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Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By 1f2frfbf
If they're Mikuni's, I'll personally vouch that...

If they're Mikuni's, I'll personally vouch that this guy (http://www.jbmindustries.com/Yamaha650.html) sells good ones cheap (a rare combination). He also has pages for Hitachi's and Keihin's, which...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,450
Posted By 1f2frfbf
1953 Peugeot Triporteur, $4300, Winder, GA...

1953 Peugeot Triporteur, $4300, Winder, GA (http://athensga.craigslist.org/mcy/3669479138.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/3F93N23H85G25Kc5Fdd392c01d9b1489b1780.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,203
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Major issues? Design wise these are the big...

Major issues?

Design wise these are the big three: charging system, the plastic swingarm bushings, and the loose ball bearing front end bearings. The swingarm bushings are the worst culprit. On...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,166
Views: 162,450
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Here's a couple in Northern GA I'd hop on, if I...

Here's a couple in Northern GA I'd hop on, if I had the money. Prolly have just enough problems to keep you occupied until the thaw.:evil
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 17,908
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Since I'm currently unemployed with nothing...

Since I'm currently unemployed with nothing better to do, I dragged the ol' XS650 out in the the chilly No. GA weather for some beauty shots (This is for you, Baza!):
...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,055
Posted By 1f2frfbf
You could also drill two holes in each cover, but...

You could also drill two holes in each cover, but a grade 8 bolt in each hole, then use a long wrench or pipe or something to lever against the bolts and unscrew it. But I'd only do this as a last...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,787
Posted By 1f2frfbf
FYI on the gear switch, I got lucky finding one...

FYI on the gear switch, I got lucky finding one for my Yamaha by taking the old one to a friendly, old-skool, 4 wheeler shop and comparing them. Found one in their old stock that fit my bike from off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,701
Views: 806,601
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Yep. I was trying to Brit it up a bit. It's a...

Yep. I was trying to Brit it up a bit. It's a pretty easy swap too, took me all of an afternoon, a grinder and two beers. I did have to trim the original seat pan back a bit, however, so recovering...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,701
Views: 806,601
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Here's my wife's CX500. Bought for $800. Promptly...

Here's my wife's CX500. Bought for $800. Promptly caught on fire due to degraded wiring harness, so insurance paid us $300, which was put into a new ignition box, stator and wiring harness. It got a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 147,013
Posted By 1f2frfbf
That stencil is the tits. I'll offer to buy you...

That stencil is the tits. I'll offer to buy you so much beer you can't walk straight if you only promise you won't sue me when I steal your idea.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Best advice I can give: replace the swing arm...

Best advice I can give: replace the swing arm bushings asap.

That alone makes it a whole new enjoyable beast.

Next is sorting the electrics (esp. charging), suspension, and carbs. But hey,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,633
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Trust!? Never. Never ever. I relax a bit...

Trust!? Never. Never ever.

I relax a bit after a year or two, but I never let my guard down completely. Doncha know that's when they'll get you?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,910
Posted By 1f2frfbf
I know the feeling... kinda

When I moved last year, I was packing up all my old vinyl records and I found I had a copy of Uncle Tupleo's first album on their original label still in the shrinkwap. "Well, damn," I thought to...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
I updated (err, well... still updating, really)...

I updated (err, well... still updating, really) my bike in bits and chunks. I can say the biggest single change came with the bronze swingarm bushings. Nothing else came close. More power here and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-13-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Because one must always make an offering to the...

Because one must always make an offering to the gods when they allow you to return home safely.

That Ulysses chap didn't, and well, look how he ended up. :hmmmmm
Forum: Old's Cool 11-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,281
Posted By 1f2frfbf
While I won't go so far as to say it's boring,...

While I won't go so far as to say it's boring, it's what the buff books would have called "well-mannered" once upon a time.

Like I said, it's well-balanced, it's got nice gearing for the highway,...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,281
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Foolish? Mebbe. But I've had a lot of fun and had...

Foolish? Mebbe. But I've had a lot of fun and had some good stories from doing things other people thought was foolish.

I bought one for a song for my girlfriend to learn on. It's a different...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 38,527
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Boxes? Psssh. Everyone knows the real old-school...

Boxes? Psssh. Everyone knows the real old-school cheapskate goes for ammo bags: http://www.swisslink.com/FS/1/Atom19575.jpg

Two of these vintage Swiss ammo bags, a five dollar thrift store leather...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By 1f2frfbf
I saw the first two pics and was quite jealous......

I saw the first two pics and was quite jealous... then I saw the rest, and I am now quite awed. Good Work, indeed.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-30-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,392
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Based on a quick cursory glance it looks like a...

Based on a quick cursory glance it looks like a '79 Special II due to the metal side covers and spoked wheels. A post '80 will have the CDI ignition, a '79 will have the points. Of course it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-19-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,973
Posted By 1f2frfbf
XS650 vs CX500

Gawd do I love my Yamaha XS650. Had it for years now and I have no problem finding parts, donor bikes or anyone who comes up to me in a parking lot with a "I used to have one of those..." story....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-14-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,416
Posted By 1f2frfbf
All the things I listed can be reached on...

All the things I listed can be reached on pavement, but there are plenty of scenic packed-sand side-roads in this area that weren't an issue for me on my XS650 with street tires.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-13-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,416
Posted By 1f2frfbf
AfricaWim (and to certain extent JayElDee) here's...

AfricaWim (and to certain extent JayElDee) here's some great stuff to see on the South Carolina coast, because sandy roads are just as much an adventure as curvy ones, right? Since my brain is all...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Probably. Georgia, unlike every other state I've...

Probably. Georgia, unlike every other state I've ever lived in, has two separate offices for Driver's Licenses (Dept. of Transportation) and Car Registration (Dept. of State). So you go to a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
I just had a similar experience trying to...

I just had a similar experience trying to convince the local tag office that I really paid 950 US$ for mine.

The lass at the counter tried to convince me it was a "collectible" bike. I told her it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,320
Posted By 1f2frfbf
My mom told me self-defense means if she starts...

My mom told me self-defense means if she starts it, I can hit back...



...that seems like bad advice in ATL. Good thing I'm a wimp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,293
Posted By 1f2frfbf
My XS650 is Karen. One of the many times I was...

My XS650 is Karen. One of the many times I was working on it, I was drinking Kirin beer and stuck a label to the tank while pondering the situation and the name stuck.

Also, I loved that the...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By 1f2frfbf
To add to the confusion, I actually haven't seen...

To add to the confusion, I actually haven't seen the bike yet, I've only been told that it's a /7 with transmission issues and the owner is a stand up guy, even if he does have a thing for Fiats, so...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Run... Or run faster? Airhead transmission question

I've been looking for an older airhead to fix and ride and have recently been offered a R60/7 that has, according to its owner, transmission issues.

Apparently it tends to jump out of 2nd gear...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Oh, one more thing: While you're at it, replace...

Oh, one more thing: While you're at it, replace the crappy phillips screws holding the points holder plate with some internal hex heads and solid lock washers, this way you can really torque down on...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By 1f2frfbf
My first guess would be your choke circuit is...

My first guess would be your choke circuit is clogged, but that seems unlikely on a new set of carbs.

Could be timing, if your advance rod isn't activating smoothly when cold, it may need to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
It's fun to see all the centerstands on this...

It's fun to see all the centerstands on this thread. Apparently a lot of people share my hatred of the "too short" stock kickstand. That lean angle gives me a heart attack, every time. It and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
If you love it, stick with it and work out the...

If you love it, stick with it and work out the little things....

I got no choice, I got to fix it, no one else would buy a bike that does such things, and no one but me would put up with her...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,827
Views: 305,894
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Not the best photo of my Johnny Cash Special...

Not the best photo of my Johnny Cash Special (it's a 78, 79, 80, 81 Yamahondasakamha), but if I get any closer you can still see the primer and leaks:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,104
Posted By 1f2frfbf
On this particular Sunday...

On Sunday my old XS650 helped me forget the misery of packing up and moving house from one state to another. It was the last thing to get packed up (some priorities, right?) and so I spent Saturday...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,847
Posted By 1f2frfbf
More here...

I saw him today here (http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/the-legendary-striper-von-dutch-still-alive-and-living-in-arizona-72/) where the blogger had found (or dug up and scanned in,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,848
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Thanks for the reference material, much...

Thanks for the reference material, much appreciated

You need more? I've got more, dear lord, do I have more...

*WARNING* Link goes directly to the true dark soul of my innocent seeming...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,848
Posted By 1f2frfbf
ideas of what to do next? Take that ignition...

ideas of what to do next?

Take that ignition switch apart and clean it, you shouldn't have a 2 volt drop across it. that's causing a lot of your nightmares right there. Not enough voltage to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,427
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Cold rattle is a common problem on these bikes....

Cold rattle is a common problem on these bikes. The general consensus is that the glue holding the plastic on the front cam chain guide isn't that great and the plastic flops around a lot while cold....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,242
Posted By 1f2frfbf
Bad advice, for free!

Also, the bike needs a tank. Anyone know about the interchangeability of standard/special tanks? Are the shapes different? Is the number of petcocks the only difference? Are there any other tanks...
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