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    Fuel Tank Safety Foam

    I started looking at fuel tank safety foam again after a previous post here and wondered how many people use it, their experience with it, etc. etc. etc. I was going to post a few comments on its use, but intended post ended up being a bit wordy so I thought maybe I'd listen first and post...
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    Ignition Advance

    Richard, You are the bomb like always, sharing your info with the less intelligent. There is a lot - and I mean "a lot" of info in your response, which folks should read, re-read and ruminate on. I'm running a little more compression than stock, cam pretty much stock, will try to pin the advance...
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    Ignition Advance

    Hi all, Posted something similar on the VRRA website but seeing as a lot of you don't go there, well, here ya go... Was ****ing around with one of my 175 Honda twins today, checking the ignition and the advance, blah blah blah. Anyway, my understanding of the ignition advance on the bike is that...
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    AdvCo’s Yard Sale

    Let me know what it would cost to ship to Canada, postal code L7G 4K2, for the curved intake manifold and the spokes. If it isn't too much, consider them sold. I gather you do paypal? Let me know. Thanks, Pat
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    Post a pic of your motorcycle as it sits

    OUTSTANDING, RICHARD! Keep us posted. Pat
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    Uncle Ernie's Inspirational Pics

    Indeed, that is Kathleen. Photo was probably taken in 1985, when she was riding a RZ500 Yamaha V4. She raced with Toni Sharpless in Japan - I think it was a Yamaha factory ride but after all these years, I just can't remember. They got more press time over there than the next 10 riders put...
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    2019 CVMG Paris - swap and show

    I'll be there for Friday and Saturday, have had my booth space reserved since early January. Will be selling miscellaneous bike bits from the '50's, '60's, '70's and even some late model stuff (from the '80's LOL). May have a few bits of new fiberglass, possibly some peel'n'stick racer seat...
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    1968 Suzuki T500 Cobra

    Hi Matt, What Teazer is talking about is a propensity for the Cobra front brake drum casting to crack. Usually a good visual inspection will reveal any cracks, but a dye penetrant test might be a good idea if you see any suspicious areas. Don't confuse "chill cracks" with an actual crack in the...
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    Tester Needed for New 6V Regulator/Rectifier

    Hi Matt, Would it be compatible with 1972 CD175 electrics (6 volt)? Don't know how different the charging systems are between it and the CM185 / 200's. How many miles would you like me to ride and do I do any data collection for you - voltage, amperage, whatever? BTW, I'm running a little...
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    Yamaha DT2 Build - Smoke if you got 'em...

    Hey Matt, The decompressor aka "deke" looks to be aftermarket - maybe a Yamaha accessory. The DT's came with the head already tapped (and with an aluminum "plug" in it) for either a second spark plug or a deke. A deke really helps slow down a two stroke - especially when those skinny ass old...
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    1997 Ducati 900ss

    Was it prepreg, wet lay up vacuum bag or contact moulded? Have a yard or so of either Thorstrand or texallium drygoods in storage, don't have a project on the go that would suit it but you never know. We used it for lightning strike protection on composite aircraft, still makes a neat bike part...
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    87 Cents

    87 CENTS I was told this story by a friend of a friend of someone I know, probably 5 years ago. I have no reason to doubt the facts as stated and if anything, I think it is more pertinent today than ever. I live in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada area – a big city with big city problems. Homeless...
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    1977 BMW R100/7 Sarcoplasmic Cow Hellride

    Exceptionally nice work and good on you to spread the info around - particularly about the foam casting. An educated fabricator is a better fabricator IMHO. If any of the DTT'ers in the Toronto area want to try using plaster or mouldable foams, go to Sculpture Supply Canada (345 Munster Avenue)...
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    1977 BMW R100/7 Sarcoplasmic Cow Hellride

    Not wishing to be a thread robber, but just wanted to say +1 on using plaster for your mould. It's perfect for the hobbyist - non-toxic, cheap, quick cure, little or no odor but just watch the exotherm (heat of hydration) during the plaster hardening process with some types of plaster. Back in...
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    SR500 RACE BIKE - Tracy body kit - Survivor - Ohio

    Digging back through the cobwebs of my mind, the "mystery device" may well be an aftermarket accelerator pump that was offered by a couple of companies back in the early '80's to get rid of the flat spot in acceleration when the throttle was suddenly whacked open on a carbureted bike. I think...
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    Check Yer New Wheel Bearings for Grease

    Hi all, Also posted this on the VRRA site, but seeing as not everyone goes there, might as well share the joy. Was getting ready to install a couple sets of wheel bearings today - mine are "2RS" - ie., rubber seal on both sides and... just for shits and giggles - and 'cause a really good bike...
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    1977 GS550 Suzuki Spoked Rim Conversion to "Mags" - who has done it?

    Ya, I've already laced up a WM3X18 front and a 2.50X17 rear (stock was WM2X19, 3.25 front tire and WM2X18 3.75 back tire), even shod them with some decent rubber, but as I say, trying to get that '70's Superbike look - something like the Pops Yoshimura GS750. The potential downside is, most if...
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    1977 GS550 Suzuki Spoked Rim Conversion to "Mags" - who has done it?

    Hi All, Have been tinkering with my '77 GS550 again and one of the upgrades I'm pondering is to go to a mag-type wheel set. Have done a bunch of other mods to the bike and thought wider / more modern rims would be neat - I love the look of the old '70's superbikes with Dymags, but those are...
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    Chooing Rattle can for painting job - Which Brand?

    Just remember that Spraymax is a 2 part urethane; the crosslinking chemicals in it will also quite gladly crosslink with the bronchia (sp?) in your lungs and give you permanent breathing problems. Wear a good spray mask - not the POS little fabric white ones - gloves and other protective gear...
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    L. F. CD175 Honda Ignition Advance Springs and 6 V Electronic Ignition Advice

    Teazer, Thanks for the info re: full advance. Should be easy enough to lock the counterweights at full advance for a test. Re: carburation, I've got a CB head on the bike and am running 2 CD carbs - 22mm. Bolted up to a set of SL175 intakes; the right side intake had to be cut, angled outward...
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