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Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 252,701
Posted By vacantstare
only $500! title extra

this guy must be sniffing paint thinner:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4130059171.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,128,274
Posted By vacantstare
Wonder what's wrong with it...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/4139026018.html
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,624
Posted By vacantstare
if the vme want their little gathering all to...

if the vme want their little gathering all to themselves, let them have it. all I got from the one year I attended was a broken mirror and a ride with a bunch of drunk assholes, neither courtesy of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By vacantstare
I haven't been around THAT long, but

7 loopframe projects one page one must be some kind of record....
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,321
Posted By vacantstare
omg this isn't finished yet? don't you dare...

omg this isn't finished yet?

don't you dare ask about my loopframe:lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,163
Posted By vacantstare
are the prices we see for the gp20 conversion per...

are the prices we see for the gp20 conversion per tube or per pair?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 50,515
Posted By vacantstare
maxton gp20s?

maxton gp20s?
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,638
Posted By vacantstare
My avatar is my graphic depiction of my evolution...

My avatar is my graphic depiction of my evolution from Airhead guy to Guzzi guy...from weird to weirder, you might say :D

No wedges that I'm aware of, however.
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,638
Posted By vacantstare
the question persists

it cracks me up to see this thread come back from the dead, but I guess as long as there are new airhead owners, the question still needs to be answered.

my airhead was totaled on labor day 2011,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,345
Posted By vacantstare
I'm loving this build. Skinny v-twin makes for a...

I'm loving this build. Skinny v-twin makes for a really appealing package.
You are very talented...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 504
Views: 50,515
Posted By vacantstare
There is a repair out there for those exhaust...

There is a repair out there for those exhaust threads:
http://weedofeden.smugmug.com/Other/misc/i-srR8sbm/0/M/threads-M.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,304
Posted By vacantstare
me. ...

me.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=732709
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By vacantstare
46 54 1 239 455 emblem - "bmw"

46 54 1 239 455 emblem - "bmw"
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,254
Posted By vacantstare
Wow:eek1 that has SO much more class than...

Wow:eek1

that has SO much more class than any catalog cafe racer that any zero talent putz could build out of a modern 'thaiumph'. Well done. Truly a thing of beauty.
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By vacantstare
after getting hit on a sunny day while wearing a...

after getting hit on a sunny day while wearing a hi-viz yellow jacket, I have sort of arrived at the conclusion that no amount of day glow color will register with a brain that simply isn't looking...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,964
Posted By vacantstare
the GB500 I rode one briefly some 20 years...

the GB500

I rode one briefly some 20 years ago...it belonged to a friend. I stopped riding shortly after that (accident) and when I started again 17 years later, the only bike I wanted was a...
Forum: Airheads 10-28-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 39,396
Posted By vacantstare
I am sad to hear this. When I bought my...

I am sad to hear this.

When I bought my '78 r100 in Santa Cruz and rode it back to seattle, I posted about it here, and got a pm from wirewrkr asking if the serial number of my bike was...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By vacantstare
I don't own either, which might invalidate my...

I don't own either, which might invalidate my opinion, but the sv attains peak torque around 7200, vs 10000 for the FZ. I'd go with the sv.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,530
Posted By vacantstare
wow, I love what they did with the front brake...

wow, I love what they did with the front brake disk. It's very tastefully integrated into the hub.

The sculpting of the engine case is beautiful, too.

It really puts the thaiumphs to shame.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,327
Posted By vacantstare
V7. thaiumphs are soul-less counterfeits.

V7.
thaiumphs are soul-less counterfeits.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
so..

turns out these things can wheelie.

never done that before, it was kind of thrillifying.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
I'm really starting to love this bike... At...

I'm really starting to love this bike...

At work on Friday, I was parked next to a cbr1000rr and a vfr800. Guess which bike people were gushing about?

I'm finding it very comfortable on...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 73,000
Posted By vacantstare
This is WILDLY inaccurate. I waited TWO years...

This is WILDLY inaccurate. I waited TWO years before I sold my KLR...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,854
Views: 915,130
Posted By vacantstare
I don't know what's happening to me, but

I used to be one of those guys who said he'd never own a Harley.

Lately I've been doing a lot of reading about them, and I'm starting to fall in love with the Evo engine. Maybe the Guzzis got me...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By vacantstare
thread cutting/custom machining in seattle

I am looking for a local place to make me some new engine bolts for a loopframe guzzi. They're nothing more than 12mm rod with threads cut on both ends, so it should be a very easy task for anyone...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
rear shock preload and rebound

Ok, I read the manual and noted the recommended settings for solo, 2-up and 2-up with luggage. Both settings are specified in clicks from some starting point.

What's the starting point? Do I screw...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
OK, I've had the bike a few days now, and I have...

OK, I've had the bike a few days now, and I have a couple of questions-

The clutch is pretty noisy when I pull the lever. Dave said this was normal. Are you guys hearing this on your bikes?

For...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
http://weedofeden.smugmug.com/Other/misc/i-z559m6c...

http://weedofeden.smugmug.com/Other/misc/i-z559m6c/0/L/5503804216410248949945583909n-L.jpg (http://weedofeden.smugmug.com/Other/misc/19711640_Jf9BXM#!i=1909681219&k=z559m6c&lb=1&s=A)

it happened...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,189
Posted By vacantstare
Very clean and minimalist. love the tail...

Very clean and minimalist.

love the tail light
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
the black one was the one Dave had the most...

the black one was the one Dave had the most wiggle room on. He added in a givi mount and top case all for a very attractive price.

And besides, my Ambo/Eldo is black, too.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
It took a while, but

I am going to get 'Norged' on Saturday. A black '08. MI put together an offer I could not refuse, and I am very excited about takIng some long rides on my first sport tourer.
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By vacantstare
Cool but spendy Rausch Headlight

http://www.ebay.com/itm/200773746372?item=200773746372&viewitem=&sspagename=ADME:B:FSEL:MOTORS:1123&vxp=mtr
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,440
Posted By vacantstare
Running out of excuses

Hello again, it's been a while. The Guzzi project was put on the back burner for a few months as I moved in with my new G/F, leaving the condo with the parking garage behind. I still own the condo,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By vacantstare
Is it just me, or does taking the side covers off...

Is it just me, or does taking the side covers off seem to visually remove about 100 lbs?

I like the look of that bike- I've thought of doing something similar with the front end and putting on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By vacantstare
what triple tree/fork do you have on there? did...

what triple tree/fork do you have on there? did you just do away with gauges and idiot lights altogether?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,256
Posted By vacantstare
I thought both part were unique to the 850t, but...

I thought both part were unique to the 850t, but it appears I was wrong on that. Good thing there are more knowledgable folks around to correct me. :)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,256
Posted By vacantstare
I think you will have an incredibly hard time...

I think you will have an incredibly hard time finding a replacement final drive for an 850t, as they are also sought by owners of loop frames wishing to add a Cush drive drum brake to their bike.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 472
Posted By vacantstare
Schizophrenia

mods please delete
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
Well, I finally got to MI yesterday to take one...

Well, I finally got to MI yesterday to take one of their '07 Norges for a test ride.

I found the leg room a bit cramped- I have a 34" in seam, and the pegs felt high to me. I'm sure part of it is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,381
Posted By vacantstare
Well, I sold my KLR, so it's new bike time...I...

Well, I sold my KLR, so it's new bike time...I think it's going to be a Norge. Silver. I am wondering if I should make an offer on one of MI's '07s that are already steeply discounted, or just pay...
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