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Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Try this guy on ebay for the key. ...

Try this guy on ebay for the key.
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Forum: 2 smokers 09-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
I finally got a new fuel tap installed and the...

I finally got a new fuel tap installed and the lines connected. I filled the trans with 1.2 l of Belray gearsaver. I put 5 l of 20-1 premix in the tank so there's lot of oil until the oil pump is...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Yeah, I have a real hate for Phillips screws.:D

Yeah, I have a real hate for Phillips screws.:D
Forum: 2 smokers 08-25-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks Bake, I used to deal with Supreme Plating...

Thanks Bake, I used to deal with Supreme Plating here in Edmonton but it appears they have gone belly up. The only other game in town is Fairmont Plating. Thats where I took the tank panels for this...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-18-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks for your comments. I think those little...

Thanks for your comments. I think those little "billet look" signals look good too. They came from Jessbikes.
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Forum: 2 smokers 08-18-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
I have finally started work on the A7 again. I...

I have finally started work on the A7 again. I got the tins painted, got the tank panels re-chromed and got new rubber tank pads made up.
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Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,943
Posted By johnnyc14
I love both of those bikes and I'm currently...

I love both of those bikes and I'm currently building a 67 A7 but I'm keeping my eyes open for a T500 or GT500 project. After the last few project bikes I've done I have found that the best approach...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-08-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 264,460
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks Steve, I have a real soft spot for the A...

Thanks Steve, I have a real soft spot for the A series Kawasakis. I have 2 A1 Samurais that I bought as parts bikes for the A7 but I think I will be able to put togehter 1 good A1 from the parts I...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-08-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,013
Views: 264,460
Posted By johnnyc14
Here's my fleet of 2 stokes. My 74 DT250 ...

Here's my fleet of 2 stokes. My 74 DT250

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/64beaumont/DT250/P3270453.jpg

H1D ready for paint.
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Forum: 2 smokers 12-03-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks Sniper X, I've tried to email him a couple...

Thanks Sniper X, I've tried to email him a couple of times but he does not reply. I have a pattern for copies of A7 chambers originally built by J&R. I have a friend who works at a metal fab shop and...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-01-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
That's great, one thing I haven't figured out yet...

That's great, one thing I haven't figured out yet is what I'm going to do for an exhaust system. All the exhaust on the 3 bike I've got is in bad shape.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,993
Posted By johnnyc14
I use Duplicolor engine enamel and it also works...

I use Duplicolor engine enamel and it also works best if baked. After baking it is very hard and resistant to chemicals like gas and brake cleaner. I use an old toaster oven and bake all the parts...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-01-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
McJamie, I think all the 67 and maybe 68 A7's...

McJamie, I think all the 67 and maybe 68 A7's were point ignition. I saw some of your post over on the A series forum but there's not too much activity over there. I have 2 A1 parts bikes so f you...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-14-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By johnnyc14
Great pics, thanks for sharing. :clap

Great pics, thanks for sharing. :clap
Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks Sniper X. More progress today. I learned...

Thanks Sniper X. More progress today. I learned that one of the differences between the 250 A1 engine and the 350 A7 engine is there is an extra set of oil passages drilled into the 350 case that...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By johnnyc14
When you take the lever off the m/c you can see...

When you take the lever off the m/c you can see the end of the piston. It may be covered by a rubber dust boot which may be held in by a snap ring. If you're not going to use that m/c again just pull...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,072
Posted By johnnyc14
If you determine what the diameter of the...

If you determine what the diameter of the original master cylinder piston is you can use just about any m/c with a similar sized piston. Mikes XS has about the best selection I have found and I have...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-08-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By johnnyc14
The camshafts and rocker arms look like this....

The camshafts and rocker arms look like this. This one is the exhaust cam with the long extension on one end to drive the point cam.
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Forum: 2 smokers 11-08-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
I got the bottom end of the engine re-assembled...

I got the bottom end of the engine re-assembled and installed back into the frame. There is a lot more to this engine than other 2-stroke twins I've had.
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Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,841
Posted By johnnyc14
Looking good! I don't see any snow yet, I finally...

Looking good! I don't see any snow yet, I finally put the bikes to sleep for winter here today. Are you still riding there? I see your Duc is waiting at the door for you.:D
Forum: 2 smokers 11-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Did some work on the engine. When I took it apart...

Did some work on the engine. When I took it apart I found that both the drive and driven gears for first were kind of trashed. Engagement dogs and slots are rounded off,
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Forum: 2 smokers 11-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
I got some NOS Kawasaki brake shoes, new shocks,...

I got some NOS Kawasaki brake shoes, new shocks, new wheel bearings and seals along with new Avon Road Rider tyres. I got the fenders polished up, they are stainless steel and in amazing shape with...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-01-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
You're right I really should get into the powder...

You're right I really should get into the powder coating. I'd like to try the powder coating Bake but I don't have a big oven, I just have an old toaster oven I use for the small parts. What do you...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-01-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,502
Posted By johnnyc14
Hi Mike, no the 450 is gone. Someone just had to...

Hi Mike, no the 450 is gone. Someone just had to have it and was willing to pay the price. I'm kind of sorry I sold it but I only have room for so many bikes and the money will come in handy for more...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
I got the frame sand blasted and I primed and...

I got the frame sand blasted and I primed and painted it. Powder coating is not in the budget on this bike.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u171/64beaumont/Kawasaki%20A7/P9260421.jpg
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Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Got some work done on the suspenson. New fork...

Got some work done on the suspenson. New fork seals and o-rings, some NOS top fork bolts and washers and some 30 weight fork oil(hard to find that stuff).
...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,433
Posted By johnnyc14
I have used time-sert products for years and they...

I have used time-sert products for years and they are light years superior to helicoil. You can buy a M6 time-sert /big-sert kit on e-bay. The OD of the big-sert is specidically designed to fit where...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Everything get painted with engine enamel then...

Everything get painted with engine enamel then baked at 250 degrees F for 2 hours. This is my H1 engine in progress. I've used this process for many projects and the paint is very durable. The A7...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 28,841
Posted By johnnyc14
Bake, I still have the 4 fingered socket you need...

Bake, I still have the 4 fingered socket you need for the ccrank nut and I think I have a pretty good engine drain plug. Let me now if you need them, I can put them in the mail to you.

John
Forum: 2 smokers 10-30-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Subagon, it's hard to identify the 2 closer bikes...

Subagon, it's hard to identify the 2 closer bikes but I think they might be 1965 Roadrunners, 175cc. The one behind I believe is a J1Tl 85cc. Kawasaki did not have a toe in the door of the North...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-29-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,963
Posted By johnnyc14
Kawasaki A7 Avenger 350

I've been looking for one of these for a while, they are pretty scarce here is western Canada. I bgought this 67 A7 and 2 A1 250 cc Samurai's. The A1's are parts donors but I may be able to get a...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 96,960
Posted By johnnyc14
If anyone needs motel rooms I have now cancelled...

If anyone needs motel rooms I have now cancelled mine. I had booked Thursday night at the Round Up Motel in clinton, Friday at the Super 8 in 100 Mile House and Saturday at the Econolodge in Merritt.
Forum: Canada 06-09-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 96,960
Posted By johnnyc14
I'm going to have to bail on the ride this year....

I'm going to have to bail on the ride this year. I will be cancelling my room reservations if anyone needs a room.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-06-2011, 11:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,502
Posted By johnnyc14
I got the tank and the rest of the body work on...

I got the tank and the rest of the body work on today and fired the bike up. I took it for a quick rip around the block, seems pretty boggy at launch. It idles great but if I don't get the rpm over...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,502
Posted By johnnyc14
Well I finished up the seat pan. Lots of welding,...

Well I finished up the seat pan. Lots of welding, grinding and fitting but it came out OK. I spot welded on a bunch of small steel triangular teeth to attach the seat cover. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,502
Posted By johnnyc14
Well it's been a few months and I really haven't...

Well it's been a few months and I really haven't accomplished a lot on the H1. ::) Yesterday I decided to see if I coould make something of the swiss cheese seat pan. I cut out the areas that were...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By johnnyc14
Thanks for the heads up Rob. That's the second...

Thanks for the heads up Rob. That's the second Honda Powerhouse location in the metro Edmonton area to fail at motorcycle/atv sales. Honda should have taken a lesson from BMW. BMW tried selling...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 96,960
Posted By johnnyc14
Another name to add to the list. Landshark,...

Another name to add to the list. Landshark, another AlbertaDualsport.com member will be joining me. He'll be riding a KLR650 and rooming with me. :freaky
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By johnnyc14
Join the Honda Twins forum. All the info you...

Join the Honda Twins forum. All the info you could want about 450's there.

http://www.hondatwins.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=53
Forum: Canada 12-27-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 96,960
Posted By johnnyc14
Don't buy the Suzuki gel seat Dave. I bought one...

Don't buy the Suzuki gel seat Dave. I bought one for my DRZ and it's even worse than the stock seat. I'm thinking of ordering one of Rick Mayer's seats. He's got a sale price on until the end of...
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