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1771  General Category / General Discussion / Re: motorcycle salvage yards on: March 20, 2009, 12:15:03 AM
That's what can happen when you take something that you love to do....and turn it into a business.  All of your time is spent doing business and what you enjoy doing is just impossible to find time for.  He was probably a cool guy when he was just some guy with a bike.
1772  General Category / Events / Re: Anyone for Sunday? on: March 19, 2009, 05:50:38 PM
+1 Ben, if you have a centerstand, or can borrow one (you can) it's a breeze.  otherwise you'll have to jack the bike up and support it...

Chainguard, front sprocket cover, write down or photograph axle adjuster position, loosen said adjusters & slip chain from sprocket, remove axle, remove wheel, remove chain & place in a kerosene bath until later, support swingarm, remove shocks from lower mount, remove swingarm pivot bolt, box and ship swingarm. Include pivot bolt and all other bits for H/M to inspect, he'll recommend replacement if they're damaged or worn beyond service limits.
1773  General Category / General Discussion / Re: motorcycle salvage yards on: March 19, 2009, 05:38:05 PM
Northeast Cycle Salvage has been out of business for a couple years now, anyone who's ever dealt with that guy remembers his attitude..... hand me cash, speak distinctly, leave immediately.  He always had the hard to find parts though, I understand Drum Hill Cycle has them all now.
1774  General Category / Events / Re: Anyone for Sunday? on: March 19, 2009, 10:37:49 AM
Hi, Alan!
The K3 is a great one to rebuild: it has the little grease seals inside. That's the best possible scenario.
I can add American grease zerks for $5 extra during the rebuild, if you send that big bolt along.
Typically, that rebuild will cost:
$84 for the custom-fit Oilite bronze bushings I make.
$  5 for the zerks.
$ 46-$56 for the collar (I think you called it "sleeve") if I can't refurbish the one you have. I always polish them first, then measure them for taper or non-conentricity. They have to be 90% good surface and within .001" concentricity, and not bent (I've had a couple that were!), then they can be reused.
If the grease seals (wool washers) are bad, they are about $3 per pair. They are usually OK on an arm that young, same for the little end caps. Sometimes those get cracked: if they are, I think the last set I bought was around $16 for the pair.

$16 for shipping seems to be consist with the Fedex store I use, almost anywhere in the U.S.

So, with zerks, it will range from $105 least to $161 worst, minus end caps or grease seals. I'll let you know when the arm gets here, then when I tear it down and measure everything, I'll let you know what the final costs will be.

Thanks for trusting me with your swingarm, too! It will be at least this summer before I get my "exchange" thing going, I imagine.

Mark P./HM

And shipping was $20.12 Fedex Ground 16.95lbs.   there was enough play in there to actually see it, I figured I'd get it done right so it'd have a chance at lasting more than 5000 miles....
bushings available elsewhere would run $40 +/- and shipping plus my time to install/bugger them up.... plug and play sounds good to me, and useable grease zerks will make the whole maintenance issue allot easier.
1775  General Category / Events / Re: Anyone for Sunday? on: March 18, 2009, 08:50:53 PM
Quote from: S-Dog on Today at 02:15:07 PM
Went on my first ride this season yesterday....  Man... I forget how nice it is to ride.

Welcome back Scott   

I was thinking the very same thing.  Cheers Scott.

Looks like Chris and Ben had a great day of riding, Cheers to both of you Gents too.

I'm getting itchy to ride also.  My wife even texted me today asking when HER bike is coming home....  My swingarm headed off to Colorado for the Mark Paris (Hondaman) treatment today, should give me another excuse to not ride my K3...yet.

1776  General Category / Events / Re: Anyone for Sunday? on: March 17, 2009, 07:54:25 PM
I'm hoping to get the Nighthawk out of storage and sorted out this saturday, so maybe I'll be available in the weeks to come.
1777  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sky Cycle??? on: March 17, 2009, 05:27:47 PM
I was in there a few years back when I first moved to the area...(15 years?)  they had showbikes in the showroom, overpriced chrome wheels and swingarms on display, and an attitude laden 19 year old kid behind the counter...  I hope they've improved.  We can always stop in at Plaistow Powersports on rt 125.
1778  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sky Cycle??? on: March 17, 2009, 09:25:35 AM
I dunno, maybe they've straightened things up and dumped the 'parts yard' type setup thanks to the EPA as you were saying.  Ricks motorcycle enterprises, is a shop just over the n.h. border from me, they've got a few buildings full of used parts, but they don't let anyone back beyond the parts counter.  They don't stock any off-road parts, it's all streetbike parts.

I also noticed this when searching the yellow-pages:   they seem to have some sohc electrics in stock.
1779  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sky Cycle??? on: March 16, 2009, 05:24:19 PM
Still open and selling used parts?  Maybe it should go on the list as a stop ride destination/diversion.
1780  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sky Cycle??? on: March 16, 2009, 09:28:21 AM
It used to be, whether it still is in some form or not still needs to be investigated.  Feel free to call the above number looking for parts, let us all know how things turned out.
Hows that 77 coming along?
1781  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sky Cycle??? on: March 15, 2009, 10:19:34 PM
I mapped it at yahoo, and switched to the satelite photo.... Looks like the same location to me.
1782  General Category / General Discussion / Sky Cycle??? on: March 15, 2009, 10:12:40 PM
The other night the topic of Sky Cycle came up in conversation, While browsing for events to post, I clicked on the 'used parts' link and there at the bottom of the list was:

Sky Cycle 
321 Electric Avenue - Rt. 13 - Lunenburg, MA (800) 345-6115

Same location?  I'll have to give them a call monday.  Maybe a ride up that way would be a good time?  Into NH and loop around before turning south?
1783  General Category / Events / Sept 13 (Sunday) RICE-O-RAMA on: March 15, 2009, 10:04:45 PM

Old Date    Sept 20 (Sunday) RICE-O-RAMA Japanese Bike Meet
Rice-O-Rama Vintage and Custom Japanese Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet.
Hundreds of classic and custom Japanese bikes of all kinds. Everything from old
Honda Dreams to the latest stretched and slammed custom sportbikes. Cafe Racers,
Choppers, 2- Strokes, Scooters, Scramblers, Racing name it, it's there.
Great food and drink, motorcycle show with trophies in 20 classes. Huge vendors row
with tons of parts and accessories for vintage and modern bikes. Motorcycles for
sale- from barn fresh project and parts bikes to beautiful restored and original
classics. All riders welcome, only $5 donation, kids always free. 10 to 5 RAIN OR
SHINE. At the 200 Sportsmans Club, 184 Sutton Rd. Webster, Mass.
1784  General Category / Events / Re: Ride Sat. 3/14? on: March 14, 2009, 08:10:16 PM
Glad to hear you ran into no headaches with your fork seals Peter, now their mystery is all gone huh?
1785  General Category / General Discussion / Re: April Ride on: March 14, 2009, 10:10:01 AM
I've posted a few found at in the events section, I've tried to stay within the general category and away from the fundraising type events.
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