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Forum: Old's Cool 03-30-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By Big Steve
A pair of 'em

I walked into a guys garage this week and found myself between two of my favorite motorcycles.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/HondaX2.png

From the eighties, I bet you can...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,343
Posted By Big Steve
The problem I have seen with those engines is the...

The problem I have seen with those engines is the actual metal quality.

Everything may interchange, but crap metal is crap metal.

They are getting better.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By Big Steve
:clap :clap :clap

:clap :clap :clap
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 181,725
Posted By Big Steve
I used to work in the "cleaner" business. Pine...

I used to work in the "cleaner" business. Pine oil is a great degreaser. I remember when the Citrus products became popular (exceptional degreaser as well, different smell) and they still are as...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 04:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,343
Posted By Big Steve
Yes, it is one big casting. It is a simple job to...

Yes, it is one big casting. It is a simple job to pull the piston, just not real easy or practical. Sometimes fun to just tear them apart to see how they work, if you've never done it. Getting the...
Forum: The Garage 03-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,343
Posted By Big Steve
I'd replace the head gasket and give it a try. ...

I'd replace the head gasket and give it a try.

You're not out that much time or money.

Decarbonize what you can while you are at it.

Busting into the case for the piston/rings can be done...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-15-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By Big Steve
And OMG did the Yamaha have issues, by the time...

And OMG did the Yamaha have issues, by the time they had them worked out, it was all over for that model.

I liked the way it looked, the quality of the fit and finish was impressive for the time....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,224
Posted By Big Steve
I know where there is a crankshaft for the KZ750....

I know where there is a crankshaft for the KZ750. $450.00 range

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv136/eBayPictureLinks/March%2014th%20Postings/DSCN9262.jpg

Sometimes cheaper to buy a...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,724
Posted By Big Steve
I've got a couple of the sidecover decals /...

I've got a couple of the sidecover decals / emblems.

Here is a cleaned up pic of one

http://i677.photobucket.com/albums/vv136/eBayPictureLinks/March%2014th%20Postings/KawasakiW650SSv7.jpg
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-10-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By Big Steve
Make it Sacramento CALIFORNIA! Stop in St....

Make it Sacramento CALIFORNIA!

Stop in St. Joe Mo on the way, OK?

You could re-trace the Pony Express Route.

I've been looking for a job for about 6 months, it's tough right now.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2011, 03:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,420
Posted By Big Steve
GoPro $129.00 on WOOT

Better get them while you can -

http://www.woot.com/
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 864
Posted By Big Steve
Missing Rider - Central Missouri

http://media.columbiamissourian.com/multimedia/2011/10/08/media/100811_MissingManPoster_001_t_w600_h1200.jpg

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Big Steve
North Central Mo Afternoon Ride

From today's ride - How many places can you ID?

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/Ride%2008%2028%202011/hSign.jpg
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5,096
Views: 314,704
Posted By Big Steve
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/F...

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/FJ1200_PCMO.jpg

:D

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/FJ1200_SFTM.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,933
Posted By Big Steve
I ran those on my 919 and really liked them. ...

I ran those on my 919 and really liked them.


Added bonus, if you looked at the 616 unside down - well, you know..... :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,735
Posted By Big Steve
Obtained this one in the mid eighties. All...

Obtained this one in the mid eighties.

All of my kids learned on this one, it is still in the garage, starts first or second kick.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/beast.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Big Steve
They are good, Sudco is another.

They are good, Sudco is another.
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Big Steve
Leaky FJ1200 Carbs

My 1989 FJ1200 started marking its spot.

Initially, it was only a couple drips.

Eventually, it was the everlasting small pool under the bike, causing the garage and house to smell like...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,477
Posted By Big Steve
I'm enjoying the heck out of a FJ1200 right now,...

I'm enjoying the heck out of a FJ1200 right now, 1989 vintage.

Handles better than it has a right too, more than adequate power, good range and near mint examples can be had for $2500.00 or so.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,235
Posted By Big Steve
"Vintage" Bicycles

One of the techs at a local dealership rode this in to work the other day -

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/WesternFlyer.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-01-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,623
Posted By Big Steve
Fantastic write up and project. Even better...

Fantastic write up and project.

Even better that you actually ride/rode it, in weather even, bonus points!

:clap
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 683
Posted By Big Steve
Free Michelin Tee Shirts

Michelin offers on-line training for qualified people, and if/when you pass the evaluation, you are given a certificate of completion as well as an awesome tee shirt.

The Pilot Road 3 was the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-16-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Big Steve
*** bump *** This weekend, everyones chance...

*** bump ***

This weekend, everyones chance to ride the KLR650! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By Big Steve
Kawasaki Demo Rides KC 07-16/17

Ticket To Ride Kansas City

7/16/2011 - 7/17/2011
Independence Event Center
19100 E. Valley View Pkwy.
Independence, MO 64055
Kawasaki is excited to announce the launch of the 2011 Ticket to...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By Big Steve
Elite 80 or H8e?

Have the opportunity to aquire a Elite 80, CH80, four stroker, for $87.00.

Toasted engine, the dipstick came loose on the previous owner, fell out, and he ran it out of oil.

It happens.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-04-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Big Steve
Awesome! We'll be there, I'll be looking...

Awesome!

We'll be there, I'll be looking for the bike, then you!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Big Steve
*** Bump *** anticipation......

*** Bump ***

anticipation......
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,964
Posted By Big Steve
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/Y...

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/YamahaAdditives.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,964
Posted By Big Steve
http://66.221.91.35/TechPhotos/Yamaha%20Tech%20Pho...

http://66.221.91.35/TechPhotos/Yamaha%20Tech%20Photos/Yamaha%20Ring%20Free%20info/page1.gif

http://66.221.91.35/TechPhotos/Yamaha%20Tech%20Photos/Yamaha%20Ring%20Free%20info/page2.gif
...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,964
Posted By Big Steve
I like this one - Or when I have...

I like this one -



Or when I have enough money ($18.00 for 12oz, but at 1oz per 10 gallon...)
Forum: Trials 05-29-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,523
Posted By Big Steve
Found a couple scans - You might be able to have...

Found a couple scans - You might be able to have some repro decals made from these

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/TheCatIIlrg.jpg

also a pic from some manual
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2011, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 487,035
Posted By Big Steve
I just saw one marked up to $4699.00, sitting on...

I just saw one marked up to $4699.00, sitting on a dealers floor.

I looked closely, thinking it was the ABS model, nope -

I asked, was told Honda was limiting how many each dealer was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2011, 05:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,280
Posted By Big Steve
When did trolls start getting paid?

When did trolls start getting paid?
Forum: Trials 05-22-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,523
Posted By Big Steve
Sold a few that looked like this - ...

Sold a few that looked like this -

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t317/UJMsRule/TheCat.jpg

Still have

1986 and the TY350
...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-22-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,057
Posted By Big Steve
I showed that picture to my wife and the first...

I showed that picture to my wife and the first thing she said was "he does not have a girlfriend"

:rofl

I was not able to tell her that I thought the bike was cool.....
Forum: Trials 05-22-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,523
Posted By Big Steve
Yamaha named the TY as "The Cat" I still...

Yamaha named the TY as "The Cat"

I still have a couple of the old decals laying around somewhere.
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,452
Posted By Big Steve
So true, I've almost had more than a couple low...

So true, I've almost had more than a couple low speed accidents because I kept reaching for the front brake lever!
Forum: Hacks 05-22-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,452
Posted By Big Steve
The first time I rode one I was not really...

The first time I rode one I was not really excited about them.

I wanted to be able to break that rear tire out and do all sorts of fun things, but they are computer controlled and the only rowdy...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-22-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,135
Posted By Big Steve
Get yourself a Honda, you meet the nicest people...

Get yourself a Honda, you meet the nicest people on them!:rofl
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Big Steve
I'll look for you. I'm bringing my better...

I'll look for you.

I'm bringing my better half and daughter, so we'll be caging it down....
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