Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:33 pm

Motorcycles are my first love. This is my current ride.

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Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:18 am

Nice :big afro: , I bought two old Old Kawasaki's a 74 H1 500 two stroke three cylinder and a 75 S3 400 two stroke three cylinder can't wait to ride this year :!:

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:00 am

Cool! Those triples were rocket ships!! I took a ride on a 500 back in the day and it was scary fast. I love those vintage bikes too. I've got a few vintage projects too. One is a 1966 Bultaco Metralla, see below:

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I also have a 1974 250 Penton Hare Scrambler that is in need of restoration, but it won't happen this year.

This is a 1976 250 Penton MC5 that I redid and raced in AHMRA motocross races:

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Post some pictures of your triples, I'd love to see them.

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:23 pm

Never seen a Bultaco like that one :big afro: , back in the late 70's there were a number of Penton's in my area `they were the machine to have I had a Suzuki TM and 3 RM's and a Huquvarne 250WRX, lots of dirt bikes in my past and 6 street bikes but get this I have not ridden in 24 years last August I got the motorcycle fever and can'y wait to ride again this spring :D :D :D

Here some pics of the S3 when I first brought it home back in August 2010, it was a runner with 8,600 miles but like all things I buy it was totally disassembled lots was wrong from 25 years of non use, mechanically this spring it will be good to go the paint is next winters project.

The H1 I just bought and I have no pics at this time , its a nice bike and will need a total tear down too, I plan to drag race it a Lebanon Valley Drag it should run a low 13 :D
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Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:51 pm

Nice pictures. I like the low bars on it. I don't remember seeing many 400cc versions. I remember some 350cc (a friend of mine had a red one), lots of 500's and a few 750's. My nephew recently bought a 250cc triple and I don't ever remember seeing one of those.
I get Motorcycle Classics magazine and in the last issue, Jan./Feb. 2011, there is a nice article on the H1. I'm sure that once you get it on the road, it will draw a crowd where ever you go.
It should be a great drag bike. The article mentioned above, said that stock it would run about 12.8 in the 1/4 mile. With 60 hp and only 400 lbs, it is a rocket ship!! With a little porting, pipes and carb work, as well as stripping it down a bit might get it into the 11's if you can hang on!! :{_}:
I hope to have my Bultaco on the road this year sometime. We'll see.

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:08 pm

For your Nephew Kawasakitriplesworldwide.com excellent triples site its a lot like farmallcub well mannered and lots of knowledge :D and the 250's are well represented :big afro: , I am over there as Jackman .

Good luck with the Bultaco thats a neat looking bike would be cool to ride that one around town :big afro:

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:02 pm

My new H1 project , its been sitting in a garage for 26 years , motor turns free :{_}: , need s a lot of cleaning up , carbs stuck and nasty, tank is full of rust, rings are probably stuck in the pistons grooves , and the cranks on a two stroke have separate seals I imagine there due for a swap out too, lots of work but these old two stroke bikes are so cool it will be worth the effort :{_}: :{_}:

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Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:16 pm

Cool project!! :{_}: Those were hot bikes back in the day and highly sought after today because, yes, they are still hot today! :worthy: A rocket ship.

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:29 am

Yep they were hot rods :big afro: the 69 H1 was the original super bike along with the 69 CB750 , the H1 could hang right with the CB750 even though it was 250 cc's less, collectors /enthusiast of these old two stroke triples tend to be an older group 45 and up the young guys have their modern ridiculously fast super bikes, back in 1978 I saw a 75 Kawasaki H1 on the show room floor used but mint 900 dollars I had to pass instead I bought a 77 KH400 and thats where my triple two stroke fascination started I am happy to finally get an H1 after this I need a Suzuki GT750 Water Buffalo

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:08 pm

This is my other bad habit. 1974 850 Norton Commando.
Picture taken after I bought it in 1991. I am third owner.
It will still run faster than I need to go. 8)
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Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:19 pm

RAS51Cub wrote:This is my other bad habit. 1974 850 Norton Commando.
Picture taken after I bought it in 1991. I am third owner.
It will still run faster than I need to go. 8)
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Wow, RAS, SWEET Norton!! :{_}: Norton's have always been my favorite British bike. When I was a kid, about 16, I worked at a grocery store stocking shelves and bagging groceries, one of the kids that worked with me had a Commando (he must have been paid better than me), while I rode a Honda CL175. I always thought his Norton was so cool.
I work now with a guy that has one as a project at his house. I doubt he will ever get it finished. By the way, his name is James L. Norton, for real!!

Rick

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:52 pm

A Norton Commando is high on my want list along with Triumphs and the ultimate cool bike the Vincent Black Shadow :big afro:

Have ya seen this Norton video, gets really good at 8.29 minutes :big afro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82iVMONcwss

Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:43 pm

Spring has finally arrived, and here's my other passion.
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Re: Waiting Impatiently For Spring!!!

Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:14 am

Goraidh wrote:Spring has finally arrived, and here's my other passion.
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OK, I see the straight pipes, springer front end and the S&S carb--What cam does it have?