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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #100 on: October 08, 2017, 11:02:22 am »
In the past few days, I replaced the springs, caps and rollers in the starter clutch of the 1983 GL650 Silverwing.  I reinstalled the rotor/starter clutch back on the crankshaft.  Replaced the cam seal, mechanical water pump seal and shift shaft seal in the rear cover.  Installed new rear cover gasket and rear cover on the engine.  Checked for proper operation of the shifting mechanism after reassembly.  This project isn't exactly speeding along, but I'm making progress.  It won't be too long and I"ll be putting the engine back in the frame.
Cool. I have a pretty full winter planned with other stuff but am contemplating a project bike. I turned down a Water Buffalo a while back before I knew I was going to retire a year early. Bumming now cuz I used to have one.

I picked up the Versys from the shop yesterday with the new brake disc on it. Nice. Today's plan is major tune up, spark plugs, new coolant and brake fluid. We'll see how far I get. Probably depends if I have to or want to re-shim.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #101 on: October 08, 2017, 07:34:50 pm »
retro exhaust on the softail



New rubber on the tourer

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #102 on: October 08, 2017, 08:27:35 pm »
77 in October here in Iowa is a nice treat so I got a good ride in this morning on the FZ10 before breaking out the Connie for a 2 UP ride with the Girlfriend.  Now the fun of cleaning the bugs off that beast.  Lots of nooks and crannies on the FZ10.   :rotflmao:







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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #103 on: October 08, 2017, 11:27:38 pm »
retro exhaust on the softail



New rubber on the tourer



You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #104 on: October 08, 2017, 11:32:19 pm »
I did tear into the versys for the tune up, valves have not moved since last time 20k miles ago, All at maximum. I did by a Powerball ticket. :beerchug:

Did come upon a show stopper item, the pull cable on the throttle bodies is frazzled way thin. Hopefully Partzilla has 'em(ordered a spare) and gets 'em here soon as I plan a Friday departure for RTB. I do have the KLR for back up and it is ready to go.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2017, 11:37:58 pm »
Very excited!! New Woodcraft Rearsets arrive tomorrow for the FZ10!!! First set sold are mine!! Only been waiting on these since March!!!  :beerchug:


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« Reply #106 on: October 21, 2017, 08:59:07 pm »
Woodcraft Reasets installed on the FZ10!!! They look killer and having the pegs farther back and up now is amazing!!! Top quality gear from Woodcraft Technologies!  :great:

Stoltec Moto is a great place to get these and other great products for the FZ10!!!   :great:  :beerchug:












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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2017, 10:54:51 am »

Looks good Bogie!   :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #109 on: October 24, 2017, 02:54:17 pm »
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now. 








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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #110 on: November 13, 2017, 03:36:47 pm »
The itty bitty six fiddy Versys just got new shoes and a fresh oil transfusion. 34.4k miles on it now.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #111 on: November 14, 2017, 11:08:03 pm »
Finally got the engine, complete with cooling system, back in my 1983 Honda GL650 Silverwing Interstate!  I started to replace one of the fork seals and broke a retaining ring that is not the easiest to find in stock.  :-[ I found one in Newburgh, so I took my GS1100GK for a little ride today.  It was a beautiful day to ride so it wasn't so bad breaking that retaining ring after all.   :motonoises: :)

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #112 on: November 14, 2017, 11:11:14 pm »
dropped 1/2 lb of un-sprung weight on my project bike. (titanium hardware/laser cut 6061-t6 bracket).  converting all hardware on bike to Ti as well. :) this was doen by 1 of 2 lasers in the country of this type. that bracket too about 2 mins from material loading to in hand. there was a de-burring by hand and a pass w a da sander for finish.

goal is 7-9 lbs additional from where i am now.
Pretty slick there Mark!

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #113 on: November 21, 2017, 06:58:10 pm »
picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)









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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #114 on: November 21, 2017, 07:57:52 pm »
Let the 2 stroke resurrection party begin! :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #115 on: November 22, 2017, 12:50:35 am »
Great project M  :great:  :popcorn:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #116 on: November 22, 2017, 06:31:13 am »
 m,  the T500 has history with me as had a 68 model  in 70 and decades later a '70 in 1998 or so.
 Lots of media available on the t500
http://www.suzukicycles.org/T-series/T500_models.shtml

picked this up from deland, fla. winter project. 72 t-500.

should be ready by early spring.

(so, i transported it and took a short vacation with the girlfriend.)









who remembers the 'horse shoe' headlights?



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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #117 on: November 22, 2017, 12:44:57 pm »
Cool stuff guys!
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #118 on: November 25, 2017, 12:03:56 pm »
It's starting to look like a motorcycle.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #119 on: November 25, 2017, 02:23:33 pm »
I had a mini bike when my neighbor took me for  a ride on his T 500.

Lots of conversations with the other kids trying to decide of the t 500 was faster than our local roller coaster, or not.

The thing I remember most is the smell.   He always ran the castor bean based oil and it smelled like a bakery.
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #120 on: November 25, 2017, 02:33:08 pm »
retro exhaust on the softail



New rubber on the tourer



You bring that Softail over to the Last Blast?

Don't the exhaust tips drag on wheelies? :motonoises: ;D
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #121 on: November 26, 2017, 11:05:20 pm »
Chipping away.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #122 on: December 11, 2017, 06:21:51 pm »
fit new tank to chromoly framed rd, and also picked up a 1500 original mile mile 70 yamaha HS1 (thats a 90cc twin.)  got the 90 running in about an hour.



HS1:







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« Reply #123 on: December 11, 2017, 08:42:15 pm »
Both of those are pretty danged cool!

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« Reply #124 on: December 11, 2017, 11:13:56 pm »
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!