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Just found a better picture of my goose, ca. 1993 in Louisville, KY right after purchase. Modeling this beautiful bike is my beautiful daughter, D1.   The bike will go to her when I’m dead.

Boats are a great place to find aftermarket parts out for everyone to see.  

This picture was from a Toys for Tots ride in Knoxville around 1995. That’s my son Jonathan.   In the fall of 1997 I was riding on the BRP when the wiring harness in the cowl caught fire. (A

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Not an auspicious beginning to engine inspection.

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1 hour ago, rockmeupto125 said:

That'll buff out. Are the case threads damaged? Tap and die is your friend.

 

One of my next purchases is a quality metric set. Or at the very least find the missing sizes from the set I inherited from dad.

In the meantime, I pulled a cylinder and there is considerable flaked chrome in the bore. Another known issue of these old bikes.

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Are those jugs sleeved? (Old Hondas could be re-sleeved)

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11 hours ago, RXX said:

 

One of my next purchases is a quality metric set. Or at the very least find the missing sizes from the set I inherited from dad.

In the meantime, I pulled a cylinder and there is considerable flaked chrome in the bore. Another known issue of these old bikes.

Millennium Technologies from the land of cheese is your friend on chrome issue.

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13 hours ago, XXitanium said:

Are those jugs sleeved? (Old Hondas could be re-sleeved)

 

 

No. Chrome-plated. Poorly.

 

3 hours ago, tomek said:

Millennium Technologies from the land of cheese is your friend on chrome issue.

 

Yeah, that looks great, thanks!  Nikasil cylinder replacements seem to be the norm for this sort of thing, but it looks like the older bikes are SOL and newer cylinders that have to be machined to fit. 

Again, I would like to keep as much original as possible, and the original jugs would give me great personal satisfaction. And they look to be very reasonably priced.

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While I've gleaned a lot of personal satisfaction from original jugs, there are many advantages to aftermarket.

 

You had to know that was coming, right?

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Sometimes the aftermarket ones are bigger, and can take more power.  Sometimes they're not as good.  Really depends on how you ride it.

 

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20 minutes ago, IcePrick said:

While I've gleaned a lot of personal satisfaction from original jugs, there are many advantages to aftermarket.

 

You had to know that was coming, right?

 

I don’t think I have ever ridden anything with aftermarket parts. Sigh, guess that boat has sailed.

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3 hours ago, RXX said:

 

I don’t think I have ever ridden anything with aftermarket parts. Sigh, guess that boat has sailed.

 

I'm living proof that you never know what the universe has coming your way.  Mongo just a pinball in the arcade of life.

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16 hours ago, RXX said:

 

I don’t think I have ever ridden anything with aftermarket parts. Sigh, guess that boat has sailed.

Does custom dyed upholstery count?

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On 6/1/2021 at 7:15 PM, RXX said:

In the meantime, I pulled a cylinder and there is considerable flaked chrome in the bore. Another known issue of these old bikes.

Curious to see what that looks like.

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No aftermarket jugs for me. Allergic to silicone. Sad.

 

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4 hours ago, tomek said:

No aftermarket jugs for me. Allergic to silicone. Sad.

 

 

Not really "better" than OEM in most cases, but aftermarket can extend the service life beyond where the factory equipment begins to experience normal out-of-spec/tolerance variation - though in many cases, a performance upgrade is selected at the time of replacement.  Some models with factory parts that were oriented more towards economy can be transformed into full-on race machines, though... usually accompanied by increased maintenance and repair costs commensurate with the increased performance level.  

 

Performance costs money - how fast do you want to go?

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7 hours ago, superhawk996 said:

Curious to see what that looks like.

 

 

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1 hour ago, IcePrick said:

Performance costs money - how fast do you want to go?

 

“There is no replacement for displacement”

 

sez the guy desperately attempting to keep this thread work safe.

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1 hour ago, RXX said:

...sez the guy desperately attempting to keep this thread work safe.

Was someone trying to ride this thing bare-back?

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