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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 61,483
Posted By MNellis
that's Weeble for you...she wobbles a lot but...

that's Weeble for you...she wobbles a lot but never falls down. :)

Looks like a fun ride Cathy.

Another 12 days or so and we'll be leaving for our 7 day Tour of Idaho Trip.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 39,536
Posted By MNellis
The same goes for yours, It might be titled as a...

The same goes for yours, It might be titled as a '68 but it's probably a '69 model. Additionally, I'm going to take a guess that it's actually a '69 CB350 that has been had 1970 or later CL pipes...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 39,536
Posted By MNellis
It wasn't uncommon for Honda (and others of the...

It wasn't uncommon for Honda (and others of the day) to title the bikes during the later part of the year or sell the next year models early but assign the year as the year it was sold.

Your's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 39,536
Posted By MNellis
It might be registered as a '68 but that is a '69...

It might be registered as a '68 but that is a '69 model.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By MNellis
You don't say what model bike, but I've had great...

You don't say what model bike, but I've had great luck with eBay. I've purchased 3 different seat covers for 3 different bike ('68 CL350, '70 CB450, 75 T500) and that have all been easy to install...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By MNellis
I picked up a 1968 Honda CL350 a few years ago...

I picked up a 1968 Honda CL350 a few years ago that hadn't been run since the '80's. The owner had filled the gas tank about 3/4 full of cheap motor oil (about a gallon) and the tank looked like new...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,083
Posted By MNellis
I've got a '76 that is set up so I can ride it in...

I've got a '76 that is set up so I can ride it in different configurations depending if it's a long distance tour or just local riding. I've sold the Corbin seat and use the stock '77 seat for local...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,851
Posted By MNellis
Those coolers were common aftermarket additions...

Those coolers were common aftermarket additions back then. The club racers used them as well. I'm going off memory but I think Kerker had a version as did many other suppliers.

I had a Z2 (same...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,326
Posted By MNellis
Great job as always Johnny, I've enjoyed...

Great job as always Johnny, I've enjoyed following your build on this one too.

I don't see the 450 in the picture above? Do you still have it?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2011, 12:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,610
Posted By MNellis
I bought a used one in '88 and rode it for about...

I bought a used one in '88 and rode it for about 15,000 miles before it puked the turbo when sitting at a stop light one day. I think the 650LJ was one of the highest produced Turbo's of the 4. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By MNellis
Are we suppose to know what kind of bike/setup...

Are we suppose to know what kind of bike/setup you're talking about?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,030
Posted By MNellis
How about the Suzuki T500 Titan or Cobra? ...

How about the Suzuki T500 Titan or Cobra? They're easy to start, reliable with oil injection and can run highway speeds all day long. In fact, recently there was a guy that rode a T500 on an Iron...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,386
Posted By MNellis
As the previous poster mentioned, it's a Tracy...

As the previous poster mentioned, it's a Tracy body kit. They were popular in the '70's and maybe even the 80's. I had one on a '76 750F Honda around 1978.

They were very similar to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,985
Posted By MNellis
That's a good point, my Suzuki T500 Titan is one...

That's a good point, my Suzuki T500 Titan is one of those.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 28,108
Posted By MNellis
With CV carbs the drill bit method doesn't work...

With CV carbs the drill bit method doesn't work since there is no direct tie to the slides, only the butterfly. To accurately sync the CV carbs you need to install a couple of ports to tap into.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,645
Posted By MNellis
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_l6p2MfMG5BU/TS6DiJnvDZI/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_l6p2MfMG5BU/TS6DiJnvDZI/AAAAAAAAJ7M/9B86US1nISA/s800/response.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,326
Posted By MNellis
Johnny, are the oil lines new or just cleaned up?

Johnny, are the oil lines new or just cleaned up?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,326
Posted By MNellis
Were the crank seals hard to come by?

Were the crank seals hard to come by?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 15,326
Posted By MNellis
Nice job with the side covers Johnny. I think we...

Nice job with the side covers Johnny. I think we should have done that with the 450's as well.

I also think that aluminum colored powder coat is the way to go for the the main cases as well.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-01-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,380
Posted By MNellis
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By MNellis
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By MNellis
Thank you very much, that looks like it except...

Thank you very much, that looks like it except for the rear seat.

The picture I posted was Vietnam around 1968.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,299
Posted By MNellis
ID for this old bike

Can someone help me ID his bike? Picture taken in the mid '60's.

http://home.comcast.net/~tbpmusic6/vn6910-71.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,563
Posted By MNellis
'68 Honda CL350

3 years ago, I drove to North Carolina to pick up an old WWII T6 Trainer (airplane) to deliver to S. Texas. I originally quoted the seller a price but I had to bring a bigger trailer so the seller...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By MNellis
That roller doesn't look in bad shape, at least...

That roller doesn't look in bad shape, at least not bad enough to take the engine apart for. I think you got lucky with that, they are frequently pretty bad.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By MNellis
Pull the cam chain tensioner off and look at the...

Pull the cam chain tensioner off and look at the roller and the idler roller that is inside the opening. It'll only cost you the price of a gasket but I'll bet you'll find your problem in a hunk of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,503
Posted By MNellis
One of our member on the HondaTwins.net site has...

One of our member on the HondaTwins.net site has a 175 Bushwacker for sale in addition to his H2.

http://www.hondatwins.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3952
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By MNellis
You cann expect EGT on a couple of inches away...

You cann expect EGT on a couple of inches away from the exhaust port to get into the 1100 - 1300 degree ran and maybe even higher when the riding gets agressive. JB Weld, silver solder are not going...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,317
Posted By MNellis
Jason, let me see if I can help you out. ...

Jason, let me see if I can help you out.

You are correct, these bikes are not precious metal. But, properly worked on they can be like art to the mechanic/builder. Have you been to the Barber...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,317
Posted By MNellis
Man, I sure hope you don't strip it down and tear...

Man, I sure hope you don't strip it down and tear up an example that is so complete and original. Even with the mileage that low there is a good chance the compression might be low so that's the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,233
Posted By MNellis
http://ahrma.org is the site you're looking for...

http://ahrma.org is the site you're looking for and they have everything you need to know.

click here for the classes http://www.ahrma.org/Road_Racing_Vintage.htm

Click here for the schedule ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By MNellis
The Honda mechanics back in the day use to do it...

The Honda mechanics back in the day use to do it by ear. I've been doing it that way for a while now and it works fine. Try it yourself withh the intakes. After setting it by ear, take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,928
Posted By MNellis
I say chop the hell out of it. I had been...

I say chop the hell out of it.

I had been wanting a '75 T500 for quite some time in order to recover some of my youth so my wife found one and bought it for me as a Xmas present.

I really...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By MNellis
Motoline Chainlube is pretty good stuff. Hell, I...

Motoline Chainlube is pretty good stuff. Hell, I used nothing but WD40 on my old '97 Yamaha YZF1000 and the chain lasted for almost 18,000 of tough riding. Using WD40 I lubed it about evey 2nd tank...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By MNellis
No. you can not judge the chain condition based...

No. you can not judge the chain condition based on the chain adjuster. Ther PO may have installed a different chain and shortened it more than stock. If, after lubing it up, it still has tight and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,454
Posted By MNellis
Forget the starter fluid it won't do anything...

Forget the starter fluid it won't do anything except tell you it fires up with starter fluid which is useless.

FYI, I've never seen an early Honda twin that had matching numbers for the frame and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,454
Posted By MNellis
You should look for another dealer then. If they...

You should look for another dealer then. If they don't know that Honda sold aCB350 in '68 and '69 then they're certainly not going to be a big help in getting parts of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,454
Posted By MNellis
If he had to jump start it then the batter is...

If he had to jump start it then the batter is probably shot if it's sat for a while. After it started did you remove the jumper cables? If so, then it won't idle with a low battery. In fact, it...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By MNellis
Here is a nice chart that outlines what stage the...

Here is a nice chart that outlines what stage the carburetor is working in at what throttle position.

http://www.hondatwins.net/forum/download/file.php?id=2168&t=1
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,706
Posted By MNellis
A bigger main jet is not the answer, especially...

A bigger main jet is not the answer, especially if the symptom is that it gets worse as you go higher. As you gain altitude the air gets thinner and you need LESS fuel.

If you have trouble...
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