Thursday, February 4, 2010

so yea not much work done, but the motor is just about ready to pull.

tried shinning up one of the covers for a test, not sure if i will leave it chrome or powdercoat it. i used and sos pad to clean it up a bit.



this was really nasty, also noticed the crushed washer on the sprocket, but don't think it is affecting anything.

i also removed the motor. used a jack to help the top out

then lifted it out, wow it was heavy.

i really like this pic, ready for the teardown.

pretty much stripped

started to remove some things

and then closed up shop for the night

took apart the carbs tonight. not a single screw came of the top caps, all had to be drilled. on the float bowls i got all but one out. so i will be getting new screws for the whole lot. should i buy from somewhere like Z1( or just the hardware store?

one of the diaphragms was torn in a couple spots. is this going to be a big problem? should i replace it or even both? and are they usually kind of brittle feeling. mine feel a little stiff.

here are the carbs all taken apart and ready to be cleaned.

i think i am gonna soda blast them. if you haven't heard of it. i made one of these:

here is mine

i already started on the tops, and it works great, doesn't remove the pitting but gets em super clean. i ran out of baking soda so i will post more pictures of the final result.
progress! so i fiddled a bit today. i hooked up a jump pack and got it going when i would take off the pack to put the airbox on it would die. so i made a make shift filter with two paper towels. i couldn't believe it, revved right up! i was surprised. here is a vid. so how does is sound?


took it around the block to see how she rides. not bad. the carbs could use some tuning, but everything else seems ok. here is the vid. sorry about the wind

now for the real work!!! time to TEAR DOWN

ust a couple more pics of the bike in "slow" progress. shows the condition a bit.

ok so this will probably be a long ongoing post, as i don't always have tons of time to work on it, and money is REALLY tight. but i did get the bike for free, so that helps a ton.

the bike is 81' 440 ltd. the plan is to make it into something a little more appealing. sorry all you ltd lovers. so lets go straight to the pics

first the inspiration

this is where the bike was living for the past five years

something dead was in there

all washed up

the start of the teardown

i got her started!!!!! wahoo! but she didn't run all that great. could only get it to idle. any time i gave it gas, it would die.

i know i need to clean out the carbs and that will help a ton. i just wanted to make sure there wasn't something that i need to do first or something that may be wrong. i am new to the whole twin thing. to help i decided to also include a video, i hope it is loud enough. let me know if there is anything that i should do before i continue the teardown.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Your friendly reminder guy

***This is your friendly reminder to do a couple of things:***

  1. Back up your computer stuff.Particularly your flash drive. You may need the stuff that is on there. Also guard it with your life, somebody may try and swipe it while your away from your station.
  2. Check your wheel bearings. They may be going bad. If you hear a road noise while driving and it goes away when your turn, this may mean you need to swap them.
  3. Clean out your furnace condensation trap. Over time this can become clogged with a bunch of nasty goo. This will cause your furnace to shut off in the middle of the night, and you will nearly freeze.

No i am not saying these things happened to me, and definitely not in the past 2 days. I just want to make sure you all will be prepared IN CASE this might happen.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


we gots us a puppy.

his name is gus.

we love him very much.

sometimes though, we do not.

he knows how to sit, and kind of stay.

he rings his bell to go outside.

he bites.

he is cute.

he loves to play.

he really enjoys jessi girls sock.

we go for walks by the lake, and sometimes to the park.

did i mention he rings his bell?


Wednesday, December 3, 2008


One Word Answer Challenge

Where is your mobile phone? pocket
Where is your significant other? near
Your hair colour? toblerone
Your mother? warm
Your father? contemplative
Your favourite thing? near
Your dream last night? nada
Your dream goal? fun
The room you're in? kitchen
Your hobby? motorbycles
Your fear? alone
Where do you want to be in 6 years? content
Where were you last night? school
What you're not? nerdy.
One of your wish-list items? hobby
Where you grew up? PNG
The last thing you did? shovel
What are you wearing? warm
Your TV? dvd
Your pets? GRRRRRRR.
Your computer? fruit.
Your mood? dopey
Missing someone? nope
Your car? headache.
Something you're not wearing? nightie.
Favourite shop? online.
Your summer? work.
Love someone? near.
Your favourite colour? grreeeeennn.
When is the last time you laughed? today
When is the last time you cried?dunno .

6 Quirky Things

1. Don't
2. Want
3. To
4. Do
5. This
6. One

there you are M'Lady

Thursday, October 16, 2008


today i burned my friend. no i didn't harm him physically, just scarred him a bit, emotionaly. it was really, really..........really funny. although it was great, i feel a little bad. so for that i apologize. kinda.

you fool