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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    With no lighting, iron heads, 4 shoe and a disc? Where's the xr finned rear drum...
    Don't know much about XR's, I guess ? That's an actual, real, not-a-copy, not from John Steele, factory XRTT chassis, with a version of the iron engine that rayborn rode in England. And there was never any finned rear drum on xr's. Ever.

    Front brake is a fontana, which is what they came with.

    btw, don't need lights at Ontario or Sears. They never ran night races at either place.

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    Favorite you were banned for a reason

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    My wife and I came down with Covid. Stuck in the house, might as well rebuild the carbs.

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    Installed the rebuilt carbs. Need to adjust and balance. New rubber bits make a big difference.

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    On day ten of our isolation. I feel it is time for a ride. I had to redo the butterfly valve alignment to match replacement screws. First run after this redo and it runs well.



    I did remember to open my fuel valves after I took this video.

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    Are you cutting the skirt off? Something else I'm not seeing?
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    They come that way (Cp Carillio)
    I will have to cut some off the top, 13:1 is not going to work here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by timber_cruiser View Post
    On day ten of our isolation. I feel it is time for a ride. I had to redo the butterfly valve alignment to match replacement screws. First run after this redo and it runs well.



    I did remember to open my fuel valves after I took this video.
    That sounds good, I need to tune up my GSPD this week. I also need to find someone to weld a new exhaust spigot on the RH cylinder, the headers are in dire need of replacement and I don't think there is another on/off left in that jug. $$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    They come that way (Cp Carillio)
    I will have to cut some off the top, 13:1 is not going to work here..
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    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Japanese doing British better.
    I learnt to ride on a baby Kawasaki triple, an S1 owned by a guy who lurks here as it happens. Later he had a mach 4 like that one posted by Paul, I seem to recall it was purple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post

    That's a 1972 model and that was my first big bike. Rode it for years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Traded my second Vespa in for an XJ650 Maxim my senior year of high school. Left it at home with a full tank of gas and instructions for my mom about starting it every so often my first year away at college. Came home to an empty tank...Bought some cheap saddlebags and rode it from California back to Boston in six days, buying gas every 125 miles. Got me through college before the tank rusted out, other than that it was a trouble-free bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Japanese doing British better.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That yellow XS1 is (an internet pic) of the first big bike I got to ride, when I as a senior in high school. The Midnight Maxim, an 83, was the seven-fifty I bought new in 85. Paid cash, from the insurance when I totalled my 77 Fiat spider, the only other vehicle I ever bought new. Both bikes were my daily drivers for a coupla years each. I wouldn't mind doing that again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    A fraction later than the XS 650s that were everywhere when I was at school.
    We had no new Harley or Indian bikes here through the 70's due to import regs so the bike gangs rode British. So much so that you wouldn't want one because it'd just get stolen. So the XS 650's became bikie gang bikes too.( not quite the same cachet but , thats how it was.)

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    Just for the record this literally my Sportster S. The only reason he traded it in because he had his heart set on a Low Rider ST.



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    good looking bike chad
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Those tires look treadless from here. Is that a thing?


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    Racing slicks.
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    Love the loop in the exhaust to get equal length & the minimalist styling. Anyone have a link to the episode?
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    gah....Someone finally posted a Norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Can anyone shed some light on the 'tiger stripes' on the exhaust piping ?
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    Each section tig welded. That's some work.

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    Seems a bit OTT for a 4T exhaust. On expansion chambers I can understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Can anyone shed some light on the 'tiger stripes' on the exhaust piping ?
    About 12 minutes in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsKUFWRoyEQ

    Last edited by Garret; 11-05-2022 at 06:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnalogKid View Post
    Seems a bit OTT for a 4T exhaust. On expansion chambers I can understand it.

    It is a two stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarkey View Post
    It is a two stroke.
    The Fuse above? Nope. Ducati Monster engine - 4 stroke with desmodromic valves.
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