Lovingly restoring the worst bike I've ever ridden.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Mullet5, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. duncan disorderly

    duncan disorderly Adventurer

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    Very good thread :D
  2. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Subscribed - great thread :D
  3. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser

    wow, snow in the Bay Area.
  4. dilandau

    dilandau Been here awhile

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    correct me if I am confused- but don't you have 2 more of these bikes still packed up? Are you seriously going to rebuild them all???

    after this you should open your own specialty "Minsk Repair and Rebuild" shop.

    PS: I once put a whole motorcycle in the back of my Rabbit Convertible. fit, but there was some oil spillage...
  5. Mullet5

    Mullet5 Adventurer

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    Yeah, none down, two to go. Thanks for reminding me.

    If by some unfortunate turn of events someone else in north america has a Minsk I would be happy to work on it! I don't know why I feel this way, but I do.

    Please tell me you have pictures of a motorcycle in the back of a Rabbit. I just spent the whole day working on my Rabbit, and it still sucks.
  6. stevegt738

    stevegt738 Adventurer

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    This thread is gold, love the soda episode :rofl :clap.
  7. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    This is wonderfully painful to watch. :cry

    I will stand by; I know CPR.

    I and another chum once attempted to "restore" I think Honda's very first ever ATV with four wheels.

    It started the same way. I won't tell you how it ended, there are restraining orders in place, just sayin.
  8. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Mullet-- thanks for posting this, in particular the soda blasting part: I have never laughed so hard at anything on ADV.

    Thanks again, and keep it up.
  9. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Just wait til he blasts the other two Minsks.:lol3
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  10. ZenMoto

    ZenMoto Bikeslut

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    This thread is keeping me from hurting my coworkers in an otherwise miserable week at work (and it's only Tuesday?!?!). :D

    Love the effort, and totally understand the motivation.

    Keep it up!!! :clap :clap :clap
  11. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Thanks for the warning!:thumb
  12. DreadPirateKermit

    DreadPirateKermit Ribit.

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    I don't understand, won't 'merican pop can shims work to fix this very minor bit of wear? :rofl

    Great thread. At least it's not me throwing away my hard earned cash on something that everyone else knows is ju^H^H^H not so collectible. :jkam
  13. Owlseye

    Owlseye Been here awhile

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    And on the other hand of the baking soda affair; I'll bet you garage never smelled fresher...

    Thanks for this. As one who has toiled many hours on what others felt were pointless tasks, I understand the urge to fix these questionable things up. Can't explain it or justify it, but I understand. Probably the same urge that lemmings get just before they hurl themselves off cliffs--- made sense at the time....
  14. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Subscribed! Great thread for not so great bikes.:lol3 This is like watching a train wreck, I can't take my eyes off it!
  15. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Ahh, you obviously have one of the limited edition racing Minsks, with special easily alterable front suspension geometry! :D

    Great thread!
  16. Mullet5

    Mullet5 Adventurer

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    Funny you should notice that, as the bike also came with the ultra rare Works AMG/TWR adjustable foot pegs. To adjust them you simply stand on them whilst going 20+ miles per hour and they will break right the hell off, then you can weld them back on in any position you want. Adjustable pegs for the people!
  17. Stegerman

    Stegerman MotoOCD sufferer

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    This is so good you popped my "thread subscription" cherry... first one ever... be gentle.
  18. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    :poser
  19. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Well, look at it this way. You won't have to worry about anything in your garage getting a chemical burn for awhile.
  20. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    The suspense of our proper repair report is kill'in me.
    Hell, I would of just refreshened it up with some Domestic Beer can stock...