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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By stroming it softly
If you are here temp. only I am sure you can...

If you are here temp. only I am sure you can register in your own state, reg. is fairly reasonable and easy to do here though. Maybe buy a bike already licensed, get insurance. Riding is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 1,944
Views: 297,919
Posted By stroming it softly
Rockster

So I picked up an 04 Rockster in Memphis last week. Bought off craigslist sight unseen but the owner was legit, selling as he got a job in Alaska. No real problems, 34K miles, no abs. Now to the...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,674
Posted By stroming it softly
Been there, done that

Redid a 1900 house, top to bottom-inside and out.
Best advice, develop a total plan start to finish and a timeline. Each part of your re-construction will affect the whole house so you need to have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By stroming it softly
I was passing through Denver last month and...

I was passing through Denver last month and stopped by, didn't have my camera but check the link below for some iphone pics. Very cool place, mostly Italian.....

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Forum: Airheads 10-12-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 468,339
Posted By stroming it softly
R80st

I need a right side battery cover for my R80ST. If it was the red one it would be perfect but would take anything that is usable. :gerg
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 878
Views: 105,174
Posted By stroming it softly
Very nice. How about a pic of the other side? Is...

Very nice. How about a pic of the other side? Is the front end from a G650xchallenge?
Forum: Airheads 07-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 105,174
Posted By stroming it softly
Just brought one home, last four are 7502. It is...

Just brought one home, last four are 7502. It is an '83, I am the third owner, mileage unknown as odo. is defunct. Bike is original (red) and in perfect untouched never messed with condition. This...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
Let it soak in PB or other solvents, it may take...

Let it soak in PB or other solvents, it may take several days or even longer to loosen up. If it won't free up you may have to tap the pistons with a wooden block and hammer. Most likely the...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,708
Posted By stroming it softly
Great charity! Ordered mine too. I am a combat...

Great charity! Ordered mine too. I am a combat vet also, have you contacted the Combat Vets Assoc.?, bet they would jump on board. Then if everyone who reads this thread posted your 'poster' on their...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 15,373
Posted By stroming it softly
I have owned em all, at 64 I wanted to get back...

I have owned em all, at 64 I wanted to get back to a bike that looks like a bike, zero maintenance and pretty much is capable of multi day trips, some fun twisties, mild dirt roads. Bought an 09...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-07-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5,183
Views: 271,377
Posted By stroming it softly
Trinidad

Trinidad
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,542
Posted By stroming it softly
I have used this guy several...

I have used this guy several times--coppergaskets.us--quick and reasonable price. He seems to be able and willing to make anything you need.
Forum: Americas 02-24-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,986
Posted By stroming it softly
I have been going to BUB since 2007. Had so much...

I have been going to BUB since 2007. Had so much fun we built and raced two different bikes there now along with running one year in the Run Whatcha Brung category. You willl be amongst hundreds of...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By stroming it softly
I rode from Tucson to Portland in three days. I...

I rode from Tucson to Portland in three days. I bit the bullet and did the I-10 to the LA area, went around the north of LA to Pismo Beach, left Tucson at 4am hit Pismo at 4pm. Next morning headed...
Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By stroming it softly
I have had mine for 4 years, bought as a used...

I have had mine for 4 years, bought as a used demo from local dealer. Front forks have been reworked, ohlins shock, remus exhaust, excell rims, hard parts, dirt bagz and other little enhancements. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By stroming it softly
One thing to keep in mind is that the AZ DMV will...

One thing to keep in mind is that the AZ DMV will register about any bike for the street, the problem is normally your insurance company. If they don't show the bike in their VIN system, as a titled...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
Don't put stop leak in your engine!! The oil...

Don't put stop leak in your engine!! The oil journals for the top end are very small and only operate on 3-5psi, any loss of pressure or volume and goodbye cam and cam blocks along with rocker arms....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
You can only swap a sloper 175 bottom end for the...

You can only swap a sloper 175 bottom end for the 160 bottom end, as you have found out there are size differences in some bearings, shafts and other assorted parts. Sloper 175's were only used in...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7,121
Views: 3,248,101
Posted By stroming it softly
How about cafe tracker? It is what is, mostly it...

How about cafe tracker? It is what is, mostly it is just fun to ride and just a bit different. I like it.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,121
Views: 3,248,101
Posted By stroming it softly
Here's mine

77 cb750k
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
Are you sure your pilot passages in carbs are...

Are you sure your pilot passages in carbs are free? No air leaks between carbs and head? If you haven't replaced the o-rings on the carb flanges they are likely leaking. Normally if it won't idle it...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,556
Posted By stroming it softly
Go for it! It is a great bike-on and off road-I...

Go for it! It is a great bike-on and off road-I have done many multi day trips on mine that included interstate to dirt trails, love it. TKC 80's rock, dirt bagz for some carry capacity and you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,160
Posted By stroming it softly
I'm 63 and still riding dirt, 05 WR250f, koerta...

I'm 63 and still riding dirt, 05 WR250f, koerta armor, bohn unders, etc, etc. Also have a steel hip. No mx stuff or crazy tough single track and big air turns into small bunny hops but it is still...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,444
Posted By stroming it softly
I might be in the market for a zrx. Why don't you...

I might be in the market for a zrx. Why don't you pm me with some info about your kawi.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-28-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7,121
Views: 3,248,101
Posted By stroming it softly
Oh man, if that was in my living room my life...

Oh man, if that was in my living room my life would be complete!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,537
Posted By stroming it softly
And here it is now

Here it is in it's last rebuild for Bonneville this year. It now has the front brakes on, the race cam is out, kick starter back on and installing front/rear lights for street operation. Sorry for...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 21,537
Posted By stroming it softly
My original 175 build

This was built to race at Bonneville, it has since been rebuilt for another Bonneville run and is now in the process of being made street legal.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,517
Posted By stroming it softly
Nathaniel Philbrick---'Sea of Glory'. Although...

Nathaniel Philbrick---'Sea of Glory'. Although overshadowed by Lewis and Clark, this nautical exploration of the Antarctic was truly amazing. An engrossing read.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
oil leak from points cover

There is a seal on the cam, that is the only way oil can get into the points area. This seal can be replaced by putting the engine to top dead center, removing all the points stuff, then the cam...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-17-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
I think I have a red one, I'll look through my...

I think I have a red one, I'll look through my pile of 160 treasures today and let you know.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-25-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
rearset

http://picasaweb.google.com/102364549460702834393/BonnyBikeBuild#

Go to this album, there are some pics of this build there. If you want more, pm me and I will take whatever specific pics you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
One last picture

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW9qYz7mI/AAAAAAAAABo/qP2gEG8Kb0Q/s800/P4230447.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW8T36v_I/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW8T36v_I/AAAAAAAAABg/2vAEt0pG8yc/s800/P4230445.JPG
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 12:05 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW74iILQI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW74iILQI/AAAAAAAAABc/m_jTyI7wJk4/s800/P4230444.JPG

A few more pics.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnWqDXgJMI/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnWqDXgJMI/AAAAAAAAAA8/tz-Tf20S2Z0/s400/HPIM1118.JPG

So here we are ready to tear down and paint. I built the seat and hump out of fiberglass and had everything...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXykZNagI/AAAA...

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXykZNagI/AAAAAAAAACU/Kc25iyrRurk/s400/HPIM1114.JPG


I used the EX250 rearsets so we welded up some simple mounting brackets for them. They fit the build very...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXzidXHpI/AAAA...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXzidXHpI/AAAAAAAAACc/Vv3ZqaVqP-U/s400/HPIM1116.JPG

The rear wheel and disc brake went in almost as easily as the front end did. I spread the rear swingarm a...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXtM6U-GI/AAAA...

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnXtM6U-GI/AAAAAAAAACM/I6iyTalnRnQ/s400/HPIM1112.JPG

Kawasaki ex250 head tube and forks in a CB160 frame.
Front brake is removed as Bonneville only requires one...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
Bonneville Salt Flats on my CB160/175 Sloper

I had built this bike up for Bonneville in 2008 and failed at my attempt for a record due to poor oil flow to the camshaft. After returning home I knew that I needed to lighten up the bike, get it...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 776
Views: 263,587
Posted By stroming it softly
Bonneville Salt Flats on my CB160/175 Sloper

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_KOAOO4woefU/TEnW5UrDzhI/AAAAAAAAABM/YZYY4ZsudNU/s400/P4230440.JPG

Here is a pic of the finished bike. If it shows up I will write up the build.
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