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Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,661
Posted By vtduc
Well, I've committed to the deal for $1850 with...

Well, I've committed to the deal for $1850 with the right of refusal when I take it for a test ride. God help me......I'm about to sip the kool-aid. :D
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,661
Posted By vtduc
No pics to post yet. It does have the original...

No pics to post yet. It does have the original fairing lowers in decent shape, which I like. The owner started and ran it briefly for me. I think he was holding the throttle to keep it idling. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 32,661
Posted By vtduc
Not to threadjack, but I have the opportunity to...

Not to threadjack, but I have the opportunity to purchase an '83 1000sp
that's a registered, inspected runner. A little rough.........46K miles & needs some cosmetic restoration, but it's not a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 467,091
Posted By vtduc
Keep an eye out for a deal on the snap-on tool...

Keep an eye out for a deal on the snap-on tool box and tools when his automotive technician career implodes.
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,391
Posted By vtduc
I've had hard covers and roll-up soft covers, and...

I've had hard covers and roll-up soft covers, and no way I'd go back to using a hard cover. The hard covers are sooooo inconvenient compared to a roll-up cover. I think the only exception would be if...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 467,091
Posted By vtduc
Bet those pipes save a lot of lives.

Bet those pipes save a lot of lives.
Forum: Americas 03-15-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By vtduc
We just dropped our AAA because our State farm...

We just dropped our AAA because our State farm policies have roadside assistance included.
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By vtduc
The biggest mistake I've made with my current...

The biggest mistake I've made with my current house is sheetrocking the basement ceiling........never again.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By vtduc
I wish manufacturers would go back to cutting...

I wish manufacturers would go back to cutting little slots on the ends of the center spacer to facilitate getting some purchase with a screwdriver or punch for driving out bearings. Every one I take...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By vtduc
I've had 100% success sticking a pipe or steel...

I've had 100% success sticking a pipe or steel rod thru the wheel and welding it to the inner race of the bearing. I can then pound the opposite end of the rod with a hammer to drive out the bearing.
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By vtduc
That shit is the bomb. There's a small job shop...

That shit is the bomb. There's a small job shop in Bethel VT that does Cerakote and has all the proper application equipment, bake oven, etc.
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,762
Posted By vtduc
We've had a Quincy 200HP screw at work for about...

We've had a Quincy 200HP screw at work for about 18 years. Never missed a beat. We went with the quincy oil/filters for the warranty. Once the warranty was up, we switched oil brands......no issues...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,761
Posted By vtduc
Electric stapler for seat covers?

I'm looking for an electric stapler for recovering some motorcycle seats. The reviews I can find for the electric ones seem like a mixed bag. I'm hoping to find some recommendations for a decent one....
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,808
Posted By vtduc
I've had good luck w/ the standard balaclava...

I've had good luck w/ the standard balaclava which I've had for several years. I find that I can position the lower edge above or below my nose depending on mood and circumstances.
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,614
Posted By vtduc
pm sent!

pm sent!
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By vtduc
rpeter..........looking forward to your input....

rpeter..........looking forward to your input. Safe travels!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-17-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,551
Posted By vtduc
Hydroplaning

Just wow. :lol3

http://www.weather.com/safety/autosafety/motorcycles-wet-roads-dangerous-situation-20140907...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,287
Posted By vtduc
We've made several portable air tanks from...

We've made several portable air tanks from forklift LP cylinders. That's about the size you want, and they have threaded pipe fittings all set to go.
Forum: Americas 10-12-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By vtduc
Alternatives to Interstate 81 thru PA

I'm planning on heading down to the BRP (Front Royal) from Vermont. I usually take Interstate 81 South, but I'm looking for alternatives to avoid the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area and the Harrisburg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-27-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By vtduc
https://www.oemmotorparts.com/oem5.asp?M=Cagiva&T=...

https://www.oemmotorparts.com/oem5.asp?M=Cagiva&T=NAVIGATOR 1000&Y=2005&L=CA-NAV-2&O=BRAKE SYSTEM&F=CA-NAV-2_BW&L2=CA-NAV-2_BW

I listed the fiche for the 2005 year, but they're probably all the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-24-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,066
Posted By vtduc
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5,460
Views: 570,963
Posted By vtduc
Spotted this Moto Guzzi SP1000 today. ...

Spotted this Moto Guzzi SP1000 today.

http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/4682991611.html (http://burlington.craigslist.org/mcy/4682991611.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 09-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,072
Views: 960,292
Posted By vtduc
Well, as long as we're saving ducs, how about a...

Well, as long as we're saving ducs, how about a 900 elefant for $1500?
(It needed a new fuse to start)

http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag42/vtduc/DSCN0056_zps3d5b354c.jpg...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-19-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By vtduc
Falcn..........you have a pm

Falcn..........you have a pm
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By vtduc
Well, I guess I'll found out........I made the...

Well, I guess I'll found out........I made the deal for $2500. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By vtduc
Ducati Elefant 900 - Value?

Hi All,

I'm going to look at a 1995 Elefant for sale locally for $2900 "firm" The bike appears to be very stock and minty, with 12K miles, but the seller says he put it up two years ago when it...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By vtduc
I wonder if using a pump in concert with a...

I wonder if using a pump in concert with a traditional bead breaker might help those "stubborn" tires. I'll give it a try on my next tire change. Definitely out of the box thinking on using the...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,758
Posted By vtduc
The 2K clearcoats are bombproof. Eastwood just...

The 2K clearcoats are bombproof. Eastwood just puts their branding on the Spraymax brand. Put it over a 2 part aerosol color coating from Lauer Custom Weaponry (also bombproof). I have experience...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By vtduc
I've used super glue for reinforcing stitching...

I've used super glue for reinforcing stitching with good results.
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 46,691
Posted By vtduc
I had the front latch fail a couple of times on...

I had the front latch fail a couple of times on my FF386. The cable from the front button comes out of its guide. Both times I was able to pull out the inner chin foam to gain access to fix it. I now...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,932
Posted By vtduc
You have hopelessly destroyed the engine....

You have hopelessly destroyed the engine. Fortunately, I happen to be in the market for exactly that bike, and have the time and wherewithal to rebuild the tainted machine. PM me with your contact...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,806
Posted By vtduc
"but it's light, nimble, and willing." ...

"but it's light, nimble, and willing."


That's a great metaphor for how I like my women.:evil
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,350
Posted By vtduc
Black and Decker LST136 cordless electric. Highly...

Black and Decker LST136 cordless electric. Highly rated in reviews. The lithium ion battery lasts a long time and has a power mode setting to maximize power or runtime.

My wife likes to to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,112
Posted By vtduc
You should also get a baggie w/ some extra pins...

You should also get a baggie w/ some extra pins for the pinlock faceshield.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,112
Posted By vtduc
I'll give the head position thing a try. Could be...

I'll give the head position thing a try. Could be that I've obscured some inner vent holes when I placed the extra foam padding. Not a deal breaker either way though. If I want some real airflow, I...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,112
Posted By vtduc
Well, I purchased the sale helmet, and went for a...

Well, I purchased the sale helmet, and went for a 40 mi ride this afternoon. Here are my impressions (For comparison, I have a HJC CL Max in my helmet stable which I've put maybe 20K miles over the...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 44,112
Posted By vtduc
Competition Accessories has a sale on all sizes...

Competition Accessories has a sale on all sizes for $119 w/ free shipping.
(Gloss black only :cry)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 467,091
Posted By vtduc
Just add motor, gas tank, electrics, exhaust,...

Just add motor, gas tank, electrics, exhaust, instruments, lights, brakes, and boy howdy you really got sump'tin.

honda chopper, bobber, hardtail, cb sohc - $1250 (randolph)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,103
Views: 467,091
Posted By vtduc
Here's an oldy but goody that pops up every year....

Here's an oldy but goody that pops up every year. Just a little spit shine and you're ready to roll. Just gotta dig the rear wheel out of the ground
...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By vtduc
I've had good luck with "Duracoat" firearm...

I've had good luck with "Duracoat" firearm finishes. They have a catalyzed aerosol (2 component aerosol like the Spraymax 2K clearcoat product)
in a few of the colors. These catalyzed paints are...
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