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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Work begins on 1978 KZ1000 LTD

The Kawasaki is on the bench.  Ready to cleanup and get running again.

The side covers on both sides have deep gouges.  I assume this happened in transport.


Original mileage.  The bike hasn't been run in 30 years. The fuel system including the tank and carbs will need to be cleaned.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Footpeg mystery on 1958 Mi-Val M5L

Can you spot what's wrong with this footpeg?

Can you see it now?


Notice the chip?


It's carved out of wood.

I owned it for three months before someone else pointed it out to me.

Replacement rubber footpeg.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Custom cover installed on 1980 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker

I picked this up from Mike's XS.  It was reasonably priced and doesn't say Yamaha on it.



Monday, May 25, 2015

Braided Brake Line installed on 1980 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker

Installed new braided brake line from Mike's XS.  The brake line fit great!  The only difficulty is getting to the fitting on the master cylinder.



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tomos Sprint Moped spotted in Seattle, Wa.

Appears to have the cafe treatment. It was parked across the street and I wasn't able to get a closer look.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wiring cleanup on 1980 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker




There was a mess of wiring after the Street Tracker conversion.  I took about a foot and a half out of the wiring loom, soldered in new connectors, covered with shrink wrap, and wrapped with cable guides. Before photos are below.