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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bike Pic of The Day 2-21-07

Sorry for the little hiatus. Been busy with builds and work. Pics of those to follow. In the mean time, where were you in 72...

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bike Pic of the Day 2-19-2007

A stunning 1969 H1 custom by Ralph Gille from Germany. Maybe the nicest I've ever seen. We should all aspire to have such beautiful bikes.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bike Pic Of The Day 2-16-07

The legendary supercharged Scott Flying Squirrel. Photo taken at the Riding Into History Show in St Augustine Florida Last Year.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Bike Pic Of The Day 2-15-07 (update)

A VERY nice, street legal, kawasaki "racing bike. Picture was taken last year at the "Riding Into History" motorcycle show at the World Golf Village in St Augustine, Fl . owner unknown...

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Bike Pic of The Day 2-14-07

For Today something in Red to commemorate Valentines Day! A Beautiful early generation Stock H1!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

S2 Engine Teardown Pics!

Oh this pic shows a crankcase full of injector oil that had seeped past the pump into the cases. Good thing I never tried to get her started like this. It would have bent a rod (at a minimum) for sure!

So far so good. Tore down the engine last night (See Part 1 here). Before I started I did a leakdown test on the crankshaft seals and it was possibly the worst leaking crank I've seen yet. It went to 7 psi and held for about 10 seconds. Just awful. Should have held 6 PSI for 6 minutes. When I tried pulling the crank out of the block the rubber seals held on a little bit from suction and the crank moved inside them about 1/4 inch. Yikes! No wonder I could never get her to run worth a flip. The topend is essentially brand new. It's wierd working with such tiny parts after building 750's and 500's. This stuff is like jewelry compared to the bigger bikes. Hard to believe that 60+ Hp is fairly easily attainable.

Bike Pic Of The Day 2-13-07

A beautiful Bultaco Matralla from last years Daytona Vintage races. Rolling Sculpture! owner unknown

Monday, February 12, 2007

Friday, February 9, 2007

S2 Rebuild Part 2: The Teardown





So Far so good. No Major Surprises!
Stay Tuned!!! Engine teardown on it's way soon!

Finally Going to do the S2!!

Well I've decided to go ahead and disassemble the S2 for a "poor mans" rebuild. It won't be a full restoration in the sense that I'm returning it back to stock. It'll be more along the lines of a quick and economical cosmetic cleanup with a larger investment of time and money on the performance side. Right Now I'm thinking complete strip down. Blast and rattlecan the frame, engine cases and bodywork.

For the engine, I already have a fresh top end, brand new expansion chambers on the shelf and larger S3 carbs etc... The biggest expense will be getting the crank rebuilt (around $400) and a Boyer Branson ignition replacement (about $150). I've already done a ton of strip down work and taken lots of pics (which I'll post later tonight) the above pic is more or less my "before" picture of my starting point. Keep posted... MUCH more to follow!

Bike Pic of the Day 2-9-07

One MEAN Custom GT750 Water Buffalo. Don't know the owners name. This bike showed up for a brief visit at our recent Deals Gap Ralley. Craftsmenship is superb!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Bike Pic of the Day 2-8-07

Ho hummm... just you average every day RZ350 in pristine condition. Resting after a long days ride... but look at that odometer... Is it brand new??? Or..

That's been once around the dial. Over 100,000 miles. Original owner and only 2 rebores. Talk about getting your money's worth.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Jim Knight's 4 cylinder H2

When is a triple NOT a triple? When Jim Knight decides to turn it into a four. This bike is so well made that you almost don't notice untill someone points it out to you.

A Kawasaki H2 1000!! A real work of Machine Art! Y can barely see the welded seam if you crawl under the bike. the pipes are perfectly symetrical. And he spared no effort on the fit and finish of the bike. Even if it was stock , the finish on this would still distinguish it.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Bike Pic of the Day 2-6-07

Rics extremely fast RD400 posing at Deals Gap last year. That's a Chuck "Supertune" Quenzler built engine with SpecII pipes. I believe it's pushing upwards of 65 or 70 reliable horsepower in a very good handling and lightweight bike. Makes Ric extremely hard to keep up with on the Dragon.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Tomcat's Radical H1/H2 hybrid!

The Tomcat Loftis fire breather. I've personally seen this bike power wheelie at over 100 mph. H2 engine in an h1 frame. Pipes of his own design Giant reeds mated to radical porting and giant lectron carbs. A truly awesome "sleeper" with the 500 badges.

Here's an Engine Closeup...

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Saturday, February 3, 2007

NEW FEATURE!! Bike Pic Of the Day!

Just for the heck of it I'm going to post a select "Bike Pic Of The Day" from either my personal stash or from sources I know of on the net..

Today's first selection is almost a no brainer. Cody's Fantastic H2 engined/KH500 framed exquisite cafe bike circa 2005 from Deals Gap. Updated versions can be seen on the pics page linked to on the right... Enjoy.

And as she sits today...

Friday, February 2, 2007

Got an email request for more info on the H1. Figured I'd just post a few of the restoration pictures from along the way... It's basically a total spare parts rebuild. Engine was totally rebuilt for a project that will remain unmentioned at this time (out of embarrassment mostly). This was a decent frame I scored so I built it up with parts I had around (mostly) and stuff I had to acquire..

Freshly powder coated frame...

Up on her feet....

More bits-n-pieces...

Almost there...


Another Possible Project for sometime in the next year or so...

My first street legal 2 stroke. A 1972 Kawasaki S2 350. I rode the stink out of this bike for a few months till the crank seals went out. I didn't know much about them at the time so I had the top end rebuilt with NOS kawasaki pistons Igot offf E-bay for a LOT of $$. So It already has a fresh top end and some brand new Pro-Flo expansion Chambers (on the shelf) and some S3 carbs (a little larger but bolt-on). Need to get her apart and get the crankshaft off to Damon Kirkland (The Kawi Triple Crank GOD) for a rebuild. After that its lots of love and cosmetics really is all she'll need. Soon......
I did a lot of things wrong early on with this bike. I owe it to her to at least get her back on the road again. Even got me to Daytona once back in 99 or 2000 or... about 25 pounds ago :)

My RD400 The "early tears"

Prehistoric times

Middle aged


While we wait on the powdercoating and wheeles for Dougs H2...

Here's a quick shot of my H1 project in an earlier stage. It's pretty much wrapped up now but I need to take some fresher pics of it.