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There’s a hole in my bucket

January 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Two-Stroke, Vintage, Workbench

I had a bit of a disappointment tonight as I was cleaning up the little Suzuki motor to ship off to the engine builder. Upon turning it upside down to clean the gunk I discovered a hole along the centerline of the engine cases. “Uh oh, this can’t be good.” It’s an odd little hole, […]

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Customized dual sport trailer

January 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Customized dual sport trailer · Workbench

Here’s another very nice example of a rider-modified trailer. This one by the owner of the DualSport.info web site. It’s a little Wells Cargo flat nose, looks to be about a 6’x10′ or maybe 6’x12′, he doesn’t say. He started out to make it camping trailer because he didn’t even own a bike when he […]

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Getting un-Kreemed

January 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Getting un-Kreemed · Vintage, Workbench

I have a very nice, low-hour 1974 Yamaha TY250 trials bike. I bought it last year and it’s in good shape but has two issues I need to fix – it leaks oil from the bottom of the motor somewhere, and the fuel tank is full of crap that keeps clogging the petcock. We’re going […]

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Engine tear down on the vintage Suzuki TM100

January 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Engine tear down on the vintage Suzuki TM100 · Vintage, Workbench

For my New Year’s Eve and Day I celebrated by starting the tear-down on my little 1975 Suzuki TM100M. I bought this little guy a couple of years ago from a kid in FL. It’s been taking up space in my garage ever since. But since AHRMA is running a 100cc class this year I’ve […]

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Keep your powder dry

December 29th, 2007 · Comments Off on Keep your powder dry · Reviews, Vintage, Workbench

Here’s a nifty little item you might find helpful if you live in a really humid area like I do – hydrosorbent packs from CampingSurvival.com. The self-contained, rechargeable moisture absorbers come in a variety of sizes , change colors to let you know when they’re full, and can be recharged with a few hours in […]

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Crazy Ted’s motorcycle trailer

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on Crazy Ted’s motorcycle trailer · Workbench

While on the subject of workshops and trailers and such, here’s a link I found a while back to Crazy Ted’s Motorcycle Trailer page. Ted is just a guy whose wife got him a trailer for Christmas one year. He was so stoked he made a web page just to show off the stuff he […]

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How to setup your workshop

December 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on How to setup your workshop · Reviews, Workbench

One of my favorite things to do at big races is walk through the pits. Not to see the bikes – they all look the same – or even the racers. No, my favorite thing to see is the factory rigs and the pit setups. I love seeing what sort of cool, labor-saving jigs and […]

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Nice vintage engine stand

December 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Nice vintage engine stand · Reviews, Technology, Vintage, Workbench

This is a product I’ve used in my shop for over a year. It works really well with ca 1969-1975 CZ motors. From what I can tell it will work with almost any vintage single – two-stroke or four-stroke. It’s highly adjustable, easy to use, and Mike Kincaid over at Rampant Racing is a great […]

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