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Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,854
Posted By cam14
Picked up an 82 XT200 for my son. Think it will...

Picked up an 82 XT200 for my son. Think it will be a sweet little bike. In Texas, a youth can earn his MC licenses when 15 years old if motor is 250 cc or less.

Is this basically the same...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 740,411
Posted By cam14
Just sharing, pick up an '82 Yamaha XT200. Only...

Just sharing, pick up an '82 Yamaha XT200. Only 2,500 miles and got it from the original owner. Last inspected and registered in 86. In surprisingly good condition, tires are dry rot (suspected...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 36,029
Posted By cam14
Thanks for the quick reply, it has a small...

Thanks for the quick reply, it has a small headlight and taillight but no speedometer or turn signals. Guess I have to pass and keep looking for a Yamaha XT or Honda XL.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 36,029
Posted By cam14
Think of buying TTR 225

Glad I found this thread, think of buying a TTR 225 for my son. Are these bikes street legal? In Texas, a 15 year old can get a motorcycle licenses if the bike is 250 or less. Want off road...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By cam14
Cool, glad you made safely. Hope your tires and...

Cool, glad you made safely. Hope your tires and tube are fairly new. Check the tire PSI, if run too low then will build up extra heat and if bad enough, will de-laminate. Not fun. And when you get...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
is this better: ...

is this better:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--lvLrQJ57pg/UvBheI6fMXI/AAAAAAAAEWc/QHJEN7DLMvU/s1600/tfDcCGG.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,975
Posted By cam14
Vincent Black Shadow V-twin Engine Cutaway ...

Vincent Black Shadow V-twin Engine Cutaway

http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/images/Vin-eng-cut2.jpg

http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/images/Vin-eng-cut3.jpg

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Forum: Photos 01-24-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 153,743
Posted By cam14
Always liked those cars but both my GT and Manta...

Always liked those cars but both my GT and Manta were rust buckets back in the early 80's. IIRC, odd front suspension design. Thanks for the memories
Forum: Photos 01-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 153,743
Posted By cam14
Is that an Opel GT in the back ground?

Is that an Opel GT in the back ground?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
You meet the nicest people on a Honda

You meet the nicest people on a Honda
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Hope I'm answering your question, the 600 has...

Hope I'm answering your question, the 600 has great torque, it would be very unusual circumstances to need to sit on the bike with both feet on the ground. Use your weight coupled with the throttle...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Looking for tips to loose weight on the mighty...

Looking for tips to loose weight on the mighty XL600. Been doing a lot of dirt and trail riding. Love the torque but sure could do with less mass.

TIA
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Yes, I posted about this issues earlier in the...

Yes, I posted about this issues earlier in the thread (maybe around 18 months ago?) The problem occurred when dirt riding with my kids and going very slow for a long time, one of my boys was on a...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By cam14
https://www.4x4review.com/Portals/1/OldImages/feat...

https://www.4x4review.com/Portals/1/OldImages/feature/shock-genius-1.gif https://www.4x4review.com/Portals/1/OldImages/feature/shock-genius2.gif

Mounting shocks at angles reduces the overall...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,018
Posted By cam14
Does in detonate only on deceleration? Or does it...

Does in detonate only on deceleration? Or does it also detonate whilst accelerating?

My high-level understanding is that detonation only on deceleration is not a bad thing and is a sign of proper...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-21-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 47,098
Posted By cam14
Just love the progress you have made. I keep...

Just love the progress you have made. I keep coming back to this thread and I'm thinking about my CL 450. You have great tips here, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
Classic example of Newton's first law of motion,...

Classic example of Newton's first law of motion, inertia. If we had slow motion video, then could observe third law motion.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 325,602
Posted By cam14
Hope I'm not too late to the game, had to look it...

Hope I'm not too late to the game, had to look it up. Triumph BD250 from Triumph-Werke Nürnberg AG or TWN Both the Conventry English company and Nuremberg German company were founded by Siegfried...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 3,709,662
Posted By cam14
That Goldwing sure is a contradicition of stereo...

That Goldwing sure is a contradicition of stereo types. I have never really cared about Goldwings until now. Wonder how much is really weights and how does it perform? Thanks for posting
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By cam14
If it was OK before this most likly something...

If it was OK before this most likly something simple. My suggestions are to make sure that the throttle is returning all the way closed. If the cable is starting to frey, then might cause the the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-28-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,369
Posted By cam14
Starts on the first kick once you get practiced.

Starts on the first kick once you get practiced.
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Try to lossen the compression release cable. ...

Try to lossen the compression release cable. Looks a little tight and gear inside the head might be rubbing. Just a guess, hope this helps.
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Following up on this post from a few weeks ago. I...

Following up on this post from a few weeks ago. I applied a sheet of heat protection to the underside of my stock steel gas tank. Had to cut up the sheet a bit to make it fit the contours better. Net...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,855
Posted By cam14
My current XL600 (light mods) gets around 50-ish...

My current XL600 (light mods) gets around 50-ish highway cursing around 60 to 70 MPH. But I do not do a lot of highway riding with it. Back in the mid 80's took a road trip and I was on my '77 XT500...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
Mothers day and more

Continued in the sprit of Mothers Day...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/29/article-1174908-04B9E1E9000005DC-217_634x362.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
As others were saying to lean back. For me, it...

As others were saying to lean back. For me, it is kind of like snow sking. You want to avoid too much weight transfer to the front and use the foot pegs to shift wieght left or right. To someone...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Good idea about wraping the exhaust but I think...

Good idea about wraping the exhaust but I think it is really the heat coming off of the head. Riding faster would generate enough air flow so solve the problem but I need to go slow so my kids can...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14,878
Views: 1,659,014
Posted By cam14
Just got back from trail riding with one of my...

Just got back from trail riding with one of my boys, his first time on the dirt and trail on his XR100. All in all a good outing even if we were going slow for the first timer.
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,574
Posted By cam14
Your bike looks great; I had a '77 XT 500 way...

Your bike looks great; I had a '77 XT 500 way back in high school and college, really good memories with that bike. Always make sure you'r at TDC when kick starting it. The kick-back is a real...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By cam14
First of all, sounds like a neat race/event. Can...

First of all, sounds like a neat race/event. Can you tell us more about the roads? All highway? Flat or hilly? Elevation? Is it a big loop? Other rules?

Sounds sort-a like the crap-can car...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/201...

http://www.teamjimmyjoe.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/funny-pictures-motorcycle-pulling-rascal.jpg

Two girls on a not so old motorcycel. Just had to share when I found this.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
Brianne Corn, think she holds a record on the...

Brianne Corn, think she holds a record on the salt flats on a '48 Triumph.

http://i683.photobucket.com/albums/vv198/aaa-111/speedweek/371319867_7zHE9-O.jpg

Closer pic of the bike and the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 64,082
Posted By cam14
Thanks for showing all the details on how you...

Thanks for showing all the details on how you fabricated the intake, it is a source of positive inspiration.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,144
Posted By cam14
Look up ZDDP and here is a link to get you...

Look up ZDDP and here is a link to get you started http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_dithiophosphate

Real important for flat tapped cams and helps most moving parts but can not correct over lean...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,583
Posted By cam14
I think the early early 70's SL 350 with the twin...

I think the early early 70's SL 350 with the twin 350 engine used the same engine as the CB 350. Therefore all of the CB 350 performance upgreads should apply to you as well. When Honda changed the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
I had to look it up, does in deed look like a...

I had to look it up, does in deed look like a Neracar.
http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/ner-a-car/images/Ner-A-Car_1922_Model_A_Kent_detail.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17,331
Views: 11,205,013
Posted By cam14
Kind of an open ended question, it the above pic,...

Kind of an open ended question, it the above pic, there appears to me no rear suspension. Is there hidden rear suspension or is it really a "hard tail"? If really a hard tail, what it is like to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 28,777
Posted By cam14
Thanks for sharing that link, really enjoyed that...

Thanks for sharing that link, really enjoyed that video. Makes me wonder what John Britten would be up to these days if he has not died in '95. Also, why was his engine so much more powerful than...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,628
Views: 740,411
Posted By cam14
Might be too late for this. Use to have an older...

Might be too late for this. Use to have an older XL350. Still one of the best bikes I have ever owned. Easy to start, enough power to do what I wanted. Lite enough (but was not a light bike) to...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By cam14
I'm not an expert, but to help lessen pinging,...

I'm not an expert, but to help lessen pinging, think running a colder rating on the plug will help and if you can get a plug with less protrusion (shorted threaded part) in to the cylinder head will...
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