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Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,457
Posted By old paul
love this

Some of you know what you're talking about. Some of you think you know what you're talking about. I have no idea which is which and, as an old music major, really don't care so long as the bike is...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By old paul
fiche

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51747&rnd=04282014

Check the link above to see the fiche and you'll see the difference in a low and high bar cable.
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,583
Posted By old paul
does wierd count?

I've had several MZs in the past few years. The Skorpion Traveller was (relatively speaking) common as corn.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17917353-md.jpg

But this Mastif was just plain...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,242
Posted By old paul
At 6'0" I find my V7 Stone a bit too small, but...

At 6'0" I find my V7 Stone a bit too small, but not enough to make me want to sell it. I could hardly wait to see an SR400 at the local dealer, and was quite disappointed that it is entirely too...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,467
Posted By old paul
Same issue as the OP here. A DL1000 and a R100RT...

Same issue as the OP here. A DL1000 and a R100RT had become entirely too much to push around the garage and various low speed situations.

Depending on the OP's size, I found happiness with the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,901
Posted By old paul
Don't feel lonely. Mine came with Pirelli Sport...

Don't feel lonely. Mine came with Pirelli Sport Demon. Replaced rear at 3,825 with a Conti Go. Replaced that (and the front Pirelli) at 8,449 with Lasertec.
Tires must be different than in the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,901
Posted By old paul
art, form, function, posing, etc, etc - - -

Everyone has a viewpoint, but is it ok if I just ride my V7 because it is fun?
Or the KLR because it is also fun?

No one can see me when I ride because of the gear, and anyway as a grumpy old...
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,288
Posted By old paul
Tank bag brand is Marsee

Tank bag brand is Marsee
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,288
Posted By old paul
Beautiful bikes all, but I hope that when you are...

Beautiful bikes all, but I hope that when you are in your mid 70s you'll still be able to and interested in riding something as pretty as this.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/17858960-lg.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,901
Posted By old paul
Same story on mine. Replaced with a Conti Go...

Same story on mine. Replaced with a Conti Go that also only lasted 4k. Metzler Laser Tec on order. I know, I know, everyone here hates Laser Tec, but I used them for many years on BMW and always...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,901
Posted By old paul
Daniel, I am an even 6' as well and purchased the...

Daniel, I am an even 6' as well and purchased the racer seat. It is perfect! A little more room to slide around on, stickier cover and even though it is not wider, it feels wider and also feels...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 232,901
Posted By old paul
Low 50s is what I can count on calculating with...

Low 50s is what I can count on calculating with US gallons. Some of those big numbers above are likely Imperial gallons which are larger than US gallons. The conversion is 1.2=1.0.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By old paul
So did my old Suzuki T500 Titan from 1974. ...

So did my old Suzuki T500 Titan from 1974. Shifter and kick start and kick stand all on left.
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,025
Posted By old paul
Having owned many Airheads, several Oilheads and...

Having owned many Airheads, several Oilheads and a V Strom (1000cc), it would be hard to choose but for me anyway, the V Strom would get the nod. Sure, it requires a lot of plastic removal to service...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By old paul
The most significant model year was the year I...

The most significant model year was the year I bought my first bike.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 190,914
Posted By old paul
I suspect it (lack of price increase for Honda)...

I suspect it (lack of price increase for Honda) has little to do with quantities and a whole lot to do with the fact that Japan has artificially devalued its currency.
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,843
Posted By old paul
This comes up often, but misses the point for...

This comes up often, but misses the point for many people. Some, myself included, prefer the sublety of working the gears and riding through the turns in a flowing fashion, with smooth being the key...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,843
Posted By old paul
After many years and many bikes I picked up a new...

After many years and many bikes I picked up a new V7 last month. Now with only 3k miles I think it is fantastic. Maintenance couldn't be easier. Full factory shop manual downloaded for $15 from a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 76,757
Posted By old paul
Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and...

Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and so far has been pure joy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 76,757
Posted By old paul
back to basics for me

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9461002013_99b2964a2e_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,234
Posted By old paul
maroon? moran? :hmmmmm

maroon?

moran?

:hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 45,881
Posted By old paul
In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna...

In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna Sport. The dealer in Dallas wanted $3500 over MSRP for it, and it was an unsold 4 year old bike at the time. I suggested he didn't understand the concept...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 190,914
Posted By old paul
My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just...

My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just bought it and so far have only filled the tank once.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,383
Posted By old paul
one was too fast - another leaked smoke

Sold an 1100GS because it had a speedometer problem - every time I looked down it was pointed at 100mph or so. No other complaints with it, but I had no business riding that fast.

Had an '04...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,946
Posted By old paul
finally

After lusting for a T3 in 1974 or so, I finally got around to a Guzzi, and just in time, as this is my last new bike. And not only that, it clears my 'list'.

Now in my 70s, it was time to get a...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 822
Posted By old paul
Any decent paint store can take an electronic...

Any decent paint store can take an electronic reading of your paint, plug it into their computer and it will spit out the exact formula to make a perfect match for what you have now which is likely...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,905
Posted By old paul
much speculation

I thought a recall was forever, but here is information taken directly from the NHTSA website: (and the link if you don't believe me)
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallprocess.cfm
Are...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
Posted By old paul
I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner...

I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner edge and work it around several times. Soon it breaks loose. To install I simply pour in some rubbing alcohol and slide it on. In a few minutes it is...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,316
Posted By old paul
Tomorrow is here

At 68 or so I sold the R100RT for the reason everyone is talking about - mostly moving it around the garage and then out onto sloping gravel to get started down a long, fairly steep driveway. Tried a...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,737
Posted By old paul
I used to worry about electronic ignition systems...

I used to worry about electronic ignition systems also, but that was over 40 years ago when they were new technology.

How many times has your car suffered a failed ignition?
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,567
Posted By old paul
Mastif

An MZ Mastif with GS size rear tire mounted backwards on front.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/225/513403843_a969a865b0_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By old paul
It's loud because it has no class.

It's loud because it has no class.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 616
Posted By old paul
After several dozen BMWs and various other...

After several dozen BMWs and various other Euro/Asian machines, I took a 2005 DL1000 four months ago. Four thousand miles later I know this is the bike I've been looking for all along. Hard to say...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,265
Posted By old paul
'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on...

'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on it. Now about 1,500 - almost worn out. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16,148
Views: 9,671,025
Posted By old paul
Marina wagon?

Bikes are one thing, but an Austin Marina wagon? They were never imported into the US. Sneaked in from Canada?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,666
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2319/2248121761_aec5...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2319/2248121761_aec587660a_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 122,666
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faff3e427_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,125
Posted By old paul
About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ...

About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ Mastiff and a Multistrada and about to retire from the Army.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5675788113_67c16b2cb5_z.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,647
Posted By old paul
14.7

I believe you'll find that 14.7:1 is the ideal mixture ratio in terms of the best combustion, the best and most complete burn of the fuel. Any gasoline engine. The ability to keep the ratio close...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By old paul
plastic paint

Krylon makes a plastic spray can paint with the product name Fusion. It will do just what you want and is found in just about any hardware or discount store.
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