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Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,256
Posted By Barnwell
Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc...

Imagine the cost if they made it a light 250cc single with a bevel drive for the cam!
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-wxKh7Ds/0/S/66%20scr%204-16-14%20%281%29-S.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By Barnwell
Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps...

Maybe I'm getting old but music continuity helps me maintain the theme of the project over time.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By Barnwell
- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to...

- pick a ride/event 6 months away you want to make with the project

- work a little every day and walk away when not fun or frustrated

- always play same genre music (e.g. '90's alternative,...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By Barnwell
The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic...

The engine is stuck but squirt a little Magic Mystery Oil in the cylinder and it will free right up.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By Barnwell
"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is...

"classic looking" and ABS fuel injected "UJM" is oxymoronic. I'd consider a new Honda CB500F a current UJM but it won't be classic looking until 20 years from now when the then current UJMs will have...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,355
Views: 1,087,124
Posted By Barnwell
Today I want this beauty ...

Today I want this beauty
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-VsKBbXJ/0/M/cezeta%20502-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By Barnwell
Chinese alloy rims

I see 'em on Mike's XS and Ebay for a fraction of the cost of new high shouldered Excels (which now have that crappy red lettering). Anyone buy and mount? Happy? Sad? Good enough for old slow bikes?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-31-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By Barnwell
They all leak oil from that spot. Carb(s)...

They all leak oil from that spot.

Carb(s) need to be tweaked and you'll be good to go.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,892
Posted By Barnwell
If way too high go with the 30mm. Installation is...

If way too high go with the 30mm. Installation is straightforward as I recall if you use these instructions:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,892
Posted By Barnwell
I got a Sprint GT with the Corbin and the...

I got a Sprint GT with the Corbin and the intermediate MFW pegs. Got the pegs for my old man knees (37" inseam) and a 30mm drop feels like 4 inches. Oddly enough, bike handles better (lower COG) but...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 192,921
Posted By Barnwell
I'm with you - beeautiful! Even if the gas tank...

I'm with you - beeautiful! Even if the gas tank is directly behind that headlight (and it is.) Oh, there is one of these on craigslist (steep tho) now at:
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,355
Views: 1,087,124
Posted By Barnwell
I could do with one of these this summer: Honda...

I could do with one of these this summer: Honda NT650
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-sG9hWKv/0/M/300px-1988HondaHawkGT-02-M.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-07-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 29,527
Views: 1,558,369
Posted By Barnwell
Nope, mine was the ashtray head - same tank but...

Nope, mine was the ashtray head - same tank but stock paint. The above bike is a Giro regular and has a later 350 knuckle engine sleeved down to a 305 to be Giro eligible. This is what I rode:...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29,527
Views: 1,558,369
Posted By Barnwell
Greg waiting to start second timed section in the...

Greg waiting to start second timed section in the afternoon of day one. Riding the most beautiful bike in the entire competition, IMHO.

http://www.dirtroadtours.com/misc/moto%20greg.jpg
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 135,689
Posted By Barnwell
Thanks. Seat redone by Dave's auto upholstry of...

Thanks. Seat redone by Dave's auto upholstry of Watertown, Ct after I restored the pan. Fenders are stock but paper thin with original paint. May have to repaint to save them long term. Hopefully...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,351
Posted By Barnwell
How about a 250 four (Benelli quattro)? ...

How about a 250 four (Benelli quattro)?
http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/benelli/images/Benelli-250-Quattro-Treffen-Museum-1-BMT.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-24-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 209
Posted By Barnwell
Spring Motogiro

One week to the Spring Giro (Oneonta NY this year). See:
http://www.motogiro-usa.com/

Until then: please dont get sick, please dont rain torentially, please trailer dont break, please wife chill...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 135,689
Posted By Barnwell
Ducati Scrambler now registered. Hardest part to...

Ducati Scrambler now registered. Hardest part to get is always the license plate. Below is a 67 Suzuki TC250. Base project pretty rough but seems to run strong now with smaller main jets. Along with...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 135,689
Posted By Barnwell
1966 Ducati Scrambler. Got the seat back today...

1966 Ducati Scrambler. Got the seat back today from Dave's Auto Upholstery so the initial (maybe paint the tankfenders next winter) build is finished. Runs good/no major leaks. Dont know if will have...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Barnwell
A bent rim needs to be straightened. Wire wheels...

A bent rim needs to be straightened. Wire wheels need to be trued. Different operations for which Buchanan's charges different amounts. See:
http://www.buchananspokes.net/categories/labor.asp
And...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Barnwell
The coil on early magneto Suzukis can fail. Weak...

The coil on early magneto Suzukis can fail. Weak spark, intermittant firing once warm are the symptoms.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 135,689
Posted By Barnwell
A 63 Aermacchi Sprint I restored. Came out too...

A 63 Aermacchi Sprint I restored. Came out too good (for me) to keep, so sold it.
http://helliottjr.smugmug.com/Other/Scrambler/i-nkkVXbc/0/M/DSCF0165-M.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 03-16-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,111
Posted By Barnwell
fraid I might be bastardizing this sumbitch....

fraid I might be bastardizing this sumbitch. Using cheapo handlebar switches from Flanders in lieu of the originals. The Emgo is on but took forever to fabricate the second hanger (dont trust the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,111
Posted By Barnwell
Bit of corrosion on that front end. Need to...

Bit of corrosion on that front end. Need to fabricate a tool to stop the damper rod from turning when unscrewing the allen at the bottom of the slider to separate tube from slider. Be careful...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,111
Posted By Barnwell
its not the steering bearings that are tuff to...

its not the steering bearings that are tuff to reassemble - its getting the fork tubes back in the triple tree. Tomorrow dropping an Emgo shorty muffler baffle and a stainless tube at the welder....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,111
Posted By Barnwell
Here's my 66 scrambler project. Acquired last...

Here's my 66 scrambler project. Acquired last fall, 2 months to see if will be ready for Giro in catskills....
Forum: Old's Cool 02-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,111
Posted By Barnwell
It ain't all simple and easy. Those balls in...

It ain't all simple and easy. Those balls in narrowcase fork damper buckets can get loose and wreck havoc. Not easy installing the front end either if you dont have a Joe Clark tool (or fab a copy)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By Barnwell
No brushing up needed - go back and read your...

No brushing up needed - go back and read your post. Clearly egotistic sour grapes. Next time you can unload the bike yourself (yes, that was me) and as it happens, I personally preferred the MV...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-12-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,901
Posted By Barnwell
Trashing an event cause you didn't get the trophy...

Trashing an event cause you didn't get the trophy you wanted? The annual IMOC is at a great venue, surrounded by great roads, (generally) attended by great enthusiasts, and always (IMHO) features...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,194
Posted By Barnwell
Lets not forget what street scramblers were in...

Lets not forget what street scramblers were in the 60's - overweight styling exercises that looked terrific and were a blast to ride. I really wish, however, that Ducati would use some of those...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Barnwell
I went, good turnout, my '78 GS1000 was liked,...

I went, good turnout, my '78 GS1000 was liked, best project for sale IMHO was rough rd350 with glass tank/seat/fairing, loved the Morini 3 1/2 (I want one!). Nice day's ride: Guilford to N. Windham...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-13-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Barnwell
Britjam this Sunday in CT

Britjam this Sunday (8/18/13) at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Haddam Neck, CT. Always a good showing of vintage bikes of every persuation and the door prize is always a vintage British bike the club has...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Barnwell
Britjam this Sunday

Britjam this Sunday (8/18/13) at Haddam Neck Fairgrounds, Haddam Neck, CT. Always a good showing of vintage bikes of every persuation and the door prize is always a vintage British bike the club has...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,608
Posted By Barnwell
I subscribe to one of the Brit mags, Classic...

I subscribe to one of the Brit mags, Classic Motorcycle Mechanics cause . . . well its good (and I need help with and sympathy for my stable.) I always glance at Cycle World and Motorcyclist at the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 933
Posted By Barnwell
Base was actually nearby Cavendish, Vt. I didn't...

Base was actually nearby Cavendish, Vt. I didn't get lost, the Aermacchi didn't break down, and it didn't rain. Pretty good even though I screwed up the skill tests.
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 69,746
Posted By Barnwell
We used to reply similarly ("well, at least I'm...

We used to reply similarly ("well, at least I'm cruising") to such comments when riding our UJM's - at least until that Pacino movie came out in 1980.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By Barnwell
Barr Plating in Meriden, CT. did a vintage ducati...

Barr Plating in Meriden, CT. did a vintage ducati tank for me - reasonable $ and came out great.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,400
Posted By Barnwell
+1 on the Tusk

+1 on the Tusk
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 48,109
Posted By Barnwell
The new Trophy comes with black logo riding gear,...

The new Trophy comes with black logo riding gear, a girl, and a trip to Italy!!! :eek1 Jeez, if I had known that I would thought twice before buying my brandy new Sprint GT at a fire sale price.
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 334,994
Posted By Barnwell
Stock bags are very durable, in fact too much so...

Stock bags are very durable, in fact too much so as the were redesigned to address earlier bags deforming under their own weight and leaking. Result is that the bags are bomb and waterproof, heavy,...
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