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  1. MotorbikeBruno

    Electric motorcycle

    Anything with a light frame setup would be a good idea too. Weight is the enemy of the electric motorcycle. More weight = more battery needed to get good distances, which = more weight and so forth....although batteries have come VERY far, the good ones cost you as much if not more than the...
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    68 Yamaha YDS5-E

    Nixoid, I just picked up a 1967 YDS5 myself. It had a Bikemaster TruGel battery in it. MG14B-4 I have a manual but it's for the YDS3 and other models so I can't be of much more help. Since the OP is likely no longer around, and you brought this to the top of the list, hopefully it will...
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    Cb350 stripped spark plug hole, use one size bigger plug?

    If the threads are .75 inches (3/4 of an inch) as I stated above in my post...then you have to get something slightly shorter than that per your post #9 above. As Teazer is saying, read everything that has been said, it's all in there for you. I even gave it to you in millimeters just in case...
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    Cb350 stripped spark plug hole, use one size bigger plug?

    How bad are the spark plug threads? Missing altogether? Totally effed or just can't get a plug in straight? I've had success with this amazing Backtap...
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    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Fantastic! 8) 8) 8) 8)
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    2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

    Oh, rock on. For some reason I thought I read something about replacing an overflow tube during the carb vent discussion. Disregard my comment :P Carry on man!
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    2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

    Also, I'm not sure you want to remove the overflow tube and re-fit. They should be press-fitted into the bowl, which makes them likely to crack over the years of vibration. Just use MECHANICAL solder versus electrical solder, with some flux and they'll fix the cracks. I have to solder about...
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    Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing

    That pearl is beautiful. Either way it's one hell of a neat build. Love the skill and detail.
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    2x stroke street tracker - project coming together slowly.

    Sweet project. Just found it due to your lovely Brembo post above :) Can't wait to see this beast when you get her done.
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    Uncle Ernie's Inspirational Pics

    It was the Russian girl who passed. :'( Silvia looks very similar with a helmet on.
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    Out in a field Build ... XS 500 The Sock Monkey ( Finished pics ,video, )

    Open the drain screws on each carb and see which float/s may be stuck. Odd though,as all 4 would have to be stuck if fuel wasn't going in. (or 3 are full and the 4th is stuck) Could also be the gas tank vent. If clogged it acts like a pop bottle when you drink fast and don't let any air in...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    Nah, there's methods. I can pull them in about 10 minutes. Feel free to PM me if you want the nitty gritty on pulling and reinstalling them. I don't use the "ratchet strap" method. Also, when you go through them, the emulsion tubes are different front/rear, main jets MIGHT be different...
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    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Rock on, I'll see what's in mine currently and switch them up. Thanks for the info. I do love Z1 :)
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    saving a 1980 KZ750 twin

    Doc, where did you find the new ones? I've had the same nagging issue on mine...too rich one day, too lean after the next change...made me so nuts I put her away for a while....
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    1976 CB550F "Barn Find"

    Yeah, this is where you come into modifying the harness, or seeing if Sparck Moto could help you out. http://www.sparckmoto.com/ <---Matt is from here (DTT), cool guy. But otherwise, just wrap it nice and tie it out of the way like Ninja just said ^^^ You need to RIDE that mofo this season...
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    1976 CB550F "Barn Find"

    Wiring comes out of the headlight bucket and wraps around the left side of the frame, under the gas tank mount past the coils down the backbone and then splits off to all of the places in the rear of the bike mainly staying on the left side from what I remember. The points wires and rear brake...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    Good stuff. I ordered it with the case and magnet + some of the 5 and 6 mm adapters. Figured go big or go home. 6 is the way to go for me too, I see a few valks a year and boy do they run smooth when you balance them out. Thanks for showing us that it existed. I've been waiting for an...
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    Post a pic of your latest purchase

    Dude, I'm jealous. Easy to use? EDIT: I just bought one. I don't work on a ton of valks, but for a few extra bucks, the 6 position version is worth it for me. Good find sir!
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