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Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 794,279
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I bought an 85 Honda that way. It was a lot of...

I bought an 85 Honda that way. It was a lot of fun putting it back together. I'd pick out a part from the boxes of parts and know it was a rear master cylinder, then I would look for bolt holes on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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This thread just passed 8 million hits. I was...

This thread just passed 8 million hits. I was kind of hoping that Tom in Salem would do something special.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,508
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Mine sounds sorta like that. Does it go away at...

Mine sounds sorta like that. Does it go away at 2-2,500 rpm? Then, yes, that is normal.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
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I have to miss it this year. I have been going...

I have to miss it this year. I have been going for, I think 5 years in a row. It really is a nice show. I have brought a Honda VF1100 Sabre, BMW K-75 and a Triumph TR6-C. My Harley isn't old enough...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
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http://compare.ebay.com/like/251248240580?var=lv&l...

http://compare.ebay.com/like/251248240580?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

But I use lead flashing cut into 1" strips and wrap it around a spoke.
I also rotate the deflated tire on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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Hey Y'all, Hold my beer and watch this!:rofl ...

Hey Y'all, Hold my beer and watch this!:rofl

On another note; 6 million hits tonight!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
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Next you are going to tell me that he really...

Next you are going to tell me that he really didn't jump the shark?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 794,279
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Duck, Check to make sure the rubber hose is the...

Duck,
Check to make sure the rubber hose is the right type. If the hose isn't rated for fuel immersion, then the clamps slide off. Ask me how I found out.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,558
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It's always the battery.

It's always the battery.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
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I thought about using fire crackers, but didn't...

I thought about using fire crackers, but didn't have any on hand. The next morning, when I was sober, the idea didn't have as much appeal.
There is a small body shop on the edge of town that filled...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,634
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Curvy, Is this your first 650 rebuild? Mine had...

Curvy,
Is this your first 650 rebuild? Mine had a piston that looked just like that. I rebuilt the engine twice before I got it right.
A great place for answers is britbike.com .Those guys wrote...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
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If the compression is OK than it is probably a...

If the compression is OK than it is probably a valve guide.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
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I cut lead flashing into 3/4" x various length...

I cut lead flashing into 3/4" x various length strips and experiment with how long of a piece will do the job. Then I wrap the one that weighs enough around a spoke. When I get it right, I crimp it a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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You missed the joke. Sorry. I laughed my ass off....

You missed the joke. Sorry. I laughed my ass off.
Well played ADK and doug s!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
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I have all of mine through Foremost, but I get a...

I have all of mine through Foremost, but I get a discount because I am a member of AARP.
Maybe this isn't for you.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
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And you are sure it isn't the kill switch on the...

And you are sure it isn't the kill switch on the kickstand.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
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It just goes to show you that a stitch in time...

It just goes to show you that a stitch in time saves nine. If you had put the smallest dab of grease on the cam, the points would have never broken in the first place.:D
So, yes. Continue carrying...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,784
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Maybe I don't need to tell you, but be sure you...

Maybe I don't need to tell you, but be sure you bleed off the air pressure before you remove the drain screw or hilarity we ensue.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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Used to see him at Sturgis in the early 80's ...

Used to see him at Sturgis in the early 80's
__________________

How can you be sure it was the same guy? :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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So where is the girl on that motorcycle?

So where is the girl on that motorcycle?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 846,653
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I have seen many photos from this museum, but...

I have seen many photos from this museum, but this is the first time that I can recall that you mentioned its name. A little googling and I came up with this http://www.motorcyclepediamuseum.org.
It...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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Correct. An Impala pick-up truck was called an El...

Correct. An Impala pick-up truck was called an El Camino.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,839
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It took me a minute to figure out how you were...

It took me a minute to figure out how you were "talking on the phone" and getting the camera to record it.Did you come up with the "put one radio near the camera and talk into the other" on your own?...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 794,279
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A few bikes back there is a Suzuki GS850 by...

A few bikes back there is a Suzuki GS850 by "fotoduda.com"
Look close and you can see two wheel lock to secure a $200 bike. That must be one rough neighborhood!
Makes me happy that I live where I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 794,279
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This is what she looked like the day I brought...

This is what she looked like the day I brought her home in April 2010http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/mswanton/iphone043.jpghttp://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/mswanton/iphone044.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,947
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Even my podunk town has a muffler shop or two. I...

Even my podunk town has a muffler shop or two. I don't remember if I bought the stainless steel from them or NAPA auto parts. But I do remember it only cost me $20 cash to have a pipe bent on their...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
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You didn't say weather it was blue smoke or black.

You didn't say weather it was blue smoke or black.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,273
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I can tell you what does not work. I bought a...

I can tell you what does not work. I bought a baffle from J&P cycles and added it to the left pipe of my Triumph 650 before the muffler. I have a dB meter on my iPhone and could not measure the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,821
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If I set the bike on the side stand, she will...

If I set the bike on the side stand, she will start with a cloud of smoke, so I always use the center stand. I read that BMW solved that problem by "pinning the rings" on later models. But I don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
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"less than modern sportbike performance" I...

"less than modern sportbike performance"

I feel fine on my 1987 K-75. Mine isn't slow. I have to get it up around 5k rpm before it comes alive. My Harley is close to hitting the rev limiter when...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,485
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People ask me why I have 4 bikes and I tell them...

People ask me why I have 4 bikes and I tell them it is because I don't have room for 5.
Road King if you can only have one bike
BMW K-75 can take you anywhere and doesn't need cleaning
Triumph...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15,197
Views: 8,665,986
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I am so glad that this thread has gotten back on...

I am so glad that this thread has gotten back on track. Thank you for all of your hard work and selfless dedication!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 846,653
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I love the way that the rear rim was re chromed! ...

I love the way that the rear rim was re chromed!
Now there is a quality restoration in progress!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,732
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Ouch. Tough crowd.

Ouch. Tough crowd.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 194,677
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I must agree. That one is going to be hard to...

I must agree. That one is going to be hard to beat!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,732
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I have this one. ...

I have this one.
[url]http://www.nexx-usa.com/product.php?productid=1732
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8,031
Views: 3,130,986
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Yes I do have an idea of where you can find one,...

Yes I do have an idea of where you can find one, but you are not going to like the answer. There is a packrat down by the river in Auburn Maine that has 3 floors of and old warehouse that is full of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,589
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Lead tin solder melts at about 500 degrees....

Lead tin solder melts at about 500 degrees. Silver melts around 800.
I lined my Honda tank with a two part epoxy from Caswell....
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
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If you are going to own an old bike you are going...

If you are going to own an old bike you are going to learn how to wrench.
Or you can save up your money and buy a $3,000 bike that is 20 years younger.
I have a V65 Sabre and it is a hoot to ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 846,653
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Wow! That is one hell-of-an endorsement! Mike

Wow! That is one hell-of-an endorsement!
Mike
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