Category Archives: Motorcycles

Sometimes you gotta know when to give in

OK, searching for individual parts is for the birds. I just picked up a carb kit for all four carbs from a place called Randakk’s, that specializes in old Honda parts. Sigh. Money pits. They’re all around me. Advertisements

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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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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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More on survival bikes..

Most of the survival bikes you see out there – the ones that are styled after the Mad Max movies – are more style than function. What I want to do is keep the bike relatively low key, yet have … Continue reading

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Anyone into…oh, I don’t know…survival bikes, maybe?

There are survival bikes, and then there are survival bikes. If I get permission from the owners, I’ll post up some of the better examples, but for now here’s one that I’ll be working over:   These bikes actually have … Continue reading

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