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Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
Here's the ad in case it disappears: 1980...

Here's the ad in case it disappears:
1980 YAMAHA XS650 CHOPPER - $3000 (New Britain) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,970
Posted By thumpism
The enclosed chain of my '82 XV920 was great. I...

The enclosed chain of my '82 XV920 was great. I adjusted it once in 30,000 miles. Never seemed to need it and it was always lubed. Some folks think the chain case looks a little clunky, but you can't...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
Love the word modificated. Because if you've made...

Love the word modificated. Because if you've made modifications then the bike has, of course, been modificated! We used this all the time at the shop to describe any deviation from stock, no judgment...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,801
Views: 1,417,939
Posted By thumpism
Back in the bike shop when test riding...

Back in the bike shop when test riding newly-assembled Ross bikes (infamous for having forks that were out), if the bike pulled to the left we'd pull the fork blades to the left to correct it, so if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 615
Views: 94,020
Posted By thumpism
In case no one has replied about this, it's a...

In case no one has replied about this, it's a brick kiln. This is where the material for all those nice brick houses comes from. The town of Medora IN has about a dozen on a patch of ground and the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,291
Views: 2,322,570
Posted By thumpism
I read a DIY article in some car magazine long...

I read a DIY article in some car magazine long ago on how to do this. It involved a substitute valve cover with a cutout the full length top and center, right above the adjusters so you could get the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
Y'know, just take a moment to spell the damn name right.

Woman' Hardley Davis Outfit - $400 (Hopewell)<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
Ad now flagged for removal. This is why it's a...

Ad now flagged for removal. This is why it's a good idea to copy and paste the text and photo as I did for the Iowa bike above; so it can continue to be enjoyed in this thread.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
Iowa dirt bike - $450<SECTION...

Iowa dirt bike - $450<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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http://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_jsO8D10FaFU_600x450.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,183
Posted By thumpism
On the local CL

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4799985181.html

1968 suzuki s32-2 Olympian motorcycle - $400 (Colonial Heights)<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
If he could that to a bike, it's a wonder he...

If he could that to a bike, it's a wonder he hasn't cut up that old Ranchero yet.http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_j2X1HkncjrH_600x450.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,965
Posted By thumpism
Stock pipes are worth whatever someone will pay...

Stock pipes are worth whatever someone will pay for them. On my old bike one of the pieces was NLA and the others costly if the dealer would even try to order. Used sets with scuffs and scratches is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
"It got dropped at 120 MPH and caused this...

"It got dropped at 120 MPH and caused this damage." Sounds like both he and the bike are pretty much bulletproof. Gotta be worth 4 large for that kind of resilience.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,614
Posted By thumpism
Here's the full ad in case some grabs the bike.

Air ride bobber *price reduced* nearly in half (Lincoln ne) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 960
Posted By thumpism
I had a '72 SS350 that, sadly, was no longer...

I had a '72 SS350 that, sadly, was no longer stock when I got it, but it ran and rode okay. Later picked up an SX350 parts bike and sold the bundle later in order to get a reliable street machine. My...
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 66,406
Posted By thumpism
Don't let that stop you. Years ago there was a...

Don't let that stop you. Years ago there was a Peugeot car commercial (for a model not sold here) that showed a distance shot of the car being driven across the Bonneville Salt Flats at speed. Zoom...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,414
Posted By thumpism
For sale locally. Not mine.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4731797531.html

1977 Yamaha XS750 - $750 <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,259
Posted By thumpism
PC800. Still have it because I have not...

PC800.

Still have it because I have not gotten around to selling it. Rock solid Honda that I wanted since they came out in '89. Finally got one and it has great trunk and mirrors but just isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 188,576
Posted By thumpism
Extremely helpful instructions and I'll need to...

Extremely helpful instructions and I'll need to use them. My '89 always went 140 miles until it hit the E but now recently changed and is on that mark much sooner and takes less fuel when I fill up...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,029
Views: 298,478
Posted By thumpism
He also needs to align the rear wheel. ...

He also needs to align the rear wheel.
http://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_bwuct9492xm_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By thumpism
See if National Cycle still makes the...

See if National Cycle still makes the Plexifairing 3 and if they have one to fit your bike. I rode about 30,000 miles behind one of those and it worked great.

*edit*

This looks like the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,975
Posted By thumpism
PM me if interested in a scuffed '89 PC800. I'm...

PM me if interested in a scuffed '89 PC800. I'm in Richmond VA and considering selling mine.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 115,513
Posted By thumpism
"Little Fauss and Big Halsey," with Michael J....

"Little Fauss and Big Halsey," with Michael J. Pollard as Fauss and Robert Redford as Halsey.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 321,249
Posted By thumpism
Hello, fellow Westfalia owner. Also, that...

Hello, fellow Westfalia owner.

Also, that must be the gas cap featured in the thread on auxiliary fuel tanks. Interesting setup.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,324
Posted By thumpism
True. I put a set on these on a van and it sounds...

True. I put a set on these on a van and it sounds like a '70s Caddy.
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,286
Posted By thumpism
Sorry for what happened to him. You could not...

Sorry for what happened to him. You could not have made him a more skilled or better equipped rider. He was responsible for his own approach to riding, but it's still a shame when things like this...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,747
Posted By thumpism
There was one in pretty decent shape in a local...

There was one in pretty decent shape in a local junkyard on the bones of a CX500. I was tempted to get both the fairing and the mount "just in case" but saned up and just brought home my Vanagon...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,317
Posted By thumpism
What he said. Unless the tank is full of cash...

What he said. Unless the tank is full of cash (ala Easy Rider) this is a fool's errand.

But good luck if you decide to go through with it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,900
Posted By thumpism
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8,566
Views: 2,122,327
Posted By thumpism
PO of mine did the same thing with a SuperTrapp.

PO of mine did the same thing with a SuperTrapp.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By thumpism
Bob's BMW in Jessup MD still shows Krauser bags...

Bob's BMW in Jessup MD still shows Krauser bags on its web page and that is where I got my keys long ago. Worth a look and a call. Those keys went with the bags and the bike they were on last year.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,786
Views: 1,537,430
Posted By thumpism
I know those roads! I used to rep in the bicycle...

I know those roads! I used to rep in the bicycle business and would occasionally do my route on my motorcycle, using the roads you mentioned and many others out that way. Nice riding. Some days I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 94,362
Posted By thumpism
At least he did not chop the Buell.

At least he did not chop the Buell.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 94,362
Posted By thumpism
Neither will this: ...

Neither will this:

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4569332971.html

Buell Thunderbolt - CHASSIS no motor - $750 (Richmond) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 168,265
Posted By thumpism
Got a Sportster motor lying around?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4569332971.html

Buell Thunderbolt - CHASSIS no motor - $750 (Richmond) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By thumpism
The CBX of that era used the SuperSport fairing...

The CBX of that era used the SuperSport fairing but Honda also made an Interstate fairing, which is likely the one found on the C bikes. No idea about whether either one fits a 650 but with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By thumpism
Man, I think I've actually been in that store. It...

Man, I think I've actually been in that store. It was a driving trip and we were on the way to Sooke.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16,385
Views: 9,938,029
Posted By thumpism
If you're referring to the movie, that was...

If you're referring to the movie, that was "Bullitt."
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 274,067
Posted By thumpism
Heat gun worked on the faded green plastics on my...

Heat gun worked on the faded green plastics on my old KLR650 but the effect was short-lived. I probably should have treated the plastics with something at the time but, hey, it was a KLR...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,167
Views: 168,265
Posted By thumpism
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4470916984.html...

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4470916984.html

1977 Yamaha 750 2D - $800 (mechanicsville, VA) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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