Look what followed me home today...

Discussion in '2 smokers' started by Miguel Sanchez, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Hee, hee :evil

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    Obviously lots of work to do on this one, but a pretty good start! Runs fair, fat midrange, super fat top end. Gonna do a pressure/leakdown test, check the timing, and go through the carbs - it'll come together easy enough :wink:.

    Guess I gotta add it to the sig file now too!:lol3:lol3
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  2. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Is that a 250?
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  3. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Nope - a '74 350
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  4. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Lucky dog, I've been itchin for a 350 for a while and there scarce around here.
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  5. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Toomey pipes?...:clap

    Sell it quick, before you lose your license!. :rofl
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  6. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Those are SpecII classics. They're great pipes. You scored!
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  7. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    I have noticd you have a problem, with hoarding bikes, you should bring that to me, I will take care of it :evil, your only about 3 hours away :rofl
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  8. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Problem? I don't see a problem... :lol3
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  9. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Spent a few beers this evening digging through all the spares that came with it and looking at the bike. In addition to the Specll pipes, it has a Powerdynamo ignition/alternator system, some form of rearsets that could use some tidying and love, a 2-1 K&N air filter system, all balls tapered roller head bearings, new fork seals, a shit-load of jets, and a bunch of stock parts. Also got an extra engine and all the stock stuff that was taken off (seat, side covers, oil tank, fenders, pipes, pegs, etc). :deal

    It fires up and idles ok but is pretty fat and blubbery in the mid-range area and falls flat around 5,000 rpm. Almost acts like it drops a cylinder? Tomorrow I'll pull the pipes and carbs, do a leakdown test, then strip the carbs and go through them checking to see what kinda jetting is in there. Also want to check the timing, as it sounds like the Powerdynamo rotor is not keyed to the crank..? I've never had good luck running without a key on other bikes, so not sure why this should be any different...:huh
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  10. JonnyCash

    JonnyCash turd polisher

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    Leave that MZB ignition alone! Mine slipped on me once, when the bike jumped out of 6th at WOT. Who knows how many revs it shot up to. If you lap the rotor to the crank taper with valve lapping grease, it won't ever slip. Some folks use sleeve retaining loctite for the purpose instead. If you key the rotor, you can no longer adjust the timing. Who did you buy that from? Looks like they put a lot into it. Mine was a lot like that when I got it. My PO had put thousands into hot rod parts, MZB, pipes, rear sets, Ikons, Avons, new top end, etc. A lot of money spent, but never really got it well sorted.Too bad for him, he didn't know enough to get it jetted in, so it ran like dogshit. It took me awhile to get mine running well, and would have run out of patience without the folks who frequent 2strokeworld.com. I wonder what you paid for that bike. Seeing it makes me want to get another one.
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  11. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    Oh ya defintely need an intervention :freaky
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  12. psycho klr

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    Nice find on the RD.

    Izzat a Border Collie?
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  13. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Yep, that's Tucker, my 8 month old Border Collie. She's just like me - semi-intelligent (actually far too smart for her own good), and has a super-short attention span. She cannot concentrate on any one thing for more than a few minutes before she flits off in another direction. Unable to sit still or relax, she usually winds up in trouble or get's sent outside to entertain herself (not always a good plan).

    She replaced Skipper, my 13 year old male that I had to put down back in May :cry:cry. We are kindred spirits. If she was a human, she'd have 30 motorcycles too..!!:deal
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  14. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    I bought it from a local guy - it showed up on Craigslist and I knew I had to have it. $1,000 later and it was all mine. Mighta paid a little too much for it, but it has enough aftermarket parts (pipes, ignition, rearsets, carbs, intake, bars, mirrors, tires, etc) to add up to far more than that, plus the bike.

    A wise man once told me, "you can't put a price on cool". Warped logic and advice like that has pretty much kept me pennyless ever since...
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  15. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    It looks like you have Moto Carerra Sets on your new bike, I need some for mine, but nobody makes the ones I like for a Daytona
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  16. JonnyCash

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    Geeze, I paid $1250 for mine, and was pretty happy about it. You did well. Get that awful seat off of there, and you'll feel better about things.
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  17. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :clap:clap:clap I bought one of them in 74, traded my 49 Willys CJ2A and RD200 for that bike.:D

    I miss them all and being 17 again!:cry

    I still have the brochure.:huh
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  18. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Pulled that fugly seat off tonight - turns out the PO was an even bigger HACK than I had thought. Somebody ought to take his hacksaw away... Much sanitization is needed.

    Removed the pipes and carbs, will run a leakdown test tomorrow night (need to get 1.375 expansion plugs tomorrow). Dropped a dial indicator down the left hole, turned it to 1.9mm BTDC and found that the rotor has indeed slipped - a bunch! Timing is currently set around 45deg BTDC..! Not sure how/why it runs as well as it does :huh.

    Fun stuff!! :D
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  19. Miguel Sanchez

    Miguel Sanchez VD #95

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    Leakdown is good - holds 15psi for 5 minutes with zero pressure loss. Question: I've done lots of leakdown testing, but not on twins or triples. I plugged both sides (intake, exhaust, and spark plugs) and tested the entire engine at once. Should I test each side independently (check for leaks from one side to the other)..?

    Tomorrow night I'll pull the rotor, lap it to the crank taper, and set the timing. After that, it's time to go through the carbs and take a test run!
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  20. Shocktower

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    I would think so since there is the labrynth seal between the 2 bottom ends :ear
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