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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 823
Posted By r60man
Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K...

Just from a quick scan of the photos 4-5K probably isn't going to cut it. A good paint job alone will be expensive. Is the chrome in good shape, chrome is mad expensive these days. Bars, control,...
Forum: Airheads 03-12-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,426
Posted By r60man
I need some /6 side covers if you have any that...

I need some /6 side covers if you have any that are in decent shape. Both of mine are cracked. Monza Blue would be perfect, but I can paint them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36,565
Views: 9,550,977
Posted By r60man
That is what bites them when things go bad. Your...

That is what bites them when things go bad. Your brain does what it knows in an emergency. If you do not know, understand, practice and learn counter steer in an emergency situation your brain...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,098
Posted By r60man
Say what you will about the placement of the...

Say what you will about the placement of the ignition system but I can honestly tell you that I have ridden at least 20,000 miles in the rain on a /6 and never once had an issue due to rain. One time...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,098
Posted By r60man
:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike...

:clap:clap:clapAnother Bike rescued!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,098
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
Forum: Airheads 02-26-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,098
Posted By r60man
If you do not finish this story I will need to...

If you do not finish this story I will need to track you down. Love the Triumph, I need to have another one soon. I had a Single 500 and a 750 Bonneville that was a real mistake, but I still love...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 13,378
Posted By r60man
My father commuted to work every day on the bike....

My father commuted to work every day on the bike. At one corner house there was a German Shepard. It was chained but it would come at him at a full run. Problem was that Dad had to stop for a sign...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By r60man
I could give a crap about if I fit someones...

I could give a crap about if I fit someones definition of "hardcore" or not. When I lived in VA I had a 23 mile commute one way. On rt. 66 and the beltway, a couple of backroads as well. That was 50...
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,282
Posted By r60man
The range reality is quite different. 180 miles...

The range reality is quite different. 180 miles is optimum temperature, flat roads, and "moderate" riding. The reality is generally colder or hotter, hilly, or even mountain roads, and people...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By r60man
Also I have an aftermarket coil so I have no...

Also I have an aftermarket coil so I have no empty male spade. I do have a hidden kill switch which cuts off the ground from the battery, long story, but the bike had a fairing on it, when the...
Forum: Airheads 01-27-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By r60man
Power take off

Hello all,

I have a 1975 R75/6. This summer I am planning a trip and I am going to use my phone as a GPS, in a waterproof case. I was going to run a power line off of the battery into the tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By r60man
We have a local minor league Hockey team in town....

We have a local minor league Hockey team in town. My daughter sang the National Anthem there (with a group of kids) and then proceeded to tell me that she really wants to drive the zamboni. I told...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,309
Posted By r60man
Years ago I was looking for a new ride, a sport...

Years ago I was looking for a new ride, a sport touring bike. I really liked the looks of a new Kawasaki model. I asked about a demo and they laughed at me. Literally. So I was not willing to put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,394
Posted By r60man
One of my favorite things is riding up next to...

One of my favorite things is riding up next to someone in a car, huddled over their heater vent trying to get warm. They look over and see you and shiver! It is awesome.

I actually love cold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,439
Posted By r60man
I know a ton of good roads here in Pa, but many...

I know a ton of good roads here in Pa, but many of them are short and you then need to connect to other good roads. Also it depends on what you are doing. Are you taking a trip? Are you looking for...
Forum: Airheads 01-08-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,643
Posted By r60man
Airheads have had a spike in value recently. Now...

Airheads have had a spike in value recently. Now running bikes in decent shape are going for more than $3000 US. Personally I think this is over priced, but that is what people are paying. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,439
Posted By r60man
The roads I like are often ridden by cruisers,...

The roads I like are often ridden by cruisers, and others. The vast majority of cruisers stay off of the big highways so I would think the roads they pick would be awesome. Just what kind of road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,786
Posted By r60man
I agree with the flashing light thing, that gets...

I agree with the flashing light thing, that gets people attention. Daytime I will do the "antlers" signal as well, but at night it is useless. There are so many deer around here it is not a matter of...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By r60man
I can not recommend Roadgear tank bags more...

I can not recommend Roadgear tank bags more highly. They hold up really well, I have had mine since 1998, it has thousands of miles and looks brand new. They have magnetic mounts, but I have used the...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By r60man
If you lube the teflon cables you will mess them...

If you lube the teflon cables you will mess them up worse than not lubing. Most oils will lose viscosity and eventually gum up the works and work opposite of what you want them to be doing. The only...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,045
Posted By r60man
The look is cool, but if you have ever ridden...

The look is cool, but if you have ever ridden without one I think you will want to put one on. Anything on the road surface (or off road surface) get thrown straight up for you to ride into. I had an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,090
Posted By r60man
Because I am a parent with two children and and a...

Because I am a parent with two children and and a house and responsibilities, I have to motorcycle on the cheap. I own two BMWs, a 1975 R75/6 that was my father's and given to me when he passed on....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,773
Posted By r60man
I have a buddy that processes all of his own...

I have a buddy that processes all of his own kill. Him and his 10 year old (She started much younger) he does the big cuts and the girl takes care of the grinder output. I have watched them work,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,773
Posted By r60man
Many of the local gun clubs are pushing the "No...

Many of the local gun clubs are pushing the "No Doe Hunting" agenda because of a very non-scientific study that said that more doe = more competition, which translates into bigger buck. It is very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,773
Posted By r60man
Market hunting will only work in very rural...

Market hunting will only work in very rural areas. Here in Central PA we a swarming with the hooved rats, but they have gotten smart. They are living in housing developments and only going into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,451
Posted By r60man
BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a...

BMW loyal. Started because my father worked at a dealership and I could get parts cheap. First was a R60 that I bumped to 750cc. I am not a rich man so I have to buy used or new that is cheap. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,983
Posted By r60man
If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation...

If you top off the tanks to avoid condensation then you should be fine.

I have two bikes which get run during the winter and I never use Sta-bil. My R75 was out of commission from February to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-17-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,772
Posted By r60man
I voted against the ABS. You are building a...

I voted against the ABS. You are building a naked, stripped down, only the essentials bike. ABS components are heavy, bulky and not really necessary. I do not know how much you plan on riding the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 26,209
Posted By r60man
I followed the whole thread and I just want to...

I followed the whole thread and I just want to say, well done. You gave it all you had, I look forward to next years effort. Thanks for the entertainment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,389
Posted By r60man
You have to remember that for some of us the...

You have to remember that for some of us the dirt is where we grew up. I started riding bikes in the dirt at age 5. I grew up in the woods behind my house on a variety of dirt bikes. It made me the...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,044
Posted By r60man
Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or...

Lots of racers did this to their Triumph, BSA or other British vertical twins for racing flattrack. When they exploded it was glorious.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,274
Posted By r60man
In years gone by I commuted every day in every...

In years gone by I commuted every day in every temp. Now my commute is less than 4 miles and I have to carry to children. So I do not commute as much. For years my students would bet on "when I would...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-29-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,968
Posted By r60man
How about an Ecomobile? ...

How about an Ecomobile?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLZ4i4rq_o
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,486
Posted By r60man
In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance...

In 2003 I bought a 1993 K1100RS. My insurance company had never heard of the bike, therefore they would not insure it. I asked if they insured K100s, and yes they did, Ok so how about the K1200? Yep,...
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,318
Posted By r60man
The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told...

The advantages of having a wife that sews. I told her about the fraying issue and she said "just use Fray-Check. It is essentially clear glue, but once you sue it there are no issues with fraying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,055
Posted By r60man
A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally...

A couple of years back I went to the BMWMOA rally in Johnson City, TN. The way down was Freeway, until Skyline Drive, then the Blue Ridge Parkway. Stayed overnight in Southern VA, then more BRP to...
Forum: Airheads 10-20-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By r60man
I am sure you could find an inmate here in the...

I am sure you could find an inmate here in the U.S. that could be an intermediary for you. Send them the battery tray and a few $$$ and have them get it painted, or have them do it, then send it back...
Forum: Airheads 10-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By r60man
The rubber bands work fine, you just need to...

The rubber bands work fine, you just need to remember t replace them regularly. I do it every two years. For the money (they are cheap) they work better than most bodge jobs I have seen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By r60man
I just want to know the asshat that named the B...

I just want to know the asshat that named the B King. Because I don't know about you I think Burger King, every time, which makes me think of fat people, and then I assume the owner is fat. My mind...
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