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Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By groop
^^^ this. Knocked one of my bikes over on the...

^^^ this. Knocked one of my bikes over on the highway bars of another bike in the garage and left a dime-sized dent. Took it to a PDR shop and they fixed me right up. By the way, they said they...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By groop
OP I'm about 80% done with a full restoration...

OP
I'm about 80% done with a full restoration of a 67 TR6R that was in my neighbor's garage since 1976. I've got a good idea what work needs to be done, and a great mechanic I can refer you to in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By groop
This is interesting. It's diluted sodium...

This is interesting. It's diluted sodium metasilicate, which sounds better than acid but I have no idea how it would work on motorcycle alloys. It's used in fracking fluid. That's why I recommended...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By groop
Is vapor blasting not an option for long-term...

Is vapor blasting not an option for long-term durability?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
The first time I saw this photo I was confused. ...

The first time I saw this photo I was confused. I thought "who uses a checkered flag to start a race?"

And now I just admire the photo for its composure


And her vertical leap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By groop
No experience with the product personally. It...

No experience with the product personally. It says for use on raw aluminum only- not polished or anodized. I'd try to get a hold of an MSDS first
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By groop
I like this question. I have a DRZ and was...

I like this question. I have a DRZ and was wondering the same thing.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
Love everything about this photo:clap

Love everything about this photo:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
In before the 'girl on a old 55-gallon drum'...

In before the 'girl on a old 55-gallon drum' thread merge
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By groop
owner has been found. thanks for posting

owner has been found. thanks for posting
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By groop
Little inspiration for you. Sorry for the...

Little inspiration for you. Sorry for the monster shot. If you're headed out in the spring, make sure all the snow has melted as it can linger for some time
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
Here she is with another bike. Reach out to Dirt...

Here she is with another bike. Reach out to Dirt Dutchess over on ThumperTalk
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/dirtdame/The%20olden%20days%20of%20dirtbiking/7-16-200922139PM.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
Just a guess here, but a Google look at the...

Just a guess here, but a Google look at the Bratskellar chain restaurants that existed at the time, there were several locations. Of all the locations, only Larimer Square in Denver has similar...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By groop
You're a lucky man. St. George has some...

You're a lucky man. St. George has some fantastic riding opportunities. Last time there I went to the local Honda dealership who pointed me to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Fantastic day
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,404
Posted By groop
I remember going to Crystal Cove and seeing NB MC...

I remember going to Crystal Cove and seeing NB MC cops along PCH waiting for the racers to leave. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Sorry to see this leave Irvine, but I'm sure it will...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By groop
Do these Spot Traces work if a thief puts your...

Do these Spot Traces work if a thief puts your stolen bike inside a building?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By groop
These bikes should be moved to a warm, dry,...

These bikes should be moved to a warm, dry, environment immediately. I know a place...:lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,351
Posted By groop
Emoto Excellent write-up! I should have used...

Emoto
Excellent write-up! I should have used your write-up as an installation guide instead of the manual. I picked up a paired set last month and have so far just mounted one, but it's my first...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By groop
I'm not familiar with the XLV750R. I know the...

I'm not familiar with the XLV750R. I know the XLV750 is what us Yanks call an African twin. Not sure if the rims are the same but I know there are a few companies that specialize in the AT parts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,507
Posted By groop
Eddie's last name is Cisneros- the folks on...

Eddie's last name is Cisneros- the folks on Thumpertalk think he's a god. Never had any correspondence with him personally, but I think his advice is solid and I've done some of his mods on my bike....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By groop
There's a big difference between "shiny, round...

There's a big difference between "shiny, round and cheap" and an NOS $80 cap. If I were you I would take the tank to an auto parts store and see what fits. I've heard of chrome VW caps fitting some...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By groop
Doesn't look like any KZ1000 tank that I've ever...

Doesn't look like any KZ1000 tank that I've ever seen. Thought they were hinged
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,078
Posted By groop
For higher elevations she should use lower octane...

For higher elevations she should use lower octane fuel. First time I rode a Harley across the Rockies I stopped at a dealer because of the poor performance and thought something mechanical was...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 333,343
Posted By groop
Perhaps for the Bronco behind it:wink:

Perhaps for the Bronco behind it:wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,290
Views: 333,343
Posted By groop
Even funnier when you know that Yucca Valley is...

Even funnier when you know that Yucca Valley is one of the tweaker capitals of CA
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,262
Posted By groop
I bought the Spot 1 when it first came out for...

I bought the Spot 1 when it first came out for many of the reasons the OP posted. I tend to ride by myself in the surrounding mountains and deserts of SoCal. Rarely, however, do I find myself out...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By groop
That's a deal. Nice to see that Jesse updated...

That's a deal. Nice to see that Jesse updated their website.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16,723
Views: 10,263,807
Posted By groop
If you like this bike, here is the build.... SFW...

If you like this bike, here is the build.... SFW
https://www.flickr.com/photos/redmaxspeedshop/sets/72157624604127275/with/5943025844/...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By groop
Fuel tank liner for brand new tank?

Recommended or overkill?

Doing a restoration project and needed to source a brand new Emgo bare steel Triumph tank. Welds and fittings look great, but before I spray it, I wanted to hear if...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By groop
I ordered two coolers last week because of this...

I ordered two coolers last week because of this site: a 24-pack cooler (with monogramming :lol3, if that's a word) for the bike and a 12-pack cooler to use as my lunchbox/briefcase for work. Well...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By groop
:clap:clap Thank you Kevin

:clap:clap Thank you Kevin
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By groop
SoCal Motorcycles in Brea claims to be the...

SoCal Motorcycles in Brea claims to be the largest Triumph dealer in the area. They sell multiple brands. I have never had them work on a Triumph before but they do good work on my Ducati. Maybe a...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,557
Posted By groop
So your last thread title "Rick Mayer seat...

So your last thread title "Rick Mayer seat rip-off" has now been mollified to your willingness to do business with him again???
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,751
Posted By groop
Just ordered a Nemo Luxury based on the comments...

Just ordered a Nemo Luxury based on the comments here. I had an Amazon gift card to burn. Looking forward to a more comfortable 2015 summer of camping
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,510
Posted By groop
I was at that rally and saw that his brother Bill...

I was at that rally and saw that his brother Bill was selling seats, but didn't know Rick was there too. No experience with either builder, but I do trust the opinions of the other inmates here and...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By groop
I just ordered two bags with the coupon code on...

I just ordered two bags with the coupon code on Monday night and everything worked fine. Thanks for posting the link
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By groop
now that you mention it, I haven't seen them at...

now that you mention it, I haven't seen them at the airport magazine shops either. Always enjoyed picking one up before a flight
Forum: Airheads 11-03-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,856
Posted By groop
What did I miss here?

What did I miss here?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 982
Posted By groop
Lots of pre-unit goodness in there :raabia

Lots of pre-unit goodness in there :raabia
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By groop
After 3 years it doesn't look green anymore

After 3 years it doesn't look green anymore
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