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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Ad content provided, and it does look overpriced....

Ad content provided, and it does look overpriced. Nice, but not THAT nice, as he seems to think.

1977 Honda CB750K - $5500<SMALL> (Coventry)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Not having tried it I could not say, but it may...

Not having tried it I could not say, but it may be all the person is capable of doing. That and rattlecan paintjobs.

I just noticed this. "$575 or $500 without the new battery :)" Please don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
At least it's cheap...

Evidently, the only difference between a café racer and a bobber is that the café racer has a seat.

1983 Virago 750 *Cafe Racer* - $575<SMALL> (Carytown)</SMALL> <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,935
Views: 891,056
Posted By thumpism
I also had one and would consider paying that...

I also had one and would consider paying that much for a stocker but not for one so "customized."
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
He painted the spokes blue?!?

He painted the spokes blue?!?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Ad contents posted: Honda cx500 custom...

Ad contents posted:


Honda cx500 custom bobber cafe racer - $8000 (Owosso) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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http://images.craigslist.org/00h0h_6jFHQOT2Rga_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-13-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,171
Views: 171,022
Posted By thumpism
CX500 Turbo in Central VA

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4876273381.html


1982 Honda Turbo V-Twin 500 CC - $1800 (Chase City, Va.) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Ad content posted for when it eventually sells...

Ad content posted for when it eventually sells for his asking price and disappears. Perhaps the Canadian dollar is much weaker than reported.



Suzuki GS 1000 E




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Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By thumpism
They'd probably catch you or me if we tried it,...

They'd probably catch you or me if we tried it, but probably not these guys.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 10,258,014
Posted By thumpism
I once had a girlfriend who would be pissed at me...

I once had a girlfriend who would be pissed at me for watching girls riding past on bicycles until she figured out I was looking at the bicycles before checking out the girls.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 10,258,014
Posted By thumpism
Not Catherine Catz in any of those photos. ...

Not Catherine Catz in any of those photos.

However, having seen an Aermacchi Sprint bobbered I can now die unhappy.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Movin' on to something with front brakes, dude?

For reference, Agee's is a local bicycle shop.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4878715537.html

95 yamaha seca ii low miles - $600 (colonial heights) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
And the ad content itself, so it can be viewed...

And the ad content itself, so it can be viewed after this bike gets snapped up.

1985 Honda CB650 NightHawk Bobber - $2500 (Bloomfield) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
In case the ad gets yanked following the...

In case the ad gets yanked following the immediate and well-deserved sale:

2012 Custom Rat Rod Bike Honda - $6400 <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 10,258,014
Posted By thumpism
About 30 years ago I spotted a BMW chopper like...

About 30 years ago I spotted a BMW chopper like this in Roanoke, Virginia at the north end of town. Did not have a camera with me. I've been hoping that one was the only one in existence, but no...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,791
Posted By thumpism
Hey, even us PC800 riders can have bike lust, but...

Hey, even us PC800 riders can have bike lust, but I'm considering downsizing from mine. I'm looking for cheap and would grab a first-gen Ninja 250 or KLR250 in a second, and will probably do so when...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16,720
Views: 10,258,014
Posted By thumpism
You'd probably recognize Alex Rocco, though maybe...

You'd probably recognize Alex Rocco, though maybe not by name.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0733678/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_i2

You're right about the rest of them. Incidentally, and not having seen the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,158
Posted By thumpism
These showed up on CL today. Buy now or regret it...

These showed up on CL today. Buy now or regret it some more.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4862543526.html

Vintage Rokon Trailbreakers - $4200 (Marlette) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Here's the ad in case it disappears: 1980...

Here's the ad in case it disappears:
1980 YAMAHA XS650 CHOPPER - $3000 (New Britain) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON class=back><</BUTTON> <BUTTON class=forward>></BUTTON>
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Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,033
Posted By thumpism
The enclosed chain of my '82 XV920 was great. I...

The enclosed chain of my '82 XV920 was great. I adjusted it once in 30,000 miles. Never seemed to need it and it was always lubed. Some folks think the chain case looks a little clunky, but you can't...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Love the word modificated. Because if you've made...

Love the word modificated. Because if you've made modifications then the bike has, of course, been modificated! We used this all the time at the shop to describe any deviation from stock, no judgment...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 1,443,933
Posted By thumpism
Back in the bike shop when test riding...

Back in the bike shop when test riding newly-assembled Ross bikes (infamous for having forks that were out), if the bike pulled to the left we'd pull the fork blades to the left to correct it, so if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-24-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 99,771
Posted By thumpism
In case no one has replied about this, it's a...

In case no one has replied about this, it's a brick kiln. This is where the material for all those nice brick houses comes from. The town of Medora IN has about a dozen on a patch of ground and the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-21-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8,433
Views: 2,376,478
Posted By thumpism
I read a DIY article in some car magazine long...

I read a DIY article in some car magazine long ago on how to do this. It involved a substitute valve cover with a cutout the full length top and center, right above the adjusters so you could get the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Y'know, just take a moment to spell the damn name right.

Woman' Hardley Davis Outfit - $400 (Hopewell)<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Ad now flagged for removal. This is why it's a...

Ad now flagged for removal. This is why it's a good idea to copy and paste the text and photo as I did for the Iowa bike above; so it can continue to be enjoyed in this thread.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-12-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
Iowa dirt bike - $450<SECTION...

Iowa dirt bike - $450<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON class=back disabled><</BUTTON><BUTTON class=forward>></BUTTON>
http://images.craigslist.org/00b0b_jsO8D10FaFU_600x450.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,888
Posted By thumpism
On the local CL

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4799985181.html

1968 suzuki s32-2 Olympian motorcycle - $400 (Colonial Heights)<SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON class=back...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
If he could that to a bike, it's a wonder he...

If he could that to a bike, it's a wonder he hasn't cut up that old Ranchero yet.http://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_j2X1HkncjrH_600x450.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,110
Posted By thumpism
Stock pipes are worth whatever someone will pay...

Stock pipes are worth whatever someone will pay for them. On my old bike one of the pieces was NLA and the others costly if the dealer would even try to order. Used sets with scuffs and scratches is...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
"It got dropped at 120 MPH and caused this...

"It got dropped at 120 MPH and caused this damage." Sounds like both he and the bike are pretty much bulletproof. Gotta be worth 4 large for that kind of resilience.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,700
Posted By thumpism
Here's the full ad in case some grabs the bike.

Air ride bobber *price reduced* nearly in half (Lincoln ne) <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
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...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By thumpism
I had a '72 SS350 that, sadly, was no longer...

I had a '72 SS350 that, sadly, was no longer stock when I got it, but it ran and rode okay. Later picked up an SX350 parts bike and sold the bundle later in order to get a reliable street machine. My...
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,042
Posted By thumpism
Don't let that stop you. Years ago there was a...

Don't let that stop you. Years ago there was a Peugeot car commercial (for a model not sold here) that showed a distance shot of the car being driven across the Bonneville Salt Flats at speed. Zoom...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,726
Posted By thumpism
For sale locally. Not mine.

http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/4731797531.html

1977 Yamaha XS750 - $750 <SECTION class=userbody><FIGURE class=iw>
<BUTTON disabled class=back><</BUTTON> <BUTTON class=forward>></BUTTON> ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,706
Posted By thumpism
PC800. Still have it because I have not...

PC800.

Still have it because I have not gotten around to selling it. Rock solid Honda that I wanted since they came out in '89. Finally got one and it has great trunk and mirrors but just isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 194,622
Posted By thumpism
Extremely helpful instructions and I'll need to...

Extremely helpful instructions and I'll need to use them. My '89 always went 140 miles until it hit the E but now recently changed and is on that mark much sooner and takes less fuel when I fill up...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,287
Views: 332,736
Posted By thumpism
He also needs to align the rear wheel. ...

He also needs to align the rear wheel.
http://images.craigslist.org/00V0V_bwuct9492xm_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By thumpism
See if National Cycle still makes the...

See if National Cycle still makes the Plexifairing 3 and if they have one to fit your bike. I rode about 30,000 miles behind one of those and it worked great.

*edit*

This looks like the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 22,631
Posted By thumpism
PM me if interested in a scuffed '89 PC800. I'm...

PM me if interested in a scuffed '89 PC800. I'm in Richmond VA and considering selling mine.
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