Monthly Archives: May 2014

HAH! Got those little buggers out!

Finally managed to pull the final two idle mixture screws out of the carb bodies. Had to file the heads flat, center punch them, drill and easy out, along with generous amounts of lube and tapping. Unfortunately, no way to … Continue reading

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All Honor to those that have served and passed…

Remember them, on this day.

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It’s a slow build, but that gives you time to think – what exactly is a survival bike?

Survival Bikes. Rat Bikes. Both of these categories started out as stylistic or practical movements, and have morphed into the present day styles. Which is kind of unfortunate, especially with the Rat Bikes. You see, originally, a rat bike was … Continue reading

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Blech…mung and rust.

Finally pulled the carb assembly, and as with everything else…sigh. Rust. I think this bike might have been a wee bit close to the coast at some time in its life.   Ah well, it’ll probably clean up fine. A … Continue reading

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Yeah, shouldn’t take too long…famous last words

Now I’m pulling the carbs, manifold, various cables and a whole buncha other crap. If I’m lucky, I’ll actually manage to get the semi-cleaned carbs remounted and get her fired up tomorrow. At least she turns over easily, so there … Continue reading

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Gonna try to fire ‘er up today!

Shouldn’t take too long to get the belts on, hook up tank, blah blah blah. Wish me some luck, I could use it!

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