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Forum: 2 smokers 11-25-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Front brake calipers rebuilt. Disassembled...

Front brake calipers rebuilt.

Disassembled calipers. Pistons had some corrosion, otherwise everything was in good shape.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/IMG_1276_zps3ed026ef.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-24-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Making progress on the chassis. ...

Making progress on the chassis.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/imagejpg1_zpse24d374d.jpg

Battery box, CDI unit, chain oiler reservoir and wiring harness.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
The newest issue of Motorcyclist magazine has a...

The newest issue of Motorcyclist magazine has a review of a 1972 H2 that does a good job debunking the evil handling widow maker reputation....

...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-23-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
The CDI ignition systems on these bikes aren't...

The CDI ignition systems on these bikes aren't the most reliable, so I had Lakeland Sevices (http://www.lakeserv.net/kaw/h2_rebuild/index.html) rebuild my three CDI boxes and ignition rectifier.
The...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Running old vintage two strokes on todays 91...

Running old vintage two strokes on todays 91 octane ethanol blended fuel can have disastrous consequences related to detonation.

I had Klemm Vintage (http://www.klemmvintage.com) do the top end...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-21-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Engine assembly continues..... Left side....

Engine assembly continues.....

Left side. Installed rotor, yoke assembly and ignition pickups.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/IMG_1944_zpse14553a8.jpg
...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,852
Posted By rgmax
Running any old two stroke on modern gas is...

Running any old two stroke on modern gas is risky.

I had these guys modify my Kawasaki H2 top end. Go here for detailed tech info.

http://www.klemmvintage.com
Forum: 2 smokers 06-21-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,123
Posted By rgmax
Just did this on my H2. The part is readily...

Just did this on my H2. The part is readily available through any Kawasaski dealer, part number 92031-001, about $4 each.

This isn't something you want to revisit. Spend the money, you'll sleep...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-29-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Yes, it's a unmolested factory part.

Yes, it's a unmolested factory part.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-29-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Thanks! That collects oil and feeds the...

Thanks!

That collects oil and feeds the transmission shaft bearing.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-28-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Shiny stuff..... ...

Shiny stuff.....

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/8699fa1e1aa93948d3f1bb28df4dd831_zps96f74bc1.jpg
Replated hardware.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-28-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Some more progress....... ...

Some more progress.......

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/1049a457a566844f85ad97dee304e929_zps249d638e.jpg
Gear change mechanism installed.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-07-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
The bracing was removed so I could fit the...

The bracing was removed so I could fit the factory airbox and I wanted the bike as it originally was.

In my opinion H2s did not deserve the reputation as evil handling motorcycles. A lot of this...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-06-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Started the engine bottom end assembly. ...

Started the engine bottom end assembly.

Rebuilt PorscheDave crankshaft.
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/fd502e158e91145b031bc39d3370cc06_zpsa6b7fa82.jpg

Shift drum and...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-01-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
I finally got the frame sorted out. Just to...

I finally got the frame sorted out. Just to recap, back in the 70s I had welded in additional frame bracing and trimmed off all the unused frame brackets.

I cut that extra bracing out and ground...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Cool bike! Tell me about your ignition boxes....

Cool bike!
Tell me about your ignition boxes. Rebuilt or aftermarket?
Forum: 2 smokers 02-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Exploring the details of Suzuki crankcase drain...

Exploring the details of Suzuki crankcase drain screws really should have its own thread.

Thanks guys....
Forum: 2 smokers 01-30-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
They were added to later model triples in an...

They were added to later model triples in an attempt to reduce smoking. They are actually small reed valves that re-route any oil lingering in the bottom of the crank chamber to the crankshaft...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Received my cases back from Dan at...

Received my cases back from Dan at vaporblastsolutions.com.

The vaporblasting process closed up the porous surface left from the bead blasting previously used to removed the paint.

They have...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Send the switch assemblies and instruments off to...

Send the switch assemblies and instruments off to be restored by Don Fulsang in Florida. He does fantastic work at a very reasonable price.

This is what they looked like before.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-14-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
I had the Lester wheels media blasted. ...

I had the Lester wheels media blasted.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/97cbb923e7f0722c9a61fb3689c08bce_zpse5799f4a.jpg

The rear wheel looked pretty good, it had a few minor...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
I built up a set of forks using some lowers with...

I built up a set of forks using some lowers with internals I picked up cheap and a new set of fork tubes from http://www.midatlanticcycle.com/store/. Good guys to deal and great prices.

The fork...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
I started rebuilding some of the bike's sub...

I started rebuilding some of the bike's sub systems.

I'm replacing the the current Denco 34mm Mikuni's with a set of stock 30mm carbs I got off EBay.

The insides needed some attention.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-09-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Been working a lot the last few months and just...

Been working a lot the last few months and just recently got back to the bike.

I completely disassembled the engine, no surprises except for a broken clutch spring bolt.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-12-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
My crank has slotted rods also, didn't know they...

My crank has slotted rods also, didn't know they ever came non slotted.....
Forum: 2 smokers 10-11-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Here's some pricing and contact info for two guys...

Here's some pricing and contact info for two guys that have gotten good feedback on the Kawasaki Triples Forum.

I haven't started on the motor yet, I want to get the complete chassis finished...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Cool pics, nice to know I'm not the only one who...

Cool pics, nice to know I'm not the only one who likes bikes that don't usually go together.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-22-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Made some progress with the tear down. ...

Made some progress with the tear down.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/0b5d6e0018da281e3cc9874c0d662174_zpsbbe27f14.jpg

The frame has some issues that need corrected.

I had...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-15-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Everyone has their idiosyncrasies. Cleanliness is...

Everyone has their idiosyncrasies. Cleanliness is clearly his.....
Forum: 2 smokers 09-14-2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
This looks like a interesting possibly. ...

This looks like a interesting possibly.

Vaporblasting (http://www.vaporblasting.biz/)
Forum: 2 smokers 09-14-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Yes the engine is getting a total rebuild. The...

Yes the engine is getting a total rebuild. The crank seals can't be trusted after all this time.
I also need to bead or maybe vapor blast the cases. Anybody know a good place to do this in SoCal?
Forum: 2 smokers 09-14-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
Started the tear-down. The last time I touched...

Started the tear-down. The last time I touched the motor was around 1980-81. I had done a fresh re-bore because of an earlier piston seizure.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 09-13-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,459
Posted By rgmax
74 H2 resurrection

Started a thread on the Kawasaki Triples forum and thought I would also post here.

I'm starting the restoration on my 1974 Kawasaki H2 I bought back in 1977 from the original owner. It was the...
Forum: Beasts 06-22-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,451
Posted By rgmax
I installed that sprocket and it helped quite a...

I installed that sprocket and it helped quite a lot. I made the change with only 300 miles on the bike.

It's a little tricky to get the stock sprocket out as there is not a lot of space to slip it...
Forum: Beasts 03-30-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,451
Posted By rgmax
2013 Multistrada

This thing followed me home....

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/IMG_1039_zpsa7327d32.jpg


I dig it, I think I'll let it stay.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 948,085
Posted By rgmax
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/7d...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/7dab94d9c5ac5c888515c5e6a6b255c3.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 948,085
Posted By rgmax
69 Sportster

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/343ce48b.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By rgmax
So, my bike was running real bad....

Last April I was heading back to SoCal from visiting my family in Texas in when my bike stated intermittently cutting out and losing power. This would happen for a few seconds and then clear up and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 09-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By rgmax
990 cam gear noise

I'm debugging a very weird issue, a little background first.....

I was on a trip recently and was having an intermittent issue with the bike losing power for a few seconds and then recovering and...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19,163
Views: 7,882,362
Posted By rgmax
http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/d3...

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/rgmax57/d3d1bd40.jpg
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