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Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
OK... Better pic of her near Lake Mojave. ...

OK... Better pic of her near Lake Mojave.
http://www.radstream.com/img/m2w/LakeMojave9.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
In Vegas, it's all about the bling, baby!:rofl ...

In Vegas, it's all about the bling, baby!:rofl

Ya, it looks like the rear part of the exhaust has been re-chromed or something on the right side. There are a few very minor scrapes on the right...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-18-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
That bastard. That's the last time I buy HIM a...

That bastard. That's the last time I buy HIM a beer!:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
Gee, thanks for that thought. :rofl :rofl Alas,...

Gee, thanks for that thought. :rofl :rofl Alas, no candelabra mount.:cry
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
Oh, and I don't get to take her home until this...

Oh, and I don't get to take her home until this Saturday. The store manager apparently loves older bikes and wants to be sure the carbs are balanced and everything is in good rideable condition. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
I got it from Red Rock Harley in Vegas. One of...

I got it from Red Rock Harley in Vegas. One of the mechanics said he knew the guy who owned it before; some rich guy who collected bikes. But, hey. Maybe it's the same guy you are thinking about...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,789
Posted By VegasRider
New to me, 81 CB900F.

Finally, I get a bike I can RIDE and not feel like I have been drug through a corn field after 300 miles.
http://www.radstream.com/img/1981cb900f.jpg
22.5k miles. Custom paint, all original (I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-18-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 50,134
Posted By VegasRider
Have done 2 cross-countries solo. Lonely? Nope,...

Have done 2 cross-countries solo. Lonely? Nope, but that's me. I know some fine riders that get lonely after 50 miles. YMMV
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 233,166
Posted By VegasRider
Also found a little article and link to this...

Also found a little article and link to this thread here (http://www.statejournal.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=97746). Great pics and looks like a heckuva project.:lurk
Forum: Americas 04-04-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By VegasRider
Free-range WiFi ?

Daughter is going off to college, need to downgrade housing & I can work just about anywhere there is a WiFi connection. Just thinking about taking a little extended working vacation/ride. Do many...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-04-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By VegasRider
In Henderson as well. All I have running at the...

In Henderson as well. All I have running at the moment is my Harley, so no off-roading at the moment :cry . If you get down here and want have a cold one, let me know.

-Ken
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By VegasRider
You still in town? Just saw the post.

You still in town? Just saw the post.
Forum: Americas 03-13-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By VegasRider
oh, forgot to mention... If you go to the Short...

oh, forgot to mention... If you go to the Short Branch in Crystal http://www.shortbranchsaloon.com/ (www.shortbranchsaloon.com/)Pick up a cheapo pair of kid shoes at your local xyzMart and bring...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By VegasRider
This is a great time to ride around here. For...

This is a great time to ride around here. For short rides, I suggest the Red Rock Canyon loop (be sure to stop and have a bite to eat at Bonnie Springs); Valley of Fire; the road along the western...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 594,706
Posted By VegasRider
Not sure if I posted any of these on this thread,...

Not sure if I posted any of these on this thread, but here goes. All are from my 2008 trip.

Eastern Colorado - RT 36
http://www.radstream.com/timg/1/d3_COResting.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 594,706
Posted By VegasRider
Just wow. I know this is an old thread, but for...

Just wow. I know this is an old thread, but for me, this couldn't be stated more clearly. I LOVE riding on the plains. Thanks for this thread.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By VegasRider
When to throw in the wrench?

Just curious, at what point do you throw in the wrench with a project bike that seems to WANT to NOT run?
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2010, 06:33 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,640
Posted By VegasRider
Woo Hoo!!!! Saw it last night. I was thinking...

Woo Hoo!!!! Saw it last night. I was thinking it would be easier for a smaller beetle/bug (Like that Christmas beetle) to hit the eye and shoot back into the brain (like Colonial Mick) mentioned.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,902
Posted By VegasRider
Oooo... That looks sweet. Here is a fellow in...

Oooo... That looks sweet. Here is a fellow in California doing something similar: http://vx800-restoration.blogspot.com/

For me, I am looking for a touring machine that will not mind the...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,902
Posted By VegasRider
WOW! Has it been three months? After...

WOW! Has it been three months?

After removing, cleaning and working on the carbs, three times, in 110F temps, I decided to let my project sit a bit. Last week it was cool enough to actually...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,001
Posted By VegasRider
I have only ridden a 250 Nighthawk about 50...

I have only ridden a 250 Nighthawk about 50 miles, and I have only put a few miles on my VX, so YMMV... Here is my 2 cent's worth:

VX800 Pros:
Plenty of character.
Good low end torque.
Unique...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,836
Posted By VegasRider
IMHO, if the family doesn't object, then it is...

IMHO, if the family doesn't object, then it is OK. Glad it worked out for you and every one involved.

I recently rode to the funeral of a co-worker; only bike there. Attended visitation and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,439
Posted By VegasRider
Thanks all. As much as I would like to go grab...

Thanks all. As much as I would like to go grab it up, I have my hands full with my project bikes right now anyway. Plus, the fellow sold it last night.

Honestly, for $125, it would have been a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,439
Posted By VegasRider
Old Yamaha IT175 Made Street Legal?

I need another project like I need another hole in my head, but I have been wanting a bike for desert roads. A fellow here has a running Yamaha IT175 for sale in, what I would call, 'running, fair...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 181,888
Posted By VegasRider
Nice RR. I think it's nice to see a good Harley...

Nice RR. I think it's nice to see a good Harley RR here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By VegasRider
Hey Premix, I am about a block away from you. On...

Hey Premix, I am about a block away from you. On College 1/2 way between Horizon and Boulder Highway.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-22-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By VegasRider
Anyone know an ADV Inmate in Vegas with what...

Anyone know an ADV Inmate in Vegas with what looked to be a yellow BMW or similar dual-sport adventure type bike??? I don't know bike models that well, but definitely made out the ADV sticker and...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By VegasRider
That makes sense. I tried to find the schematics...

That makes sense. I tried to find the schematics for that bike but had no luck. Managed to narrow down the Digikey search to 18 pages, but without some creative retrofitting, it didn't look like...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By VegasRider
Ya, they have just a few switches... Do you...

Ya, they have just a few switches...

Do you know whether your switch is a SPDT, SPST, etc??? (Single Pole Double Throw, Single Pole Single Throw...) I am not familiar with that bike. Do you...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,511
Posted By VegasRider
Not necessarily related to your idle problem,...

Not necessarily related to your idle problem, fuel lines can get stiff and brittle on older bikes like that. While you are in the area, you may want to check them out. Better to do it now than in...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,926
Posted By VegasRider
1+ I am in the process of ripping all those...

1+ I am in the process of ripping all those single loop hose clamps out, sometimes with a wire cutter, and replacing them with these or the worm drive clamps, depending on which would work best.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By VegasRider
If you are handy, a switch could likely be found...

If you are handy, a switch could likely be found at DIGIKEY (http://www.digikey.com/)but would need some retrofitting.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By VegasRider
There's plenty of riding here over the summer... ...

There's plenty of riding here over the summer... most of the riders just end up in UMC with heat stroke. :D

Seriously, it isn't too bad just before, through about an hour after sunup. With...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 962
Posted By VegasRider
Checking in from Henderson. Fck - too hot to...

Checking in from Henderson. Fck - too hot to even wrench after 11AM. Just went out now at 7PM and my bike and tools are still scorching.

Lot of locals over at my2wheels.com
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 446,781
Posted By VegasRider
http://www.radstream.com/timg/2/d22_az66Oddness.jp...

http://www.radstream.com/timg/2/d22_az66Oddness.jpg
On RT66 between Kingman and Seligman, Arizona.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8,148
Views: 3,200,596
Posted By VegasRider
My little 1990 Suzuki VX800 project bike. ...

My little 1990 Suzuki VX800 project bike.
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_G6GWzz-uojs/TDn6XglDpBI/AAAAAAAABTM/Regnq8UaOzQ/s1600/v3B.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,902
Posted By VegasRider
Looking forward to the pics! Well, I picked...

Looking forward to the pics!

Well, I picked up another VX last Friday. The owner said the only problem with it when he put it into storage about 6 years ago was that the rear carb was having...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,136
Posted By VegasRider
In five minutes I could punch out the baffles...

In five minutes I could punch out the baffles from my EPA stamped, legal mufflers and they will be nice and loud if I wanted. EPA stamp is pretty much meaningless, IMHO. Police would still need a...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By VegasRider
I agree. Vegas riding during the daytime seems...

I agree. Vegas riding during the daytime seems hotter with black than with light colors. Subjectively, of course.
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,068
Posted By VegasRider
I like your thinking! However the beer must...

I like your thinking!

However the beer must be inversely proportional in temp to the reverse wind chill. Then it all evens out.:1drink:lol3
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