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Forum: Airheads Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By groop
Airheads Rally Photo? ...

Airheads Rally Photo?
http://thumb-image.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/24GQ8Cm.jpg
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By groop
Love threads like this. A buddy asked me to trim...

Love threads like this. A buddy asked me to trim his 91 LT screen down because the haze nearly blinds him as he rides towards the sun. He wants to be able to 'look over' his wind screen. Wasn't so...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
What? No trade for tattoos? Perhaps liposuction?

What? No trade for tattoos? Perhaps liposuction?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-19-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
:bash

:bash
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
For an 'S' model? $3500-$6K. Hell even a /7...

For an 'S' model? $3500-$6K. Hell even a /7 with an 's' fairing gets $4K

http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/5020745264.html (http://spokane.craigslist.org/mcy/5020745264.html)

Think that...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
Um, not that out of line. Not even close

Um, not that out of line. Not even close
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,913
Posted By groop
Sorry for starting it in the first place. I only...

Sorry for starting it in the first place. I only asked because you're from CA. I'm from CA. Plate is obviously from somewhere else. Thought there might be a romantic story attached to it. I just...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,913
Posted By groop
Which state did you barnfind that one in?

Which state did you barnfind that one in?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By groop
Curious to know what it will do to insurance. My...

Curious to know what it will do to insurance. My sister just bought a house in Henderson and was surprised to hear that her car insurance doubled from what her policy cost in CA. Here I thought we...
Forum: Airheads 06-12-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By groop
Welcome to the forum Andy. Occasionally you will...

Welcome to the forum Andy. Occasionally you will ads posted in the Flea Market section. Another good place to locate a bike is the classified section of the BMW MOA's website (membership required)....
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By groop
Never used them, nor do I know if he works on...

Never used them, nor do I know if he works on anything other than leather, but good things have been said about Anthony's Leatherworks in CDM. if he doesn't work on textiles, I'm sure he knows and...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By groop
Sounds about right. Just received my Canyons on...

Sounds about right. Just received my Canyons on Tuesday from a local shop who special ordered them for me. I had the same sizing dilemma as you. I wear a 46 in Alphinestars and I am happy with my...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17,325
Views: 11,162,272
Posted By groop
Yes. Same with the exhaust

Yes. Same with the exhaust
Forum: Old's Cool 06-03-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By groop
Kev Are those turn signals under the...

Kev
Are those turn signals under the spotlights?
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By groop
Not motorcycle boots but I wear these on occasion...

Not motorcycle boots but I wear these on occasion because I can wear them around the office on casual Fridays. Brown leather, steel toe, oil-resistant lug sole. Under $200. I know you said you had a...
Forum: Airheads 05-22-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By groop
Cautionary story for certain. Did you cross-post...

Cautionary story for certain. Did you cross-post to airheads?
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By groop
I bought a really high end one from these guys at...

I bought a really high end one from these guys at the last MOA rally
http://www.bestrestproducts.com/ (http://www.bestrestproducts.com/)
They may have a deal in the vendors section
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,327
Posted By groop
Odd. I was in the same boat. Bought a bike with...

Odd. I was in the same boat. Bought a bike with one set of keys for the ignition, helmet lock, cases......and found a locksmith who not only cut keys but also had blanks for the helmet lock and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17,325
Views: 11,162,272
Posted By groop
Doubt there's a kickstart on the hugger. Battery...

Doubt there's a kickstart on the hugger. Battery is pretty prominent too
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,561
Posted By groop
I had something similar happen under a primary...

I had something similar happen under a primary cover for the overflow screw. I ended up using one of these weld nuts JB welded into the bottom. So far, so good
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By groop
While I get the romance part, I am of the opinion...

While I get the romance part, I am of the opinion to get the bikes back to your place before someone changes their mind.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-05-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,482
Posted By groop
I used Funtransport to bring a bike out to CA...

I used Funtransport to bring a bike out to CA from MN a few years ago, a bike I bought here from an inmate sight unseen.

I would use them again. Google Federal transport or fun transport. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By groop
Nice to hear stories like this. I've been to LB...

Nice to hear stories like this. I've been to LB BMW lots of times, but call Irv Seaver my local dealer.

Forums like this are also a great way for dealership feedback.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,040
Posted By groop
OJ I've considered teaching, and like you,...

OJ
I've considered teaching, and like you, I've been preaching these courses for twenty-plus years, although I never took the course myself. Both my son and my wife have taken the MSF class and...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 66,678
Posted By groop
F'ed up font. Could not read

F'ed up font. Could not read
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
Not so much a "Dumbass" as misinformed. Looking...

Not so much a "Dumbass" as misinformed. Looking on CL to do comps of the same bike I just restored and came across this ad.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/mcy/4964282322.html...
Forum: Airheads 04-08-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,557
Posted By groop
Why do you think it's an R100 motor? Can you post...

Why do you think it's an R100 motor? Can you post more photos of the engine, including the serial number? Any casting numbers at the base of the jugs? Marking on the carbs? Is it titled for use in...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By groop
I cannot help with your specific 1st question,...

I cannot help with your specific 1st question, but I can share similar frustration regarding the vintage Triumph parts catalogs. I'm finishing a 67 TR6 (build thread to come) and had many instances...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 466,043
Posted By groop
Pretty sure I've seen this bike at a local...

Pretty sure I've seen this bike at a local airhead tech day
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By groop
Titus Canyon Racetrack Playa my two...

Titus Canyon
Racetrack Playa

my two favorites for big GSs with street (Tourance) tires
http://groop.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2011/i-ZzpW3qc/0/X3/P1010450-X3.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By groop
You might be right that it's the starter, but...

You might be right that it's the starter, but your first post reminded me of a condition I used to have on an old Sportster. Turned out to be a starter relay that would sometimes send a strong...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-03-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,737
Posted By groop
But they get bonus points for telling their...

But they get bonus points for telling their readers that three-wheeled motorcycles are also called trikes.



...unless it's a sidecar
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,373
Posted By groop
So you're on the west coast of Canada? Not sure...

So you're on the west coast of Canada? Not sure about any differences in the model names between bikes for the US and Canadian markets.

You didn't say that your 'man' likes to dual sport or...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17,325
Views: 11,162,272
Posted By groop
good catch

good catch
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,531
Posted By groop
I started using this on a motorcycle restoration...

I started using this on a motorcycle restoration and am impressed with how hard the paint gets. It's used just like any other rattle can paint, but the results are far more impressive than regular...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,507
Posted By groop
Just curious why you're opposed to water-based...

Just curious why you're opposed to water-based cleaners:ear
I bought the HF ultrasonic cleaner and keep in on the workbench with Simple Green and it works pretty good and doesn't smell bad
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,871
Posted By groop
I'd rather have cats than rodents around my bikes...

I'd rather have cats than rodents around my bikes and cars any day
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By groop
Post in the Airheads section of Old School. Or...

Post in the Airheads section of Old School. Or search for wiring diagrams online. I have a 77 R100s and have found the wiring diagrams both on this site and others
Forum: Old's Cool 03-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,750
Posted By groop
Keep the black and yellow plates as it adds value...

Keep the black and yellow plates as it adds value to the bike. You will probably need to do a CHP VIN verification as I did. Do not give up possession of those plates no matter what anyone says!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17,325
Views: 11,162,272
Posted By groop
You're probably right. Later Hornets had the...

You're probably right. Later Hornets had the right fins on the rocker covers (your photo is circa '65) and the same shaped tank. Originally I though it was a Japanese bike with a Laverda (or similar,...
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