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    New ST ace 50cc

    Yamaha used to restrict the PW 50 by putting a restrictive washer in the exhaust port. You just had to unbolt the exhaust, remove the washer and bolt it back up. A 5 minute job. Have you checked the exhaust?
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    I will trust your sense of the aesthetic, but for me, the usd forks push the front into a little more modern look and the twin shock rear looks a little more old school. The chrome shocks don't help. I am sure it will look cool when you get it together.
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    Not to be critical, but the usd forks don't look like they belong with the twin rear shocks, to me. Maybe a monoshock aluminum swingarm from an IT or YZ could work.
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    A bit of a change.

    I have a spare set of stock XS 650 carbs you can have. I am pretty sure the diaphragms are still good in them. I'll have to dig them out of my carburetor tub and take a look. They are yours if you want them.
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    I think a 90 out of the pump and a bump on the cover over it would look great, very custom. Casting a new cover or making one out of CF would look very good. Maybe even make the cover be the 90 and just fit an o-ring to the stub left on the pump.
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    For the outlet that come out of the center, could you 90 right as it exits the pump and bring it out parallel to the other one? Maybe you could keep it all under the cover or put a small pump out in the cover.
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    CB450 front drum conversion

    While I hate to disagree with Teazer, for a street bike I believe that a well set up drum will more than equal the stopping power of the crappy Honda single piston stock brake. The key is that the drum is well set up, which is not as easy as just bolting on a used front wheel. I have raced on...
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    VM24's too rich

    I have questions whether the vm24 is even close to being big enough for a 360. General consensus is that the 350/360 needs to have 28 to 30 mm slide needle carbs. I have not heard of anyone going as small as a 24 on one. I also doubt that there are jetting specs for a 24 on a 360, so wonder if a...
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    Project resurrection

    Why are you planning to rebuild the engine?
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    CB350 ground up build

    Good luck on your business venture.
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    Honda Shadow 750

    Oh My, I hadn't seen that the top mount of the shock was actually bolted in there!!! That is so totally wrong, that it will not work, at all!!! You have to mount the top of the shock higher on the frame so the shock compresses not pivots.
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Well, if it gets finished in the foreseeable future, it will have been a quicker build than my 2 FZ600s, my Ironhead Sportster or my SV650 projects. Not to mention the CB350, XL500, Seca550 and the 3rd FZ600 which haven't really started as projects, so they don't really count yet.
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    Quickie VF400 Street Tracker

    Looking good, but, I am not sure it counts as a "quickie" anymore.
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    Honda Shadow 750

    I assume the top mount of the shock is not yet in place. With that, by eyeball measurement, the fork has too much rake and the swingarm is too flat. If you place the top shock mount so the swingarm has about 10 - 12 degrees of down angle, you will end up with a steeper steering head and more...
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    BSA Lightning Bobber

    Thinking way back to when I worked in a shop that worked on those things, if you put an A-10 crank in A65 cases with 441 Victor pistons, you end up with a long stroke 850. It would have good torque but not many RPM and still hold together. Either smallish carbs or a single carb head would work...
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    FZ600 vintage race bike

    I don't have a white fender, only black and red. I will be adding lowers to the fairing and they will be going red and white, also.
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    I think I'd cut off the sidestand mount, install the pipes and then put a sidestand back on where it fits. I know that you can lever an RD400 off its wheels by dragging the pipes and then you crash in turn 4 at Brainerd. After that the bike will catch on fire, but it is OK since it is your...
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    FZ600 vintage race bike

    Here is how it currently sits. I still have a few items on the punch list until it is ready to be on the track, then I have an additional list of things I will do in the future just to make it better. For now, it needs an oil and filter change since I have had the bike for over 10 years and...
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    1975 Yamaha RD350(LC) Preservation-mod Hellride

    Shock length, angle and swingarm angle look about right to me. Those wheels do look good and if you don't plan on racing it, you can get good enough tires in those sizes. Even for a track day, Bridgestone BT45s would work and I think you can get those in the sizes for those wheels. I would go...
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    FZ600 vintage race bike

    A bunch of other stuff around the house got in the way, but I have made some progress on the FZ. I got the CBR900RR shock swapped out from my other spare bike, so it is good to go. I also finally got my wiring figured out as I totally stripped the stock harness and have only the essentials for...
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