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Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
:y0!:y0!:y0!:y0! That was me! I wondered if...

:y0!:y0!:y0!:y0!

That was me! I wondered if anyone noticed
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By mojave
We use CO2 snow blasting to clean optical...

We use CO2 snow blasting to clean optical surfaces - it's a nozzle that produces a high velocity CO2 "snow" from an ordinary high pressure CO2 tank. It cleans really well without harming delicate...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
Normally I don't dick around with weird ads ......

Normally I don't dick around with weird ads ... but this one kind of called to me. Here is my query to the seller, and his or her's (my guess) answer.

Can't really fault the logic ... but this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
but it's ALL WHITE!

but it's ALL WHITE!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,395
Posted By mojave
I never have but in the early 70's my cousin Mark...

I never have but in the early 70's my cousin Mark made the trip both ways on a Kawasaki Bighorn! California to Florida and back. And I think once on a Ducati 250! He was a wild man back then, now a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
Live from Lamcaster! - Jokester ...

Live from Lamcaster! - Jokester

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/5088586508.html

What's a vogal?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
Another Bako story. Seems like a fellow that...

Another Bako story. Seems like a fellow that makes bad choices.

No pics
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
There, fixed the before morning coffee irritated...

There, fixed the before morning coffee irritated at dumbass dumb spelling - you going to buy that piece of junk?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,583
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 05-27-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 13,874
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
Posted By mojave
slimeball

slimeball
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 1,869
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: 1,087
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: 742
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: 1,792
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 1,939
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: 3,780
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: 3,780
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: 3,780
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 980
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: 3,780
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: 3,780
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: 3,216
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: 3,216
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: 3,780
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 3,158
Views: 474,391
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: 3,216
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: 3,780
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: 3,216
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: 5,618
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: 5,618
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: 3,216
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)
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