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SL350
05-11-2012, 07:46 AM
Definitions of vintage range from anywhere from 10 years to the turn of the 20th Century. I have a hard time thinking any Ninja is "vintage" but dang if it was not first produced over 20 years ago.

What are riding? Are you interested in a group ride? Where?


Running and ready:
1975 CT90 K6
1971 SL350 K1
1971 SL350 K1 - no plates yet but running

In progress:
(2) 1971 SL350 K1 (probably get one from 2).

I want to ride something like parts of the East Texas 450 but really don't want to do big roads like US59. Tried to do Harvest Festival but was DQ'd because of too many cc's (325) on the SL350.

Prothos
05-11-2012, 08:06 AM
I guess i have a vintage bike then. 1997 KTM 250exc

SilverBullet
05-11-2012, 08:38 AM
Vintage means nothing without a year attached and is no way an indicator of antique.
...my new bike is vintage 2011
...the wine was vintage 1999
...the jewelry was vintage '80's

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SL350
05-11-2012, 09:03 AM
VJMC defines it as 15 years. I think vintage means look and style too. The Kawasaki w650 comes to mind and there are a couple of new Triumphs that look pretty close also.

focus frenzy
05-11-2012, 09:43 AM
txdmv.gov says You may apply for Antique license plates for your motor vehicle if it is at least 25 years old and a collector's item.

or if you have a 1987 KLR and don't qualify for that plate.:lol2:

You may apply for Classic license plates for your vehicle if it is 25 or more years old.

rickmillertx
05-11-2012, 06:18 PM
I have a vintage Honda thanks to SL350. :lol2:

I've seen your requests for rides (Lake Erie type ride) etc. I'm thinking you might have better luck looking for urban rides. Since my bike has the same size engine as my lawnmower and SL350 is riding a bike with half that displacement, a ride around the city sounds like the deal to me.

Scorch
05-11-2012, 08:56 PM
1975 GT380

SL350
05-11-2012, 09:25 PM
I have a vintage Honda thanks to SL350. :lol2:

I've seen your requests for rides (Lake Erie type ride) etc. I'm thinking you might have better luck looking for urban rides. Since my bike has the same size engine as my lawnmower and SL350 is riding a bike with half that displacement, a ride around the city sounds like the deal to me.

Rick, I just don't like riding around the city, especially DFW. Riding around small town Texas, that I agree with. But I also want to do BBR like we talked and you know I want to do a Padre fishing ride.

Meriden
05-12-2012, 05:03 AM
My vintage bikes include '71 Triumph TR6R, '71 BSA Project and a Yamaha RD400 Daytona project. Vintage projects in the garage now include a '41 Indian 741 (the project that cannot be finished) and a '54 Harley Davidson KH (the project that cannot be started because of the Indian that can't be finished.)


There is no part of the ET450 that cannot be ridden on an SL350, except maybe 9 mile road. Some of the logging roads north of Carmona are pretty bad and there is lots of sand, but it's not that bad. If you want GPS tracks let me know.

jleewebb
05-12-2012, 03:07 PM
Here's my "new" dirt bike...mostly a '71 Hodaka Ace 100...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6896205224_f13e2ea6b6.jpg

Here's my "old" bike, a '62 Honda CB77...acquired in '63 when avatar pic was taken...this one is from last year courtesy m38a1...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2718/5837031406_2a6559e57b.jpg

thencamedonson
05-12-2012, 04:35 PM
The Ace 100 is sweet! I have a few miles on one of those, when I was 15.....:rider:

xcgates
05-12-2012, 05:33 PM
I call it riding an old bike! :lol2:

(Full disclosure, I have two old bikes that aren't exactly in riding condition... yet!)

Rock It Man
05-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Here's my "vintage" Honda 1975 CB400F. Bought last year after sitting in storage in Arkansas for 20 years. Lots of work over the winter and now it's ready to play.

xcgates
05-12-2012, 09:22 PM
Right, photos or it doesn't happen, right? :sun:

First couple are my '85 Kawasaki, now collecting dust and cobwebs in a back corner of my garage, though I had fun with her all over New York (even some snow, which is especially fun when your clutch cable snaps! :eek2:) and over to Ohio. She held up good for some commuting down here, but eventually got abandoned by me after a couple things went wrong. By the time I got around to looking at her again, there was enough wrong, and I was busy enough, I just let her sit.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-iX10yARDYI0/S9eiEVNccSI/AAAAAAAAAiM/UwnST2wTYIQ/s800/101_3953.JPG

Check out my amazing packing skillz! The first one was the first time I went farther than about 20 miles from my parents, house. My school was exactly 200 miles away, and I made it something like 130 of those miles before having to put her in a truck, and park her behind a friend's garage for a week. Turns out crappy paper stand-ins for proper foam air filters, and bad coils don't like driving rain. :lol2:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wty5q9tdC1A/SX8l2Aoi1lI/AAAAAAAAAs8/tdv5LIbkAQc/s800/luggage.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y6oe2gUiE14/SX8l2phbs1I/AAAAAAAAAs8/UtcPbqxEP20/s800/oil_trip.JPG

This is my '79 Suziki GS850G, which still looks like this, except for a few more parts pulled off, and some more cobwebs on her. :doh: (HuskyVarmit, I promise I'll get her running again!!!)

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-58u4yAn4ZjY/TtVufI5kdgI/AAAAAAAAA1M/u16n-1OR6Xc/s800/100_4847.JPG

TLRam1
05-12-2012, 11:53 PM
I have a Suzuki GT380, GT750 & T500, all in my signature line. I wouldn't want to take them down any dirt roads though.

road_thing
05-13-2012, 08:33 AM
'73 FLH. Definitely "vintage!"

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq267/road_thing/rekhill122120101a.jpg

rt

SL350
05-13-2012, 09:20 AM
I think it is great to look at the diversity of bikes already posted to this thread: On and off road, small and large, cruiser and standard, Jap, Brit, Austrian and American, 2 and 4 stroke.

Meriden
05-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Road Thing,
We've assembled a motley assortment of riders from around Washington, Austin, Colorady and Fayette counties. Next time we're all headed over to Orsak's we'll PM you if you're interested.

m

road_thing
05-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Meriden: Sounds good! I'll PM you my phone numbers.

rt

thencamedonson
05-14-2012, 10:02 AM
Here's my "vintage" Honda 1975 CB400F. Bought last year after sitting in storage in Arkansas for 20 years. Lots of work over the winter and now it's ready to play.

That is SWEET!:rider:

1TallTXn
05-14-2012, 12:19 PM
I have a '83 GL1100A and a '85 GL1200A. Both qualify for antique plates, but I have a hard time calling them vintage.
Something about nothing from the 80s should be considered classic :nono:

shipman
05-15-2012, 09:06 AM
With my TU250, I FEEL like I'm riding a vintage bike... But then I remember it IS a 2011 model and has fuel injection. :rider:

Pumper54
05-22-2012, 09:54 PM
My "newest" bike is a 1998 and old bike is a 1977 both Harley's.

Road_thing, you know about Shovelhead.US? Forum all about shovelheads and other older Harley's

Tom

TWTim
05-22-2012, 10:36 PM
Of vintage 1978:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/TimKreitz/2012/TimGoodFriday2012Small.jpg

And yes, I have 'antique' tags on it. :mrgreen: :thumb:

SL350
05-22-2012, 10:41 PM
Of vintage 1978:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/TimKreitz/2012/TimGoodFriday2012Small.jpg

And yes, I have 'antique' tags on it. :mrgreen: :thumb:

What is the deal with antique tags? You still pay registration every year, don't you? How much does this save?

TWTim
05-22-2012, 10:51 PM
What is the deal with antique tags? You still pay registration every year, don't you? How much does this save?

You only pay registration every five years and you are exempt from safety inspections.

Of course, with those tags you're not supposed to use the vehicle in question as a daily rider, either. That's why every time I'm on my KZ, it's 'officially' a "maintenance test ride", which is provided for in the statutes.

:thumb:

TWTim
05-22-2012, 10:57 PM
FYI:

Sec. 504.502. CERTAIN EXHIBITION VEHICLES; OFFENSE. (a) The department shall issue specialty license plates for a passenger car, truck, motorcycle, or former military vehicle that:

(1) is at least 25 years old, if the vehicle is a passenger car, truck, or motorcycle;

(2) is a collector's item;

(3) is used exclusively for exhibitions, club activities, parades, and other functions of public interest and is not used for regular transportation; and

(4) does not carry advertising.

(b) The license plates must include the words "Antique Auto," "Antique Truck," "Antique Motorcycle," or "Military Vehicle," as appropriate.

(c) A person eligible for the license plates may instead use license plates issued by this state in the same year as the model year of the vehicle and approved by the department, provided that a passenger car must bear passenger car or truck license plates and a truck must bear passenger car or truck license plates. The department may require attachment of a registration insignia to the license plate in a manner that does not affect the display of information originally on the license plate.

(d) License plates issued or approved under this section expire on the fifth anniversary of the date of issuance or approval.

(e) The fee for issuance or approval of license plates under this section is:

(1) $10 for each year or portion of a year remaining in the five-year registration period if the vehicle was manufactured in 1921 or later; or

(2) $8 for each year or portion of a year remaining in the five-year registration period if the vehicle was manufactured before 1921.

1TallTXn
05-23-2012, 01:24 PM
Thanks, Tim. :thumb:
Was looking to get those for the '83 Wing.

dukey33
05-23-2012, 01:53 PM
There is also a series of "Classic" plates available from Tx DMV. There is no special fee other than the usual vehicle registration fees and there are no restrictions on vehicle usage.
http://www.txdmv.gov/site_images/license_plates/antique/classic_motorcycle.jpg

http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/license_plates/qualifying/plate.htm?id=145&cat=antique

I was thinking of getting a set of 'classic truck' plates for my beater 85 Toyota pickup.:trust:

Dave B
06-10-2012, 11:25 AM
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q159/dbeeson3/DSC01348.jpg 66 BSA Thunderbolt. Fun to ride

rickmillertx
06-10-2012, 11:37 AM
Sure looks to be in good original shape. I used to lust for one.

jleewebb
06-10-2012, 01:19 PM
dang I already posted to this thread, forgot, never mind...

SL350
06-10-2012, 01:32 PM
In an effort to get one of my sl350s back on the road for some DS work, I am going to do the Vermont registration since the title is long lost. If that works I will report back here. I know it works for little rides like the ct90 but they also register big bikes that are over a certain age.

I wonder how many old rides are left in the barn for title issues?

NPHLYT
06-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Can I join the ride if my 1963 Puch and the frame for my 1970 CB750 are in the bed of my truck?

SL350
06-10-2012, 01:50 PM
Only if you send pictures!

Scorch
06-10-2012, 06:34 PM
I think it is great to look at the diversity of bikes already posted to this thread: On and off road, small and large, cruiser and standard, Jap, Brit, Austrian and American, 2 and 4 stroke.

Also got one of these:
http://moto-dude.com/Madura2.jpg

That one is definitely a rare one, Suzuki only made 4000 or so.

rickmillertx
06-10-2012, 07:17 PM
I don't think I've ever seen one of these!

thencamedonson
06-11-2012, 09:52 AM
ITS. International Title Service. They will send You a legal title for $150, then You can tag/inspect and ride legally. I have not used them, but a Friend of Mine is a collector, and He has titled many old bikes that way.

NPHLYT
06-11-2012, 10:20 AM
In an effort to get one of my sl350s back on the road for some DS work, I am going to do the Vermont registration since the title is long lost. If that works I will report back here. I know it works for little rides like the ct90 but they also register big bikes that are over a certain age.

I wonder how many old rides are left in the barn for title issues?

I had mine done through a mob in Arizona, I think it was around $100 and too 2 weeks. Then 20 minutes at the DMV and my 1963 Puch (ignore the signature line) is in my name.

EdSidders
06-11-2012, 11:32 PM
http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab213/EdSidders/79%20Bonnie%20Girl/0906101201a.jpg

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab213/EdSidders/79%20Bonnie%20Girl/0906101203a.jpg

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab213/EdSidders/KawKZ1000ST003.jpg

http://i865.photobucket.com/albums/ab213/EdSidders/KawKZ1000ST001.jpg

Indian Gone , 74 Guzzi Eldorado California with Ural sidecar in progress..

Pumper54
06-12-2012, 06:26 AM
You all are posting some really nice old iron. Beautiful bikes.

Tom

Redfrog
06-12-2012, 07:31 AM
My new to me 1986 GL1200A Aspencade. Still running strong.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w183/redfrogx38/5ed0d7da.jpg

Hemibee
06-12-2012, 07:46 AM
Not riding it yet but here's my 1975 CL360 project. All original, maybe the original air in the tires.

http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d990-3964-c678.jpg


http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d990-39c5-8cb2.jpg


http://img.tapatalk.com/c6e4d990-399a-c70e.jpg


Posting with Tapatalk for iPhone.

rickmillertx
06-12-2012, 04:51 PM
Interesting looking 360. What is the story on the bike? Looks like it has been sitting for a long time, but not outside.

Hemibee
06-12-2012, 08:35 PM
Another member here bought but never got around to doing anything with it and it's been inside the garage for the past 8 years. The tool kit still looks new. There are a few dirt dobber nests to clean up and some aged rubber but it doesn't look like it will be too hard to bring back to life, I know, I know, famous last words. I think it's going to be a fun project that I do plan to put back in as close to new as I can.


Posting with Tapatalk for iPhone.

rickmillertx
06-12-2012, 08:38 PM
You will have a lot of fun. Be patient.

Hemibee
06-12-2012, 09:25 PM
Oh yeah, it's going to be fun. I don't care if it takes a couple or more years to do it the way I want it, I'm in no hurry to get it done.

grandpaul
06-13-2012, 01:57 PM
Am I riding vintage? HECK YES!

Post photos? Okay, this might take a while.

First of all, my trustiest vintage bike, a 1975 Norton 850 Commando Interstate Mark III. I can hop on it and ride cross country, stopping only for gas-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/183136443.jpg

Then there's my around-town ride, a 1967 Triumph Bonneville 650; my first restoration project from a barely-running beater (sorry I never took a "before" photo)-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/183136440.jpg

Completing the classic Britbike trifecta is my 1967 BSA 441 Victor "thumper"-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/183137095.jpg

I also do Japanese bikes. Like my '67 Honda CL77 305 scrambler-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/402276713.jpg

...and of course my 1980 Kawasaki KZ1000, first bike I ever bought brand new (well, it had 23 miles on it from the dealer)-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/183136452.jpg

I also RACE vintage with AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Assn.); this is my scratch-built '69 Triumph Bonneville 650, bone stock except for electronic ignition and number plates-

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/19204882/332700865.jpg

In all, I have 36 bikes in my collection. Other than a 2000 Triumph Legend 900 triple and a 2003 Kawasaki ZRX1200, they are all older than 1983, with the oldest being a '56 Triumph Thunderbird bobber project. I think I've posted all of my collection up to my TWT photo album - TWT Album (http://www.twtex.com/forums/album.php?albumid=432)

So, yes, I'm riding vintage (most of the time).

Manfred
06-13-2012, 05:27 PM
There is also a series of "Classic" plates available from Tx DMV. There is no special fee other than the usual vehicle registration fees and there are no restrictions on vehicle usage.
http://www.txdmv.gov/site_images/license_plates/antique/classic_motorcycle.jpg

http://www.txdmv.gov/vehicles/license_plates/qualifying/plate.htm?id=145&cat=antique

I was thinking of getting a set of 'classic truck' plates for my beater 85 Toyota pickup.:trust:

Is there any advantage to getting classic plates?

road_thing
06-14-2012, 06:29 AM
Paul - what's that pan underneath the Triumph race bike?


Rt

grandpaul
06-14-2012, 08:38 AM
what's that pan underneath the Triumph race bike?

You've heard of the "Car-B-Que"? Well that's a "Bike-A-Bake". I was making my famous "Tunnel of Fudge" cake while sailing the high banks of Daytona.

Actually, it's a Wal-Mart Betty Crocker cake pan pressed into service as an AHRMA tech approved oil containment catch pan, as required under the rules in case of major engine blow-up; you must have a catch pan capable of containing a minimum of 2 quarts. (bsides the crankcase oil breather catch bottle)

road_thing
06-14-2012, 09:02 AM
"Tunnel of Fudge?"


..eeeww! That just sounds nasty...

I figured it was a catch pan of some sort. Sweet bikes!


I think we spoke briefly at New Ulm last monyh. I was the old guy on the red Buell.

grandpaul
06-14-2012, 09:23 AM
Actually, the Tunnel of Fudge is a Bundt cake, not a pan cake. The name may sound wierd, but the cake is amazing with a hot cup of coffee.

Thunderchild
06-15-2012, 08:24 PM
Is there any advantage to getting classic plates?

Not really, other than the bling/prestige factor. Still need a state inspection, etc. I have a Year of Manufacture plate on my 1968 CL450. It looks cool, but it's a Cop magnet.

jimhaleyscomet
07-13-2012, 09:23 AM
I purchased this bike new in 1983 and am looking into restoring it to new operational condition. I continue to dual sport it and have ridden it in NC mountains, Colorado mountains/sand dunes, Florida beaches, and Minnesota snow storms.

Jim

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k488/Jim_Haley/BeachXL250RSunsetphoto-1.jpg

grandpaul
07-13-2012, 09:29 AM
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k488/Jim_Haley/BeachXL250RSunsetphoto-1.jpg

NICE PHOTO!

rickmillertx
07-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Is this a current picture or a 1983 picture? Also, explain the tracks in the sand.

jimhaleyscomet
07-13-2012, 04:35 PM
The picture was taken last November. My son was riding the bike.

As for the tracks, we were riding up the beach toward the sunset, stopped, and turned it around so the sunset would be behind the view of the bike from the front.

rickmillertx
07-13-2012, 05:58 PM
Tracks look like you just appeared on the right side of the photo. The tracks just start with no lead in.

:eek2:

Scorch
07-13-2012, 11:34 PM
Inspection Sticker Day--4 bikes and a car make trips to Jiffy Lube.

jnappier
07-14-2012, 07:51 AM
Only 20 years old, my recent purchase is a 1992 Honda CB750 Nighthawk. It has one siezed shock and the tires are hard as a rock (replacements ordered) but she runs great. I plan to ride her 2 up on the 3 sisters in a couple of weeks. If the parts come in and the weather cooperates.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7522424404_bda4b6605f.jpg

rickmillertx
07-14-2012, 10:24 AM
Wow, that looks right off the showroom.

jnappier
07-14-2012, 11:18 AM
Inspection Sticker Day--4 bikes and a car make trips to Jiffy Lube.

Beautiful bike!

bato
07-14-2012, 11:49 PM
My old R75/5 1971 love it ...32299mi
http://remtz.smugmug.com/Other/Spain/i-nFwHLpM/0/L/R75-L.jpg

grandpaul
07-15-2012, 09:30 AM
http://remtz.smugmug.com/Other/Spain/i-nFwHLpM/0/L/R75-L.jpg


Classic beauty of a boxer.

Thunderchild
07-17-2012, 06:32 PM
My newest bike is a 2000 XR650R. The others are a bit older than that.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/XR/IMG_0248.jpg


1984 RZ350L. Bought it new in '84.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/RZ350/pj_1.jpg

1978 Cb400T1. My no budget build.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/CB400T1/cb400-lr-1.jpg

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/CB400T1/cb400-lr-4.jpg

1968 CL450.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/CL450%20project/cl450-c-lr.jpg

'Year of manufacture' classic plate on the CL.

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r100/willum556/CL450%20project/cl450-d-lr.jpg

John M.
07-24-2012, 09:23 PM
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy228/jrm8069/Versys/76Wing4.jpg
John M. Lubbock, Texas

SRADkneedragger
08-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Ooooh, hmmmm let see
1986 GSXR-750 Limited very few of these have survived
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/ns50r/3fb41c40.jpg

RZ350 ex-race bike not sure where it's going, race restoration, street restoration
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/ns50r/RZ-350/shop003.jpg

Or full on late model chasis with inverted forks 17"ers far swing arm, I have two complete frame and titles, or might sell it.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/ns50r/RZ-350/DSCN1089.jpg

Agh the justified and ancient RD80 again rest? Or cafe bike? I have some super nice allow mags for it,,,
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/ns50r/shop/Dsc02411.jpg

SRAD

Nace Salomone
08-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Hello to SL350 from Mesquite.

I too have a 1971 SL350. Just put new pistons and rings in it. Will be working on the paint soon. Just changed out a 30 year old trials tire on the back and now in need of a 19" front tire. Any suggestions?

Nace (Locktite) from Keller, TX

SL350
08-05-2012, 02:34 PM
Nace, I think Dunlop makes a vintage tire set for our bikes. Check the old BMW forums cause lots of them had 3.25 X 19. I am running IRC universals in 3.50 x 19 that I got from JC Whitney but I don't think they sell them anymore.

Since I have a couple of running Sl350s I am setting one up for on-road and one for off-road even though I rarely ride either since I prefer the little ct90. I was planning on Big Bend State park but it was delayed until next year. Most likely I will use a SL350 with knobbies for that if i can find the proper sprockets. I don't know if the old (15) year old knobbies that I have will make it for a long weekend at Big Bend, if they can't I will look for some knobbies and I think those are pretty available in metric sizes that will fit.

How are you going to use your SL350?

rickmillertx
08-05-2012, 03:49 PM
http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy228/jrm8069/Versys/76Wing4.jpg
John M. Lubbock, Texas

John, that is a nice looking Wing. I really like the old 4 cylinder model. Have you met Gary Welborn from Lubbock? He owns the Guzzi/Royal Enfield dealership there. I met him and his wife at the Harvest Classic. Good people.

Nace Salomone
08-05-2012, 06:19 PM
The SL 350 will probably not do much serious riding. Maybe some back road breakfast runs or a weekend ride in Arkansas(trailered) I have a 400 DRZ and a KLR650 for the more serious stuff. My brother-in-law gave the bike to my son 12 or 15 years ago. I just like the bike and want to see it running and somewhat restored.

I did replace the rear tire with a Bridgestone trailwing duel sport tire that came off a WR250.It was free. Still plenty of life left in it.

I replaced the front sprocket with a 15 tooth.

Will check out the Dunlop front tire.

Thanks.

Locktite

SL350
08-05-2012, 07:08 PM
The SL 350 will probably not do much serious riding. Maybe some back road breakfast runs or a weekend ride in Arkansas(trailered) I have a 400 DRZ and a KLR650 for the more serious stuff. My brother-in-law gave the bike to my son 12 or 15 years ago. I just like the bike and want to see it running and somewhat restored.

I did replace the rear tire with a Bridgestone trailwing duel sport tire that came off a WR250.It was free. Still plenty of life left in it.

I replaced the front sprocket with a 15 tooth.

Will check out the Dunlop front tire.

Thanks.

Locktite

Where did you find the 15 tooth sprocket?

TXRider60
08-05-2012, 08:26 PM
I ride a 1983 BMW R65 with TX Antique plates... My "new bike" is a 1989 Honda NX250. Really love all the pics-- especially the Hodaka (I was one of their early dealers).
BTW, since both my bikes and their rider (also an antique) probably shouldn't venture too far from home, I've been doing a little research on big loops around both DFW and Houston that allow for several hours of riding without ever getting out of "rescue range".

grandpaul
08-06-2012, 08:05 AM
Ooooh, hmmmm let see 1986 GSXR-750 ...RZ350 ...full on late model chasis...RD80

Nice batch of golden not-too-oldies.

AHRMA is introducing a new class next year to start to progress it's once-carved-in-stone rules regarding 1972 cust-off date, to now include 80s Superbikes!

It's really great news, even though the class will be limited at first; it means they recognize that there are MANY cool older bikes (that aren't air-cooled pushrod drum braked 50 HP relics) that should be considered "vintage" to the younger generation that grew up with them and would likely show up at the track if they were to be included.

grandpaul
08-06-2012, 08:07 AM
From the Vintage Bike Racing Forum:

Next Gen Superbike Rules Proposal

Submitted by: Mark Hatten

This is a proposal to create a class that would encompass a decade (1983-1992) of AMA-style Superbikes. This class will start where our current Superbike classes end (1982) and will include machines that were on the track during one of the most popular time periods of AMA Superbike racing. The goal of the class would be to bring new, relatively younger riders to AHRMA, while showcasing machines that are now 20 to 30 years old.

Only listed bikes would be allowed, which will save a lot of the “like-design” issues we’ve faced in the past.

Approved bikes

Bimota YB4, YB4IE
Buell RR1000/RR1200
Ducati 851/888
Honda VF700F, VF750F, VFR700F, VFR750F, RC30
Kawasaki GPz750 (83-87), ZX7/ZXR750/ZX750R/ZXR750RR (88-92)
Suzuki GSXR750/GSXR750R (85-92)
Yamaha FZ750/FZR750R/FZR750RR (85-91)

Basic Proposed Rules

Same as Vintage Superbike with the following exceptions:

1) Stock stroke required. 2 mm overbore allowed.
2) Bike must use carbs or fuel injection, as fitted OEM. Carbs may be replaced with any style/size carbs. Fuel injection may be modified.
3) Suspension components may be replaced with the same style/configuration parts. (ie: conventional-style forks may be replaced with any other conventional-style forks, “upside down” forks replaced with any other USD forks, etc.)
4) No restrictions on wheel size/style. Carbon fiber wheels not allowed.
5) Carbon rotors not allowed. “Wave” or “petal” rotors not allowed. Perimeter rotors (ie: Buell-style) not allowed. No other restrictions on the number, size, or style of rotors allowed.
6) Any size/style/construction of conventionally mounted caliper is allowed. No radial mount calipers allowed. No perimeter (ie: Buell-style) calipers allowed.
7) No restrictions on tires. Slicks, DOT, or rains may be used.
8) Tire warmers may be used.
9) OEM gauge panel and/or gauges are not required

Committee Vote: Yes, 3-0. This proposed class brings another decade of Superbikes to AHRMA. We’ve had requests for many years to add this period of bikes to AHRMA racing, but we feel this proposal is conservative in its reach, adding just one class and not multiple classes, and focusing on what were the “top dog” racebikes of that time period in the U.S. In addition, the rules proposal specifies exact makes, models, and years of eligible bikes, avoiding the ambiguity we often see under the “like design” clause.

This class has proven very popular with other vintage racing organizations

SL350
08-06-2012, 08:10 AM
Do you think this will kill off the current classes of pre -1972 bikes like the CB160 and SL350s?

grandpaul
08-06-2012, 08:12 AM
No way! It will GROW the sport.

Nace Salomone
08-06-2012, 03:52 PM
15 tooth counter sprocket = Straight Line Motorsports, Pantego, (Arlington) TX 817-275-2228.

Part # wps pbi 50-35815 $12.45 . They ordered it and I picked it up.

web site www.slmracing.com

SRADkneedragger
08-06-2012, 08:11 PM
From the Vintage Bike Racing Forum:

Next Gen Superbike Rules Proposal

Approved bikes

Bimota YB4, YB4IE
Buell RR1000/RR1200
Ducati 851/888
Honda VF700F, VF750F, VFR700F, VFR750F, RC30
Kawasaki GPz750 (83-87), ZX7/ZXR750/ZX750R/ZXR750RR (88-92)
Suzuki GSXR750/GSXR750R (85-92)
Yamaha FZ750/FZR750R/FZR750RR
uh oh time for a new project!

SRAD

plugeye
08-10-2012, 06:56 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7328250782_47de70ccc4_b.jpg

'79 yamaha

grandpaul
08-10-2012, 08:12 AM
Nice thumper!

SL350
08-12-2012, 05:48 PM
I like the heavy duty skid plate.

MadKaw500
11-11-2012, 09:31 AM
Currently with 2 Vintage rides.

And since nobody has posted a scooter, I guess I will...

Running and riding 1964 Vespa SS180 (thats Super Sport ;) )

Also running and riding 1981 Kawasaki AR80- thats 80cc of 2-stroke,6 speed, 18 inch wheeled fury

I evidently can't post pictures...lol

SL350
11-11-2012, 09:48 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/7328250782_47de70ccc4_b.jpg

'79 yamaha

That one will never go out of style.

Scorch
11-15-2012, 05:10 PM
Catching up on this thread...

Here's my "vintage" Honda 1975 CB400F. Bought last year after sitting in storage in Arkansas for 20 years. Lots of work over the winter and now it's ready to play.

Nice, man! That's a lovely machine.

Of vintage 1978:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/TimKreitz/2012/TimGoodFriday2012Small.jpg

And yes, I have 'antique' tags on it. :mrgreen: :thumb:

I love that bike, the paint job looks great, Tim. :clap:

Oh yeah, it's going to be fun. I don't care if it takes a couple or more years to do it the way I want it, I'm in no hurry to get it done.

That's the only way to do it.

Beautiful bike!

Thanks!

jwhistler
11-30-2012, 06:50 PM
1984 yamaha it490 and street legal :mrgreen:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s9/whistler-photo/20121129_165551.jpg

Mudclod
11-30-2012, 07:01 PM
I bought a 78 XT 500 new, wow! I also rode a friend's IT 490 and I can't imagine it street legal. Knew another fellow who had a street legal KDX 400 around same time.

grandpaul
12-01-2012, 09:24 AM
Can you say "green light wheelies"?

I'd lose my license inside a year on that thing.

jwhistler
12-01-2012, 07:11 PM
it's fun but you have to watch yourself cause it does get the popo attention

OldTLSDoug
12-02-2012, 07:09 AM
I have recently entered vintage land, I achieved success last Thursday, when I had spent more on parts that I paid for the bike. Soon to be a daily driver. 1978 Yamaha SR500E.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0031.JPG

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0037.JPG

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0038.JPG

grandpaul
12-02-2012, 08:39 AM
Nice and clean! I'm working on one for a client, turning it into a street tracker.

rickmillertx
12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Boy, could I enjoy that bike. Keep us posted.

Mudclod
12-02-2012, 07:43 PM
Great find Doug!

jleewebb
12-02-2012, 08:14 PM
A group of Hodaka riders at Hidden Falls a couple of weeks ago.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8339/8200450530_845990770f_b.jpg

some fun!

kickstand~prophet
12-02-2012, 10:47 PM
I think it is great to look at the diversity of bikes already posted to this thread: On and off road, small and large, cruiser and standard, Jap, Brit, Austrian and American, 2 and 4 stroke.

Will this work SL350?




24744

SL350
12-03-2012, 03:38 PM
I think it is great to look at the diversity of bikes already posted to this thread: On and off road, small and large, cruiser and standard, Jap, Brit, Austrian and American, 2 and 4 stroke.

Will this work SL350?






24744

Yessssirrr!

grandpaul
12-03-2012, 03:46 PM
I think it is great to look at the diversity of bikes already posted to this thread: On and off road, small and large, cruiser and standard, Jap, Brit, Austrian and American, 2 and 4 stroke.

Will this work SL350?


Works for me...

kickstand~prophet
12-03-2012, 09:29 PM
Works for me...

You cool cats deserve another!






24752

TWTim
12-03-2012, 11:29 PM
Catching up on this thread...

I love that bike, the paint job looks great, Tim. :clap:

Thanks a million. You might be interested in checking out the resto thread for it:

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49894

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y158/TimKreitz/humor/timkreitzrevsit.gif

MaxxTraxx
12-04-2012, 06:44 AM
I just got a 1980 Honda CB900c. It needs restoration and maint but should be running in a few weeks.

kickstand~prophet
12-04-2012, 09:54 AM
Currently with 2 Vintage rides.

And since nobody has posted a scooter, I guess I will...

Running and riding 1964 Vespa SS180 (thats Super Sport ;) )

Also running and riding 1981 Kawasaki AR80- thats 80cc of 2-stroke,6 speed, 18 inch wheeled fury

I evidently can't post pictures...lol

Could you help an old Kawa guy with a pic or two of the AR80?:drool: Sorry just re-read about not being able to post pics,so there really is no other choice but to ride it to my house.

SL350
12-07-2012, 10:27 AM
When I read this thread it gets me to wanting to go out to the garage and start tooling.

CT90 needs the new wiring harness installed.

SL350 (3) needs rear fender skin removed and triple tree, then to sandblast/paint.

SL350 (2) needs engine set on fire to free piston (literally, fill the cylinder with kerosene and light).

CB350 (and SL with CB350 pipes) needs VIN check and inspection for Vermont registration.

SL350 (1) needs camchain tensioner replaced. Already finding shards of metal during oil changes.

Sounds like this winter is FULL of projects.

kickstand~prophet
12-07-2012, 10:37 AM
When I read this thread it gets me to wanting to go out to the garage and start tooling.

CT90 needs the new wiring harness installed.

SL350 (3) needs rear fender skin removed and triple tree, then to sandblast/paint.

SL350 (2) needs engine set on fire to free piston (literally, fill the cylinder with kerosene and light).

CB350 (and SL with CB350 pipes) needs VIN check and inspection for Vermont registration.

SL350 (1) needs camchain tensioner replaced. Already finding shards of metal during oil changes.

Sounds like this winter is FULL of projects.

+1 SL350 my winter will not be long enough for the projects. But I catch myself looking for more! I hate you craigslist. Drew

sharkey
12-07-2012, 11:05 AM
I just got a 04 ZZR600. It is actually a ZX6E that was a 10 year old design in 04 so does that count? :doh:


I just saw a nice looking Silverwing on CL for $1200 I think.

SL350
12-07-2012, 01:54 PM
I just got a 04 ZZR600. It is actually a ZX6E that was a 10 year old design in 04 so does that count? :doh:


I just saw a nice looking Silverwing on CL for $1200 I think.

04 - welllll, OK it is Christmas, that is a vintage too.

kickstand~prophet
12-09-2012, 06:30 PM
I bought a 78 XT 500 new, wow! I also rode a friend's IT 490 and I can't imagine it street legal. Knew another fellow who had a street legal KDX 400 around same time.

I cannot imagine how super dangerous (FUN) that IT490 and the KDX400 must have been. Are either one of your friends still alive? Any pics?

jwhistler
12-09-2012, 07:21 PM
here is couple of pics of my friend and me on our why to red river motor trails a couple of weeks ago(new knobby tires on the it490):rider:
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s9/whistler-photo/20121202_075735.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s9/whistler-photo/20121202_075640.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s9/whistler-photo/20121202_075703.jpg

Mudclod
12-09-2012, 07:24 PM
No pic's, but my bud on the IT wheelied over in high gear on a dirt road in front of me and shattered his ankle. Didn't hurt the bike (scratches)and he sold it, never rode it again.

Keith
12-09-2012, 07:45 PM
I have recently entered vintage land, I achieved success last Thursday, when I had spent more on parts that I paid for the bike.I hear that! I'm about $350 shy of that number myself! Here's the Thunderace project bike! My 1997 vintage cash eater! ;-)

http://keithfoster.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v59/p1286887348-4.jpg

And here's the rebuild thread: New '"Project" Bike! Thunderace (http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79459)

kickstand~prophet
12-09-2012, 08:33 PM
jwhistler that 490 was like a stick of dynamite. My YZ125 was a real flier I can only imagine how powerful its big brother is. What town is the red river trails at? Burkburnett or W falls area?

jwhistler
12-10-2012, 04:49 AM
The park is located at 15393 North FM 373 ~ Bulcher, Texas.
http://www.redrivermotorcycletrails.com/

Ouroboros
12-10-2012, 05:33 AM
I sure miss my IT 490, an 83 model. My vintage bike is a 81 Seca 550. It is due for restoration.http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac82/fish4it2/photo15.jpg

kickstand~prophet
12-10-2012, 09:44 AM
I sure miss my IT 490, an 83 model. My vintage bike is a 81 Seca 550. It is due for restoration.http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac82/fish4it2/photo15.jpg

Wow nice ride that color combo looks great on the Seca. I have always liked the looks of the Seca ,the small fairing just really makes that bike a standout. Saw one on craigslist awhile back but was scared to go look at it. Was afraid I may want it too bad in person! :lol2:Keep your garage locked. :rofl:Drew

Cagiva65
12-10-2012, 04:35 PM
Have 1985 cagiva elephant how's that for vintage? Looking for friends to duel sport ride with. Going to az to Alaska in spring need seat time. Thanks

SL350
12-10-2012, 04:58 PM
Have 1985 cagiva elephant how's that for vintage? Looking for friends to duel sport ride with. Going to az to Alaska in spring need seat time. Thanks

What size engine? Where did you get that from? I didn't think we imported these.

OldTLSDoug
12-11-2012, 04:40 AM
I have been out riding, about 240 miles or so over last weekend. I have installed a Carb/Exhaust/Front M/C/BRake pads front and rear/Headlight/rebuilt left switches/grips/Tires/tubes. In the mail are fork springs/seals/rear shocks. I may put a new chain on here and go up a tooth or two in the rear so it will wheelie properly, I think it hasn't got stock gearing, or I have a clutch issue. Luckily there are a crazy bunch of SR nuts in the world and there is excellent access to parts. The guy I bought the bike from had her in his garage since about 1985 or so, and he is as excited about her running as I am. The thing is a pleasure to ride, fun every time, and quite a contrast to my KTM RC8R.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/acutallyridingher/large/IMG_2301.JPG

martin-csr
12-11-2012, 05:52 PM
I ride an 81 Kawasaki, usually heading south on 288, then over to 42 & 25 with a stop at Bell's Landing. Then various roads from there. No problems, runs perfect.

1981 KZ650-CSR 550Ltd wheels 750E exhaust
https://i.imgur.com/sOBMIvp.jpg https://i.imgur.com/aeZVJVq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FlBuPyT.jpg https://i.imgur.com/F415DnF.jpg

kickstand~prophet
12-11-2012, 06:25 PM
I ride an 81 Kawasaki, usually heading south on 288, then over to 42 & 25 with a stop at Bell's Landing. Then various roads from there. No problems, runs perfect.

1981 KZ650-CSR 550Ltd wheels 750E exhaust
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/wiggywoohoo/KZ650-Sport2/KZ650-Sport24.jpg

That has got to be the prettiest KZ 650 I seen in a million years. Cheers to your brother martin. I currently have four Kawasakis including a old GPZ. My first ride was a KE100 so that is why I guess I am kinda a Kawa nut. Drew

VFRRider
12-12-2012, 09:00 AM
What's vintage? My VFR will turn 20 next year.

Larry
VFRrider

kickstand~prophet
12-12-2012, 09:24 AM
I have been out riding, about 240 miles or so over last weekend. I have installed a Carb/Exhaust/Front M/C/BRake pads front and rear/Headlight/rebuilt left switches/grips/Tires/tubes. In the mail are fork springs/seals/rear shocks. I may put a new chain on here and go up a tooth or two in the rear so it will wheelie properly, I think it hasn't got stock gearing, or I have a clutch issue. Luckily there are a crazy bunch of SR nuts in the world and there is excellent access to parts. The guy I bought the bike from had her in his garage since about 1985 or so, and he is as excited about her running as I am. The thing is a pleasure to ride, fun every time, and quite a contrast to my KTM RC8R.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/acutallyridingher/large/IMG_2301.JPG

Did that mean machine come from craigslist? Thought I saw one on there exactly the same color. Those were kickstart only right? Drew

Ouroboros
12-12-2012, 09:32 AM
When I was working at a Yamaha dealership in the early 80's we had one customer that was in every week buying parts to trick out his SR 500. We used to laugh at how much he had put into that bike. Now I understand that he was ahead of his time. Would be a great find today.

SL350
12-12-2012, 09:47 AM
What's vintage? My VFR will turn 20 next year.

Larry
VFRrider

I always use the VJMC definition of 15 years. It is right at the point where you just can't take most bikes to the shop and expect parts or even a mechanic trained in your model. It is that point where we all start to lean on one another to get our bikes back on the road.

But hey, it can be brand new and be a retro and be vintage? How about a KLR that did not change for 20 years?

SL350
12-12-2012, 09:49 AM
I have been out riding, about 240 miles or so over last weekend. I have installed a Carb/Exhaust/Front M/C/BRake pads front and rear/Headlight/rebuilt left switches/grips/Tires/tubes. In the mail are fork springs/seals/rear shocks. I may put a new chain on here and go up a tooth or two in the rear so it will wheelie properly, I think it hasn't got stock gearing, or I have a clutch issue. Luckily there are a crazy bunch of SR nuts in the world and there is excellent access to parts. The guy I bought the bike from had her in his garage since about 1985 or so, and he is as excited about her running as I am. The thing is a pleasure to ride, fun every time, and quite a contrast to my KTM RC8R.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/acutallyridingher/large/IMG_2301.JPG

Check out this ride report about a SR250:

Pain, Curiosity and a Bear off to see...whatever. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758863)

kickstand~prophet
12-12-2012, 10:11 AM
I always use the VJMC definition of 15 years. It is right at the point where you just can't take most bikes to the shop and expect parts or even a mechanic trained in your model. It is that point where we all start to lean on one another to get our bikes back on the road.

But hey, it can be brand new and be a retro and be vintage? How about a KLR that did not change for 20 years?

Kawasaki is good at not changing them much thru the years. The KLR is probubly the best example. Other than minor updates the Concours went mostly unchanged for its lifespan also. Drew

Irishcoffee
12-15-2012, 11:01 AM
I have recently entered vintage land, I achieved success last Thursday, when I had spent more on parts that I paid for the bike. Soon to be a daily driver. 1978 Yamaha SR500E.

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0031.JPG

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0037.JPG

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/1978sr500e/large/IMG_0038.JPG

Beautiful bike!

mikes old virago
12-20-2012, 07:19 PM
I've got two vintage bikes- '81 Virago 750 with 117,xxx miles, purchased new, added a Windjammer III and a 5.3 gal. TR1 euro tank in 2008. Last trip was 7000 miles and 14 states in 2011.
Also, an '83 Virago 750 that was sitting for 17 years and 3 owners that never put it on the road. I got it up and running, but it's down for a modification. It will be reborn with a 920 engine and an 18" rear wheel and revised swing-arm and exhaust, Windjammer IV and TR1 tank. Plan is to run it up to Nova Scotia next August.
Interesting thing about the Viragos: The same backbone frame will hold a 700/750/920/1000/1100 engine.

kickstand~prophet
12-20-2012, 09:22 PM
I've got two vintage bikes- '81 Virago 750 with 117,xxx miles, purchased new, added a Windjammer III and a 5.3 gal. TR1 euro tank in 2008. Last trip was 7000 miles and 14 states in 2011.
Also, an '83 Virago 750 that was sitting for 17 years and 3 owners that never put it on the road. I got it up and running, but it's down for a modification. It will be reborn with a 920 engine and an 18" rear wheel and revised swing-arm and exhaust, Windjammer IV and TR1 tank. Plan is to run it up to Nova Scotia next August.
Interesting thing about the Viragos: The same backbone frame will hold a 700/750/920/1000/1100 engine.

Pictures?

rickmillertx
12-20-2012, 10:54 PM
I used to have an 82 750 and I did a lot of modifications to it. Would have kept in longer had the starter been stronger. Even with the recommended mods to the starter I still never felt comfortable with it.

mikes old virago
12-20-2012, 11:03 PM
On the soon-defunct Virago Owners Club site, Dr. Piston featured a letter from me about the Coils being too weak to fire during crank because the line voltage dropped to 10 Volts. I put a Harley Accel single fire coil in at 45,000volts and it corrected that. Plus, both of mine have 4-brush solid magnet starters, AGM batteries, and reground ring gears that have a better engagement. The later (after 86) bikes had a positive engagement starter that corrected the 'box-o-rocks' sound.

SL350
12-20-2012, 11:25 PM
I've got two vintage bikes- '81 Virago 750 with 117,xxx miles, purchased new, added a Windjammer III and a 5.3 gal. TR1 euro tank in 2008. Last trip was 7000 miles and 14 states in 2011.
Also, an '83 Virago 750 that was sitting for 17 years and 3 owners that never put it on the road. I got it up and running, but it's down for a modification. It will be reborn with a 920 engine and an 18" rear wheel and revised swing-arm and exhaust, Windjammer IV and TR1 tank. Plan is to run it up to Nova Scotia next August.
Interesting thing about the Viragos: The same backbone frame will hold a 700/750/920/1000/1100 engine.

Pictures and a link to a ride report maybe?

philipbarrett
12-21-2012, 08:00 AM
Luckily there are a crazy bunch of SR nuts in the world and there is excellent access to parts.
http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/acutallyridingher/large/IMG_2301.JPG

The White Bros. (remember them?) parts catalog had a double page spread of stuff for the SR & the SRX. I've always liked that bike.

OldTLSDoug
12-23-2012, 06:38 AM
Did that mean machine come from craigslist? Thought I saw one on there exactly the same color. Those were kickstart only right? Drew

Drew, I bought it from a guy I have been pestering since about 1987 to sell it to me. The bike is kick only, and has no battery currently. I whipped all the electrical issues, I am debating rebuilding the rear m/c as I have cleaned the bore out and she appears to be sealed now.

I rode her over to the home of the fella I bought her from. He is about as excited as I am over her. He rode her around and is truly happy he sold her to someone who loves her like he does.

Another pic with the shocks and forks done, she sits and rides much better now
I also have the rest of the decals coming in the mail, the side cove 500 OHC decals and the rear Yamaha decal was removed, so I found a source and they are coming!

http://photos.imageevent.com/tlsdoug/sr500e/acutallyridingher/large/IMG_2329.JPG

Cagiva65
12-24-2012, 07:12 AM
Cagiva is 1985 had great ride in foot hills yesterday!!! There is one on eBay for sell also.

Motowalt
12-31-2012, 03:11 PM
This was a fun vintage restoration...

When I found it:

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee401/Motowalt/HondaZ50Before_zps1dd3bf66.jpg

Countless hours (and dollars) later :lol2:

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee401/Motowalt/HondaZ50After_zpsb795f11b.jpg

LaserDave
12-31-2012, 04:01 PM
82 XLH Sportster. Just a blast to ride when you come to terms with it.
Geared for highway, and with Andrews "Y" cams, it doesn't get excited until about 70mph.

78 KZ 650. REALLY need spare time to finish putting it back together.
quite the barn find, except they forgot to put it IN the barn.:doh:

LaserDave
12-31-2012, 04:04 PM
slight improvement on the KZ.

grandpaul
12-31-2012, 04:16 PM
Countless hours (and dollars) later-

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee401/Motowalt/HondaZ50After_zpsb795f11b.jpg

YEAH!

Perfect pit bike.

SL350
02-24-2013, 05:53 PM
I have to add this here, now that it is licensed and inspected. No sidecovers but she is being ridden. It is going to be hard to get used to the big knobbies on the rear.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8484065678_6270cb6804.jpg

Scorch
02-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Nice. :sun:

kickstand~prophet
02-25-2013, 05:42 PM
I have to add this here, now that it is licensed and inspected. No sidecovers but she is being ridden. It is going to be hard to get used to the big knobbies on the rear.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8484065678_6270cb6804.jpg

All right good color. Had rode my dads SL100 years ago good bike but not much power. It was red and black. Drew

SL350
02-25-2013, 05:56 PM
Check out the bicycle horn used for the inspection. These bikes have a real problem with the horn switch and working replacements are $100 for a horn that no one can hear.

mikes old virago
02-25-2013, 07:21 PM
E-Bay has lots of cheap horn/turn/beam buttons to upgrade for maybe $15.
As to horns, a good set of dual horns that'll make a blue-hair wet their britches is under $25 at Pep Boys.

DaveC
02-25-2013, 07:52 PM
I kick myself about once a week for selling this last year.
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m18/dcarter001/Yellow%20wing/100_1731.jpg

grandpaul
02-26-2013, 08:16 AM
Nice Yellow Goldie, close to what they are SUPPOSED to look like; they were designed to be power cruisers, not touring bikes.

I love the original muffs, they look like old Britbike "sausage on a stick"...

DaveC
02-26-2013, 09:26 AM
Nice Yellow Goldie, close to what they are SUPPOSED to look like; they were designed to be power cruisers, not touring bikes.

I love the original muffs, they look like old Britbike "sausage on a stick"...

I was looking around and found one with 11,000 on the clock.
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/3613054102.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3Ee3Kf3F75I65L15Gdd2ceaf28d54ecc31c18.jpg

LaserDave
02-26-2013, 09:29 AM
lusted long for one of those (SL350) as a kid. rode a friends 125 many times, but if you had a 350.... ooooooo......

kickstand~prophet
02-26-2013, 10:08 PM
I was looking around and found one with 11,000 on the clock.
http://sanantonio.craigslist.org/mcy/3613054102.html

http://images.craigslist.org/3Ee3Kf3F75I65L15Gdd2ceaf28d54ecc31c18.jpg

Beautiful

grandpaul
02-27-2013, 09:26 AM
Anyone ever ridden a Goldie with the aftermarket manifold that sits a big ol' 2-barrel carb on it?

I'll pull your shoulders out of thier sockets if you aren't ready for it.

thencamedonson
02-27-2013, 01:34 PM
SL, glad You finally beat that SL-350 into submission. I want it back, now!
If You run Antique tags on that bike, no inspection is required. Nice to have a horn, but , really , is it going to get anybody to move over?:trust:

Nace Salomone
02-27-2013, 06:37 PM
I am working on a 1971 SL350. It had been sleeping for almost 25 years. Finally woke up after new pistons and rings, timing chain and a carb clean up. She is running, but not ready for a long day ride. Still in the local test ride mode.

I tried to attach pics; but was unable. Will do so if someone can tell me how to do it. Could use a rear shock; as one of mine does not dampen.

I'm in Keller, TX if any of you guys are out riding around. Call me and stop by.,

Nace "Locktite" 817-996-2313

SL350
02-27-2013, 06:54 PM
SL, glad You finally beat that SL-350 into submission. I want it back, now!
If You run Antique tags on that bike, no inspection is required. Nice to have a horn, but , really , is it going to get anybody to move over?:trust:

Don, I can't wait to do a decent weekend on it. Come ride with me!

SL350
02-27-2013, 06:56 PM
I am working on a 1971 SL350. It had been sleeping for almost 25 years. Finally woke up after new pistons and rings, timing chain and a carb clean up. She is running, but not ready for a long day ride. Still in the local test ride mode.

I tried to attach pics; but was unable. Will do so if someone can tell me how to do it. Could use a rear shock; as one of mine does not dampen.

I'm in Keller, TX if any of you guys are out riding around. Call me and stop by.,

Nace "Locktite"

Nace, maybe we can get a vintage ride going.

Nace Salomone
02-27-2013, 07:25 PM
SL350, I hope so. Stay in touch. You have my phone number.

I have a 72 CL350 parts bike if anyone is in need of parts.

LaserDave
02-27-2013, 07:44 PM
maybe we can get a vintage ride going.

the bikes, or us? :lol2:

SL350
02-27-2013, 09:19 PM
SL350, I hope so. Stay in touch. You have my phone number.

I have a 72 CL350 parts bike if anyone is in need of parts.

Let's delete the phone number from the posts, probably better to do with Private Messages on the forum. I will erase it from my repost.

I have a few extra parts too. Do you have a points cover you might want to trade? 2 of the 3 sl350s I got last year were missing the points cover. It has two screws to hold it as opposed to the cover on the other side (tach) that only has one screw. I know you need another shock but what I have would not be worth using. Depending on your budget, you might get some new and 1000% better for $200.

Hairsmith
02-28-2013, 10:29 AM
I have posted this pick in other threads but this looks like a good place for it again.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/hairsmith/DSC_0848-1.jpg

thencamedonson
02-28-2013, 10:48 AM
I am working on a 1971 SL350. It had been sleeping for almost 25 years. Finally woke up after new pistons and rings, timing chain and a carb clean up. She is running, but not ready for a long day ride. Still in the local test ride mode.

I tried to attach pics; but was unable. Will do so if someone can tell me how to do it. Could use a rear shock; as one of mine does not dampen.

I'm in Keller, TX if any of you guys are out riding around. Call me and stop by.,

Nace "Locktite" 817-996-2313

Nace, You might check out RedWing shocks, they are reasonably priced and pretty good quality. I put a set on My Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker, and have been happy with them. Different springs/rates available.

thencamedonson
02-28-2013, 10:49 AM
Don, I can't wait to do a decent weekend on it. Come ride with me!

I would love to, just too many things to do. Project-wise, I am further behind than ever. An Enfield, a Honda CX500, and an XL-350 snuck in the door while My back was turned.....:eek2:

SL350
02-28-2013, 11:13 AM
I have posted this pick in other threads but this looks like a good place for it again.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/hairsmith/DSC_0848-1.jpg

Great way to show the bike. Nice.

SL350
02-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Nace, You might check out RedWing shocks, they are reasonably priced and pretty good quality. I put a set on My Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker, and have been happy with them. Different springs/rates available.

Who might be best for RedWings?

Cagiva65
02-28-2013, 12:11 PM
Sweet!

Nace Salomone
02-28-2013, 01:29 PM
Nace, You might check out RedWing shocks, they are reasonably priced and pretty good quality. I put a set on My Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker, and have been happy with them. Different springs/rates available.

Thanks for the the tip. I will check them out.

Nace Salomone
02-28-2013, 01:33 PM
Let's delete the phone number from the posts, probably better to do with Private Messages on the forum. I will erase it from my repost.

I have a few extra parts too. Do you have a points cover you might want to trade? 2 of the 3 sl350s I got last year were missing the points cover. It has two screws to hold it as opposed to the cover on the other side (tach) that only has one screw. I know you need another shock but what I have would not be worth using. Depending on your budget, you might get some new and 1000% better for $200.

I do have a points cover. It is not dented, but very rusty on the outside. It is yours if you can use it.

thencamedonson
02-28-2013, 02:17 PM
Who might be best for RedWings?

http://www.omarsdtr.com/shox1.html

zukidave
03-03-2013, 10:35 PM
New guy here but here's my old KZ.
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/zukiworks/Motorcycle%20stuff/IMG_1660.jpg
1980 KZ650 F1.
83 GPz750 motor.
Mikuni VM29 smooth bore's.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder header.
83 GPz750 swing arm and brake set up.
Z1R hub with cut down disk laced to a
3.5 x 18 alum. rim.

grandpaul
03-04-2013, 07:07 AM
Looks like fun in 12-second increments...

SL350
03-04-2013, 07:16 AM
New guy here but here's my old KZ.
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/zukiworks/Motorcycle%20stuff/IMG_1660.jpg
1980 KZ650 F1.
83 GPz750 motor.
Mikuni VM29 smooth bore's.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder header.
83 GPz750 swing arm and brake set up.
Z1R hub with cut down disk laced to a
3.5 x 18 alum. rim.

I bet there is more than one story to this bike. This started off as a UJM but no longer a U.

LaserDave
03-04-2013, 08:47 AM
New guy here but here's my old KZ.

Hi Dave. (LD from KZ650) :wave:

kickstand~prophet
03-04-2013, 08:57 AM
New guy here but here's my old KZ.
http://i948.photobucket.com/albums/ad322/zukiworks/Motorcycle%20stuff/IMG_1660.jpg
1980 KZ650 F1.
83 GPz750 motor.
Mikuni VM29 smooth bore's.
V/H KZ1000 sidewinder header.
83 GPz750 swing arm and brake set up.
Z1R hub with cut down disk laced to a
3.5 x 18 alum. rim.

Aloha from Lampasas. Be sure to post and proper introduction. That way everyone will catch you as a new member. We have some pie runs and some camp-out coming up that you should try to attend. Easy way to meet the members of TWT. Drew

zukidave
03-04-2013, 09:30 PM
What's up LD ? nice kitty,
Thanks for the welcome I'll get an intro
post up soon but been lurkin on here for a while.

Paul good guess it's gone 12.12@105.93 no bar.
Kickstand I'll be camping at Little River Drag way this weekend
as for pie this ain't really a pie ride bike
but I'll race ya for two beer's and a hot dog.

EnduroRdr
03-08-2013, 07:31 PM
Vintage /2 beemer and vintage chevy - my wife hated both of these since day 1 (maybe that's why I liked them so much) :lol2:

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc321/EnduroRdr_photos/MyBikes/Slash2-CasaLoma1.jpg

and just for giggles - My old /5 too.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc321/EnduroRdr_photos/MyBikes/BMW-R50-5-004.jpg

Motowalt
03-08-2013, 07:58 PM
Here's my totally restored Hill Country Cruiser...these restorations are not for the faint of heart (or light of wallet) :lol2:

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee401/Motowalt/DSC01469_zpsbd9d839a.jpg

thencamedonson
03-09-2013, 09:33 AM
I am not much of a GW fan, but that is sweet! Very nice!

SRADkneedragger
03-09-2013, 08:57 PM
Ooooh, hmmmm let see
1986 GSXR-750 Limited very few of these have survived
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/ns50r/3fb41c40.jpg
SRAD

I noticed one of the previous posts said something about spending more on parts for a restoration than on the purchase of the bike itself. Well I haven't reached that point yet, but I just spent $700 on 1/2 a clutch. Sadly, you have to REALLY want to restore/ride one of these old bikes because sometimes parts are very expensive, or worse, just not available. Which is the case with several parts on my restoration. On the plus side Fleabay, and some of the other sites have made it much easier to find rare or old parts.

SRAD

SRADkneedragger
03-10-2013, 09:35 AM
Being a car guy also, one of the things I see is that old cars have a huge "WOW, Look at that" factor even to non car types. On they other hand vintage bikes, not so much. Bikes typically appeal only within the rank and file of the Motorcycle community, and generally to a narrow group to which the time frame matches. Guess we need to take some of these to the Harvest Classic this year.

SRAD

Motowalt
03-10-2013, 03:34 PM
I am not much of a GW fan, but that is sweet! Very nice!

Thanks Donson...
The first generation GL's were meant by Honda to be some of the first sport-touring bikes and have loads of power without all the extra weight and plastics of their ever-larger decendants...she sounds like a Porche Boxter when I wind her up above 5 grand...redline is 8500 and she has a really toothy snarl up in the rev range...:rider:

LaserDave
03-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Here's my totally restored Hill Country Cruiser...

beautiful!! nice subtle cafe mods. dig the old style tank emblem. :clap:

SilverBullet
03-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Thanks Donson...
The first generation GL's were meant by Honda to be some of the first sport-touring bikes and have loads of power without all the extra weight and plastics of their ever-larger decendants...

Well plastics as we know today didn't exist then. That market was created by Craig Vetter. The first GW's with plastics from Honda even used Vetter framed mounted fairings until Honda copied the design and did it themselves. Then everyone else followed and a new market was born.

_

thencamedonson
03-10-2013, 05:05 PM
Thanks Donson...
The first generation GL's were meant by Honda to be some of the first sport-touring bikes and have loads of power without all the extra weight and plastics of their ever-larger decendants...she sounds like a Porche Boxter when I wind her up above 5 grand...redline is 8500 and she has a really toothy snarl up in the rev range...:rider:

I went to Sharp's Honda in Amarillo and rode the first Gold Wing to ever arrive in Amarillo. It was nice, but at 23, it didnt turn Me on. I returned the bike, climbed back aboard My 73 Yoshimura Z-1 and went looking for Vettes.:rider:

RedPill
03-10-2013, 06:58 PM
Here's my "vintage" Honda 1975 CB400F. Bought last year after sitting in storage in Arkansas for 20 years. Lots of work over the winter and now it's ready to play.

Sigh . . .

1 wheel peel
03-12-2013, 12:53 PM
.....it's gone 12.12@105.93 .......as for pie this ain't really a pie ride bike but I'll race ya for two beer's and a hot dog.


:rofl: Best quote yet!:clap:

kickstand~prophet
03-12-2013, 01:01 PM
Vintage /2 beemer and vintage chevy - my wife hated both of these since day 1 (maybe that's why I liked them so much) :lol2:

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc321/EnduroRdr_photos/MyBikes/Slash2-CasaLoma1.jpg

and just for giggles - My old /5 too.

http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc321/EnduroRdr_photos/MyBikes/BMW-R50-5-004.jpg

What year and cc is the top Bemmer? Drew

EnduroRdr
03-13-2013, 07:37 PM
What year and cc is the top Bemmer? Drew
1961 600cc it was brought over here by a military service guy coming home before I got it.
it has metric speedo and surprising it has 12volt charging system. I am told that it was probably an escort or police version to have the stock 12v electrics.

If you ever get the chance to ride an "Earls Fork" motorcycle it's a hoot. No front end dive on braking - as a matter of fact it rises up when braking hard.
The stopping forces on the rotating wheel try to twist the front swing arm so there is no front end dive. maybe this is why they are so popular on sidecar rigs?

grandpaul
03-14-2013, 08:49 AM
The active geometry on leading-link forks does a far superior job at dealing with the stresses and steering requirements of a sidecar-equipped bike without eating front tires every few tankfuls of gas in anything but extended highway driving.

...and, yes, no more brake diving.

rcautox
04-10-2013, 11:25 AM
Hi all! I moved from OKC to Houston about 7 months ago along with my XS650 bobber. I had searched for a bike to bob on my own, found this one and couldn't pass up this excellent <compared to any attempt I could've made lol> build.

Kickstart only. I've since removed all guages and rear fender so I avoid mud puddles! It's a blast up to about 65 then I start to day dream about a 6 speed or the 750cc top end conversion...

My other ride is a KTM 990R.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SSZhwmbo5zM/UWWRSv4gxmI/AAAAAAAAAkQ/OXajCcchqtg/s640/XS650%25202.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GIEH4wRCEzE/UWWQDtJ5uoI/AAAAAAAAAkI/RVyGRFsC9Ao/s640/XS650%25201.JPG

kickstand~prophet
04-10-2013, 11:42 AM
1961 600cc it was brought over here by a military service guy coming home before I got it.
it has metric speedo and surprising it has 12volt charging system. I am told that it was probably an escort or police version to have the stock 12v electrics.

If you ever get the chance to ride an "Earls Fork" motorcycle it's a hoot. No front end dive on braking - as a matter of fact it rises up when braking hard.
The stopping forces on the rotating wheel try to twist the front swing arm so there is no front end dive. maybe this is why they are so popular on sidecar rigs?

Man did not see this till now. EnduroRdr I have a project Beemer with the earls front end that I need to get to the house to restore. It doesn't run so it will need alot of attention. Drew

LaserDave
04-10-2013, 02:15 PM
my XS650 bobber.

looks like fun. I have a 78 KZ650, that I'm keeping stock, but I am SORELY tempted by some great bobs over on KZ650.info.

plugeye
04-25-2013, 10:22 AM
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=84275

my vintage is now for sale.

SL350
04-25-2013, 10:26 AM
I still say we need to get a vintage ride or pie run together. Maybe vintage and small CC bikes.

kickstand~prophet
04-25-2013, 10:32 AM
I still say we need to get a vintage ride or pie run together. Maybe vintage and small CC bikes.

Great idea SL I have a KZ250 I am needing to fix a couple things on. Would be perfect. Could be on Sundays so more could attend. Nice easy pace with someone at the tail end to pick up parts that vibrate off.:rofl: Drew

shipman
04-26-2013, 04:05 PM
I still say we need to get a vintage ride or pie run together. Maybe vintage and small CC bikes.

That sounds like fun! So, my fuel-injected 250cc thumper would qualify? :rider:

kickstand~prophet
04-28-2013, 10:19 PM
I still say we need to get a vintage ride or pie run together. Maybe vintage and small CC bikes.

When is the first one?:rider:Drew

shipman
05-09-2013, 01:26 PM
I still say we need to get a vintage ride or pie run together. Maybe vintage and small CC bikes.

This suggestion kinda reminded me of the custom builder Deus Ex Machina who put on a "Festival Of Thump" for single-cylinder bikes:

http://us.deuscustoms.com/festival-of-thump/

mikes old virago
05-10-2013, 11:40 PM
Just got the rebuilt carbs on my '81 Viragosaurus, and cleaning it up tomorrow. I had been riding the '05 Triumph for the last year, and it's gone to a new owner. Love my Virago!!!
So, where's the pie run for the Antiques?

primate
05-10-2013, 11:53 PM
I am a new member of the vintage club, but I suck at moving pics. I just today bought the 79 XT500 on the for sale page, if someone wants to throw a pic up for me, I just can't get the hang of it. Anywho...vintage baby.:thumb:

plugeye
05-11-2013, 07:18 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8675534375_013a31d574_b.jpg

here ya go

grandpaul
05-15-2013, 08:42 AM
Is that a picture of the sticker under the seat? All I see are translations...

primate
05-15-2013, 04:16 PM
Is that a picture of the sticker under the seat? All I see are translations...
:lol2: must have pulled his flick acct.

SL350
05-15-2013, 07:16 PM
I think flickr can also suspend your account if there are too many views to get you to pay $$$.

primate
05-29-2013, 06:08 PM
I couldn't help myself, the next week I got a 78 DT175 two smoke in great condition. Bought it here too. http://happysillyface.com/DT175E/newright.jpg

kickstand~prophet
02-14-2014, 12:42 PM
I couldn't help myself, the next week I got a 78 DT175 two smoke in great condition. Bought it here too. http://happysillyface.com/DT175E/newright.jpg

I think I saw that bike in person at a pie run a while back. Looked brand new.

Rman of 237
09-18-2014, 02:23 PM
Bump! Stand by..... :trust: :rider: :sun:

SL350
09-18-2014, 04:42 PM
Dirt or street��

Rman of 237
09-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Dirt or street��Old school DS, still gotta pick it up. Like a kid on Christmas Eve!!! :eek2: :lol2:

JMZ
09-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Old school DS, still gotta pick it up. Like a kid on Christmas Eve!!! :eek2: :lol2:


You still owe me that finders fee :). And I'm sure you will be saying you can outrun everybody on gravel with it. Haha


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!

Rman of 237
09-19-2014, 09:27 AM
You still owe me that finders fee :). And I'm sure you will be saying you can outrun everybody on gravel with it. HahaI'll cover lunch at Mi Lupita :eat:, you can order the most expensive $$$ thing on the menu! What is that, like 10 bucks? :trust: :rofl:
And no, I will not be racing this bike on the gravel (except maybe Meriden on his DR200 :lol2:). This will be the 1st bike I think I've ever owned with absolutely zero practical value, ... and it will remain completely stock for as long as I own it. :thumb: Come to think about it :ponder:, next to the RZ, this will only be the 2nd bike I've ever owned that is completely stock. :phead: :mrgreen:

road_thing
09-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Pictures or it didn't happen...

Rman of 237
09-19-2014, 09:41 AM
Pictures or it didn't happen...Email sent. Call me, I'll tell you all about it. Still waiting for the seller to resolve a title issue but at least it's doable so I'm just waiting around.

JMZ
09-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Rman will most likely take 20 pics to every minute of riding his new bike just as he has done with his other bikes. :). He and Lonnie can't ride anywhere without pics. LOL.


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!

SilverBullet
09-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Rman will most likely take 20 pics to every minute of riding his new bike just as he has done with his other bikes. :). He and Lonnie can't ride anywhere without pics. LOL.

The Paparazzi Riders! hehehe

_

Rman of 237
09-20-2014, 09:46 AM
Rman will most likely take 20 pics to every minute of riding his new bike just as he has done with his other bikes. :). He and Lonnie can't ride anywhere without pics. LOL.

The Paparazzi Riders! hehehe

_Tweedledee and Tweedledum. :rofl:

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg213/Rman237/Trips%20and%20camping/VFD/CIMG2749_zps341f29c4.jpg (http://s249.photobucket.com/user/Rman237/media/Trips%20and%20camping/VFD/CIMG2749_zps341f29c4.jpg.html)

No joke, I have 25,000 pics on my computer! :eek2: I bet I got more pics of y'all than y'all have of y'all. :nana:

JMZ
09-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Give me back my wig 7/17/82 - YouTube


:lol2:

JMZ
09-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Fixn to go to my shop and crank up SRV REALLY LOUD :dude::jammin::chug:

zorba
09-21-2014, 01:44 PM
opps wrong thread

JMZ
09-24-2014, 06:36 AM
So I guess Rman is going to keep everybody waiting ???????

I know it is in his possession.


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!

Rman of 237
09-24-2014, 07:40 AM
So I guess Rman is going to keep everybody waiting ???????

I know it is in his possession.


Yep, it's mine! :rider: I'll get some pics up later.

JMZ
09-25-2014, 06:24 AM
Yep, it's mine! :rider: I'll get some pics up later.


http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g459/jmzjeep/come-on-man_o_1094311_zps8b08986c.jpg (http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/jmzjeep/media/come-on-man_o_1094311_zps8b08986c.jpg.html)


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!

Rman of 237
09-25-2014, 09:48 AM
http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g459/jmzjeep/come-on-man_o_1094311_zps8b08986c.jpg (http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/jmzjeep/media/come-on-man_o_1094311_zps8b08986c.jpg.html)


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!Come on man, I didn't even have a chance to touch it yesterday, busy with work. I'll get some pics up tonight.

4jranch
09-25-2014, 10:18 AM
For those that can't wait.
Stealing Rman's thunder. Cool Bike.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/25/agy8useb.jpg

Rman of 237
09-25-2014, 10:24 AM
For those that can't wait.
Steeling Rman's thunder. Cool Bike.
Stealing! You're stealing Rman's thunder! :rofl:

4jranch
09-25-2014, 10:35 AM
You are correct, fixed it. Sorry can't spel.

JMZ
09-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Come on man, I didn't even have a chance to touch it yesterday, busy with work. I'll get some pics up tonight.


Work ????


Signatures ???? We don't need no stinking signatures !!!!!

SilverBullet
09-25-2014, 01:49 PM
Aah the wonder years. I see you weren't taking any chances on trailering it home. You got those front forks cranked down just about metal to metal.

_

Rman of 237
09-26-2014, 10:15 PM
Work ???? Yes, as a farmer my work is never done. :nana:

Rman of 237
09-26-2014, 10:17 PM
Aah the wonder years. I see you weren't taking any chances on trailering it home. You got those front forks cranked down just about metal to metal.

_Well, there ain't much there to begin with. :lol2: Anyway, here she is!!

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1295114#post1295114

G-Man
04-27-2017, 03:22 PM
Not a lot of action in this thread in a while so I will add my current "vintage" rides. FWIW, Texas qualifies 25 years or older as vintage.

1990 Honda RC30:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/picture.php?albumid=27678&pictureid=116464

1997 Honda CBR1100xx:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/picture.php?albumid=27683&pictureid=116482

The 2000 RC51 doesn't make the 20 year cut-off yet but I will still own it in 3 years:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/picture.php?albumid=27677&pictureid=116463

Polk540
04-27-2017, 03:24 PM
Not a lot of action in this thread in a while so I will add more current vintage rides.

1990 Honda RC30:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/picture.php?albumid=27678&pictureid=116464

Nice bike! That thing looks clean as ****. How fast does it go?

grandpaul
04-27-2017, 03:32 PM
I guess I'm getting old, those are MODERN bikes.

G-Man
04-27-2017, 03:43 PM
Nice bike! That thing looks clean as ****. How fast does it go?

Its about 99 points out of a 100. A concourse judge might notice the discrepancies but most other folks wouldn't. It took first place in its class at last year's Harvest Classic.

The items that are not original have been changed for riding and serviceability (e.g. replacing the cold steel exhaust bolts for stainless ones that won't rust/seize/snap).

As for top speed I have never really tried to find out (and to be honest you are the first to ask) but I can tell you with the astronomically tall gearing it gets to 140 faster than you would expect.

G-Man
04-27-2017, 03:44 PM
I guess I'm getting old, those are MODERN bikes.

Can't speak to your age but the RC30 is registered as a vintage bike.

philipbarrett
04-27-2017, 03:52 PM
Not a lot of action in this thread in a while so I will add my current "vintage" rides. FWIW, Texas qualifies 25 years or older as vintage.

1990 Honda RC30:
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/picture.php?albumid=27678&pictureid=116464


Twin round lights were the best look ever.

G-Man
04-27-2017, 03:56 PM
Twin round lights were the best look ever.

I think so too.

I had a NC30 but sold it last year to fund restioration of my 1987 VFR700F2 Interceptor, affectionately nick-named Spark by my wife after the fuel pump caught fire when the rectifier shart itself and arced the harness.

grandpaul
04-27-2017, 04:01 PM
Can't speak to your age but the RC30 is registered as a vintage bike.

I guess older than 25 means vintage.

I don't really have a problem with that; but in my mind, it has to be one cam and/or pushrods, points ignition, and no more than 1 brake disc to suggest "vintage" to me...

Now, if someone is offering it to me, I'll call it whatever you want!

grandpaul
04-27-2017, 04:29 PM
I sure left off a LONG time ago! I posted 6 of the bikes from my collection way back in 2012-13, since then it's changed. I still have all the ones I posted except for the Honda 305 (CL77), but I had a few more come and go since then, now up/down to 28 bikes.

Here are a few more for now...

1956 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 rat rod, rescued from humiliation but not quite running yet-
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/20904369/413227332.jpg

1964 Triumph 6T Thunderbird 650 street tracker scratch built w/ Storz bodywork, .040 over top end, Akront shouldered alloy wheels with new Dunlps, batteryless wiring setup with no more than 5' of wire altogether, and a custom reinforced swingarm complying with AHRMA's limited rules for modifications. Front end is from a 70s Triumph.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24728891/412673259.jpg

1966 Triumph T120R Bonneville 650, unrestored, purchased as-is back in 2008
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/294598446.jpg

For anyone who has noticed, it should be pretty obvious that I'm into classic Triumph big twins; I've got 12 in the collection at the moment...

(I'll post more, later)

grandpaul
04-28-2017, 08:31 AM
Here's a few more for today..

1966 Triton - '66 Triumph Bonneville engine with '66 Norton 650SS powdercoated frame, Suzuki GT550 front end with 4LS brakes, my own design 6061 alloy engine mounting plates, my own design swingarm spindle upgrade kit with sintered bronze bushings, M.A.P. belt drive, clutch & big bore kit, Amal MkII carbs with K&N air filters, hand-wired electrical harness with each circuit individually fused, Tri-Spark electronic igniton with dual-lead coil, Excel shouldered alloy wheels laced by Buchanan's, Avon Roadrider tires, oil filter & cooler, clip-on handlebars and rearset footpegs & controls, central mounted early Commando oil tank, transmission upgraded to 5-speed, lots of other nice bits & bobs.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24155301/403525757.jpg

I've since installed an alloy tank on it, but only have this cruddy photo-
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24706945/413152139.jpg

1967 Triumph T120R Bonneville - restored by me in 1999 (engine overhauled by a friend, before I learned how to do it myself) Still one of my very favorite bikes, and gets MANY compliments wherever it goes. It's definitely a recognizable classic.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/183136440.jpg

rickmillertx
04-28-2017, 09:31 AM
It makes me want to cry every time I see a Triumph that has been chopped up into a mess. Especially into a cheap hard tail. The motorcycle gods will punish those.
:eek2:

RTL
04-28-2017, 10:51 AM
My baby will be 20 end of this year.http://rs350.pbsrc.com/albums/q424/BigPainRing/DucFinished_zpsa1dnrbd8.jpg?w=280&h=210&fit=crop

mikes old virago
04-28-2017, 02:46 PM
I used to have an 82 750 and I did a lot of modifications to it. Would have kept in longer had the starter been stronger. Even with the recommended mods to the starter I still never felt comfortable with it.

The FIX for the start problem took a twin-trace oscilloscope to figure out. Really odd quirk! The strain on the battery will drop BELOW 10Volts which is the minimum for the idnition to even fire! There's an $18 voltage STABILIZER on E-bay that gives a smoothe 12Volts through the cranking, and now all the bikes with it fire right up on the first bump. Just blip the starter enough to get to TDC and it's on!
I also got a DIGITAL TCI from a company called IGNITECH.CZ in Czechoslovakia for $125.
All these fixes are from my own discoveries.

Now, I have 3 750's '81/'82/'83

TLRam1
04-28-2017, 03:41 PM
$18 voltage STABILIZER on E-bay that gives a smooth 12Volts through the cranking

That is what I needed on my vintage scooter, at times the battery would just turn the motor over, adding something like a booster charger would allow it to kick right off. I added a lithium battery that would start out at a higher voltage, that did the trick most of the time.

Can you link to the stabilizer, is it a special type of unit, how did you hook it up?

julimike54
04-28-2017, 04:25 PM
Doesn't feel vintage/old '86 Wing

https://image.ibb.co/iCBVxv/Gl1200_c.jpg

kickstand~prophet
04-28-2017, 04:35 PM
Doesn't feel vintage/old '86 Wing

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b443/julimike5544/Tarrant%20Tag%203_17_17a_zps4tjv79ck.jpg

Pictures do not do this bike justice. It is very very well taken care of. We were very happy to see it in person at the Graham meet and greet.

mikes old virago
04-28-2017, 08:29 PM
That is what I needed on my vintage scooter, at times the battery would just turn the motor over, adding something like a booster charger would allow it to kick right off. I added a lithium battery that would start out at a higher voltage, that did the trick most of the time.

Can you link to the stabilizer, is it a special type of unit, how did you hook it up?

DC Voltage Stabilizer 8-40V to 12V 6A 72W Car Power Supply Regulator Waterproof | eBay

cut the power wire to the ignition box. Combine black wires together to gnd. connect red to power wire from ignition sw. connect yellow to box power wire. Screw it down or zip-tie

grandpaul
04-29-2017, 09:31 AM
1968 BSA 441 Victor "thumper", I restored it in 2004, installed a Sparx electronic ignition. I didn't have all the fasteners cad plated and now regret it...
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/12457975/392199384.jpg

1969 BSA A65 Lightning, acquired already restored as partial payment for a client's Norton restoration.
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1461/6266009/24706945/412895358.jpg

SL350
04-29-2017, 04:58 PM
I some fine bikes GP. I loved riding the 441 back in its day. A torque monster. Whatever happened to the sl350 project?

grandpaul
04-29-2017, 08:23 PM
It's still all apart, with the frame spray painted, and the Marzocchi shocks on it.

I've got no time for it, not for a few years. My son is only 6, although he's the size of an 8-year-old. My guess is he'll be big enough to ride it when he's 12 or 13, to I've got 6 or 7 years to get it done.

turbodog
04-30-2017, 08:00 AM
Recent project completion:Mashup of early 80's XV920 parts and a Vetter Terraplane sidecar:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3845/33115571125_cc249e8a4f_b.jpg

focus frenzy
04-30-2017, 09:53 AM
I don't really have a problem with that; but in my mind, it has to be one cam and/or pushrods, points ignition, and no more than 1 brake disc to suggest "vintage" to me...

this isn't vintage to you?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/80/93/c5/8093c59d9409cad0dcd00949808968d2.jpg

thencamedonson
04-30-2017, 04:09 PM
A recent barn find. I haven't had time to do anything with it. 1971 Triumph Trophy 500. Got it for $600 with clear title and key.

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv21/bryanetta2009/004_15.jpg

http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv21/bryanetta2009/016_8.jpg

rickmillertx
04-30-2017, 04:57 PM
You made a killing on that one.