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Forum: Beasts 07-23-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Homeskillet
Thanks wos and greywolf! I would like to...

Thanks wos and greywolf!

I would like to try to mount the boxes by making adapter pieces for the bolt holes that don't match up. We got him an Enduro Guard skid plate from Yanni and a set of Givi...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,749
Posted By Homeskillet
Yanni, My buddy just bought an 07' 1000 V-strom...

Yanni,
My buddy just bought an 07' 1000 V-strom w/zero farkles. I'm helping him sort out the bike. (I just emailed him this thread and your website).
This is his first bike, and so far, he is...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Homeskillet
2007 V-strom 650 factory hard bags will fit a DL1000?

My best buddy (photo) just bought a 2007 V-strom 1000 and found a deal on Suzuki hard bags and brackets for a 650. Will we be able to mount on his 1000? Do they make an adapter kit?

He has...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 644,611
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Oops/i-...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Oops/i-B7M7cJ7/0/L/IMG_0463-L.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-9sxJJ2h/0/L/IMG0006-Copy-L.jpg

Man, they sure made good chrome and stainless parts forty years ago!
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-RDmw5j6/0/M/IMG0173-M.jpg

And tonight I'm installing shift linkage, clutch, etc.
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-WKqMBGz/0/M/IMG0444-M.jpg

Bottom engine case was a bitch to clean.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-mg88VJx/0/M/IMG0428-M.jpg
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Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-NXLXVpH/0/M/Vawasaki-009-3-M.jpg
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Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-CwnfJ3L/0/M/Vawasaki-007-2-M.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-NWTBDxx/0/M/Vawasaki-005-M.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-24-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-3XXd3jZ/0/M/Kawasaki-Before-and-After-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,646
Posted By Homeskillet
I think I read where German law requires a...

I think I read where German law requires a flap/fender of some sort xx centimeters above the road surface. Not sure, but I am sure that once the main bolt breaks (the long bolt that goes through a...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-11-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,413
Posted By Homeskillet
Does this bike have a battery? I have one but...

Does this bike have a battery? I have one but just getting started researching parts/operational manual, etc. Frustrating...wah, weah, wah...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-26-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Thanks x 1000 everyone for all the excellent...

Thanks x 1000 everyone for all the excellent information! It helps me more than you realize.
Will try to make a bolt/pin to pull that rotor. Then put that $25 on a case of beer.

Johnny Cash, you...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-23-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-fwVgvg8/0/S/rotor-flywheel-puller-h1-S.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 09-23-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Tried several sized pullers but stator would not...

Tried several sized pullers but stator would not come off. Found out that a special threaded bolt pulling tool is required. ($19.99 on eBay)

Pulled pistons and marked each....
...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-23-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-skJLX5h/0/M/Kawasaki-004-Copy-9-M.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 09-22-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Put the triple tear down project on hold during...

Put the triple tear down project on hold during the triple digit Louisiana summer. Just started back. Trying to get the stator rotor off the side of the engine so I can split the cases and get the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-23-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-JgtMQWV/0/M/Kawasaki-027-Copy-M.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-23-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-hcxR5JK/0/M/Kawasaki-003-Copy-7-M.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-21-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Thanks Big A! Great advice.

Thanks Big A! Great advice.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-21-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Somebody educate me on crank seal significance. I...

Somebody educate me on crank seal significance. I heard my seller speak of crankcase sealing, but I didn't understand him. He was probably refering to this item. Can they go bad, sitting up in the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
I hear you, but my checking account is bone deaf....

I hear you, but my checking account is bone deaf.
That's my '65 /327/4 speed that needs painting, too.....
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Photo taken this afternoon, 5/9/11, five minutes...

Photo taken this afternoon, 5/9/11, five minutes past Miller Time.

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-cF5SgXL/0/L/Kawasaki-012-Copy-L.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-B6ZDsPp/0/L/Kawasaki-003-Copy-3-L.jpg

Front wheel rust. Attack with wire brush and sandpaper....
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
5/8/11 Pull engine and start cleaning frame with...

5/8/11 Pull engine and start cleaning frame with wire brush and sand paper.

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-QdL8WNZ/0/L/Kawasaki-013-L.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-08-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Hopefully, I can just clean/paint the frame,...

Hopefully, I can just clean/paint the frame, rebuild carbs, and put fresh tires on it. I'm no mechanic, this is my first rodeo. Any hints/guidance will be welcomed with open arms and ears.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-ssn39SQ/0/M/kawasaki%20008-M.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-R82gLv5/0/M/ride%204-11%20004-M.jpgOnly 6800 miles on it, hardly no carbon build...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-vSGpGN7/0/M/ride%204-11%20003-M.jpg

back to work....
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-q6hkSTF/0/M/kawasaki%20001-M.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-MzNQSzd/0/M/kawasaki%20002-M.jpg

It looked like this before the newspaper editor's son painted it burnt orange.
Then I...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
Thanks, neighbor, but I see your hands are full...

Thanks, neighbor, but I see your hands are full already!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Ka...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1972-Kawasaki-500-H-1-Teardown/i-VW38g6H/0/M/scans%20004-M.jpg

My first bike, a 1969 Mach III, back in 1970.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,211
Posted By Homeskillet
1971 Kawasaki 500 H-1 Teardown

This bike sat in a warehouse for 20 years. I bought it ten years ago and it sat on my front porch. It ran briefly some five years ago, but only for a few minutes and only on two cyclinders.

Now...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-09-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 15,681
Views: 843,180
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/R...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Rides/Ride-004/478409109_aNQFS-S.jpg
Hello neighbors. I'm just south of Monroe, LA., in a one BMW horse town called Columbia. I'm always flying through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,894
Posted By Homeskillet
http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-Th...

http://homeskillet.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Ride-The-World/Going-Down-Ushuiai/Ride-017/981526334_cAsLc-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,360
Posted By Homeskillet
While on a ride to Ushuiai this February, BMW...

While on a ride to Ushuiai this February, BMW reliability popped up in conversation over beers. Ron Ayres of Ayres Adventures made a remark that I will never forget. Perhaps because it sums up my...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,130
Posted By Homeskillet
Huge loss to the long-distance riding community...

Huge loss to the long-distance riding community and to our world in general.
Godbless Eddie.
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