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Forum: Road warriors Today, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 610,708
Posted By old paul
Tank bag brand is Marsee

Tank bag brand is Marsee
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 2,428
Views: 610,708
Posted By old paul
Beautiful bikes all, but I hope that when you are...

Beautiful bikes all, but I hope that when you are in your mid 70s you'll still be able to and interested in riding something as pretty as this.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17858960-lg.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,521
Posted By old paul
Same story on mine. Replaced with a Conti Go...

Same story on mine. Replaced with a Conti Go that also only lasted 4k. Metzler Laser Tec on order. I know, I know, everyone here hates Laser Tec, but I used them for many years on BMW and always...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,521
Posted By old paul
Daniel, I am an even 6' as well and purchased the...

Daniel, I am an even 6' as well and purchased the racer seat. It is perfect! A little more room to slide around on, stickier cover and even though it is not wider, it feels wider and also feels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 826
Views: 178,521
Posted By old paul
Low 50s is what I can count on calculating with...

Low 50s is what I can count on calculating with US gallons. Some of those big numbers above are likely Imperial gallons which are larger than US gallons. The conversion is 1.2=1.0.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By old paul
So did my old Suzuki T500 Titan from 1974. ...

So did my old Suzuki T500 Titan from 1974. Shifter and kick start and kick stand all on left.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 900
Posted By old paul
Having owned many Airheads, several Oilheads and...

Having owned many Airheads, several Oilheads and a V Strom (1000cc), it would be hard to choose but for me anyway, the V Strom would get the nod. Sure, it requires a lot of plastic removal to service...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By old paul
The most significant model year was the year I...

The most significant model year was the year I bought my first bike.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 177,500
Posted By old paul
I suspect it (lack of price increase for Honda)...

I suspect it (lack of price increase for Honda) has little to do with quantities and a whole lot to do with the fact that Japan has artificially devalued its currency.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,879
Posted By old paul
This comes up often, but misses the point for...

This comes up often, but misses the point for many people. Some, myself included, prefer the sublety of working the gears and riding through the turns in a flowing fashion, with smooth being the key...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,879
Posted By old paul
After many years and many bikes I picked up a new...

After many years and many bikes I picked up a new V7 last month. Now with only 3k miles I think it is fantastic. Maintenance couldn't be easier. Full factory shop manual downloaded for $15 from a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 73,414
Posted By old paul
Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and...

Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and so far has been pure joy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 73,414
Posted By old paul
back to basics for me

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Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,877
Posted By old paul
maroon? moran? :hmmmmm

maroon?

moran?

:hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,688
Posted By old paul
In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna...

In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna Sport. The dealer in Dallas wanted $3500 over MSRP for it, and it was an unsold 4 year old bike at the time. I suggested he didn't understand the concept...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 177,500
Posted By old paul
My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just...

My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just bought it and so far have only filled the tank once.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,077
Posted By old paul
one was too fast - another leaked smoke

Sold an 1100GS because it had a speedometer problem - every time I looked down it was pointed at 100mph or so. No other complaints with it, but I had no business riding that fast.

Had an '04...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,640
Posted By old paul
finally

After lusting for a T3 in 1974 or so, I finally got around to a Guzzi, and just in time, as this is my last new bike. And not only that, it clears my 'list'.

Now in my 70s, it was time to get a...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By old paul
Any decent paint store can take an electronic...

Any decent paint store can take an electronic reading of your paint, plug it into their computer and it will spit out the exact formula to make a perfect match for what you have now which is likely...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,622
Posted By old paul
much speculation

I thought a recall was forever, but here is information taken directly from the NHTSA website: (and the link if you don't believe me)
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallprocess.cfm
Are...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By old paul
I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner...

I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner edge and work it around several times. Soon it breaks loose. To install I simply pour in some rubbing alcohol and slide it on. In a few minutes it is...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,001
Posted By old paul
Tomorrow is here

At 68 or so I sold the R100RT for the reason everyone is talking about - mostly moving it around the garage and then out onto sloping gravel to get started down a long, fairly steep driveway. Tried a...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By old paul
I used to worry about electronic ignition systems...

I used to worry about electronic ignition systems also, but that was over 40 years ago when they were new technology.

How many times has your car suffered a failed ignition?
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,153
Posted By old paul
Mastif

An MZ Mastif with GS size rear tire mounted backwards on front.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/225/513403843_a969a865b0_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By old paul
It's loud because it has no class.

It's loud because it has no class.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By old paul
After several dozen BMWs and various other...

After several dozen BMWs and various other Euro/Asian machines, I took a 2005 DL1000 four months ago. Four thousand miles later I know this is the bike I've been looking for all along. Hard to say...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,808
Posted By old paul
'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on...

'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on it. Now about 1,500 - almost worn out. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15,349
Views: 8,866,159
Posted By old paul
Marina wagon?

Bikes are one thing, but an Austin Marina wagon? They were never imported into the US. Sneaked in from Canada?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,208
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2319/2248121761_aec5...

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,208
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faff3e427_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By old paul
About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ...

About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ Mastiff and a Multistrada and about to retire from the Army.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5675788113_67c16b2cb5_z.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,641
Posted By old paul
14.7

I believe you'll find that 14.7:1 is the ideal mixture ratio in terms of the best combustion, the best and most complete burn of the fuel. Any gasoline engine. The ability to keep the ratio close...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By old paul
plastic paint

Krylon makes a plastic spray can paint with the product name Fusion. It will do just what you want and is found in just about any hardware or discount store.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,991
Posted By old paul
oh well, may as well go riding then

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5257956218_837fa478cb_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,991
Posted By old paul
aw, man, I was hoping - - -

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 2,402,991
Posted By old paul
Now we're in for it - - -

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Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,264
Posted By old paul
750f

Picked up a '78 750 Supersport about a year ago and am loving it. After years on airheads this is a whole different world. With that 4/1 exhaust howling away at eight grand, the world's problems...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,486
Views: 577,758
Posted By old paul
I quit - 2 Airheads and a CB750

Here's the link to my Flea Market ad.

I'm done riding, so someone clean out my garage. And hurry, before I change my mind and wind up falling off some day.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,819
Posted By old paul
PO chimes in

It was fun watching the ride report build as Clay made his way home on my old bike. I'm so amazed at the little dirt roads you guys will head down while out on a trip, being a long term street guy. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,617
Posted By old paul
Here is a fairly new source. ...

Here is a fairly new source.

http://www.boxercafe.com/
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