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Old 07-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #31
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which one of you is going to stick a yamaha banshee motor in your bike?
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #32
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I'd give ya 10 for Karma but BP is going to score big with me for ending up with the R5.

You shoulda showed your GF a pic of a creamsickle and white stock R5, this is going to haunt you.


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Old 07-24-2011, 09:30 PM   #33
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i cant wait to see where this is going
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Old 07-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #34
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:07 AM   #35
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I'd give ya 10 for Karma but BP is going to score big with me for ending up with the R5.

You shoulda showed your GF a pic of a creamsickle and white stock R5, this is going to haunt you.


I think it might.
The RD has is in slightly better shape,
and I liked the history that came with it,
but it seems substantially larger/heavier than the r5.
Which isn't really an issue, since it'll go through mucho changes.
After I get it running, lightening it will be one of my first priorities.

I'm anticipating feeling a bit guilty with what I imagine the future holds for the RD.
The R5 is in such a shape, that anything would be an improvement.


Then again, just about every old bike I've owned was from 70-72,
so I'm looking forward to working on something a little younger.
I hardly know a damn thing about disc brakes.

I was completely torn.
So I did exactly what I do when I can't make a decision,
get the girlfriend to tell me what to do



I told myself I was not going to rush this thing.
But I'm jonesing to get it started.
Christ, the tires aren't even dry rotted!
I guess my big question is:
Should I pull the top end and investigate, or are 2 strokes allowed to seize and unseize without much drama?
The PO said it had a seizure in '99 and he put it away. However, the engine turns...

and

Does anybody have pdf manuals for these things?

and

Why does the RD seem so much heftier?
Were there frame changes or something? I could be way off, but it feels like a 50lbs difference between the two.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:17 AM   #36
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:08 AM   #37
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found lots of manuals.

for reference: http://www.aircooledrdclub.co.uk/for...s.asp?TID=8539
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:21 AM   #38
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R5 blog with some info on the side gutter. Links to manuals and such..
http://www.lawrenceotoole.com/r5/arc..._r5archive.htm


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Old 07-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #39
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All right.... FINE...

Another thread I have to suscribe to... See what you make me do!
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:19 AM   #40
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I hope you gents realize that you will be getting updates from this thread
for the next 60 years.


Here's a question for anybody:
Where's the cheapest place to get stuff printed out?
Kinko's, staples, etc...? I just downloaded like 500 pages of info
and I hate more than anything to read long text on the computer.
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:37 AM   #41
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I think you should loose ten points for asking the girlfriend to make a life choice for you especially as we all know this one vital point.....


Drum brakes are cool dude
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:06 AM   #42
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Here's a question for anybody:
Where's the cheapest place to get stuff printed out?
Kinko's, staples, etc...? I just downloaded like 500 pages of info
and I hate more than anything to read long text on the computer.
Hiya Blood,

I think I have a Clymer or Haynes (R5 and RD?) that your's for postage it you don't have one already.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:24 AM   #43
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2 strokes can seize, and unseize with what seems like no drama, but a lot of times, the rings stick in the pistons, so the bikes will not make good compression, i would pull the top end off and check it out. also, crankshaft seals are a likely cause for seizure, and its an absolute bitch to do them. especially the one in between the 2 cylinders, so be ready for that.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:25 AM   #44
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I think you should loose ten points for asking the girlfriend to make a life choice for you especially as we all know this one vital point.....


Drum brakes are cool dude

What can I say? I let her pick out my dog 7 years ago.
She's got good taste.


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Hiya Blood,

I think I have a Clymer or Haynes (R5 adn RD?) that your's for postage it you don't have one already.
20 karma points for solo lobo
pm sent.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:29 AM   #45
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2 strokes can seize, and unseize with what seems like no drama, but a lot of times, the rings stick in the pistons, so the bikes will not make good compression, i would pull the top end off and check it out. also, crankshaft seals are a likely cause for seizure, and its an absolute bitch to do them. especially the one in between the 2 cylinders, so be ready for that.

Going to try and get her started first. I don't mind going through the motor down the line, but there's 150 points up for grabs for the first one who starts their bike.


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