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Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,254
Posted By przjohn
Looking very nice. My favorite part of a project...

Looking very nice. My favorite part of a project is when it all seems to start coming together and looking like a bike, the light at the end of the tunnel. Keep up the great work and the pics coming.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By przjohn
That bike is gorgeous for original. The elbow...

That bike is gorgeous for original. The elbow grease you put into it really shows, nice job indeed!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,300
Posted By przjohn
Replace all the spokes. You may find replacing...

Replace all the spokes. You may find replacing one just about impossible without removing or loosening to the point of removal most all the others. Why would you want to go through the work of...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 979
Posted By przjohn
Done a few tanks, even a fiberglass Norton tank...

Done a few tanks, even a fiberglass Norton tank with the Caswell kit and have always had good results.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
Got to work on the wheels today. I always repack...

Got to work on the wheels today. I always repack the new wheel bearings on one side only of the bearings. Been doing it for years on dirt bikes and it just carries over to restos. Grease must be...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-08-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By przjohn
Same here no problems. Also did a fiberglass...

Same here no problems. Also did a fiberglass Norton tank with the Caswell kit too.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
The RZ350 I restored a few years back. I have 2...

The RZ350 I restored a few years back. I have 2 of them in the same shape. The RZ500 was sold a couple years ago to finance a Norton restoration. The RZ350s have to be some of the best sounding bikes...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
Got some parts in that are going to really help...

Got some parts in that are going to really help out getting this build to a rolling chassis. Here are the NOS Cush Drive Bushings for the rear hub.

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
LOL, it ain't gonna be Yellow anyway.

LOL, it ain't gonna be Yellow anyway.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
Gorgeous, and great job! That Blue really pops. I...

Gorgeous, and great job! That Blue really pops. I am going with the Red, (Sorry Mike) and hope the bike comes out looking as good as yours.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 271,289
Posted By przjohn
The 75 Commando I restored a few years back....

The 75 Commando I restored a few years back. Absolutely a joy to ride.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/NortonDone004.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
I promise it won't be Yellow. :rofl

I promise it won't be Yellow. :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
Got started on a few things that will lead up to...

Got started on a few things that will lead up to a rolling chassis. This is my modified "Hack" method for removing the cush drive bushings. Basically it involves jamming a drill bit into the drive...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
No, I am going for a total stock look and motor.

No, I am going for a total stock look and motor.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
Today got powder coat and chrome ready to go out....

Today got powder coat and chrome ready to go out. Powder coat usually onlt takes a few days but with the holidays and all it should be back after the first. Hopefully chrome will be back within 6...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,205
Posted By przjohn
1975 Honda CB400F

Started the teardown of the CB400F that toomanybikesmike of the NEdirtbikes site found for me this past Summer. This restore may take a bit longer than usual as I am also redoing the garage at home....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
Lots of Side by Sides out here, we don't have...

Lots of Side by Sides out here, we don't have anywhere to ride things like that in CT. They seem to me to be the best choice for 4 wheel life here IMO. I saw some climbing hills with 2 people in them...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
I apologize for so few pics of the terrain and...

I apologize for so few pics of the terrain and the ride itself. A most of you know who ride this event you need to keep moving and not dilly dally on this ride.

Here is Tim and James on a hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
The route sheet for just one day is huge! At...

The route sheet for just one day is huge! At least they don't need to be cut and taped. The detail is also very good though they use a little bit different acronyms than us.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
Some pics of the guys riding up and down the hill...

Some pics of the guys riding up and down the hill I climbed. This hill was one the smallest out there.

Doug coming up the hill. Doug is a former AA New England Rider and has rode many GNCC...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
This is one big pipe crossing Jawbone! ...

This is one big pipe crossing Jawbone!

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/LA%20To%20Vegas%202014/DSC00084_zps6241040d.jpg...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-20-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
So, I guess it is time to get off my tuckus and...

So, I guess it is time to get off my tuckus and post up a few pics of our trip form the guys back East in CT. Needless to say we had a great time, I love the West Coast. You guys have it made out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 65,914
Posted By przjohn
If Metric Cruisers cost as much as a Harley they...

If Metric Cruisers cost as much as a Harley they would be dead in the water.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By przjohn
Customer Service

In this day and age of self service checkouts and off shore call handlers it is getting harder and harder to find great customer service. Well, even during these hurried holiday times it can be...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-12-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,673
Posted By przjohn
Planning on making an afternoon of it.

Planning on making an afternoon of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,125
Posted By przjohn
Another vote for a KTM 4 Stroke. The 4 strokes...

Another vote for a KTM 4 Stroke. The 4 strokes are more forgiving than the 2 strokes for a casual rider. A KTM or Husky 250/350 is worlds apart from a DRZ for trail riding.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
That is our plan. Do some riding on Wednesday,...

That is our plan. Do some riding on Wednesday, then drop the truck and trailer off in Vegas Thursday, and be back in time for The Thanksgiving Dinner at The Holiday Inn.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-20-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 23,745
Posted By przjohn
Load up day today for us here in CT. We don't...

Load up day today for us here in CT. We don't like the term old and prefer to call our crew, "Experienced". Doug, who is handling the drive out just got this new trailer the other day and it will...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,319
Posted By przjohn
Wow Gary that sux. You are right though, Karma...

Wow Gary that sux. You are right though, Karma can be a bitch.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-03-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,319
Posted By przjohn
Our CT Ramblers crew had a great time. This is...

Our CT Ramblers crew had a great time. This is one of the finest organized rides in the country. The arrowing, workers stationed at all critical points, along with the sign up beer make for a world...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 09-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,409
Posted By przjohn
On "Don't Over Think The Obvious You Fuckin Tool...

On "Don't Over Think The Obvious You Fuckin Tool Bag .Com" they suggest removing the Vagina from the seat to relieve heat issues?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-10-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,735
Posted By przjohn
I've had the top case fall off due to the mount...

I've had the top case fall off due to the mount falling off, ended up bolting the Black mount on to solve the problem. Have also had a side bag ripped off on a rock and did the ratchet strap thing...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,628
Posted By przjohn
Last year was our first year, we were a group of...

Last year was our first year, we were a group of 3 from Connecticut. This year we have at least 3 more riders coming out. One of the best pieces of advise I picked up from the folks on this and the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 08-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,070
Posted By przjohn
Maybe in theory but not on the R. I can't believe...

Maybe in theory but not on the R. I can't believe how well this bike handles with a 21 on the tar. It really shines in the dirt though compared to a 19 up front.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-18-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,037
Posted By przjohn
I have Antigravity in several bikes and have not...

I have Antigravity in several bikes and have not had a problem.
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,990
Posted By przjohn
This is us, the guys Slojo is talking about....

This is us, the guys Slojo is talking about. Looks like a great time.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/DSC03654_zpsf134c971.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-09-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,758
Posted By przjohn
They will usually sit for awhile and maybe get...

They will usually sit for awhile and maybe get shown at an event and then get sold. I am toying with riding an event or two on this one.
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 348,990
Posted By przjohn
http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/prz...

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/4954sale003600x450_zpsaa568156.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 06-05-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1,243
Views: 348,990
Posted By przjohn
Before and after of a KTM495 I restored a few...

Before and after of a KTM495 I restored a few years back.

http://http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/przjohn/ktm495l1_zps5fc87776.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-30-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,758
Posted By przjohn
My 74 250. I restored this bike last Winter. It...

My 74 250. I restored this bike last Winter. It was a frame off restoration with a complete engine rebuild. The problem for me restoring dirt bikes is I don't ride them.

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