Published - Mar 31, 2014

Author - Adam

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1975 DT175B | Clean-Up

It has almost been a full year since I bought my 1975 DT175b for $500 not running but with a title and I got what I paid for… a shitty, beat enduro and I love it. Here’s the photos from when I first picked it up HERE. It took some work to get it back […]

Published - Mar 25, 2014

Author - Ed

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Yamaha – AT – CT – DT – RT

In the really early 70’s… Yamaha had these as their dirt bikes: – AT1 – 125cc – CT1 – 175cc – DT1 – 250cc – RT1 – 360cc All were 69-71 era, piston port motors, before Yamaha really knew what dirt bikes would become. And all were relatively about the same dimensions, just different weight. […]

Published - Mar 7, 2014

Author - Ed

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Small and rare sport bikes

I don’t know if you’re like me, but I just can’t get interested in most sport bikes. I hate how the mindset of dumb americans is “bigger is better”. For example… most dumb jocks think; “I want to get a motorcycle… of course I’m going to get a crotch rocket. A 600cc is lame. I’m […]

Published - Jan 21, 2014

Author - Ed

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Snow day on dirt bikes

We went back into the kenzo trails in the snow today. Way more sketchy than I thought. Basically you need studded tires.

Published - Jan 21, 2014

Author - Ed

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Philly dirt bike trails

I’m looking for more spots to ride dirt bikes around Philly. Comment and let me know if you know of anything else that is in the city limits or super close by in PA… not NJ. Also, comment if you know anything more about those spots I mention as I don’t know too much about […]

Published - Dec 15, 2013

Author - Ed

Comments - 3

Yamaha ct1 clutch springs – Barnett clutch

So… I’m really starting to rip into this jalopy. As I said earlier, the clutch slips like a mother fucker. It’s horrible. I really wanted to do Barnett springs and plates. I found the plates easily on eBay but I couldn’t find ct1 Barnett springs anywhere. On a whim I ordered dt175 springs since they […]

Published - Dec 13, 2013

Author - Ed

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Who knows 2-strokes?

I’m slowly realizing I know jack shit about 2-stroke motors. I took my top end off. From what I can tell… Some dip shit before me put in a reed-valve piston into a piston-port engine. Let me back up a step if you know jack like me. Apparently in these old shitty jap 2-strokes, there […]

Published - Dec 8, 2013

Author - Ed

Comments - 14

1971 Yamaha CT1 – 175

I bought an Enduro. $380 The good: It runs… kinda Cosmetically… it’s pretty nice… but just rough enough. The wheels are straight… kinda The seat is original and really nice. Inside of the tank is perfect. Carb is clean. Motor has 90psi compression. Probably do the Wiseco piston kit anyway since it’s like $40. The […]

Published - Sep 6, 2013

Author - Ben

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2 Guzzi’s and a $300 Yamaha

Trip was awesome. The 3 of us left Philly for 10 days and 1900 miles trip north toward Arcadia National Park. My Guzzi was hit last year and mothballed for 15 months. I gave myself a week to fix it before the trip. Brian blew-up his engine a month ago, and had to rebuild it […]

Published - Jul 15, 2013

Author - Ed

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chin-tank in montana

Our buddy Colin is still fine tuning his xs750 triple up in Montana. He sent over these couple photos. Pretty rad looking.

Published - Jun 26, 2013

Author - Ed

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Colins xs750

My New Zealand buddy Colin, who is Max’s cousin… now lives in Missoula Montana. He recently picked up a xs750. A month ago he was in Philly for a week. I let him borrow my cb650 to roast around on. I’m def not saying my cb650 is the sexiest looking bike, but as a mad-max […]

Published - May 29, 2013

Author - Adam

Comments - 21

1975 Yamaha DT175

I recently picked up this DT175. I’ve been looking for an old 2-stroke Yamaha enduro for awhile and found this one for a good deal out in the Poconos. It was a shitty drive out of the city in rush hour traffic but it was well worth it. It’s a bit beat up but everything […]

Published - Sep 12, 2011

Author - admin

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Gypsy Run 5 photos

What an awesome ride. Including the ride up and back I did around 750 miles in 3 days all over northeast Pennsylvania. Thanks to Walter from Kickstart cycle Supply for putting on this awesome event. Tons of cool bikes and cool people. Special thanks to Sean and his brother for navigating the first day and […]

Published - Jul 1, 2011

Author - admin

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Ocean City Ride

Last Sunday we decided to take a trip down to Ocean City to spend the day relaxing in the sun. My lady Juli shot these photos while riding on the back of my 550… Chris led us on some nice roads through Jersey. Kevin roasting the RD smoking out everyone behind us. Ricky’s pull cable […]

Published - Apr 11, 2011

Author - admin

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Cruisin on the Yamaha SR250

Finally dragged my 1982 Yamaha Sr250 down three flights of stairs and got to cruise around on it this week. Still needs some solid work before it’s completely reliable, but a fun little thumper for the city. Thanks to everyone who came over Sunday nights to work on this thing. Big thanks to Ricky and […]

Published - Feb 19, 2011

Author - admin

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SR250 schematics

Last Sunday a few of us helped Mick sort out his SR’s wiring. The stock harness, in my opinion, is unnecessarily bulky with safety relays and switches. This inspired me to see if I could design something streamlined while still using the stock controls and dash gauge… this is what I came up with: I […]

Published - Jan 24, 2011

Author - admin

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Sunday Sissy – XS650 progress

I spent most of Sunday with a can of MAPP gas, some welding gloves and a cut off wheel and came up with this. Obviously the welds need to be cleaned up, plus the clamps need some washers. I learned a lot about bending steel and what you can and cant get away with. It’s […]

Published - Dec 31, 2010

Author - admin

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Looking Forward

Now that the holiday season is finally winding down, I had a second to get to the garage and really start to get moving on this winter’s project. I picked up an old beemer double pull drum front for my xs so I started fitting and measuring spacer sizes. Thankfully the conversion shouldn’t take that […]

Published - Aug 17, 2010

Author - admin

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Dave King

This is Dave kings Shaft driven 1978 Yamaha 750 triple XS. In between moving from Philly to the Lehigh Valley to be closer to his beloved trails, it took Dave about a year to get the bike to where it is now. It was pretty stock when he first bought it. On a side note […]

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Published - Aug 22, 2013

Great Lakes tour – day 12

Destination – Chelsea Michigan – we checked out the Harley museum real quick. Ill have a full post about that later – we left Milwaukee and took a ferry directly across Lake Michigan to the other side – it was badass. Called the lake express. It was $150. Went 40mph and was a hovercraft – […]