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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By redprimo
Good to see so many using gloves and respirators....

Good to see so many using gloves and respirators. The one piece of safety gear that often gets overlooked though is hearing protection. We all use something at the shooting range and while using a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By redprimo
Place a penny between two teeth on one of the...

Place a penny between two teeth on one of the gears and slowly turn the clutch until the penny wedges against the other gear and locks it and allows you to remove the nut securing the clutch.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By redprimo
What does the rocker shaft look like?

What does the rocker shaft look like?
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,630
Posted By redprimo
I did silver hammertone powder coating on my 1980...

I did silver hammertone powder coating on my 1980 xl500 and I'm very happy with how it turned out. A bit different from all the other bikes out there. Your going to a lot of effort to make your bike...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By redprimo
Have you thought of using an atc 125m engine....

Have you thought of using an atc 125m engine. There were two versions and the earlier is a124cc horizontal with the dual range and an electric starter.
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,994
Posted By redprimo
I don't live where there is snow and I have no...

I don't live where there is snow and I have no desire to own a snow bike but I'd enjoy seeing some pics and knowing a bit about them.
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By redprimo
I'm not an electrician, and I don't play one on...

I'm not an electrician, and I don't play one on TV , but I don't like the looks of what you are proposing. Most of the systems I see run the headlight off a dedicated AC leg directly from the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8,944
Views: 1,845,577
Posted By redprimo
Here is the thread I have about restoring the...

Here is the thread I have about restoring the bike. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834942

Ill be adding the oil cooler mod to that thread along with fabricating a Baja Comander...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
So those last pictures were taken last October ...

So those last pictures were taken last October shortly after finishing the bike. I had a blast riding it every chance I got. I racked up 1,200 miles and then on January 21 I seized the engine. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
I had really wanted to do my own seat cover not,...

I had really wanted to do my own seat cover not, because it's something I know how to do, but quite the opposite. Let's just stick to the short version and say that didn't happen and that the guy...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
Well that last mod gave me a working headlight...

Well that last mod gave me a working headlight for a hot second. I swapped in a 35/25 bulb for the 25/25 and that worked until I hit the throttle. I stopped by a local shop and picked up a 12v...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
With no cover over the foam I decided to do a few...

With no cover over the foam I decided to do a few shake down rides. First a short 30 mile rode it like I stole it ride followed by a oil change to take care of the initial ring seating. checked...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8,944
Views: 1,845,577
Posted By redprimo
Nah my cooler is brand new never been used, I'm...

Nah my cooler is brand new never been used, I'm putting an xr400 oil cooler on my 1980 xl500s which never came with one. With the headlight and all the wiring plus the speedo cable and horn the area...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8,944
Views: 1,845,577
Posted By redprimo
Has anyone ever TIG welded an oil cooler from an...

Has anyone ever TIG welded an oil cooler from an xr400?
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-08-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 43,813
Posted By redprimo
If you want eggs like that at a restaurant order...

If you want eggs like that at a restaurant order them broasted, it's an old school way of cooking and not every one knows it but those that do like customers that know about it
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By redprimo
Unless your mechanic has modified the upper...

Unless your mechanic has modified the upper lever, which would he would have only done of he was a hack and didn't understand how it works, then the upper mechanism is in working order if the engine...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By redprimo
The decompression cable on your bike is actuated...

The decompression cable on your bike is actuated automatically by the kick starter. The cable attaches to a lever near where the clutch cable attaches. Inside the let cover that lever is engaged by...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,942
Posted By redprimo
Any chance of a link to that BBC story?

Any chance of a link to that BBC story?
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By redprimo
you need more information. Not sure what rovin...

you need more information. Not sure what rovin fiber is. Roving is a type of weave commonly used in fiberglass cloth. The epoxy could be a tank lining, a gel coat on the outside, or an adhesive to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
I had never done a seat before but why let a...

I had never done a seat before but why let a little detail like inexperience stop me, it never has before. So after looking at all the youtube videos I could find on the topic and more than one not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
Back in the middle of September 2014 I had my...

Back in the middle of September 2014 I had my truck all loaded up with the wife and dogs and 40 miles away from home when I blew an 'O' ring on the back side of the high pressure oil pump on my...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
Every vintage bike seems to have its unobtainable...

Every vintage bike seems to have its unobtainable parts and this beast is no different. One of those impossible to find parts is the speedometer. I mean it's not hard its downright impossible to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
I'm going to back up a bit from the body work and...

I'm going to back up a bit from the body work and post up the muffler repair I did. I live in an area with extreme fire danger during the summer months and knowing I had a hole in my muffler I was...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
I chose what many would think an unusual approach...

I chose what many would think an unusual approach to making a fiberglass fender. I decided to make a plug from the inside of the fender and then do my layup over my form which would then require me...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,385
Posted By redprimo
lot has happened in the last year. I finished the...

lot has happened in the last year. I finished the bike, put 1,200 miles on it and siezed it. its currently torn apart with parts expected to show up any minute. While looking for some parts and info...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,570
Posted By redprimo
I have a jet cabinet saw that i bought new in 98...

I have a jet cabinet saw that i bought new in 98 or 99. I've made a lot of motgage payments with that saw and if I ever want to get rid of it i can sell it for $500 and have guys fighting each...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 664,544
Posted By redprimo
First off the standard rule of modifying...

First off the standard rule of modifying electrical systems is: Custom wiring = custom problems.

I'm not familiar with your engine but a lot of the 6v Hondas use two long coils for the stator vs...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By redprimo
PM. sent. That's a sweet looking Ascot. ...

PM. sent. That's a sweet looking Ascot.

That's a sweet looking Ascot. I have
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By redprimo
I did check the end gap on the rings before...

I did check the end gap on the rings before installing them, but I didn't check the piston to cylinder clearance. I used a very good machine shop and they had lapped the top of the cylinder prior to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By redprimo
I'm running 10.5:1 compression vs the stock 8:1...

I'm running 10.5:1 compression vs the stock 8:1 and a 38mm Mikuni. Plus I have to run crap gas vs that non alcohol leaded fuel that was around when you drove yours out the dealer show room. That...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By redprimo
help me with adding an oil cooler to a 1980 XL500s

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq259/rcorell/honda/honda%20xl500s%20stuff/20141021_155022_zpsze7bfh2n.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By redprimo
Well I found the leak, a classic good news bad...

Well I found the leak, a classic good news bad news scenario. so the good news is I found the source of the leak, a missing head nut between the exhaust ports, the one that attaches from under the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-24-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 43,813
Posted By redprimo
I'm liking the panels and what ever you want to...

I'm liking the panels and what ever you want to call the cowling under the engine. I'm probably the only one following this thread that doesn't care for the look of your frame. The fabrication is...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By redprimo
Mine didn't have any packing. The best way to...

Mine didn't have any packing. The best way to clean out the exhaust is to remove out from the bike and pull the baffle then heat both and burn will the oil put. You don't want to get out red, just...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By redprimo
The machine shop near me will install a timesert...

The machine shop near me will install a timesert for about half the cost of buying a kit.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 664,544
Posted By redprimo
A few pages back in this thread I posted about...

A few pages back in this thread I posted about swapping out a replaceable bulb light for the sealed beam unit on my xl500s which is also 6v
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,574
Posted By redprimo
I got turned on to Emtek 15 years ago when I...

I got turned on to Emtek 15 years ago when I installed one in my brothers house as part of a kitchen remodel. The door it's on is the one they use as the main point of entry. Both the deadbolt and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 43,813
Posted By redprimo
I like that trim, is it GFRC?

I like that trim, is it GFRC?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,448
Views: 664,544
Posted By redprimo
Your turn signals run off the battery and it must...

Your turn signals run off the battery and it must be fully charged for then to work properly. Three bike will still start with a dead battery, just no turn signals.
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