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Forum: Airheads 09-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By tathambenjamin
Thanks for the suggestions. So, tell me more...

Thanks for the suggestions. So, tell me more about the oil pickup being loose? I dont understand what that would cause.
Forum: Airheads 09-22-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By tathambenjamin
81 R65 Oil Pressure Light Question

So, I have a bike that I have had for about 2 years, but have only put about 2k miles on. I changed the oil, rode the bike from Chicago to St. Louis. On the way back, about 20 miles from home, the...
Forum: Airheads 07-14-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,004
Posted By tathambenjamin
I love my R65, as I enjoyed My R100 before that....

I love my R65, as I enjoyed My R100 before that. However, you can't ignore the fact that a bike that old will need sorting. My current BMW is also an 81 and I have owned it for a year. It is in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13,935
Views: 661,986
Posted By tathambenjamin
Thanks guys- Im on the mailing list for Motoworks...

Thanks guys- Im on the mailing list for Motoworks and I may start a thread around here.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13,935
Views: 661,986
Posted By tathambenjamin
hey

I live out in Aurora and Im interested in finding information about airhead teach days/ rallies/ meet-ups in the near future. Is there a thread in these parts that has that sort of info? I thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,417
Posted By tathambenjamin
This bike is on my list of old Hondas I would...

This bike is on my list of old Hondas I would like to own someday. Others are the CT110, and a CB350 (2 cylinder version). I had a CB125S , '78 with a mechanical disk brake up front- its enough to...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-13-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By tathambenjamin
I have seen that Tomos forum, but it doesnt seem...

I have seen that Tomos forum, but it doesnt seem to have that many people on it. I got into mopeds with another A3 that looks exactly like that blue one up the page. Some bastard stole it from in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,507,156
Posted By tathambenjamin
Ha, also- talk about a guy who has done a lot...

Ha, also- talk about a guy who has done a lot with a little. I like how you still have less than 500 posts here, but have made such an impact on the ADV community. Pretty cool.
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,507,156
Posted By tathambenjamin
wow

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading your story. I appreciate you taking the time to share it with everyone here.

I have been thinking a lot lately about running away/ staying plugged...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-09-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By tathambenjamin
The Tomos with the new exhaust and jetting should...

The Tomos with the new exhaust and jetting should be close to 40 once its been tuned up properly (still working out the bugs).

The Vespa, in stock form, goes around 30, but people add exhaust,...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By tathambenjamin
The Moped Thread...

So, I have been tooling around on some mopeds recently and I am curious who out there has one? I would love to see a whole bunch of bikes in this thread; I have been over to some other moped specific...
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 126,449
Posted By tathambenjamin
Lots of good threads on rear main seal...

Lots of good threads on rear main seal replacement. I did my one and only replacement of one on my R100/7. The self tapping drywall screw into the old seal works really well, but I would reccomend...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By tathambenjamin
Lots of community colleges have tech programs...

Lots of community colleges have tech programs that offer cheap courses in such subjects as engine rebuilding, performance tuning, etc. Usually these cost a few hundred bucks since CC tuition is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,440
Posted By tathambenjamin
Hmmm, I dont know. The questions/ comments are...

Hmmm, I dont know. The questions/ comments are all ridiculously flattering...seems staged to convince someone that the bike is worth the bid price. I cant imagine paying that kind of money for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-16-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
Wow! That guy has a lot of mopeds. I forgot to...

Wow! That guy has a lot of mopeds. I forgot to update this thread, but I got a couple of moped projects...

The one I am closest to getting running is a 2008 Tomos Sprint with an A55 motor. A guy...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 139,431
Posted By tathambenjamin
WTB: Dellorto PHVA 14mm Carb

Looking for a carb fir my Tomos project...I figured someone in here might have something...?:D


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733110
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
I agree- I think Im going to wait for pictures...

I agree- I think Im going to wait for pictures from the buyer, but will most likely just eat the loss on this one. I can reuse/ resell some of the parts-so it wont be a total loss in the long run. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
I'm not offended by any of the dissenting...

I'm not offended by any of the dissenting opinions- I posted the thread to hear if what others thought jived with my own perspective, and really I haven't yet decided how to handle it. So, fire away....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
Im sure it makes a difference in the value, but...

Im sure it makes a difference in the value, but Im not really concerned about value. If he wanted to part out what he bought from me individually it would yield a lot more than the $80 he paid, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
Just for reference here is the link to my auction...

Just for reference here is the link to my auction with the buyer...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180724960661&ssPageName=ADME:X:AAQ:MOTORS:1123#ht_500wt_1182

...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
Im having trouble copying and saving the picture,...

Im having trouble copying and saving the picture, but here is a link to the finished ebay auction page when I bought it.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
I agree that if he needs to replace the cylinder...

I agree that if he needs to replace the cylinder then someone should compensate him, but I am not sure that a couple of broken fins requires that. If the engine could be rebuilt as is, then it is the...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
Well, what type of bike it is is irrelevant to...

Well, what type of bike it is is irrelevant to me. I just want to determine if it is a defect that I, as a seller, should have been responsible to point out when advertising it as rebuildable. I want...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
I just asked him for a couple pictures. My...

I just asked him for a couple pictures. My feeling is that it may have happened during shipping. I looked at all my previous photos of the motor and it showed no obvious damage.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,701
Posted By tathambenjamin
Broken Cooling Fins= not rebuildable?

So, I recently sold a small air cooled 2 stroke on ebay, and, unbeknownst to me, two of the cooling fins on the cylinder were damaged/ snapped off. I sold this as a parts engine, needing a complete...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
Yeah, the want to buy a Tomos ad is mine. I...

Yeah, the want to buy a Tomos ad is mine. I really do want to buy another one, but it did occur to me that it could attract the person who took mine,

That would be a pretty strange experience if...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-21-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
As I was reading the replies to this thread a...

As I was reading the replies to this thread a detective called my house about the moped. I got excited at first, but then she asked me if I had heard anything more and it became apparent that they...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
Its a cool little bike. Any idea how much those...

Its a cool little bike. Any idea how much those plastics go for?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
You have a picture of your m31 that you could...

You have a picture of your m31 that you could post up?
Forum: Battle scooters 09-20-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
M31

I definitely would be interested in that M31, but more and more the prospect of shipping for such a potentially low dollar item seems unappealing.

So, I think I want to refine what I'm after.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-15-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
Bump- have gotten a few ideas, but would really...

Bump- have gotten a few ideas, but would really like another Tomos. Anybody? I have the day off tomorrow.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-15-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By tathambenjamin
Leads?

http://ecdn2.hark.com/images/000/256/022/256022/original.jpg

It was discovered last night in Van Nuys
lodged against an abutment.


Oh, man, lodged where?


You're lucky she didn't get...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
Scooter invasion is a pretty cool forum- seems...

Scooter invasion is a pretty cool forum- seems like there are a lot of knowledgeable people on there.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
I have been looking at moped army- they have a...

I have been looking at moped army- they have a lot, but there no Tomos peds listed up there currently. I firgured ADV has a different crowd than moped army, so I listed here too.

I havent seen...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
Onward and upward. I was having so much fun with...

Onward and upward. I was having so much fun with the last one, it would only go 25mph, but it was so easy to work on and as much fun as any big bike Ive owned. Simplicity is everything to me and...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By tathambenjamin
New moped project?

I'm looking for a new moped to work on since mine got stolen last week. I would love another Tomos, but does anybody have anything?

I can drive to pick up if it's in IL, WI, OH, or driving...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
Think Im gonna start a thread looking for another...

Think Im gonna start a thread looking for another moped. I want another project...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,784
Posted By tathambenjamin
Thanks Guys, Thats a good point about being...

Thanks Guys, Thats a good point about being careful who to confront, especially in Aurora. Im not really the confrontational type, but I would probably be pretty upset if I saw somebody out riding...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-11-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By tathambenjamin
Me neither- Im bummed. Realized yesterday while...

Me neither- Im bummed. Realized yesterday while working on my bicycle that all my good bike tools were under the seat of the moped. Fucking thieves.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 981
Posted By tathambenjamin
For those of you in the area, this bike was...

For those of you in the area, this bike was stolen near Rt. 34 and Farnsworth ave.
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