I called megacycle camshafts because I had some cam questions. Some old tech-lady I spoke with was great. We talked about a bunch of shit. She asked what oil I normally use. I said conventional 10-40 mc oil. She said nope, that shit ain’t good enough. She said I really need to be using an […]
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There is a blog post I meant to make showing the engine cases split and trans all disassembled. Showing the new crank installed and me confused about what was wrong with the trans because everything looked perfect. I forgot to make that post oops. So… Turns out the it250 has a spring loaded pin inside […]
“Everyone is biting my shit… you know how that goes” – Owen Wilson rip off website: HERE It’s a photo Ed shot of me in 2010. Original post: You Hang Five?
I’ve been making some steady progress with the KZ. Mostly in part to getting some lift time in the Somerset garage to work on it. Maintenance Items Oil change and filter Avon Road Rider tires front: 100/90-19 120/80-18 D.I.D 530VX X-ring chain 112 links 530 JT sprocket conversion front: 18 Tooth part# JTF513 rear: 42 […]
Our buddy Colin Cornberg is in the running for Show Class People’s Champ competition. Check it out and go vote Chop Cult voting link Show Class voting link Follow Colin on INSTAGRAM Colin bought this 1987 Harley Davidson XLH1100 in Philadelphia last year and rode it back to Montana.
The below info is mostly for my own personal future reference, but hopefully someone else out there in internet space gets a benefit from it. Obviously a ton of options for aftermarket cams, but I’m going to highlight only three specific cams. specifically for the z1 / kz900 / kz1000 motor. specifically for 1015cc or […]
Our buddy Andrew is selling his R80RT. This was bought through Spare Parts after it was in for service a few years ago. It’s a classic ride and needs a new home. Check his CL ad and hit him up if you’re interested. https://newyork.craigslist.org/que/mcy/d/bmw-r80rt/6512065289.html
I always look forward to the Norton Meet. It’s the start of the season. Washington Crossing, just east of New Hope PA, Sunday – April 15th at 10am. Below black/white pictures are from 2010. Here’s the plan: Saturday meet at La Colombe on Frankford ave meet at 3pm LEAVING and on road by 3:30 with […]
I’ve been looking to buy a KZ900/1000 for sometime now. I’ve searched on and off and was a bit discouraged by the condition and asking price for these bikes. After recently driving 4+ hours round trip to NYC to look at one that turned out to be a piece of shit I came across this […]
Adam and I came out to Portland for the one moto show. Lots of photos – might take a while to load. Highlights: – caught up and stayed with our buddy Ryan – NZ Colin was there. Hung with him – saw our college friend Brian B – saw Kevin Ludwig and his new shop […]
Our friend George sent over another vintage Z1 article. It’s the same year and color scheme as mine. From George; “I wanted to wish you and the clan a happy New Year. I ran across this Z1 article (Big Bike September 1974) and though Ed might a copy of it. It’s a pretty basic stock […]
George is one of our buddies who comes out on Thursday rides periodically. He sent over this article from an old Cycle Guide mag. Denco was an old performance company. They list the mods they made to their z1. Fuck the z1 and kz’s are the best. I did a Kelly loop on mine last […]
Cycle Guide – December 1981 These old ads are so great. So much better than the new garbage advertising agencies are putting out these days.
Maybe I’m wrong in thinking this way; but I never put much effort into fine tuning the front suspension on my other bikes. For example, on my 74 Z1, I bought progressive suspension brand front springs, put them in with the pvc spacers… it was stiffer, so I thought, “cool, feels good, done”. I didn’t […]
We’ve been doing the dirt bike stuff for a pretty long time now. I’ve been thinking about what fun things we could do this coming 2018, that are slightly out of the ordinary. Different than our normal mc activities. I don’t want to come up with a crazy list though. I think there are two […]
So things are getting weird. For clarity, other than popping out of gear which is the reason for the tear down, my it250 runs super crisp. Gobs of power. Compression is spot on. After taking the cylinder off, the piston looks perfect. Zero scoring on piston or cylinder. Rings also look perfect. So I didn’t […]
I’m sure it is. Mine is. My IT250 suspension is clapped out like mikes moms squeeze box. It’s beat the F up. Since it’s the start of winter I’m taking some time to redo a couple things. My bike always pops out of gear so gonna sort the trans, but more importantly… do the suspension. […]
I feel old and boring. We used to do fun shit for halloween. Previous good memories: – 2009 ride Mick dressing up as mad max. Anna dressing like lady gaga riding around in lingerie. – 2010 ride Adam being a cowboy. I’m a black/white uniform prisoner. Got ticket around city hall. – 2011 ride John […]
Went to Reading woods. Was as sloppy as a duncannon strippers squeeze box. Brown ruts and skid marks as thick as in Jessie Jays undies.
Published - Jan 31, 2010
So… my brother-in-law bought a cb450 the summer of 2008. It didn’t have a title, but it ran decent. To make a long story short, after several months, the engine started having some issues. He got frustrated with not being able to ride it, combined with not being able to get a title, so he […]