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Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,221
Posted By BrianK
I would have to say my 1973 Norton Commando 850.

I would have to say my 1973 Norton Commando 850.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 68,442
Posted By BrianK
Here you go: ...

Here you go: http://www.nortonclub.com/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=102&pos=4
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,298
Posted By BrianK
Congratulations bro. That's one of my dream...

Congratulations bro. That's one of my dream bikes. I'm sure it'll be a bit of work to sort out, but SOOOOO worth it. Best of luck and regards - BrianK
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,428
Posted By BrianK
Yeah, maybe, but they STILL shift on the wrong...

Yeah, maybe, but they STILL shift on the wrong side. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,428
Posted By BrianK
I posted this eons ago in response to a similar...

I posted this eons ago in response to a similar question. Haven't been half as articulate (not that this was; but I've gone downhill) since:

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Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,022
Posted By BrianK
If Harley goes to water cooling, they'll lose a...

If Harley goes to water cooling, they'll lose a goodly proportion of their "installed base." IMHO, of course.
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,022
Posted By BrianK
How 'bout learning to work on your own bike? ...

How 'bout learning to work on your own bike? There's some initial investment in tools, but the payback period is pretty quick.

Changing tires isn't my favorite thing but they're relatively good...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By BrianK
You could buy at that price and have a great bike...

You could buy at that price and have a great bike that you'll put tons of happy miles on and it'll be worth every cent.

But I still think it's at least a grand or two high on price, in this...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,669
Posted By BrianK
The twin-cam's well-known (if perhaps overblown)...

The twin-cam's well-known (if perhaps overblown) issue with cam chain tensioner pads is a great excuse to install gear-drive cams. At least, I used it as one. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,208
Posted By BrianK
Fair enough. Let me rephrase that to say,...

Fair enough. Let me rephrase that to say, whenever they make a bike I like better...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,208
Posted By BrianK
When they make better bikes than my Norton...

When they make better bikes than my Norton Commando, Guzzi Eldorado, Beemer airhead, etc., I'll be the first in line to put down a deposit....

Pissing away money on the latest plastic maggots, no...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,208
Posted By BrianK
Umm, of seven bikes - 14 wheels - in my garage,...

Umm, of seven bikes - 14 wheels - in my garage, nine of those wheels take tubes...(and only two of those bikes were made before 1976)....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 90,248
Posted By BrianK
Same setup and I use 87 without issue. That's...

Same setup and I use 87 without issue. That's E10 87, BTW.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,428
Posted By BrianK
I wrote the following to another poster who, some...

I wrote the following to another poster who, some time ago, inquired whether he should buy a Commando:


If you buy that bike, I predict:

- You will find many, many things that need to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,746
Posted By BrianK
Please report back what you find out - whether...

Please report back what you find out - whether they're still in business or not.

I have a set of Epco's "sport" mufflers (i.e., Norton peashooters) on my 84 R100RT and I love them. Been lusting...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,307
Views: 586,569
Posted By BrianK
What is that flippy-lever looking thing just left...

What is that flippy-lever looking thing just left of and slightly above the petcock in the pic?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 145,557
Posted By BrianK
I remember the "G" appelation for shafties, but I...

I remember the "G" appelation for shafties, but I thought the round cam endcovers ended in 1980. Live and learn.

Loved my 1978 GS750EC.
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,928
Posted By BrianK
Dear God! :eek1

Dear God! :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 145,557
Posted By BrianK
You sure that's an '82? With round cam-end...

You sure that's an '82? With round cam-end covers?
Forum: Airheads 12-27-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,701
Posted By BrianK
Wrong. Where did you study patent law?

Wrong. Where did you study patent law?
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,701
Posted By BrianK
That is most assuredly NOT the case. Unlikely...

That is most assuredly NOT the case. Unlikely you'd be sued, but if so you'd lose. "I'm a DYIer" is not a defense.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By BrianK
You'll get that with any resistor plug, won't you?

You'll get that with any resistor plug, won't you?
Forum: Airheads 11-26-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 27,670
Posted By BrianK
As to removal, my guess is that somewhere,...

As to removal, my guess is that somewhere, probably on the bottom, of that "chrome" part nearest the bike is a teeny, tiny set screw - if you've got a small enough allen wrench, you'll have 'er off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,767
Posted By BrianK
The "pedestrian slicer"? Believe...

The "pedestrian slicer"? Believe newtriumphbonneville.com and bellacorse.com have 'em. Probably lots of other folks too.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,470
Posted By BrianK
Light and torquey? See avatar!

Light and torquey?

See avatar!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,387
Posted By BrianK
I come out about the same - maybe $80K for the...

I come out about the same - maybe $80K for the Shadow, if it's really original and low mileage, maybe $60K for the Rapide on the same assumptions. $20K tops for a Comet. So $160K max.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,680
Posted By BrianK
Yup. 50-50 mix with water. Works a treat; been...

Yup. 50-50 mix with water. Works a treat; been there, done that.
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 18,926
Posted By BrianK
Agreed. And neither of them can really be...

Agreed. And neither of them can really be considered "old school" in any meaningful way. Unless you consider a twin cam Harley Heritage "old school."
Forum: Airheads 11-10-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,393
Posted By BrianK
Or you could fix the leaks. Just a thought.

Or you could fix the leaks. Just a thought.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7,961
Views: 3,102,388
Posted By BrianK
Who could blame you? Ugly, non-functional.... ...

Who could blame you? Ugly, non-functional.... :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 90,248
Posted By BrianK
Or he's using one of my favorite techniques to...

Or he's using one of my favorite techniques to bleed air bubbles from a brake system. But he got the wrong end of the handlebar. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,785
Posted By BrianK
Good point - at TDC. Now think about how...

Good point - at TDC.

Now think about how things look when both pistons are midway through a stroke and those flywheels are, um, "vertically oriented."

Not poking fun at you. Your question...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,005
Posted By BrianK
Bone stock 1970 Bonnie would get my vote.

Bone stock 1970 Bonnie would get my vote.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By BrianK
For bikes of that era: I'm running Bridgestone...

For bikes of that era: I'm running Bridgestone BT-45s ("Battleaxes") on my 73 Norton Commando and Pirelli Sport Demons on my 72 Moto Guzzi Eldorado. Both are good tires. The Bridgestones are...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 90,248
Posted By BrianK
Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the...

Wonder why the clutch lever is zip-tied to the handgrip?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,246
Posted By BrianK
I like stainless fasteners, and use them...

I like stainless fasteners, and use them extensively. Seven bikes in the garage.

No, I don't use them in high-torque/stress applications.

Galling? They only gall in one circumstance.
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By BrianK
Lot of miles on crowned roads? If if is the left...

Lot of miles on crowned roads? If if is the left side that's worn, that MIGHT be it.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By BrianK
This will probably be notably non-helpful, but I...

This will probably be notably non-helpful, but I have TBR slip-ons on a Ducati 900SS. They are substantially louder than stock. But sound GREAT! (PS, NOTHING close to straight pipes.)
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,261
Views: 598,776
Posted By BrianK
But YOU, wishin'....I'd buy a beer.

But YOU, wishin'....I'd buy a beer.
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,861
Posted By BrianK
The "looking" part.

The "looking" part.
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