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Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By ivantheterrible
love it! Esp. the bare metal tank.

love it! Esp. the bare metal tank.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-11-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By ivantheterrible
I'm not a big Harley guy, but I love the old...

I'm not a big Harley guy, but I love the old Ironhead sportsters. They look like what a motorcycle should look like to me. I wonder if it has anything to do with my 'Bronson' obsession when i was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,740
Posted By ivantheterrible
that's a good looking bike. I've found that the...

that's a good looking bike. I've found that the rust cleans up pretty well, as long as it doesn't go too deep.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,202
Posted By ivantheterrible
Hey Brett Have you fallen out of love with the...

Hey Brett
Have you fallen out of love with the TU? Or just looking for something different?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By ivantheterrible
isn't it a federal crime to NOT ruin a xs650 by...

isn't it a federal crime to NOT ruin a xs650 by turning it into a bobber or cafe racer?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,077
Posted By ivantheterrible
i would probably give you $750 for the both of...

i would probably give you $750 for the both of them, but that's because I have a thing for Honda Deams. i'm not sure they're worth any more then that, and possibly less.
I believe parting them out...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By ivantheterrible
I woke last night to the sound of thunder......

I woke last night to the sound of thunder......
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
spring project!? ...

spring project!?
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/mcy/3790246203.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
i actually go though the ads hoping to find the...

i actually go though the ads hoping to find the crappy/funny ones.
i love the ones with the upside down pictures, or pictures of bikes behind a bunch of junk in a dark basement, No flash. Always...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,077
Posted By ivantheterrible
I had one, and loved it. I needed the money and...

I had one, and loved it. I needed the money and sold it for way less then I wanted, but I didn't get many interested buyers.
There are a couple locally that have been listed for many months, for way...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
i very much agree about the dr being the better...

i very much agree about the dr being the better bike. I had written, but deleted it, that klr's used to be plentiful at good prices, but that has changed. I've often wondered what effect the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
I've been laid up with a bulging disk / pinched...

I've been laid up with a bulging disk / pinched nerve, so I've had a lot of time to look at the ole' CL. it's fun to 'give' myself a money amount and find the best deal out of all the bikes listed...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
yes- I should have my head examined for all the...

yes- I should have my head examined for all the time I waste looking at CL motorcycle listings!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 131,480
Posted By ivantheterrible
of course it's their property and they can ask...

of course it's their property and they can ask whatever they want, but........

to me sportster's are frustrating. (maybe because I'm interested in one)
there seems to be no correlation between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,259
Posted By ivantheterrible
i wonder what that would look like if all those...

i wonder what that would look like if all those folks were in cars?
Forum: Battle scooters 05-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,385
Posted By ivantheterrible
vespa

vespa
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,701
Posted By ivantheterrible
I stand corrected! those are very nice. but...

I stand corrected! those are very nice.

but I still think there's way more failures 'cuz someone is trying to shoe horn a type of bike into a style that doesn't work.
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,701
Posted By ivantheterrible
that's a good platform for what you're doing, and...

that's a good platform for what you're doing, and imho, you've only improved the over all look, without sacrificing any of the practical aspects of the bike.
that's another thing---picking the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,701
Posted By ivantheterrible
to me the problem with Bobbers, choppers and...

to me the problem with Bobbers, choppers and cafes is they are usually done in a half assed way, and almost never look better or function better then what they started out as. First do no harm? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By ivantheterrible
My wife and I share a bank account, therefore we ...

My wife and I share a bank account, therefore we consult each other before any major purchases. i showed her a picture of your bike and said that if a xs (or tx) that beautiful and original came up...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By ivantheterrible
you should get the sawzall and flat black rattle...

you should get the sawzall and flat black rattle cans out and turn it into a sick bobber. joke.
that is one beautiful bike. congrats.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By ivantheterrible
what I have done is do a search for custom builds...

what I have done is do a search for custom builds based on the model you have.

Dedicated forums for your model are also helpful.

Search for tanks that you like. Post a thread asking if...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By ivantheterrible
thanks! I know it's difficult from a...

thanks!

I know it's difficult from a distance, but any sounds of doom I should listen for? Seems I read somewhere the cam chain can be a little noisy even when it's operating fine?
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By ivantheterrible
I might should start a new thread, but I'll ask...

I might should start a new thread, but I'll ask here anyway, since the question is about an old honda.

'78 cb 550. 30,000 miles. Too many? I know it depends on the previous owner mostly, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,783
Posted By ivantheterrible
Guy I sold my 305 Dream to stopped by yesterday...

Guy I sold my 305 Dream to stopped by yesterday with his new (to him) '71 cb350. He let me go for a ride and it was awesome. I'd never ridden one before and I was impressed with it's peppiness. Now I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 841,460
Posted By ivantheterrible
How many miles on the bike? Sorry if you already...

How many miles on the bike? Sorry if you already said.
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 841,460
Posted By ivantheterrible
the plugs do sound like you're burning oil, or...

the plugs do sound like you're burning oil, or too rich. In my (limited) experience the other symptoms sound like lean, esp. the back firing.
Anyway, yahoo has a nighthawk 250 group. Maybe they'd...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4,284
Views: 841,460
Posted By ivantheterrible
that sounds too lean. what do the plugs look like?

that sounds too lean. what do the plugs look like?
Forum: Old's Cool 02-06-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ivantheterrible
I'm just dreaming up options. If I could live...

I'm just dreaming up options. If I could live with the Mags, but couldn't live with the 16'' rear, I could exchange it for a sr500 18'' mag. The problem you mentioned, is this a fixable problem?...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ivantheterrible
does a sr500 rear rim fit the xs650? I used to...

does a sr500 rear rim fit the xs650? I used to have a sr500 and I seem to remember some parts could be exchanged, but I'll be damned if i can remember which.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ivantheterrible
thanks bpeckm, your bike was an inspiration. Got...

thanks bpeckm, your bike was an inspiration. Got me thinking about the special, instead of the (usually) high priced 'standard'. does anyone Have the proper name, so I can stop calling it the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ivantheterrible
thanks. I very much prefer the 18'' rear rim, as...

thanks. I very much prefer the 18'' rear rim, as well as spokes. In fact, it would probably be a deal breaker if they wouldn't swop. I guess I'll look around (ebay?other?) and see what some spoke...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By ivantheterrible
xs650 special to standard xs650?

I'm thinking about buying a xs650 special and I have a few questions I'm hoping y'all can help me with.

First, any known issues?

And what I'm really wondering about, do the parts from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-01-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,784
Posted By ivantheterrible
I guess everyone has their version of the ideal...

I guess everyone has their version of the ideal motorcycle. For me it's the bikes on this thread. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,139
Posted By ivantheterrible
naive question-----why is it any skin off...

naive question-----why is it any skin off Yamaha's nose to just bring it over in small numbers? they already produce it, and no doubt they'd sell some. I'm sure it's not as easy as that. could one of...
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,139
Posted By ivantheterrible
I'm one of those who are firmly in the pro-...

I'm one of those who are firmly in the pro- kicker camp. I used to think I didn't want a motorcycle without a kicker, and given the choice between a kicker or e-start I'd take the kicker every time....
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 970
Views: 89,139
Posted By ivantheterrible
I also had an sr500, but i had mixed feelings...

I also had an sr500, but i had mixed feelings about it. i thought the carb was overly complex and my bike was prone to smoking like crazy occasionally. Not often enough for me to dig in to it, but...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,670
Posted By ivantheterrible
I'm not trying to be a contrarian, but does what...

I'm not trying to be a contrarian, but does what someone else does with thier property really effect you that much? there's a lot in this world that should 'boil your cabbage' or 'piss you off' but...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 692,796
Posted By ivantheterrible
thanks for the detailed response, sidecar jockey!...

thanks for the detailed response, sidecar jockey!
i must say, i much prefer the looks of the 1970's sportsters.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,960
Views: 692,796
Posted By ivantheterrible
i've been following along with this thread and my...

i've been following along with this thread and my sportster interest is growing. A couple of interesting pre-EVO motor sportster have popped up locally. I want/need any motorcycle that I own to be at...
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