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Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
Got it stripped down quite a bit so far. ...

Got it stripped down quite a bit so far.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0351_zps9876f349.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
A small update: I brought this bike home on...

A small update: I brought this bike home on Monday, before yet another snow storm hit us. The PO told me the engine was stuck, and after a few pokes at the (forward-working) kickstarter, I thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By jeep44
Unfortunately, Ironheads seem to be the bike of...

Unfortunately, Ironheads seem to be the bike of choice for Bobber makers. Most of the ones around have been in the hands of a succession of inept, indifferent owners who couldn't wait to slap a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 135,034
Posted By jeep44
Could that be called a "Holer"?

Could that be called a "Holer"?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By jeep44
this one was mine until last summer-I owned it...

this one was mine until last summer-I owned it since new in 1980. I thought I'd never sell it, either, but as I'm getting older, I'm trying to shed some possessions. It is an '80 XLS Roadster. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By jeep44
That's a real shame, because that Daytona there...

That's a real shame, because that Daytona there is the best of them all-a very good TLS front brake, and the upgraded engine with roller bearings.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 135,034
Posted By jeep44
The best part? the seller wants $1500 for that...

The best part? the seller wants $1500 for that "sidecar". I don't think even a dog would be safe riding in that thing.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By jeep44
He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If...

He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If you are buying this as an investment to 'flip', beware. If you were buying it for yourself, I would say it is a very good example of a rare bike,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By jeep44
Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but...

Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but the carbs on a '67 were Monoblocs, not the later Concentrics like this one has. A small detail, but trying to find the correctly numbered set of one...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By jeep44
Here's mine-my Dad bought it in '81, when it was...

Here's mine-my Dad bought it in '81, when it was a sad-looking bike with a spray-can paint job. He rode it for years, and when he got too old to ride, it went in his shed, covered up for years. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 872
Posted By jeep44
1967 was the first year for the Daytona. It was...

1967 was the first year for the Daytona. It was called that, but that name appeared nowhere on the bike-the side cover said "Tiger 100". Even though I have a '67 Daytona, I really couldn't tell you...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 132,254
Posted By jeep44
I used one of them to do my oak floor too.It...

I used one of them to do my oak floor too.It worked flawlessly. My only other suggestion is to buy the good staples from Home Depot-don't use the HF ones.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By jeep44
I really don't even know anything about new bikes...

I really don't even know anything about new bikes like yours, but all I can add is if it has cables, like clutch cables and throttle cables, have an extra taped to the one in use, and have the tools...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,705
Posted By jeep44
Who will give us a ride to the Space Station?

Who will give us a ride to the Space Station?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,514
Posted By jeep44
1966 sales brochure : ...

1966 sales brochure :

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0289_zps087c139f.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/IMG_0289_zps087c139f.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By jeep44
That DKW really looks more like it-look how the...

That DKW really looks more like it-look how the forks do not have a friction damper like the BSAs. The shifter gate looks right,too.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By jeep44
They do know that a sidecar rig isn't something...

They do know that a sidecar rig isn't something that a person can just jump on and ride away, don't they? Do they have any previous sidecar experience? There is a fairly lengthy learning curve...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
Well, he claims he has it around somewhere-we'll...

Well, he claims he has it around somewhere-we'll see. Anyway, it's not too difficult to get a new one here in Michigan.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
I have a number of bikes and cars with no turn...

I have a number of bikes and cars with no turn signals-these days, I don't think most drivers even understand the hand signals at all-they think you are waving or something.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
I read that book many years ago-I always assumed...

I read that book many years ago-I always assumed he was writing about a BMW. I was more than a little surprised to learn he was actually writing about this bike.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
I could use the chain guard....:lol3

I could use the chain guard....:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
Another couple of goodies that came with the...

Another couple of goodies that came with the bike-It looks like the toolkit is pretty much complete-maybe I'm missing a small open-end wrench?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
They ARE little bikes. I'm not very big myself,...

They ARE little bikes. I'm not very big myself, so I look just fine on it. As I get older, I think it is better to ride a small, light bike-I don't want to be one of these old guys trying to hold up...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
I like a lot of Cafe Racers,too, but when...

I like a lot of Cafe Racers,too, but when something like this has survived basically unmolested for so long, I want to see it preserved as it is.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
I'm probably not going to have so many lights on...

I'm probably not going to have so many lights on my bike when it's done........:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,294
Posted By jeep44
Honda 305 Superhawk

I've had maybe 20 bikes over the years-all British or American. This is the first Japanese bike I've ever had. A friend had it, and wanted to sell it. I saw how original it was, and decided to do a...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By jeep44
i used the accel Harley coil that Crawford sold...

i used the accel Harley coil that Crawford sold as a kit-worked great!
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By jeep44
Don't lug the motor-keep the revs up. Otherwise,...

Don't lug the motor-keep the revs up. Otherwise, you run the very real chance of breaking the crankshaft. I had a 650, and like so many others, had a broken crank from just puttering around in too...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 254,504
Posted By jeep44
An interesting thread. My brother had a CL160 in...

An interesting thread. My brother had a CL160 in the '60s, and I was only allowed to ride it once. I've had at least 20 motorcycles since, but never a Japanese one. Just last night, I was offered a...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By jeep44
This may be true in a forum like ADV, where...

This may be true in a forum like ADV, where people who never had a Ural are always ready to offer hearsay advice, but not at a place like Soviet Steeds, where there are lots of others who own the...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,184
Posted By jeep44
I had a '97 Ural-I bought it as a neglected...

I had a '97 Ural-I bought it as a neglected beater-there was water in the cylinders,for a start. I got it running, but I didn't know that you should not lug that 650 engine under any...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,467
Posted By jeep44
Chuck Connors rides a Benelli!

Chuck Connors rides a Benelli!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By jeep44
If he hasn't already, he should post here: ...

If he hasn't already, he should post here:

http://www.wdbsa.nl


The forum is mainly about WW2 BSA motorcycles, but covers all British WD motorcycles,too.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By jeep44
A pretty good diagram, plus all the stuff you...

A pretty good diagram, plus all the stuff you need here:

http://www.tptools.com/Modular-Metal-Piping-Kits,2035.html?b=d*8092
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,434
Posted By jeep44
I wear most of my shop rags-I call them...

I wear most of my shop rags-I call them "T-shirts" and "underwear". When they get too saggy and dingy-looking, they all get bagged up and taken out to the garage, and a couple of new packs of shorts...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,920
Posted By jeep44
The house I'm in now was built in the fall and...

The house I'm in now was built in the fall and winter. The roof was shingled in December. The shingles never had a chance to seal down in the cold, and all winter, I would lay in bed listening to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,831
Posted By jeep44
Are you going to duplicate all the places that...

Are you going to duplicate all the places that were safety wired and sealed with an official seal? I understand that dabs of a certain color paint were used by race officials too, to show that things...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,785
Posted By jeep44
Your final exam is mounting a tire on a BSA rear...

Your final exam is mounting a tire on a BSA rear rim with two beadlocks:lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,775
Posted By jeep44
That's why there should be Unions installed at...

That's why there should be Unions installed at various points-allows for the removal of sections of pipe, and enables you to tighten up a leaking joint without disturbing the entire pipe line.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,709
Posted By jeep44
I wrote a post without realizing you had already...

I wrote a post without realizing you had already gotten a bike, so I deleted the message. :lol3Your bike looks good (but I would have held out for a vintage Triumph)
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