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Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By mojave
I owned a 2001 Sprint RS. Got it with 19K miles...

I owned a 2001 Sprint RS. Got it with 19K miles and it seemed good for the long run, but sadly it died in a crash. My impression is quality is good and you shouldn't need much on a low miles bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By mojave
You are joking right? Rimlocks? Way more power?...

You are joking right? Rimlocks? Way more power? like 8 HP instead of 6?

Can it sustain constant 55mph safe? :rofl


I've owned 3 CT's over the years, and bunch of other small slow bikes. Pin...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
you are talking about the 7,500 mile on the odo...

you are talking about the 7,500 mile on the odo rule? That is the only problem for post 75 bikes. Usually not a problem for larger bikes but can be a stopper for small low miles ones.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,470
Posted By mojave
Not my cup of tea but here you go! ...

Not my cup of tea but here you go!

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4953622999.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Took it for a ride!

I did a couple checks today and decided it's oiling no worse than normal. I then ran it long enough to heat the engine up some. With a little rocking back and forth the clutch finally freed up. So I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Thanks fxray, that is a great thread, I know what...

Thanks fxray, that is a great thread, I know what to do.



Yes, that seems to be the case, thanks for confirming. Priming is done, according to the mentioned BB thread, by putting your finger on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Help Needed!

I've fired it up a couple times and I don't think oil is getting up to the top end (each time I put some oil up there before starting). I can not see that any oil is going to the banjo fitting -...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
Asking too much for vintage bikes is normal on...

Asking too much for vintage bikes is normal on CL, not "dumbass"
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mojave
Well! I have ridden a 441 and I would say I would...

Well! I have ridden a 441 and I would say I would ONLY buy it if I intended to RIDE it!:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Thanks! I think this bike is good looking...

Thanks!

I think this bike is good looking enough to leave as is. It reminds me of a 60's CJ5, it's had a life of adventure and has the scars to prove it, but it's ready for more!

I'm not...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
It Ran!

Today I checked the full wave rectifier, squirted some oil into the top end, put some gas in the tank, connected a 6V dry cell, and on the third kick it roared to life:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
Hear that on tuning - my comments were for a well...

Hear that on tuning - my comments were for a well tuned Bonney. I tuned mine about one every two weeks - adjust points and sync carbs. Once you get used to the sweetness you can't stand not having...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
Hmmmm... I owned a 1978 Bonnie T140 from...

Hmmmm...

I owned a 1978 Bonnie T140 from 1978-1980, and a 2003 Sportster from 2005 to 2012. My memory of the Bonney is it was fine up to about 65 mph sustained after which the vibration became...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
I drained the oil and it looked new - clear and...

I drained the oil and it looked new - clear and that weird green color oil from 30 years ago was. Filter screens were clean. About 1/8" sludge in the oil tank, gone now. Oil pump is returning normal...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
It - is - totally - a - joke. A prank ...

It - is - totally - a - joke.

A prank

At least is was to however wrote that description
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
Oh please, can we keep it to true CL dumbass ads?...

Oh please, can we keep it to true CL dumbass ads? So we can have the simple pleasure and wonderment of a stupendously dumb CL post? There are like a million other threads for bashing riders.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
I remember "TT'd" 650's with 12-1 etc back in the...

I remember "TT'd" 650's with 12-1 etc back in the 60's and 70's, fast barky loud. Kind of exotic bikes the riders would ride wheelies through the gears on the PCH. I think they were honest 60+ HP...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
The bars are some standard desert sled bars from...

The bars are some standard desert sled bars from the day. I might change to something else when I get it going. I think the price is fair, on the low side of current value, if the engine is basically...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
My first R75/5 1973 LWB was pretty plucky - It...

My first R75/5 1973 LWB was pretty plucky - It was happy at 100 mph and had a little in reserve. I thought it handled pretty well too, I ride smooth and it did everything fine. The next Airhead was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By mojave
The YA-6 was my second bike. My first was a CT90,...

The YA-6 was my second bike. My first was a CT90, the Yami looked a little frumpy but it was a rocket compared to the Trail 90. A little on I got a Kawasaki based "American Eagle" 175, which was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,446
Posted By mojave
I had the 125 bigger brother - YA125 Santa...

I had the 125 bigger brother - YA125 Santa Barbara, just a sweet bike. It would roll along very smoothly at 55 mph, and had enough pickup to easily beat street traffic (in 1972). Gave it to my sister...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
I'll be adding this to my harem very soon. ...

I'll be adding this to my harem very soon.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/mojav/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/mojav/media/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
I'm going to let him know tomorrow that I'm going...

I'm going to let him know tomorrow that I'm going for it.

I think it is no-op, at least it was in 2008. I hope I can keep the black and yellow plate.

I don't think those pipes are DOT.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
If he would just look at the giant PUCH on the...

If he would just look at the giant PUCH on the side of the frame and put it in the ad he might get a call.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4922170881.html


...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Photos of the TR6 in question

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/mojav/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/mojav/media/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,606
Posted By mojave
Kind of strange to compare a Triumph twin to say...

Kind of strange to compare a Triumph twin to say an Airhead. I owned a 1978 Bonne and several Airheads, really different bikes. In town and on fun rides on tight roads I'd take the Bonne any day....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Geeezz, go away for a few days and it takes me 10...

Geeezz, go away for a few days and it takes me 10 minutes to get through the "Dumbass of the Week"

Tomorrow I'm seeing the bike. He had the temerity to drag it out of the shed it was in and wash...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies....

Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies.

I do want to have a fair deal for what's current. I think the frenzy of 10 years ago has adjusted back to the trend line, which baring an asteroid...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
Thanks for the info. I'm kind of hoping the...

Thanks for the info.

I'm kind of hoping the bike is in pretty good cosmetic shape, and I won't have to do much. The engine... I have a couple of friends who keep old Nortons and BSA's going, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,243
Posted By mojave
1965 TR6 Trophy - what's it worth?

Hello,
I'm entering negotiations with a fellow for his 1965 TR6. I think he's the original owner, or close to it. The bike is in stock unmolested condition, probably very dusty as it was very dusty...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
Well, yes. If you are joking about Honda's...

Well, yes. If you are joking about Honda's longevity, pardon me, otherwise, it's a clapped out mess. If it's on the original topend it will be hanging by a thread. Probably some bad noise (for those...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-27-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,082
Posted By mojave
There are lots of T140's around for sure. The 750...

There are lots of T140's around for sure. The 750 Tigers are a little rarer and those are good bikes too. On my T140 by about 6,000 miles or so I got to where I could sync the Amals by ear in just a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
I don't know - how to express - how sick - this...

I don't know - how to express - how sick - this bike makes me. it's one thing that someone makes it, what really appalls me is someone wants it. And more than just someone, more than one.

Another...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-26-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,082
Posted By mojave
Hey RedRabbit, I looked at your profile and saw...

Hey RedRabbit, I looked at your profile and saw your dream bike is a Bonneville. May I ask, which? in 1978 I purchased a new Bonneville 750 - brown/gold. It was a wonderful bike that I rank at the...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-26-2015, 02:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,082
Posted By mojave
Very nice RedRabbit. It's a neat bike. I...

Very nice RedRabbit. It's a neat bike.

I purchase a blue 1974 RD250 new, my first new motorcycle and first payments. In all the bikes I've had I rank it as one of the most fun. Later i owned a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/4900636733...

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/4900636733.html

Garage kept, maybe now but that Airhead is weathered, rusty frame tube paint, aluminum is white, etc. Would be interesting to led him on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
Does the exhaust system end at the expansion...

Does the exhaust system end at the expansion chamber? I can imagine it runs that well or is long for the world. Otherwise, barf. What a dumbass thinking it's worth running an ad.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
That Bako car? Trike? is the gift that keeps on...

That Bako car? Trike? is the gift that keeps on giving. i've seen that ad on and off for a year at least
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
I know it's a goofy title, I was kind of joking....

I know it's a goofy title, I was kind of joking. But the thread wouldn't be nearly as fun - it's like a news show with only "good news".
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 381,537
Posted By mojave
I'm sixty and I would say "it depends on the...

I'm sixty and I would say "it depends on the lighting"
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