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Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,250
Posted By SpeedyK
Maybe I have above-average vacuums. Since I relax...

Maybe I have above-average vacuums. Since I relax more without the noise-load, I do a better job, not so rushed.

It depends more on how noise-sensitive a person is, as mentioned above that can be...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,250
Posted By SpeedyK
I like these... http://earplugsonline.com/ ...

I like these... http://earplugsonline.com/

They were running a special in Vendors somewhere.

I split one in half. Can wear for long periods without ear canal issues, plastic and foam ones...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By SpeedyK
For rain, I agree, liner is stupid. With a...

For rain, I agree, liner is stupid.

With a suit like the Motoport kevlar, the liner makes it windproof, which extends the seasonal possibilities.

For me, if it's nice out, no clouds, the...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By SpeedyK
Used Motoport is one option.

Used Motoport is one option.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By SpeedyK
Motor has flat tappets. Not totally flat, a...

Motor has flat tappets. Not totally flat, a slight cone to keep them rotating along the cam surface for less wear. When they are dead flat they need reground, and wear is how they get that way. Some...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,723
Posted By SpeedyK
And that's how you ended up with an Eldorado for...

And that's how you ended up with an Eldorado for less than a guy who wanted me to drop it off at Cycle Garden. :^)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By SpeedyK
It's a nice thought, but the requirements for the...

It's a nice thought, but the requirements for the parts are much different between bikes and TT's. And the styling of it points to it being a bit retro for no other reason. I expect vintage stuff to...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By SpeedyK
Thank you, that probably explains it.

Thank you, that probably explains it.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By SpeedyK
I tried the cheap Chinese bearing trick once,...

I tried the cheap Chinese bearing trick once, from a local bearing house. It felt great out of the box, but when pressed in place it got tight and notchy. They gave me another one, trip across town...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By SpeedyK
Having spent a bit of time in Central IL growing...

Having spent a bit of time in Central IL growing up, is this a farmer bike? I remember my grandpa coming up with all kinds of stuff trading around locally. Fixing them up would take a backseat to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By SpeedyK
Even those photos don't show how small they...

Even those photos don't show how small they are...

http://www.jeepfan.com/readersjeeps/FJ-3/FleetvanDJ.gif

Somewhere around here I have some of those plastic Lindy models of these.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By SpeedyK
I can't believe no one else wants to see the...

I can't believe no one else wants to see the step-van. I used to have a 67 International for a DD. How many other cages can be driven with the doors open?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-22-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,065
Posted By SpeedyK
Ignition Timing? I'm guessing a set of points?...

Ignition Timing? I'm guessing a set of points? Set those to min gap and then see if a bit of advance or retard from the marks helps.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,823
Posted By SpeedyK
I'm interested in how it rides with the different...

I'm interested in how it rides with the different fork. These bikes often had a wobble over 70-90 mph, but handle beautifully at low speed, very precise.

Also, what year Monster fork did you use,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,372
Posted By SpeedyK
Parasitic is the word that came to mind for me....

Parasitic is the word that came to mind for me. Stealing ADV content.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By SpeedyK
Look through this forum for LED, lots of reports...

Look through this forum for LED, lots of reports and commentary. Also, webbikeworld.com does light reviews and don't pull their punches.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 226,031
Posted By SpeedyK
That is a highly enviable garage you have there.

That is a highly enviable garage you have there.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 215,421
Posted By SpeedyK
Truth in advertising.

Truth in advertising.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 226,031
Posted By SpeedyK
http://krall.org/photopost/eldocp.jpg ...

http://krall.org/photopost/eldocp.jpg

More...http://carl.krall.org/wordpress/motorcycle/1973-moto-guzzi-eldorado-photos/
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 960
Posted By SpeedyK
Nice shot! Izzat a Motofizz back there?

Nice shot!

Izzat a Motofizz back there?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks, listening to the Laverda was the best...

Thanks, listening to the Laverda was the best part. :ear:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
Best thing to do, IMH (and often wrong) O, is...

Best thing to do, IMH (and often wrong) O, is ground the wire for the starter relay separately on a nearby bolt so if you stall in an intersection it'll start, might save your life.

Then twiddle...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By SpeedyK
Thanks for posting that Mike, brave of you and I...

Thanks for posting that Mike, brave of you and I learned a new one as well. The photo on the bike helped a lot.

Great to suddenly be so young; think I might stroll downtown for a sarsparilla and...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By SpeedyK
It's not cheap, but during the first ride with...

It's not cheap, but during the first ride with merino wool you'll be plotting to sell all your poly gear. In fact I need to do that with mine here soon.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
I'm wrong, thought all Ambos had single gauge...

I'm wrong, thought all Ambos had single gauge dash.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
It'll need carbs. :^) The manifolds look a bit...

It'll need carbs. :^) The manifolds look a bit short, but hard to tell.

Given that it has Eldorado instruments, what look like Tonti bars, and some switchgear mods, worth pulling the pan and doing...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By SpeedyK
Pieces of water/milk jug to protect rim. Tie-down...

Pieces of water/milk jug to protect rim. Tie-down strap around circ of tire cinched down to help seat.

Real tire lube helps the bead retain air long-term as well as short-term. Next best I've...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
It's probably easier to get parts for a loopframe...

It's probably easier to get parts for a loopframe than a new Guzzi. They sold more of them in the US than any other bike they made. For new and repop you have MG Cycle, Harpers, Moto International,...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
Batwing? Like the Wixom in your photo? Dunno....

Batwing? Like the Wixom in your photo? Dunno. Only rode one of those around town briefly years ago.

The Guzzi fairing doesn't eliminate buffeting. If I ride on the interstate at those kinds of...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
The torpedos come in little hole and big hole....

The torpedos come in little hole and big hole. and then there's whatever those stainless repops are. Marc's bike has big holes and they are rich sounding, I like that sound, he describes it well, not...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,177
Posted By SpeedyK
Bicycle shorts with the butt padding. Snug so...

Bicycle shorts with the butt padding. Snug so they stay in place but not too tight in the leg so your feet go to sleep. Better ones will work better up to a point, the padding is more important in...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By SpeedyK
He's sailed for a long time and is still here....

He's sailed for a long time and is still here. You can't BS the sea.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By SpeedyK
Go to an outdoors store and buy some 3mm tent...

Go to an outdoors store and buy some 3mm tent line. You can buy it by the foot (http://www.rei.com/product/716686/pmi-utility-cord-3mm), or REI of course sells it in pre-measured packs...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By SpeedyK
I've moved bikes across the country a few times....

I've moved bikes across the country a few times. In the size truck I used, I packed the front of the truck with heavy stuff, then tied the bike down crossways to that, then added the kind of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By SpeedyK
That page I linked to is for loopframes, which is...

That page I linked to is for loopframes, which is the generation before your bike. So the grips pictured aren't stock for your bike. To be clear, that's what I ride, just wanted you to see the cork...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By SpeedyK
The advice on the turning the bars down is well...

The advice on the turning the bars down is well worth doing. Many bikes I see are set up with the bars turned too far forward, a few degrees can make a huge diff. If you sit on the bike with them...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By SpeedyK
Carb needs some coffee. :^) Really lovely...

Carb needs some coffee. :^)

Really lovely parts and workmanship, hope it goes well.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,089
Posted By SpeedyK
Your foot on the foot of the centerstand, not the...

Your foot on the foot of the centerstand, not the tang. Don't lube it for this reason, so it stays down long enough to move your foot from tang to foot.

Oils with enough ZDDP, all 20w-50:

Mobil...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By SpeedyK
Points are pretty easy to diagnose if you want to...

Points are pretty easy to diagnose if you want to try going back to them.

I dunno how that electronic system is wired, but the thing to do is start at the battery and see where the power stops....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,848
Posted By SpeedyK
I already know I'm a heretic in so many ways. ...

I already know I'm a heretic in so many ways.

On my 73 I leave the left carb's cable adjuster unlocked and I adjust it as I ride to smooth the engine. I find that the requirements change with...
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