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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sparkingdogg, Jun 2, 2017.
I have many mad skillz when it comes to bikes.
My helmet looks like new!
And I love the fuck out of all my bikes, really I do.
I really just need good traction. And maybe some new bead blocks.
The little fuckers also ate all the cookies.
Every adventure has a price.
Smashing my head against rocks at 12k feet. On an over loaded pig class dirt bike.
By the way, it was all worth it.
I was riding my new-to-me 07 KLR home when it coughed, sputtered, and died. My buddy that had taken me to get the KLR was right behind me, so I wasn't too screwed. Long story short, what I thought was 'on' for the petcock was actually 'reserve' and I had run it out of gas. He drove me to the nearest gas station about 5 miles up the road, which had 2 gallon gas cans for $30. Fuck. That. I found a mostly clean gallon milk jug, rinsed it in the gas station bathroom, and filled it with gas. It was more than enough to get me back to the gas station to fill up.
Once a KLR owner, always a KLR owner. That mentality never leaves.
That might have been my old piss jug.
Sorry bout dat...
Curious on the G4, did the points not close because of crud or adjustment?
Picked up a 1990 Honda CB125t they were one year only motorcycle training school bikes, NO VIN!!!
Meant to be scrapped not resold...
Put a trials tread on it- that's probably what it came with, anyway. Duro makes 3.00-18 and they're pretty good: http://www.cedarrapidstire.com/prod...als-tread-3-00-18-front-rear-25-30718-300b-tt
Also, shouldn't you get all the old gas crud out with soap and water, then switch to vinegar to clean up the rust? Otherwise, you're wasting good vinegar. Same goes for Metal Rescue/Evaporust, but even more so. That stuff costs $$$.
They have a Canadian equivalent of Vermont up North?
Oh, come on. Even Vermont requires a VIN.
The pivot point on the points arm was simply dry from age. Points opened and wouldn't snap back shut. 5 minutes to fix.
I run the used vinegar through a filtered funnel and reuse it. No need to really clean the tank first.
Earlier in the thread, I cleaned ~50 shitty gas tanks.
And I have another pretty good thread on vinegar.
Based on the fact that people are registering vehicles with 11 digit VINs, I think you could write down the engine number and get it registered.
The 1,000 no VIN bikes Honda made in 1990 were specifically made for training schools... No neck label either.
Hey, my last Vermont registration was a CT90 and that only has a 10-digit VIN.
Try this link, you could always find a suitable CB125T VIN if you looked around I am sure.
or here for a genuine one
Does yours have an output for the gear light colours?
I've heard that factory works mx bikes also have no neck stamp. Never intended to be resold to the public. One of my friends passed on a stampless works bike because he thought it was stolen and numbers ground off. Not so, from limited research.
The G4TR went back into the storage locker, waiting for parts. The '88 KX250 engine got stacked.
Tore the rest of the '88 frame down today. Lots of seized and stripped and stuck fasteners. Broke a JIS impact tip off at the rear wheel rotor. Took a while to get that one out. Spent a couple hours with a torch and grinder.
Not a fun day. Or very productive. But that's how it goes sometimes.
I brought home a clapped out IT250 (I think, might be a 175) with almost zero compression. Ran til dead.
The TY175 looks pretty good, but has a broken kick shaft. No trying to start that one.
The guy delivers my $22 G4TR exhaust pipe today. Super nice guy. The pipe is very solid. Made my day.
I love those IT's They are such a simple design. The colour scheme is unique in Dirtbikes as well.Yes the DT200R was a similar colour but they are just a watercooled version of the IT.