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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Ah yes, the holy grail of bevel drives. Hope you...

Ah yes, the holy grail of bevel drives. Hope you sold it like 6 months ago, instead of 5 years ago.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Geez. Do you know how much monetary value you...

Geez. Do you know how much monetary value you have in your shop ? These things are getting pretty dear! Pretty expensive to redo a bevel engine these days as well!!
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By Steve G.
It's nice to start off with a bike that is as...

It's nice to start off with a bike that is as complete as this.

BTW, Walridge Motors sells a master cylinder reline kit that turns a Norton Lockheed front disc brake into a 2 finger tire...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Wow! Really nice.

Wow! Really nice.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
I offer a pre-emptive lovely looking bike to...

I offer a pre-emptive lovely looking bike to counteract immediate and near future motorcycle misdirected ugliness or nasty words:

http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/attachments/263631/

...
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Steve G.
Golly, wish this opportunity was available the...

Golly, wish this opportunity was available the last 6 years. I've spent 4 times this for rental bikes in Europe.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Yeah, pretty friggin' ugly. Even without the...

Yeah, pretty friggin' ugly. Even without the stretched swingarm.
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Steve G.
Ok you got me worried here. I was hoping to have...

Ok you got me worried here. I was hoping to have a magic carpet ride on my xr650 for my sore old knees.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Oh come on Jim, don't be starting to call people...

Oh come on Jim, don't be starting to call people names.
Don't mind you pickin' on me, as I've made use of your great knowledge on hex head maintenance, etc. .
I know what you said about the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
One of the most beautiful machines of all time.

One of the most beautiful machines of all time.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
All very lovely looking.

All very lovely looking.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
You've actually rendered me speechless Jim. Don't...

You've actually rendered me speechless Jim. Don't know how to respond to these.
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Stick with the theme Jim. This isn't the random...

Stick with the theme Jim. This isn't the random ugly bike of the day thread.
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Interesting. Don't happen to remember the engine...

Interesting. Don't happen to remember the engine # do you? Mine is 8041. I've spoken twice to Pierro Laverda [2011 at his estate just outside Breganze, and 2005 at the ILOC rally at Willow Springs,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Great story!! I acquired my '82 [07/81]...

Great story!!

I acquired my '82 [07/81] in a very strange fashion. In 1990, I'd heard of one for sale in Nanaimo, for $3000. By the time I'd contacted the fellow it was sold. 2 weeks later, I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
At least the MV has a real frame. Won't bust the...

At least the MV has a real frame. Won't bust the engine case open if you hit a bump, unlike the non championship winning Pani. Not even wasting my breath on the butchered hex head.
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Sorry, forgot another one parked in the living...

Sorry, forgot another one parked in the living room at the moment:

http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/norton-1975/images/Norton-1975-04.jpg
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
Well, it's ok. I guess. Point is, I want easy...

Well, it's ok. I guess. Point is, I want easy access to GREAT roads. And the Coho is not a fast track to GREAT roads. Sumas, Aldergrove, NightHawk, Osoyoos, and Midway border crossings ARE easy...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
While I'm in the mood to cheese people off: ...

While I'm in the mood to cheese people off:

http://www.inkjetmall.com/rc30/IMG_3886-600.jpg

http://www.nunobikiclassics.com/images/trade/ts_73ncr750_1b.jpg


...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Primary chain is clearly too loose, but you'll...

Primary chain is clearly too loose, but you'll get the idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPRBVzlWYA8
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
I was going to agree with you with your examples...

I was going to agree with you with your examples given, those 2 ugly ass Hondas. Clearly you need to give us examples of what you consider a great looking machine, other than that ugly ass Panigale.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
Yup. 150' tall green tunnels. And it rains...

Yup. 150' tall green tunnels. And it rains constantly.
Nope, gotta be a 1 day ride to Grande Coulee Dam, and 1 1/2 days to John Day, Oregon. Desert baby!!
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Time to be biased: ...

Time to be biased:

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/~/media/Images/MCC/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/2009/07-01/The%20Laverda%20Jota%201000/Laverda_Jota1.jpg

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/~/media/Images/M...

http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/~/media/Images/MCC/Editorial/Articles/Magazine%20Articles/2011/03-01/1975%20Moto%20Morini%20Sport/MORINI_01.jpg

I like little bikes too.
Forum: Canada 03-02-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
Been on the Olympic Peninsula a few times....

Been on the Olympic Peninsula a few times. There's no really good bike roads there. Decent Brew pub in Port Townsend though.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By Steve G.
Yes, clutch major components are not cheap. I...

Yes, clutch major components are not cheap. I just replaced the original clutch hub, as the old one had badly worn ridges from the steel plates which of course meant a dragging clutch when the lever...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By Steve G.
All correct. And don't forget the clutch pressure...

All correct. And don't forget the clutch pressure plate, which, if done incorrectly and/or with the wrong puller, could easily take off a few fingers, or a chunk of flesh off your leg.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
It's often good to be in the minority.

It's often good to be in the minority.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 30,347
Posted By Steve G.
The grand daddy: ...

The grand daddy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaRop_ZMwo0

And the offspring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8tkVSKb77Y
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
You are quite correct. The coast mtn range rising...

You are quite correct. The coast mtn range rising up in North Vancouver contribute highly to funnelling effects of collecting clouds to dump their contents on the city. White Rock, south Surrey, and ...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Drove by the local Harley dealer yesterday,...

Drove by the local Harley dealer yesterday, normally don't go to their shops. I spotted a lovely flathead, had to pull in. These are the real Harley Davidsons IMO:

...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. I think a late...

Ducati Mike Hailwood Replica. I think a late model version, seeing the non green tail sides. Perhaps a Ducati expert can confirm this:

http://www.ducaticlassics.com/images/motorcycles/15/2.jpg
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Steve G.
It was a big step to separate Canada from Alaska...

It was a big step to separate Canada from Alaska on this forum.
Understanding that Canada is a foreign country to the forum owners/operators, and that the education system in the USA gives very...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
Where are you gunner?

Where are you gunner?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By Steve G.
What's wrong with a hobbyist's quality of work?...

What's wrong with a hobbyist's quality of work? I'm a hobbyist, with passion for bikes. I've frame off'ed a Honda CBX, Laverda Jota, 2 Norton's, H2 Kawasaki, couple other Japanese machines. I'll put...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,376
Posted By Steve G.
I have 2 Commandos, a 750 Combat Roadster, and an...

I have 2 Commandos, a 750 Combat Roadster, and an 850 Interstate.

The best resource for any Norton restoration in North America is for sure Walridge Motors, in Hyde Park, Ontario. Mike...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,526
Views: 970,978
Posted By Steve G.
Probably done this before but that's ok: ...

Probably done this before but that's ok:

BSA Gold Star DBD34 Clubman:


...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
LOL, I grew up where the nearest neighbour's...

LOL, I grew up where the nearest neighbour's house was 1/4 mile away. Had a flat track and a motocross track us kids made on the back of our parent's 20 acres. Rural for sure. Even now, chaotic?...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
True again. We BC'ers can brag all we want about...

True again. We BC'ers can brag all we want about our street and dirt roads, but not much compares to central Oregon and Northern California. I don't think I could live with myself by stationing my...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,881
Posted By Steve G.
Yeah, you pretty well summed it up for me. The...

Yeah, you pretty well summed it up for me. The best street roads are by far better and 10 fold more plentiful in Washington state. And I won't include the Olympic Peninsula in that comment. Most...
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