This is the second one of these, great fun.
Competition closes 28th July 2016.
I'll start it off with my 'junkyard dog' scale 1-15
1955 T110 look-a-like project.
My vote goes to the spring loaded foot peg.
For spinning the bike around in tight spaces, just slip this onto the foot of the side stand & pull the back of the bike towards you.[ATTACH] [ATTACH]
Suzuki DR800 BIG Street tracker project.
After fitting a new master cylinder, new piston seals & stainless steel lines, I couldn't get the air out, tried all the usual methods, without...
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Is this a novel idea, cut 50mm off the bottom of a clear plastic bottle.
Now you can really see what is going on.
There is a school of thought that says wet setting floats should be done with the carbs on the bike & the motor running at idle speed, which does...
Does this one float your boat ?
A few general interest photos from the BMAD bike festival, today.
Can't do anything with it at the moment, except sit on it & make brrrm brrrrm noises.
These carbs are fitted to a '85 xj 750, they have 4 spigots not seen on any other carbs, is anyone running these, be nice to get some...
Under my avatar, in user info it says:
Inbox New: 65532.
What does that mean ?
1978 SR 500, bit of a mess, parts missing & no compression.
I'm restoring this bike, stock as can be.[img][img][img][img][img][img][img]
Thanks Chacal (XJ4EVER) for finding those hard to get parts & getting them to me fast & at a good price. Thx Wiz.
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Don't know if they make one for the XJ chain drive
Arrived in flat pack form.
First job sort out this spaghetti.[img][img]
Just finished this bike lift.[img][img][img][img][img]
After a long search I found a sound tank for the 900, with the help of Alive in NZ. The tank went through the cleaning process & then sealed using...
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For those that can remember the problems I had with the '85 900 tank, some PO had filled it with epoxy to seal leaks & I had to cut the top out of...
Just got this 900 & will be turning it into a Cafe' Racer.
Things to go:
85 XJ900 FORK SEAL TRANSPLANT.
Jack the front of the bike.
Remove the brake callipers & tie up out of the way.
Unscrew the speedo cable....
How about dumping the pet cock, vac line, floats x4, float valves & seats x4.
Replace with 1 reservoir with level sensor & 1 electric fuel pump....
What motorbike featured on the Shangri-Las 60s hit Leader of the Pack ?
How about starting a glossary of terms that novice wrenchers can refer to, so we don't get post that says "it won't turn over, I think it's the plugs"
Just seen a guy on one of these, they aren't as goofy as you would think.
Why does nothing good like this happen to me ?
I've got a new method for getting the fluid flowing after rebuilding the brake system, get some thin clear tube & tape it into the nozzel of the...
Here's a good site for the cafe fans.
BTW Fitz, did you know Norton now hold the land speed record for the 1000cc production push rod class. 207+ Km/h
How about building one of these, Schoot'?
1977 XS 650, going back to stock as usual.
Has anyone tried this stuff, i have heard good reports.
Starting to reassemble the 'mini thumper'
Cable opperated disc brake, 1977 Kawasaki KZ200.
The new CB1100F LINK
Here's a little mod, I should have done long ago, total cost $2.50.
Here's a useful way to view the electrical layout, perhaps one of our Photoshop gurus could do this for the XJ series.
setting the valve timing on my XS500, book says set crank to mark, set camshafts to marks, join chain, turn twice forward, then release cam chain...
I picked up the bike today, first thing I dumped was the coat rack, I will change the bars, but the motor is sweet, runs like a swiss watch.
New acquisition 1977 XS 65, good runner & spoked wheels.