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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 60,675
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Very cool. I'm anxious to see some action shots...

Very cool. I'm anxious to see some action shots of how the 2wd makes use of all that rubber.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,019
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thanks, and thanks for the story.

Thanks, and thanks for the story.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,019
Posted By Mr. Vintage
The SL has been running like it was a little...

The SL has been running like it was a little plugged up, so I decided a carb cleaning wouldn't hurt - after all it's been 7 years since I cleaned them last. Time flies... :eek1

I had read about...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-17-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 3,394,570
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I couldn't help but line up a side by side...

I couldn't help but line up a side by side comparison of my 250 Wardsinelli - seem to be lots of parts from the same bins... Great looking bike!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 71,752
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Very cool to hear it run - congrats! :thumb

Very cool to hear it run - congrats! :thumb
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-02-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Very late to this thread, but maybe a picture of...

Very late to this thread, but maybe a picture of your intended fuel plumbing arrangement would help?

I can't help but think that the simplest arrangement would be to plumb a separate pump from the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 60,675
Posted By Mr. Vintage
+2 :nod

+2 :nod
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-25-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 60,675
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I like it, it seems the perfect fit for this...

I like it, it seems the perfect fit for this purpose as it is obviously a custom adventure bike but not too flashy. The 2wd seems pretty subtle, at least from the views we've seen - I'm anxiously...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 60,016
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This is fun, nice work. Thanks for sharing.

This is fun, nice work. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 73,905
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Great summary Al, I wish I had that before I dove...

Great summary Al, I wish I had that before I dove in to a wheel rebuild. I've done two rims, one of which the rear of my 250 Wards - the factory aluminum Benelli rim was (and is) out .030" in runout...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Yikes, heal up quick and well Sorebutt!

Yikes, heal up quick and well Sorebutt!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 318,833
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I found this photo of Rock Lake WA and the old...

I found this photo of Rock Lake WA and the old Milwaukee Road from about 100 years ago, seemed like a good then & now candidate:
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/photos/i-HpN6mLb/0/O/i-HpN6mLb.jpg
My...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-20-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 103,926
Posted By Mr. Vintage
UC, on my 1100 I measure 80mm center to center on...

UC, on my 1100 I measure 80mm center to center on the mounting ears on the fork leg.


Cool spotting one. They are like hens teeth most anywhere, and according to recent discussion on the yahoo...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 95,366
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Doug, eldomike, it was nice meeting you briefly...

Doug, eldomike, it was nice meeting you briefly in Lewiston last night. I should have caught up on the thread first, now I see how much fun you have been having... Have a safe ride to Tacoma!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This description made me smile and cringe at the...

This description made me smile and cringe at the same time... :eek1:D

Busy this weekend, and my spine is rather tweaked anyhow. Have fun!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-14-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
The key to making that work is to have a tire too...

The key to making that work is to have a tire too bald to actually pick up any rocks... :lol3

Actually, I haven't had a problem but figured that if it rips the fender off I'll have an excuse to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Cool photo, thanks DT. I even managed to get...

Cool photo, thanks DT. I even managed to get that bald tire to pick up some rocks. :D

Hope to join you all again soon, I had a lot of fun.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-11-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I had a great time too, although I'll admit I was...

I had a great time too, although I'll admit I was worn out by the time I got home - must be that "old man disease" we discussed. A few photos:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Got it - I'll be at the N. Lewiston Dynamart by...

Got it - I'll be at the N. Lewiston Dynamart by 8:00am. See you then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm game for a Sunday ride if you all don't mind...

I'm game for a Sunday ride if you all don't mind my tagging along.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-20-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 73,905
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Looks super sharp! I need a TIG... Or a mill......

Looks super sharp! I need a TIG... Or a mill... Or both.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-30-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 103,926
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm curious too. What is it about the Quota that...

I'm curious too. What is it about the Quota that inspires so many fairing designs? Well, besides crappy aerodynamics...

My bike, with yet another rendition:...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I keep watching, and one of these days I promise...

I keep watching, and one of these days I promise I will make one of these rides. No, really!

I tried the Pomeroy-Troy route back in '11 on my way to the Hells Canyon gathering. This was in early...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,019
Posted By Mr. Vintage
This morning: ...

This morning:
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/ADVrider/S/i-pDZXDh4/0/XL/P5186187-XL.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-24-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 701
Views: 103,926
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing. ...

I enjoyed that article, thanks for sharing.

Been working on my Q - I'll post some photos when I get a chance.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,274
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Very nice bike, that's purty. DuoGlides are the...

Very nice bike, that's purty. DuoGlides are the perfect combo of Panhead, rear suspension, and kick only. Someday maybe...

Edit: just noticed I said the same thing a few posts above. A guy can...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,714
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm curious how the petcocks look inside... I...

I'm curious how the petcocks look inside... I was able to repair the Orlandi petcocks on my 250 Benelli with a sheet of viton and a punch set. Cool project!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,420
Posted By Mr. Vintage
While riding my SL home from work yesterday I...

While riding my SL home from work yesterday I thought of your project and was wondering what was up - thanks for the update.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 1,043,988
Posted By Mr. Vintage
More about the railway through Molson: ...

More about the railway through Molson:
http://www.gngoat.org/southern_bc.htm

And photos of the railroad just before it was torn out:
http://sdp45.blogspot.com/search/label/Molson
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,195
Views: 1,043,988
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thanks for the pics - this neck of the woods has...

Thanks for the pics - this neck of the woods has been on my list for a while.
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6,811
Views: 2,202,182
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Welcome home Mark!

Welcome home Mark!
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,019
Posted By Mr. Vintage
I'm still running the stock springs and shocks,...

I'm still running the stock springs and shocks, and fully loaded I notice the lack of dampening first (I weigh about 190). It wouldn't hurt to be a bit stiffer, but the stock rear shocks are pretty...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 74,019
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Cool, enjoy your SL - they are great bikes. I'm...

Cool, enjoy your SL - they are great bikes. I'm still riding mine regularly...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7,596
Views: 3,557,678
Posted By Mr. Vintage
You've set yourself a high standard there - I'm...

You've set yourself a high standard there - I'm looking forward to watching the Guzzi zome together.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-26-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 46,844
Posted By Mr. Vintage
My exhaust is a Mistral, with the stock Guzzi...

My exhaust is a Mistral, with the stock Guzzi down pipes (but with the crossover removed and the holes welded shut).
http://mrvintage.smugmug.com/ADVrider/Quota/i-2SV949X/0/XL/P6081240-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,021
Views: 105,792
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Still keeping an eye on this thread - still...

Still keeping an eye on this thread - still hoping to join you all for a ride one of these days.

I have never actually been to Nezperce, but my great-grandfather helped rescue a steam locomotive...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-06-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 18,225
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thinking of you both - get well soon Alan!

Thinking of you both - get well soon Alan!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,838
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Yes, paper wasp actually. But "bee" seemed...

Yes, paper wasp actually. But "bee" seemed easier than a detailed scientific discussion of the flying and stinging groups from within the hymenoptra order... Wow, you gotta be on your game around...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,838
Posted By Mr. Vintage
The Monkey Wards has been on the back burner for...

The Monkey Wards has been on the back burner for a while, but it is time for an update.

Way back last fall I rounded up a sheet of viton and made new petcock seals - no more leaks. (Add Orlandi to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 119,900
Posted By Mr. Vintage
Thank you for the update - glad to hear Trevor is...

Thank you for the update - glad to hear Trevor is doing well and getting better. When he gets that chair, we'll need a ride report!
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