Motorcycles, Post if you got em

Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:33 am

Cheetah wrote:snip... for 1981 I bought a new GPZ 550 and went roadracing as seen in the third pic. I still have the bike and may race it again in the vintage racing club I belong to.

http://www.race-uscra.com/ snip


I had one of those 81' GPZ 550, loved it, bought it pre-delivery and had to wait 3 months for it to come in. raced in a few box stock class races at Sears Point in Sonoma Calif. I used to ride from my house in Santa Clara down to Santa Barbera and back on US 1 down the coast, tons of fun! Wish I still had her, sold it in 1984 when my ex was pregnant with our second.

That side car racing looks kinda hairy, guess you have to trust your rider! :P
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:55 pm

I need a new job.......or, I need to just get laid off like everyone else! :lol:

I put 500 miles on my Harley in '07, & 90 miles :shock: in '08! My XL350R is still apart from my rebuild that began in May '08, & I have 4 BW80's that still need rebuilds & restoration, a '72 El Camino that needs a starter & restoration (& now, probably a tank flush & carb clean :roll: ), a ' 71 Arctic Cat Cheetah that should be junked, plus 2 cars that need work (wifes -- I get the new vehicle! :twisted: ) & my entire upstairs that needs electrical, insulation & sheetrock...............WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: beemerboy On: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:02 pm

Cheetah wrote:Thanks to Beemerboy for posting a link to this thread. Didn't know there were so many of us bike riders in the group. It makes sense though since both riding and burning coal are non-conformist activities.

My first street bike was a 1971 Kawasaki H1 triple like this first pic. Had a lot of fun with it on the street and at the drag strip. When that got stolen I bought a new 1977 KZ1000. The next year all the factories came out with faster bikes, so I put a turbo on it to stay a step ahead. Still have that bike and ride it as seen in the second pic.
Bruce


Thats funny, My first street bike was a 1971 H1. Got it as a repo in 1974 had it for about two years and put about 15,000 miles on it. Lot of fun. :woot:

Cheetah, have you ever been to the vintage BMW rally Memorial day weekend in New Hampshire? If you want to know more about it PM me.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: CoalBin On: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:43 am

Smitty

How did you make out looking for a BW350 ? - I've been looking for a few years now - too bad they're not street legal ! I love the TW for tooling around the neighborhood. Its hard to describe the easy going big tire feeling on the road - easy to scrape the pegs too. Its no street racer though - but it's my bike of choice when trailering to the Pittston PA culm piles - its also mostly black, so it blends in nice with the coal :shh: - plus the black dust does not look so bad on it.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:01 pm

Your rear brake rod makes an excellent coal poker! :lol: That's what I'm using -- wouldn't sell fast enough on ebay & I only paid about $7 for it, so I found another use! ;)

There's another MINT 350 on there now, but the guy wants a TON of $$$ -- it's up & over $3K, & it still says "reserve not met". :shock: I'm tempted, but the house is in dire need of some TLC ..... been putting it off for 6 yrs. & it's starting to catch up to me...... :sick: There was a street legal one on Ebay for a while.....it changed owners once & popped back up there, but the second owner was even farther away from here & wouldn't have been worth shipping. :cry:

Back in the day I was going to buy one of those TW's to get my bike license. Still wouldn't mind owning one -- I'd destroy everyone in the twisties with that! 8-)

Keep the oil changed & valves adjusted & that thing will run for decades! 8-)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: spc On: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:19 pm

Sarah Palin on American Chopper.

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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:55 pm

Got me a 1999 Yamaha Royal Star Venture I had to go to Ohio to pick up. It was totaled by previous owner put about $1500 in parts into it got that PA "special" inspection done now all it needs is title transfer,front tire and brakes and state inspection and I'll be riding it next week. Funny thing though when I looked for brakes for it the 1999 ones don't resemble what's on the bike but the 2000 are the correct ones go figure. Been riding for about 40 years have been extremely blessed by not having any accidents probably because I watch the idiots around me running stop signs and pulling up beside me in my lane. I've heard this one many many times when I catch up to them "I didn't see you" I owned full dressers for 25 years go figure. I heard of an motorcycle accident on Rt 309 by Zoto's Diner in Hilltown a bike was stopped at red light there and a woman drove into the back of him without hitting her brakes. Unknown to her a police officer was sitting in Zoto's parking lot did I mention it was night time and witnessed the whole ordeal. When the officer asked what happened she replied "i didn't see him".
The officer responded lady didn't you see the light was red and you never hit your brakes until after you hit him. What more can be said but guys and gals always expect the other guy to do something stupid not to your benefit.

Bill S.
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: djackman On: Fri May 01, 2009 12:39 am

Couldn't help myself at a swap meet a few weeks ago, picked up a (somewhat) running '78 Honda CX500. Bad plug cap on RH cylinder (no rod or spring, burned up resistor) and tip of mixture screw broken off in RH carb. RH hole is much happier now with fuel and spark. :D

A review of these opined "looks like an air compressor on wheels", couldn't agree more. Honda did get the shaft drive right on these bikes - spins opposite direction of crankshaft so no torque steer.

Being from NY was wierd to buy something at a swap meet and ride it home (friend's house, 50 miles) with no helmet or plate. Iowa gives you 30 days to register a newly purchased vehicle and no helmet laws. I'd move out there in a heartbeat if coal wasn't so far away.

If someone has a set of carbs for this odd duck I'd be interested in purchasing them. PO trashed them pretty good on the "rebuild"
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: ablumny On: Fri May 01, 2009 6:43 am

After 5 years of trying to turn my 1100 VStar into a Full Tourer, I decided to just buy one. Picking it up this weekend:

Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture. Lots of carrying capacity for coal !
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 01, 2009 3:39 pm

djackman wrote:Couldn't help myself at a swap meet a few weeks ago, picked up a (somewhat) running '78 Honda CX500..... "


That fuel screw pic made me cringe! :shock: He must have hogged that thing in there good!! :lol: Those are cool bikes -- I remember seeing a bunch of them on the road when I was living in Phoenix. They're different -- especially the motor layout & sound. I like bikes that aren't like anything else out there. Good choice! :up:

I'm trying to figure out what you have posted in that pic of the jet -- those are some parts I haven't come across. That must have an odd-ball carb setup too, I'm guessing. I see what looks like a main or intermediate jet, but what the hell are the 3 parts above it??? Those can't be in order of assembly, right? Is that an accelerator pump plunger?? :gee:

EDIT: AHHHH --- that's the plug resistor! Threw me off there for a second! :lol:


Speaking of V-Stars ablumny, I finally got the motor back in the '03 1100 that I've been on for 2 weeks now. Long story short, a friend replaced the starter clutch/sprag & gear. But first, he split the crank end in 3 using an impact gun on the puller without the nut on :shock: :shock: , then, reassembled the bike with the cam timing 4-teeth off. Then after cranking the bike for however many minutes, turned the starter solenoid into a toaster element. I get the bike & a box full of parts to sort through. I diagnosed the bad solenoid & replaced it with one from a '01 R1. Then I fired the bike up & heard a LOUD jackhammer-like sound coming from the top-end. NOT GOOD. That's why you always check & verify cam timing before running & don't go on anyone's word! :o So, intake valve bent & motor has to come out to remove head. After waiting over a week for a used head, I took the intake valve out of that head & just swapped it out. Filled with carb cleaner & not a drop coming out! :dancing: Now, putting the motor back in by myself was fun!! After arm-wrestling it for 4 hours, I decided to build a pulley that I could nail to the ceiling & run my ATV winch rope through it for a make-shift hoist. I used 2 muffler clamps, 2 large washers & on old wheel bearing off the BW. Worked great & the motor is now in & bolted up. Next Monday, I start the jigsaw puzzle of putting it back together -- that's the easy part! WOOHOO!!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 01, 2009 3:46 pm

spc wrote:Sarah Palin on American Chopper.


I just saw that episode last night.

I LOVE her!! :love: :funny:
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: ablumny On: Fri May 01, 2009 9:55 pm

SMITTY wrote:Speaking of V-Stars ablumny, .........


All I can say is WOW! I thought I had it bad trying to adjust my valves! I told you I solved my prob by turning up the radio. Actually I just picked up my new bike; 03 Royal Star Midnight Venture. THAT SOLVED MY PROBLEM FAST :)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri May 01, 2009 10:10 pm

Nice!

You'll like the change -- like upgrading from a Monte Carlo to a Cadillac. 8-)
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat May 02, 2009 9:52 am

This thing is great! Will do 45 downhill! :lol: I guess the owner wants to sell it on Ebay soon, so if anyone's interested, keep your eyes on Ebay in the next week. It's in REAL good shape! Only has 2700 on the clock if memory serves me right. I just went though the carb, sealed up some minor oil leaks around the head, & replaced the odd-ball bulbs in the speedometer for the backlight, neutral light & oil light -- nds. an oil pressure switch & a couple minor things. Runs like a champ!
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Re: Motorcycles, Post if you got em

PostBy: mr1precision On: Sun May 03, 2009 7:16 am

I was thinkin about buying this bike and parting it out. I neen the lumber to build a dog house. :rofl:

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