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Old 08-22-2013, 07:05 AM   #24856
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You are correct and that is my fear at the moment. I seem to have gas from the ejector (hooked up to tank and turned on so I saw gas spray into the throttle body). I have spark at the plug. Timing hasn't changed. It turns over way to easy. I suspect I have no or not enough compression. Could be total ruined top end BUT I have had this happen before and Im hoping some trash is holding open one of the intake valves.

I'm going to finish reinstall everything today and pull the sucker with the truck and see if that clears the head. If not I guess I take it down all the way and inspect cylinder.

This reminds me of old racing days .... ruin the bike on Sunday and rebuild Monday through Friday...

Thanks for all the concerns folks.


Hope it works out for you..
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #24857
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You are correct and that is my fear at the moment. I seem to have gas from the ejector (hooked up to tank and turned on so I saw gas spray into the throttle body). I have spark at the plug. Timing hasn't changed. It turns over way to easy. I suspect I have no or not enough compression. Could be total ruined top end BUT I have had this happen before and Im hoping some trash is holding open one of the intake valves.

I'm going to finish reinstall everything today and pull the sucker with the truck and see if that clears the head. If not I guess I take it down all the way and inspect cylinder.

This reminds me of old racing days .... ruin the bike on Sunday and rebuild Monday through Friday...

Thanks for all the concerns folks.
Well, a new top end would be the least of my worries. That's an easy fix. My main concern would be the crank bearings. Guess the only way to know will be once you get it running and up to temp with high RPM's. I feel for ya, Vico. If it IS the top end, given what happened, I would go ahead and split the cases for a rebuild.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:21 PM   #24858
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Sorry VIC!

That sucks bro I have drowned a few dirt bikes in my day but not for that long of time. When will you be able to ride again? Hopefully by Veterans Day weekend? Speaking of that are there any rides planned soon. I still haven't been out to Eglin range yet but have the pass and a GPS.
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Old 08-22-2013, 01:31 PM   #24859
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You are correct and that is my fear at the moment. I seem to have gas from the ejector (hooked up to tank and turned on so I saw gas spray into the throttle body). I have spark at the plug. Timing hasn't changed. It turns over way to easy. I suspect I have no or not enough compression. Could be total ruined top end BUT I have had this happen before and Im hoping some trash is holding open one of the intake valves.

I'm going to finish reinstall everything today and pull the sucker with the truck and see if that clears the head. If not I guess I take it down all the way and inspect cylinder.

This reminds me of old racing days .... ruin the bike on Sunday and rebuild Monday through Friday...

Thanks for all the concerns folks.
Vic, Sorry to hear about your scooter being under the weather! Hopefully you can find the problem soon. At least it's not during prime riding season; which is around the corner. Let me know if I can help?
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:17 PM   #24860
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Thanks again guys for the concern.

Latest update. Phil came by and we pulled it behind truck. Scary. It finally started and ran for awhile and then I turned it of and it restarted. Yea. I was relieved.

Will not start now. Same thing. I worked on it some more and Phil will help me pull it tomorrow one more time. If that doesn't work I just tear it down.

At least I am part of the learning curve for the new 500.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #24861
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my brand new 1972 Rickman 6 Day with 125cc Zundapp engine.


Mad, my buddy Mitch Lowery had one of those new......u know him? You remember Boneshaker?
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #24862
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #24863
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Thanks again guys for the concern.

Latest update. Phil came by and we pulled it behind truck. Scary. It finally started and ran for awhile and then I turned it of and it restarted. Yea. I was relieved.

Will not start now. Same thing. I worked on it some more and Phil will help me pull it tomorrow one more time. If that doesn't work I just tear it down.
Crossin my fingers for ya Maestro!
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:10 AM   #24864
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Mitch & Jimmy

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Absolutely!
Bone shaker, Strawberry Hill , Sanders Beach, Indian Mound, Sun City ,,,,,on and on man!
Michel was one of the Kings of the Brentwood Junior High claypit along with Jimmy Fitzgerald.
Mitchels Rickman was a 73 (red) and my 72 was blue.
Fenders and side panels were Fiberglas with the toughness of a gram cracker.
Grabbed this image off the interwebs:
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Mine looked that good or better.

Piston port engine before the days of reed valve and my Rickman had 2 and sometimes 3 neutrals.

We bought them from Cycle Rip-off (World) where Sandy Sansing BMW is now from sales manager Bill Armstrong. Brand new, mine set me back $825 tax, tag dealer prep and Full Bore tires.
What a piece of crap that motorcycle was.
Thanks for reminding me.

Good times in that claypit with Mitch, Jimmy and Fernando with his brother Herashio (spelling) .
Madhouse my first race on my '74 Elsinore CR125 was against Mitch & Jimmy at a track in Geneva, AL. I got 4th & was proud. I bought the Honda from Spotswood Honda in Mobile Al. about a week or so b4 that race. Paid $725 for it. I've got some pix I'll try to post of that race. Great memories, and fun times.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:20 AM   #24865
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Post em up!
You did damn good hanging with Mitch and Jimmy,,,,,Damn good!


This was taken at the claypit near the Gulf Power Plant Crist.





May as well throw in a couple more of the Can Am there.





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It was fun to see how you stacked up against others racing but exploring was always more fun to me.




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Old 08-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #24866
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More old photos from 40 years ago

Here's one you've seen before: circa 1969 clay pit in Mobile
125cc Sachs Im about 22.



This is about 1972 on a Yam 360MX in Wild Acres MX in Mobile. I use to have a knack for being in front way back then...

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Old 08-23-2013, 06:37 AM   #24867
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Absolutely!
Bone shaker, Strawberry Hill , Sanders Beach, Indian Mound, Sun City ,,,,,on and on man!
I remember Bone Shaker, Strawberry Hill, and Indian Mound in Pcola but not the others. We had Wild Acres and several others in Mobile which I cannot remember their names.... anyone else? I left the area in 1973 and headed to Tenn and then Texas but that's another story...that involves Bultacos and Huskys.

Yes we were all very busy making memories and we didn't even know it.

Waiting on Phil to come by for one more pull before complete tear down. Wife refuses to be a part of pulling me with truck...

We will see....
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:55 AM   #24868
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Waiting on Phil to come by for one more pull before complete tear down. Wife refuses to be a part of pulling me with truck...

We will see....
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Please tell her I said that!

Enjoying the old pictures and stories. If this keeps up I've got one or two to tell.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #24869
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I remember Bone Shaker, Strawberry Hill, and Indian Mound in Pcola but not the others. We had Wild Acres and several others in Mobile which I cannot remember their names.... anyone else? I left the area in 1973 and headed to Tenn and then Texas but that's another story...that involves Bultacos and Huskys.

Yes we were all very busy making memories and we didn't even know it.

Waiting on Phil to come by for one more pull before complete tear down. Wife refuses to be a part of pulling me with truck...

We will see....
Vic, it's got to be in the FI somewhere. What about those small micron filters that are in there in several places??
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #24870
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This was taken at the claypit near the Gulf Power Plant Crist.
Gulf power pit was where John & I learned to ride. We could ride there from the house through the woods. We have been riding dirt bikes together for 40 years I should get a medal or sumthin
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