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Old 12-31-2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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Just got done doing a complete build of my YSR50. YZ80 engine, Lots of Team Calamari stuff. Yellow and black "bumblebee" paint job.

Simply awesome!

Pics here: Pete's Site - 1988 Yamaha YSR50/80
Teh awesomz! tahts de Shizznit, Yo!
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Old 01-01-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
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I kin now get dime bags cross town toot-de-sweet, and hide in fire escape wells.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:10 AM   #13
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This bike was a rust bucket when I got it. Mosty cosmetic work, including welding and sealing tank, complete panit job, including ladder stripes. All done in my garage.

Pete's Site - 1988 FZ600

It was like riding a 55 HP ten-speed, compared to modern sport bikes. Sold it for $600 and an AK47.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:15 AM   #14
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Another rust bucket rescue. This one required frame painting, and a little engine work. Hardest part was finding an exhaust system that worked, yet was quiet enough to ride around town.

Pete's Site - SL350

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Pete, you sure your last name isn't "Zimdars"? You ever feel this urge when traveling-across Wisconsin to not cross the next border? Do you believe the "Holy Trinity" consists of Beer, Cheese, and Porn? Did one of your female ancestors ever attend a Hawk Rally in WI?


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Old 01-02-2010, 11:05 AM   #16
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Another rust bucket rescue. This one required frame painting, and a little engine work. Hardest part was finding an exhaust system that worked, yet was quiet enough to ride around town.

Pete's Site - SL350

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Pete's Site - SL350 2
Shorty mufflers! You can still get them from JC Whitney. They probably still have a warehouse full of the damm things.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:51 PM   #17
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I'll post up a rebuild I just did for the kid this christmas, purchased a
PW50 its his first motorcycle and I can't wait to have him controlling it on his own. Only paid $100.00 although the frame is bent its worth it for the next couple of years.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:39 PM   #18
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Shorty mufflers! You can still get them from JC Whitney. They probably still have a warehouse full of the damm things.
Yeah, that's pretty much what I ended up with. The original mufflers are unobtainium.

I started riding on a "project bike" 40 years ago, and just about every bike since has been a project.

That's what happes when you start out with no money. I wish I had some pictures of some of the beasts I rode 30 years ago, like a cafe'd DT360, and a Norton that barely ran.
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Yeah, that's pretty much what I ended up with. The original mufflers are unobtainium.

I started riding on a "project bike" 40 years ago, and just about every bike since has been a project.

That's what happes when you start out with no money. I wish I had some pictures of some of the beasts I rode 30 years ago, like a cafe'd DT360, and a Norton that barely ran.
Was the Norton a '71 750 commando? 'Cause I had one of those. A blue one. What a pos. Maybe it was the same one.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:40 AM   #20
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I honestly do not remember, except that it was yellow. I spend a few weeks trying to get it running well in 1979, and gave up when I found out what parts were going to cost. IIRC, it needed new engine mounts, and something kept throwing the timing off.

A passerby offered me twice what I had into it, and I used the money to get my one and only new bike, a 1980 IT425.
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