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eBay/Craigslist watch / Cheap PWK 26s
« on: August 21, 2020, 11:02:09 PM »
Not mine

That's dirt cheap, but are they a better alternative to...?

Events / Angry Bees 7
« on: August 02, 2020, 10:14:32 AM »
I had the good fortune to be invited to the 2020 iteration of Angry Bees, a 2-stroke ride put on by Garrett's dad, Charlie.

I think we started with 23-ish bikes, from memory:
3 RZ350s (I'm sure of that)
1 Bultaco Metralla
1 Kawasaki H1
1 Kawasaki H2
1 Suzuki PE175 (didn't ride)
1 Yamaha DT175/YFS200 hybrid
1 Yamaha RD250
1 Yamaha RD350
2 Yamaha R5s
1 Yamaha XS400
1 Honda CB200
1 Ron Wood framer w/SR500 engine and lights(!)
1 Husqvarna 300
1 Sweet little Yamaha DS-7!
And several gorgeous Yamaha RD400s, one with 1600 original miles AND TIRES!

85-ish miles of fine Washington back roads and bits of mountain highway with beautiful weather, a good lunch, a surprise visit to a local collector's cool bike and muscle car hoard (we kinda crashed a bridal shower), good fun and great people. Throttle cables were stretched!
More pics here:

Thanks, Charlie!

General Chatter / Water buffalo sighting in Southwest Washington
« on: July 24, 2020, 12:32:14 AM »
I posted elsewhere a picture of a Kawasaki turbo; this Suzuki was parked next to it

It's been there awhile, I think they're having trouble with it. The owner told me I could ride it if I could fix it.

J&Rs, right? I imagine it sounds wonderful...

The 4-Stroke Blasphemy Forum / Tur-boh!
« on: July 21, 2020, 09:21:17 PM »
I stopped into my favorite local bike shop today...

Not something you see very often anymore!

Show Off / This Old Gear
« on: July 02, 2020, 01:14:38 AM »
I found these in a tote, they were the first street gloves I bought after graduating from work gloves, circa 1988. They seem to have shrunk!

They protected my hands admirably in The Incident but suffered some. I sewed that palm patch on myself as an underfed college student, then color-matched it with an el marko.
Anyone else have some vintage riding togs to show?

The 4-Stroke Blasphemy Forum / WTB: CT70 K0 parts
« on: June 17, 2020, 08:32:22 AM »
My buddy is going to re-live his childhood and needs some parts. 1970 K0 Honda CT70, he needs a carburetor, intake manifold and the entire airbox. I found most of it on eBay and Partzilla for him, but the manifold has been elusive. Does anyone have some old Honda parts with which they'd, uh...part?

eBay/Craigslist watch / They're like Kleenex
« on: May 24, 2020, 09:35:40 AM »

Turning Wrenches / Bearings??
« on: April 19, 2020, 12:42:57 PM »
 :help: Getting a shopping list together, mostly bearings, seals, gaskets. Looks like LC bottom end/transmission bearings are the same as RZ, and all are available from Partzilla/ Might see if I can still get a little break from the Yamaha shop where I used to work, otherwise is there another source for OEM Yamaha or equivalent bearings that is recommended?

eBay/Craigslist watch / DS7 in Washington
« on: April 12, 2020, 12:09:36 PM »
Not mine, a real looker

I'm available to pick it up and offer long-term storage if anyone buys it...

The 4-Stroke Blasphemy Forum / New Arrival
« on: April 09, 2020, 01:19:54 AM »
So I tightened my belt and decided to do things on my project bikes that cost $0...and she bought a bike. A freakin' four-stroke, at that! A friend had this '04 Honda CRF250X and needed a few bucks, we have three full-size boys and only two full-size bikes, so I came home to another carburetor to clean. Stinky, green used-to-be-fuel  :brownseat:. And 'kin 'ell, what a carburetor to get out!

Flip the subframe up, three cables, a fuel line, a TPS cable and 106 vent hoses later and it's finally out. Taking it with me to work tomorrow (the carb) for a date with the ultrasonic cleaner.

Turning Wrenches / Rod Kits
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:17:24 AM »
Anyone have experience with these parts, this manufacturer or this vendor?

Thanks to Chuck for posting a picture from this site; always happy to have another resource

eBay/Craigslist watch / Unidentified chambers
« on: March 18, 2020, 09:33:34 AM »

Cages, Floaters and Flyers / Found the problem
« on: March 11, 2020, 09:28:37 AM »
 :bang: been slowly rehabbing an old motor home for a couple of years now: brakes, tires, batteries, toilet, floor repair, fuel pump, new fluids and tune-up. I was going to drive it to work Monday to fill the propane tank, but it wouldn't start, just cranked and cranked.  :umm:
Last night, I discovered why:

It absolutely REEKS of stale gas, and there's a bit of water in that crap.

This rat bastard looks like it'll be way more fun to clean than a motorcycle carb, and then I get to clean out the fuel tanks!  :(

Turning Wrenches / Hey, RD400 guys...
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:53:34 AM »
My buddy has a 76 RD400 project he's building, and somewhere along the way he acquired a set of cylinders with, supposedly, Banshee sleeves installed.
1) is this possible, probable or maybe even common?
2) if so, why would it have been done?
He's got a set of stock cylinders as well, and we're talking about which set he should bolt up when the time comes. Thanks!

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