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Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By mike in idaho
Just watched the video, did you try to start it...

Just watched the video, did you try to start it using the choke(lever up) ? It should start on full choke, with just a hair of throttle opening. Drop the float bowls and empty out any trash, then...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
In the box with the seat and the title.

In the box with the seat and the title.
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,253
Posted By mike in idaho
That's my bike in the picture, the reason I...

That's my bike in the picture, the reason I picked that spot for the rear mount was because it was a lot stronger than the rear footpeg mount, the three bolts are threaded right into the strongest...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By mike in idaho
You might remove the tappet covers and squirt...

You might remove the tappet covers and squirt some motor oil in on the cam followers and valve stems.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By mike in idaho
Normally, condensers are used to enhance contact...

Normally, condensers are used to enhance contact life(like in ignition points) or to suppress radio interference. Take your pick.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
You could use one of these:...

You could use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Tympanium+Electronic+Voltage+Regulator+Rectifier+box+US
One of these does the same job for less money:...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 680
Posted By mike in idaho
It's the 80cc cousin of the 100cc Yl2c trail...

It's the 80cc cousin of the 100cc Yl2c trail bike. They do look very much alike, side by side you can notice the 80 is just a bit smaller. I worked at the Yamaha dealer in those days, the 100s sold...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,031
Posted By mike in idaho
The battery has nothing to do with firing the...

The battery has nothing to do with firing the coil, it is powered by a/c current from the alternator, aka flywheel magneto. A test light connected to the black wire should flash as the engine is...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,031
Posted By mike in idaho
Just looking at the wiring diagram, it appears...

Just looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that the points and primary ignition coil are located in the alternator. You should be able to connect a wire from the black wire connector, in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By mike in idaho
My bad, I was talking about the clutch release...

My bad, I was talking about the clutch release rod one normally sees in front of the sprocket on old Hondas. Of course the shifter shaft can't just be pulled out. The front sprocket has a seal behind...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By mike in idaho
You don't need to drain the oil. Pull the clutch...

You don't need to drain the oil. Pull the clutch rod out and pry the old seal out with a screwdriver. Use a knife or a small file to chamfer the edge of the hole a small amount and the new seal will...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By mike in idaho
Pull the side cover off and look behind the...

Pull the side cover off and look behind the clutch. You may get lucky and discover a broken shift drum detent spring .
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 75,597
Posted By mike in idaho
Is that a metric Norton?

Is that a metric Norton?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,031
Posted By mike in idaho
Get a valve spring compressor and take the valves...

Get a valve spring compressor and take the valves out. You can clean them with a wire wheel, it would be a good idea to touch up the valve seats with some valve grinding compound.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
One look at those Firestone tires and you know...

One look at those Firestone tires and you know this is the real deal. The rattle can black, straight pipe and exhaust wrap are just icing on the cake.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mike in idaho
Sounds like the valve adjustment is the place to...

Sounds like the valve adjustment is the place to start.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mike in idaho
The main thing is not to have them too tight, a...

The main thing is not to have them too tight, a slightly looser setting won't hurt anything, just make a tiny bit more noise. Random popping at idle or low speed usually points to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By mike in idaho
It makes no difference if you set the valves or...

It makes no difference if you set the valves or the timing first. Any carburetor adjustments need to be made after valves and timing are set. Static timing lights are slightly better than nothing,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By mike in idaho
Some connector stuff here:...

Some connector stuff here: http://vintageconnections.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 224,559
Posted By mike in idaho
It is nice, tasteful and subtle, not overdone....

It is nice, tasteful and subtle, not overdone. One has to be a motorcycle person to appreciate it, the average person on the street will read the name on the badge and say: "nice Yamaha". At least it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,082
Views: 3,163,410
Posted By mike in idaho
My '72 Roadster: ...

My '72 Roadster:

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike72/Commando/norton7.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/moparmike72/media/Commando/norton7.jpg.html)
Yes, it's a high...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By mike in idaho
Nothing will fall inside, just get the old bolt...

Nothing will fall inside, just get the old bolt out and screw in the new one.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,426
Posted By mike in idaho
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike...

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike72/160s/129.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/moparmike72/media/160s/129.jpg.html)...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
Note the paint overspray on the trailer wheel,...

Note the paint overspray on the trailer wheel, evidence of high build quality.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
The first generation CB160s used steel lower fork...

The first generation CB160s used steel lower fork legs, with axle holes at the lower end. There is a pinch bolt arrangement on one side to hold the axle end, the other side is secured by the axle...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15,343
Views: 8,859,334
Posted By mike in idaho
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1604728_10201453131710415_1622739293_n.jpg
Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet, on the set of "The Party" (1968)
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
CB160 and CL160 front wheels are identical, are...

CB160 and CL160 front wheels are identical, are you sure you have bought a CB160 front end?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,677
Posted By mike in idaho
There should be a metal blade connector that...

There should be a metal blade connector that plugs into the red ground wire. One end of it will have a hole for one of the mounting screws to go through. One here at the bottom of the page:...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
With that intake system you could make extra...

With that intake system you could make extra money on Sundays, vacuuming store parking lots.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,677
Posted By mike in idaho
Those wires go to a condenser pack. It looks like...

Those wires go to a condenser pack. It looks like the one in this e-bay ad:...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,356
Posted By mike in idaho
The muffler on the McQueen bike looks like a 500...

The muffler on the McQueen bike looks like a 500 twin part. The body was shorter and had an offset inlet.
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike72/T100R/Triumph.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-22-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 2,065,058
Posted By mike in idaho
Firestone tires? At least we know now that it's...

Firestone tires? At least we know now that it's for display only, not meant to be actually ridden. Oh well, at least the pipes aren't wrapped with that stupid tape you see on the current crop of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mpo/4220956057.htm...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mpo/4220956057.html (http://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/mpo/4220956057.html)
Gee, a trashed(non numbers matching) engine, no title and all the hard to find expensive...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1,567
Views: 212,932
Posted By mike in idaho
Puke What a shame. Unmolested, complete Commandos are...

What a shame. Unmolested, complete Commandos are getting real desirable (and valuable) these days. Too bad so much time and money was wasted to (almost) create an uncomfortable poor handling piece of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By mike in idaho
Nice job, I don't get the holes drilled in the...

Nice job, I don't get the holes drilled in the fenders. Get caught in the rain, or run over a wet spot and you get guarranteed spray all over.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
Make sure the valves are properly set, tight...

Make sure the valves are properly set, tight valves affect starting and idle quite a bit. The knurled screws are the idle stop screws, they hold the slides up for idle speed control. They should be...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
Are you sure it's the carbs? Ignition timing...

Are you sure it's the carbs? Ignition timing right on? Is the advancer working? Valves adjusted? Battery voltage up to snuff?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 267,664
Posted By mike in idaho
The green light is the neutral indicator light.

The green light is the neutral indicator light.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,375
Posted By mike in idaho
Remove the oval shaped chrome covers on either...

Remove the oval shaped chrome covers on either side of the head. There are some arrow marks by the adjusters, be sure turn them that direction to take up the clearance. It's possible to turn them the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 198,918
Posted By mike in idaho
Overheard this at the counter at the Petco store...

Overheard this at the counter at the Petco store one day:"I don't care if you are hungover, self inflicted wounds are no excuse, get it together."
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