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Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By Barnwell
Motogiro east this weekend

Basecamp in Oneonta, N.Y., weather looksa good. Two days on vintage tiddlers in the Leatherstocking Region. Life is good.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,307
Posted By Barnwell
"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned...

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Sam Clemens. CR has its flaws but I believe is sincere if nothing else. I work on my own stuff and am not a rich guy. I'm not a BMW...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,943
Posted By Barnwell
Giro in the Northest is 10% dirt +/-.

Giro in the Northest is 10% dirt +/-.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,943
Posted By Barnwell
1968 KT120 rebuild

In honor of St. Patrick I went home early, finished the engine rebuild, dragged it out of the basement and through the snow - started right up and runs great. Seriously considering running this...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,351
Posted By Barnwell
I replaced my Tiger 1050 with a Sprint GT couple...

I replaced my Tiger 1050 with a Sprint GT couple years ago. Lowered the pegs, put on a Corbin, and about to replace the stock rubber with PR4s. All is nice except I get an amount of engine heat that...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,745
Posted By Barnwell
Sat on a production icon at the Javits show in...

Sat on a production icon at the Javits show in NYC last Sunday. Seat is just like my '66 250 - locks you into one spot near the tank. I thought it looked good ( not plastiky), felt light, but can't...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,634
Posted By Barnwell
Real world value = what it will sell for now. Do...

Real world value = what it will sell for now. Do an Ebay search, save it, and run the search daily for a week or two. Like it or not, that's the value.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,931
Posted By Barnwell
Oddly enough, the ones that were cheap, rode...

Oddly enough, the ones that were cheap, rode great, and sold in large numbers are freaking hard to find now because they were bought by us when we were young, dumb, and full of ___. I routinely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By Barnwell
One of the reasons I no longer have my 1050 Tiger...

One of the reasons I no longer have my 1050 Tiger is the seating position put all my weight on my butt. The Alaska sheepskin on the stock seat gave me more relief than the stock tall seat or the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,236
Posted By Barnwell
Not the smallest - Guzzi made a production 250...

Not the smallest - Guzzi made a production 250 four in the '70's. The Honda 350 four is usually seen as the platform for the much vaulted CB400F.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Barnwell
Aermacchi yahoo group, Lancaster Sprints,...

Aermacchi yahoo group, Lancaster Sprints, Motoitalia, Ebay - and you are good to go (or you were until freaking Yahoo removed the search option from group posts)
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,609
Views: 690,937
Posted By Barnwell
1967 Aermacchi 250 H ...

1967 Aermacchi 250 H
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Aermacchi/i-QMH7wmH/0/M/IMG_1205-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,750
Posted By Barnwell
1966 B100p before functional resto and with my...

1966 B100p before functional resto and with my kid at Giro
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/barnwell/i-P532GRW/0/M/IMG_20110805_155632-M.jpghttp://advrider.com/forums/...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,979
Posted By Barnwell
Mine is a 4x8 Carry-On utility trailer I special...

Mine is a 4x8 Carry-On utility trailer I special ordered at Lowes. Bolt a painted plywood floor to the mesh, installed three cheap front wheel chocks, and I can trailer 1 big bike or 2 Giro bikes....
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,021
Posted By Barnwell
Love Harbor Freight and CG. You can walk in,...

Love Harbor Freight and CG. You can walk in, touch the stuff, and the people working there are, well, people working there. If you don't like something - don't freaking buy it.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,507
Posted By Barnwell
Honda CB350 not unlike this one except mine had...

Honda CB350 not unlike this one except mine had blown valves and one header held on (sort of) with cheesy muffler weld. In populated areas and near cops you had to push it with your right foot into...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,443
Posted By Barnwell
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,341
Posted By Barnwell
I have not experienced the legendary engine heat...

I have not experienced the legendary engine heat of the ST but I can say that my GT throws off a fair amount. Just sayin - you being in Florida and all.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,750
Posted By Barnwell
My '68 KT120 after finishing a Giro. Happy Happy....

My '68 KT120 after finishing a Giro. Happy Happy.
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Pipes/i-Sz56MGK/0/M/DSCF0022-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,750
Posted By Barnwell
My '67 TC250. Currently on ebay but . . . ...

My '67 TC250. Currently on ebay but . . .
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-4ZkkHjF/0/M/67TC250%281%29-M.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,745
Posted By Barnwell
Definitely smallish overall. Paparazzi didn't...

Definitely smallish overall. Paparazzi didn't want to follow him into (the villa?) What is the Paparazzi riding anyway? And why can't I grow a beard without my face feeling like its on fire? And why...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-21-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,745
Posted By Barnwell
Girl on a new bike. Nice.

Girl on a new bike. Nice.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-19-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,745
Posted By Barnwell
Recent email interchange between my kid (age 26...

Recent email interchange between my kid (age 26 in Richmond, Va.) and me (age 62, rural Ct.):

Kid:
Hey, they remade your bike!...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,115
Posted By Barnwell
Standard customer question at Ghost: "What are...

Standard customer question at Ghost: "What are you asking for this Ducati gt750, Yamaha rd350, etc." Standard answer: "Make an offer "
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,232
Views: 235,745
Posted By Barnwell
I'm 6'2" (and age 62 and shrinking) and can...

I'm 6'2" (and age 62 and shrinking) and can tolerate a 1966 Suzuki B100 or a 1966 Ducati 250 narrowcase scrambler for our 2-day east coast motogiros. Granted, those events are semi-competitive and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,528
Posted By Barnwell
Multiple bike ownership is stressful. After...

Multiple bike ownership is stressful. After reading this:

http://www.michaelsmotorcycles.com/walnecksarticle.html

I got all zen for awhile and figured sell them all, just machines, recover...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 187,883
Posted By Barnwell
Those pegs are way forward. The Scout has been...

Those pegs are way forward. The Scout has been added to:

http://cycle-ergo.com

Go there and and load the Scout with some bikes you are familiar with and compare by spinning your mouse wheel....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 36,839
Posted By Barnwell
In fact I had the same feeling and used the...

In fact I had the same feeling and used the proceeds to get my first modern bike (2007 Triumph Tiger which has since morphed into a 2011 Sprint GT) past my wife.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 36,839
Posted By Barnwell
Its been several years now since I sold my 75...

Its been several years now since I sold my 75 GT750 and I have not really regretted it. I had fun bringing it back, riding it for a number of years, and just looking at that roundcase engine. But the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 187,883
Posted By Barnwell
I agree, imnotacruiserguy, make a scrambler, etc....

I agree, imnotacruiserguy, make a scrambler, etc. Might just suck it up tho cause its kinda pretty, 100hp, under $11k, AND ITS MADE IN THE USA!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-21-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 89,006
Posted By Barnwell
Mild custom? :eek1

Mild custom? :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By Barnwell
I agree - hence my question. Am I wrong to assume...

I agree - hence my question. Am I wrong to assume Emgo's non-removable baffles are quieter than the removable ones?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,306
Posted By Barnwell
Emgo universal mufflers

Anyone know how loud the new Emgo Hooligan (80-84032) (pic 1) is? I love the the looks and size of the reverse cone shorty (80-84030) (pic 2) but it is too loud after 20 miles on fresh repack. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Barnwell
9/26/14 - 9/28/14. Base camp is in Tannersville,...

9/26/14 - 9/28/14. Base camp is in Tannersville, PA.
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-pm7THPL/0/M/giro%202-M.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 82,810
Posted By Barnwell
Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc...

Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc single with a bevel drive for the cam!
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-wxKh7Ds/0/S/66%20scr%204-16-14%20%281%29-S.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By Barnwell
Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps...

Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps me maintain the theme of the project over time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By Barnwell
- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to...

- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to make with the project

- work a little every day and walk away when not fun or frustrated

- always play same genre music (e.g. '90's alternative,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,066
Posted By Barnwell
The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic...

The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic Mystery Oil in the cylinder and it will free right up.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,844
Posted By Barnwell
"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is...

"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is oxymoronic. I'd consider a new Honda CB500F a current UJM but it won't be classic looking until 20 years from now when the then current UJMs will have...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,686,916
Posted By Barnwell
Today I want this beauty ...

Today I want this beauty
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-VsKBbXJ/0/M/cezeta%20502-M.jpg
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