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  1. CafeRacer650

    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    It's been a long time since I posted an update on this project, but it is still active. The delay came from the fact that the bike didn't come with a key. I really had no idea it would be an issue, however it turned out to be a big one. My initial assumption was that I could just take the...
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Ok, I'll go back and take a look at it. Thanks! I've been to several vintage racing events, just spectating, and it looks like a blast! That's a pretty short mod list to be competitive. As much as I want to keep this bike stock, that sounds very tempting. :)
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Thanks for the tip about the frame. I'll look into that. When you say 'rubber carb mount', I'm not sure what you're referring to. Are you referring to the plastic ring under the clamp that clamps the carb body to the little 'intake' piece? How did the 350 compare to the 250 that you had...
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Thanks! Deleting is a strong word, lol. I'm not getting rid of it altogether. I need to clean it, and find a legit filter for it. The one that was jammed into it was not meant for that airbox. I couldn't resist the velocity stack, but I'm not sure I want to use it.
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    UPDATE: I finally completed the carb rebuild. It took 4 days of soaking in parts cleaner, 2 hours in an ultra sonic cleaner, and several part orders from overseas including the choke lever that I didn't know was missing until I was looking through the owners manual. I ended up removing the...
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Thanks all!! Update: Been trying to clean the carbs and prep the tank for cleaning. The carb was really nasty. Several of the jets and hardware were completely glued into the carb housing, so I had to soak it in parts cleaner for 24hr just to get all the parts out of the housing. Once all...
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Small Update: Pulled the tank, battery, and carb. The tanks has a fair amount of rust in it, so that will have to be dealt with. The carb is a mess. The fuel inlet was FULL of a rust/fuel sludge that had almost turned to a solid. Also, the throttle needle slide had seized inside the...
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    I guess I can't make an informed criticism of the bike since I've only recently been aware of it's existence, but I think it's a neat bike. Very light-weight with a low center of gravity. Seating position is really comfortable as well.
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    That's the plan anyway. Even the screws and bolts are pristine... I almost feel guilty taking anything apart. :)
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    1974 Harley Davidson (Aermacchi) Sprint 350SS - 'Barn Find'

    Hello all! It's been a really long time since I've been active on DTT and it's a shame, but I've just had too many projects that have kept we away from my KZ project. Anyway, I'm back and with a new acquisition. A fellow DTT member and good friend recently contacted me about a couple vintage...
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    75 KZ400 Break it Loose!

    Great work, keep it up!!!
  12. CafeRacer650

    79kz650 generic brat motorcycle thing

    That's not a bad idea, thanks!
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    75 KZ400 Break it Loose!

    You can do great things with a little elbow grease. I hand scrubbed and polished an entire KZ650 engine, and it turned out nice. Aside from the tubes of metal cleaner and wire bushes, it was free. I would avoid paint unless you do it professionally, or you're able to cure the paint properly...
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    79kz650 generic brat motorcycle thing

    Great work so far! Love KZ builds. I Look forward to seeing this one when it's done. I was curious on how you're going to handle the rear disc brake. I have the same setup on my KZ650 and I haven't wrapped my head around what to do with it. Leave it, or do some custom setup that moves the...
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    DO THE TON Mama Tried #6! Oct 9-11 2015 in the Dirty Dirty South

    HA! Wow, what a great story! Congrats to you both on your success!!
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    DO THE TON Mama Tried #6! Oct 9-11 2015 in the Dirty Dirty South

    Thanks! I believe one of those pics includes one of your bikes! :) What's the story behind the bike? ...I heard somewhere that it's for Brian Fuller?
  17. CafeRacer650

    Barber 2015

    Since we're posting Britten videos from Barber... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXoEyoFnhcM
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    Where are all the Barber pics?!!?

    Just posted a bunch here http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67571.105 There's a bunch more where that came from.
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    DO THE TON Mama Tried #6! Oct 9-11 2015 in the Dirty Dirty South

    I'm sorry I didn't get to Ace Corner this year. I was following the Brittens around like a puppy following it's owner. Here are some highlights: Evening With Britten:
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