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Forum: Face plant 01-30-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,746
Posted By Grimes
201. Letting friend sit on your newly restored...

201. Letting friend sit on your newly restored bike for a picture, and said friend thinks it's funny to joke around when they don't realize how much a bike can really weigh



Let a friend sit on...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,702
Views: 731,367
Posted By Grimes
Restored 1975 Honda XL250

Restored 1975 Honda XL250
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4,702
Views: 731,367
Posted By Grimes
1984 VW Rabbit Diesel

1984 VW Rabbit Diesel
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,938
Posted By Grimes
My restored 1972/1975 XL250 Before ...

My restored 1972/1975 XL250

Before

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/grimessu/XL250%20Restoration%2011%207%202010/DSCN2153.jpg




After.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 97,489
Posted By Grimes
Also, just to add, here's the all original 1968...

Also, just to add, here's the all original 1968 CT90 that can also seen above.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/grimessu/1968%20CT90/DSCN2168.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 97,489
Posted By Grimes
Here she is in unrestored state. 1975 Honda XL250...

Here she is in unrestored state. 1975 Honda XL250 :wink:

Don't mind the nice, unrestored, all original 1968 CT90 on the side.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,294
Posted By Grimes
Not easy to weld. You need a replacement. ...

Not easy to weld. You need a replacement.

How the hell did you do that though, were you banging on it with a hammer? :eek1
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-26-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 236,094
Posted By Grimes
First bike I learned on long ago was my fathers...

First bike I learned on long ago was my fathers 1968 CT90.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/grimessu/1968%20CT90/DSCN2168.jpg

Then I bought my first bike 2 years ago, A 1976 Honda XL175...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,848
Posted By Grimes
Thanks, yeah. That's actually not my shirt even....

Thanks, yeah. That's actually not my shirt even. That would be huge on me. It was supposed to be a "right at the moment of completion" shot. Nothing really "modeling" about it. It was just a spur of...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,848
Posted By Grimes
Here's a pic of just the bike on the other side ...

Here's a pic of just the bike on the other side

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/grimessu/XL250%20Restoration%201%2015%202011/DSCN2286.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,848
Posted By Grimes
I wanted to keep the original paint on the tank....

I wanted to keep the original paint on the tank. Its the only part with its original paint. It gives it a little character. Plus, it looks good to me.

That was my 2nd restoration.





As I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,848
Posted By Grimes
This is my friend on my fully restored 1975 Honda...

This is my friend on my fully restored 1975 Honda XL250 (it started as a basket case of worn and rusty parts). This is right after we finished it (she helped a great deal). We decided to do two...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 24,204
Posted By Grimes
You need way more grease on the steering bearings...

You need way more grease on the steering bearings than that.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,559
Posted By Grimes
My Finished 1972/1975 Honda XL250 Restoration

Just finished her a few days ago, she is working great and has compression, but is burning oil pretty bad. The compression is fine but looks like the oil ring is bad. I'm hoping the oil ring will...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Update time. Got the engine all back...

Update time.

Got the engine all back together. It was a real pain in the ass getting the piston back into the cylinder. I went to a motorcycle parts yard and found most of the missing parts I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Here's the pics, two are with the tank and seat ...

Here's the pics, two are with the tank and seat


http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/x447/grimessu/Xl250%20Restoration%2012%2022%202010/
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Heres an update, and pics will be posted later...

Heres an update, and pics will be posted later tonight. Also this bike is going to have a 1972 frame and engine but it will look like a 1975.

I got the frame and other parts all painted and am...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2010, 11:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,447
Posted By Grimes
I need to get an "anonymous person in another...

I need to get an "anonymous person in another state" for my 1972 Honda XL250 restoration. Mine doesn't have a title either (I have a bill of sale and the vin number was run by police and its not...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,731
Posted By Grimes
I have a harbor freight 3/8 inch clicker. It...

I have a harbor freight 3/8 inch clicker. It works pretty well for $22. Haven't broke it yet :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
you mean like $323.48 with another $80-$100 to go...

you mean like $323.48 with another $80-$100 to go :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Got some good news. I had the police run the...

Got some good news.

I had the police run the frame i'm using for the restoration and it came back as not stolen (not registered too, but its if it was stolen or not i wanted to know most). I'm...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Thanks Zeke, pm sent.

Thanks Zeke, pm sent.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Sorry I've been busy guys, here's an update on...

Sorry I've been busy guys, here's an update on the bike

Got the frame all stripped down today and replaced the fork oil just cause. Also had to switch out the springs inside with some good extra ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 28,227
Posted By Grimes
I happen to be part of the "younger generation"....

I happen to be part of the "younger generation". I dislike rap music and talent shows. They are made for people who think shiny, "pimp" things are the best. I do not follow this. I'd prefer an older...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2010, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
Well, I started working on it this weekend. ...

Well, I started working on it this weekend.

Took off both side covers, cleaned the old oil/sludge out of the bottom of the crankcase and cleaned the coarse filter and the centrifugal filter.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
:lol3 Thanks guys. The guy before me put a...

:lol3 Thanks guys.

The guy before me put a unifilter on it and didn't rejet, so it was having trouble idling. I got the original airbox off ebay and a airfilter from honda. I also got a carb...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,085
Posted By Grimes
1974 Honda XL250 Restoration

So, I'm starting my 1974 Honda XL250 restoration.

I got the 1974 complete bike and the 1972 parts bike for $750. Yeah I may have payed a little much but I've really wanted one and they do not come...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Grimes
Thanks, I already got all those from bike bandit....

Thanks, I already got all those from bike bandit. I'm looking for info like cleaning, adjustments, spark plug gap, spark plug type, oil amount, how to drain oil and clean oil filters, fork oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By Grimes
Need Help Finding An Online 1974 XL250 manual

I just got a 1974 complete XL250 (missing a few small parts) and a 1972 parts bike with a complete engine.

Anyone know where I can find an online manual for these?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Grimes
Not sure what the neck down piece looks like, I...

Not sure what the neck down piece looks like, I took it apart to clean it and paint it, but that's about it.

It's pretty quiet as is, but it could probably use a repack.

I'm trying to get the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Grimes
1976-1978 Honda XL175 muffler/spark arrestor help

Hello, I wanted to know if anyone has (or knows where I can get) a 1976-1978 Honda XL175 muffler/spark arrestor. I'm in the process of restoring my bike and that's the last part I need.

I just...
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