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Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By killfile
Thanks for that, easy to find: ...

Thanks for that, easy to find:

http://www.london-motorcycle-museum.org/
Ravenor Farm, 29 Oldfield Lane South, Greenford

Not that easy to get to, I'll have to figure that part out.

EDIT:...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By killfile
Sorry if I wasn't specific in my earlier...

Sorry if I wasn't specific in my earlier questions, I've been to London many times when I was young and I've seen just about every historic brick and cobblestone, so I'm really after what Kevin's...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By killfile
When in London...

So I arrived today for six weeks of being in the UK. I'm in London for at least three weeks, then I hope to get about a little bit. We'll probably hire a bike for a few days.

So, any of you brit...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,044
Posted By killfile
Y'all always do this when I can't take the time...

Y'all always do this when I can't take the time to drag my Titan out there, but I always enjoy reading about it and seeing the pictures! :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 60,475
Posted By killfile
AWESOME! :clap As a T250/T500 owner, I have...

AWESOME! :clap

As a T250/T500 owner, I have often enjoyed your earlier racing photos and I'm overjoyed to see that you are still podiuming!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 322,384
Posted By killfile
Jim glad to see that the tank arrived and that it...

Jim glad to see that the tank arrived and that it is a gorgeous as anything that Evan touches!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-06-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By killfile
I'm sad that this is a half ass attempt to simply...

I'm sad that this is a half ass attempt to simply draw more attention to your sale thread rather than actually giving us some details about the build.

I'm in the process of starting a similar...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-29-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Thanks for all the comments, everyone. ...

Thanks for all the comments, everyone.
VietHorse, I quite like what you are doing with your CX650, so it's great to have your input here.


Episode 6 - The Return of the Cachet
It's been too...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By killfile
It really depends, from what I read. I've...

It really depends, from what I read. I've inspected dozens of T500 front drums and I have seen very slight cracking in every single one. VintageBikeRacing.com is discussed it here:...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,071
Posted By killfile
It's always great to read someone post something...

It's always great to read someone post something like this.
Thanks for resuscitating that triple, a worthy bike for such extreme efforts!
Very well done!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By killfile
Not any more, as most of the racers now know the...

Not any more, as most of the racers now know the T500 2LS is prone to cracking, and instantaneous failure. There was actually some talk by a few AHRMA racers to ban them, but the talk went nowhere,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 262,056
Posted By killfile
Holy cow! Can't wait to watch the progress!

Holy cow! Can't wait to watch the progress!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-12-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
DustyRags, JimmytheHog, great to meet you both!...

DustyRags, JimmytheHog, great to meet you both! Glad we were able to chat and hear about the things you are both up to.
Jimmy, Nemo and I were both amazed at the development of the sportster! Very...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-03-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
I'll have to look that book over, thanks for the...

I'll have to look that book over, thanks for the link.

I took Wilcox's class and he mentioned numerous times that he simply started doing it when he himself started. He didn't take a class, he...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-02-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Not really an update this time, but.... As...

Not really an update this time, but....

As I've hinted at before, the project is actually finished, I'm just now getting around to posting the steps it took to get there. Nemo, and some of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-30-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
That's a fantastic history, you should definitely...

That's a fantastic history, you should definitely make some time to practice the oxy-hydro welding given that you've already got it in your blood.

Nemo got back to me and i was correct about the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Not a hijack at all. Love the form that you are...

Not a hijack at all. Love the form that you are going for, but I it looks like you are having difficulty bending those edges down? Might be best started with a hammer and mallet, or a slap hammer and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
I thought maybe y'all would appreciate an image...

I thought maybe y'all would appreciate an image of the damage to the radiator that we discovered very early in the project
http://www.neoedo.com/photos/nemo/D1-rad.jpg

Also a shots of that...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Thanks for the interest folks! Jag, I've...

Thanks for the interest folks!

Jag, I've been a fan of Evan Wilcox's work since I first saw his work in the 90's. Here is a shot my friend Paul took of Evan's Ducati 250/350 on the last Moto Melee...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,193
Posted By killfile
Cheers, Rob! Can't believe I hadn't checked...

Cheers, Rob!
Can't believe I hadn't checked unity!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,193
Posted By killfile
Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these...

Love this one. Anyone know how to fit these commando-style pipes onto an atlas style engine?

I don't have have access to a pipe bender, so I don't have the ability to fab the headers, and I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,193
Posted By killfile
A friend's '66 Norton Atlas. He's got one in...

A friend's '66 Norton Atlas. He's got one in bone-stock condition, and this one in racer trim.
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/419920_227112494050648_1712328127_n.jpg

I also just met...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 82,193
Posted By killfile
FANTASTIC! I'd be eager to see any other photos...

FANTASTIC!
I'd be eager to see any other photos of this bike that you can dig up!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,775
Views: 9,193,181
Posted By killfile
eugene_brolund said: The last big bike by Floyd...

eugene_brolund said:
The last big bike by Floyd Clymer to wear the Indian logo is the most mysterious. Only one prototype was made, shown below. This was a Norton 750 in an Italjet frame (a bit of a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,931
Posted By killfile
I've been following this thread since you...

I've been following this thread since you started. Love the progress.

I'm writing up the story of a CX500 build I worked on with sculptor Nemo Gould over in Some Assembly Required:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-25-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
When we next returned to the shop, we found that...

When we next returned to the shop, we found that we weren't as keen on the foam geometries we were when we had left it previously. The one idea that we had tried to implement with the foam that we...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-21-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Thanks for the interest, and the offer of help....

Thanks for the interest, and the offer of help. Honestly, much of this is already done, I'm simply slow to get around to putting the images and write up online.

So to move forward, we figured we...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-19-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,896
Posted By killfile
Cachet Racer (CX500)

EDIT: Bike is finished and being shown at an Open Studio this Saturday, Feb 9th, 6 pm - 10 pm, Lost&Foundry, 305 Center Street, Oakland

Detail shot teaser of the finished bike:...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 31,931
Posted By killfile
We're getting closer with our CX500...

We're getting closer with our CX500 contribution....
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md4qx37XoZ1qdxhi1o1_1280.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,349
Posted By killfile
yep, i understand ya now, almost agree, but my...

yep, i understand ya now, almost agree, but my mission in life is to ride my slow ass vintage bike fast as hell for as long as possible!

The motivation behind the cafe craze irritates me too, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,349
Posted By killfile
http://vorhese.com/gallery/albums/album534/sIMG_60...

http://vorhese.com/gallery/albums/album534/sIMG_6073.jpg

Taken by Vorhese @ Unfinished Projects 2012
http://vorhese.com
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By killfile
Deleted, as I misunderstood Jehu.. He means the...

Deleted, as I misunderstood Jehu.. He means the superhawk engine needs a home that is in his garage, not mine!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,349
Posted By killfile
eh... /shrug Glad you clarified, the...

eh... /shrug

Glad you clarified, the previous 'get a modern bike to go fast' is a far more naive statement than your latest post.

Enjoy your 350! I'm 6'3' and found that clip-ons and rear sets...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By killfile
Way to step up with that, Jehu! Hmmm... if...

Way to step up with that, Jehu!
Hmmm... if nobody wants that front drum....

Anonny, I have the original Dream bars and I believe they are okay shape-wise, but terrible condition surface wise....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,371,248
Posted By killfile
I'm sure I'll get a ton of haters slamming my...

I'm sure I'll get a ton of haters slamming my bike, but this is what she has looked like since '97. Currently putting on a GT750 front end and building rearsets (finally). I tried to take the clipons...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,349
Posted By killfile
I've had plenty of modern bikes, and I've got a...

I've had plenty of modern bikes, and I've got a number of vintage bikes at the moment. Honestly, the modern bikes bore me. Taking my modern Triumph Speed Triple around a 35mph turn at 70mph makes me...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,349
Posted By killfile
PM'd, but I'm trying to move a 1972 Trump now...

PM'd, but I'm trying to move a 1972 Trump now...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By killfile
yes, those are new productions. The originals...

yes, those are new productions.
The originals were completely plastic, no metal. I believe they typically listed the '250' or '300' displacement up until at least 1963, if not even later.
I have...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,901
Posted By killfile
My other forum group just spotted one of these in...

My other forum group just spotted one of these in scrambler form on Craigslist outside of San Francisco....

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/3375851566.html

Someone grab it and tell us all...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,753
Posted By killfile
Dennis Magri ran one of the best brit bike shops...

Dennis Magri ran one of the best brit bike shops in San Francisco for years, Magri Motors. Now closed, but I love the fact that he's got a 5 star review on Yelp:...
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