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Godzilla goes under the knife

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 12/11/12
05:39 AM

1355085450

Godzilla's transmission finally gave out.  I found this motor in the trash.  What are the odds both transmissions are bad?  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 12/11/12
05:43 AM

1355085503

100%  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 12/11/12
05:46 AM

1355085552

This fell out when I split the cases.  Now I see why it was in the trash.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 01/13/13
02:09 AM

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=n1Gli5dYaWs&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dn1Gli5dYaWs

Godzilla is back together, shifting like a big dog.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 01/15/13
01:21 PM

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=19YXN-WcowY

Deep inside Godzilla. Part one.  I can't link so you have to copy/paste.
Canon S95 & iMovie.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 01/21/13
05:54 AM

Part 2:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi6IfyKieZg

Same deal, copy and paste.  

 
jeffkushner1 jeffkushner1
User | Posts: 160 | Joined: 02/10
Posted: 01/21/13
10:28 AM

You've got to love those vertically split cases. I think it was Yamaha's attempt to be like the Brits except Yamaha couldn't make theirs leak like every English engine built before 1978! I can only imagine how good you felt when finding the junked bottom end only to have that pit in your stomach when you saw what was inside!!

Good job getting it back together...and it even runs!! Yea!


jeff  
Present only:

My VStrom 1000 K7

'74 RD350 in great shape & 1975 GT550 restored&built up and a another '75 GT550 taken in pymt for port work on an H1. All original, nearly flawless '75 H2, '74 H2-fire breather finally completed and everything I'd hoped it would be, 82 Yamaha 650 turbo running 18psi,72 & 2-75 H1's for restoration, '76 CB400F & 73 CB350 all done...gave the 350 to my sweetheart!

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 01/26/13
09:48 AM

The odds of finding the same motor I needed 41 years after in the trash have got to be astronomical.  The same odds that power The Heart of Gold drive.  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 01/26/13
03:50 PM

Semi obscure reference Mr. Gresh.  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 01/26/13
04:02 PM

Once, an uncle took a photo of me in 1963, (I was 2) I was wearing a striped red and white sweater and a red beret. We had the photo in the house while I was growing up. Then, 40 years later the said house decayed and fell in...long story, ask me sometime when you're bored.

On one of my "adventure tours" I stopped in at the property where I grew up, and out of curiosity I started to dig through some of the wreckage of the caved in house. I FOUND the photo, in fair shape, a little water damaged, but pretty descent considering. Amazing? Improbable? Maybe.

A half hour later, after more digging, I pulled the front off of a dresser that I came to, (I was about 6' down inside the "basement" by now) and inside the dresser was the red and white striped sweater. I have them both, and prominently display them both on a shelf in my "office".
Redandwhite Zpsc7ee9295  

 
Bikeguy Joe Bikeguy Joe
User | Posts: 175 | Joined: 01/09
Posted: 01/26/13
04:14 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack Joe.

You just got me thinking.  

 
joegresh joegresh
Guru | Posts: 1055 | Joined: 03/09
Posted: 01/27/13
10:02 AM

Jack away!  With our traffic, we can get along fine here with only one thread.