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Offline Komishe

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Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« on: January 08, 2019, 06:40:13 AM »
Hello Good Sirs and Ladies,
Just wanted to greet Y'all. I'm just a motor loving hillbilly from a little town called Briceland in northern California(the kind Hank Williams sang about) It's been all about bikes,guns,wheeling, cars,rc  rigs and paintball guns for the last 30 years. Hooked on making cool tech faster and prettier when possible.

I recently scored an old '74 RD60 with a load of nostalgic value and there seemed to be very little info tucked away in the nooks and crannies of th' enternet. Thought I'd join up here, since the smell of 2 stroke smoke ignited an obsession something fierce.

The Bike- Dad's old RD60 me and my brother used to pilfer and ride down the county road illegally to town as teens ;)
She's been steady rotting down in his shed un-ridden since 1995.
I discovered it early December and cleaned the rust from the tank, checked the filter and fluids and she literally fired first kick!!!
I'm not a huge fan of the classic look on the little 60 and it was pretty well rusty enough that I didn't want spend all the time making it pretty and stock, so I decided to go the cafe route fitted with as much modern tech I can cram on and not drain the bank account.


I used to photobucket way back in 2014 when I was heavy into reloading and precision rifle forums. I'll see what I can do for pics these days and add when I can.
RD fans will either love it or chase me out with pitchforks and torches :D

Thanks
-Komishe
« Last Edit: January 08, 2019, 07:00:27 AM by Komishe »

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 11:08:28 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the results!
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Offline Komishe

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 02:49:17 PM »
Looking forward to seeing the results!

Thanks Squish. I am looking forward to sharing them. I have to fab a sprocket, mount rear brake cylinder and caliper and get my axles trimmed and re-threaded and trim my bar risers and I should be smoking down the road:0)

I saw a thread on adding pics from 2012.

Looking for a little advice for free photo sharing. My phone just freezes when I try to add photos using it to edit my post.

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 06:11:06 PM »
Welcome to the Forum

If you are using your phone, try accessing the Forum through Tapatalk as it is easy to post photos through that app

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Offline Komishe

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 10:48:30 AM »


How I found her and most of my progress so far.

A rear brake bracket has been welded on and the bar mounts got lowered an inch.






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Offline SoCal250

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 07:04:16 PM »
Cool project!  I love the RD60 body lines, the tank and tail are some of the best looking of the era.

By the way, you have what appears to be a 1975 not a 74. You can confirm with serial number.
Year   Model       Frame/Engine # Range        Color
1973  RD60       388-000101 ~ 388-002540   Butterfly Blue
1974  RD60A     388-003101 ~ 388-006270   Ivy Green
1975  RD60B     388-100101 ~ 388-106270   Sunshine Red
  (the ending serial numbers for 74 and 75 are not confirmed, but are based on available documents)

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 07:15:04 PM »
That is one  8) looking bike.

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2019, 11:11:09 AM »
Welcome Komishe

Whilst I am personally not a fan of seeing classics like RD’s cafe’d but it’s your bike and your choice.

There are plenty of folks on here that can offer any advice you might need, so make sure you ask any questions you need to.
2 strokes are all I need!

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'75 CB400-4
'78 RD250E
'78 RD400E
'79 RD400F
'79 RD400G
'81 GT250EX X7
'81 RD350LC
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'86 RD350F2

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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 07:06:36 AM »
Thats looking very nice. Nice article for the club mag. I need more wee bike stuff for wellard
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Re: Hello from the boondocks of Northern California
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 08:33:15 AM »
looks a  bit precarious on that stand!!
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