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About Old Nail
Biography:
56 years old, 6' tall, 170 lbs. Married once, 2 adult children. Grew up and lived in Ca. Central valley for 52 years, a.a. degree, 1 course short of a.s. degree, certified automotive master technician, been riding and maintaining my own motorcycles(and friends' when asked) since I was18. I've owned 12 bikes and14 cars, some collectable. I still like to learn about what makes a better performing vehicle, but only when safety is enhanced also.
Location:
Spirit Lake, Idaho
Interests:
finding ways to make time for my hobbies
Occupation:
certified automotive tech, fiberglass repair and fabrication tech.

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10-13-2019 08:21 PM
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  1. Geeto67
    Geeto67 liked post by Old Nail On thread : New member from Ca.
    Compression is almost always lower on the right side cylinder, even when new on most twins of that era. Don't ask me why, it's just been my experience with Japanese bikes. I would only add that the...
    Liked On: 07-26-2016, 04:29 AM
  2. conghos
    conghos liked post by Old Nail On thread : 82' KZ440 Brat Bike?
    Hate to say this, but you're wasting time and money on the wrong bike. Geeto gave good guidelines, but it's up to you to discern between doable and disappointment, and that can be the difference...
    Liked On: 05-06-2016, 11:16 PM
  3. woodsman
    woodsman liked post by Old Nail On thread : 82' KZ440 Brat Bike?
    Hate to say this, but you're wasting time and money on the wrong bike. Geeto gave good guidelines, but it's up to you to discern between doable and disappointment, and that can be the difference...
    Liked On: 05-06-2016, 04:39 PM
  4. knappyfeet
    knappyfeet liked post by Old Nail On thread : Caught off guard
    One strange day. First, I contacted my insurance carrier about a mistake on my insurance card that just arrived that said gs500 instead of 550.(no such thing as gs500 in 1977). Weird but I'm covered....
    Liked On: 03-29-2016, 10:24 PM
  5. Stephen J
    Stephen J liked post by Old Nail On thread : Suzuki GSX 750 85 "Cuacos" - Garbur Garage 87 (++ photos)
    Ignorance personified . it is the same. However , it all depends on what you were brainwashed into thinking: leading or trailing brakes.A few moto mags have done racetrack tests and believe trailing...
    Liked On: 02-20-2016, 02:15 PM
  6. thechief86
    thechief86 liked post by Old Nail On thread : WTF is this?????
    Read the comments. Ichiban and racer are friends. They wished each other a happy new year. - - - Updated - - - Read the comments. Ichiban and racer are friends. They wished each other a...
    Liked On: 01-31-2016, 11:37 PM
  7. Parasuco
    Parasuco liked post by Old Nail On thread : Newbie from ontario, canada
    Good attitude! However , don't compare the gsxs to the cb. Different bikes for different likes. Maintain it, fix it, ride it, enjoy it, but most importantly; learn all you can from it. Ride fast,...
    Liked On: 05-09-2015, 03:39 PM
  8. Veefnf
    Veefnf liked post by Old Nail On thread : Cafe Builders Making Motorcycle Values Increase
    Back in 1976, I bought a new 75 cb400f and worked at a restaurant to make the payments. I took offense and almost drilled an adult one Friday night downtown for calling it a caferacer. It was simply...
    Liked On: 02-14-2015, 06:33 PM
  9. 8ball
    8ball liked post by Old Nail On thread : 1980 Yamaha xs650 cafe racer
    But,but, but it was a 2nd place trophy and it may have been a dystrophy trophy for 2nd worst.
    Liked On: 01-12-2015, 09:35 PM
  10. TCed
    TCed liked post by Old Nail On thread : 1980 Yamaha xs650 cafe racer
    That bike blinded me, alright, just like a woman uglier than a walrus.
    Liked On: 01-12-2015, 08:42 PM
  11. thechief86
    thechief86 liked post by Old Nail On thread : Making fun of CL ads makes me feel better
    That bike probably does not have a horn, so the clunk noise as the forks bottom out compensates for it. The forks sticking up so high up in the triple trees allows the rider to assume the position...
    Liked On: 01-11-2015, 02:52 PM
  12. 44dwarf
    44dwarf liked post by Old Nail On thread : Photo Tour of the Ural Plant
    After seeing that husky old guy deliberately fishtailing to test traction, after a mild snow, meltdown, and freeze, it may have been a 2wd model. Looked like fun. I totally agree with you Jag.
    Liked On: 12-16-2014, 11:21 AM