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Forum: Old's Cool 08-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By paulter
Thanks, all. Especially for the list of ethanol...

Thanks, all. Especially for the list of ethanol free gas sources. Unfortunately nothing in my area, but I'll keep looking.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By paulter
Thanks. The surfaces of the float bowl and the...

Thanks. The surfaces of the float bowl and the filter screen cover appeared etched, and the residue/sludge was the same color. So, it seemed to me that the gas was doing the scouring.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By paulter
Modern fuel/old carburetor

I recently cleaned the carburetor from a 1971 CT 90. In the float bowl was a powdery gray sludge, which also plugged the filter screen in the carburetor. Do the ingredients in modern fuels dissolve...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By paulter
Tortoise, Did the splice thing--works...

Tortoise,
Did the splice thing--works beautifully. Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By paulter
Tortoise, The CT battery doesn't have the...

Tortoise,
The CT battery doesn't have the normal battery terminals. I can charge the battery using alligator clips, but wanted to leave attached leads on the bike, so all I have to do is plug the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By paulter
Honda CT 90, 110 battery tender

I have a 1971 CT 90, and a 1981 CT 110 and would like to wire them for a battery tender. Is there a harness already made for the battery, or what is the best way to accomplish this? As you know, the...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By paulter
Flyfishing from an Airhead

Not quite sure where to post this, but I have an '82 R65 which I will be using for day trips fishing. For those who fish (and don't use a pack rod), did you make a scabbard to carry the rod on the...
Forum: Airheads 11-18-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By paulter
Gas Additive?

I'm new to airhead ownership having recently bought a 1982 R65. It is mostly original with the exception of the EM alternator and ignition system. My question is should I be adding a gas additive to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 255,971
Posted By paulter
Thumb Viola-tor, I am thoroughly enjoying this...

Viola-tor,
I am thoroughly enjoying this thread. I stumbled on it, and was hooked with the sight of El Capitan in the Guadelupes. I grew up in El Paso, went to Tech in Lubbock, and have seen the Cap...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By paulter
Talking Well, took the plunge. Found a pretty well sorted...

Well, took the plunge. Found a pretty well sorted out R-65. Will pick up in a couple of weeks. I guess I'm now officially out of the nostalgia thread, and into the Airhead one. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By paulter
Thanks to all for the insight. While emotionally...

Thanks to all for the insight. While emotionally drawn to Nortons, For practical reasons (parts availability and initial cost of bike), I've started doing a lot of research on the different models of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-31-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By paulter
Very handsome Guzzis. They were also on my short...

Very handsome Guzzis. They were also on my short list. Reason I'm leaning toward the airheads is availability of the different models. Hence the question regarding weaknesses of the various models,...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By paulter
I live in the western foothills of Maine. In a...

I live in the western foothills of Maine. In a rural area with a lot of secondary roads. I ride for the pleasure of riding, not for the thrill--if that makes any kind of sense. I do quite a bit of...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-28-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,176
Posted By paulter
Nostalgia

I've been bitten by the nostalgia bug and looking to get an older (70's) bike. I used to have a Norton Commando when in college (in the 70's) and wouldn't mind another. Electric start, though....
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21,154
Views: 6,102,826
Posted By paulter
Thanks

I'm in Maine, so we're moving into the mid nineties any day now. Do you think that the Scrambler model has been moved entirely to Thailand, or are some made in England and some in Thailand? Or does...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21,154
Views: 6,102,826
Posted By paulter
Scrambler info

I've really enjoyed all the pics and riding info regarding the Scrambler. So much so, that I've got a strong hankering for one to satisfy nostalgic needs, with modern reliability. A couple of...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By paulter
I'm 6'2" and 195 lbs with a 34" inseam and fit...

I'm 6'2" and 195 lbs with a 34" inseam and fit quite comfortably on my 300 GTS. If given a choice, I would opt for the bigger Vespa for both the power and room.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By paulter
Ditto, YZ, thanks. That's the info I was hoping...

Ditto, YZ, thanks. That's the info I was hoping for.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By paulter
CT 90 Gas tank cleaning question

I have taken off the carburetor and wish to clean the crap out of it and the gas tank. Somewhere was posted using vinegar or Pine Sol. Are there advantages to either? Used straight? Is it...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By paulter
Thanks for the link. Beautiful bike. I'm in...

Thanks for the link. Beautiful bike. I'm in Maine, but am just researching different bikes at this point. May be awhile before I'm actually ready to purchase. Otherwise, this one would have been...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By paulter
Thanks, guys. I was looking for that sort of...

Thanks, guys. I was looking for that sort of information.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By paulter
70's 80's Brit Bikes Books

I'm looking for a book which would depict the weaknesses of vintage Triumphs and Nortons. Sure, I could cull through thousands of posts regarding each and every model, but at some point I would like...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-12-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By paulter
Question Thanks for all the responses. I did pick up a...

Thanks for all the responses. I did pick up a Vespa 300 Super to go along with my wife's LX 150. Certainly look forward to riding together. Any thoughts on windshields--after market, or Vespa's? ...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By paulter
Thanks, guys. Modern Vespa is a great link and...

Thanks, guys. Modern Vespa is a great link and I'll certainly do some research. Fuel pump stuff is good to know. What about the different models of the 300? Is the suspension, brakes, etc. all...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By paulter
Hey, Thanks again. I will contact him, probably...

Hey, Thanks again. I will contact him, probably still a savings even with shipping.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By paulter
Thanks. I live in Maine, but have no problem...

Thanks. I live in Maine, but have no problem with paying shipping charges if their cost is low enough. Retailers up here are still doing MSRP for 2010.
Forum: Battle scooters 06-09-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By paulter
Vespa Question

Anyone have any experience with the Vespa 250 models vs. the 300 models? Advantages, disadvantages. Also, are there differences between the models of the 300--the GTS, Super; or is it just trim. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By paulter
What a hoot...Vespa

I bought my wife a Vespa LX 150 because I wanted to introduce her to the joys of riding. She wasn't interested in shifting--didn't want to bother with the shifting required of a motorcycle. What I...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By paulter
CT 110 questions

I'm not sure this is the proper thread for the CT 110, but since I've seen others posted here, I thought that this is the place where I would begin. I have a 1981 CT 110 which I bought new...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,626
Posted By paulter
Thanks for all of the replies. I did get the...

Thanks for all of the replies. I did get the information that I was after--and then some. It was an aid in helping me to decide on a bike purchase.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,626
Posted By paulter
Carbureter vs. Fuel injection

I'm sorry if this has been posted before but my search isn't really showing a comparison of fuel injection vs. carburetion. What I would like is a quick down and dirty comparison of pros and cons of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,920
Posted By paulter
Oilhead GS vs. Airhead GS

As a newbie, I have looked through a lot of the posts, and in the FAQ section. Has someone posted in a relatively concise manner the strengths and weaknesses of the airhead vs. oilhead gs? I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,197
Posted By paulter
OK, again, this was only an intellectual...

OK, again, this was only an intellectual exercise, not for a prospective bike purchase. Although not stated, I did have it in my mind that it would be off road oriented with dual purpose bikes. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,197
Posted By paulter
My thanks to all who've responded. This was not...

My thanks to all who've responded. This was not really a question regarding a bike purchase, it was to be more of a "thought piece." What I'm learning, I think, is that the motor seems to be less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,197
Posted By paulter
Eh? Opinions: Riders and bikes

My question/s concerns rider ability and bike quality. I can understand that an expert rider can get the most out of a quality bike, and that a lesser bike can hold that rider back. Does this hold...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By paulter
Ok, thanks, guys. I figured that the skidplate...

Ok, thanks, guys. I figured that the skidplate would be a necessity. I did not figure on a pumper carb--I've been out of the game long enough that I don't know what you are referring to. What are...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By paulter
DR 650 Add ons

I realize that there are any number of farkles which can be added to a DR 650. Of these, what would be considered as an absolute necessity? Not just tweaks, but items that you just wouldn't leave...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulter
My bad. I agree, it does belong in the Thumpers....

My bad. I agree, it does belong in the Thumpers. I submitted it before I realized I was in the wrong site. Anyway, thanks for all the input. Walt
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulter
XR650L vs KLR vs DR

Old Turtle,
Thank you very much for your reply--that was exactly the type of info I was looking for. Walt
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By paulter
Comparo: XR650L vs. KLR vs. DR

I am sure this thread has been done ad nauseum, but I would like a general overview of strengths and weaknesses of these machines compared to each other. For example, relative strengths on road...
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