New Old Bike

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by vtwin, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Separated cases.

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    Crank doesn't look or feel good.

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    Machine shop guy concurs.:cry
  2. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Yeah, you have some bad looking crank there. :D
    Well, that's nothing a good media blasting and rebuild won't cure. Hopefully the rust hasn't pitted it too badly.
  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Seems the machine shop guy doesn't really want to tackle that. Told me to look for a replacement.
  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  5. radianrider

    radianrider Adventurer wanna'be

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    Gotta admit, never saw that one coming.
  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Look what just arrived.:clap

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  7. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Nice! Ebay find?
  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Yep, looks like I'll be able to get one good engine out of two. Unfortunately, the cylinders were missing off the new engine, so I have to salvage mine, too bad. The machine shop guy is on vacation, so I will gather the pistons to go to him. He recommends 2nd over, but could only find 1st over. He told me that's better than nothing, so he'll machine the bores when I get him the pistons.
  9. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Stinky old fuel is nasty. Stripped the tank of it's adornments. The paint underneath should give the painter a good example of the factory color as will the original stripe.

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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Took the new engine apart and it looks pretty clean.

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    Crank looks way better than my old one. Upper case is really clean.

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  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I stripped the frame of it's bolts getting it ready for the powder coaters. I have a question for the inmates. Where can I get the vinyl tubing that goes around the electrical wiring? Mine is brittle to where slight bending will crack it.
  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Gathering of parts for the powder coaters.

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    Got a new rear tire, tread looks similar, but now correctly sized.

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    Took me awhile to get that rock hard tire off the rim and the tube kept getting caught. Hated to ruin the tube since it still held air and looked in good shape. It was one rim size too small. It was meant for a 17" rim! No wonder it kept getting jammed into the bead on removal.
  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    They're multiplying!

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    Frozen engine in this one too.:huh

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    Deja vu!

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    At least the battery box looks in better shape than on the '71

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    Will start working on it this weekend. At least it has the rare chrome tail pipe tips!:clap
  14. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    finally back in paradise...
    May you be blessed somewhere down the road, with perhaps a less weathered example... :pope :lol3

    In all seriousness though, for those of us old enough to have witnessed / experienced this particular model in the far distant past, your addiction is wholly understandable. :thumb

    EPIC THREAD ! :lurk

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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks 996, your enabling me.:lol3
  16. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Considering the oem build quality of these Stingers when new and Suzuki's very impressive reliability of their solely two stroke lineup way back then, these examples you've collected bear strong testament, to the abusive riding and maintenance schedules, of the youthful paperboys who flogged these virtual jewels of bikes, to their very premature sad endings... :eek1

    And to think, they also probably dated someone's daughters... :toney
    The mind boggles. :choppa :becca

    996DL :*sip*
  17. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I'm afraid the red one is going to help my green one along. Since my '71 was missing the chrome tail pipe tips, I actually bought the bike just for them and they're in pretty decent shape. Probably good enough to throw on for a DD and a little rechroming would make them really stand out. Should I ceramic coat the exhaust in a satin black or have them powder coated in satin? Benefits to either?
  18. ricoyam

    ricoyam n00b

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    Hey V-twin,
    I just got forwarded this thread from a friend. I guess I don't spend enough time here but I'm a Stinger guy here in Norcal too. I don't have a lot in spares but maybe we can help eachother out.
    I'll PM you with my contact info.

    Rick
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Rickyroo is that you?
  20. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    Ceramic's your friend, when it comes to exhaust systems, by a country mile.

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