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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Question for the folks using Google Reader

I had someone ask tonight about posts not showing up in Google reader.  Is anyone else having problems with anything along these lines?  Said that: he can't see the2-stroke feed in Google Reader.  Subscribed to all posts, the feed shows no new posts after 2009. 

Anyone have a similar issue?


Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Jealous... "Barn Find" Reader ride RD400 Daytona from Seattle.

From Chris Sharon:

Here are a couple pictures of the RD400 I just picked up. It has been sitting since 1992 and is in pretty decent shape. There is some chrome pitting and a bit of rust here and there but over all it’s a diamond in the rough. It only has 4880 original miles on it. It still has the stock tires. Wow.

I plan on cleaning it up but keeping it stock. I’ll send more pictures as I tear into it.

Chris in Seattle

That's one heck of a find!  Congrats!

Reader Ride. An Oregon S2 Daily Rider!

Alex Neun sends in his S2 Daily Rider!

Well the seat is torn but its my transportation on a dry day! best sounding bike in town.
Long live kawi triples!

Nice rider Alex.  Doesn't need much at all and seat covers are available!  Take care of those pipes.  They're not exactly common!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reader ride. Stunning 74 H2 Restomod.

Thanks to Peter Hickman for this stunner! There's a loooot of nice touches in this beauty. Hard to believe that some folks consider this to be the "ugly" H2. Nothing wrong with this beauty.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One in a million! Ultra rare low mileage Bultaco Streaker!

Blackhorse Motorsports send is some pics of what is essentially a zero mileage barn find all original Bultaco Streaker. It doesn't get much cooler than this!

Bought a few bikes and this was the gem of the group. It appears this bike was never ridden!perhaps those miles are just from being pushed around the collection.

No Doubt! Thanks for the great pics!

Reader Submittal. Beautiful piar of RD400's from the UK!

Think I missed these in the e-mail trough... Sorry bout that Tony. Some real beauties!

Hi , Tony McGuire here from East Yorkshire in UK,
i thought you would enjoy seeing a fellow club members bikes, the owner is Tony Booth, hes built these 2 stunning RD400 specials, the yellow & white bike runs a stock RD400 motor, the all white bike runs a 430cc tuned motor..
ps, a merry christmas to you and fellow stroker riders everywhere..

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Death of a salvage yard...

Stopped by my local salvage yard yesterday ans was confronted with this.... They're not all the way closed but 70 percent of the old stuff is now gone... There were about 6 total basket case triples in there. Mostly H1's. Not much usable on any of them but it still hurt to watch. Owner said that he's had that stuff out there 30 years and noting had moved off that side of the yard in a decade so it was better off as scrap. I guess he had a point but it still sucked to watch. I got there too late to grab any of it. He's said he's probably moving and sticking to newer plastic bikes that he can make a few dollars off of. I felt like throwing up a little.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Reader Ride. Suzuki RG500 Gamma!

From David Hedlund in Sweden

Think you could need a picture of a Rg 500 :-)
Thank you for a nice site..

I think you're right Dave! Thanks!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The legendaty Delboy H2 Special.

Delboy's (Deryck AKA:Hart) bike is one I've been seeing around for years now.  It's without a doubt one of the most fearlessly built customs I've ever seen.  He writes in:
Hi There
 My name is Delboy & I have just stumbled on your super web page!
 I am a member & area rep for The Kawasaki Triples Club of Great Britain I hope you may be able to use this photo of my Bad Ass 72 H2 750 Triple. I have other photos but I like this one myself & currently use it as my screen saver!
I built the bike myself 4 years ago & use it as much as I can. I have ridden it to Holland & back & ride it to all our UK rallies.
Hope to here back from you soon, Ride it like you hate it....... Delboy!

I also cajoled another pic of it from him and he was nice enough to send in the burnout pic from the Isle Of Man races.  Really super build!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Reader Ride. Brautiful Bultaco Restoration Fom Spain

Jesus Buisan of Spain writes in:

After many months standing in the garage, today I started my Bultaco Sherpa T, and I felt like Steve McQueen in "On Any Sunday", it was fun again feel the pull of the small two-stroke.
Greetings from Zaragoza, Spain.

That is an excellent build! Thank you for the photo's. I'd love to own a nice Bultaco someday. They are growing on me a lot!

Fernando Rossi  of Brazil writes in:
I finished the update in Yamaha RX180 - Brazilian.
See photos to 1st version and upgrades.
The original version is custom, now is cafe-racer
thanks and congratulations to your blog.
Thank you Fernando!  Excellent build!

The before pic.

And some build pictures of the project

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Reader Rides that are long overdue!

Chris Sharon sent me these a WHILE back but in all the confusion of the MCPOTD disaster I forgot about them.  sorry bout that!
He writes in:

Here are my smokers
1971 AT1 Best little bike ever.

1975 DT400 Only 3000 miles not repainted
1975 S1 Very fast for a 250

1976 H1 This bike is currently apart with fresh paint and motor waiting for new body work and assembly
1976 Road Toad got it as a scrub and cleaned it up.

1978 RD400 Daytona special coming to my garage soon. 

that is my kind of collection!!  thanks Chris!  I actually had a picture of that black H1 saved somewhere.   I like what you've done with it a lot!  what kind of pipes are those you have on it?