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Old 10-02-2011, 05:26 PM   #6151
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Beautiful build. I don't really care for Harleys but have to admire your work. The paint and chrome are amazing.

Thank You. I stole the paint idea from another bike I saw. The metal flake made it pop. Much of the chrome was not stock to the original bike but most was NOS.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #6152
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I like Pan Heads. Don't care for bikes with no front brake tho. What was it before, just a stock old bike?

You look like you're about 6'9". You can probably stop it by putting out your foot.

Charlie
Yeah. The no front brake was a bad idea. Yellow lights were always a time to pray. I just wanted clean handle bars with no cables. As you can not see, not throttle cable or clutch cable, since it's a foot clutch.

I'm 6'1 but the small hardtail frame makes any rider look big. The rear brake was actually a combo brake rotor and sprocket. Great concept but you might as well have been Barney Rubble.
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:58 PM   #6153
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It was all there and after some minor repairs and adjustment was good for the riding season. Last winter it got major repairs (slingers,rings,heads reworked), new spokes and steel rims, brakes shoes relined,tires and tubes.

Looks Good! How's it running?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:16 PM   #6154
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Here's the bags in question.
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Well I don't think they are Wixom bags............. I'd only be interested if I had a use for them, which I don't, but maybe you do.

Charlie
Thanks!

So, not worth "restoring". I was hoping to make some money from my labor.

Or, if I can get them for $50 or so, maybe I'll hang them on MY garage wall!

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:32 PM   #6155
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Give me a ring next time you go barn hunting..
I'd enjoy having you along. I'll let 'ya know next time a Good One comes up.

I haven't been doing too much lately. Hard to do w/ my current job.
The worst part of being on the Road at this job is seeing all this potential Good Stuff with no time to stop.

Yesterday I saw a late 60's Rolls Royce.
In northern Mississippi.
At a farmhouse.
Up on jack stands with the wheels off.
Under a car port.
(Insert "Dueling Banjos" song here. )
(or... "Beverly Hillbillies". "Next thing you know, old Jed's a millionaire .....")


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Old 10-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #6156
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First Airhead

Just picked this up Saturday. This is my first old school bike, Second BMW but first Airhead. Got to ride it some on Sunday, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to some great trip reports from the seat of this bike.
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Old 10-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #6157
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Zowieeeee!

One of my favorite bikes, and engines, of all time. Congrats!

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Was with brother Mark in '87 when he bought this '85 V65 Sabre VF1100S new in crate. The old Renton (WA) Honda was selling bikes stacked up in warehouses after the recession. About $4500 retail? and selling for $2715. I was not working full time so had to wait for this one.
I bought it in 2004 and Mark had put a whopping 10k mi on it in 18yrs!

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:24 AM   #6158
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One of my favorite bikes, and engines, of all time. Congrats!
+1 They're great bikes indeed. Beautiful real world power spread.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #6159
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Hey your Benelli/Wards is in great shape. I have one too, they are fine bikes... amazing how they came through will those alloy rims!

I had mine out at the Italian Motofest in Shepherdstown, WV a few weeks ago (we had a really great time BTW).

Here is a photo from that event... Kevin


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Old 10-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #6160
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Wife's new bike! .Just came off the truck today from Ohio !! A little ruff around the edges but she will clean up great!

1,400 bucks!! some are going for 5 grand on e bay ?? that makes 4 bikes
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:02 PM   #6161
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That's a great find for $1400
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:46 AM   #6162
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Is it a runner?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #6163
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Want. that is a purty Honda
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:36 AM   #6164
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Beautiful little 400! $1400 is a deal for that, from it's appearance.

I had one years ago, while I was in college. Wasn't as nice as yours, but it was all there, original, and had lots of potential. Didn't have any money, and after years of hauling it around, seeing it in the back of the garage just sitting there, I sold it. I wish I still had it...
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:10 AM   #6165
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That's a great find for $1400
Damn, with an intact 4 into 1 exhaust no less - really clean!
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