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Forum: 2 smokers Yesterday, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 1,275
Views: 366,215
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 1,275
Views: 366,215
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 413
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: 413
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: 16,111
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 119
Views: 16,157
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: 119
Views: 16,157
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: 11
Views: 1,180
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: 2,474
Views: 359,801
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: 2,474
Views: 359,801
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: 2,474
Views: 359,801
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: 2,474
Views: 359,801
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: 16,861
Views: 10,461,441
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: 9,012
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: 201,487
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: 16,861
Views: 10,461,441
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: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
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: 1,128
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: 16,861
Views: 10,461,441
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: 7,596
Views: 3,558,122
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: 821
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: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
Posted By Mach Z
Great vid! Neat machine.

Great vid! Neat machine.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
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: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
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: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
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: 8,477
Views: 3,394,951
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: 1,388
Views: 605,906
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: 43,613
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
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By Mach Z
The HDB set-up... ...

The HDB set-up...

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/F800GS%20Pics/100_3502.jpg (http://s1129.photobucket.com/user/MachZ74/media/F800GS%20Pics/100_3502.jpg.html)
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mach Z
Here's some pics. That'll save a couple thousand...

Here's some pics. That'll save a couple thousand words!

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/100_3510.jpg

http://i1129.photobucket.com/albums/m511/MachZ74/100_3511.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By Mach Z
Meritlane, I have installed the Suburban...

Meritlane, I have installed the Suburban Machinery pegs and have put maybe 300km on them. The 1 1/2" drop makes all the difference. Personally I would not hesitate to go another 1/2", especially...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16,861
Views: 10,461,441
Posted By Mach Z
I'd give my left one for that....

I'd give my left one for that....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 43,613
Posted By Mach Z
The problem is not so much the hole to pass the...

The problem is not so much the hole to pass the wires through but that the stock tube assembly has a channel built in for the wire allowance within the cam. This extra wire is required to allow the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-27-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 16,861
Views: 10,461,441
Posted By Mach Z
"This picture makes me smile... :d" Ya, it's...

"This picture makes me smile... :d"

Ya, it's been my wallpaper for a couple of weeks now.
There must be a story there...
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