kawasaki bighorn streettracker

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by mtothef, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. CharlieT

    CharlieT old school

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    Also notice on the pic of me on the F81m that there is no silencer on the end of that stinger. And my wife asks me why I have the TV volume up so loud......???????
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  2. mtothef

    mtothef Been here awhile

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    what? Did you say something?
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  3. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Could run some race gas,trim the rotary disc a little and run it that way for awhile.
    I know guys had amazing results back in the day just changing the disc.

    Then of course go full boat later.
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  4. bogieboy

    bogieboy Long timer

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    The 250 enduro switched to piston port with the 73-5 f11...which i happen to have one of in my garage...LOL
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  5. Jwats

    Jwats Bike till u Die

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    I was 13 when I first laid eyes on one, I purchased mine for $250.00 fairly well used. I loved on it and rode the shit out of the thing, that was 1984. I had 1 friend on a CR 480, he ran off and left me, another on a new RM250 and another friend on a brand new XR350. Ate those boys up on that old bastard. Sold it that fall. No Suspension, comparably, but horses's that counted when needed, had to be careful on the water crossings, due to the fucked up carb location. An Animal in its day.
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  6. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

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    Neat looking lil smoker!!! You probably know this but in case you didn't,Wattsonville airport has 110 Low lead at 6 bucks a gallon. How's the RD project coming along?? If you need any RD parts shoot me a PM. To say i know a few local RD hoarders would be an understatement.
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  7. mtothef

    mtothef Been here awhile

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    that RD broke my heart. i apparently didn't pay enough attention when i had the gearbox apart, and failed to notice some worn dogs on 4th gear. pops out of gear as soon as any hard load goes onto it. sooo, it has to come apart again. basically stalled out when i discovered that, too many other projects in the hopper. i will tear into it again over the holidays and see if i can get it sorted. otherwise, the ol' beast is looking pretty and mostly rideable (well, aside from not having 4th gear, and also needing to chase down the usual timing and jetting spooks):

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    oops, sorry for the hijack. back to dual sports, yeah!
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  8. bykpimp

    bykpimp Live and let ride

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    Super sexy!!! Sorry to hear about the tranny woes. Who's swinger is that? I think the pipes/rearsets may be Moto Carrera? Careful with the right handers with those " GP style " pipes. I ran a pair on one of my RZ's and like my fav' kinna woman..........They go down easy!!:lol3 Love the vented rear hub as well!!
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  9. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    My second bike was a Bighorn. It was like your wrist was connected directly to the rear wheel. You turned the wrist and it just pulled like stink. Awesome torque!

    Handling was non-existant.
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  10. mtothef

    mtothef Been here awhile

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    pipes and rearsets are new moto carrera parts. swingarm is an old motocarrera piece. yeah, the pipes hang low on the right, but aren't too bad. the rear end ride height is substantially jacked up from stock (increased shock length to get the head angle more toward td3 geo, instead of the more commonly practiced head angle chop), so there is a bit more ground clearance, and the pipes took a fair bit of creative denting ti fit as close as possible together. it is still not ever gonna be able to wear the right edges off the tires, but it isn't terrible.
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  11. MaicoMan490

    MaicoMan490 Poach it or Lose it

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    The Scariest Bike i ever had was a Kawasaki 100 Centurion !
    When it hit the Power Band Look-Out !! Fastest 100 on Earth !:huh
    But that's Only when it Ran !:wink:
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