• murphomatic

    LOL - yes … all five of us. :) Happy New Year Mark!

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  • murphomatic

    Thanks @okaive - Happy New Year to you too! And thanks for the heads-up. I’m setting up NewRelic to monitor the site so it will alert me if it goes offline.

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  • murphomatic

    I’ll fix whatever issue is happening with the old site and put it back online at archive.sportbikes.ws when I do.

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  • murphomatic

    @okaive Are you still having this issue? I just pushed a software update that I’m hoping will resolve it for you.

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  • murphomatic

    @Rob Yeah, something broke with the old vBulletin board and after troubleshooting it for several hours unsuccessfully, I decided to go with the “fuck it” approach and put this site back up. It was better than a “Page not found …” error whenever someone went to sportbikes.ws.

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  • murphomatic

    Shit! Sorry Okaive! :(

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  • murphomatic

    Great to see Hayden pull out a win… In the rain no less!

    Hayden WSBK

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  • murphomatic

    Looks like someone creamed a rider here on Walnut in Tigard. Paramedics were working on him in the ditch 10 mins ago.

    Be safe out there folks…

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  • murphomatic

    @Jeffbob you know what they say… Procrastination is like masturbation. At first it feels good…but then you realize you’re just screwing yourself.

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  • murphomatic

    @Rob My biggest reasoning for having the gauges redone is the fact that the existing backplate has endured some warping due to exposure to sunlight… after awhile (and I’m sure with some help of sunlight reflecting off the concave nature of the inside of the windscreen), the backplate got hot and warped up. Now the tach needle sticks when it passes by 5k rpm and drags on the warped backplate.

    I can glue the backplate back down, but it’s obviously melted a bit and looks like crap.

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  • murphomatic

    Was thinking about putting some custom gauge faces on the 2004 1000RR. Does anyone have experience with people like bluegauges.com? They want $130 and you ship them your gauges for installation.

    Worth it?

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  • murphomatic

    @Nicegy525 I have a whole slew of these Vinny chops. I gotta be careful tho … whenever I post them somewhere, he gets all butt-hurt over it.

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  • murphomatic

    I was thinking about doing a Grand Tour type of ride similar to what Rose City Motorcycle Club does (http://www.rose-city-mc.org/RCEventfliers/GT.html). Only instead of having people pay a registration fee and get a passport book to have stamped at places, it’s a bit more organic …

    We have a number of people contribute to a list of “check points” around the area - say a 500-1000 mile radius of Portland. The places would be small and preferably remote locations that involve a fun ride to get to, and serve a good burger or have some unique draw to them. The directive would then be that people would need to ride to those check points and shoot a picture of themselves with their bike, in front of the place, followed by a post to an SBWS forum category that was setup specifically for this activity.

    It could be setup with a time-limit to complete all checkpoints and then when it was over, we could get together for a big barbecue/banquet where we could raffle off some stuff, drink beer and bullshit about the epic adventures we had while riding to all the obscure, out-of-the-way places that served as checkpoints. The number of checkpoints you hit would determine the number of raffle entries you get.

    Thoughts? Would anyone be interested in doing that?

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  • murphomatic

    @Rob Yeah, it’s amazing how a change in software can really derail a community. I figured that since this place had been pretty dead for several years, switching up the software couldn’t really do any harm. I like this software package (NodeBB) and it’s Javascript front-to-back, so somewhat interesting in that regard (and something I’m familiar with enough to get into the code and change things around).

    Anyway - keep me posted on how your user experience is. I would sure like to see this place light back up. Wishful thinking perhaps, but nice thoughts nonetheless…

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  • murphomatic

    @Rob Done. You should stay logged in indefinitely now.

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  • murphomatic

    I’ve tweaked the code to keep the notifications squelched for now until I can figure out what’s going on. It appears that the count is accurate, but it’s not showing the actual notifications in the list when it should be.

    Anyway - it has been silenced until I can see why the notifications aren’t listing like they should.

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  • murphomatic

    This was his first girlfriend:
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  • murphomatic

    One thing that’s nice… I got my own office finally. I guess busting ass paid off.

    I’ve decorated it appropriately as well. :)

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  • murphomatic

    Pulling 3 weeks straight of 12+ hour days. Ugh. The only thing keeping me from shooting myself in the face is that I get paid by the hour. So -yay- for small miracles!

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  • murphomatic

    I noticed that happening as well. I am seeing 2 notifications myself that seem to not go away. I’ll chase this down. Thanks for the heads-up!

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