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Forum: Beasts Today, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,224
Views: 901,319
Posted By vtwin
It's a good mod. 4K=73-75mph in fifth. Much...

It's a good mod. 4K=73-75mph in fifth. Much better for slow drivers on hills at 15-20mph.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By vtwin
Remove the plate. If the bolt sticks out, use a...

Remove the plate. If the bolt sticks out, use a sharp chisel and small hammer and turn the exposed bolt to unscrew it out. Usually the tension is lost with breaking the bolt and they spin out easily....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-06-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By vtwin
Two more weeks!:clapDon't forget there's a swap...

Two more weeks!:clapDon't forget there's a swap meet at the same time. Get that bike you've been longing for or that part made out of obtainium.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,259
Posted By vtwin
Sorry for your loss. Your ride can wait family...

Sorry for your loss. Your ride can wait family first. Since you'll be in Chicago maybe stop by this for some good eating?

http://www.ask.com/wiki/Taste_of_Chicago?o=2800&qsrc=999

Also, if...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By vtwin
This seems to confirm the 14hr estimate. Dang,...

This seems to confirm the 14hr estimate. Dang, glad I worked at Mits. Used to be able to do even the 3000 GT VR4 clutches in about 6 hours. The Mit's transfer cases were separate units that could...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 223,078
Posted By vtwin
Took apart the Stinger engine again for a bearing...

Took apart the Stinger engine again for a bearing noise.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m135/rdkingryder/1971%20Stinger/293_zpsd6f507ff.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 988
Posted By vtwin
Now that you've got that done, you can yell at...

Now that you've got that done, you can yell at your neighbor's kids to get off your lawn.:rofl

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608053118896507212&pid=15.1&H=106&W=160&P=0
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
I forgot to mention in the couple of pictures, I...

I forgot to mention in the couple of pictures, I had broken one of the clutch hub fingers and didn't realize until I had it together.:fpalm Did I mention I'm glad I have three of these engines?:D So...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
Ok, I've been told by others that these little...

Ok, I've been told by others that these little two strokes are noisy, but it seems this one had a bit of a knock on acceleration and developing bearing noise.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,259
Posted By vtwin
I'm rooting for you guys and posted your RR in...

I'm rooting for you guys and posted your RR in Battle Scooters since Chinese scooters topic shows up often there.:D
Forum: 2 smokers 07-04-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By vtwin
Try this, remove plug, and try to rotate the...

Try this, remove plug, and try to rotate the engine when it is off by the stator. If the knocking noise is still there, I suspect the ratchet. It's how I found I assembled it wrong. I had to preload...
Forum: 2 smokers 07-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By vtwin
My Stinger states the same thing and two part...

My Stinger states the same thing and two part numbers. I have three engines and all the rods look to be the same length.:dunno
Forum: Battle scooters 07-04-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,686
Posted By vtwin
Thanks, guess I forgot the link.:lol3

Thanks, guess I forgot the link.:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 07-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,686
Posted By vtwin
Check these guys out!:deal I wish them the best...

Check these guys out!:deal I wish them the best and have subscribed.
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,259
Posted By vtwin
Subscribed! Sounds like the bendix is sticking...

Subscribed! Sounds like the bendix is sticking AFTER the engine starts, like it's not retracting. Not familiar with scooters. Check the belt first though. You may have to remove the starter and see...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 988
Posted By vtwin
Are you sure the light switch on the dash isn't...

Are you sure the light switch on the dash isn't turned down on the instrument lights? Check the simple stuff.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 35,272
Posted By vtwin
L7, looking at this picture, you would think it...

L7, looking at this picture, you would think it would have a locking tab for the washer.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh535/gwoodworth/Guzzi%20rebuild/IMG_0588_zps253f47b5.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 07-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By vtwin
PS, still sounds like the kick starter ratchet is...

PS, still sounds like the kick starter ratchet is still engaged. Sorry .
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By vtwin
The public is welcomed in for free. Only costs if...

The public is welcomed in for free. Only costs if you show or need a space.

From a few years ago.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m135/rdkingryder/Auburn%20Ride/AuburnSwapAndShow005.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 35,272
Posted By vtwin
L7, I feel your pain. Going through that myself....

L7, I feel your pain. Going through that myself. Got my bike running and ridden for a bit, now it has an engine noise. Sounded like the center bearing on the crank. Took the engine apart again and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By vtwin
Thanks for posting that. I saw the 2010 riders...

Thanks for posting that. I saw the 2010 riders come in at Victorville, CA. It was great hearing and seeing those old machines. Got a great event poster there and had as many riders sign it as...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By vtwin
I feel your pain. I thought about getting a...

I feel your pain. I thought about getting a blasting cabinet ($200), but then I need a better air compressor ($190 HF), then Media ($35), etc, etc, etc. I finally just hand sanded my frame and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
An update on the Stinger: It looks like it was...

An update on the Stinger: It looks like it was just residual crud clogging up the lower portion of the petcock. Hence the reason it would run with a full tank. I've cleaned it out and drained and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
vHope to see you all there! 19th “CLASSIC...

vHope to see you all there!

19th “CLASSIC JAPANESE” MOTORCYCLE SWAP & SHOW
GOLD COUNTRY FAIRGROUNDS, AUBURN, CA
JULY 26-27, 2014
(Pre-Registration Deadline June 30)

SWAP: July 26-27,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By vtwin
Here's the entry form if you want to show your...

Here's the entry form if you want to show your bike or sell some stuff.

Download File:2014_CJMC_CLASSIC_JAPANESE_SHOW_n_SWAP_ENTRY.pdf...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By vtwin
Ok, folks, I dropped the ball on this and still...

Ok, folks, I dropped the ball on this and still no pictures, I've exceeded my photobucket account and I'm too cheap to pay for it.:D Here's more info.

THS CJMC CLASSIC JAPANESE MOTORCYCLE SWAP AND...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By vtwin
I pushed a motorcycle two blocks before I...

I pushed a motorcycle two blocks before I discovered I did this.:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 18,686
Posted By vtwin
Congrats DaBinche!:clap I think all the...

Congrats DaBinche!:clap I think all the participants are winners as well.
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By vtwin
+2, the washer may be stuck on the magnet behind...

+2, the washer may be stuck on the magnet behind the rotor.
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 456,478
Posted By vtwin
Nice video!

Nice video!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By vtwin
Auburn Classic Japanese Motorcycle Swap And Show

Hi all! My club is once again hosting one of the largest Japanese Motorcycle Swap and Shows. Coming up in July 26th-27th. Admission is FREE! You can camp and stay overnight for a small fee and get a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-29-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,317
Posted By vtwin
If it doesn't sell, I'll get it running and will...

If it doesn't sell, I'll get it running and will be asking double!:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
Well, it conked out several times, but made it...

Well, it conked out several times, but made it back on it's own power. Tried to start it this morning and no luck, so maybe the coils are bad. Will look into it tomorrow.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
Thanks brucifer. We have some rides coming up...

Thanks brucifer. We have some rides coming up that you may be able to join. Every other year we have a Yuba City Ride, may be within striking distance for you. Check out website for up coming rides.
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,688
Posted By vtwin
Off subject, but I had to laugh seeing a VX800, I...

Off subject, but I had to laugh seeing a VX800, I used to own one too.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,588
Posted By vtwin
Thanks for the report. I want to travel that area...

Thanks for the report. I want to travel that area sometime.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 700
Posted By vtwin
Great old bikes we don't see here in the states....

Great old bikes we don't see here in the states. Thanks for posting.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,510
Posted By vtwin
These things run really well. Just went on a Club...

These things run really well. Just went on a Club ride and we had three of them there doing hooligan things.:rofl
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 71,471
Posted By vtwin
Thanks Oldxr, but I'm afraid they would look too...

Thanks Oldxr, but I'm afraid they would look too closely at the little Stinger at Quail, like 50ft too closely.:rofl
Forum: 2 smokers 05-25-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,282
Posted By vtwin
Update: ...

Update:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204237&page=24

Sorry mods if this is verbotten
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