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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
It's easy to loose inspiration! # 1 remains...

It's easy to loose inspiration! # 1 remains uncooperative.I Put one of the big truck batteries that i have on it, freshly cleaned carbs, newly cleaned tank.Started cranking- nothing.The donor engine...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,578
Posted By Krantz
Wow, Mel, hang on a sec! Let's step back to the...

Wow, Mel, hang on a sec! Let's step back to the exhaust part- details, pls. One thing that is really hard to get is 2 into 3. There is a 3 to 1 on ebay,but the look is not the same.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Last couple of weeks i was busy- ton of work came...

Last couple of weeks i was busy- ton of work came my way.Never had a chance to touch the bike.However- that did not stop me to cross into the realm of dumbassery quite a few times.Let me explain.
I...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By Krantz
Interesting story.I think i read it on yamaha...

Interesting story.I think i read it on yamaha triples.Did you figured how to set up carbs?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 211,944
Posted By Krantz
I would agree on 4-8k price for really good one,...

I would agree on 4-8k price for really good one, matching numbers bike.This is incomplete,not to mention non-running. Sure there is a mistake here, but if you take some zeroes away- 10 grand is still...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 211,944
Posted By Krantz
Not sure what to make of this. Some assembly...

Not sure what to make of this. Some assembly required. Some parts are included.Is it THAT valuable? Is it extremely rare? Someone has to explain it to me.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Oh, and one more thing- it's still very hard for...

Oh, and one more thing- it's still very hard for me to put it on the center stand!
I don't know what it is,but it's really awkward.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Yep! Now bachelor #2 is a bit more sprightly.I...

Yep! Now bachelor #2 is a bit more sprightly.I worked on the brakes tonight and was able to reconnect and bleed the rear.It works. You know what it means! Ride! The bike kicks relatively easy- 2-3...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Ok, a bit of a progress. Bachelor # 1 got the...

Ok, a bit of a progress. Bachelor # 1 got the donor engine and driveline. I smeared all electric connections with dielectric grease and put it back together(newer thought I would be able to) and put...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
I did not even try to lift the engine. I flipped...

I did not even try to lift the engine. I flipped it on the side and pulled the frame up.for that you need to remove oil filter cover.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Then after the first one next is easier. There...

Then after the first one next is easier.
There is a lot of parts all over! The fact that they are all the same - is it easier or harder? I might get confused.


...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
One fine evening and a little bit(ok, a lot) of...

One fine evening and a little bit(ok, a lot) of sweat- voila- the donor engine is out.I have to tell you, it is tight fit.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Meanwhile we are getting ready for heart...

Meanwhile we are getting ready for heart transplant:

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/P7220002-02_zps0159883c.jpg

stuff that i ordered starts showing up at my door- that"s...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
look at the loot:

Resent trip to a nearby town resulted in this:

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/P7140006_zps9d324527.jpg

One might say I have a hoarding problem.
However- the red one has...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
How time flys!jus re-read my thread-did write all...

How time flys!jus re-read my thread-did write all that?
Anyway, not much was done to the bike,mainly due to business being so tough-not a penny to spare.However,things might turn around.So i'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,974
Posted By Krantz
Does that qualify? I mean the one in the front? ...

Does that qualify? I mean the one in the front?



http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/penza_zps74aff237.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Worked a little bit on the bike today.Took the...

Worked a little bit on the bike today.Took the ignition module off,then left side engine cover.Again, just like on the right side,alltogether it looks clean.


...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
The mistery continues.Today i pulled the rotor...

The mistery continues.Today i pulled the rotor and was able to remove right side engine cover. Everything looks clean.I looked very carefully at the kickstart gear-no broken teeth! And the one i...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Yes, Yamaha dealer was a surprise! Although i...

Yes, Yamaha dealer was a surprise! Although i suspect a lot depends on who's behind the counter. For instance i wanted to buy a tube of honda moly- you know what i'm talking about.In one dealership...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Quote IIRC, they were one-time, expand the...

Quote
IIRC, they were one-time, expand the hollow rivets to install. You should be able to remove the sprockets from the end of the cams, and leave the chain connected. Be SURE you run through the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
About the metal in the oil pan- my thoughts it is...

About the metal in the oil pan- my thoughts it is a piece of the kickstart. I'll get to it when i pull the rotor.
Fuel tank is undergoing classical treatment of vinegar marinading.Hope it will be...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Yep! That stinker is driving me crazy and scared...

Yep! That stinker is driving me crazy and scared my cat ! One carb is more or less is clear. the other two are still submerged.They are like siameese twins- refuse to separate.
Coupla days ago i was...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Just to illustrate the point-that's how it looks...

Just to illustrate the point-that's how it looks when tidy.


http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/YamahaSpecial_zps947b241a.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
And the gearbox ...

And the gearbox

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PB010010-01_zpsf8a27522.jpg

And the oil pan

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PB010003-01_zps7b50ad2e.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Yesterday took carburators home.Purchased a...

Yesterday took carburators home.Purchased a bottle of pine sol of weired lavender scent(only one on the shelf) at our Wally.Anyway, after taking them apart as much as i could,and dipping them ,i've...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
NJ _Brett That's just it- i like old(er)...

NJ _Brett


That's just it- i like old(er) bikes.Modern stuff is fine, but somehow is... well, you probably know.That is why a lot of inmates have more than one.After fiddling with my slash 6 for...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
No offense at all! I'm flattered you read it(holy...

No offense at all! I'm flattered you read it(holy crap, someone is interested!) For a moment i was going to stop-no one posted reply.Get your beer,popcorn, whatever you like!
Here is where it gets...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Concours- if by listening to you means run away...

Concours- if by listening to you means run away fast- while i appreciate it- already a little too late.Today went to lic. bureau and made a transfer- this baby is officially mine.So we have to get...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-31-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Interesting. PO told me that at some point the...

Interesting. PO told me that at some point the engine has been rebuilt.It certainly looks very clean.I took valve cover off- pristine!
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Had a little time to work today-removed...

Had a little time to work today-removed carbs,airbox,tried to pull out battery box- not without taking rear wheel off.
One of the carbs has traces of water damage inside by the butterfly.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-24-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
The engine turns.Wheels turn.Brake calipers a...

The engine turns.Wheels turn.Brake calipers a free.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/EOS15597-1_zpsc5cdec78.jpg

I wonder who designed fuel petcocks like that.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
I'm slowly taking it apart.After decade and a...

I'm slowly taking it apart.After decade and a half under the sky some stuff is frozen, other is just fine.Ignition looks really clean.Front brakes are frozen solid, rear is not bad.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Thanks Rob! Yes i'm browsing the net for info in...

Thanks Rob! Yes i'm browsing the net for info in these.
Seems like main issues are 2-nd gear,and possibly leaking petcocks.
Haven't got far today with it.Mostly prepared workplace-bench,place for...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
<Sorry. Didn't mean to pee on your parade.> ...

<Sorry. Didn't mean to pee on your parade.>
Oh, no problem, Ron.Not at all. I'm in it anyway and for not that much-150$.Space is not a concern. Time- whole winter is ahead.If i can make it run on...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Another interestin thing- how the ##$$^*& you put...

Another interestin thing- how the ##$$^*& you put it on the senterstand? There is no grab handle.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Thanks for the reply.Very confidence inspiring.No...

Thanks for the reply.Very confidence inspiring.No plan redoing it.If it runs,i'll be happy.If not,i'll try to find used engine.
There seem to be loyal following by few dedicated fanatics,but i guess...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Just drained the oil.Contaminated by gas- dumbass...

Just drained the oil.Contaminated by gas- dumbass po left petcocks open.Othervise no shavings,metal pieces or debries.The engine will not turn with kickstart.As much as i can see into the plug...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-20-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
Naw, not that much.All depends on the...

Naw, not that much.All depends on the engine.Cosmetic stuff is easy.The question is -is it worth it? To run it- new tires, battery,mufflers, carbs rebuild, new seat.New wires and...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn...

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PA190071-01_zps4de390bc.jpgI can see old ispection sticker under the seat- dated 1997.In our neck of the woods it means that the bike(or a car)...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,087
Posted By Krantz
1978 750 XS Special

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u537/98degturn/PA190054-01_zps44adf92f.jpgThis happened again.I found another one.And while work on the first one(75/6) has slowed to a crawl, why not entertain...
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