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1  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Can this Cylinder be re-used?
 on: Today at 22:17:22 
Started by wordet11 | Post by justin_o_guy2
I ask questions like that in the machine shop that does the engine work for the bike shops. Call a few bike dealers and ask where they take cylinders and heads.
You sure that's gonna fix it?
Didn't gurr up any gears or shifting parts?
Generally, chain tensioner puking its guts kills it..

2  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Two-stroke street bike
 on: Today at 22:10:54 
Started by DesertCat | Post by Juliana
Haha i feel for you. If its any consolation you would probably be horrified at some of the down sides and would think..I actually rode this thing every day???? !!!

If i use the Titan in anger ( rarely ) i can get about 25mpg haha and vibration so bad just keeping my feet on the pegs is a challenge.

But at 60 to 70 mph its still sweet.  Smiley

3  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Can this Cylinder be re-used?
 on: Today at 21:47:16 
Started by wordet11 | Post by wordet11
Thanks Dave. I think that a 97mm bore would fix it. But I don't want to spend the money on the machine shop, only to find out that they are too deep. I'll have to get an opinion from my local shop.

4  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Events for 2020
 on: Today at 20:23:06 
Started by springman | Post by springman
Yep, I really like it when Neal is with us!!!

https://read.epgmediallc.com/i/810045-spring-2017/54?

Copy and paste. You'll enjoy.

5  General Category / The Marketplace / Re: Modified Pulley Spacer
 on: Today at 19:39:28 
Started by Armen | Post by Armen
Well....
Kinda sounds like the dog ate your homework :-0

6  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Bought an S40
 on: Today at 18:02:49 
Started by Juliana | Post by Juliana
Aww i hope you can visit one day. Its a perfect country for a bike .

Ive just got back from an absolutely beautiful ride in the summer sun along the coast, ( 120 km )  even stopped for a skinny dip haha.

Loving the ride, just riding the torque, and enjoying a slower pace.

Really, my only criticism of the bike overall is the rear shocks which give me a pounding. Progressives on order so Ill let you know how they are.

The ergonomics ( bars, seat,  pegs ) are a perfect fit for me, but then im only 5.6. Id imagine a 6 footer would need to be doing some adjustments !. It sure makes a change, its usually me fiddling about with bar risers and lowering kits et al.   Smiley

7  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Is it normal for the rear wheel to be off cent
 on: Today at 17:31:08 
Started by kamelryttarn | Post by SpamyToo
I think that needle bearing is a captive bearing anyways, I dont think the grease would reach the inside.

A lot of other bikes, especially dirt bikes have that feature.  But its often aimed at lubing the mid part usually, where its sometimes just bushings and and a shaft.  A zerk fitting there might be a nice feature. I guess on this bike it would actually a part of the frame, not the swingarm.

8  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Weird tire wear?
 on: Today at 17:17:57 
Started by IslandRoad | Post by IslandRoad
@Batman, thanks for your concern. I really appreciate the advice. Your last comment prompted me to take the bike to a bike shop this morning to get the rear tire assessed. Yep, wear due to underinflation was the diagnosis. Tire age was also an issue but not to the same degree.

As for my previous post about the tread being different heights on either side of the grooves (I assumed it was manufactured that way because it was even) ... well no ... I've managed to halve the tread depth one side of the grooves due to heat and wear.

He told me it's not an emergency and it's fine for riding around town for the moment, but change the tire soon.

So, a new tire has been bumped up to number one on my list.

At the end of the day, being a newbie, I never took the factor of tire pressure all that seriously.

It's been an education.

9  General Category / Rubber Side Down! / Re: Is it normal for the rear wheel to be off cent
 on: Today at 16:41:23 
Started by kamelryttarn | Post by ohiomoto
A grease fitting would be overkill in my opinion.  The is so little motion on that joint at the crappy factory grease last plenty long enough for the average rider.  

Unfortunately, your bike looks like it was ridden under extreme conditions. Like a lifetime of saltwater and sand.  You paying the price for that now, but you are learning a lifetime worth of maintenance lessons and you'll know what to look for if you decided to buy another used bike down the road.  Smiley

10  General Category / The Cafe / Re: Two-stroke street bike
 on: Today at 16:23:56 
Started by DesertCat | Post by ohiomoto
Juliana wrote on 01/22/20 at 22:31:45:
Yes you are crazy but as you say why not? haha.

Might be better and easier ( and cheaper ) than the route i took restoring a stroker.

Ahh the vibration, the smoke , the consumption, the no brakes!! Still, on a crisp autumn morning it hits the spot just right .My titan 74

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My first street bike was a 73 Titan I "stole" from my old man.  Didn't appreciate it as much as I would now.  I let my buddy take it to collage and he abandoned it when he couldn't get it running.   Angry





 

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