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Offline tweakin

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Seattle area?
« on: November 06, 2010, 08:53:28 AM »
I thought it would be good to start a thread for Seattle area SOHC4 riders.  This way we can have a small support network for help with wrenching and rides.

I am down in the dirty south, Tacoma....



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 11:00:53 AM »
I'm in.



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 02:01:55 PM »
Could the mods move this to the Pacific Northwest section, Please.  I posted in the wrong section, sorry.



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2010, 04:37:52 PM »
Hailing from the South end just not as dirty! Des Moines.



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010, 12:28:11 PM »
Representin' the N-Sound from the woods, between Monroe and Snohomish.
RainyRider is out this way too...
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 02:50:27 PM »
rainier here - we're a suburb of yelm!
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2010, 02:04:18 PM »
Wet Seattle here! Cruisin' Alki whenever I get the chance.

trying to get the Cb550K2 ready for when Backfire Moto starts up again in the spring.

http://backfiremoto.com/

I hope to see a few of you at the 2Bit!
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 07:11:03 PM »
I'm on the Eastside in Kirkland
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2010, 10:43:02 AM »
Another Eastside - North Bothell
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 10:45:19 AM »
Brad,
where you at and whata riding?  :)
I work of Beardslee Blvd, near the Seattle Times Bldg/Home Depot.
Used to live in Thrashers Corner area.
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2011, 12:02:17 AM »
Central Kitsap- if anyone wishes to hop a ferry. Plan to hit Backfire, Alki and Vashon this year.



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Re: Seattle area?
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 05:37:12 PM »
What's happening guys. New guy here and also new to the scene. I just picked up my project bike 2 weeks ago. It's a '72 CB500 with a 550 motor (pics to come). Looking forward to chatting about bikes and whatever else. Oh and I'm also living in "Wet" Seattle.

Cheers.

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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2011, 01:04:21 PM »
Hey Ray!
Welcome to the group!
There is a gathering of all kinds of bikes in Ballard on April 20th, Backfire Motorcycle Night. If your "project" is up and running you should try and swing by.
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2011, 01:19:40 PM »
Thanks Kevin and thanks for the invite. If the bike is up, I will definitely swing by.

Cheers.



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 01:46:32 AM »
Just realized I missed this. Damn! Hope it was a good turn out. I just put on a new tank and side covers. The bike is just about ready.




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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 07:28:17 AM »
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Just realized I missed this. Damn! Hope it was a good turn out. I just put on a new tank and side covers. The bike is just about ready.
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You're in luck, that was the wrong date. It's next wednesday.



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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 10:56:53 AM »
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Just realized I missed this. Damn! Hope it was a good turn out. I just put on a new tank and side covers. The bike is just about ready.
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You're in luck, that was the wrong date. It's next wednesday.

Kickass.



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2011, 05:19:02 PM »
Gotta question in regards to cold starts (first one of the day). My bike is kinda cold blooded. Doesn't really like to start in the morning or if it's been sitting for more than a day. Kick starting doesn't help any. Usually have to keep on the electric start for a few seconds, then I get a few sputters like it wants to start, then I give a little gas when it sounds like it wants to start, then it will eventually start. When it's warmed up, it's great. Starts right up. Even on the kick starter.

My first suspicion is the fuel to the spark plugs. What I've noticed after it not wanting to start after a while is that the spark plugs are wet with fuel and black. After a good cleaning, and they don't look that old, it starts up right away. It's the initial first start that it always does this. Do my carburetors need to be adjusted to fix this? I have new spark plugs to put in, but like I said they don't look that old or bad once cleaned up.

Any recommendations or advice is much appreciated.

Update. Figured it out. Just needed a fully charged battery to get it going.

Cheers
« Last Edit: April 23, 2011, 10:37:13 PM by Ardilla »



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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2011, 05:50:29 PM »
Just realized I missed this. Damn! Hope it was a good turn out. I just put on a new tank and side covers. The bike is just about ready.

Hey Ardilla, if that's what your bike looks like today I saw you cruising Fauntleroy last friday evening. Nice saddle bags!
The only problem left on my bike is the nut that holds onto the handle bars! ;)

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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2011, 09:57:38 PM »
Yes sir, that was me. Thanks! Those bags were what made me want to buy the bike. I just don't see them around that much on old honda's.

Cheers.

You don't happen to ride a white honda CB 550 four do you? I saw one sometime last week on CA. ave near my house.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 09:59:44 PM by Ardilla »



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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2011, 04:13:22 PM »
Yep that was me. Small world. I'd like to put some white hard bags on my bike. I think it would set off the old skool look.

If I see you around I may flag you down to say Hey and see how the bags attach to these bikes. I could either find some brackets or make my own. My neighbor has a decent little shop with welders, grinders, and such.

See ya around for sure. There is another member, brianzenk that lives up on gatewood hill. We could almost have our own little SOHC4 West Seattle chapter and meet up at Beverage place. Hasta.
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2011, 01:20:14 PM »
OK Guys,
Backfire Moto Night is tomorrow and the sun is supposed to be out all day :-)
I hope to see you there. I am planning on riding the Purple Haze.
4910 Leary Ave. NW
Seattle
Just a few blocks West of the Ballard bridge
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2011, 08:17:14 PM »
I'll be there around 6:20



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« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2011, 01:13:51 PM »
Damn it! I got dinner plans this time around. Who would've thought it would be sunny and warm around here?
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Re: Seattle area?
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2011, 03:13:30 PM »
Good to meet you all.   Located up in in Seattle, hopefully we will cross paths soon.
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