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What have you done to your vehicle lately?

Discussion in 'Automotive / Motorcycle Chat' started by TheCytochromeC, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. Shady

    Shady Well-Known

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    at 240,000 miles my 2000 toyota land cruiser developed a miss/stall when at a stop. Went for the easy stuff first. Replaced fuel pump and filter not it. Cleaned the MAF and Throttle body nope still doing it. Replaced all 8 coil packs and plugs and its made it a day now without stalling so I am knocking on wood :) it is fixed.

    I have to admit Toyota did it right for changing plugs and coilpacks first time I have tried it on this car and from getting tools to putting them away less than 2 hours. I think its the first time I have ever not had a frozen plug or bolt when working on a high mileage car.
     


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  2. grasshopperglock

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    I'm not suppose to tell you this. Japanese cast iron has more nickel then American cast iron. The rings do not wear the cylinder wall the same as American. Higher quality steel on everything else. Beautiful alloy machining and casting. Everything is built heavy duty but light. Following the Japanese frame of mind. Less is More.

    I personally think Toyota is the devils ride. Me and them have a curse about working on one. I hate them, it hates me.

    Outside that. Some Japanese engines are blueprinted from the factory. Precision.
     
  3. texasnurse

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    Helmets only have a shelf life of 5 years, trash it


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  4. texasnurse

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    Find some twistys asap


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  5. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock MudderFlucker

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    Wow, that gentleman wanted the Suzuki. He had his mind set and when he looked at the bike. It was done in his head. You could physically see him thinking it's His.

    Sold.

    It's off to Corpus Christi, Texas. He's going to be cursing it on the beach. Pretty neat one of my customizations was admired that strongly. It's more bada$$ that I made someone extremely happy. The best part.

    Long live Suzuki bobbers.
     
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  6. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    FIFY


    Good deal.
     
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  7. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock MudderFlucker

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    Looky here. A 100hp motorcycle. It's got too many miles but I can plan and scheme.

    https://killeen.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1983-kawasaki-kz1100/6647190574.html

    Remove the seat and replaced with a handmade custom in real leather. Cut the rear of the frame to get rid of the passenger crap and install a frame loop. Fenders go bye-bye. Different headlight, handlebars. Turn signals gone. Relocate the license plate. Remove the two side panels and clean up whatever is behind them. Engine cases polished. Carbs synchronized. Maybe open exhaust. All four separate pipes.

    Make it into something really nasty.
     
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  8. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Not quite 100hp, but they were great in their day.

    Had a friend who had one, but not this model with shaft drive. It was the chain drive sportier version, too long ago to remember specifics.
    Long story short, he was a gear head and put a turbo on it.
    I was living in Corpus at the time and we were cruising on SPID late one night going about 80, and he pulled the front tire and rode a nice wheelie.

    That's nothing for bikes nowadays, but back then it was pretty spectacular.

    ETA: This was back in the 80s.
     
  9. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock MudderFlucker

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    Check this one out. The problem being you don't know who built the motor. If the person was the least bit off. It's a busted engine case with a rod poking through waiting to happen.

    This is the same bike as on the original Road Warrior but without the flaring looking headlight. It also made an appearance on CHiPs the TV show.

    Behold,

    https://killeen.craigslist.org/mcy/d/78-kzobo/6634204899.html
     
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  10. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Yeah, with a big bore kit it would be 100hp.
    But, you're right about the build.


    They are classics.
     


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