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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15,984
Views: 1,401,217
Posted By moparren
For the guessing of location pictures - I did a...

For the guessing of location pictures - I did a bit of experimenting with a new camera setup over the long weekend.

<a data-flickr-embed="true" ...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,627
Posted By moparren
Unless you are doing some sort of factory...

Unless you are doing some sort of factory restoration ditch the split rims. Not only is it hard to find somebody to work on them but if I remember correctly they are 16.5 inch rims which have...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,627
Posted By moparren
I was talking more about the combo of 318, 4X4,...

I was talking more about the combo of 318, 4X4, short bed with 3/4 ton running gear on the rarity scale.

Good choice Newbreeze on bringing in the pros. Deciding you are in past your depth is a...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,627
Posted By moparren
I have a '65 Power Wagon with the same basic...

I have a '65 Power Wagon with the same basic option sheet as yours, it's a great truck. If it's a short bed, that is actually a rare combo. Yours would be only the second one I have seen and I've...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-05-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By moparren
Take the back roads from Flagstaff towards Globe...

Take the back roads from Flagstaff towards Globe will be hella more entertaining to drive then the interstates.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,292
Posted By moparren
Other than the odd missed year we've been getting...

Other than the odd missed year we've been getting the single day pass since its been in Amato, about an hour south of Tucson. A lot of rich boy toys that are fun to look at and some interesting...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 15,984
Views: 1,401,217
Posted By moparren
Unless you financed the bike, then the bank gets...

Unless you financed the bike, then the bank gets the title until loan is paid off.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 595
Views: 224,770
Posted By moparren
You give the rest of us lunatics that have torn...

You give the rest of us lunatics that have torn down a bike numerous years ago hope! :clap:beer
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15,984
Views: 1,401,217
Posted By moparren
On Any Sunday was better than I thought it would...

On Any Sunday was better than I thought it would be. The editing wasn't as crack monkey on speed as Dust to Glory was. I think there were about 10 empty seats in the front.

I'll be picking up a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-15-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15,984
Views: 1,401,217
Posted By moparren
'Cause MOTORCYCLE!! In all seriousness, I've...

'Cause MOTORCYCLE!!

In all seriousness, I've seen a few of Dana Brown's other documentaries and I gotta say I don't think he's as good as his old man was so I don't have super high expectations...
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-23-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 192,763
Posted By moparren
:D We say the same thing about Phoenix. I was...

:D We say the same thing about Phoenix. I was more talking about the fact that the streets cling to the sides of mountains in the old town section.

:freaky
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 192,763
Posted By moparren
Yep, I've done the home tour a few times and...

Yep, I've done the home tour a few times and walked up and town the mountain goat trails you call streets down there.

I was always amazed at what my 90 could climb, they are awesome machines!
Forum: Battle Scooters 12-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 192,763
Posted By moparren
Living in Bisbee you don't need trails to...

Living in Bisbee you don't need trails to practice your hill climbing... :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,984
Views: 1,401,217
Posted By moparren
Just got 4 tickets, 76 more needed.

Just got 4 tickets, 76 more needed.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By moparren
Just a typical case of American blind justice. ...

Just a typical case of American blind justice.

:D

Damit! 205 so I'll go with
I wonder if he's rehabilitated himself?
Forum: Trials 09-02-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 213,630
Posted By moparren
My new to me vintage trials bike. TL125 Got it...

My new to me vintage trials bike. TL125 Got it running but the tank leaks and I need some bodywork...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/15120043651_2621ceb768_s.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By moparren
Have you checked out http://elmoto.net/? Got...

Have you checked out http://elmoto.net/? Got some guys that really know their stuff and are building some cool e-bikes there.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40,023
Views: 10,739,152
Posted By moparren
Beemer face? :evil

Beemer face? :evil
Forum: Road Warriors 04-17-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By moparren
This is what I have learned in the last 24 hours...

This is what I have learned in the last 24 hours -

The ZX family of motors uses the same chain for the starter and alternator. The tensioner breaks allowing the chain to go slack while starting...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-16-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By moparren
Yay! Parts in the pan. ...

Yay! Parts in the pan.
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/13883869631_f731446d13.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n9SsJB)IMG_1891 (https://flic.kr/p/n9SsJB) by Renaissance Redneck Media...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By moparren
Pulled the clutch cover and the alternator chain...

Pulled the clutch cover and the alternator chain tensioner is busted. Apparently this a known issue. WTF is it with Kawasaki and chain tensioners?
...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By moparren
Sounds reasonable so I looked into it and have...

Sounds reasonable so I looked into it and have two thoughts -

Where the hell do I find it on the diagrams?! Went through every motor diagram on bike bandit and apparently the starter connects...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By moparren
ZX11 starter goes bang

The problem child is a '93 ZX11C...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
More cleaning! Handlebars post cleaning ...

More cleaning!

Handlebars post cleaning
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7388/12971131515_c33d2797c5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/12971131515/)

50 plus years worth of dead...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
First, thanks for all the kind words of...

First, thanks for all the kind words of encouragement! Mine is a 90. The mongo rear sprocket went away in later years when they put on the dual range.

I also wanted to apologize for the...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Some steel wool and elbow grease and voila! ...

Some steel wool and elbow grease and voila! Shiny chrome.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/11846489965_15bf29dc93_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/11846489965/)
IMG_9333...
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Good news - finally got some time to work on this...

Good news - finally got some time to work on this again.
Bad news - said time is due to getting laid off yesterday. Oh well, hated that damn job anyway.

Got the chrome around the rear shock...
Forum: Battle Scooters 08-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Been too long since I've had a chance to work on...

Been too long since I've had a chance to work on this... Did some kitchen work, then ripped out carpet and put down new floors and then the oven blew up. :dog

Did manage to get the swing arm off....
Forum: Battle Scooters 07-05-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Yep, want to keep it mostly original. I haven't...

Yep, want to keep it mostly original. I haven't been able to find anything to eliminate the points, but I do have a bad XR500 motor with the ignition parts that I have been eyeing...

And yes, I...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
quick update

The scoot restoration has been on the back burner for a while, long enough that it is starting to get covered by other stuff, but a new motivation is forming - The wife, who is the amazon of her...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,217
Posted By moparren
Sweet!

Sweet!
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By moparren
Found it! Roma Rev 150 ...

Found it! Roma Rev 150
http://www.scooterdynasty.com/150cchornetScooterMotorcycle.aspx
Forum: Battle Scooters 04-02-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By moparren
can anybody ID this scoot?

Came across this the other day, obviously scooter based. Kinda cool lookin but I can't find any info on it

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8613899189_376c35d4ef_z.jpg...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-26-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Thanks for the ideas on the logo, I'll have to...

Thanks for the ideas on the logo, I'll have to look into that.
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-10-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
Not much happening, had a free diswasher and...

Not much happening, had a free diswasher and disposal drop in my lap so got some house work taking time from working on toys.

Rear shocks and luggage rack off. (hmmm, long travel shocks...:evil)...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-04-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 47,060
Posted By moparren
The tech is growing rapidly. I have heard that...

The tech is growing rapidly. I have heard that capaciters will be replacing batteries in the near future. If that is true, it wil change the game drasticly. It is my opinion that motorcycles are the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,049
Posted By moparren
Before - ...

Before -
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5232/6951631398_f9524a1844_z.jpg

After -
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8436334885_5d7617a6b8_c.jpg...
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-01-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
More disasembly! Well, that explains why...

More disasembly!

Well, that explains why the front break didn't do much as I was pushing it into the shop. I think the oil came from the speedometer drive....
Forum: Battle Scooters 02-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,082
Posted By moparren
:D I was so excited about getting started that I...

:D I was so excited about getting started that I for got I wanted to take pictures. What year is yours? Looks a bit newer with the low range but it's got to be close.
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-31-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 192,763
Posted By moparren
Just pushed my '66 in to the shop for some long...

Just pushed my '66 in to the shop for some long overdue love -
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8188/8419317088_ea162c4eb4_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davereynolds1/8419317088/)

Started a...
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