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Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By dpforth
I'm a full-time mechanic, I always have either...

I'm a full-time mechanic, I always have either barrier cream or nitrile gloves on. Some piece of mind, and makes clean-up a snap.

I always have safety glasses on, largely because I now need the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By dpforth
^^^

So only the part in the top picture had the Caswell's on it? They all look great, and I like not having to worry about the odd glass bead floating around inside.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By dpforth
Yes, that is the type I was thinking of.

Yes, that is the type I was thinking of.
Forum: Trials 01-30-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 77,140
Posted By dpforth
Any decent original silencers?

Any decent original silencers?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By dpforth
This is going to be hard to explain...

There were some neutral switches where the bared (and tinned IIIRC) wire end was trapped by spring tension. Think of a bolt with a washer and spring between the bolt head and nut. Now imagine a hole...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-29-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,009
Posted By dpforth
Re: books

Don't forget Bradley's 'the Racing Motorcycle' vol II (if you can find/afford a copy). Actually has a how-to chapter on frame building.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,265,751
Posted By dpforth
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_e4ZlIJ-P7Sk/TSSCkdkVVgI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_e4ZlIJ-P7Sk/TSSCkdkVVgI/AAAAAAAAHVw/Qt-0SyI3qqM/s1600/motart-honey.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By dpforth
Push-starting an MV at 80. What a stud! ...

Push-starting an MV at 80. What a stud!

Great vid and Paul was right when he said we will never see the likes of JS again. What a life he has lived.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 17,330
Posted By dpforth
^^^

Noice! :clap
Forum: Trials 01-11-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,634
Posted By dpforth
I believe GU5.3 refers to the base format only. ...

I believe GU5.3 refers to the base format only.
The bulb would be an MR16 (2"dia) or MR11 (1 3/8"). MR stands for Mirrored Reflector, number is diameter in eighths.

Shouldn't be hard to find a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,431
Posted By dpforth
Hipster bike builders

Love their grinders

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/115733204" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,265,751
Posted By dpforth
332936

332936
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,018
Posted By dpforth
And more lace paintwork? :huh

And more lace paintwork? :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By dpforth
Legend goes...

Their bikes were good enough that the competition was going to stop buying BS tires if they kept making them (the bikes).
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 1,444,411
Posted By dpforth
^^^

Those'd make a nice calendar.

Nice work :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,926
Posted By dpforth
Very sorry for your loss...

According to Munn's, the tank may be:

Cross Referencing Selected Part Number '5850701300002' in the Parts Database.
Description: GASTANK CPL. 30 LITER ORANGE

Cross Reference Lookup
1997 400...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,080
Posted By dpforth
Have you tried the Yahoo Maico group...

Have you tried the Yahoo Maico group (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MAICOMOTORCYCLES/info)?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,940
Posted By dpforth
^^^^

Apparently yellow paint turns Yamahas into Suzukis.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-12-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By dpforth
If it somehow became a problem later you could...

If it somehow became a problem later you could always add foam (http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/sum-290190/overview/).

Where did you source the Monza cap from?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By dpforth
Good choice :clap I have one and I love it. I...

Good choice :clap I have one and I love it. I spend more time on it than my Duc. It's about to roll over 40,000kms, still sounds tight, doesn't use oil. Makes everything else feel like a Gold Wing.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8,440
Views: 3,367,637
Posted By dpforth
Last name not Pirsig, is it? :ear

Last name not Pirsig, is it? :ear
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 31,894
Posted By dpforth
Any updates on these builds guys?

I just picked up this 04 800 with the express intent of building a dirty monster. I'm hoping to end up with something that works like a 3/4 scale version of my previous loved/feared Super Enduro.
...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,839
Posted By dpforth
And the even older ones were Rotax.

And the even older ones were Rotax.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By dpforth
Thanks, just need someone to mix it now.

Thanks, just need someone to mix it now.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By dpforth
Please share if you find a match for that colour....

Please share if you find a match for that colour. My Monza needs some.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2,937
Views: 891,746
Posted By dpforth
That Wombat and extra kit is awesome, brings back...

That Wombat and extra kit is awesome, brings back memories. A seat cover and a bit of elbow grease and you'll be styling.
Forum: 2 smokers 07-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,992
Posted By dpforth
Pure-gas.org (http://pure-gas.org/) can help you...

Pure-gas.org (http://pure-gas.org/) can help you find the good stuff.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By dpforth
Bruce Brown's son Dana did 'Dust to Glory'...

Bruce Brown's son Dana did 'Dust to Glory' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386423/) about the Baja 1000 a few years ago. One of my favs.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,782
Posted By dpforth
To try to get this back on track...

Does it have to be a 4t? I know it was traditionally. I've been hankerin for a deSert sled, and I have a T500 motor kicking around. It only recently occurred to me that bringing the two together...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 175,824
Posted By dpforth
Not really a scrambler

But it's cool and I don't know where else it should be.

http://i943.photobucket.com/albums/ad272/gavo6/10488098_690989340973288_1741409962953921170_n_zpse1eb27a2.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By dpforth
In the second photo you're pointing to the float...

In the second photo you're pointing to the float bowl vent.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By dpforth
According to an article in Moto Retro it was a...

According to an article in Moto Retro it was a pre-production prototype. At that time Sohichiro didn't want his name on because it was a 2t.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-29-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,555
Posted By dpforth
Centre case gasket.

Centre case gasket.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7,527
Views: 3,526,563
Posted By dpforth
More on the Atom Bomb Duc...

More on the Atom Bomb Duc (http://www.bikeexif.com/ducati-900ss-atom-bomb?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Bikeexif+%28Bike+EXIF%29)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 87,306
Posted By dpforth
Iirc

There was a segment in the Ducati DVD about them and there trip. They should support that movie since they seem to honour their history.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-16-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,741
Posted By dpforth
Unfortunately they're not really manuals, just...

Unfortunately they're not really manuals, just parts books.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,265,751
Posted By dpforth
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fC_gHAabVNs/U5F5lcDDpwI/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fC_gHAabVNs/U5F5lcDDpwI/AAAAAAAAhJ8/xhle3-9gI2c/s1600/_1180745s_Dorinda_Perris_SIDEBURN-USA.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-24-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,872
Posted By dpforth
Not mine,...

Not mine, (http://www.usedvictoria.com/classified-ad/1977-CanAm-125-Qualifier_22110483) but I've been thinking about it.
Forum: Trials 05-17-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,151
Posted By dpforth
There's a 74 Cota 348 fs near me, how do they...

There's a 74 Cota 348 fs near me, how do they stack up?
Forum: 2 smokers 05-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,138
Posted By dpforth
Well? :ear

Well? :ear
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