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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Today, 04:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Old fart
Yip usual Honda gasket, I did talk to somebody...

Yip usual Honda gasket, I did talk to somebody about making a solid copper one, he seemed to think it was feasible.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Old fart
What do you mean by stripping the motor, paint or...

What do you mean by stripping the motor, paint or mechanically? If it's running and got some compression I would try and keep it intact. As stated somewhere it's pretty hard getting gaskets for these...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Old fart
Will scrub up alright, with so much stuff missing...

Will scrub up alright, with so much stuff missing I wouldn't worry about a pristine restoration. Just get it looking good and ride the wheels off it.
A few of the older ones were stuck in the shed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By Old fart
Not everyone :evil ...

Not everyone :evil

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/Almostoldfart/8b_zpsa0dbd517.jpg (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/Almostoldfart/media/8b_zpsa0dbd517.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2,443
Views: 663,012
Posted By Old fart
That for left leg amputees? How could you ride...

That for left leg amputees? How could you ride that and not get badly burned?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,450
Posted By Old fart
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier_Deltic

This has more pistons than cylinders
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 174,699
Posted By Old fart
At about 38 seconds ole mate is goanna highside,...

At about 38 seconds ole mate is goanna highside, they move off to some other shot as he's about to eject.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Old fart
Triffik, I'll keep an eye out for some older...

Triffik, I'll keep an eye out for some older ones. Is Rec ego worth the trouble in Vic? From what I read you can't even ride on forestry roads. I could get cocky rego, al least that would be OK round...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By Old fart
Is yours a complianced one Agman? Most here in...

Is yours a complianced one Agman? Most here in Vic don't have a plate. Cocky's being cocky's saved themselves $60 on a compliance plate so I'm not sure how many were sold for the road. Is there any...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 30,222
Posted By Old fart
Looks like an XT500 on Frazer island to me

Looks like an XT500 on Frazer island to me
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-17-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,538
Posted By Old fart
A positive there would be no problems with...

A positive there would be no problems with electronic failures.

Negatives, the brakes aren't linked for the uncoordinated and there are no cup holders. The last one being the main complaint of...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 728,949
Posted By Old fart
Or kick on the compression and start backwards,...

Or kick on the compression and start backwards, snick into gear and get a fright.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 63,908
Posted By Old fart
There are test riders and test riders, a...

There are test riders and test riders, a development test rider is different again. I'm sure even with some time off and without a lot of practice Casey would be able to lap with the top 5. A rider...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2,824
Views: 1,441,749
Posted By Old fart
That looks like Strayliya, mebe up the ranges?...

That looks like Strayliya, mebe up the ranges? Dorrigo or similar?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-09-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By Old fart
And a 12" travel suspension and 100 kilo weight...

And a 12" travel suspension and 100 kilo weight and seat warmer and handlebar tassels and heated grips and cup holder and and and and.............
No wonder Factories get sick of trying to produce...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,224
Posted By Old fart
Those old DT's were pigs on a track, I had an...

Those old DT's were pigs on a track, I had an RM125 in the day as well.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-04-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,602
Posted By Old fart
3 into 1 into 2 mebe, what are your fab/weldings...

3 into 1 into 2 mebe, what are your fab/weldings skills like?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16,664
Views: 10,223,964
Posted By Old fart
What's with the fashion of the last few years of...

What's with the fashion of the last few years of Limpet Lips?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-04-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 139,030
Posted By Old fart
Lumpy bits

Would make a great wall hanging
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/Almostoldfart/2a_zps5c717e43.jpg (http://s126.photobucket.com/user/Almostoldfart/media/2a_zps5c717e43.jpg.html)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,602
Posted By Old fart
Not going with three separate chambers?

Not going with three separate chambers?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 36,602
Posted By Old fart
What a great looking bike, your going to need...

What a great looking bike, your going to need that big tank when you start opening the throttle :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,432
Views: 3,362,806
Posted By Old fart
They have a cam setup that disengages the clutch...

They have a cam setup that disengages the clutch when you move the shift lever. My first bike was a twinport 250, poor old thing copped a lot of abuse and took it all in it's stride. Funnily enough...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,772
Posted By Old fart
Rev, any unleaded in OZ can have ethanol up to...

Rev, any unleaded in OZ can have ethanol up to 10% without having to declare it at the bowzer. The top of the line either 98 or 96 seems not to have as much and we run it in all our machinery...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-26-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 174,699
Posted By Old fart
On most of these videos where the Duke is test...

On most of these videos where the Duke is test ridden the rider thinks he is racing Valentino. The riders get out over the side of the bike with the knee WAY out with a lean angle of about 10 degrees...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 139,030
Posted By Old fart
Antoine, it's just Lexan cut to size then bent on...

Antoine, it's just Lexan cut to size then bent on each edge to fit on the headlight surround. I can get some more detailed piccies tomorrow if you want. I tried various lengths and that one seemed...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-25-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,053,988
Posted By Old fart
Wink Which manufacturer did you work for in the...

Which manufacturer did you work for in the development department?
No doubt you'll have all the data to support your theory on average distance ridden before refuelling need on duel purpose bikes...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-21-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 174,699
Posted By Old fart
All sounds good, with the corduroy pants as long...

All sounds good, with the corduroy pants as long as you have the cuffs rolled up they would be OK.
...
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Captain, that'd be around 1973? Why were you...

Captain, that'd be around 1973? Why were you wearing your little sisters jeans? :evil
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Well that's good, I'm a couple of those. :D

Well that's good, I'm a couple of those. :D
Forum: Australia 12-20-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Yoo an old fart too? :evil

Yoo an old fart too? :evil
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Nup, going to hang onto this one. Had a rethink,...

Nup, going to hang onto this one. Had a rethink, could never replace it even with a new bike, there is nothing in the same class. The new Africa twin or whatever they are going to call it when it's...
Forum: Australia 12-19-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Went for a ride yesterday afternoon, poor old...

Went for a ride yesterday afternoon, poor old bike only gets out every now and again.
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p106/Almostoldfart/8b_zpsa0dbd517.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,693
Posted By Old fart
Even if it was rough and rusty before, there is...

Even if it was rough and rusty before, there is no excuse for this sort of abuse. Should be a mandatory jail offence.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-18-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 139,030
Posted By Old fart
Afternoon delight

Went for a cruise this afternoon, the weather is warming up and the longer afternoons are great. I have put a trials universal back on the front end. It's only a 300X21 but handles very nicely. The...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,053,988
Posted By Old fart
With the broad spread of power the XLV had there...

With the broad spread of power the XLV had there really is no need for 6 speeds. They could even space them out a bit more with a lower first and slightly higher top.
Boy racers might like forever...
Forum: Australia 12-10-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 61,398
Posted By Old fart
Waddaboot the bigger DT's, 250 and 400?

Waddaboot the bigger DT's, 250 and 400?
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Got a bigger old chook chaser, end of week should...

Got a bigger old chook chaser, end of week should be good. I have to go to work one of these weeks.
A tour round the Gramps with a diversion to Rocklands Res?
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Sounds good Captain, Monday/Tuesday would suit...

Sounds good Captain, Monday/Tuesday would suit me. Around 400K's? Haven't ridden in a while so just an easy cruise look around will do nicely.
Forum: Australia 11-28-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,585
Views: 267,319
Posted By Old fart
Where bouts you thinking of going? Mebe tomorrow?

Where bouts you thinking of going? Mebe tomorrow?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5,993
Views: 1,053,988
Posted By Old fart
If this bike is a prototype why go to all the...

If this bike is a prototype why go to all the trouble of having blinker mounts and unused brackets (Lower front looks to be for a guard of some sort) on the front of the frame?
At the very least...
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