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Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,520
Posted By shortridz
It was free...

It was free...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,585
Posted By shortridz
Klr 650?

Klr 650?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 20,513
Posted By shortridz
Yer gona need bigger brakes...or a louder horn.:D

Yer gona need bigger brakes...or a louder horn.:D
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,069
Posted By shortridz
Go sit on a Moto Guzzi Norge or Stelvio...no...

Go sit on a Moto Guzzi Norge or Stelvio...no leaning forward.
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,646
Posted By shortridz
Go to Four stroke singles National Owners...

Go to Four stroke singles National Owners Association FSSNOA.com. These guys regularly ride very long distances on their single cylinder bikes. Ride reports has lots of reports of such endeavors. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,003
Posted By shortridz
I have a blue 71. Sidecovers are unobtainium. ...

I have a blue 71. Sidecovers are unobtainium. exhaust can be expensive if you can find one...Most have rusted away. Dandy little bike, not too fast, but will keep up with traffic if you wring it's...
Forum: Face plant 04-11-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,718
Posted By shortridz
It finally happened...

I've been riding for fifty years..jebus that sounds like a long time. Had a lady pull out in front of me as I aproached an intersection. She made a complete stop at the sign. I was watching her, had...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,123
Posted By shortridz
V7 Classic

I currently ride a 2004 750 Breva. It has the same driveline and chassis as the Classic from what I understand. This is a really sweet little bike. It's like riding a 50 hp bicycle. It sounds a...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-12-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,703
Posted By shortridz
I have a 1971 CL 175. What size and brand of...

I have a 1971 CL 175. What size and brand of tires do you have? I saw a reply that ask about Cheng-Shin and Maxxis, but I didn't see a response from you. Your bike looks great! I only hope mine...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-08-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By shortridz
Check timimg

Check timimg
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,214
Posted By shortridz
I have been riding a 2004 750 Breva for a few...

I have been riding a 2004 750 Breva for a few months now. I traded a 95 Honda VFR for it and havn't regretted it at all. I have had many very different bikes over my 57 years...been riding since I...
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2008, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By shortridz
Just bought an '04' 750 Breva in June, and other...

Just bought an '04' 750 Breva in June, and other than trying to run too much oil in it for about a month it's been great. It kept pushing out the excess oil on my garage floor...no harm just messy....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-26-2008, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,141
Posted By shortridz
Thanks for posting the pics Curvy. I enjoyed the...

Thanks for posting the pics Curvy. I enjoyed the show. This Lamky fella is a real piece of work . genius :clap
Forum: Battle scooters 05-23-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By shortridz
What is it you don't understand about supply and...

What is it you don't understand about supply and demand? If the price is too high, don't pay it!!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2007, 07:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,970
Posted By shortridz
I bought a new 1979 Silver CBX...back in the...

I bought a new 1979 Silver CBX...back in the day...What a glorious sound that engine made.
Be sure to put good sticky rubber on that thing, because if you don't it gets really squirly. One of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 50,434
Posted By shortridz
Check the rubber diaphrams in the CV carbs. They...

Check the rubber diaphrams in the CV carbs. They are probably split and leaking air...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-29-2007, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By shortridz
Flashing Brakelights

Try http://www.signaldynamics.com/products/BLSM/blsm.asp I have used one of these devices on the last 3 bikes (after being hit from behind). I believe they work...
By the way, your back wheel has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2007, 06:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,503
Posted By shortridz
Great thread...something I have pondered from...

Great thread...something I have pondered from time to time over the past 45 years. I'm 56 now and have been riding since I was about 9 or 10.
I ride deliberately, and with care. It takes all my...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,006
Views: 837,909
Posted By shortridz
Curvy, The Indian 6 was built by either Bud or...

Curvy, The Indian 6 was built by either Bud or Herb cause there are only two of them in existance...:D Truly amazing work...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,558
Posted By shortridz
Just traded my 05 KLR650 for a 95 VFR750 last...

Just traded my 05 KLR650 for a 95 VFR750 last week. LOve it so far:D
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,460
Posted By shortridz
Eek I bought a new CBX in 1980, (79 model) ride it...

I bought a new CBX in 1980, (79 model) ride it for about two years (14Kmi). I put a Hooker 6 into 1 exhaust on, it made a beautiful noise. I remember it having a much too small rear tire...broke...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2006, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,512
Posted By shortridz
When I was a kid, I asked the same question of my...

When I was a kid, I asked the same question of my father ( lifelong mechanic). He said that he thought it had to do with the size of the valves in relation with the size of the exhaust ports......
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2006, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By shortridz
My 2nd Thumper was a 1969? I think...Triumph...

My 2nd Thumper was a 1969? I think...Triumph Trophy 250 (bastard BSA). Gave $150 for it disassembled. I cleaned it up and painted the tank rode it for about 2yrs...sold it for $250...What a weak...
Forum: Thumpers 05-26-2006, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By shortridz
If the bike has been sitting as long as you say,...

If the bike has been sitting as long as you say, the carb will need to be cleaned. The fuel turns to varnish and plugs up the small orifices (sp) in the idle circuit. Once you get that done you can...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,770
Posted By shortridz
exrsonly.com sells a great exhaust...order it...

exrsonly.com sells a great exhaust...order it with the quiet core or you'll need ear plugs whenever you ride. Ascerbis makes the best quality tank. If you intend to ride very far while sitting on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By shortridz
Thanks

Thanks for all the input...sounds like I will be buying another Corbin.
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By shortridz
KLR 650 seat

I know that lots of yous people ride KLRs...has anyone used the gel seat offered by Dual Star. Appears to be lots cheaper than a Corbin (which I am fond of), but is it as comfortable? :ear
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,338
Posted By shortridz
Thumbs down Drz

I rode an '01 DRZ 400S. The bike was low miles, pristene, as new...less than 1K. It had no balls, just no low end or mid-range. I think if you want power you need to look at a 650. NO substitute...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2005, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By shortridz
xrsonly.com (I think is the web page) make a...

xrsonly.com (I think is the web page) make a great pipe and slip-on ie. sound amplifier. Very lightweight good quality. If you want to quiet it down they have a quiet core you can buy later. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By shortridz
1979 Cbx

I bought a new 79' in 1980, the last one the dealer had..What a beautiful noise it made...! What a wobbly bitch it was. but it would go like stink!
There is a part of me that wishes I still had...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 61,476
Posted By shortridz
Great Pics

and I thought it was too cold to ride at 24F....I guess I'm just a wimp...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-08-2004, 05:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 813
Posted By shortridz
Thumper in Wichita

Thought I might post here to see if any Central lurkers might be interested in buying my 1982 Honda FT500. I listed it in the flea market...got a couple replys but nobody seriously interested. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,377
Posted By shortridz
I'm currently riding one of the bikes that I...

I'm currently riding one of the bikes that I really loved when I had one years ago, 1982 Honda FT500 single. Great bike for short rides, commuting, ect. It's not fast, it just feels right, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2004, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,305
Posted By shortridz
I currently ride an 2004 xrl set up as you...

I currently ride an 2004 xrl set up as you suggest....Corbin seat, Acerbis 5.5 gal. tank. I have aftermarket bars that raise my hands about 1.5 inches. I have tried a 16T sprocket but went back to...
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