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Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 219,592
Posted By Sam Simons
re: Dumbasses

Credit where credit is due- NADA/AMA/KBB values are,shall I say,a little 'optimistic' (a fu*king mile off is more accurate). Where are these dumbasses getting their data that all of the sellers quote...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Sam Simons
XR250/RM125 hybrid.....

There have been XL250 engines in RM 125/PE 175 chassis projects,but does anyone know of the use of a XR250 engine in those frames? I'm considering that type of project next,and presently looking for...
Forum: Vendors 11-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Sam Simons
2nd Vintage Motorcycle Swapmeet-INDIANA-Nov.18,2012

Here's the link:
http://www.bcswapmeet2012.com/


All vintage MX/offroad & street enthusiasts are welcome to attend/participate.
Forum: Trials 07-23-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By Sam Simons
Goodyear..

Thanks,fellas,for the info. I'd prefer a matching (brand) set of tires for my application,even if they're another brand other than Goodyear. (I have several of them-NOS-but not in a size combo that...
Forum: Trials 07-23-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By Sam Simons
vintage Goodyear tires...

I'm looking for a set of 19" trials tires, 4.00 and 3.50. I believe that Goodyear manufactured both sizes under their 'Eagle R/T' title....does anyone know for certain about the 4.00 size ??
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8,308
Views: 1,629,772
Posted By Sam Simons
Question XR40 lighting...again......

Guys,
I've searched and searched for sources regarding upgrading the headlight when using the stock (2003) charging system with whatever (LED,HID,etc.,etc.), nothing found. Is that the situation...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,665
Posted By Sam Simons
The One folding trailer....

I'd like to hear from any owner/user of this product:




http://www.theusatrailerstore.com/motorcycle-trailer-and-hitch/fmt-a-single-rail-folding-motorcycle-trailer/



Sam in IN
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,678
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Klotz

The tech people at Klotz were very helpful ,as I had the same interests.....To make a long story short,yes,there's still the aromatic blend available,however,I was told that storing it (rather than...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,347
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Classic IZH

Greeting,Alberto!

The Soviet bikes are always interesting. You've got a great looking machine. Please continue to share your experiences.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,908
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Frontera

"...Here's my rider..."

Pretty nice,nsu. 'Round these here parts,this 'un is a keeper.....:D

G/R-The Wassell tank is long gone..sorry....It (finally) found a new owner at MidOhio.....Scarce as...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,908
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: Frontera

"...Is that a Triumph/BSA tank? It looks good on the Bul..."

Yes,it is,nsu. I found it on ebay for him,he liked it,so I used it. (When he purchased the Bul,it was wearing,of all things, a Penton...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-24-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,908
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: Frontera

Frontera 360/370's are great machines,I've owned two...this one is a chum's:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-14-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sam Simons
Ain't it just "Boone" county??? Oh F**k,yer...

Ain't it just "Boone" county???

Oh F**k,yer right !!!:huh Boone Co. Fairgrounds,lads.....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-13-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,259
Posted By Sam Simons
New Vintage MC Swap Meet in Indiana

Hi All:

Rik Smits is holding his first Vintage MC Swap Meet on March 18,2012, at the Booneville Co. Fairgrounds,near Zionsville,IN. All vintage Euro/Japanese MC enthusiasts are invited. For...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,754
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: Two stoke page

".....The tone here just isn't like the 2Smoker bike sites. ...."

Exactly! Most of,if not all of,the various other 2T forums/sites involve a younger group of enthusiasts that are primarily street...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,195
Posted By Sam Simons
re; 175 vs. 350

Jay,
I've owned both models, several year back,and i'll vote for the 175 to best fit your needs...The 160/175cc engines are very good performers,and have the legendary Honda reliability. I'd suggest...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-22-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,754
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: 2stroke

Wow nice bike and shop :evil

Thanks,but it ain't mine ...($60K spent does get a good one) The Bul is his (I refurbed it for him).

Looks like you've got a lot of support-great! Let's hope it's...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-22-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 31,754
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: 2 stroke page

Excellent idea,Shocktower.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 28,792
Posted By Sam Simons
Re:1965 re

I have had several RE's now all I can say is they can take whatever you throw at them. I'd never had a rebuild.....ever.

You've confirmed my suspicions.....a good solid design. I'm very happy with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,147
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:T500 or A7

Well,if ya fancy a parts 'challenge' with a reward of surprising performance,go with the A7...You can certainly expect NOS parts to be an 'issue'...They certainly were when this 1/8 miler was built 4...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 28,792
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Scrambler

Looking good. How about a pic of your finished exhaust?

Also,a question for you- What sort of mileage between rebuilds would be typical for your location ? Curious about how well the RE's hold up...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,211
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: Ural hate

"...those who feel compelled to rain on other folks parade are sad, miserable, insecure people, they are just trying to bolster their frail ego. Any attempt to educate them will be wasted, they...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,243
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:What year?

"Since the prices for new Urals have gone through the roof, that probably keeps used prices bumped up a bit....."

I very much agree,and there's some justification in that bump......provided that...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:gauge

Just take your time when doing the above...It really isn't that difficult. When properly reset,the bezel will once again be tight around the speedo housing,with the re-crimped edge down flat all the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-10-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:gauge

MiteyF,

I've replaced several bezel/lenses,and I first gently/slowly pry the crimped over edge of the ring 'up' (on the underside).
Do this step just a little at a time,making sure not to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By Sam Simons
Re:kx5

Ya got a PM..........
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: Enfield

Very nice! The original chassis accepts the new suspension very well,looks completely different.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By Sam Simons
Re:kx5

Find out first hand,by asking your DMV......There's a document here in IN for that purpose,called 'Change of Body Affidavit",that I used for my XR400R and KX500.....
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: solo G/U,Patrol

Thank you,Ivan. Do you recall the changes(in trail) made to the L/L? I prefer the looks of the L/L,and,as you know,the geometry is the problem,not the fork type ( Deeks,BMW's,Greeves,Van Teck,etc.,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Restoration

"You're getting into tough grounds here...." Yep,that's my intent...... And my answers (to those questions) would be the same as yours,PBG.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,476
Posted By Sam Simons
Restoration-YOUR input please.....

Here we go.....

1) Generally speaking,which is more difficult nowadays-restoring a vintage dirtbike,or vintage street bike of the same period?
Criteria: must have been mass produced for public...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,781
Posted By Sam Simons
Cb500

You'll enjoy the CB500, a very capable,under-appreciated model with a great looking engine(versus the 750 'lump' design). The little 500/550 mill is capable of some impressive performance,too. As...
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: solo G/U,Patrol

Damn,you guys...Let's try this again-I want to hear from anyone that has done this conversion.....Someone such as Mr. Cob,Dave,etc. And,my FD doesn't hang over 8-10",AeroEng,it is inside of the...
Forum: Hacks 08-30-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,276
Posted By Sam Simons
Gear Up/Patrol in 'solo' mode?

I'd like to hear from those who have tried this config, specifically regarding any handling woes,correctable or not....
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2011, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,910
Posted By Sam Simons
Re: R5

I've owned several over the years....good machines. As mentioned,sourcing pistons/rings is usually a challenge. There were two types of piston rings used in that model,so if you find new oem pistons...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,738
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Mac

"It is sad when you look that anal retentive to the rest of the world."

Fuck them....That's the group that prefers to twiddle at the keyboard rather than do anything of a mechanical nature.......
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,658
Posted By Sam Simons
RE: clocks

Sometime soon(before ya get shot for peeking under another cover) check out Suzuki X6 and Yamaha YDS/YM clocks....:D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By Sam Simons
Re73 cb350

VERY nice.........A chum has a good running ,but ratty CB350 that I'm sending your pics to.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-18-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,932
Posted By Sam Simons
Re:t500

That T500 & Stinger 125 belong to Paul Miller. Paul is likely the best source here in the US for vintage Suz parts....Certain internal parts are impossible to source nowadays,specifically crank main...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,391
Posted By Sam Simons
RE:Ural

What they said.....Many of the earlier Urals are worthy of owning......but the newest examples are the most reliable(and they should be,for the $$$). These machines are from a country known for harsh...
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