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  1. irk miller

    Project "Caroline" CB350four And so it begins!

    Curious if we know anyone that bought a stupid amount of CB550 engines to try to build one bike.
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    1982 CB750F... The resto-not

    I do like wozza described, but I use a wood block to tap them in. The cutoff handle end from a baseball bat is a good tool for this exercise. I hit with the end of the bat to the race. That said, I've also done this with a chunk of 2x4, harwood plywood and a piece of 4x4.
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    ZX10r Fork Swap onto Virago Help

    I did a similar thing to put a TL1000r front end on my BMW R100/7, but machined the two pieces of stem to be press fit, then welded them up.
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    DO THE TON BIKE OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY 2020 - NOMINATIONS OPEN!

    My 550 isn't done. No side covers yet and I haven't made the seat cover. Plus I blew the clutch raising hell in my neighborhood on it's maiden voyage. I suspect this will be my only shot at a nomination, but i think it should at least have a seat cover. LOL . Granted, there is no way in hell...
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    CB360's-from build to blog - 2013, MDS (Mo Dumb Shit)

    I would question the "girls are easier" theory. My 7-year-old has been pretty smooth raising, but my 5-year-old is a terror. LOL. Guess who's turning out to be like dad?
  6. irk miller

    Hey everyone!

    Welcome. Love that 550.
  7. irk miller

    '77 BMW R100S - Refresh

    You're right. Red is faster.
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    1978 CB550 Pieces/Parts Hellride

    Finally got it out for a ride and basically blew the clutch. [emoji23] Needs heavier springs. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
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    Honda Hornet 599 Retro-Mod

    Love this plan.
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    ZX10r Fork Swap onto Virago Help

    Are the stems the same length? A shorter stem will move the clamping location for your fork legs. If they're tapered, or stepped, you won't be able to use the ZX6r stem with the ZX10r front end. What is the ZX10r stem length compared to the Virago? You may need spacers to make it work...
  11. irk miller

    Yamaha TW200.. the swamp donkey

    Looks like you're really enjoying those trees. ;)
  12. irk miller

    1970 CB350 Spring Thaw Hellride

    Took a chance on a front fender listed on EBay as a YR1. It’s close, but I don’t think it’s actually it. Close, but not quite right for YR1. Regardless, with a little work, I think the fender will fit. Whether the fender braces stay remains to be seen. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
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    1978 CB550 Pieces/Parts Hellride

    That's what this is. It's not a perfect fit, though, since my 650 has two bottom case bolt locations that interfere. I'm still working out fitment.
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    1978 CB550 Pieces/Parts Hellride

    Got the engine back together and added an oil cooler. Using a filter housing from a 550. Mocking up where the cooler goes. I’ll need to weld a bung and two hooks to set it right. Ready to fill it with oil and fire it up. Sent from my iPhone using DO THE TON
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    1982 Honda FT500 Cruel Sport Hellride

    Pulled the clutch cover to find the likely reason why the PO parked it. The counterbalance chain is laying on the bottom of the case... I’ve been digging around for what it takes to add the XR500r kickstart. It doesn’t seem too complicated. My clutch cover has a freeze plug where the shaft...
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    Pinch off another loaf

    There was a time I had like 5 spare sets of GL carbs. I don't remember ever selling any, so I may still have them.
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    who do you use for insurance?

    I use whoever is cheapest for the locale. In Philly, I got the best prices through Liberty Mutual when I worked at Temple University. After I left that job, I switched to Allstate because they insured my house and everything else, so the wheeled stuff was discounted. Here in Georgia, i'm with...
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    Thingy that sits under my coils

    Could it be for a passing light?
  19. irk miller

    Swamp Donkey 2.0 The BW200/XR400 Makes the Rockin World Go Round'

    I believe those arrows are trying to tell you something. #sendit
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