Ode to the Queen

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #31 by CYBORG » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:03 am

rcmatt007 wrote:if it weren't for the crack all the waya round, that tire still had plenty of tread!

burt monroe says shoe polish will solve that problem :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #32 by rcmatt007 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:49 am

waste not..... want not!
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #33 by HOTT » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:10 am

Welcome Mike. Good, Good stuff. :orange

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #34 by calif wingnut » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:28 pm

Hi Mike. You must of known Dale Walker @ Hole Shot Performance-Chris C. CC Products-Russ Collins RC Engineering-Kerker-Bassini pipes- KV Products Dyna-Marteck-maxie dwell-prestolite etc, etc, and all the other trend setters back in the day of the "Glided Age" invasion from Japan in the US of A when we were young laddies that made it all happen back then and of course, the 70's laguna seca races with King kenny-spencer-romero-lawson etc, battling in out around the cork screw :<)

I remember when the Smoking 1979 CBX was touted to break into the high 11's as per the first Cycle mag test run in 78, but when production bikes arrived, they were running in the low 12's. Honda rushed a revised ignition advance unit to be fitted to all prior to selling, or least the story goes Once Upon A Time :<)

Great website you have, bringing back many memories from my calif youth=thanks.
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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #35 by mikenixon » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:35 am

Ah, yes. GEM final drives, Prestolite Products, and Amol Precision needle bearing kits. I knew the guy at Amol who made the kits. He made them for a lot of different Honda models. Had a set in my CB500 Four back in the 70s. :-). And KV, Dyna's original name, not too many people know that. I worked at a Honda dealership in West Covina, CA not far from KIllovolt's original location, remember talking to an engineer there once, about the whole performance ignition subject. Also Russ Collins. Did you guys know that Collins' son is active on the SOHC4 forum? And Russ himself is in the racing fuel injector tuning business. So the Collins name is still being promoted. And what about Gerex and Maxidwell and Jacwall and S&W and....yup, brings back memories. :-)

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #36 by mikenixon » Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:45 am

I have some of those GWRRA tour pins too. Was even a tour guide once, while an employee at American Honda. Til Thompson, remember that name? He was the one whose rally, the Aspencade, inspired Honda for the name of their Gold Wing so named. Til received a free new Aspencade in thanks. His girlfriend at the time was buddies with my girlfriend. Can you tell how old I must be by now....?

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Post #37 by calif wingnut » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0UcQDUR-fU

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #38 by Fred Camper » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:18 pm

Really enjoyed reading your CV carb tutorial. Great details and simple enough to follow. Thank you for your service.

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #39 by rcmatt007 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:45 pm

I think I still have a copy of that article about the rocker arms

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #40 by Ruffrider » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:27 pm

What great company we keep! I've admired your meticulous tech advice on your Motorcycle project site and am thrilled that you'll be contributing here. Many thanks Mike for sharing your experience and wisdom.

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Re: Ode to the Queen

Post #41 by mikenixon » Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:14 pm

ruffrider, my effuse apologies for not acknowledging your reply! Better late than never I guess but I really should have noticed it and didn't. Thanks for the kind comments.


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