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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-30-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 442,004
Posted By cpatstone
1972 Honda CB 350 - $350 (Monson,MA)

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/mcy/775890052.html

I wouldn't think that this would be such a deal, except that it's one-owner, always garaged... looks pristine. ? Lose the goofy backrest and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2008, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By cpatstone
How long does a battery last?

I keep my bike on a battery tender, generally, when I remember to plug it in. Over the winter, I'd notice that the yellow light was always on... meaning the tender is trying to charge the battery. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By cpatstone
thanks for the words of encouragement. I took...

thanks for the words of encouragement. I took your advice. Did some basic cleaning, new bowl and choke gaskets because they are easy, and then putting it all back together. Made a manometer out of...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-18-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By cpatstone
I guessed that the color scheme made it a...

I guessed that the color scheme made it a marlboro edition? :bueller sorta like a bumble bee edition?

Generally speaking, it is a rare bike, no? My impression was that it looked fairly...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By cpatstone
WTF is a float needle? should I have been...

WTF is a float needle? should I have been whacking my carbs? :baldy

I really don't have an excuse for being carbophobic, except that I've been carbophobic for decades.

edit - just venting. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-16-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By cpatstone
and if they happened to be attached to a second...

and if they happened to be attached to a second set of jugs, wheels, a seat, etc,... :deal

Thanks for the notes. BTW, just to be clear, the carbs are from my R100GS.

One question I'm still...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By cpatstone
Carb question

Hey folks. Need a little advice on my Bingy thingies. Yeah, that's about the level of familiarity I have with carbs. I know, they're simple, and I'm not a real man because I've never messed with...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By cpatstone
Just checked max bmw's fiche. same, same. ...

Just checked max bmw's fiche. same, same. 11131337330 is my oilpan, as is yours.

Yes, I have one; upgraded mine to the PD version, which I should probably keep. Funny, just last night, I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By cpatstone
Would a stock GS one work, or work with some...

Would a stock GS one work, or work with some hammering / filing / drilling / persuading / intense heat / pressure?

(sounds like what a woman does to turn a boyfriend into a fiance...)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By cpatstone
cpatstone's yard sale -

Don't miss it:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=6430033

pardon the shameless self-promo. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,470
Posted By cpatstone
Looks like a nice collection this guy's selling...

Looks like a nice collection this guy's selling off:
http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZlukezb

all have water-damaged calipers? hmm...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,973
Posted By cpatstone
hey datchew - one engineer to another - make sure...

hey datchew - one engineer to another - make sure you've emptied all of the gas out of the tank before you weld it. (someone had to say it?)


:kboom
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By cpatstone
new oil in. seems to run fine, or as well as it...

new oil in. seems to run fine, or as well as it can with very vaguely balanced/adjusted carbs. runs like it did before.

when I said that I saw fluid coming out of the back of the tranny, by the...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2007, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By cpatstone
'bout 3.8 qts drained out. my manual says that...

'bout 3.8 qts drained out. my manual says that about 2.25 qts should be required when not changing the filter.

looked like oil/gas, ie, not oil/water.

anyone need some chainsaw gas? :wink:
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By cpatstone
Never leave it outside. No significant water...

Never leave it outside. No significant water crossings. quick splash of a puddle would be about it.

Yes, probably, just forgot to turn them off. They drip a little, so I know when they're not...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By cpatstone
R100GS troubleshooting help please?

Hey folks,

Haven't posted here much lately due to other reasons. Bike hasn't been out in a while. That's relevant here... Bike last run in October, for a while, just idling in the yard. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-21-2007, 02:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By cpatstone
CL find: R1150GS $3k Western MA

pardon me, a scam indeed.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2007, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,605
Posted By cpatstone
(fixed) :D

(fixed) :D
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2007, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By cpatstone
Did a quick nationwide craigslist search...

Did a quick nationwide craigslist search (crazedlist -- not that well known):

sounds like each of these guys may have an extra:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/mcy/447503076.html
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2007, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,518
Posted By cpatstone
Hey datchew - Sorry it didn't work out for...

Hey datchew -
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Must have made your Monday a bit more entertaining. Wasn't it you that posted a picture of the front end of your bike, I edited in a nice frame...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2007, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,518
Posted By cpatstone
-- my reaction too. :freaky

-- my reaction too. :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,518
Posted By cpatstone
Eek R80GS deal!

Hope someone here gets it...
http://www.ibmwr.org/market/adlist.php?cat=abs


1981 R80G/S
1981 bmw r80gs. Needs to be finished. Bike was apart when I bought it. Had frame sand blasted and powder...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-08-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,016
Posted By cpatstone
Just gotta say, farkling your ride to the way you...

Just gotta say, farkling your ride to the way you like it is your right. One man's toy not for others to judge. That said, I think anything added to an R90S moves it away from perfection. What's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2007, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By cpatstone
CL sighting - R80ST $3k, eastern MA

no connection, but looks like a nice deal:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/mcy/416731789.html

http://images.craigslist.org/0102000104120103062007090703095d06ff834bebfa00911d.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,564
Posted By cpatstone
6'3"/205lbs.? I'm 6'4, maybe 6'3, bout the same...

6'3"/205lbs.? I'm 6'4, maybe 6'3, bout the same wt.

I found that the PD tank, with its wider-than-GS, front of the knee flare-outs, got in the way of my knees. Especially with the solo seat. If...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-03-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,474
Posted By cpatstone
you made me look again. and again. and again. ...

you made me look again. and again. and again. I agree, yes, 100% paint. Well, maybe I should look some more.:bow
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2007, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By cpatstone
wow. Deal of the year. :eek1

wow. Deal of the year. :eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By cpatstone
just passing this along... ...

just passing this along...

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/mcy/369830569.html
http://images.craigslist.org/0101100104090103032007070923fb37ba2fb5d2e5b900f81b.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By cpatstone
No problems with my transaction either. Bought a...

No problems with my transaction either. Bought a fender and a few related bits. Not sure how great a deal I got, given shipping, but no real regrets. Shipping was pretty slow though... 5 weeks? ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By cpatstone
--true. I'm 37 though, so I'd like to think that...

--true. I'm 37 though, so I'd like to think that I'm smart enough to know that I got lucky. Something to learn from, too. :thumb
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By cpatstone
Stupid little story.

Decided to take a little dirt "discontinued" road tonight on the way home. Putting along, picking a route through some big 4WD ruts, I suddenly find myself almost on top of a drainage cross-cut...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By cpatstone
'suppose it's harder to lock up the brakes. As...

'suppose it's harder to lock up the brakes. As someone else here commented, "ABS before ABS". If you really want safe, drive a volvo. There's plenty of merit to buying a bike that's cheap to drop....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,277
Posted By cpatstone
Just curious... Is that the starting procedure?...

Just curious... Is that the starting procedure? Reading counterclockwise:
you RUN while OFF the bike. Turn the bike ON. RESume the riding position. Pop the clutch to START. :rofl

Always nice...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,554
Posted By cpatstone
at risk of stating the plainly obvious, these are...

at risk of stating the plainly obvious, these are classic symptoms of a bad connection. At first, I was thinking corrosion at the battery. After swapping batteries, that's still possible, but less...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,822
Posted By cpatstone
:lol3:rofl:rofl:lol3

:lol3:rofl:rofl:lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By cpatstone
How was dinner? Did your wife/so enjoy...

How was dinner? Did your wife/so enjoy brainstorming ways to precisely level fork oil? :lol3


How about, uh, draining the oil, and then measuring the proper amount to dump in? Then maybe move...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By cpatstone
:nod Wisdom? Don't attempt this while...

:nod



Wisdom? Don't attempt this while wearing a full-face helmet. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2007, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By cpatstone
Datchew - good luck! Remember, enthusiasm is...

Datchew - good luck! Remember, enthusiasm is contagious.

Yo Solo - good find. What ever happened to those two old R80g/s's you discovered?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-06-2007, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 716,474
Posted By cpatstone
wait a second... rabbit... dog... ...

wait a second... rabbit... dog...

http://home.comcast.net/%7Etjachp/ZoeVsRabbit.jpg
Forum: Hacks 04-05-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,161
Posted By cpatstone
I wouldn't attempt to advise on how to maintain a...

I wouldn't attempt to advise on how to maintain a happy marriage. But there's certain things that I buy and don't think twice about (house supplies), some things we discuss because they're important...
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