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Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
In 15 years we'll be discussing its rusted-out...

In 15 years we'll be discussing its rusted-out remains when it's offered as a "barn find."
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I could get a mid 2000s VFR in very good...

I could get a mid 2000s VFR in very good condition for that.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I hate to ask the obvious, but what exactly is...

I hate to ask the obvious, but what exactly is the benefit? Other than not having to maintain shocks? If you build a custom frame I imagine there is weight saving as well as the obvious "look." You...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 27,800
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Didn't take me long to find it on Google Earth.

Didn't take me long to find it on Google Earth.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 27,800
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Better move it along fast. I'm supposed to have...

Better move it along fast. I'm supposed to have the day off tomorrow and have a ride planned. (That's what I told myself this morning before the phone rang, so don't bet on it.)

It's adjacent to a...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Well, there are idiots out there. Still, the...

Well, there are idiots out there.

Still, the seller said he expected it to sell for far more than $2500, so my guess is he still lost money on the build. Which is a good thing. It might discourage...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Ugh. I saw this one in person at the Deus event....

Ugh. I saw this one in person at the Deus event. Not bad work, but in the end it's a GN400 thumper with a mismatched cafe-style seat and litte more to say for itself. Worth half what he's asking even...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I should not have entered "bobber" as a search...

I should not have entered "bobber" as a search term. Remind me never to do this again.

bobber 650 yamaha - $25 (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/mcy/5070257745.html)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Ryca Motors RR-1 Hardtail Bobber Suzuki Savage...

Ryca Motors RR-1 Hardtail Bobber Suzuki Savage S40 (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/mcy/5092760243.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_17CzOn4FVac_600x450.jpg

And of course, the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
2002 Buell Blast custom bobber - $1500...

2002 Buell Blast custom bobber - $1500 (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/mcy/5092981736.html)

http://images.craigslist.org/00c0c_7u8r3ppmqgc_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
He's either putting down the Vagos...

He's either putting down the Vagos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagos_Motorcycle_Club) or the Mongols (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongols_Motorcycle_Club) or both. Threatening to kick either of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I'm waiting for somebody to hack it and install...

I'm waiting for somebody to hack it and install something that's, um... not family friendly shall we say.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
It's a no-reserve auction, but he wants $2500 in...

It's a no-reserve auction, but he wants $2500 in hand if you show up in person to test ride it. He thinks it's worth more.

I am surprised it's up above $500, but these days I'm shocked at the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
But then you have no chance of being sucked into...

But then you have no chance of being sucked into the shock by the tire when you slide off the back of the seat the first time you accelerate hard...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Sure hope that top shock mount is attached...

Sure hope that top shock mount is attached firmly. Otherwise somebody will be getting eliminated from the gene pool.

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2OVgxNjAw/z/KjAAAOSw9N1VheFT/$_57.JPG

And this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-21-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 27,800
Posted By MichaelInVenice
I know exactly where the second one is. Could not...

I know exactly where the second one is. Could not precisely place the first one.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
You can be an amazing yoga practitioner but a...

You can be an amazing yoga practitioner but a lousy teacher. I find more often than not that the best teachers are often not the best practitioners. Unless they're teaching the highest level...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Most things with the Harley logo on them are...

Most things with the Harley logo on them are never actually used once they're home...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Remove side plastics. Add saddle from 80s...

Remove side plastics. Add saddle from 80s jap-cruiser/chopper. Leave outside for 20 years until it rusts solid.
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,193
Posted By MichaelInVenice
When I got back into riding and took the MSF...

When I got back into riding and took the MSF course, early on in the evening the instructor asked if anybody had ever been in a motorcycle accident and how it happened. Only a couple of people raised...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-15-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 27,800
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Ah. Got it. The sign is a bit changed since...

Ah. Got it.

The sign is a bit changed since the Google truck went by, but it's there and the location's pretty unmistakable.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
It can turn? :D

It can turn? :D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
And here's a "Hard tail done right." ...

And here's a "Hard tail done right."

http://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_lrdQaUuSeGv_600x450.jpg

1980 Honda bobber 500 (http://utica.craigslist.org/mcy/5062140686.html)

Hard tail done right ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
IT. HAS. A. STAGE. 4. RACE. KIT! (What does...

IT. HAS. A. STAGE. 4. RACE. KIT!

(What does he plan to race with it? Can't keep up with my '75 XS650, race kit or not.)

http://images.craigslist.org/00C0C_f2BYpdewF8X_600x450.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,183,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Interesting. Never noticed the clutch cable...

Interesting. Never noticed the clutch cable difference. I knew the clutch on the 550s was different and most consider it better.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,183,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Definitely not a 350 or 400 four. This is a 350...

Definitely not a 350 or 400 four. This is a 350 from the left side. notice the shape of the cam cover and the starter behind the cylinder block.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-08-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 13,167
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Shafer Canyon Road. A fun one. Not sure a Versys...

Shafer Canyon Road. A fun one. Not sure a Versys would be the bike I'd take all the way around the White Rim, but it would do fine for Shafter Canyon to Potash and back to Moab. Can't wait for the...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,498
Posted By MichaelInVenice
In my experience, very little of the Revzilla...

In my experience, very little of the Revzilla stuff actually ships from their warehouse in the Philadelphia area. My helmets have both come directly from Helmet City, a large wholesaler here on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Judging from the tread on the tires, that has not...

Judging from the tread on the tires, that has not yet been an issue.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 49,681
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Another solid choice.

Another solid choice.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 49,681
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Decent commuter dual sport? You'll get lots of...

Decent commuter dual sport? You'll get lots of ideas here, but probably should start a thread in the right section (http://advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15). Off the top of my head the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-04-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 49,681
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Not mechanical. Electrical. You know, the...

Not mechanical. Electrical.

You know, the kind you can't fix with a hammer.

Sucks to see it end this way.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 470,748
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Not sure. I think the owner should push it off...

Not sure. I think the owner should push it off the end of a pier to find out.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,183,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Neckline looks like more of a "U" to me, but it's...

Neckline looks like more of a "U" to me, but it's stretched so tight it's hard to tell.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Agreed on the plug. Most likely the crush washer...

Agreed on the plug. Most likely the crush washer was just was stuck in there. Mine was when I did it and I had to pull it out myself. I usually flip and re-use once, though I'm guessing the soft...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,183,400
Posted By MichaelInVenice
Looks more like a rule of twins. And I'm not...

Looks more like a rule of twins.

And I'm not talking about the Guzzi.

:)
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By MichaelInVenice
A simple voltmeter will keep you set. If you're...

A simple voltmeter will keep you set. If you're not getting a charging voltage, you need to shut something off. IMO something you should install on any bike with lots of electrical farkles.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By MichaelInVenice
- Foglights (switched) - Voltmeter/USB outlets...

- Foglights (switched)
- Voltmeter/USB outlets (Share a circuit)
- GPS (switched)

These three are all wired into the bike's factory foglight power circuit, which has adequate capacity for all...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 15,398
Posted By MichaelInVenice
In.

In.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,877
Posted By MichaelInVenice
The reality I see is that older dirt bikes are...

The reality I see is that older dirt bikes are pretty cheap, so people with limited funds needing basic transportation tend to gravitate towards them. That was originally the appeal of the CB350s....
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