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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By 1Gopokes1
COS Crash

Darwinism

The roads in Colo Springs are terrible, with pot holes and uneven pavement

The roads have not kept up with the population increases

Every other driver here is either...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 197,324
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Pine Sol

works great just give it a few days

I cleaned the lock on my 69 VW truck with brake cleaner and a wire brush

thought they were clean. I then soaked them in Pine Sol for 4 days you see...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,803
Posted By 1Gopokes1
cats

get a monitor lizard
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Triumph TR

My 1st car was $700 TR250

being as I lived in New England it was total rust-bucket

the rear swing arm pulled out of frame going around a corner one day

sold it as parts for $200
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4,383
Views: 783,919
Posted By 1Gopokes1
CB1100 how do you like it???

my 1st road bike was a 73 CB750 I got in 81 and kept for 30 years while other bikes came and went.

I have a KawaC-14 now which is nice but a little heavy for around town

Those CB1100 look so...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
did Honda make the earlly Yamaha bikes

When I look at the 70-early 80s Yamaha small dirt bikes / dual sports like the 250. They look almost exactly like the Honda versions.
Did Honda make those Yamaha?

if so what is parts...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By 1Gopokes1
1978XL decompression

I had a 78 250XLs follow me home a few months ago????

the kick activated decompression did not work?? I tuned it up but it was not engaging at the kickstarter end. I did not want to disassemble...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,287
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Vail

I would stay in Durango and avoid the I-70 mess

but it is not worth getting a divorce over and having to go back to work yourself

We are planning on ditching the front range for Durango...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Decompression ???????

a 78 250XLs followed me home a few months back

The kick start activated decompression system was not working. I suspected the connecting cable was to long.

I am doing a tune-up / valve...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
c-14 for sale

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
09 Kawasaki C-14 with warranty to 7/17 $7300

2009 Kawasaki C-14 ABS

Warranty until 7/17
about 7000 miles
CS- one exhaust
rear tire about 1500 miles ago
Cal-Sci tall wide windshield ( and original)
MCL bar riser with ball mount
MCL peg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,971
Posted By 1Gopokes1
trucks

Have you looked at previous Gen tundra with the 4.7 V8...about the size of current Tacoma

or how about 4 dr Dodge Dakota with v8...out of production but in your price range

a v8 is nice...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,118
Posted By 1Gopokes1
cordless

when my 12V batteries died on my cordless drill I took one battery apart and ran wires on a spool to a cigarette lighter adapter ...works great around the camper and to have in the PU.:norton

12V...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
decompression cable

Youtube has some vids on moving the barrel down the cable I will try that when it get above freezing for a couple days

Thanks
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
1978 250XLs decompression cable / system

Finally decided to tune-up the 250XLs that followed me home a couple months ago. I was concerned the kick starter activated decompression system was not working. After looking at it, it appears that...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By 1Gopokes1
09 connie

I have an 09 Connie...a little stiff but it handles nice

did you ask on the COG forum...probably more options over there
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,775
Posted By 1Gopokes1
move to CO

hit me up if you come down to C springs for a rde

you will never move back East
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,543
Posted By 1Gopokes1
smaller bike

I like my 09 C-14 very much

but on my gravel drive it can be a little much

I would seriously look at a CB 1100...that might be my next mistress
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,970
Posted By 1Gopokes1
heading west

you might want to consider ID, MT and Wyo also

I moved out to Wyo at 19 from the East coast.. bounced around a bit ...been in Colo Springs for about 20 years now .....it has changed a lot ..I...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
school me on start up procedure...I have just been kicking

So what is the correct start procedure for my 78250XL

I have just been kicking it until it starts???
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-15-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,554
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Snow!!!!!!!!!

My drive was is about 1/4 mile fairly steep and at the top of the Palmer Divide

I had a 4x4 yanmar compact tractor ( 18 hp diesel) with a loader...worked good but you have to scoop...back up dump...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
decomperession on 250XLs

My 78 250XL has a rather unique kick starter operated decompression setup

1) can I totally disconnect, how hard would it be to start..it is a 250

2) can I put in a manual decompression...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 381,105
Posted By 1Gopokes1
warranty

I extended my warranty until 2017...cheap Ins on a complicated and expensive piece of machinery
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
78 XL 250 battery removal

I pulled the battery on 78250XLs

it seems to start easier without it

and I don't need so stinkin blinkers
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By 1Gopokes1
tires

second wheel works
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By 1Gopokes1
fiberglassing a military trailer cover

I bought a military 1 ton trailer from FT Carson CO
It came with a rubberized canvas cover with metal supporting bows.
I would like to make the top a little more secure


Can I fiberglass...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
6 Volt battery

do I actually need the battery to run my 6V 1978 250XLs

or can O remove and the bike will run anyways???

seems like I remember my sister 70s Honda C70 passport didn't need a battery
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
1978 honda 250Xls in CO with title

1978 Honda 250Xls with title in CO

nice little dual sport
odometer shows less than 5000
all plastic like new
inside of tank like new
missing battery cover
original tool kit
dent in Rt side...
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 83,480
Views: 9,526,666
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Honda 250 XLS for sale in CO with title

Honda 250XLS for sale in CO with title

odometer says less than 5000

all plastic like new
inside of tank like new
headlights brake light work....blinkers horn not so much
hard to start when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-22-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By 1Gopokes1
west

Manitou cliff dwellings are a fake...if you want the real thing go to Mesa Verde

Taos...earthship community is interesting ,,you can stay there

bishop's castle is interesting
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 698,408
Posted By 1Gopokes1
New to me 78 XL250

Ok

I could not resist and picked up a 78 Honda 250XLS today I plan on giving it to my daughter for Xmas as her 1st commuter bike. Odometer show 4600 miles

1) carb leaks when ever gas is...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By 1Gopokes1
converting 78 Honda 250XLS to fronts dsic brake

Hello

I just acquired a 1978 Honda250XLS which I would like to give to one of my daughters for Xmas.

I would like to convert the the fron to Dis brake set up

I assume I need to swap...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-24-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
Leather jacket 3XL tall..leathwr gallery..Colo Springs

Leather jacket 3XL tall

Leather gallery Brand

zip out liner, adjustable sides

It was a gift but it is like 2xl to big

Jim S Colo Springs 719 239 0890
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By 1Gopokes1
welder fixed

well I took the gun apart,

The liner is a Teflon tube, went to welding supplier all their liners are steel and were to big

I went home soaked the liner in full strength Krudcutter for a...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By 1Gopokes1
welder options

mine is 110 /120 V
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By 1Gopokes1
welder options???? mine is dying or dead

My 25 year old wire feed welder is not wire feeding wire any longer. It is an orphan brand which is no longer sold here in the US. So parts are not available

1) Can I convert it to stick by...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
09 Concours C-14ABS 6000 miles with warranty $7750

09 Concours C-14 ABS 6000 miles $7750

warranty until 8/17
MCL bar risers
MCL peg lowers
Cali-Sci tall wide windshield ( and Orig)
CS-one exhaust ( and original)
radiator protector
new rear...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
09 Kawa C-14ABS 6000 miles 3 years warranty $8000

09 Kawasaki C-14 Concours ABS 6000 miles with 3 year warranty

Cali- Sci large tall windshield ( and Orig)
MCL bar risers
MCL peg lowers
CS-0ne exhaust ( and original)
new rear tire 15oo miles...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16,388
Views: 2,607,975
Posted By 1Gopokes1
09 C-1400ABS 6000 miles warrany in CO

2009 C-1400ABS

6000 miles
warranty until 8/17
Heated grips
MCL bar risers
MCL peg lowers
CS-one exhaust ( and orig)
Cal Sci Tall wide windshield ( and Orig)
heat blockers
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-20-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,694
Posted By 1Gopokes1
rocket jobs CO

Have you looked at MDA at Shriver AFB in Colo Springs

My spouse works out there and seems to be pretty busy...she actually works for a Company out of Huntsville AL

I was just in...
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