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    How to remove a stuck pilot jet with a broken screwdriver slot

    One of the vexing problems our bikes are prone-to, is a blocked, obstructed, plugged pilot jet in the jet block. It's enough of a chore to get to the pilot jet, because the carbs have to come-off, split into at-least two, pairs, and then the float bowls have to come-off. SOmetimes I can wiggle...
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    New version of the forum, I like it. Good changes. Poll is open!

    I approve of the changes. It's clean, neat, I have been able to do things easier and faster, like posting multiple pics at once, uploads seem quicker. I hvae used the search function, and that seems improved too. Good changes, in my opinion. If Angie is still an administrator, thank-you. If...
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    Vinegar rust removal on a faux tank cover

    I used 6% vinegar, 'cleaning' vinegar' comes in different concentrations, so check what you find. I think the concentration I have is good for me. The rust got hit with a 3" pneumatic sanding tool & 120 grit paper, I think it was. The vinegar container I used was barely big-enough. I bought it...
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    Handy Lift south Florida $900

    Not mine, nobody I know. Ft Lauderdale area. Includes side extensions, which cost half of his asking-price, so the package isn't a bad deal. The wheel vise is $206. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/mpo/d/pompano-beach-handy-motorcycle-lift/7163050212.html contact name: Jay text: (954)...
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    Kawasaki Mach III in Florida

    Not mine, though from reading the description, it belonged to someone I know. The bike is in South Florida. https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-kawasaki-h1-500/ This is the real deal, "the Widowmaker," "Death On Two Wheels," "Cemetery Express," or whatever hyperbole you choose to-refer to...
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    Have you checked on your project bike's location recently?

    This is definitely a scary read! https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/girlfriend-sends-mans-1967-chevy-impala-project-to-junkyard-while-hes-traveling/ar-BB14J3x6?ocid=spartandhp Reddit user Jimothyisyouruncle explained in a lengthy post that he acquired the above Impala sedan in...
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    Daytona Beach Bike Week throwback-Boxenstopp's

    I was looking at some pics on-file and saw these, from 2012, at Joe's place, Boxenstopp's, for all-things VMax. Joe died a few years-ago, during Bike Week, it was a place to hang-out, and find some guys to go riding-with. Marcus with his Horsepower Shootout Gen. 1 winner was a visitor. Maybe...
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    Aerostich size 42 o.b.o. by May 17

    https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/mpo/d/fort-lauderdale-aerostich-roadcrafter/7121856069.html Not mine, no-one I know, suit is in Ft. Lauderdale FL. One-piece Blue/Black Aerostich Roadcrafter Riding Suit Size 42 Customized for extra room in the knees To email...
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    Sir Stirling Moss

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/motorsports/motor-racing-british-racing-great-stirling-moss-dies-aged-90/ar-BB12vKCS?ocid=spartandhp I saw him at Watkins Glen when I was at the F1 Grand Prix, in the mid-1960's. He was retired by then, but I was able to get his autograph, on my race ticket. He...
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    VMax most powerful click--bait

    I'm sure you've seen the ads on your computer, click-bait saying, These are the world's most powerful motorcycles. Then you get to click-through a bunch of times to see poorly described bikes, sometimes not-even pictures of the bike the copy is about. For one, they talk about a Bimota YB-7, and...
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    Ban dashiki52-only posts to sell medical masks

    Somebody opened a member account to sell medical masks. Every post is about COVID 19. Nothing is about Vmaxes. Report his posts, every one of 'em. Ban him. Do not reply to his posts. Send the scum packing.
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    For Redbone, COVID-19 assistance

    Aid is coming our way, from some unexpected directions! From Russia, soldiers will be descending through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to lend support in combatting COVID-19. There's something about an attractive woman with a gun, as-long as the muzzle isn't pointing at-me! And, from Mother...
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    VMax Tank Art

    Like the WW II planes in combat, with their pin-up artwork, called 'nose art,' because the pics were painted on the nose of the plane, I'm starting a thread for VMax tank art. It's not important to me to only have it for the faux tank cover, though that's my intended focus. If you have some...
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    Yamaha uses Alfa-Romeo 4-C sportscar for electric re-power

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/yamaha-uses-an-alfa-romeo-4c-as-its-electric-motor-testbed/ar-BB1064Nz?ocid=spartandhp This should be interesting. A Yamaha-designed electric drivetrain in the carbon-fiber Alfa Romeo 4-C sportscar. Personally, I like the 4-C, I think it's one of the...
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    General Motors out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

    Wow, their time has come in three countries. http://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/17/general-motors-gm-retreats-from-australia-new-zealand-and-thailand.html GM will “wind down” its sales, design and engineering operations in Australia and New Zealand and discontinue its Holden brand in the region by...
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    Wide World of Sports TT race ASCOT 1970

    A fantastic 28 minute video from one of the few TV shows which gave motorcycle competition media exposure, Wide World of Sports. Thanks to Jim McKay and his co-workers, for their motorcycle competition coverage. They preface the broadcast with a retrospective of how motorcycling has changed...
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    board tracker look, modern build and technology

    The seating position is extreme, but these bikes (the original board track racers) weren't supposed to be comfortable, they were designed to go! This is a 500 cc single cylinder air-cooled Honda engine, about as-reliable as you can imagine, but the design of the rest of the bike is modern. The...
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    Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance-305 Superhawk

    Robert Prsig's Honda 305 is now part of the Smithsonian Museum. https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/motorcycles/worlds-most-famous-super-hawk-donated-to-smithsonian-museum/ar-BBY8236?ocid=spartandhp The motorcycle The 305 cc Superhawk CB77 motorcycle by Honda gave the manufacturer credibility as a...
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    How-To find the VMax Outlaw site thanks Sean Morley

    Sean posted this retrieval for the VMax Outlaw website which has a great repository of info. Lots of technical info, even magazine road and strip tests. As the boys from National Public Radio's Car Talk would have called it, "a great time-waster!" Check it out if you've never been there. Some of...
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    Dania Beach FL AMCA meet Jan 25, 2020-Sat., free admission

    Located by I-95 and I-595, in southeast Florida. Vintage bike show, and the featured marque this year is Yamaha! They have a parts meet/autojumble which is usually pretty-decent. Everything from complete bikes, to parts, literature, tools, clothing, both new and used; and title services for that...
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