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Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,146
Posted By Brian-M
There's a 120-16 Trailwing (for the Honda NX250)...

There's a 120-16 Trailwing (for the Honda NX250) that'll fit the rear along with a 130-16 Duro, and a few in 90-16 that'll fit the front (another Trailwing, couple Shinko, and a Kenda).

I'm sure...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-08-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
You make it sound like those 2 things are on the...

You make it sound like those 2 things are on the same level of difficulty. I've never lived in a state where getting a title for a no-paperwork vehicle was just something simple that you strolled...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
The engine guards are a factory extra as well. ...

The engine guards are a factory extra as well. Great bikes, I bought a '97 back in 2002-ish for $1100 w/ 11k miles. Put another 11k miles on it commuting in Atlanta and sold it for $2300. It's...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,899
Posted By Brian-M
You Really need to do a quick google before...

You Really need to do a quick google before posting things like that...

http://bit.ly/1chYVsD

It's fuel injected BTW..




I don't have scientific citation, but this is in the realm of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
I really liked mine (1996 model, bought for $1100...

I really liked mine (1996 model, bought for $1100 in 2001 in perfect condition). I think I put 12k commuter miles on it before selling it for $2250.

The carbs are Very lean from the factory, plan...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-25-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,899
Posted By Brian-M
Am I the only one who thinks "poseur" when I see...

Am I the only one who thinks "poseur" when I see track tires like that on a streetbike? They're nearly always race take-offs bought on the cheap and then slapped on a streetbike to make it Look like...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-23-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,899
Posted By Brian-M
Scrap yard? Yee of little faith, that looks to...

Scrap yard? Yee of little faith, that looks to be what I feast upon... bikes that need precious little more than a basic service to be reliable and safe runners.

There's a dedicated forum for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Um... I bought my B4 for $680 a few years back,...

Um... I bought my B4 for $680 a few years back, ad sold it for $2500. They are very much "worth" more than what you paid, if you paid under $1500.

Great bike, made better with a Fox shock (the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-10-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,418
Posted By Brian-M
That is one Well Fed cat you've got there... its...

That is one Well Fed cat you've got there... its pounces (if it can?) kill from crushing the prey, right? :rofl

LOL... everyone loves outtakes. And my wife said (she's been stuck watching with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-10-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,418
Posted By Brian-M
I'm watching with interest too.... mostly for...

I'm watching with interest too.... mostly for the fiberglass work (I'm a MC mechanic myself, have refurbed LOTS of neglected bikes). The few times I've messed with the stuff it seemed like I was...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-05-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 57,595
Posted By Brian-M
Damnit, stop temping me... this is local for...

Damnit, stop temping me... this is local for $400

http://images.craigslist.org/00404_gLLwq6gZhXH_600x450.jpg

and I'm so on the fence right now... just trying to decide how much I like having a...
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By Brian-M
Go anywhere that sells paint bombs (spray paint)...

Go anywhere that sells paint bombs (spray paint) and look for the one that says "high temp" or "for BBQs" if that's what you want. Not like fender eliminators are subject to any kind of heat though,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Sheesh, that's a heck of a deal... I paid $600...

Sheesh, that's a heck of a deal... I paid $600 for mine and put another ~$400 into it. Of course, it sold for $2500 so who's complaining?

Didja have fun with those Lovely carbs? If those little...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-25-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,357
Posted By Brian-M
Aesthetically, I think the headlight would look...

Aesthetically, I think the headlight would look good if it were Lower, as well as closer to the bike. Will those generic mounts slide down the forks a bit? Doesn't need to be far, but center of the...
Forum: Beasts 04-15-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By Brian-M
Yeah, the first part is likely to be the biggest...

Yeah, the first part is likely to be the biggest motivation... I'm not against ragged dogs or boxes of parts ~ I've bought both and made both reliable enough to not have any issues with them through...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,701
Posted By Brian-M
Aprilia CapoNord vs Cagiva Gran Canyon

I'm on the hunt for a new (to me) bike and the list has come down to these two oddities. Yes, I'm looking for an 80:20, 2-up comfortable, fire-road friendly ride. No, I don't want a BMW (been...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 806,590
Posted By Brian-M
Ahem, time for a "now and then" modern...

Ahem, time for a "now and then" modern recreation? You said you still have the bike and the vest, I'm sure we can dig up an AMI shirt and pink sunglasses.

If you need some, erm... liquid...
Forum: Europe 01-22-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 854
Views: 73,946
Posted By Brian-M
I was wondering if one of you fellows in Germany...

I was wondering if one of you fellows in Germany might be able to help me out. The wife and I are coming over for a few weeks in March (MMmm, Starkbier) and wanted to hit the ground running with a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 280,337
Posted By Brian-M
Some more 15% off at Performance.... I'm getting...

Some more 15% off at Performance.... I'm getting more of those things this year than I did the whole time I lived in CO.

PM me a mailing address and I'll get them on their way. 3 coupons, one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14,539
Views: 2,112,122
Posted By Brian-M
Don't know why Performance is sending mail out of...

Don't know why Performance is sending mail out of state, but I've got their winter flyer sitting here with 3 15% off coupons (one each for Dec, Jan and Feb) that's not doing me any good over here in...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
That's a pretty good buy... IF the CDI isn't...

That's a pretty good buy... IF the CDI isn't shot. Make damn sure you're using a GOOD, fully charged battery on that bike at all times. Also, those carbs are the Worst I've ever had to deal with...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Ditto, that's the one thing I won't touch. ...

Ditto, that's the one thing I won't touch.

I've looked into it before in a couple states, and one there was NO resolution. You either have the title or you get the title from the registered...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,696
Posted By Brian-M
I bought my first 1-piece RC 16 years ago. I...

I bought my first 1-piece RC 16 years ago. I crash-tested that one at interstate speeds (it was totaled, I was bruised and sore but walked away), bought a 2nd that was completely custom and have...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brian-M
Eh, I had BMW OEM heated grips. I thought they...

Eh, I had BMW OEM heated grips. I thought they were supposed to be good? Of course, the same lies were told of the bike (I had nothing but issues with my BMW, never again).

VozProto ~ Get...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Brian-M
Having just moved from CO (and WY before that,...

Having just moved from CO (and WY before that, and N AZ before that...) for strictly street riding, the 1-piece 'Stich Roadcrafter does it all, though I learned that a heated vest really adds to...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By Brian-M
http://gallery.darladog.com/d/6003-2/MC_Trip+031.j...

http://gallery.darladog.com/d/6003-2/MC_Trip+031.jpg


That was me, heading into Death Valley at about 11am sometime mid-August back in 2008. My word of advice, close your vents. Yup, you heard...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By Brian-M
My experience is with Autocom systems, and even...

My experience is with Autocom systems, and even then I had the old Pro M1 5-pin system (12 years old at this point?). The VOX worked flawlessly with that system and full-face helmets. NEVER had it...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,110
Posted By Brian-M
I'm a newbie to the REI membership, only 1995 for...

I'm a newbie to the REI membership, only 1995 for me.

I used to love it, but they shifted from outdoor equipment to a clothing retailer with crap quality clothing so I stopped going about 3 years...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,859
Posted By Brian-M
I found my "sweet spot" close to 2 decades ago: ...

I found my "sweet spot" close to 2 decades ago:

1-piece Aerostich Roadcrafter for anything street (I didn't try off-road until 2010).
3 sets of gloves, all 3 were Held for awhle (one kevlar...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,407
Posted By Brian-M
There are in-between prices too. But I bought my...

There are in-between prices too. But I bought my Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight (was called something else back in 1997) for ~$130 and it's seen 4~10 nights of use every year since. I bought it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
The OP intended "bought for less than $1500" in...

The OP intended "bought for less than $1500" in this thread and it's morphed into "bought and made safe/rideable for less than $1500"

It's the same thing for me in all cases, but some people may...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,920
Views: 806,590
Posted By Brian-M
I do.... I'd love to put a handfull of miles on...

I do.... I'd love to put a handfull of miles on it too, don't want to own one though... :deal

Hrm, I'm only 1 state over.... Sayyy, Doug... naw, my thumb's still messed up from pushing it...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Not bad, I'm not sure if I would have spent the...

Not bad, I'm not sure if I would have spent the extra $500 vs. doing the few hours of work on mine:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16441698&postcount=958

I like mine, lots. Wish...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Once you go Caswell, you never go back. :evil ...

Once you go Caswell, you never go back. :evil

Former POR15 user.


Add another envious of the Vmax ~ I've only had a short ride on one once, I'd like to get more seat time with one. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
Nice, I grew to appreciate the Seca II after...

Nice, I grew to appreciate the Seca II after finding a similar deal ('97 for $1100 back in 2002) and putting 10k commuting miles on it. Most people complain about the carbs and how it's so cold...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
For the first part, not a bad area (I'm 30 min...

For the first part, not a bad area (I'm 30 min south of you in Warm Springs ~ which is worse), but you're going to be faced with an average 2 hour round trip drive for most of the deals. They seem...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,959
Posted By Brian-M
I guess things have changed, because I bought...

I guess things have changed, because I bought several bikes all over NoVA/DC/MD for under $1500 a bit over a decade ago. $500 for an 86 VF500F (killed it after adding 36k miles), $1000 for an 87...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By Brian-M
Honestly, Showa are Really good shocks. If...

Honestly, Showa are Really good shocks. If you're not going to spend the money to upgrade to shocks with remote reservoirs (staying with emulsion type shocks), you'll get more for your money by...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,749
Posted By Brian-M
Low performance (and usually cost) --->>>> high...

Low performance (and usually cost) --->>>> high performance:

Performance -> some Stock shocks -> Bitubo/Hagon/WP -> a few more Stock shocks -> Wilburs -> Fox (I know, out of business)/Ohlins ->...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Brian-M
Actually, fork (and shock) springs do NOT fatigue...

Actually, fork (and shock) springs do NOT fatigue any appreciable amount. How do I know, I tested a pair on my 120k mile, 1986 VFR when I was working for Traxxion Dynamics. I tested a pair from a...
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