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Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By mojave
Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies....

Once again thanks for all the thoughtful replies.

I do want to have a fair deal for what's current. I think the frenzy of 10 years ago has adjusted back to the trend line, which baring an asteroid...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By mojave
Thanks for the info. I'm kind of hoping the...

Thanks for the info.

I'm kind of hoping the bike is in pretty good cosmetic shape, and I won't have to do much. The engine... I have a couple of friends who keep old Nortons and BSA's going, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 768
Posted By mojave
1965 TR6 Trophy - what's it worth?

Hello,
I'm entering negotiations with a fellow for his 1965 TR6. I think he's the original owner, or close to it. The bike is in stock unmolested condition, probably very dusty as it was very dusty...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Well, yes. If you are joking about Honda's...

Well, yes. If you are joking about Honda's longevity, pardon me, otherwise, it's a clapped out mess. If it's on the original topend it will be hanging by a thread. Probably some bad noise (for those...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-27-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By mojave
There are lots of T140's around for sure. The 750...

There are lots of T140's around for sure. The 750 Tigers are a little rarer and those are good bikes too. On my T140 by about 6,000 miles or so I got to where I could sync the Amals by ear in just a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I don't know - how to express - how sick - this...

I don't know - how to express - how sick - this bike makes me. it's one thing that someone makes it, what really appalls me is someone wants it. And more than just someone, more than one.

Another...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-26-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By mojave
Hey RedRabbit, I looked at your profile and saw...

Hey RedRabbit, I looked at your profile and saw your dream bike is a Bonneville. May I ask, which? in 1978 I purchased a new Bonneville 750 - brown/gold. It was a wonderful bike that I rank at the...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-26-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,015
Posted By mojave
Very nice RedRabbit. It's a neat bike. I...

Very nice RedRabbit. It's a neat bike.

I purchase a blue 1974 RD250 new, my first new motorcycle and first payments. In all the bikes I've had I rank it as one of the most fun. Later i owned a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/4900636733...

https://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/mcy/4900636733.html

Garage kept, maybe now but that Airhead is weathered, rusty frame tube paint, aluminum is white, etc. Would be interesting to led him on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Does the exhaust system end at the expansion...

Does the exhaust system end at the expansion chamber? I can imagine it runs that well or is long for the world. Otherwise, barf. What a dumbass thinking it's worth running an ad.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
That Bako car? Trike? is the gift that keeps on...

That Bako car? Trike? is the gift that keeps on giving. i've seen that ad on and off for a year at least
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I know it's a goofy title, I was kind of joking....

I know it's a goofy title, I was kind of joking. But the thread wouldn't be nearly as fun - it's like a news show with only "good news".
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I'm sixty and I would say "it depends on the...

I'm sixty and I would say "it depends on the lighting"
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Not a dumbass ad, in fact, a perfectly reasonable...

Not a dumbass ad, in fact, a perfectly reasonable CL ad. This thread is depressing, horrifying, you name it. But here is a guy with a nice old Honda that he hasn't chop, hack, or "cafe'd", and he's...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Plain old Dumbass ...

Plain old Dumbass







http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/4854873684.html
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
It's 30,000. So, kind of a slime ball. Just put...

It's 30,000. So, kind of a slime ball. Just put in the mileage, that way people know you are asking too much for a clapped out beater, without having to go through the (maybe it really is a ultra low...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-19-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Yeah, like this guy in my town (Ridgecrest) ...

Yeah, like this guy in my town (Ridgecrest)

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4897787616.html

Description mileage field says "30". By which I assume he means "30,000", since he's been the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Compared to some of the absolute misbegotten junk...

Compared to some of the absolute misbegotten junk being posted this isn't half bad.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Ah, but to be young again! Does stupid have to be...

Ah, but to be young again! Does stupid have to be part of that?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Sr500

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4894103911.html

This bike has been in for several months. Not a Dumbass but certainly unrealistic. $4k is a dream that's not coming true. $2,500 is more...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/488347047...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4883470476.html

Another Lancaster/Palmdale dussy.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I don't fool around with problem bikes anymore....

I don't fool around with problem bikes anymore. It has to operate perfectly, and there has to be a clean open title. I have brought a few back from purgatory and it's just too much work and...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I kind of agree, I don't know what a clean...

I kind of agree, I don't know what a clean matching #'s R69S is worth but I assume quite a bit. I wonder what year precisely it is?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I love these "it's easy, you take two wrecked...

I love these "it's easy, you take two wrecked piles and make one good bike, sell the rest" ads. If it's so easy why doesn't the seller just do that?


...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,511
Posted By mojave
Out here in the Mojave the stations I'm counting...

Out here in the Mojave the stations I'm counting on don't always get their fuel load before running out, or are closed for some reason. I've seen lines of cars waiting at both DV stations and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
I'm deviating from the theme for just this one...

I'm deviating from the theme for just this one time. This is now my favorite thread here at ADV as there is an endless supply of goofy :huh CL material.

Here is one that I like just because it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Puke http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/486237345...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/mcy/4862373459.html


Gag :puke1
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Wow, you guys are strict! I thought these ads are...

Wow, you guys are strict! I thought these ads are reasonable compared to the norm in this thread.

I'm almost interested in the R100 (for say 2500) though if I went after it I'd probably have to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Not a dumbass so much as a smartass ...

Not a dumbass so much as a smartass

http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/4856488375.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-08-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,421
Posted By mojave
OK, but it will be a while, and maybe never -...

OK, but it will be a while, and maybe never - I've just got back from a ride and it worked so well i'm wondering if I'm doing the right thing. If I'm disappointed in the stock configuration I'm going...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,421
Posted By mojave
I'm pretty sure I have the shock shaft travel...

I'm pretty sure I have the shock shaft travel limiter, it's what was in there before the raising kit was put in.

I'm going back to stock travel rear and front, but with a step down in spring rate...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,421
Posted By mojave
:y0!OK, I have a question too. I have a 08 990A...

:y0!OK, I have a question too. I have a 08 990A that was raised by ZR-1. I need to lower an inch at least. I raised the fork tubes in the triple crown one inch which helped for the moment. If I can...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By mojave
Ha ha, I just went through the "Oh my god! This...

Ha ha, I just went through the "Oh my god! This new to me 990 is gulping oil!" routine. :baldy

Details of my episode are typical, but as it unfolded I ran in here, found this thread, and felt...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-01-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
Oddly I never really mucked around there. I did...

Oddly I never really mucked around there. I did do a fair amount of rock climbing down at Castle Crags though. If things go to plan I should be up your way in June.



Truly, I may end up in true...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-30-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
Mulch? You ride on mulch? I sometimes think...

Mulch? You ride on mulch?

I sometimes think real knobbies on the 990 would be the death sentence - I would end up going to fast.

I've owned several Boxers over the years and mostly really liked...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-29-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
Yes, it's deceptively fast. Beguilingly fast...

Yes, it's deceptively fast. Beguilingly fast even. So far I'm riding dirt roads I've been riding for 25 years so I haven't been caught out.



Kind of depends on the GS - my old Dakar with...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 334,619
Posted By mojave
Jinked Sportster - will destroy your hips! ...

Jinked Sportster - will destroy your hips!

No pics, $15,000 for his "creation"


http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/mcy/4821778398.html
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
I accidently posted a fragment of a reply that...

I accidently posted a fragment of a reply that was really out of context - I nuked it.

I like Sportsters, and think dirted Sportsters are pretty cool, I'll leave it at that.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
OK, I'm convinced. Still, I'm not going to ride...

OK, I'm convinced. Still, I'm not going to ride it from San Felipe to Santa Rosalia on the coast sand roads or something.

Now it's off to lower the seat some. BTW, the stalling is real, if fairly...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,640
Posted By mojave
Oh, I'll ride it all right. But I'm not going...

Oh, I'll ride it all right. But I'm not going looking for miles of bike sucking sand to do it in!
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