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Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,251
Posted By bill h
HapHazard: I've been riding my 72 Commando since...

HapHazard: I've been riding my 72 Commando since 1977 and now that I am old, I can say it is just about right.

Here are some things to consider, I apologize in advance, if you aware of the things...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 75,405
Posted By bill h
1967 650SS <a...

1967 650SS

<a href="http://s103.beta.photobucket.com/user/MILANOMAN/media/650ss009.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m156/MILANOMAN/650ss009.jpg" border="0"...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,278
Posted By bill h
thanks for posting the pics. now i don't have to...

thanks for posting the pics. now i don't have to :D.
oley is always a fun day.
i enjoy when i spot a bike i have never even heard of before.
that victoria bergmeister is this years winner.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By bill h
thanks for your work rtadlock can you help...

thanks for your work rtadlock

can you help setting the path to gpsbabel?
i am running windows 7 64 bit.
i noticed that there are 2 .exe files in the gps babel folder .
i have tried to use :
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-01-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By bill h
2011 antique motorcycle club of america meet oley pa

here is a link to a slideshow i posted in old's cool

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15802165#post15802165

bill
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,190
Posted By bill h
2011 antique motorcycle club of america meet oley pennsylvania

i fired up my commando yesterday and rode to the perkiomen chapter AMCA meet in oley pa yesterday, a great day.
here is a link to a slideshow of photos i took.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-28-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 614
Posted By bill h
antique motorcycle club of america meet at oley pa this weekend

just a heads up to a great event

Date: April 29,30 May 1, 2011
Location: Oley Fairgrounds -- Oley, PA

Put on by the Perkiomen Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America,
show and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,120
Posted By bill h
how about adding bar end signals like these ...

how about adding bar end signals like these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-universal-vintage-bar-end-pair-turn-signals-14550-/360342771160?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53e61a55d8...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,348
Posted By bill h
20 super sidecars

http://nowthatsnifty.blogspot.com/2011/02/20-super-sidecars.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By bill h
it's bad you know

sick of winter

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bill
2002 mz skorpion...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,641
Posted By bill h
what do people live for

ok it's a taiwan bank commercial but it is in the spirit of the original post.
"let's ride motorcycles"

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Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-04-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By bill h
question for garminfone users

i have read that mapsource does not work with the garminfone. if that is true,
is there a method or 3rd party app for creating self plotted routes, in google maps for example, on the desktop and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,721
Posted By bill h
i saw r.l. burnside's its bad you know posted in...

i saw r.l. burnside's its bad you know posted in the what are you listen to thread in jo momma and it reminded me of this:

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Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By bill h
the right line vintage motorcycle race film

i found these on youtube

a good diversion for a winter day

my favorite part is in part 2 with bob macintyre in his shop working on a manx norton and then he rides it on the track.

here are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By bill h
yes i am an alfista the 164 is my daily driver...

yes i am an alfista
the 164 is my daily driver or i should say my monthly driver as i'm retired and in good weather prefer one of the bikes.
my wife has a milano 3 liter and i'm restoring a 73...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By bill h
atrip to the kempton hotel on a norton 650ss

posted in day trippin'

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14288105#post14288105
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-19-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,803
Posted By bill h
a trip to the kempton hotel on a norton 650ss

one of my favorite riding destinations is the kempton hotel in kempton pennsylvania. why? stick with me and it will be revealed. last fall, i finished the restoration of a 1967 norton 650ss from a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,027
Posted By bill h
try here ...

try here

http://www.carterpowersports.com/productdetail.htm?productId=7895953

bill
72 norton commando
71 triumph t100c
67 norton 650ss
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By bill h
to the nauti goose via northern delaware and maryland

there is nothing like a crabcake sandwich and a cold beer overlooking the chesapeake bay on a hot august day. i met up with the other members of the retired guys mc in media and wandered thru the arc...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 49,059
Posted By bill h
ride to bube's in mount joy pa

posted in day trips

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=13862277#post13862277
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By bill h
day trip to bube's for some gemütlichkeit

and some beer. last wednesday, i traveled to media via the blue route I-476 to meet up with my riding buddies, steve and fritz, for a trip to bube's brewery in mount joy, pa. we have been riding...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,732
Posted By bill h
try fiberglass resin and matting. clean off the...

try fiberglass resin and matting. clean off the rust, abrade, treat with picklex, ospho etc. then use automotive grade resin. evercoat is a brand i have used.
i patched a metal gas tank on a alfa...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,014
Posted By bill h
that's a great bike don't forget the to put...

that's a great bike
don't forget the to put cleaning the clutch plates on your short list.
the later engines share engine oil with the primary. the clutch was designed as a dry clutch that now runs...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,694
Posted By bill h
your bike is outstanding! here are 2 links...

your bike is outstanding!

here are 2 links to an amal troubleshooting & tuning

1. http://www.jba.bc.ca/Bushmans%20Carb%20Tuning.html

2. http://www.britcycle.com/Manuals/amaltune.pdf i...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By bill h
question about river road/old mine road jersey side del water gap

can anyone tell me about this road? is it paved? well maintained in good condition?
i'm planning a trip in june and the old norton doesn't do well on gravel.

thanks

bill
72 norton commando...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By bill h
some photos from the AMCA Oley PA meet saturday

so i rode my norton 650ss to oley on saturday. i restored it from a basketcase last summer and fall. this was the first "long" ride. it ran like a champ.:clap

here is a slideshow.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,469
Posted By bill h
i say go for it it looks to be pretty complete....

i say go for it
it looks to be pretty complete.
if you want to go very fast do it on a modern machine.
as other have said send the crankshaft rod and pistons to someone who knows nortons and have...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By bill h
Oley PA AMCA meet this weekend

just a heads up to a great event

Date: April 23-25, 2010
Location: Oley Fairgrounds -- Oley, PA
Put on by the Perkiomen Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, the Oley, PA swapmeet...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By bill h
sergeant joe said: "With the coluor tune the left...

sergeant joe said: "With the coluor tune the left cylinder fills the bowl with an orange flame all the way around, but the left only shows a blue spark going straight to the side of the bowl in a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,495
Posted By bill h
hey sarge a boyer is a wasted spark system that...

hey sarge
a boyer is a wasted spark system that fires both plugs simultaneously and since you switched the leads and got the same result on the right side and you are using a color tune to view the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,978
Posted By bill h
Laugh hi there sarge: i recommend that if you don't...

hi there sarge:
i recommend that if you don't have the factory workshop manual get one.
also consider haynes, clymer, and chilton manuals as well. the all have different photos and work arounds....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By bill h
geezers garage

check out this tv pilot.

i would be right at home with these guys
commando vs indian at the end
boy they sound great
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8,081
Views: 3,162,217
Posted By bill h
zellmannia said "GORGEOUS BIKE!!! Love the...

zellmannia said
"GORGEOUS BIKE!!! Love the light and dark gray paint scheme "
i was going for the "polychromatic gray " that the dommie's of the 50's used.
i was going to to "two tone " tank but...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,081
Views: 3,162,217
Posted By bill h
time for another norton

here's my 1967 650ss this is the third britbike i restored since i retired.
i bought it as a basket case some years ago.

<a...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,984
Posted By bill h
the shuttleworth snap

In a fifty mile race I am the best
I ride five miles and skid the rest

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Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2009, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By bill h
i use progressive, they have comprehensive based...

i use progressive, they have comprehensive based on agreed value.
they are very very reasonable.
i also have their roadside assistance which is dirt cheap.

bill
93 ducati 907ie
72 norton...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 411
Posted By bill h
british motorcycle history on you tube

this is a history of british motorcycles put up on you tube by a guy from vancouver,canada who makes and sells gaskets for brit bikes. his exclusive means of transportation is a bsa 441 victor, ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,844
Posted By bill h
spring for the factory workshop manual and if...

spring for the factory workshop manual and if aftermarket manuals (haynes, chilton, clymer) are available get them too. each has different diagrams, pictures and work arounds. also get the parts book...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By bill h
highway: my decades old clymer manual shows...

highway:
my decades old clymer manual shows three different types of rear wheels:
early type
unscrew brake adjuster, disconnect chain, loosen rear chainguard bolt and move chainguard up and out of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2009, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,518
Posted By bill h
nitsug: when i used International title about 4...

nitsug:
when i used International title about 4 years ago i got state of Maine regisistration paperwork. I was told Maine does not issue titles. ITS has an agent in maine that walks the paperwork...
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