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AARP discounts come in handy! I just used my card two weekends ago to save a few shekels on a hotel reservation. What's more fun is the failing eyesight and hearing, the arthritis in my right foot and you can read elsewhere about how a torn meniscus is affecting my life with kickstart-only motorcycles and rearsets.  :rant-1:

General Chatter / Re: How many times?
« on: Today at 01:16:06 AM »
'85 RZ350, 37K miles rebuilt from the crank up once. Currently on 1st over Wisecos.  :vroom:

General Chatter / Re: What did you do to your 2T today?
« on: April 19, 2021, 11:18:01 PM »
I learned two things riding my RZ today: the part-throttle hesitation I experienced last fall WAS due to cracked intake manifolds, and my knee is OK with the rear-sets in the morning, but not so happy after a day of work. I tore the meniscus in my right knee in February, and apparently I'm ready for the stock footpegs again.

Haus of Projects / Re: My junk R5
« on: April 19, 2021, 04:10:19 PM »
I have one that looks just like yours! Maybe some WD-40 and a wire brush...?

General Chatter / Re: Happy 49th Birthday to the Blingmaster M in SC
« on: April 18, 2021, 11:01:24 PM »

General Chatter / Re: What did you do to your 2T today?
« on: April 18, 2021, 10:58:29 PM »
Got it ready to ride to work! This is the first part of my username: my trusted and long-suffering RZ350.

Finally replaced the intake manifolds, put on a clean air filter, checked the fluids, set tire pressures and fired it up. Sounds ready to rip!

Weather is supposed to be glorious the next few days, so I look forward to riding all week. Here's to taking the long way home  :cheers:

Turning Wrenches / Re: RZ and RD Deals Gap prep
« on: April 16, 2021, 12:33:45 AM »
And that, friends and neighbors, is ingenuity.

Turning Wrenches / Re: RZ and RD Deals Gap prep
« on: April 15, 2021, 12:07:06 AM »
Why do you run a tube in the RZ wheel, Tim?

Haus of Projects / Re: GT750 Powered Race Car (D-Sports Racer)
« on: April 14, 2021, 08:36:00 AM »
We're out here cheering for ya Chris  :cheerleader:

General Chatter / Re: THE HI-JACK THREAD
« on: April 14, 2021, 12:01:05 AM »
I heard about a new shovel design about to come to's going to be truly groundbreaking.

eBay/Craigslist watch / Re: 73 RD350 Project that may interest ya'll
« on: April 12, 2021, 04:03:58 PM »
Looks like a sweetheart; I sure like the disc.

Looks just like Max’s

Haus of Projects / Re: Another RD/LC/TZ Hybrid
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:32:32 AM »
Russ, Partzilla has my number for sure!
I have been acquiring parts for this build lately, and mulling over some decisions, such as rebuild vs. replace crankshaft, or just run the one I have. Most of you will approve of my decision:

New assembly from Norbo via a member on the RD/RZ site. Bottom end cleaning and assembly can begin, and then I can figure out what to do with my cylinders...and head...

General Chatter / Re: Counter top = surface plate?
« on: April 05, 2021, 11:53:48 PM »
All good points. A surface plate is on my list of tools or resources I'd like to have for checking flatness, lapping and precision measurement, but damn, good stuff is expensive! Much like parts and services for these motorcycles, right? I saw a pallet with granite scraps available for my favorite price and my little wheels started turning. Maybe I'll just grab a piece and check it out.

Nice clamp, nice TZ and nice engine collection!

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