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HodakaMax
Parsons, KS Created 9 Projects

This project is pretty much finished, but we hoped to use it to raise some further funds for Here's the final product on the 1973 Wombat 94A. Being a commercial photographer we put it in the studio for some fun shots! Also included are some before pictures. I found the bike in the proverbial barn in grim (to say the least) shape. It appeared to have a racing past, and even had Preston Petty Fenders and a GEM Reed. So I decided to make it a vintage MX/cross country racer. Mods include total rebuild, R Piston, Combat head, pipe, porting, 28mm carb, progressive rear suspension, seat, even refurbished Preston Petty Fenders, and other "secret stuff!" I haven't ridden a Hodaka for over 40 years (I was the Parsons, Kansas, Hodaka/Maico Dealer back in the day!) This has been a fun project and the bike is plenty strong as I remember them. I'm looking forward to a few events this fall. What Fun!

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  1. Not a bad result! Posted on July 06, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Wow! Just got back with Best of Show/Motorcycle! Eweleen even won a door prize gift certificate to her favorite Girley Shop in town. Not a bad day overall. We also had fun talking to all the people who owned (or their Uncle did) a Hodaka or Yamaha XS-650 in the....
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  2. Final Touches Posted on June 18, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Finally, a completed seat assembly just bolted on. It seems to set fine and is pretty much as ordered. The lower 2/3 foam is much stiffer and the top 1/3 softer. Engine is in, but I still haven't started it yet so no trail time yet for seat testing yet.....
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  3. Details Details Posted on June 02, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Yay! The mailman just delivered the new number plate about an hour ago and I had one set of my cut vinyl numbers left from the 94A project. Ah, looking almost ready to compete in something. Not a big step but at least I'm somewhat excited. The engine has experienced....
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  4. Putting it all together Posted on April 19, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Finally time to assemble the engine with a new rod, all new bearings and seals along with the new needle bearings machined in the cases. Old hat for the regulars, intimidating for the newbie. Never fear, fairly straight forward, just take your time and make sure all of the parts....
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  5. Back to the power source Posted on March 09, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Piston mod time. A .030 Wiseco 2-ring piston cleaned up the rusty bore nicely. This is the replacement for a model 93 from SH. I haven't done a holy piston job for decades and I proceeded with extreme caution. This is a very conservative example for me but it should....
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  6. The Front End Posted on February 19, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Ah, rolling again, Wow, those Cerianis were a project in themselves. Thought I might show you the next challenge which is mounting the front fender. The first problem was that the fork stem was interfering with the fender. The lower tee has two holes already drilled in it. I think....
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  7. Graphics are fun too Posted on January 25, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    Being married to a Graphic Designer has its advantages. I volunteered her to design the graphics for the tank. The smell of primer has finally dissipated in the house and she's in a much better mood! Here's one of the designs that I like. (This is fun.)
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  8. Working the framework Posted on January 03, 2016 by Dexter Missouri

    I was reviewing the photos and began to see what appeared to be some apparent severe corrosion and blistering of paint around the fork head. I began to poke around with a screw driver and discovered that the DPO had not gotten around to washing off the mud before his....
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  9. Big steps Posted on November 09, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    Wow Gang, a great Hodaka shed find today. I was looking for controls and found these solid aluminum bars hidden away. I'd taken them off the last project because the were way too wide. I compared them to a set of Wombat bars and the bends were almost identical but....
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  10. Small Milestones Posted on October 20, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    Another small milestone. The Ceriani fork stem has now been modified to fit the Hodaka fork head. I had to order a 25mm x 1.0mm die to extend the threads on the Ceriani stem. The stem also required a little lathe work to accept the Hodaka lower bearing race. The....
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  11. More Progress Posted on September 03, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    A bit more progress. A rear wheel assembly put together, new bearings and polish. Time to mock up the rear. All I have are some old RT shocks but they were too terrible even for the mock-up. I put the wire wheel to them. I didn't even take them apart.....
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  12. Things are moving along! Posted on August 19, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    Ah, things are moving along on the Day One project. The long header pipe has been completed by my local and clever exhaust shop guy Rod Blackburn. It looks as though we've added over seven inches to the header. The cases have been sent to the machine shop to replace....
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  13. The project is not dead, just slow Posted on August 09, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    The Day One Project is not dead, just slow. I think it's evolving into a not- too-serious trials/play bike. I was reading some Harry Taylor stuff on leveling the 24mm carb on trials applications. I did a little mock-up on this and wondering if this is still a good path....
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  14. A closer look Posted on March 23, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    I finally located a 93 cylinder for the project. NOS but rusty. Here's the problem. My first thought was to machine the surface and maybe use 2 head gaskets but more and more, this seems like a bad idea. Any other suggestions along the lines of fillers or welding processes....
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  15. Step #1 – Disassembly Complete Posted on March 15, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    Step #1 – Disassembly Complete. Now to the engine for Step #2. Engine #P31678, Frame #A29003, I'm guessing a 1969 Model 92. I got the engine apart this afternoon and I'm contemplating which direction to go. I'm leaning toward trials or maybe just a fun trail bike for a loaner....
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  16. Day One – the vintage Hodaka project Posted on March 09, 2015 by Dexter Missouri

    OK--I just unloaded the new project. I don't know what its future is, but this is the start! Hmmm---Trials Bike? Cafe Racer?? Rat Rod??? So many possibilities. First, better check the engine to see what I have. I'll keep you posted. This could be fun! The cannibals ate all the....
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  • Bob Burns
    11/10/2016
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    $200.00
  • John Hammett
    11/10/2016
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    $75.00
  • test test
    11/10/2016
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    $10.00
  • Jack Turner
    02/03/2019
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    $25.00

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