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Old 01-18-2011, 08:07 AM   #196
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Great pic!
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:28 AM   #197
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Originally Posted by Mr. Vintage View Post
I managed a quick SL ride yesterday in the unseasonably warm January weather:
Love the panniers!
They totally suit the bike. My favourite bit is the beer opener. I'm going to add one to my home-made bags too. Don't know why I didn't think of it before.
Awesome picture too. Proves you don't need the latest & greatest to have a good time on a bike.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:11 PM   #198
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That photo is definitely front page worthy. Submit it with confidence.

I miss the Palouse.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:54 PM   #199
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I agree, that's a heckuva bike and a heckuva photo.

Might I ask what that rubber is? Shinko 244s?
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:06 PM   #200
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Thanks for the compliments, both bike and photo. I got a better camera, that helps.

The tires are Kenda K270s. The back is about shot, and now that the SL isn't my only bike I'm thinking of something more agressive. It doesn't take much to wash out the front, and the rear wallows like it's flat when it isn't. It's all part of the SL experience I guess.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:39 PM   #201
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sweet ride, and I just learned something new bout the rust removal . COOL! thanks, I'll be de-rusting my triumph 500

really honda should make a retro version of this bike, 500cc, 375lbs, bitchin' SL styling. yeah.
enjoy your ride, nice bike !
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:43 PM   #202
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That does it, I am adding a bottle opener onto all my vehicles, that is too cool! Love the bike, the bags, and the pic. Nice job all round
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:01 AM   #203
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I just read the whole thread. The panniers are great, as well as that last pic!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:33 AM   #204
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Nice bike and a beautiful area you live in. I rode through on 195 from Spokane to Lewiston on my way to Elk City to pick up the Magruder Corrodor on my way to W.F.
I wish I'd had more time in the Palouse.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:21 PM   #205
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Had to look up The Palouse, yea, would love to get there... some day... beautiful pic!!

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Old 01-19-2011, 02:30 PM   #206
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I can't wait to have a victory pic of my 350s. Thanks for doing this thread. It'll help with the CB and CL I'm putting together. Gotta get a SL to finish up the set. Nice rebuild!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:03 PM   #207
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Another Palouse area native here, great build up and awesome to see some very familiar landscapes.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #208
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Great Thread!

Just found your thread, love the bike and story! I also like the bottle opener on the pannier, way cool!
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:16 AM   #209
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Thanks! But I can't claim the beer opener idea, I'd seen that on someone elses bike here somewhere.

The SL broke, so I've been working on it sporatically since last spring. I'm getting very anxious to ride it - I miss the thing. Stay tuned for an update...
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:25 AM   #210
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I love those old bikes.
I would love to get one and could kick myself for not picking up a rat one that was for sale close to my house last year.
It would be nice if they made a bike like the sl350 these days, that you could get parts for, etc.

For the last 5 years I was dual sporting a 1969 Daytona, but that motor has various issues that its hard to correct.
Parts were not a problem though...

I wonder if you could sort of convert a cb350 into an sl350 sort of bike.
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