New Old Bike

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

  1. brucifer

    brucifer Long timer

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    Cool. I like it in all red--it really stands out. My boss has a blue one that needs a complete restoration.


    You guys have got me thinking of looking for an old small-bore and do something similar up my way with organized tiddler bike rides.
    I'm too easily influenced. :lol3

    Vtwin your bike looks great. You did a nice job. :thumb
  2. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks brucifer. We have some rides coming up that you may be able to join. Every other year we have a Yuba City Ride, may be within striking distance for you. Check out website for up coming rides.
  3. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Well, it conked out several times, but made it back on it's own power. Tried to start it this morning and no luck, so maybe the coils are bad. Will look into it tomorrow.
  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    vHope to see you all there!

    19th “CLASSIC JAPANESE” MOTORCYCLE SWAP & SHOW
    GOLD COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS, AUBURN, CA
    JULY 26-27, 2014
    (Pre-Registration Deadline June 30)

    SWAP: July 26-27, Saturday and Sunday all day. Swap Spaces = $45 per space. NO ENTRY TO FAIR GROUNDS BEFORE 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY (new this year). Large grassy swap area. Fee will be collected from all swap participant, and please no doubling up on spaces. Only one vehicle/trailer combo per swap space. NO vehicle parking on lawn except to load and unload (trailers only OK.) Please heed directions from Swap Director and his crew when setting up, parking, and locating your swap site. JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE / PART VENDORS AND SWAPPERS ONLY. Vendors of other motorcycle related paraphernalia are welcome (glasses, clothing, tools, tires, manuals, art, books, etc.)

    Camping Available $15 per night or RV Camping Spaces $25 per night.

    BIKE CORRAL: will be centrally located. Fee=$15 per bike—coordinate with Swap Director for Tags. This is a great place for selling your bike with complete spectator visibility!
    SPEEDWAY RACES: July 25, Friday night, ‘FAST FRIDAY’ Class A races at the fairgrounds
    2014 SIGNATURE BIKE: HONDA INTERCEPTOR All Years up to 1989
    SHOW: Only Sunday, July 27, 8:30AM-3PM Show Participation, Bike show will be held in the Placer Building (new this year). Pre-Registration, by June 30. $20/first bike, $30/for two, and $5/for each additional During event registration = $25/first bike, $40/two bikes and $10/for each additional bike. Please try to pre-register! Show features Classic and Vintage Japanese Motorcycles.

    BIKE CATEGORIES: HISTORIC: 1962 and older-All Bikes, VINTAGE: 1963-1969-Street Bikes, CLASSIC: 1970-1975-Street Bikes, CLASSIC: 76-89 Street Bikes, FUTURE CLASSICS: 1990 and newer street bikes, ENDURO: (2 classes) On/Off road, Dual Sport and Trail Bikes, street legal, SMALL BIKE: Street bikes 125cc or smaller, RACER: OFF ROAD, Manufactured or modified for dirt racing, Not Street Legal, RACER: ROAD, Manufactured or modified for pavement racing, Not Street Legal, CUSTOM: Customized Bikes all styles, BOBBER/CAFÉ’ RACER: To 1969 and , BOBBER/CAFÉ’ RACER: 1970-1989, SIGNATURE BIKE: Honda Interceptor all models to 1989.
    Entrants--Entry Forms Available: www.CJMC.org. Please have bikes ready at show area (Placer Building) before 8:30 AM to fill out paperwork for day-of registration and/or place bikes in display. Awards will be by People’s Choice. Presentation will begin around 2 PM. Show open to all participants with Japanese motorcycles—CJMC membership is not required, but encouraged. No limit on number of bikes entered in the show. Please enter ONLY YOUR BIKES. One thing the club asks is that you are proud of the bike you place on display, no matter what condition. Please—NO for-sale signs, ropes, bollards or trip-hazard items around or on bikes in or during show. Show management has ultimate say for vehicles on display.

    SUNSET RIDE: July 26, Saturday, 5-7 PM, Sunset Ride into the Sierra foothills. Riders please have bikes gassed up and ready to go in the designated area at 4:40 PM for Pre-Ride Briefing-no exceptions. Ride starts at 5PM Sharp! Ride open to all bikes. Sunset rider awards at ride’s destination. All participants and operators of vehicles are fully responsible and liable for their actions! Return to fairgrounds will be approximately 6:30-700 PM.

    LOCATION & INFO: Event located in beautiful Auburn, Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High Street, Auburn, CA 95603, 530-823-4158. Follow Interstate 80 to Auburn, CA, take the Maple Street fairgrounds off ramp and go to the top of the hill to the lighted intersection at Lincoln Way and Auburn Folsom Road. Go straight through the intersection South onto Auburn Folsom Road. Follow past two stoplights and turn left at the rear fair entrance at the 7-11 store.

    SWAP COORDINATOR & SITE HOST: Chal DeCecco Cell 530-559-0350 CHAL@...-Sat & Sun
    SHOW COORDINATOR: Allen Siekman Cell 831-566-3381 ALLEN@... Show SUNDAY only







    From years past.

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  5. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    An update on the Stinger: It looks like it was just residual crud clogging up the lower portion of the petcock. Hence the reason it would run with a full tank. I've cleaned it out and drained and filtered the gas, so I hope I've fixed it.
  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Ok, I've been told by others that these little two strokes are noisy, but it seems this one had a bit of a knock on acceleration and developing bearing noise.

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    I decided to tear it down once more to settle the nagging feeling of impending doom. Brought the crank to PorscheDave and he gave it a clean bill of health, so that done. I tore it down and checked the bearings. This is all I could find.

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    Pits in the end of the countershaft where the roller bearings ride. Seems to make sense since the noise was on this side.

    Good thing I have three engines and was able to get the best countershaft of the three. I had to disassemble the clutch and housing. I don't have the special tool to remove and install the clutch spring pins, so I improvised.

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    You have to line up the dots.

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    And it's back together.

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    Just need to cut the string and it's done.
  7. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    I forgot to mention in the couple of pictures, I had broken one of the clutch hub fingers and didn't realize until I had it together.:fpalm Did I mention I'm glad I have three of these engines?:D So this weekend is dedicated to getting the engine back together again.
  8. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Next week is the show! C'mon down/up/east/west.:deal
  9. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    One more day before the Auburn Show. Saturday is the swap meet and sunday is the show. Come on down and make fun of my Stinger.:lol3
  10. SFMCjohn

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    Hey vtwin,

    Well, that's some pretty neat improvisation! :clap

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
  11. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks John, desperation being the mother of invention.:lol3
  12. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    The previous weekend we had the Auburn Show.

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    Loaded up ready to go.

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    Benicia Bridge.

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    Mothball fleet is a lot smaller than the last time I came through here.

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    Cool old rod.
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    The railroad bridge signifies my exit is coming up.

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    We made it!
  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    This was a nice bike and not too off the price, especially since he was willing to deal.

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    Some of the bikes for sale

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    Roger and Greg's swap meet tent.

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    Yes, that fan was needed, it was nearly 100 degrees.

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  14. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    We were lucky this year as our organizers were able to get the indoor building that was air conditioned!:clap

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    Featured marque this year.

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    Sorry for having the shakes when taking this photo, not enough coffee for the day.:*sip*

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    This was stunning.

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    Andreas' "rider".:eek1

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    I have an obvious soft spot for Suzukis.

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    My Stinger getting tough competition from some beautiful bikes.
  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Yep, that's right #1!:eek1

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  16. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    An inmate here?

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    A disabled guy rode this, cool he's able to ride.

    Someone brought this and a club member bought it. So cool!

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    My home for the night. The little Stinger fouled out a plug no cleaning could remedy, so it missed out on the Sunset Ride. Also ran too poorly to do well in the exhaust noise competition.:lol3 I had a lot of fun still and the awards ceremony came and went on sunday. Went home happy.:D
  17. wfo600

    wfo600 Been here awhile

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    I've enjoyed reading this thread, thanks! The Stinger is just super cool looking... If I had been at the Auburn show, I'm fairly certain that RD400 would have come home with me. Great price on that bike...
  18. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Thanks!
  19. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    You know when you get a message and know that it's no good for you? How could I pass up bikes that are cheap!:lol3 So off I went.

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    The entire freeway south bound was closed. I make it to my destination and they are there waiting for me.

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    Two KZ's, one a 400 and the other a 440. Best thing is that both run! And the price was right.

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    Loaded up ready to go home.

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  20. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Nice mod.:rofl

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    Looks like it still has good brakes.

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