ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: melville
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yes, that does appeal. I'd worry about this...

Yes, that does appeal. I'd worry about this happening, though:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_QMRLyAEclGA/TKTCzBFC7HI/AAAAAAAAIW8/AkGX5Swd86o/s800/2010-09-29%2018.09.13.jpg

Borrowed from here....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yeah, had a couple weeks off, gallivanting on the...

Yeah, had a couple weeks off, gallivanting on the East coast. Back home and caught up on work, and again with the Yamaha. I built a sturdy table to support the motor and got the boys to help me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 9,022
Views: 1,797,870
Posted By melville
fixt

fixt
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,978
Posted By melville
That looks to be a Mac. The pickup extension may...

That looks to be a Mac. The pickup extension may be made of softish Alu. Make sure it is secure and sealed WHEN you pull the pan.

I run 3 qts in mine--comes up as a perfect "1/2 qt low" on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5,058
Views: 278,786
Posted By melville
Heeheehee! I've done that. Bonus points to...

Heeheehee! I've done that.

Bonus points to the rider for passing a non-Harley.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Last thing before the bits went to PC. The lower...

Last thing before the bits went to PC. The lower triple will be exposed when it all goes back together. I didn't care for the parting line, so I spent a little time filing it down. Before:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Dropped off the frame, swingarm and fork yoke at...

Dropped off the frame, swingarm and fork yoke at my local MC shop to have the pressed bits unpressed so I can run the lot to PC tomorrow. I also prepped the rest of the bits for PC, attacking the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yeah, down to the big pieces today. Had some fun...

Yeah, down to the big pieces today. Had some fun getting the stands off, using the 'pennies' method to deal with the springs:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,351
Posted By melville
Hee hee! I just did that exact same thing...

Hee hee! I just did that exact same thing yesterday, same motor 'n' all!

It's a heavy sucker, ain't it?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
I'm in there once a year at the most and the nice...

I'm in there once a year at the most and the nice woman who takes things in knows my name. I like our little town.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Motor out today! Read up on it in the Official...

Motor out today! Read up on it in the Official Service Manual and they said it should come out the right side. So I loosened the critical fasteners and set it on the right:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Take 14 of those 35 away for some vacation time! ...

Take 14 of those 35 away for some vacation time!

Got the fuel and electrical systems off today. The wiring harness was more involved than that of a Beetle!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9,022
Views: 1,797,870
Posted By melville
While my 17 year old was FINALLY passing his...

While my 17 year old was FINALLY passing his written exam for a learner's permit, this old dude with a walker came in to DMV for a renewal. He was charming and fun, but he could barely move and when...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
So I went to the DMV office with the local PD...

So I went to the DMV office with the local PD letter and the title, hoping to reunite the bike and its OG California blue plate. Got to the front of the line, presented my info, and the young woman...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
You are quite welcome. The goal here is to have...

You are quite welcome. The goal here is to have something with a modest bit of resale value. Bobbers usually don't, unless $$$$ has been spent in making them bobbers. Even then, they only get $$$.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yesterday, it was time for the Last Ride. Bump...

Yesterday, it was time for the Last Ride. Bump started it down the driveway and took it out for 20ish miles. It's a solid machine, just needing a little $pecial care. Changed the oil and filter...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By melville
Triumph 3T, pre-unit 350: ...

Triumph 3T, pre-unit 350:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-3T-Cylinder-Head-New-Old-Stock-/130672556241

On a bike:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By melville
Triumph?

Triumph?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Got right past third gear, all the way to fifth! ...

Got right past third gear, all the way to fifth! We had a few days of landlord/property management stuff to do but took today off from that. Ran it around the neighborhood and it seemed to be going...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 550,251
Posted By melville
No moto access to these: ...

No moto access to these:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/Bicycle/SFJanesBridge2_zps474e16d6.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,026
Views: 3,130,267
Posted By melville
Gaaaahhhhh! I can't un-see it! Have you...

Gaaaahhhhh! I can't un-see it!

Have you cornered the VW-powered motorcycle market?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,018
Views: 550,251
Posted By melville
Awesome! I'll be there to see it soon. It...

Awesome! I'll be there to see it soon.

It used to be part of my bicycle commute to school, 30 years ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-14-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yeah, got the carbs mounted and found that the...

Yeah, got the carbs mounted and found that the right float needle didn't close. Drip Drip Drip. Took the rack back off and played with the bits in the bowl, finding that the NEW float needle wouldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 31,636
Views: 7,737,678
Posted By melville
I think she's heavy on the front brake.

I think she's heavy on the front brake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,022
Views: 1,797,870
Posted By melville
FTFY. Brand new bikes at the dealer!

FTFY. Brand new bikes at the dealer!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 361,481
Posted By melville
I get people who want to buy my Kombi all the...

I get people who want to buy my Kombi all the time.

I think it's a market unrecognized by the major manufacturers. Of course, $1500 is too much for these buyers.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yeah, tomorrow was a few days out. But now the...

Yeah, tomorrow was a few days out. But now the carbs are all together and conjoined. The Genuine Yamaha Service Manual says "Do not separate the carburetors, and if you do, reassemble them on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Continuing with the carburetor stew part of the...

Continuing with the carburetor stew part of the project. Rebuild kits came in on the 3rd, so I get to spend the holiday weekend rebuilding the carburetors. The jets are held in with a combination...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,441
Posted By melville
Yes, and not terribly technical rides either. ...

Yes, and not terribly technical rides either. I've done most of the rides TwilightZone highlights on my B/S (Bright/Shiny) Airhead mit street tires.

The Dyerville/Fort Seward loop is awesome,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
So when I ordered carb rebuild kits, my guy said,...

So when I ordered carb rebuild kits, my guy said, "I'm sure you know about this, but have you heard of cleaning carbs with coolant in a crock pot?" Being a VW guy, it took me a moment or two to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31,636
Views: 7,737,678
Posted By melville
Airbag deployed prematurely.[/QUOTE] I'm...

Airbag deployed prematurely.[/QUOTE]

I'm seeing a lot of WIN here.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
That was my other thought! Seriously,...

That was my other thought!

Seriously, whatever was in there was evolving quickly. Good thing I got to it when Berryman B-12 carb cleaner could still kill it.

Rebuild kits ordered, and a new...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Carbs came off today! Not so easy as on the BMW,...

Carbs came off today! Not so easy as on the BMW, even though there's only one cable, not four.

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S28_zpsdfbab031.jpg

Those of you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,667
Views: 361,481
Posted By melville
I can't help but think that you disappointed the...

I can't help but think that you disappointed the cops by having license, insurance, registration and no warrants. You'll need to step up your game. It's probably time for a 'Busa for you.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Not much to report. Rear brake has been bled...

Not much to report. Rear brake has been bled full of fresh fluid. Front brake is functional (not perfect yet) but the motor won't run for more than 10 seconds.

Carbs are coming off next for an...
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 54,454
Posted By melville
Thanks! Got some small refinements coming this...

Thanks! Got some small refinements coming this summer.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
I'm not polishing the master. Did some detail...

I'm not polishing the master. Did some detail painting instead:

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S18_zps15f4382a.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Yeah, tiny progress today. Got the hydraulic...

Yeah, tiny progress today. Got the hydraulic bits off the front. Rebuild kits should be here tomorrow.

http://i1358.photobucket.com/albums/q777/melvillelnf545/850S/850S17_zps03f92232.jpg

As...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Brucifer, I'm just north of you. GatorJane,...

Brucifer, I'm just north of you.

GatorJane, not ready to do the rat thing.

After washing it and tucking it away Saturday:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,282
Posted By melville
Idiot v. Motorbike Round 2. 850 Special "Eigo"

So a couple years ago, this was the scene as I got toward the end of the refurb with my Airhead:



And it has come to pass that I have not dodged that one. That one has come back to the...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014