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Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By McJamie
I always thought radials required a much wider...

I always thought radials required a much wider rim than what most vintage bikes would have.
The sizes they have listed would indicate otherwise though.
Seems like they might be a good tire for most...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-21-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
Holy -Wow! :raabia

Holy -Wow! :raabia
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
I would disconnect the plug wires, so I could...

I would disconnect the plug wires, so I could watch her kick it over & over & over & over...................
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
That seat is probably for sale on E-Bay...

That seat is probably for sale on E-Bay somewhere...........unless of course, she's still stuck to it.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,628
Posted By McJamie
The wheels would likely place it more between 74...

The wheels would likely place it more between 74 - 77.

I would say there is enough of an odour to this one to make me suspicious.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By McJamie
92 is a long run for anyone, and for a...

92 is a long run for anyone,
and for a professional racer, even more so.
I have have quite a few older race videos on VHS that he is in. I'll have to fire one up this evening in his honour.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
Thank you for not hacking the back end off,...

Thank you for not hacking the back end off, painting everything flat black, and calling it a "Cafe Racer". More than enough of that stuff around.

Nice job on the paint. Just get out and ride it.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By McJamie
And at least a couple bikes that were reasonably...

And at least a couple bikes that were reasonably interesting:

http://ricochetridersmotomojo.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v135/p1123588923-4.jpg



One of the few Ducatis I completely lust over.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
Saving us from ourselves, as usual. Thanks.

Saving us from ourselves, as usual. Thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
That is a beauty. I would not change a thing on...

That is a beauty.
I would not change a thing on it.

You didn't put Armour-All or some such thing on the tires, did you?
really, really, bad idea.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
High maintenance, legs should be registered as...

High maintenance, legs should be registered as dangerous weapons, lots of trouble.....................................

yes please.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,002
Posted By McJamie
If I remember right, the "E" model engine was...

If I remember right, the "E" model engine was based on the 550 and the "G" from something bigger?
So parts aren't probably that interchangeable.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,579
Posted By McJamie
Those handlebars look like they came off a large...

Those handlebars look like they came off a large garden tiller. It looks like it's in almost rideable condition. It's not a bargain, but it's not over-priced either.
I'd buy it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
Totally Bad-Ass. You should get a custom...

Totally Bad-Ass.
You should get a custom licence plate that just says " TARD ".
I would,
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 23,460
Posted By McJamie
France.........we come from France.....

France.........we come from France.....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
We're not judging.

We're not judging.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
Why doesn't she have a nose, is she a fish or...

Why doesn't she have a nose, is she a fish or something?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 934,875
Posted By McJamie
Is he attempting to grow a new one?

Is he attempting to grow a new one?
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10,168
Views: 1,731,886
Posted By McJamie
Going to the Bike Show tomorrow morning. I'm...

Going to the Bike Show tomorrow morning.
I'm sure I'll come back with a long list.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
[QUOTE=RidingDonkeys;26175763]The Tridays event...

[QUOTE=RidingDonkeys;26175763]The Tridays event in Austria. Tridays has provided a lot of material for this thread.

More here:...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-02-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
I now feel like the worst parent ever. I have a...

I now feel like the worst parent ever. I have a 250 Sherpa for my son, if[ he can pay for the insurance.
KZ 650's are brilliant little bikes. I would take one over most other mid-size bikes from...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
I bet that makes some nice noises.

I bet that makes some nice noises.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
Great Photo.

Great Photo.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,548
Views: 3,468,560
Posted By McJamie
So long as they are always different colours, I'm...

So long as they are always different colours, I'm safe. Everytime I bring something home, she says " don't you already have one of those?". So long as it's a different colour that the answer is, no...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 79,408
Posted By McJamie
I'm curious if anyone has bought any of the...

I'm curious if anyone has bought any of the recent "Special Editions" that Triumph has offered in the last couple of years. I haven't noticed any pictures posted.


Like these two:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,327
Posted By McJamie
I always found the stock suspension a little on...

I always found the stock suspension a little on the soft side. Likely rebuilding it will help, but don't be afraid to consider a newer rear shock. Lockhart used to make these aftermarket pre-load...
Forum: Road warriors 01-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 67,453
Posted By McJamie
I would say even a really boring bike, would be...

I would say even a really boring bike, would be nicer than an interesting car.
Having said that, I rode this a half dozens times after I bought it, and couldn't find anything exciting about it.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,592
Posted By McJamie
This one is done by a young friend of mine. He's...

This one is done by a young friend of mine. He's a car fanatic, but I have got him interested in bikes.
He does a lot of commissions and such too.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,327
Posted By McJamie
I have many fond memories of my 86 VF500. We...

I have many fond memories of my 86 VF500.
We spent a lot of time embarrassing much larger bikes.

Keep going, this is fun to watch.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By McJamie
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b509/IAMMCJAMI...

http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b509/IAMMCJAMIE/IMG_0035_zps3c3b53db.jpg (http://s1289.photobucket.com/user/IAMMCJAMIE/media/IMG_0035_zps3c3b53db.jpg.html)

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By McJamie
I have one, not quite finished yet ( he said...

I have one, not quite finished yet ( he said after twenty years of working on it).
But you're right, not many around. There is a website for them ( A1A7.com ) I have also noticed a few of the guys...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
Yes she is, but she makes my amp go up to 12. I...

Yes she is, but she makes my amp go up to 12.
I still will watch re-runs of Voyageur, just to see her.

Anytime I see Elvira, I think of my favourite line from her movie;
After falling off a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,038
Posted By McJamie
That's very cool. That rear sprocket is...

That's very cool.
That rear sprocket is enormous!

4th gear wheelies? Top speed about 80mph?
But probably not a bike you are going to ride any sort of long distance, so I bet it works fine.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 01-11-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,433
Posted By McJamie
Good to know. There's not as many around here,...

Good to know.
There's not as many around here, as some other places.
I did test ride one when they were brand new, I had a buddy that worked at a dealership at the time. I really liked it. Nice &...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
I suspect because of that round bit that her not...

I suspect because of that round bit that her not really underwear doesn't cover.

Seems like a good enough reason to do most things.
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,035,456
Posted By McJamie
I also have a bit of soft spot for these, but can...

I also have a bit of soft spot for these, but can someone explain to me the current trend of painting side covers black instead of the same colour as the rest of the bike?

Especially with this...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,872,965
Posted By McJamie
More of this please.

More of this please.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,035,456
Posted By McJamie
My Eyes! My Eyes!:yikes

My Eyes!
My Eyes!:yikes
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3,770
Views: 1,035,456
Posted By McJamie
That's the deluxe model, which is not available...

That's the deluxe model, which is not available in Canada ( probably because they have too many of last year's leftover). But if it were, that would be the top of my list easily.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 19,952
Posted By McJamie
Except I'd have to get rid of all my riding gear...

Except I'd have to get rid of all my riding gear and buy a retro metal flake, open face helmet and a plaid safety sweater ( only partially done up, so it flaps in the wind), so that fellow hipsters...
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