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Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
I have a rack planned for the left side that I'll...

I have a rack planned for the left side that I'll build myself. It's the bag that is tough. I want it to fit tight, stick out no further on the left than the pipes do on the right, I want it behind...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
would love to see a pic of your left side...

would love to see a pic of your left side luggage. I need to add something to carry tools and raingear but it's hard to find the perfect fit bag for the left side.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,497
Posted By lrutt
Excellent condition................ yea right. ...

Excellent condition................ yea right.
Just put some gas in it and it's ready to go ............. yea right
It's worth $10,000 when you get it done................yea right
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By lrutt
bullshit. 3 brit bikes here and if you do things...

bullshit. 3 brit bikes here and if you do things right up front they are just fine and trouble free. Can't remember the last time one of my brits let me down other than a bad battery. If you are a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By lrutt
71 was the first year for OIF. I have one, a...

71 was the first year for OIF. I have one, a trophy.

I'd recommend retrofitting a Norton Commando oil filter setup. That will keep the sludge trap from filling up. And also, if the carby is...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By lrutt
Yea, I have a Guzzi and I know about nice slow...

Yea, I have a Guzzi and I know about nice slow deliberate shifting or it loves to complain.

As for preparations:
- new tires / tubes
- points, plugs, condenser
- carb clean and make sure the...
Forum: Airheads 05-07-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By lrutt
1977 R75/7 transmission recall question

My Dad is going to let me have his old bike, 1977 R75/7. I've been patiently waiting and nows the time. Been sitting a while so I plan to do a fly and ride but spend a few days going through the old...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
I think you have to look at this weight thing a...

I think you have to look at this weight thing a little differently. A passengers weight is basically all putting a force in the downward vertical vector. Purely putting pressure down on those rubber...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,878
Posted By lrutt
Just remember, even if you were to be given a...

Just remember, even if you were to be given a bike in a box you will have more money in it than it's worth, plain and simple.

You should be able to find a complete runner for that kind of $$$. ...
Forum: Beasts 04-01-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,164
Posted By lrutt
Or a simple wind shield and hand guards on the...

Or a simple wind shield and hand guards on the Triumph Scrambler.

I did that and find it quite satisfactory. I used the SlipStreamer Spitfire. Just right for an ADV type bike.

That and a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By lrutt
are you coating because you have holes in your...

are you coating because you have holes in your tank, or just because? I'd just do a phosphate coating and run without doing all that other crap. If you keep it full you'll be ok.

I have 40 year...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 14,401
Posted By lrutt
I swear I hear one more person complain about...

I swear I hear one more person complain about crazy maintenance expenses on an air cooled Duc his man card should be taken and burned right in front of him.
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,845
Posted By lrutt
Triumph Scrambler. Simple, air cooled, carbed,...

Triumph Scrambler. Simple, air cooled, carbed, low stress motor. Nothing fancy.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,682
Posted By lrutt
IMO, it separates the men from the posers. As...

IMO, it separates the men from the posers. As stated, anyone can walk into a dealer and buy a new bike, or contract with some professional restorer and have one done up for big $$$. But when you...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By lrutt
I still kick myself for passing on a sweet little...

I still kick myself for passing on a sweet little 500 twin with the high pipes and polished alloy tank. Damn damn damn. I so love those little bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By lrutt
My first bike, would love to find one to...

My first bike, would love to find one to restore...very nice.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,046
Posted By lrutt
bummer that the full bores don't offer all the...

bummer that the full bores don't offer all the sizes Shinko does. I went a 140 on my Scrambler, only have a 130 from FB.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,427
Posted By lrutt
Yea, but that is a 1 of 4 existing prototype...

Yea, but that is a 1 of 4 existing prototype SOHC's built in 68. A number of one off factory parts. That is a very unique and rare bike....the price doesn't surprise me given a nice sandcast will go...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,427
Posted By lrutt
don't know if I'd say the SOHC's were under the...

don't know if I'd say the SOHC's were under the radar. on the SOHC board we all talk about how the prices have been getting kind of crazy over say 5 years ago.

The whole café racer thing has...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
I bought that 'fenda extenda' for my Scram. Does...

I bought that 'fenda extenda' for my Scram. Does a great job of keeping mud and stuff off the motor and oil cooler.

Just an FYI, well worth it IMO.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 409,046
Posted By lrutt
already ordered my 705's for my Triumph...

already ordered my 705's for my Triumph Scrambler. Rear is on and balanced out pretty easy. doing the front tonight.
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
yea, who needs a scrambler. that's a lot of mud...

yea, who needs a scrambler. that's a lot of mud even up on the carbies.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,569
Posted By lrutt
God I love those old coffin tank Maicos. Just...

God I love those old coffin tank Maicos. Just look so industrial.

a 760 single. Damn, My RT1 hurts when it bites back. that 760 would turn your leg to pudding I'd suspect.

My old smoker...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,624
Posted By lrutt
sorry, misread, I could have sworn it said cam...

sorry, misread, I could have sworn it said cam chain.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,624
Posted By lrutt
Pissed There is NO WAY in HELL that thing needs a new...

There is NO WAY in HELL that thing needs a new cam chain at 1250 miles. Your mechanic is smoking dope. Even at 12k miles it would not need one. It might need adjustment but NOT replacement.

Do...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,087
Posted By lrutt
On the complexity scale it's basically: ...

On the complexity scale it's basically:

Amal
Mikuni

Delorto

I couldn't believe how many more parts in the Dels on my MG Lemans over anything else I've worked on. Certainly easier to tune...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,227
Posted By lrutt
Beautiful. And à 4ls brake to boot. Great. Take...

Beautiful. And à 4ls brake to boot. Great. Take great care on startup. U need to make sure everything is preoiled. Especially the cam
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 421,052
Posted By lrutt
Leukemia sucks. I've known others that were...

Leukemia sucks.

I've known others that were taken by this nasty stuff. That's why I joined the 'Be the Match' marrow registry. So that hopefully I can help someone like Shooter in the future.
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,063
Posted By lrutt
Oh well, will just have to buy up another XR650L...

Oh well, will just have to buy up another XR650L to have on hand when this one wears out then.

Would not want: water cooling, FI, higher reving, etc. etc. etc.

And yes....get off my lawn :(
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,491
Posted By lrutt
I like the flexibility over the Montana. If it is...

I like the flexibility over the Montana. If it is open to other google play apps then that is a big plus. for me, flexibility is very important.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,491
Posted By lrutt
thanks, just couldn't derive that from what I had...

thanks, just couldn't derive that from what I had been reading.

It certainly tics all the right boxes, except price :(.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-13-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,323
Views: 115,491
Posted By lrutt
Have not found this information yet anywhere in...

Have not found this information yet anywhere in the thread but.....can you put a 32g microsd in this thing and use it for both maps and music? I see Garmin only shows a 4g module and leads you to...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20,900
Views: 5,975,167
Posted By lrutt
I have to say, the bikes mentioned are NOT dual...

I have to say, the bikes mentioned are NOT dual sport bikes, they might be adventure bikes (the adventure being trying to pick them up if they go down or get stuck) but they are NOT dual sport. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,624
Posted By lrutt
congrats, A great little bike. If you keep fresh...

congrats, A great little bike. If you keep fresh oil in it it will last a lifetime. They have no oil filter per se so make sure you change oil out about 1000 to 1500 miles, and use a good regular...
Forum: Beasts 12-13-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By lrutt
now that is cool, but the rad and cooler are...

now that is cool, but the rad and cooler are pretty vulnerable it looks like.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,359
Posted By lrutt
bull shit. my commando came from Colo and loves...

bull shit. my commando came from Colo and loves it down here in FL, enjoying it's golden years :)

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/lrutt/IMG_0817-smaller.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,734
Posted By lrutt
Honestly it would be cool to put around on. If...

Honestly it would be cool to put around on. If nothing else a neater engine could be installed.

no doubt pricey though.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,640
Views: 1,282,815
Posted By lrutt
Looks to be running an indoor on coke syrup...

Looks to be running an indoor on coke syrup coated concrete. I did that ONCE, friggin hated it, Had to mod the shifter and remove the peg cause you can get it leaned over so far. And you con't skim...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,640
Views: 1,282,815
Posted By lrutt
holy crap that is beautiful. that intake is...

holy crap that is beautiful. that intake is amazing.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,882
Posted By lrutt
Not many of the new bikes appeal to me. I...

Not many of the new bikes appeal to me.

I like simple, air cooled, basic transportation. I don't like plastic and water cooling. I guess I'm stuck in the 60's and 70's.
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