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Forum: Airheads 02-27-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
Posted By noman
Mt, pt, ut

re: testing aluminum for cracking

in my previous life i rec'd level II instruction/cert in magnetic particle testing (MT) and liquid penetrant testing (PT), and level I instruction in ultrasonic...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,438
Posted By noman
my "f" -- a little off-topic

i'm old, like the old stuff, and prefer to service and repair my old stuff. my duc is pretty new, but that's about as new as i'll get.

anyhow, am just now finishing up a mechanical and cosmetic...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
Posted By noman
re: stuck/dragging brakes

make sure the fluid return hole in the master cylinder is clear. on early cb's and my vf500f the return hole is extremely small, hard to see in the bottom of the m/c, and easily gunked up if the...
Forum: Airheads 02-08-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By noman
cracky

if a moto guzzi, you've likely got a busted spark plug cap. if a bmw twin and your bike simply tipped on it's side while parked thus cracking a previously damaged cover, just seal it and go. as mr...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pics

here's the second valve cover installed, came out pretty nice i think. all my work is well hidden, front cover behind the rad, rear cover under the tank. hopefully the next owner will be pleased...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-29-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pics

left side caliper braket polished and installed. will polish the right side bracket, clean up both calipers and install. fork seal leak on the right side soaked the pads, so they're history. have...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pic

on the early honda sohc stuff that i've refreshed before i've found that the oem honda paint is tough as nails, and to easily/quickly remove paint to expose the typical georgous castings it's best to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 174
Posted By noman
Free Vortex Sprocket for KTM 50/SX50 - 2000/2005

i ordered a JT front sprocket for my vf500f online, and rec'd a Vortex sprocket for a KTM 50/sx50 instead. :huh

my paypal account was reimbursed and no return of the wrong sprocket is...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
agreed. tonight i did a disass on the clutch...

agreed.

tonight i did a disass on the clutch slave as a preventative measure and found it already had a new seal and banjo washers, the bore does need a slight buffing. got some superfine...
Forum: Airheads 01-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By noman
800 or 1200

following a home tune-up on my r75 a few years ago i developed a minor but annoying rattle on accel only. i had set the timing perfectly at idle (dyna III ignition). i re-checked everything (carb...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
moving forward

attempted to polish the valve covers the other day but quickly found they were too gooked up, my first block on this project. they're off at the powder-coaters and should be back by tues. in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
yes, re: racetech.

after reading mcjamies' post i used the spring calculator on racetechs' site and did find the vf500f to be quite undersprung. i can get a pair of correctly rated racetech springs (and cool stickers)...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-21-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
a bit more progress

am making good progress when time permits, and thought i' post a few pics. i cleaned up the stem, then packed and installed the bearings (new upper, lower looked new). installed the steering stem,...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
allo Canada!

hi, it is a fun project so far. everything is coming apart easily, or with just a bit of heat. have found loctite or anti-seize here and there, and in the right places too. :D

stripped...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-12-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pic

a bit of progress on the frame and front suspension.

the lower steering stem bearing looked new, so it was cleaned in solvent and stored for a bit. half the balls on the upper were stained (?)...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,632
Posted By noman
betcha the dudes over on ducati.ms (supersports)...

betcha the dudes over on ducati.ms (supersports) would know.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,632
Posted By noman
duc suspension

no idea, just familar with the 900 carb'd supersports. come to think of it, iirc i had to respring/set the sag my 2002 750 monster also. i had bcm do that for me, my first duc and wasn't wrenching...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pics

front is completley stripped and ready for refresh. have been really lucky on this bike, apparently a fussy PO. neversieze found here/there, carbs clean, wiring harness not chopped, and with no...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 104,607
Posted By noman
wow, very nice. do they make a combo...

wow, very nice. do they make a combo bar-back/riser for these?
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,632
Posted By noman
900ss

the forks do suck on this style 900ss, the cr's are non-adjustable and the both the cr's and sp's are way too soft. however, i re-sprung the forks on my 96 cr, changed the fluid, set the sag, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress pics

frame painting is finished, next up is a full disass of the front. check/lube wheel and head bearings, paint the caliper brackets, clean the caliper/pads, disass the forks (needs seals/wipers),...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,632
Posted By noman
sp spec

thx for the kind words, she's a cr w/full sp specs. PO had this CR but crashed so he found an sp donor and robbed all the good stuff. fatty on the rear, aluminum swingarm, fully adjustable forks,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By noman
winnie the poop

"You can't just put a halogen lamp in an old reflector and get good results"

i've done just that for decades, on multiple bike brands and eras. since i have no experience with the OP's particular...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By noman
let there be (some more) light!

mr ricer,
have you considered / tried a H4 100w? a cheap improvement that would only run you $16 and may get you what you need. you'll def be seen during the daytime to prevent left turns in...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 189,632
Posted By noman
good tidings

sorry about your crash, hopefully you'll get another and very glad you're ok.

meanwhile, merry Christmas!

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/xmas4crop_zps9ef67d35.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,105
Posted By noman
wow!

really, really nice work! love that exhaust. i built a cb550 a coupla summers ago, FYI here's a pic of the bobbed front fender. i just cut quite a bit off the rear, shuffled it rearward and filled...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
project colors

here's a pic from wiki that shows the colors of my bike. think i'll be leaving the stock colors, as my plastics aren't bad. i'd like to replace the windscreen (full of faded decals), rear section...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
some progress

am moving forward as time permits, here's the latest. am focusing on disass, inspect/lube and refresh (either paint or polish). next up is finishing the mid-frame paint, then disass/refresh the...
Forum: Airheads 12-15-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 104,607
Posted By noman
duc, duke, du-cat-i

re: low end torque and driveability of your ducati 1100 evo.

since 2004 i've had a ducati of some sort, starting with a 2002 m750, then 2006 749, a 96 900ss/cr, and now my '97 900ss. i've had...
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 104,607
Posted By noman
eek!

psst, opie!

in about 1980 a pickup turned left in front of me while riding my r75/6. i modulated the front brake so it was nearly locked up, but did lock up the rear. the truck continued then...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
progress

swingarm, links, rear brake, footpeg brackets, etc all ready for reassembly. but first i gotta install the rear headers. am using multiple coats of semi-gloss enamel on everything but the headers,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
rear cyl headers

thx for the tip!

the rear headers really need to be pulled/sanded and painted, and it looks like i can access what i need to with the swingarm and shock links out of the way. i'll mark them...
Forum: Airheads 12-01-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,554
Posted By noman
stuck bolts

not really the same, but..........

i've free'd up more than a few frozen caliper bleed screws on cb750 and cb550 projects by using PB blaster, heat cycles, and giving the screw one, solid,...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
thx, i usually have a winter project or two and...

thx, i usually have a winter project or two and almost always mid-seventies honda cb750's or 550's. i've done a coupla yamaha 2 stokes and a dr650 that i still miss. never a liquid cooled V4...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,220
Posted By noman
My 1985 VF500F Project

picked up my winter project, a 1985 vf500f, and thought i'd post a few pics of the refresh/service/minor mods process.

bone stock, 14xxx miles, off the road for a few years. my usual project...
Forum: Racing 12-01-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By noman
zoom!

thanks very much for the quick replies! appreciate the insight, have just started the strip and build project. will take me most of the winter am sure, then service the duc, then service the...
Forum: Racing 11-28-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By noman
Question Loring / Bonneville Land Speed Record -- Impound Question

i've picked up a vf500f project bike that would be a good candidate for a land speed record attempt. bone stock, with original exhaust. am actually considering a build for a record attempt next...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4,416
Views: 295,878
Posted By noman
last tag?

was harpo's on lake bomoseen this season's last tag? monday/tuesday not lookin' too bad, but then chilly. don't let an old man on an eye-talian ride be the finalist - let's get out there! :gerg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4,416
Views: 295,878
Posted By noman
wells and bomo

tag got
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/shoeman1952/tagwells_zps82739063.jpg

new tag, harpo's grill on bomo is right behind me. whitecaps on bomo today, uncommon. oof! windy.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4,416
Views: 295,878
Posted By noman
yum!

GREAT home-made donuts there. no winters on the duc yet (snow forecast for tomorrow) so i'll pass on the tag.
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