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Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 01:46 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
In this pic the dymo cover is NOS, and the case...

In this pic the dymo cover is NOS, and the case cover is Ford Spruce Green Metallic and the chain cover is as is original to the bike which has less than 750 miles on it. This is mid-day Southern...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 07:19 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Engine enable is intended to be heat cured by the...

Engine enable is intended to be heat cured by the engine itself, it's great stuff I use the semi-gloss black for frame parts and such, making sure to get a couple runs and bubbles in there to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 01:51 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Big bore kits even excessive big bore kits are...

Big bore kits even excessive big bore kits are not all that uncommon, that big it usually would have been a sleeved kit. May want to check and see if the rod has a bulge in it in the middle it's the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 03:43 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
You do have to admit that finding beauty in an...

You do have to admit that finding beauty in an air head is an acquired taste. To find enough beauty in an air head to want to expose it down to minimalism takes someone who is deep into that acquired...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 10:50 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Believe me it's going to be far easier to get a...

Believe me it's going to be far easier to get a 6V bike to work reliably than trying to get it to work as a 12V bike. Even with a coil rewind you will be putting out twice the voltage and half the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 10:08 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Personally I think this is a waste, platinum...

Personally I think this is a waste, platinum plugs are intended to survive the high energy of electronic ignitions, an old XL is anything but, and plugs (NGK or ND) are dirt cheap. Platinum plugs...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Sorry to say but 1991 is kind of old period, you...

Sorry to say but 1991 is kind of old period, you could have graduated from medical school and still have that bike built before you were born.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2015, 03:14 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
There were some repros (clamed to be NOS but...

There were some repros (clamed to be NOS but they're weren't) out of Thailand, and they weren't accurate. Originals are almost always pitted even NOS ones, the chrome was truly awful, virtually no...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Many of the high school freshmen that started...

Many of the high school freshmen that started school this fall were born in this century, time marches on.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Mini skirts the norm in 1960? I don't think so.

Mini skirts the norm in 1960? I don't think so.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2014, 09:23 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
maybe 1967-68, pretty sure that look would...

maybe 1967-68, pretty sure that look would probably get you arrested most places in 1960.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Well if it was Paypal you can dispute it, but...

Well if it was Paypal you can dispute it, but only for a limited amount of time, like 45 days, though I understand their terms and conditions were going to extend that recently. If "item received was...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
What part of that is an XL250? The frame doesn't...

What part of that is an XL250? The frame doesn't look like it now or ever was an XL. No sideport XL ever had the engine mounted as a stressed member, though it doesn't look like a sideport TL frame...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 11:07 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Yea, with a standard airbox, filter and pipe,...

Yea, with a standard airbox, filter and pipe, stock jetting works great, change any of those and you'll be hard pressed to get a consistent jetting out of one of those carbs. It's all too often why...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
I am assuming too the carb isn't original?

I am assuming too the carb isn't original?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 09:02 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
he must of either been really rough with it or...

he must of either been really rough with it or never really fixed the kickstarter, it's not a common problem with these bikes. On 2 valve bikes yes, on the 4 valve XLs it's a rare problem.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
No direct experience but my understanding is that...

No direct experience but my understanding is that the Barnett Clutch plates and discs are a lot more forgiving than the OEM parts. That said I run the "wet clutch" rated Mobile1 synthetic bike oil in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2014, 10:12 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
I have 140/80-18s on my XL250K0s though it's not...

I have 140/80-18s on my XL250K0s though it's not exactly plug and play. I respoked an NOS D.I.D. 3.00x18 rim onto the hub(stock is 2.15 and too narrow for a 140 wide tire), rim is offset about 1/4"...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 03:33 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Looks exactly (except the tats) like a girl I was...

Looks exactly (except the tats) like a girl I was with for years, she was crazy. Started out as a "I like 'er, she's crazy" kinda crazy, but evolved into a "hide the cutlery, she's crazy" kinda crazy.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
I'm not a complete noob, and I'm not sure what he...

I'm not a complete noob, and I'm not sure what he means either, so don't feel bad.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 09:54 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
What a classic old Suzy

What a classic old Suzy
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 09:52 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
The torque of the old XLs is pretty legendary,...

The torque of the old XLs is pretty legendary, there was articles written in the '70s about how to set up stroker XL350s, saying they could beat any stock 750 of the day to 60 mph without really...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
Blinkers and horn will not work they are DC, no ...

Blinkers and horn will not work they are DC, no battery no DC. Without a battery the DC circuit is a dead unreferenced loop.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 11:40 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
I think all the 4 valve 6 volt XLs are the same...

I think all the 4 valve 6 volt XLs are the same as far as that is concerned, yes it'll run, yes you'll have a headlight, however blinkers, horn and some of the other lights won't work.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2014, 11:35 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
You have issues.

You have issues.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 02:10 PM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
I'm generally not a fan of the random smattering...

I'm generally not a fan of the random smattering of tats but this is an awesome pic.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
You asked so I'll answer, aluminum welding and...

You asked so I'll answer, aluminum welding and aluminum extrusions were practically non-existent prior to WWII. The manufacture of aircraft in WWII dramatically evolved aluminum manufacturing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:37 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
OK, your turn.

OK, your turn.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:36 AM
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Posted By skorpioskorpio
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:35 AM
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:35 AM
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:34 AM
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:33 AM
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:31 AM
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Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 01:30 AM
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