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Forum: Old's Cool 04-03-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
$8000 with no forward gears, no mufflers and...

$8000 with no forward gears, no mufflers and wires hanging out the battery box. Just think how much it would cost if it ran forward.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By mike in idaho
Gee, last time I saw that ad was in a 1950s era...

Gee, last time I saw that ad was in a 1950s era Popular Mechanics magazine.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
Check out that front suspension, looks plumb...

Check out that front suspension, looks plumb scary.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By mike in idaho
Right now it's just parts. Expect the worst and...

Right now it's just parts. Expect the worst and make your offer, accordingly.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By mike in idaho
I bought some stuff from our local powerwash...

I bought some stuff from our local powerwash dealer that contains sodium metasilicate. We use it in our shop to degrease heavy equipment, dilute it a little more for general washing. It's a base...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By mike in idaho
"Aluminum brightener" is usually some form of...

"Aluminum brightener" is usually some form of acid. I've got five gallons of the stuff here, you dilute it with water and use it for cleaning aluminum truck wheels and other parts. I tried some on...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
"respect the work", just checked out the...

"respect the work", just checked out the builder's web site, every bike appears to be built almost the same way, kind of a one-trick pony.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,836
Posted By mike in idaho
Reality tv, turn on a camera and the idiots rush...

Reality tv, turn on a camera and the idiots rush out to perform.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-26-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
The single carb manifold is good too, it most...

The single carb manifold is good too, it most likely guarantees that it will run as good as it looks.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,179
Views: 387,183
Posted By mike in idaho
332010 Pretty easy to do, there is a kit out...

332010
Pretty easy to do, there is a kit out there for it. I made my own, using a drilled-out piece of a 3/4X16 bolt, a piece of scrap aluminum and some small bolts.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,179
Views: 387,183
Posted By mike in idaho
With a little work, you can add a proper spin-on...

With a little work, you can add a proper spin-on oil filter:
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-11-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By mike in idaho
A few ounces of ATF in the gas tank will probably...

A few ounces of ATF in the gas tank will probably do it too.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,919
Posted By mike in idaho
Looks like they need to redesign the shock...

Looks like they need to redesign the shock mounting eye, with more rubber in the joint. The present design apparently doesn't allow for enough oscillation in the joint without flexing some metal.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-29-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
Another prime candidate from ebay:...

Another prime candidate from ebay:...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,097
Posted By mike in idaho
My three unit twins(a 500 and two 650s) have the...

My three unit twins(a 500 and two 650s) have the breather hose running up to a tube on the froth tower on the oil tank. there is a metal "T" fitting in the hose,near the upper end, with a hose on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,179
Views: 387,183
Posted By mike in idaho
What's hilarious about the single pushrod mod is...

What's hilarious about the single pushrod mod is that a similar one is done to vintage triumph twins, but the other way. Replace the single rod with a two piece plus a ball to minimize tricky...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mpo/4680845439.h...

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/mpo/4680845439.html

Lot of money for a used four cylinder GM engine and trans(with assorted extra parts).Why would you even want to straddle a monstrous...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By mike in idaho
Just watched the video, did you try to start it...

Just watched the video, did you try to start it using the choke(lever up) ? It should start on full choke, with just a hair of throttle opening. Drop the float bowls and empty out any trash, then...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
In the box with the seat and the title.

In the box with the seat and the title.
Forum: Hacks 07-05-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,578
Posted By mike in idaho
That's my bike in the picture, the reason I...

That's my bike in the picture, the reason I picked that spot for the rear mount was because it was a lot stronger than the rear footpeg mount, the three bolts are threaded right into the strongest...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By mike in idaho
You might remove the tappet covers and squirt...

You might remove the tappet covers and squirt some motor oil in on the cam followers and valve stems.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By mike in idaho
Normally, condensers are used to enhance contact...

Normally, condensers are used to enhance contact life(like in ignition points) or to suppress radio interference. Take your pick.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 282,704
Posted By mike in idaho
You could use one of these:...

You could use one of these: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=Tympanium+Electronic+Voltage+Regulator+Rectifier+box+US
One of these does the same job for less money:...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By mike in idaho
It's the 80cc cousin of the 100cc Yl2c trail...

It's the 80cc cousin of the 100cc Yl2c trail bike. They do look very much alike, side by side you can notice the 80 is just a bit smaller. I worked at the Yamaha dealer in those days, the 100s sold...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By mike in idaho
The battery has nothing to do with firing the...

The battery has nothing to do with firing the coil, it is powered by a/c current from the alternator, aka flywheel magneto. A test light connected to the black wire should flash as the engine is...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By mike in idaho
Just looking at the wiring diagram, it appears...

Just looking at the wiring diagram, it appears that the points and primary ignition coil are located in the alternator. You should be able to connect a wire from the black wire connector, in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By mike in idaho
My bad, I was talking about the clutch release...

My bad, I was talking about the clutch release rod one normally sees in front of the sprocket on old Hondas. Of course the shifter shaft can't just be pulled out. The front sprocket has a seal behind...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By mike in idaho
You don't need to drain the oil. Pull the clutch...

You don't need to drain the oil. Pull the clutch rod out and pry the old seal out with a screwdriver. Use a knife or a small file to chamfer the edge of the hole a small amount and the new seal will...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By mike in idaho
Pull the side cover off and look behind the...

Pull the side cover off and look behind the clutch. You may get lucky and discover a broken shift drum detent spring .
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 120,434
Posted By mike in idaho
Is that a metric Norton?

Is that a metric Norton?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By mike in idaho
Get a valve spring compressor and take the valves...

Get a valve spring compressor and take the valves out. You can clean them with a wire wheel, it would be a good idea to touch up the valve seats with some valve grinding compound.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2,681
Views: 398,016
Posted By mike in idaho
One look at those Firestone tires and you know...

One look at those Firestone tires and you know this is the real deal. The rattle can black, straight pipe and exhaust wrap are just icing on the cake.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By mike in idaho
Sounds like the valve adjustment is the place to...

Sounds like the valve adjustment is the place to start.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By mike in idaho
The main thing is not to have them too tight, a...

The main thing is not to have them too tight, a slightly looser setting won't hurt anything, just make a tiny bit more noise. Random popping at idle or low speed usually points to...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 955
Posted By mike in idaho
It makes no difference if you set the valves or...

It makes no difference if you set the valves or the timing first. Any carburetor adjustments need to be made after valves and timing are set. Static timing lights are slightly better than nothing,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By mike in idaho
Some connector stuff here:...

Some connector stuff here: http://vintageconnections.com/
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,849
Views: 303,888
Posted By mike in idaho
It is nice, tasteful and subtle, not overdone....

It is nice, tasteful and subtle, not overdone. One has to be a motorcycle person to appreciate it, the average person on the street will read the name on the badge and say: "nice Yamaha". At least it...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,132
Posted By mike in idaho
My '72 Roadster: ...

My '72 Roadster:

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike72/Commando/norton7.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/moparmike72/media/Commando/norton7.jpg.html)
Yes, it's a high...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By mike in idaho
Nothing will fall inside, just get the old bolt...

Nothing will fall inside, just get the old bolt out and screw in the new one.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 23,484
Posted By mike in idaho
http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike...

http://i372.photobucket.com/albums/oo169/moparmike72/160s/129.jpg (http://s372.photobucket.com/user/moparmike72/media/160s/129.jpg.html)...
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