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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Dog Bite, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

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    I wish mine was that clean. If your engine needs more than a simple service, cam chain and valves adjusted, it shouldn't cost any more than any modern engine. It's a fairly simple engine. There is a place here in town that would rebuild it as reasonably as any engine, though a full engine rebuild is never cheap, and I doubt yours needs one.
     
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  2. John E

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    I hear ya. I actually didn't like the 1st version as much, way to bulky up front... but I seem to be drawn to this new xdiavel for some reason. But then again I love every Ducati (Well, then again I can't think of anything on 2 wheels I can't find something about to like... LOL) . I almost bought the Duc Scrambler (I was SO close to pulling the trigger on that purchase) before I bought my Indian Scout. Love my Scout though, what a GREAT engine on that bike... it's got as much power as my Monster 1100 did, but the fueling is so much smoother. Sometimes I think I'd even put up with a gigantic chin so that I could be Jay Leno and have a gigantic garage full of 257 different bikes... lol
     
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    kuvash Friend of Leo's

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    There was just something about cruising around So.Cal in the summer and then parking my Triumph in the kitchen at night back in the mid 60's....Siamese straight pipes and all.
     
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  4. John Backlund

    John Backlund Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Every time I see this model, I curse Yamaha for not bringing the Bulldog to the states, I would buy one on a heartbeat
     
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    Digging the Norton, I like old vintage stuff, doesn't need to be perfect, just needs to be cool! Love it.
     
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    Loved that bike, the right hand shift was a blast and the sound of those megaphone cans at highway speed was intoxicating.

    She had a 1 to 1 ratio....ride for one hour, work on her for one hour :cool:
     
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  7. Mr Ridesglide

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    I still have three -- Yikes - only one that I can ride presently - sort of fell out of my drive to repair and keep up -- IMG_3669.JPG IMG_0515.JPG IMG_0360.JPG
     
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    The main issue is I believe that the cam chain tensioners are no longer available. The bike has about 40k miles on it.
     
  9. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

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    Oh sure they are. You can probably even still order oem from honda. But at the very least you can get an aftermarket manual cam chain tensioner that will work great.
     
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  11. Tony474

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    Just for the record, I have no idea why my post with the Yamaha Bulldog photo suddenly moved out of sequence, but the forum's been doing some strange things lately...

    Interesting that John Backlund, who seems to like the BT1100, has a Guzzi V7 III Special, because it's a model I very much like the look of. Unfortunately my nearest Guzzi dealer is some distance away, but maybe I'll have a look some time next year.
     
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    The Vincent is my Fathers, these are some of the bikes I've owned, or still own... cbx.jpg 1984_VF500F_Interceptor.jpg 20180826_172205.jpg
     

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  13. Scottz

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    Well, maybe they are. But if it needs a new chain, that means pulling the motor and splitting the case, it would be foolish not to do a rebuild at that point with that many miles.
     
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    Sure, but it won't need a new chain just for having 40k miles. These are reliable engines. I'd take it to a decent independent shop and ask for a valve adjustment and a new cam chain tensioner. It should cost $200-300.
     
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    The ultimate classic. At lest for me. full_73568_5a8e1d125b6e6.jpg
     
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    Looks like a CBX motor you got spread out in that first pic...
    My brother has an RZ350 (re: your screen name) Only bike I ever rode that will throttle wheelie on demand, any time, anywhere.
     
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  18. bottlenecker

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    Excellent choice. A friend of mine has one, in that color. I've ridden another friend's orange smoke example and was very impressed by the performance, for it's time.
     
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    I have a couple. '85 Low Rider, '08 Fat Boy:
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    My first bike was a late 60 Vespa Super Sprint 90, I was 9 and I was too short for my feet to reach the ground , I would use the bike stand to take off or run along side of it and push it .

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    My second bike similar to one in pic was a 1973 Honda CB 500 four that I got off my brother in the early 80s ,I love that bike. My last bike was a 1980 Yamaha XS 400 Special ,I bought it just to flip it for cash
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