Slash 2

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by danedg, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    Great story...I assume she's still on the road?

    Jezebel...yes, I named her...before she arrived...is #627630

    NYS Dept. Of Motor Vehicles, has a REALLY hard time with vehicles posessing a 6 digit VIN!

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    Oh Look!...she's non plated.... There's a story!
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  2. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    What's interesting about that photo are those exhaust pipes. Recently there was a fellow looking for pricing on those pipes and I always imagined they were a much later aftermarket item. I've got a set too and though I'd rather have the original style, the thought of "another" $700 going into the bike has me accepting that which is paid for.:nod

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  3. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I was gonna say those aren't the same pipes that Jezebel arrived with... but I could be wrong...
    I don't know nuthin', but I was told they were Sirwins. They remind me of Thrush Glasspacks...without the glass! Loud MOFO'S!!!!!!
    I still got 'em...beat up and all....
    I'll stick 'em back on when I get rebellious!

    Here's another one
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    OK!...It sounded like a Harley...you could hear this black piece of junk, comin' for miles....
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  4. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I'll quote that!...
    ..er.... paraphrase that...
    I was wrenching, while I was riding, while I was learnin' to ride!!!:huh
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  5. Chad M

    Chad M A full head of air.

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    The pipes in your photo are a lot thinner, I'm not surprised they're on the loud side (not much room for baffling). Talk about Glasspacks, I had some Harley Sportster pipes on my old 850T and that thing sounded mean!

    By the way Dan, thanks for getting this thread up and going. It's still going to be months until my /2 hits the road and I'm not getting enough inspiration from "the list".:lol3
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  6. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    So I've got a bike...now what?
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    Learning how to kick start this BITCH on a wet lawn would be helpful!!!
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  7. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    you finally went and started your own thread and I totally missed it. Sorry man.

    :lurk x2
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  8. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    I was going to direct Stagehand to pee in your crankcase. :deal
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  9. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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  10. r50us68

    r50us68 Been here awhile

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    my story begins with a R75/6, my first real motorcycle. The first being a 70cc Honda mini bike which my brother ceased the engine on.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    I liked the /6 but liked the /5 instrument in the bucket, so I went looking. Didn't find the /5, but what is a R50/2 I wondered seeing the add in Craiglist?<o:p></o:p>
    Went to look at it, looked like a /5 but whats with the rear suspension.<o:p></o:p>
    After driving it home I learned what a /2 was and what I had was a /2 <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region>. Having never riden and Earles fork bike, I might someday pick up a set and swap them out for a while, but there is and R69S engine that needs building
    Had it now for 6 years, been great. Slinger is done, added a R69S/R50S cam, someday some R50S pistons....But it was the start of something, and that something lead to a /3, but that is a different thread.
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  11. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I don't think peein' in the crankcase would hurt it much...but after seeing the above comment, I'm not sure if he could find the right hole....:rofl
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  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    I have been wondering what I've been doing wrong, I guess I've been peeing in the timing hole this whole time.. :rofl

    Damn, Dat, that is a HOT ROD. Is that seriously your /2? :huh
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  13. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I want one of these bad. An R50 with Earles ... Know of one I can get an spend a year rebuilding ... let me know. Experienced /7 wrench.

    Beautiful bikes. :devildog
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  14. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    OOOOOoooooooooo ZING!

    Hey Jason, peeing in the timing hole is a feature!!! It clears out the dust and makes the timing marks easier to see. You can also use PBR, I think they're the same. :freaky


    No, that's my father in law's bike, picture taken a couple years ago. It's ALOT of fun to ride. It's a R69US. I was TERRIFIED of dropping it.
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  15. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I named the bike before it arrived. Jezebel.
    She's black.
    She's beautiful.
    She's seductive.
    She's a temptress.
    She's a whore.
    She's a backstabbin' witch.
    She'll give you a thrill.
    She'll make you cry...
    She will steal all the money from your pant's pockets.
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    At this point I know NOTHING about this bike. Motorcycles in general. The story was thus:
    The bike was a "daily runner" with 49,734 miles showing.
    The slingers will HAVE to be done, cause there is no documentation indicating that they were ever done.
    It's in original condition, not ratty, but well used.
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    I mean REALLY???? WHAT could go wrong?
    It looks like minimal maintenance had always been performed, which could be a good thing...as you know...too many chef's can spoil ze broth.
    I'm told, that with luck, a gasket set and some bearings I can be roadworthy
    for an additional $1000...:D
    Gee! That sounds pretty good! I was SOOoooo cute at that age!......
    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  16. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    The bike? or the Baby?:huh
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    Looks like you got a good grip on her.....the bike I mean...:lol3
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  17. 65bmwr50

    65bmwr50 Been here awhile

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    Bike matches the car. I guess I'm the same way, black /2, black 02 GT.
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  18. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    ...both you guys are color blind?...right!!??????
    Red?......Black?
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  19. caponerd

    caponerd Kickstart Enthusiast

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    Ok, everyone else here is doing it. (nice pictures danedg!)

    Here's my (not) slash-two story.

    1990, I was into British bikes. (Royal Enfield, the ones built in England!)
    I didn't care for BMW's. Ponderous handling, sedate accelleration...
    (but they didn't seem to break down!)

    My introduction was a basket case that my BMW riding friends convinced me I needed to buy. After listening to thier nagging for 6 years, I finally put it together to get them to shut up and leave me alone!
    Didn't take long to figure out how good these things are, and the old Britbikes got left in the garage to be taken out once or twice a year for vintage events.

    This is what I got! (not the kid, I put her together in 1990 just before I got the BMW)
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    12 years later, still going strong, and about to hand an R100GS its ass on a rough forest service road.
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    Later. We let the guy on the GS catch up.
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  20. danedg

    danedg Horizontally Opposed

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    I remember that foto...it's the only other 2 I've seen with Buco's
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    There was talk that you might be exaggerating the facts a bit about "...handing the GS his ass..."!
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