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Old 02-12-2011, 06:42 PM   #976
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but its already got a girder fork, adding a 'few' more inches to it wouldnt hurt nothing......
See, What did I say?
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:46 PM   #977
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See, What did I say?
Well, you Might have a point.

Yeah, it would be a bit of a long shot. and the roads do suck.

But if Anyone would go for it, and understand the offer + what it means, it would be This guy.

If nothing else, I bet you guys would really hit it off regardless.

Hey, maybe the buyer would bite?
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #978
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:31 PM   #979
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Beautiful!

I like the first one better. Kinda looks like something Doug might build.


Hey Doug,

I'm finally getting back to your Taliban trip.
(I like to wait to really Read them after they are done.)

I am also reading a India trip and thinking about the Royal Enfeild mech repair techniques they use. *cough, lol, cough*

The point is, when you had your roller failure, do you think you could have had a brass or copper bushing machined and presses into the roller, then put the pin back in and welded?

Not a Long term fix, but do you think it would have worked and how long?

Also, if you were out in Nowhere, with out help, how far do you think you could have ridden it?
Is it possible to to convert a HD into a single temporarily/ easily, to help save some damage?
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:05 AM   #980
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yeah, the first one looks better to me also. the 2nd one will be at the auction in daytona. they tried to sell it before, but didnt meet the reserve.

Dont be in a big hurry for the taliban trip, it still isnt finished.....
hahaha

but yeah, in a pinch, I think I coulda found a bearing with the right OD & made a bushing to fill in the gap. I'da done that, just to get back to Bulgaria, but I didnt want to go straight back.

I dont think it would have made it very far from where I was at without some serious motor damage.
I've never been anywhere tho, where sooner or later a truck doesnt come buy, & truckers are always up for making a few extra bucks.

Im guessing you havent gotten to the part where I had to ride in the crazy turkish shitwagon?

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Beautiful!

I like the first one better. Kinda looks like something Doug might build.


Hey Doug,

I'm finally getting back to your Taliban trip.
(I like to wait to really Read them after they are done.)

I am also reading a India trip and thinking about the Royal Enfeild mech repair techniques they use. *cough, lol, cough*

The point is, when you had your roller failure, do you think you could have had a brass or copper bushing machined and presses into the roller, then put the pin back in and welded?

Not a Long term fix, but do you think it would have worked and how long?

Also, if you were out in Nowhere, with out help, how far do you think you could have ridden it?
Is it possible to to convert a HD into a single temporarily/ easily, to help save some damage?
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #981
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Now that Vincent would be a proper RTW-bike...

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:24 AM   #982
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You could always buy one of these Aussie Vincent re-creations:

http://www.irvingvincent.com/

A Vincent-powered dirt bike would be even more awesome than the Sportster...
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #983
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Out of the two customized vincents, I also liked the first one. And I do know, Doug, that you wouldn't take an antique belonging to someone else and un-correct it, but I really respect your attitude that all these bikes were built to be useful and USED. Having owned BMW's for quite a while, the opinion that the only a period-correct part can be used gets old. Every one of my airheads had my own touches to it by the time I sold them. I had a long interesting conversation with a potential buyer trying to talk me down in price on my bsa victor because he said the electronic ignition took away from the value. My reply was, it's not an antique colt that has to have original patina, it's a Bike that I don't want in flames going down the road!
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Old 02-13-2011, 01:31 PM   #984
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Im guessing you havent gotten to the part where I had to ride in the crazy turkish shitwagon?

Doug
LMAO

dammit doug, I'm in the HP after gut surgery.
"far left lane of 4 w/blind corner"
Damn that hurt.

but thanks for the hard laugh!

Was totally worth it. your RR usually are.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:33 PM   #985
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I went to a swapmeet in TN last weekend, & when rooting thru a box, I found this old cast aluminum 'bird deflector' to fit a linkert carburetor.
It was such a cool find. Check out the name cast into the back.
I put it right on the knuckle soon as I got home!



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Old 02-16-2011, 07:37 PM   #986
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I got the new sun rims & heidenau tires in, & put em on the bike. next is fabbin up some sort of exhaust.
Its gonna be a pain in the ass, if I want to leave room for bags, but I think I have an idea.......

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:46 PM   #987
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I'm still having a hard time believing there's not more rake on the front end.


Back to the MT500, I used to work in a HD shop, told lots of folks I could get them a bagger for under $5K
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #988
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the forks & stem are inline, not offset like on normal streetbikes. Im sorta wondering how its gonna handle. I dont really need it to be stable much above 60-70mph, so as long as its good to there, it'll be ok
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #989
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Yer taking me too seriously, Doug. I was thinkin' it wasn't enough chopperish.

I'm guessin' 6" over tubes ain't available for USD forks
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #990
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I'm digging that bike man!
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