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  1. Hurco550

    Cheap n Easy Wire Brush

    There is no Wizardry or magic craft involved with this little hack, but I have found it to be and economical and effective way to clean hard to reach areas on castings. Total cost for this brush was $1.24 (before tax) and both pieces came from the small local hardware store. A 1 foot length of...
  2. Hurco550

    Do the Ton, On the Dirt. A tale of a cafe enthusiast finding dual sport fun.

    Will it do the ton on the dirt? I don't know, but at full bore it sure feels like it. Chapter One: The Pig I caught the dual sport bug after a trip to spring thaw a few years ago (2017 iirc) and saw the "dirt bike" gang come back to the cabin tired, sore, muddy... and grinning from ear to...
  3. Hurco550

    1971 Honda SL70 Barber Small Bore Bike

    A while back I picked up this 1971 SL70 for next to nothing. I didn't have any immediate plans for it, and it had kinda got shoe horned into a display piece in the basement until its place in the project list came up. Down the road, I was hoping my son would end up with it as his first "big"...
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    XS850 special: the Irish Mobster flip

    Ah, the cafe racer. I joined this forum back in 2012 with a cafe project in my sights (cb550). I have been active ever since, but much to my shame and embarrassment, I have never actually completed a cafe or even a cafe style bike. For shame I know. I've been distracted by all manner and style...
  5. Hurco550

    Swamp Donkey 2.0 Fat Tire Bikes Make the Rockin World Go Round'

    As some of you know, the first iteration of the fat tire swamp donkey built from a krusty tw200 and bw200 parts went to live out its days under the slaving hand of Deviant1 as a Gulf Shores Beach cruiser. If anyone wants to catch up on that build, its here...
  6. Hurco550

    Has anyone heard from grcamna5 lately?

    I used to talk to grcamna5 (Bill) a good bit and he posted quite a lot on here. He hasn't been on here for a while and his phone number has changed from the one i have. Long story short, i came across a carb during my house/shop move that i think is his that i was doing some machining on. Id...
  7. Hurco550

    2019 Distinguished Gentlemans Ride **POST PICS HERE**

    Another DGR in the books. I took part in the Columbus OH ride and it was great as usual. Well organized and well attended. I believe there were around 150 registered riders. My 1976 BMW R90/6 took me the 200 mile round trip like a champ (as always) and I got to see Ed Rusnak and his wife and see...
  8. Hurco550

    Let's see the non work-space hangouts

    My wife gave me full rule over our new basement and today I finally got a little time to decorate. The SL70 gets to live in the basement until its number comes up in the project line. So let's see it, the man cave, the study, whatever you want to call it. Where is your little corner of your...
  9. Hurco550

    "A Bird in the Hand" take 2. DR650 Deadtail Bobber

    So, a while back I started on an xr600 based hardtail bobber. After thoroughly looking over the frame and power plant, I decided to go a bit of a different direction. The xr600 threw up a few challenges that wasn't "worth it" to me to work past towards the end goal. The xr is a dry sump motor...
  10. Hurco550

    Hurcos (old) garage

    As some of you may know, my wife and I just bought a couple two car garages, and there is even a house attached to one of them. Today I moved our final belonging out of the old garage at our previous residence and thought y'all would enjoy the picture. I have restored a couple bikes in this...
  11. Hurco550

    Mid Ohio 2019

    Roll call! Who's coming? If you are make sure to stop by and see the dotheton crew at Swap spot EE431. We will have a DTT banner in the tent. Hope to see ya there! Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  12. Hurco550

    Brimms Imports Kenton Ohio.

    Took a ride with the Columbus vintage motorcycle club over to Brimms Imports today. To say that their collection is impressive is an understatement. Lots of Harley stuff, but a nice mix of Japanese, German and British bikes mixed in as well. Its a pair of brothers "private collection" though...
  13. Hurco550

    "bird in the hand" xr500/600 short rake deadtail

    All the cool kids (and Irk Miller) are building hard tail bobbers and choppers, and being a highly impressionable youth I decided that I want a piece of the pie. I had picked up this basket case xr500 a while back with aspirations of taming the single tracks of Georgia with two carbs feeding the...
  14. Hurco550

    1987 XR200R. red dirt redemption

    I snagged this little dirtbike the other day after a bit of Facebook marketplace searching. Mr.E proved his xr200 affectionately named meatwad as a more than capable little trail bike after trying to keep up with him on the Georgia single tracks on my big boned dr650. Irk also got one, and since...
  15. Hurco550

    Best Power Plant for a Budget Drag Bike?

    I've had the desire floating around in the back of my head for a bit (a desire partially dredged back up to the surface by texastars recent drag bike build) to build a simple drag race bike for a few years now. I live within a short driving distance of several 1/8 mile asphalt drag strips and...
  16. Hurco550

    Introducing the newest little dtt'er

    My wife gave birth to our first born today, a little baby boy, Lennon. (Will likely be called Lenny after an old family friend). 7 lbs. 7 oz. 21 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great. Once his little fingers toughen up a bit, he'll be out turning wrenches with dad in the garage :) Sent...
  17. Hurco550

    Single rail trailer for behind the family car.

    So here's the skinny, I live in Ohio, and my wife is from Georgia. We end up down there 6 or so times a year and I like to take a dirt machine down with me as often as I can. That usually means throwing a bike in the old Silver-ay-do and cozying up in the single cab. That was all fine and well...
  18. Hurco550

    Anyone in Ohio wanna meet up/ ride?

    Inviting all central Ohio Riders. Thinking about setting up a Saturday ride down and around southeast Ohio. Its getting to be a nice time of year to ride. I am looking at Saturday September 22. Meet up spot is not set in stone, but I'm thinking somewhere around Columbus/ Dublin would be a good...
  19. Hurco550

    AMA Mid Ohio vintage days July 6-8

    Mid Ohio AMA Vintage July 6-8 Who all is going? A few of my buddies and I are going to have a swap meet spot together. Hit me up and stop by if you want to say Hi. We will have a do the ton banner up in our spot. If you are anywhere close to Mid Ohio you've got to make it a point to be there...
  20. Hurco550

    Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey

    I've long wanted to own a Yamaha tw200, but every time I've found one for sale, people tend to be pretty proud of them and ask what is in my opinion a little bit too much money for a long production run small CC bike. That is until yesterday when my "harmless" daily Facebook Marketplace search...
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