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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By flemsmith
I'm in the same situation, very interested in any...

I'm in the same situation, very interested in any real world feedback. Otherwise, I'll probably just buy the beemer boneyard rotor; they've always been good to deal with on maintenance parts.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
duh....straightness, how? Can I just lay them on...

duh....straightness, how? Can I just lay them on a sheet of glass or granite and both ends should be laying flat?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By flemsmith
vario parts...

R1200GS vario sidebag front half only.....I combined two broken rear sections and was left with an extra good front section with the expanding gears. It actually looks quite good,and I don't need...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Thanks. Before I get into redoing the top end,...

Thanks. Before I get into redoing the top end, I haven't seen anything that looks bad at all in the bottom. Any particular advice re how to convince myself I don't have some related problem in...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Can you share the source you bought them from? ...

Can you share the source you bought them from?

thx, roy
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
I was already at 949cc. Guess I may be...

I was already at 949cc.

Guess I may be looking at a new set of Gilardoni's....

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Sometimes it takes a little issue to remind you...

Sometimes it takes a little issue to remind you of how stupid you are...
http://flemsmith.smugmug.com/Other/Moto-Guzzi-T3/i-NWFq66f/0/M/0520150821-M.jpg
Inside of right cyl...ok, so when I first...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Yeah, I got all 6, so that's not my issue. I...

Yeah, I got all 6, so that's not my issue. I haven't really tried very hard yet. Guess I will yank the orings off. tomorrow.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Couldn't wait til tomorrow, started pulling the...

Couldn't wait til tomorrow, started pulling the head, and when I got the carb off, this was laying in the intake manifold......
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Yeah, that's easy enough....I pulled it, there's...

Yeah, that's easy enough....I pulled it, there's nothing in the oil or the sump, except for some shiny metallic coloring that's too small to be anything but normal wear on a fairly new engine. Guess...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By flemsmith
Bad mechanical Guzzi Feng Shei

Only put 1500 miles on it since the rebuild, yesterday just running a few errands, bike's running fine, then kablam! The kinda mechanical noises that make you look for a spot to park it so you can...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,556
Posted By flemsmith
WooHoo!! Sounds good!

WooHoo!! Sounds good!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,281
Posted By flemsmith
El Dorado rear end...

OK, I had to rob the gears out of this El Dorado final drive to replace broken gears in my T3. If anyone has any use for what's left, basically the housing and the internals except the two drive...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,281
Posted By flemsmith
Want a Triumph project?

I'm cleaning out one corner of the garage, and I really need to let go of a 79 Bonneville parts bike I've had for years. The engine has the cylinders and heads off; none of the bottom end has been...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 47,927
Posted By flemsmith
Seth, very nice looking CL 350. My cousin had...

Seth, very nice looking CL 350. My cousin had one years ago that was a blast to ride. Nice to see them being restored to former glory.

roy
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By flemsmith
What's a ZFE?

What's a ZFE?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
Mine's still in the flea market... roy

Mine's still in the flea market...

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By flemsmith
I've always loved the looks of those Ducati...

I've always loved the looks of those Ducati singles. One of my many regrets is that I didn't figure out how to buy a new 250 Monza when I was 16. Really wanted one, meanwhile I just kept riding my...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By flemsmith
Not me, but if you post on the yahoo Loop frame...

Not me, but if you post on the yahoo Loop frame forum, I bet you get some quick answer(s). I know it's not a loop, but the engine is basically the same, and they've always answered me. Let us know...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
What's micardia? And is the second pix you show...

What's micardia? And is the second pix you show taken from the right side of the bike? Any issue with getting the seat underlying plastic cover back on?

Thanks for sharing.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
Yes, I did use the MotoElectrics wiring kit, if I...

Yes, I did use the MotoElectrics wiring kit, if I remember correctly, and I also replaced the Vreg with the MosFET version. (Unless I'm getting the Battery/Starter wiring mixed up with the Vreg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
What I meant by tight wiring is that the...

What I meant by tight wiring is that the connections to the battery as well as the cable routing past it is physically very 'tight' to fit. Meaning I have larger alternator wiring to the Vreg and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,556
Posted By flemsmith
umm....that pretty much sucked. Let's get back...

umm....that pretty much sucked. Let's get back to working on bikes, not so much criticizing.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
Ok, I think I understand it all except when you...

Ok, I think I understand it all except when you say you used a 1 hz blinking led...never heard of that. Can tell a source, and/or mebbe part number? Assume you used micro relays so they'd fit?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By flemsmith
Thanks for the reply; I suspect the first heavy...

Thanks for the reply; I suspect the first heavy rain I encounter may be the next time I end up worried about it.
At least for now it seems secure. If you decide to try some heatshrink, you'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By flemsmith
Coil connector repairs...

2005 1200 GS. Both the bottom spark plug coil plastic connector snap on retainers broke off when I replaced the spark plugs. I tried a coupla homebrew fixes. Here's one. Curious how many of you...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,145
Posted By flemsmith
OK, I'm gonna seriously start thinking about...

OK, I'm gonna seriously start thinking about organizing my garage (and throwing away some stuff...mebbe) So I have an open rafter ceiling, and I'm planning to hang shelving from the rafters and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
Back to the fuel lamp....next time I have the...

Back to the fuel lamp....next time I have the plastic off, I'll look into it. I'd be surprised if I put that led in backwards, but anything's possible. I'll report back if I find anything exciting,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By flemsmith
Not really current, but have you tried posting in...

Not really current, but have you tried posting in britbike forum?

I used to buy from MAP in Fla, Klempf I think it was in the midwest....If you look in back of motorcycle classics, I'm sure there...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,736
Posted By flemsmith
don't quite understand your comment about the low...

don't quite understand your comment about the low fuel light. I replaced all my instrument lights with led's as well. 1999 Gran Canyon. It's actually listed for sale in the flea market, but every...
Forum: Airheads 04-05-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By flemsmith
Kirk, Thanks a lot for hosting! I learned...

Kirk,

Thanks a lot for hosting! I learned a good bit and had fun doing it.

roy
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 468,612
Posted By flemsmith
Opened the garage door yesterday...

...and was greeted by a rattler, curled and rattling to beat 60. Got my loooong stick with the hook on the end and took him outside. Made a note to quit leaving the rollup door open when I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By flemsmith
Still planning to make it...

Is your place the one that branches off Church road? Seems like there's another in Phx with the same address not too far from you, and I don't do long and lat so good.

roy
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By flemsmith
I'm planning to show up. Not sure what riding; I...

I'm planning to show up. Not sure what riding; I don't currently have any carb troubles. Just looking to learn about bings for the future.

roy
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,281
Posted By flemsmith
Two 5 Ohm Dyna coils

I bought these a few years ago, never installed either one of them, then ended up selling the bike I bought them for. First $50 for both plus shipping cost from Az....
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-11-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 134,143
Posted By flemsmith
duh....you could tell the stud was broken by just...

duh....you could tell the stud was broken by just looking? Would be an appreciative audience if you could post pix as you do the repairs.

thanks,

roy
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By flemsmith
There is a latching relay that's sold to be...

There is a latching relay that's sold to be turned on/off with the Headlight switch. I forget the number and source, but it's what I used on my R1200GS to turn the aux stuff on after the engine is...
Forum: Airheads 03-11-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 16,434
Posted By flemsmith
Looks like a massive job just organizing...

Looks like a massive job just organizing everything so you know what you have. Should be fun though. If by chance you run across a 33/11 final drive for a monolever, I'd be interested.
Good...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 930,163
Posted By flemsmith
It's a Cushman Eagle. Not mine, but the first...

It's a Cushman Eagle. Not mine, but the first bike I ever bought at age 15 was a 1959 model. Paid $60 for it, rode it for awhile and sold it for $75.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-08-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 90,574
Posted By flemsmith
I check into this thread every night; hard to...

I check into this thread every night; hard to believe how nice you make all those bits and pieces of metal look. I can't quite figure out how you accomplish so much so often...

thanks for...
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