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Forum: Thumpers Today, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By baldman1
I built this to do exactly what you are trying to...

I built this to do exactly what you are trying to do, keep up or beat a modern bike. I dumped a lot of money and time into this and was never able to achieve that goal. A bone stock XR650L will still...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,945
Posted By baldman1
My 82 ELR clone and KZ650 ...

My 82 ELR clone and KZ650
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/baldy110/KZrider%20relay%20flag/DSC00056_zpsfb150f55.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,344
Posted By baldman1
I guess she was right, I had no idea when you...

I guess she was right, I had no idea when you ride a harley the laws of physics no longer apply to you. Stupid me.
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By baldman1
I have done the same with 2 stroke engines. I...

I have done the same with 2 stroke engines. I doubt you will have a problem with just assembling the engine with two seperate halves even if it is 2 stroke.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 69,792
Posted By baldman1
Not the greatest pic but here is me and my trusty...

Not the greatest pic but here is me and my trusty Suzuki SP600 coming off the ferry in Mazatlan, MX in 1997....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,344
Posted By baldman1
My all time favorite line I got while stopped at...

My all time favorite line I got while stopped at a rest area off of I-15 in Utah.

Her
"Why do you wear all that gear isn't it hot?"

Me
"Yes it is but it protects me when if I go down and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8,083
Views: 3,164,280
Posted By baldman1
Just finished restoring this one yesterday, 1971...

Just finished restoring this one yesterday, 1971 Honda Sl125.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/baldy110/SL125/DSC00016_zps055b89ec.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By baldman1
I have used seperate halfs a lot over the years...

I have used seperate halfs a lot over the years and never "lapped" them in. I just assembled it back together. I know what "experts" tell you the cases are machined together and all the tolerences...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,890
Views: 781,682
Posted By baldman1
This one is truly inspiring

This one is truly inspiring
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,416
Posted By baldman1
No there is not. I lived in Livingston when I...

No there is not. I lived in Livingston when I was a kid. There is only one way into and out of it, boat. Rio Dulce by boat is beautiful.
Forum: Americas 09-01-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By baldman1
The problem with roadside assistance and with the...

The problem with roadside assistance and with the cell phone / credit card thinking is, You cannot always get a signal with the phone to make that needed call.
I was on I-70 on my way back from...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 93,886
Posted By baldman1
You are right the 650 engines are bomber. I have...

You are right the 650 engines are bomber. I have never split the cases on mine with over 150,000 miles on it. I have redone the topend several times it now sports the 810cc piston kit with GPz750...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 93,886
Posted By baldman1
I too LOVE 70's and 80's superbikes. Here are a...

I too LOVE 70's and 80's superbikes. Here are a couple of mine that I still have.

1978 Kawasaki KZ650, over 150,000 miles on it and it has been all over the U.S. Bought it new in high school in...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,603
Posted By baldman1
I'm sure when he is riding it under the influence...

I'm sure when he is riding it under the influence of Meth it seems really fastish.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,603
Posted By baldman1
It should be illegal for some people to buy or...

It should be illegal for some people to buy or own tools.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,991
Posted By baldman1
At 14 years old I saved money and bought a 1972...

At 14 years old I saved money and bought a 1972 Honda SL125 and taught myself how to ride by crashing a lot.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By baldman1
Check for a vacume leak at the intake manifolds.

Check for a vacume leak at the intake manifolds.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,279
Posted By baldman1
Been wearing custom molded earplugs with speakers...

Been wearing custom molded earplugs with speakers in them for 10 years now. I plug them into my mounted XM radio, works fantastic. Don't give a crap if their legal or not.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By baldman1
Wow 1983 KZ1000R AKA the "ELR" in new condiation...

Wow 1983 KZ1000R AKA the "ELR" in new condiation absolutely beautiful. Looks like it's in Europe?
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By baldman1
Believe it or not but SYM was the company who...

Believe it or not but SYM was the company who made the Honda CB/CL 125 bikes for Honda back in the 1960's and 70's. When their Honda contract expired they just continued to make the same bike but...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By baldman1
Very cool video.

Very cool video.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By baldman1
I bought this new in 1978, Kawasaki KZ650, still...

I bought this new in 1978, Kawasaki KZ650, still have it with over 150,000 miles.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/baldy110/KZ650%20re-build%202012/100_0270_zpse2a55185.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 21,945
Posted By baldman1
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/baldy110/10...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/baldy110/100_0227_zps3d83419b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baldy110/media/100_0227_zps3d83419b.jpg.html)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By baldman1
LOVE the sound of those old 2 strokes.

LOVE the sound of those old 2 strokes.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By baldman1
I'm going to get flamed here because no one ever...

I'm going to get flamed here because no one ever believes this works but it does. I will tell you what works for me. I started using o-ring chains back in the early 80's. They were a whole lot...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 957
Posted By baldman1
Nice job so far, I love these old SL's. I am...

Nice job so far, I love these old SL's. I am currently restoring a 1971 SL125. These are getting hard to find in good condition, I would leave it all stock.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By baldman1
That was my 12 year old nephew, Josh. Steve...

That was my 12 year old nephew, Josh. Steve figured it would be good to bring his son. Turned out that was a bad call, that kid was a PITA, very spoiled and used to the easy way of life in the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By baldman1
Central America 1997

Here are some pics of a trip my brother and I took from California to Belize in 1997. Found them while digging threw a bunch of stuff and they brought back some great memories.

The bikes, my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By baldman1
Check your grounds

Check your grounds
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,811
Posted By baldman1
They run on Love.

They run on Love.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 213,603
Posted By baldman1
Some people shouldn't be allowed to buy tools.

Some people shouldn't be allowed to buy tools.
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By baldman1
Wow, you really have some bad timing. I used to...

Wow, you really have some bad timing. I used to repair and restore these old bikes and I had boxes and boxes of parts for them. I was unable to sell any of them so two weeks ago I took them to the...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,841
Posted By baldman1
Really, I could care less how my fenders or...

Really, I could care less how my fenders or plastics look, I just ride it.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By baldman1
Go to WalMart and buy their aluminum 1 egg frying...

Go to WalMart and buy their aluminum 1 egg frying pan for $5.99. The handle is removable and it is teflon coated, really slick piece.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/T-Fal-One-Egg-Wonder-Pan/8470895
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,318
Posted By baldman1
Been riding for 40 years and have NEVER found a...

Been riding for 40 years and have NEVER found a quite helmet. I have used cheap helmets and very expensive helmets neither are quite. I wear earplugs.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,716
Posted By baldman1
I just save up money for my next trip. Take the...

I just save up money for my next trip. Take the time off from work and go.
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By baldman1
The manual chain tensioner is pretty easy to...

The manual chain tensioner is pretty easy to adjust. With the engine off turn the tensioner in my hand, NO TOOLS as you turn the engine over with a wrench. When the tensioner gets tight to turn by...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By baldman1
I just stop, take a break and drink my water.

I just stop, take a break and drink my water.
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By baldman1
It is really hard to get any kind of paint or...

It is really hard to get any kind of paint or bedliner to stick to aluminum. It's like trying to paint brass. I have good luck with POR 15 after sandblasting the aluminum covers. I also have used...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By baldman1
This is worthless without pics.

This is worthless without pics.
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