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Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
And most likely the last, the Eliminator is such...

And most likely the last, the Eliminator is such a poor choice for a custom project, it's laughable. But hey, it did meet my criteria: 125 and cheap.

And we need pics of you on that Eliminator......
Forum: Some Assembly Required Yesterday, 07:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Which reminds me... I knew I was forgetting...

Which reminds me... I knew I was forgetting something. So, the seat...

When I traded the CB I received this beauty of a CL100:

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
OK, I need some input if anyone is still...

OK, I need some input if anyone is still watching.

At first I wanted to remove the existing fender/tail piece and replace it with a "regular" fender. Like something you could find on a 60's or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Ok, let’s backtrack a little. When I first...

Ok, let’s backtrack a little. When I first started this project I came across a free CB350F while looking for parts for the build. Problem was that the “parts” bike was just a little too nice to be...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Total cost so far $165.

Total cost so far $165.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-08-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Thanks for all the replies, I think I found...

Thanks for all the replies, I think I found something... I will update when it comes in.

Accomplished a bit this weekend even though I don't have much to show for.

I first bled the front...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,156
Posted By dbarale
Why would you have a chain roller on a rigid? I...

Why would you have a chain roller on a rigid? I am "bafeled"...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-03-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Need help cleaning your driveway? :evil

Need help cleaning your driveway? :evil
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,124,711
Posted By dbarale
BTW, I came across this on Ebay yesterday and...

BTW, I came across this on Ebay yesterday and thought about the sportster conversion guys:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
One last bump for this, I am getting ready to...

One last bump for this, I am getting ready to steal parts of that bike for another project. i will not have the time or money to get to it for a while and seeing it rot in the driveway is just...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Anyone has any ideas for a 17" rear wheel with...

Anyone has any ideas for a 17" rear wheel with drum brake?
I know of the KLR250 and early XR200, any others? Don't care if it's spokes of cast as long as it's fairly narrow (1.85" to 2.75")... :ear
Forum: Hacks 11-30-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,904
Posted By dbarale
So Hunter had a four day weekend, how much did...

So Hunter had a four day weekend, how much did he do on the hack?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
I removed the shocks and swapped them out for...

I removed the shocks and swapped them out for some adjustable ones that have two settings: 12 and 13". But I'm afraid they might be a little over sprung for that bike. :evil

...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Another small update. I wanted to check the...

Another small update.

I wanted to check the ride height, sag, etc. But with the wheel that was on the bike it was impossible...

So I looked around the garage and found that the front wheel from...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-29-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Cute kid. And as for the purple grips, whatever...

Cute kid. And as for the purple grips, whatever he wants as long as he enjoys it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8,891
Views: 1,415,134
Posted By dbarale
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/gallery/2013-ktm-390-duke/2013-ktm-390-duke-01.jpg


I still want the Duke 390... :cry
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-24-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Update: I received the needle jet on Friday...

Update:

I received the needle jet on Friday so I put the carb back together. Seemed OK... On Saturday I was able to find a couple of hours so I figured I would try to start it. I rigged an air...
Forum: Latin America 11-20-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By dbarale
No shit... :deal Love you...

No shit... :deal

Love you...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Just wanted to add that I would be willing to...

Just wanted to add that I would be willing to trade for a SL125 or XT500 (one can dream...) in same condition. :deal
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
There goes my retirement plan, I guess it's back...

There goes my retirement plan, I guess it's back to playing the lottery...

Not much to report. The carb had a spa day, with a long soak in the jacuzzi (ultrasonic cleaner) followed by a thorough...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
The bikes are worth less than the exhaust...

The bikes are worth less than the exhaust...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
New technology that I'm developing: wireless...

New technology that I'm developing: wireless brakes! I'm gonna be rich!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Last post of the day, the long term goal. So...

Last post of the day, the long term goal.

So the bike is tiny and I'm average at 6'0/200#
Here's a stock pic of a shorter guy riding one:
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
Loading and unloading the bike on the trailer was...

Loading and unloading the bike on the trailer was challenging because the rear wheel was completely locked up, partially due to the fact that it is "slightly" bent. :evil
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-13-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,605
Posted By dbarale
And now something completely different... Eliminator 125

First off, if you liked Jerry's Katuki build thread, proper engineering, and precision machining you will not like this one. This will be a tale of JB Weld, stick welding, and rattle can painting.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Errrr, no. I don't make that kind of money.... ...

Errrr, no. I don't make that kind of money....

Nice! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Well, it won't be raced. But the wife said it's...

Well, it won't be raced. But the wife said it's too "cool" to part it out. So I guess I will store it properly until I can get to it...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
I figure $500-700 just for a re-start. Good thing...

I figure $500-700 just for a re-start. Good thing it was free...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Based on that it's a '73 model, made in '72.

Based on that it's a '73 model, made in '72.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,156
Posted By dbarale
Could someone local please go see this guy, kick...

Could someone local please go see this guy, kick him in the nuts, and take his tools away?

Thank you.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
So I found a few minutes to take a better look at...

So I found a few minutes to take a better look at it...

The engine turns freely and seems to have good compression. The odometer shows 21,xxx miles and I believe it's accurate as it matches the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
I will unload it and take a better look at it...

I will unload it and take a better look at it over the weekend. If I decide to part it out or do an engine swap I will let you know. Right now the wife is kinda pushing for a sidecar project. :eek1...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Next stupid idea: I got this bike to use parts...

Next stupid idea: I got this bike to use parts for a current project, an Eliminator 125. :puke1 The 125 is a POS that I wanted to build into a gravel road runner for a trip that we planned with some...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
That's what I'm afraid of. Putting time and money...

That's what I'm afraid of. Putting time and money into a bike that I don't like in the end...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
The person I got it from was the last registered...

The person I got it from was the last registered owner and is willing to apply for a lost title if I pay for it. Don't know if it's worth it though? The weight/complexity/lack of torque is leaving me...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,702
Posted By dbarale
Free CB350F, now what?

So I was perusing Craigslist yesterday and saw an ad for a free 1974 CB350F. Not running, parked 20 years, no title, no keys... I was the first one to call and got it! Here it is in all its glory:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,553
Posted By dbarale
Another vote for the xr250r. It won't require...

Another vote for the xr250r. It won't require much maintenance. Power delivery is manageable and it has enough torque that a rev limiter won't make it boring to ride. It is kick only but starts...
Forum: Thumpers 10-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28,695
Views: 3,517,546
Posted By dbarale
Yes. Have been running it in at least 7 different...

Yes. Have been running it in at least 7 different bikes. No clutch slippage. No excessive oil consumption in thumpers. And it's cheap.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By dbarale
Found a 2008+ 250 ninja with a blown engine... ...

Found a 2008+ 250 ninja with a blown engine...

Or give it to me, I'll find a use for it.
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 301,913
Posted By dbarale
Spam. Looking to trade my DR350 for an XT500: ...

Spam. Looking to trade my DR350 for an XT500:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018070


You never know...
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