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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By groop
Nice to hear stories like this. I've been to LB...

Nice to hear stories like this. I've been to LB BMW lots of times, but call Irv Seaver my local dealer.

Forums like this are also a great way for dealership feedback.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,559
Posted By groop
OJ I've considered teaching, and like you,...

OJ
I've considered teaching, and like you, I've been preaching these courses for twenty-plus years, although I never took the course myself. Both my son and my wife have taken the MSF class and...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 61,463
Posted By groop
F'ed up font. Could not read

F'ed up font. Could not read
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 388,784
Posted By groop
Not so much a "Dumbass" as misinformed. Looking...

Not so much a "Dumbass" as misinformed. Looking on CL to do comps of the same bike I just restored and came across this ad.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/4964282322.html...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By groop
Why do you think it's an R100 motor? Can you post...

Why do you think it's an R100 motor? Can you post more photos of the engine, including the serial number? Any casting numbers at the base of the jugs? Marking on the carbs? Is it titled for use in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By groop
I cannot help with your specific 1st question,...

I cannot help with your specific 1st question, but I can share similar frustration regarding the vintage Triumph parts catalogs. I'm finishing a 67 TR6 (build thread to come) and had many instances...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,633
Views: 388,784
Posted By groop
Pretty sure I've seen this bike at a local...

Pretty sure I've seen this bike at a local airhead tech day
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By groop
Titus Canyon Racetrack Playa my two...

Titus Canyon
Racetrack Playa

my two favorites for big GSs with street (Tourance) tires
http://groop.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2011/i-ZzpW3qc/0/X3/P1010450-X3.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 975
Posted By groop
You might be right that it's the starter, but...

You might be right that it's the starter, but your first post reminded me of a condition I used to have on an old Sportster. Turned out to be a starter relay that would sometimes send a strong...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,395
Posted By groop
But they get bonus points for telling their...

But they get bonus points for telling their readers that three-wheeled motorcycles are also called trikes.



...unless it's a sidecar
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,104
Posted By groop
So you're on the west coast of Canada? Not sure...

So you're on the west coast of Canada? Not sure about any differences in the model names between bikes for the US and Canadian markets.

You didn't say that your 'man' likes to dual sport or...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
good catch

good catch
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By groop
I started using this on a motorcycle restoration...

I started using this on a motorcycle restoration and am impressed with how hard the paint gets. It's used just like any other rattle can paint, but the results are far more impressive than regular...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,894
Posted By groop
Just curious why you're opposed to water-based...

Just curious why you're opposed to water-based cleaners:ear
I bought the HF ultrasonic cleaner and keep in on the workbench with Simple Green and it works pretty good and doesn't smell bad
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,664
Posted By groop
I'd rather have cats than rodents around my bikes...

I'd rather have cats than rodents around my bikes and cars any day
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By groop
Post in the Airheads section of Old School. Or...

Post in the Airheads section of Old School. Or search for wiring diagrams online. I have a 77 R100s and have found the wiring diagrams both on this site and others
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,329
Posted By groop
Keep the black and yellow plates as it adds value...

Keep the black and yellow plates as it adds value to the bike. You will probably need to do a CHP VIN verification as I did. Do not give up possession of those plates no matter what anyone says!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
You're probably right. Later Hornets had the...

You're probably right. Later Hornets had the right fins on the rocker covers (your photo is circa '65) and the same shaped tank. Originally I though it was a Japanese bike with a Laverda (or similar,...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
This was a hard one but I'm going with 1967 BSA...

This was a hard one but I'm going with 1967 BSA Hornet
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By groop
^^^ this. Knocked one of my bikes over on the...

^^^ this. Knocked one of my bikes over on the highway bars of another bike in the garage and left a dime-sized dent. Took it to a PDR shop and they fixed me right up. By the way, they said they...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,329
Posted By groop
OP I'm about 80% done with a full restoration...

OP
I'm about 80% done with a full restoration of a 67 TR6R that was in my neighbor's garage since 1976. I've got a good idea what work needs to be done, and a great mechanic I can refer you to in...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By groop
This is interesting. It's diluted sodium...

This is interesting. It's diluted sodium metasilicate, which sounds better than acid but I have no idea how it would work on motorcycle alloys. It's used in fracking fluid. That's why I recommended...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By groop
Is vapor blasting not an option for long-term...

Is vapor blasting not an option for long-term durability?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
The first time I saw this photo I was confused. ...

The first time I saw this photo I was confused. I thought "who uses a checkered flag to start a race?"

And now I just admire the photo for its composure


And her vertical leap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By groop
No experience with the product personally. It...

No experience with the product personally. It says for use on raw aluminum only- not polished or anodized. I'd try to get a hold of an MSDS first
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By groop
I like this question. I have a DRZ and was...

I like this question. I have a DRZ and was wondering the same thing.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
Love everything about this photo:clap

Love everything about this photo:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 01-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
In before the 'girl on a old 55-gallon drum'...

In before the 'girl on a old 55-gallon drum' thread merge
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By groop
owner has been found. thanks for posting

owner has been found. thanks for posting
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By groop
Little inspiration for you. Sorry for the...

Little inspiration for you. Sorry for the monster shot. If you're headed out in the spring, make sure all the snow has melted as it can linger for some time
...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
Here she is with another bike. Reach out to Dirt...

Here she is with another bike. Reach out to Dirt Dutchess over on ThumperTalk
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii145/dirtdame/The%20olden%20days%20of%20dirtbiking/7-16-200922139PM.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16,934
Views: 10,649,292
Posted By groop
Just a guess here, but a Google look at the...

Just a guess here, but a Google look at the Bratskellar chain restaurants that existed at the time, there were several locations. Of all the locations, only Larimer Square in Denver has similar...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By groop
You're a lucky man. St. George has some...

You're a lucky man. St. George has some fantastic riding opportunities. Last time there I went to the local Honda dealership who pointed me to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Fantastic day
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By groop
I remember going to Crystal Cove and seeing NB MC...

I remember going to Crystal Cove and seeing NB MC cops along PCH waiting for the racers to leave. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Sorry to see this leave Irvine, but I'm sure it will...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By groop
Do these Spot Traces work if a thief puts your...

Do these Spot Traces work if a thief puts your stolen bike inside a building?
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,231
Posted By groop
These bikes should be moved to a warm, dry,...

These bikes should be moved to a warm, dry, environment immediately. I know a place...:lol3
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,809
Posted By groop
Emoto Excellent write-up! I should have used...

Emoto
Excellent write-up! I should have used your write-up as an installation guide instead of the manual. I picked up a paired set last month and have so far just mounted one, but it's my first...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By groop
I'm not familiar with the XLV750R. I know the...

I'm not familiar with the XLV750R. I know the XLV750 is what us Yanks call an African twin. Not sure if the rims are the same but I know there are a few companies that specialize in the AT parts.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,624
Posted By groop
Eddie's last name is Cisneros- the folks on...

Eddie's last name is Cisneros- the folks on Thumpertalk think he's a god. Never had any correspondence with him personally, but I think his advice is solid and I've done some of his mods on my bike....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By groop
There's a big difference between "shiny, round...

There's a big difference between "shiny, round and cheap" and an NOS $80 cap. If I were you I would take the tank to an auto parts store and see what fits. I've heard of chrome VW caps fitting some...
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