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Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By jeep44
I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of...

I'd pick the '68 TR6-lean, agile, the pinnacle of Triumph style. One carb is all you need, and it has the twin leading shoe front brake, which is surprisingly good, and more than adequate for this...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 513
Views: 67,880
Posted By jeep44
That looks to be the color mine was...

That looks to be the color mine was originally-it's that color up under the gas tank. I spent some time today stripping the Atlas down. I don't know how much I'm going to get done now-I've got a '66...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 67,880
Posted By jeep44
An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday....

An Atlas-at last! I picked this up yesterday. It's a '67 750 Atlas. It's not quite as grim as it looks in the photo-all the missing parts are in a tub, the engine is free, and the inside of the gas...
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By jeep44
Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in...

Exactly why I still have a motor kit sitting in the box on a shelf-I was unaware of the "Boozercycle" stigma when I thought how cool these little motor kits were.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,781
Posted By jeep44
I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I...

I've been buying up the old-style cans wherever I see them-yard sales, swap meets, auctions. I seldom pay more than about 2 or 3 dollars for a 5 gallon one. I made sure my son had a nice assortment...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,551
Posted By jeep44
I was selling a car a few months ago, and a guy...

I was selling a car a few months ago, and a guy DID come by in the morning to look at it, and he was really interested. By the time a second guy(who had said he was coming by the night before but...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,186
Posted By jeep44
Just a thought on a string trimmer that won't...

Just a thought on a string trimmer that won't start after a few years: Make sure the spark arrestor screen over the muffler outlet is not completely clogged with exhaust deposits. The motor can...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 839,601
Posted By jeep44
That, and the big bellies on everyone..... ...

That, and the big bellies on everyone.....


Here's a sad Tiger Cub seen yesterday at the Ann Arbor Bicycle Show. $300-I seriously considered it, but it just looked like more of a project than I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
Got it stripped down quite a bit so far. ...

Got it stripped down quite a bit so far.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0351_zps9876f349.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
A small update: I brought this bike home on...

A small update: I brought this bike home on Monday, before yet another snow storm hit us. The PO told me the engine was stuck, and after a few pokes at the (forward-working) kickstarter, I thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By jeep44
Unfortunately, Ironheads seem to be the bike of...

Unfortunately, Ironheads seem to be the bike of choice for Bobber makers. Most of the ones around have been in the hands of a succession of inept, indifferent owners who couldn't wait to slap a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 180,090
Posted By jeep44
Could that be called a "Holer"?

Could that be called a "Holer"?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By jeep44
this one was mine until last summer-I owned it...

this one was mine until last summer-I owned it since new in 1980. I thought I'd never sell it, either, but as I'm getting older, I'm trying to shed some possessions. It is an '80 XLS Roadster. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By jeep44
That's a real shame, because that Daytona there...

That's a real shame, because that Daytona there is the best of them all-a very good TLS front brake, and the upgraded engine with roller bearings.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-07-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 180,090
Posted By jeep44
The best part? the seller wants $1500 for that...

The best part? the seller wants $1500 for that "sidecar". I don't think even a dog would be safe riding in that thing.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By jeep44
He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If...

He WAS rather harsh, but he makes good points. If you are buying this as an investment to 'flip', beware. If you were buying it for yourself, I would say it is a very good example of a rare bike,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By jeep44
Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but...

Aside from the paint, it looks fairly correct-but the carbs on a '67 were Monoblocs, not the later Concentrics like this one has. A small detail, but trying to find the correctly numbered set of one...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By jeep44
Here's mine-my Dad bought it in '81, when it was...

Here's mine-my Dad bought it in '81, when it was a sad-looking bike with a spray-can paint job. He rode it for years, and when he got too old to ride, it went in his shed, covered up for years. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,231
Posted By jeep44
1967 was the first year for the Daytona. It was...

1967 was the first year for the Daytona. It was called that, but that name appeared nowhere on the bike-the side cover said "Tiger 100". Even though I have a '67 Daytona, I really couldn't tell you...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 147,177
Posted By jeep44
I used one of them to do my oak floor too.It...

I used one of them to do my oak floor too.It worked flawlessly. My only other suggestion is to buy the good staples from Home Depot-don't use the HF ones.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,561
Posted By jeep44
I really don't even know anything about new bikes...

I really don't even know anything about new bikes like yours, but all I can add is if it has cables, like clutch cables and throttle cables, have an extra taped to the one in use, and have the tools...
Forum: Hacks 03-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,106
Posted By jeep44
Who will give us a ride to the Space Station?

Who will give us a ride to the Space Station?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,928
Posted By jeep44
1966 sales brochure : ...

1966 sales brochure :

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/jeep442007/IMG_0289_zps087c139f.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/user/jeep442007/media/IMG_0289_zps087c139f.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,908
Posted By jeep44
That DKW really looks more like it-look how the...

That DKW really looks more like it-look how the forks do not have a friction damper like the BSAs. The shifter gate looks right,too.
Forum: Hacks 02-19-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By jeep44
They do know that a sidecar rig isn't something...

They do know that a sidecar rig isn't something that a person can just jump on and ride away, don't they? Do they have any previous sidecar experience? There is a fairly lengthy learning curve...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
Well, he claims he has it around somewhere-we'll...

Well, he claims he has it around somewhere-we'll see. Anyway, it's not too difficult to get a new one here in Michigan.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-18-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
I have a number of bikes and cars with no turn...

I have a number of bikes and cars with no turn signals-these days, I don't think most drivers even understand the hand signals at all-they think you are waving or something.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
I read that book many years ago-I always assumed...

I read that book many years ago-I always assumed he was writing about a BMW. I was more than a little surprised to learn he was actually writing about this bike.:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
I could use the chain guard....:lol3

I could use the chain guard....:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
Another couple of goodies that came with the...

Another couple of goodies that came with the bike-It looks like the toolkit is pretty much complete-maybe I'm missing a small open-end wrench?
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
They ARE little bikes. I'm not very big myself,...

They ARE little bikes. I'm not very big myself, so I look just fine on it. As I get older, I think it is better to ride a small, light bike-I don't want to be one of these old guys trying to hold up...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
I like a lot of Cafe Racers,too, but when...

I like a lot of Cafe Racers,too, but when something like this has survived basically unmolested for so long, I want to see it preserved as it is.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
I'm probably not going to have so many lights on...

I'm probably not going to have so many lights on my bike when it's done........:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 02-15-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,844
Posted By jeep44
Honda 305 Superhawk

I've had maybe 20 bikes over the years-all British or American. This is the first Japanese bike I've ever had. A friend had it, and wanted to sell it. I saw how original it was, and decided to do a...
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By jeep44
i used the accel Harley coil that Crawford sold...

i used the accel Harley coil that Crawford sold as a kit-worked great!
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,328
Posted By jeep44
Don't lug the motor-keep the revs up. Otherwise,...

Don't lug the motor-keep the revs up. Otherwise, you run the very real chance of breaking the crankshaft. I had a 650, and like so many others, had a broken crank from just puttering around in too...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,383
Posted By jeep44
An interesting thread. My brother had a CL160 in...

An interesting thread. My brother had a CL160 in the '60s, and I was only allowed to ride it once. I've had at least 20 motorcycles since, but never a Japanese one. Just last night, I was offered a...
Forum: Hacks 01-21-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By jeep44
This may be true in a forum like ADV, where...

This may be true in a forum like ADV, where people who never had a Ural are always ready to offer hearsay advice, but not at a place like Soviet Steeds, where there are lots of others who own the...
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By jeep44
I had a '97 Ural-I bought it as a neglected...

I had a '97 Ural-I bought it as a neglected beater-there was water in the cylinders,for a start. I got it running, but I didn't know that you should not lug that 650 engine under any...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,254
Posted By jeep44
Chuck Connors rides a Benelli!

Chuck Connors rides a Benelli!
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