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Forum: 2 smokers 12-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
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Glad you are enjoying the thread. There are some very knowledgeable folks on ADVRDR and I am sure they will be happy to help you along.

And...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Well finally found a few minutes so how about...

Well finally found a few minutes so how about some more vintage iron from the Johnny B.

The last posting ended with some Italian bikes. So now we start off with some fine Spanish machinery.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
OK, so now that I have some more photos loaded...

OK, so now that I have some more photos loaded up, lets have a looksee..

Here is another view of that Penton,

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/Other-3/JohnnyB2014xcrace/i-RrWXdHq/0/L/IMG_4748-L.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-22-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Unlike last year, we had a fair amount of rain in...

Unlike last year, we had a fair amount of rain in the week leading up to the event. So while we didn't have dust or excessive heat to contend with we did have rain gullies and some rutted mud bogs to...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-22-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
New Race Report....

So what a hectic year it has been! It seems the months have just flown by and there have just not been that many riding opportunities this year.

With the season almost over, I finally made up...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-26-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Great to hear. That's a fine bike you have there...

Great to hear. That's a fine bike you have there (looks to be in great shape), I'm sure you will have lots of fun with it!. Feel free to share your barber experience with us, especially any photos...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-26-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks! And thanks for posting this...

Thanks!

And thanks for posting this wonderful photo.

Very cool, some great '70's dirt biking action going on there! Looks hotted up too, what with that trick cone down pipe expansion...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Looks like my '70 but with a black tank... (haha,...

Looks like my '70 but with a black tank... (haha, always looking for excuse to post the ambo , sorry !:evil)

...
Forum: Airheads 10-15-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I bought my Hepco Becker bags about 8~9 years ago...

I bought my Hepco Becker bags about 8~9 years ago from Bob's BMW. The racks are old krauser's I got off ebay. I like them and they have held up well. They are not quite as black as they used to be...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Ghost Motorcycles was a happening place on 1970's...

Ghost Motorcycles was a happening place on 1970's L.I. My buddy bought his used cb400F there around 1979 or so. It was a cool shop for sure.

Ghost was also very involved in the early days of...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,299
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Saw this one last year at a cross country race in...

Saw this one last year at a cross country race in PA.

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/2013MXandEnduroevents/Irish-Valley-XC-April-2013/i-VLCvKMB/0/L/IMG_2740-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Hi Rory, Yes, my bike makes a decent...

Hi Rory,

Yes, my bike makes a decent amount of clatter too but so does my MG ambassador!

I think that is just how they are. There is a fair amount of Benelli stuff on ebay and I have...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By FJ_Kevin
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=327199&stc=1&d=1412200606

That's a nice looking bike. I like the white stripe on the tank.

They are real cuties, here are a few snaps...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By FJ_Kevin
How about a picture of your bike?

How about a picture of your bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-25-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,400
Posted By FJ_Kevin
do you feel lucky punk! ...

do you feel lucky punk!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Nci-GVuHE

Good job Harry!
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,400
Posted By FJ_Kevin
This is fantastic news. This did get wide spread...

This is fantastic news. This did get wide spread coverage on the various bike sites and that seems to have helped. I sure hope it is the thieves that are caught next.

Anyone who has read my...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,400
Posted By FJ_Kevin
This is sickening. I am very sorry for the...

This is sickening. I am very sorry for the gentleman whose bikes were stolen. Let's hope they are soon recovered.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,103
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I have a several bikes to finish up before...

I have a several bikes to finish up before starting something new. But if I could find a crashed (but running) R.E I would like to build something along these lines...


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Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 83,877
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Great to see another 250 Benelli/Wards out there...

Great to see another 250 Benelli/Wards out there being enjoyed.
Maybe I will join you in a Giro one day!

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Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
John Penton Movie

So where does the time go? Summer has flown by and the dirt biking action has been a bit thin for me these last couple of months. But we did get to go to the sold out John Penton movie event held...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 250,557
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Same here in Maryland. Historic tags= no...

Same here in Maryland. Historic tags= no inspection & $51 for 2 year registration.

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-MotoGuzzi-Ambassador/i-LpHNp58/0/XL/IMG_4473-XL.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 07-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,179
Posted By FJ_Kevin
There is some good advice here, but like Mr....

There is some good advice here, but like Mr. Carts, I say go for the IT490 wonder machine!

These are superb bikes. Reliable, versatile... and fast, fast, fast!

Many parts interchange with the...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate the...

Thanks for all the suggestions, I appreciate the input and all the good ideas.

I admit to liking the 82/83 Honda CR option and might consider that on one of the other bikes where I am not...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Wobble, weave and tank slapper video with recovery technique

Saw this video over on WildGuzzi and though folks here should see it too. This is from Dunlop and involves many of the bikes we like from the '70's. Worth watching I think.

Here is the link...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,699
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Excellent idea... my wife works for the local...

Excellent idea... my wife works for the local library and was able to get me Ake Jonnson's book, The Technique of Motocross, from 1974. She had it shipped free from some library in Louisiana to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,258
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Haha... I'd have to agree most of what you say is...

Haha... I'd have to agree most of what you say is true! But let's have some fun and go down the list anyway.

- They haven't been out of the closet for over 20 years, and it's because they're...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,258
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I think the Barbour International jacket you want...

I think the Barbour International jacket you want is the A7 model. They have other Barbour International jackets where I believe you are right about the lesser quality.

The A7 jacket in the...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-15-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Ok, found some photos I was looking for. So...

Ok, found some photos I was looking for.

So again, here is the sprocket side of the old conical hub with little sprocket bolt clearance,
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,258
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Outstanding job, your bike has turned out really...

Outstanding job, your bike has turned out really great!

http://knaser.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1964-McQueen-ISDT-Triumph/i-fMMH4tF/0/L/2014-07-04%2017.18.37-L.jpg

...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 145,868
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Well, I have my 510cc IT490 motor is just about...

Well, I have my 510cc IT490 motor is just about ready to go now.

The plan was to try this in my YZ465 but now I am rethinking that.

One reason is that I recently came across this tank from an...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I had not heard this. The motor in my "1980" 390...

I had not heard this. The motor in my "1980" 390 is actually a '78... too bad.

Something I thought I heard was that the cylinder studs were place further apart on the 1980 model and so the base...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-04-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I did finally get around to swapping the wheels...

I did finally get around to swapping the wheels over. And I have learned a few things about these and the later Husky wheels that I thought I would share.

First is the original 17" wheel that came...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-03-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks for your note! For sure I tend to...

Thanks for your note!

For sure I tend to favor 250 and big bore air-cooled racers of the late '70 to early '80's as these were the type of bikes I liked racing as a kid.

I believe this is now...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Himmm, could I be thinking of Andy Stacy? Did he...

Himmm, could I be thinking of Andy Stacy? Did he ride KTM and race Etown on occasion?
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
OK, many of the previous posts showed work that...

OK, many of the previous posts showed work that was done before I had to rework the gearbox.

But now that problem is solved and we are once again moving forward. Here is the motor, now painted...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Haha... good call! The 1980 Husky I am working on...

Haha... good call! The 1980 Husky I am working on just got a Yamaha DLS front wheel (and yz490 fork!). I'll have more details on that coming up...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-02-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Yeah, I remember that! And thanks for posting...

Yeah, I remember that! And thanks for posting that photo!

I seem to recall that Kenny Adams rode a KTM? Saw Kenny in upstate NY a couple of times too.

I didn't go to MX rewind this year but...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8,246
Views: 3,275,303
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks guys! I actually like the stock Guzzi...

Thanks guys!

I actually like the stock Guzzi bench seat better from a styling point of view but the one on my bike was in rough shape. I got the seat kit from saddleman ~$129 with the shipping.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,842
Posted By FJ_Kevin
The previous post showed the left side number...

The previous post showed the left side number plate,

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-1978-Husqvarna-CR-390/i-stKfXTV/0/M/IMG_3569-M.jpg

Next is the view of the right side,
...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-24-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,258
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Wow, just found this. Great project and...

Wow, just found this.

Great project and attention to detail. Always admired the four stroke ISDT bikes. Looking forward to the ride report and corresponding photos!
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