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Offline AimlessMoto

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #30 on: Jun 07, 2017, 17:23:37 »
That and in his RD project it shows a VT license plate... hah.

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #31 on: Jun 07, 2017, 17:35:05 »
That and in his RD project it shows a VT license plate... hah.

No, its just a way to get titles for non titled bikes.  Get a registration in VT (They allow out of state registration and dont issue titles), so then you can take that registration to the local BMV and get a title for it.  Its backwards as shit, but gotta do what you gotta do

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #32 on: Jun 07, 2017, 20:58:19 »
In MA they do that too. I can title any bike before 1989 no questions asked.

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #33 on: Jun 07, 2017, 22:16:39 »
In MA they do that too. I can title any bike before 1989 no questions asked.

But do they let someone who doesn't have residence in the state do it? Indiana has gotten extremely strict.


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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #34 on: Jun 07, 2017, 22:42:14 »
Why not just send those cylinders to bore tech in Ohio? They specialize in vintage stuff, 2 stroke stuff and vintage race stuff. They can bore and provide piston brands of your choice. I'd be weary of handing off vintage 2 stroke stuff to a machinist. I'm not saying that he isn't great at what he does but I'd like the peace of mind that it is correctly done for that particular motorcycle. It's only $65-70 a hole plus shipping and they have a very quick turn around. They won't collect dust on a shelf.

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #35 on: Jun 08, 2017, 10:53:23 »
Why not just send those cylinders to bore tech in Ohio? They specialize in vintage stuff, 2 stroke stuff and vintage race stuff. They can bore and provide piston brands of your choice. I'd be weary of handing off vintage 2 stroke stuff to a machinist. I'm not saying that he isn't great at what he does but I'd like the peace of mind that it is correctly done for that particular motorcycle. It's only $65-70 a hole plus shipping and they have a very quick turn around. They won't collect dust on a shelf.

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Thats pricy

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #36 on: Jun 08, 2017, 12:20:28 »
What's the going rate in your area?

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #37 on: Jun 08, 2017, 12:36:32 »
50 a hole up here in kanukistan
So like 35 USD


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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #38 on: Jun 09, 2017, 00:40:26 »
Things are getting serious...

Rolling chassis completely cleaned and degreased. Engine ready to be halved. Another go with my new bore gage found the left cyl is .16mm over from top to bottom... the right is dead-nuts 65mm. Still gonna rebore.

Gotta play with the electrical too. Lots to clean up!

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Re: RD400 - Back from the Dead
« Reply #39 on: Jun 09, 2017, 13:31:52 »
Great build diary, will keep an eye on this.

What's the process with boiling gunked up carbs in lemon juice, are there any don'ts when doing this? Time/temperature etc?


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