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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,434
Posted By Skowinski
Senior Conejo usually rides on Skowinski-wife's...

Senior Conejo usually rides on Skowinski-wife's handlebars.

http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz112/Skowinski/COUT13B_zps30138ec6.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 40,583
Posted By Skowinski
I'm on the 5 year plan with this Honda CB500...

I'm on the 5 year plan with this Honda CB500 rebuild I've got going, and may be more than halfway through now. :lol2

I think rebuilds might pick up steam and move faster when they are going...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 36,707
Posted By Skowinski
Go Suzuki!!! Go Ducati!!! (I'm rooting for the...

Go Suzuki!!! Go Ducati!!! (I'm rooting for the underdogs in 2015 :lol2 )
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 329,385
Posted By Skowinski
Love your old roadtrip from 72 thread Rizingson. ...

Love your old roadtrip from 72 thread Rizingson. Reminds me of a trip in 1981 I took, 23 years old, quit my job and blew out across the country from Atlanta Georgia, destination Pacific Ocean, on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
How do people fuck up good motorcycles so...

How do people fuck up good motorcycles so horribly? As for the text of the ad, probably another example of crack abuse, or some sort of genetic malfunction. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
:lol3 I've seen that before on CL, and more than...

:lol3 I've seen that before on CL, and more than once. It's kinda weird at the least, or maybe doing things like that is just a byproduct of smoking too much crack.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 368,599
Posted By Skowinski
Yep, I do that (drain) for e.g. the KTM 300 if...

Yep, I do that (drain) for e.g. the KTM 300 if it's going to sit. Takes just a few minutes, and the carburetor is easily accessible. Other bikes like the Pegaso, good luck with getting to those...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 177,759
Posted By Skowinski
Do you mean you added some gas to the inlet...

Do you mean you added some gas to the inlet tract, so the carburetors would pull it in?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 501,356
Posted By Skowinski
Is that a wood burning stove, with the long...

Is that a wood burning stove, with the long angled "chimney"?
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 368,599
Posted By Skowinski
Don't panic, they are all going to be ridden next...

Don't panic, they are all going to be ridden next weekend, and this is a desperate measure done probably twice a year when I get paranoid that one more week might be carb cleaning time. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
^^^^ that mutilated Buell up there, I wonder how...

^^^^ that mutilated Buell up there, I wonder how many hits of bad acid, washed down with moonshine, you have to swallow before the idea to build something like that comes to you.
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,708
Views: 368,599
Posted By Skowinski
Went out to the garage with all the keys, and...

Went out to the garage with all the keys, and started each bike and ran it for 5-10 minutes, so I won't have to clean carburetors. It's a sad reflection of how busy I've been lately. :lol2

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 329,385
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ let's see, tools, heater, music, workstand,...

^^^ let's see, tools, heater, music, workstand, motorbike, looks like a lot of lights, that's good... but what about emergency supplies, you know, first aid - where's the beer fridge?
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 177,759
Posted By Skowinski
Well, I've broken down and ordered the RD Moto...

Well, I've broken down and ordered the RD Moto crash "frames" off Ebay. I just cannot get this Touratech skid plate to fit on with the HB crash bars (without a ridiculous amount of alteration),...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,713
Posted By Skowinski
Hi Moizu - when I did my water pump I replaced...

Hi Moizu - when I did my water pump I replaced the shaft, impeller and seals, everything. My shaft and impeller came separate and the pin was seemingly impossible to get in to assemble the unit. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Skowinski
I'd start with the simple stuff, definitely the...

I'd start with the simple stuff, definitely the carburetor needs a good going through. Have you looked at the air filter? The restrictions could be on that side of the piston, I've heard of old air...
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 18,399
Posted By Skowinski
Love it, gotta make my own trip down Baja one of...

Love it, gotta make my own trip down Baja one of these days! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,965
Posted By Skowinski
For me, it's not so much the height of the bars,...

For me, it's not so much the height of the bars, but the angle. The stock setup seems low and more sharply angled compared to the Helibars.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 77,965
Posted By Skowinski
My 04 seems perfectly comfortable with the Heli...

My 04 seems perfectly comfortable with the Heli bars and Buell footpegs, but that's me. I'm sure someone with a different body build might not find it the same.

When I bought mine the old guy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 822
Views: 329,385
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ I feel like I'm happy I don't have to do the...

^^^ I feel like I'm happy I don't have to do the maintenance on all those bikes! I'd have to retire and hire some helpers! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Skowinski
That's the original seat? Here's what I...

That's the original seat?

Here's what I started with on my 71 CB500 restoration (still creeping along... one day I'll ride it :lol3 )

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By Skowinski
Holy cow! If you could make it look that good...

Holy cow! If you could make it look that good without a major dissassembly and rebuild, you found yourself a very very nice bike, it looks new!
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,182
Posted By Skowinski
Could also be the usual problem in a case like...

Could also be the usual problem in a case like this, rounded/worn engagement dogs and slots on the gears and/or wonky shift forks, from club-footed idiots abusing the gearbox.

A few years back I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 177,759
Posted By Skowinski
Good news, thanks STisma. And, I recognize that...

Good news, thanks STisma. And, I recognize that photo, it's from a writeup that's so well done I have been using it as a guide to this process. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 177,759
Posted By Skowinski
Spending some weekend time on the Pegaso. ...

Spending some weekend time on the Pegaso. Decided to work on installing the F650 Dakar rear shock I bought used some months back (not so wimpy and adds adjustability), and the skidplate, started...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ as the owner of a KLR I find this hilarious,...

^^^ as the owner of a KLR I find this hilarious, FAST? :photog
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-17-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,964
Views: 501,356
Posted By Skowinski
Holy smokers! That's not a tent, that's a house!...

Holy smokers! That's not a tent, that's a house! :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,062
Posted By Skowinski
Yep, a trip to the local BMW dealer can get you...

Yep, a trip to the local BMW dealer can get you many of the Pegaso parts.

One more quick question and I promise to quit crashing your thread. I'm really thinking of replacing my 06 KLR650 with a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,414
Posted By Skowinski
Ah, got it, and thanks for the links!

Ah, got it, and thanks for the links!
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,481
Posted By Skowinski
Wow, what a detailed thorough summary. :thumb ...

Wow, what a detailed thorough summary. :thumb Andysrage has nailed it all in one post here. Most of what he outlines describes what I did with my Pegaso when I bought it used (and assumed nothing,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,062
Posted By Skowinski
Thanks for the comments. Not at all concerned...

Thanks for the comments. Not at all concerned with having a dealership for maintenance/repair support. The only person that has done any work on my bikes since 1981 is me, and I'm completely good...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-15-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,414
Posted By Skowinski
Well, like many things I do, I'm probably driving...

Well, like many things I do, I'm probably driving myself nuts trying to get it too perfect. Could you define "lateral, runout, and dish"? I think I have the lateral, it's wobble side-to-side in the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,062
Posted By Skowinski
:evil Which one? Not familiar with Tucson...

:evil Which one? Not familiar with Tucson dealers...



Well, I have an Aprilia Pegaso in the garage now, and I ride it. ( http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1011467 )
I'm sure the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
All an idiot seller needs is an idiot buyer....

All an idiot seller needs is an idiot buyer. :lol3

edit - I've often wondered in those too common cases where an advertisement says, e.g., the bike's a Yamaha and the photo clearly shows it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 751,062
Posted By Skowinski
I keep coming back to these threads and looking...

I keep coming back to these threads and looking at these bikes. I want one! :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 302,601
Posted By Skowinski
^^^^^ Yep, bullshit for sure, pure and distilled....

^^^^^ Yep, bullshit for sure, pure and distilled. The sad thing is there are probably people out there that might believe this. :lol2
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,414
Posted By Skowinski
I'm a total beginner at building wheels, first...

I'm a total beginner at building wheels, first time here with these two. Spoke kits can be found at David Silver Spares (for these old Hondas), Ebay (unknown source but seem ok) or Buchanans (fancy...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 416,718
Posted By Skowinski
:lol3 Got to give you credit, you just keep...

:lol3 Got to give you credit, you just keep trying over and over again - and keep falling!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 36,414
Posted By Skowinski
Rear wheel disassembled and cleaned up. ...

Rear wheel disassembled and cleaned up. Surprisingly, the cush drive rubbers were soft and flexible still.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 93,265
Posted By Skowinski
^^^ Awesome. :freaky

^^^ Awesome. :freaky
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