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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By groop
:y0!:y0!:y0!

:y0!:y0!:y0!
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By groop
My local HF disagreed with me the time I tried to...

My local HF disagreed with me the time I tried to purchase it with the coupon as they did consider it a 'jack'

Agreed that they do come in the flyers. I saw it for $299 recently. Might have...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
For those in the know, did AJS intentionally...

For those in the know, did AJS intentionally design their bikes with one wheel size so the spare could work in all three places, or is this spare intended for use on the side car only?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By groop
In before the merge

In before the merge
Forum: Old's Cool 10-15-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Love that front wheel hub!

Love that front wheel hub!
Forum: Airheads 10-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By groop
also check your ground lead connection that runs...

also check your ground lead connection that runs from the battery down to the frame
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Remind me that if I ever restore an old Harley to...

Remind me that if I ever restore an old Harley to make sure I put the left grip on correctly
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,477
Posted By groop
wonder if this means that no more gold panning in...

wonder if this means that no more gold panning in the east fork of the San Gabriel river
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By groop
Thanks guys. Got home from work late last night,...

Thanks guys. Got home from work late last night, but I decided to pull the plugs just to check. A bit sooty, but not too bad. Then I climbed under the bike and set the screws to factory settings...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By groop
Bing idle mixture screw question

Last night I rebuilt both carbs from my 77 R100S. I've had the bike two years and it has been running fine (as far as I can tell), but I was inspired to open up the carbs and check the seals,...
Forum: Airheads 10-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By groop
I've had to remove the long engine mounting bolt...

I've had to remove the long engine mounting bolt and then used a separate jack to lift the motor up so the bolts clear.
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By groop
77 R100S only came in Metallic Red. The 78 and...

77 R100S only came in Metallic Red. The 78 and 79 had 'smoky' versions
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,493
Posted By groop
Great clothing-optional hot spring just south of...

Great clothing-optional hot spring just south of Bishop. Lots of things to see in Owens Valley. You'd be remiss if you didn't stop in Lone Pine or drive up to Whitney Portal if the roads are open. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
^^^ what's the story with these pics? Looks like...

^^^ what's the story with these pics? Looks like my SoCal desert but I'm not familiar with the gathering

Edit: nevermind. I read her tank top
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By groop
I like Motorhelmets in Fullerton for Klim gear. ...

I like Motorhelmets in Fullerton for Klim gear. They have been very good to me. Whatever they don't have on the floor they can get quickly, and for less money than other shops. Chaparral is much...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By groop
Dirt? Street? Both? Can't think of any near...

Dirt? Street? Both?

Can't think of any near Beverly Hills, but there are lots of places around L.A. Do you have a particular brand of boot or and/or clothing that interests you?
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By groop
Yep:clap

Yep:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By groop
I stopped by the local duc dealer on Tuesday to...

I stopped by the local duc dealer on Tuesday to ask about the scrambler. He estimated it would be next April before they would make it here. Just in time for tax refunds
Forum: Old's Cool 10-02-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Do you have any smaller photos?:lol3

Do you have any smaller photos?:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By groop
No idea, but my guess is that there is some sort...

No idea, but my guess is that there is some sort of confidentiality agreement in place. Secondly, the garment factory that makes them probably has no need to advertise on Google because they aren't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By groop
Lior is a good guy Someone else I...

Lior is a good guy

Someone else I discovered recently in Costa Mesa is Gustin Motorsports. Couple of techs who worked at Champion (now Del Amo Motorsports) started their own business. All...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 470
Posted By groop
I bought Buchanan's stainless spokes for my...

I bought Buchanan's stainless spokes for my Triumph build. I live about 20 minutes away from their headquarters, but they were the most expensive source for their products

I was able to find...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Headlights match her eyeballs

Headlights match her eyeballs
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By groop
There appears to be more non-stock parts (brakes,...

There appears to be more non-stock parts (brakes, kickstand, shocks, for instance) than stock parts that we can see. Best to have more photos or a list. When you say "all there", but what's "there"...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By groop
Have you tried either San Francisco BMW (by the...

Have you tried either San Francisco BMW (by the stadium) or San Jose BMW? I always like to have a local connection when possible.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,266
Posted By groop
Guys, I'm jealous. I visited Barber a few weeks...

Guys, I'm jealous. I visited Barber a few weeks ago and it was fantastic. Make sure you all post up photos
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Love to see the sunburn if she does.

Love to see the sunburn if she does.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10,580
Views: 807,632
Posted By groop
^^ yikes:eek1

^^ yikes:eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,721
Posted By groop
John- just read the article and am wishing you...

John- just read the article and am wishing you and Heidi a speedy recovery.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
"Ribbed for her pleasure"

"Ribbed for her pleasure"
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By groop
Dropped the frame off at the PC on Friday. They...

Dropped the frame off at the PC on Friday. They are sandblasting it today. I will retrieve it from them to do some metal prep as there was some weld splatter and other imperfections that come with...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By groop
Met with a powder coater that has a shop a few...

Met with a powder coater that has a shop a few blocks from my house. I'm dropping off the frame, subframe and swingarm off today. I'll post up some photos
Forum: Old's Cool 09-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By groop
I used POR15 on an old truck I was restoring. ...

I used POR15 on an old truck I was restoring. Back then folks would choose POR15 if rust was a potential issue, as it encapsulated the surface. In the case of the bike, rust is not a concern. Is...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,379
Posted By groop
Paint vs. Powder Coat

I know, I know, this has been discussed before, but I wanted to throw it out there for the vintage guys, specifically mid-'60s Triumphs.

I have a frame, swing arm, and some black bits that need...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Look at the brand. How far do you think it can...

Look at the brand. How far do you think it can go?


I keed. I keed
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15,715
Views: 9,130,619
Posted By groop
Sorry for the external link. Couldn't figure how...

Sorry for the external link. Couldn't figure how to extract the photos while keeping the captions attached. Many have been posted here before, but never with the backstory. All SFW
...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By groop
Might want to move this out of the flea market...

Might want to move this out of the flea market and into the equipment section. I know I've seen a few threads on waterproofing in the past
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,044
Posted By groop
This is true. Just installed one. Usually there...

This is true. Just installed one. Usually there is a photocell that will automatically shut these down during the night. Can't think of a state where modulating headlights would be legal after...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By groop
Depends on your bike, your budget, your needs. ...

Depends on your bike, your budget, your needs. What is a long ride for you?

I have big Jesse's on mine and love them. However, if I were to do it again, I would consider some of the soft...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By groop
Does that nut just hold the wire retainer clip or...

Does that nut just hold the wire retainer clip or is it part of the assembly too? My experience with blinker stalks is that there is one fastener and one alignment post. Loosen that nut and see...
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