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  • 1984 Yamaha XT600 Carburetor Overhaul Part 2

    1984 Yamaha XT600 Carburetor Overhaul Part 2

    August 01, 2015 admin user 1 comment
    Last post on the Carburetor overhaul for this Yamaha XT600 finished with dis-assembly underway. If we were to summarise carburetor overhauling it would be; Remove carburetor(s) from chassis Disassemble Clean Inspect Fit overhaul kit Reassemble Tune Re-install in chassis Balance This sounds complex but is well within the scope ...
  • 1984 Yamaha XT600 Carburetor Overhaul

    1984 Yamaha XT600 Carburetor Overhaul

    January 09, 2015 admin user 0 comments
     An 84 XT600 showed up recently with a top end misfire. This wasn't too much of an issue around town but was a real problem at freeway speeds.  The XT600, and Yamaha TT600's of the same vintage, had a dual carburetor induction with the primary manual (i.e ...
  • Living with a classic Japanese Bike

    Living with a classic Japanese Bike

    October 19, 2014 Team Carbonised 0 comments
    So we all love Classic Jap bikes. If you have searched out \ stumbled upon and are still reading \ one of our regulars - I am already preaching to the converted. Classic Japanese (or Vintage Japanese - the VJMC consider anything older than 15 years as meeting entry requirements and in Australia anything ...
  • The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride

    The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride

    October 05, 2014 Team Carbonised 0 comments
    Sunday dawned as typically perfect. OK, so everyone who has ridden in Melbourne this time of year knows it can be a mixed bag, so maybe 'typically perfect' is using some licence... In any case the sun was out, it was warm by 8 am, and a top day and ...
  • Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Cont'd

    Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Cont'd

    September 27, 2014 Team Carbonised 0 comments
    Life is a journey, and incomplete for the majority of it's length. And in a strange analogy, most builds are never really completed. They continue to evolve. Right now my much loved 400F is being fiddled with for the Distinguished Gents Ride Sunday.  Stuff I had in mind, however ...
  • Rebooting the Kawasaki H2

    September 25, 2014 admin user 0 comments
    There has been plenty of advertising, intentionally incomplete, doing the rounds of social media over the past few weeks on the Kawasaki H2 reboot. I guess they figured that if the music and film industry can do so successfully, why not KHI? Eventually we were provided the full spec and ...
  • Distinguished Gents Ride 2014

    Distinguished Gents Ride 2014

    September 24, 2014 Team Carbonised 1 comment
    The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a must do fixture of the local ride calendar. A great cause (prostate cancer treatment), old school and café bikes galore, and a chance to dress up like the scarlet pimpernel. Who wouldn't want to join the frivolity! For the team here at ...
  • More New Old School

    More New Old School

    April 24, 2014 Team Carbonised 0 comments
    Here at team Carbonised we love the 'other' NOS - New Old School.That is, taking a classic design from the 70's or 80's and applying modern suspension, braking, tires and maybe a smattering of electronics and materials.And there is no-one better at delivering this recipe than the ...
  • 1975 Honda CB400F Carburetor Overflow

    1975 Honda CB400F Carburetor Overflow

    April 24, 2014 Team Carbonised 0 comments
    If older bikes are your thing you will face overflowing carburetors from time to time.   The symptoms are self evident, a petrol pool appearing under your bike whenever the fuel petcock is switched to on.      The first check is always to pop your head underneath your bike and observe where ...
  • 1983 Kawasaki GPz 1100 - Old School Cool

    1983 Kawasaki GPz 1100 - Old School Cool

    March 03, 2014 Team Carbonised 2 comments
    OK, so for starters, I am sticking with School, as opposed to Skool or Skuhl. Guess I am a fan of the Queens English.For the purposes of this site let's consider Old School, as air cooled (and oil boilers), 750 cc and up, 4 cylinder and 4 stroke ...

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