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Well, I finally stepped up and did it. After blathering about Yamaha RD400s forever, I finally won an eBay auction for one. She's a '79 Daytona Special. It's got cafe bars and wire wheels and a fresh engine. It's also been converted to electronic ignition.

The aftermarket expansion chamber with tiny silencers is sure to piss of the neigbors and Al Gore. I'll pick her up tomorrow. :D
 

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Groovy!

So, what's in the garage right now? I've lost track of what you have and what you've sold.
Hell I can't hold a candle to George or Sarnali.

Current garage:

2003 Ultra Classic
2000 Duc ST4
1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special (after I pick it up)

Funny thing is, the Yamaha seller is curious about ST4s. So, if he buys mine, that will free up more space for something else! :razz:
 

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I'll see your Daytona and raise you a one owner Mach 111 Kawasaki.............

As soon as my 3rd shift guy decides to sell it it's mine....
 

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I've got....

Hell I can't hold a candle to George or Sarnali.

Current garage:

2003 Ultra Classic
2000 Duc ST4
1979 Yamaha RD400 Daytona Special (after I pick it up)

Funny thing is, the Yamaha seller is curious about ST4s. So, if he buys mine, that will free up more space for something else! :razz:
.... a real nice Magna just for you! After all. It's a superior V-4. Wave of the future and all that.
 

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Waaay cool, Buz. I have one resting in the back of the garage that I'll get around to ressurecting someday.

USA 2 STROKERS is an online community dedicated RD/RZ's.
I was snooping around that forum. FL Steve is an old MO poster that pops up on that site quite a bit.

Check out Moto Carrera - 2-Stroke Sport Bike Specialists

The yellow street tracker is sweet! The one I bought already has the wire wheels and the crazy right side expansion chambers. Perhaps I need to take off the Daytona tins and put on those cool street tracker pieces.

Oh hell, one trip around the neighborhood and someone's going to shoot me anyway! ;-)
 

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Not to dis the 2 stroke place in Burbank...

Moto Carrera, but when I took my old DT2 there, to get the dam thing timed, they had no idea what I was talking about..."Oh we don't do that..."

Nice eye candy in the widow of the joint, however. Trick RD400's with extruded aluminum gold sunburst heads, chambers, etc.
 

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Moto Carrera, but when I took my old DT2 there, to get the dam thing timed, they had no idea what I was talking about..."Oh we don't do that..."

Nice eye candy in the widow of the joint, however. Trick RD400's with extruded aluminum gold sunburst heads, chambers, etc.
Did I forget to mention that you are going to be my official RD400 mechanic? :cool:
 

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Sure, I had a green '76 for a while, and a purple 'n white R5, before I joined the nav. Make sure you have pockets full of B8ES' if you run the autolube. It's set at about 15 to 1, which make the bike smoke, foul plugs and run on the hot side (oil burns hotter 'n gas). Use Yamalube S (injector oil). If you ditch the autolube, run it at 32 to 1 Yamalube R. You'll be surprised how much netter the bike runs.
Of course we didn't have Yamalube R back in the day, I used Bardhal VBA at 20 to 1, after I ditched the pump.
 

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Sure, I had a green '76 for a while, and a purple 'n white R5, before I joined the nav. Make sure you have pockets full of B8ES' if you run the autolube. It's set at about 15 to 1, which make the bike smoke, foul plugs and run on the hot side (oil burns hotter 'n gas). Use Yamalube S (injector oil). If you ditch the autolube, run it at 32 to 1 Yamalube R. You'll be surprised how much netter the bike runs.
Of course we didn't have Yamalube R back in the day, I used Bardhal VBA at 20 to 1, after I ditched the pump.
My pump has already been ditched so I'll be shaking up the premix in my garage.
 

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Cool, that's the way to do it anyway...

My pump has already been ditched so I'll be shaking up the premix in my garage.
...for the real "two stroke" experience. I'd run Yamalube R in the bike, burns super clean, and lubricates the best I've seen from any 2 stroke earl.

You really need a 2 stroke bicycle now to "complete" the whole mosquito abatement process...I've got one waiting for you, and it's been "prepaid" too...
 

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...for the real "two stroke" experience. I'd run Yamalube R in the bike, burns super clean, and lubricates the best I've seen from any 2 stroke earl.

You really need a 2 stroke bicycle now to "complete" the whole mosquito abatement process...I've got one waiting for you, and it's been "prepaid" too...
I showed my son the pictures of your bicycles and he insists that I drive up and get one. I'll have to brave LA traffic in the process and it's hard to lane split in my truck.

You in Burbank? Maybe I can run up the 15.
 

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Arm yourself to the teeth!

Primarily because Cuddy is hopped up on meds and drink. As it is we all know he's a crazed loon sober. Just stay clear of the severed heads on the bamboo sticks.

Hey Cuddy, what is the top speed on those motorized bicycles you've got over there. Would they work on back roads?
 

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Yes, indeedy...

I showed my son the pictures of your bicycles and he insists that I drive up and get one. I'll have to brave LA traffic in the process and it's hard to lane split in my truck.

You in Burbank? Maybe I can run up the 15.
Yes, in Burbank. The fastest way would be to get on the 1-15 North, to the westbound 210. Take the 210 all the way 'till it runs into the 5 north, and bingo, Beeeyotiful Downtown Burbank...You get the Huffy...it runs on 32 to 1 Yamalube R too, so you kill two birds..etc etc..
 

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35 MPH plus..

Arm yourself to the teeth!

Primarily because Cuddy is hopped up on meds and drink. As it is we all know he's a crazed loon sober. Just stay clear of the severed heads on the bamboo sticks.

Hey Cuddy, what is the top speed on those motorized bicycles you've got over there. Would they work on back roads?
Yes, they work great in the dirt...look at the pic I sent to Buz..that's Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs in the background. The bike made it all the way to that canyon far yonder with no problem. If the ground got too rough, I'd just pick the bike up and portage it across.

I've got one left, a Diamondback that goes about 40...way too fast for a bicycle...
 
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