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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby GreenMagicMan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:19 pm

Green Magic is back!!!

Yesterday was my first day back riding after 14 months.
I spent parts of 4 days repairing all the damage. It actually wasn't that bad, but it had been stored in a remote place in the mountains, and had to bring in all (guesses only) parts it might need.

I had to custom design and my friend welded a shift lever to graft over the broken leftover.
I had to mash in a Honda CBR 900 (fireblade) front brake lever of my friend's as the one I brought wasn't even close to fitting. Had to grind it down and got it to work perfectly.


A glorious day indeed.

I replaced the main engine cover that I repaired on the Cape with JB Weld and hammering.

I had to fix my helmet - mostly the shield and components.

Anyway.... I took it out on a 9 mile test ride. After getting new fuel the front brakes were locked up. I had to go back and grind off about 3mm of material on the non stock Honda mashed in brake lever.
and THEN after 3 grind and re-checks on the bike, I got it working perfectly.


I took it out on a joyride yesterday at 4:10pm starting the wrong direction from home base out to Mormon Immigrant Pass (boring), hwy 88 (fantastic and gorgeous), hwy 89 to Lake Tahoe, Hwy 50 back to Pollock Pines, and then on to Placerville, Sacramento, and back to Oakland!

The bike is running in top shape, not leaking a drop of fluid, has great braking, shifts crisply even with the frankenpart.

Thrilled! I even commuted to work today for the first time in a year and a half.
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby barry1200 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:32 pm

Nice to "see" you back GMM.. good to hear the bike is up and running again, too. thumbup
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby GreenMagicMan » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:49 pm

Thanks Barry.
The thrill is back.
Even the humdrum commute this morning I was smiling and singing!
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby Confusion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:02 pm

GreenMagicMan wrote:Green Magic is back!!!



Glad to hear the old GM is back on the road


I had to fix my helmet - mostly the shield and components.


They are single-use items. If it has taken a knock with your head inside
it, you should probably get a new one.

The bike is running in top shape, not leaking a drop of fluid, has great braking, shifts crisply even with the frankenpart.

New fuel or was there still some left in the tank?

Enjoy the rest of the summer on the bike. Are you still running that JT chain?
I was curious to see how many miles you get from it.
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby GreenMagicMan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:40 am

Thanks!
Yes, still running the JT chain and sprockets. To my shock there was no rust on them (was stored away in storage units from elements the whole time after crash). Still seem quite solid.
Yes, it had about 1/3 tank of fuel. We added 4 capfuls of octane boost to it after we had started (and stopped) the engine.
Went to gas (petrol) station for immediate premium fuel fill up (91 Octane).
I saw stars, helmet surface by temple one side scraped. The inner foam is excellent shape and didn't compress which is most important.
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby GreenMagicMan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:52 pm

I really am loving this bike again.
The debaffled exhaust sounds gorgeous. It sounds better than a late model Maserati coupe I've driven, better than any car, and better than any bike I've ridden.
If you haven't done this to your bike I can't recommend it enough. My MPG mileage is up, easier starting and off the choke much more quickly than before de-baffling exhaust.
If I have to move cross country (3000 miles), I think I'm going to have to buy another one! (already ogling one listed for sale).
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby Confusion » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:42 pm

GreenMagicMan wrote:I really am loving this bike again.


Great to be a happy ZZR rider. I'm also enjoying my 21 year old ZZR. I never
feel the need to have a newer/faster/better machine.


I have to move cross country (3000 miles), I think I'm going to have to buy another one! (already ogling one listed for sale).


You could always ride GM across the country. It would only take a few days.
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Re: Green Magic Man and Green Magic down

Postby GreenMagicMan » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 pm

Yeah, that's just too far for me. I'd need new tires from that trip alone lol.
Here's a pic of the welded temporary shifter lever I 'designed' and my friend welded for me to get me out from the mountain retreat where it was stored for a year and riding back to civilization this week (finally).
It works great for 400+ miles so far.
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