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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-17-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By ROSKO
wpbarlow- if you don't get any traction here let...

wpbarlow- if you don't get any traction here let me know I'll re-post to the NYCvinMoto mailing list which will hit around 800 metro area riders.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By ROSKO
Bootlace, that was the bike he took last year and...

Bootlace, that was the bike he took last year and diced with Phil Read on an rg500 of all things. If I recall that was run by Rod Coleman and won the 1954? junior tt? This time the bike will be the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
THIS guy.

Dave Roper is heading back to THE Island to celebrate his victory on the Mountain Course (see my post with details) so I thought I'd post a pic of him & the Matchless g50 #1709 on which he made...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By ROSKO
Shit I missed your post- sorry for the double...

Shit I missed your post- sorry for the double post admins!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By ROSKO
Wicked 11th annual NYCvinMoto block party

The 2014 New York City Vintage Motorcyclists Annual Block party

WHERE: N14th Street between Berry Avenue & Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

WHEN: August 17th 11:00AM-5:00PM, open for bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By ROSKO
Classic road racing: Dave Roper to reprise Historic TT win with Classic TT appearance

I know there are a few folks here who are into road racing, thought I'd share this press release from the Classic TT:

http://www.iomtt.com/Classic-TT/News/2014/August/08/Dave-Roper-Classic-TT.aspx...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
Yeah that's funny- everyone says that. There was...

Yeah that's funny- everyone says that. There was no tz125e. G was the first year. Before that it was all TA125. The receipt for shipping from the japan factory clearly says 1978. According to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
This ones mine, many time 50cc supervintage champ...

This ones mine, many time 50cc supervintage champ at USCRA:
<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/5913946687/in/set-72157622219280959/player/" allowfullscreen=""...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
Couple poached off Flickr: ...

Couple poached off Flickr:
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/12643583694_5400e3ec80_c.jpg
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/13406285165_4b357a1893_c.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By ROSKO
What racing is all about

go full screen and turn it up:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EglLi6nZnZU

enjoy!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,536
Posted By ROSKO
don't forget this guy:D: ...

don't forget this guy:D:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/sets/72157622219280959/
and....:evil:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/sets/72157622072022986/

maybe someone could set up an...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,052
Posted By ROSKO
I've seen a bunch of these home made set-ups and...

I've seen a bunch of these home made set-ups and also folks using regular baking soda... for what it's worth a home made siphon blaster is quite different from a pressurized canister type soda...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,212
Posted By ROSKO
WERA does a bunch of vintage racing up and down...

WERA does a bunch of vintage racing up and down the eastern seaboard. Check out their site at: www.wera.com there is a forum there with a vintage section- browse around, there are plenty of threads...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
<a...

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4432164905/" title="'81 van veen kreidler by SL Rosko, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4432164905_912ba3b844_b.jpg" width="1024"...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,756
Posted By ROSKO
Nice score! The k0 cam is a little hotter, a bit...

Nice score! The k0 cam is a little hotter, a bit more lift and duration. Seeing them next to one another you can see why it's called the "fat" cam. Much sought after by those of us who race these...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By ROSKO
Thumb if you throw some open reverse cone megs on there...

if you throw some open reverse cone megs on there you won't hear the tappets. Two o' these and you'll be good to go:
http://www.m3racing.com/graphics/garagesale/RC162_pipes.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By ROSKO
just remember to keep the marks down and out-...

just remember to keep the marks down and out- they are a pain to adjust the first few times, just have to get the feel for it. Those kinked gauges make a big difference.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,088
Posted By ROSKO
Like all things in life- a little loose and loud...

Like all things in life- a little loose and loud is better than tight and quiet.



I bend the feeler gauge about 3/8" back @ 45*- makes it easy to tuck in. Or just buy a set of these from...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By ROSKO
Nimbus gang invades NYC this Monday

Don't want to double post but thought this belonged in old school as well:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=556211

If you are in the area come on out!!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-04-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 929
Posted By ROSKO
NYC: The Dumb Way Round” slideshow, Monday the 8th of March 8 PM

It’s a pleasure to report that that NYCvinMoto will be hosting the
infamous Round the World Trip ”KCCD09 -The Dumb Way Round” for a
slideshow at the Bar Matchless, Brooklyn, Monday the 8th of March...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4400009833_5a2...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4400009833_5a27168412.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/4400009833/)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4400775346_e0d5c91fea.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2010, 03:09 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
I remember this from a few years back. Can be...

I remember this from a few years back. Can be raced with WERA in the 80gp class and USCRA in a few different classes. Pretty cool. I think I saved the photos from the ad, not sure about any other...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By ROSKO
After seeing the pics.... Sorry to say but that's...

After seeing the pics.... Sorry to say but that's pretty rough & a LOT of work for what a restored bike will be worth. my opinion? Use it as something to tinker with, strip it down, toss the ruined...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-31-2009, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,330
Posted By ROSKO
I have quite a few of these and I'd like to...

I have quite a few of these and I'd like to counter some of what the previous poster stated. Parts are EASY to come by and relatively cheap. Honda does still stock many of the parts. Get yourself a...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,481
Posted By ROSKO
Round the world on Nimbus sidecars? for real.

Not sure if you guys know about this, posted in Old School:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534103

Check it out.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,207
Posted By ROSKO
The Dumb Way 'Round: circling the globe on Nimbus sidecars

Just became aware of these folks through the ChiVinMoto folks, they should be getting to NYC sometime in the near future... Here's some info from CVM:

Have any of you folks heard about the two...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By ROSKO
My bad- typo. For $150- you could have a real...

My bad- typo. For $150- you could have a real blaster AND a 50lb bag of abrasive soda.

For what it is worth I have had a small dedicated soda blaster for a few years now and do projects for...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By ROSKO
for $50- you can get a real blaster from Harbor...

for $50- you can get a real blaster from Harbor Freight:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,346
Posted By ROSKO
Not to be a wet towel but.... with that set-up...

Not to be a wet towel but.... with that set-up you are basically just showering the surface with air pressure and chaff. Household baking soda is nothing like the stuff you use in a soda blaster. The...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,447
Posted By ROSKO
Thumb hmmmm, must be something in the water.... ...

hmmmm, must be something in the water....

I'm located in NYC and have been working up a new universal chassis for small bore vintage road racing:


the bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2009, 11:13 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
Wicked http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3906551727_6e8...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3906551727_6e88eded08_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/3906551727/)
Hey Bob!!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
Talking more?

Too many to embed but here is a link to some photos, all in the pits and of people and bikes, from the United States Classic Racing Association's labor day races @ NHMS:
...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,122
Posted By ROSKO
Mach 1 Racing's VINCENT road racing sidecar

I don't spend any time over here but thought y'all would get a kick out of this:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3456/3903883998_5c2955f553.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/3903883998/)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 613
Views: 166,815
Posted By ROSKO
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/3864393390_aaf...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/3864393390_aaf46f5a30.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/slrosko/3864393390/)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By ROSKO
[reminder] TOMORROW!!!

Come on out folks, FREE: bbq, beer and bands! Lots of bikes to gawk at. Last year this event, then dubbed "DETONATION", had a few hundred vintage and rare bikes on display and a great time was had by...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,968
Posted By ROSKO
Weird, could be a couple different issues....

Weird, could be a couple different issues. Electrical or mechanical. The smoke 'puff' at decel is normal. Oil IN the pipe is not. Nor is that oil consumption. Do a compression test while it's warm,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,015
Posted By ROSKO
beautiful! I think all motorcyclists should...

beautiful!

I think all motorcyclists should have a built-in soft spot for British bikes.
They just ooze moto-soul.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By ROSKO
[reminder]

This is TOMORROW folks! Dust off that classic and ride on over.

FREE:
-bbq
-beer
-bands

Plenty of awesome bikes to kick tires over and friends new and old. Do it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2009, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By ROSKO
Talking Brand-X: NYC's annual celebration of vintage motorcycles

Hey Gang,

Here is an invitation to our annual motorcycle show. The event this year will be held at Works Engineering and will take place August 23rd from 10AM to 6PM. This years show is entitled...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,103
Posted By ROSKO
BRAND-X: NYC's annual celebration of vintage motorcycles

Hey Gang,

Here is an invitation to our annual motorcycle show. The event this year will be held at Works Engineering and will take place August 23rd from 10AM to 6PM. This years show is entitled...
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