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Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Rocking-M
Ok, I'll answer my own post. My temp solution is...

Ok, I'll answer my own post. My temp solution is this. Took the cheap cradle handlebar mount. Cut off the handlerbar and ball mount on back of cradle. Drill and countersunk to match the Tech mount...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 735
Posted By Rocking-M
TomTom Rider 2 mount

I decided to get the rider 2, it came with a cradle and handlebar mount set up. This handlebar will not work for mounting it on an Ducati ST4. Not enough room. The cradle will not work independent of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-18-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 49,544
Posted By Rocking-M
Peak Life GPS

sorry if this is a repost but the search provided sucky results.

Anyone running the Peak Life? (price looks nice)

Maps for the road, are they are to find and load?

Reviews?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Rocking-M
GPS or phone

been looking at the Tomtoms, the garmins, the phones, and this

Must get maps for this one it looks like......
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By Rocking-M
Hatton Ferry and Waltons Museum

we day tripped over to the Ferry and the Museum yesterday. Stopped over in Scottsville for a snack.


River was running with plenty of water this time, last year the river wasn't so we didn't get...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 42,041
Posted By Rocking-M
BTW. Wladziu, you won't to trade that Husky for...

BTW. Wladziu, you won't to trade that Husky for a duck? I find myself with two ST4 now.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-09-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 42,041
Posted By Rocking-M
beautiful Kid, congrats.

beautiful Kid, congrats.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-16-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Rocking-M
Lou Gehrig fund raiser

I'm trying to find out just how one puts together a fund raiser. ALS association hasn't help a whole lot. That said, I'd like to put one together and donate direct to the ALS with specifications that...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,241
Posted By Rocking-M
I'll be sticking with them too. Particularly...

I'll be sticking with them too. Particularly after the bungee cord attack a couple of years ago.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
and their still going up...but the word is I'll...

and their still going up...but the word is I'll probably be shipping it to Australia
in the end.

Thanks for the compliment!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
I wish I'd talked to you bout those Dells. I've a...

I wish I'd talked to you bout those Dells. I've a set of 32mm which I rebuilt and got to run quite well at idle and on up to top end. But haven't yet got them to run to my satisfaction at 4k just...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
thought I'd update the duc pictures. I do have it...

thought I'd update the duc pictures. I do have it for sale but that's another story. Painted it this week and then had to take it for a spin. :) Pipes re-plated by Brown's plating. Waiting for the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 42,041
Posted By Rocking-M
can someone give the un-initiated the particulars...

can someone give the un-initiated the particulars of this Dairy-O gathering.
Can hill billies attend? What time? We might have time to ride down for a bite then have to head back up to our terrible...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-11-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 42,041
Posted By Rocking-M
exactly!! I hope one day to make it to the...

exactly!! I hope one day to make it to the dragon, till then I'll have to ride the sucky roads around my home...

oh yea, I'm about 2 hours above Greensboro, think route 8 to my house. ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
had the old duck out today. Nice ride this...

had the old duck out today. Nice ride this morning.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/rockingM/Ducati%20750%20GT/73%20Ducati%20GT%20750%20restore/DSC00183.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
yep, a E30 repaint for my son. His is an IS. We...

yep, a E30 repaint for my son. His is an IS.
We also have an E30 325i four door. Terrific cars.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
The ones I've seen mounted on the wideline all...

The ones I've seen mounted on the wideline all have the mounts in the back with the space between the frame. Doesn't mean I've seen what is correct.
Back when Mart order the tank from the fellows,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
the tank strap. ...

the tank strap.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e108/rockingM/Ducati%20750%20GT/Velocette/DSC00159.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
got her to run...

got her to run today....................finally..........forgot to shut the enrichment circuit off a bit to long and she started to flood, so the plug will need to be changed. BUT, she ran. I've been...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
just a note to let y'all know I ain't forgot the...

just a note to let y'all know I ain't forgot the Velo.
I've routed the oil lines and ordered a racing magneto cover which allows the use of double ended plug wires which are much easier to build...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Oh your getting me all fired up to get her...

Oh your getting me all fired up to get her running. I got the oil tank back from the tig welder today. When I was out to Mart's to box parts I looked at some of his art work through the years, silver...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Getting some more of the Velo sorted out. The...

Getting some more of the Velo sorted out. The Ducati seems to be running much better since I rebuilt the carbs (after ultrasonic cleaning for the 5 or 6th time).

figured out the belt drive and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Came in this evening and decided I had to see...

Came in this evening and decided I had to see this thing in the frame.

Mart sure did some great designing to fit this up. Note clearance on rocker box cover for valve adjustment. I've heard...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Set the cam timing, and then set the mag timing...

Set the cam timing, and then set the mag timing after the picture. I've set the running valve lash tonight and no hang ups when I turn the motor around. :D

...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
setting up the timing on the cams, I've found...

setting up the timing on the cams, I've found that the only scribed mark I could find on the crank gear was not at TDC, so I set the piston at TDC and made a mark (I hope I'm on the right track)....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
tinkered a bit this afternoon, here's the...

tinkered a bit this afternoon,

here's the engine case mount up with brackets for the Norton Featherbed frame.
Perhaps I should have called this a Velomanx.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
ah ha, they were small fuel filters restricting...

ah ha, they were small fuel filters restricting the flow of the gas.

Timeserts or the equivalent by the same folks that make helicoils.
It's a solid insert. I've never been a fan of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Decided to jump on the Ducati this week since we...

Decided to jump on the Ducati this week since we were rained out a couple of days. Finally. Here's the story...

Update on the GT saga.

I've tried the Mikunis, gave up when the floats hung in...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
That 450 ought to be a great bike! I know...

That 450 ought to be a great bike!

I know nothing about the ride of a Velocette. This will be my first one.
I have a letter from '84'. The fellow who built a racer out of it and ran it in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
I'd give that 450 a try yourself. Their not to...

I'd give that 450 a try yourself. Their not to bad to rebuild, really.

So today, I put the valves in and put the head on. Then started setting up the rocker box and realized the pushrods just...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Thanks, well, I'm jealous of that 72 SL 350 you...

Thanks,
well, I'm jealous of that 72 SL 350 you got, My first bike was a 71 and I've a 70 and 71 in the shop ready to start work on.
I'm trying to end up with a 71 out of the two. Maybe we'll meet...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
well if your physical state is anywhere near me, ...

well if your physical state is anywhere near me, I'll check out your projects. ;)
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
hey that would be great but Munich, isn't that...

hey that would be great but Munich, isn't that across a big pond? ;)

Looks like a couple of great projects. Like those tanks. It would have been nice if I'd been to the one to
tear the Velocette...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
So I never got the Dell"Orto carbs running...

So I never got the Dell"Orto carbs running correctly, tried a pair of Mikunis I had and they ran fine for a couple of
shop runs but then went to flooding. Probably sticking float needles. So ordered...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-19-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
out for a short shake down today. It's a bit...

out for a short shake down today. It's a bit weird shifting with the brake.:huh
Please ignore the duct tape on the seat and the absence of review mirror...;)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
hey killfile, the bike actually was smuggle to...

hey killfile, the bike actually was smuggle to California by my cousin who is a native Virginian.
I was summoned to return our kidnapped Duck to it's home fly way....Thanks for the note and nothing...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,976
Posted By Rocking-M
Update, I decided to get the Ducati 750GT...

Update,

I decided to get the Ducati 750GT going first since it would be ready to ride before winter.

I polished and cleaned, por 15 the inner of the tank since rust had been a problem.
New...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-26-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By Rocking-M
Motorcyclist Memorial

Been discussing this with Mark from the sohc list.

He had an idea to put a marker for Paul somewhere in a cemetery around Asheville. Great idea but I took it a step further and thought. Why...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 948
Posted By Rocking-M
Rebuilding Ceriani Shocks

I need to find a kit to rebuild my shocks on the Ducati GT. The shocks probably aren't in bad shape internally since they've set on the shelf for 25 years (they look great externally) but I thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,954
Posted By Rocking-M
I've got the original Borrani wheels on it now....

I've got the original Borrani wheels on it now. Can I run tubeless on them?
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