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Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By Uncle Ernie
oy- did you already know that?

oy- did you already know that?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,551
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I'm pretty sure that's not anoil head, but an air...

I'm pretty sure that's not anoil head, but an air head.
Indian had the 841, which I think is what gave Guzzi the idea.
They were commisioned because the BMW sidecars were driving Americans nuts...
Forum: Airheads 06-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,302
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I find that torquing the head bolts every couple...

I find that torquing the head bolts every couple thou has an effect on valve clearance accuracy.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,364
Posted By Uncle Ernie
"Very easy and quick to do if you know how." ...

"Very easy and quick to do if you know how."

Cosmic :deal




:norton
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Wow- never saw THAT before! Please go to ...

Wow- never saw THAT before! Please go to http://forums.sohc4.net/
There are a fair number of Brits there, and I bet they's all love to see this bit. (Tell 'em Uncle Ernie sent you.)

Hard to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,364
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Is a dead battery too obvious? How old is it?...

Is a dead battery too obvious? How old is it? Look inside; if the fluid level got below the top of the lead plates- it's dead.

Brushes; don't know your specific set-up, but as long as both...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Chang Jiang frame. What the heck are...

Chang Jiang frame. What the heck are "conatrution materials"?!
Could be fun, but not for anything near $6600.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,688
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Yeah- my first thought was, "70's dirt bike." ...

Yeah- my first thought was, "70's dirt bike."

Still, if it's a Chief or Scout, it's worth $1500 if the boxes aren't soggy.
No such thing as a free bike... If you're into jigsaw puzzles, it will...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,063
Posted By Uncle Ernie
The guy who does my paint is like an Eskimo and...

The guy who does my paint is like an Eskimo and the word "snow". He says there are a jillion "blacks" and he won't touch a BMW without a paint code from BMW.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,063
Posted By Uncle Ernie
LOL I used to use a Cobra seat in the 70's. ...

LOL
I used to use a Cobra seat in the 70's. kari Prager called me a frustrated Harley rider. It was kind of fun being so low to the ground, though. You get used to your knees being level with...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,304
Posted By Uncle Ernie
http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.ca/find-a-dealer

http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.ca/find-a-dealer
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,063
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I saw an R75 with the large tank turn up...

I saw an R75 with the large tank turn up Caliofornia St in San Franicisco one day; it was all Dover white- including the frame. That vision has hauinted me for many years now. For some reason, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Uncle Ernie
http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/dash_1950.JPG ...

http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/dash_1950.JPG

http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/MockUp_1492.JPG

http://www.teamyikes.com/Bitsa/Pics/mockup_1790.jpg


All that said, I'm not promoting...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,304
Posted By Uncle Ernie
yeah-that GPZ550 is a true classic. I don't...

yeah-that GPZ550 is a true classic. I don't understand why it doesn't get more attention (whatever that means...).

Moto Morini; a crush from afar. I keep falling in love with bikes that are...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Bike Master superbike bars turned up-side down. ...

Bike Master superbike bars turned up-side down. About $23. It will put you about where clip-ons whould go, without getting the giggles from the alleged cognoscenti about clubmans. (I have no...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I'm certainly not going to argue about stinky...

I'm certainly not going to argue about stinky bars.
Not sue what you want... Bike master in the Tucker Rocky catalogue probably hs the best prices. TR is only offered at shops- not on'line ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2011, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Sounds to me like it's either a bad connection...

Sounds to me like it's either a bad connection tha comes and goes depending on whether you're going uphill or downhill, or
a bad relay.
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,651
Posted By Uncle Ernie
After feaking out and way overfilling, I only...

After feaking out and way overfilling, I only check the oil when it's cold.
When changing oil, 2 quarts is all you need. Anything over that will just get blown out almost immediately. That's about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,117
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Bingo! On one of my bikes, I had to sand off a...

Bingo!
On one of my bikes, I had to sand off a sharp "corner" in each lever. That corner was basically trying to cut my cables. Just a little rounding off seems to have helped a lot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,117
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Hint; old farts carry a spare cable taped along...

Hint; old farts carry a spare cable taped along the old cable. Takes car of storage and if the old one breaks, it's easy to move the ends over for a change-out.

If the cable broke at the lever...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,612
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Now I'm re-confused myself... I used to worry...

Now I'm re-confused myself...
I used to worry that one bike has no reserve- just on-off.
maybe there's an advantage to that...
Forum: Hacks 05-20-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,091
Posted By Uncle Ernie
That video makes me remember a time I made a...

That video makes me remember a time I made a deliery to a ferry in the Bay. I began to think maybe I was haviong a stroke -until I looked out the window and saw the horizen gently going up and down ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,000
Posted By Uncle Ernie
"Conspicuity" is a naive hope perpetrated by the...

"Conspicuity" is a naive hope perpetrated by the folks who sell orange clothes, and the buyers who simply haven't been hit yet.

Watching wheels doesn't always help, either. The guy waiting at...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15,054
Views: 8,439,165
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Cool bike! BTW. that shot with the...

Cool bike!


BTW. that shot with the Garbo look-alike was one in a series of atrociously attempted porn for the time. She gets progressively provacative as she tries to get closer (if you will)...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,612
Posted By Uncle Ernie
You got me. I'm going from memory on the R65 I...

You got me. I'm going from memory on the R65 I sold not too long ago, and my current /2. Seems like that's the way it is on all my other bikes petcocks, too, though.
It might help the OP to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,612
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Well, on my petcocks, down is off, forward is on,...

Well, on my petcocks, down is off, forward is on, and rear-ward is reserve. I never heard of a switch pointing up. Basically, petcocks are 2 tubes inside the tank- one long and one short. On is...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,402
Posted By Uncle Ernie
C'mon- how many people use racing gas on a...

C'mon- how many people use racing gas on a day-to-day basis?
How many people even have access to it?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,972
Posted By Uncle Ernie
It's always exciting after spending a couple...

It's always exciting after spending a couple hours on a piece to watch it become your prom date's eyes spread all over her face when she finds out you wore argyles with a pink Tux.

It just...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,402
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I just look at the plugs- both of them. Black...

I just look at the plugs- both of them.
Black is rich. What I call black flocking is worse. Wet or oily means there's no spark.
Toasty light brownish ~ tan is good.
REAL LIGHT or even white is...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,972
Posted By Uncle Ernie
The clear coat won't make the Sharpie ink run? ...

The clear coat won't make the Sharpie ink run?
(why did I think that?)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,390
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I'm a little verklempt here. I used to know the...

I'm a little verklempt here. I used to know the various Freds and Dennis Magri when I lived out there. I marvel that ANYone can afford to live out there.

Great photo essay.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,390
Posted By Uncle Ernie
All my late 40's Chiefs had a small grease cup on...

All my late 40's Chiefs had a small grease cup on the side of the distributor just for that reason. By screwing down the cap, grease would be pushed into the shaft. Why doesn't Mr kalle have that?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,427
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Mista Vern is right. I hired a nurse to come in...

Mista Vern is right. I hired a nurse to come in a couple times a week for that.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,427
Posted By Uncle Ernie
First of all, BMW bars are 22mm. If you got 7/8...

First of all, BMW bars are 22mm. If you got 7/8 bars, you'll need to grind the chrome off for the controls to fit.

Since you're going to bar-end mirrors, either cut the hole out of the grips, or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,360
Posted By Uncle Ernie
80's BMW R80 / R100 Kawassaki Versys Triumph...

80's BMW R80 / R100
Kawassaki Versys
Triumph Bonneville / Scrambler
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,093
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I'm with Mr Spokes; what more is there to do?...

I'm with Mr Spokes; what more is there to do? Rear-sets? Lower bars?
Here's a hint- if you put rear-sets on you better have an inseam under 29 inches. I vote for Superbike bars and bar-end...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,921
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Not many around because owners used to get the...

Not many around because owners used to get the best money for them from Maine fishermen. It took a looong time for them to ge any respect because they are slow and heavy. Still, they do wind out...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By Uncle Ernie
Actually, there are 2 types of "newer"; an...

Actually, there are 2 types of "newer"; an interim model called the AVL was made +/- 2 years (about '08 and '09). They look pretty much the same as the iron barrels, but have many significant...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I find that my feet want to keep vibrating off...

I find that my feet want to keep vibrating off the sides of floorboards and it distracts me terribly to have to keep thinking about it. Your results may be different...

I'm a weenie; I got over...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,614
Posted By Uncle Ernie
I have a feeling the closest I've come to...

I have a feeling the closest I've come to something like the Ace here in the 'States is Farley's in San Francisco. All kinds of bikes of all sizes lined up daily- but especially on weekends. Great...
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