Thursday, August 29, 2013

R5 sighted at Oily Souls

When I was 15 I bought a 71 R5-B that looked exactly like the one above.   Man that bike was fast.  I miss it and would love another one some day. 

I finished boring the cases on the Z1 Kaw motor last night, all I need now to put the lower end together is the timing chain.  I have a fancy 124 link one on its way , I have a big pin crank, and 32 tooth cam sprockets so it takes a little longer chain than stock.  In the mean time, I could use some help pulling the rest of my engine parts off the shelf and organizing it all.  It has been many, many years since I tore this girl down and I hope I didn't misplace anything.  Somewhere in that mess is a Superbike Mike, titanium valved, ported and polished race head that has been finished and packed away for the last 15 years.

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