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Forum: Trials 09-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 167,142
Posted By moparren
My new to me vintage trials bike. TL125 Got it...

My new to me vintage trials bike. TL125 Got it running but the tank leaks and I need some bodywork...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/15120043651_2621ceb768_s.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By moparren
Have you checked out http://elmoto.net/? Got...

Have you checked out http://elmoto.net/? Got some guys that really know their stuff and are building some cool e-bikes there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,723
Posted By moparren
Beemer face? :evil

Beemer face? :evil
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By moparren
This is what I have learned in the last 24 hours...

This is what I have learned in the last 24 hours -

The ZX family of motors uses the same chain for the starter and alternator. The tensioner breaks allowing the chain to go slack while starting...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By moparren
Yay! Parts in the pan. ...

Yay! Parts in the pan.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/13883869631_f731446d13.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n9SsJB)IMG_1891 (https://flic.kr/p/n9SsJB) by Renaissance Redneck Media...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By moparren
Pulled the clutch cover and the alternator chain...

Pulled the clutch cover and the alternator chain tensioner is busted. Apparently this a known issue. WTF is it with Kawasaki and chain tensioners?
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By moparren
Sounds reasonable so I looked into it and have...

Sounds reasonable so I looked into it and have two thoughts -

Where the hell do I find it on the diagrams?! Went through every motor diagram on bike bandit and apparently the starter connects...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By moparren
ZX11 starter goes bang

The problem child is a '93 ZX11C...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-06-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
More cleaning! Handlebars post cleaning ...

More cleaning!

Handlebars post cleaning
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/12971131515_c33d2797c5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/12971131515/)

50 plus years worth of dead...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
First, thanks for all the kind words of...

First, thanks for all the kind words of encouragement! Mine is a 90. The mongo rear sprocket went away in later years when they put on the dual range.

I also wanted to apologize for the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Some steel wool and elbow grease and voila! ...

Some steel wool and elbow grease and voila! Shiny chrome.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/11846489965_15bf29dc93_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/11846489965/)
IMG_9333...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Good news - finally got some time to work on this...

Good news - finally got some time to work on this again.
Bad news - said time is due to getting laid off yesterday. Oh well, hated that damn job anyway.

Got the chrome around the rear shock...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Been too long since I've had a chance to work on...

Been too long since I've had a chance to work on this... Did some kitchen work, then ripped out carpet and put down new floors and then the oven blew up. :dog

Did manage to get the swing arm off....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-05-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Yep, want to keep it mostly original. I haven't...

Yep, want to keep it mostly original. I haven't been able to find anything to eliminate the points, but I do have a bad XR500 motor with the ignition parts that I have been eyeing...

And yes, I...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
quick update

The scoot restoration has been on the back burner for a while, long enough that it is starting to get covered by other stuff, but a new motivation is forming - The wife, who is the amazon of her...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,438
Posted By moparren
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By moparren
Found it! Roma Rev 150 ...

Found it! Roma Rev 150
http://www.scooterdynasty.com/150cchornetScooterMotorcycle.aspx
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By moparren
can anybody ID this scoot?

Came across this the other day, obviously scooter based. Kinda cool lookin but I can't find any info on it

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8613899189_376c35d4ef_z.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Thanks for the ideas on the logo, I'll have to...

Thanks for the ideas on the logo, I'll have to look into that.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
Not much happening, had a free diswasher and...

Not much happening, had a free diswasher and disposal drop in my lap so got some house work taking time from working on toys.

Rear shocks and luggage rack off. (hmmm, long travel shocks...:evil)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 17,950
Posted By moparren
The tech is growing rapidly. I have heard that...

The tech is growing rapidly. I have heard that capaciters will be replacing batteries in the near future. If that is true, it wil change the game drasticly. It is my opinion that motorcycles are the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,764
Posted By moparren
Before - ...

Before -
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5232/6951631398_f9524a1844_z.jpg

After -
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8436334885_5d7617a6b8_c.jpg...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
More disasembly! Well, that explains why...

More disasembly!

Well, that explains why the front break didn't do much as I was pushing it into the shop. I think the oil came from the speedometer drive....
Forum: Battle scooters 02-01-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
:D I was so excited about getting started that I...

:D I was so excited about getting started that I for got I wanted to take pictures. What year is yours? Looks a bit newer with the low range but it's got to be close.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 160,915
Posted By moparren
Just pushed my '66 in to the shop for some long...

Just pushed my '66 in to the shop for some long overdue love -
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8419317088_ea162c4eb4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/8419317088/)

Started a...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-27-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
The teardown continues, sure does come apart...

The teardown continues, sure does come apart faster than the "real" bikes do. And it takes up a hell of a lot less space than the XR 500 did that I just finished!

Not finding too much rust,...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,524
Posted By moparren
restoring my first bike

After many years of sitting in a shed I have started working on my first bike, 1966 CT 90. The only reason I parked it some 20 years ago is that I go a bigger bike. It's time for some love for my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35,136
Views: 8,771,723
Posted By moparren
I can't decide if this is inspired or insanity

I can't decide if this is inspired or insanity
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15,595
Views: 1,294,192
Posted By moparren
I had one of those "what are you riding?"...

I had one of those "what are you riding?" conversations with a Ridenow sales guy once. I was riding an '84 Interceptor at the time. His response - "I'm not that into cruisers."<?xml:namespace...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By moparren
I've got a VF1000R project going. Gotta add on...

I've got a VF1000R project going. Gotta add on about getting the carbs off and on is a pain. Make sure the bike is well suported when you go to beat the carbs back into position.

But that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,878
Posted By moparren
Vega Technical gear worked just fine for me - ...

Vega Technical gear worked just fine for me -

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7678871608_5e1301b74e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/7678871608/)


Same lid from the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15,595
Views: 1,294,192
Posted By moparren
+1 My XR would only go about a mile...

+1

My XR would only go about a mile before acting like it was running out of fuel a while back. I went through the carbs and tank vent a few times with no luck before I finally ran a stick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,405
Posted By moparren
I got caught in this dust storm a few days ago...

I got caught in this dust storm a few days ago http://azstarnet.com/news/local/eb020854-9a1f-11e1-b57b-001a4bcf887a.html

"Winds in Tucson were blowing between 45-50 mph earlier today, according...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-01-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By moparren
As long as you are not Marcopa county, no issues....

As long as you are not Marcopa county, no issues. Got a title on my '83 XR about 2 years ago. After they did a VIN inspection to make sure it was not stolen the clerk asked me if I would like my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,763
Views: 373,606
Posted By moparren
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6559431811_7901...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6559431811_79017007f9_z.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 16,764
Posted By moparren
'83 XR500R Street legal. ...

'83 XR500R Street legal.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5232/6951631398_f9524a1844_z.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15,595
Views: 1,294,192
Posted By moparren
Lurker reviled

Hello all, I'm Dave. After a bit over a year of lurking on this thread I decided to say hi. The decision was based on recognizing the rider of a certain zebra striped bike at the Overland Expo and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,019
Posted By moparren
Thanks, fixed.

Thanks, fixed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,019
Posted By moparren
I was taking my <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...

I was taking my <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">first street</st1:address></st1:Street> bike to the DMV...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,531
Posted By moparren
I was following this ride on another site from...

I was following this ride on another site from the begining.

The Brammo is good for 60, some have pushed it to around 65 with a 40 mile range. From what I understand, Nathen's route was planned...
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