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Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,895
Views: 275,863
Posted By SOS
I live right in this town;)

I live right near this if someone wants me to check it out. Sounds like a hell of a deal:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By SOS
Similar issue on a '74 F11

I have a 1974 F11 with a similar issue. My motor is the same except with a stand size new oem piston and rings, but also all new gaskets and seals, timing set and rechecked. The only thing that is...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 981
Posted By SOS
A hanging idle that returns slowly to normal is...

A hanging idle that returns slowly to normal is almost surely a lean condition, probably an air leak at the carb joints. A good way to check is to use an un-lit propane torch pointed in the direction...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,251
Posted By SOS
Officially on the road!

I'm all legal now and it is my daily ride:D

Only 50 or so miles on it so far, but it is running beautifully, even if it resembles a turd:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By SOS
New TX750 specific forum

I was invited to join a new TX750 specific forum about 2 weeks ago. There are very few people on it as it just started (maybe a couple of you guys), but it seems like a good place to gather the 10 or...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By SOS
1973 TX750 rat bike

I have had mine a few years and dined with it from time to time. Bought it out of a local junk yard. I finally got it plated and insured this morning. So far so good. About 50 miles on the road since...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,251
Posted By SOS
Re-inspired

My TX has been sitting in pretty much the same condition for a couple years now. I had to read the thread to see where I quit posting. Since then I modified the exhaust headers with extended straight...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-26-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,251
Posted By SOS
Wink I've been jacked

I haven't been here in quite a while, but I'm taking mine home today to get some run time done.

There is a new TX750 forum that has been started. It is very new, but I thought some of you might...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-18-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,848
Posted By SOS
I don't know about technically gifted, I think...

I don't know about technically gifted, I think barely competent is more accurate but thanks:lol3

Yep. A 600 pound bike will make you feel every step:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,848
Posted By SOS
An update ... Just 3 years since the last one

It has been a long time since I updated this thread, but I have been riding my GL1000. I just thought I'd throw an update up.

It has been a great bike and although I have had other projects and...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By SOS
Here's a contact number

We sell these in our shop and we have had 1 customer with the same issue. I also have them on my DL1000 and while mine did not separate I can see the issue. I contacted Moose Racing to get some new...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,633
Posted By SOS
phoneshield

phoneshield makes a nice case for the 5C. Priced pretty well too.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By SOS
Moose Racing

Moose Racing makes a couple versions for the WR250R. Google 0506-0655 and 0506-0401

We just got an aluminum one for a 2013 CRF450R and it worked out well.
Forum: Beasts 06-07-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By SOS
Not a website, but a brand

You might look at the Moose Racing products. They have quite a bit for the DL650 and I use their products and like them a lot. You can get them anywhere that uses Parts Unlimited as a supplier....
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By SOS
Gotta go with both and niether

I have a Nelson-Rigg CL-1050 tank bag on my '05 DL1000 that has both the traditional map and an in-bag phone / GPS pocket in the same spot as the map window. That way you can use either.

Having...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,127,589
Posted By SOS
Very cool. I think I've seen that CX in posts...

Very cool. I think I've seen that CX in posts before. It's funny, one of the projects that we've been working on over this winter is a 1979 CX500 Custom, though not a dual sport set up. 'd link to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,127,589
Posted By SOS
Build thread

There is a build thread here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=843072).

It is a bit embarrassing that it's been so long since an update. I might get it back on the rack and get an...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 1,127,589
Posted By SOS
Almost there

I've been working on this off and on for a couple years, but should have it done for summer. It is a 1979 Yamaha XS650 Special I got for free about 4 years ago.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,679
Posted By SOS
I had a red 1972 CL450 given to me a couple years...

I had a red 1972 CL450 given to me a couple years ago; not running, no title and missing parts. It didn't take much to get it going. Now the guy wants it back:D

I like it. It has decent power for...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Hard to find time to work on the 650, but I did...

Hard to find time to work on the 650, but I did get some of the mounts done.

The upper motor mount had to be redone in order to fit the MX125 tank. The original mount was a funky 3 piece per side...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,300
Posted By SOS
If you use the Dyna S (and I believe it is true...

If you use the Dyna S (and I believe it is true with the Pamco as well) you leave the mechanical adv in place and replace the points plate and rotor cam with the Dyna set. They work well and are...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,899
Posted By SOS
I have a 1976 GL1000 with a lean pop on the left...

I have a 1976 GL1000 with a lean pop on the left side. I have not eliminated it yet and I'm curious to see what comes up. The air cut off valve on these bikes will affect all the cylinders, no one...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By SOS
Coils do go bad, but it is unusual. More likely...

Coils do go bad, but it is unusual. More likely the points, condensers or the plug wire or cap. I would clean the points and make sure that the plug caps have good contact with the plug wires. That...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Sweet:clap I like the Beemer Cafe! That...

Sweet:clap I like the Beemer Cafe! That compressible rubber is a great option. I am concerned about getting good support for the pans and isolating them from the frame. Hopefully the pans willget...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Smells like a seat pan

I was able to separate the first seat with 4 layers of fiberglass (plain old duct tape worked well and released well). 4 layers was not going to be thick enough, but I wanted to get the shorter seat...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Thanks. There are certainly times when I don't...

Thanks. There are certainly times when I don't want to touch it, but here as Winter is drawing to a close I definitely want to get it on the road.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
A place to sit

Got started on the inner and outer fenders. I hate working with fiberglass:puke1

First I had to connect the inner fender from the XS that was modified around the monoshock to the inner fender from...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Got the tailligh and plate bracket roughed in. ...

Got the tailligh and plate bracket roughed in.

http://mcsol.smugmug.com/Other/XS650F/i-nRtfDHC/0/M/002-M.jpg

http://mcsol.smugmug.com/Other/XS650F/i-CPZZW5G/0/M/005-M.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
I love Sunday Mornings!

It is a Sunday morning here is Toledo and I got a few hours free to come down to the shop and get some work done on the XS. It is still too early to fire up the grinder so I am prepping some parts to...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
It is the XS650 frame, now with a touch old Kaw...

It is the XS650 frame, now with a touch old Kaw F11 for the rear tail section. Honestly, if were to do it again I might start with the steel YZ490 frame. It would be easier to mount the motor than...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 24,251
Posted By SOS
I saw that at the Ton Up Festival last year. Very...

I saw that at the Ton Up Festival last year. Very nice and the onlt TX750 there:clap

I gotta get back on mine:freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 343,787
Posted By SOS
Hey, Baza there is your front end swap. I was at...

Hey, Baza there is your front end swap. I was at the Cleveland show and saw that bike. It was cool, but since it was a street bike front end I didn't look too closely at what it was. Might be a good...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Thanks. There were a couple guys from your...

Thanks.

There were a couple guys from your thread that asked about the front end swap. I have a Z490 top tree on this one and it was a direct replacement as far as the steering stem goes, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Coil, Muffler and Fender

I haven't been keeping the posts up too well here, but I finally got around for an update.

I had to find some place to stick the coils since the bracket had to be removed to fit the MX tank.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-16-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,735
Posted By SOS
I like it

I say go ahead and build it. :clap It makes good use of an old frame that will most likely never be used again and it can't hurt to get something new out there. I have a similar project going and...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Right side cover and MX tank

Got some work done on the XS over the last couple days. To mount the mono shock with the reservoir I had to remove the horizontal frame brace from the backbone to the tail section on the right side....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Finally got the welder sorted out:)

The welder was giving me trouble, but I think that is finally sorted out. It is so much easier to get things done when your equipment is working properly:1drink

One of the issues with the XS650 as...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
Pretty cool:D Looks like a fun ride. The 2012...

Pretty cool:D Looks like a fun ride. The 2012 ride looked a bit wetter:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,338
Posted By SOS
A Bit.

I got the bracket made to hols the air boxes together and in place. Made some tabes to hang the side covers. I was not intending on using the original side covers, but I changed my mind....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,526
Posted By SOS
We send overseas everyday and use exclusely US...

We send overseas everyday and use exclusely US Postal Service. In the last 5 years I've been bitten twice with lost packages, but we ship hundreds of shipments every month.

Any import tax is on...
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