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Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 216,039
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,226
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,473
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,473
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,473
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 121,861
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 17,473
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!
Forum: 2 smokers 06-23-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
One thing I never really cared for on this era...

One thing I never really cared for on this era Husky was the rear number plate placement and the ticky tacky brackets they used. And I didn't like the way the left number plate was mounted lower than...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-19-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Due to my gearbox assembly mishap things have...

Due to my gearbox assembly mishap things have gotten a bit out of order in terms of the work sequence photos.

So this next set is actually of work that occurred in late fall 2013.

We...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-19-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Great photo as usual, also liked the Kessler...

Great photo as usual, also liked the Kessler pic... thanks for posting that.

So how did you like mx rewind this year?
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
That GS looks like a very well setup and...

That GS looks like a very well setup and enjoyable ride. Good job!
I like the silver one too!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Nice wing you have there :clap... looks like a...

Nice wing you have there :clap... looks like a '79.

Here's chippie on my '78,

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-1978-Goldwing/i-cRpqNTZ/0/M/IMG_1959-M.jpg

And still...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,649
Posted By FJ_Kevin
http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v159/p3122670...

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/img/s7/v159/p31226708.jpg

Great job Kevin. I so enjoy your posts & photographs. Especially as I rarely see these bikes over here. Keep up the good work!

Kevin
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Wow... that is really nice, very classy,...

Wow... that is really nice, very classy, congratulations! I am sure you are going to love that bike.

Yours appears to be in better condition than when I got mine. I had to replace the exhaust...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
As you probably know, these are mid-'70s Hipoint...

As you probably know, these are mid-'70s Hipoint MX boots. I have a couple of pairs of later model hipoints I wear when riding dirt bikes. But these earlier boots I only use when street riding so as...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks. The Alfa is actually a '62 Giulietta...

Thanks. The Alfa is actually a '62 Giulietta veloce with side draft webers. But it is fitted with a 1600 motor (instead of 1300) & 5-speed gearbox. Honestly, I have way too many projects :eek1!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Been enjoying the nice weather here in Maryland

The Ambassador getting some attention,

http://kgfphotos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/My-MotoGuzzi-Ambassador/i-MTdMSHD/0/X2/IMG_4048-X2.jpg


Taken yesterday (6/8/14) among the farms of Northern...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-03-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
With the transmission reassembled and the case...

With the transmission reassembled and the case halves bolted back together, the next step was to throw the top end back on and reattach the flywheel.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-02-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
OK, so I finally got back to this. The last...

OK, so I finally got back to this.

The last post verified the problem with the gear selector timing and why the transmission was stuck in 6th gear.

This time I am following the same procedure...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8,023
Views: 3,128,928
Posted By FJ_Kevin
That really is nice!

That really is nice!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-26-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 73,988
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks! The IT490 is such a great bike and not...

Thanks! The IT490 is such a great bike and not just in the woods.

I will be missing Unadilla MX Rewind next week but here are a couple of snaps of the IT at last years event.

...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-25-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 73,988
Posted By FJ_Kevin
I have a little more time recently to get out and...

I have a little more time recently to get out and ride some of these big bore stroker projects I have been working on around here.

And It has been interesting to ride them back to back to say the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-17-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 121,861
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks Ed. Looks like I am about to land...

Thanks Ed. Looks like I am about to land something, got the verbal offer, waiting for formal offer from HR.

This is 1st time for me being in a situation like this, not fun! I have sensed this was...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 121,861
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Yeah, your right. This is a bad habit I...

Yeah, your right.

This is a bad habit I think I picked up from many years of road cycling. When riding on the drops the idea was to keep your elbows down and tucked in for aerodynamics.

...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 121,861
Posted By FJ_Kevin
The difference a few days makes... There...

The difference a few days makes...

There has been some good news on the job front... so good it put me in the mood to get out this evening on the YZ.

This is the 1st time I have taken it...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,091
Views: 295,996
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Is this an AJS? I like everything about...

Is this an AJS?

I like everything about this picture! Thanks for posting!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-14-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,814
Posted By FJ_Kevin
Thanks for your kind note. I am glad you are...

Thanks for your kind note. I am glad you are enjoying this because I enjoy doing it!

And I am an old guy too and also have very fond memories of 70's motocross. My appreciation for Husqvarna's...
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