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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:26 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 57,713
Posted By OLD GREEN
Hey Doug and Mike, it was good to meet you guys...

Hey Doug and Mike, it was good to meet you guys this morning in Yakima. I hope you had an uneventful last leg of the trip.

Matt - with the sparkly green BMW
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By OLD GREEN
Yes, it is a slippery slope...:lol3 I was...

Yes, it is a slippery slope...:lol3

I was really wanting a 74 model from the get go but the best bike I could find at the time was a 76. So I'm slowly turning it back in time, just need to find a...
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 541
Posted By OLD GREEN
A second vote here for the bottom tap. If you...

A second vote here for the bottom tap. If you can't find one you can simply cut the tip off of a regular tap.

Never tried the molasses bath, sounds sticky!
Forum: Airheads 09-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By OLD GREEN
Ha, that's exactly how far I got with trying to...

Ha, that's exactly how far I got with trying to fix the same problem before I decided to scrap the cheesy /6 switchgear and go with the much cooler looking slash five switchgear. A much cleaner and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By OLD GREEN
Awesome, thanks for posting! I've got a 1971...

Awesome, thanks for posting! I've got a 1971 model waiting in the wings for a rebuild. Never rode it yet but I'm guessing it'll be a fun back road burner.

I love the orange...
Forum: Airheads 09-16-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By OLD GREEN
Easy, go with the R90, they are the best.:D But...

Easy, go with the R90, they are the best.:D But seriously, prices have been going up and $4,000 for a clean low mile bike is not that far out of line, at least not around here.

Depending on the...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,728
Posted By OLD GREEN
Looking forward to it, but we are definitely...

Looking forward to it, but we are definitely going to need some pictures.:D

For your firs Airhead you certainly could have not done much better than an R90S.
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By OLD GREEN
Not to state the obvious, but I'd start with a...

Not to state the obvious, but I'd start with a half way decent bike cover. I spent one winter right on the coast on the north end of Newport and it rained sideways for like many weeks straight. ...
Forum: Airheads 09-07-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By OLD GREEN
I just did this on my 1976 R90. Well actually...

I just did this on my 1976 R90. Well actually what I did was scrounge up a set of 1974 controls and NOS switch gear. I just think they look so much better and make the bike feel more vintage.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,873
Posted By OLD GREEN
I'll be on a bike trip from PDX to Santa Fe on a...

I'll be on a bike trip from PDX to Santa Fe on a schedule that puts me in Leadville, CO on the morning of the 15th when they pass through! Should be a great place to see the action.
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By OLD GREEN
I'm with Henry on this one...especially when it...

I'm with Henry on this one...especially when it comes to the romantic idea of pointing a vintage piece of iron into the wind and riding at my own pace for days on end.

Basically the way I see it,...
Forum: Airheads 09-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By OLD GREEN
Do it! They are great bikes for someone to learn...

Do it! They are great bikes for someone to learn how to turn a wrench while maintaining one. As others have said just make sure you find one in well sorted condition to start out with, even if it...
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,648
Posted By OLD GREEN
Way too much junk in that garage Renner, send me...

Way too much junk in that garage Renner, send me your address and I'll be down there with a truck to help you clear it all out of there.:lol3

Surely your energies would be better spent if you...
Forum: Airheads 08-29-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
Posted By OLD GREEN
I wouldn't be able to pull out my wallet fast...

I wouldn't be able to pull out my wallet fast enough.:lol3
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,998
Posted By OLD GREEN
Yep, mine looked just like that except charcoal...

Yep, mine looked just like that except charcoal grey. For whatever reason I really like the way the Scout fairing looks on these bikes.

Yours looks to be in pretty nice shape for the money, good...
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By OLD GREEN
Those would be Wixom's on the side, not sure...

Those would be Wixom's on the side, not sure about the top. Beautiful bike by the way, though I'm partial to black 90/6's with wixoms as that is my current setup.
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,998
Posted By OLD GREEN
I picked up a R1100R a few years ago also with...

I picked up a R1100R a few years ago also with the Parrabellum Scout for a bit less than that. Seemed too good of a deal to be true but it carried me clear across the country a week later with zero...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,627
Posted By OLD GREEN
+1, that's what I was thinking. Beautiful bike,...

+1, that's what I was thinking. Beautiful bike, my favorite RS.
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 20,648
Posted By OLD GREEN
Now that looks like a fun project, there is...

Now that looks like a fun project, there is barely anything to clean! Unless I missed it, I didn't see a tank in your pile of parts?
Forum: Airheads 08-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,399
Posted By OLD GREEN
Sounds like a winner to me. At $2,500 it wouldn't...

Sounds like a winner to me. At $2,500 it wouldn't stick around here for very long.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 856,246
Posted By OLD GREEN
You get that thing repainted yet Doug?

You get that thing repainted yet Doug?
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By OLD GREEN
My experience with most anything mechanical is...

My experience with most anything mechanical is that you just have to jump in with a "can do" attitude. There is plenty of information and people on this forum that are more than willing to help if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,742
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,199,631
Posted By OLD GREEN
KLR Tank

Hey Deeve, I'll take the tank if it is still available. PM sent.
Forum: Airheads 08-13-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By OLD GREEN
I had good luck just drilling and tapping the...

I had good luck just drilling and tapping the blank boss on the original single disk MC. Both sides look identical now.
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,753
Posted By OLD GREEN
http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Slash-2s/i-n...

http://bpeckm.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Slash-2s/i-nKmBQws/0/L/BMWconversion-L.jpg


Now we're talking! I'll gladly take one just like this. On second thought, ditch that passenger seat and give me...
Forum: Airheads 08-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,271
Posted By OLD GREEN
Another happy customer here.:clap I had the...

Another happy customer here.:clap
I had the good pleasure of dropping my gauges off and picking them up in person and can vouch for the fact that Wirespokes is a solid guy.
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 1,804
Views: 185,753
Posted By OLD GREEN
"The /5's, were cheaper to make, service, sell...

"The /5's, were cheaper to make, service, sell and own... but not designed to run forever. :deal"


As I recall you don't have to pull the whole engine apart on a slash 5 just to change the oil...
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,306,633
Posted By OLD GREEN
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rGQVrpVVBBE/U-g...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rGQVrpVVBBE/U-geIHxA3II/AAAAAAAAOqg/dtcnqbWxFBQ/w1065-h709-no/slash%2B5%2Bmt.%2Brushmore%2B001.JPG




This pic gets me excited to tear into my recently...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,742
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,199,631
Posted By OLD GREEN
WB-PDX, I sent you a PM.

WB-PDX, I sent you a PM.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By OLD GREEN
Well that was easy, glad we could help.:lol3

Well that was easy, glad we could help.:lol3
Forum: Hacks 08-08-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,638
Posted By OLD GREEN
What ever you do, don't recover that seat! It's...

What ever you do, don't recover that seat! It's awesome just the way it is.
Forum: Airheads 08-07-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By OLD GREEN
I think I'd be pointing that pistol the other...

I think I'd be pointing that pistol the other way, just in case.
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,983
Posted By OLD GREEN
My first airhead was a 50/5 and I was too busy...

My first airhead was a 50/5 and I was too busy grinning from ear to ear every time I rode it to even notice how slow it was.:lol3

Seriously though, once sorted it made an excellent around town...
Forum: Airheads 08-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,306,633
Posted By OLD GREEN
Daytona Orange R90s = Best factory paint scheme...

Daytona Orange R90s = Best factory paint scheme on a motorcycle ever!:tb
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By OLD GREEN
I have had many dealings on craigslist, both...

I have had many dealings on craigslist, both buying and selling and and it has generally been positive. I've even made several friends through transactions. Having said that I would not recommend...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,302
Posted By OLD GREEN
Beautiful 750, really nice job. That was always...

Beautiful 750, really nice job. That was always one of my favorite Honda colors.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 3,168,302
Posted By OLD GREEN
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/quiteastorm/...

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b70/quiteastorm/My%20Bikes%20in%20Garage%20April%202013/20130808_151444_zps0e083700.jpg


Beautiful bike! Too bad the chain is broken...:lol3
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6,513
Views: 1,306,633
Posted By OLD GREEN
Nice score BB! You should post it up in the Cheap...

Nice score BB! You should post it up in the Cheap bike thread in OS.
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By OLD GREEN
[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24763573]Not wrong, they are...

[QUOTE=Bill Harris;24763573]Not wrong, they are /6 muffs. I've used them since the mid-80's. Better availability than the /5 Cigars so you can wheel and deal and get a better price.


Yeah, I...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By OLD GREEN
That's how I took it as well. It looks like...

That's how I took it as well.

It looks like a pretty clean /5 from the pictures. I think It would make a good first bike for someone if they were either mechanically inclined or interested in...
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