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Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,782
Posted By kraven
Nice bike, Hexnut. :clap You're gonna have a...

Nice bike, Hexnut. :clap

You're gonna have a lot of good times on that thing. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
I'll leave it by the curb and you can come get...

I'll leave it by the curb and you can come get it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
I'm totally willing to keep it Enfield. It...

I'm totally willing to keep it Enfield.
It seems like so far the prices are crazy on engines. And everything I've found has damage done to it by a drop or has some hole that's been epoxied. You...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
It would be kind of hilarious to build a 55...

It would be kind of hilarious to build a 55 Indian with an Izh engine.
I could call it The McCarthy Indian and maybe have Indian translated to Cyrillic for a tank decal.

I remember on long way...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By kraven
Sounds like the F800 BMW might be right up your...

Sounds like the F800 BMW might be right up your alley. It's an interesting constellation of attributes you might find pleasing.

You can test ride them too.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
sounds like a tough mill. You have some great...

sounds like a tough mill. You have some great vids. I'm gonna subscribe to your channel on the youtubes. :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By kraven
This guy. :deal

This guy. :deal
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
Thanks for the info, Kev. I just wandered over...

Thanks for the info, Kev. I just wandered over and joined and started a thread on this thing. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
British two strokes. :lol3:lol3

British two strokes. :lol3:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
Only when magnified through the internet. ...

Only when magnified through the internet.

Best to not have an engineering degree. That screws the whole thing up, like some Warehouse 13 artifact whammy.
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 220,196
Posted By kraven
I have a lot of Walter Crowhorse moments with...

I have a lot of Walter Crowhorse moments with those guys and have to remind myself what a douche I was with my first bike.

"Those shoes are a little tight in the instep, but boy do they look...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2,361
Views: 220,196
Posted By kraven
:lol3:lol3:rofl

:lol3:lol3:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
I've been trying to get on the Enfield forums,...

I've been trying to get on the Enfield forums, but they seem buggy right now and I've had trouble registering. So, I'm just doing old fashioned researching.

I got a frame number off the head, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 793,835
Posted By kraven
Wow. A free R60 isn't a bad deal at all. That's...

Wow. A free R60 isn't a bad deal at all. That's all gravy, man. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
that's an interesting idea. I've been flipping...

that's an interesting idea. I've been flipping through all the stressed member twins I know of, in my head anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
They probably have the real ones to ride and fart...

They probably have the real ones to ride and fart around with, to draw inspiration from when needed.

They're beautiful machines and very tactile in a way new bikes aren't.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
Because you guys like pictures: The old drum...

Because you guys like pictures: The old drum brake cautionary tale...
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/wheelgunslinger/bikes/enfield/20140805_135258_zpsp90cynol.jpg

Yummy! :dg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By kraven
A used bike with any age on it will always be...

A used bike with any age on it will always be worse than you think.

Don't buy an older bike thinking it's exactly as good as it looks.

Bearing this in mind: Look at the bike and don't listen...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
MIOB, that single track stuff is distilled...

MIOB, that single track stuff is distilled awesome. :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
Now there's an idea. The 350 seems loads more...

Now there's an idea. The 350 seems loads more reliable than the 7hundred too.


We have a local guy here in Asheville who does the Yamaha twins, so getting a rephased 650 from him seems pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
I've had a dozen bikes with that fuel range. I...

I've had a dozen bikes with that fuel range. I just watch the trip odo and plan my stops. It's just that easy.

If you want to extend the range, just have a shop expand the size of the tank or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
That's easy enough to do at home. custom...

That's easy enough to do at home.

custom tank work, widened at a shop to 4 or 5 gallons. Or buy a custom tank and have the spine worked for the Scout, install the pump and stuff, go adv-enturing....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
Yeah, the engine is, as I understand, gone via...

Yeah, the engine is, as I understand, gone via catastrophic failure years ago.
Big surprise. :lol3

I'm digging around trying to find some parts for it.

So far it looks like a trailblazer with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
Yeah, the "Harley copy" shit never gets old does...

Yeah, the "Harley copy" shit never gets old does it? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
Yep. Plenty for most people, truth be...

Yep.

Plenty for most people, truth be known, unless you live 160 miles from a gas station.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
If they smell money they will. Money is the...

If they smell money they will. Money is the universal lubricant and memory eraser for corporations.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
I expect there to be a lower buck Victory model...

I expect there to be a lower buck Victory model on this chassis too.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
Not me, but I wouldn't buy this because I wanted...

Not me, but I wouldn't buy this because I wanted a gas sipper.

It's 100hp v-twin. You're gonna pay for that somewhere.
The fun meter is probably pegged, and you'll not mind the fill ups, unless...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
Hah. I'm having some pretty evil thoughts about...

Hah. I'm having some pretty evil thoughts about it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 51,862
Posted By kraven
Want. :deal

Want. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
Werd. Let's not forget that Indian put swb...

Werd.

Let's not forget that Indian put swb sporting vtwin American bikes into the world decades before HD ever did.

You'll probably have a way better option than the Kwak-glide pretty soon.
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
I guess Google fu is a suitable replacement for...

I guess Google fu is a suitable replacement for actually seeing, working on, and riding vintage Indians. :lol3

thanks for adding valuable contributions to the conversation! :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
I dunno. Maybe another 1 or 200 bucks after...

I dunno. Maybe another 1 or 200 bucks after economy of scale kicks in (and people buy them over the counter just to have them). On a bike already in the 20's, in a market where people are celebrating...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 39,718
Posted By kraven
X1 Glider is right on. It's okay for a...

X1 Glider is right on.

It's okay for a dealer to make money. It's okay to take a bike in for service, and in most cases way wiser. I know I wouldn't want my new twinkie being rebuilt on a wooden...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
I couldn't say. This is my first Enfieldish bike....

I couldn't say. This is my first Enfieldish bike. I'm starting to think it's an Indian from the parts it has.

It's mid-fifties, maybe late fifties, so it's made in merry ole' England, at least.
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 163,826
Posted By kraven
I think it would have been better finished with a...

I think it would have been better finished with a cast tank piece or cloissone, as the toad said.

I think if you're gonna sell the Chieftain models as more or less top shelf cruiser/tourers you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
I actually had to go dig out my SAE wrenches and...

I actually had to go dig out my SAE wrenches and sockets. Boy it's been a while for them.
:puke1
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
:lol3:lol3:lol3 Waiting on Honda parts?

:lol3:lol3:lol3

Waiting on Honda parts?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,964
Posted By kraven
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/wheelguns...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff280/wheelgunslinger/bikes/enfield/20140731_151810_zpsj8suea7m.jpg

Got the wheel off without drama. Well, I had to cut the brake cable, but nbd. Shoes were...
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