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Forum: Beasts 09-11-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By Ddouble
Camels are indeed rare in the US, but not...

Camels are indeed rare in the US, but not unknown. I know there are a few of us on this forum that own 501s. The importer once reckoned that about 75 501s were imported new into the US.

Now the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,037
Posted By Ddouble
Like Charlie says Guzzis use many of the same...

Like Charlie says Guzzis use many of the same generic parts, and Laverdas, Ducatis, etc. The gas cap can also be sourced from MG Cycle. I think the alternator stator is also the same as some Guzzis....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,315
Posted By Ddouble
I've got a '78 Strada, same color as yours. Mine...

I've got a '78 Strada, same color as yours. Mine has been well used and loved. It has 50,000 miles on it so far! I've got a couple of other Morinis as well.

Glad that your bike has been reliable....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,554
Posted By Ddouble
I've attended Mid Ohio Vintage Days about 10 out...

I've attended Mid Ohio Vintage Days about 10 out of the last 15 years or so. I did not go this year. I have been to Barber's Vintage Festival the last three years.

In my opinion, Barber is still...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks! Then of course there is always the chance...

Thanks! Then of course there is always the chance that I'm full of shit!

Too bad that they uglied up that poor Honda!
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ddouble
Yeah, I have no doubt that the bikes they...

Yeah, I have no doubt that the bikes they actually filmed in the action scenes weren't KLRs. I know my KLR won't do THAT!:eek1

But, I'm pretty damn sure that the picture in USA Today was a KLR. I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,933
Posted By Ddouble
Bond rides a KLR - of course!

While having coffee and browsing USA Today I see a story on the new 007 flick, "Skyfall". The picture shows him sitting on a beat-up early KLR complete with IMS tank and ammo can panniers. I almost...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,786
Posted By Ddouble
I'm down here frequently - just about every...

I'm down here frequently - just about every month. Over the past several years, I have spent about half of my time working in Tullahoma (halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga). I have kept one or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,786
Posted By Ddouble
I really hope to participate in this eventually....

I really hope to participate in this eventually. I have visited many of the Middle Tennessee state parks over the past several years on my bike (the only way to fly down here). Although I am only a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,680
Posted By Ddouble
Go here for info:...

Go here for info: http://www.triumphrat.net/t3-sport-touring-forum/

These are great bikes. High quality, and hell for strong.They handle fairly well, but are heavy. There are just a few design...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,224
Posted By Ddouble
Mufflers.

I have run the EMGO Dunstall replicas on a couple of my Tonti Guzzis. They look good and sound really great IMO. They are quite a bit louder than stockers.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By Ddouble
The usual scuttlebutt on the 850T double leading...

The usual scuttlebutt on the 850T double leading shoe rear brake is that it locks easily. Some suggested fixes are different lining compounds, or even putting a kink in the actuating rod to put some...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,397
Posted By Ddouble
I went to Mid Ohio for a dozen straight years....

I went to Mid Ohio for a dozen straight years. Then for a variety of reasons, but mostly because of work, I have missed it for the last couple of years. Since I have been working in Tennessee though,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ddouble
Congrats, Mike. It looks like you changed to...

Congrats, Mike.

It looks like you changed to a 5 speed? I bought one of those fancy Ballistic lithium batteries the other day for my Ducati. Tiny little thing and incredibly light. It turns that...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ddouble
My 2 cents. Anything with 2 wheels is good. What...

My 2 cents. Anything with 2 wheels is good. What you think you want now, may not (probably not) be what you want after a year of riding under your belt. As a new rider, or a rider coming back after a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 77,107
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks, Sean. I was just about to ask that same...

Thanks, Sean. I was just about to ask that same question.

And to DirtyDan, I apologize for giving you some potentially bad advice on a subject I thought I was knowledgeable enough to comment...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 77,107
Posted By Ddouble
An 850T should take 3 liters of oil, or right...

An 850T should take 3 liters of oil, or right around 3-1/2 quarts. I believe that the purpose of the deep sump is not really to increase oil capacity, but to reduce crankshaft windage and pumping...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,593
Posted By Ddouble
OK, Nolan. I'll play. This is my '83 LeMans...

OK, Nolan. I'll play.

This is my '83 LeMans III http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e224/ddbiker/LeMans.jpg

I've had it about 7 years or so now. It sort of reluctantly came into my possession...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks for clearing that up, BikePilot. I'd be...

Thanks for clearing that up, BikePilot. I'd be interested to try it out, and maybe make some measurements to figure out the measurable benefit (yeah, I'm an engineer & I can be geeky like that)....
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
I think a master cylinder change is an easy and...

I think a master cylinder change is an easy and relatively cheap bolt-on. It would be the first thing to try. The caliper and the 320mm rotor really put the icing on the cake though. I have great...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
I think a larger bore master cylinder is a step...

I think a larger bore master cylinder is a step backwards. Although this sounds to be intuitively to be the right way to go, it isn't, IF you want more braking power for the same amount of effort at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-08-2011, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
I think you probably have an issue with caliper...

I think you probably have an issue with caliper alignment or something. You could try loosening the caliper mounting bolts and seeing if the brake lever feels firmer. If so, you'll have too figure...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 22,600
Posted By Ddouble
I had one of these "back in the day". I loved it....

I had one of these "back in the day". I loved it. More sophisticated than the 2 strokers that came before it, and I preferred it to my buddy's CB750. Nice looking, handled great, sounded good. I had...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 96,775
Posted By Ddouble
Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74...

Looks like a disk brake Cali/LAPD. If it is a '74 it should be a disk. This is probably the most desireable of all Guzzi Loop Frames. In decent shape, it is worth at least $4000. Some have sold for...
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
Sorry, I don't really know much about CRF master...

Sorry, I don't really know much about CRF master cylinders. I bought mine on eBay because the price was right and I could clearly see "11" cast into the cylinder in the pictures. Now, my gut feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
I did mention it earlier! But, it was a Brembo 2...

I did mention it earlier! But, it was a Brembo 2 piston sliding pin caliper that I had laying around. It came off the rear of a '98 Guzzi California. They used them on a lot of Italian bikes of that...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,146
Posted By Ddouble
Yeah, I've got a brake light switch. I used a...

Yeah, I've got a brake light switch. I used a banjo bolt hydraulic switch. You can find one here http://www.mikesxs.net/products-73.html#products for $11. Mike's XS also has a generic 11mm master...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Ddouble
Couldn't really tell you about buying in Europe....

Couldn't really tell you about buying in Europe. Here are some links though. http://www.amazon.com/Emgo-Dunstall-replica-Reverse-cone-Universal-80-84051/dp/B002OPKU9A/ref=pd_sbs_auto_1

and...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Ddouble
If you're looking for low cost, EMGO markets a...

If you're looking for low cost, EMGO markets a Taiwanese made Dunstall replica muffler that is available quite cheap in the US. I have had them on a couple of my Guzzis and I like 'em. Another option...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks, guys. That is kind of how I was leaning....

Thanks, guys. That is kind of how I was leaning. Does anyone know the length of the forks on a 2004 Daytona 600? I suspected that they would be shorter than a '98 Sprint 900 fork, but Race Tech calls...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,135
Posted By Ddouble
Yeah, but it makes me feel gay to say it that...

Yeah, but it makes me feel gay to say it that way. I'm not Italian, just a dumb ass American, so I say Goo Zee.
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By Ddouble
Early Hinckley Triumph suspension

I've got a '98 Triumph 900 Sprint Executive. I used to have a '98 Sprint Sport as well. The Sprint Sport was very similar to the Exec, but one of the upgrades was a fully adjustable front fork like...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Ddouble
I've got one on my KLR650. It was on the bike...

I've got one on my KLR650. It was on the bike when I got it, and it was equipped with the "Quiet Module Insert". It was actually very quiet with that set-up. Without it, it is loud! Too loud for me...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,135
Posted By Ddouble
Bloodweiser has it right. Like most of these old...

Bloodweiser has it right. Like most of these old bikes, the price can vary quite a bit. I bought my LAPD Eldo years ago in non-running and much rougher condition than this for $850. I haven't kept...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ddouble
Kenda 761 at the "right" pressure

Well, I set the pressures on Kenda K761s at 26 rear, 24 front before my trip back. Initially, I wasn't too impressed with the handling, but eventually I gained confidence in them.

I did about 750...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ddouble
I like the look of the Trail Attacks. I'll bet...

I like the look of the Trail Attacks. I'll bet they do work well on the road. My concern would be off-road. Even though I don't do much off road, I don't want to give up that capabilitiy. Sort of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks, SD! This is good info. I was wondering...

Thanks, SD! This is good info. I was wondering about going lower with the pressures. I didn't really believe it would help that much on the road. I can definitely see how it helps off-road. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,817
Posted By Ddouble
Just finished 850 miles of highway in two days of...

Just finished 850 miles of highway in two days of riding. I started out with a Shinko 705 on the rear that looked very good with about 1500 miles on it. On the front I had a 120/90-18 Duro 904 that...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Ddouble
Update

I ordered a used fan for a 2003 Kaw Vulcan 500 from eBay. It looked to have a similar mounting bracket to the KLR. The Ninja appears different. All three motors have a 3 bolt mounting flange. So I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,295
Posted By Ddouble
Thanks

Thanks, guys. Absolutely, what happened to mine was flexing and fatigue. The stock blades are plastic. Somebody "improved" this one at some time. I have read somewhere that the stock ones can spin on...
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