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Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,413
Posted By DoubleBit
http://www.yamahaenduro.com/ I'll bet these...

http://www.yamahaenduro.com/
I'll bet these guys will know. Lots of similarity to the ct175 of the same era.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By DoubleBit
+1 on the power, more's better. I'm hoping these...

+1 on the power, more's better. I'm hoping these sell well and they up the CC's other models later. Having riden the Piagio I can appreciate the security of the added front wheel/traction. And,...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 118,651
Posted By DoubleBit
Thanks for looking. It bums me out to sell...

Thanks for looking. It bums me out to sell them/the stuff. Maybe they aren't supposed to sell... I was leaning toward creating a pair of postie bikes for exploring/camping the Sierra Foothills on. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 38,170
Posted By DoubleBit
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4391861181.ht...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4391861181.html

Here's a perfect candidate for a lifan swap.

Just trying to find a good home for my abandoned project.

Thanks.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 118,651
Posted By DoubleBit
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4391861181.ht...

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/mcy/4391861181.html

I'm trying to find a new home for this old ct90. It's rough but would make a good start.

Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Haven't had a 350, had '76 250 though and it was...

Haven't had a 350, had '76 250 though and it was a tough, reliable ride, back in the early 80s. I imaging a 350 would be the same with more grunt... Looks like the Rh side cover is missing... Hard to...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Whenever it's at all possible, that's what I try...

Whenever it's at all possible, that's what I try to do, rebuild the original. Those darn engineers usually get things awful close to perfect. It should be possible to find a kit/ what do you need? I...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Not sure on the sprocket sizes, where to even...

Not sure on the sprocket sizes, where to even find the info on what was originally installed. Usually that's where I've left my bikes, seems a good compromise. If you are light enough and your roads...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
My experience with XLs is that they are very easy...

My experience with XLs is that they are very easy to start, especially the 250cc and smaller models. 1983, not sure if that's still a single carb model, if it's a dual carb I'd be a bit leary of...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,267
Posted By DoubleBit
I've tried: Oil, no go. ATF, still no go. ...

I've tried:
Oil, no go.
ATF, still no go.
PB Blaster, no good.
Then since it did so good at removing rust in my gas tank,,,
Vinegar, after a couple of days, the piston broke loose.
Now, I...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By DoubleBit
I'd say go to bikebandit or even your local...

I'd say go to bikebandit or even your local dealer will have or be able to order the fork seals. Depending on the bikes mileage and level of abuse, you may/may not need bushings.
The fork oil is...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 143,698
Posted By DoubleBit
Very cool, never seen one of those before. I've...

Very cool, never seen one of those before.
I've always like the various CL models.
BTW, the CJMC rocks!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-10-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
XL125 engine identification

I have an old honda engine that was supposed to get rebuilt but alas, time has not allowed so I'd like to find out more about it and see if anyone here has interest in it.
Engine #XL125 111042*...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 143,698
Posted By DoubleBit
Okay, I'll play. It's been along time getting...

Okay, I'll play.
It's been along time getting to where we are.
I just sold all my CT70's today and had intended to sell this CT90 also, but between the dickering over prices and my wishes to keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Which ever and whatever, that's a mighty nice ol'...

Which ever and whatever, that's a mighty nice ol' 250. Congratulations! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
I've had a few of the xl175s the size was right...

I've had a few of the xl175s the size was right for trail rides and I may have been squishing it a tad at 5' 9'' 240 lbs. but it seemed okay for fun rides. The 175s are however sort of loners, parts...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Senior, I've messed with the 175s, they are...

Senior,
I've messed with the 175s, they are okay, but as it went on I learned they are harder to find pieces for and (imho) a bit under powered. Sort of a missing link that died out so to speak.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 17,032
Posted By DoubleBit
Wow! So glad to see this thread picked up so many...

Wow! So glad to see this thread picked up so many riders. Looks like the 400 is the preferred rig. Sad to admit it, but I sold my gn250 to a young guy last summer, I caught a glimpse of him with a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 534
Posted By DoubleBit
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=424841

There's a long thread devoted to the ol' honda XLs under Old School...
You may get more input there.
And the previous post is correct,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,448
Posted By DoubleBit
Thanks a ton for the links GA! I feel well...

Thanks a ton for the links GA!
I feel well armed now and will be making that purchase soon...
Doing a bit of upholstery work would be a snap...
drriders sounds like a good place to be too......
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,448
Posted By DoubleBit
Thanks for the feedback... "Plank like",,,...

Thanks for the feedback...
"Plank like",,, that's about what I think of the current seat 'cept a plank sounds wider... Ha!
For heat I have used sheep skins,,, very comfy...

What source would...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 34,448
Posted By DoubleBit
Hey y'all! Brand new DR650 owner here... My...

Hey y'all!
Brand new DR650 owner here...
My son and I just couldn't resist the financing and sorely "needed" new bikes, so here we are.

I'm looking for feed back on SEAT OPTIONS.
The Suzuki...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,225
Posted By DoubleBit
" 250's are for beginner riders, kids, and crazy...

" 250's are for beginner riders, kids, and crazy people "

Aw, come on... That's a little harsh don't you think?
Sadly, I get the feeling that's the common consensus...
But it's really not...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
I had a couple of 175s,,, Those engines were...

I had a couple of 175s,,, Those engines were nothing to get excited about. Sort of a one off, short lived unit with too many frailties and a propensity for sheering starter shafts.

Your bike...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 565,676
Posted By DoubleBit
Aye. Those are the correct sizes for your 175 (I...

Aye. Those are the correct sizes for your 175 (I used to have one). And, that's not an interruption, just a good question!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By DoubleBit
Definitely keep it stock... If the sissy bar bugs...

Definitely keep it stock... If the sissy bar bugs you, pull it but keep it around, they are very handy for lashing your stuff to.
Sweet bike!
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,077
Posted By DoubleBit
More power is nearly always a bonus, I thoroughly...

More power is nearly always a bonus, I thoroughly appreciate the way the exhaust is so well tucked out of the way on the Kawi 650 twins... If small, size, economy etc are high priorities don't forget...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By DoubleBit
Salton Sea Ralley

Salton Sea 2012...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,960
Posted By DoubleBit
Still could be carb/intake/vacuum leak trouble. ...

Still could be carb/intake/vacuum leak trouble.
Also, back up to basics, how's the "new" engine's:
Compression?
Valve timing?
Valve lash/clearance?
Ignition timing?

And, good luck!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,571
Posted By DoubleBit
Glad to hear it's running so well! 65 mph? That...

Glad to hear it's running so well! 65 mph? That sounds very good for a stock 185. Powrol has a few hop up items that'll fit your 185, lucky for you it's very similar to the XR200s. I think they have...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,521
Posted By DoubleBit
You tested voltage at X rpm before when it wasn't...

You tested voltage at X rpm before when it wasn't working, right? Do that again and hope to find something like 13.5V rather than the batteries static 12.2.

As for the XS500"C" question, the "C"...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,482
Posted By DoubleBit
Well impressive or not... My little '78 xl175 is...

Well impressive or not... My little '78 xl175 is one of my all time favorite bikes (just took it out last night to ride with my son)... No, it's not going to blow anyones mind with performance or...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By DoubleBit
I'm thinking hold out for a bike that needs fewer...

I'm thinking hold out for a bike that needs fewer big/expensive pieces.
Rusted out mufflers (200 if you can find 'em), forks (100-200 used), and shocks (another 100 or so) could cost up to 500 all...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-04-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,905
Posted By DoubleBit
Wow, I actually remember those things at the...

Wow, I actually remember those things at the dealers when they were new... on the show room floor right along with the Huskies...
Sorta reminds me of my little ct70s, though it'll prolly run...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,971
Posted By DoubleBit
Oh, and to clarify. It's not my Duke, I'm fine...

Oh, and to clarify.
It's not my Duke, I'm fine with my Suzuki.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,971
Posted By DoubleBit
Are Euro bikes sexier?

" I just really want to know the owner of the cf ducati outside. Please email me! "

Just recieved this email at work.
The young lady sent this email out department wide.
Funny, that's never...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-02-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,571
Posted By DoubleBit
It'd be kinda like when you did the valve adj/set...

It'd be kinda like when you did the valve adj/set the cam timing on the first page of this thread. 'Cept this time you have the points plate on.. and are looking for the points to be openning just as...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 45,544
Posted By DoubleBit
ttt, this thread deserves a bump, imho

ttt, this thread deserves a bump, imho
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 27,647
Posted By DoubleBit
RD350 with chamber pipes,, can't tell you what...

RD350 with chamber pipes,, can't tell you what rpm, though it was at wot most of the ride,, I was too busy clinging to the clip-ons!

'69 Camaro; 327sb with 30/30 duntof solid lifter cam, high...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By DoubleBit
Great job Pete! I also have a GN250 ('82...

Great job Pete!

I also have a GN250 ('82 model), here in California they are fairly uncommon too. Actually searching for parts led me to New Zealand through the regional forums here on ADV....
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