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  1. Fire-medic

    bikes at my friend's shop

    Tomorrow at Palm Beaches International Raceway (Florida) is an open track day. My friend is getting some bikes ready to run and he has a couple for sale, one of-which he's taking. First is a customer's Hyabusa, stock internals, except for a MTC Gen. II centrifugal clutch. It does have an...
  2. Bill Seward

    Off to the shop.

    The Roadstar is on its way to get the 5th gear problem repaired.
  3. Fire-medic

    LED light fixtures for your shop at Costco

    I bought four of these last time they were on-sale at Costco, in early Dec, then they sold-out. They now have these online, I haven't been to the store to see if they are in-stock there. I am very pleased with the light output and ease of installation. They come with plug-in typical 120 volt...
  4. Fire-medic

    old shop chestnuts and myths

    This makes for entertaining reading. Motorcycles are represented here by discussions about the cost of helmets, their construction, and crash performance, and mention of motorcycle-specific coolant. Lots of oil discussion, synthetic vs non-synthetic, draining/changing vs just adding; leak...
  5. Fire-medic

    a visit to the shop

    Friday on the way home from work, I stoppped by the shop to see what they were working-upon. One fellow was happy his MTC Engineering Generation II multistage clutch cam in for his Hyabusa. want one, the latest technology for your beast? Bring a 30-high stack of Ben Franklins. That will get...
  6. Fire-medic

    a visit to the shop

    So what were the boys working on today? Well, here's one that's gonna go to Palm Beach County Raceway this weekend, it's a points race. 1340 CC Hyabusa street-licensed and driven turbocharged, no nitrous 34 pounds of boost 585 RWHP on a Dynojet 73 inch wheelbase, before the...
  7. Bill Seward

    Got the Max back from the shop.

    Thankfully, the weather held off, and Tim got the Max done this afternoon. I was planning to ride straight home, but the weather held off, and the bike ran so damn well I had to go for a ride. With the new tires, brakes, shocks and tires, the bike rides, stops and handles great! The steering...
  8. Fire-medic

    At my friend's south FL shop

    So, a day of errands, I stopped @ my friend Steve's shop, Kyle's met him. Here are a couple of odd birds being serviced. The first is a "Ghetto Turbo" Hyosung 650 v-twin. The bike is running a John Deere 53 mm turbo from a lawn tractor, an S&S Super E carb, a single stage lockup clutch...
  9. Fire-medic

    A visit to the shop

    I went to my friend's shop to pick up my project my friend the machinist has been doing for me. It's gonna be a big aid to me in the shop (my garage workshop). So here's some of what's being worked-upon there right now. A variety, that's for sure. First is an '89 air/oil-cooled...
  10. Fire-medic

    Inside FL's Boxenstopp shop

    Do you work on your VMax? I mean, work on it? Like, totally-disassemble your engine to rebuild it, rebuild your forks, strip it down to paint the bare frame? If you answered, "yes," then this is gonna make you salivate. Take a look at those pics, blow 'em up to see the number and types of...
  11. one2dmax

    Muscle Shop - Going to Europe

    Guys/Gals, Getting ready to head out of town and towards the 30th anniversary event in France. So, I will not be available until after Labor Day. I do have a few items we're going to get set aside to ship and may be able to get some stuff for you last minute guys as well. Until then, have...
  12. E

    Cycle shop forgot the exhaust...

    My dad has a 97 vmax and took it in to get new tires and a tune up. The shop is about 15 miles from his house... he went to pick it up and rode it home and realized something wasn't right on the engine. Took it back and the tech said he forgot to put the exhaust back on and now the...
  13. a113ycat

    Ordered this for the shop today

    We needed an upgrade to our clock at the shop so I figured what would be better than to make time fly! VMAX FASSSST! Now time will seem to litterally zoom by with VBOOST:rofl_200::eusa_dance::rofl_200: I hope that...
  14. 59ski

    Shop Manual

    Looking for a service manual for my 1985. Ok with downloadable, but would prefer hard copy. Thanks
  15. Fire-medic

    Bike shop owner who shoots thief after break-in wanted by PD

    Boynton Beach FL police and the U.S. Marshals Service's Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force are searching for Aurelio Gabriel Silva, 34, of Boynton Beach. Business owner fires shots at burglar riding off on stolen motorcycle The owner of a motorcycle store in Boynton Beach FL shot at least...
  16. Fire-medic

    San Francisco shop owner

    Herre is an article I ran-across, I like to read stuff like what this guy was able to do in his life. He was a CA Bay-Area shop owner who was well-respected for his skills but who died at only 66. I think there are many more tales about him to be told. Here is one: A GIANT HAS FALLEN: KENNY...
  17. hurleyman77

    Shop recommendation for SE Texas (College Station/Houston)?

    Howdy! I've done a lot of work on my bike, but I'm tired of doing the big stuff myself. I need the 2nd gear replaced (the last owner apparently didn't clutch his shift) and some general tune-up to tighten up some mods. I live in Bryan, but I'm willing to go to Austin or Houston for a really...
  18. B

    Looking for a shop to tune my bike (Northern CA)

    I'm not sure where to post this, I figured more eyes would see it here. I'm looking for a shop/ mechanic that can install a stage 7 kit and tune it for me on a dyno preferably. Anyone have any suggestions? Someone with experience on Vmax's would be nice. I live in Sacramento, CA (Citrus...
  19. dannymax

    BRC Carb Shop

    After a little organization.....:rofl_200: Really! Shouldda seen it before....Oiy!
  20. 92max

    Major bike shop going out of business

    Mid America powersports, the shop I used to turn wrenches at, is going out of business. at one time was the biggest shop in 4 states. 40% off parts and such. Sad day. they've been a staple for 40 years or so in one incarnation or another here in Wichita.