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Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
I am amazed at the longevity of the Shinko 705's...

I am amazed at the longevity of the Shinko 705's I'm running. I have 7k miles on them and they have a LOT of tread left. I will very easily get 10k to 11k miles out of them. All highway commuter...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,305
Posted By lrutt
Norton is moving a few bikes, not near what they...

Norton is moving a few bikes, not near what they could. Unfortunately they have kind of damaged their rep. They are hand built and low production. Seems as though they kind of run hot and cold on...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By lrutt
I'm going to ditch the bags and trunk on the...

I'm going to ditch the bags and trunk on the bike, I might leave the tail rack, will have to see, but all other luggage and fairing will come off. Just would like to get it back to a more stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By lrutt
R75/7 Seat question

I need to investigate seat options for an R75 I'll be acquiring soon. Current seat is as shown in the picture below. I don't want this big saddle on it. I want the regular 2 person bench seat.

the...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By lrutt
Not afraid of tearing into that motor. I've done...

Not afraid of tearing into that motor. I've done dozens of motors of all types, trannys too etc. Restored a good number of the ones in my sig. Was just hoping I didn't have to pull the jugs off to...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By lrutt
From what I've read, R75/7 was made from late 76...

From what I've read, R75/7 was made from late 76 to late 77. This is a 77 model year, don't know the actual manufacture date. Consensus seems to be the R75/7 was the best of the R75 line and one of...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By lrutt
Thanks. First thing I'd like to find is a...

Thanks.

First thing I'd like to find is a downloadable service manual and parts list.

I have Dads old Haynes manual but it's falling apart and I've never been crazy about those manuals that...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,396
Posted By lrutt
Looking for a real good Airhead forum

I'll be picking up my Dads R75/7 next spring. It's going to need some work and and I'd like to get a head start on some of my research.

Could anyone point me in the right direction for an...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 112,483
Posted By lrutt
Valves are easy on the 2v engines. Depending on...

Valves are easy on the 2v engines. Depending on how you have to get the tank off.

The one thing I noticed on this compared to my M900 is that the vertical cylinder will get virtually no airflow....
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
If it were me, I'd ask for the stock take off...

If it were me, I'd ask for the stock take off parts if available.

IMO, I'd put the stock air box back on...but that's just me.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,222
Posted By lrutt
Better than mine.

Better than mine.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
could also be a minor leak of the fuel enrichener...

could also be a minor leak of the fuel enrichener circuit. if those plungers don't seal up perfect, you can get some funky idles.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,222
Posted By lrutt
not too easy to do on those old carbies. All cast...

not too easy to do on those old carbies. All cast brass and would basically take a newly fabbed arm of some sort.

And like I said before, hand shift, foot clutch, manual spark advance, marginal...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By lrutt
Already done my share but still working on it.

Already done my share but still working on it.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,222
Posted By lrutt
Yup, checked all that stuff 10 ways to sunday....

Yup, checked all that stuff 10 ways to sunday. Just no way to make it work like I think it should. But maybe that was the major difference between the std VL and the hopped up VLD...they made it so...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By lrutt
Man, that is fairly close to what I have in mind....

Man, that is fairly close to what I have in mind.

basic difference is I'm thinking no paint. I'm thinking of experimenting with all metal finish with clear coat over it. Strategic sanding etc....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By lrutt
I'm sorry but I'd kick that guy in the nuts for...

I'm sorry but I'd kick that guy in the nuts for doing that. If that is art then all the jap bike bashing and destruction at the Harley ralleys must be what???
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,078
Posted By lrutt
I'd agree, likely .006. Would clatter like a...

I'd agree, likely .006. Would clatter like a bitch at .06. Even my old brit stuff is not even close to that, I think the largest I have I my collection is .010 for bikes and .019 for my MG TD.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
Was trouble shooting a low speed stumble on my...

Was trouble shooting a low speed stumble on my Lemans this weekend. Come to find out the accelerator pump diaphrams are shot, no squirty. If you haven't checked, pull your air cleaners off and give a...
Forum: Beasts 09-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
$150 not including oil and filter change??? I'd...

$150 not including oil and filter change??? I'd like to know just what the hell they would do for 1.5 to 2 hours if not changing the oil. Seriously.

I mean, check the service listing for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 56,222
Posted By lrutt
I finally finished working on my BILs 33/34/35...

I finally finished working on my BILs 33/34/35 VL/VLD bitsa POS.

I ran into a lot of what you are resolving. The 2 main things that killed me and took for ever to resolve.

Would not charge....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By lrutt
Thanks for the feedback. Whole bikes are easy to...

Thanks for the feedback. Whole bikes are easy to peg but there are a lot of unknowns with this one
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By lrutt
Nice classic Suzuki GS550 up for sale

In case anyone is interested.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1010696

Nice classic for virtually no work.

not sure if I'm allowed to point to a bike for sale in hear, if...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By lrutt
It has a title, as for numbers matching, I didn't...

It has a title, as for numbers matching, I didn't check but it's supposed to. If I get back over there I can check. As far as I'm concerned this one would take to much to restore so the numbers match...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By lrutt
Price Check on 66 Triumph Bonnie Basket Case

Looking to help someone to sell an 66 Bonny Basket case, or I might buy it myself.

Bike appears to be all there. stock frame with some chrome plating done. Funky springer front end, stock front...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By lrutt
I don't care how beautiful a chick is, if one...

I don't care how beautiful a chick is, if one planted her foot on my car I'd let her know.

then I'd get on my hands and knees and let her put her foot on my back :)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By lrutt
I can say I've only been stranded twice by one of...

I can say I've only been stranded twice by one of my classics.

Honda 750 ignition switch gave up the ghost but I jumpered around it with a piece of wire I had in my tool kit for just such an...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,297
Posted By lrutt
Shit, if getting classics back on the road was...

Shit, if getting classics back on the road was easy, every dickhead would be on one. This way it separates the MEN from the boys.

That's why new bikes are like appliances, so the boys can ride...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
Yea, I had some confusion on my VIN as well but I...

Yea, I had some confusion on my VIN as well but I did confirm mine was definitely an LM1 as well. The records are sketchy at best. Apparently MG was not so diligent on record keeping or configuration...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-09-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
Bubs are friggin awesome. but NLA BTW, one...

Bubs are friggin awesome. but NLA

BTW, one thing to make sure you do I forgot earlier, lube those rear splines. put some good moly grease on them, don't over do it but clean them up good and coat...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
Those pipes don't look stock to me, they have the...

Those pipes don't look stock to me, they have the little swirly bobs on the end like the Lafrancs (and those are pricey pipes, I'll trade ya :) ). Mine is a 77 with the same tail light as you, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By lrutt
All my bikes except my Guzzi (and it was painted,...

All my bikes except my Guzzi (and it was painted, just not with rattle can)have had the frames rattle can painted. Rustoleum enamel. It's tough once cured. I've had zero problems with any of these...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
BTW, watch those side covers closely. On mine,...

BTW, watch those side covers closely. On mine, the tabs were almost cracked through. The tab with the rubber grommet on it was very very close to coming off. I fabricated an aluminum piece that fit...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,045
Posted By lrutt
Seat is not OEM. OEM seats looked like...

Seat is not OEM.

OEM seats looked like this:

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/lrutt/IMG_1159-smaller.jpg (http://s204.photobucket.com/user/lrutt/media/IMG_1159-smaller.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,489
Posted By lrutt
woohoo Cannon Ball 2014 takes off tomorrow morning

Daytona, 8:30, 2700 N. Atlantic Avenue. 100+ antique bikes taking off for Tacoma, WA.

I think I'll be 'sick' in the morning so I can view the bikes and watch the start ceremony.

Should be...
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
If you like simple, the Honda XR650L. It's air...

If you like simple, the Honda XR650L. It's air cooled, carbed, reliable as a rock, and capable of 75mph on the highway. It's more dirt oriented than the KLR or DR. Middle of the road would be the DR....
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
wow. I hit reserve around 135 miles on my 06,...

wow. I hit reserve around 135 miles on my 06, that equates to just under 3 gallons of gas. I have the Yamaha petcock in though.

I've measured and I get 45mpg, I have emgo shorties on stock head...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
I just bent mine down. Easy to do without...

I just bent mine down. Easy to do without leaving marks.
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
I was willing to pay a little more for a carbed...

I was willing to pay a little more for a carbed model. With the info out there it was able to tune it in first try with extensive air box mods, AI removal, and pipe mod. She runs great now, so much...
Forum: Beasts 08-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22,010
Views: 6,518,344
Posted By lrutt
See original post, I put the Emgo PN's in there...

See original post, I put the Emgo PN's in there plus the need for the 1 3/4" SS band clamps. That's it.
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