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Forum: Old's Cool 04-13-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mach Z
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: 2 smokers 04-10-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
Re-worked RFY shocks

New RFY shocks re-worked by Chris Livengood prior to delivery. They look great! My wife is happy as "they match the decals". Will have to make 5mm spacers for left shock so it doesn't hit chain...
Forum: Airheads 04-10-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mach Z
In reference to this diagram, I believe your...

In reference to this diagram, I believe your piston is installed 180 out as the intake valves are generally larger than the exhaust valves. Airhead gurus correct me if i'm wrong.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mach Z
Wow! That cleaned up nicely. Any body damage?

Wow! That cleaned up nicely. Any body damage?
Forum: 2 smokers 04-03-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/R...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/RD400F%20Yamaha%20Daytona%20Special/DSC01615.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-03-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
Minor progress, rear brake lever linkage, ...

Minor progress, rear brake lever linkage,
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/RD400F%20Yamaha%20Daytona%20Special/DSC01597.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-29-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By Mach Z
Good luck! It looks better than what I started...

Good luck! It looks better than what I started with.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1047166
Mach Z
Forum: 2 smokers 03-23-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
I couldn't resist the temptation to put the shiny...

I couldn't resist the temptation to put the shiny bits on even though it's no where near ready for them!
Oh well, it's inspirational......
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 376,794
Posted By Mach Z
True, I didn't really care for the bike. Found it...

True, I didn't really care for the bike. Found it kind of cramped for a six footer and the seat got cooking hot with the underseat pipes. I actually prefer riding an H2! Though there are many...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
BTW, you can achieve any level of finish from...

BTW, you can achieve any level of finish from rough machine to chrome like using this technique. Just keep going incrementally finer with the sandpaper. The following pics show the finish after...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
Hello Kai, Use paint stripper or, if you have...

Hello Kai,
Use paint stripper or, if you have access, glass bead/walnut shell blast media to remove the original powdercoat. If required, the rough cast areas can be brushed with a fine steel brush....
Forum: 2 smokers 03-15-2015, 11:56 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 376,794
Posted By Mach Z
Found this old pic...

Picture of my son on my old '84 RZ500. This was taken in the summer of '91...
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/Misc/MVC-019S.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-15-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
A fairly productive couple of days. Great "VP"...

A fairly productive couple of days. Great "VP" anyway. New bearings and seals installed on both wheels. Finished the build-up on the wheels and got the new rubber mounted and balanced....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-12-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Mach Z
Cycledoc, Thanks for the confirmation.

Cycledoc, Thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-11-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Mach Z
RD400F Wheel Bearing re/re Advice wtd

Finally getting around to reassembling my wheels. Took them apart (and the entire bike) about four years ago. I just want to make sure I have the stack-up correct before installing the new bearings. ...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,967
Posted By Mach Z
Ya, not many spares (seats) were made for the...

Ya, not many spares (seats) were made for the "B". When I restored mine about 13 years ago, I got in a bidding war on ebay with someone who wanted it as much as I. It was supposedly NOS. When it...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-09-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
A bit of progress...

A few steps forward,
Got the brass swingarm bushings in. It was a spare set from many years ago, I had a buddy make two sets for my '74 H2B. Didn't even know I still had them. Just stumbled across...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,284
Posted By Mach Z
http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/B...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/BMW%20R100RS%201977/100_2192.jpg (http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/MachZ74/media/BMW%20R100RS%201977/100_2192.jpg.html)
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 20,284
Posted By Mach Z
Engine Porn

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/Kawasaki%20H2B%20Mach%20IV%201974/leftengandsidecover.jpg...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-01-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,200
Posted By Mach Z
My RD400F has been in parts too long!

Around four years actually. A change in employment conditions required me to shelve the project for a while. Hopefully I can remember how to re-assemble this thing! All the parts are refinished or...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-06-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 398,560
Posted By Mach Z
Butchered CB

$5500 firm? really?

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/4362122992.html (http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/4362122992.html:rofl)
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 398,560
Posted By Mach Z
Thank you k-moe. I is trewly humbald! Nice....

Thank you k-moe. I is trewly humbald! Nice. :rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 02-07-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 398,560
Posted By Mach Z
Sorry I have to post this although it's not M/C...

Sorry I have to post this although it's not M/C related. You have to question our education system when you read this...

'TRUE BLEW'- MUST FIND NEW HOME - $5500 (VANCOUVER)

...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-17-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2,691
Views: 398,560
Posted By Mach Z
Wtf?

Firm price! He'll own it until he dies!

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/mcy/4291176734.html

His price is 5X what its worth and that's being generous.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-19-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 10,714,928
Posted By Mach Z
Before Wiki there was Cliff Clavin!

Before Wiki there was Cliff Clavin!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,157
Posted By Mach Z
I picked up this 250 Ninja 5 years ago for my...

I picked up this 250 Ninja 5 years ago for my wife.

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/Mini%20Ninja/100_3536.jpg...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 202,514
Posted By Mach Z
That's not ugly at all! Very Art Deco and ahead...

That's not ugly at all! Very Art Deco and ahead of it's time. Telescoping suspension! Must have stolen that from Nimbus.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 10,714,928
Posted By Mach Z
Since we are off topic... plus 1 on this...

Since we are off topic... plus 1 on this comment. I think the swing-arm is twisted at the very least.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
Always liked the lines of those VT500's. I've...

Always liked the lines of those VT500's. I've never ridden one but would buy one just 'cause they're so damn pretty!
Bubba Chicken, I think they were only made two years '83 & '84. Correct me if...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mach Z
I've heard that MEK (NOT MEKP!) will dissolve...

I've heard that MEK (NOT MEKP!) will dissolve Kreeme but have not attempted that technique myself. Perhaps paint stripper will as well. Kreeme is garbage IMHO. POR15 is the way to go! If you don't...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16,978
Views: 10,714,928
Posted By Mach Z
Thanks for Gilera Girl. She is the racy-est!

Thanks for Gilera Girl. She is the racy-est!
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,789
Views: 3,616,134
Posted By Mach Z
Munch 3

OK, what is the story with this Munch 3? Is that a one-off?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By Mach Z
Until I sold my H2B 18 months ago, it got stored...

Until I sold my H2B 18 months ago, it got stored (when not insured) in the dining room. As previously mentioned, a nice board as a pedestal adds a touch of class. I routed the edges and...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
Great vid! Neat machine.

Great vid! Neat machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
You really gotta stretch the legs on that thing...

You really gotta stretch the legs on that thing once in a while! That poor thing, bordering on bike abuse, is there a hotline for that?!
Have you owned it since new? I had an RZ500 way back when...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-28-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
A few pics from the local swap meet Tsawwassen BC Canada

The parking lot is where the cool stuff is!
Check out the mileage on the RZ350!
One of the two '73 Z1's only had 8500 miles indicated and looked like original paint.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-26-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
Good to hear it's my ear out of cal, old age I...

Good to hear it's my ear out of cal, old age I guess! I meant it sounded more like 6000... What did you use as a donor bike? I am thinking of doing a similar suspension/brake/wheel swap on a '78...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8,531
Views: 3,444,653
Posted By Mach Z
Nice ride! I like the suspension mods. Love the...

Nice ride! I like the suspension mods. Love the old 2 strokes, long time H2 guy. Have you checked your tach calibration? It sounds like it's about 1500 low when reading 7500. Then again, my ear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,394
Views: 616,724
Posted By Mach Z
My poor mans laminar flow high screen mod to the...

My poor mans laminar flow high screen mod to the stock w/s. Used a bit of screen from a previously crashed GS.

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/F800GS%20Pics/100_3512.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 44,145
Posted By Mach Z
Heat shrink does a clean job... ...

Heat shrink does a clean job...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/100_3503.jpg

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/100_3506.jpg
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