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purplemyth April 19th, 2010 04:07 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Looks Nice Teq ! :thumbsup:

Tim, Hubby just looked at your pics, and asked, wth is a JAWA? lol! no he doesn't read here much anymore, but he did say it looks good~

Hubby has scrap iron ALMOST ready to,~~ roll around the yard. Soaking carbs now, has electrical run, just has to wire in the rear fender , has to adjust the clearance on rear fender for chain now that he actually has a new lengthened one on it, plus new sprockets. Seat was moved, shocks were moved, all after he painted it last year~
If he gets it out today, I'll put up a short vid or pics~

Turbo Punk April 19th, 2010 05:36 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 457651)
Tim, Hubby just looked at your pics, and asked, wth is a JAWA? lol!

A Jawa is a small being indigenous to the desert regions of the planet Tatoine. They scour the landscape looking for discarded metal, vehicles, robots, etc.. to rebuild or customize for resale. You could say They are the planets hotrodders.

Lol.

Actually, its a bike from the Checz Republic. They've been making the bikes since the 20's and are pretty known for their flat track race bikes. I've learned they were very well built and dependable from what I've seen online. Once we sell the RF900R, I'm going to bring this one to the shop and get it back on the road.

purplemyth April 19th, 2010 06:00 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by carbo
A Jawa is a small being indigenous to the desert regions of the planet Tatoine.

ok smart ass, :hmm: hubby and I both know this since I have the complete series~
:funny:

thanks for the explanation on the BIKE though :)

JiI April 19th, 2010 06:20 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 457659)
ok smart ass, :hmm: hubby and I both know this since I have the complete series~
:funny:

thanks for the explanation on the BIKE though :)

My wife has never seen any of them. :Idunno:
Jeff

Palepainter April 19th, 2010 06:24 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Tequilla, It is a non kick Sporty, electric start only. Left side shift also. I am going to say that if you get any manual for a post 74 and pre 85 (evo) you will get what you need as far as technical. They changed the starter configuration later in the life of the iron head sporty, but the other crucial stuff will be similar. There were significant frame changes in about 1980. So if you are looking for more accuracy with the chassis, pre 80. But you have a custom frame, so that isn't necessary.

I had a 71, 73, and a 85 Sporty years ago. Good bikes. Just keep the oil changed in the ironheads!

hotrodgary April 19th, 2010 06:36 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Heres some pics of the bike I have been working on for a guy, 98 harley softail.
I had to make brackets and mount the gas tank, oil tank, had to notch the frame for the oil fill, weld in and smooth where the frame horns were cut off, and I still have to mount the rear fender but I've been waiting for parts to install the wheel so I know where its positioned.

I blasted the oil and gas tanks and threw some etch prime on them so they wouldnt rust anymore, then I gotta do a little filler work on everything and I'm painting it Hotrod Flatz Copper Pearl with black/white pinstriping. Frame will be satin black.

-Gary

Pics:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...y/DSC01484.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...y/DSC01482.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...y/DSC01483.jpg

tequilla April 19th, 2010 09:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 457644)
Damn, that's a good looking bike. Looks better in these pics then the other one. I'd have to say nice score man.

I appreciate and respect everybody's opinion when I posted here about thinking of buying it. Bottom line is I liked the bike too damn much to pass it up and 4K seemed like a decent price. Worse condition I think I could recover my investment in a short time if I was forced to sell it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 457668)
Tequilla, It is a non kick Sporty, electric start only. Left side shift also. I am going to say that if you get any manual for a post 74 and pre 85 (evo) you will get what you need as far as technical.......

My buddy who is a harley guy but not an expert was mentioning some of the things you said and put it at '77 to newer. I need to start looking for a manual. :thumbsup:

hotrodgary April 19th, 2010 11:27 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Cool website

http://www.xs650chopper.com/

V8Transporter April 19th, 2010 01:17 PM

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Except for the fact that the engine is waaay prettier than mine, it looks just like my `83. The manual I use covers from `78 to `'84 (Iron Heads) and should work out for you.:smile: The earlier photos didn't do your new scoot justice.:dancing:

tequilla April 19th, 2010 05:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 457726)
Except for the fact that the engine is waaay prettier than mine, it looks just like my `83. The manual I use covers from `78 to `'84 (Iron Heads) and should work out for you.:smile: The earlier photos didn't do your new scoot justice.:dancing:


It was a scan of a printed picture so the quality wasn't great. Getting ready to head to head out to the Laughlin bike run on Wednesday :thumbsup: Driving my G/F's car cause I'm not ready for the ride just yet..............(were the support vehicle)

tequilla April 19th, 2010 05:26 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 457726)
Except for the fact that the engine is waaay prettier than mine, it looks just like my `83. The manual I use covers from `78 to `'84 (Iron Heads) and should work out for you.:smile: The earlier photos didn't do your new scoot justice.:dancing:

Whats the exact name of the manual so I can start looking for one.......Thanks!

tequilla April 20th, 2010 08:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by whozawhat (Post 457774)
Try using the info here or post some detail pics of the engine case, it may be an aftermarket case:Idunno:

That's where I got the info from....... I can post up my engine serial number later when I get home. Their example is a total of 9 digits......... My engine serial number is 6 or 7 digits and has some letters....... :Idunno: I'll post it up later today.

V8Transporter April 20th, 2010 08:10 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
The manual is from Harley Davidson. It's Service Manual XL/XR Models 1000cc 4-Speed 1979 to 1985
HD part # 99484-85
You can probably order it at your local HD boutique. I found mine in a used book store.:grin: Photos, illustrations and info is top notch:thumbsup:

tequilla April 20th, 2010 09:35 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 457953)
The manual is from Harley Davidson. It's Service Manual XL/XR Models 1000cc 4-Speed 1979 to 1985
HD part # 99484-85
You can probably order it at your local HD boutique. I found mine in a used book store.:grin: Photos, illustrations and info is top notch:thumbsup:


Thank you :thumbsup:

Turbo Punk April 21st, 2010 06:47 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
May be picking up a Kawasaki KL250 after work today. Cripes, the wife is gonna kill me. Just couldn't pass it up.

JiI April 21st, 2010 06:51 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 458005)
May be picking up a Kawasaki KL250 after work today. Cripes, the wife is gonna kill me. Just couldn't pass it up.

Told ya you'd be getting more!!!!!:grin:
Jeff
P.S. Now drive back over here and buy my Honda!

V8Transporter April 21st, 2010 12:50 PM

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Speaking of wives....A while back my wife Sherrie mentioned over dinner that she'd seen a couple of "strange bikes up behind your shed by the woodsplitter."

V8Transporter April 21st, 2010 12:58 PM

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Well nuts. Anyway to continue...I reply "How strange do you mean?" Her eyes get that pantented wives don't-mess-with-me look and she says "Strange as in I've never seen them before."
I'd picked up a couple for free Yamahas for parts and such, and sort of slipped 'em in where I thought they'd be out of sight for a while. Thinking fast, I countered with, "tell me how many rose bushes you have in you garden right now." She has about 40 and she knew that I had her, this time. At least she din't bring up the Wankel Suzuki.

Daddy o's 67 April 21st, 2010 01:45 PM

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Ah yes the ever effective diversion tactic :thumbsup:!

JiI April 21st, 2010 02:01 PM

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I'd bring home a few more VWs but our mattress is so much more comfortable than the street curb...:smile:
Jeff

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 21st, 2010 02:24 PM

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I learned to not put the "new" ones inside the fence for a while. She does still give me shit about the scooter in the basement I can't get running.:Idunno:

Turbo Punk April 21st, 2010 05:19 PM

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Got it. 1982 Kawasaki KL250. Needs a replacement carb.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Punk/KL250.jpg

JiI April 22nd, 2010 10:02 AM

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And the next three you'll be getting are?????? :grin:
Jeff

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 22nd, 2010 05:49 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 458133)
Got it. 1982 Kawasaki KL250. Needs a replacement carb.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...Punk/KL250.jpg

That was the second bike I ever had. It replaced the 74 Kaw F7C i had. I love dual purpose bikes. I've actually been looking at the motard version of the Honda CRF230

http://z.about.com/d/motorcycles/1/0...230M_Black.jpg

purplemyth April 24th, 2010 03:11 PM

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http://www.facebook.com/video/video....?id=1129334121

shitty vid, sorry, and not sure everyone can see it~
will upload better ones tomorrow!
But Scrap iron F***ING ROLLS! :panic:
:dancing:

purplemyth April 24th, 2010 07:59 PM

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Sorry ya can't see it, I'll get a better, clearer, non pixeled one up tomorrow if the storms don't blow us away! :panic: but this thing sounds freaking scary!



edit~
ok, loaded it to photobucket, it's a small pic, but it's proof~

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...0424101839.flv

RichG April 24th, 2010 08:22 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 457953)
The manual is from Harley Davidson. It's Service Manual XL/XR Models 1000cc 4-Speed 1979 to 1985
HD part # 99484-85
You can probably order it at your local HD boutique. I found mine in a used book store.:grin: Photos, illustrations and info is top notch:thumbsup:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=34236

purplemyth April 25th, 2010 09:35 AM

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ok, 3 hrs later! :panic: I hate dial up~
I FINALLY got the take off and the return bits up. It was almost, ALMOST his first and last ride :hmm:


:funny:

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...t=GEDC0058.flv
The rattling you hear is the rear fender, a bolt on the bracket fell out, he found it later, it was not going to go anywhere though but was annoying.

http://s9.photobucket.com/albums/a71...t=GEDC0059.flv
:driving:

HeidelbergJohn4.0 April 25th, 2010 09:45 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Cool. Sounds like mebbe that rear fender needs some better support.

purplemyth April 25th, 2010 09:55 AM

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no, he just didn't fully retighten a bolt when he was messing with tail lights the other day, it's called being impatient :rollingeyes:
camera makes it sound deeper, to me it sounds more like a drag bike now, hard to see it started as a honda 750 :grin:

ClassicGMJunkie April 25th, 2010 09:57 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
it almost ended too! that stop was (almost)TOO CLOSE....

purplemyth April 25th, 2010 10:08 AM

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I wasn't concerned with the shop!
He stopped 6" from my BAY! :yelling:
that's what my 'murder' comment was for :hmm:
:funny:

Unkl Ian April 25th, 2010 11:03 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Many bike manuals are available online, including older HD.
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.as...&profile=serrc
Use patron ID fl2823

They also have car manuals
http://arrc.epnet.com/autoasp/index....ain.autorefctr

I would suggest you download anything you need,
because the password changes.:panic:

Turbo Punk April 26th, 2010 03:35 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Yesterday I yanked the carb and noticed the previous owner had put the fuel line on the vent tube. That's why it flodded when I turned on the fuel petcock. I refreshed the carb at work today, got some fuel line off an engine in the garage, gave it a few kicks and it started up.

There's a few exhaust leaks as well as an oil leak but it ran pretty good. I still need to adjust the carb a bit and take care of the leaks but I'm pretty happy with my latest investment.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1.../th_itruns.jpg

dutchbeetle April 27th, 2010 12:31 PM

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for the people who like mad homebuilt bikes. :grin:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...0cc/index.html

http://www.gkweb.co.uk/galleries/bik...2-allen-lg.jpg

UncleSlacker April 29th, 2010 11:54 AM

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Bought another bike last night... a 2008 Yamaha xv250 with less than 2300 miles on the ticker.

I have a back fender to bob and a set of handlebars, some Krylon for the lower legs on the forks and it will look like this.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/...4f09b17e_o.jpg

JiI April 29th, 2010 12:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleSlacker (Post 459363)
Bought another bike last night... a 2008 Yamaha xv250 with less than 2300 miles on the ticker.

I have a back fender to bob and a set of handlebars, some Krylon for the lower legs on the forks and it will look like this.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/...4f09b17e_o.jpg

In other words, you beat Tim to it. :hmm: :grin:
Jeff

UncleSlacker April 29th, 2010 01:28 PM

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Now I gotta sell my Kikker bobber, sell my Honda Nighthawk, and Rebel, and Magna and a Schwinn Jaguar, and a Kona Blast, and ...

Garage is FULL of stuff I don't use anymore.

The Harley, the hotrod, and the VW stay for now.

Turbo Punk April 29th, 2010 03:24 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JiI (Post 459367)
In other words, you beat Tim to it. :hmm: :grin:
Jeff

Nah, not my style.:Idunno:



So I let him have it.:wink:

JiI April 30th, 2010 06:07 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459386)
Nah, not my style.:Idunno:



So I let him have it.:wink:

Just keep telling yourself that Tim.... :funny:
Jeff

Turbo Punk May 2nd, 2010 05:07 AM

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Rebuilt the carb again on the Kawasaki. This time I cleaned the hell out of it with carb cleaner and put an inline filter on. I broke the overflow tube in the float bowl so hopefully my JB Weld job on it will work.:stupid: If not, I'll just have to yank it out a third time.:Idunno:



Oh, Jeff, the wife found out about the Kawasaki yesterday and said "NO MORE!!!":yelling:


At least she didn't say "Get rid of it.":wink:

dt113 May 2nd, 2010 05:30 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459710)

Oh, Jeff, the wife found out about the Kawasaki yesterday and said "NO MORE!!!":yelling:
At least she didn't say "Get rid of it.":wink:



You need to learn, how to hide things better!!:funny::funny:

purplemyth May 2nd, 2010 05:36 AM

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Hubby fixed something in one of scrap iron's carbs like that, he used fuel tank putty~

no more huh? awwww, ya shoulda known that was coming :funny:

We'll have 1 less bike here soon. Shadow for the atv plus $500, which we found out is not a grizzly but a kodiak. Bike needs tires and brakes eventually, but atv needs brakes , clutch cooling fan, and a bunch of other little things now.
Scrap iron is now just waiting for tires~ besides, a seat cushion, repaint, maybe or I'll just stripe the hell out of it to hide the scratches it has gotten since last summer~ just tinkering.

JiI May 2nd, 2010 07:13 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459710)
Rebuilt the carb again on the Kawasaki. This time I cleaned the hell out of it with carb cleaner and put an inline filter on. I broke the overflow tube in the float bowl so hopefully my JB Weld job on it will work.:stupid: If not, I'll just have to yank it out a third time.:Idunno:



Oh, Jeff, the wife found out about the Kawasaki yesterday and said "NO MORE!!!":yelling:


At least she didn't say "Get rid of it.":wink:


Yeah, like that is going to stop you. You'll probably find a deal on 12 Vespas next week and have the coming off a trailer like clowns out of a clown car! :grin:
Jeff

DocMike May 2nd, 2010 08:09 AM

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I thought I'd post a few pictures to explain why I don't have time to build a vrod right now.

First up is my '96 Super Glide. I bought this bike new in '96 and I still seem to find new ways to personalize it every year. It puts out just shy of 90 hp out of 80 C.I.D.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...naSideShot.jpg

Next is my '04 Electra Glide Classic. Also bought new. When I started working on this bike I wanted it to have a 50's custom car feel to it. I just got done putting on spoked wheels with red powder coated rims.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...BaggerSled.jpg

And finally, my project bike. It's a '78 Yamaha XS650 bobber project. It's still got a ways to go but, I'm in no hurry to finish it.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f1...a/650Retro.jpg

Doc

Turbo Punk May 2nd, 2010 03:54 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 459714)
Hubby fixed something in one of scrap iron's carbs like that, he used fuel tank putty~

If it doesn't seal it off as well as I hope, I'll give it a coat of Master Series. Should never have to worry about it again.

JiI May 2nd, 2010 04:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459811)
If it doesn't seal it off as well as I hope, I'll give it a coat of Master Series. Should never have to worry about it again.

I've used JB Weld on 2 tanks. No problems so far!
Jeff
P.S. Get another bike yet? :grin:

Turbo Punk May 2nd, 2010 05:17 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JiI (Post 459818)
P.S. Get another bike yet? :grin:

No but I did bookmark a couple prospects on craigslist. :grin:

ClassicGMJunkie May 2nd, 2010 06:00 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
i got some 3 ring binders with restoration/build manuals for the HD Shortster (X90) and the Rapidos /Sprints ( the Aermacchi single piston wonders) if anyone needs them....

JiI May 2nd, 2010 06:25 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459829)
No but I did bookmark a couple prospects on craigslist. :grin:

You need a 12 step program my friend! :grin::grin:
Jeff

UncleSlacker May 3rd, 2010 08:06 AM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
I now have seven motorcycles and no wife to tell me to get rid of anything... but something's gotta go.

Anyone have a need for three hondas? Nighthawk 250, Rebel 250, Magna 700cc.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/...59fbb7876e.jpg

V8Transporter May 3rd, 2010 12:28 PM

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Hmmm, what exactly does NEED have to do with buying motorcycles? Nice bikes but I seem to be up to my navel base in Yamahas.

Turbo Punk May 3rd, 2010 04:21 PM

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My wish list.:wink:

#'s 11-100. Gotta wait for the top 10.

http://www.drmoto.com.my/top100/index.php

Unkl Ian May 6th, 2010 07:59 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
How many bikes do you have now ? :Idunno:
Running out of fingers to count on ?

You need a BMW with a VW motor.:panic:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 456841)
Well, this is it. The last motorcycle I'm going to buy.

For now.


JiI May 6th, 2010 09:03 PM

Re: Motorcycle Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 459950)
My wish list.:wink:

#'s 11-100. Gotta wait for the top 10.

http://www.drmoto.com.my/top100/index.php

Why? Don't you own all of them already? :Idunno::grin:
Jeff

Turbo Punk May 7th, 2010 12:17 AM

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The Kawasaki is on craigslist right now, the TLR200 parts bike is on ebay, the Suzuki is going up for sale soon and as soon as I get the title for the Jawa, it's going up for sale.


I found a honda CB750 I really want so I'm making room.:smile:

The wife has even approved.:grin::thumbsup:

JiI May 7th, 2010 05:54 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 460480)
The Kawasaki is on craigslist right now, the TLR200 parts bike is on ebay, the Suzuki is going up for sale soon and as soon as I get the title for the Jawa, it's going up for sale.


I found a honda CB750 I really want so I'm making room.:smile:

The wife has even approved.:grin::thumbsup:


What medication is your wife on? :grin:

UncleSlacker May 7th, 2010 08:23 AM

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My kikker is for sale. Converted the 110 auto 4 speed to 125 4 speed with a hand clutch. Talked to a buggy owner last night that might want it... wonder if he'll trade?

Wait... then I'd have a buggy I need to park in the garage also.

It's an illness I tell ya!

UncleSlacker May 7th, 2010 08:44 AM

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Man, I'm having some crazy internet issues today.

Here are the Before pics of the little 250.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/...4db6e27558.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/...807c40d955.jpg

Got another back fender to cut up ($15 on ebay) and still haven't found any 18" and 15" white wall tires so we might be painting these tires soon.

Trying to find some handlebar risers to bring them up a couple of inches unless some 12" ape hangers are less expensive. These bars are 7/8" and everything I have is for Harley's 1" bars.

ratlook63 May 7th, 2010 02:29 PM

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Jason (JBug) needs to post up some pics of my old '69 CB 350 doing what I never had time and $$$ to do...

Bobsmyuncle May 14th, 2010 09:17 AM

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From El Diablo online mag...

Bobsmyuncle May 14th, 2010 09:31 AM

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Couple more (I couldn't edit the last post);

Turbo Punk May 15th, 2010 10:06 AM

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I'm in love.:love:

Thanks for posting this bike Bobsmyuncle.:thumbsup:

http://www.volksrods.com/forum/attac...1&d=1273857397

JiI May 15th, 2010 10:38 AM

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Just sold my Hondamatic about an hour ago. Money for other stuff! :thumbsup:
Jeff

Palepainter May 16th, 2010 06:16 AM

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Ya man, that Kawasaki has a really bad case of Coolitis.

UncleSlacker May 20th, 2010 07:39 AM

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Got another bike last night. Yamaha vstar 650 this time.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/...7b53c7592c.jpg

First thing is pull the passenger pad and change the bars.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/...4dc4c4490c.jpg

Then I'll think about chopping up the rear to make something like this.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/...52c8ee96c5.jpg

Need to drill out the bland exhaust tonight. Sounds like a sewing machine with the stock pipes.

Turbo Punk May 20th, 2010 08:53 AM

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I got the TLR200 registered and legal. I've been riding it to work. Should be much needed break in fuel costs for me.

Also I'm looking into another bike, believe it or not. Its a parts bike for my RF900R. It's cheap as hell and will give me what I need to put my bike on the road.

JiI May 20th, 2010 01:02 PM

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CGI Steampunk bike :thumbsup:
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/blog/201005/steampunk-chopper
Jeff

vidiot May 21st, 2010 05:34 AM

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I hated to do it but I just got rid of this 1973 S2...my dad bought it for me for cutting my hair in 1990.
http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/s...2/100_1677.jpg
But I got this...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3609/...0eba2528fa.jpg

UncleSlacker May 21st, 2010 06:34 AM

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Is that a '94 Sporty? I remember the little 2.2 gal tank with 5 Speed logo. My Sportster is a '96, had to change the tank to 3.3 gallon when I lived in California for those rides from Sacto to Chico.

vidiot May 21st, 2010 06:42 AM

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Actually, it an '86 Sporty....It's about to get a Fat Bob tank on it with the gauges on the dash so I can get them off the bars. I can't stand that!

MatteBlack May 21st, 2010 06:51 AM

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I was considering something to put around town on. Not so much for the highways. I have considered powering my cruiser bicycle which is particularly heavily-built or getting a smaller displacement motorcycle. Those of you who know me, will know I am a very big guy (6'6", 400lb). I'd like to avoid looking like one of the fat twins on the scooters from the Guinness Book. Between lower displacement choppers, enduros, cafes or street legal dirtbikes, what do you guys advise?

vidiot May 21st, 2010 06:54 AM

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Get a cruiser....cafe racer would look like a toy on you. Putting an engine on your bike would be cool but you won't get anywhere fast. Keep an eye out for a Honda CB-750 or a Yamaha XS-650, They're easy to work on, make GREAT bobbers/choppers/barhoppers and can still be found pretty CHEAP!

Turbo Punk May 21st, 2010 07:47 AM

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Check craigslist, there are tons of CB750's out there for cheap. Its what I would recommend for you as well. You can do so much to them answer there are a shitload of aftermarket parts for them.

UncleSlacker May 21st, 2010 09:24 AM

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MatteBlack, I got the Yomama XV650 for three grand, only 6600 miles on it.

It's a hefty sized bike and doesn't have shiat-tons of power, but it will get down the highway. My little brother is an inch taller than you but half the weight. His legs were folded up a little but this bike can be modified to move the controls forward about four more inches.

Keep an eye on craigslist, there are lots of good bikes out there with low miles and a reasonable price.

If you can afford it, the Honda VTX 1300 is a GREAT bike, but you'll be spending at least four grand on one of those.

Suzuki boulevard is another stretched out bike that should fit you well and they're very affordable.

Don't think a Honda Shadow would work for you, they're a little smaller in the cockpit and you probably wouldn't enjoy riding as much being folded up like a paperclip.

I'm only a RCH over 6' and most of the small hondas are uncomfortable for me.

Turbo Punk May 22nd, 2010 04:43 PM

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Here you go Lee. I can DEFINATLY see you on one of these.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...b1d44e96#v4-42


http://i.ebayimg.com/03/!Bs3BS0wEWk~...(,vfQ~~_12.JPG

MatteBlack May 23rd, 2010 07:00 PM

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I think If I were going that big, it would be for a naked Goldwing.

UncleSlacker May 26th, 2010 07:15 AM

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Turns out the YamaXV650 doesn't have enough power to get you OUT of trouble.

Mine got totaled Saturday night. Had it three days and some female texting while driving ran a red light and T Boned me. Bike's totaled and I'm lucky to be here right now.

If that bike had enough power I MIGHT have been able to get out of the way of that little green Honda CRV Missile.

I'm sticking to BIG bikes from now on.

JiI May 26th, 2010 07:29 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by UncleSlacker (Post 464277)
Turns out the YamaXV650 doesn't have enough power to get you OUT of trouble.

Mine got totaled Saturday night. Had it three days and some female texting while driving ran a red light and T Boned me. Bike's totaled and I'm lucky to be here right now.

If that bike had enough power I MIGHT have been able to get out of the way of that little green Honda CRV Missile.

I'm sticking to BIG bikes from now on.

Sounds like someone owes you a lot of money!
Jeff

Turbo Punk May 26th, 2010 10:13 AM

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Glad you're ok!! Damn, I'm glad you're ok.

I'd say you were lucky but if that was the case, you wouldn't have gotten hit.

I'm hoping to pick up a Suzuki RF600 on Saturday. A friend of mine and I ate going to swap my RF900R over to that frame. Should be a little more power then my Honda TLR200.

The cool thing about the RF900R is they used the same bottom end as they're 1100 engine. It's just a different head on it. Hmmm..... Register it as a 600 and have up to an 1100 stuffed into it. ;)

JiI May 26th, 2010 10:34 AM

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Tim,
Quit eating your friends. :funny:
Jeff

Oldstano May 26th, 2010 10:53 AM

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uncleslacker,
People just don't see MC's. Up here in MT. it takes drivers 'til mid June to realize there are MC's sharing the road.
Glad you are OK. Can you rebuild the bike?
I've got a Yammyhammer 1100 Vstar. Changed bars, cut 3" off of pipes for much better sound and power (hits rev limiter through 3rd gear).
My wife worked in a truama unit, so we always wear helmets.
Res Ipsa Loquitar! (Let the good times roll)

V8Transporter May 26th, 2010 08:23 PM

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Ah, texting while driving, yet another reason for lifting the ban on Assault rifles in California. Glad you're okay and she didn't get your leg mixed up with the bike. I run really loud obnoxious sets of horns on my bikes, which helps when idiots on the phone on the freeway try to change lanes into you.

Turbo Punk May 27th, 2010 12:08 AM

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They want to ban texting while driving here in Mass. yet to find out current road conditions near Boston, they have a comercial sponsored by the state that commuters can text a number to find out.

Idiots.

HeidelbergJohn4.0 May 27th, 2010 02:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MatteBlack (Post 463054)
I was considering something to put around town on. Not so much for the highways. I have considered powering my cruiser bicycle which is particularly heavily-built or getting a smaller displacement motorcycle. Those of you who know me, will know I am a very big guy (6'6", 400lb). I'd like to avoid looking like one of the fat twins on the scooters from the Guinness Book. Between lower displacement choppers, enduros, cafes or street legal dirtbikes, what do you guys advise?

You're about my brother in law's size. He's 6'4", an undetermined and undisclosed amount over 400 lbs. He rides a 06 Heritage Softtail Classic and quite honestly, He makes it look like a minibike but he is very comfortable on it, even with his wife on back.

You could always go for the big dog.. Honda Rune. That's one huge bike.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gal...une%20%201.jpg

I dunno what they are thinking on that rear fender shape. They could at least match the wheel shape and diameter for the fender cut out:Idunno:

UncleSlacker May 27th, 2010 06:02 AM

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Oldstano, "People just don't see MC's. Up here in MT. it takes drivers 'til mid June to realize there are MC's sharing the road.
Glad you are OK. Can you rebuild the bike?
I've got a Yammyhammer 1100 Vstar. Changed bars, cut 3" off of pipes for much better sound and power (hits rev limiter through 3rd gear).
My wife worked in a truama unit, so we always wear helmets.
Res Ipsa Loquitar! (Let the good times roll)"

Bike's totaled. I have lots of pics but everything got damaged, the frame got whacked real good right at the swingarm pivot, the rear hub is cracked open, tanks dented and scratched, bars are wasted, foot pegs are ripped off, whole thing's a mess.

But the engine cranks!

I'd love to see and hear that 1100, I might be looking for one here pretty soon, and I've considered the 1300 VStar. I like the shaft drive though.

alykat May 27th, 2010 09:08 AM

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No texting while driving has been slow coming here in Co. They at least have a start here in that It is illeagl for teens to talk or text while behind the wheel. Though the guy who rear ended me two years ago and screwed up my hands (I'm back to 60 % normal on left & 40% right) was over 50 years old. I think anyone who is in an accident texting while driving should be removed from their vehicle and executed on the spot to keep them out of the gene pool.....but then that's just me.

Oldstano May 27th, 2010 11:55 AM

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Built a cafe' style out of a '83 GS 850 a couple years ago, not a true cafe, but fun anyway. I used the rear section from a tank for the seat tail and a moto cross bar. Link to michaeljohnstanish.blogspot.com and scroll all the way to the bottom.

Turbo Punk May 28th, 2010 09:05 AM

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Found out this morning my ex nephew in law dumped his bike the other day. I don't know the circumstances but I do know he isn't hurt. But his $300 full face helmet is split almost in two!

Everyone has their own feelings for this but I'm glad as fuck we have a helmet law in Mass.

mkparker May 28th, 2010 01:46 PM

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Quote:

Link to michaeljohnstanish.blogspot.com and scroll all the way to the bottom.
http://michaeljohnstanish.blogspot.com/

No scooter pics for me, just a bunch of paintings....nice, but not as cool as a scoot!

Turbo Punk May 29th, 2010 09:37 AM

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Picked up the RF600 today. In a few weeks, we should have all of the RF900R parts swapped over and put it on the road.:dancing:


I gotta look into having the frame media blasted and powder coated black. The red just won't look right with the RF900R plastics.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...nk/RF600-1.jpg

HeidelbergJohn4.0 May 31st, 2010 05:51 AM

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[QUOTE=Turbo Punk;464771]Picked up the RF600 today. In a few weeks, we should have all of the RF900R parts swapped over and put it on the road.:dancing:


I gotta look into having the frame media blasted and powder coated black. The red just won't look right with the RF900R plastics.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...nk/RF600-1.jpg[/QUOTE@] LOL on my cell phone that looks pink. And here I thought you bought a pink bike to replace your miata. :)

That should end up one kick ass little crotch rocket when you are done the swap.

:grin:

HeidelbergJohn4.0 May 31st, 2010 05:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Turbo Punk (Post 464643)
Found out this morning my ex nephew in law dumped his bike the other day. I don't know the circumstances but I do know he isn't hurt. But his $300 full face helmet is split almost in two!

Everyone has their own feelings for this but I'm glad as fuck we have a helmet law in Mass.

I hear you. Even long before we had them here, I would have never dreamed of riding a motorcycle without a helmet (as I walk outside to jump on my scoot without one. Maybe I should go downstairs and grab it.)

Unkl Ian June 25th, 2010 01:23 PM

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YouTube- shinya kimura

Bobsmyuncle June 25th, 2010 01:52 PM

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That is just awesome.

dutchbeetle June 26th, 2010 12:51 PM

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i love Shinya's style of bikes.
pascal

dutchbeetle June 26th, 2010 12:52 PM

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http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...uf/2014zi2.jpg

small bobber i built for my wife. used to be a honda CB400N
pascal

V8Transporter June 26th, 2010 02:13 PM

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I've seen Shinya's work up close and I think that when he was born, the mechanical gods smiled.

V8Transporter June 26th, 2010 02:15 PM

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I like the minimalist look of your Honda bobber, but how the heck do you keep from sliding off that seat?:wink:

Jon June 26th, 2010 03:31 PM

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Double sticky tape


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