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Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Still working on it. Doing a lot of little things...

Still working on it. Doing a lot of little things right now. Finally received the front tire I had to exchange, so the front end will be the next big thing to tackle. Working out a better way to...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Slow but sure progress...new rear tire & tube...

Slow but sure progress...new rear tire & tube mounted, new chain shortened to correct length and installed, rear brake cleaned and adjusted, rear brake stay arm repainted, all rust removed from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 48,042
Posted By 83XLX
My '69 CL350 (sort of)... ...

My '69 CL350 (sort of)...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/bb03aed1-4f03-49f8-8df3-43407227bf85.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,190
Posted By 83XLX
Some people are never going to be very good...

Some people are never going to be very good riders, but a few years on an old dirt bike (really riding it) can do wonders for a person's riding skills. Reactions, using body english, learning to feel...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
No, I'd never think of riding it cross country....

No, I'd never think of riding it cross country. It's not too bad for riding 150-200 miles in a day, though. A nice bike for a somewhat-spirited ride down twisty back roads on a Saturday morning and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Sort of like a real motorcycle, right?...:D

Sort of like a real motorcycle, right?...:D
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8,551
Views: 3,471,453
Posted By 83XLX
Still working on the '69 Honda 350...getting...

Still working on the '69 Honda 350...getting close to being roadworthy.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/bb03aed1-4f03-49f8-8df3-43407227bf85.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Still coming along. Just ordered tires, tubes,...

Still coming along. Just ordered tires, tubes, rim strips, and a chain from Denis Kirk. About $150...nice and cheap!

...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
That's the truth. My wife heard it start and ran...

That's the truth. My wife heard it start and ran out to video the occasion. I cut it off and started it once more for the camera. She used to ride on the back of it when we were dating back in 1972,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
It ran today for the first time in 20+ years... ...

It ran today for the first time in 20+ years...

http://vid28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/C396F14D-7B6A-45ED-AC93-2D522274E998.mp4
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Went for a ride the other day and took a fresh...

Went for a ride the other day and took a fresh picture. The old Ironhead is still running fine and actually leaking less...:D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/XLX/photo203.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Sportsters never had a foot clutch and hand...

Sportsters never had a foot clutch and hand shift. They are too modern (ha ha) for that setup.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
I think I'll be leaving the carb tops painted...

I think I'll be leaving the carb tops painted silver for now. They actually look ok when mounted on the motor. The frame needs some paint, though...
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Well, I put the cleaned tank with new petcock on...

Well, I put the cleaned tank with new petcock on today, along with the cleaned carbs with good diaphragms. New spark plugs, new battery, cleaned points, fresh non-ethanol gas, new fuel lines, etc. -...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
I'd rather get the stock carbs working, but that...

I'd rather get the stock carbs working, but that is an option.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,571
Posted By 83XLX
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/O...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Old%20bikes/Snuff-Or-Not.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, I've been neglecting my other vintage bike,...

Yeah, I've been neglecting my other vintage bike, spending my free time working on the old Honda instead of riding the Ironhead, which is fully sorted out and is a lot of fun. If I can get the Honda...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Good ideas. I'll put those in my mental "what-if"...

Good ideas. I'll put those in my mental "what-if" files. Right now, I'm mostly just doing the minimum to see if I can get it running. Other than the cheap tank badges, the new mufflers are my only...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks. I plan on taking a look at trimming the...

Thanks. I plan on taking a look at trimming the heat shield to work with the staggered mufflers. It's pretty rusty, but may clean up ok. I can move the mufflers back enough to use the whole shield,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
You may be right about the silver. I have some...

You may be right about the silver. I have some black textured paint I may shoot them with - it might hide the imperfections left by the rust pitting a bit better.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Did a bit more work on the 350 today. I managed...

Did a bit more work on the 350 today. I managed to find the choke plates, rods, and linkage, which had been in a box with the old air cleaners for 30 years or more. I finished the carbs and buttoned...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
I have low bars and don't think the clocks look...

I have low bars and don't think the clocks look like Mickey Mouse ears...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/P1000501.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Isn't this a Sportster thread? Let's get that bad...

Isn't this a Sportster thread? Let's get that bad taste out of our mouths with this picture...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Sportster%20Cafe/IMG_3410.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Obviously, it isn't.

Obviously, it isn't.
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
The Japanese still know how to style a motorcycle...

The Japanese still know how to style a motorcycle that looks good, but I suppose that doesn't sell well enough any more...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/CB1100.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
The chrome on the carb tops was toast, so instead...

The chrome on the carb tops was toast, so instead of spending $70 on a pair of reproductions, I sandblasted them (we have a small booth in the shop behind where I work). Some primer and "cast...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, performance is nice, but I NEED to like the...

Yeah, performance is nice, but I NEED to like the looks of a bike, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 3,649,460
Posted By 83XLX
Hey, I have pipes just like that under my...

Hey, I have pipes just like that under my bathroom sink...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Pic of the motor, somewhat cleaned to its natural...

Pic of the motor, somewhat cleaned to its natural state. I had painted the whole top end black "back in the day", and that baked-on paint was pretty hard to get off. Still not perfect, but it will...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 3,649,460
Posted By 83XLX
This is what I'm working on right now. Hasn't...

This is what I'm working on right now. Hasn't been started in over 20 years, but I'm hoping that changes in the next few weeks...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
Thanks. Tank finished, motor cleaned, fresh oil....

Thanks. Tank finished, motor cleaned, fresh oil. The 20+ year old oil looked just like dirty motor oil - no goop or water in it. Some Marvel Mystery Oil squirted through the spark plug holes and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
A little more progress today... ...

A little more progress today...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/rotcorp52/Honda%20350/796d73ba-8680-4bfe-a476-d8bca3f8c88c.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
I took the carbs apart last night. All the small...

I took the carbs apart last night. All the small float bowl and vacuum chamber screws actually came out without tearing the heads up. The carbs are amazingly clean inside (maybe I drained the bowls...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 3,649,460
Posted By 83XLX
I believe both the front end and swingarm (and...

I believe both the front end and swingarm (and wheels) are Ducati parts.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,832
Views: 3,649,460
Posted By 83XLX
Here's a nice 750 built by one of the members of...

Here's a nice 750 built by one of the members of our vintage motorcycle club. The first pic (with fairing) was taken last fall, and the second (no fairing) was taken last weekend. He has skills...
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By 83XLX
I'm planning on buying a pair of IRC GS-11 tires...

I'm planning on buying a pair of IRC GS-11 tires for my 350. They look right and aren't too expensive, but they aren't super cheap, either at around $150 a pair.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,184
Posted By 83XLX
A bit of progress. Not having a garage means no...

A bit of progress. Not having a garage means no work on motorcycles during the winter...

Anyway, I'm accumulating maintenance parts/fluids/etc., and am now in the process of cleaning out the gas...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By 83XLX
Yeah, I'm just now starting a '69 CL350 project....

Yeah, I'm just now starting a '69 CL350 project. I'm trying to resist the urge to buy tires, chain, cables, etc. before I find out if it will run or not. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,347
Posted By 83XLX
Nice find! I wouldn't take too much to get it...

Nice find! I wouldn't take too much to get it back pretty close to original. A couple fenders painted to match the tank and a stock seat would go a long way. Handlebars and instruments would just...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5,420
Views: 1,109,363
Posted By 83XLX
I'll comment on AJ's bike. I love the Honda seat...

I'll comment on AJ's bike. I love the Honda seat on it, but it needs some modifications to get it to sit flat on the frame to eliminate the gap under it. Just my opinion, but that's the way I (and...
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