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Forum: Airheads 02-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By ThosMa
Sounds like the consensus is a resounding "Yeah,...

Sounds like the consensus is a resounding "Yeah, well, maybe, if...".

Thanks for the info and opinions.

Thos/MA
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,395
Posted By ThosMa
Question Airhead noob pricing question: $12k for a '59 R50?

Hello all -
Is this a candidate for the Craigslist Dumbass thread, or is it realistic? The bike's in the northeastern US:

"1959 BMW R50 - $11990 (Rockland)

I have a1959 BMW for sale all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,396
Posted By ThosMa
Massachusetts, US: No emissions check but...

Massachusetts, US: No emissions check but otherwise pretty thorough. At least in terms of grounds for failing you.

It covers the obvious stuff like tires, lights, brakes, horn as well as frame, ...
Forum: Hacks 07-31-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By ThosMa
I've lived in a Boston suburb for 15 years and...

I've lived in a Boston suburb for 15 years and driving into downtown still gets me nervous. +1 on the suggestion to park at Alewife garage and taking the T (subway) in. Take I-95 (or 128, as we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,529
Posted By ThosMa
+1 on all the calls for a 2nd opinion. I had...

+1 on all the calls for a 2nd opinion. I had symptoms like Meniere's off and on for several years, where the room would start acting like a Ferris wheel or start doing barrel rolls. After extensive...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By ThosMa
Hey DeathByFox - I sent you a PM about some...

Hey DeathByFox -
I sent you a PM about some bits I no longer need that you might be able to use.
Thos/MA
Forum: Vendors 04-30-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 34,950
Posted By ThosMa
Can you post a chart or list of available sizes ...

Can you post a chart or list of available sizes (Waist x inseam) here? Or should we just wait until the website is running?

I'd rather not post or PM "Hey, do you stock (fat x short)?" :D

...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,879
Posted By ThosMa
Ratchdaddy - How much lower? I'm kinda ...

Ratchdaddy -

How much lower? I'm kinda interested in an A350, but I'm a short-legged critter at 5'4" (162cm) and wonder about the seat height.

Thos/MA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,514
Posted By ThosMa
I can tell you from first hand experience that...

I can tell you from first hand experience that new rider + old bike is not an ideal combination. After I passed the MSF BRC, I spent a winter getting a '76 CB200 road-worthy. It's the perfect starter...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ThosMa
This thread is growing from my little experiment...

This thread is growing from my little experiment report into a general blinker fluid info exchange. Which is a good thing 'cause I don't have a clue about some of the questions asked. Trafficators?...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ThosMa
Blinker fluid testing results

I posted this over on another board*, but I figured you Old's Cool FF's might be interested in my results as well:

One of the joys (?) of owning an older Japanese bike is of course trying to...
Forum: The Garage 03-08-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,985
Posted By ThosMa
I have a 2005 V70 2WD non-turbo. It's only got...

I have a 2005 V70 2WD non-turbo. It's only got about 55,000 miles on it, thanks to my employer's telecommuting policy. In that time I have spent $0 (zero) on repairs or anything beyond scheduled...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,073
Posted By ThosMa
Congratulations on a successful day at the...

Congratulations on a successful day at the jumble!

I have to ask - what was the asking price for the Tank Sealer Special?

Thos/MA
Forum: Old's Cool 10-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,892
Posted By ThosMa
From another short (5' 4") returning rider who...

From another short (5' 4") returning rider who likes 70's Japanese bikes, I'd say it's not unrealistic if you want do to your own wrenching.

I ended up with a 76 Honda CB200t. I paid $800 for it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,068
Posted By ThosMa
IF you take the starter motor off first, that is!...

IF you take the starter motor off first, that is! With the starter motor still on, it's a pretty snug fit. +1 on everything above, particularly about HondaTwins.net. I recommend going through it ...
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