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Published - Mar 14, 2018

Author - Adam

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COTT Rip Off

“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?

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Published - Mar 14, 2018

Author - Adam

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KZ1000 Update

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 […]

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Published - Mar 8, 2018

Author - Adam

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Number 8 Wire | People’s Champ

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.

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Published - Mar 5, 2018

Author - Ed

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KZ camshaft info

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 […]

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Published - Mar 1, 2018

Author - Adam

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For Sale | 1985 BMW R80RT

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

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Published - Feb 26, 2018

Author - Ed

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Norton Meet – 2018

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. Rain backup plan: If its legit planned to start raining Sat night or Sunday before noon, this is the new plan […]

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Published - Feb 15, 2018

Author - Adam

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New To Me: 1978 KZ1000

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 […]

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Published - Feb 12, 2018

Author - Ed

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Portland – One Moto Show – 2018

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 […]

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Published - Jan 3, 2018

Author - Ed

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Another vintage Z1 article

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 […]

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Published - Dec 19, 2017

Author - Ed

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Denco z1 article

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 […]

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Published - Dec 15, 2017

Author - Ed

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Old Yamaha ad

Cycle Guide – December 1981 These old ads are so great. So much better than the new garbage advertising agencies are putting out these days.

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Published - Dec 11, 2017

Author - Ed

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Dirt bike front suspension

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 […]

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Published - Dec 3, 2017

Author - Ed

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Dirt bike goals 2018

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 […]

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Published - Nov 20, 2017

Author - Ed

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IT250 conundrum

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 […]

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Published - Nov 14, 2017

Author - Ed

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Your dirt bike is junk

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. […]

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Published - Oct 27, 2017

Author - Ed

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Halloween 2017

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 […]

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Published - Sep 10, 2017

Author - Ed

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Sloppy Dirty Dirt

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.

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Published - Sep 8, 2017

Author - Ed

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Z1 paint

After doing an “old guy” inspired clean up of my z1, where I tried to get shit as cosmetically dialed as I was able. I decided to have my tank/tail repainted. As I said before, my z1 is a 74, but whomever had it before me had a 75 tank/tail on it. They look pretty […]

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Published - Aug 26, 2017

Author - Ed

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Eclipse trip day 8

- woke up in lake moomaw VA. Headed to get breakfast – met a 22 yr old girl in a diner who moved there from D.C. with her bf. We got to talking. She mentioned she hates the area and feels stuck. Bummer.  – met a dude in the diner on a mc who gave […]

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Published - Mar 1, 2018

For Sale | 1985 BMW R80RT

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