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How to start a big-bore two-stroke

May 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Two-Stroke, Vintage, Workbench

This video was put together by some AZ vintage riders — Bill Ramsey of The Motorcycle Accessory Shop made the video, based on a technique he learned from Mark Smith. I struggle to start my old big-bore CZs, and have repeatedly ripped the buckles off my cool vintage Hi-Point MX boots. Not cool. Maybe this […]

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Blast it all!

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Blast it all! · Workbench

One of the tools I’ve always wanted is a blaster for cleaning metal. A blast cabinet would be nice, for doing small parts in an enclosed area. But I wanted a bigger unit that would also let me work on frames and bigger pieces. A couple of years ago I bought a 60-gallon, two-cylinder, 12 […]

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Email and privacy for registered users

July 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Email and privacy for registered users · Uncategorized

Note: In 2009 this website moved to WordPress and the system referred to in the post below is no longer in use. New MuddyWatersMX reader Chris Wilson recently asked the following question: The code used on this site exposes the email address of the registered commenters. In the item in the right-hand margin that says […]

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Another cool trailer conversion and more Diamond Don’s pics

April 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Another cool trailer conversion and more Diamond Don’s pics · Racing, Vintage, Workbench

Two cool links today. First is another nice trailer conversion site I found while researching some RV awnings. I don’t know the owner’s name, but he’s done some really nice stuff inside his 7’x14′ tandem axle trailer. I especially this idea for a flip-out table that attaches to the E-Track cargo strips along the wall. […]

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Here’s a few camping tricks anyone can use

April 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Here’s a few camping tricks anyone can use · Events, Vintage

I’m not much of a camper. In fact, I haven’t camped at all since about 1982 or so. I’m just not into it, at least not as a lifestyle thing. My compulsion about hygiene and taking showers kinda keeps me in hotel rooms. But with gas prices climbing to European levels, and the mileage in […]

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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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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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