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Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,434
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://p1.bikepics.com/2009/09/05/bikepics-1773217...

http://p1.bikepics.com/2009/09/05/bikepics-1773217-800.jpg


Australia and Canada were the only countries to get the XJ750RL. It was a nice bike, and compared very favorably with the Nighthawk S,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-05-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,434
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Good luck on the resto, When I did mine in 2000,...

Good luck on the resto, When I did mine in 2000, most of the stuff was still available, except brake lines and exhausts. I toyed with the idea of a Staintune, but at $3000 to make and get it to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 566,766
Posted By MacMcMacmac
You need to tighten the two bolts that clamp the...

You need to tighten the two bolts that clamp the fairing frame in place on the front of the steering neck. Mine did the same thing until I snugged them up.
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,236
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Vx800.

Vx800.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 342,966
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I had those Burgess-style pipes from Mikes and...

I had those Burgess-style pipes from Mikes and they cracked up around the front of the muffler in no time. Everything Mike's on the bike is crap and rusts in no time. I just removed some Clubman bars...
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 132,043
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I want one in every color!

I want one in every color!
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,808
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well, considering the era, they could have been...

Well, considering the era, they could have been pink:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 11-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 566,766
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The B12 clutch engagement can be rather abrupt....

The B12 clutch engagement can be rather abrupt. If you are looking for the ultimate feel for a good strip lauch, I can see the cable clutch being a better alternative. The B12 clutch is definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,808
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Like a Bandit, the possible power mods are...

Like a Bandit, the possible power mods are endless.

Like a Bandit, you'll never get your money back out of it.

Like a Bandit, you'll sell it on for something "better" and rue the day you got...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,204
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Hi comp 1216, gixxer cams, RS36 flatslides, then...

Hi comp 1216, gixxer cams, RS36 flatslides, then put it in a Katana 600.
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,204
Posted By MacMcMacmac
You need to hi-comp that with a 1216, some gixxer...

You need to hi-comp that with a 1216, some gixxer cams, a set of RS36 flatslides, then put it in a Katana 600.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,533
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I put a set of 13 year old Pirelli Phantoms I got...

I put a set of 13 year old Pirelli Phantoms I got with a 900 Seca when I resurrected it back in 2000. I proceeded to top-speed test that bike every chance I got. I got 2 summers out of them and never...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I remember a guy in Edmonton trying to move an...

I remember a guy in Edmonton trying to move an RE-5 with a zero mile motor still in the box for $1200. He couldn't give it away.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,596
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Copper or black/blue Mk. 1 Hayabusa. Red or...

Copper or black/blue Mk. 1 Hayabusa.
Red or Lime Green with stripes, ZL900 modded with ZRX/ZX top end bits.
One each of the 2 stroke 80's GP replicas
GT750 built to XR69 specs with Heron Texaco...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 27,097
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Bandit 1200.

Bandit 1200.
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,272
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Bandit 1200 for the power, brakes, handling and...

Bandit 1200 for the power, brakes, handling and worry-free biking.

XS650 for the bare-bones, vibey, crap brakes and handling, around town grin fest. It's an appalling motorcycle that keeps me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,782
Posted By MacMcMacmac
It's official, I'm old. Nothing here really...

It's official, I'm old. Nothing here really interests me at all.

The paint and sticker Bonnies look nice. The Scrambler is, ok-ish, the ADV bikes do nothing for me, and all the new Japanese stuff...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,714
Posted By MacMcMacmac
When Suzuki perfected the transmission way back...

When Suzuki perfected the transmission way back in the 1970's, why didn't everyone just copy it and be done with it? Without a doubt, the old GS1100 had the best shifting transmission I have ever...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,324
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I remember seeing a brand new Bicentennial...

I remember seeing a brand new Bicentennial edition still in the crate, at a liquidation warehouse in the mid 90's in Edmonton, Alberta.
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 51,430
Posted By MacMcMacmac
http://storage9.gear3rd.com/files/thumbs/2013/12/1...

http://storage9.gear3rd.com/files/thumbs/2013/12/15/138710072521e82-original-1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 736
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I didn't like the look as much as the 900 bits...

I didn't like the look as much as the 900 bits and pieces approach, as it is a bit too far to the cruiser end of "Power Cruiser", but the engine had more grunt than a VMax, according to a few tests...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,000
Views: 342,966
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Nice Find! I thought,"Great, another XS...

Nice Find!

I thought,"Great, another XS about to end up on Craigslist in either 3 pieces due to 'no time to finish' or 'lost interest', or destined to morph into some flat black, rigid-arsed, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,445
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Fork You

I was pulling apart a set of GT380 forks. The top metal puck on each fork leg is held in by spring force against a circlip. You push it down, pull out a circlip and the puck comes out in a smooth...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 23,046
Posted By MacMcMacmac
My GS1100E seat was just about perfect. ...

My GS1100E seat was just about perfect.

Oddly enough, my Bandit 1200 has me going sidesaddle after about 1.5 hours.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,850
Posted By MacMcMacmac
They operate all the exhaust valves. This...

They operate all the exhaust valves.

This type of two stroke does not sound like the angry bees, gas+oil burning stinkwheels of our youth. These cams would operate at crankshaft speed.

...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,850
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I'm telling ya, it's a blower scavenged two...

I'm telling ya, it's a blower scavenged two stroke. Look at the block. See how it has what looks to be a thick, water cooled block, yet just above the split line where the block and crankcase would...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,797
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Take in a Harley Test Our Metal test drive day,...

Take in a Harley Test Our Metal test drive day, or rent one. I'm more partial to V-Rods and Sportsters myself, but I never got a chance to ride a big twin. I tend to like simpler stuff, and the ergos...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,498
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Most insurance companies around here won't touch...

Most insurance companies around here won't touch anything turbocharged.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,850
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Hang On A Second......

Considering the H2 was a two stroke, maybe it is a ported cylinder, blower scavenged 2 stroke, like an EMD or Detroit, which keeps all (debatable if you've worked on or near one) of it's lubricating...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 23,850
Posted By MacMcMacmac
This engine will be wasted in a sport bike. Put...

This engine will be wasted in a sport bike. Put it in a revamped Eliminator like God intended.
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 105,890
Posted By MacMcMacmac
It's sad the parts supply for these old machines...

It's sad the parts supply for these old machines will die out long before the bikes will. I hear it's already pretty slim pickings for the XS1100. Most Japanese bikes I see that are 30+ years old...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,021
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I've suffered the dreaded snap crackle and poo of...

I've suffered the dreaded snap crackle and poo of a Suzuki GS regulator/rectifier giving up the ghost, but I can honestly say it's the only time any Japanese bike I've owned has suffered a major...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 566,766
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Absolutely. I've tried everything to get my low...

Absolutely. I've tried everything to get my low beam to work even acceptably, even going so far as to install an HID system. As you know, HID systems need optics designed for HID to work properly, a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Knife and fork rods were used in the two-stroke...

Knife and fork rods were used in the two-stroke EMD diesel locomotive engine for years. Maybe still are. They shorten the block by eliminating the need for cylinder offset between banks.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,402
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Having spent 99% of my biking time on old 80's...

Having spent 99% of my biking time on old 80's machines, I am somewhat unconcerned about the lack of fit and finish on the Street. It all sounds easily rectified, and I think the bike would look...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By MacMcMacmac
I would check to see which bike I could still get...

I would check to see which bike I could still get parts for.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,402
Posted By MacMcMacmac
They should punch out that liquid cooled motor to...

They should punch out that liquid cooled motor to 1133cc's and build a performance cruiser to take on the new Scout.


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Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,496
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The twin will have more valve area per cc and so...

The twin will have more valve area per cc and so should breathe better. There will also be twice as many power strokes per degrees of crank revolution, given a firing order where the cylinders fire...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,521
Views: 268,402
Posted By MacMcMacmac
Well if prices on used Street 750's tank in a few...

Well if prices on used Street 750's tank in a few years so much the better for cheapskates like me who view each model year's releases as the bikes I will likely be looking to buy in 10 years. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 104,085
Posted By MacMcMacmac
The best Suzuki Kawasaki ever built.

The best Suzuki Kawasaki ever built.
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