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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #125 on: December 12, 2017, 12:30:57 pm »
Mark, where are you finding this stuff?  Might I ask what you paid for the HS1?  A 90cc twin......too cool!


hi bud, 2 strokes are just my thing... have been for 20+ years.  they sort of just 'come up', i hear about them, spot them in distant fields, etc.  im very involved in the vintage bike hobby, and networking is where 99% of it happens, i never LOOK for a project per say. ( i havent looked for anything on craigslist in 5+ years). people call, email, text, etc 'hey i found (this) here, interested? or i pass it along to the 'group', and vice versa. ive probably passed along 5 or 6 kawasaki triples leads this year alone. its like anything, really. and i help my friends get their vintage stuff running, etc.  same thing with old fords, i own a few and know them and hear about them a LOT, especially falcons/galaxies/fairlanes. also, im not in it to profit from it.

that hs1 was stupid cheap, i paid 200 for it, was the owners requested price. im not going to haggle when its reasonable. the t-500 was 800, same thing. but i had to go to fla to get it. thats the other thing, i dont try to beat them up on price if its fair, ever. even if i could save 100 bucks by going all 'american pickers' on them, which i think is in poor taste when the asking price reasonable. and when i sell them, i expect the same. i just sold my 89 dt50 yesterday for 200 more than i paid for it when i found it in 2015, held over in a dealership new since 1989. ( i did have to put soem work into it). it went to a good friend of mine in alabama, and while he was here we talked about 2 H1's and an 84 RZ350 he had leads on, which i don't want either but will pass them on to people i know who are interested. im sure the same thing goes on with early c10's, etc.

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #126 on: December 17, 2017, 05:42:41 pm »
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.
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« Reply #127 on: December 24, 2017, 08:45:46 pm »
I decided to take a short ride on the 91 VFR750, around a 100miles yesterday.

Nice, good looking Viffer Glenn!  :great: :great:
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« Reply #128 on: December 31, 2017, 09:51:00 pm »
Well this don't score high on the technically difficult to install scale, but after only 30 miles I think my hind quarters will be far more happy 500 miles into a good days ride.

This is the outcome of a '50% off up to $300.00' certificate from the 2017 National that came into my hands with a little bit of old fashioned "knee-go-she-eight-in". Thanks Andrew......
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« Reply #129 on: January 01, 2018, 11:10:34 am »
degree of difficulty for farkle install does not necessarily correlate to amount of improvement in motorbike. You did great if after 30 miles the enjoyment level went up. Here's to many more miles  :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #130 on: January 10, 2018, 09:58:47 pm »
Took advantage of the short heatwave we're having.  It was 58 here today, so I got the front brakes bled on the Silverwing today.  I used the reverse method today for the first time.  It's easier that pumping on the brake lever for sure!

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« Reply #131 on: January 11, 2018, 10:03:09 am »
Yesterday was the first day above 32* after 2 weeks below freezing. Started her up. Bit of an argument but she ran after a bit of encouragement. Still can't leave the garage though......

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« Reply #132 on: January 28, 2018, 11:58:56 pm »
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?

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« Reply #133 on: January 29, 2018, 02:10:16 am »
Another mid 50's day in January!  Took my GS1100GK for a 40 mile ride just to keep her limbered up.  Got ole Suzi juiced up on some tcw3 for another round of winter hibernation.  Is it spring yet?

Juice the Suzi day indeed Bud, like Spring in January!   :49:

That GS is looking clean!  :great:
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« Reply #134 on: January 30, 2018, 10:04:15 am »
You guys must go through a lot of "StaBil". I remember one year it was like this I burned up a whole bottle of the stuff.  :motonoises:

Eh, it'll be spring soon enough, so I'll wait.   :great:
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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2018, 10:15:06 am »
Convertible hibernates?

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« Reply #136 on: January 30, 2018, 10:46:02 am »
Convertible hibernates?

Ummm... why, yes. Yes it does.      :(



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« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2018, 10:15:30 am »
Beautiful place for a nap!  :great:

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #138 on: February 13, 2018, 02:37:06 pm »
fit some chambers to the 70 HS1. might get 70mph out of this thing yet.  :D





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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2018, 10:01:01 am »
Almost blew up the Honda trying to jump start it. Didn't want to take out the battery to access the positive terminal so I tried a Rube Goldberg option. Didn't work out for me.  :-[  Fried a battery tender but got her going. Ice was gone from drive, access road is in mud season; so I said "What the heck" and took her for a ride. Some parts of the ride were in refrigerator mode as the snow alongside the asphalt was melting but not creating a run off. Instead; great banks of fog or condensation hung in the air and it felt like the temp dropped 15* as I rode through. But first ride of 2018! :motonoises:

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« Reply #140 on: February 27, 2018, 08:09:05 pm »
Put a battery in the GL650 SilverWing today and fired it up for the first time since having the engine out to repair the starter clutch and rebuild the water pump.  There was NO slippage of the starter clutch and after a couple of smacks on the coolant pipe, no leaks from the cooling system.  :beerchug: I haven't gotten any new mufflers yet, so the neighbors had no problem hearing it run!  :motonoises: :motonoises: Now I have to figure out why it's idling too fast.

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« Reply #141 on: February 28, 2018, 01:49:59 am »
Finished up the Therm O Bob install a coupla days ago on the itty bitty six fiddy Versys. And just bought a Madstad for it. Scored a used one for $125 shipped.  :great:
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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« Reply #142 on: February 28, 2018, 01:59:59 am »
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.
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« Reply #143 on: February 28, 2018, 04:26:17 am »
NOW I can update this since I have another bike... I ordered highway pegs for the 2008 Wing. They're coming Friday.

Is that your bike or Mrs203's?   :rotflmao: :nananana: :beerchug: :beerchug:
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« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2018, 07:54:48 am »
 :-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.
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« Reply #145 on: February 28, 2018, 01:49:39 pm »
:-X

 Happy Wife, Happy Life. (So long as she continues to let me live indoors I don't care.) ;)  She's taking some students out of town over spring break (London), so I plan a shakedown ride (or three).

It's part of what my co-worker calls "Retirement Prep & Practice." One more piece in the long range plan.

The Wing will be the long distance hauler that takes us places,while the C-14 goes with us in the toy hauler, TO places and also serves as the "day in the mountains with the boys" ride. 

Both combined < the cost of a new Wing.  I wasn't really looking for a Wing at this moment, but had toyed with the idea of getting one next year. Then I stumbled across this one at a good price. I think there's going to be a temporary slump in prices as the 2018's hit the market but that it'll rebound as the weather warms up, so I grabbed it.

I've got a little farkling to do in the next year or so.

Awesome.

Retirement prepping is very important. Stay diligent.
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« Reply #146 on: February 28, 2018, 11:19:39 pm »
I'm paying VERY close attention to the pro's such as SteveJ.   ;)

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Re: What have you done to your _______(insert other bike here) today?
« Reply #147 on: March 02, 2018, 02:23:34 pm »
many many cans of brake cleaner and scrubbing, all new seals, and the t500 bottom is ready for the new top end. (72 suzuki titan)
 note the hammer marks on piston to left. thanks PO.  :-[   after frame and swingarm back from powdercoater, should be a pretty quick reassmebly. deadline: deals gap 2 stroke meet april 29-may 5th. 

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« Reply #148 on: March 02, 2018, 07:08:04 pm »
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« Reply #149 on: March 03, 2018, 01:04:45 am »
Installed a Madstad on the six fiddy Versys today. I likey.
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