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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By lrutt
beautiful, too bad you didn't do a build thread,...

beautiful, too bad you didn't do a build thread, would have loved to see that.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By lrutt
from where to where?

from where to where?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
It's always good when you start painting. Got all...

It's always good when you start painting. Got all the engine bits run through my parts washer tank, sanded, and ready for paint. Center main cases will stay raw aluminum as stock. Outside cases get...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
I could tell it was tweaked a bit, and the prongs...

I could tell it was tweaked a bit, and the prongs did look worn down, But not until I received the NOS one did I realize just how much wear had taken place.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By lrutt
guess I'm crude. I just put a paint stick in...

guess I'm crude. I just put a paint stick in between the gears and tighten the nut (I have the special 4 pin socket for that, do NOT use an impact with that 4 pin socket as it will not have 4 pins on...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-01-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
argh. Parts starting to come in. 3rd gear came...

argh. Parts starting to come in. 3rd gear came and is NOS, Man the old one was seriously worn. Just replacing this one gear probably would have been good enough. But it's split so will do the whole...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,384
Posted By lrutt
that's why I have my XR650L, fills the more dirt...

that's why I have my XR650L, fills the more dirt oriented gap.

1 bike can't do it all.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By lrutt
sounds like a POS, Tell you what, I can be...

sounds like a POS,

Tell you what, I can be out there by weeks end to take it off your hands :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Got home from the vintage MC breakfast ride and...

Got home from the vintage MC breakfast ride and dug into checking the bore for taper and roundness.

Bore measured like new. Could not measure anything out of round with the instrumentation I...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Looked through my documentation and stock bore...

Looked through my documentation and stock bore size is 49mm, 1.929".

A quick check of the piston shows it's about 1.93" at the skirt so it's stock bore.

Will do a more in depth check...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
what the hell did a person do before the...

what the hell did a person do before the interweb. Found NOS gears and shift fork on ebay, $63 total. Can't believe it's that cheap. Gasket kit $30, Seal kit $32.

Just have to figure out what...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Ok, progress, not good but progress. So...

Ok, progress, not good but progress.

So shift linkage seems to work ok. Everything is solid but when shifting to third manually it forces the shift drum to the right. indication of buggered shift...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Dug into the shift linkage on the right side last...

Dug into the shift linkage on the right side last night and something just doesn't seem right. Not sure if it's linkage or internal on the drum. Will isolate a few things tonight and re-evaluate.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By lrutt
Compression test will tell you nothing about your...

Compression test will tell you nothing about your knock.
Given that it goes away at certain instances it's likely not a serious rod knock or something.

So....open the timing chest and take a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By lrutt
Just pull the front cover off and take a look....

Just pull the front cover off and take a look. More accurate than guessing
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,413
Posted By lrutt
new top end meaning replaced the chrome bores?

new top end meaning replaced the chrome bores?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
2 steps forward, 1 step backwards

So got home last night with the goal of fixing carb petcock leak, testing charging system, then taking a ride and further checking things out.

Put the meter on the battery and fired it up. 6v at...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Great news in testing tonight. I cut a hole in...

Great news in testing tonight. I cut a hole in that gasket and put the little beast all back together. Had oil flow to the top head bolt in no time. I tightened up the bolt and had good flow through...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-19-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By lrutt
Interesting, would have never guessed a 4v head...

Interesting, would have never guessed a 4v head on such an old long stroker like that.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Join the yahoo hondapushrod group. Lots of help...

Join the yahoo hondapushrod group. Lots of help there. Is that a 50, 55, or 65?
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
think I found my oil flow problem. I ran...

think I found my oil flow problem.

I ran it again today and verified I had good oil flow even just with kicking from the pump to the mail oil galley that runs left to right on the bottom of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By lrutt
Those Rudges had 2 exhaust pipes right? Was that...

Those Rudges had 2 exhaust pipes right? Was that exhaust port just Y shaped from a single exhaust valve? Were the Panthers the same way?

Love those old Brit bikes, nicely done BTW.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Still no oil pressure. Pulled the pump. It looks...

Still no oil pressure. Pulled the pump. It looks good, no abnormal wear. I reviewed the oil flow diagram and pulled the top right cap nut on the head, no oil flow there. Pulled the clutch cover, no...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-15-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
woo hoo, it lives. I pulled the sump cover...

woo hoo, it lives.

I pulled the sump cover tonight and cleaned the strainer. No chunks. Just sludge as I would expect. Put it all back, filled it with 20w50.

Then poured some gas in the tank...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,784
Posted By lrutt
hell that is a really nice bike to start with....

hell that is a really nice bike to start with. Popping the head is no big deal.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
I actually think it might be original miles as...

I actually think it might be original miles as the Speedo does register. with the original front tire and some other things I'd believe it.

But...when I removed the gas tank the original mounts...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-13-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 22,784
Views: 6,937,513
Posted By lrutt
A little too extreme IMO. If you are going to do...

A little too extreme IMO. If you are going to do that serious of desert racing, then use the right tool for the job, a 500lb Scram is NOT that tool. As a style exercise, still a little too much,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
Started work on electrical, namely to try and get...

Started work on electrical, namely to try and get a spark out of this thing. First thing, hook up battery, pull the plug, and just see if there is a spark. Nope.

So start by bypassing all the...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By lrutt
I guarantee it's not American. It's Chinese. ...

I guarantee it's not American. It's Chinese.

Again, oil temp will tell if it can do sustained highway speeds. if the oil breaks down so will the motor.

Also..just how far are you planning on...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
air intake tube was split in a few places,...

air intake tube was split in a few places, covered by old dry electrical tape. So..off with the old tape and pulled out the self vulcanizing 3m electrical tape. This stuff is tits for salvaging old...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,493
Posted By lrutt
So this is a new chinese motor? in an old bike? ...

So this is a new chinese motor? in an old bike?

If so, the motor is not old but chinese. Honestly I'm not sure just how good a chinese motor is.

Would want to know how hot the oil is getting...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,620
Posted By lrutt
fack, did he make it back north?? Hell...

fack,

did he make it back north??

Hell of a story, should be a movie for sure.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By lrutt
God I love those old brit bikes. I've...

God I love those old brit bikes.

I've always had a jonesin for a Panther sloper. Just always loved the looks of those, or any bike that wears it mechanicals on the outside like that.

The...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,620
Posted By lrutt
And coat all connections with an anti-corrosive...

And coat all connections with an anti-corrosive of some type.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By lrutt
cute little baby lemans. sure looks like more...

cute little baby lemans. sure looks like more than a 350 though doesn't it.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,620
Posted By lrutt
Maybe we need to calibrate on just what a DD is. ...

Maybe we need to calibrate on just what a DD is.

To me a DD would be a bike that I'd use to do my 78 mile round trip commute to work every day of the week, go for weekend rides, take trips on,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,199
Posted By lrutt
And so it begins, bringing the 65 CT200 back to life

I had posted a while back that I had acquired a bike like the one I first learned on back when I was 8 years old.

So I finally got it home this week. Here's a couple pics of the little beast....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,071
Posted By lrutt
Got for the classic TT look with the down pipes...

Got for the classic TT look with the down pipes under the motor and shorty mufflers. Too bad it's a twin carb, single carbs are much easier :)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,364
Posted By lrutt
Yes, but Norton had the Norton Girls. Never been...

Yes, but Norton had the Norton Girls. Never been a better ad campaign since:

As a teenage boy in those years, it's what made me want my Norton.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,364
Posted By lrutt
at least some asshat won't turn it into a bobber...

at least some asshat won't turn it into a bobber now.
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