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Forum: Old's Cool 08-07-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,502
Posted By zoo mob
Use some Mothers Aluminum Polish, brake cleaner...

Use some Mothers Aluminum Polish, brake cleaner is really toxic, and I doubt it works as well. Oh, nice bike and good work so far too.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-27-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By zoo mob
What parts for a full head rebuild '82 Honda Passport?

I've got a bent exhaust valve on my '82 passport; I'd like to go ahead and do a full overhaul rather than just replace the one valve. What exactly do I need to bring to the guys at the machine shop...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-22-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By zoo mob
Any help on the starting issue? I'm getting gas...

Any help on the starting issue? I'm getting gas to the float bowl, and the bike has spark, but it just won't fire.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 896
Posted By zoo mob
1982 Honda Passport refresh

I've wanted one of these little bikes for quite some time, and just had the opportunity to get one. Bike has 1200 miles, is in reasonably good cosmetic condition, and has not run in maybe 20 years....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By zoo mob
Cincy to Bourbon Country to Nashville, what route?

Headed out from Cincinnati tomorrow to ride down to Wild Turkey in Lawrenceburg, KY and then on to Nashville. Any suggested routes? Prefer nice scenery off interstates, but don't want to take all...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By zoo mob
Does your Arai sound like a drum on the inside?

I just opened up a brand new Arai Signet-Q from Revzilla, and though it fits ok, if I tap on the outside at all, the thing seriously sounds like a drum. I mean it's really resonant. I tried one on at...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By zoo mob
99% I prefer stock bikes, but that thing is...

99% I prefer stock bikes, but that thing is pretty slick. Nice score.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By zoo mob
A couple of more questions and pics: I'm...

A couple of more questions and pics:

I'm going to start getting fluids changed tomorrow, and took my first look at the oil; it looks to be overfilled. Any worries with having run it this way for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,171
Posted By zoo mob
Finally got an oilhead GS...stoked, and lots to do.

So, an oilhead was part of a very small list of bikes I was considering; last week, I put my Bandit 1250 on craigslist to try and sell it to generate some cash and the local Yamaha/Aprilia/Guzzi...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By zoo mob
Thanks for the pics and comments, I'm 6'4, 34in...

Thanks for the pics and comments, I'm 6'4, 34in inseam. Have not had a chance to get on anything lately, but I'm now considering a Buell Ulysses too.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By zoo mob
I sat on a stock 1150, and it was not doing it...

I sat on a stock 1150, and it was not doing it for me, I've not been able to check out an 1100 yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By zoo mob
Most legroom on a GS- 1100/1150/1200

I'm looking to get a GS, likely an 1100 or 1150. One of my primary motivations (among many) is more legroom and comfort than I have on my Bandit 1250. According to cycle-ergo.com, the 1100 has...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By zoo mob
Anyone have pics of a 72 xs650 battery area?

I'm putting my XS2 back together and am a little lost on what goes where. Should have taken some pics prior to taking stuff apart, but of course, I didn't. Any help would be welcome.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By zoo mob
There's a Harley coil that any dealer will have...

There's a Harley coil that any dealer will have in stock for like $30. There's some info here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=653870
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,169
Posted By zoo mob
I love the looks of those tanks, but that bike is...

I love the looks of those tanks, but that bike is beat. I'd say it's worth no more than $1k.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By zoo mob
I'm leaning strongly towards trading the Bandit...

I'm leaning strongly towards trading the Bandit for the K1200RS and keeping the XR650L. I need to ride the Bandit and K back-to-back, but I really think I like the K a bunch better. Updates to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,544
Posted By zoo mob
The ergos are great......if you are a 4th grader....

The ergos are great......if you are a 4th grader. I'm 6'3 and sat on one yesterday; it had way less room than my 1970 CB750 I sold last year, and there is no chance I could comfortably ride one.
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By zoo mob
I just added another wrinkle to this yesterday; I...

I just added another wrinkle to this yesterday; I went to the BMW dealer to look at a R1150GS, and wound up liking the K1200RS I rode a whole lot more. The bike is a 1998 with 47K miles on it. With...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,570
Posted By zoo mob
Bandit 1250+XR650L or BMW GS.....or K1200RS + XR65OL?

I'm trying to make some big decisions on my bike future. Right now I have a 2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250 that I like a heck of a lot with a couple of big caveats; though I managed to take it on a 200 mi....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By zoo mob
I've got to concur, that bodywork looks damn...

I've got to concur, that bodywork looks damn nice. If you must have something else, buy a set from Ebay and paint that.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,544
Posted By zoo mob
How is this thing going to be for taller riders?...

How is this thing going to be for taller riders? I'm almost 6'4, fit great on my 1970 CB750 I recently sold and am wondering how the new one will be.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By zoo mob
New amphibious motorcycle

http://clipnation.com/biker-boater/
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By zoo mob
Well, since there is no photo or ad to look at, I...

Well, since there is no photo or ad to look at, I don't have much to go on. That being said, there's pretty much no CB350 I'd be interested in. Gimme a CB450 or SOHC4 any day.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,861
Posted By zoo mob
Not only is it clearly a scam, but it's not a...

Not only is it clearly a scam, but it's not a good deal on that bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,602
Posted By zoo mob
All of this crap like cash for clunkers etc. is...

All of this crap like cash for clunkers etc. is great and all in theory, but it does not take into account the whole picture. Replacing a dirty bike/car with one that is newer and more efficient...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,120
Posted By zoo mob
I's not going to be altered, the problem is when...

I's not going to be altered, the problem is when to stop. If the frame looks perfect, then do I paint the tank etc. We will see.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,120
Posted By zoo mob
Concours- I am about 25 miles south of Silver...

Concours- I am about 25 miles south of Silver Lake in Muskegon. Beautiful country up there. As for the XS, my "detailing" has gone a little further. I've got it torn down pretty far to clean in all...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By zoo mob
I just bought an XS650 from the deceased's...

I just bought an XS650 from the deceased's grandson. I may go check this out just for kicks.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,120
Posted By zoo mob
West coast of Michigan. Thanks for the link to...

West coast of Michigan. Thanks for the link to Mike's, I've purchased a couple of things there before.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,120
Posted By zoo mob
I can't help myself; picked up a Yamaha XS2.

Found this thing on local CL, looked reasonably complete, but kinda rough, guy said it ran, so I went to check it out. Pulled in after dark to something out of American Pickers, lotsa junk. The bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By zoo mob
Hmmm, since we're in the "old school" forum, I...

Hmmm, since we're in the "old school" forum, I was thinking of classic motorcycles manufactured in Michigan, not modern customs assembled in Michigan. Thanks though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,031
Views: 592,544
Posted By zoo mob
I'll be eagerly awaiting buying one on clearance...

I'll be eagerly awaiting buying one on clearance after it sits on a dealer floor for a year or two.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By zoo mob
The Powerbike looks terrible. ...

The Powerbike looks terrible.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1947_Saginaw_Powerbike_01.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By zoo mob
Thank you, that settles it, I must own a...

Thank you, that settles it, I must own a Henderson. Now, to start saving.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By zoo mob
We should have crushed Ohio during the Toledo...

We should have crushed Ohio during the Toledo war, and then they would have been made in Michigan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toledo_War
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,796
Posted By zoo mob
Any motorcycles ever manufactured in Michigan?

Just wondering if there were any marques that produced bikes in Michigan? It seems like there would have been some synergy with all of the early auto brands made here. Anyone?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By zoo mob
The caller who beat me to it wasted no time...

The caller who beat me to it wasted no time slapping it right on ebay. $1500 in the good so far too. Sorry, I'll stop crying about it soon.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,669
Posted By zoo mob
Craigslist makes me sad. Honda CB750 content.

This came up last night three hours from my house. Talked to the guy, super-nice and the bike looked all original with the exception of the exhaust, it even has the original airbox which you almost...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By zoo mob
New to me (again) 1975 XS650B

Picked up a '75 XS650B and a parts bike three years ago, cleaned it up a bit and sold to a friend. Just bought it back after he let it sit for the last two years. Needs carbs rebuilt, new lower...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 94,810
Posted By zoo mob
Uh, yeah, how about the tall rider...

Uh, yeah, how about the tall rider question.....anyone?
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