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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
So, you buy a new Honda Grom and put 46 miles on...

So, you buy a new Honda Grom and put 46 miles on it while dumping 2 large into mods--including a stretch--before dumping it?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4984088516.html

2014 Grom by...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Brown shoes with a black belt? No wonder the...

Brown shoes with a black belt? No wonder the bike looks like that.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By thumpism
Try to find the Joe Minton article named...

Try to find the Joe Minton article named "Vitalizing the Virago" from (I think) the January '88 issue of Motorcyclist Magazine. It covers exactly the steps you're considering.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
Cheaper and less hassle.

Cheaper and less hassle.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
It's not the bike so much as the approach to the ad

This is becoming more common and drives me nuts. Seller has ad with minimal wording (frequently with no price, even) and refers you to a different source for details on the motorcycle for sale. This...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
At least he's up front about it...

"Needs some work done to look showroom condition"
Why even bother to put that in the ad for a rusted machine like this one?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4958762276.html
1968 suzuki...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Speaking as someone who owned a stock XV920, some...

Speaking as someone who owned a stock XV920, some energetic person has done a monumental amount of work to surround the engine with a different motorcycle.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
Sorry to be getting even further afield in this...

Sorry to be getting even further afield in this thread, but...



There is one of these in my neighborhood, the Pontiac version of the Vega in its woodgrain-wagon glory, the Astre Safari. It's...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,788
Posted By thumpism
Yet another one for sale!

Yet another Rokon for sale in this area. What the hell is happening around here?

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4955115607.html

1972 Rokon Trailbreaker - $2900<SMALL> (Marlette)</SMALL>...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 205,702
Posted By thumpism
At the time I parked on the street in a city, and...

At the time I parked on the street in a city, and the bike still lives outside these days.

I know of this approach and it would work fine but for the rare instances where a passerby wonders, "What...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
"Corvair" and "power" in the same sentence. Like...

"Corvair" and "power" in the same sentence. Like "nice" and "Chevette."



Sorry, could not resist. I like Corvairs and I even like to see a nice Chevette.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Then there's this guy, essentially saying,...

Then there's this guy, essentially saying, "Please give me a grand for this original 30+ year-old machine and then cut the sonofabitch up any way you like."

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 205,702
Posted By thumpism
I did that, too. Bummer.

I did that, too. Bummer.
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 205,702
Posted By thumpism
I did for a while before retiring (and before I...

I did for a while before retiring (and before I wrecked it), primarily during a long spring. Trunk and mirrors are great but I think the trunk is "fiddly," each use requiring you to unlock the access...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 931
Views: 205,702
Posted By thumpism
My '89 has been needing some exercise but I spent...

My '89 has been needing some exercise but I spent yesterday's 75 degrees working on the house, and today it's 40s again and raining. Just goes to show you, do NOT pass up that opportunity to ride.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,965
Posted By thumpism
I'll bet most of those vans are stick-shift...

I'll bet most of those vans are stick-shift diesels. Wish we could get them here.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Ad content posted for posterity: Rat rod...

Ad content posted for posterity:

Rat rod cruiser - $1500<SMALL> (Fort Collins)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,788
Posted By thumpism
I read motorcycle ads pretty religiously and...

I read motorcycle ads pretty religiously and can't recall seeing one for sale before, and suddenly these things are coming out of the woodwork. I saw an ad for two old ones a couple of months ago and...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 174,455
Posted By thumpism
Never seen one of these and this one looks nice.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4946066189.html

1976 Suzuki RV90 - $750<SMALL> (mechanicsville)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< >
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 174,455
Posted By thumpism
You boys should have bought before he started...

You boys should have bought before he started going up again on the price:

1973 ROKON TRAILBREAKER - $2500<SMALL> (charlottesville)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< > ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 174,455
Posted By thumpism
Price drop--was advertised for $3000

Not mine. Posted this in the Rokon thread and price has since dropped by a grand. Someone please buy this so I don't. My back yard slopes down a hundred feet to the flood plain of the Chickahominy...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
I hope English is his second language. If not,...

I hope English is his second language. If not, then there's not much hope for the guy if his communication skills are this bad by the time he's old enough to own a motorcycle. "Fire...good."
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4,944
Views: 890,497
Posted By thumpism
Kreme is the kit brand you will most likely find...

Kreme is the kit brand you will most likely find when you start looking. I've used it to clean and seal, but the tank was not leaking so cannot report on that aspect of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Diesel Honda, converted from 2-stroke to 4-stroke

Ad content posted for when it disappears:

Race Ready 250 - $5000 <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< >
http://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_lbBfLYZLSVc_600x450.jpg


</FIGURE> ...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Ad content provided, and it does look overpriced....

Ad content provided, and it does look overpriced. Nice, but not THAT nice, as he seems to think.

1977 Honda CB750K - $5500<SMALL> (Coventry)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Not having tried it I could not say, but it may...

Not having tried it I could not say, but it may be all the person is capable of doing. That and rattlecan paintjobs.

I just noticed this. "$575 or $500 without the new battery :)" Please don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
At least it's cheap...

Evidently, the only difference between a café racer and a bobber is that the café racer has a seat.

1983 Virago 750 *Cafe Racer* - $575<SMALL> (Carytown)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 914,342
Posted By thumpism
I also had one and would consider paying that...

I also had one and would consider paying that much for a stocker but not for one so "customized."
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
He painted the spokes blue?!?

He painted the spokes blue?!?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Ad contents posted: Honda cx500 custom...

Ad contents posted:


Honda cx500 custom bobber cafe racer - $8000 (Owosso) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< >
http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_6jFHQOT2Rga_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 174,455
Posted By thumpism
CX500 Turbo in Central VA

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4876273381.html


1982 Honda Turbo V-Twin 500 CC - $1800 (Chase City, Va.) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< > ...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Ad content posted for when it eventually sells...

Ad content posted for when it eventually sells for his asking price and disappears. Perhaps the Canadian dollar is much weaker than reported.



Suzuki GS 1000 E




...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By thumpism
They'd probably catch you or me if we tried it,...

They'd probably catch you or me if we tried it, but probably not these guys.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
I once had a girlfriend who would be pissed at me...

I once had a girlfriend who would be pissed at me for watching girls riding past on bicycles until she figured out I was looking at the bicycles before checking out the girls.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
Not Catherine Catz in any of those photos. ...

Not Catherine Catz in any of those photos.

However, having seen an Aermacchi Sprint bobbered I can now die unhappy.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
Movin' on to something with front brakes, dude?

For reference, Agee's is a local bicycle shop.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4878715537.html

95 yamaha seca ii low miles - $600 (colonial heights) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
And the ad content itself, so it can be viewed...

And the ad content itself, so it can be viewed after this bike gets snapped up.

1985 Honda CB650 NightHawk Bobber - $2500 (Bloomfield) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
< >
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 382,570
Posted By thumpism
In case the ad gets yanked following the...

In case the ad gets yanked following the immediate and well-deserved sale:

2012 Custom Rat Rod Bike Honda - $6400 <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16,911
Views: 10,607,773
Posted By thumpism
About 30 years ago I spotted a BMW chopper like...

About 30 years ago I spotted a BMW chopper like this in Roanoke, Virginia at the north end of town. Did not have a camera with me. I've been hoping that one was the only one in existence, but no...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,514
Posted By thumpism
Hey, even us PC800 riders can have bike lust, but...

Hey, even us PC800 riders can have bike lust, but I'm considering downsizing from mine. I'm looking for cheap and would grab a first-gen Ninja 250 or KLR250 in a second, and will probably do so when...
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