Archive for June, 2016

First ride!

Posted: June 26, 2016 in 1971 Yamaha R5

We never really got to take the R5 for a ride, so finally there was some time to do so.  Check it out!

First start!

Posted: June 25, 2016 in 1966 Sears Allstate 250

Today we were able to start the Allstate for the first time!  It has a leaky petcock which will need sorting, but check it out!

Cleaned up

Posted: June 19, 2016 in 1966 Sears Allstate 250

Took some time today to just clean up the Allstate.  Did a nice wash and wax, and a basic polish job with some semichrome.  Made a big difference!

Cleaned up the carb and put it back on the bike.  It looks much nicer now!  Also took the throttle apart to clean it up since it was a little rough.  Interesting slide mechanism for how the cable is operated!

Carbs apart

Posted: June 12, 2016 in 1966 Sears Allstate 250

Took the carb apart on the Allstate.  Not in bad shape!  A quick clean and it should be good to go.  Also tested it for spark after cleaning up the points a bit and it has a really nice spark!