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Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By jrunberg
Help - 6 volt stator output?

I've got a 1974 Vespa Primavera (with signals) that I'm working trough the wiring on. This bike has two wires (yellow) coming off the stator that feed A/C current to the rectifier. Rectifier is brand...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By jrunberg
Thanks for all the replies. Plan, based on...

Thanks for all the replies.

Plan, based on comments here and some thinking, is to just wax the hell out of it and ride. That is... after I put it back together this winter.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By jrunberg
Gas tank questions

Some things I think I know... some things I don't know if I know, you know?

I've got a CB 125 tank here that goes to a bike I've been picking away at. There's wear through the paint and a little...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 22,156
Posted By jrunberg
Hell for Leather confirmed the thing is coming....

Hell for Leather confirmed the thing is coming. No idea what the price will be, however.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 20,888
Posted By jrunberg
E&C ran these trips as a business, not just for...

E&C ran these trips as a business, not just for the fun of it. The costs to take 3 bikes/riders, two chase trucks / ppl, parts, tools, and all the other crap on the road (AND to still have $$ to...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,195
Posted By jrunberg
US bound?

Doubt it, unfortunately...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 94,614
Posted By jrunberg
Yeah. All the time.

FF helmet / gloves / leather or 'stitch jacket and pants with armor / riding boots.

Every ride no matter the distance. My friends can do what they please, but I won't ride with my wife if she...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-03-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 83,171
Posted By jrunberg
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400773...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/400773_10150991382272101_1113047425_n.jpg

Christmas 2010. The airhead was out back, daily steed out front and my wife wanted her new bars installed. A...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By jrunberg
From my wife... "that is not in mint condition....

From my wife... "that is not in mint condition. Isn't an engine required?"
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By jrunberg
Not interested in highway for these have a...

Not interested in highway for these have a Thruxton and f650 Dakar for times where 45+ is required. Mostly looking for fun to wrench and to ride!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By jrunberg
Mmm. Damn. Didn't get the cb175 but DID run...

Mmm. Damn.

Didn't get the cb175 but DID run into a cb125 that followed me home. It's out front waiting for the time for new head bearings and a carb clean.

Catzor, I'd LOVE to give a home to...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By jrunberg
Yes, interesting. Not the one, however. I dare...

Yes, interesting. Not the one, however. I dare say that the one I'm looking at is about the same either way. Hmmm....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By jrunberg
Thanks, Steve. Right now I'm trying to decide how...

Thanks, Steve. Right now I'm trying to decide how illogical I want to be about buying a 42 year old bike :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By jrunberg
Help opinions on a CB 175!!

Oh, boy do I need help. Anyone have an opinion to spare?

A CB175 has captured my affections the plan would be to fix what needs fixing, ride it and then maybe race it (eventually) in the 200GP...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By jrunberg
Who rents bikes in MARCH in Rapid City, SD?

Work has me hitting South Dakota March 25-28 and I'd like to rent a bike for the job. I'm up for renting about anything (as a change of pace) and am mostly looking for the best people to deal with.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By jrunberg
Opinions of f650 'footpeg relocation kit'?

Before I drop $377 on this kit (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-300-0040/Footpeg-Relocation-Kit-F650GS-w-brake-and-shifter-and-G650GS) does anyone have any input? I'm 6'3, long legged and feel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 298
Posted By jrunberg
Shipper recommendations??

I need to ship two bikes coast to coast. In the past I've found a firm using U-Ship but the results have been mixed (one great! one so-so). Anyone have recommendations?
Forum: Americas 01-19-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By jrunberg
Shipping bikes across the US - recommendations?

My irresponsible time in California is coming to an end (didn't think that was going to happen!) and now I need to move 2 bikes back to Virginia. Used uShip last time... worked but the shipper didn't...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 53,865
Posted By jrunberg
Now, has anyone done some touring on a Thruxton? ...

Now, has anyone done some touring on a Thruxton? Might have to sell it or the f650 and I'm afraid of my wife killing me if I choose the wrong one.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By jrunberg
Rider from VA getting a CA endorsement -- what's required?

Just moved to San Diego and need to (eventually) get my CA driver's license. To get my motorcycle endorsement will I need to take a riding test or just the written? About how long after moving here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By jrunberg
oooo. tell me more about these rides. I'm only on...

oooo. tell me more about these rides. I'm only on a 650 gsa Dak, but it's close enough!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-25-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,414
Posted By jrunberg
Just got to SD a couple weeks ago and the bike...

Just got to SD a couple weeks ago and the bike will be arriving in a week (cross fingers). I'll have a Thruxton and a f650gsa Dakar so guess which one will get ridden more. Would love to try...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By jrunberg
Small bike /scooter shipping -- anyone headed across the country?

May have a need to move a small scooter from Nevada to Virginia. This thing is seriously small - 65" long and 161lbs. Is there anyone headed cross country who would like a few hundred for their...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By jrunberg
Suggestions needed: a topcase to keep helmets out of the rain.

Looks like I'll be able to do a few multi-day rides in the (very) near future to get to hiking trails. Since rain is (always) in the forecast a topcase is highly desired.

What recommendations do...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-03-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,100
Posted By jrunberg
A lot of what you do depends on what type of...

A lot of what you do depends on what type of lifestyle you want on the road. A pick-up loaded with two bikes and towing an RV trailer will never be stealth. If you try city camping you'll be a magnet...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-02-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By jrunberg
Gear

Good gear will last a lifetime. Cheap stuff gets replaced every so often. It adds up...

Cheapest dry bags are trashbags. Put stuff in bag and tie it. For insurance repeat. Lawn and garden bags are...
Forum: Airheads 04-22-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,796
Posted By jrunberg
It's all relative. My r60/5 (now a 75)...

It's all relative.

My r60/5 (now a 75) should really find a new home but won't move for $2,200. It's not pretty (although solid and rust free) and isn't original. I do believe the numbers match...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By jrunberg
Ride or play?

For me, the question with old... anything, really... is whether I want 100% reliability or whether I want to simply enjoy playing with the thing. And riding while I play.

We're slowly picking...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By jrunberg
I did that. MSF the first time since my wife...

I did that. MSF the first time since my wife wanted to ride (I didn't). Passed and never got my endorsement. Second time she (who never really rode after that.... bike rotted:cry) took it with me.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,584
Posted By jrunberg
I'll commute either on the Dakar or the Thruxton...

I'll commute either on the Dakar or the Thruxton down to the teens. Below that and there's too many layers required. On the Dak I have heated grips and Hippo hands (love 'em) so instead of the hands...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 68,795
Posted By jrunberg
Those are some old looking floats

Can't believe I'm the first one in on this, but those floats look like something out of a horror movie. They're supposed to be white, and when they're brown and old and nasty it means they sink more...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 2,628,196
Posted By jrunberg
Oh, and best thing in the garage? The work bench...

Oh, and best thing in the garage? The work bench is a 5x8' steel rack from an ex-home improvement chain that went belly up (HQ). Strong enough to park my car on. Big enough to make a killer work...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,072
Views: 2,628,196
Posted By jrunberg
I am not worthy :(

Once I had a garage, but not in the current house :confused

So. Instead I'm making do with a 10x14' shed out back since the lot size is too small to build on. It's enough to keep the rain / wind /...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrunberg
Now in purple. ...

Now in purple.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5310986481_c22a87854d.jpg

I think this bike needs its own thread... just to keep me motivated!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrunberg
Unfortunately no names, no faces.

Unfortunately no names, no faces.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrunberg
Duck - if you think it's a chick bike now, wait...

Duck - if you think it's a chick bike now, wait until you see the purple tank/fenders it's getting this weekend.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrunberg
Long shot -- anyone recognize this Beast?

Anyone know this bike?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5129/5304973871_60cc3480f8.jpg

Super long shot, but I know one of the previous owners was very active w/ the boards and such. It's lived...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By jrunberg
All gone.

From sitting cracked in a box (sounds like me, actually) the rack is now headed to a new home where it can grace the rear end of another bike. With limited loads of course.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By jrunberg
Don't really plan on using them so they'll get...

Don't really plan on using them so they'll get offered for shipping cost (if they are even worth that much!) tomorrow.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,776
Posted By jrunberg
Krauser cast aluminum rack - worth fixing?

My /5 came with a box 'o stuff, including a Krauser cast aluminum rack which has a crack on the top box portion. Is it worth fixing? Will the aluminum-impregnated epoxy approach work well? It is...
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