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Forum: Hacks 04-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
Good to see that he is still doing fine. I...

Good to see that he is still doing fine.
I wonder why he wants to wind down his Chinese shop?
Forum: Hacks 04-19-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By Orgoth225
Dnepr/Ural wheels on a Chang?

I have a question for all you hackheads out there.
I know the stock CJ wheels are not exactly known for there braking ability or being round for that matter.

Can you replace the wheels with the...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 852,209
Posted By Orgoth225
Here is another one. 339707 ...

Here is another one.


339707

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/4977118626.html


"2010 Kremlin Escort Motorcycle NEW MIKUNI CARBS 750cc $6000
Comes with Oil filter motor IT IS NEW AND...
Forum: Hacks 04-16-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 852,209
Posted By Orgoth225
The Return or Yuri?

Well I think Yuri is back.




https://cleveland.craigslist.org/mcy/4977013805.html

"2007 Ural Escort 2WD 750cc Motorcycle 9K Kilometers $6000
Bike is two wheel drive ready for next snow...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 852,209
Posted By Orgoth225
How about the frames? Do they have similar...

How about the frames? Do they have similar qualities or is the CJ very wobbly and flexy? I don't care too much for the engines anyway, if I get one I am giving it a R100 conversion eventually. I just...
Forum: Hacks 04-15-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5,125
Views: 852,209
Posted By Orgoth225
May I ask why you sold it? I am trying to get...

May I ask why you sold it? I am trying to get into the whole CJ/IMZ scene. Was it because of the parts availability? Reliability? Other? Thanks
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
Yeah I know that if I buy one it will be a...

Yeah I know that if I buy one it will be a perpetual "work in progress", at least until I can get some M5 wheels and maybe a airhead engine to be shoehorned in. Btw, is Jim still in business? When I...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
Wow like this thread has definitely got a life of...

Wow like this thread has definitely got a life of its own. Well the old craigslist ad is long gone, but here is his website....
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
This time it is not Yuri. I do know the bike you...

This time it is not Yuri. I do know the bike you are talking about and if I am not mistaken it was in a craigslist ad not too long ago.
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
No just saying that he has not sold many if any...

No just saying that he has not sold many if any of the bikes in the last 14 years he has owned them and most likely he won't be able to sell them at that price in the next 10 or so years and unless...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
Odds would be in his favor if he wasn't almost 90...

Odds would be in his favor if he wasn't almost 90 years old and in failing health...
Forum: Hacks 04-10-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,623
Posted By Orgoth225
Sitting on a pile of "gold": How not to sell a Sidecar

You would think by now I would have already gotten the message, buying a old chang Jiang or any eastern bloc bike will be in many ways a challenge in terms of getting any sort of reliability out of...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
The One That got away...

Well I found a Katana 600 with clean title for $500 Yesterday. All that was needed was the fairings to be placed on (even had them too all in perfect condition). When I called someone had just bought...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
Oh don't worry about that, in all honestly I hate...

Oh don't worry about that, in all honestly I hate driving cars (did it once, overran 3 stop signs and almost accidentally rammed a car in a parking lot) I feel like I have mush more control with a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
To be honest The reason I am taking the this...

To be honest The reason I am taking the this first undergrad because my family wanted me to have a "backup" to music (this school has a good conservatory so I get all the practice time I want here...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
I have thought quite a bit about katanas (I...

I have thought quite a bit about katanas (I actually like the retro 80's design of the older models) but interestingly enough from my searches on Searchtempest A katana (in good condition) can be...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
Well I have a triple major in Political Science,...

Well I have a triple major in Political Science, international studies and history with two minors. The big issue why I want to save is because as soon I am done with that I am taking a second...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
Unfortunately Bikes such as those (gs/ ninja 250...

Unfortunately Bikes such as those (gs/ ninja 250 500) run about an average of about $1700+ up here. They have realized that because it is what many consider a "beginners" bike they can simply sell...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
Ahh it would be really lovely if I had $2000 to...

Ahh it would be really lovely if I had $2000 to spend on a bike. For me About half is my budget. Hence as long as the frame is straight, engine is in decent condition, has a title and if I am really...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,332
Posted By Orgoth225
A good "tourer" for the cash strapped College Student

Well it is an interesting time to be a motorcyclist in this age especially if do not have a large wallet (yet). Gone are the days when a worn out standard from the 70 and even the slightly pseudo...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By Orgoth225
Thanks for the replies! I know that to some they...

Thanks for the replies! I know that to some they might not be the prettiest bike to some (the 94 model in red with the blue rims and purple seat to me is very attractive for some reason :huh) But it...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By Orgoth225
Older Katana 600 (1989-1995 ish)

Right now I am looking at purchasing my first long range cycle (stepping up from an old xs400) and I was wondering how good are the old 600 cc Katanas ,specifically between the years 1989 to 1995 are...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By Orgoth225
Wink Katana Sidecar?

In my search for a tug (one that could be had on a college students budget) I have ran across the suzuki katana 600 as a relatively cheap bike with ample power and with a large modification...
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By Orgoth225
Thanks for the reply. How would you feel about a...

Thanks for the reply. How would you feel about a bike such as a GS500? Pretty much an powered up UMJ engine (Overbore gs 450 from the late 70s) in a stronger frame?
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By Orgoth225
Laugh Best UMJ for hack.

After a year stint in Japan (no riding unfortunately :( ) I am looking finally into a good bike for hacking. I want to hear some of the opionions of the more seasoned riders here of a good bike for...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By Orgoth225
True the metallurgy is terrible but there is no...

True the metallurgy is terrible but there is no replacement for the look that a Chang has, sure you can go with k750 but still I just love that plunger suspension. I know that it will require much...
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,839
Posted By Orgoth225
Good price on a Chang Jiang?

Ok, I have found a reasonably priced airhead engine and a willing mechanic (who worked with scooter Bob when he was in business :evil). Now only for an worn out CJ750. I am currently looking at a...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Orgoth225
I primarily looking for something for on road...

I primarily looking for something for on road conditions but I would like to retain some capacity for off road if I need it, budget is that of a college student, little to non existent, a few grand...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By Orgoth225
Choices choices...

Well The more I look to hack my Kz400 the more daunting of a task it seems. In the long run I can see problems for the fact that I want a vehicle for long distance travel and not only is the k under...
Forum: Hacks 12-28-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Orgoth225
Sorry for the late reply, christmas and...

Sorry for the late reply, christmas and everything. Thanks for the reply though, now only to install a 440 engine for the extra hp and I think I have a decent plan :evil.
Forum: Hacks 12-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By Orgoth225
Frame bracing

Well I think I know how to get my hack project off the ground, I think I might just end up using my kz400 and I'm thinking before I even want to think about a proper sub-frame that I should reinforce...
Forum: Hacks 09-10-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Orgoth225
Thanks for the itps

Well after going through this thread (and a little research of my own) I might have to look elsewhere for my hacking needs. Can anyone say UJM :deal? Thanks for the suggestions everyone, but I think...
Forum: Hacks 09-08-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By Orgoth225
Royal enfield hacks?

I have started look into hacking a royal enfield and mating it with a sidecar. What would one expect from one. I know the 500 single makes 27 hp which is 3 hp more then the flat dnepr, ural, chang,...
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Orgoth225
Well I tried to negotiate and... no dice, he...

Well I tried to negotiate and... no dice, he wants $5000 for it :cry, but that might change in a month or so :deal
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Orgoth225
Thanks, that's what I thought. Now I might be...

Thanks, that's what I thought. Now I might be able to negotiate. This guy has been trying to sell the the ural for the last two years and it seems no one is biting with a price like that. Time is...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Orgoth225
The worth of a ural barvarian

I've come across a 2000 ural Bavarian for sale locally, but me thinks that $5000 is a little steep for i t:deal. He says that he has only put 300-400 miles in the his twelve years of owning it, I...
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,277
Posted By Orgoth225
Well that played out pretty quickly :cry.

Well that played out pretty quickly :cry.
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,277
Posted By Orgoth225
I was looking at the classifieds on Chang Jiang...

I was looking at the classifieds on Chang Jiang unlimited, and one particular CJ caught my eye, let's hope this is not a scam :deal.
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,277
Posted By Orgoth225
How much was it from Jimbo's? The Bmw power-plant...

How much was it from Jimbo's? The Bmw power-plant would definitely be more reliable.
Forum: Hacks 08-31-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,277
Posted By Orgoth225
Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have looked into Vostok motors and was wondering if their shipping rate is reasonable?
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