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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By vspeed
There's a 1970 Tiger for sale a couple of hours...

There's a 1970 Tiger for sale a couple of hours drive from my house. The bike looks pretty good and complete in the photos. Not a rust bucket or basket case by far. In the photo it looks to be in...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By vspeed
I'm kind of kicking around the idea of buying a...

I'm kind of kicking around the idea of buying a fixer-upper. Might be a good winter project. Doing a rebuild on a bike seems like a good way to really get to know it mechanically. I'd probably...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By vspeed
That's a beautiful Lightning Beezer. You really...

That's a beautiful Lightning Beezer. You really did a nice job on the rebuild. A silk purse from a sow's ear I'd say.

The Royal Enfield "dirtbike" is cool MIOB.

I have been considering...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By vspeed
Thanks for the replies everyone. This is all...

Thanks for the replies everyone. This is all great info.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By vspeed
Vintage Triumph/BSA For Everyday Use

I've been looking at a few older British bikes to use for cruising around my local back roads. I've owned a lot of bikes over the years but never an old Brit bike. I currently have a KTM 990 ADV as...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,120
Posted By vspeed
I considered cutting the sheath. That's...

I considered cutting the sheath. That's certainly a necessary step to properly inspect the wires. I didn't do it because the wires didn't look like they had been pinched or bent or damaged at all...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,120
Posted By vspeed
I took a closer look at the wires on my 2011 over...

I took a closer look at the wires on my 2011 over the weekend. I removed the right side fairing to get to the cover/wires. Although the wires were in contact with the plastic piece, they didn't have...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,120
Posted By vspeed
Saw this thread yesterday and immediately looked...

Saw this thread yesterday and immediately looked at my 2011 990 Adventure. It does have the offending black plastic piece. I didn't have time to remove the right side gas tank for a close inspection...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 2,131,310
Posted By vspeed
Finally got around to installing the CJ kickstand...

Finally got around to installing the CJ kickstand re-locator I bought last summer. I don't really do any serious off-road riding with this bike, but the pictures of cracked engine cases I've seen...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-21-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By vspeed
Agreed. ...

Agreed.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/017_zpscb8e48e7.jpg

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/014_zps24247d84.jpg
Forum: Orange Crush 12-02-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 2,131,310
Posted By vspeed
They are the 31L. As you probably know, they're...

They are the 31L. As you probably know, they're also available in (I think) a 38L and 45L size. I was worried that the 31's would be too small, but I think they're gonna work just fine for me. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-01-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10,358
Views: 2,131,310
Posted By vspeed
Added a set of Zega Pro panniers. ...

Added a set of Zega Pro panniers.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/006-11.jpg

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/005-10.jpg
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-02-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By vspeed
- Put bike on centerstand - Start engine...

- Put bike on centerstand

- Start engine and let it run until it reaches operating temp (6 bars on temp display).

- Switch off engine.

- Unscrew dipstick, wipe it off and screw it back in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-14-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15,710
Views: 1,134,955
Posted By vspeed
That's just a mile or two from my house. ...

That's just a mile or two from my house.

Lucas Rd is a steep one. There is a nice scenic view from the top of the ridge.
Probably better in the months when the leaves are down.

State Route...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Hope you guys all had a chance to ride yesterday,...

Hope you guys all had a chance to ride yesterday, weather was perfect.

I did a 250 mile loop up around Zaleski SF, WNF, and the Hocking Hills area.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Well, shit happens sometimes. It's normal for...

Well, shit happens sometimes. It's normal for the hyd systems to bleed down if the airplane is parked for awhile though. The flaps, slats, and gear doors will droop when the pressure drops. They...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
It's a DC-9. I took that picture 2 or 3 years...

It's a DC-9. I took that picture 2 or 3 years ago. It's either a 30 or 40 series (probably built in '68). We don't have any of the 30's or 40's in the fleet anymore, Delta got rid of them after the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Thanks Dox, Sounds like some good riding. ...

Thanks Dox,

Sounds like some good riding. I'm gonna have to write all of this down and get out the map and start planning.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Someone forgot to put the sun shade in the center...

Someone forgot to put the sun shade in the center windscreen, but trust me, I can smack 'em on with the best of them.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Thanks Bob, I've actually lived in WVA...

Thanks Bob,

I've actually lived in WVA twice in my life, once when I was very young (in the 1960's), and later I flew freight out of PKB for a year or so (in the early '90's). Never really...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
I was trapped in this little room all of last...

I was trapped in this little room all of last weekend so I couldn't get out and ride.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/DSCN1610.jpg



Looks like some of you guys came...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-26-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Hey guys, went out and did a 100 mile loop around...

Hey guys, went out and did a 100 mile loop around the house today.

There's been some drama here lately. Just so you know, I live in a rural area and high-speed internet isn't available here....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
I'm near Blue Creek. BTW, saw your video...

I'm near Blue Creek.

BTW, saw your video on the KLR in Pike APV. That's some pretty rugged stuff for a KLR. Sometimes I have a hard time staying upright in there with a lightweight,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Yeah it's a bit of a ride but once you get into...

Yeah it's a bit of a ride but once you get into the hill country southeast of Wilmington, the roads just keep getting better (more twisty). Another way to get to this area from Kettering might be to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
So you actually had to change shims. How many...

So you actually had to change shims. How many miles on your bike? I'm already sweating the first oil change, so I'd be curious to know how big a pain it is to get to the valves for a check.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
The road where the water crossings are is called...

The road where the water crossings are is called Beech Fork road. It runs off of SR348, a few miles west of where SR348 intersects with SR73. We haven't had a lot of rain here recently so the water...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Thanks, likewise.

Thanks, likewise.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Bought a new bike yesterday so I took 'er out for...

Bought a new bike yesterday so I took 'er out for a spin this morning on some of the roads in my neighborhood (Adams county).

Rode some pavement.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18,731
Views: 7,477,827
Posted By vspeed
Snagged this one yesterday. A new 2011, leftover...

Snagged this one yesterday. A new 2011, leftover from last year I guess.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/006-6.jpg


More photos I took this morning.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 794,434
Posted By vspeed
My 2003 basic 883 Sportster ...

My 2003 basic 883 Sportster

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/003-6.jpg

That Sportster (and Sportsters in general) are some of the best looking motorcycles ever built as far as...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,745
Posted By vspeed
Adams County, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati....

Adams County, about 90 miles east of Cincinnati. I ride my DL650 all over the great paved and not-so-paved roads in the SE part of our state. I also ride my Husky TE250 at Pike State Forest, which is...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,806
Posted By vspeed
My dad bought a new XS750 in 1978. I remember...

My dad bought a new XS750 in 1978. I remember going with him to look at the bike in the shop. The dealer also sold Triumph bikes and the XS was parked in the shop next to a couple of new Bonnevilles....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By vspeed
I live in the southern part of Ohio. The weather...

I live in the southern part of Ohio. The weather in the southern half of Ohio in early to mid October is usually fairly dry with high temps in the 60's or 70's and lows in the upper 40's or 50's. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,314
Posted By vspeed
Still kickin' out in Adams County. Last week I...

Still kickin' out in Adams County. Last week I was out on the V-Strom and started exploring some of the gravel roads that run through the hills in Adams and Scioto counties. Because of the recent...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Have fun. Hope your GF likes off-road. Bought...

Have fun. Hope your GF likes off-road. Bought my wife a CRF150 a few years ago, (she's been riding street bikes for several years), but she didn't like the off-road thing. Maybe you'll have better...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 67,849
Views: 5,364,209
Posted By vspeed
Spent a few hours in Pike State Forest APV Area...

Spent a few hours in Pike State Forest APV Area the other day.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/PIKEAPV2010017.jpg

They're doing some logging.

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 832,936
Posted By vspeed
Winter storage. I am happy to report the bike is...

Winter storage. I am happy to report the bike is outside now (in the barn) and a lot more dirty.

http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss173/diesel9/MISC2096.jpg

...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 86,514
Posted By vspeed
I've got an '08 TE250. I started a thread for the...

I've got an '08 TE250. I started a thread for the smaller Husky's a while back but it never caught on. Hope yours does better.

My TE250 has been a great bike. I use it for woods riding here in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,314
Posted By vspeed
Brush Creek State forest (and Adams County) have...

Brush Creek State forest (and Adams County) have several gravel roads scattered around. This is all about and hours ride east of I-275 on Route 32. The gravel roads tend to be only a few miles long,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 8,314
Posted By vspeed
I'm out in Adams Co. About 70 miles east of...

I'm out in Adams Co. About 70 miles east of Cincy. Great roads out here and some places to ride off-road not too far away. If you haven't ridden out this way you should, and send me a pm if you want...
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