ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Old's Cool
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #31
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
Good news



I dropped the 11 year old oil today... crystal clear honey...not a speck of cereal...
No indication of cylinder problems...
Hooked up a battery and got a coupla lights, but no spinning of starter....
Methinks the wiring might be podged.....
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!

danedg screwed with this post 11-17-2011 at 08:07 PM
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 05:00 PM   #32
MZRider
Neo-Luddite
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: Western MD
Oddometer: 680
Quote:
Originally Posted by danedg View Post
No indication of cylinder problems...
You won't have...yet! Run it a few thousand miles - then you'll start finding chrome flakes. Once the cylinders start getting heated/cooled repeatedly again, the chrome will pucker and pop like a zit. The rings scraping along over that only accelerates the flaking.
__________________
Charlie
http://www.AntietamClassicCycle.com
'69 Guzzi Ambassador,'77 Yamaha XT500,
'88 Ducati Paso, '91 ATK 604
'94 MZ Silver Star, '96 CCM 350
MZRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #33
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #34
Lornce
Lost In Place
 
Lornce's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Way Out There.
Oddometer: 17,878
Quote:
Originally Posted by danedg View Post


I dropped the 11 year old oil today... crystal clear honey...not a speck of cereal...
No indication of cylinder problems...
Hooked up a battery and got a coupla lights, but no spinning of starter....
Methinks the wiring might be podged.....
And that might have saved your butt.

Nice find, Dan. But I'd be pulling the heads to check the cylinders if it were me.

I love Eldorados. Recieved an e-mail earlier this afternoon from a friend in Toronto who just took delivery of a '73 from Texas. Didn't even know he was looking. Canadian police forces never used them, so they're as rare as hen's teeth up here. I bought the first one I ever saw in the fall of '80 and rode it across Canada the following spring. Finally saw another one about a year later in the Rockies. The owner bought me lunch...

Blah, blah, blah... Have fun, Dan. You've got a fine bike there.

Lornce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #35
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
I'll be simply pulling the cylinders and replacing them with Gilardoni's. {Nikasil} It's not worth taking the chance with the unknown chromies. ALL the conditions are right for big farging flakes to be pureed in the blender. I was hoping to get a compression test on her first, but that's not 100% required. The heads can be checked at the shop easily enough.
My biggest problem is lack of winter. 50 degrees, no snow, no salt on the roads... I'm going riding instead of getting greasy!
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #36
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
Can't wait!

__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #37
c1skout
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Western PA
Oddometer: 213
nice trailer!
c1skout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2012, 08:13 PM   #38
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
Screw trailers!

Sport Loader


__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #39
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
Pulling the plug

Oh Crap!...
I did nothing but stick it in a storage unit....BUT!




Ordered the Gilardoni cylinders today....tis the season...
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!

danedg screwed with this post 01-30-2012 at 04:37 PM
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #40
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
A package arrived...

__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #41
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #42
JPSpen
At Large
 
JPSpen's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2007
Location: Keeping up with the Joneses, OK ?
Oddometer: 1,185


Let the fun begin...

John
__________________
'03 BMW R1200CLC "Flipper"(Tis but a scratch!)
'01 BMW R1100RT "Lucky"
'91 BMW R100GS "itsnotamoneypit"
I like the wind in my face and Boobies too !!..
JPSpen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 11:44 AM   #43
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
Damn Yankees '10

The Yankee Beemers now buddy up with NE Moto Guzzi's at the Damn Yankees Rally..
Damn fine rally!
This was at the '10 meet...


I might not have realized it at the time, but I think this image became burned into my memory banks...

__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2012, 01:39 PM   #44
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 05:52 PM   #45
danedg
Horizontally Opposed
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: U-puku-ipi-sing
Oddometer: 6,466
__________________
51/3 , 60/2 , 60US , 74 Eldorado , R100M
The journey was comparatively uneventful. I never had to shoot anybody and nobody shot me!
danedg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014