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Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,068
Posted By RetroGrouch
A Guzzi doing its best impression of a...

A Guzzi doing its best impression of a Confederate Hellcat.

http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/05/16/006799.1-lg.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,077
Posted By RetroGrouch
Do you have the old shoes? I recommend getting...

Do you have the old shoes? I recommend getting them relined with high-grade friction compound. Do you know any auto or bike racers in your area? They can point you in the right direction.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15,349
Views: 8,867,064
Posted By RetroGrouch
http://www.scottpommier.com/images/book-two/nellek...

http://www.scottpommier.com/images/book-two/nelleke-from-glory-days-sho.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-31-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,068
Posted By RetroGrouch
+ Minimum 18" wheels front and rear on aluminum...

+ Minimum 18" wheels front and rear on aluminum rims. My personal gripe is about cafes built on customs with 16" rear wheels with balloon tires to level them out. And modern factory cafes such as the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 52,791
Posted By RetroGrouch
How about a CB350? ...

How about a CB350?

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk298/Brewtown16/DSC_0054.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,150
Posted By RetroGrouch
They used to be a dime a dozen but not anymore....

They used to be a dime a dozen but not anymore. Many have been snapped up by racers. Yes, it's a good deal you have there.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 52,791
Posted By RetroGrouch
http://www.hobidas.com/blog/shop/mooneyes/archives...

http://www.hobidas.com/blog/shop/mooneyes/archives/011307/129.jpg

http://www.hobidas.com/blog/shop/mooneyes/archives/011307/130.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,205
Posted By RetroGrouch
Or are new BMWs over-engineered? I read it takes...

Or are new BMWs over-engineered? I read it takes around 3 hours to change the oil in an F650? Or do you find today's motorcyclists aren't as well versed in doing simple maintenance such as oil...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,558
Posted By RetroGrouch
It is not necessary to break the camchain to...

It is not necessary to break the camchain to disassemble the top end. Remove the cam gear on the camshaft, then slide out camshaft and the camchain and gear will slide throught the head and cylinders...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2008, 05:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,558
Posted By RetroGrouch
Check out this thread. A builder on this forum is...

Check out this thread. A builder on this forum is making teflon replacements for that wheel.

http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=5910.0
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,558
Posted By RetroGrouch
It sounds like your crank was 180 off. Put it...

It sounds like your crank was 180 off. Put it this way, both the left intake and exhaust valves should be closed when adjusting the camchain. Remove the left intake and exhaust tappet covers and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,068
Posted By RetroGrouch
You can still find the odd one here in Canada for...

You can still find the odd one here in Canada for around $10K.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 15,864
Posted By RetroGrouch
Yes, there are more surviving Hondas than all the...

Yes, there are more surviving Hondas than all the other brands combined. More Hondas, more Honda parts. Many are still available new through the dealers. I just picked up 2 carb packing sets for my...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By RetroGrouch
By the mid 80s, old CBs and any other 70s...

By the mid 80s, old CBs and any other 70s Japanese bikes were worthless. It's not until the last few years that people have been digging them out and fixing them.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,063
Posted By RetroGrouch
My CB350 ...

My CB350

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/2649888962_f8200d5145_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2649891956_b82fba859b_b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,551
Posted By RetroGrouch
That's an odd combination. Usually older bikes...

That's an odd combination. Usually older bikes have 18 front and rear and occasionally 16 rears. Are you certain the back is original?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,981
Posted By RetroGrouch
This one was at Mosport, Ontario last week.

This one was at Mosport, Ontario last week.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,107
Posted By RetroGrouch
You must live in Ontario, Canada. Good luck with...

You must live in Ontario, Canada. Good luck with your project.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 59,059
Posted By RetroGrouch
How about my CB350? Chicks certainly dig it. ...

How about my CB350? Chicks certainly dig it.

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v282/123/113/631952673/n631952673_1336998_8786.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9caIDWQ40
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,580
Posted By RetroGrouch
Cafe that sucka!

Cafe that sucka!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 1,327,933
Posted By RetroGrouch
I don't believe it is. It was at a Toronto show...

I don't believe it is. It was at a Toronto show and I'm nearly certain it was built in Ontario. Here's another view.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-28-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 1,327,933
Posted By RetroGrouch
http://photos-673.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v...

http://photos-673.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v231/123/113/631952673/n631952673_1184059_5893.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,320
Posted By RetroGrouch
The K0 was the first year 68 CB350. That bike...

The K0 was the first year 68 CB350. That bike probably wasn't sold until 69 so that's what the title would show but it's really a 68. Having said that the 68 is the most desirable year of that bike....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,822
Posted By RetroGrouch
Nice tail light, it's from a 59 Cadillac, the one...

Nice tail light, it's from a 59 Cadillac, the one with the massive tailfins designed by Harley Earl. If it's genuine it could be worth a few bucks.

http://www.aa1car.com/blog/59_cadillac.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,755
Posted By RetroGrouch
I'm very pleased with my TZ-3 but go for the...

I'm very pleased with my TZ-3 but go for the upgraded TZ-5. Included a battery but I needed to buy a memory card and a case.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 29,613
Posted By RetroGrouch
I'm pretty sure there's someone who builds...

I'm pretty sure there's someone who builds featherbed replicas in the Toronto area. I saw a batch of his frames once at my powdercoater.

Ask this builder, Denis Curtis:...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Don't know him personally but he is a member of...

Don't know him personally but he is a member of dotheton.com, I think you're a member too.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 314,764
Posted By RetroGrouch
For a guy who started a thread bashing cafes, he...

For a guy who started a thread bashing cafes, he certainly has changed his spots. Nice work Bill, the boys at DTT are cheering you on.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By RetroGrouch
Wow, you made out very well. Excellent cosmetic...

Wow, you made out very well. Excellent cosmetic condition. The CL has a 19 front/18 rear, the CB 18/18. I use Bridgestone Spitfires on my CB but don't know anything about semi-offroad tires.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,827
Posted By RetroGrouch
Isn't there a steel flange?

Isn't there a steel flange?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,842
Posted By RetroGrouch
You need needlenose pliers to release the clip...

You need needlenose pliers to release the clip that holds the needle. You can see it down inside the slider. Also a small slot screwdriver to take out the idle and primary jets. Oh, and I use a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Hey isn't that hoofhearted? I've been where that...

Hey isn't that hoofhearted? I've been where that pic is taken, just south of Dublin, Ireland.

Other pics:

http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/9012/b0592bss1.jpg
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Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,842
Posted By RetroGrouch
Another thought, you might as well buy a pair to...

Another thought, you might as well buy a pair to keep the carbs balanced. Old rubber doesn't stretch like new rubber.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,649
Posted By RetroGrouch
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v19...

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v195/123/113/631952673/n631952673_951747_7529.jpg

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Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,842
Posted By RetroGrouch
Now we're getting somewhere. When you turn the...

Now we're getting somewhere. When you turn the throttle, the intake butterfly valve opens and allows more air into the carb which creates pressure and pushes the diaphragm up. The slide holds the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Oh my Lord :eek1

Oh my Lord :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7,255
Views: 3,317,068
Posted By RetroGrouch
Looks like an SRX600.

Looks like an SRX600.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-13-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Whoa, this HH girl is good.:clap

Whoa, this HH girl is good.:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Hey that's your CB350 in the Feb. 2008 issue of...

Hey that's your CB350 in the Feb. 2008 issue of Ironhorse, nice. Gotta visit Brooklyn and Williamsberg this summer.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2008, 05:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 26,991
Posted By RetroGrouch
Don't underestimate a small vintage twin. Yes, on...

Don't underestimate a small vintage twin. Yes, on long straights they don't stack up to modern supersports but I've outcornered ss riders on very tight, twisty roads.
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