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Forum: Trials 09-05-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,574
Posted By slowpoke28787
Keeps your balance skills sharp!

I got back in to it a few years back just to add another aspect to keeping my riding and balance skills sharp. Now in my 50's and riding since I was 9 I can say it is an easy way to play around in...
Forum: Trials 08-31-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By slowpoke28787
hit or miss

I have used them and had buyers of my bikes use them. It is luck of the draw whether the driver has a clue as to how to properly secure your cargo. If it is a valuable bike hire a real bike shipper....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,904
Posted By slowpoke28787
another vote for a smaller starter bike

Like many of these guys, I've been riding for 40 years. I have probably had 60 motorcycles in all those years but started small on mini bikes at 11 and progressed as I grew. I just went from a 1200GS...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By slowpoke28787
another choice

I'm going to try these another inmate pointed out:
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By slowpoke28787
brake pedal adjustment?

I am about to order the Precision Engineering pegs but want to ask if the brake pedal can be adjusted or does it need to be to suit the 2 inch peg drop?
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,026
Posted By slowpoke28787
Just switched

I just switched form an 05 1200GS to an 09 800GS for the very reasons you mentioned too. I enjoyed the 1200 but did not do big tours so the 800 will better suit my day riding. I got it last week and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,296
Posted By slowpoke28787
Interesting...I just sold a 2005 1200GS and...

Interesting...I just sold a 2005 1200GS and bought an 09 800GS. It has most of the farkles I would add. At 6'5" I will add bar risers and lower pegs but after my first 150 miles ride Saturday I think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-09-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,296
Posted By slowpoke28787
new arrival

The shipper dropped off my 2009 800GS last night at 10:00. It is yellow and has only 2400 miles. Did my title work today. Weather is calling for 69 degrees here on Saturday in the mountains. Looks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By slowpoke28787
I just sold a 1200GS and replaced it with an...

I just sold a 1200GS and replaced it with an 800GS but neither is suited for off road beyond gravel and dirt roads unless you want to beat on a nice BMW. My choice for street legal trail bikes is a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By slowpoke28787
2010 F800GS color options? Yellow?

Will some one confirm if yellow was a color choice for 2010 or were they left over 2009s? I sold my 1200GS and am beginning the search for a good used F800GS but want to stay newer than 2009 due to...
Forum: Trials 08-11-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,028
Posted By slowpoke28787
What year tank is this?

Why does the tank not have the indent for the badges and Cota 247 decals? I just bought a 71, VIN 3015, and it has these forks and hubs. It has original engine so it is right hand shift. It was...
Forum: Trials 08-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,700
Posted By slowpoke28787
Paul, I have since finished and sold my MAR but...

Paul, I have since finished and sold my MAR but the routing is pretty straight forward. The fenders have tabs underneath to hold the wires to tail light and the ones from the brake light switch are...
Forum: Airheads 08-02-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By slowpoke28787
My old bike!

Hey thats my old Dover white R69S I sold a few years back! I sold it with that Heinrich tank AND a 6.5 gallon BMW sport tank. It had 14,500 original miles and was the best unrestored example I had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,150
Posted By slowpoke28787
different animals

I took out a 650GS demo today while my 1200GS was having a service done. I wanted to ride an 800GS but no demo available here now. I rode over 100 miles with 12 of that on gravel. By 80 miles I had...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,655
Posted By slowpoke28787
another choice

I used motorcycle also by the name JC Motors to move a bike from Calif to North Carolina. $734 which included bumping the value for insurance up a little. Good on time service and...
Forum: Trials 03-04-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,157
Posted By slowpoke28787
second the Gaerne

It is the Garene Balance oiled. I have these for trials but they are comfortable enough for long day trail riding. Amazing how easy they are to walk in compared to old motocross boots. Worth every...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,480
Posted By slowpoke28787

I can only chime in based on the research a friend has done to rescue one he recently acquired from his uncle, the original owner. If it is a 1959 or early 1960 model it will have aluminum fenders...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,862
Views: 310,922
Posted By slowpoke28787
Rickman Enfield

My new arrival. A 71 Rickman Enfield. It has just 1724 original miles and needs the brakes gone through and a little polishing.
Forum: Trials 01-21-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 205,360
Posted By slowpoke28787
My Ossa MAR

I restored this one. Just like the one I had at 14 in 1975.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,170
Posted By slowpoke28787
Jun-air me too.

I have had Jun-air compressors for years too in my dental lab. Have my old one in my garage and you can hardly hear when they cycle on. The engine is enclosed in an oil bath. They are on fleabay all...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 410,221
Posted By slowpoke28787
Barber Festival Trials

Rode my first vintage trials on an OSSA MAR I restored like the one I had when I was 14. Finished 6th out of about 15 in the novice line. If you have not been to the fall Barber event you need to put...
Forum: Trials 09-03-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,567
Posted By slowpoke28787
I still have the IRZ on my bike and it starts...

I still have the IRZ on my bike and it starts second kick every time. During a sypathetic restoration all I did mechanically was new rings on the original piston and clean the carb well. It did not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-01-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 603,186
Posted By slowpoke28787
My 15 year old daughter took this of me.

My 15 year old daughter took this of me.
Forum: Trials 05-04-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By slowpoke28787
go modern!

I really like vintage bikes, especially the look of vintage trials bikes but they are nothing compared to modern in the fun department. I decided to relive my youth and restore an OSSA like the one I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-15-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 87,340
Posted By slowpoke28787
Double whammy

Both of these bikes sold because I was fighting the hoarding or "collector" label. I sold the Indian racer in the back ground along with two others to fund the purchase of a new house without taking...
Forum: Trials 04-14-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,722
Posted By slowpoke28787
You are in the ball park. Sold mine a year ago...

You are in the ball park. Sold mine a year ago with spare plastic and excellent but competed on condition. Wished I hadn't sold it and recently replaced it with a 02 Mont 315R for several hundred...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 92,590
Posted By slowpoke28787
New toy

I recently restored an OSSA MAR like the one I had when I was 15 (34 years ago) and it turned out so nice I didn't want to beat on it. I found a modern practice bike and now it's time to get back...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 89,612
Posted By slowpoke28787
new arrival

Shipper delivered this today. My Moto Giro ride for later in the year.
Anyone know who restores seats for such bikes? I want to redo the seat with a bumm stop like the Motobi version.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,023
Views: 1,887,204
Posted By slowpoke28787
Pretty amazing photography here. I haven't...

Pretty amazing photography here. I haven't gotten close to looking at all 88 pages and I am in awe. Mine may not be up to the wow factor of many of these but here goes.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,256
Posted By slowpoke28787
Last of the fours

The 1942 Indian Fours were simply left over 41's with different tank badges. There were just a handfull, maybe under 350 sold as 42's. My good guess is a correctly restored 42 Four is an $80,000 plus...
Forum: Trials 03-16-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 410,221
Posted By slowpoke28787
Completed OSSA from post 82

It took a little longer but really was a simple project. Every part is still available from various suppliers. Now I need a practice bike so I can keep this one purdy for ocasional vintage meets. Any...
Forum: Trials 02-22-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 410,221
Posted By slowpoke28787
making progress

Going back together easily but I need a good afternoon to knock it out. The snow melted too fast and the outdoor chores have begun. See post #82 for the first days work.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-20-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,663
Posted By slowpoke28787
Not out of business

I called Cosmo a few weeks ago and some older gent answered the phone. He said they were moving and would be able to help me in a few months.
Forum: Trials 01-14-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,098
Views: 410,221
Posted By slowpoke28787
winter refresh

What else do you do with a foot of snow outside. The bike needed a little sprucing up so I got started.
Forum: Face plant 01-11-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,445
Posted By slowpoke28787
Do the easy repairs yourself?

I dropped a GS last year and the insurance company said we'll pay you and you can do any or all the repairs yourself. I found fleabay to be great source for the parts. The few things I did get from...
Forum: Airheads 11-29-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,632
Posted By slowpoke28787
I can haul my R69S or Vincent in my Honda...

I can haul my R69S or Vincent in my Honda Element. If the front is too tall try using ratcheting tie downs to supress the front end. Go around the axle and bars and crank it down. You will loose...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,628
Posted By slowpoke28787
Yes there were guidelines for the original but...

Yes there were guidelines for the original but remember these are all hand painted so no two bikes are dead on the same. At least you had the insight to do it right with hand painted pin stripes and...
Forum: Airheads 11-12-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 51,244
Posted By slowpoke28787
Shill bidding! Too high too fast for /5 Heinrich...

Shill bidding! Too high too fast for /5 Heinrich tanks.

And I'm pretty sure this one is one of the Vietnamese copies around a few years ago. No reply from the seller when I asked.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,595
Posted By slowpoke28787
My first real restoration in the early 90's. I...

My first real restoration in the early 90's. I confess by "restoration" I mean disassemble, find parts, farm out to experts, and put back together. I was pleased with the outcome. It spent a year in...
Forum: Airheads 10-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 51,244
Posted By slowpoke28787
Originally I thought it would be cool to have a...

Originally I thought it would be cool to have a white one and a black one. Then I came to my senses and bought the unrestored two tone bike and sold the matched pair. This current R69S shares the...
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