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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-06-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,032
Posted By scottpoley
Upstate versus Downstate

It's not just two separate regions, it's more like two different planets. Upstaters would gladly secede from the metropolitan area. I live in the gorgeous Finger Lakes area and there's no nicer place...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By scottpoley
CL175 carbs

I had a problem with my 1970 CL175 floats, turns out the original replacement brass ones are still available. Almost sounds like your new needle and seats are faulty. Are they aftermarket or oem? I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By scottpoley
this CL ad will make someone's day

SOLD 1999 Suzuki DR350SE, 8k miles, EC, asking $1600 in Sayre, PA
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By scottpoley
2012 TW200 Upstate NY

Saw a CL ad for this low mileage (1000 miles) TW200 in Prattsburgh NY for $3200.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-05-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3,500
Views: 709,421
Posted By scottpoley
turning off ABS on new V Strom

The new edition of Cycle World has a very interesting comment on disabling the ABS on the new Zook. It can be done by pulling the fuse (of course) or by doing a "big wheelie" but that only works...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 14,213
Posted By scottpoley
meet halfway

I bought my GS1100 and sold a dirt bike long distance and agreed to meet halfway (I'm in upstate NY and they're in Metro NY/NJ area). Two different times. Met them at the Krispy Kreme in Clark's...
Forum: The Garage 12-23-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,041
Posted By scottpoley
Go Emerson

For under $25 Emerson sells a rechargeable corkscrew that is slicker than anything suggested here. Pulls about 25-30 corks per charge and actually looks stylish on counter. (If that's important to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-09-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By scottpoley
Interesting XT225 for short, disabled person?

Saw this in the Buffalo NY craigslist ads, it has lowered suspension, smaller wheels, an automatic clutch and linked brakes. Looks like the guy put alot of work into it but illness is forcing him to...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By scottpoley
its big

Probably enough room for a medium size person to lay down in it, if you were carrying a body, lol.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-03-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By scottpoley
Ural w/ sidecar on upstate NY craigslist

This was in my neck of the woods so I looked at it today, seems like a deal. Overall GC, started right up, has Denso charging unit, a utility sidecar, proper paperwork, showing 7k in kilometers. It's...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By scottpoley
Minimalist Adventure Thumper

Check out

Someone debuted one of these a few years back and it was stupid money. Probably the case with this as well, but it...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By scottpoley
1971 CL100 with 125 Motor Thread

I call it my Little Cheater. Seems like every possible variation of single cylinder four strokes are represented in this forum. Now it is truly complete.:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,909
Views: 617,167
Posted By scottpoley

When I was a Yamaha dealer, I had a new BW350 that sat unsold for 3 years. One day a couple guys stumbled in (I suspect they had been drinking), and just thought it was the coolest thing they had...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 22,852
Posted By scottpoley
thump thump thump

86 srx600
71 cl100
Forum: Thumpers 10-31-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,765
Posted By scottpoley
iron butt tengai

no pics needed, it was and still is completely stock. Currently has 65,ooo+ miles and never torn down.
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,765
Posted By scottpoley
tengai accomplishment

A buddy of mine was the first person to ever finish the Iron Butt Rally on a single cylinder bike, his Tengai. The rally started (and ended) in Texas that year, so my friend drove his bike from...
Forum: Airheads 10-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By scottpoley
Led flasher

I bought one on eBay from China for $1.60, including shipping (still haven't figured out how they manage that). Send me a PM and I'll send it to you, if you like. I bought it for a non-led...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,912
Posted By scottpoley
speak to me

the banshee howl of a 500 Kawie triple w/ k&n pod filters
(the intake roar made it sound like a formula 1 car, imho)
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By scottpoley
low load flasher

My new turn signals aren't LEDs, just a smaller bulb than the old 1157 that came in the SRX. The same mini signals worked fine on my W650 w/o any changes, so guess next step is pulling the W flasher...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,052
Posted By scottpoley
Low load turn signal relay?

I put some mini turn signals on my SRX 600 and they would light up but not flash. I ordered an LED relay from eBay but now they won't even light up. I know some of those Yamaha flashers from the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-21-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By scottpoley
giro bikes

Well, they did run an exhibition class for those over favorite memory of the weekend was being in a line of 10 bikes, half the guys laying over their handlebars to maintain a 45-50mph...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By scottpoley
Mini Moto Giro in Finger Lakes??

I had the opportunity to run the 2010 Moto Giro held in the Finger Lakes (Corning) and boy did that ever prove the old adage, "It's more fun to drive a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,436
Posted By scottpoley
Try wanted ads

if there's a couple models you're interested in, try running some "Wanted" ads on Craigslist. You just might catch the eye of someone that has your bike languishing in their garage.
I've had great...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,692
Posted By scottpoley
Nothing to compare it to

Is there anything more physically exhausting than trying to kick start (or push start) a bike that won't run?? Thought I'd have to send my son to call 911 on a hot afternoon when my klx300 was heated...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By scottpoley
What a deal!

$1.27!? He wasn't kidding. Just ordered one, has 3 prongs just like I need. And it includes free shipping! I'll let you know how it works.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 690,780
Posted By scottpoley
Dead battery issues

How about the fact that a W runs like sh@t with a weak or dead battery? Mine starts just fine when the battery was dead w/ the kick starter but ran terrible!
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By scottpoley

I don't think that they're LEDs. The same ones work great on my 2000 Kaw W650 w/ no mods. Yamaha used some funky relays back in the day. I dropped a note to the distributor to see what they might...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By scottpoley
turn signal relay dilemma

I just installed mini turn signals on my 1986 Yamaha and they'll light up, but won't blink. Anybody have any luck w/ aftermarket relays or other remedies? Originals worked fine beforehand.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 690,780
Posted By scottpoley
thanks guys

The interesting deal about the color is that I originally asked my painter to match up a color for my 1970 Honda CL175 and this was what he came up with. Not an exact match for my honda, but I like...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 690,780
Posted By scottpoley
just stumbled onto you guys

I've been on advrider since 2005 when I got my 1100GS but I just thought to check "Road Warriors" today and saw the W650 thread. I'm on my second year w/ my 2000 W and couldn't be more pleased,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2,206
Views: 279,339
Posted By scottpoley
my XT550 story

I've owned a bunch of big yamaha thumpers, but checking the oil on the 550 is pretty specific, as you know. Six months after I sold mine (w/ the owners manual, btw), I ran into the guy and he called...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,301
Posted By scottpoley
decisions, decisions...

I sold my 1989 Hawk last spring to get my W650. I do have pangs of regret for letting it go as the Hawk is one of those "man becomes one with the machine" bikes that are so great. Unfortunately it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,586
Posted By scottpoley
finally found mine

stumbled across the chautauqua county (ny) craigslist last week and found my SRX in Jamestown, NY. 9600 miles, painted a pretty bright red, really old dunlops (splitting on sidewalls), and a leaky...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 619,516
Posted By scottpoley
Need Scrambler pipes for Kaw W650

Here's a link to my ad in FM.

Forum: 2 smokers 12-21-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,386
Posted By scottpoley
oil mix

That really depends on what type of oil you're using. "Standard" 2 stroke oil could be anywhere from 20:1 to 32:1, while your better racing oils frequently recommend 50:1 or higher. Usually the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By scottpoley
great trade opportunity

Was perusing CL and here's someone w/ a 1990 GSPD, 38k miles, looks great in pics, who wants to trade for a Triumph (new or old). Saw ad in Philly CL. I hope this is the right place to post this....
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,458
Posted By scottpoley
dead battery revival

KPT4321 is right on the money. If it's completely dead, you need to hook up the old craftsman (or whatever) charger just to get some juice into it, then a battery tender has a chance at bringing it...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,169
Posted By scottpoley
yamaha carb dip

Yamaha dealers should have the new carb dip in stock, and it's actually "rubber friendly".
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By scottpoley
Belstaff jacket for 59.99, M only

Missed out on my size, Donelson Cycle has medium Belstaff Townmaster jackets
Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,247
Posted By scottpoley
keep it if you're smart

I'm having serious "seller remorse" issues over letting my 1989, 11k mile, Hawk go. Your bike will only appreciate in value (unless you start racing it). The collectors want them as stock as...
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