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Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,375
Posted By Slipkid
How about vibration? I rode an F650 for a while;...

How about vibration? I rode an F650 for a while; an early one, slow, heavy, if you drop it you're screwed and it put my hands to sleep.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-20-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
My kids been doing some rides for a little while,...

My kids been doing some rides for a little while, he's sixteen, but no license or permit yet. He's discovered that the local power lines are a good way to get around, even managed to get to his...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,720
Posted By Slipkid
You'll be back. I had a really nice two stroke...

You'll be back. I had a really nice two stroke Suzuki last summer. I had to clean the carbs one to many times and sold it.

I still regret it.
Forum: Airheads 04-17-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By Slipkid
Kick start and the side bags, RS. That would go...

Kick start and the side bags, RS. That would go for about double where I live. But, I bet you spend $2500, getting it very nice. Tires and tubes, rotors, caliper rebuild, master cylinders, rear main...
Forum: Airheads 04-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By Slipkid
I thought the first picture was your completed...

I thought the first picture was your completed project. I was going to say nice job, looks just like one of my bikes.

Silver is nicer!

Is that seat as comfortable as it looks?
Forum: Airheads 04-09-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Slipkid
By the tool, use a little oil, mimic original...

By the tool, use a little oil, mimic original depth. New seals slide on pretty easy.
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 481
Posted By Slipkid
If it has most of it's factory coating and just...

If it has most of it's factory coating and just some rough areas you may want to just get the dirt out and leave it alone. Keep good gas in it that is treated.

BMW tanks are pretty good.
Forum: Airheads 04-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 804
Posted By Slipkid
I have an 82. Fluids, maybe pack a rag or two,...

I have an 82. Fluids, maybe pack a rag or two, it's old. Good battery, they can start a little hard at times. Petcocks get dirty and nobody ever notices. The bowls come off easy so take a look,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,223
Views: 1,059,788
Posted By Slipkid
I wish every state park looked just like...

I wish every state park looked just like that.....I'd be in my glory!
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,227
Posted By Slipkid
What is it like getting the wheel bearings out?

What is it like getting the wheel bearings out?
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,852
Posted By Slipkid
Baby powder.....? Works good for me.

Baby powder.....? Works good for me.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By Slipkid
I suck at jetting. Bigger carbs, more air, but...

I suck at jetting. Bigger carbs, more air, but maybe also a stronger venturi.

So smaller jets so less fuel being pulled in? Needs to be leaner?

That's why I suck at carb jetting?

Or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By Slipkid
When you get on one of these it's amazing how...

When you get on one of these it's amazing how light and narrow they are, the gas tank feels like it belongs on an MX bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,064
Posted By Slipkid
Come on spring! Thanks.....

Come on spring!

Thanks.....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,734
Views: 753,765
Posted By Slipkid
I think I just saw this plane in Maine?

I think I just saw this plane in Maine?
Forum: 2 smokers 03-11-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
First ride today along with a break in the...

First ride today along with a break in the weather.

He did well, my kid, up and down the street several times.

The bike ran very good, I may need to do clutch plates, maybe, and the kick...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By Slipkid
I needed that! Thanks.

I needed that!

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,950
Posted By Slipkid
I like the "it ran like a top the entire trip"...

I like the "it ran like a top the entire trip" or, "I could ride this bike forever" part of my R100RT, still it always makes me smile when I wind it up a bit.

100 mph is pretty easy, once you...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,774
Posted By Slipkid
I owned a Harley Davidson product in the late...

I owned a Harley Davidson product in the late 1970's. FYI, you can't shift them like a Japanese dirt bike.....nope. :lol3
Forum: 2 smokers 01-25-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
We put new tires on this weekend. This gave me a...

We put new tires on this weekend. This gave me a chance to have a sixteen year old remove and then spoon on some new rubber with tubes. He went through two tubes on the front tire. A new one we had...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,774
Posted By Slipkid
I like wrenching a lot, but I do keep a new bike...

I like wrenching a lot, but I do keep a new bike so I can just get on and go if I want. Trouble is my new bike is now 8 years old....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,446,774
Posted By Slipkid
What is the DOHC 450 like to ride? I've always...

What is the DOHC 450 like to ride? I've always wanted one, smooth? Vibration? worth the effort to sort one out?
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By Slipkid
Lasertecs? They will have the size you need, you...

Lasertecs? They will have the size you need, you could go with some trials tires....may look good as well.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Slipkid
That would be the motorcycle. To bad it isn't...

That would be the motorcycle. To bad it isn't 4,500. I've not seen one that nice for sale.
Forum: 2 smokers 01-18-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
EXCEPT, we repaired it this morning when cooler...

EXCEPT, we repaired it this morning when cooler heads prevailed, using a large brass mandrel with ball peen hammer.

I got some really nice brass round stock from a scrap table lamp I found in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Slipkid
1957 ajs

Rhode Island craigslist. Not mine. Also to much money for me, but so nice.

<IFRAME height=315 src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ukwAttr7xzY" frameBorder=0 width=420 allowfullscreen></IFRAME>

...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-17-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
Just because your shop manual shows and tells you...

Just because your shop manual shows and tells you to unscrew the short section of your lower fork leg that holds the fork seal; doesn't mean you should get lazy and try.

If you do you will ruin...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By Slipkid
Was it 1964? "Mister fucking postman" ...

Was it 1964?

"Mister fucking postman"


Best line from Quadrophenia, above.

"Please Mr. Postman" , was a song in the early 60's by the Marvelettes. Turning point in the movie.
Forum: Airheads 12-28-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 726
Posted By Slipkid
You may find some on ebay.....I think I bought a...

You may find some on ebay.....I think I bought a rear that way.
Forum: 2 smokers 12-26-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,507
Posted By Slipkid
My fifteen year old just bought a "barn Find"...

My fifteen year old just bought a "barn Find" 1973 125 AT1. It had no spark until about an hour ago when we discovered a blown fuse. The fuse had kept everything electrical from working, probably for...
Forum: Airheads 12-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,771
Posted By Slipkid
no.....so many bikes.....to many jewels in the...

no.....so many bikes.....to many jewels in the rough, that's what is good about bikes...

Brough Superior, no, not when I can have more fun with a Honda 350 Four.

Maybe if I had a bigger...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By Slipkid
Be careful you don't have a pressed in valve seat...

Be careful you don't have a pressed in valve seat get loose, then you lose a piston and maybe more.
Airheads get very hot, you may have a problem with the valve seat not being located correctly and...
Forum: Airheads 12-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,053
Posted By Slipkid
I'll take the silver gas tank as well.....it's...

I'll take the silver gas tank as well.....it's very pretty. :eek1
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Slipkid
Wow, I'm a MA guy also.....next up is the rear...

Wow, I'm a MA guy also.....next up is the rear master cylinder.

$160.00 new, $120.00 rebuilt, good advice!!
Forum: Airheads 12-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,053
Posted By Slipkid
I will be continuing on with my 82 r100rt. I am...

I will be continuing on with my 82 r100rt. I am just about to go back; I just finished a major sorting out, and find out why my back brakes keep locking up. I can't remember if I rebuilt the rear...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,203
Posted By Slipkid
Bring the crank to somebody, they will make...

Bring the crank to somebody, they will make pressing it apart look easy.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-19-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,203
Posted By Slipkid
Ken OConnor did my GT500. Nice guy, does nice...

Ken OConnor did my GT500. Nice guy, does nice work, reasonable price. That is a big engine.....probably won't be as bad as you think. The crank is the easy part, putting the transmission back...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,766
Posted By Slipkid
I still have my Sears multi test; including...

I still have my Sears multi test; including dwell, meter, it's mint.

I have some tools I used was I was seventeen...not going to give them up anytime soon.

I do have a lot of 5/16 wrenches I...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Slipkid
The BMW tires have minimal usage. If it wasn't...

The BMW tires have minimal usage. If it wasn't for the checking I would say two more seasons. I may risk it, I might also rely on the guy who does my inspections in the spring; old timer, he actually...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By Slipkid
Back is 44 week, front is 19, both 2009. ...

Back is 44 week, front is 19, both 2009.

Should I see what happens when I get inspected or get new tires,,,

Nothing like riding down the highway when it's 90 degrees thinking about those tire...
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