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Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,404
Posted By 396
Night Train, First of all, I love all the...

Night Train,
First of all, I love all the historic photo's you post, absolutely fantastic. This post however I imagine will rub a lot of people the wrong way. It did me. I sold every bike I had &...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By 396
Thanks! I knew I've seen one before somewhere.

Thanks! I knew I've seen one before somewhere.
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By 396
Another mystery tool....

Any ideas WTF this is? Found by a friend in a garage. The opposite end is just a round shaft. No other info available. I'm thinking some sort of a mixing or chopping attachment for a drill...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-29-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,805
Posted By 396
Open primary & kickstart with small battery. Belt...

Open primary & kickstart with small battery. Belt primary instead of chain. Probably 50 lbs+ right there. Could fab a light belt guard.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,674
Posted By 396
It will work, but..... You are limited to 1/2" or...

It will work, but..... You are limited to 1/2" or smaller shanks, the cheap x-y tables are pretty crappy, and the good ones are pretty $$. The quill lock on the drill press is marginal, no down feed....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By 396
You know what it wraps around, about how wide it...

You know what it wraps around, about how wide it is, and what it hooks to. With that info, you could pick something close from here & modify to suit.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#torsion-springs/=n9y8zu
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By 396
Might try looking at the exploded view on...

Might try looking at the exploded view on bikebandit.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By 396
about 1/2 way down are solid rod ends. goes...

about 1/2 way down are solid rod ends. goes beyond 5/8"

http://www.mcmaster.com/#rod-ends/=n8ocrt
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,432
Posted By 396
Cool process, but after reading about the...

Cool process, but after reading about the hydrogen being formed and released from the surface of the steel, it sparked my memory. I've had some grade 8 bolts fail in the past due to "hydrogen...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,432
Posted By 396
I wonder how it works on plated parts?

I wonder how it works on plated parts?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,499
Posted By 396
The first bike has both fenders cut off, and the...

The first bike has both fenders cut off, and the wrong mufflers. I would concentrate on getting the second one running, using the best parts off of both. You could probably dump the runner for $800,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 27,646
Posted By 396
Nice build! I always thought the dual-range CB900...

Nice build! I always thought the dual-range CB900 could be a good ADV/scrambler platform.
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,494
Views: 1,076,235
Posted By 396
I just wasted 2 days of my employer's time...

I just wasted 2 days of my employer's time catching up on this. You truly have a gift for story telling...
I think a how-to book on minimalist touring might be a good project for you. I'd sure be...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,604
Posted By 396
Thanks for this! I have been vaguely aware of the...

Thanks for this! I have been vaguely aware of the Japanese Harley, & wrongly assumed it was a reverse-engineered knock-off. Can't wait for part 3!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By 396
After removing the pinch bolt, sometimes you need...

After removing the pinch bolt, sometimes you need to drive a wedge in the slot to spread it open a bit. A blade screwdriver works for this.
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By 396
I am looking for a small (4-6") hand held...

I am looking for a small (4-6") hand held electric orbital buffer for motorcycle use.
something like this with a 4" pad:...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By 396
Most sensors have a light-on/dark-on selector...

Most sensors have a light-on/dark-on selector switch or different output wire. Looks like this one does not. I think you need to buy another one, or wire it through a relay, or do some magic with the...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By 396
Power buffer basics?..

I've used an expensive pneumatic 4" orbital buffer at work with good results. We had only 1 type pad (yellow foam with egg-crate convolutions) and only 1 type of compound (purple 3-M liquid). This...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 248,425
Posted By 396
Very Cool! I see you are using a Triumph trans,...

Very Cool! I see you are using a Triumph trans, but I don't see and adjustment for the primary chain... Going to use a slider or roller?
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,080
Posted By 396
On big heavy street bikes, they can save your...

On big heavy street bikes, they can save your leg, & keep you from getting pinned. I'm talking about the old chrome loop style on Harleys, Guzzis etc. A low-speed tip over can find your leg crushed...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-05-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 34,718
Posted By 396
Love this idea. The modern long-legged dual sport...

Love this idea. The modern long-legged dual sport conversions are cool, but I always thought a 60's or 70's scrambler style would suit the Sportster better. Can't wait to see what you come up with....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,292
Posted By 396
Spotted at Blackwheel in socal: ...

Spotted at Blackwheel in socal:


http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/engineer19/735883729_2624506522_0.jpg


http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/engineer19/735883768_2624506660_0.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,993
Posted By 396
Photo from early...

Photo from early 80's.http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/engineer19/guzzi-1982.jpg ambo/eldo/harley frankenbike from junk in my garage. I loved that bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By 396
I'm pretty sure they use the same carbs as the K...

I'm pretty sure they use the same carbs as the K model. Might check bikebandit, and compare part numbers.
Edit, looks like slight differences between K & A. Bikebandit does list carb parts for the A...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,873
Posted By 396
My cheepo xl175 build from a couple of years ago:...

My cheepo xl175 build from a couple of years ago:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643112&highlight=xl175
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,397
Posted By 396
I would think if the piston & valves were...

I would think if the piston & valves were hitting, you would hear it. Too high compression would first show up as pinging, and yes that would lead to overheating. 2 head gaskets is not a good way to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,846
Posted By 396
From about 1982... My old police ambo with 5...

From about 1982... My old police ambo with 5 gallon fat bobs, Guzzi speedo in the Harley dash, Harley saddle, toumbstone taillight, 16" rims with speed grips. Great bike, got a lot of funny looks....
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 123,448
Posted By 396
FWIW, Simi Harley has an 09 for $8,995, with 5k...

FWIW, Simi Harley has an 09 for $8,995, with 5k miles on it.
Tell them Ray sent you :deal...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By 396
Burned-on boot rubber

How to get it off of your pipes? Scotchbrite and steel wool quickly scratch modern chrome. A wooden scraper won't touch it. What's your secret?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By 396
Shound be fine, As you said, check clevis width,...

Shound be fine, As you said, check clevis width, eye diameter, and length. Shocks from a bigger bike will have heavier springs. I once put 750k shocks on an SL 350 with an extended swingarm :evil
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By 396
If the lights dim, it is usually the battery, or...

If the lights dim, it is usually the battery, or something drawing too much current. If the connections are good, and the battery is good, I would bet it is the starter.
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,384
Posted By 396
Love the bike! So many of the dual-sport...

Love the bike!
So many of the dual-sport sporties seem overdone... Too much suspension, they look akward. For the kind of riding you would do on a dual-sporty, I doubt if anyone needs 10+ inches of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By 396
You're right, I missed that part. Was thinking...

You're right, I missed that part. Was thinking normal lace up.... I still don't imagine acid-dipping or powdercoating a laced-up wheel is a good plan...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,918
Posted By 396
Sorry to say, but you need to remove the spokes...

Sorry to say, but you need to remove the spokes prior to powdercoating. You can't just powdercoat a complete, laced up rim. The heat required to flow the plactic will likely warp it, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By 396
Just so you'll know, Choke open is less fuel,...

Just so you'll know, Choke open is less fuel, choke closed is more fuel. It is actually a plate that opens & closes.
There should be some sort of spring or detent that keeps the choke plate in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,669
Posted By 396
Nice bikes, light and lots of fun. The sidecovers...

Nice bikes, light and lots of fun. The sidecovers are pretty expensive on ebay, I made my own out of aluminum sheet. The early down swept exhausts always rust out where the head pipe meets the...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,934
Posted By 396
Nice tip on that clear! Looks beautiful. I read...

Nice tip on that clear! Looks beautiful. I read somewhere that Rustoleum clear is gas resistant.... Wrong!!! I got a drop on the tank, & it started to go to shit. I'll be able to buff it out, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,429
Posted By 396
I always hone when installing new rings. If the...

I always hone when installing new rings. If the piston is slapping, likely need a bore job with os piston kit. May or may not need a wristpin. Just have a peek. Good luck!
Ps, the 175 is a fun...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,631
Posted By 396
Sounds like the valves. Try adjusting them.

Sounds like the valves. Try adjusting them.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-01-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 1,045,837
Posted By 396
Not mine, pics lifted from Craigslist... 70's...

Not mine, pics lifted from Craigslist... 70's K-model 750

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv326/engineer19/3mf3o13l85Q55Z65W2b772913ebb5d6a81a87.jpg

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