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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By Loudo
I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but what...

I'm not trying to hijack this thread, but what about an abandoned bike?

A buddy gave me a 1968 BSA Victor 441 Enduro a couple of months ago. It's a real barn find, mostly complete but it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By Loudo
I used the Time-Sert kit to repair the spark plug...

I used the Time-Sert kit to repair the spark plug threads on a Honda CL175. Worked perfectly.

I could not find a manufacturer that made replacement threaded inserts short enough for the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,731
Posted By Loudo
Not simply "pissed." They would have brought...

Not simply "pissed." They would have brought lawsuits for the "takings."

My point was to point out the ridiculousness of blaming the victims and also the bind that governments are in. Hindsight...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-25-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,731
Posted By Loudo
Gosh, there was no way of knowing this thread...

Gosh, there was no way of knowing this thread would devolve into hyperbole.:huh

Let's set aside for a moment the idea that if we can just decide who is 100% to blame we can neatly consider the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Loudo
Following up on the excellent advice already...

Following up on the excellent advice already offered, I would suggest when you have the caliper apart to completely remove the piston seal from its groove in the caliper and thoroughly clean the...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By Loudo
Though you've already purchased, have you...

Though you've already purchased, have you considered the Time-Sert product for your application (whatever that is)? I've found Time-Sert to be a much superior product to Helicoil.

More expensive...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,537
Posted By Loudo
Laugh Dude sitting on the cooler might be giving an ADV...

Dude sitting on the cooler might be giving an ADV salute.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,018
Posted By Loudo
I think original OEM flat bar handlebars look...

I think original OEM flat bar handlebars look much better than the Scrambler bars that are on your bike presently.

Under normal conditions, it is very difficult to get the bike in neutral while...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,018
Posted By Loudo
The first few chapters of the book covered Mr....

The first few chapters of the book covered Mr. Pirsig's friend John and John's wife who were on the trip travelling two-up on a BMW. John was featured as a technophobe, always choking the bike to...
Forum: The Garage 11-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 199,799
Posted By Loudo
Left-handed band saw?

I usually have pretty good luck at HF with consumables like blades and abrasives. But.

Picked up a couple of 93-inch blades for my 14" band saw. 1/2 inch wide, three teeth per inch.

Got home,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 23,260
Posted By Loudo
Very nicely done. Bravo. Front tire is...

Very nicely done. Bravo.

Front tire is mounted backwards. I did the same thing on my CB77 but I'm too lazy to change it. For now.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,599
Posted By Loudo
Revs not falling appropriately is commonly an air...

Revs not falling appropriately is commonly an air leak symptom. New O-rings on each side of the spool that connects the carbs to the head are a good idea. 40+ year old O-rings can be hard as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 275,009
Posted By Loudo
Have you verified that the carb slides are...

Have you verified that the carb slides are synched? You need to remove the air cleaner tubes so you can see into the carbs and ensure the slides bottom out evenly and that they begin moving at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By Loudo
Your friend won't sell that bike. They never...

Your friend won't sell that bike.

They never do.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,802
Posted By Loudo
This post offers the best advice. Note that WA...

This post offers the best advice. Note that WA does not have DMVs, we have DOL offices.

If you show up there with a license plate issued during the 1973 era, you can have "restored vehicle"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
That's a nice place. Thanks for the tip. It...

That's a nice place. Thanks for the tip.

It causes me to think of something, which is the different way we'll be living in the first 15 years of retirement as compared to later. (If I'm lucky,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
Good question. I think I can be happy with a...

Good question. I think I can be happy with a place that costs less, but for discussion purposes let's say $700k.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
The winds? You mean like nice cooling winds or...

The winds? You mean like nice cooling winds or the kind you see on the news that make everything all blowtorch-like?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
No, my race bikes are Honda CL175s. That's a...

No, my race bikes are Honda CL175s. That's a summertime hobby so it will most likely stay up in Seattle. Very few racing opportunities in CA anyway, except for long drives to the infrequent AHRMA...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
The former. She's always wanted beachfront...

The former. She's always wanted beachfront property, even if it's a shack crammed up against other shacks. Me, I have some hobbies. I race vintage motorcycles so I want to store a few and work on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
Thanks for all the replies so far, everyone. Good...

Thanks for all the replies so far, everyone. Good stuff. I'll get Google Maps to work and do some research.

Sort of what I expected, even the smattering of "don't move to this shithole" comments....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,278
Posted By Loudo
Retire in southern California?

Help me, my brothers and sisters.

I live in the Seattle area, been in the Northwest my entire life, same with my wife.

I plan to retire in five years, and my wife is starting to ramp up her...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,247
Posted By Loudo
I like my Morgan Carbtune, use to balance the...

I like my Morgan Carbtune, use to balance the carbs on my CB400f, but enough about that.

My favorite beer is Lagunitas IPA.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 275,009
Posted By Loudo
Is that Bruce's Corvair too?

Is that Bruce's Corvair too?
Forum: The Garage 04-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,442
Posted By Loudo
I'm the youngest of five. Oldest is my...

I'm the youngest of five. Oldest is my brother...tell him to check the oil and he'd start in the trunk.

Three older sisters, the middle one can figure stuff out cuz of the middle child thing.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,356
Posted By Loudo
1963 Honda CB77 Superhawk. Three years ago. ...

1963 Honda CB77 Superhawk.

Three years ago. :1drink
Forum: Old's Cool 02-14-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,531
Posted By Loudo
Rebel Gears http://www.rebelgears.com/

Rebel Gears http://www.rebelgears.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,667
Posted By Loudo
Ha! Look kids, a BEAR!

Ha! Look kids, a BEAR!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,443,667
Posted By Loudo
I've never actually ridden it to a cafe.

I've never actually ridden it to a cafe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,733
Posted By Loudo
Fixt.

Fixt.
Forum: Racing 09-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By Loudo
This. You don't state where you live, but...

This.

You don't state where you live, but I'm assuming you're in CA somewhere if Willow Springs appears to be an option.

Regarding vintage bikes...yeah, you have to turn some wrenches. I see...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 36,732
Posted By Loudo
I'm by myself because my lead is so huge. :nod

I'm by myself because my lead is so huge. :nod
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2011, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 166,865
Posted By Loudo
I can't find no helments

This one is a tribute to the spirit of post #3 in this thread:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/2233158045.html

Clearly, we on the left coast are likewise enamored with helments. Not my...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8,253
Views: 3,281,595
Posted By Loudo
My first bike...Hodaka 90 This photo was...

My first bike...Hodaka 90

This photo was taken in our backyard field, Boise ID in 1971. It was one of our neighbor's bikes, he was a real nice guy who knew I was obsessed with motorcycles but my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By Loudo
ze vroom

Hee! They're asking 32,000...I have no idea if this is a reasonable price. I think we'd need a visa for anything longer than 90 days...it's not a good idea to encourage the Yanks to stay long,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By Loudo
I approve

Phil, great ride report, excellent pics. We have visited France many times over the past ten years and my wife enjoys fantasizing about partial retirement there. Combined with my intense interest...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,818
Posted By Loudo
rust never sleeps

Regarding the carb cleaning: I've had good luck soda blasting, but instead of bodging together a homemade blaster (not that there's anything wrong with that) I used one of these:
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-17-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,356
Posted By Loudo
Yeah, last year I was in the cattle call of...

Yeah, last year I was in the cattle call of riders early in the morning at the licensing office in Lynnwood. I'm not a noob and I'm 48 y.o. but it's been a few years and I'm getting back into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-04-2010, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,224
Posted By Loudo
Where's Waldo?

OK, so if I read the Fuel-Testers site correctly, fuel with ethanol in Washington must be labelled. I note that a ConocoPhillips station at which we routinely get fuel has not one sticker anywhere...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,036
Posted By Loudo
(awkward silence) I guess I'll just be...

(awkward silence)

I guess I'll just be ramblin' down the road (whistles tunelessly)
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