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  • #16
    Stay safe. Maybe sleep with your sneakers on for the time being...

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    • #17
      Originally Posted by mten View Post
      Stay safe. Maybe sleep with your sneakers on for the time being...
      More like flippers and lifejacket, lol....
      88 Blue Hawk GT - Under construction
      89 Red Hawk GT - Still on the shelf and in crates
      2000 DR650 (Thumper)

      2002 DL1000 V-Strom

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      • #18
        Good luck, Bill! Thanks for referring me to the forum when I bought your red Hawk. LMK if you need anything from here.
        1988 Gray HawkGT (the fast model), 2015 FZ09, 1985 XT 600, 197x TZ 250 Champion framer.

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        • #19
          Huuuge storm coming in within 24 hours.
          Supposedly the biggest storm of the season.
          Stay safe up there and be ready to get out if you need to.

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          • #20
            The lake is down 35' and still dropping. They anticipate another 15' drop reaching goal of 850' from 902' in two days allowing plenty of margin for repairs and unexpected inflow so things are appearing to be ok for now. And outflow was even reduced to wear the spillway less. Oroville appears to be in good shape for now. This storm is expected to be colder leaving much more snow in the snowpack and less runoff than with warmer storms sent our way from Bart.
            1988 Gray HawkGT (the fast model), 2015 FZ09, 1985 XT 600, 197x TZ 250 Champion framer.

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            • #21
              Originally Posted by F14 View Post
              Good luck, Bill! Thanks for referring me to the forum when I bought your red Hawk. LMK if you need anything from here.
              Thanks F14, Whenever I see a post of yours, I think about you picking up that Red Hawk and hope it served you well. Of course they are hard to totally break. Pretty fixable for sure.

              I keep coming back here looking for posts about things I need to know. Since you bought that Red Hawk, I sold my pristine blue one (regretted it), Back in June I picked up a 15K very nice Red 1989 which I will keep stock and two weeks ago saved the life of a neglected Blue 88 by buying it and fixing it up for a daily rider which I have just completed to a good starting point.
              I would have participated in the West Coast event last year but my wife was facing major back surgery (that went well).

              I feel the Lake is now under control and there is nothing to worry about this year. Repairs will have to be done before next winter.
              Bill,
              89 Red GT, 97 VFR750F, FZ-09. Past in reverse order:, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 tripple, Honda Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, Honda Cb550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley 61 inch and my first bike a 1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave for High School in 1963.

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              • #22
                BillnOroville you might want to start sleeping with one eye open. Unbelievable: New $500 million Oroville dam spillway already has cracks
                '89 Hawk a.k.a. The RallyHawk (my son's now!) | '89 Hawk a.k.a. The Deuce | Spare Parts/Dented Learner Bike | '13 Tacoma | '69 Falcon (currently getting reassembled! )

                I've spent most of my money on women, beer, cars and motorcycles. The rest of it I just wasted.

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                • #23
                  It really depends on the nature of the cracks. I mean, we can trust the government funded experts, right?

                  WW
                  Hawk GT - skookum as frig
                  WW#Store

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                  • #24
                    LOL guys, I once heard a concrete guy say you can always count on concrete cracking. Of course he was pouring a slab for my house porch. It cracked. I think it will be hard to test the spillway as low as they let the lake go this year. Time will tell but for now I will sleep with both eyes closed.

                    Its probably close enough for Government work....lol
                    Bill,
                    89 Red GT, 97 VFR750F, FZ-09. Past in reverse order:, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 tripple, Honda Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, Honda Cb550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley 61 inch and my first bike a 1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave for High School in 1963.

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                    • #25
                      Catching up on my reading -- I may get lake front property yet...

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                      • #26
                        Government expert or not, show me a concrete guy that says it wonít crack, Iíll show you a liar. Itís just the nature of concrete. Thick or thin doesnít matter. But Bill maybe you should consider keeping your bikes at my place just in case?
                        1988 Gray HawkGT (the fast model), 2015 FZ09, 1985 XT 600, 197x TZ 250 Champion framer.

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                        • #27
                          F14, thanks for the offer to put my bikes at your place but I did not evacuate when most of the town did last winter and don't plan on it ever happening again so my stable is fine for them. I feed them well and they are tucked in every night. They know they have it good.



                          Bill,
                          89 Red GT, 97 VFR750F, FZ-09. Past in reverse order:, 87 VFR400R, 88 Hawk, 86 SRX 600, 77 RD400, 79 CB650, 04 VFR, 88 Blue Hawk, 89 Red Hawk, Yamaha SRX600, Harley 1200C, Yamaha RD400, Harley 883R, Yamaha 750 tripple, Honda Vlx600, Honda 450, Honda 400, Honda Cb550F, Kawasaki H1, BMW R69US, Yamaha R5C 350, Honda 160, Bridgestone 175, 1950 Harley 74 w/sidecar, 65 Harley 250 Sprint, 1948 Harley 61 inch and my first bike a 1941 Harley 74 knucklehead my dad gave for High School in 1963.

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