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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 44,695
Posted By Barnwell
Definitely smallish overall. Paparazzi didn't...

Definitely smallish overall. Paparazzi didn't want to follow him into (the villa?) What is the Paparazzi riding anyway? And why can't I grow a beard without my face feeling like its on fire? And why...
Forum: Beasts 10-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 44,695
Posted By Barnwell
Girl on a new bike. Nice.

Girl on a new bike. Nice.
Forum: Beasts 10-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 44,695
Posted By Barnwell
Recent email interchange between my kid (age 26...

Recent email interchange between my kid (age 26 in Richmond, Va.) and me (age 62, rural Ct.):

Kid:
Hey, they remade your bike!...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By Barnwell
Standard customer question at Ghost: "What are...

Standard customer question at Ghost: "What are you asking for this Ducati gt750, Yamaha rd350, etc." Standard answer: "Make an offer "
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 44,695
Posted By Barnwell
I'm 6'2" (and age 62 and shrinking) and can...

I'm 6'2" (and age 62 and shrinking) and can tolerate a 1966 Suzuki B100 or a 1966 Ducati 250 narrowcase scrambler for our 2-day east coast motogiros. Granted, those events are semi-competitive and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,886
Posted By Barnwell
Multiple bike ownership is stressful. After...

Multiple bike ownership is stressful. After reading this:

http://www.michaelsmotorcycles.com/walnecksarticle.html

I got all zen for awhile and figured sell them all, just machines, recover...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,546
Posted By Barnwell
Those pegs are way forward. The Scout has been...

Those pegs are way forward. The Scout has been added to:

http://cycle-ergo.com

Go there and and load the Scout with some bikes you are familiar with and compare by spinning your mouse wheel....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,203
Posted By Barnwell
In fact I had the same feeling and used the...

In fact I had the same feeling and used the proceeds to get my first modern bike (2007 Triumph Tiger which has since morphed into a 2011 Sprint GT) past my wife.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,203
Posted By Barnwell
Its been several years now since I sold my 75...

Its been several years now since I sold my 75 GT750 and I have not really regretted it. I had fun bringing it back, riding it for a number of years, and just looking at that roundcase engine. But the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 742
Views: 98,546
Posted By Barnwell
I agree, imnotacruiserguy, make a scrambler, etc....

I agree, imnotacruiserguy, make a scrambler, etc. Might just suck it up tho cause its kinda pretty, 100hp, under $11k, AND ITS MADE IN THE USA!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 81,849
Posted By Barnwell
Mild custom? :eek1

Mild custom? :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Barnwell
I agree - hence my question. Am I wrong to assume...

I agree - hence my question. Am I wrong to assume Emgo's non-removable baffles are quieter than the removable ones?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,067
Posted By Barnwell
Emgo universal mufflers

Anyone know how loud the new Emgo Hooligan (80-84032) (pic 1) is? I love the the looks and size of the reverse cone shorty (80-84030) (pic 2) but it is too loud after 20 miles on fresh repack. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Barnwell
9/26/14 - 9/28/14. Base camp is in Tannersville,...

9/26/14 - 9/28/14. Base camp is in Tannersville, PA.
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-pm7THPL/0/M/giro%202-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 43,744
Posted By Barnwell
Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc...

Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc single with a bevel drive for the cam!
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-wxKh7Ds/0/S/66%20scr%204-16-14%20%281%29-S.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By Barnwell
Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps...

Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps me maintain the theme of the project over time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,696
Posted By Barnwell
- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to...

- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to make with the project

- work a little every day and walk away when not fun or frustrated

- always play same genre music (e.g. '90's alternative,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,131
Posted By Barnwell
The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic...

The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic Mystery Oil in the cylinder and it will free right up.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By Barnwell
"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is...

"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is oxymoronic. I'd consider a new Honda CB500F a current UJM but it won't be classic looking until 20 years from now when the then current UJMs will have...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,812
Posted By Barnwell
Today I want this beauty ...

Today I want this beauty
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-VsKBbXJ/0/M/cezeta%20502-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By Barnwell
Chinese alloy rims

I see 'em on Mike's XS and Ebay for a fraction of the cost of new high shouldered Excels (which now have that crappy red lettering). Anyone buy and mount? Happy? Sad? Good enough for old slow bikes?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,131
Posted By Barnwell
They all leak oil from that spot. Carb(s)...

They all leak oil from that spot.

Carb(s) need to be tweaked and you'll be good to go.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,802
Posted By Barnwell
If way too high go with the 30mm. Installation is...

If way too high go with the 30mm. Installation is straightforward as I recall if you use these instructions:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 16,802
Posted By Barnwell
I got a Sprint GT with the Corbin and the...

I got a Sprint GT with the Corbin and the intermediate MFW pegs. Got the pegs for my old man knees (37" inseam) and a 30mm drop feels like 4 inches. Oddly enough, bike handles better (lower COG) but...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 196,821
Posted By Barnwell
I'm with you - beeautiful! Even if the gas tank...

I'm with you - beeautiful! Even if the gas tank is directly behind that headlight (and it is.) Oh, there is one of these on craigslist (steep tho) now at:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8,367
Views: 1,293,812
Posted By Barnwell
I could do with one of these this summer: Honda...

I could do with one of these this summer: Honda NT650
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-sG9hWKv/0/M/300px-1988HondaHawkGT-02-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 30,937
Views: 1,739,683
Posted By Barnwell
Nope, mine was the ashtray head - same tank but...

Nope, mine was the ashtray head - same tank but stock paint. The above bike is a Giro regular and has a later 350 knuckle engine sleeved down to a 305 to be Giro eligible. This is what I rode:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30,937
Views: 1,739,683
Posted By Barnwell
Greg waiting to start second timed section in the...

Greg waiting to start second timed section in the afternoon of day one. Riding the most beautiful bike in the entire competition, IMHO.

http://www.dirtroadtours.com/misc/moto%20greg.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 157,899
Posted By Barnwell
Thanks. Seat redone by Dave's auto upholstry of...

Thanks. Seat redone by Dave's auto upholstry of Watertown, Ct after I restored the pan. Fenders are stock but paper thin with original paint. May have to repaint to save them long term. Hopefully...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,064
Posted By Barnwell
How about a 250 four (Benelli quattro)? ...

How about a 250 four (Benelli quattro)?
http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/benelli/images/Benelli-250-Quattro-Treffen-Museum-1-BMT.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By Barnwell
Spring Motogiro

One week to the Spring Giro (Oneonta NY this year). See:
http://www.motogiro-usa.com/

Until then: please dont get sick, please dont rain torentially, please trailer dont break, please wife chill...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 157,899
Posted By Barnwell
Ducati Scrambler now registered. Hardest part to...

Ducati Scrambler now registered. Hardest part to get is always the license plate. Below is a 67 Suzuki TC250. Base project pretty rough but seems to run strong now with smaller main jets. Along with...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 157,899
Posted By Barnwell
1966 Ducati Scrambler. Got the seat back today...

1966 Ducati Scrambler. Got the seat back today from Dave's Auto Upholstery so the initial (maybe paint the tankfenders next winter) build is finished. Runs good/no major leaks. Dont know if will have...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Barnwell
A bent rim needs to be straightened. Wire wheels...

A bent rim needs to be straightened. Wire wheels need to be trued. Different operations for which Buchanan's charges different amounts. See:
http://www.buchananspokes.net/categories/labor.asp
And...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Barnwell
The coil on early magneto Suzukis can fail. Weak...

The coil on early magneto Suzukis can fail. Weak spark, intermittant firing once warm are the symptoms.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 157,899
Posted By Barnwell
A 63 Aermacchi Sprint I restored. Came out too...

A 63 Aermacchi Sprint I restored. Came out too good (for me) to keep, so sold it.
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-nkkVXbc/0/M/DSCF0165-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By Barnwell
fraid I might be bastardizing this sumbitch....

fraid I might be bastardizing this sumbitch. Using cheapo handlebar switches from Flanders in lieu of the originals. The Emgo is on but took forever to fabricate the second hanger (dont trust the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By Barnwell
Bit of corrosion on that front end. Need to...

Bit of corrosion on that front end. Need to fabricate a tool to stop the damper rod from turning when unscrewing the allen at the bottom of the slider to separate tube from slider. Be careful...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By Barnwell
its not the steering bearings that are tuff to...

its not the steering bearings that are tuff to reassemble - its getting the fork tubes back in the triple tree. Tomorrow dropping an Emgo shorty muffler baffle and a stainless tube at the welder....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By Barnwell
Here's my 66 scrambler project. Acquired last...

Here's my 66 scrambler project. Acquired last fall, 2 months to see if will be ready for Giro in catskills....
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