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Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 67,873
Posted By Old Mule
they are

probably 500s (499cc) but 350 cc OHC Nortons looked very similar, count the cylinder fins.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Old Mule
well,

young at heart then.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Old Mule
and by the

way it's not weird at all, in fact it was a completely normal and ordinary head from oh...1937 to about...1980.
Triumph, Horex, Norton, millions of BSAs, Matchless and AJS, the list goes on and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,907
Posted By Old Mule
long rides

an idiot I know bought one in Minnesota, did't check the oil or tire pressure, rode it to west Texas, stayed a week and then rode it to the Gulf coast and sold it for twice what he paid for it, $600....
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By Old Mule
The Norton forks there

are very similar to the ones I re-made for my Triumph outfit.
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 150,254
Posted By Old Mule
very nice,

well made, well finished, keep us updated please
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,495
Posted By Old Mule
suspicious....

Your shop looks suspiciously- pathologically- clean, and I see a box of latex gloves in there too.
Is this whole "build" just a photoshop excercise?
Paranoid Texans want to know.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,159
Posted By Old Mule
thanks Kev

for the sidecar fix of the day.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
Triumph...

Richard, that mid twenties flat tank Triumph in the background has always been my dream bike, often thought of selling my "modern" Bonnevilles to geet one. They are thin on the ground in the USA...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,159
Posted By Old Mule
more please-

I'd like to see a lot more photos of ancient sidecars, please, not much interest in old machines in the "Hacks" forum-

Thanks, everyone.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,305,170
Posted By Old Mule
nice....

my build's taking a lot longer...I must not be a pro...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 150,254
Posted By Old Mule
thanks

thanks for posting that, this thread is good for research and it needs some new additions...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,245,908
Posted By Old Mule
good looking machine, but

I see you have turned to Guzzis now. Are not the steering and handling qualitys of the Guzzis much less "sporty" than those of the Ducati?
I like to look at well made specials, thank you.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
Bill Fruin was

a great engineer working from a tiny under-equipped shed, wish there was a picture book about his life, work, and sophisticated bikes.

thanks for the great photo tour!
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,402
Posted By Old Mule
right,

I like to see updates too, on this nice machine
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,357
Views: 2,305,170
Posted By Old Mule
Guzzi/Watsonian

That is one very nice combination. What's the history on it?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By Old Mule
thank you!

I sure do appreciate the good photos, inspires me to sell my 60s and 70s machines and get on to buying my dream Triumph N model...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,245,908
Posted By Old Mule
that Velo

TLS front brake and those Dunlop alloy rims...big Concentric, alloy hand levers, someone loved that bike once...and it's not even that old, 68 or so...
I'd love to b its guardian.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Old Mule
take at look at Parilla photos.

take at look at Parilla photos.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 67,873
Posted By Old Mule
beart

Thanks for that article- those racecars were the reason Manx rollers became available to make Tritons from.
Wish I had Francis' haberdasher.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,578
Posted By Old Mule
ventilation

Yes that alternator neeeds a little air, just put four spacer nuts on the attaching bolts if you don't want to use the old ring.
nice work so far.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
loved

my BSA, wish it was still with me.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:14 PM
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Views: 159,553
Posted By Old Mule
well

that is a fine picture there!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 947
Posted By Old Mule
kipper,

that's a fine beeser and the sound of those is fb.
I like those old slopers too, Y13 is it? But it may surprise you that there isn't one part on that y13 that costs more than the equivalant part of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,551
Posted By Old Mule
8. After you're done,

it'll be worth thousands!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 67,873
Posted By Old Mule
Beart Nortons

Francis Beart put that coat of arms on several of his bikes, I too would like to know the origin of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,578
Posted By Old Mule
nice Guzzi there!

I hope Rapido does not become discouraged and stop showing us the progress on this very nice machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,245,908
Posted By Old Mule
Tans, every single

drop of Italian-ness got stripped from that poor Morini. I feel bad about it too.
L'epoca could be put back into that poor bike's sould, but it would be expensive and you'd need a excorcist to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7,114
Views: 3,245,908
Posted By Old Mule
Lead wings

In about 1980 a friend worked at Drag Specialties, and a mad inventor came around with a three wheeled car that he wanted them to market. It had a Goldwing motor with a Rootes-type supercharger....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,817
Posted By Old Mule
thank you!

Now I am drifting off into imagination about the Wallis & Steevens shop, and what it must have been like to work there, and what their machinery was like.
Thank you!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
norton 73,

you are quite right.
'Know Thy Beast", as the old saying goes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Old Mule
Irutt, my 64 and 78

Bonnevilles have been my only bikes for years, sometimes my only transportation. I've only been let down once...but I do spend a lot of time taking care of them, in my opinion they need more...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By Old Mule
Wot

no combinations?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Old Mule
Hmmm...

If you hang out with people who run British bikes, and are happy with 70s tech, and enjoy, yes, ENJOY one day of maintenance for each seven days of riding, you'll be successful with this machine....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,943
Posted By Old Mule
Harro ---

I'll never sell mine either. After the foam wore out, I just replace it with thick neoprene, with a cutout for the (left side) gas cap of my Triumph.
Sure is nice in the rain...and you can rest the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
seeley

That is one nice motorbike, I say.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,578
Posted By Old Mule
nice work

You are doing a nice job there, your T5 will achieve coolness. The details you are working on will add up to a nice Guzzi.
I've had five Guzzis and have a deepa ppreciation of them. Here in Texas we...
Forum: Hacks 05-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By Old Mule
Kali

look at the Kali seitenwagen site for some very nice LL forks.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,577
Posted By Old Mule
Velocettes

Beautifully crafted Gothic machines, a great racing history of technical innovation, die hard loyalist riders, pleasing sound, really I think they were the high point of English cycle manufacture......
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,446
Views: 207,525
Posted By Old Mule
T100s

Right- I didn't appreciate them when I was younger, always had 650s.
That is a nice one, alloy rims and a good color. A later Daytona is a very nice machine...
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