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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 882
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Posted By nick949eldo
What are steering head bearings? You mean you...

What are steering head bearings? You mean you don't like the self-centering steering? I thought that was a special feature. And I thought the forks were a total loss system - mine are anyway,...
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 01:23 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Very sexy - now, you have your job for the hols. ...

Very sexy - now, you have your job for the hols. No excuses about the weather. We need a critical road review. :ear
Forum: Old's Cool Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Hi David. Mine are old and no longer have the...

Hi David. Mine are old and no longer have the tags on them, but they are very similar to these:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/deluxe-kombi-snowmobile-gloves-0872122p.html#.VJhA9AAIg

They...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By nick949eldo
No 660 Tenere, Africa Twin or Nuovo Falcone were...

No 660 Tenere, Africa Twin or Nuovo Falcone were available in Canada. Canada only gets the crap bikes.:rofl

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
23 degrees (-5c) 2.5 hours riding time No...

23 degrees (-5c)
2.5 hours riding time
No windshield, no hand shields, no heated grips
Top: T-shirt, thermal underwear, thin quilted jacket, lined leather jacket, leather coat
Bottom: 2 pairs...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9,394
Views: 618,870
Posted By nick949eldo
evening or lunchtime?

evening or lunchtime?
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9,394
Views: 618,870
Posted By nick949eldo
Yep :1drink Nick

Yep :1drink

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Dec 20th 2014

Nuovo Falcone with hamburger on the hoof
http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/nf/dec20_2014_6.jpg

St. Lawrence River near Mallorytown
http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/nf/dec20_2014_3.jpg
...
Forum: Canada 12-20-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,803
Posted By nick949eldo
Dec 20th

Nuovo Falcone with hamburger on the hoofhttp://www.adamsheritage.info/images/nf/dec20_2014_6.jpg

St. Lawrence River near Mallorytown
http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/nf/dec20_2014_3.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Once it's on, you hardly notice. It's so small...

Once it's on, you hardly notice. It's so small there's not much room for aesthetics (or any other kind of tics for that matter).

Nick

http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/chainring3.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
It's probably easier to take it easy on the...

It's probably easier to take it easy on the Twinkies than lose any significant weight on the NF.:rofl

Why bother? You may have to remove a link from your chain - that will probably weigh about...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
The beauty is, if you decide you don't like it,...

The beauty is, if you decide you don't like it, it's only a few minutes to switch back - with no big investment.

N
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
51 TOOTH? :roflWow, you could climb the Rockies...

51 TOOTH? :roflWow, you could climb the Rockies with that. 31 tooth will do the job.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By nick949eldo
Great pics Kev. Just put a stamp on that Panther...

Great pics Kev. Just put a stamp on that Panther and send it over - OK?

Thanks for taking the time to post these.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Radar detectors are illegal in Ontario and most...

Radar detectors are illegal in Ontario and most other parts of Canada Dave. I'll just have to watch my speed.

N
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,535
Posted By nick949eldo
Most excellent. Great adventure bike and...

Most excellent. Great adventure bike and rider!:clap

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Wahoooooo! :wings I got out today for a few...

Wahoooooo! :wings I got out today for a few miles. The temps were hovering around freezing so I stayed on the main roads which are dry and ice free. Holding a steady 100 kph (62 mph), with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Well, it arrived far more quickly than I...

Well, it arrived far more quickly than I expected.:clap:clap Here it is compared to the original 35 tooth - it's a lot smaller!

http://www.adamsheritage.info/images/chainring2.jpg

The roads...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
From the looks of your screen base (which looks...

From the looks of your screen base (which looks almost identical to the buffalo fairing on my Eldo), I'd bet this would fit.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-03-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By nick949eldo
The border country is lovely - especially on...

The border country is lovely - especially on foot. The Kielder forest gets a bit monotonous, but it gets better once you're in to the Cheviots.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Nice little road Jake. A bit civilized and...

Nice little road Jake. A bit civilized and built-up for my tastes, but I'll take the mountains over more bloody trees any day. The NF is the perfect bike for that road. They can keep the GSs and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Good for you LFmn. I did 1100 miles in 3 days on...

Good for you LFmn. I did 1100 miles in 3 days on mine. It didn't mind at all and I found it surprisingly roomy and comfortable.

nick
Forum: Canada 11-30-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9,394
Views: 618,870
Posted By nick949eldo
No such luck! Family obligations in...

No such luck! Family obligations in Peterborough. I spent all day in the bloody van :cry

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
I made the mistake of pulling the gear attached...

I made the mistake of pulling the gear attached to the camshaft, but fortunately, mine had clear timing marks - wheew!

Nick
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 86,220
Posted By nick949eldo
Reliable?

Around 80,000 Guzzi miles in the last 7 years, spread across 4 bikes, 3of which are over 40 years old. Most of the miles accumulated on the bike below. Reliable? Certainly. Trustworthy? Definitely....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
But you can't ride those.........! Nick

But you can't ride those.........!

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
We expect a full report once you've done...

We expect a full report once you've done it.........:evil

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 11-26-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
True! It's going to be interesting to see how...

True! It's going to be interesting to see how and if that is changed (too?) much with the 31 toothrear sprocket that, as of today, is in the mail from the UK. :clap I'll keep you posted.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
It is a mystery how such a sluggish, old tech,...

It is a mystery how such a sluggish, old tech, bumbling, sometimes cantankerous old relic can be so emotionally satisfying and aesthetically pleasing. It defies all logic.

Nick
Forum: Canada 11-25-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,803
Posted By nick949eldo
Nice one Mike. The tickover sounds slower on the...

Nice one Mike. The tickover sounds slower on the film than I thought. I have seen them ticking over at about 200 rpm, but you're in danger of oil starvation at that speed.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
...and a little bit of unpaved on Helmer Road....

...and a little bit of unpaved on Helmer Road. Not exciting stuff, but fun anyway, and the NF is more than up to it.


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Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
OK - here are a couple of unedited snippits from...

OK - here are a couple of unedited snippits from yesterday. First the paved part.

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Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
A mild day in late November

I had some work to do in Prince Edward County (the big chunk that extends south into Lake Ontario and is about 35 miles x 25). From cold and snow, the temperature has suddenl;y sky rocketed to above...
Forum: Canada 11-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,803
Posted By nick949eldo
A mild Sunday in late November

I had some work to do in Prince Edward County (the big chunk that extends south into Lake Ontario and is about 35 miles x 25). From cold and snow, the temperature has suddenl;y sky rocketed to above...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Hey LFMn - a profile and some pics of your bike...

Hey LFMn - a profile and some pics of your bike over on the forum would be great. We need to build it back up to its former glory.

Nick
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,803
Posted By nick949eldo
That was early days before I got the carb sorted....

That was early days before I got the carb sorted. I've put thousands of kms on it since and it almost always starts first kick, even before the head work.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
I'll be working on it...........

I'll be working on it...........
Forum: Canada 11-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,030
Views: 182,803
Posted By nick949eldo
It's easier to start now the head's back on:rofl....

It's easier to start now the head's back on:rofl.

It was always easy to start - it just has a bit more punch now from its mighty 26hp engine.

Nick
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
The piston and rings seemed fine. There was no...

The piston and rings seemed fine. There was no evidence of blow-by or any significant wear so I just had the guys give the bore a light deglazing. Compression is way up - partly the valves I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 86,897
Posted By nick949eldo
Sorry LFMn - didn't mean to miss you out. ...

Sorry LFMn - didn't mean to miss you out.

New valves, valve guides and a cylinder honing by Karl and Justin at TDC Engines, Midland Avenue, Kingston (who do great work).

Before reassembly:
...
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