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Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,339
Posted By aplaceinspace
I took my MSF course through a harley shop. I...

I took my MSF course through a harley shop. I wasn't impressed by the Blast, it just didn't seem to have any qualities that recommended it for anyone that wasn't short or a complete novice. Buy the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 214,432
Posted By aplaceinspace
Meh, riding two up the handling gets so screwy...

Meh, riding two up the handling gets so screwy that the effects of the top box are negligible. With just me on there I did a two hour shake down run that was wholly unremarkable. One handed cruising...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 214,432
Posted By aplaceinspace
I'll see your big and ugly and raise you ungainly.

This is the box I made for my Wife and I's cross country trip last summer. It's slightly narrower than the ammo can side boxes, almost waterproof, very solid, and carried everything we needed (and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By aplaceinspace
Excellence. ...

Excellence.

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/corryong-2011/i-Q4DHZMZ/0/M/IMG0798-M.jpg

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/corryong-2011/i-WwJHzJ6/0/M/IMG0828-M.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By aplaceinspace
I'm thinking the short/burn was the result of...

I'm thinking the short/burn was the result of more amps coming off your truck battery instead of anything you touched. Too many amps = burnt wires.

Also, just letting a battery that still has...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
I've come to the conclusion that bits of rubber...

I've come to the conclusion that bits of rubber that are as old as I am should not be trusted to keep a water tight seal.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
Today's investigations have shown that the...

Today's investigations have shown that the gaskets are holding. The leak is from the water pipe that feeds directly into the front cylinder head. When referencing the shop manual for how to remove...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
It's cold out, and my "Shop" has no heat.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6215/6362679103_3b62b2f629.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/6362679103/)

See that little green drip? Yeah, there's yet another slow coolant leak. Just...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
I'll trade you :D What with one thing and...

I'll trade you :D

What with one thing and the next work on the bike has been pretty slow. I've been plugging coolant leaks as I've found them, which always means draining the coolant, taking apart...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
I appreciate the prayers, but don't think they'll...

I appreciate the prayers, but don't think they'll be necessary. Last summer I must have had the carbs on and off a dozen times. The boots are all new as of last year, so they're nice and soft. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
Current condition. ...

Current condition.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6128/6043483303_cd23de93ae.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/6043483303/)
DSCN2970...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
Sorry about the lack of recent updates. On June...

Sorry about the lack of recent updates. On June 6th myself and my girlfriend hopped on my Nighthawk 750 and road from the middle of Michigan to Santa Cruz, then on the way back through Vegas we got...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By aplaceinspace
Maybe I'm just tired, but: In the winter the air...

Maybe I'm just tired, but: In the winter the air is colder. Colder air = denser air. The denser the air the more gas that's required to get the fuel/air mixture correct. Ergo; A "Winter Jetted Bike"...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 715,053
Posted By aplaceinspace
MV Augusta exhibit at the Midland Center for the Arts

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2652/5720643575_aa4b3e0372.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/5720643575/)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-14-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
You're probably right, because I wasn't taught....

You're probably right, because I wasn't taught. Any hints or tips? The bolts only have one wire hole, so you can't run the wire all the way out the other side of the bolt (that's how it appears to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By aplaceinspace
My CB360's petcock filter is a really fine mesh...

My CB360's petcock filter is a really fine mesh that should be able to stop all the worst chunks of rust/dirt/etc from entering the fuel lines. If you do decide to go the inline filter route you'll...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
Updates: I recently go the broken sub fairing...

Updates: I recently go the broken sub fairing mounting bracket welded back on.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/5707545222_74b1013f36.jpg

Also, since I've pretty well decided on Rothman's...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
I haven't posted anything in about two months, so...

I haven't posted anything in about two months, so I figure an update is about due.

I've had the frame sandblasted, but haven't been able to repaint it due to low temperatures. Whenever the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 29,584
Posted By aplaceinspace
My CB750 Nighthawk and VF1000R are the same way....

My CB750 Nighthawk and VF1000R are the same way. I imagine all modern Honda locking gas caps are that way. I just push the caps down till I can hear and feel them lock, and the key aligns itself for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 21,715
Posted By aplaceinspace
Cool thread. I'm working over a VF1000R of...

Cool thread. I'm working over a VF1000R of similar vintage. My clutch wasn't operating when I got my bike either, but a master/slave rebuild kit took care of that. I got it from this place:...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,437
Posted By aplaceinspace
My VF1000 would sometimes give me intermittent...

My VF1000 would sometimes give me intermittent spark, or wouldn't spark at all. I disassembled and cleaned the contact surfaces inside the kill switch. Started every time after that. Could also be a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 715,053
Posted By aplaceinspace
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5477461456_4b7...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5477461456_4b7b6e6971.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/5477461456/)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 15,257
Posted By aplaceinspace
That's really hard to read.

That's really hard to read.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,686
Posted By aplaceinspace
Stalling with any throttle applied sounds like a...

Stalling with any throttle applied sounds like a lean condition to me. Take the carb apart and clean it out thoroughly, especially the jets and emultion tube. Then use Stabil or some such when he...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 45,035
Posted By aplaceinspace
This is retarded and awesome. I love...

This is retarded and awesome. I love "specials".
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 111,291
Posted By aplaceinspace
Antonio Banderas ...

Antonio Banderas

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/5410596047_cbb4f22f05.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/5410596047/)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 111,291
Posted By aplaceinspace
I can dig that. I also cannot seem to post...

I can dig that.

I also cannot seem to post pictures at the moment. Odd.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 111,291
Posted By aplaceinspace
So when we're assuming the bike is a non abs...

So when we're assuming the bike is a non abs Harley then she's a shitty rider doing stupid shit on a shit machine. But if there's any chance that it actually had abs then she's "a life saved by ABS"....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By aplaceinspace
You don't want to hack it into your own vision,...

You don't want to hack it into your own vision, because it's too nice. Or you're afraid to ride it for fear of damaging/scuffing/chipping/etc. anything because it's too nice.

This is why I will...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
Work continues, slowly. The forks are still out,...

Work continues, slowly. The forks are still out, and I've decided to take a semester off from school to do some manual milling classes at the local vocational education center.

Anyway, lately...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 3,291,003
Posted By aplaceinspace
The first time I saw a Shinya Kimura bike my...

The first time I saw a Shinya Kimura bike my first thought was "Steam Punk". Far more so than with that example.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 715,053
Posted By aplaceinspace
In what universe does this seem like a good idea?

In what universe does this seem like a good idea?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,188
Views: 3,291,003
Posted By aplaceinspace
That's an excellent use of a mono shock Virago. I...

That's an excellent use of a mono shock Virago. I just hope the starter works half as well as those cartridge forks.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15,225
Views: 8,720,235
Posted By aplaceinspace
I believe it does, but that script is a little...

I believe it does, but that script is a little hard to read. And below it says "fun weekend", I think.
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By aplaceinspace
Thanks for all the responses, guys. If the...

Thanks for all the responses, guys. If the consensus is that a bit of heat will not distort or damage the head stock then I'll heat it up and whack it with something appropriate.

In order:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,695
Posted By aplaceinspace
My dad gave me his '75 CB360 after he saw that I...

My dad gave me his '75 CB360 after he saw that I was serious about getting it back on the road. It has since become my girlfriend's learner bike.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By aplaceinspace
Dangers with welding on head stock?

Admittedly, I'm not going to weld anything on, but one of my steering stops is bent from a hard crash. As it is now the forks turn far enough to the left that they come in contact with the radiator's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
PM sent. After thinking about it I'm interested...

PM sent. After thinking about it I'm interested in the tank AND the seat cowl.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
It looks much nicer in the pictures than in...

It looks much nicer in the pictures than in person. There's rust in all the nooks and crannies, spots where paint is worn off, and a lot of signs of general neglect.

I'm going to give it a good...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,181
Posted By aplaceinspace
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5328906637_c3b...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5328906637_c3bfbe4d23_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/46050644@N08/5328906637/)

The holiday season tied me up for a bit, and things have slowed down, but...
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