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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-10-2014, 01:48 PM
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Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Wow. Quite a moonscape. How did you resist flat...

Wow. Quite a moonscape. How did you resist flat out flying right across the flats at French meadows?

Nice plane! I thought the xl600 was the most vintage piece in your mechanical collection. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,804
Posted By TroopThrowback
Actually it was amazon: Parts Unlimited...

Actually it was amazon:

Parts Unlimited Power Clutch Lever 53178-369-700PL by Parts Unlimited http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00230637Y/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_-lsyub16RGMXR


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Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,804
Posted By TroopThrowback
The Honda XL (and other vintage singles) thread!

Fun stuff all! So this week I stopped by the Hayward cycle salvage and while digging through the factory manuals bin I found one with no cover. Just so happened to be a first year xl250/xl350 factory...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Not that I know, I ride a twin! Keep the...

Not that I know, I ride a twin!


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Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
XS650 Appresh

What's hilarious about the single pushrod mod is that a similar one is done to vintage triumph twins, but the other way. Replace the single rod with a two piece plus a ball to minimize tricky...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
I guess I should just do this. My leak comes and...

I guess I should just do this. My leak comes and goes and I just haven't made replacing the seal a priority. I even bought two seals six moths ago to do it.


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Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
There are installation instructions I believe on...

There are installation instructions I believe on the miles XS website on PDF. It talks about hammering the hole to allow the seal to be driven in without catching on the lip. I still haven't done...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
That price is right! Keep the Faith! ...

That price is right!


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Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Cool. I've seen those over on xs650.com. I'm a...

Cool. I've seen those over on xs650.com. I'm a triumph guy at heart, so your blasphemy resonates to the core of my being!

I understand the stability in sand but it seems like the off-road tradeoff...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Nice photos, clean shop! What's the goal of...

Nice photos, clean shop!

What's the goal of the lengthened swingarm?


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Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 11:18 PM
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Posted By TroopThrowback
Carb is not clean. Keep the Faith! ...

Carb is not clean.


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Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2014, 10:00 AM
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Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
More photos please! Keep the Faith! ...

More photos please!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2014, 09:50 AM
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Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Cool! What year? Keep the Faith! ...

Cool! What year?


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Glad you made it. Sorry our band was sick so no...

Glad you made it. Sorry our band was sick so no music. Hope your trip was a good one and look for our posters in march for our season opener in April. Happy trails!
Troop


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-14-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
This week: ...

This week:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/14/8d7448653b7891f4f4f88dce664c2d2d.jpg


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Forum: Old's Cool 10-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
My 78 had vacuums. I am a cheap bastard so I just...

My 78 had vacuums. I am a cheap bastard so I just replaced both with a single manual type from Mikes and blanked off the other one. Never saw the need for two when each ones got a reserve position....
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Those shinko 705 are more 80% street. For a 50/50...

Those shinko 705 are more 80% street. For a 50/50 look for the 244 or 241. Those are more dirt worthy. I've got a 244 on the front of my sons 1980 xl80. Grips great and still looks old.


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Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
It's another reason why I don't fault anyone for...

It's another reason why I don't fault anyone for taking their 650# r1200 wherever they want. Sure, it's a pig. But every time I think of them getting criticized for their choice of mount on their...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Amen. You can probably tell from my name where I...

Amen. You can probably tell from my name where I place my values. I

sure do appreciate the capabilities of modern machines. I just can't afford them and hate that I can't do much to fix them if...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
I cut my teeth on 1960s Triumphs. My view is that...

I cut my teeth on 1960s Triumphs. My view is that the original badasses that rode these things did so as is. If they can ride sportsters on the Rubicon in the 1950s then are we weaker for needing...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Stupid cheap (bias ply models) handle pretty...

Stupid cheap (bias ply models) handle pretty awesome on pavement ( I ride it like a street bike). It handles dirt roads pretty well but not sand, fesh, mud, or rocks. Well, better than any street...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-05-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
I sure don't think so! ...

I sure don't think so!

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/05/86032d8bd9c0ceec64d032d38a0fe3f2.jpg


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Hello there! Welcome to the group. Troop ...

Hello there! Welcome to the group.

Troop


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Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 08:59 AM
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Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good time! ...

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a good time!


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 165,358
Posted By TroopThrowback
Let the next generation speak! ...

Let the next generation speak!

http://youtu.be/J7M9ibk_oyo


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Anybody else falling in love? ...

Anybody else falling in love?

http://youtu.be/J7M9ibk_oyo


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Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 262,462
Posted By TroopThrowback
Cycle world just printed its "First Ride" review...

Cycle world just printed its "First Ride" review by Mark Hoyer. Positive marks!


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
As far as xs650 forums go there's really only the...

As far as xs650 forums go there's really only the one. Xs650.com.

It really is a wealth of knowledge. They worship the search function, but use it as a defense from those who would costume their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 118,068
Posted By TroopThrowback
Way to go Juan, a proper "ADV" machine for long...

Way to go Juan, a proper "ADV" machine for long hauls!


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 627,804
Posted By TroopThrowback
Great photos, great share. I'm pretty sure you...

Great photos, great share. I'm pretty sure you were protected by the fact that you matched your bike down to the license plate... ; )


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
I'm pretty sure she was "built" not bought that...

I'm pretty sure she was "built" not bought that way!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By TroopThrowback
It'll be a few weeks till I'll be availble again....

It'll be a few weeks till I'll be availble again. That's just me.


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By TroopThrowback
You say that now.... I can only go Mondays...

You say that now....

I can only go Mondays or Tuesdays, so unless you all are retired, self employed, or have weird hours like I do you might arrange your own voyage.

But if you do, that'd be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By TroopThrowback
Woohoo! We should get a mob together. ...

Woohoo! We should get a mob together.


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
They're cheapie plastic ones from cycle gear....

They're cheapie plastic ones from cycle gear. They don't work very well, but look legal. I believe mine do the same thing as yours, but only the left side ever flashes. I believe the relay is shot. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
XS650 Appresh

My last ride worth reporting, this past Monday:

Henness Pass Road, the original 1850 toll "highway" from Verdi, Nevada to Nevada City, California. (The city had the name first)

It is the old...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By TroopThrowback
Some beautiful vistas despite the smoke: ...

Some beautiful vistas despite the smoke:

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/19/020754c93c35694612acb5c2b13d2586.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,622
Posted By TroopThrowback
Very nice! Keep the Faith! Throwbacks...

Very nice!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-18-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By TroopThrowback
Tonight is the night! Live music, good food, the...

Tonight is the night! Live music, good food, the best company. Bring the entire family!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By TroopThrowback
Well hells half acre sure is a blast on a heavy...

Well hells half acre sure is a blast on a heavy twin!


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