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Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 09:46 AM
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Posted By SpeedFourJoe
It has to be raced. :clap That frame...

It has to be raced. :clap



That frame is stock, but I did do a 1.5" swingarm stretch. Yamaha made the later round tube swingarms longer, so I think that is where the biggest gain is. I did buy...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 1,388,886
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Thanks! I haven't had it on the track yet. I've...

Thanks! I haven't had it on the track yet. I've been doing some grass trackin' swapping back and forth with my stock DT3 to compare the differences. ...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,745
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Posted By SpeedFourJoe
After the 2013 Night Before the Indy Mile, I...

After the 2013 Night Before the Indy Mile, I decided this was something I had to try. Here is the bike I started with, a '68 DT1 frame with a later reed engine and a lot of Suzuki parts....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-16-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Thanks! I've got some great info from that forum,...

Thanks! I've got some great info from that forum, but have never registered. I might have to some time.



Mine came with the 16" rear, so I swapped to the 18". I made the skid plate from a road...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I just did a paint job on my '79 Special. ...

I just did a paint job on my '79 Special.
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/14661266180_05f4e868a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/okyPDo)
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 1,388,886
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Here are some I took at the Night After the Indy...

Here are some I took at the Night After the Indy Mile at Mid-America Speedway (http://www.midamspeedway.com/). Here is a link to the album:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-30-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17,821
Views: 1,173,050
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I figured I'd ask here. I'm near Lafayette and...

I figured I'd ask here. I'm near Lafayette and need to have an old 2 stroke cylinder bored. Anyone have a machine shop they recommend? :ear
Forum: Old's Cool 07-19-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
It is a '72-'73 Kawasaki G5 seat. It was a $10...

It is a '72-'73 Kawasaki G5 seat. It was a $10 swap meet score. I still need to mount it, and will need to disassemble it to do that, so I got a reproduction seat cover from ebay to go on when I do....
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Thanks! They are Shinko SR241 tires, 3.50-19...

Thanks! They are Shinko SR241 tires, 3.50-19 front and 4.00-18 rear. They look fairly close to the old Dunlop trials universal tires. Here is one with a 1973 Dunlop. About $100 for a set from the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I thought you'd like it. :evil The fender is a...

I thought you'd like it. :evil The fender is a Preston Petty 'Baja'. It is just taped in place to see how it looks, but I think I'll use it. I'll use a one piece brake line which will get rid of the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I'm in the middle of doing some new work on my...

I'm in the middle of doing some new work on my '79 Special. Here it is so far.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7339/9285537375_85db4a2c32_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/9285537375/)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I recently finished my '75. Here it is as I got...

I recently finished my '75. Here it is as I got it.
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4114/4736403002_0d8ca9a68e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/4736403002/)

Done for now....
Forum: Old's Cool 01-16-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
For rattle can paint I've used both Dupli-Color...

For rattle can paint I've used both Dupli-Color and Rust-Oleam wheel paints, and both were very durable, but not much of a color choice. This one is "steel", and they do have a "matte black". ...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
If you are referring to regular BBQ paint, for...

If you are referring to regular BBQ paint, for about the same cost you can get much better paints, like VHT. I've had great results with Rust-Oleum 2000 degree header paint, and you can usually find...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
My recommendation, right now get everything on...

My recommendation, right now get everything on the bike mechanically sorted before doing any cosmetics. There are still things like wheel bearings, steering bearings, fork seals, and other items...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Absolutely, I'd rather see rusty pipes than rusty...

Absolutely, I'd rather see rusty pipes than rusty pipes wrapped that are now deteriorating 10x faster than they would before. It holds in heat and moisture, and really will speed up damage.

A...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Oil filter also? You can certainly buy the...

Oil filter also? You can certainly buy the fasteners elsewhere, but likely you'd have them by the time you are ready anyway.

For the valves, it uses shim over bucket, and you'll need the tool to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Good work on the progress so far. :1drinkGood ...

Good work on the progress so far. :1drinkGood thing you are getting new intake boots. From what the video shows at about 31 seconds in, do not start it again until you get them installed. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-18-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,163
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Did you set the petcock to "prime" for the start...

Did you set the petcock to "prime" for the start attempts? Most of the time, with old screws you can just cut a line across the head and use a flat blade screwdriver to remove them.

Be very...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I do think the XS400 would be the easiest. Here's...

I do think the XS400 would be the easiest. Here's one: http://www.650motorcycles.com/DanPoore.html
I think the sprocket might need a spacer to line up correctly, and you might have trouble finding...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Yes, I use 17/30 on my '79. What I was referring...

Yes, I use 17/30 on my '79. What I was referring to was 18" cast wheel swaps. For instance, I believe the smallest rear sprocket that will fit an SR500 wheel is a 40 tooth.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 97,315
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
'73 DT3 ...

'73 DT3
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6160/6134256686_ec70447c89_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/6134256686/)

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6208/6134256696_296db6955f_b.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Something else to check about regarding an 18"...

Something else to check about regarding an 18" cast wheel swap would be to see if you can get the size sprocket you want for the wheel, since the XS650 uses a smaller rear sprocket than most bikes.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Here ya go. '73 frame ...

Here ya go.

'73 frame
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/twolaneblacktop/1973.jpg
Looks like a Special below to me. :dunno
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/twolaneblacktop/650-1.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 11-30-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Here are a few I've seen you might like. ...

Here are a few I've seen you might like.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2625/5720002593_2399179eb4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/5720002593/)
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-26-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,572
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I'd check with Enduronut on...

I'd check with Enduronut on http://yamahaenduro.com/. He really knows the old Yamahas. I think he charges $40 for bore, hone, and chamfer.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
They sure are easier to find. One suggestion is...

They sure are easier to find. One suggestion is to look for a '78 or '79 Special. Basically, they are about half way between a standard and the '80 and up Specials. They still have the side hinged...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Thanks! Those are Bikemaster "European" bars. The...

Thanks! Those are Bikemaster "European" bars. The pipes are stock. It has a Saddlemen seat cover, fork gaiters for a Triumph, an XJ750 front rotor, braided brake lines, and the chain guard is painted...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
It could be. It is an early gas tank, but the...

It could be. It is an early gas tank, but the frame looks '74 and up in the swingarm pivot gusset area, and looks like it has the '78 and up Special upper shock mounts, rear footrest mounts, and side...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Here is a very nicely modified XS650. I didn't...

Here is a very nicely modified XS650. I didn't get to talk to the owner but think it might have been a Special model.
I've got a '75 standard I'm planning on doing something similar with....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
They are super fun for sure. Since I posted those...

They are super fun for sure. Since I posted those pics I did some maintenance, detailing and paint. Here it is now.
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6045/6319499844_d61079e817_z.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Thanks! It will mainly be used just for country...

Thanks! It will mainly be used just for country road exploring and fun, but I'd love to do some long trips on it sometime.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-15-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 341,247
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
This is my '79 Special that I just did some work...

This is my '79 Special that I just did some work on. I used the All Balls tapered steering bearings and TC Bros. Choppers (http://tcbroschoppers.com/) bronze swingarm bushings, and recommend them...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-16-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,913
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
I'd fix what needs fixed, ditch the cruiser...

I'd fix what needs fixed, ditch the cruiser parts, clean it up, and ride it. Here is a '79 special I picked up on Labor Day.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6183/6121588245_0aeace63d9_z.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,473
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
+1 The two I'd most want to see imported. :clap

+1 The two I'd most want to see imported. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 1,388,886
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/5722355446_49b...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3483/5722355446_49b93ba79e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/5722355446/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2259/5720687021_a1980a28d4_b.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-19-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 1,388,886
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4780415011_ed6...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4780415011_ed64211231_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/4780415011/)
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,267
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
Very nice DIY job! Pages of the...

Very nice DIY job!



Pages of the Japanese seats here: http://japan.webike.net/
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,745
Views: 1,388,886
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5480243576_6ab...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5014/5480243576_6ab12424f7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/5480243576/)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5299/5480283082_4d671856b3_z.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7,406
Views: 3,437,183
Posted By SpeedFourJoe
XS650 from the IndyVinMoto display at the Indiana...

XS650 from the IndyVinMoto display at the Indiana Motorcycle Expo in February.
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5252/5479685557_079dcd5af4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/speedfourjoe/5479685557/)...
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