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Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,790
Posted By redsky49
I owned a CL450 in the late 60's and found it to...

I owned a CL450 in the late 60's and found it to be a pretty good ride both on and off road. On several occasions I would ride on the highway to Shenandoah Nat. Park and then ride the bike, complete...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,691
Posted By redsky49
Vicarious pleasure, indeed. First motorcycle...

Vicarious pleasure, indeed.

First motorcycle was a 125 Benelli Cobra, paid for at the local (hobby!) shop in 1965 at the rate of $10 per week, as that was the most I could afford working part time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,872
Posted By redsky49
I have had a couple of notable stings but one...

I have had a couple of notable stings but one stands out.

Years ago, as a teenager, I was riding with an old pair of jeans that had torn at both knees. At 55 or 60 mph I had a bee get into the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 369,860
Posted By redsky49
That'sa funny

That'sa funny
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2009, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By redsky49
What was the daily temperature range, especially...

What was the daily temperature range, especially in the mountains? Have any problems?
Looks like a great trip. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 312,434
Posted By redsky49
Welcome, and have a safe and marvelous trip :clap

Welcome, and have a safe and marvelous trip :clap
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,664
Posted By redsky49
Justice Prevails

The shooter in this case was sentenced to life. Small consolation to the rider's family.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By redsky49
Do they still teach punctuation?

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/mcy/1027456822.html
:huh
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,895
Posted By redsky49
The late Yamaha twins are great fun, but there is...

The late Yamaha twins are great fun, but there is considerable difference between the RD400 and the 350 versions that preceded it. I have owned a few of each. Suggest that you talk your way into a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By redsky49
If you do a good prep job, then the paint...

If you do a good prep job, then the paint approach will be durable. If paint peels, then it is the painter, not the paint. Paint also simplifies touch-up. You aren't waiting weeks for somebody...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,365
Posted By redsky49
Eastwood, the car restoration company, has...

Eastwood, the car restoration company, has several chassis paints, various level of gloss, available in rattle cans, quarts, etc. These are durable and cost effective. Lot of good restoration stuff...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,852
Posted By redsky49
Leave it alone. This is a 30 year old...

Leave it alone. This is a 30 year old motorcycle. To gain 10 plus hp over stock will it leave so peaky as to be worthless for street riding, and will most likely self-destruct not long after...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By redsky49
They look interesting but none of them have...

They look interesting but none of them have titles. I'm just too reluctant to take the plunge for any bike with a questionable ownership.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By redsky49
when did it happen?

that British bikes changed the placement of the rear brake and the gearshift to conform to current standards?
Does the location of the controls impact the value or desirability of these bikes?
Did...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,007
Posted By redsky49
On any of the opposed twins there is, IMHO, a...

On any of the opposed twins there is, IMHO, a marked difference in cornering if accelerating thru the turn. The effect of the engine rotation is much less noticeable at neutral throttle setting. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,126
Posted By redsky49
Such a trip certainly seems, at first glance,...

Such a trip certainly seems, at first glance, foolish in the extreme. However...

If you had a two day weather window to safely get down as far south as I-10, and then were flexible enough to...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By redsky49
Didn't mean to rain on your parade. Just wanted...

Didn't mean to rain on your parade. Just wanted to provide some caution to the OP before he got too far involved.

Successful humidity control (both adding and removing moisture) can be achieved,...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,118
Posted By redsky49
"I have almost the same size shop and I heat it...

"I have almost the same size shop and I heat it quite nicely with a Reznor 100 btu unit heater that goes out the wall and also uses outside air for combustion. Important for saftey around all the gas...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By redsky49
Hold your horses just one minute

First, confirm voltages used for all connected devices: 4-20 ma, 12-24 volts, etc. Don't guess. Use the proper wire gauge, especially when dealing with any line voltage operated equipment.
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