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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Motornoggin
Ft. Collins... LaPorte Yamaha, located on...

Ft. Collins...

LaPorte Yamaha, located on the corner of Horsetooth and College. Norm (can't remember his last name). My dad bought several bikes there over the years starting in '78 or so. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-04-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Motornoggin
I called and asked my dad about his shop. Didn't...

I called and asked my dad about his shop. Didn't have time to talk due to work, but I did get the name from him.

Suzuki Denver. It was located on S. Broadway, though I still am unclear of the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Motornoggin
Central Cycle was @ 1919 N. Federal. I have a...

Central Cycle was @ 1919 N. Federal. I have a Triumph with a Central Cycle dealer decal on the fender. They sold BSA, Suzuki and Triumph. I don't think that was his place. I'll have to jog his memory...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Motornoggin
I sent you a PM with the number I have for him.

I sent you a PM with the number I have for him.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Motornoggin
Barry Messinger. He's in Ft. Collins and does a...

Barry Messinger. He's in Ft. Collins and does a great job with anything motorcycle, including carbs.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 845
Posted By Motornoggin
My dad had a Suzuki and Ski-Doo dealer in Denver...

My dad had a Suzuki and Ski-Doo dealer in Denver in the late 60's/ early 70's. Though I don't know where they were located exactly, nor the name. He sold them shortly after I was born (late 69')....
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 697,242
Posted By Motornoggin
I have an 06' 883R with 1200 jugs and slugs. I...

I have an 06' 883R with 1200 jugs and slugs. I put a 2 into 1 pipe, open element air cleaner, adjustable ignition and did some tuning. It's NOT slow, not by any reasonable stretch. It had Progressive...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 507,928
Posted By Motornoggin
Laramie, WY. 82070 Back yard for a tent,...

Laramie, WY. 82070

Back yard for a tent, couch, den, domestic facilities, beer, food, etc...

Garage available with motorcycle lift and usually enough tools to fix just about anything if...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 173,090
Posted By Motornoggin
Nice! You'll enjoy it!

Nice! You'll enjoy it!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,853
Posted By Motornoggin
That blows! No other location they could find?

That blows! No other location they could find?
Forum: The Garage 03-05-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,757
Posted By Motornoggin
Sounds like crank speed. Could be a rod bearing,...

Sounds like crank speed. Could be a rod bearing, broken/bent rod, broken piston skirt, smashed ring land, cracked flex plate, etc...

The 20w-50 oil, while not being factory spec for the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
The engine/frame # match. Cursory research tells...

The engine/frame # match. Cursory research tells me that it's in the middle of '69 production. Hard to say if the front end is original or not. I have the exhaust pipes, it had been removed, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
She's a beaut! Turned out really nice!

She's a beaut! Turned out really nice!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
Finally able to get a few pics loaded into...

Finally able to get a few pics loaded into smugmug.

http://motornoggin.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Triumph/i-Q3D9tKS/0/M/Triumph%202-M.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 697,242
Posted By Motornoggin
Suffering from a pretty severe case of PMS...

Suffering from a pretty severe case of PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome)! I currently have eight motorcycles in the garage, 70+ mph winds, an iced over alley and below zero temps, and the bike I miss...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By Motornoggin
+1 ATF+4 is mandatory, even for a top off.

+1

ATF+4 is mandatory, even for a top off.
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,155
Posted By Motornoggin
That was my point as well. Regardless of...

That was my point as well. Regardless of advertising hype, it's difficult to get any consumable parts these days that aren't made in China. Even the "premium" versions often aren't all that good....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
Thanks for the resources! I love the idea of a...

Thanks for the resources! I love the idea of a finished bike, but not convinced of the journey, yet. Maybe as spring nears I'll have a more optimistic outlook. In the mean time, I'll work on getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
Brendan, I'll waffle a bit more, ladle on a...

Brendan, I'll waffle a bit more, ladle on a little syrup, then? I'll definitely keep that in mind and keep you posted. There is a local guy that I hear is interested, but he hasn't actually spoken...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,040
Posted By Motornoggin
I did a fly and ride a few years ago. I wired the...

I did a fly and ride a few years ago. I wired the money to a bank of the sellers choice into an escrow type account. When I picked it up and got the title, the bank transferred the money into his...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,155
Posted By Motornoggin
NAPA Premium rotors are made in China. Even the...

NAPA Premium rotors are made in China. Even the Bosch top of the line rotors are made in China... The majority of OE rotors are made in... China...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
Cool, thanks! I'm waffling... One minute...

Cool, thanks!

I'm waffling... One minute I want to get it going and see if it's worth restoring. The next minute, I don't know if I want to take on a project again (used to restore cars for a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By Motornoggin
What's it worth? 69' Triumph t100c

I acquired a Triumph, 69' T100c Street Scrambler 500cc twin. It's mostly complete, missing the original bars/controls (it has mini apes now), shift lever, kicker, one foot peg and I'm sure a few...
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,798
Posted By Motornoggin
I would think the blocks would disintegrate after...

I would think the blocks would disintegrate after a while. Go to garage sales and buy old bar bells and cast iron weights. You can usually get them cheap and they would last hundreds of years...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By Motornoggin
I don't know of any automotive paint that can go...

I don't know of any automotive paint that can go over latex. The two just aren't compatible. Plasticizer migration, chemical incompatibility, crazing, lifting, solvent pop... I think you're in for a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Motornoggin
My one and only experience there was positive....

My one and only experience there was positive. The Sport Touring guys met there for a ride one Saturday morning. After the first couple of riders showed up, the sales manager sent the lot kid out for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,853
Posted By Motornoggin
Jeff, that was baaaaaaaad.

Jeff, that was baaaaaaaad.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,530
Posted By Motornoggin
An honest to goodness battery maintainer,...

An honest to goodness battery maintainer, regardless of brand, should be able to be left plugged in all the time. That's pretty much the whole point of a maintainer.

A trickle charger is a...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By Motornoggin
Normal. Mine is 114 years old and fairly well...

Normal. Mine is 114 years old and fairly well settled, and it sounds like a bowl of rice krispies when it gets really cold.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13,852
Views: 979,853
Posted By Motornoggin
Looks cold. Yup, I miss summer. ...

Looks cold.

Yup, I miss summer.

:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,166
Posted By Motornoggin
Pure (or nearly so) N2 is beneficial for...

Pure (or nearly so) N2 is beneficial for inflating tires, but I am not totally convinced it's worth it for every application.

Two of the main reasons is the molecule is larger, but it escapes...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 141,786
Posted By Motornoggin
Cool. I was at that race with my dad (spectating,...

Cool. I was at that race with my dad (spectating, not racing). That rain sucked! Lots of crashes, but still good racing. I remember being conscripted by a racer in the pits that had two bikes in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,510
Posted By Motornoggin
Cool bike! Brings back memories... ...

Cool bike!

Brings back memories...

My dad had one when I was a kid. In the summers I used to hang out at the workshop where we stored our motorcycles. I usually rode mine all day, but...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Motornoggin
Indeed. As I mentioned, he is a good...

Indeed.

As I mentioned, he is a good mechanic and very meticulous, but was just a bit daunted with all the electronics that he had no documentation on. I bet he did a better, more careful job...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,925
Posted By Motornoggin
I don't own a diesel. I do sell additives...

I don't own a diesel.

I do sell additives and speak with a lot of customers. They all have varying opinions and brand preferences. I carry 5-6 different brands, but sell Power Service most and...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Motornoggin
Update: The problem was indeed the SCL....

Update:

The problem was indeed the SCL. He disassembled the column, unlocked the SCL, then installed the bypass module. Reassembled and done. Fired right up and all associated warning lights...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Motornoggin
Well, like someone above posted, favorite place...

Well, like someone above posted, favorite place went out of business, but Performance Cycle is very good. Friendly staff and most are knowledgeable, pricing and selection are good too.
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3,985
Views: 697,242
Posted By Motornoggin
Been too snowy and icy to ride the last few...

Been too snowy and icy to ride the last few weeks, so I did what I could and fired the old girl up and let her warm up for a bit...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-24-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,335
Posted By Motornoggin
I have an old house with electric heat, so I've...

I have an old house with electric heat, so I've been as bad as I possibly could without going to jail.

Otherwise, I found a couple (ok, six), vintage motorcycles and will have them home on...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Motornoggin
Haven't spoken with him. He ordered the SCL...

Haven't spoken with him. He ordered the SCL bypass, but I'm sure it won't be in for several days. I'll do my best to keep you posted.
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