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Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 36,610
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Laugh Leathers Question....

In a lot of your pictures of the bike culture, the men are wearing very interesting gear. The wide pistol type belts with the pouches and the unique vests...are those military pieces? The "Night...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 44,740
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Cool2 Curious about these....

I keep dredging, as I am looking for an awesome 3/4 length jacket at an equally awesome price. (I am a guzzi rider and therefore, cheap) I see this one available from a shop in India and have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 98,971
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Bridgestone.

I took my test in 1990 on a homebuilt 1972 Bridgestone M2 Supersport "chopper" I cobbled together.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,060
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Guzziology mentions something similar...

something about the unloading of the stacked tolerances while on the centerstand making horrible racket....he opines it's normal. I'll try to look that up to confirm it.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,173
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
go for it.

with the subframe design on these bikes you could do it and maybe change it back if you ever wanted. It's your bike to do with what you wish. Rear end from an old toyota rwd car? Please post pics! ...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,626
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Wow, Tom...

A leatt brace might have lessened the damage....however, it might have as other folks already opined, just transferred the forces elsewhere. The Hurt Report (which arguably focuses more on street...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,486
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
If your pulse gets either rapid or thready and...

If your pulse gets either rapid or thready and you find yourself breathing quicker and shallowly it's past time to pack it in for the day. You let it go too long and you end up with flu like symptoms...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 61,245
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
I'm sorry for his family. Sorry his lifestyle...

I'm sorry for his family. Sorry his lifestyle became his deathstyle as well.
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,261
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
seconded. The autoplayed sound is awful. I...

seconded.
The autoplayed sound is awful. I hope whoever put it there makes it go away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,736
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Perhaps you could send a copy

of what you got to the uninformed officer. Did you get badge number or name?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-25-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,032
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
My eldorado is the most fun motorcycle I have...

My eldorado is the most fun motorcycle I have ever worked on or ridden.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,505
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Final points-

(at least my final points)-Your check of the victims vitals should take no more than about 10 seconds.
Care for the conditions you find- You may find that there is severe enough bleeding to warrant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,505
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Actually-

Inexplicably, all inmate advice given so far has been pretty sound. I am one of those peoples who teach dirt cheap CPR/FA courses. I too encourage everybody to get comfy with lifesaving techniques...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,505
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Please ask if you have specific questions

I have been first responder at 2 bike wrecks and I feel very strongly about carrying kit and being mentally ready. Unfortunately I cannot give advice about helmet removal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,505
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
As far as liability?

Good samaritain laws generally protect you if you are using reasonable and prudent care. A conscious victim must give approval for care. In the case of an unconscious victim, legal consent is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,505
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
I'm a CPR/First Aid instructor with the American Red Cross-

And have been since 2001. That being said- here is my .02

First-always remember the emergency action steps. In order-

CHECK- the scene for your safety first- than the victim.
In the instance...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,693
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Indian basket cases...

Friend found a early 37 chief basket in a TN barn. Mostly there. He gave 6oo for it. It can happen, but apparently not to me.
good luck!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,270
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Forum: Airheads 05-27-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,400
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Bmwhacker?

The fuschia /5 and the lady upon it are lovely. More fetching than 95% of the contents of "girl on an old motorcycle" thread.
I salute you.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
That depends a great deal on the marque

1. Ebay
2. Online dealers and shops.
3. Forums
4. Breakers. (used bike strippers)
5. Being in the right place at the right time.
6. brink and mortar dealerships.

Different order depending on...
Forum: Airheads 05-15-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,645
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Laugh When I inherited a derelict barn find r75/5

and before you all say that's the type of explanation you would expect from a KLR jockey you should know I'm way too frugal to spend money on some newfangled motorbike.

I'm a Guzzi owner.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,763
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Marelli's.....

I had a Marelli on my eldorado and even after rebuild it would struggle to turn the motor over. I replaced it with a Valeo I got off Ebay and it fires over like it got religion now.
You on the...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,286
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
if the float doesn't float....

the needle valve is letting gas into the carb all of the time. This can certainly effect running as well as diluting your crank oil with fuel. Time for action! If you can figure out where the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,644
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
An opportunity to make money here...

I am going to have to start combing goodwills for roller skates and blades- remove the wheels and crank out brackets! I sense money to be made in crash bar wheels for when you have to "lay 'er down"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
suck, squeeze, bang, blow.

keeping it simple.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 207,361
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 299,813
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
great pics

I have a really beat up r75/5 barn find and the more I see custom BMW pix the more inspired I get.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-30-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,724
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
this makes me want to find a /2 frame

and stuff my /5 drivetrain in it. Love that white frame. Long Live Ursula!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,210
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
"You don't see many black smiths left do ya? Same...

"You don't see many black smiths left do ya? Same exact thing, we no longer have a use for black smiths because of the age and progression in technology so they have become hobbyist that do it for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,159
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
I never have.

Which is odd, considering how much I adore old bikes and cars. I call my eldorado the goose, but thats not really the same. After seeing that picture of Gabrielle Giffords next to her R75/5, every...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,498
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Second on Guzzi.

Loopframe, Baby. All I have to say. I have extensive TR-6/120 history, but my fave mile eater is my Eldorado.
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 20,321
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
I have a BMW R75/5 LWB...

and I love that solo seat on it when you first got it- If it's still available at a good price, Consider me interested. I also have the stock seat from my 74 LWB for trade if you are interested,...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-20-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,695
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
I've restofu**ed a number of CB 350-360 twins.

and would pass over them to get into a 350-400 4. They will be a bit more difficult to set up correctly but the reward from that exhaust note is certainly worth it, IMHO.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,874
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Quick dirty cheap fix for petcock...

many shops that carry parts for riding lawn mowers will have a cheap plastic inline fuel shut off for 1/4 inch fuel line, could bodge one in for a temporary fix. You could most likely rig a dirt...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
My first choice of road!

Just trying to figure out when to cut over west- continue on that north of Milwaukee?
thanks for responding- Any "can't miss" stuff on that route north of Chicago?
TBM


'74 Guzzi Eldo 4ls.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Around Chicago/Milwaukee on state roads?

Riding my drum brake Eldorado is a lot of fun. However, I really hate riding Interstates on it and avoid them when I can. I'd much rather stick to state roads. I'd be leaving Northern Indiana from...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 39,639
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
dismissing leather?

I have a "us made" leather jacket that I seriously think is thick enough stop a bullet. I plan on adding some internal armor for the best of both worlds. I always wear a modern full face helmet,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Thanks for the hard facts, WireWrkr!!

I very much appreciate your answer!
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
ummmm, I did try and do the research myself....

and came up cropper.
Which is why I was asking here. In answer to the question of "why"..... on a good deal of my bikes I have converted to small tractor fuel bowls. I like the spare parts...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Twistyblackmetal
Still looking to see what the threading is...

My BMW is locked away, I was thinking of turning something on a lathe, just wondered if anyone knew the thread pitch and dia. of the tank threads
.....anybody?
Thanks for all responses so far...
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