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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,672
Posted By old paul
This comes up often, but misses the point for...

This comes up often, but misses the point for many people. Some, myself included, prefer the sublety of working the gears and riding through the turns in a flowing fashion, with smooth being the key...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,672
Posted By old paul
After many years and many bikes I picked up a new...

After many years and many bikes I picked up a new V7 last month. Now with only 3k miles I think it is fantastic. Maintenance couldn't be easier. Full factory shop manual downloaded for $15 from a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 57,842
Posted By old paul
Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and...

Thanks, it is now only about five weeks old and so far has been pure joy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 57,842
Posted By old paul
back to basics for me

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2892/9461002013_99b2964a2e_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,247
Posted By old paul
maroon? moran? :hmmmmm

maroon?

moran?

:hmmmmm
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 24,948
Posted By old paul
In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna...

In about 2004 or so I rode and liked a Dyna Sport. The dealer in Dallas wanted $3500 over MSRP for it, and it was an unsold 4 year old bike at the time. I suggested he didn't understand the concept...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 139,601
Posted By old paul
My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just...

My V7 Stone always gets 53mpg. Oh, er, I just bought it and so far have only filled the tank once.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,568
Posted By old paul
one was too fast - another leaked smoke

Sold an 1100GS because it had a speedometer problem - every time I looked down it was pointed at 100mph or so. No other complaints with it, but I had no business riding that fast.

Had an '04...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,198
Posted By old paul
finally

After lusting for a T3 in 1974 or so, I finally got around to a Guzzi, and just in time, as this is my last new bike. And not only that, it clears my 'list'.

Now in my 70s, it was time to get a...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By old paul
Any decent paint store can take an electronic...

Any decent paint store can take an electronic reading of your paint, plug it into their computer and it will spit out the exact formula to make a perfect match for what you have now which is likely...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,178
Posted By old paul
much speculation

I thought a recall was forever, but here is information taken directly from the NHTSA website: (and the link if you don't believe me)
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallprocess.cfm
Are...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By old paul
I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner...

I always slide a hacksaw blade under the inner edge and work it around several times. Soon it breaks loose. To install I simply pour in some rubbing alcohol and slide it on. In a few minutes it is...
Forum: Airheads 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,649
Posted By old paul
Tomorrow is here

At 68 or so I sold the R100RT for the reason everyone is talking about - mostly moving it around the garage and then out onto sloping gravel to get started down a long, fairly steep driveway. Tried a...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By old paul
I used to worry about electronic ignition systems...

I used to worry about electronic ignition systems also, but that was over 40 years ago when they were new technology.

How many times has your car suffered a failed ignition?
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,462
Posted By old paul
Mastif

An MZ Mastif with GS size rear tire mounted backwards on front.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/225/513403843_a969a865b0_z.jpg?zz=1
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By old paul
It's loud because it has no class.

It's loud because it has no class.
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By old paul
After several dozen BMWs and various other...

After several dozen BMWs and various other Euro/Asian machines, I took a 2005 DL1000 four months ago. Four thousand miles later I know this is the bike I've been looking for all along. Hard to say...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,105
Posted By old paul
'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on...

'05 DL 1000 purchased last week with 523 miles on it. Now about 1,500 - almost worn out. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14,251
Views: 7,718,716
Posted By old paul
Marina wagon?

Bikes are one thing, but an Austin Marina wagon? They were never imported into the US. Sneaked in from Canada?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 111,548
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2319/2248121761_aec5...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2319/2248121761_aec587660a_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-23-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 775
Views: 111,548
Posted By old paul
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2260/2082275884_3faff3e427_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,023
Posted By old paul
About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ...

About 1977 or so. He's still riding, now an MZ Mastiff and a Multistrada and about to retire from the Army.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5675788113_67c16b2cb5_z.jpg
Forum: Airheads 02-10-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 7,554
Posted By old paul
14.7

I believe you'll find that 14.7:1 is the ideal mixture ratio in terms of the best combustion, the best and most complete burn of the fuel. Any gasoline engine. The ability to keep the ratio close...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By old paul
plastic paint

Krylon makes a plastic spray can paint with the product name Fusion. It will do just what you want and is found in just about any hardware or discount store.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 2,252,059
Posted By old paul
oh well, may as well go riding then

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5006/5257956218_837fa478cb_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 2,252,059
Posted By old paul
aw, man, I was hoping - - -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5257955954_293000c80d_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-13-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6,749
Views: 2,252,059
Posted By old paul
Now we're in for it - - -

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5084/5257956266_9278c19c75_b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,929
Posted By old paul
750f

Picked up a '78 750 Supersport about a year ago and am loving it. After years on airheads this is a whole different world. With that 4/1 exhaust howling away at eight grand, the world's problems...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 533,386
Posted By old paul
I quit - 2 Airheads and a CB750

Here's the link to my Flea Market ad.

I'm done riding, so someone clean out my garage. And hurry, before I change my mind and wind up falling off some day.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,563
Posted By old paul
PO chimes in

It was fun watching the ride report build as Clay made his way home on my old bike. I'm so amazed at the little dirt roads you guys will head down while out on a trip, being a long term street guy. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-23-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,058
Posted By old paul
Here is a fairly new source. ...

Here is a fairly new source.

http://www.boxercafe.com/
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,563
Posted By old paul
on his way

Saturday afternoon and Clay has just headed out on his way and who knows where he'll land for the night.

Was great to meet you Clay, and a pleasure to work with. Hope you have a great ride...
Forum: Airheads 08-19-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By old paul
cutaway views

Have a gander at this page http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/mechanicalpages/rseriesmechanical.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,279
Posted By old paul
final price

"What is your final price" seems to be one of the key bell ringers for me.
But the real thing is the conversation. I, like many above, have purchased sight unseen, bought a plane ticket and picked...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,783
Posted By old paul
Dallas

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4805228927_fb8df59047_b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-13-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,765
Posted By old paul
self portrait

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/10792514-md.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,300
Posted By old paul
Acewell 3701

Agree on the Acewell. I installed model 3701 about 2500 miles ago and have had no issues at all with it. Looks good enough in the space and frankly, I've forgotten all about the OEM piece and its...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,190
Posted By old paul
reliable - yes

healeyblue says the Cobra is basically the same as the Titan. I rode a Titan from new and never had an issue. One trip was 4,000 miles in 13 days and during that time I did foul one plug in heavy...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,177
Posted By old paul
It's worth it

It's worth it because it is now distributed freely. Here's a link for a download from the SOHC/4 website.

http://data.sohc4.net/HCSM.pdf
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By old paul
There is a '78 posted today in Craig's in...

There is a '78 posted today in Craig's in Fayetteville, AR. Don't know anything about it.

http://fayar.craigslist.org/mcy/1704445231.html
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