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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 188,558
Posted By creaky
Close, just a bit off. You are welcome: ...

Close, just a bit off. You are welcome:

добро пожаловать or благодарности or не за что or пожалуйста or не стоит

приветствовать means to welcome (as to your home), compliment or salute.
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,366
Posted By creaky
I've been riding since '52, up till now have...

I've been riding since '52, up till now have never thrown a leg over a Guzzi. Saw a '98 EV11 for a good price, thought "why not". I've taken several extended rides on it so far, definitely a keeper....
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,637
Views: 1,742,016
Posted By creaky
I have for many years used regular engine oil for...

I have for many years used regular engine oil for the piston/rings , never a problem. Best to use non detergent oil, allows the rings to seat quickly. Assembly lube for the piston pin.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,805
Posted By creaky
I'm 76, oldest bike is an '85 VF500F Interceptor,...

I'm 76, oldest bike is an '85 VF500F Interceptor, ridden regularly.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
I hear ya! I go to the bike shows & look, ride...

I hear ya! I go to the bike shows & look, ride late model "modern up-to-date" bikes belonging to buddies & I can't bring myself to the point of believing that any of these bikes will do the job any...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
FWIW, I kept the stock progressive wound springs,...

FWIW, I kept the stock progressive wound springs, lengthened the spacer by 1", filled with 15wt oil, very satisfied with the result. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the NH handles gravel. BTW,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
http://s12.postimg.org/fd8f421hp/100_1802a.jpg ...

http://s12.postimg.org/fd8f421hp/100_1802a.jpg

The two bikes get about equal riding time since I acquired the F650. The NH had just under 10K when I bought it 6 years ago, now has 40K, it has...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
Nighthawk shocks

I rolled the dice and bought a pair of these RFY shocks for my '92 NH, bolted on no problem except had to use the OEM top insulator rubber, provided one had too small center hole. I have ridden the...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By creaky
Thanks freetors. Very nice looking project you...

Thanks freetors. Very nice looking project you have there.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By creaky
Shocks for my Nighthawk

The rear shocks on my Nighthawk are hosed. I'm looking at these on fleabay, anyone have experience or knowledge on them??...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
750 Nighthawk shocks

Looking at these...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4,782
Views: 976,489
Posted By creaky
Looks there are a few crossovers here.............

Looks there are a few crossovers here.............
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,637
Views: 1,742,016
Posted By creaky
On the flip side of that..... my son and I have...

On the flip side of that..... my son and I have had 2 400s, a '96 and an '02,still have a '96. In each case, dumping the stock carb for an aftermarket, a MIkuni 34mm flat slide non-pumper for the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,947
Posted By creaky
One of my buddies had a Sonic 500 quite a few...

One of my buddies had a Sonic 500 quite a few years ago. Went like hell and kept going because it wouldn't stop unless you ran into something.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By creaky
'68 cb 175.

'68 cb 175.
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10,926
Views: 1,547,622
Posted By creaky
The 600s (and also the old 350s) are noted for...

The 600s (and also the old 350s) are noted for 3rd gear failure. If the 3rd gear dogs come off, major damage results, ask me how I know. The first sign is while in 3rd, the tranny slips in and of...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By creaky
I had Edelbrocks on an XR600, an XR628 and a...

I had Edelbrocks on an XR600, an XR628 and a WR400. In each case, particularly the XRs, big improvement in performance once they were dialed in. My son has one on his '00 650R, 19E needle and 17-20...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 540,217
Posted By creaky
I have had good results with Loctite Plastic...

I have had good results with Loctite Plastic Bonder. Scuff the area to be repaired with 80 grit sandpaper, clean the area with PVC primer, apply the Loctite and allow at least 24 hours for complete...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,188
Posted By creaky
Agree wholeheartedly with the detractors. I had...

Agree wholeheartedly with the detractors. I had an '86 YZ 490 some years ago, head mod, heavy flywheel, Pro Circuit exhaust system aimed at low end of the power band. This bike kicked my ass...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,230
Posted By creaky
I have owned a bunch of XRs from 200s to 650s, a...

I have owned a bunch of XRs from 200s to 650s, a WR400, KTM 450EXC, currently riding a '96 XR400 and an '04 Husky TE250. For the type of riding you are talking about, my preference is an old school...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,301
Posted By creaky
That Kings Tire 963 sure looks like a Cheng Shin...

That Kings Tire 963 sure looks like a Cheng Shin C760 which is also a long wearing tire with excellent traction.


http://s3.postimage.org/4akjkykhv/C760.png
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,724
Posted By creaky
HereToBuy.....I had an '86 TT350 a long time ago,...

HereToBuy.....I had an '86 TT350 a long time ago, good dependable bike. The carbs can be a problem, pull them for a cleaning, check the float levels, check the pilots for clogging, might need new...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10,926
Views: 1,547,622
Posted By creaky
I have a '96 XR400 in the garage fitted with a...

I have a '96 XR400 in the garage fitted with a TM36 that has been on it since '97, never a problem, only repair was the float needle and seat last year. BIG improvement in performance across the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 105,596
Posted By creaky
I replaced my 250's seat with an oak 2X4, big...

I replaced my 250's seat with an oak 2X4, big improvement....
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 540,217
Posted By creaky
COUNT? I reckon..........very nice looking bike!

COUNT? I reckon..........very nice looking bike!
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,111
Posted By creaky
I had the right cuff done in '99, wish I had done...

I had the right cuff done in '99, wish I had done it sooner. Shoulder is still working like it should, can even throw a ball pretty well. Doesn't bother me at all while riding. Tip: Do the rehab and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8,637
Views: 1,742,016
Posted By creaky
I have a buddy that uses the WallyWorld pad on...

I have a buddy that uses the WallyWorld pad on his 450EXC and also a WR250, says he wouldn't be without it.
Also have 2 buddies that have Seat Concepts, I've ridden their bikes and while the pad is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-22-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By creaky
Riding to FL

I'm planning to ride to the Daytona area first week in March, weather permitting, route yet to be determined. Anyone heading that way about that time? I'm near Cincy.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 10,926
Views: 1,547,622
Posted By creaky
Dogger......the carb shown in that link is an...

Dogger......the carb shown in that link is an older model with no pump. I had one of those that I used on three different bikes, a stock 95 XR00, a '98 HRC 628 and later adapted it to an '00 WR400....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,941
Posted By creaky
My experience with XRs from 200s to 650s. Smoke...

My experience with XRs from 200s to 650s. Smoke on startup that clears up after a few minutes warmup is valve guides/seals, might see some smoke after deceleration when the throttle is opened. Smoke...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,445
Posted By creaky
It takes only a small amount of sand ingested...

It takes only a small amount of sand ingested into the engine to do major damage. The sand will quickly destroy the piston, rings, cylinder wall, find its' way into the bottom end into the oil and be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10,926
Views: 1,547,622
Posted By creaky
Yes, had Eddys on 2 stock 600s and an HRC 628,...

Yes, had Eddys on 2 stock 600s and an HRC 628, big performance improvement across the board. Unfortunately, Edelbrock no longer markets these carbs and does not provide parts and support. If you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,180
Posted By creaky
Looks a whole lot like this '37 Sport Scout. ...

Looks a whole lot like this '37 Sport Scout.

http://s2.postimage.org/y725z2p0p/1937_Indian_Sport_Scout.png
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 43,848
Posted By creaky
'98 Concours. I was excited about getting a nice...

'98 Concours. I was excited about getting a nice comfy touring bike when I bought it, spent a number of hours making it like I wanted it, rode it to FL and back, nice smooth ride, kept the weather...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,892
Posted By creaky
I had an identical engine in my '98 XR628 with a...

I had an identical engine in my '98 XR628 with a Yoshimura full exhaust and an Edelbrock carb, it was a real horse. It had stock forks and shock modified by Factory Connection along with a fork...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 105,596
Posted By creaky
Getting off a DR350, the TE will feel like a...

Getting off a DR350, the TE will feel like a motorized bicycle on steroids. It is about 45 lbs. lighter than the DR, has worlds better suspension, you'll like it.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,060
Posted By creaky
You get the lucky dog award! I looked far and...

You get the lucky dog award! I looked far and wide for one of those ATK kits when I had my HRC628, never came up with one. Great project, keep it coming.
Forum: Thumpers 12-24-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,484
Posted By creaky
Not intending to beat a dead horse.....but.....It...

Not intending to beat a dead horse.....but.....It sure sounds like you got a very well thrashed and abused bike from the PO. Any bike that has had poor/no maintenance will suffer. 600s are like any...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,497
Posted By creaky
My bikes speak for my preferences...they are all...

My bikes speak for my preferences...they are all showing original paint and fixtures....however....examples that have been brought back to original showroom look and luster do catch my eye.
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,093
Posted By creaky
Im in. :beer

Im in. :beer
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