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Forum: 2 smokers 07-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,491
Posted By craydds
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: 2 smokers 06-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By craydds
1980 yz50

Rare, vintage mini-motocrosser. 1980 Yamaha YZ50G, mechanically complete and all original. Not a beauty, buts runs like a scalded dog. This was my son's first dirt bike, now rides a KLX300....
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By craydds
+1. I bought new pistons: ...

+1. I bought new pistons: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741179
Forum: Airheads 05-29-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By craydds
+1. I've got the Halcyons, too: ...

+1. I've got the Halcyons, too: http://classicpartsltd.com/820-halcyon-bar-end-mirror.html
edit: better link -...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By craydds
I had an Aprilia Tuono - it was a freaky BEAST -...

I had an Aprilia Tuono - it was a freaky BEAST - ate SuperDukes for dessert. Still kicking myself for selling it. Despite this concept's looks (love or hate it), this bike could place a BMW twin...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By craydds
thanks!!

thanks!!
Forum: 2 smokers 05-24-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,491
Posted By craydds
rebuilt motor

Got my motor rebuilt by a local 2-stroke guru. All back together again, fired it up yesterday and went for a short test ride. Did some adjustments and tightened up bolts. Will take it out this...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By craydds
Instrument Cluster

Restoring my Dad's '74 R90/6 for my youngest son. Got the front suspension completely rebuilt, new brakes/handlebar mounted master cylinder, ToasterTan, etc. Will post some pics someday. Brothers,...
Forum: Airheads 05-24-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By craydds
Concept

Me want:
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/616/18531/Motorcycle-Article/BMW-Concept-Roadster-First-Look.aspx
Forum: 2 smokers 05-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By craydds
There is usually some "wiggle-room" in which the...

There is usually some "wiggle-room" in which the pipe can be mounted. Try loosening all the pipe mounting bolts and the silencer mounting bolts, then see how much you can rotate/move the pipe...
Forum: Airheads 05-05-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By craydds
You might find that Helimot will make a pair of...

You might find that Helimot will make a pair of gloves for you: http://shop.helimot.com/shopping/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=9&cat=1+-+Motorcycle+Gloves. Great company.
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By craydds
Henry, you can replace only the friction disk...

Henry, you can replace only the friction disk with no problem. If you had Southland rebuild your disk it would work well with your existing pressure plates, assuming they needed no machining. If...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,391
Posted By craydds
Sorry for the delayed response; must have missed...

Sorry for the delayed response; must have missed your post.

1. The RS and RT bikes have their fairing mounts bolted to the steering head. The bolts are M8x1.0 fine thread and the correct length...
Forum: Airheads 04-30-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 970
Posted By craydds
Talk to Southland Clutch, ...

Talk to Southland Clutch, http://www.southlandclutch.com . They rebuilt my clutch and resurfaced the pressure plates at an affordable price. I did a thread on my clutch; check it out.
edit: ...
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By craydds
Race tech does brake drum/shoe arcing for vintage...

Race tech does brake drum/shoe arcing for vintage MX bikes. Look at this page and scroll down until you see "brake arcing" or something like that: http://racetech.com/page/id/64 .
Forum: Airheads 04-27-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By craydds
This might be a start : ...

This might be a start : http://www.vintagebrake.com/drum.htm . I know there is a shop that does vintage MX bike brake drum/shoe arcing, I will keep searching. ( I am restoring a '76 YZ400 )
Forum: 2 smokers 04-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,634
Posted By craydds
Took the YZ400 motor to a fellow for rebuild last...

Took the YZ400 motor to a fellow for rebuild last NOVEMBER. Got it back on Saturday and installed yesterday, still a few things to finish, then fire it up. :kboom
I have four other dirt bikes to...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-20-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,634
Posted By craydds
Scott, I got my YZ400 motor rebuilt. Will post...

Scott, I got my YZ400 motor rebuilt. Will post pics on my thread (in a year or two).
Forum: 2 smokers 04-17-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 17,572
Posted By craydds
Too pretty to ride in the dirt.

Too pretty to ride in the dirt.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By craydds
+ 1. That is another cause.

+ 1. That is another cause.
Forum: Airheads 04-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,298
Posted By craydds
Kai Ju, I am not a wise man, but it seems like...

Kai Ju, I am not a wise man, but it seems like the clutch push rod is too short (worn). I'd bet you know how to adjust the clutch throwout arm and freeplay, but if you have any questions, I can help.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By craydds
Me want.

Me want.
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By craydds
I went to my Yamaha dealer for some parts. He had...

I went to my Yamaha dealer for some parts. He had a brand new YZ250. Other than being bright and shiney, I could not see much difference between it and my '96 YZ250. I guess are many upgrades, but...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-10-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By craydds
I recently bought a '96 YZ250 for $800. It's in...

I recently bought a '96 YZ250 for $800. It's in fair condition and I've done some minor repairs, installed a JD Jetting kit, need to do the fork seals. It runs good, pulls hard, seems like a good...
Forum: Airheads 02-27-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,796
Posted By craydds
I have two from San Jose; one on my R90S, and one...

I have two from San Jose; one on my R90S, and one on my youngest son's R90/6 which we are restoring - just finished totally rebuilding the front end. Recently purchase one from Phast by Phillips for...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,268
Posted By craydds
I modified an RT bracket: ...

I modified an RT bracket: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747394
Forum: Airheads 01-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By craydds
:super Me want.

:super Me want.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 728
Posted By craydds
I bought a "BMW" handlebar from Flanders. It was...

I bought a "BMW" handlebar from Flanders. It was 7/8". Broke one of the controls when trying to force it onto the bar. Off to the parts store I went. Took the controls to a machine shop and had...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By craydds
Seems like you could attach the Brown to the...

Seems like you could attach the Brown to the motor mount bolt, should work just fine. You might have to make a custom bracket to attach to the frame forward of the motor mount (instead of the...
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By craydds
Patrkbulky, I backed off the nut on the right...

Patrkbulky, I backed off the nut on the right side until the end of the bolt is flush with the nut, tapped the bolt/nut to the left, and had just enough bolt sticking through on the left to mount the...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By craydds
I'll try to help with some pics. This is the...

I'll try to help with some pics. This is the stock bolt:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZafRTvfM4vU/UtiNol5i6HI/AAAAAAAACcY/oAD8hkv2oRo/s800/DSCN0969.JPG

On the left, the nut barely grabs...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
Whiteguy, with the fork tubes at 160 mm, the top...

Whiteguy, with the fork tubes at 160 mm, the top of the tube is recessed 7 mm from the top of the clamp. Toaster includes a pair of 7 mm spacer rings that go on top of the fork tubes. Then the top...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
??? <a...

???
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteguyphil/11968206315/" title="IMG_2491 by philip.langelier, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/11968206315_d3b292887e_z.jpg"...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
pics

Upper clamp, top nut seated:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dOE5dAJ0i_g/UtfWHxNMN1I/AAAAAAAACbU/i6pQYu7mGEM/s800/DSCN0964.JPG

Right headlight bracket, top cut off:...
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
If one cuts off the bottom of the headlight...

If one cuts off the bottom of the headlight bracket, then it lowers the headlight in relation to the lower clamp and this will not work/fit.
Forum: Airheads 01-16-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
too long

Whiteguy, your fork tubes are too "long", i.e., they protrude up through the lower clamp too much. They should measure 160 mm from the shoulder on the lower clamp to the top of the stanchion (fork...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
SJ vs. Toaster installation is basically the...

SJ vs. Toaster installation is basically the same. I finished installing a new ToasterTan on my son's R90/6 last weekend. Will make pics of the shortened headlight brackets and post tomorrow...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
pic

Here is a pic of the ToasterTan properly installed in post #100 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=741179&page=7 . Your headlight brackets must fit between the lower and upper...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By craydds
Looking at your picture, it appears that you have...

Looking at your picture, it appears that you have not cut off the tops of the headlight brackets. You must cut of the tops equal to the thickness of the triple clamp. I have installed two...
Forum: Airheads 12-20-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By craydds
Bings - simpler, very reliable, easy to tune and...

Bings - simpler, very reliable, easy to tune and maintain, perform very well over a broad range of rpm, temp, altitude, etc. Dell's - may have a slight "performance" edge, this is debatable (i.e.,...
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