Vintage Dirt Racing on a 350 Honda Twin

Discussion in 'Racing' started by LC Garage, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Pedrom

    Pedrom Been here awhile

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    What a show!!! I came out to watch some friends compete and left jones-ing to get a bike & participate. The CRR venue is so well done, a big kudos to the folks who put this on. I'll figure out how to post some pics & get them in this thread.
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  2. Pedrom

    Pedrom Been here awhile

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    OK, trying this out here...

    No workie - sorry folks...

    If there's a link on how to play (post pics) on this thread; please...
  3. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    CRR is what racing is all about! As a young rider I thought it was only about winning and was oblivious to the other aspects of racing (teammates, friends, travel, camping, but most of all the camaraderie) and how much all of these things would some day matter to me. We had such a good time just hanging out, visiting the other pits, drooling on the way cool machinery (Nyblod's Jawa, Mike's YZ650F, Street's '47 Indian...and many more), spending time with my crew, friends and family and making good memories, oh and racing a little bit (even if not doing so well :lol3). Any of you that follow this thread and are at any of these events we talk about (AHRMA, OMRA, NORRA), please come over and introduce yourself the next time we are at the same event, would love to visit and we usually have a cold beverage or two to spare. :D

    As far as the class discussion, I followed Dave's advice and contacted Matt, who then directed me to Tom Bentely, NW Region tech guy. Sent Tom an email and hope to hear back soon. I did learn that the NW Region has a class called Early Sportsman Stock (ESS) and it may have been on the sign up form and I just missed it. I also learned that this class was proposed nationally but defeated and in the bikes proposed for this class the SL350 was specifically listed. From what I read, the only possible change needed to make my bike legal would be to put the stock forks and front hub back on, no big deal.

    Pedrom; as far as getting a bike and jumping in, that would be awesome, would recommend you contact Tom Street (lives near Bend) as he is a wealth of Vintage racing info and is a pretty helpful guy! :D

    Right now we are thinking our next AHRMA race will be early August near Sutherlin, Oregon. This will give us time to work out our tuning issues and figure out if we are staying in Sportsman or moving to ESS??
  4. Pedrom

    Pedrom Been here awhile

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  5. Pedrom

    Pedrom Been here awhile

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    Pedrom Been here awhile

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  7. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    What a gas! :clap Our friend Niggles has been yakking on and on about how cool this vintage event is and we finally gave in to go watch. What a mistake! I wanna race too! It looks, smells and sounds like the good ol' days and these guys are getting it on.




    Found a couple photos of Niggles on the internet: :wink: (hey Pedro)


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  8. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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  9. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Nice video good to see you out riding that bike.

    I like the yakking gopher. :lol3
  10. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Excellent vid, but I gotta say, that music had me expecting to see an axe murderer leap out of the bushes. :lol3
  11. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Loving that BSA powersliding and jumping, awesome! :clap
  12. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    After catching up on a few honey-do's on Saturday, decided to show the SL350 a little love. One of the SL's brought home after Crooked River has been deemed (at least for the moment) as a parts bike, so let the cannibalism begin! I decided that I needed a flatter seat (so I can move my skinny a$$ around a little easier) and until I can get one built by the multi talented TwinDuro, a stocker will have to do.

    Before seat change and wash, also note decrepit bike stand;
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    With seat from newer SL350;
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    Bike stand after some additional cutting for pipe clearance, inserted a spacer in the left side (those darned unequal frame heights!) and a rattle can paint job. Later I added rubber pads for frame contact, a lynch pin for the handle and a used & abused hand grip from an old throttle assembly;
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    Bike all washed up with new seat and upgraded stand;
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    Speed Moto (http://www.speedmotoco.com) is putting together a jet and needle assortment so I can get the carbs sorted out before the next event (August 4, AHRMA VMX in Elkton Oregon) and I'm still considering what if any changes to make to fit another class. Right now I'm leaning toward continuing to develop this bike as far as possible and if the ESS class (Early Stock Sportsman) becomes a viable option, throwing together a stocker out of the existing parts bikes. :D
  13. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    Latest project is to cement the other half of the shop floor, we have been working on old dryer felt (over gravel) for the last 3 years and can't wait for this upgrade. :D

    Some before shots;

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    Moved most of the bikes to the barn or pump house;

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    Getting there;

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    Danny says "hurry up dad, I'm tired already!";

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    With Luke's help the mower deck was pulled and the blade and tiller installed;

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    More prep;

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    And while we're at it, let pour a floor for the shop porch;

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    About another week and we should have some new concrete! :D
  14. TwinDuro

    TwinDuro Befuddled Adventurer

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    Awesome!!! :clap
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    Very nice upgrade
  16. LC Garage

    LC Garage On Any Sunday

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    This weekend we started putting the shop back together, but also being mindful that the next step is to insulate and panel the walls, tried not to pile too much against the walls and then having to move it all again.

    A few shots of the new floor;

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    This was a working weekend, we also dismantled our old chicken coupe and burned a big pile of wood and debris that has acculated the last 3 years. With the chicken coupe partly dismantled we decided to pull it over with the tractor and then went at the carcass with crow bars and sledge hammers, lots of good manly fun. Luke was a big help and seemed to really enjoy the whole process. I told him that if we'd been thinking, we would have set the chicken coupe on fire first and had him stand on it while we filmed it being pulled over, and made our own Jackass episode. :lol3
  17. LC Garage

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    A few "after" shots of the shop porch, including the new wash area constructed of left overs from the local Habitat for Humanity retail store.

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    Wash station, total cost (including wash basin) $39. The back splash was a solid wood closet door purchased for 3 bucks. Next up will be some kind of faucet and hillbilly drain system and also shelves & hooks. :D

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  18. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    Looking pretty cool! :clap
  19. LC Garage

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    Thanks Mr Fast, really enjoying the process! :D
  20. LC Garage

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    While out in the country looking at a vintage car my brother was going to buy, we happened to notice an old 350 twin sitting it the back of a truck parked under some trees. Looked like it had been there for years. Went back a few nights later, bought it and brought it home. :D

    Here it is in the back of my truck, not sure if some parts of the bike are actually green or just covered with moss and algae;

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    It appears to be 1969 SL350 K0, the electric start version like I had in high school and became my first race bike. Despite the overall condition, there are some very good parts on this bike (like the mufflers) but since these models are becoming rarer it might be worth fixing. The worst problem it has is the motor is out of a CB350.