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Old 04-24-2010, 06:37 PM   #61
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sexy sexy sexy...

Were were ya at?? A swap meet?
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:03 PM   #62
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sexy sexy sexy...

Were were ya at?? A swap meet?
Kinda, AHRMA races at Willow Springs California. Lots 'O stuff for sale, but not a formal swap meet.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:52 PM   #63
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Back home and trying to stay warm!!
The donor engine is coming out of the frame now that the pipe is built. I really like the job that Avery did. He re-worked the footpeg bar so that the pipe tucks up real close to the engine.

While in the "Sunny Southland", I met up with a couple of Yamaha Enduro forum members. One had foam, the other, a reproduction seat cover. The seat will be back together in a short time.

While at the AHRMA races last weekend at Willow Springs, I found a used Akront shouldered 18" rim. I've always been a big fan of these and since the stock steel rims on the bike are so rusty that the chrome is peeling off, I figured I'd splurge and go for good looks and lightweight. Now to find a 19" for the front.

More to come...
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:08 PM   #64
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Back home and trying to stay warm!!
The donor engine is coming out of the frame now that the pipe is built. I really like the job that Avery did. He re-worked the footpeg bar so that the pipe tucks up real close to the engine.

While in the "Sunny Southland", I met up with a couple of Yamaha Enduro forum members. One had foam, the other, a reproduction seat cover. The seat will be back together in a short time.

While at the AHRMA races last weekend at Willow Springs, I found a used Akront shouldered 18" rim. I've always been a big fan of these and since the stock steel rims on the bike are so rusty that the chrome is peeling off, I figured I'd splurge and go for good looks and lightweight. Now to find a 19" for the front.

More to come...

That pipe kicks ass!!! Nice work.... Got mine on the ground this week.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:58 PM   #65
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Got mine on the ground this week.
Looks Great!! Can't wait to pitch mine into the first corner...
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:15 PM   #66
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I love this thread! Keep it up man!
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #67
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Still waiting for the cylinder to return with the re-plated bore.
Spent several days taking wheels apart and scrubbing crap off the hubs and spokes. Nothing photo worthy!!
While in CalEfornia, I visited Dennis Kanegae who I worked with at Yamaha International. Several years ago, I went a little nuts and sold a lot of my old motorcycle riding gear, an old wool Bell helmet jacket, Bell helmet gear bag and so on... I had talked to Dennis on the phone and he asked if I still had my Ken Maely boots and steel shoe. When I told him I did, he immediately wanted to buy them. I was in the selling mode and said "What the heck".
Before I shipped them off to their new home, I thought I'd try them on one last time. I last used them during the 1975 half mile season at Ascot, and rode the Dirt Digger's Dinosaur TT at Perris in 1977 without the steel shoe.
To my surprise, I could not get my feet in the boots! I long ago outgrew my leathers, but boots!!??
Fast forward to the last week in April and my visit to Denny's home. Dennis says that they really belong to me and I should have them. He took the boots to a shop and tried to have them stretched to fit his foot. No Go!!
I got home and last night thought, "What the heck" and tried them on....
They fit!! Thanks for takin them to the cobbler Denny!!!
Oiled em up real good and their ready for the Spokane shorttrack if I ever get the bike back together!!

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Old 05-05-2010, 10:03 PM   #68
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cool old mailey boots..one of my speedway buddies still races in a pair and mailey shoe of course..original mailey shoes are great..much better then the pre stamped stuff you can buy now a days for Daytona Speedway boots.
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After a lot of scrubbing and polishing, the rear wheel came together today!! It's been about 37 years since I laced up a wheel. I forgot a few things and had to start over once, but got it done in about 3 hours.
Heading to McCall Monday to have the crankshaft rebuilt. That's one thing I never learned to do.

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cool old mailey boots..one of my speedway buddies still races in a pair and mailey shoe of course..original mailey shoes are great..much better then the pre stamped stuff you can buy now a days for Daytona Speedway boots.
Thanks Jeff!! Ken was one of the "REAL" motorcycle guys.
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oops Maely..it must have been late last night
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #72
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MO Traction!!

This is getting to be fun now!! Rainy day in North Idaho, but I spent the time going through the carburetor. Figured that since the rear wheel was done, what the Hell!! I'm gonna see what the Dunlop K180 looks like on that Akront rim. It'll be interesting to see if the DT1 can spin this up real good at the Spokane shorttrack races!!

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Old 05-12-2010, 05:44 PM   #73
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The GYT cylinder has been re-habbed with a Nikasil job done by Millennium Technologies. The photo doesn't do the quality of the work justice.


When I moved north, I lost the abillity to drive 15 minutes to one of the best machinists I've ever known. Road trip time!! Greg rebuilt the crank and repaired the buggered up mag end of the crank. Someone had beaten the carp out of the crank trying to get it out of the cases(??). I tried to file it back to a round end and chased the threads. All I managed to do was make the threads thinner and weaker. Greg laid a weld over the damaged threads and cut new ones.
The rod that was on the crank was possibly the original. I feel a lot better having the slotted 431 rod in the motor.

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Old 05-17-2010, 07:56 PM   #74
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Actually, it's a 1968...

Front wheel time. This thing was just so crapped up, it had to be redone!!
Oh, I better mention again, I"M A CHEAP ASS!!! I'm reusing as much stuff as I can.


The spokes and nipples had 42 years of crap on them...




Since I finally found a 19" shouldered Akront and was the high bidder on Ebay, I had to clean everything up to be as shiney as this beauty!!



My way of saving $35 bucks + shipping "IF" I won the auction on Ebay for the NOS set of front spokes... Ah hell, it only took 2 hours!



So the nipples are in the tumbler and should be clean by morning.
Tomorrow is wheel building day!
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:16 AM   #75
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Nice work!
Been following this thread with interest.

I have a question for anyone that has worked on restoring these bikes.
My buddy has a CT1 175 (and a 250, I think) and is looking for a source of tires that would be close to original.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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