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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By mojave
I owned a 2003 for 15K miles. XR883R converted to...

I owned a 2003 for 15K miles. XR883R converted to stage 3 1200 by a good race engine builder. The 883 has a few ponies on the XS650, will cruise highway a little better. Mine was pretty sweet 70-75...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
Something different

Same ole cycle hack jobs...

Here's something that irritates me. Someone comes across an old machine tool, in this case a Logan lathe, and pretties it up and puts a stupid high price on it. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,112
Posted By mojave
http://www.sportrider.com/sites/sportrider.com/fil...

http://www.sportrider.com/sites/sportrider.com/files/styles/medium_1x_/public/import/header_images/146-1207-01-z%2Byamaha-TZ250%2Bside-view_0.jpg?itok=o-5Fe97F

I once passed up the opportunity to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
I give up!

Too many knuckleheads (the dumb kind). I look at CL and THERE ARE 2-3 more tonight, I can't stand it anymore!

BTW, I think the diesel is OK too.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
Another stupid Rebel Bobber!

And, classically, it only needs a battery and some work!!!!!!!!!!!


http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/5020049967.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
slimeball

slimeball
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By mojave
Well, if you are considering old junk like the...

Well, if you are considering old junk like the SL350, why not a real McQueen bike like a 650 Tiger or Bonnie? Hell, my 78 750 Bonnie was a hoot.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
Here's a live one - 2X price, Kali DMV won't...

Here's a live one - 2X price, Kali DMV won't touch it (<7500 miles)

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4999195921.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,574
Posted By mojave
Right, what he said. I owned a Dakar twice...

Right, what he said.

I owned a Dakar twice (same one), and after the mandatory suspension upgrades it did pretty well offroad. I may end up with it again! The Dakar is a fair bit heavier than the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,005
Posted By mojave
Well, there's the look, and then there's...

Well, there's the look, and then there's function. You can make it look more like an adventure bike but that doesn't help function. Before putting on expensive protection (bash plate, cage), consider...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By mojave
I owned a 2001 Sprint RS. Got it with 19K miles...

I owned a 2001 Sprint RS. Got it with 19K miles and it seemed good for the long run, but sadly it died in a crash. My impression is quality is good and you shouldn't need much on a low miles bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,671
Posted By mojave
You are joking right? Rimlocks? Way more power?...

You are joking right? Rimlocks? Way more power? like 8 HP instead of 6?

Can it sustain constant 55mph safe? :rofl


I've owned 3 CT's over the years, and bunch of other small slow bikes. Pin...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
you are talking about the 7,500 mile on the odo...

you are talking about the 7,500 mile on the odo rule? That is the only problem for post 75 bikes. Usually not a problem for larger bikes but can be a stopper for small low miles ones.

Otherwise,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,796
Posted By mojave
Not my cup of tea but here you go! ...

Not my cup of tea but here you go!

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4953622999.html
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Took it for a ride!

I did a couple checks today and decided it's oiling no worse than normal. I then ran it long enough to heat the engine up some. With a little rocking back and forth the clutch finally freed up. So I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Thanks fxray, that is a great thread, I know what...

Thanks fxray, that is a great thread, I know what to do.



Yes, that seems to be the case, thanks for confirming. Priming is done, according to the mentioned BB thread, by putting your finger on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Help Needed!

I've fired it up a couple times and I don't think oil is getting up to the top end (each time I put some oil up there before starting). I can not see that any oil is going to the banjo fitting -...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
Asking too much for vintage bikes is normal on...

Asking too much for vintage bikes is normal on CL, not "dumbass"
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By mojave
Well! I have ridden a 441 and I would say I would...

Well! I have ridden a 441 and I would say I would ONLY buy it if I intended to RIDE it!:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Thanks! I think this bike is good looking...

Thanks!

I think this bike is good looking enough to leave as is. It reminds me of a 60's CJ5, it's had a life of adventure and has the scars to prove it, but it's ready for more!

I'm not...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
It Ran!

Today I checked the full wave rectifier, squirted some oil into the top end, put some gas in the tank, connected a 6V dry cell, and on the third kick it roared to life:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap. It...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
Hear that on tuning - my comments were for a well...

Hear that on tuning - my comments were for a well tuned Bonney. I tuned mine about one every two weeks - adjust points and sync carbs. Once you get used to the sweetness you can't stand not having...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
Hmmmm... I owned a 1978 Bonnie T140 from...

Hmmmm...

I owned a 1978 Bonnie T140 from 1978-1980, and a 2003 Sportster from 2005 to 2012. My memory of the Bonney is it was fine up to about 65 mph sustained after which the vibration became...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
I drained the oil and it looked new - clear and...

I drained the oil and it looked new - clear and that weird green color oil from 30 years ago was. Filter screens were clean. About 1/8" sludge in the oil tank, gone now. Oil pump is returning normal...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
It - is - totally - a - joke. A prank ...

It - is - totally - a - joke.

A prank

At least is was to however wrote that description
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
Oh please, can we keep it to true CL dumbass ads?...

Oh please, can we keep it to true CL dumbass ads? So we can have the simple pleasure and wonderment of a stupendously dumb CL post? There are like a million other threads for bashing riders.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
I remember "TT'd" 650's with 12-1 etc back in the...

I remember "TT'd" 650's with 12-1 etc back in the 60's and 70's, fast barky loud. Kind of exotic bikes the riders would ride wheelies through the gears on the PCH. I think they were honest 60+ HP...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
The bars are some standard desert sled bars from...

The bars are some standard desert sled bars from the day. I might change to something else when I get it going. I think the price is fair, on the low side of current value, if the engine is basically...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
My first R75/5 1973 LWB was pretty plucky - It...

My first R75/5 1973 LWB was pretty plucky - It was happy at 100 mph and had a little in reserve. I thought it handled pretty well too, I ride smooth and it did everything fine. The next Airhead was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,426
Posted By mojave
The YA-6 was my second bike. My first was a CT90,...

The YA-6 was my second bike. My first was a CT90, the Yami looked a little frumpy but it was a rocket compared to the Trail 90. A little on I got a Kawasaki based "American Eagle" 175, which was a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,426
Posted By mojave
I had the 125 bigger brother - YA125 Santa...

I had the 125 bigger brother - YA125 Santa Barbara, just a sweet bike. It would roll along very smoothly at 55 mph, and had enough pickup to easily beat street traffic (in 1972). Gave it to my sister...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
I'll be adding this to my harem very soon. ...

I'll be adding this to my harem very soon.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/mojav/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/mojav/media/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
I'm going to let him know tomorrow that I'm going...

I'm going to let him know tomorrow that I'm going for it.

I think it is no-op, at least it was in 2008. I hope I can keep the black and yellow plate.

I don't think those pipes are DOT.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 425,505
Posted By mojave
If he would just look at the giant PUCH on the...

If he would just look at the giant PUCH on the side of the frame and put it in the ad he might get a call.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4922170881.html


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Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Photos of the TR6 in question

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/mojav/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/mojav/media/TR6/TR6%20right%20front.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
Posted By mojave
Kind of strange to compare a Triumph twin to say...

Kind of strange to compare a Triumph twin to say an Airhead. I owned a 1978 Bonne and several Airheads, really different bikes. In town and on fun rides on tight roads I'd take the Bonne any day....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 01:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Geeezz, go away for a few days and it takes me 10...

Geeezz, go away for a few days and it takes me 10 minutes to get through the "Dumbass of the Week"

Tomorrow I'm seeing the bike. He had the temerity to drag it out of the shed it was in and wash...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies....

Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies.

I do want to have a fair deal for what's current. I think the frenzy of 10 years ago has adjusted back to the trend line, which baring an asteroid...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
Thanks for the info. I'm kind of hoping the...

Thanks for the info.

I'm kind of hoping the bike is in pretty good cosmetic shape, and I won't have to do much. The engine... I have a couple of friends who keep old Nortons and BSA's going, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By mojave
1965 TR6 Trophy - what's it worth?

Hello,
I'm entering negotiations with a fellow for his 1965 TR6. I think he's the original owner, or close to it. The bike is in stock unmolested condition, probably very dusty as it was very dusty...
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