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Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,745
Posted By MaXYaX
Sweet ride, man. I myself ride a '78 GS1000....

Sweet ride, man. I myself ride a '78 GS1000. Although the first thing I did when I got home was to get rid of that monster fairing and put some low rise bars on her, but to each his own :norton
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By MaXYaX
Looking nice, man :thumb I'm in the process...

Looking nice, man :thumb

I'm in the process of doing the same thing to a '72 CB500. Are you doing all that polishing by hand? It looks great!

As far as suggestions go I say get it running and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2009, 01:53 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 14,103
Posted By MaXYaX
I don't care what they say, that's one clean...

I don't care what they say, that's one clean ironhead :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
Posted By MaXYaX
Push down on the backside of the cap and...

Push down on the backside of the cap and carefully use a jewelers screwdriver to move the latch forward that is holding it. I just did this on my '72 CB that someone had busted the latch on.

Or do...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,570
Posted By MaXYaX
:photog :lol3

:photog :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 54,502
Posted By MaXYaX
Here's my daily driver... ...

Here's my daily driver...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e327/yourfriendyax/PICT2439.jpg

'78 Suzuki GS 1000, and she runs like a top :D
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,474
Views: 3,391,810
Posted By MaXYaX
Yup, that's what I was thinking. I found a...

Yup, that's what I was thinking. I found a reproduction Cooley fairing on the airtech website, but I think I'll stay with the black. The basic upgrades will be made to the suspension and motor, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By MaXYaX
Dude, you can't be a SQUID if you're suited up! ...

Dude, you can't be a SQUID if you're suited up!

I'll try to find the link to the place I saw this, but I love this definition:

Stupidly Quick Underdressed and Imminently Dead

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By MaXYaX
People suck, period. I commute in Downtown...

People suck, period.

I commute in Downtown Detroit everyday and have been run off the road, squeezed out of my lane, almost rear ended, threatened, and a host of other stuff.

But, you cannot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,319
Posted By MaXYaX
For a straight "motorcycle tourist trap" without...

For a straight "motorcycle tourist trap" without a ton of great roads, try Hell, MI on any nice weekend in the summer. The road out of Hell (pun intended) D-32 I think, is pretty sweet and twisty,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-20-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,474
Views: 3,391,810
Posted By MaXYaX
The bikes that made the greatest impression on me...

The bikes that made the greatest impression on me when I was younger were the ones ridden by the crazy ass bikers from Mad Max :evil.

So when I decided to buy a street bike, I remembered the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,511
Posted By MaXYaX
I just started riding this year and noticed that...

I just started riding this year and noticed that the right handed turns were a bit tricky. I started riding on an XL600R with about a 36" seat height and it was a bit intimidating to lean way over at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Umm...wow, just...wow :tb

Umm...wow, just...wow

:tb
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 239,900
Posted By MaXYaX
This is the coolest ride report I have read yet!...

This is the coolest ride report I have read yet! :D

I may be late, but I am IN!!

I am so surprised about the reports from Iran. The media here in the states would have us believe we would be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,946
Posted By MaXYaX
Nice RR, glad to see you got to dodge I94 for...

Nice RR, glad to see you got to dodge I94 for most of it!

Marshall looks like so many little towns around here, I almost thought it was my old stomping grounds (Holly, MI).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,282
Posted By MaXYaX
Not a big fan, but only because they just started...

Not a big fan, but only because they just started building them around here and most people don't know or care where they should be (lane position), or how the damn thing is supposed to work. :huh
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
I really like these racks you guys have been...

I really like these racks you guys have been posting. I like how they move the turn signals towards the rear of the bike.

I REALLY like the ones with the saddlebag supports! :tb
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Talking Absolutely! :thumb I took her on the highway for...

Absolutely! :thumb I took her on the highway for the first time today (Lodge Freeway - M10), getting on I found that I was shifting into 5th gear at about 55mph. That's a helluva difference from...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
That's nice! :thumb Finally got my sprockets...

That's nice! :thumb

Finally got my sprockets and chain today, threw her back together (I had her stripped down to look for any other immediate problems and cleaning) and drove around town a bit. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Wow, that denali rack is really cool and very...

Wow, that denali rack is really cool and very expensive. :huh



:thumb Sweet. Did you go oversize? I can't remember if you said so or not, and I'm too lazy to go back and look. :D

BTW I got...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
http://bikebandit.com/ This place might :D

http://bikebandit.com/

This place might :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
You mean this movie? ...

You mean this movie?

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e327/yourfriendyax/zardoz.jpg

:lol3 I'll have to check it out, I love old (and strange) movies.

Oh and I also would pay around $60...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
"Please ignore the man behind the curtain!" ...

"Please ignore the man behind the curtain!"

:D
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Yeah, must be later than an 85 Here's mine ...

Yeah, must be later than an 85

Here's mine

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e327/yourfriendyax/DSCF0916.jpg

It's an 85 and you can clearly see two different controls, one on the right from...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Me too? :scratch

Me too? :scratch
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 03:26 AM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
I would buy one :D. Or I might try and make one...

I would buy one :D. Or I might try and make one for myself. I was thinking doing the setup with the 20mm ammo cans, but substituting the smaller .50 cal cans for around town.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By MaXYaX
Mine is looking really rough on my 85 XL, and I...

Mine is looking really rough on my 85 XL, and I was wondering the same so...:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Absolutely, both sprockets 15-40 will be here...

Absolutely, both sprockets 15-40 will be here friday! Only thing that sucks is that the chain will be here next week :cry. Guess I have to take the cage, damnit.

:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Woops...

I had a little surprise today, as I hit third gear coming off of a stop light the bike made a loud rapid bang bang bang noise and shook violently in time with the noise. :eek1

I think "Oh shit, I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
:nod Whats funny is that I had read this...

:nod

Whats funny is that I had read this thread (and a few others on the net after my friend offered to sell me the bike). I asked him if the bike in question had the famous "dual carbs". He said,...
Forum: Thumpers 04-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
Talking Well fellas, I've done a week of commuting on my...

Well fellas, I've done a week of commuting on my new (to me :D) XL600R, and I am in love :raabia. This is my first "real" (read: street legal) motorcycle. I take surface streets to work (about 20...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11,997
Views: 972,961
Posted By MaXYaX
Kickety, kickety...

Hehe, cold blooded, huh? He should rebuild the carbs, (or just drop the bowls and clean the jets) those dual carb setups are a pain when they don't work right! Mine usually at least shows signs of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11,997
Views: 972,961
Posted By MaXYaX
Bike porn...

O.K., here ya go...

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e327/yourfriendyax/DSCF0902.jpg

Like I said, she's old and needs some work, but being my first helps me over look her flaws.

Oh, and on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14,199
Views: 1,513,820
Posted By MaXYaX
New guy, Old ride

Wow, that makes me feel really good. I picked up this beast for $500 from a friend, and apparently it was a great deal! :D

http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e327/yourfriendyax/DSCF0902.jpg

Rode...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11,997
Views: 972,961
Posted By MaXYaX
Fng

Hello everyone, I wasn't sure if this was the place to begin. I've been lurking on this sight for a while in anticipation of finally getting my first bike, and well, I finally got it. She's old, and...
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