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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 123
Posted By jeep44
I suppose the main question is does it have a...

I suppose the main question is does it have a title? and do the frame and engine numbers match? That's where the worth of this Bonneville "kit" is. Going back to original is going to be expensive...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By jeep44
It's made in India, as you probably know (I have...

It's made in India, as you probably know (I have a 2007 one). It's slow-that's the main drawback-these bikes are really only intended to travel at a maximum of 45-50 mph. Sure, they will go faster,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
I got the exhaust system back on today-that's a...

I got the exhaust system back on today-that's a finicky job-the mufflers have three closely-toleranced mounting locations-everything has to be loosely assembled, and then tightened carefully. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
O, Ye of little faith......... ...

O, Ye of little faith.........

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0618_zpsf8b7871d.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/IMG_0618_zpsf8b7871d.jpg.html)
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
I wired it all back up again, and set the gas...

I wired it all back up again, and set the gas tank on it to make sure the harness doesn't rub anywhere. It's coming along... It sure looks better in these photos than it does in real life.:lol3
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Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 75,831
Posted By jeep44
A wd 16h?

A wd 16h?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 75,831
Posted By jeep44
After all these years, every weakness or...

After all these years, every weakness or potential problems with Norton Commandos have been extensively studied, and there are upgrades and improvements for them all-they have a devoted following of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 75,831
Posted By jeep44
This is exactly how I want my Atlas to look like...

This is exactly how I want my Atlas to look like when it's done:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
With the fenders on, it's starting to look more...

With the fenders on, it's starting to look more like a motorcycle. Once I get the kickstart mechanism all back together, then I'll put the harness back on it.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
Japanese wiring harness connectors and other...

Japanese wiring harness connectors and other items to repair your harness here:

http://www.vintageconnections.com
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,031
Posted By jeep44
BSA made all sorts of singles.:evil ...

BSA made all sorts of singles.:evil


http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/S6000685.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/S6000685.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
I go to various swap meets-a set may turn up, or...

I go to various swap meets-a set may turn up, or I may break down and get a set from Thailand. Honda chrome was so thin that the correct shocks I have seen are too rusty to save.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
No, I've been fooling around with old motorcycles...

No, I've been fooling around with old motorcycles for over 30 years, so these days, I just look at an old hulk, and just know what I have to do. I have a Norton Atlas that is waiting in the wings for...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
I do have the fenders back on it,too. I'll take...

I do have the fenders back on it,too. I'll take another pic when I make some progress on the engine side covers.

Rudderfeet: It looks like you have found a very original, complete example-it looks...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
Posted By jeep44
I've sadly neglected to update my progress in...

I've sadly neglected to update my progress in this thread. I had the bike all apart for painting the frame, and now it's starting to go back together. I just got the engine cover on this side back...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,898
Posted By jeep44
I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of...

I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of Triumph style. One carb is all you need, and it has the twin leading shoe front brake, which is surprisingly good, and more than adequate for this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 75,831
Posted By jeep44
That looks to be the color mine was...

That looks to be the color mine was originally-it's that color up under the gas tank. I spent some time today stripping the Atlas down. I don't know how much I'm going to get done now-I've got a '66...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 75,831
Posted By jeep44
An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday....

An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday. It's a '67 750 Atlas. It's not quite as grim as it looks in the photo-all the missing parts are in a tub, the engine is free, and the inside of the gas...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By jeep44
Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in...

Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in the box on a shelf-I was unaware of the "Boozercycle" stigma when I thought how cool these little motor kits were.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,221
Posted By jeep44
I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I...

I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I see them-yard sales, swap meets, auctions. I seldom pay more than about 2 or 3 dollars for a 5 gallon one. I made sure my son had a nice assortment...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,942
Posted By jeep44
I was selling a car a few months ago, and a guy...

I was selling a car a few months ago, and a guy DID come by in the morning to look at it, and he was really interested. By the time a second guy(who had said he was coming by the night before but...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,885
Posted By jeep44
Just a thought on a string trimmer that won't...

Just a thought on a string trimmer that won't start after a few years: Make sure the spark arrestor screen over the muffler outlet is not completely clogged with exhaust deposits. The motor can...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 853,793
Posted By jeep44
That, and the big bellies on everyone..... ...

That, and the big bellies on everyone.....


Here's a sad Tiger Cub seen yesterday at the Ann Arbor Bicycle Show. $300-I seriously considered it, but it just looked like more of a project than I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,599
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: 74
Views: 7,599
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: 967
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: 1,570
Views: 213,512
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: 967
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: 1,397
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: 1,570
Views: 213,512
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: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 1,397
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: 933
Views: 164,410
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: 1,689
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: 110
Views: 7,463
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: 90
Views: 13,446
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: 1,982
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: 1,045
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...
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