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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 06:22 AM
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Posted By TroopThrowback
One of my hang ups about swapping an entire front...

One of my hang ups about swapping an entire front end is I enjoy the authenticity of the original front end, and I don't have many complaints about its function. It works pretty darn well for me. An...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
The reason for the 21 would be lighter weight. ...

The reason for the 21 would be lighter weight.

That said I want more info on front end swaps. So is the stem from the xt a direct swap? Will my roller neck bearing upgrade for the xs650 stem be...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
I thought the factory springs I hve in my 78 are...

I thought the factory springs I hve in my 78 are progressive. I don't have problems with them, but I'm pretty light of a rider (140#).

The pipes you've got in the new project are exactly what I'm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Great report! Thanks for sharing. Keep...

Great report! Thanks for sharing.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
So has anyone swapped a 21" front rim to the...

So has anyone swapped a 21" front rim to the stock hub? Thinking it'll make mine more happy on trails. Spoke set is $71 from mikesxs. Thoughts?


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,192
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Posted By TroopThrowback
Been there, done all that. Nice to know I'm not...

Been there, done all that. Nice to know I'm not the only one has had that experience here in CA.

As far as my ground/hot mixup, oops.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sweet scores guys. My 1978 was a bit crusty but...

Sweet scores guys. My 1978 was a bit crusty but only $300 a couple years ago. Fresh gas and battery an started right up.

2manyrides,
Your battery area looks identical to mine. Perhaps I need to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Nice! Love the riding right now. Keep...

Nice! Love the riding right now.


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Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2015, 03:00 PM
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Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sweet! It's the super rare quick detachable front...

Sweet! It's the super rare quick detachable front brake reservoir model. Better chop it, quick!


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Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2015, 03:23 AM
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Posted By TroopThrowback
It's pretty sad to me that in motorcycling...

It's pretty sad to me that in motorcycling America we place so much of our sense of value in performance. Numbers and such do not speak to ease of use, versatility, longevity, and overall build...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 10:19 AM
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Posted By TroopThrowback
I'd sure like to simplify mine too but it's been...

I'd sure like to simplify mine too but it's been so reliable so far as is.


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
XS650 Appresh

It's a 1978 and I see only one fuse. I know a bunch of people switch out to modern blade type fuses and perhaps I'll do that. As it stands I have to pull the right side cover to get at the glass tube...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
XS650 Appresh

I did check that grommet as I feared that was it. My next thought was the headlight shell, as it's a total rats nest in there (stock shell).

Now I just need to find the time to tear into it....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-29-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Did a brisk 100 miles (50/50 paved and trail)...

Did a brisk 100 miles (50/50 paved and trail) with two friends on their 12 year old BMW r1100gs Monday. Their first time of pavement with their new-to-them bikes.

For once my Yambler was the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,295
Views: 327,548
Posted By TroopThrowback
My vintage 650 triumph is a single carb (tr6,...

My vintage 650 triumph is a single carb (tr6, 1966) and has delightful torque response at low and mid. Perfect for the Sierra Nevada roads I love. Attributed to the long stroke motor.

My 1978...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
It's not emissions control here in ca that makes...

It's not emissions control here in ca that makes it difficult: it's being in the land of the godfathers of HA. Thanks to outlaw bike shenanigans in the 1960's, California "leads the pack" on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

These guys are good buddies so it'll be fun to see them tip over all over the place.

Hobbes, I'll take one for the team: you can lead the ride, I'll sit it out and go to your massage. Just the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 10:31 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Honestly you'd probably be bored. Not going to be...

Honestly you'd probably be bored. Not going to be anything you haven't done a hundred times. The two GS riders haven't ever taken them off road and one will be riding his for the first time.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Any of you folks ever have issues with titles...

Any of you folks ever have issues with titles when swapping motors and all that? Just wondering how that fits into your local laws, if any.


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 04:37 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

Who's in for helping me host a few Bay Area types for a run up to Allegheny and back on big adv bikes Monday? 2x 1100gs, a v strom, an r1100(!) and my 1978 xs650 dinosaur. 50/50 pavement/dirt....
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sounds a lot like how British Posi-drive...

Sounds a lot like how British Posi-drive fasteners are often ruined on old Triumph cases by people whacking on them with Philips bits! I'd never heard of a Japanese version. Where do you get the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Great trip Juan! I find that is the best way boil...

Great trip Juan! I find that is the best way boil a beer myself, too.


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 08:18 AM
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Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
I too have the AllBalls bearing kit (anybody see...

I too have the AllBalls bearing kit (anybody see the irony in that: tapered roller bearing conversion from a company called AllBalls?)

I believe mine had the seal, too.

Taking mine out for a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 10:34 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Next moth then! Keep the Faith! ...

Next moth then!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 08:31 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sounds super cool. Any chance you'll bring it out...

Sounds super cool. Any chance you'll bring it out to Throwback Thursday in Grass valley this week? We'd love to see it.

Troop


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 02:23 PM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Wow. A winch probably isn't needed but that's...

Wow. A winch probably isn't needed but that's pretty cool. Does the car have brakes? That might be handy too.


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 08:05 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
And your copilot should be a good pusher, too! ...

And your copilot should be a good pusher, too!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
I took my three boys in the 2001 jeep xj cherokee...

I took my three boys in the 2001 jeep xj cherokee a few weeks back. It is quite rutted and was not unchallenging. That said, depending on your skill and willingness to take risks, I wouldn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 02:53 PM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Welcome Gary! Keep the Faith! ...

Welcome Gary!


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 04:34 AM
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Posted By TroopThrowback
Season opener is this week! ...

Season opener is this week!

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2015, 04:32 AM
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Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
This week! ...

This week!
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Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Nooooo! You said it. I just so happen to have a...

Nooooo! You said it. I just so happen to have a 1972 xl250 and a 1973 xl 350, both projects that I haven't moved on due to my xs650 being so delightfully inappropriate. Every time someone mentions a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,295
Views: 327,548
Posted By TroopThrowback
Can't an extended skid plate cover that up easy...

Can't an extended skid plate cover that up easy enough?


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Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
XS650 Appresh

Mine isn't stock either. But I am a bit of a purist. All my changes are reversible and no cutting. And I really ride the bike.

Last trip three weeks ago to Allegheny via Plumbago Road:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

My experience with c130 never ended well: me standing in the troop door looking at the horizon then a rush of air and the ground hitting me on the back of my head. I'll pass.


Didn't mean for...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 195,963
Posted By TroopThrowback
Custom Scramblers

I'm not sure I ever posted here. I call it a Yambler, it is my dirt bike for exploring the Sierra Nevada where I live. 1978 xs650 I got three years ago in terribly but complete shape for $300.

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Sacramento Riders Thread DS & ADV

All you flyboys need your own chatterbox thread somewhere else. This ones for ground pounders!

No, im not jealous. Does it sound like I am?
; )


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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Actually I've never worn one. But perhaps because...

Actually I've never worn one. But perhaps because I ride too damn slow to need one!

I took ALL my boys (aged 2-10) in the jeep today, Edwards Crossing and Plumbago Road, up to Allegheny. Took...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 138,016
Posted By TroopThrowback
Nice! I'll let you know how it is on 4 wheels,...

Nice! I'll let you know how it is on 4 wheels, taking my boys in the jeep tomorrow.


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Forum: Old's Cool 03-29-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,192
Views: 388,099
Posted By TroopThrowback
Yup. Mikuni bs38. The telltale vacuum line from...

Yup. Mikuni bs38. The telltale vacuum line from the port on the intake manifold to the petcock. Those vacuum actuated petcocks are legendary for failing. When the seals go bad it the rebuild costs...
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