<![CDATA[Kettle Moraine Preservation & Restoration - News from JD]]>Fri, 27 Jan 2023 09:11:14 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[340 SRX Update #7]]>Wed, 25 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/340-srx-update-7
Belly pan installed. Waiting for two NOS Yamaha bits before the rear suspension goes in, and then it should be rather Lego-like from here-on-in.
<![CDATA[340 SRX Update #6]]>Tue, 24 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/340-srx-update-6
Brick by frozen brick.

Dad's 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX has started its build back up for his run next month at Eagle River.

Even Paul has pitched in, despite his hatred of snow machines; making the new rear tunnel guard, making a sleek tunnel patch and taking the dings out of the belly pan.
It'll soon be sporting the #124 that Dad ran with his original 340 SRX chassis that he bought in 1979.

<![CDATA[340 SRX Update #5]]>Wed, 18 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/340-srx-update-5
The bare bulkhead and tunnel of the 1976 Yamaha 340 SRX dad will be piloting on February 16th.

Tomorrow, the build begins. #124 will soon fly again.

And no, he will not be using his old 1976 Yamaha lid shown. Somehow he used it until he stopped racing in 1988. Safety rules must have been rather relaxed back then.

<![CDATA[The Devil is in the Details]]>Sat, 14 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/the-devil-is-in-the-details
Dad is always about the final touches.

[Rich Zimmermann Photography]

<![CDATA[340 SRX Update #4]]>Mon, 02 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/340-srx-update-4
Yesterday, Khyro approved of Uncle Paul's fix of Grandpa Rick's Yamaha 340 SRX snowmobile, which had a rather large tear in the tunnel from a previous owner that was using studs in the rubber track that were too long and tore through the aluminum.

Paul incorporated some things he has learned along the way in our four-wheeled pursuits, and thus, the end product will be stronger than what Yamaha came up with when the SRX model debuted in 1976.

<![CDATA[The 1990s Aesthetic in Helmet Form]]>Sun, 01 Jan 2023 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/the-1990s-aesthetic-in-helmet-form
Guy Schneider's Simpson Voyager helmet that I recall him having when I first stepped foot at Badger Kart Club in June, 1996 with his old kart. Totally mid-1990s in color and theme. Totally rad.
<![CDATA[Shindig Smiles]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/shindig-smiles
'Those satisfactions are permanent.' - Warren Oates

Thanks to Eve Pribel for this most excellent shot of Khyro at the recent KMPR Shindig. Khyro loves the Tanner T-5 H-Mod, as its the only car he can see out of at the moment. It won't be long before he can see out of everything else at the shop!

<![CDATA[Bubbly]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/bubbly]]><![CDATA[Guy's Lid]]>Fri, 30 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/guys-lid
Gage Schneider dropped off some of his father Guy's collection today to be safely on display at KMPR.

Guy, who passed away in October, was a huge part of our karting days, serving as my engine builder and later my mechanic from 1996-2004. He is greatly missed.

Long before I knew his name, Guy was piling up karting championships across the country, and winning in a smooth, calculated style that was Guy through-and-through.

A small glimpse of what was dropped off today: Guy's helmet and number plate from the 1982 IKF Grandnationals, held at TNT Kartways.

<![CDATA[340 SRX Update #3]]>Thu, 29 Dec 2022 08:00:00 GMThttp://kmvintage.net/news-from-jd/340-srx-update-3
Yamaha 340 SRX #8A8-000512 is down to the bare chassis and tunnel, probably for the first time since it came to be in 1976.