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Taking off a cylinder head, while quoting Hamlet

Published april 25th, 2009 by

First Clown:
A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! ‘a pour’d a flagon
of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, was, sir,
Yorick’s skull, the King’s jester.

Hamlet:
This? [Takes the skull]

First Clown:
E’en that.

Hamlet:
Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite
jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath bore me on his back a thousand times, and now how abhorr’d in my imagination it is!
My gorge rises at it.

Read more about this scene from Hamlet :)
www.enotes.com/shakespeare-quotes/alas-poor-yorick-knew-h…
www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/25500.html

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Posted in Tempo Standard

Zen and the art of motorcycle restauration

Published januar 28th, 2009 by

Tempo Standard Restauration

Ok, so I’ve finally lost my marbles. I’ve always had a «problem» with being deeply into a lot of different things at the same time. In highschool I even read a 12 volume encyclopedia from A to L (I probably got a girlfriend around L, hurrah). I’ve always been that way, but I’ve also always been broke, so my hangups often never get beyond research and reading about a billion words about … anything.

But yesterday I obviously turned a new leaf, by buying an old motorcycle from the 50s that has more rust than metal. I’ve been drooling over it ever since I saw and ad for two weeks ago, and late last night, after receiving plenty of advice to the contrary, I transferred the money, and this evening the seller delivered it to me, a genuine, Made-in-Norway, Tempo Standard 150CC motorcycle.

Here are two more images from the original ad.

Tempo Standard Restauration

Tempo Standard Restauration

Do I have experience with motorcycles? No!
Do I have a motorcycle licence? No!
Do I have the time? Nope!
Am I nuts? Check!
Do I have a big grin all over my face? Hell yeah!

I apologize in advance for endless posts about this project.

Posted in DIY, Tempo Standard

First impressions (Tempo Standard 1955)

Published januar 28th, 2009 by

I recently became the proud owner of a rusty pile of motorcycle that I’m planning to restore. Here are the first pictures I took the night I got it (plus a few from the original ad).

Posted in Tempo Standard