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eBay/Craigslist watch / Bunch of RD carbs $130
« on: July 24, 2021, 06:07:56 PM »
Not mine, but I'm considering it:

You probably need them more than I do!

eBay/Craigslist watch / 68 305 YM1 Auburn, WA $3500 CL
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:57:13 PM »
Not mine. It's perfect, except for that one little thing...

Events / The Tiddler
« on: July 05, 2021, 10:38:56 AM »

Vashon island ahead! Dennis invited me to ride the Tiddler this year, a 350cc or less ride put on by the Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts. Ya get there by ferry, and motorcycles are first on and first off. Sweet.

The mysterious Mr. Gorms and his mount for the day, a lovely SRX600. A clear violation of the displacement "rule". Also flaunting excessive cubic centimeters are his son, also dgorms, on the right (nobody has ever seen his face in pictures) riding his FZR400RR and the bearded Thomas on the right. Thomas was astride a blazingly fast XS400, and I don't know why he wasn't banned. Maybe his brother, a tuner of some note on this forum, put in a good word for him?

General Chatter / Interesting item
« on: July 05, 2021, 09:29:09 AM »
Spotted on a DT175 swingarm yesterday:

Carries two spare plugs in just about the dirtiest place on an off-road bike. Cool old accessory.

Turning Wrenches / Clutch spring conundrum!
« on: June 21, 2021, 11:00:48 PM »
In my head this was going to be a long, complicated post with several pictures, but maybe I can pare it down some: IF my RD350LC has a billet clutch basket for a Banshee/RZ and uses the same pressure plate as an RD400, should I assemble it with LC springs or RZ/RD400 springs (they're the same)? They're different lengths: LC=35.1mm, RZ=36.5mm.

Turning Wrenches / What front end would you use?
« on: June 12, 2021, 10:08:07 AM »
If you were replacing the entire front end of your RD350, what would you use? Qualifiers:
You need everything: clamps, forks, wheel, brake
You prefer a conventional fork (not USD)
You want a disc (single)
You want a spoked wheel (not cast), 18" preferred but could be talked into 17"
You'd like adjustments, but not necessary
You'd like to update with newer stuff, hopefully from the 21st century

Cages, Floaters and Flyers / ‘71 Duster
« on: June 11, 2021, 10:58:13 AM »
As requested:

It was my wife’s grandfather’s car. 340, 727 AT, original except for the Edelbrock carb; I couldn’t get the thermoquad to stop leaking internally.

Haus of Projects / 1975 RD350B
« on: May 17, 2021, 01:35:23 AM »
Does the board allow a new project to be started and documented before the last one is finished? Asking for a friend...
Tank from Striker1423 (not his real name) in place, Motolana swingarm due any day (Thai post website is all white characters on a white background, so who knows? It'll be here when it gets here) and massaged  cylinders and heads coming back from Mr. Ritter this week. Talking with Mr. Garland about rebuilding the crankshaft, and beating the bushes for an RD400 transmission. Getting excited about this, but I will finish the Elsie also; scout's honor (yes, I was a [cub] scout).

Turning Wrenches / Texavina (sing it to the tune of O-kla-ho-ma!)
« on: May 17, 2021, 01:23:54 AM »
Anybody have a quality/fit/comfort/durability review of a Texavina seat? I'm interested in your experience.

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