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Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Maybe she'll read her own thread and realize that...

Maybe she'll read her own thread and realize that it DID arrive.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Just arrived in today's mail: One stator. ...

Just arrived in today's mail: One stator.

Too bad Red isn't here to put it in. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2014, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 05:49 PM
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I'll try that next time. I've pounded, drilled,...

I'll try that next time. I've pounded, drilled, soaked and extracted, but I haven't ever really messed with heat. Interesting idea.

On the plus side, Mike from Andy's called and he got the...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Kinda makes it sound like it was our idea. :lol3

Kinda makes it sound like it was our idea. :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
To all who posted ~ Now that the horse has...

To all who posted ~

Now that the horse has left the stable, let's get working on that broken door!

Thanks for all the offers of help; especially you, DaBinCh, but I already took the innards to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
With Gore-Tex banned, who'll post all the...

With Gore-Tex banned, who'll post all the pictures of latest ugly new scooters? :lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 04-12-2014, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
Lucky me. I've spent the morning trying to...

Lucky me.

I've spent the morning trying to release the three stuck screws that Red posted about previously. After much effort, I've managed to break off my screw extractor in one of the three...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-10-2014, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
It's been great having brianwheelies here with us...

It's been great having brianwheelies here with us in Santa Cruz. DaBinChe dropped by later for a little cookout. Beer, wine & food was had by all. We especially liked reliving DaBin's ride through...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-01-2014, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
JIm ~ In Photobucket just hover over the...

JIm ~

In Photobucket just hover over the thumbnail of the picture you want to select and a little gear symbol will appear on the upper right. Hover over that and a dropdown menu will appear. One...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Jerry ~ You da man! Enjoy every single...

Jerry ~

You da man! Enjoy every single day.... :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2014, 11:17 AM
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I have a hard time believing that you'd be OK...

I have a hard time believing that you'd be OK having your daughter smash THAT. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
What skorpioskorpio said; another thing to check...

What skorpioskorpio said; another thing to check is for air leaks on the intake manifold and your gas flow situation. Do you have an inline fuel filter, and if so, how new is it? Is the petcock...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 11:03 AM
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Views: 488,399
Posted By Horizontal
If your speedo drive dog ears don't line up right...

If your speedo drive dog ears don't line up right with the brake housing, that could be the problem causing the symptom you're experiencing, and all the parts would still be in their proper place.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
I noticed that there are two washers listed on...

I noticed that there are two washers listed on the Honda parts fiche, a 17mm one that sits behind the drive face and a 12mm one that sits on the front of the drive face right next to the nut. You're...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
+1

+1
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 12:51 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Maybe you should find its month and year of...

Maybe you should find its month and year of manufacture on the VIN plate; it could have been born with conflicted signs.

Of course, looked at another way, look at all it's survived to find its way...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-23-2014, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
Never knew the sun ever got that strong in...

Never knew the sun ever got that strong in England.:D

I, too, could have sworn that it was one of those capped-off jobbies. Don't want us amateurs messing with mixture settings and all, better to...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
Thanks. I always like cheap things that work....

Thanks. I always like cheap things that work. I'll use the vinegar first, but I'm pretty sure I'll have to seal it with something since it's flaking quite a bit. I'll assess that after I clean it.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2014, 09:00 AM
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Views: 488,399
Posted By Horizontal
Good luck at the CHP. Just went trough that last...

Good luck at the CHP. Just went trough that last Friday with my GF's old Honda Trail. They had to check the numbers on the engine to see if it was reported stolen becasue they didn't match to number...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2014, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
Glad it all worked out for the best with your SYM...

Glad it all worked out for the best with your SYM recovery. There must be a faction of motorcycle/scoot robberies that only involve short bouts of joyriding and not out and out reselling or parts...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2014, 10:18 AM
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Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
I feel for you, dude. Same thing happened to me...

I feel for you, dude. Same thing happened to me years ago in San Francisco. I carried a lock on my bike but that night I, er, had other things on my mind, so I neglected to lock it up. Come morning,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
I had an old red Audi Fox that looked just like...

I had an old red Audi Fox that looked just like that. The parts that didn't still would shine up great, but I could never do anything about those peeling places. OK, Jerry, you've got me sold on...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Horizontal
Nice before 'n after, Boxtriker. I have an 83...

Nice before 'n after, Boxtriker. I have an 83 XL250R that looks similar to yours, although I haven't got to take her out in the mud yet. After all the time I've spent scraping off the old caked on...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 10:14 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Jerry ~ You say you never use a clearcoat,...

Jerry ~

You say you never use a clearcoat, but what about on the pretty stuff, like the fenders or forks? Wouldn't painted fenders benefit from being clear-coated? Doesn't it protect the finish...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2014, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Horizontal
Bummer. I'm a bit late to this party but I...

Bummer. I'm a bit late to this party but I thought that most of Honda's plastics were not painted on but had the color mixed in as part of the plastic. At least that's the way it is on my XL250 and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
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Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
Thanks for your insightful response. I am...

Thanks for your insightful response. I am planning on stripping down the frame totally, but I can see where using a brush would get the paint where it needed to be better than spraying would do it....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,943
Views: 488,399
Posted By Horizontal
Hey, I drained my tank today and found a bunch of...

Hey, I drained my tank today and found a bunch of tiny bits 'o rust at the bottom of the Low Salt V8 Spicy juice container, so I figure my tank could use some attention. Anyone have anything to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-14-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
Squar ~ I wanted to ask you about your frame...

Squar ~ I wanted to ask you about your frame painting, as I'm looking to repaint the frame on my newly acquired Yamaha DT1 and it looks like you do good work. I know my way around a rattlecan, but I...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2014, 07:41 PM
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Views: 488,399
Posted By Horizontal
For removing stickers, decals or any unwanted...

For removing stickers, decals or any unwanted goop I've always found WD-40 or similar to do the trick pretty well.

And thanks, MCM, for that paint link. I've got it saved to my favorites. I'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-12-2014, 06:21 PM
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Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
Glad you came to set me straight. Didn't realize...

Glad you came to set me straight. Didn't realize there are so many Corvair alum around this thread.

My only excuse for screwing up the dates is that I didn't particularly like the early Corvair...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2014, 08:41 PM
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Views: 488,399
Posted By Horizontal
MCM ~ Your new bike looks as smooth as snot...

MCM ~

Your new bike looks as smooth as snot on a shingle. You should be a proud Papa. The paperwork from the DMV will have to go through if karma makes any sense at all. It's so nice seeing...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,474
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Posted By Horizontal
The Corsa was the "performance" version of the...

The Corsa was the "performance" version of the basic Corvair. I think the new body style of the Corsa, which was very cool, was from 67 onwards; the 64 - to 66 had the original boxy version that was...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
I learned to drive on my brother's 64 Corvair...

I learned to drive on my brother's 64 Corvair convertible. Metallic root beer brown, 4 on the floor and dual carbs. A fun car to drive, but it had a nasty propensity for bending pushrods.

I can...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 135,996
Posted By Horizontal
I'd like to see more of that VW Squareback in the...

I'd like to see more of that VW Squareback in the background. Dang. Why do 99% of the things designed now look like crap? I wouldn't buy a new car or cycle if you paid me.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,568
Posted By Horizontal
Hey, I was wondering if you've ever made it to...

Hey, I was wondering if you've ever made it to Death Valley? It's an awesome place, whether you're on two wheels or not.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 44,345
Posted By Horizontal
After going to the DRATV wedsite it seems like...

After going to the DRATV wedsite it seems like the 6 volt regulator/rectifier would work, according to their wiring diagrams. It's just a matter of tapping the yellow wire of the connector into the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 135,996
Posted By Horizontal
Imagine what the losers must have looked like....

Imagine what the losers must have looked like. (shudder)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2014, 08:23 AM
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Views: 135,996
Posted By Horizontal
Question: So how can you make an ugly POS custom...

Question: So how can you make an ugly POS custom even more hideous?

Answer: Ape hangers!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,144
Views: 135,996
Posted By Horizontal
Yes, because if I had spent all my time...

Yes, because if I had spent all my time butchering a perfectly good CB750 in the Winter and was planning on selling it in the Spring, what better way to store it in the meantime than uncovered in the...
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