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Friday, April 9, 2021

Out for a ride with a friend and his "new to him" Ducati 1100 Scrambler

My friend just picked this up a few days ago.  We went for a ride out in the back country.  You can see the family resemblance.  My thoughts:  I think the license plate mount is much cleaner the my Icon.  The dual mufflers look great, but I haven't checked the availability of saddle bags.  Seems like options may be limited.


Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fighting electrical demons on the 1980 Yamaha XS650 Street Tracker

The Street Tracker hadn't run for awhile so of course the battery was shot.  So I put in a new battery. 

The headlight wasn't working so I picked up a new bulb.

One of the fuses was bad.

Chase a bad gound or short or anything.

Searched the internet and found this Emergency Lighting Device could be the problem.  Picked up a replacement.

Put in new fuses.  And presto, everything worked.


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Installing a set of VM34 Mikuni's on the 1980 Yamaha Street Tracker

The finished job.

First step is removing the exhaust

Then remove the stock carburetors.  It's straight forward.  The cross bracing will need to be removed to make pulling apart easier.

Prepping for new carbs.  Make sure all of the old gasket material is removed and ready for new gasket.

I like to use a high tack gasket sealant.

I also use anti seize when screwing screws or bolts into alloy. 

Inlets installed.

The kit from Dime City Cycle included this nice split throttle cable.  Saved a bunch of time.

VN34s installed.

Fuel line hooked up and ready to mount to tank.