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Old 03-05-2009, 07:37 AM   #11
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A single tear slid down my cheek looking at those pictures...

Ha...you'll feel even worse when K-K-Ken gets it all shiney and new looking running like a (smokey) Swiss Watch...bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:52 AM   #12
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Ha...you'll feel even worse when K-K-Ken gets it all shiney and new looking running like a (smokey) Swiss Watch...bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha

I know I will. I guess I'll be forced into finding another XS 650 to cafe out. My first '79 or '80 was quite the basket case and I'd love to get another.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:03 AM   #13
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The place to buy NOS Yamaha parts for your R5 is Speed & Sport in Bloomsberg PA. Talk to Cindy. Welcome to Speed and Sport Inc, Yamaha motorcycle

Good luck, I had a purple & white one. The clutch was like a toggle switch, and it did wheelies when you least expected it. Put some Chambers on it, and some clip-ons, you'll have a 750 eater. Just watch it when it comes on the pipe in mid-corner. But you know that already, right?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:06 AM   #14
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I know I will. I guess I'll be forced into finding another XS 650 to cafe out. My first '79 or '80 was quite the basket case and I'd love to get another.
I carefully avoid the folders on my computer that have photos of my 77 FXS. After 15 years, I knew I was going to have those moments when I hated myself for selling it. Then I get on my shiny new Strom and ride anywhere I want without wondering if I'll make it or how much the next repair is going to cost.

Buzz, thanks for the website. I suspect it's going to be a big help. Klazy Ken has found a new batch of seminar prospects!!

Cuddy, I can't wait to browse that site! In fact...
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Old 03-05-2009, 03:52 PM   #15
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I had a good afternoon with RC today. I put up shelves to stash components as I go through the bike. The tank is off and emptied out, the battery and box are out too. I did some Gunk work, but there is a lot more to come. A couple of things have come up; it seems someone welded the kickstart into the "out" position. Dunno why...but not a biggie, I susupect that's a part that is common to many other bikes. The case where the clutch cable comes in has a handmade steel part that holds the cable casing. It was probably a quick fix do remedy stripped threads or something. Again, no biggie, if it needs it I'll weld, drill, and tap it. I love impact drivers! Nothing works better on old Japanese screws; one or two whacks with the sledge and away you go!

Time to head to Daytona! Feelthy peectures Sunday!
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:47 PM   #16
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I had a good afternoon with RC today. I put up shelves to stash components as I go through the bike. The tank is off and emptied out, the battery and box are out too. I did some Gunk work, but there is a lot more to come. A couple of things have come up; it seems someone welded the kickstart into the "out" position. Dunno why...but not a biggie, I susupect that's a part that is common to many other bikes. The case where the clutch cable comes in has a handmade steel part that holds the cable casing. It was probably a quick fix do remedy stripped threads or something. Again, no biggie, if it needs it I'll weld, drill, and tap it. I love impact drivers! Nothing works better on old Japanese screws; one or two whacks with the sledge and away you go!

Time to head to Daytona! Feelthy peectures Sunday!
As long as you don't own a Suzuki it should be very easy to find a kickstart lever that will fit. Just make sure the lever doesn't contact the clutch housing or you may make a hole in it. A new case would be much harder to find. Find plated allen screws, or better yet torx screws, to replace those horrible phillips screws.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:30 PM   #17
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Buenos Dias from Daytona! We're havng lunch across the street from the track. Unfrikinbelievable weather, it's like a summer day; almost too hot.

Ducati sure can find some hotties...I have some shots of their "greeters" for y'all. And a bunch of cool bikes, including "Gladius of Suzuki!" Pretty cool bike, really. My pal Les wants one but his wife won't let him. HAHAHAHA.

More fun stuff next week.
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Old 03-06-2009, 12:40 PM   #18
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Buenos Dias from Daytona! We're havng lunch across the street from the track. Unfrikinbelievable weather, it's like a summer day; almost too hot.
First time I can say this since October, but I'd rather have the weather I have currently. The next for day will be sunny and in the 60s.
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