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Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,472
Posted By jeffm
+1000 on Greg's wiring harnesses!!!!!!!!!!!. ...

+1000 on Greg's wiring harnesses!!!!!!!!!!!. Specially since you have a police bike, you'll need some special sub-harnesses.

Jeff
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By jeffm
Thanks! I'll reach out to toothy, and will give...

Thanks! I'll reach out to toothy, and will give 81forest a holler if I decide to brave it myself
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-19-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By jeffm
Seattle area general contractor recommendation?

Totally off topic, but what the heck. I've got some water damage to the house and need siding and a a window or two replaced. Can anyone recommend a greater Seattle area contractor?

Thanks!

...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2013, 11:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,354
Posted By jeffm
Yes! Put it in gear, have someone stand on the...

Yes! Put it in gear, have someone stand on the rear brake and reef on the nut. The alternative is to buy the special guzzi tool. After you separate the engine and transmission, the guzzi tool can...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,841
Posted By jeffm
I got rid of that huge t-shaped metal bracket...

I got rid of that huge t-shaped metal bracket that the seat is bolted to. I fabricated up a small U-shaped clip with a hole in it that attached to the front mounting bolt for the old bracket and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,841
Posted By jeffm
I have the exact same seat on my ambassador. ...

I have the exact same seat on my ambassador. It's fricken huge, but incredibly comfortable.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By jeffm
Can't comment on the bushing size, but my generic...

Can't comment on the bushing size, but my generic repro shocks are 13 inches eyelet to eyelet and the ride height is perfect.

Jeff
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 207,315
Posted By jeffm
two steps forward, one step back

Was working on final assembly yesterday. Got the brakes hooked up, shifter linkage put together. Mine is an older ambassador and has the lugs for right side shifter, but the PO had rigged a left...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-07-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8,493
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,129,595
Posted By jeffm
jackets for the big guy

I'm downsizing :evil and selling off some gear that is too big for me. 4XL Belstaff jacket and a 3XL Eclipse electric vest.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868337

Jeff
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By jeffm
From what I can tell from their website, they are...

From what I can tell from their website, they are manufactured in Montezuma, KS.

Oh - and the one I got was the base cabinet from this set:
...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By jeffm
pretty fricken awesome rollaway deal

Sears in the northwest is not going to carry the Montezuma Crossover stuff anymore. I picked up a 36-inch crossover rollaway base for 229.00 today Marked down from ~600.00. Unboxed it and so far I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
Two words: Tacoma Screw. I've been able to get...

Two words: Tacoma Screw. I've been able to get pretty much every fastener I've needed from them. I did a whole stainless kit from them as well. I know for a fact that they've got lots of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
Tongue firmly in cheek! Thanks! Jeff

Tongue firmly in cheek!

Thanks!

Jeff
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
Bucket was powder coated, too. forgot that one...

Bucket was powder coated, too. forgot that one :). Will PM you $$ info. Yeah - I'm going to do my own harness. MG Cycle has a really good repro harness that is not that expensive, but this bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
Heck, the blue has been growing on me. I was...

Heck, the blue has been growing on me. I was thinking of not scrubbing it off at all! :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
:D No problem. Maybe it'll get my butt in gear...

:D No problem. Maybe it'll get my butt in gear so I finish the beast. I just received the alternator kit for this bike, so pretty much the only thing left is to fab a wiring harness.

Yeah, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
I used Art Brass for my most recent project. ...

I used Art Brass for my most recent project. They were not that much more expensive than elsewhere and they did a super job. They media blasted everything, masked all the threads, etc. and coated. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 14,881
Posted By jeffm
Nice!

Looks like a police model with the front and rear crashbars, the jiffy stand and the dash.

I'm running a nippondenso on my Ambassador and I pitched the whole regulator and about 15 feet of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-18-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8,493
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,129,595
Posted By jeffm
2004 r1150rt

2004 R1150RT. Titan Silver with 27,xxx miles. Corbin seat with backrest. Heated grips.
Hard bags and topbox. Tank bag. New tires last season.

7500/bo
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 701
Posted By jeffm
what the heck is it?

Local guy on craigslist is advertising the bottom end of a BSA engine.

Serial number is CDH 3406. The CDH part kind of looks like a
post '69 year-month stamp, but not quite.

Any idea what...
Forum: Hacks 07-30-2010, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,183
Views: 537,101
Posted By jeffm
R1200GS rig in Seattle

no affiliation, just wish I had the 17k for it myself :(

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/mcy/1866234515.html
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8,493
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,129,595
Posted By jeffm
FREE hugger from 1100GS

one lightly used rear wheel hugger from a 98 1100GS. May fit other models - who knows? I'd prefer someone in the seattle area as I really don't want to ship.

$FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By jeffm
would start with choke, but would stall unless I...

would start with choke, but would stall unless I babied the throttle. Would stall at idle unless I kept the revs up a bit. Ran really rough - almost felt like a diesel. No power - would bog down...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By jeffm
doggone stick coils.

2004 GS. Started running rough after the last fillup. Hoped it was bad gas (the bike, no me:evil ). Drained the tank and refilled. No joy. So, yet another stick coil went bad. Thats two on the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,195,268
Posted By jeffm
The instrument is called an arhu. Also popular...

The instrument is called an arhu. Also popular in China.

ps - loving your ride report!
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2009, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,928
Posted By jeffm
I've got an 04 RT. Does pretty much the same...

I've got an 04 RT. Does pretty much the same thing. I leave it on the trickle charger pretty much full time.
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By jeffm
you will probably have better luck in trip...

you will probably have better luck in trip planning or the regionals :D

having said that, I usually do a Seattle/San Diego round trip a late october
to early november. Seattle will be into it's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-09-2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By jeffm
I rented from mountain to sound a couple of years...

I rented from mountain to sound a couple of years back. Great people
to deal with. They're not quite in Seattle - they are about 45 minutes
dues east. I am not sure if they have any sort of...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,092
Posted By jeffm
When I did it, I got a registration and a 3 year...

When I did it, I got a registration and a 3 year provisional title. As long
as no one claimed the bike within the 3 years, I got to keep it. After the
3 years was up, I did apply for and receive...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By jeffm
I bet you could do it that way. I used...

I bet you could do it that way. I used international title service (its) and I had to send them a notarized bill of sale with some low price (like 200.00). They registered it in Vermont (I think). ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-13-2009, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,434
Posted By jeffm
Having gone through this recently, what they do...

Having gone through this recently, what they do is give you a bill of sale and a registration for the bike from a state that does not issue titles for bikes that are over 20 years old. You take this...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-17-2008, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By jeffm
I got my guzzi frame, forks, sidecovers and a...

I got my guzzi frame, forks, sidecovers and a couple of other bits done by
Art Brass plating in SoDo (http://www.artbrassplating.com/). Turnaround time
was just about a week.

jeff
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,338
Posted By jeffm
not quite. The V700/early Ambassadors had a...

not quite. The V700/early Ambassadors had a single instrument aluminum
housing that quickly migrated to the dual dash setup. This was carried forwards
to the Eldo. Police was also an aluminum...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2008, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By jeffm
Well, kbb gives a trade-in value of 3300 bucks,...

Well, kbb gives a trade-in value of 3300 bucks, so for a damaged bike I think it
is high. Especially because you do not know what else is wrong...Frame
tweaked? run on its side (oil starved)? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 76,222
Posted By jeffm
depends :) I usually carry a split boot (has...

depends :)

I usually carry a split boot (has a seam that fastens with nuts and bolts) in my
toolkit. I did a roadside repair with it and left it on for 15000 miles :rofl
didn't have to pull...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 76,222
Posted By jeffm
That is for the best, I think. They're damn...

That is for the best, I think. They're damn cheap and easy to
change since you have the beast apart. Imagine my horror
when ~500 miles after my rebuild, one of the tranny bearings
siezed. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 76,222
Posted By jeffm
ha ha. I just replied to you on loopframe_guzzi,...

ha ha. I just replied to you on loopframe_guzzi, too :)

you cannot powdercoat without ruining the bearing.
bearings are cheap. replace it now, or else you will
be replacing it later - and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,043
Posted By jeffm
hah. time to break out the sawzall. I have...

hah. time to break out the sawzall.

I have always wanted to build something like that around
one of Evan Wilcox's beautiful aluminium kits.

take a look at...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,043
Posted By jeffm
I mean I would get it running, but not modify it,...

I mean I would get it running, but not modify it, but that is my personal preference!



seeing how far you have torn it down so far, I do not think you qualify as weakhearted. :rofl

if you...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-14-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,043
Posted By jeffm
Congrats! I really like the converts! I'd clean...

Congrats! I really like the converts! I'd clean it up and run it as-is.
If you are deadset to replacing the auto with a 5-speed, it is possible
but not for the weakhearted. A friend of mine...
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