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10/7/2014 10:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2014 10:15 AM

So i decided to start my winter project a little bit early. I live in NY and the weather is supposed to get gross here soon. I've got some cool plans for my bike this winter not so much performance since i ride the bike to less then half its potential anyways, But moistly visual stuff.

Me and a buddy (Ryanbaglia is his username) who's bike lives at my house took one last trip this past weekend and rode three days straight. When we got home we washed up the bikes and started clearing out our "shop". I have a heated three bay garage but unfortunately during winter two of the bays are dedicated to cars, and one is dedicated to the Pontiac fiero build thats going to be started here soon. There is an upstairs to the garage that i finished half of two years ago to run my screen printing shop out of and since have moved out and into a downtown store front.

After that the finished half of the upstairs became storage... After a few impulse buys of fieros and fiero parts the entire upstairs had a few disassembled fieros.... Anyone need any fiero parts? lol...




The picture above is when we started. It doesn't look like a lot, but there were literally three fieros up there...
So we started moving everything into the other room thats unfinished. It was a tight fit but it all crammed in some how..

The next picture is what We have at the end of the day. The bikes aren't the cleanest because were stripping them the whole way down to get everything spotless. Didn't wanna get to much done in the first day.
We've still gotta move the tv in and get the cable run which should t take long. We built the two stands yesterday and still need to paint them and make a tweak to the first stand.


Still gotta get a few more things up there so the walls aren't so plain. Were working on some shelving for our helmets and such and that should be ready to go in the next day or two.

I plan to update this thread whenever we work on anything. Im gonna get a before picture of my bike, the 2013 RMZ250 and Ryanbaglias bike, the 2014 RMZ 250. And then when this is all done we can compare the after picture and see the difference. This thread is mostly so the two of us can keep track of what we've done and see the progress and i know i enjoy reading these types of posts.

See ya later!

EDIT: I can't get my images to link properly for some reason. Working on it as we speak.

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10/7/2014 10:15 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2014 10:16 AM

Somehow double posted trying to get the pictures to work. OOPS!

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10/7/2014 12:21 PM

Step #1: Paint those green walls!

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10/7/2014 12:29 PM

I like to see builds but I don't see any bikes anywhere in this thread. In fact it's more talk about rear engine Pontiac's than bikes.

Lets see them....



Recovering JS7, PED, 2-stroke vs 4-stroke, Alessi, thread poster....

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10/7/2014 1:19 PM

Darryl916 wrote:

I like to see builds but I don't see any bikes anywhere in this thread. In fact it's more talk about rear engine Pontiac's than bikes.

Lets see them....

The walls are gonna get painted.. lol. Tonight hopefully, trying to pick a color.

Also, The bikes are in the last picture. The start of this thread is just us getting setup and ready to start.

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10/7/2014 1:31 PM

Darryl916 wrote:

I like to see builds but I don't see any bikes anywhere in this thread. In fact it's more talk about rear engine Pontiac's than bikes.

Lets see them....

Agfracing wrote:

The walls are gonna get painted.. lol. Tonight hopefully, trying to pick a color.

Also, The bikes are in the last picture. The start of this thread is just us getting setup and ready to start.

Go with pink walls.

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10/7/2014 4:23 PM

Pics aren't showing up again for some reason. Grr

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10/7/2014 6:35 PM
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10/7/2014 7:03 PM

Besides hopefully building an RM250 w/late model subframe as above I want to find a donor XR100(XR75 is too small) to do this.

What?

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10/7/2014 7:50 PM

I was given this 80 xs650 special several weeks ago. After chasing the rats out of the air box and pressure washing all the mud dobber nests off I've been hell bent on trying to clean up the carbs. Floats were seized and leaking, throttle body seized and rebuild parts ordered while much of it sits in a carb dip bath.
I'm not sure what I want out of it yet, but there's a chance she'll be running this coming weekend. Just 18k miles on her and Compression checks out at 150lbs dead on with both cylinders.
Once I get her through a check out run I'll decide what direction I take the build. It's all there and I could put her back as a Special with some love, but those specials were the ugliest of the XS line IMHO. I'll most likely keep it simple, put some normal bars, a flat seat and clean up the crap on it for a simpler cafe look. That 16" rear won't help the scrambler or a street tracker look, but those are most likely what the end result will be. But that would probably come in another season.

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10/7/2014 8:47 PM

...you lost me at "no room for bikes due to Fiero"

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10/7/2014 9:31 PM

We moved all the fiero so the bikes could
Have their space.. Haha.

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10/8/2014 4:06 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/8/2014 4:08 AM

Good on you guys! My best friend (RIP) and I did the exact same thing almost 40 years ago with our RM125s....

"A rule is a rule and without rules, there is Chaos"....Cosmo Kramer

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10/10/2014 9:17 PM

Ignore how sketchy that looks. But this is our very first attempt at anodizing aluminum. I will post a picture after we dye and seal it.
Also, talk about sletchy. Go to Walmart and check out with the following.
Tupperware containers
Scotch bright pads
Aluminum cleaner
Piece of aluminum
Alligator clips
Rubber gloves
And three gallons of distiled water....

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10/11/2014 10:03 AM

Thinking about checking this out and picking it up for a winter project just to beat on come spring time. $600 how bad can it be....lol



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10/11/2014 12:32 PM

Tumblin wrote:

I was given this 80 xs650 special several weeks ago. After chasing the rats out of the air box and pressure washing all the mud dobber nests off I've been hell bent on trying to clean up the carbs. Floats were seized and leaking, throttle body seized and rebuild parts ordered while much of it sits in a carb dip bath.
I'm not sure what I want out of it yet, but there's a chance she'll be running this coming weekend. Just 18k miles on her and Compression checks out at 150lbs dead on with both cylinders.
Once I get her through a check out run I'll decide what direction I take the build. It's all there and I could put her back as a Special with some love, but those specials were the ugliest of the XS line IMHO. I'll most likely keep it simple, put some normal bars, a flat seat and clean up the crap on it for a simpler cafe look. That 16" rear won't help the scrambler or a street tracker look, but those are most likely what the end result will be. But that would probably come in another season.

Check out https://www.mikesxs.net/ for parts.

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10/11/2014 12:35 PM

1970 CT70 HK0-One owner with a title!
It was in one piece last week.



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10/11/2014 12:38 PM

RandyS wrote:

Besides hopefully building an RM250 w/late model subframe as above I want to find a donor XR100(XR75 is too small) to do this.

That thing is rad!

Are those "kit" projects? Please share if you have more info

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10/11/2014 12:41 PM

Just finished freshening up of the RD350B. Bought it new . 65k miles

.

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10/11/2014 5:09 PM

These two

86 CR 250's...

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10/11/2014 7:22 PM

holeshot100 wrote:

Just finished freshening up of the RD350B. Bought it new . 65k miles

.

thats top shelf. is the front fender just hit by the light wrong? i would love to cruise around town for local runs on that.

when i hit 4th gear,i can really feel the cross fit kick in.
i wont use rotella until they are on a team semi or series.
we went the wrong direction on my keyboard settings. we are going to go back and work harder.ill come out swinging on my next post.

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10/11/2014 7:29 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/11/2014 7:31 PM

Katoomey wrote:

...you lost me at "no room for bikes due to Fiero"

"you had me at hello"......"then,you lost me at Fiero"
[img] photo you-had-me-at-hello.jpg[/img]

when i hit 4th gear,i can really feel the cross fit kick in.
i wont use rotella until they are on a team semi or series.
we went the wrong direction on my keyboard settings. we are going to go back and work harder.ill come out swinging on my next post.

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10/11/2014 9:32 PM

Xracer What year Is that? I have a 90 CR 500, that I am redoing off road/dual sport setup.

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10/12/2014 5:21 AM

roost251 wrote:

Xracer What year Is that? I have a 90 CR 500, that I am redoing off road/dual sport setup.

It's a 95', but I'm being like the rest of the world and disguising it as a 96' McGrath tribute....

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10/12/2014 5:48 AM

Picked this clunker up to redo over the winter so the wife will have something to ride at the dunes. Do a complete restore, plan on stock plastics and graphic look with powder coated frame and engine and Hubs in red w a center mount exhaust, led lights and 330 motor... Should look sharp and haul her around w no problems.





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10/12/2014 5:55 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2014 5:59 AM

cleareforlanding wrote:

Picked this clunker up to redo over the winter so the wife will have something to ride at the dunes. Do a complete restore, plan on stock plastics and graphic look with powder coated frame and engine and Hubs in red w a center mount exhaust, led lights and 330 motor... Should look sharp and haul her around w no problems.





There is no place here for quad tards amongst us vital tards..move on son before it turns ugly for you !

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10/15/2014 8:39 AM

So after deciding to purchase a powder coating gun and checking all my local resources. I drive two hours away to meet a guy off craigslist. Bought a new powder coat gun from an actual store anfd 1000 pounds of different colored powder from the craigslist guy...
So anyone need anything powder coated? lol...

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10/15/2014 9:02 AM

Agfracing wrote:

So after deciding to purchase a powder coating gun and checking all my local resources. I drive two hours away to meet a guy off craigslist. Bought a new powder coat gun from an actual store anfd 1000 pounds of different colored powder from the craigslist guy...
So anyone need anything powder coated? lol...

I can predict what comes next. Guy goes out and buys a bunch of powder coating shit and then doesn't know when to quit. His bike ends up looking like he rode it through the front window of a Sherman-Williams showroom.