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Race Discussions / Re: Isle of Man TT - 2024
May 28, 2024, 06:04:01 PM
Race Discussions / Isle of Man TT - 2024
May 28, 2024, 03:46:52 PM
Opening day was yesterday which got going after a morning weather delay. Michael Dunlop put in a 129.590 mph lap in Superbike qualifying.
Today was rained out.

Some coverage on YouTube. Or if you want to fork out some $$ you can get the TT streaming app.
The India round scheduled for Sept 22 had been cancelled for 2024. Apparently the organizer still owes Dorna money for last year's race and the two have been going at each other this season. The Buddh track is tentatively slotted in as the opening round for the 2025 season, but with the current situation between Dorna and the circuit organizer I would guess that we haven't heard the end of the scheduling drama.

The previously postponed Kazakhstan round may take the place of the India race in Sept, but the readiness of that circuit is still in doubt.
Show Off / Re: New arrival
May 25, 2024, 02:27:32 PM
'79 MX100F
Looks like a fun little project!  :thumbs:
Sold for $7,100 on 5/24/24
Figured they would have gone for more.
"The Captain" is retiring. Aleix Espargaro has announced that 2024 will be his final season on the grid.
Turning Wrenches / Re: Pro-X piston ring question
May 20, 2024, 08:40:56 PM
One of Chuck's recommendations from 2019: "Another tip on Pro-X pistons kits is throw the 2nd ring wavy expander in the trash, don't use it!"
From the many discussions over the years about these, now every time I hear about a ring expander I always think of Chuck saying "toss that ring expander where it belongs, in the garbage!" It's burned into my memory now. :burnout:
Cool pics :thumbs: Looks like a good time
1 pilot jet for $46.00!
New OEM Yamaha 367-14342-22-00 Pilot Jet #44 NOS
"Pilot Jet #44 is new and in good condition, not in original packaging."
US $45.99/ea

The # 48 is only $35.00 :rolleyes:
New OEM Yamaha 396-14342-24-00 Pilot Jet #48 NOS
US $34.99
General Chatter / Re: RIP Frame Maker
May 18, 2024, 04:14:53 PM
Wow, this is terrible and very sad news. Ken, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your friend. He was an amazing guy. My condolences to his friends and family.
(not mine)
Really nice looking pair of low-mile 125s! A few really minor issues but easily fixed (missing badge on left engine cover, missing mirrors, oil leak (oil pump?).

Pair of 1975 Yamaha RD125s
Show Off / Re: New to the Herd
May 16, 2024, 09:45:28 PM
Nice score Jim! Those are fun bikes! That's a really nice looking one.

I've worked on a few of them over the years. I just had one here a couple months ago that I was repairing for a guy (carb rebuild, oil pump rebuild, new clutch, electrical troubleshoot).

At 7K miles you might want to check the brushes (there are 4). The ones on this bike, which has a few more miles than yours (9500) were toast.
General Chatter / Re: 2 stroke extravaganza
May 16, 2024, 09:27:19 PM
The date hasn't been announced yet but I would assume it will be in the fall like the past few years. Last year was Sun Oct 8 so keep that in mind.
General Chatter / Re: Sudco is closing
May 15, 2024, 12:48:51 PM
Quote from: RDnuTZ on May 15, 2024, 10:28:13 AMI see a Left side carb on the DS7/R5 Frankenbike pictured?
You're right. That one did have carbs, must have been thinking of another bike there.
General Chatter / Re: Sudco is closing
May 15, 2024, 12:39:44 AM
Jumped on the FZ and paid a visit to Sudco today. Likely my last time there since they are shutting down at the end of the month, and then the building will be sold. :'(


I was able to get a look at some of their bikes they've had stored in warehouse for decades. Quite a few bikes stashed away there. They will all be sold. They had a really nice late-80's Euro Transalp and a JDM Katana 750.  Most haven't been on the road since the late 70s to late 80s based on the plate tags. He said make an offer on any of the bikes that I liked.

This Yamaha is a little bit franken bike. DS7 bottom end and tank, disc front end, R5 side cover. It may even have a 350 top end. Pretty beat and carbs are missing.
Sudco_Yam DS7_20240514.jpg

Nice looking SC500. There was also a pretty complete DT400B hiding in the back in another row.
Sudco_Yam SC500_20240514.jpg