing any brake fluid that may be spilled onto the track in the event of an unfortunate accident
Keeps direct sunlight off of the brake and clutch reservoirs
Prevents break down and discoloration of your brake fluid and plastic reservoirs caused by suns damaging UV rays

My take:
Purely aesthetic
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Jorge on July 17, 2014, 01:52:58 am
Thanks for being honest Gumby :rotflmao:
Jorge
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: JPavlis_CA on July 17, 2014, 02:02:22 am
I have GOT to find something for you guy's to do in your spare time. Obviously drinking is not enough. Onto step 2 of the master plan. Moo Ha ha ha.

Please!

Custom reservoir socks? Are you kidding?

Old Man, Gumby needs a new video to work on - or a life. I'm not sure which.   ;)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: ZG on July 17, 2014, 02:26:30 am
I have GOT to find something for you guy's to do in your spare time. Obviously drinking is not enough. Onto step 2 of the master plan. Moo Ha ha ha.

 :)) :)) :))          ;D :beerchug:


Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gypsy JR on July 17, 2014, 09:25:56 am
The socks may protect the fluid from the sunlight.
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Boomer on July 17, 2014, 09:57:38 am
Makes the owner look more of a "c***".  :rotflmao:

Jeez, what next?
Chrome bar end weights and Hero Blobs in the shape of a thingy? :-[
What about flagpoles that screw into the unused handlebar mirror mounts?  :truce:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: 7LakesGuy on July 17, 2014, 12:15:34 pm
Maybe they would serve more of a purpose if they were made out of KEVLAR  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on July 17, 2014, 01:16:27 pm
(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/imleaving.jpg) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/imleaving.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Dave Scott on July 17, 2014, 02:10:52 pm
I'll bite.....what is the function of a reservoir sock ::)
From reservoirsocks.com
What are they for?
Traps and absorbs brake fluid that's vented from the reservoir
Prevents brake fluid from getting on your helmet and/or your motorcycle, damaging paint and corroding metals
A number of race tracks ask racers to cover their reservoirs as they also assist in containing any brake fluid that may be spilled onto the track in the event of an unfortunate accident
Keeps direct sunlight off of the brake and clutch reservoirs
Prevents break down and discoloration of your brake fluid and plastic reservoirs caused by suns damaging UV rays

My take:
Purely aesthetic

<sarcasm>

I have been riding motorcycles for YEARS and never had my fluids protected.  I can't believe the manufacturers have let me ride with such risk!  Perhaps the government should institute a sock law to go along with helmet laws! 

</sarcasm>

 ;)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: RodWpg on July 17, 2014, 02:49:59 pm
chicks are gonna dig em'   :great:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Conjob on July 17, 2014, 05:15:38 pm
Yup, sure to be chick magnets- with reversed polarity! :))
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Texnotes on July 19, 2014, 09:39:18 am
Just because this is the most-ests fun-ests thread I have seen in a long time AND because I love a good rhubarb I thought I would throw this out there for your considerations.

Wrist bands v. Wrist wraps

http://t.sportsauthority.com/products/13158008 (http://t.sportsauthority.com/products/13158008)

Okay this could get ugly so lets keep it clean. Wraps v. Bands is an age old dilemma between many a biker. One side argues protection while the other camp views it as an aero thing.

Does the logo go in front or facing the rider? To paraphrase the movie Bull Durham, the rose goes in front big guy.

Maybe this is simply a cultural difference but I am sure that this affects the resale value as well.

Wait! I got it! Golf club warmers! Concours riders don't play golf anyway, unless someone has found a way to mount clubs on the Connie...
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Jorge on July 19, 2014, 09:57:15 am
I'm sure someone has figured out how to carry clubs... but why would you?
If it's good enough weather to golf, it good enough weather to REALLY enjoy riding, so why would anyone in their right mind want to waste time golfing when you could be riding  :motonoises:

Jorge
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Dave Scott on July 19, 2014, 04:38:03 pm
Oh good....a golf thread!  Are these ok to talk about?  Politics, religion, golf....pretty controversial.   >:D
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Just Cliff on July 22, 2014, 10:04:03 pm
 Okay, I don't get these little reservoir bootie's. But I have to say your little Gumby's are cuter than Jay's Ohlin's, he's just bragging!

Cliff   :beerchug:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: ZG on July 22, 2014, 11:38:49 pm
Okay, I don't get these little reservoir bootie's. But I have to say your little Gumby's are cuter than Jay's Ohlin's, he's just bragging!

Cliff   :beerchug:


(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb336/jaywilcox/backside.gif) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/jaywilcox/media/backside.gif.html)                 ;D :beerchug:


Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Zorlac on July 23, 2014, 05:39:30 pm
"Traps and absorbs brake fluid that's vented from the reservoir"

Under what conditions does this actually occur?

Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on July 23, 2014, 06:36:04 pm
"Traps and absorbs brake fluid that's vented from the reservoir"

Under what conditions does this actually occur?

Not a clue.

It was something to throw some more money at.
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on July 23, 2014, 10:51:29 pm
"Traps and absorbs brake fluid that's vented from the reservoir"

Under what conditions does this actually occur?

Not a clue.

It was something to throw some more money at.
No Shiite! Ya poor bastid. Been getting spanked. Wait, I wanna pile on. You gonna get them sweet handlebar tassles next? Luv Ya man.  :) :beerchug:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Skiee on July 23, 2014, 10:54:41 pm
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([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/imleaving.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/imleaving.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: hotshoetom on October 08, 2014, 06:50:08 pm
Okay, I don't get these little reservoir bootie's. But I have to say your little Gumby's are cuter than Jay's Ohlin's, he's just bragging!

Cliff   :beerchug:
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ok is this one of those places where size matters or not? Or does cute make up for size? :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 08, 2014, 07:31:38 pm
http://youtu.be/qBWUIYbIZfA (http://youtu.be/qBWUIYbIZfA)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Java-Rush on October 08, 2014, 09:52:56 pm
OK I have to ask MOB how did you get You tube to display like that all my attempts failed  >:( >:(
I only get this https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXoc26nf5S-N3ADugbYfoXQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXoc26nf5S-N3ADugbYfoXQ)  :'(

Please send a PM so we stay on Topic if that's a concern   :beerchug:  >:D

Bill
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 08, 2014, 10:05:22 pm
usually right below the video window there are options, click "share" and the code appears in the box, highlighted already, just do Control+C, then go to where you wanna past it and Control+V to paste.

on my Nook, it's tougher because youtube doesn't give the same options due to android technology, to get around that I can touch the video window, and at the top there are options for saving and sharing, I pick sharing and on the choices list I pic Google+ as my vehical for transmission, a popup appears with the option for sending it to someone, and I just highlight the link and copy it to clipboard (it generates the code same as the imbedding feature), and past it in the post.
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Gumby on October 08, 2014, 10:23:21 pm
Please send a PM so we stay on Topic if that's a concern   :beerchug:  >:D

Bill

This topic was for humor to start with. We can talk about what your mom says if ya like.  :D

http://youtu.be/8_2fh9zOQHU (http://youtu.be/8_2fh9zOQHU)
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Java-Rush on October 09, 2014, 01:56:31 am
Talked with mom tonight nope ain't going to go there thanks anyhow  :32: :beer:
Thanks MOB I'll work on it
Bill
P.S. not sure where you found that video Tom but that's for another day  :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Bruiser on October 09, 2014, 02:48:25 am
Now, if you could find some reservoir socks to match this awesome doo-rag, you would be set!   :))
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: Old Man on a Connie on October 09, 2014, 02:52:54 am
Just talked to Gumby's Mom this morning over breakfast. It's all good.  :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: Custom Gumby reservoir socks
Post by: smooth_operator on October 09, 2014, 03:39:48 am
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - Sock It To Me, Baby! - 1967 45rpm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FBeNv8Cz0#)


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