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Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8,021
Views: 3,128,270
Posted By Old Mule
Nice Villain motor...

Devoid of Trouble for you?
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Old Mule
So...Barnone is

an untrusting soul...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,919
Posted By Old Mule
Nice to see that

the wife is in med scrubs, ready to first-aid you if a leaf spring lets go...
I really appreciate the photos and good descriptions of your re-animation of this good bike, thank you.
Forum: Hacks 08-14-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,059
Posted By Old Mule
Ever ride in your own sidecar?

Years ago, after the usual all-night thrash to get my outfit ready for the annual labor Day 325 mile drive to AMCA Davenport, I was beat and exhausted...kicked over the Triumph and told my friend...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,919
Posted By Old Mule
thank you

for taking the time and effort to share your re-incarnation of this fine machine!
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 70,490
Posted By Old Mule
they are

probably 500s (499cc) but 350 cc OHC Nortons looked very similar, count the cylinder fins.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Old Mule
well,

young at heart then.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Old Mule
and by the

way it's not weird at all, in fact it was a completely normal and ordinary head from oh...1937 to about...1980.
Triumph, Horex, Norton, millions of BSAs, Matchless and AJS, the list goes on and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 31,961
Posted By Old Mule
long rides

an idiot I know bought one in Minnesota, did't check the oil or tire pressure, rode it to west Texas, stayed a week and then rode it to the Gulf coast and sold it for twice what he paid for it, $600....
Forum: Hacks 07-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Old Mule
The Norton forks there

are very similar to the ones I re-made for my Triumph outfit.
Forum: Hacks 07-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 153,754
Posted By Old Mule
very nice,

well made, well finished, keep us updated please
Forum: Hacks 07-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,444
Posted By Old Mule
suspicious....

Your shop looks suspiciously- pathologically- clean, and I see a box of latex gloves in there too.
Is this whole "build" just a photoshop excercise?
Paranoid Texans want to know.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,304
Posted By Old Mule
thanks Kev

for the sidecar fix of the day.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 214,506
Posted By Old Mule
Triumph...

Richard, that mid twenties flat tank Triumph in the background has always been my dream bike, often thought of selling my "modern" Bonnevilles to geet one. They are thin on the ground in the USA...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,304
Posted By Old Mule
more please-

I'd like to see a lot more photos of ancient sidecars, please, not much interest in old machines in the "Hacks" forum-

Thanks, everyone.
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,745
Posted By Old Mule
nice....

my build's taking a lot longer...I must not be a pro...
Forum: Hacks 07-03-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 153,754
Posted By Old Mule
thanks

thanks for posting that, this thread is good for research and it needs some new additions...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7,142
Views: 3,275,278
Posted By Old Mule
good looking machine, but

I see you have turned to Guzzis now. Are not the steering and handling qualitys of the Guzzis much less "sporty" than those of the Ducati?
I like to look at well made specials, thank you.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 214,506
Posted By Old Mule
Bill Fruin was

a great engineer working from a tiny under-equipped shed, wish there was a picture book about his life, work, and sophisticated bikes.

thanks for the great photo tour!
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,657
Posted By Old Mule
right,

I like to see updates too, on this nice machine
Forum: Hacks 06-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,336,745
Posted By Old Mule
Guzzi/Watsonian

That is one very nice combination. What's the history on it?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,647
Posted By Old Mule
thank you!

I sure do appreciate the good photos, inspires me to sell my 60s and 70s machines and get on to buying my dream Triumph N model...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7,142
Views: 3,275,278
Posted By Old Mule
that Velo

TLS front brake and those Dunlop alloy rims...big Concentric, alloy hand levers, someone loved that bike once...and it's not even that old, 68 or so...
I'd love to b its guardian.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By Old Mule
take at look at Parilla photos.

take at look at Parilla photos.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 70,490
Posted By Old Mule
beart

Thanks for that article- those racecars were the reason Manx rollers became available to make Tritons from.
Wish I had Francis' haberdasher.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,467
Posted By Old Mule
ventilation

Yes that alternator neeeds a little air, just put four spacer nuts on the attaching bolts if you don't want to use the old ring.
nice work so far.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 214,506
Posted By Old Mule
loved

my BSA, wish it was still with me.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 164,200
Posted By Old Mule
well

that is a fine picture there!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By Old Mule
kipper,

that's a fine beeser and the sound of those is fb.
I like those old slopers too, Y13 is it? But it may surprise you that there isn't one part on that y13 that costs more than the equivalant part of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,729
Posted By Old Mule
8. After you're done,

it'll be worth thousands!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 70,490
Posted By Old Mule
Beart Nortons

Francis Beart put that coat of arms on several of his bikes, I too would like to know the origin of it.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,467
Posted By Old Mule
nice Guzzi there!

I hope Rapido does not become discouraged and stop showing us the progress on this very nice machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7,142
Views: 3,275,278
Posted By Old Mule
Tans, every single

drop of Italian-ness got stripped from that poor Morini. I feel bad about it too.
L'epoca could be put back into that poor bike's sould, but it would be expensive and you'd need a excorcist to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7,142
Views: 3,275,278
Posted By Old Mule
Lead wings

In about 1980 a friend worked at Drag Specialties, and a mad inventor came around with a three wheeled car that he wanted them to market. It had a Goldwing motor with a Rootes-type supercharger....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By Old Mule
thank you!

Now I am drifting off into imagination about the Wallis & Steevens shop, and what it must have been like to work there, and what their machinery was like.
Thank you!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 214,506
Posted By Old Mule
norton 73,

you are quite right.
'Know Thy Beast", as the old saying goes.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Old Mule
Irutt, my 64 and 78

Bonnevilles have been my only bikes for years, sometimes my only transportation. I've only been let down once...but I do spend a lot of time taking care of them, in my opinion they need more...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By Old Mule
Wot

no combinations?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By Old Mule
Hmmm...

If you hang out with people who run British bikes, and are happy with 70s tech, and enjoy, yes, ENJOY one day of maintenance for each seven days of riding, you'll be successful with this machine....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,977
Posted By Old Mule
Harro ---

I'll never sell mine either. After the foam wore out, I just replace it with thick neoprene, with a cutout for the (left side) gas cap of my Triumph.
Sure is nice in the rain...and you can rest the...
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