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Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
That's a good idea. I'm not real turned on at the...

That's a good idea. I'm not real turned on at the idea of putting original tins and stuff on it.

Waiting to see what I can scrounge up.

It would be neat to have a dirty road bike from this.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Wow. I had no clue about the ISDT history of...

Wow. I had no clue about the ISDT history of these bikes. Very cool!

:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
So, I finally got moved into a new house, with...

So, I finally got moved into a new house, with new shop space, etc. Got back to the Indian for a few minutes.
Found this. One of the fork rods is busted, like catastrophically busted. So, I guess I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,088
Posted By kraven
I love them, but they're a different category of...

I love them, but they're a different category of machine and asking "are they a real motorcycle" is to ask the wrong question.

I like the spiders, but they're not motorcycles. I like the Morgan...
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Freakin' hipsters!! Oh, wait. You're an original....

Freakin' hipsters!! Oh, wait. You're an original. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,447
Posted By kraven
VN900's have a regular issue with stators. Just...

VN900's have a regular issue with stators. Just google it and read away, before you get lathered up to buy one. It's not a huge deal, but a statistically significant number of them have had issues....
Forum: Road warriors 09-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,447
Posted By kraven
Sure you can. Try changing the rear tire or...

Sure you can. Try changing the rear tire or installing a new tube on the roadside. Or just call around and axe how much it is to change the rear tire.

Lots of shops around here won't touch the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By kraven
Nice bike, Hexnut. :clap You're gonna have a...

Nice bike, Hexnut. :clap

You're gonna have a lot of good times on that thing. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
I'll leave it by the curb and you can come get...

I'll leave it by the curb and you can come get it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
I'm totally willing to keep it Enfield. It...

I'm totally willing to keep it Enfield.
It seems like so far the prices are crazy on engines. And everything I've found has damage done to it by a drop or has some hole that's been epoxied. You...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
It would be kind of hilarious to build a 55...

It would be kind of hilarious to build a 55 Indian with an Izh engine.
I could call it The McCarthy Indian and maybe have Indian translated to Cyrillic for a tank decal.

I remember on long way...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By kraven
Sounds like the F800 BMW might be right up your...

Sounds like the F800 BMW might be right up your alley. It's an interesting constellation of attributes you might find pleasing.

You can test ride them too.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
sounds like a tough mill. You have some great...

sounds like a tough mill. You have some great vids. I'm gonna subscribe to your channel on the youtubes. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,226
Posted By kraven
This guy. :deal

This guy. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Thanks for the info, Kev. I just wandered over...

Thanks for the info, Kev. I just wandered over and joined and started a thread on this thing. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
British two strokes. :lol3:lol3

British two strokes. :lol3:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Only when magnified through the internet. ...

Only when magnified through the internet.

Best to not have an engineering degree. That screws the whole thing up, like some Warehouse 13 artifact whammy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,129
Posted By kraven
I have a lot of Walter Crowhorse moments with...

I have a lot of Walter Crowhorse moments with those guys and have to remind myself what a douche I was with my first bike.

"Those shoes are a little tight in the instep, but boy do they look...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 249,129
Posted By kraven
:lol3:lol3:rofl

:lol3:lol3:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
I've been trying to get on the Enfield forums,...

I've been trying to get on the Enfield forums, but they seem buggy right now and I've had trouble registering. So, I'm just doing old fashioned researching.

I got a frame number off the head, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,794
Views: 826,950
Posted By kraven
Wow. A free R60 isn't a bad deal at all. That's...

Wow. A free R60 isn't a bad deal at all. That's all gravy, man. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
that's an interesting idea. I've been flipping...

that's an interesting idea. I've been flipping through all the stressed member twins I know of, in my head anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,607
Posted By kraven
They probably have the real ones to ride and fart...

They probably have the real ones to ride and fart around with, to draw inspiration from when needed.

They're beautiful machines and very tactile in a way new bikes aren't.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Because you guys like pictures: The old drum...

Because you guys like pictures: The old drum brake cautionary tale...
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/wheelgunslinger/bikes/enfield/20140805_135258_zpsp90cynol.jpg

Yummy! :dg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,601
Posted By kraven
A used bike with any age on it will always be...

A used bike with any age on it will always be worse than you think.

Don't buy an older bike thinking it's exactly as good as it looks.

Bearing this in mind: Look at the bike and don't listen...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
MIOB, that single track stuff is distilled...

MIOB, that single track stuff is distilled awesome. :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Now there's an idea. The 350 seems loads more...

Now there's an idea. The 350 seems loads more reliable than the 7hundred too.


We have a local guy here in Asheville who does the Yamaha twins, so getting a rephased 650 from him seems pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
I've had a dozen bikes with that fuel range. I...

I've had a dozen bikes with that fuel range. I just watch the trip odo and plan my stops. It's just that easy.

If you want to extend the range, just have a shop expand the size of the tank or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
That's easy enough to do at home. custom...

That's easy enough to do at home.

custom tank work, widened at a shop to 4 or 5 gallons. Or buy a custom tank and have the spine worked for the Scout, install the pump and stuff, go adv-enturing....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Yeah, the engine is, as I understand, gone via...

Yeah, the engine is, as I understand, gone via catastrophic failure years ago.
Big surprise. :lol3

I'm digging around trying to find some parts for it.

So far it looks like a trailblazer with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Yeah, the "Harley copy" shit never gets old does...

Yeah, the "Harley copy" shit never gets old does it? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Yep. Plenty for most people, truth be...

Yep.

Plenty for most people, truth be known, unless you live 160 miles from a gas station.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,607
Posted By kraven
If they smell money they will. Money is the...

If they smell money they will. Money is the universal lubricant and memory eraser for corporations.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,607
Posted By kraven
I expect there to be a lower buck Victory model...

I expect there to be a lower buck Victory model on this chassis too.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Not me, but I wouldn't buy this because I wanted...

Not me, but I wouldn't buy this because I wanted a gas sipper.

It's 100hp v-twin. You're gonna pay for that somewhere.
The fun meter is probably pegged, and you'll not mind the fill ups, unless...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,609
Posted By kraven
Hah. I'm having some pretty evil thoughts about...

Hah. I'm having some pretty evil thoughts about it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,262
Posted By kraven
Want. :deal

Want. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,607
Posted By kraven
Werd. Let's not forget that Indian put swb...

Werd.

Let's not forget that Indian put swb sporting vtwin American bikes into the world decades before HD ever did.

You'll probably have a way better option than the Kwak-glide pretty soon.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,607
Posted By kraven
I guess Google fu is a suitable replacement for...

I guess Google fu is a suitable replacement for actually seeing, working on, and riding vintage Indians. :lol3

thanks for adding valuable contributions to the conversation! :freaky
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