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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,973
Posted By Mr. Vintage
+2 :nod

+2 :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 37,973
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I like it, it seems the perfect fit for this...

I like it, it seems the perfect fit for this purpose as it is obviously a custom adventure bike but not too flashy. The 2wd seems pretty subtle, at least from the views we've seen - I'm anxiously...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 25,301
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This is fun, nice work. Thanks for sharing.

This is fun, nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 65,391
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Great summary Al, I wish I had that before I dove...

Great summary Al, I wish I had that before I dove in to a wheel rebuild. I've done two rims, one of which the rear of my 250 Wards - the factory aluminum Benelli rim was (and is) out .030" in runout...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Yikes, heal up quick and well Sorebutt!

Yikes, heal up quick and well Sorebutt!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 314,170
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I found this photo of Rock Lake WA and the old...

I found this photo of Rock Lake WA and the old Milwaukee Road from about 100 years ago, seemed like a good then & now candidate:
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/photos/i-HpN6mLb/0/O/i-HpN6mLb.jpg
My...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 102,645
Posted By Mr. Vintage
UC, on my 1100 I measure 80mm center to center on...

UC, on my 1100 I measure 80mm center to center on the mounting ears on the fork leg.


Cool spotting one. They are like hens teeth most anywhere, and according to recent discussion on the yahoo...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 92,545
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Doug, eldomike, it was nice meeting you briefly...

Doug, eldomike, it was nice meeting you briefly in Lewiston last night. I should have caught up on the thread first, now I see how much fun you have been having... Have a safe ride to Tacoma!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This description made me smile and cringe at the...

This description made me smile and cringe at the same time... :eek1:D

Busy this weekend, and my spine is rather tweaked anyhow. Have fun!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
The key to making that work is to have a tire too...

The key to making that work is to have a tire too bald to actually pick up any rocks... :lol3

Actually, I haven't had a problem but figured that if it rips the fender off I'll have an excuse to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Cool photo, thanks DT. I even managed to get...

Cool photo, thanks DT. I even managed to get that bald tire to pick up some rocks. :D

Hope to join you all again soon, I had a lot of fun.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I had a great time too, although I'll admit I was...

I had a great time too, although I'll admit I was worn out by the time I got home - must be that "old man disease" we discussed. A few photos:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Got it - I'll be at the N. Lewiston Dynamart by...

Got it - I'll be at the N. Lewiston Dynamart by 8:00am. See you then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm game for a Sunday ride if you all don't mind...

I'm game for a Sunday ride if you all don't mind my tagging along.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 65,391
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Looks super sharp! I need a TIG... Or a mill......

Looks super sharp! I need a TIG... Or a mill... Or both.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 102,645
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm curious too. What is it about the Quota that...

I'm curious too. What is it about the Quota that inspires so many fairing designs? Well, besides crappy aerodynamics...

My bike, with yet another rendition:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I keep watching, and one of these days I promise...

I keep watching, and one of these days I promise I will make one of these rides. No, really!

I tried the Pomeroy-Troy route back in '11 on my way to the Hells Canyon gathering. This was in early...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 71,071
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This morning: ...

This morning:
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/ADVrider/S/i-pDZXDh4/0/XL/P5186187-XL.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 102,645
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing. ...

I enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing.

Been working on my Q - I'll post some photos when I get a chance.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,079
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Very nice bike, that's purty. DuoGlides are the...

Very nice bike, that's purty. DuoGlides are the perfect combo of Panhead, rear suspension, and kick only. Someday maybe...

Edit: just noticed I said the same thing a few posts above. A guy can...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,321
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm curious how the petcocks look inside... I...

I'm curious how the petcocks look inside... I was able to repair the Orlandi petcocks on my 250 Benelli with a sheet of viton and a punch set. Cool project!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,041
Posted By Mr. Vintage
While riding my SL home from work yesterday I...

While riding my SL home from work yesterday I thought of your project and was wondering what was up - thanks for the update.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4,142
Views: 1,019,343
Posted By Mr. Vintage
More about the railway through Molson: ...

More about the railway through Molson:
http://www.gngoat.org/southern_bc.htm

And photos of the railroad just before it was torn out:
http://sdp45.blogspot.com/search/label/Molson
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4,142
Views: 1,019,343
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thanks for the pics - this neck of the woods has...

Thanks for the pics - this neck of the woods has been on my list for a while.
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,163,191
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Welcome home Mark!

Welcome home Mark!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 71,071
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm still running the stock springs and shocks,...

I'm still running the stock springs and shocks, and fully loaded I notice the lack of dampening first (I weigh about 190). It wouldn't hurt to be a bit stiffer, but the stock rear shocks are pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-02-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 71,071
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Cool, enjoy your SL - they are great bikes. I'm...

Cool, enjoy your SL - they are great bikes. I'm still riding mine regularly...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7,452
Views: 3,482,705
Posted By Mr. Vintage
You've set yourself a high standard there - I'm...

You've set yourself a high standard there - I'm looking forward to watching the Guzzi zome together.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-26-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 45,532
Posted By Mr. Vintage
My exhaust is a Mistral, with the stock Guzzi...

My exhaust is a Mistral, with the stock Guzzi down pipes (but with the crossover removed and the holes welded shut).
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/ADVrider/Quota/i-2SV949X/0/XL/P6081240-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Still keeping an eye on this thread - still...

Still keeping an eye on this thread - still hoping to join you all for a ride one of these days.

I have never actually been to Nezperce, but my great-grandfather helped rescue a steam locomotive...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 17,661
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thinking of you both - get well soon Alan!

Thinking of you both - get well soon Alan!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,118
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Yes, paper wasp actually. But "bee" seemed...

Yes, paper wasp actually. But "bee" seemed easier than a detailed scientific discussion of the flying and stinging groups from within the hymenoptra order... Wow, you gotta be on your game around...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,118
Posted By Mr. Vintage
The Monkey Wards has been on the back burner for...

The Monkey Wards has been on the back burner for a while, but it is time for an update.

Way back last fall I rounded up a sheet of viton and made new petcock seals - no more leaks. (Add Orlandi to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 118,802
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thank you for the update - glad to hear Trevor is...

Thank you for the update - glad to hear Trevor is doing well and getting better. When he gets that chair, we'll need a ride report!
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 05-18-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 45,532
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Anyone know if there some sort of oddball bike...

Anyone know if there some sort of oddball bike rally in the PNW? Might be fun to meet up... Is there still the Nakusp-Laverda gig? Seems I heard it wasn't happening any more.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thoughts are with you Roy.... One of these...

Thoughts are with you Roy....

One of these days I'll have to get out of lurk mode and join you all, assuming I can get away from everything else. Looks like some good riding!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-19-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 92,543
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I was out of town all weekend in the gorge on a...

I was out of town all weekend in the gorge on a family outing, all the time thinking about getting on a bike. This morning - snow! :cry Soon....
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-07-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1,344
Views: 422,282
Posted By Mr. Vintage
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,163,191
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Enjoying the report as always Mark! When...

Enjoying the report as always Mark!


When we were dating and living in PDX, my wife and I used to meet for breakfast at La Provence. Small world indeed....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 71,071
Posted By Mr. Vintage
From the website: SL350 K1 Pressed muffler $720...

From the website: SL350 K1 Pressed muffler $720 Pr (australian)

Yowza! :eek1
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