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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Putting holes in the decals is what I have been...

Putting holes in the decals is what I have been recommending every one do if putting the decals on an unsealed plastic tank. I did my first set with a pin...putting all those holes in took forever. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
American Eagle XRL

A couple of months ago, I posted that I was starting a new XRL project, using an American Eagle frame, which was made in England in the mid 60s and early 70s. They were first imported to the US in...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
[QUOTE=alvincullumyork;24681220]If I remember...

[QUOTE=alvincullumyork;24681220]If I remember correctly OlderSlowerGuy was running a 16 without a case guard but that was a XR650L motor in a different frame setup for a race track and it was digging...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 07:36 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
That would be nice, but by the time the Vapor...

That would be nice, but by the time the Vapor indicates there is a heat problem caused by no oil to the head, the damage is already done. But it is nice to have this, so to compare the head temp...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/RHerringt...

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/RHerringt/XRL736Hawk/10.jpg




Yes, it is the heat sensor for a Trail Tech Vapor....actually gives head temp. rather than oil temp.
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2014, 03:29 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Another leaking intake solution!

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/RHerringt/XRL736Hawk/10.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Once you get the old one out, go to a auto parts...

Once you get the old one out, go to a auto parts store and buy a 6mm exhaust stud.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Caswell tank sealer

Caswell has a 40% discount on their tank sealers until 06/30.

http://www.caswellplating.com/restoration-aids/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"...

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=alt2 style="BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset">Originally...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 03:18 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Your next off-road bike?

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pn_5dMHsCPE?autoplay=1&hd=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&start=14&end=178
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2014, 04:02 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
It works well. I did my Clarke 4.7 and have had...

It works well. I did my Clarke 4.7 and have had no problems since. Also used it on vintage road race bikes with custom made fiberglass tanks. Never had any problems!...
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
They are yours!

They are yours!
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Free!!!!

Now that winter is over, I was doing some shop cleaning today, and ran across a set of brand new, never mounted, Hot Grips ( www.hotgrips.com (http://www.hotgrips.com) ). It is kit # 401, 5.20"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 12:35 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
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We are talking about fitting the CBR wheel to the stock L forks. 20mm to 17mm axle. If you were...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
First, I have no experience with the CRF230m...

First, I have no experience with the CRF230m speedo drive. Having said that, I don't think the CRF speedo drive will fit in the CBR hub, but I'm not 100% positive of that. Secondly, the CBR hub...
Forum: Thumpers 05-31-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
That is because I've made two sets of these...

That is because I've made two sets of these wheels. As stated above, use 88-89 Honda CBR 600 F1 Hurricane wheels, at least for the rear. It is more narrow than the later 600 wheels, requires less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 05:53 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
If you use the F1, Hurricane rear wheel, it will...

If you use the F1, Hurricane rear wheel, it will fit in the swingarm without having to weld the cush drive to the hub, and will have full use of the cush drive.

[QUOTE=nic579;24273982] I wont...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Want to BORROW!

I mentioned a few days ago about starting a new bike project using an American Eagle frame, made in England in the late 60s and early 70s, and a big Honda single. My first thoughts were to use a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
You usually can find the headpipes on Ebay. I'm...

You usually can find the headpipes on Ebay. I'm starting a new project XRL (how many of you remember the old 70s American Eagle dirt bikes? That's the frame I'm using) and am going to try duals on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Anyone else see this?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976706
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
And mine!

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz235/RHerringt/XRL650/IMG_7641_zps349618c4.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2014, 06:26 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
I had an 89 Africa Twin. While it was really too...

I had an 89 Africa Twin. While it was really too heavy for off road here in Fl., it was a great bike for the Ga. mountains. By far the worst case of seller's remorse I've ever had. Glad to see...
Forum: Thumpers 04-26-2014, 07:21 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Originally posted by Beechum1 "Stock carb is 38...

Originally posted by Beechum1
"Stock carb is 38 I think?"

Stock carb is 42.5 MM.
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Another place you may want to consider to ride is...

Another place you may want to consider to ride is Durhamtown: http://www.durhamtown.com/

It is only about 120 miles from you (85 to 20 east).

Great place to ride, all kinds if different...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Shirts....

I still have shirts available. Sizes on hand are listed below. T-shirts are 14.00 shipped to any US address, Polo's are 18.44 shipped to any US address. That includes APO/FPO addresses. If in another...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Ha! Sunny and 70 here this morning...perfect...

Ha! Sunny and 70 here this morning...perfect riding weather!
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2014, 03:38 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
I have one, but it's neither a RSW nor...

I have one, but it's neither a RSW nor Superbrace. If you want to try it, I'll send it to you. If you like, I'll make you a deal on it. If not, send it back.

My experience on it was that it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2014, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Mike, You make a quality product for a...

Mike,
You make a quality product for a reasonable price. Why would you think it would not be popular? No one else has ever stepped up to the plate to make these.

Thanks for what you do!
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
.043 Copper gasket, annealed, and sprayed with...

.043 Copper gasket, annealed, and sprayed with Copper Coat.
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Shirts & Decals

Still have plenty of T-shirts on hand in L, XL, 2XL and 4XL.
$14.00 Priority Mail shipped. 8" logo on front, 12" on back.
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
[QUOTE=ThumpnRed;23427144] What is your "go-to"...

[QUOTE=ThumpnRed;23427144] What is your "go-to" head gasket?


Cometic

http://www.cometic.com/
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Read post # 67998

Read post # 67998
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
If you want larger decals, just tell me how...

If you want larger decals, just tell me how large. Several have expressed the same thing....because there are different sizes between manufactureres, one size does not fit all....BUT, I'd like not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2014, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Thanks, Rob. Those Ohlins forks were for a...

Thanks, Rob. Those Ohlins forks were for a Cannondale. I bought them at Mid Ohio races many years ago, think it was in 2001. Cannondale was there selling off a lot of their tidbits and had about...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Ha! It was 82 here today!

Ha! It was 82 here today!
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
yes!

yes!
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Seat is Seat Concepts: ...

Seat is Seat Concepts: http://www.seatconcepts.com/

Vapors escape through the porous plastic tanks. You perforate the decals in order for those vapors to escape without bubbling up the decal. ...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
These are perforated...just using a pin to put...

These are perforated...just using a pin to put holes in the decals. I can get them larger, but wanted them to mount on flat surfaces.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2014, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Olderslowerguy
Decals...

Finally got around to putting the decals I had made on my tank. Still have these available, along with a new order of shirts, if anyone has more interest.
...
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