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Title: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: andy750 on April 01, 2008, 08:49:49 AM
Anyone up for a short ride to MotoMkt, Acton, MA this Saturday. Weather looks good and so Im planning on riding over in the morning....all kind of bikes will be there between 10am - 3pm. Im going early - leave Roslindale around 9.30am and head over via backroads.

Let me know if interested and can meet along the way or there.

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: lazyguy400F on April 01, 2008, 09:16:19 AM
Seeing as how it's about 5 minutes from my house, I think I'll be able to drag myself over there...maybe I'll even have balanced carbs and a new chain on by then! (and I'll refresh the duct tape so the bike will look presentable).

-peter


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: S-Dog on April 01, 2008, 09:46:45 AM
OOOOH... that might sound like a good first decent ride.... I was going to yank off my pipes to try to clean them(however you do that)... But maybe I will hoold out for a nice rusty chain ride up to acton!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: andy750 on April 01, 2008, 10:06:35 AM
I should mention Ive also contacted Mike about picking up my K4 engine on Saturday so if he confirms that takes precedence....but Ill confirm on Thursday night.

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 01, 2008, 10:52:39 AM
I'd love to go, but am unsure of my schedule until I get back.

Best,
Ben


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: S-Dog on April 01, 2008, 10:58:07 AM
Just make sure you have a safe trip back!!


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 01, 2008, 02:16:12 PM
Thanks Scott, I'm working on it. The worst part will be when we have to get on the road at 6 am on Thursday morning to get up to Toulouse. Sometimes the fog is so thick before the sun rises that you can't see 5 feet in front of you. Aside from that it's just running from one terminal in Paris to the other with very little time. We should be back in Needham by late Thursday afternoon as we're 6 hours ahead here.

Looking forward to a sunny day on Saturday and meeting up for a bit of riding.

Best,
Ben


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: andy750 on April 02, 2008, 08:31:43 AM
Saturday update:

2 factors here - weather is turning bad apparently on Friday and spilling into Saturday morning and secondly....Mike is likely to have finished the K4 engine by Saturday which means I can go pick it up  ;D ;D So for the moment Im bowing out of the ride to MotoMkt....sorry! but new engine install comes first....I have ALL the parts lined up on the bench waiting to go back on....new washers, new bolts, new seals, new K&N filter etc etc....and already installed...new H4 headlight, new blinker stems, new Dyna plug wires  ;D

Cant wait!! 

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 02, 2008, 08:41:27 AM
Completely understandable. If the weather is uncooperative, I'll probably bag it too, and wait for a better time.


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 05, 2008, 08:32:57 PM
Hey Andy,

Were you able to get over to Mike's and pick up your engine? Hope it looks great!

Ben

Saturday update:

2 factors here - weather is turning bad apparently on Friday and spilling into Saturday morning and secondly....Mike is likely to have finished the K4 engine by Saturday which means I can go pick it up  ;D ;D So for the moment Im bowing out of the ride to MotoMkt....sorry! but new engine install comes first....I have ALL the parts lined up on the bench waiting to go back on....new washers, new bolts, new seals, new K&N filter etc etc....and already installed...new H4 headlight, new blinker stems, new Dyna plug wires  ;D

Cant wait!! 

cheers
Andy



Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: andy750 on April 05, 2008, 11:06:54 PM
I sure did Ben! Engine is now home and back in the frame awaiting rebuild  ;D ;D ;D Very happy and Mikes done a great job again...Ill let you know when I fire it up. Probably not for another week or so by time I get everything back on....

Im excited! Updates to follow....

cheers
Andy



Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 06, 2008, 07:10:49 AM
Congrats my friend, I'll look forward to seeing it in action!
Here's to a quick and easy assembly,
Ben


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: andy750 on April 07, 2008, 07:51:54 AM
Well I didnt make it to MotoMkt this weekend but...I did get my K4 engine back from Mike and wow it looks better than ever (especially with the chrome valve cover adding some bling to it!). Got it back in the frame Saturday afternoon and then spent Sunday re-assembling. Its now complete and new H4 headlight works, new blinkers work, new dyna wires (not tested yet) and just need to add some oil and fire it up....

....updates to follow (and photos!).

I will also likely have to upgrade the rear suspension as old shocks were not doing it and "replacement"" F2 shocks dont seem much better....so looks like Ill be upgrading to some YSS shocks in the near future.

cheers
Andy


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: UnCrash on April 07, 2008, 09:27:00 AM
Congrats on getting things put back together.

Cant wait to read your first ride report!


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: lazyguy400F on April 07, 2008, 09:40:04 AM
Impressive speed and progress....looking forward to seeing the silver streak in action. let me know when you're going to need the carb balancer back.

I dropped by motomarket on saturday, decent turnout of post-paleolithic bikes, and an early 60's Velocette that make mine look very modern. free cake, too! :) :)

-peter


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: S-Dog on April 07, 2008, 10:46:31 AM
Sounds like you have things well in control.  I cant wait to go riding with everyone.


Title: Re: MotoMkt - Saturday 5th April
Post by: azure on April 07, 2008, 11:38:43 AM
Man, I would have loved to see that Velo!!

Impressive speed and progress....looking forward to seeing the silver streak in action. let me know when you're going to need the carb balancer back.

I dropped by motomarket on saturday, decent turnout of post-paleolithic bikes, and an early 60's Velocette that make mine look very modern. free cake, too! :) :)

-peter